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Honda’s Mean Mower, averaging 116.57mph (187.60km/h,) officially broke the Guinness World title for the top speed lawnmower. The success was approved by a Guinness World Records Adjudicator at the IDIADA Proving Ground on Saturday 8th March 2014. A 100 meter speed trap was used to measure the speed and was overseen by the Timing Solutions Limited, the official timers. The mower was required to record, in both directions, the same run within an hour to have the success. Additionally it had to look like a lawnmower and cut grass and it successfully did both. Honda made every effort to retain the look of the original mower. To reduce weight, the cutter deck was custom-made in fiber-glass, while, the grass bag offers a happy home for a high capacity oil cooler, the fuel tank and a secondary water cooling radiator.

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Car owners around the world usually look out for better family cars like Honda Odyssey that have the reputation of being among the top cars for family car owners. Honda has made an announcement that the new 2014 Honda Odyssey has once again won the Best Minivan for Families award by US News and World Report. This will be the fourth consecutive year for Honda Odyssey to win this award in the annual Best Cars for Families category. While stating more information about this minivan US News and World Report said that they take into consideration various reviews and also evaluate safety and reliability ratings, check seating and cargo volume and focus on family friendly features.

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Having received complaints regarding brakes of Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango Sport Utility Vehicles (SUV), the Chrysler Group LLC. has decided to recall more than 25 thousand coupes from showrooms and intends to fix the problems.

A huge number of customers had raised concerns about the pedal feel during aggressive braking, while there have also been some objections relating to the additional restriction of the brake fluid flow. However, the company’s spokesperson has made it clear that no accidents have been reported till date due to these issues.

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On February 2nd, 2013 eight historic vehicles fell into the sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum that were felled 30 feet down when the sinkhole as opened suddenly. The first of eight historic cars, Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is recovered on Monday 3rd March which was in a good condition and was driven about 20 feet to the doorway of the museum. After making initial inspection of the car it was discovered that the car sustained minimal damage despite the depth of 30 feet which is really surprising. Manufacturing Integration manager for Corvette, John Spencer said, “The ‘Blue Devil’ is in remarkable shape. Cosmetically, the carbon fiber running boards are shattered, there’s some minor paint damage, and a small crack in the windshield. Mechanically, the worst damage is a split in the oil-supply line for the 6.2L LS9 V-8. If you fixed that, you could drive the ZR-1 back to Detroit.”

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The Rolls Royce Motor Company has introduced the Ghost Series II during the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, which will continue till March 16, 2014. The vehicle possesses the most amazing technology that complements the slight changes to the design, forming a brilliant combination of modern luxury and traditional feel of Rolls Royce, which has been a favorite for the businessmen and entrepreneurs over the previous decades.

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Bentley announced to update the luxury specifications and features to its Continental family and Flying Spur family. Additional to the launch of the new high speed model at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, Bentley brings some really unique enhancements to the entire Continental family. As part of the enhancement, Bentley will add some class leading technologies and comfort features to the cabin of the car such as massaging and ventilated seats, the Naim for Bentley Premium audio system, a valet key, twin front armrests and a rearview camera. The Continental GT speed will get 6.0 liter twin turbo W-12 engine with an upgraded output of 625 horsepower from 616 horsepower. This will increase the top speed of the car from 203 mph to 206 mph. to bring a little dramatic look in the car by offering 21” Speed Wheel design, tail lamps and head lamps.

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The 2014 Geneva Auto Show is ahead and almost all the automakers are preparing their selves to make a hot entry to the new competition of the vehicles. Aston Martin will attend the show with two special edition vehicles: V8 Vintage and DB9. We all know that vintage was one of the classic and iconic vehicles from Aston Martin and so the company decided to cash the unmatched legacy of this model in the form of a special edition N430. That car will now be more powerful than that vintage and its V8 generates 436 PS with a top speed of 305 kmph. Aston Martin’s director of Product Development, Ian Minards said “N430 is all about bringing track-honed excitement to the road in an accessible, emotionally engaging, and authentic ‘analogue’ way. The dynamic exhilaration of Vantage is the perfect complement to the eye-catching looks of the N430.”

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The production of the new MINI hatch was started at the MINI plant in Oxford in November 2013 will now be built in Netherlands from summer 2014. The BMW group has confirmed this news on 17th February 2014 that the contract has been signed in VDL Nedcar in Born, Netherlands by Mr. Harald Kruger, BMW AG’s Board Member Production and Dr. Klaus Draeger, BMW AG’s Board Member Purchasing.

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Hyundai Santa Fe has been crowned the 2014 MotorWeek Driver’s Choice Award at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show, for delivering “Best Large Utility”. Hyundai Santa Fe’s superb utility features, impressive design and comfortable interiors paved its path towards the award.

MotorWeek, the oldest television automotive series, has been presenting the award on yearly basis since 1983. They assess vehicles to judge the best new arrivals on the basis of consumer concerns including price, fuel efficiency, comfort and performance. MotorWeek has done the same this year, making it easier for you to choose the best large utility vehicle without any doubts.