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  • Google Maps with traffic data for Munich and Madrid

    For many of us, the thought of motoring through the backroads and byways of Europe sounds like a dream vacation, but such trips come with their share of challenges -- namely, unfamiliar roads, signs in foreign languages, and, like anywhere, rush hour traffic. (Hey, someone's gotta keep punching the clock.) Now, Google has come to the rescue. It's no secret that Google Street View has been heavily criticized by privacy advocates, but its big sister, Google Maps has been widely lauded by travelers. Available on a range of smartphone operating systems -- not to mention most browsers on laptops...

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    Hope Racing Bringing Flywheel-Based Hybrid To 24 Hours Of Le Mans

    One of the most exciting races of the year will be taking place this weekend, the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans at the Circuit de la Sarthe near the French town of Le Mans. While the race is typically dominated by the high-tech and super expensive prototype race cars of major automakers like Audi and...

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    Switzerland Serves Google Street View Its Biggest Smackdown To Date

    Here in America, we think Google Street View is great -- all unicorns and double-rainbows -- but elsewhere in the world, folks have been significantly less enthralled. Germany ordered Google to let citizens opt-out of having their homes included on the service. England and Canada found Google...

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    100 Lamborghinis Gather At St. Moritz, Switzerland

    What a sight it must have been for onlookers at St. Moritz, Switzerland over the weekend as a cavalcade of Lamborghinis, 100 strong, rolled through the city. Owners from across the world joined ‘Lamborghini St. Moritz 2010’, supported by Lamborghini dealerships and clubs, to celebrate the House...

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    Swiss Speeder Gets Record $290,000 Fine

    If you thought the couple of hundred dollars you had to pay on your last speeding fine was disheartening enough, take pity on this Swiss man who had to pay around $290,000--a new record. The fine was handed to the millionaire speeder who was caught by Swiss police racing through a village in his...

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    Sportec boosts the Porsche 911 Turbo to massive 858hp

    Switzerland's Sportec released the first details about its latest extreme performance kit for the venerable Porsche 911 Turbo just ahead of this year's Geneva Motor Show, but full details and photos are finally available, confirming our info on its range of power mods, aerodynamic enhancements...

  • Wiesmann MF4 Roadster

    Niche German automaker Wiesmann is best known for its classically designed sports cars that tend to cost an arm and a leg, but now the company is expanding into the holiday and travel business. Wiesmann has revealed that it will be offering its well-to-do clientele further avenues to spend their cash - namely, Wiesmann focused driving holiday experiences. Wiesmann is working with a number of hotels and resorts throughout Germany, Austria and Switzerland in order to give customers interesting holiday packages - and while it's likely Wiesmann customers will make up the majority of these holiday...

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    Protoscar Lampo is Swiss for electric sports car

    It seems these days that a new electric sports car concept is announced almost every month but it's not often that we get to see the actual concept in the metal, so to speak, or in the case of the new Lampo, in the carbon-fiber composite. The Lampo electric roadster is the latest creation of Swiss...

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    Renault-Nissan announce EV project for Switzerland

    Swiss electric utility company Energie Ouest Suisse (EOS) and Renault-Nissan today announced they are working together to develop solutions for zero-emission mobility in Switzerland through the promotion of electric vehicles and the establishment of a battery-charging network. Under a Memorandum of...

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