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October 2, 2014

From The Car Connection:

Ford Files High-Tech Patent That Could Eliminate Keys & Start Cars With Fingerprints

No one likes passwords. We keep jumbles of them in our head -- usually two or three standards, plus a string of variations to suit the whims of allegedly "safer" websites with 12-character-minimums. We can get chastised, locked out, or all-together blocked while trying to remember the particular email/password combo we used for a long-ago signup.

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata live photos

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata live photos

From Motor Authority:

2016 Mazda MX-5 To Get 2.0-Liter Engine In U.S, 1.5-Liter Elsewhere

The United States’ version of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 will get a 2.0-liter Skyactiv-G four-cylinder engine, the company confirmed today. Combined with the Skyactiv-MT manual transmission, the fourth-gen MX-5’s powertrain should prove similar to the existing car’s setup.

Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4 Full Details & Live Photos: 2014 Paris Auto Show

The supercar hybrid world continues to expand today with the unveiling of the Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4 at the 2014 Paris Auto Show. Featuring a total system output of 910 horsepower from a combination of a 610-hp 5.2-liter V-10 engine and 300 hp from three electric motors, the Asterion is unique in Lamborghini’s lineup for its unusual powertrain, as well as its unusual styling.

2015 Chevy Corvette Z06 Performance Stats Released

The 2015 Chevy Corvette Z06 is coming, and it has already put the supercar world on notice with its 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. Now, it claims some very important performance figures as among its feature set, too. Headlining the new stats released today: 0-60 mph in just 2.95 seconds—when equipped with the 8-speed automatic transmission. We’ve driven this transmission in the standard Stingray, and found it to be a remarkable option--one that can, in some conditions, compete with and even beat Porsche’s PDK dual-clutch system.

2017 Jaguar XE, 2014 Paris Auto Show

2017 Jaguar XE, 2014 Paris Auto Show

From Green Car Reports:

Hiding The 2016 Chevrolet Volt: GM Discusses Camouflage, Teases Updated Electric Car

The shape of an upcoming new car is always a well-kept secret, but the need for prototypes to test on public roads has traditionally provided the automotive press with plenty of opportunities for spying. Hunting down camouflaged test cars has become such a ritual that occasionally carmakers now openly show them off.

2017 Jaguar XE Diesel To Face Off Against BMW 328d (3-Series Diesel)

The 2017 Jaguar XE sedan won't arrive in the U.S. for a couple of years, but company officials revealed some important details yesterday at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. The XE will be available in the U.S. with both diesel and gasoline engines in both four- and six-cylinder configurations, and buyers will also be able to choose between rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive.

Elon Musk Tweets Tesla To Unveil 'D' On Oct 9th: Our Guesses

Do you ever get the sense that Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has fun in his job? Last night, at 6:31 pm Pacific time, he tweeted a photo with the caption, "About time to unveil the D and something else".

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