Mega Gallery: The 2017 Nismo Festival Was Motorsports Nirvana

Nissan recently celebrated its motorsports successes over the years by hosting the annual Nismo Festival presented by Motul at Fuji Motor Speedway in Japan.
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New Toyota Prius GT300 Race Car is a Badass Hybrid

An all-new Toyota Prius GT300 race car has been revealed at the 2016 Tokyo Auto Salon. 

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Mugen Honda CR-Z GT Race Car Hits the Track

Mugen and Honda debuted their CR-Z GT race car at the fourth round of this season’s Super GT Series at the Sportsland Sugo race track, and already the GT300 competitor looks promising.

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Toyota Prius GT300 Race Car Catches Fire During Testing – Video

The Toyota Prius GT300 race car debuted at the 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon, looking ready to compete in the 2012 Super GT season. But things didn’t go as planned when the team took to testing its race car out at Okayama Circuit prior to the season opener.

We’re sure all the Toyota haters out there would find this the perfect time to make fun of the Prius for catching fire, but let’s keep in mind this is a complete race car and can hardly compare to what we see on the streets. So don’t expect any Chevrolet Volt comparisons from us, especially since it’s already been revealed that the cause of the fire was from a faulty fuel line rather than any issues in the vehicle’s hybrid system.

Thankfully it appears that much of the damage is cosmetic and the driver was unharmed when leaked fuel caught onto the exhaust, igniting the fire. The team is confident that they’ll have their Prius race car ready to roll at the season opener in Okayama.

Watch the video of the Toyota Prius GT300 race car on fire after the break.

[Source: Hanzo Autobuzz]

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Subaru BRZ GT300 Hits the Track [Video]

We’ve been going crazy over Toyota‘s GT 86 (or rather, Scion‘s FR-S) and Subaru‘s BRZ, but there’s no denying that Subaru’s BRZ GT300 racer is the coolest of the bunch right now. While it was awesome to get to see the machine at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show, seeing it in action and on the track is, well, just something else.

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