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Central San Diego What’s new at San Diego County Fair 2017 Chicken ice cream sandwiches, peanut butter meatballs and speakeasies will make the San Diego County Fair a unique experience in 2017. Man dies after being stabbed in North Park The unidentified man was found injured on University Avenue, according to police. Thief strikes during dog walk A Pacific Beach woman says thieves were watching her and preyed on her daily routine Monday morning. Katie Lewis took her dog, Zeus, for a… Protesters rally against new orca show Hundreds of people flocked to SeaWorld for Memorial Day weekend to check out the park’s newest attraction, Orca Encounter. But not… 9 easy ways to help veterans Memorial and Veterans days come just twice a year but there are myriad ways you can help a veteran during the rest of the year. DUI arrests increase in SD, decrease statewide Arrests for driving under the influence during the Memorial Day weekend increased slightly in San Diego County bucking a downward trend… North County Rancho Santa Fe death investigation underway A wife found her husband with trauma to his upper body inside a mansion Tuesday morning, according to the San Diego Sheriff's Department. What’s new at San Diego County Fair 2017 Chicken ice cream sandwiches, peanut butter meatballs and speakeasies will make the San Diego County Fair a unique experience in 2017. Hoverboard explodes inside Vista family’s home The Bowman family is thankful no one was hurt after a fire that erupted inside their house. Dogs sold on Craigslist could have infections A North County couple says a dangerous Craigslist scam is happening at the expense of puppies. Neighbor helps track down prowler DUI arrests increase in SD, decrease statewide Arrests for driving under the influence during the Memorial Day weekend increased slightly in San Diego County bucking a downward trend… East County Uber car falls into sinkhole on Olde Hwy 80 The incident was reported on Olde Highway 80 at Pecan Park Lane. Family’s pets killed in fire Three family pets were killed in a Santee house fire that broke out in a garage in the early hours of the morning on Memorial Day. The fire… DUI arrests increase in SD, decrease statewide Arrests for driving under the influence during the Memorial Day weekend increased slightly in San Diego County bucking a downward trend… Memorial Day 2017 ceremonies across San Diego Here's a list of Memorial Day 2017 events happening in and around San Diego. Teen arrested after threat posted on Snapchat Sheriff’s officials said a 14-year-old Steele Canyon High student threatened another student on social media. Local artist to be featured at Capitol A piece of San Diego’s art history is headed to the state capital. Salvador Torres created the painting, “Viva La Raza.”… South Bay Inmate who walked away from facility captured Prison inmate Israel Hernandez left a San Diego facility on May 11 and was apprehended on May 26. DUI arrests increase in SD, decrease statewide Arrests for driving under the influence during the Memorial Day weekend increased slightly in San Diego County bucking a downward trend… Man stabbed at San Ysidro trolley station A man is recovering in the hospital after being stabbed while at the Beyer Boulevard trolley station early Sunday morning, according to the… Kids plead for their parents back after ICE raid Francisco Duarte says undercover federal immigration agents, in unmarked cars, showed up outside their home in National City Tuesday and… Thief steals violins from children A Chula Vista family hopes the police find the thief who broke into their car and made off with some priceless violins. 7 Chula Vista streets named to honor fallen vets The new streets in the Village 2 Neighborhood in Otay Ranch are dedicated to local military members who died.
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Central San Diego What’s new at San Diego County Fair 2017 Chicken ice cream sandwiches, peanut butter meatballs and speakeasies will make the San Diego County Fair a unique experience in 2017. Man dies after being stabbed in North Park The unidentified man was found injured on University Avenue, according to police. Thief strikes during dog walk A Pacific Beach woman says thieves were watching her and preyed on her daily routine Monday morning. Katie Lewis took her dog, Zeus, for a… Protesters rally against new orca show Hundreds of people flocked to SeaWorld for Memorial Day weekend to check out the park’s newest attraction, Orca Encounter. But not… 9 easy ways to help veterans Memorial and Veterans days come just twice a year but there are myriad ways you can help a veteran during the rest of the year. DUI arrests increase in SD, decrease statewide Arrests for driving under the influence during the Memorial Day weekend increased slightly in San Diego County bucking a downward trend…
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North County Rancho Santa Fe death investigation underway A wife found her husband with trauma to his upper body inside a mansion Tuesday morning, according to the San Diego Sheriff's Department. What’s new at San Diego County Fair 2017 Chicken ice cream sandwiches, peanut butter meatballs and speakeasies will make the San Diego County Fair a unique experience in 2017. Hoverboard explodes inside Vista family’s home The Bowman family is thankful no one was hurt after a fire that erupted inside their house. Dogs sold on Craigslist could have infections A North County couple says a dangerous Craigslist scam is happening at the expense of puppies. Neighbor helps track down prowler DUI arrests increase in SD, decrease statewide Arrests for driving under the influence during the Memorial Day weekend increased slightly in San Diego County bucking a downward trend…
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Rancho Santa Fe death investigation underway A wife found her husband with trauma to his upper body inside a mansion Tuesday morning, according to the San Diego Sheriff's Department. What’s new at San Diego County Fair 2017 Chicken ice cream sandwiches, peanut butter meatballs and speakeasies will make the San Diego County Fair a unique experience in 2017. Hoverboard explodes inside Vista family’s home The Bowman family is thankful no one was hurt after a fire that erupted inside their house. Dogs sold on Craigslist could have infections A North County couple says a dangerous Craigslist scam is happening at the expense of puppies. Neighbor helps track down prowler DUI arrests increase in SD, decrease statewide Arrests for driving under the influence during the Memorial Day weekend increased slightly in San Diego County bucking a downward trend…
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What’s new at San Diego County Fair 2017 Chicken ice cream sandwiches, peanut butter meatballs and speakeasies will make the San Diego County Fair a unique experience in 2017. Man dies after being stabbed in North Park The unidentified man was found injured on University Avenue, according to police. Thief strikes during dog walk A Pacific Beach woman says thieves were watching her and preyed on her daily routine Monday morning. Katie Lewis took her dog, Zeus, for a… Protesters rally against new orca show Hundreds of people flocked to SeaWorld for Memorial Day weekend to check out the park’s newest attraction, Orca Encounter. But not… 9 easy ways to help veterans Memorial and Veterans days come just twice a year but there are myriad ways you can help a veteran during the rest of the year. DUI arrests increase in SD, decrease statewide Arrests for driving under the influence during the Memorial Day weekend increased slightly in San Diego County bucking a downward trend…
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Federal, state and local government offices will be closed today in observance of Memorial Day. In the city of San Diego, that includes administrative offices, the Tecolote Nature Center, libraries and recreation centers. More>>
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Federal, state and local government offices will be closed today in observance of Memorial Day. In the city of San Diego, that includes administrative offices, the Tecolote Nature Center, libraries and recreation centers.
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Hunter Renfroe put the Padres ahead, then Brad Hand held on at the end. And when it was finally over, San Diego had one of its most exhilarating wins during a difficult season.
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The median price of a home in San Diego County rose by 7.4 percent in April, compared with the same month a year earlier, while the number of homes sold tumbled by 9.1 percent, a real estate information service announced Tuesday.
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It was a beautiful day in Balboa Park, where dozens gathered for a special event. The San Diego American Indian Health Center held its annual Pow Wow in the park with food, music and dancing. For many, this event is a way to preserve traditions, honor the past and look toward the future. The Pow Wow also featured vendors selling handmade jewelry, pottery and other crafts.
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It was a beautiful day in Balboa Park, where dozens gathered for a special event.The San Diego American Indian Health Center held its annual Pow Wow in the park with food, music and dancing.For many, this event is a way to preserve traditions, honor the past and look toward the future.The Pow Wow also featured vendors selling handmade jewelry, pottery and other crafts.
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The impact sent her car flying through the air, officials said. Her car flipped over and landed in the number one lane of traffic, police said.

wallpapers of cool cars

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There are cars … and then there are supercars. We’ve chosen 10 of the world’s finest manufacturers and handpicked 5 scintillating HD wallpapers for each one. The list includes Bugatti, Lamborghini, Ferrari, McLaren, Koenigsegg, Aston Martin, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Pagani and Gumpert. A must-have collection for every car and design enthusiast. To download, click image to open high-res version of the same, then right-click and save.
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On this page you can browse car images and discover the beauty of car photography. These car pictures feature a wide range of cars including photos of luxury cars, oldtimers and cars in blue, yellow and other colors.

