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2019 Hyundai Veloster N TCR revealed

Hyundai Motorsport has unveiled its race-ready Veloster N TCR, aimed at customer racers and international behemoths alike, at the 2019 Detroit motor show...

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2020 Toyota Supra: Base four-cylinder to offer 145kW in Japan
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2020 Toyota Supra: Base four-cylinder to offer 145kW in Japan

Hot on the heels of the flagship A90 Supra reveal in Detroit, the official Toyota website in Japan appears to have unveiled outputs for the cheaper four-cylinder options set to follow it. In its home market, the basic Supra SZ will be powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder engine making 145kW of power, good for a 6.5-second run to 100km/h...


Toyota Supra: GT500 racing concept revealed in Tokyo
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Toyota Supra: GT500 racing concept revealed in Tokyo

Toyota has revealed the GR Supra Super GT concept at the Tokyo Auto Salon this week, confirming its entry into its home country's 'Super GT' championship from next year. First previewed last month, the Super GT concept is a little different to the Supra Gazoo Racing concept shown at the 2018 Geneva motor show, which looked more like a GT3 race car...


2019 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport unveiled
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2019 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport unveiled

The Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport was unveiled overnight sporting not only 30 extra kilowatts, but also natural-fibre composite body parts. The new Clubsport is powered by dry sump 3.8-litre flat-six engine making 313kW of power at 7500rpm, and 425Nm of torque 6600rpm. All of that is channelled to the rear wheels via a six-speed dual-clutch transmission and a race-optimised mechanical rear differential lock...


Toyota GR Supra Super GT concept teased
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Toyota GR Supra Super GT concept teased

Toyota has issued a shadowy teaser image of the racy GR Supra Super GT concept this week ahead of its reveal at the Tokyo Auto Salon on January 11. Not much has been detailed about the vehicle, though the 'Super GT' moniker indicates the concept will likely preview Toyota and Gazoo Racing's upcoming entry into the Japanese Super GT touring car series, currently dominated by motorsport versions of the Nissan GT-R, Honda NSX and Lexus LC...


Ssangyong Rexton DKR to tackle 2019 Dakar Rally
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Ssangyong Rexton DKR to tackle 2019 Dakar Rally

The Ssangyong Rexton DKR has been unveiled a month before it enters the 2019 Dakar Rally. Apart from the badges and doors, the Rexton DKR seems to share very little with the showroom-ready Rexton. The race car's body is welded to a chrome-molybdenum multi-tubular chassis. The Rexton DKR is powered by a V8 petrol engine generating around 335kW of power...


Nissan Leaf Nismo RC: Electric racer revealed
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Nissan Leaf Nismo RC: Electric racer revealed

[caption id="attachment_708569" align="alignnone" width="4547"] Nissan has unveiled the Leaf Nismo RC race car, a showcase of what its latest electric technology could do when let-loose on a track. [/caption] Set to debut at the Fuji International Speedway alongside Nissan's Formula E racer as part of the annual Nismo Festival, the Leaf Nismo RC uses the same high-capacity lithium-ion battery and inverters as the regular Leaf...


Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport: Track-only special revealed
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Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport: Track-only special revealed

Porsche might have stolen the show with its new '992' 911 Carrera S in Los Angeles, but it hasn't given up on the current-generation car quite yet. Just 200 examples will be built and, if you hadn't guessed from the livery, ankle-breaking splitter and giant wing, the GT2 RS Clubsport isn't road legal – the 'standard' GT2 RS already fills that role...


What would a rally-ready supercar look like?
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What would a rally-ready supercar look like?

Motorsport is all about speed, but that doesn't mean it's the preserve of supercars. Where else could a Toyota Yaris possibly dominate? The answer is, of course, rally. For decades now, car manufacturers have been taking conventional small cars, and turning them into gravel-slinging pocket rockets complete with spotlights, roll cages and much, much more powerful engines...


Porsche 911 GT2 RS gains Clubsport Package option
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Porsche 911 GT2 RS gains Clubsport Package option

Porsche has added a new Clubsport Package to the GT2 RS options list, further burnishing its track-ready nature. The headline addition is a new, FIA-approved steel roll cage where the seats are fitted to more mundane Porsche 911 variants. It's bolted into the chassis behind the front seats, and works with an FIA-approved fire extinguisher and six-point harnesses to make the car more race-friendly...


