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THE ROBOTS WILL KILL US ALL!

THE ROBOTS WILL KILL US ALL!

And our grizzly end is one step closer now that BMW have unveiled their self-driving car.

Check out the video, both impressive and terrifying.

The Righini Collection

The Righini Collection

Just outside Modena, in a castle, surrounded by vineyards...

Such a garage!

THE DAKAR 911

THE DAKAR 911

Interesting that Porsche have released this video of the 1984 953 at a time when rumours of a new 911 off-roader are gathering pace...

Check it out!

1961 Porsche 718 Spyder

1961 Porsche 718 Spyder

This one's expected to fetch $3m when it goes up for auction next week.

Not cheap, but LOOK AT IT!

HACKED ROAD SIGNS

HACKED ROAD SIGNS

Both big and clever, and in no way immature.

CRAP CAR MODS

CRAP CAR MODS

The finest modification aberrations the internet has to offer.

All in one handy thread!

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New Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG to Deliver 503hp and 516lb-ft

New Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG to Deliver 503hp and 516lb-ft

Prior to the unveiling of the new 2015 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG at the Paris Motor Show 2014 next month, the German automaker has released the official performance details for the car. As we expected, the latest C63 AMG is powered … New Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG to Deliver 503hp and 516lb-ft

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Does it really matter where a car is designed? Infiniti thinks so

Does it really matter where a car is designed? Infiniti thinks so

Nissan's luxury brand Infiniti has just opened a London design centre, hoping the urban buzz will inspire some truly great cars
Does it matter where a car is designed? Infiniti thinks so. Nissan’s upmarket brand has recently opened a London design studio in Paddington, next door to its parent company’s European design headquarters. It will also be followed by similar establishments in Beijing and San Diego, all reporting in to the Japanese HQ. It's all in the name of bolstering Infiniti’s design credentials as it aims to take a much bigger chunk out of sales currently enjoyed by the European premium brands. According to Infiniti’s London design boss, Brit designer Simon Cox, the studio’s geography is important because the inner city environment is inspirational for its energy and multi-culturalism. Also because of the cars. "You go out there and see a Rolls , parked next to a Porsche and an Aston over the road. It’s amazing," he said.  All this is helping him and his team help design the next family of Infinitis and what he calls "provocative, but desirable design." Indeed, the London studio has been responsible for the company’s impressive Emerg-e and Essence show cars in the past. Not to mention the Nissan Juke and Qashqai . I find myself thinking that if I were working for Mr Cox then I’d rather be working in cool, urban Paddington than in Essex or on the outskirts of Coventry. Yet there have been some rather fabulous cars designed in some incredibly dull, uninspiring places. Cox himself, in a former life working for GM, designed some fabulous Cadillacs in some less-than-picturesque corners of the Midlands. Yet there must be something in it. There’s no doubt that the Rolls-Royce Phantom looks great in London because it was designed there. So too have multitudes of cars that have emerged from California and Tokyo. I’ve also got a sneaking feeling that Mini would be well-served by having a London design studio. I’m sure that Land Rover would too. We’ve yet to see a production car from Infiniti’s new London set up. I wonder if it will benefit from its birthplace?

Video: Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake Hits the ‘Ring

Video: Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake Hits the ‘Ring

Another prototype of the upcoming 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake has been spied testing on the Nurburgring with essentially no camouflage. Back in early July, Mercedes-Benz confirmed that the CLA Shooting Brake will be released next year. When the car … Video: Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake Hits the ‘Ring

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Group Lotus considers cutting a quarter of its workforce

Group Lotus considers cutting a quarter of its workforce

Up to 325 jobs at risk at Norfolk sports car manufacturer under a restructuring proposal put forward by company chief Jean-Marc Gales
Group Lotus’s workforce could be cut by a quarter under restructuring proposals announced by new chief executive Jean-Marc Gales. Ex-PSA Peugeot Citroën president Gales has remained so far silent on his plans for the company since he was appointed by DRB-HICOM, the Malaysian owner of Lotus’s parent firm Proton. Gales has been assessing the Lotus business, and has today announced that up to 325 jobs could go at the firm under the restructuring. Group Lotus employs 1215 people worldwide, 1032 of which are in its home county of Norfolk. According to a Lotus statement, the restructuring is “the result of the need both to reshape its organisation and to reduce costs”. The statement added: “The company wants to ensure that it has the right organisational structure in place to achieve its business goals and to build a strong, sustainable future. Regrettably, it is likely that compulsory job losses will be needed to ensure that the company has the right number of people with the right skills. “Group Lotus intends to redeploy staff wherever possible and will look for ways to retain specific skills and knowledge within the business, despite the proposed cuts. It also proposes to recruit into key roles, to help achieve the best possible structure and skill base. “Group Lotus will now consult with staff and workers’ representatives on the  proposed changes and on ways and means of avoiding job losses, reducing the number of job losses and mitigating the impact of any changes that are necessary.” Gales said: “We understand the concerns that this proposal will create. We deeply regret the potential impact any reshaping of the business may have on our employees and their families. “We have worked very hard to avoid the need to make the proposal, but do believe that it is now essential. It is in no way a reflection on our employees who have shown nothing but dedication to us and have worked tirelessly to support Lotus. “Once the reshaping has been undertaken, and with its strong and experienced management team, Lotus should be a leaner, more competitive organisation, focusing on both producing class-leading sports cars and innovative engineering. We will also build upon the improved sales results seen over the last few months.” Last month a Malaysian news website reported that Gales was planning to develop a Lotus saloon and SUV to compliment its existing sports car, a strategy akin to Porsche, but he is yet to go public himself on any plans he has for Lotus’s future products. Get the latest car news, reviews and galleries from Autocar direct to your inbox every week. Enter your email address below:

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