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popular car brands

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Consistency is key. Consumer Reports’ annual analysis reveals that some brands exhibit high-level performance across their lines. Many others do not. In our 2017 analysis of which car brands make the best vehicles, Audi takes the top position for the second year in a row, followed by Porsche, BMW, Lexus, and Subaru. Although these are the same top five as last year, Porsche and BMW rose, and Lexus and Subaru moved down. This year Chrysler, Acura, Infiniti, and Cadillac were the most upwardly mobile. Chrysler rose seven places, and the other three brands each moved up six places compared with last year. Some of the standout brands benefit from a tiny roster. Tesla, the highest-ranked American brand, earns its position based on just two models. Likewise, Chrysler has one of the higher average road-test scores, but that’s also based on just two models: the 300 and Pacifica (low Overall Scores keep both from being recommended). Fiat, Jeep, Mitsubishi, and Land Rover remain stubbornly stuck at the bottom of the list. To arrive at the rankings, we averaged the Overall Scores for new cars from every major automotive brand based on the vehicles we have purchased and tested, then we ranked them. Brands with just one tested model were omitted.
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GM is one of the top selling car brands world-wide for calendar year 2015. The well-established auto manufacturer saw a 5% improvement over the company’s 2014 sales with a total of 3,082,366 vehicles sold for the year. The total sales in December 2015 were 290,230, and GM captured 17.6% of market share for the year. Top auto models sold by the company for the year include the GMC Sierra pickup truck that sold 222,139 trucks this year for a 17.1% improvement over December sales for last year, and a 5.8% increase in sales for the year. Also included in GM sales figures for the year are sales for the Chevrolet, Buick, and Cadillac brands that are all owned by the parent company. The Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck and Chevrolet Equinox was the top selling auto models from these brands with the Silverado seeing a total of 600,544 vehicles sold for the year.
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This is a compilation of an all car brands list of names and logos for all car companies worldwide. In this list, you will find the most popular automakers, other active auto manufacturers and the non active makes by each country. For now, we are just providing you with a list of of all car companies names, but we will be adding the logos, and detailed information on each automobile manufacturer soon.
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1 BMW Love the new BMW X1 in brown color (as it can be seen on webpage). Many people think it’s too expensive but for such a great car the price is OK. BMW is best in class-Luxury car manufacturer in the world. It stick to its motto of “the ultimate driving machine” and it will continue to deliver its goods to driving enthusiasts around the world. I am in the process to purchase my first, and hope to become a BMW loyalist for life. Yes BMW is the purest brand of all the bunch. Most of them are not real brands and are affected by belonging to a larger dominating source (VW) (GM) These sub-brands are a mixture of parts, mixed and then called a name. BMW and Mercedes and Toyota are truly original to their product. Cool V 271 Comments
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The JD Power Vehicle Dependability Survey gives as strong a clue as any as to how reliable a car might be. The results of the 2016 survey, which asked 13,000 car owners about any problems they’d experienced with their vehicles, focused on cars registered between 2013 and 2015.  There are some surprise movers in 2016’s survey with luxury car manufacturers not doing so well, but more mainstream brands heading the pack. New 2017 JD Power Vehicle Dependability data will be available soon, but for now this is the most up-to-date information we have. Here’s how the top 20 shaped up. 
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Grading the Brands To show how the car brands compare, we present them in rank order below based on the Overall Score. Roll your cursor over the brand name to see each brand’s predicted reliability and owner satisfaction highlighted. For further insights, a box appears during the rollover listing the selected brand’s average Overall Score and road-test score. Combined, these key factors show each brand measures up. Through this interactive, you’ll see that every brand has its own combination of scores, with some being strong across the board and others having varied performance. For example, top-ranked Audi has better-than-average predicted reliability and owner satisfaction—rather than receiving the highest scores. But the brand shines with an impressive 86-point average road-test score, contributing to the highest Overall Score of 81. If you’re reading this article on a smartphone, you will not be able to view the interactive.
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6 Porsche The best cars in the universe! Completely premium German quality. Nobody is in its way – owenpoon Style and substance, wins at racing and wins in usable performance with enough practicality (and serious race-bred reliability) to make something special work every day. That is the magic of Porsche that other luxury brands envy and aspiring brands can’t even touch. The best car brand for me. It has an elegant style yet it packs enough horsepower to make a lot of cars eat dust. Expensive yet attainable. I love every brand above Porsche on this list (besides the highly overrated Lamborghini) but Porsche makes the best cars in the world. They perform better than BMW, Audi, and Mercedes and you can’t even drive half of the lambos or ferraris on the roads without having to consistently replace the oil pans that bang on the road over every bump. And this is not biased, I own an Audi and love it. V 60 Comments
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Audi, Subaru and Lexus make up the three best auto brands overall, the magazine says in its annual listing of top brands. Only one Detroit brand, Buick, made its way into the Top 10 — at seventh place, with an overall score that tied Mazda. Fiat, Jeep and Mitsubishi had the three worst scores.
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4 Lamborghini People always say that Ferrari is perhaps the greatest car maker in the world. I’d like to ask them have they heard of a company called-LAMBORGHINI. If you have then you wouldn’t say that Ferrari is the best. Lamborghini cars looks awesome. There Design is very aerodynamic and the engine sound is really nice. To me, Lamborghini is the best auto makers in the world. An amazing car brand! I would call it prodigious, marvelous, stunning. No words for it! Love its sound! Its addictive! Its doors amazingly opens upward! What a sleek, aerodynamic design! No words for it! In my opinion it’s the best car in the world V 154 Comments
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16 Rolls Royce I actually like BMW Z4 and Lamborgini but Rolls Royce isn’t bad. If you’re finding a luxurious car, no brand is better than it. It looks SEXY too. I love its angel logo. Don’t you? no doubt Rolls-Royce has always been and will always be the best, most luxurious and most prestigious car in the world. 😀 The logo isn’t an angel, it’s the spirit of ecstasy, come on you don’t need to be a car enthusiast to know that Luxurious. Enough said V 26 Comments
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Famous American automaker Chevrolet ranked No. 19 among the best brands for 2015. The company received an overall score of 59, a road test score of 71 and a middle predicted reliability score. Consumer Reports calls Chevrolet cars “a mixed bag,” adding that it “doesn’t offer a car that gets great gas mileage” and has a well below average and average reliability track record.
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In our 2017 analysis of which car brands make the best vehicles, Audi takes the top position for the second year in a row, followed by Porsche, BMW, Lexus, and Subaru. Although these are the same top five as last year, Porsche and BMW rose, and Lexus and Subaru moved down.
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There are some surprise movers in 2016’s survey with luxury car manufacturers not doing so well, but more mainstream brands heading the pack. New 2017 JD Power Vehicle Dependability data will be available soon, but for now this is the most up-to-date information we have.
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Another American automaker low on the best brands list, Ford received an overall score of 53, a road test score of 72 and a low reliability rating. “Ford’s more recent car designs drive like European sports sedans, with agile handling, an absorbent ride, and a solid feel. Reliability of most has been below average,” Consumer Reports said.
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To show how the car brands compare, we present them in rank order below based on the Overall Score. Roll your cursor over the brand name to see each brand’s predicted reliability and owner satisfaction highlighted. For further insights, a box appears during the rollover listing the selected brand’s average Overall Score and road-test score. Combined, these key factors show each brand measures up. Through this interactive, you’ll see that every brand has its own combination of scores, with some being strong across the board and others having varied performance. For example, top-ranked Audi has better-than-average predicted reliability and owner satisfaction—rather than receiving the highest scores. But the brand shines with an impressive 86-point average road-test score, contributing to the highest Overall Score of 81. If you’re reading this article on a smartphone, you will not be able to view the interactive.

