Mustang Sounds, Tony Stewart, and a European Civic

Your auto news roundup for the week of 09/19 - 09/26.

Well, it looks like we've got ourselves another poseur. Thanks to some handy fuse-pulling from the folks over at Road & Track, one of their editors discovered that when the stereo dies, so does the four-cylinder 2015 Mustang's engine soundtrack. After some prodding, Ford admitted that the EcoBoost-powered Mustang does utilize an "enhanced" engine note, which it calls Active Noise Control.

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The World's First 3D Printed Car

Built in just 44 hours, with 40-some parts, and, it's electric!

Layer by layer, inch by inch, the world's first 3D printed car appeared on the McCormick Place's showroom floor as eager attendees at the International Manufacturing Technology Show watched in awe. Printed in just 44 hours, the vehicle is paving the way in automotive technology, having been successfully fabricated from a computer design to a physical object.

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Hellcat Sales, Subaru Sales, and Dodge Troubles

Your auto news roundup for the week of 09/05 - 09/12.

If you're looking to pick up the small-batch, 707-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, good luck finding a dealer. Chrysler has instituted a series of requirements before any dealership can procure and sell Hellcats, and most of the metrics are related to sales performance of other Dodge-brand vehicles. Once the initial round of Hellcat sales is over, Chrysler will look at Hellcat dealers and adjust allocations based on how long the Hellcats sat on the lot before being sold.

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News Roundup: Numbers from GM and Two New Toyotas

Your auto news roundup for the week of 09/12 - 09/19.

GM has set up a compensation fund for families of victims who died as a result of GM's ignition switches, and they're currently in the process of vetting each settlement claim. Numbers are finally starting to come out of the woodwork; in the process of going through these claims, 19 deaths and 12 injuries have been slated for compensation thus far.

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What's Good About the U2 Urban Utility Concept

It's absurd, innovative, and maybe the wave of the future.

If the Toyota's Urban Utility concept vehicle (scheduled to debut on September 20 at the World Maker Faire, a sort of festival/conference showcasing hobbyist, inventors, and artists in New York City) reminds you of the Honda Element, that's probably because, like the Element, it represents yet another attempt to reach the ever-elusive youth market. And because it's basically a box on wheels.

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A New Miata and Other, Less Important Things

Your auto news roundup for the week of 08/29 - 09/05.

In a move that's certain to capture the attention of car enthusiasts for no less than a full week, Mazda finally unveiled its fourth-generation MX-5 Miata at a press event earlier this week. Duran Duran was there, too, but who cares - a new Miata! Mazda is still mum on tech specs, but what we do know is that the new Miata's target weight is 2,200 pounds, making it more than 200 pounds lighter than its predecessor.

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