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Car: How VW's XL1 will make your next Golf lighter, faster and more frugal - The Volkswagen XL1 is a unique type of supercar; a vehicle that gets 261 MPG on the European cycle thanks to many engineering feats done on the vehicle. Chief XL1 engineer Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg talks with Car about how elements of the XL1 could appear in future Volkswagen models.
Hooniverse: R.A-S.H: The Ford Puma and Racing Puma - Chris Haining goes through the magnificent brochure of the Ford Puma.
Autoweek: Amelia Island by Benz: A spin in the 1910 Benz 21/80 Prinz Heinrich car - What is like to ride in a Benz before it became a part of Mercedes-Benz? Graham Kozak goes for a ride in the 1910 Benz 21/80 Prinz Heinrich.
The Truth About Cars: Urban SUVs: Giving The People What The People Want - Marcelo de Vasconcellos explains why people go gaga over small crossovers.
Hemmings Blog: Roy Brown, designer of the Edsel, dies - Daniel Strohl looks back at the life of designer Roy Brown and talks about how he recovered from the mess that was the Edsel.