best car games ever

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Is there anything more satisfying than swinging the backend of a Lamborghini around a sweeping bend, putting your foot to the floor and racing past the rest of the pack with driving music pumping through the radio? Probably not. But which games do it best? While it may have given way to the console scene in recent years, PC was once the home of racing games. Before your Gran Turismos and your Forza Motorsports started leading the way on console, it was the PC that was the go-to device for many budding petrolheads, with Geoff Crammond’s F1 sims fondly remembered by some as the leaders of the pack.And there have been loads of great racers in the years since, too, with Codemasters and Criterion creating some excellent arcade racers with DiRT and Need For Speed, and the simulation scene continuing in the shape of GTR and Assetto Corsa. Here’s the top 30 racing games of all-time.
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Considering there are decades of racing games to go through, choosing just 10 games is no easy task. With storied franchises like Gran Turismo and Forza Motorsport seemingly always hogging the spotlight, it’s easy to forget that there was once a time where video games didn’t feature high-definition graphics and 60 frames per second.
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Imagine a GT racing championship getting the same all encompassing treatment as F1 gets in its own games. That’s what happened for two glorious, fleeting years in the mid 2000s with the GTR games. GTR 2 in particular was a revelation, fettling a handling model that showed enormous potential in the first game into the most authentic and demanding racing experience around. There’s a reason why there’s still a rabid fan base holed up playing this game today. What’s more, the game’s garage was populated by cars from the full-fat era of GT racing, where Ferrari 550 Maranellos diced with Maserati MC12s in the GT1 class and where a cross-eyed Morgan Aero 8 GTN was still an acceptable steed for an assault on the Spa 24 hours. The Spa 24, incidentally, is where all the game’s numerous systems come together in concert, multi-class racing plus dynamic time-of-day and weather make the enduro a real occasion, even if you compress the whole thing into just 24 minutes. Technically uncompromising PC sim racing at its very best.
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Imagine a GT racing championship getting the same all encompassing treatment as F1 gets in its own games. That’s what happened for two glorious, fleeting years in the mid 2000s with the GTR games. GTR 2 in particular was a revelation, fettling a handling model that showed enormous potential in the first game into the most authentic and demanding racing experience around. There’s a reason why there’s still a rabid fan base holed up playing this game today.
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The moment you got your hands on the first incarnation of Sony’s now-legendary series, you suddenly realised that everything that came before it was complete nonsense. While racing games had been about for years, Gran Turismo single-handedly launched the console racing simulation, a whole new genre that meant you had to actually occasionally use the brake and in which keeping the more powerful supercars out of the barriers was damn near impossible. Sure, it’s been built on and buffed up to crazily high standards with the latest sixth installment, but this remains the groundbreaker – the moment racing games grew up.
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1: Gran Turismo – Sony PlayStation The moment you got your hands on the first incarnation of Sony’s now-legendary series, you suddenly realised that everything that came before it was complete nonsense. While racing games had been about for years, Gran Turismo single-handedly launched the console racing simulation, a whole new genre that meant you had to actually occasionally use the brake and in which keeping the more powerful supercars out of the barriers was damn near impossible. Sure, it’s been built on and buffed up to crazily high standards with the latest sixth installment, but this remains the groundbreaker – the moment racing games grew up.
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For those looking for more than just racing from flag to flag, the Burnout series of games offered a place where crazy antics were rewarded. There’s plenty of games in the Burnout series, but our favorite is Burnout Paradise, originally released in 2008 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 before heading to PC in 2009.
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You literally can’t have a list of racing games without including any of the Super Mario Kart games from over the years. While the latest Mario Kart 8 on the Wii U brings high-definition graphics to the franchise for the very first time, we can’t look past the original Super Nintendo version that really started it all. Originally released in 1992, Super Mario Kart featured a roster of iconic Mario Bros. characters and was a kart racing game that offered a variety of gameplay modes, including a player vs. player combat. The series has turned Rainbow Road into an iconic, virtual track while blue and red shells have probably caused a breakup or two.
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With so many Gran Turismo games to choose from, it’s really hard to pick just one. So why did we go with Gran Turismo 3 that was released in 2001? It was the first Gran Turismo on the PlayStation 2, so at the time, it felt next generation and at the time, had a roster of cars like no other racing game available. It also came long before video games began focusing on microtransactions and DLC packs, meaning once you paid for the game, you got all the content you needed. For the most part, driving felt the most accurate in Gran Turismo 3 and some would say it’s the only Gran Turismo game that has lived up to the hype.
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Street Rod is the sensei of all tuning games and places a huge amount of importance in installing as many performance parts into your rides as you can afford. Parts need to be purchased from the classifieds with money you earn from drag racing and street racing, and they need to be mounted manually. They also need to fit (dummy!) and be bolted in correctly lest your car won’t start. For maximum performance cars have to be properly tuned too, and the ancient engine note will even change as you adjust the timing.
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Developed by Canadian studio Distinctive Software (which was later purchased by EA, renamed EA Canada, and went on to also create the Need for Speed series) Test Drive II was only a slight evolution of the original Test Drive but it was an important one. Like 1986’s Out Run before it the Test Drive series differentiated itself from the glut of open-wheel, F1-style racing games popular during this era by focusing on real-life supercars and open-road driving rather than race circuits. This was the crux of both Test Drive and Test Drive II, and both featured in-game police cruisers who would chase you for speeding. The crucial tweak Test Drive II brought with it that wasn’t present in the first was an opponent car to race.
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3: Super Mario Kart – SNES There are racing games with pitch-perfect, individually recorded engine sounds, ones with brilliantly realistic renderings of the world’s best racetracks and ones with physics so life-like they’d get professor Stephen Hawking hot under the collar. Then there are racers that are just plain fun – a sub-section of gaming that Super Mario Kart has reigned over for nearly 25 years. Aped endlessly since its release, rarely has an SMK pretender come close to recreating the gleeful anarchy of turning a race on its head with a well-timed power-up. Even Nintendo’s own generational follow-ups have failed to quite nail it; lobbing red shells at your mates will always be fun, but it’s something that’s always looked and felt best in the chunky sprites and limited palette of the 16-bit era. Dig the SNES out of your attic and you’ll see it’s just as gloriously entertaining today.
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There are racing games with pitch-perfect, individually recorded engine sounds, ones with brilliantly realistic renderings of the world’s best racetracks and ones with physics so life-like they’d get professor Stephen Hawking hot under the collar. Then there are racers that are just plain fun – a sub-section of gaming that Super Mario Kart has reigned over for nearly 25 years. Aped endlessly since its release, rarely has an SMK pretender come close to recreating the gleeful anarchy of turning a race on its head with a well-timed power-up. Even Nintendo’s own generational follow-ups have failed to quite nail it; lobbing red shells at your mates will always be fun, but it’s something that’s always looked and felt best in the chunky sprites and limited palette of the 16-bit era. Dig the SNES out of your attic and you’ll see it’s just as gloriously entertaining today.
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Daytona USA, perhaps the most recognisable arcade racing game of all time and the highest-grossing sit-down cabinet ever, remains a shining example of arcade racing done oh so right. Hitting arcades in 1993/1994 Daytona USA went head-to-head with Namco’s similarly cutting-edge Ridge Racer. Both featured texture mapping which gave the games far more depth than the likes of Virtua Racer, and Ridge Racer certainly enjoyed the better home release conversion, but Daytona USA’s eight-player action made it king of the arcade.

