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 |  Jun 12 2014, 8:38 AM



Subaru is rumored to be developing a grand tourer for the U.S. market that would serve as a spiritual successor to the SVX.

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 |  May 14 2014, 8:32 AM


Gentlemen, start your PlayStations because BMW just revealed its Vision Gran Turismo concept, previewing future racing technology from the company.

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 |  Mar 24 2014, 6:32 PM

2015 Ford Mustang Domino's Pizza

In the latest of an ongoing series of technical briefings Ford showcased some of the advanced technology going in the brand-new 2015 Mustang. Some high-end driver-assistance features will be made available for the first time in addition to a host of new standard equipment.

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 |  Nov 15 2013, 9:02 AM

The most anticipated new cars from GT6


A new installment of Sony’s legendary Gran Turismo franchise is set to hit retail shelves in under a month. Gran Turismo 6, or GT6 as it is known by gamers, will be the second Gran Turismo title available for the Playstation 3 and builds off of the foundation laid out in Gran Turismo 5. Over 1,000 vehicles will carry over from the GT5 title, with the majorty of them dating back to Gran Turismo 4.

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 |  Sep 03 2013, 9:32 AM

bentley continental v8 gt s

Bentley just announced details about its higher performing Continental V8 S cars, which will be on display during the Frankfurt Motor Show next week.

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 |  Jul 24 2013, 7:19 PM


The popular Gran Turismo gaming franchise will be heading to the big screen in a big way.

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 |  Jul 14 2013, 2:32 PM


This week’s installment of ‘Commute, Toy or Destroy’ includes three iconic American sports cars – one from each of the Big Three.

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 |  Jul 05 2013, 2:34 PM


Rental car giant Hertz is teaming with Penske Racing to offer its customers a specially-tuned version of the Ford Mustang GT. 

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 |  Jun 10 2013, 1:05 PM


What’s the first company that comes to mind when you think of car seats? If it’s Grayco or Britax you really need to get out more. In the realm of performance automotive seating Recaro is a leader in the industry, whether it’s at the OEM or aftermarket level.

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 |  May 03 2013, 4:54 PM


The Gran Turismo series almost seems like an afterthought these days, with an onslaught of new and improved Forza titles hitting the Xbox on a regular basis.

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 |  Mar 24 2013, 9:01 AM

hennessey ford gt standing mile world record

Last year, the Hennessey Performance Ford GT set a standing mile record at 257 mph, shattering the former record of 223 mph set by a 2006 Ford GT. This year, the same car broke its own record hitting 267.6 mph in a standing mile in Texas.

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 |  Mar 12 2013, 4:45 PM


Last week at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, Kia unveiled its new Cee’d and Pro_cee’d GT models, showing its focus on sportier, performance-focused models. That appears to just be the beginning, as the Korean automaker looks to bring new coupe models to market based on its GT and Provo concepts.

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 |  Mar 08 2013, 8:10 PM

Earlier reports that the 2015 Ford Mustang will get a turbocharged 4-cylinder EcoBoost exclusively for the European market have turned out to be false. That turbo 4-banger is headed to America too.

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 |  Mar 07 2013, 9:31 AM

It’s no secret; the next-generation Ford Mustang is going global. The iconic American ponycar has finally applied for a passport, but in order to get visas for some countries it needs to make a few changes, namely what’s under its long, bulging hood.

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 |  Mar 06 2013, 10:50 AM

BMW has revealed its new 3-Series Gran Turismo at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show this week and despite rumors that it wouldn’t make it to our shores, it has now been confirmed for North America.

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 |  Feb 20 2013, 6:32 PM

It might sound strange, but a two-car effort aimed at the British GT Championship has been refused for being too fast.

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 |  Jan 08 2013, 12:31 PM

Dodge just announced what amounts to a new name for its top-trim Dart compact sedan previously called the R/T package. The newly named Dodge Dart GT will appear during the upcoming Detroit Auto Show.

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 |  Nov 22 2012, 8:31 AM

As Kia continues to enjoy continued growth, the Korean automaker’s CEO is looking ahead to the future and wants to launch a flagship sports car to continue pushing the brand forward.

