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Can a Nissan Leaf be Exciting?…

Nissan’s all electric city car the Leaf packs an incredible amount of technology into a tiny car, but does that technology add up to exciting?

Nissan certainly hopes it does and to get their point across they have put together a little video ‘Silent Ride’. With 4 Nissan Leaf’s silently racing through narrow city streets the video does capture some of the excitement of driving like a maniac, but we aren’t sure it’s enough.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is Nissan’s attempt to add some zest to everyone’s perception of all electric vehicles. Sit back, relax and let the race begin.

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The First Juke-R rolls off the production line. The Hottest Hot Hatch in History…

According to website MotorTrend the first Juke-R has left the production line and is ready for delivery. For a short while this first in line shopper will be the member of a very exclusive club, driver of the only road ready Juke-R, anywhere.

With a number of modifications since its initial build the Juke-R is now even faster and more extreme than the original concept car. This is a real concept car come to life, after the initial demonstrations in Dubai there was enough interest to convince Nissan to allow limited production. Now the Juke-R is built to order for serious buyers. The unknown buyer of the first car has paid the breath-taking sum of $650,000 for the privilege.

The Nissan pocket rocket inherits some interesting heritage. The engine, gearbox and transmission donated generously from the Nissan 2012 GTR, somehow this is squeezed into a body based on the Nissan Juke (Micra). The resulting Juke-R is simply an incredible engineering feat.

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FIAT 500 Abarth Venom, The 2013 Insane Edition…

Small streets, tight corners, squeezing through unforgiving gaps, inner city living has necessitated a class of car that matches the hustle and bustle of life in the city. The city cars are this class of car. Compact, cheap and reliable, these are the words that quickly became the catch cry of the city car owners.

The Abarth treatment of the FIAT 500 creates one insane city car, a pocket rocket. FIAT still wanted more though it seems. They needed something special to celebrate the release of the new FIAT 500 Abarth, so they created the Venom. This is what happens when you put a car through Abarth’s tuning factory line twice, no longer is turning the dial to 11 enough, somehow FIAT have found the 12 on a dial that only goes to 10.

FIAT has this week garnered much attention for the release of the 2013 FIAT 500 and its bad boy half brother, the Abarth. Catrrinel Menghia had cameras a flashing and reporters dashing, for interviews. Turning seemingly profession journalists into fumbling adolescents once again.

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