how do you draw a car

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What You’ll Be CreatingSports cars always draw attention when in public, whether they be standing in the street or in motion. In this tutorial, come with me and learn how to construct a sleek sports car from start to finish!1. Set Up a Guide in PerspectiveStep 1Firstly we are going to establish a rough guideline for our sports car as a base to build on. To start with, we shall draw a simple line across our page which will be our horizon line. We require a low horizon for this picture, so the line needs to be on the lower half of the page.Step 2We then need to set out some vanishing points that will help us with our perspective, and for this particular image we are going to use a two-point perspective setup. I find it best if these are placed quite a distance from each other and, in this case, that means placing points off the page. To do this, you may have to use two pieces of masking tape placed at either side of your canvas and add both of your points using a ruler.Step 3We can now draw the guide for our sports car, and for this particular example we are going to draw three boxes using our horizon line and vanishing points. Start by drawing a straight line coming from the left vanishing point.Step 4Then we draw a second line coming from the same point, but this time above the horizon line.Step 5Add two more lines coming from this vanishing point, and we will have the rear of our box.Step 6Now we are going to move to the right hand vanishing point and draw in two lines leading from this second point going across the page.Step 7Add in another two lines and you can see we have two stretched rectangles on either side of the horizon line.Step 8To complete the box, draw in four vertical lines that will join both rectangles together.Step 9Now that we have our first box in place, we need to draw two more using our vanishing points and careful drawing. Remember to keep in mind the perspectives; as you can see, the box that will be for the passenger area is taller than our first, and we have a smaller one that will make up the rear of the sports car.2. Construct the Car BodyStep 1Now we have a guideline for our sports car, and we are going to begin constructing the sports car in more detail. However, before we begin doing this, I would suggest you get used to drawing curvy, flowing lines as we shall be using a lot of these as we progress.Step 2Starting from the left side of the canvas, we are going to draw the front of the sports car using a simple curved line to begin with. Make sure this line is toward the left side of the page.Step 3Next, we shall draw another curved line toward the centre of the page. These two curves will eventually make up two small bulges on the front of the sports car that will house the lights.Step 4Now that we have the front of the sports car made up, we’ll draw the centre section, and here we will draw a curve that will be a guide for the windscreen and seating area. This particular car will be a convertible, so remember that as you are drawing.Step 5A fourth curved line will make up the rear of the sports car. Notice that there are virtually no straight lines on this sports car, and the whole body is built with aerodynamics in mind.Step 6We shall now go back to the mid-section of our sports car and draw in a slightly downward curve, making sure to join the left-hand end with the curves at the front and the right-hand end with the curve at the rear of the car.Step 7At the very front of the sports car, we need to draw yet another large curved line that will be the spoiler.Step 8The side of the sports car has a feature called side skirts, and these help direct air towards ducts to cool the wheels and engine when the car is in motion. With this sports car, the side skirts are made up of a small upward curve. This needs to be placed at the bottom of the car to the right of the spoiler curve and needs to lead to the rear of the guide as seen below.Step 9Now we need to add the wheel arches for this vehicle and, again, a simple curve will help you here. Sports cars are usually low to the ground and, as a result, have rather wide wheel arches compared to a normal car to help them travel at high speeds, which you should bear in mind as we draw.Step 10The next step would be to put in the door of the sports car. Be aware of the ducts and body lines we drew earlier as the door will need to fit in with these to retain the aerodynamic shape of the sports car.Step 11As you can see, many sports cars share the same curvy, sweeping lines and low body heights, but of course it is no secret in the automotive industry that these features all have an aerodynamic purpose and affect the speed and handling of the car.3. Build the WheelsStep 1As with the body of our sports car it was recommended to practice drawing curvy lines, for the wheels it is a good idea to practice drawing circles and ellipses as we will need to be comfortable with this to carry out the following steps.Step 2Let’s start with the front wheel as this will be the simplest. Draw a simple circle either by freehand if you are comfortable doing so or with a compass for accuracy if you would prefer. This will be our tyre.Step 3Now draw a second and third circle within the first circle that mark out the outer and inner rim of the tyre.Step 4At this stage I would also draw a smaller circle just off to the left of the centre of our larger circles. This will later become a brake disc.Step 5At the very centre of our circles, one final circle needs to be drawn, and this will be the centre badge for our wheel.Step 6For this particular set of wheels, we are going to go for a star design, and to begin with we shall draw a rough star guideline inside our circles drawn earlier and then build this up.Step 7We now begin with a slightly larger outer star outside our original rough sketch. This will be the outer part of the spokes.Step 8For the inner part of the spokes, it is to best to draw a droplet like shape, but take extra care when doing this as the shapes vary depending upon the perspective of the wheel.Step 9Follow the drop shape method for the rest of the inner spokes around the wheel, but notice the slight difference as we proceed round.Step 10Now you can erase any overlapping parts of the brake disc you drew earlier, and you will start to have a complete looking wheel.Step 11For the rear wheels and rims, ellipses or ovals are the best shapes to draw. As previously advised, practice drawing these if you feel the need to do so.Step 12Once more, a star shape will help you as you construct the spokes. Take note as we work how much perspective and distance have an effect on this second rim in comparison to our first.Step 13If you take great care, especially with tight areas such as this, you should have a result like the image below.4. Fill in the DetailsStep 1Now we have all the main parts of the sports car drawn in, we can focus on the small details that will bring our hard work together. Starting again from the left side of the paper, draw an egg shape with the top at a downward angle, and then draw an oval shape within the egg. This will be one of two air intakes for the front wheels.Step 2Moving across the front of the car, we need to draw a second egg and oval shape facing the opposite direction to our first one. Be aware of perspective again with this second oval as you will find that it will need to be larger than the first.Step 3Now, hopefully if you have positioned your ovals properly, we need to draw one last air intake, but this one will lead to the intercooler at the front of the car. Take note that it this is of a more square shape with it being directly at the front. The intake itself has a slight “scoop” feature that helps to direct air into the intake, so be aware of that as you draw.Step 4Staying at the front of the car, we shall now draw in the lines for where the front spoiler is attached and the “shut” lines for the bonnet.Step 5To complete the front end of our car, we shall now add the lights. Remember to keep them in line with the body for aerodynamic purposes.Step 6Now we need to return to our wheels and add the all-important brake callipers that are used to stop our sports car. On sports cars such as this, the callipers are rather large as a lot of braking power is needed to stop the car when it is travelling at speed. The calliper itself wants to be situated on the left side of the brake disc.Step 7Staying with the brakes, we’ll add a few small holes in the disc that help get rid of excess heat that might cause problems if the car needs to brake quickly. Remember to clean up any loose lines after you have finished with areas like this.Step 8Moving right along the car, we can now place in such details as the wing mirrors and door handles. Once more, perspective will play a part here, and you can see a lot of the interior is masked by the wing mirror itself. Always remember to bear these points in mind as you work.Step 9Add in what little interior we can see, such as the passenger seat and the integral roll bar behind.Step 10We now need to add any cooling vents that are remaining on the body, such as on the top near to the passenger area and just in front of the rear wheel.Step 11All that is left for you to do is to clean up all your construction lines and generally tidy up your drawing.Awesome Work, You’re Done!A little splash of colour will not go amiss on a car like this.At last you have an awesome looking sports car that is ready to tear up the streets. Have fun making up your own designs using some of the principles discussed here, and who knows what you could create!

