Dan Neil and the Cars of the Future

The new V-12 Mercedes Benz in the NPR West parking lot.

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NPR's Alex Chadwick talks to Dan Neil, automotive critic for The Los Angeles Times, about the future of cars. But they get a little distracted by the car Neil brings with him — a 600-horsepower, $180,000 Mercedes Benz.

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