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This Week in Motoring: August 24, 2015

Buick is moving production to China, an Alfa Giulia hits the ‘Ring, Christian Bale is set to play Enzo Ferrari and more.

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Buick is moving production to China, an Alfa Giulia hits the ‘Ring, Christian Bale may play Enzo Ferrari and more.

On the Radar


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Last-Lap Tire Explosion Destroys Vettel’s Race

After Hamilton disappeared off into distance the at the beginning of the race, the top step of the podium was all but set; the rest of the field was a crapshoot. Rosberg had to scrap a little for second and Vettel looked like he had third place all sewn up until his right rear tire exploded coming out of Radillion onto the back straight, on the last lap, landing him in 12th and out of the points.

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Christian Bale Puts His Temper to Good Use

Christian Bale is set to star in the long-awaited Enzo Ferrari biopic, with Michael Mann said to be directing. Mann’s raw style should be a perfect fit to tell the story of Ferrari’s meteoric rise in the racing world. Bale seems to be perfectly cast as well, seeing as how Mr. Ferrari was famous for more than a few temper tantrums himself.

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Put a ‘Ring on It

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The 4C did a fantastic job of grabbing attention for Alfa Romeo in the States. And now the more practical four-door Giulia looks to be the next foothold. A new video of the sedan testing at the ‘Ring should be a good sign of Italian things to come.

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Made in China

As early as 2016, Buick will be building all but two Buick models in China and importing them to the US. Buick offers a range of models in China not available in the States, and the brand is a big seller over there, so the production relocation makes complete sense, financially.

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Hitting the Apex Trailer

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Racing in MotoGP isn’t for the faint of heart. Mark Neale’s documentary, following six of today’s quickest and most skilled riders, portrays what it takes to get to the top and the struggle to stay there.

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Lambo Wants to Join the Fight

LaFerrari, McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 have all become household names, not to mention the the pinnacle of road-going automotive engineering. Now Lamborghini is looking to get into the fight. Details on their supposed hypercar are scarce, but with Porsche as a stepbrother, some borrowed tech wouldn’t be surprising.

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Reviews and Buying Guides


Advice from the Crew


Don’t Forget About the Lexus GS 350 F Sport

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The GS 350 F-Sport takes the milquetoast mid-size sedan market and gives it some guts. Read the Review


Noteworthy Reads


Motoring Stories from Around the Web


Truck Yeah‘s Andrew P. Collins played with Tonka toy trucks his entire childhood (and maybe part of his adulthood). So an opportunity to get behind the wheel of the life-sized mega trucks was a no-brainer.

With today’s performance cars faster than ever and open track days more popular than ever, the number of accidents at track days have, unsurprisingly, risen. A possible solution? Speed limits on tracks. Jack Baruth at Road & Track makes a good argument in their favor.

The BMW M Coupe could be considered an ugly duckling. When it first came out, it was a flop — but over the years, enthusiasts have come to appreciate its fantastic performance and its lovable “clown shoe” silhouette.


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