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modern day muscle cars

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Puts the “muscle” in muscle cars: “The Challenger R/T Scat Pack is fun in the most immature way imaginable with obnoxiously loud exhaust, a huge Shaker hood scoop and bright purple paint that lets everyone at the party know you've arrived,” Bruzek said. “It is unabashedly, unapologetically retro in everything it does,” Bragman said, “from the styling, to the interior, to the Shaker hood on the massive Hemi V-8.” It's “by far the most muscular looking of these muscle cars,” Robinson said, “but it is as comfortable as a big family sedan.” Wiesenfelder said, “the Challenger proves that style needn't sacrifice utility or comfort.” “Definitely fun,” Kadah said, “but definitely different than the others. The Challenger is still a muscle car while the Camaro and Mustang are sports cars.”
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Muscle car is an American term used to refer to a variety of high-performance automobiles. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines muscle cars as “any of a group of American-made 2-door sports cars with powerful engines designed for high-performance driving.” A large V8 engine is fitted in a 2-door, rear wheel drive, family-style compact, mid-size or full-size car designed for four or more passengers. Sold at an affordable price, muscle cars are intended for street use and occasional drag racing. They are distinct from two-seat sports cars and expensive 2+2 GTs intended for high-speed touring and road racing.
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In the United States, lightweight cars featuring high-performance engines were termed “supercar” before the classification of muscle car became popular. For example, the 1957 Rebel’s “potent mill turned the lightweight Rambler into a veritable supercar.” “From the mid-sixties to the mid-seventies, what we now think of as muscle cars were more commonly called ‘Supercars,’ often (though not always) spelled with a capital S.” This term described the “dragstrip bred” affordable mid-size cars of the 1960s and early 1970s that were equipped with large, powerful V8 engines and rear-wheel-drive. “In 1966, the supercar became an official industry trend” as the four domestic automakers “needed to cash in on the supercar market” with eye-catching, heart-stopping cars. Examples of the use of the supercar description for the early muscle models include the May 1965 Car Life road test of the Pontiac GTO along with how “Hurst puts American Motors into the Supercar club with the 390 Rogue” (the SC/Rambler) to fight in “the Supercar street racer gang” market segment. Moreover, the “SC” in the model name stood for “SuperCar”.
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According to Muscle Cars, a book written by Peter Henshaw, a “muscle car” is “exactly what the name implies. It is a product of the American car industry adhering to the hot rodder’s philosophy of taking a small car and putting a large-displacement engine in it. The Muscle Car is Charles Atlas kicking sand in the face of the 98 horsepower weakling.” Henshaw further asserts that the muscle car was designed for straight-line speed, and did not have the “sophisticated chassis”, “engineering integrity”, or “lithe appearance” of European high-performance cars.
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While the aging baby boom generation inspired the modern demand for classic-type American Muscle cars, the consumer market is much more diverse than it was in the 1960s and 1970s. Looking at modern muscle as a social trend, Ford and GM are the “innovators,” followed by baby boom males in their 50s as “early adopters.” The big bulge or “early majority” in the modern muscle movement comes from the men in their teens and early 20s. For these non-baby boomer consumers, the “cool” image is key. In the 1960s “a car was not quite a car unless punching the accelerator resulted in screaming tires and the landscape blurring around you…” according to Brent Staples of The New York Times. Fuel was cheap and the staple of drag racing counterculture was to be fast and loud. Now being “cool,” fuel efficient, and cost effective is all a part of the package. Instead of fuel guzzling V8 engines, you see V6 or turbocharged I4 models. Despite the reduction in power, Detroit is successfully selling this package. The Camaro and Challenger saw a 13% and 11% spike in sales during June 2011, which “outpaced” the growth in sales of all other passenger cars, according to Autodata.
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The popularity and performance of muscle cars grew in the early 1960s, as Mopar (Dodge, Plymouth, and Chrysler) and Ford battled for supremacy in drag racing. The 1962 Dodge Dart 413 cu in (6.8 L) Max Wedge, for example, could run a 13-second 1/4-mile dragstrip at over 100 miles per hour (161 km/h). In 1961 Chevrolet introduced the SS package on the Impala for $53.80, with included an optional 409 cu in v8 with 425 hp and upgraded brakes, tires, and suspension. By 1964, General Motors’ lineup boasted Oldsmobile, Chevrolet, and Pontiac muscle cars, and Buick fielded a muscle car entry a year later. For 1964 and 1965, Ford had its 427 cu in (7.0 L) Thunderbolts, and Mopar unveiled the 426 cu in (7.0 L) Hemi engine. The Pontiac GTO was an option package that included Pontiac’s 389 cu in (6.4 L) V8 engine, floor-shifted transmission with Hurst shift linkage, and special trim. In 1966 the GTO became a model in its own right. The project, led by Pontiac division president John DeLorean, technically violated GM’s policy, limiting its smaller cars to 330 cu in (5.4 L) displacement, but the new model proved more popular than expected, and inspired GM and its competitors to produce numerous imitators.
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The muscle car market segment was in high gear “until shifting social attitudes, crippling insurance rates, the Clean Air Act and the fuel crisis removed the cars from the market in the early 1970s.” The OPEC oil embargo led to price controls and gasoline rationing, as well as higher prices. “Muscle cars quickly became unaffordable and impractical for many people.” The automobile insurance industry also levied surcharges on all high-powered models, an added cost that put many muscle cars out of reach of their intended buyers. Simultaneously, efforts to combat air pollution focused Detroit’s attention on emissions control.
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Americans always have loved muscle cars, and they love muscle cars with big V-8 engines. With gas below $2 a gallon in many places, there might not be a better time to buy one. We tested muscle cars with V-8 monsters. They provided plenty of thrills, plenty of noise and lots to talk about.
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We took a look at the fastest muscle cars that have graced the U.S. market in the 2010s. The list is largely the same as it could’ve been 47 years ago, with Mustang, Camaro, Challenger, Charger, and a few others, leading the lot. But thanks to huge advances in engineering, these cars are now safer, more reliable, and most importantly, more powerful than ever before. There may be some omissions, but we limited the list to cars that we could find precise and reliable test data for. Sports cars, including the Dodge Viper and Chevrolet Corvette, have also been omitted in order to stick closer to pure muscle car DNA.
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Page 1 of 12 Affordable muscle cars are the people’s champions, machines that might not have the all-around performance pedigree of a dedicated sports car but which still pack significant power under the hood. The democratization of inexpensive muscle has reached a fever pitch over the course of the last decade or so, with anywhere between 300 and 500 horsepower accessible to gearheads at surprisingly reasonable prices both on the used and new market. In recognition of this golden age of cheap performance we’ve put together a list of the 10 best affordable muscle cars money can buy, split between 5 brand new 2015 models and 5 recent used vehicles. Let’s see how much tire smoke per dollar you can get on the modern market.
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Affordable muscle cars are the people’s champions, machines that might not have the all-around performance pedigree of a dedicated sports car but which still pack significant power under the hood. The democratization of inexpensive muscle has reached a fever pitch over the course of the last decade or so, with anywhere between 300 and 500 horsepower accessible to gearheads at surprisingly reasonable prices both on the used and new market. In recognition of this golden age of cheap performance we’ve put together a list of the 10 best affordable muscle cars money can buy, split between 5 brand new 2015 models and 5 recent used vehicles. Let’s see how much tire smoke per dollar you can get on the modern market.
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Forget the ‘60s — we are currently living in the best era for V8 muscle cars that the world has ever known. From high-end German luxury models, to home-grown Detroit iron, to surprise entries from England and Korea, it’s never been easier to walk into a dealership and drive home in a V8 muscle car that will rip down the quarter mile with ease and terrify your neighbors with its exultory exhaust note. You typically have to pay a premium for V8 power these days — both on the window sticker and at the fuel pump — but the end result is so very, very worth it. Let’s take a quick look at 10 of the best V8 muscle cars you can buy.
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Photo Credit: General Motors Page 1 of 12 Forget the ‘60s — we are currently living in the best era for V8 muscle cars that the world has ever known. From high-end German luxury models, to home-grown Detroit iron, to surprise entries from England and Korea, it’s never been easier to walk into a dealership and drive home in a V8 muscle car that will rip down the quarter mile with ease and terrify your neighbors with its exultory exhaust note. You typically have to pay a premium for V8 power these days — both on the window sticker and at the fuel pump — but the end result is so very, very worth it. Let’s take a quick look at 10 of the best V8 muscle cars you can buy.

