Pacific Tuner Car Championship Series Joins Time Attack With Wheel-to-Wheel Racing

Pacific Tuner Car Championship Series Joins Time Attack With Wheel-to-Wheel Racing
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Things are already getting interesting in the sport compact motorsports world, and it isn’t even the off season yet. The rumor mill is churning on Redline Time Attack’s plans for 2011, but one thing has already been confirmed: the Pacific Tuner Car Championship Series is a reality. MotoIQ has signed up as the official media… Continue Reading...

Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 Goes Chrome in Support of Laureus Sport for Good Foundation

Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 Goes Chrome in Support of Laureus Sport for Good Foundation
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The Mercedes SLS AMG is a stunning looking machine, and a serious performer. Better yet is the FIA regulation GT3 model, which debuted at the New York Auto Show earlier this year. Up until now we’ve only seen this vehicle in a pristine racing white, but now Mercedes has rolled out an all-chrome version of… Continue Reading...

MINI to Announce WRC Entry This Week

MINI to Announce WRC Entry This Week
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Rumors that MINI will enter the World Rally Championship have been swirling for almost a year now, but that could all end later this week. According to the most recent reports, MINI will confirm its intentions to join the WRC series later this week with renowned British racing firm Prodrive set to take over operations… Continue Reading...

Volvo C30 Scandinavian Touring Car Championship Race Car Unveiled [with Video]

Volvo C30 Scandinavian Touring Car Championship Race Car Unveiled [with Video]
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Volvo has just unveiled its updated C30 race car, which is set to take part in the Scandinavian Touring Car Championship (STCC) series at the end of the month. No new specs have been released, but Volvo will say updates have bee made to the suspension and ethanol-powered 5-cylinder engine. Most obviously, the 2010 edition… Continue Reading...

New York 2010: Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 Race Car, First Live Photos

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New York 2010: Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 Race Car, First Live Photos
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Mercedes has officially revealed the new SLS AMG GT3 race car, powered by the street car’s 6.2-liter AMG V8 engine. Thanks to a special six-speed sequential racing transmission and ultra-low curb weight, the GT3 can rocket to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds. Mercedes says 3.7 seconds in its press release, but announced the two… Continue Reading...

Porsche GT3 R Hybrid Takes 6th Place in First Race, May Compete in ALMS This Year

Porsche GT3 R Hybrid Takes 6th Place in First Race, May Compete in ALMS This Year
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In its first outing at the season opener for the Nürburgring Long Distance Championship race, Porsche’s new GT3 R Hybrid placed an impressive sixth overall, raising speculation that there may be a future for hybrid sports cars. In fact, according to a report by Autoblog Green, Porsche spokesmen Steve Janisse and Andy Schupak have confirmed… Continue Reading...

Report: Mercedes Looking to Compete in Australian V8 Supercars Series

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Report: Mercedes Looking to Compete in Australian V8 Supercars Series
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With some big changes coming to the Australian V8 Supercars series, Mercedes-Benz may be looking to get in on the action. Starting in 2012, the Australian NASCAR-meets-Touring Car series will follow after the U.S. stock car series by introducing a Car of the Future platform, essentially making the championship more of a spec series. The… Continue Reading...

Corvette Racing Launches 12-Part Video Series on the New 2010 C6.R

Corvette Racing Launches 12-Part Video Series on the New 2010 C6.R
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With the start of the 2010 American Le Mans Series (ALMS) just around the corner, Corvette Racing has announced a new 12-part video series that will take an in-depth look at the new car, while following the team’s season this year. Each of the videos will be posted on the Corvette Facebook page, starting with… Continue Reading...

Geneva 2010: Porsche GT3 R Hybrid World Premiere in Geneva

Geneva 2010: Porsche GT3 R Hybrid World Premiere in Geneva
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While Porsche’s new 918 Spyder hybrid concept is little more than a show-piece, the German automaker also used the Geneva Auto Show to officially debut the 911 GT3 R Hybrid race car. Set to compete on the track in the near future, it is based on the GT3 chassis and is powered by a traditional… Continue Reading...

Report: FIA GT1 Nissan GT-R Race Car Debuts With 600-hp V8

Report: FIA GT1 Nissan GT-R Race Car Debuts With 600-hp V8
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Nissan’s NISMO motorsports department has finally announced full details on the 2010 FIA GT1-spec GT-R race car and along with some expected changes, there’s also a big surprise. Under the hood you won’t find Nissan’s twin-turbo V6, but rather a naturally aspirated 5.6-liter V8 engine that produces 600-hp and 480 ft-lbs of torque. That’s sure… Continue Reading...

SEMA 2009: GOTO Racing Shows Its Time Attack Nissan GT-R

SEMA 2009: GOTO Racing Shows Its Time Attack Nissan GT-R
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Modified Nissan GT-Rs are surprisingly few at the 2009 SEMA Show, but the ones that are in attendance are impressive machines. With the GT-R’s impressive Nürburgring lap time it was only time before tuners and race shops got started on tuning the GT-R to fulfill its motorsports calling. The car features modifications including shocks by… Continue Reading...

SEMA 2009: Robby Gordon to Compete in 2010 Dakar Rally in New Full Carbon H3

SEMA 2009: Robby Gordon to Compete in 2010 Dakar Rally in New Full Carbon H3
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As a brand, Hummer’s time in the spotlight is pretty much over, although if there is something that can save the brand it might be a core group of enthusiasts and a strong motorsports background. While Hummers are best known for being excessive street machines, unlike a lot of SUVs, they are actually incredibly capable… Continue Reading...

SEMA Preview: Kia to Announce Forte Koup Motorsports Initiative?

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SEMA Preview: Kia to Announce Forte Koup Motorsports Initiative?
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Kia appears to be readying an announcement that for 2010 it will launch a motorsports initiative using the Forte Koup. We just received a brief (very brief) email from Kia Motors America stating that the Korean automaker will, “be accelerating its brand transformation” with an announcement at the SEMA (Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association) Show next… Continue Reading...
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