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 |  Oct 09 2012, 11:10 AM

Italian supercar manufacturer Lamborghini might bring a more practical, grand touring version of its Aventador to the 2013 Geneva Motor Show according to recent reports.

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 |  Aug 21 2012, 1:01 PM

Kia is planning to launch a four-door coupe based on the GT concept (seen above) from last year’s Frankfurt Auto Show with crosshairs set on the Mercedes CLS.

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 |  Feb 26 2012, 11:01 AM

All sorts of exciting news is breaking with the upcoming Ferrari 620 GT debut, with a leaked photo coming out earlier in the week, and now specifications that have supposedly come directly from the Italian exotic automaker.

It appears that the F620 GT will be powered by a 6.3L V12 powerplant with 740-hp and 690 lb-ft of torque. If those specs hold true, it will be the most powerful 12-cylinder engine Ferrari has ever produced – FXX notwithstanding. Paired to a 8,700-rpm redline, it appears the 620 GT will propel to 60-mph in just 3.1 seconds, while its 100-mph sprint will be done in 8.3 seconds. Overall, the 620 GT will also be lighter and shorter than the outgoing 599 model.

The official unveiling of the Ferrari will happen on February 29th, looking as if Ferrari will take advantage of the Leap Year to do something special for their new model. Plus, look for live photos from the Geneva Motor Show, starting March 6th.

Revision: The Ferrari 620 GT will run 0-124 mph (200 km/h) in 8.5 seconds.

[Source: Gt Spirit]


 |  Feb 23 2012, 9:01 PM

Lotus Motorsport and Alex Job Racing (AJR) will partner to compete for the GT championship in the American Le Mans Series, starting with the race at Long Beach on the weekend of April 14.

The factory-backed Lotus Evora GTE will feature a black-and-gold painted car reminiscent of JPS Lotus F1 cars. The team will also be be backed by Battery Tender, William Rast and Yokohama in 2012.

“We are focused on winning,” said Dany Bahar, CEO of Group Lotus. “Alex Job has one of the best records in sports car racing. We look forward to working together and developing a top-tier team over the coming years. Racing is a core component of the Lotus brand, and we are thrilled to have this new partnership to further enhance our winning racing heritage.”

Alex Job, the team principal, confirmed that IndyCar driver Townsend Bell will partner with two-time ALMS Founders Cup winner Bill Sweedler for the entire season.

“Lotus has made a lot of racing news lately with significant programs announced in multiple categories of motorsport,” said Scott Atherton, ALMS President and CEO. “After a full evaluation of all options we are proud they selected the ALMS for their factory-backed GT racing platform. This represents the best possible opportunity for Lotus to race what they sell and to showcase the technology and performance of their cars against the benchmark examples of the industry.”

 |  Jan 16 2012, 8:15 AM

The team of racers assembled from the Nissan Playstation GT Academy earned themselves a remarkable honor at the Dubai 24 Hour race this weekend, finishing third in their class and 26th overall. All four drivers, Lucas Ordoñez, Jordan Tresson, Bryan Heitkotter and Jann Mardenborough, are GT Academy grads, having started out behind the wheel of virtual race cars to win the opportunity to attend the GT Academy racing program.

The team qualified the #100 car fourth in their class and despite some mechanical issues the four drivers endured all 24 hours of the race without any damage to the Nissan 370Z while earning a podium finish.

This is truly an unprecedented achievement in the world of motorsports. As we all know, it’s tough enough to earn a podium finish as a professional racer with a complete team backing you up. So to take four virtual gamers from Gran Turismo, train them – with Heikotter and Mardenborough having less than a year to go from gamer to racer – and to finish third in the class, the GT Academy should be extremely proud.

Who said video games are a waste of time?

 |  Aug 18 2011, 2:15 PM

With the passing of the Volvo V70 and VW Passat in North America, European wagons are becoming harder to come by. But BMW is considering bringing the 5-Series Touring back to our shores to make up for disappointing 5-Series Gran Turismo sales figures.

Nothing has been confirmed, however some sources have learned that the comeback may be a strong possibility. Sales of the 5-Series GT haven’t been particularly exceptional, but the model outsold the previous 5-Series Touring since its arrival last year, even with its controversial appearance and mundane reception.

GALLERY: BMW 5-Series Touring


[Source: Autoblog]