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Task of the week: Come to terms with two names

Back in college, while being introduced to pretty girls who could do a thing or two to your heartbeat, some of us would tremblingly wait for her to spell her name. For, those were the times when Dousy or Lousy were ‘names’ in our part of the town, as a …

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Toyota ‘Mirai’ makes hydrogen cell cars an early reality

There are two areas in which plenty of energy – pun intended – is right now being focused in automotive technology. One is the autonomous driving concepts pursued by Volkswagen and Google and somewhere along those lines, the piloted driving experiments by Audi that recently did a 900 km demonstration …

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2015 Centennial Review: A billionaire by half

There is no wall that separates a Sonata and the Centennial in the Hyundai showroom. But the salespeople are trained to create one. A complete disassociation of values from Hyundai’s design and build is aimed at and largely achieved in the Centennial. Nowhere does it reveal its house logo and …

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Audi A7 concept achieves 900 km piloted drive

The 900 kilometre stretch between Silicon Valley, California and Las Vegas, Nevada was the metaphoric distance between the church door and the altar to Audi last week. It held the promise of the future of piloted driving for the German automaker, and perhaps the automotive world. Jack is a natural …

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TRD thrills go off-road with FJ Cruiser 2015

All those who made funny faces at the new of Yaris in a TRD suit can relax their muscles now. Or contract them in joy of excitement. The latest recipient of the Toyota Racing Development kit is none other than the FJ Cruiser. Last weekend, a fleet of FJs kicked …

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Maserati Ghibli Review: An offer you can’t refuse

When my tongue sizzles in the recall of my grandma’s recipe of chicken, there is a restaurant that I turn to, with its secret concoction of sauces that sets the grill on fire. The order taker plants a knowing smile on his face and a tick mark beside ‘extra-hot’ on …

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Backstage with Nismo GT3 team before Dubai 24 hours

Nicolas Hammann from USA. Gaetan Paletou from Pan Europe. Ricardo Sanchez from Pan International. Ahmed Khalid from the Middle East. As Nissan GT Academy 2014 winners will walk as one team towards their ultimate prize, they will be flanked by Florian Strauss, winner of GT Academy Germany 2013 and the …

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Volvo Ocean Race creates a carnival, showcases all-new XC90

Along the Abu Dhabi Corniche breakwater, as the racing yachts unfurled their sails, a wave of carnival spirit swept across the Volvo destination village. Last Saturday, Abu Dhabi witnessed the departure of the racing vessels to their next shore of pursuit. The third leg of what is known as the …

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Nissan 370 Z sets drifting world record

The news in brief: Nissan 370Z Drift Experience was launched in December. It is a school where anyone can learn and perfect the art of drifting. Now, about a feat of perfection in drifting… The expansive parking lots of the global village were still awaiting the crowd that throngs the …

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Speedy cop makes Toyota van fly

If your flight is actually powered by a Rolls-Royce engine, Speedy Cop’s road flight gets its power from a Toyota engine. Does it really fly? No, but that is all that it doesn’t do and this is a contraption you would think has no business to be on the road …

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