twin city used cars

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Welcome to Twin City Used Cars Twin City Used Cars in Fort Payne, AL treats the needs of each individual customer with paramount concern. We know that you have high expectations, and as a car dealer we enjoy the challenge of meeting and exceeding those standards each and every time. Allow us to demonstrate our commitment to excellence!Our experienced sales staff is eager to share its knowledge and enthusiasm with you. We encourage you to browse our online inventory, schedule a test drive and investigate financing options. You can also request more information about a vehicle using our online form or by calling 906-8151.If you don’t see a particular vehicle, click on CarFinder and complete the form. We will gladly inform you when a matching car arrives. If you’d like to see a vehicle in person, click on Dealership: Directions for step-by-step driving instructions to our site, or give us a call. We look forward to serving you!
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Welcome to Twin City Certified Used Cars Twin City Certified Used Cars in Maryville, TN treats the needs of each individual customer with paramount concern. We know that you have high expectations, and as a car dealer we enjoy the challenge of meeting and exceeding those standards each and every time. Allow us to demonstrate our commitment to excellence!Our experienced sales staff is eager to share its knowledge and enthusiasm with you. We encourage you to browse our online inventory, schedule a test drive and investigate financing options. You can also request more information about a vehicle using our online form or by calling 698-9081.If you don’t see a particular vehicle, click on CarFinder and complete the form. We will gladly inform you when a matching car arrives. If you’d like to see a vehicle in person, click on Dealership: Directions for step-by-step driving instructions to our site, or give us a call. We look forward to serving you!
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If you’re in the market for a used car, look no further than the great selection we offer at our Dodge dealership near Lebanon, IN and Crawfordsville, IN. Above you can browse of selection of used cars that we offer at our dealership. And if you find one that you like, our expert Lafayette, IN used car dealers will be happy to set you up with a test drive. However, if a new car is what you’re after, we also have an extensive selection of new cars for sale like the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica and the 2016 Chrysler 200. Here at Twin City Dodge, we’re excited to get you in one of the great vehicles on our lot. So when you’re ready to get the car-buying process started, come see us at our at our Jeep dealership near Monticello, IN!
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Welcome to Twin City Auto Group Twin City Auto Group in Alcoa, TN treats the needs of each individual customer with paramount concern. We know that you have high expectations, and as a car dealer we enjoy the challenge of meeting and exceeding those standards each and every time. Allow us to demonstrate our commitment to excellence!Our experienced sales staff is eager to share its knowledge and enthusiasm with you. We encourage you to browse our online inventory, schedule a test drive and investigate financing options. You can also request more information about a vehicle using our online form or by calling 857-1417.If you don’t see a particular vehicle, click on CarFinder and complete the form. We will gladly inform you when a matching car arrives. If you’d like to see a vehicle in person, click on Dealership: Directions for step-by-step driving instructions to our site, or give us a call. We look forward to serving you!
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As we just mentioned, we are absolutely dedicated to offering the best selection of vehicles in the business. Whether it’s a new or used car you’re after, you’re bound to find a vehicle on our lot that will match your automotive needs. From the 2017 RAM 1500 to the 2017 Chrysler 200 to any other used or new cars near Lebanon, IN, we can help you find exactly what you’re looking for at Twin City Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM.
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Twin City Used Cars in Fort Payne, AL treats the needs of each individual customer with paramount concern. We know that you have high expectations, and as a car dealer we enjoy the challenge of meeting and exceeding those standards each and every time. Allow us to demonstrate our commitment to excellence!
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Twin City Used Cars in Fort Payne, AL treats the needs of each individual customer with paramount concern. We know that you have high expectations, and as a car dealer we enjoy the challenge of meeting and exceeding those standards each and every time. Allow us to demonstrate our commitment to excellence!Our experienced sales staff is eager to share its knowledge and enthusiasm with you. We encourage you to browse our online inventory, schedule a test drive and investigate financing options. You can also request more information about a vehicle using our online form or by calling 906-8151.If you don’t see a particular vehicle, click on CarFinder and complete the form. We will gladly inform you when a matching car arrives. If you’d like to see a vehicle in person, click on Dealership: Directions for step-by-step driving instructions to our site, or give us a call. We look forward to serving you!
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Twin City Certified Used Cars in Maryville, TN treats the needs of each individual customer with paramount concern. We know that you have high expectations, and as a car dealer we enjoy the challenge of meeting and exceeding those standards each and every time. Allow us to demonstrate our commitment to excellence!
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Twin City Certified Used Cars in Maryville, TN treats the needs of each individual customer with paramount concern. We know that you have high expectations, and as a car dealer we enjoy the challenge of meeting and exceeding those standards each and every time. Allow us to demonstrate our commitment to excellence!Our experienced sales staff is eager to share its knowledge and enthusiasm with you. We encourage you to browse our online inventory, schedule a test drive and investigate financing options. You can also request more information about a vehicle using our online form or by calling 698-9081.If you don’t see a particular vehicle, click on CarFinder and complete the form. We will gladly inform you when a matching car arrives. If you’d like to see a vehicle in person, click on Dealership: Directions for step-by-step driving instructions to our site, or give us a call. We look forward to serving you!
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Welcome to Our Service DepartmentAt Twin City Autogroup, our highly qualified technicians are here to provide exceptional service in a timely manner. From oil changes to transmission replacements, we are dedicated to maintaining top tier customer service, for both new and pre-owned car buyers! Allow our staff to demonstrate our commitment to excellence. Choose a Service Location
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Twin City Auto Group in Alcoa, TN treats the needs of each individual customer with paramount concern. We know that you have high expectations, and as a car dealer we enjoy the challenge of meeting and exceeding those standards each and every time. Allow us to demonstrate our commitment to excellence!Our experienced sales staff is eager to share its knowledge and enthusiasm with you. We encourage you to browse our online inventory, schedule a test drive and investigate financing options. You can also request more information about a vehicle using our online form or by calling 857-1417.If you don’t see a particular vehicle, click on CarFinder and complete the form. We will gladly inform you when a matching car arrives. If you’d like to see a vehicle in person, click on Dealership: Directions for step-by-step driving instructions to our site, or give us a call. We look forward to serving you!
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At Twin City Autogroup, our highly qualified technicians are here to provide exceptional service in a timely manner. From oil changes to transmission replacements, we are dedicated to maintaining top tier customer service, for both new and pre-owned car buyers! Allow our staff to demonstrate our commitment to excellence.
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Twin City Auto Group in Alcoa, TN treats the needs of each individual customer with paramount concern. We know that you have high expectations, and as a car dealer we enjoy the challenge of meeting and exceeding those standards each and every time. Allow us to demonstrate our commitment to excellence!

