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 |  Oct 22 2014, 9:05 AM

McLaren P1 GTR Interior

McLaren’s track-focused P1 GTR is currently under development but the company just released information about the car’s race-ready interior.

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 |  Aug 05 2014, 2:17 PM

1. Race car drivers are small for a reason


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You might be aware of the fact that I’m not biggest guy in the world. I wear a size 36 blazer and jeans with a 30-inch waist won’t stay up around my waist without a belt. Consequently, I’m accustomed to feeling like the vehicle I’m driving it a little big for my breeches.

Recently, I had the opportunity to turn a few laps on a racetrack in a Formula F racecar and I had no idea what to expect, but feeling cramped certainly wasn’t on the list.

Nevertheless, it became brutally obvious to me why race car drivers – like jockeys – tend to be on the smaller side. To be honest, the fellow who helped me into the monocoque chuckled a little and said I am probably about the perfect fit to drive a car like that. At the time, all I could think about was that this was the first time the seat in a vehicle hadn’t felt like one of my dad’s suits.

 |  Jun 13 2014, 3:32 PM

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Nissan’s high-tech race car looks like it belongs on Cyrano de Bergerac and it’s also really, really fast.

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 |  Apr 16 2014, 8:57 AM

Porsche 919 Hybrid

Naturally racecars are about maximum performance, neck-snapping acceleration, organ-bruising lateral grip and of course enough stopping power to rip the skin off your forehead. The Porsche 919 Hybrid is one such machine, but that’s not all.

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 |  Mar 05 2014, 7:14 AM

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In Geneva, Lexus is previewing the GT3-compliant race car it will field to teams starting next year. 

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 |  Jan 27 2014, 1:32 PM

Nissan ZEOD RC

Nissan’s Zero Emissions On Demand Race Car (ZEOD RC) will use a 1.5-liter three-cylinder gasoline engine capable of 400 hp. 

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 |  Jan 14 2014, 4:45 PM

Acura-TLX-GT-Race-Car-First-Look-Main-ArtAuto shows typically focus on new production models and forward-looking concept cars; racing usually takes a back seat. But check this out all you motorsports fans, Acura just revealed its TLX GT right here in Motown.
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2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Video, First Look

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 |  Jan 13 2014, 2:59 PM

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Chevrolet has finally taken the cover off of the 2015 Corvette Z06 and it looks amazing.

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2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is a Race Car for the Street

New Performance Corvette Changes Everything

 |  Jan 13 2014, 10:00 AM

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There are about to be a lot of sports car owners with feelings of inadequacy. The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 will be prowling a track near you soon and it is looking for blood.

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 |  Dec 12 2013, 12:01 AM

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As expected, Chevrolet Racing will be back in action for the 2014 season.
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 |  Dec 09 2013, 10:45 AM

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The first-ever season of the new TUDOR United SportsCar Championship is less than two months away.

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 |  Nov 08 2013, 9:45 AM

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Aston Martin is mulling the possibility of making a lighter and more hardcore version of its V12 Vantage S. 

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 |  Sep 04 2013, 7:01 AM

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Taking a new Toyota Yaris to Spa-Francorchamps for a photo shoot might seem like a waste of a world-class racetrack, but this is hardly any old Yaris.

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 |  Aug 29 2013, 8:02 AM

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Set to make its track debut in the U.K. in early September, Nissan is nearing completion on its first ZEOD RC chassis.

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 |  Aug 21 2013, 7:32 PM

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The winner of the first-ever GT Academy has been chosen to be the official test and development driver for the Nissan ZEOD RC Le Mans race car.

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 |  Jul 03 2013, 8:32 AM

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Based in the Czech Republic, Innotech has revealed its Aspiron race car, weighing in at 1,680 pounds with the potential of having 1,000 horsepower.

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 |  Jun 19 2013, 9:15 AM

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Lotus LMP2 might not be racing in this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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 |  Jun 12 2013, 10:03 AM

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Bentley revealed new details about the real-world version of its Continental GT3 race car first shown as a concept during the 2012 Paris Motor Show last September.

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 |  May 02 2013, 9:01 AM

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Venturi Automobiles is once again teaming up with The Ohio State University to push the limits on the FIA world speed record for electric vehicles.

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 |  Feb 07 2013, 12:59 PM

Ford isn’t making such a big deal out of its booth at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to be excited about. Quite the opposite, actually.

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 |  Jan 09 2013, 2:38 PM

Lotus Racing just announced a series of first public debuts during the 2013 Autosport International Show in Birmingham, U.K.

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 |  Dec 21 2012, 3:32 PM

With whacky choices like the Holden Commodore Maloo available, it might take more than a powerful V8 to catch an Australian customer’s attention.

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 |  Dec 13 2012, 1:32 PM

What happens when doing choreographed burnouts grows passé? For Mercedes’ performance arm AMG, it means finding new use for its engine.

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 |  Oct 04 2012, 1:28 PM

Fresh from its unveiling during the Paris Motor Show last week, Bentley’s GT3 race car might also become a limited-run street legal beast.

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