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Switzerland fines hillclimb organizers $5,000 over Hammond crash

Swiss officials have fined hillclimb organizers about $5,000 over the fiery crash that injured Richard Hammond earlier this year. They argue the event "violated the FIA's code of conduct," though they didn't provide more specific details.   

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Next BMW M5 to debut on August 21

BMW has announced the next generation of the M5 will make its debut online on August 21st. The super-sedan is expected to pack about 600 horsepower from a twin-turbocharged V8 engine. It's getting all-wheel drive, too.   

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Aston Martin shows Zagato-designed Speedster

Aston Martin has collaborated with coachbuilder Zagato to turn the Vanquish into the sleek-looking Speedster. Powered by a V12 engine, the model is limited to just 28 examples, making it the rarest of the recent Zagato-styled Astons.   

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Entry-level Volkswagen crossover resurrected?

Volkswagen's on-again, off-again entry-level crossover is finally on its way to production, according to German magazine Auto Bild. Previewed by the Taigun concept (pictured), the up!-based soft-roader will adopt the T-Track nameplate when it arrives in showrooms. However, it won't be sold in the United States due to its size.   

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Scaled-down McLaren 570S makes a great first car

McLaren has teamed up with toymaker Step2 to build a 570S push car. It costs just a fraction of the price of the real thing, but it also has considerably less power.   

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Aston Martin announces Vanquish Shooting Brake

Aston Martin has teamed up with Zagato to build a shooting brake version of the Vanquish. The gorgeous wagon is a limited-edition model, and odds are every single example has already been spoken for.   

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Mercedes-Benz rules out convertible SUV

Mercedes-Benz has announced it won't build a convertible SUV to tackle the topless Range Rover Evoque. "We should not do everything," the company summed up.   

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Spied: Hyundai's new N-performance Veloster

Hyundai's new high-performance "N" division is hard at work on a hopped-up, 250-plus-horsepower Veloster Turbo for the model's next generation.   http://bit.ly/2uFBEUA

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Undisguised 2019 Jeep Wrangler leaks out

A low-detail image of the new "JL" generation Jeep Wrangler leaked from the company's Toledo production facility and appeared on jlwranglerforums.com. The image doesn't reveal much, but it's a clear indication that, at minimum, the new production line is being evaluated.   http://bit.ly/2x1amEF

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Porsche to introduce electric Macan in 2022?

Porsche's electrification strategy calls for the launch of an all-electric Macan, according to Germany's Auto Bild. Tentatively scheduled to debut in 2022, the model -- which might get the E-Macan name -- will get up to 435 horsepower and offer 310 miles of range.   http://bit.ly/2uEWiUz

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