lego car crash

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GIF Everyone loves Lego, right? Of course you do; you’re not some kind of monster. I’m sure that anyone who’s ever built a Lego car has wondered, at least in passing, say, wouldn’t it be great if I could just build a real car out of Lego? Just in case the weight and cost calculations didn’t wise you up about why that would be a terrible idea, this crash test video should.The Lego Porsche crash test was performed by ADAC, essentially Germany’s version of the AAA. ADAC, it seems, occasionally likes to have a little fun with the crash-testing, hence the test of the $300, 2700+ piece Lego Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS.The Lego Porsche was crash-tested on a special sub-scale track built at the at the ADAC Technikzentrum, and the car reached speeds of about 28 MPH. That’s pretty good for a Lego car.AdvertisementWhile the test looks pretty disastrous, when you really look at the aftermath, the Lego car held up better than you’d expect. An ADEC crash-tester summarized the damage:“The result was impressive and different than expected. “The chassis of the car had no problems with the high speed, and there were very little damaged stones on impact. It was almost exclusively the click connections between the components.”So, that makes sense. The individual Lego components were just fine, but they were mostly dislodged by the force of the impact. That means, thankfully, the car can be rebuilt. Anyone who’s ever dropped an entire weekend’s worth of Lego-labor can confirm this. Man, I hope the minifigs are okayWhile the result looks pretty disastrous, rebuilding is far easier than in our silly metal cars. Plus, in a world of Lego cars, you could staff body shops with 8-year-olds, who have much lower labor costs.I bet this test has been done before by miserable people with slippery hands We Need This Flying Group B Peugeot Lego Set Right NowFull-Size 1964 Lego Ford Mustang Is Amazing But Hiding a Shameful SecretI Can't Wait To Pretend To Buy This Lego Ford GT And GT40 Set For My Kids
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Car fans and plastic-brick fans alike welcomed the introduction of the stunning Lego Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS kit last year. Now you can watch with a mix of awe, horror and wonderment as all 2,704 pieces of that pristine model ram into a wall for a toy-sized crash test. More Lego Lego launches massive NASA Saturn V Apollo rocket set ‘Not uncomfortable’ Lego dress fashioned from 12,000 pieces The crash test video, released on Tuesday, comes from German automobile club ADAC. It kicks off with an unboxing and a time-lapse of the build, which is no easy feat. Lego suggests the kit is best for builders age 16 and over. The ADAC’s test track is a miniature version of a real crash-test setup. Luxuriate in the slow-motion footage of doom as the Porsche hurtles towards a wall and then splits into its individual Lego components. See the dance of destruction from every possible angle. The ADAC notes that the pieces themselves held up well, but the connection points where the bricks click together were the weak spots. Let’s just say that Lego cars aren’t designed with crumple zones. 15 15 epic Lego creations that will blow your mind (pictures) Share your voice 0 comments Tags Toys and Games Lego Porsche
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Samuel Reiman @samuelreiman May 23, 2017 at 1:33p ET 0Shares I confess I’ve never much been into LEGO. Instead, I played with a lot of K’NEX growing up. One of my odd hobbies as a child was making K’NEX cars and smashing them into walls. Well it seems some people at the German automobile club ADAC wanted to try the same thing with LEGO. Only, instead of just clipping about 30 pieces together like I did and just calling it a “car,” these guys put 2,700 building blocks together to create a LEGO Porsche 911 GT3 RS with functional steering, a dual clutch gearbox and a box motor with moving pistons worth 300 Euros. Sounds impressive, doesn’t it? This sounds like the sort of thing that ought to be kept safe inside of a glass case. Instead, however, ADAC decided to crash test it to show us how bad off we’d all be if our cars were made out of LEGO. Although, to its credit, the trunk definitely seemed to hold up well. 0Shares auto
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I confess I’ve never much been into LEGO. Instead, I played with a lot of K’NEX growing up. One of my odd hobbies as a child was making K’NEX cars and smashing them into walls. Well it seems some people at the German automobile club ADAC wanted to try the same thing with LEGO. Only, instead of just clipping about 30 pieces together like I did and just calling it a “car,” these guys put 2,700 building blocks together to create a LEGO Porsche 911 GT3 RS with functional steering, a dual clutch gearbox and a box motor with moving pistons worth 300 Euros. Sounds impressive, doesn’t it? This sounds like the sort of thing that ought to be kept safe inside of a glass case. Instead, however, ADAC decided to crash test it to show us how bad off we’d all be if our cars were made out of LEGO. Although, to its credit, the trunk definitely seemed to hold up well.
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In what has to be the most compellingly watchable and brilliantly simple video we’ve seen in a long time, German safety outfit ADAC has crash-tested a Porsche 911 GT3 RS… made of Lego. The block-built Lego Technic model, which retails at £260 from the Lego Shop (£176 from Tesco), is slammed into a plate of something solid at 28.5mph and the results are rather dramatic. This 3m15s video only features a single crash (who’d want to rebuild the car?), filmed from multiple angles to give you a glorious repeat performance of the impact to the perfectly-selected backing of Strauss’ Blue Danube Waltz. Who says the Germans don’t have a sense of humour?
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So the German motorists’ association assembled one of Lego’s spendy, hyperdetailed 1:8-scale 911 GT3 RS kits, then set up a miniature impact run where the car was subjected to a 28-mph crash test. That’s a scale speed (a sales tactic beloved by slot-car manufacturers of the 1980s) of 224 mph, significantly beyond the real car’s under-200-mph maximum velocity.
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The crash test video, released on Tuesday, comes from German automobile club ADAC. It kicks off with an unboxing and a time-lapse of the build, which is no easy feat. Lego suggests the kit is best for builders age 16 and over. The ADAC’s test track is a miniature version of a real crash-test setup.
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“The result was impressive and different than expected,” ADAC said. “The chassis of the car had no problems with the high speed, and there were very little damaged stones on impact. It was almost exclusively the click connections between the components.” So not surprisingly, the LEGO car could be rebuilt, which is pretty much the case with any LEGO creation that gets dropped or destroyed.
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Yikes. Not only has the passenger compartment completely caved in the front, but the exploding shower of Lego bricks upon impact is sure to pose a risk to any people mice hanging out near the car when it crashes.Shame. I thought we’d finally found an orange, winged sports car that the wives of the world would approve of. Now, though, I’m not sure it’ll pass muster, given the Lego GT3’s dismal safety rating. Well, that, and the fact that it’s a $300 set of Legos.
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So, that makes sense. The individual Lego components were just fine, but they were mostly dislodged by the force of the impact. That means, thankfully, the car can be rebuilt. Anyone who’s ever dropped an entire weekend’s worth of Lego-labor can confirm this.
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Thanks to the German auto safety group ADAC and c’t magazine, you can behold said spectacle in stunning slow motion. After dressing up the 1:8 scale Porsche in traditional crash test attire, the sadistic Lego enthusiasts sent the car hurdling towards a wall at over 28 miles per hour. It doesn’t take a genius to guess what happened next.
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Car fans and plastic-brick fans alike welcomed the introduction of the stunning Lego Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS kit last year. Now you can watch with a mix of awe, horror and wonderment as all 2,704 pieces of that pristine model ram into a wall for a toy-sized crash test.
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About a year ago, Lego released a scale replica Porsche 911 GT3 RS. It’s a remarkable set, with almost 3,000 pieces and a fully functional steering and transmission system. It’s basically just a miniature version of the real car. So naturally, it had to be subjected to a crash test.
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Needless to say, the car does not fare well. It is made of Legos after all, and shatters into a thousand tiny pieces immediately upon impact. It’s still an entertaining crash, but the Lego Porsche isn’t going to be passing any safety tests. At least it’s a lot cheaper to wreck this version.