Lamborghini Urus ST-X: Racing concept revealed
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Lamborghini Urus ST-X: Racing concept revealed

Lamborghini Squadra Corse has unveiled the Urus ST-X, a concept ready for racing on- and off-road, as it prepares for a one-make race series in 2020. The hotted-up Urus will ply its trade around Europe and the Middle East in 2020, on specially-prepped circuits for 'driver-customers' who can just arrive and drive, without worrying about technical support or maintenance...


How much faster have Formula E cars become? - video
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How much faster have Formula E cars become? - video

Formula E is still in its infancy as a sport. After four years with the same car, it's moving to a new vehicle for season five. Chief among improvements is battery life: at the moment, drivers need to swap cars halfway through a race. Come next season, they'll be able to last the full distance. The cars look meaner, too...


Jaguar F-Type rally convertibles unveiled
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Jaguar F-Type rally convertibles unveiled

Jaguar has modified a pair of F-Type convertibles for rallying, as it looks to celebrate the XK120's rally exploits during the 1950s. The rally-ready F-Type convertibles have new front and rear grooved brakes with four-piston calipers, hand-built competition dampers with three-way adjustment, a limited-slip differential, and a hydraulic hand brake for those hairpin bends...


Roborace: Autonomous race series won't be fully-autonomous to start
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Roborace: Autonomous race series won't be fully-autonomous to start

Roborace has been in the works for a while now, promising to revolutionise racing by removing the driver. Turns out, the revolution won't happen overnight though, with the series CEO revealing season one will involve a combination of conventional and autonomous racing. Speaking with Motosport...


Toyota Gazoo Racing Australia rally team announced
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Toyota Gazoo Racing Australia rally team announced

Toyota Australia is throwing its considerable weight behind a factory rally operation, set to run two Yaris AP4 cars in the Australian Rally Championship (ARC). The new team will debut at Rally Australia in Coffs Harbour this weekend, with Harry Bates behind the wheel and John McCarthy in the co-driver's hot seat...


Porsche 935: How it was developed
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Porsche 935: How it was developed

Porsche has given fans of its exclusive 935 race car a more detailed look into its development process, in a video released by its 9:11 magazine. The clip features interviews with exterior designer Grant Larson, 935 project leader, Kay-Alexander Breitbach, and Matthias Scholz, overall project manager for GT customer racing, along with some stunning footage of the car in the studio and on the track...


Ford Mustang Supercar breaks cover
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Ford Mustang Supercar breaks cover

Ford Australia has offered the first peek at its upcoming Mustang Supercar, the replacement for its long-serving Falcon, during testing. The car undergoing testing is being developed by DJR Penske, Tickford Racing, Ford Performance and Ford Australia, and was driven by current Supercars Championship leader, Scott McLaughlin...


Kia Forte Drift Car revealed with Stinger engine
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Kia Forte Drift Car revealed with Stinger engine

Designed in collaboration with Red Bull, the Kia Forte Drift Car is now on display at SEMA 2018 in Las Vegas. Although the Drift Car started life as an off-the-shelf Forte – Cerato to us – sedan, it now has the Stinger GT's 3.3-litre twin-turbo V6 crammed under the bonnet and aligned north-south thanks to "some tricky engineering"...


Lynk & Co 03 Cyan concept revealed
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Lynk & Co 03 Cyan concept revealed

Lynk & Co has confirmed it will enter the FIA World Touring Car Cup in partnership with Cyan Racing, revealing a 500hp (373kW) road car concept based on its new 03 sedan. When it hits the track in 2019, the Lynk & Co Cyan Racing 03 TCR will go head-to-head with racers from the likes of Audi, Honda, Hyundai and Volkswagen...


Mercedes-AMG One delayed nine months
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Mercedes-AMG One delayed nine months

The Mercedes-AMG One is an audacious project, aimed at caging Formula 1 power in a road-legal (but track-focused) body. Unsurprisingly, developing such a car hasn't been simple. Speaking with Top Gear in the UK, Mercedes-AMG boss, Tobias Moers, admitted to delays caused by adjustments on the car's powertrain...