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The week's top news stories: March 18
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17th Mar 2018
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The week's top news stories: March 18

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Scott Collie
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17th Mar 2018
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The week's top news stories: March 18

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Scott Collie
Honda makes its 'Mean Mower' a bit meaner
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16th Mar 2018
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Honda makes its 'Mean Mower' a bit meaner

Honda is on a performance charge with cars like the NSX and Civic Type R at the moment, but road cars and motorbikes aren't the only high-powered vehicles in its line-up. Meet the Mean Mower 2, successor to the first Mean Mower. Capable of over 134mph (216km/h), the Mean Mower 2 is powered by the same 1.0-litre engine as the CBR1000R superbike. That means it has 190hp (142kW) of power at 13,000rpm, good for a sub-3.0 second sprint to 100km/h.
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Scott Collie
Renault mystery SUV spied in Kadjar clothing
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16th Mar 2018
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Renault mystery SUV spied in Kadjar clothing

An unknown prototype disguised as a Renault Kadjar has been spied during cold-weather testing in Europe this week, raising questions as to what the French brand has in the works. While the body is from the Kadjar – which shares its underpinnings with the Nissan Qashqai – this particular vehicle seems to have a bespoke setup beneath the skin.
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James Wong
How a blow-off valve works: we take a look inside one
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16th Mar 2018
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How a blow-off valve works: we take a look inside one

We’ve all heard the distinctive sound of a blow-off valve, but what exactly does it do, how does it work, and how do you know which type to buy for your car? In this video we explore the basic principles of the induction system on a turbocharged or supercharged vehicle, how a Blow-Off-Valve works, and the pros and cons of fitting on to your car. The different types of valve including Bypass, Dual Port and Atmospheric are also discussed.
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Mark Trueno
Lamborghini: Urus will double global sales by Q4 2019
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15th Mar 2018
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Lamborghini: Urus will double global sales by Q4 2019

The Lamborghini Urus is a straight-up game changer. Not only is it the first-ever super sport utility vehicle, it also enters the market as the fastest SUV with an internal-combustion engine. Under its arrow-head-edged bonnet lies a mighty 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 (each of the turbos are also twin-scroll units) making 485kW of power and 850Nm of torque, sent to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission.
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Anthony Crawford
Audi R8: No replacement planned - report
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15th Mar 2018
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Audi R8: No replacement planned - report

There's no denying the Audi R8 is a fantastic supercar, but it may not be getting a replacement in the long term, according to a new report out of the US. Speaking with Car and Driver at the 2018 Geneva motor show, Audi's R&D boss, Peter Mertens, said there are no current plans for a new-generation model. "I would say so," he said, when asked if there was no successor for the V10-engined supercar in the pipeline, though he added: "Never say never – performance cars are good for Audi".
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James Wong
2019 Kia K900 interior sketched
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15th Mar 2018
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2019 Kia K900 interior sketched

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James Wong
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15th Mar 2018
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2019 Kia K900 interior sketched

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James Wong