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Mercedes celebrates test track's 50th

Mercedes-Benz is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its test track in Stuttgart, Germany. The facility boasts 15.5 kilometers' worth of test tracks including a crosswind section, a slalom section, and a steep-bank curve. Mercedes has regularly updated the facility over the past five decades.   

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Porsche dealers asking for Panamera five-seater

Porsche dealers in the United States are asking the company to build a five-seater version of the Panamera sedan. If approved, the sedan will receive the Sport Turismo model's 4+1 seating configuration. A final decision on whether to give dealers a five-seater model hasn't been made yet.   http://bit.ly/2oZUiSn

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Kitty Hawk Flyer 'feels a lot like a flying motorcycle'

The multirotor is cautiously promoted as a recreational toy that should be flown only over water. Pilots don't need a license, but the aircraft is programmed to fly no higher than 15 feet.   http://bit.ly/2pbcvLn

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Uber said to track iPhone users even after app deleted

A <em>New York Times</em> report claims Uber implemented a fraud detection system that violated the App Store's privacy requirements, prompting a personal scolding from Apple CEO Tim Cook and a threat to blacklist the Uber app.   http://nyti.ms/2pb9MBD

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Spied: Range Rover Velar SVR

I high-performance version of the Range Rover Velar is just around the corner.   http://bit.ly/2pag7gO

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PSA wants to sell more cars in China

Paris-based PSA Peugeot-Citroen-Opel wants to increase its presence in China, the world's largest auto market. It has been selling cars in China since the 1980s, but it's nowhere near as successful as rivals like Volkswagen. "China is the biggest market in the world. We want to become a global car maker, so it is important for us to be successful in China," explained company boss Carlos Tavares.   http://bit.ly/2p7QlK3

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Porsche expects 30% take-up rate for manual GT3

The updated Porsche 911 GT3 is once again available with an enthusiast-approved manual transmission. The German brand expects 30-percent of GT3s will ship with three pedals.   http://bit.ly/2oXhIb3

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Subaru prices 2018 WRX, WRX STI

The updated Subaru WRX carries a base price of $27,855 once a mandatory destination charge is factored in. The Premium trim costs $31,355, while the Limited is priced at $32,455. Pricing for the WRX STI ranges from $36,995 to $41,755.   

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Mercedes-AMG C63 won't offer AWD

Mercedes-AMG boss Tobias Moers has confirmed the C63 will not receive the company's 4Matic all-wheel drive system. Additionally, the more hardcore Black Series model is in limbo because the high-performance brand is currently too busy.   http://bit.ly/2p8fggC

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Mercedes-AMG Project One getting 1,020 horsepower?

Mercedes-AMG's upcoming hypercar will allegedly boast 1,020 horsepower. Power will come from a hybrid drivetrain built around a 748-horsepower V6 engine sourced from AMG's Formula 1 car, and a pair of electric motors rated at a combined 408 horsepower.   http://bit.ly/2oX2uTA

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