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Four-time Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel this week became the first F1 driver to lap the newly completed Sochi Autodrom in Krasnodar Krai, Russia, ahead of this year’s inaugural Russian Grand Prix.

The Infiniti Red Bull Racing driver and Infiniti Director of Performance travelled straight to Sochi from Spa Francorchamps after finishing fifth in the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday. After a tour of the venue’s facilities, he completed a number of high speed laps of the full Grand Prix circuit in an Infiniti Q50 Hybrid. Vettel was joined by former Formula One driver David Coulthard, driving the circuit with VIP guests and media.

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Lexus is reshaping SUV design with styling for its new NX that looks more like a sports car than a slab-sided 4x4. The model that marks the company’s entry into the mid-size luxury SUV market makes a big visual statement with muscular curves and agile angles, representing the latest development of Lexus’s L-finesse contemporary design language.

The high-impact exterior presents a low, sloping roofline, a cab-forward silhouette, powerfully flared wheel arches and defining bodywork lines that flow directly from the signature Lexus spindle grille. The NX has the most distinctive “face” in the current Lexus line-up, its prominent spindle grille flanked by new LED headlamps and daytime running lights.

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In a bid to keep their lush MPV relevant, Tan Chong Motors has given it another nip tuck barely two years since the last model was tweaked. Allaying to customer feedback, this new Elgrand has gone beyond the external redesign with a focus on a luxurious interior.

 

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The most striking visual change comes from the front where the new Elgrand gets an imposing chrome grille with enlarged air intakes. Part of the 2014 upgrade is the new LED Active Adaptive Lighting System. These head lights swivel around when as you turn the steering wheel.

Compared to the older bi-xenon units, the LEDs cast a whiter beam as well as being able to light up immediately without any ‘warm-up’ time to achieve its full illumination. At the same time i...

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A Golf travelling at over 100 km/h crashed and killed its occupants on Labour Day. After months of investigations, it has been concluded that the cause of the fatal impact was attributed to the high concentration of alcohol in the driver’s blood; it is estimated that he has more than twice the legal limit of ethanol in his blood.

The drink driving, coupled with the late swerve across the ECP to access a slip road, saw the golf mount a kerb, launch into the air, crashing through the guard railing, flipping over, before it hit a tree and landed back on its wheels. Both front occupants were pronounced dead 40 minutes after the impact.

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When the first classic Mini went on the market on August 18th 1959, no one at the time were likely yo have imagined that the concept of a revolutionary small car would turn into one of the automotive industry's most impressive success stories over a period of 55 years.

 Five and a half decades ago, two models were presented to the public which differed solely in their radiator grille, hub caps and paint finishes:  the Morris Mini Minor and the Austin Seven. Designer Alec Issigonis' concept was both simple and ingenious: lots of interior space combined with minimum exterior dimensions, four seats, perfect driving properties, low fuel consumption and a reasonable price. These brilliant ideas had an impact that was to extend into the 21st century.

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Nico Roseberg took second place in the Belgium Grand Prix.  He impressively finished second place in spite of a dramatic race.

Rosberg’s second place finish has extended his points lead to 29 points over Hamilton. Rosberg now has 220 points to Hamilton’s 191 who was forced to retire due to collision in this season. Mercedes now secured 411 points in the constructors' championship and with a total of 19 top three finishes to date.

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 The Infiniti high-performance prototype super-sedan – the Q50 Eau Rouge – has finally come face to face with Eau Rouge, the signature high-speed corner of the famed Spa-Francorchamps race circuit in Belgium, and a fitting name inspiration for the powerful sedan.

Sebastian Vettel, Infiniti’s Director of Performance and four-time Formula One World Drivers’ Champion for Infiniti Red Bull Racing, had the honor of putting the car through its paces as part of a social media powered race against US professional race driver Parker Kligerman and Nine-Ball World Champion snooker player Pan Xiaoting of China.

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A motorist will have to pay her insurer $54,000 after failing to report a $200 fine for running over a pedestrian. According to the motorist, Ms Joanne Ho, she failed to report the fine for she assumed that she did not have to inform her insurer about it.

The court has made it clear that motorists may end up paying for any damages to the victim should they fail to alert their insurers of fines. She now has to pay both compensation to the pedestrian and legal costs to her insurer for her lapse in reporting the incident meant that her insurer could not have figured out if an early settlement would reduce the amount she has to fork out.

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