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Abarth BMR V12-T-44 watch

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The news takes a bit less serious tint on Friday, with everything from smashed up Audi R8s and BMW 6-Series to a rather cheeky video spot for the MINI Cooper Convertible. There are still some sober moments, however, including the recall of Belkin's TuneBase in-car MP3 adapter for a potential fire hazard.

On more purely car-related territory, news of further work toward an all-electric Rolls Royce Phantom has emerged, with company CEO Tom Purves noting that pure, silent power is an ideal complement to Rolls Royce's luxurious conveyances.
Sticking with luxury for a moment, how about a $7,400 Abarth-branded watch? What if it were cased in black titanium, strapped to your wrist with Nomex and operated by a precise Swiss movement? Well, it's available, and those salivating for a Fiat 500 Abarth--the only Fiat pegged for a return to the U.S.--can get this watch to help them count the days until 2011, when the Fiat 500 finally gets here.

On the celeb scene, Ashely Greene takes her Audi Q5 to the pump, diet Red Bull in hand. Hit the link below to see it in all its voyeuristic grace. Around the High Gear Media network, there's news that the entry Prius I is still some ways off, the Suzuki SX4 gets a thorough going-over, and Daimler kicks off production of electric Smarts.

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From around the High Gear Media network
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