2013 Nissan GT-R Could Shed 8 Seconds From Nurburgring Lap Time

The folks over at PistonHeads.com headed to Silverstone to catch up with Kazutoshi Mizuno, otherwise known as the father of the GT-R. Mizuno spent some time detailing the improvements the 2012 Nissan GT-R (2013 U.S.-spec model) sports, and how he anticipates it to be a very noticeable difference to the car’s performance.

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Audi TT-RS 'Plus' Model Planned as Hardest-Core Send-Off
BMW M Division Wants to Build a Mercedes SLS Rival

As impressive as BMW M cars are, ask a Porsche representative what’s missing and they’ll tell you that behind the big engine, updated styling and upgraded components and M5 is still just a 5 Series. Mercedes’ AMG division can now also make the same claim thanks to the SLS, the first ever Mercedes built entirely by the brand’s high-performance arm.

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McLaren F1 Successor Testing Underway, 800-HP 5.0 V8 Rumored

With sales of the MC4-12C now well underway in Europe, McLaren has reportedly begun testing on its new hypercar and successor to the F1.

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New Honda NSX Rumored to Bow at Tokyo Auto Show, Go on Sale Next Year

News broke last month that Honda CEO Takanobu Ito confirmed development of a new NSX. Now comes word that we could get our first look at the vehicle at the Tokyo Auto Show next month.

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Dinan BMW V10 Makes 720 Glowing Purple Horsepower [Video]

Recently, California based BMW tuning company, Dinan Cars, revealed a video of its latest engine project. Beginning with the V10 BMW S85 engine found in the E60 BMW M5, which remains one of the most sophisticated power plants engineered to date, Dinan bored and stroked the displacement from 5-liters to 5.8-liters, and then installed performance cams, a dry sump oil system, and finished it off with a racing exhaust. Custom ECU tuning software allowed the engine to run on 98 octane race gas in order to produce a stratospheric 720-hp at 8300 RPM. You read that correctly. That’s 124-hp per liter from a naturally aspirated V10 engine!

Designed to be used in the Riley Technologies 2011 mkXXV track car, check out Dinan’s engine demonstration video after the jump. More than anything, it’s the blazing plum purple glow emitting from the headers that got people talking. Do not touch!

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Maserati Gran Turismo MC Stradale Gets 646-HP Courtesy Novitec

Novitec, famous for tuning Italian gems from Alfa Romeo, Fiat and Ferrari, recently added a new offshoot called Novitec Tridente to expand its portfolio to include Maserati as well. After having worked on the Gran Turismo, Gran Cabrio, and Quattroporte, it’s now time for something more hardcore.

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Ferrari Enzo Successor Could Use Hybrid Technology Says CEO

Expected to arrive some time next year, the successor to the Ferrari Enzo could make use of hybrid technology admits company CEO Amedeo Felisa.

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McLaren Denies Production Stoppage, Says Deliveries Delayed for "Minor Electrical Issues"

Contrary to several erroneous reports, McLaren has not halted production of its MP4-12C says Tony Joseph director for McLaren North America.

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Acura Sports Car Concept From "Avengers" Flick Previews NSX Successor

Spy photos taken at the set of the upcoming Avengers movie is providing us with a glimpse of a future Acura sports car, driven by Robert Downey Junior who plays Iron Man, Tony Stark.

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Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series Could Boast 650-HP

Mercedes is continuing to weigh a decision to produce a Black Series version of the SLS sports car, with a horsepower rating as high as 650-hp.

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Mansory SLS "Cormeum" Gets Carbon Fiber Body, SLR Style

Displayed for the first time at the Frankfurt Auto Show earlier last month Mansory’s SLS “Cormeum” is a wild take on the Mercedes-Benz flagship sports car.

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2013 Nissan GT-R to Get Another Bump in Power to 570-HP

In a bid to stay competitive with rivals like the Porsche 911 and Chevrolet Corvette, Nissan is once again planning to increase the performance of its halo GT-R. According to new rumors the 2013 GT-R will feature modified intake and exhaust systems with added boost to generate as much as 570-hp.

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Ferrari Enzo Wrecked at Targa Newfoundland Being Air Shipped to Germany for Repairs
New NSX Confirmed by Honda CEO

It’s been rumored, confirmed, re-confirmed, axed and revived. If jaded skepticism about not just the car, but the Honda brand hasn’t gotten to you yet, then rejoice in this latest blissful report that the NSX will return.

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