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 |  Jan 12 2013, 12:01 PM

Who doesn’t love race cars? The 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon had no shortage of race car goodness, including several Super GT entries we’ve dreamed of seeing on our shores.

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 |  Dec 20 2012, 8:34 AM

From wild race cars to modified vans, Nissan will showcase a full line of vehicles at the 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon.

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 |  Dec 05 2012, 9:01 AM

Much in the same way that Ferrari has its Challenge series and Lamborghini offers the Super Trofeo events, Bentley is looking to launch an exclusive racing program on the heels of the debut of its Continental GT3 race car.

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 |  Dec 04 2012, 5:27 PM

“It would be a logical thing to do,” says Bentley Marketing boss Kevin Rose when asked about the likelihood of street going version of the Continental GT3 race car.

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 |  Nov 14 2012, 8:01 AM

The annual “Honda Meeting” in Japan is a chance for journalists from around the world to sample future product and learn about upcoming technologies from one of Japan’s leading automakers. And while the focus of this year’s deep-dive into the world of Honda focused on everything from safety to hybrids, it wasn’t all technical presentations and engineering speak, as the video below demonstrates.

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 |  Nov 05 2012, 3:51 PM

The world’s largest aftermarket car parts expo isn’t just about wild tuner cars. In fact, race cars make up a large selection of vehicles on display.

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 |  Oct 30 2012, 11:44 AM

A followup to the MX-5 Super20, Mazda has revealed the Super25 at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas today with a focus on endurance racing.

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 |  Oct 29 2012, 10:14 PM

Aiming to showcase the car’s sporty side while helping further develop its potential, Acura is taking its new ILX luxury sports sedan racing.

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 |  Oct 22 2012, 9:40 AM

In an unprecedented move, General Motors lent AutoGuide a Camaro ZL1 from the press fleet to race competitively against track-prepped cars with race tires. This is the story of how some good ‘ol American muscle earned more than just a podium finish; it earned respect.

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 |  Oct 01 2012, 9:53 AM

More than just a concept car, luxury automaker Bentley has an unusual spectacle in its booth at the Paris Motor Show: the hallmark of its return to racing. 

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 |  Sep 03 2012, 11:01 AM

Long focused solely on luxury, Lexus has been branching out and exploring its sporty side as of late and may take another bold step to grow its enthusiast backbone.

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 |  Sep 01 2012, 12:01 PM

The next-generation IS-F isn’t using the BMW M3 or Mercedes C63 as a benchmark, but Lexus’ own club-racer concept based off the current car.

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 |  Aug 22 2012, 5:30 PM

With a price that could bring a host of high-end exotics to your driveway, it’s probably hard to imagine who would buy a Mazda Miata that costs more than $200,000 after taxes, that is until you consider that this isn’t a street-legal car.

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 |  Aug 14 2012, 11:31 AM

Evosport and MBBS Racing teamed up to build a Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG Black Series race car, set to compete in the SCCA World Challenge GT series. The car will debut at the season finale Cadillac Sonoma Grand Prix on August 25th.

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 |  Aug 03 2012, 8:01 AM

Honda‘s new Civic race car has just undergone its first tests for the FIA World Touring Car Championship, using a new engine that could foreshadow the brand’s future.

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 |  Jul 05 2012, 7:31 AM

With Honda having just announced details of its new CR-Z racing program in partnership with Mugen, video of the car’s first shakedown test has gone public.

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 |  Jul 01 2012, 1:01 PM

More than just a pretty face, Shea Holbrook is an accomplished race car driver… at the age of just 22.

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 |  Jun 16 2012, 5:13 PM

For those not catching the 24 Hours of Le Mans online or on television, Toyota‘s hopes of victory, or even a podium spot, at the endurance classic got a lot slimmer thanks to the actions of a Ferrari that wasn’t watching its mirrors.

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 |  Jun 14 2012, 9:01 AM

The highly modified Lexus IS-F CCS-R is set to take on the famous Pikes Peak hill climb race to the clouds, and ahead of the big day the team has been doing some shakedown runs.

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 |  Jun 12 2012, 8:31 AM

Finishing fourth and fifth in practice ahead of qualifying for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Toyota’s TS030 Hybrid race cars are set to mark the brand’s return to what might just be the word’s most famous race.

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 |  Jun 11 2012, 4:28 PM

Muscle probably isn’t the first thought that comes to mind when you see a Lexus badge, but that doesn’t mean the brand can’t pack a serious punch — something drift king Ken Gushi  and the IS F CCS-R he will be driving up Pike’s Peak will undoubtedly prove.

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 |  Jun 06 2012, 7:15 PM

With raceday approaching, more of the cars set to compete in this year’s Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb are starting to emerge.

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 |  Jun 05 2012, 10:02 AM

Another video of the head-turning Nissan Delta Wing emerged online, this time giving us a look at the car’s initial testing.

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 |  Jun 04 2012, 9:15 AM

Ahead of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in two weeks time, Toyota debuted its duo of TS030 Hybrid race cars at the famous Circuit de la Sarthe for the first test day, finishing with solid times, but still short of the Audis that have dominated the sport for a decade.

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