best sports cars

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Sports Cars 2017-2018: The Best and the Rest Take a look at our selections for the best sports cars of 2017 and 2018; if it’s sporting an Editors’ Choice badge, you’ll know that we think it’s one of the best sports cars on the market. You also can see our picks for the best premium sports cars, best muscle cars, best sports coupes, and best exotic sports cars here.
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Take a look at our selections for the best sports cars of 2017 and 2018; if it’s sporting an Editors’ Choice badge, you’ll know that we think it’s one of the best sports cars on the market. You also can see our picks for the best premium sports cars, best muscle cars, best sports coupes, and best exotic sports cars here.
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Photo Credit: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Page 1 of 12 Manufacturers have always used performance vehicles as a way of casting a glow on their brand. Even Henry Ford himself raced to prove that his cars could perform. Today, sports cars continue to inspire designers and engineers to push the boundaries of performance. A sports car is engineered to be fun to drive fast. Roadsters, coupes, sedans and even crossover vehicles deserve consideration. We know a sports car when we drive one—it’s the one that puts a big grin across our mugs, and begs to be driven more. And although some of the cars on our list are pricey, we believe that each of these sports cars are full of value for the money – relative to the price range you’re currently shopping.
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Manufacturers have always used performance vehicles as a way of casting a glow on their brand. Even Henry Ford himself raced to prove that his cars could perform. Today, sports cars continue to inspire designers and engineers to push the boundaries of performance. A sports car is engineered to be fun to drive fast. Roadsters, coupes, sedans and even crossover vehicles deserve consideration. We know a sports car when we drive one—it’s the one that puts a big grin across our mugs, and begs to be driven more. And although some of the cars on our list are pricey, we believe that each of these sports cars are full of value for the money – relative to the price range you’re currently shopping.
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More on Sports Cars Sports cars that don’t cost as much as a house tend to come in two primary categories. Small, lightweight sports cars with four-cylinder engines are designed to deliver excellent handling and agility rather than outright speed and power. Muscle cars, on the other hand, are heavier and have more powerful engines. No matter which type of sports car you’re shopping for, you shouldn’t have trouble finding one that delivers thrills without breaking the bank. Back to top
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More on Luxury Sports Cars To some consumers, luxury sports cars may be the pinnacle of the automotive kingdom. They are powerful, fast, handsome, and in most cases, quite luxurious. They come with either a fixed hardtop, a convertible top, or a one-piece removable roof panel, often referred to as a targa. Whether you dream of cruising the boulevard in a convertible with the top down or driving at high speeds around a racetrack, there is likely a luxury sports car that can fulfill your fantasy. In most cases, a car’s scores are based on its power and speed, the quality of its cabin materials, its ride comfort, its handling abilities, and even the sound of its engine. The best smaller convertibles tend to be sporty cars that feel decently strong, ride comfortably, and are generally fun to drive. On the other end are the muscle cars that tend to earn good reviews for power, acceleration, and handling, offering powertrains ranging from twin-turbocharged V6s to V10s. Back to top
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Sports cars and value don’t usually go together, but the Toyota 86 is an exception to that rule, and an exceptionally fun one at that. Formerly known as the Scion FR-S, this 2-door coupe brings an injection of excitement to the parent Toyota brand after it wound down its Scion unit. While this compact sports car has a new name, its objective remains: Provide a sports-car experience at a price within reach of ordinary buyers. Developed with Subaru (the 86 is a twin to the BRZ), this Toyota packs a 2.0-liter flat-4 engine that drives the rear wheels. In an age when even cars that call themselves sporty are front-wheel drive, the 86’s rear-wheel-drive configuration alone gives it an edge, but it’s hardly the only trait that appeals to driving enthusiasts. The 2017 Toyota 86’s light weight, low center of gravity and performance suspension make it an excellent corner carver. Then there’s the transmission. While a 6-speed automatic is optional and pleasing enough, the 6-speed manual is the one to get for the most driver engagement. As we found in our full review, the 86 is “a quick, lightweight and genuinely fun sports car that should make any driving enthusiast happy. It has a tossability that’s rare in today’s cars, and although it’s not very fast, the taut suspension lets you carry speed into a corner unlike nearly anything at its price point.” With its 2+2 seating, standard 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, fuel economy of up to 32 mpg and starting price of just over $27,000, the 2017 Toyota 86 proves performance and value can go hand in hand.
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A sports car is engineered to be fun to drive fast. Roadsters, coupes, sedans and even crossover vehicles deserve consideration. We know a sports car when we drive one—it’s the one that puts a big grin across our mugs, and begs to be driven more. And although some of the cars on our list are pricey, we believe that each of these sports cars are full of value for the money – relative to the price range you’re currently shopping.
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Sports cars are engaging to drive, turning commutes into thrill rides. These models have strong, powerful engines and can be bought in a variety of price ranges. See which sports cars best fit your needs and budget.
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View the top luxury sports cars to find the right car for you. Luxury sports cars are powerful, fast, and come with upscale interiors. Whether you care about speed, the quality of cabin materials, or handling abilities, our rankings and reviews will help you find what you need.
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View the top luxury sports cars to find the right car for you. Luxury sports cars are powerful, fast, and come with upscale interiors. Whether you care about speed, the quality of cabin materials, or handling abilities, our rankings and reviews will help you find what you need.Read more
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‘Murika I wouldn’t consider FWD cars as “sports cars.” AWD is a push in and of itself. I would see a traditional sports car as a RWD with 2 doors passenger doors. Sport and sporty are two different things. r l Lmao this guy is so Canadian is painful to listen! Aboooot!
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Why Edmunds Recommends the 2016 Tesla Model S: Who would ever think that an electric car could end up on a list of the best, “A”-rated performance cars? Well, there’s a whole lot more to the Tesla Model S’s appeal than rollin’ gas-free. Even the basic Model S 60 can hit 60 mph in a quick 5.9 seconds, but from there things only get better, culminating in the 691-hp, all-wheel-drive P85D model that goes from zero to 60 in 3.5 seconds. In other words, it can keep up with exotic sports cars in a straight line, with surprisingly sharp handling for such a big, heavy car.
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Of course, not all of us are lawyers or doctors, and so price is as much a part of the decision-making process as power and performance. Luckily there are plenty of fun and affordable options out there ranging from hot hatchbacks to cool coupes for those in the market for a new sports car. So without further ado, here’s a list, in no particular order, of some of the best sports cars you can buy for less than $30,000*.
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To some consumers, luxury sports cars may be the pinnacle of the automotive kingdom. They are powerful, fast, handsome, and in most cases, quite luxurious. They come with either a fixed hardtop, a convertible top, or a one-piece removable roof panel, often referred to as a targa. Whether you dream of cruising the boulevard in a convertible with the top down or driving at high speeds around a racetrack, there is likely a luxury sports car that can fulfill your fantasy.
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It looks to me like you’re describing a sports coupe, not necessarily a sports car. Sure, those prerequisites once existed, but the definition has changed so much as cars have evolved.
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While this compact sports car has a new name, its objective remains: Provide a sports-car experience at a price within reach of ordinary buyers. Developed with Subaru (the 86 is a twin to the BRZ), this Toyota packs a 2.0-liter flat-4 engine that drives the rear wheels. In an age when even cars that call themselves sporty are front-wheel drive, the 86’s rear-wheel-drive configuration alone gives it an edge, but it’s hardly the only trait that appeals to driving enthusiasts.