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Surprise! The Most Expensive States for Car Ownership

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A new study from Bankrate ranks U.S. states based on how expensive it is to own a car in each location. Repairs, insurance and gasoline were the cost factors, and the results produced a few surprises. The four most expensive states in which to own a vehicle are Wyoming (number one on the list), followed [...]

The Fastest Hybrids in the World

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Guest Blogger: Daniel Solomou For: Toyota There is no denying that advancements made in hybrid technology, since it first appeared, are impressive. The reductions in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions when compared with standard-issue combustion engines are both significant and promising, and pave the way to a greener and more sustainable future for our roads. [...]

Ferrari 250 GTO is World’s Priciest

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A classic 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO set a record late Thursday, Aug. 14, when it left the auction block for a total price of $38 million. The deal took place during Monterey Car Week in Carmel, Calif. The car is something of a legend, and a super-rarity, even among the rarefied world of ultra-expensive collector [...]

Most Expensive State for Car Ownership is…

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Financial website Bankrate.com has compiled a list of the most and least expensive states for drivers, based upon the cost of automobile ownership. Gasoline, taxes, insurance, repairs, and fees make up the overall expense category, with the state of Georgia topping the list as the nation’s priciest place to drive. California, Wyoming, Rhode Island and [...]

More Ferrari Hybrids in the Works

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In an effort to gain customers who care about the environment, Ferrari SpA has announced that it will develop and sell additional hybrid car models, now that the LaFerrari supercar has been such a success. It has long been known that the company’s chairman, Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, is a huge fan of hybrid vehicles [...]

Hybrid Cars Gain in Market Share, Popularity

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Surpassing early expectations, hybrid vehicles have nearly reached a 300,000-unit sales threshold for 2013. Unlike pure electric vehicles, the Tesla Model S and Nissan’s lower-priced Leaf to name but two, hybrid-drive autos have now become part of the mainstream transportation culture in the U.S. In fact, giants of the industry currently offer more than 40 [...]

Two Hybrids Among World’s 14 Priciest Cars

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Two famous hybrid cars are among the world’s 14 priciest rides. Tipping the monetary scales at a hefty $1.3 million and $1.1 million, respectively, Ferrari’s LaFerrari and the McLaren P1 are the only hybrid-drive vehicles gracing the current list of mega-expensive models. Enzo’s follow-up delivers 664 foot-pounds of torque and 950 hp when fully engaged. [...]

Ferrari Hybrid Shocks Geneva

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Ferrari made history this week at the Geneva Motor Show by unveiling its hybrid car, the LaFerrari. The company’s chairman, Luca Montezemolo, noted that the design is a sign of things to come for the elite automaker, commenting, “It is an advanced laboratory for the Ferraris of tomorrow.” In an attempt to “avoid speculators,” as [...]

Ferrari Hybrid Racer in the Works

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The one-of-a-kind Ferrari P 4/5 Competizione could get a hybrid-drive system by 2014 and compete against other hybrid super-cars, like the Audi R18 e-tron Quattro and Toyota’s TS030. The P 4/5 already holds the record as the swiftest Ferrari to run at Nurburgring. In an attempt to satisfy Le Mans Prototype-1 criteria for an ‘alternative [...]

Ferrari Hybrid on the Way

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One of the most famous automakers on earth will be introducing a hybrid drive-train in 2013. Living up to the long tradition of power under the hood of every Ferrari, this green car will feature two electric motors, each with 120 horsepower, and a 7.3-liter V12, 800-horsepower monster of a combustion engine for a total [...]

Ferrari Goes Green

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Ferrari’s new HY-KERS hybrid is based on the 599 GTB Fioriano. The vehicle features a V-12 engine linked to an electric motor that provides an additional 100hp. The hybrid system works similar to that of a Toyota Prius – whenever the car brakes, regenerative braking sends energy to a prismatic-cell battery pack, and the engine [...]

Ferrari 308 GTS 1977 – What They Won’t Tell You:

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Everything you need to know about the Ferrari 308 GTS 1977 Parts, MPG, Engine Size, Top Speed, Width, Height, Torque, Transmission and more. Ferrari 308 GTS 1977 – What They Won’t Tell You. Make: Ferrari Model: 308 GTS Year: 1977 Type of Car: Engine Type: Middle Engine Size: 2927 ccm (177,72 cubic inches) Car Engine [...]

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