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Toyota GR Super Sports Concept headed for production

Toyota has used the 24 Hours of Le Mans to announce the GR Super Sports Concept, initially revealed at Tokyo Auto Salon in January, will be put into production – well, sort of...

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Aston Martin Vantage GT3, GT4 revealed
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Aston Martin Vantage GT3, GT4 revealed

Aston Martin Racing (AMR) has revealed its new Vantage GT3 and Vantage GT4 race cars ahead of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Based on the new-generation Vantage sports car, the GT3 and GT4 cars aim to build on the successful record of their predecessors, with the GT3 to make its racing debut at the Michelin Aston Martin Racing Le Mans Festival this weekend...


Volkswagen I.D. R: Powertrain detailed ahead of Pikes Peak
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Volkswagen I.D. R: Powertrain detailed ahead of Pikes Peak

Volkswagen's assault on the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb is less than two weeks away, and the trickle of information about the I.D. R is becoming a flood. After detailing its aerodynamics package, VW has provided a peek under the bonnet... well, into the battery and motors, anyway. Battery power is provided by a pair of interlinked lithium-ion batteries mounted either side of the driver's cockpit...


Isle of Man TT average speed record toppled - Video
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Isle of Man TT average speed record toppled - Video

When it comes to crazy sporting events, the Isle of Man TT is among the craziest. Held on public roads around the Isle of Man, it pits the world's best motorcyclists against changeable roads with no run-off and hardly any safety barriers. Deaths are common, an accepted risk with the event. Last weekend, Dean Harrison became the first rider average more than 134mph (216km/h) on a lap around the 60...


2018 Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 revealed
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2018 Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 revealed

Nissan has unveiled the latest GT3-ready version of its GT-R – the GT-R Nismo GT3 – blending revised driving dynamics with creature comforts like air-conditioning. Although it looks like the previous GT3, launched in 2015, Nissan has left no stone unturned in search of more speed...


Brabham BT62 to test at 'The Bend'
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Brabham BT62 to test at 'The Bend'

Brabham Automotive will use the new circuit at Tailem Bend, South Australia – simply dubbed 'The Bend' – as its local testing facility. The 7.77km track, which was officially opened in April and lays claim to being the second-longest permanent circuit in the world, is just about 70 minutes south west of Adelaide, and will host a Supercars round later this year...


Schaeffler Audi RS3 concept gets Formula E tech
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Schaeffler Audi RS3 concept gets Formula E tech

Schaeffler, engineering firm and Audi's partner in Formula E, has unveiled the electric 4ePerformance concept, complete with 880kW from four electric motors. They're not just any electric motors, either, they're identical to those used on the 2016-17 ABT Schaeffler Formula E racer. That puts total power at 880kW, and system torque at 1280Nm from all four motors...


Around the Tracks: Ayrton Senna, Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen
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Around the Tracks: Ayrton Senna, Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen

When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world. Here’s a handful of the articles, videos and social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand-new, others have been online for a while. Enjoy them – just not too much, okay?


Renault Sport and Lego combine for bedroom Grand Prix - Video
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Renault Sport and Lego combine for bedroom Grand Prix - Video

Most motoring enthusiasts would have memories of racing toy cars around the bedroom floor but, no matter how many 'vroom vroom' noises you made, they never came to life. Speaking of inanimate objects that don't usually come to life, Lego has recently made the jump from living rooms to the silver screen...


Volkswagen I.D. R prepping for high-altitude Pikes Peak torture test
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Volkswagen I.D. R prepping for high-altitude Pikes Peak torture test

Volkswagen isn't necessarily the first brand that springs to mind when you say 'Pikes Peak', but the German giant has its eyes set on all-electric glory at the legendary Colorado hillclimb. Central to the charge is the I.D. R, the first factory-backed Volkswagen to enter the event since the twin-engine Golf GTI it ran in 1987...


