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KM Weekly Wallpaper: Audi R8 Country Drive

posted by on 11 April 2014 in News Weekly Wallpaper

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There are good days, and then there are good days. It’s a good day when it’s the early fall and the weather has that perfect crisp feel to it. The leaves haven’t started turning yet, but the first hints of the end of summer are showing, and your favorite back roads are just begging you to […] More…

The Invisible Land Rover?

posted by on 10 April 2014 in Automotive News News

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When we hear someone say “invisible car,” our thoughts immediately turn to the over the top silliness of the last few James Bond films, including the famous “invisible Aston Martin” from Die Another Day. Sure, it’s helpful when you’re trying to sneak into the enemy lair in the middle of a giant glacier – hey, otherwise […] More…

KM Weekly Wallpaper: Cloverleaf Edition

posted by on 4 April 2014 in News Weekly Wallpaper

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Among car people,  there are those of us who love little “insider secrets.” We love knowing the stories behind the famous logos. “We” know, for example,  that BMW’s famous roundel is patterned after the colors on the Bavarian flag no matter how many times popular myth says it’s a depiction of an airplane propeller. We […] More…

The Greatest Race – A Children’s Book About the 1955 Mille Miglia

posted by on 2 April 2014 in News

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Several of us on the Kilometer staff are parents, so unsurprisingly one of our very favorite things to do is to share our passion for European automobiles with our children. There are lots of ways to do that, of course – from taking them for morning drives to the local Cars & Coffee on a weekend […] More…

KM Weekly Wallpaper: Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing

posted by on 27 March 2014 in News Weekly Wallpaper

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Waaaaaaaaaay back when Kilometer was getting off the ground in 2009, several of our staffers had the luck of being able to spend some time with one of the true classics of the motoring world, the Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing. Their story on the car is right here, and I’m not going to recap the whole […] More…

KM Weekly Wallpaper: Audi quattro Concept

posted by on 20 March 2014 in Weekly Wallpaper

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It hardly seems possible, but Audi sprung the first version of the car that eventually became the “possibly ready for production” Sport Quattro Concept from last fall’s Frankfurt Auto Show on us nearly four years ago. In that time, it’s gone from “concept” to “we could build a limited edition for a bajillion dollars” to […] More…

Video of the All New Lamborghini Huracán

posted by on 4 March 2014 in Automotive News News

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Earlier this morning at the International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland Lamborghini unveiled the all new Huracán, the successor to the extremely successful Gallardo.  The Gallardo is leaving an extremely large set of shoes to fill – over it’s 10 year lifespan there were more than 14,000 produced which accounts for over half of all Lamborghinis, […] More…

Watch Lamborghini Unveil the new Huracán

posted by on 27 February 2014 in Automotive News News

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If you’ve got a spare few minutes on March 4th, Lamborghini will be live streaming the reveal of the new Huracán from the Geneva International Motor Show, at Huracan.lamborghini.com. The Huracán is the replacement for the much loved Gallardo, and it sounds like it’s shaping up to be a monster – there’s a new 610HP V10 under […] More…

Jaguar to Introduce XFR-S Sportbrake at Geneva

posted by on 26 February 2014 in Automotive News News

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We here at Kilometer are big fans of fast wagons. They’re just one of those things that you either get or you don’t, and we get them. The allure of owning a car that’s such a total q-ship that can be driven to a grocery store or soccer game one minute (and not have most […] More…

Jaguar XJ Driven to the coldest town in the world

posted by on 12 January 2014 in Automotive News News

You think it’s been cold lately where you live? Last month, the fine folks at Jaguar decided to take an all wheel drive XJ up the Dempster highway through the Yukon and Northwest Territories in Canada, all the way to Dawson City, which on that day was an incredible -56F, making it the coldest town […] More…