No Watermarks: Mercedes Scoops Its Own Shots of New AMG SLC that will Fight the Porsche 911

Before we tell you about these shots of the new Mercedes-Benz SLC AMG, allow us to start on a different note (feel free to jump to the fourth paragraph if you don't want to read our rant). We often see automakers having special and sometimes even questionable relationships with certain media by providing them with early information and material.

This brings us to these photos of a camouflaged Mercedes-Benz SLC AMG that were posted on certain magazine websites, some of which, like the UK's Autocar and Car, placed their watermarks on, evidently to make us believe they are spy shots, when in fact, they were handed over to them by none other than Mercedes itself…

Well, when there's a will, there's a way, right? Our spy photo associates at CarPix may have not scooped the SLC AMG, but they were able to get their hands on the unofficially-official pictures in all their high-resolution glory and pass them on to us so we can share them without any watermarks below - if you're in the same line of work or hobby as us, use them as you please…

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Hear the VTEC Scream in a POV Test of a Honda S2000

The Honda S2000 is one of the cars I like most, even though I haven't had the chance to drive one myself - yet. I do know enough about the brand, and have driven other Hondas before, to understand what this car is all about, and even after production ceased in 2009, it didn’t stop being the coolest two-seater one could realistically hope to own and run with not a huge amount of cash on hand. Read more »

NHTSA asks America how they feel about in-car alcohol detection

NHTSA asks America how they feel about in-car alcohol detection

Yesterday, The National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) published a noticed titled,” National Survey of Driver Attitudes and Opinions of Advanced In-vehicle Alcohol Detection Systems.” The notice is to inform the public that NHTSA intends to survey 1,000 people across America who have a valid driver’s license on how they feel about in-vehicle alcohol detection technology. The survey will be limited to people over the age of 21.



Renault Details 2014 F1 1.6-Liter V6 Turbo Unit: 760 HP, 35 Percent More Fuel-Efficient

Starting with the 2014 season, Formula 1 regulations shift drastically, and the most significant change is the switch from 2.4-liter normally aspirated V8 engines to 1.6-liter direct-injected turbocharged V6 units.

Renault is the first F1 engine manufacturer to present the new power unit, officially named Energy F1-2014 to reflect synergies with the fuel-efficient Energy engine used in its road cars. The 1.6-liter V6 engine is fitted with energy recovery systems that increase efficiency by harvesting energy dissipated as heat in the exhaust or brakes.

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