Porsche 956 C and 919 take on the Nurburgring - Video
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Porsche 956 C and 919 take on the Nurburgring - Video

Killed young, the 919 Hybrid might never reach legend status alongside the likes of the 956, but that hasn't stopped Porsche rolling both cars out side-by-side. Last week, the company used the VLN 24 Hour race to show off its now-defunct hybrid racer at a 25.2-kilometre lap around the combined Grand Prix and Nordschleife circuit...


The GT Sprint race series hits the world's longest purpose-built track
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The GT Sprint race series hits the world's longest purpose-built track

GT Sprint is the first competition to be held on the 7.77km GT Circuit at The Bend Motorsport Park – a historic moment at what will become known as one of the world’s great race tracks. The track is the second-longest permanent racetrack in the world after the Nurburgring, and the longest purpose-built racetrack in the world...


Gallery and wrap up of the CI Performance Time attack round in South Australia
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Gallery and wrap up of the CI Performance Time attack round in South Australia

Time attack racing has become one of the fastest growing and most popular forms of Motorsport in the world. From experienced professionals to fresh faces, it welcomes all to attend and try to set the fastest time they can with their chosen vehicle! Mitsubishi GSR / Evo Club Inc have grown the Time Attack scene in South Australia to where it is today...


Gallery: Real-life Fast & Furious at the CI Performance Time Attack
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Gallery: Real-life Fast & Furious at the CI Performance Time Attack

On the Sunday of the event at Tailem Bend motorsport park, during the CI Performance SA Time Attack round, we had the pleasure of not only attending a top-quality time-attack event, but also seeing what South Australia could muster up for a show-and-shine event. The beauty was not limited to the car park either, with many race cars in the pits putting on quite the show themselves...


Professional drifter takes on autonomous racer - video
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Professional drifter takes on autonomous racer - video

Formula E isn't the only race series with its sights set on transforming the world of motorsport. The fully-autonomous Roborace category is aiming to take the focus off humans and put it onto self-driving technology with a futuristic, sci-fi inspired racer...


Lotus Drive Day at Mount Panorama
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Lotus Drive Day at Mount Panorama

See the full article here. There's one trait that all car enthusiasts have in common, and that is passion for their chosen car brand. We attended the Lotus Drive Day where we got to see first-hand how passionate the Lotus community is at Australia's most iconic racetrack - Mount Panorama at Bathurst...


Nissan exits Australian Supercar Championship to focus on SUVs, EVs
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Nissan exits Australian Supercar Championship to focus on SUVs, EVs

Nissan Australia has confirmed it will not renew its contract with Kelly Racing to compete in the Australian Supercar Championship, exiting the series at the end of 2018 after six years in the game. It has been known for at least a year that Nissan had been in discussion on whether it would continue with the series, but the change in leadership last August – when Australian Richard Emery was replaced as CEO by Canadian Stephen Lester – may have been the final nail...


Jaguar F-Type SVR and XJR575 join Ring Taxi fleet
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Jaguar F-Type SVR and XJR575 join Ring Taxi fleet

Jaguar has added an F-Type SVR and XJR575 to the 'Ring Taxi' fleet, giving fans of the brand a chance to lap the legendary Nurburgring North Loop with a race driver behind the wheel. The cars themselves are standard, which means the F-Type SVR makes 420kW of power and 700Nm of torque from a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine. It'll hit 100km/h in just 3...


Porsche 919 tribute tour takes on New York City - video
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Porsche 919 tribute tour takes on New York City - video

Porsche might not be part of the World Endurance Championship anymore, but it hasn't locked the 919 Hybrid away in a shed. Along with the 919 Hybrid Evo's lap-record breaking antics, a regular 919 Hybrid has proven its versatility, lapping New York as part of its farewell tour...


Aston Martin Vantage: GT3 and GT4 teased
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Aston Martin Vantage: GT3 and GT4 teased

Aston Martin is looking to build on its racing success, announcing two additional motorsport versions of its new Vantage ahead of a reveal later this year. Following the Vantage GTE race car, the Vantage GT3 (pictured) and GT4 will aim to build on the success of the company's successful previous-generation competition racers – the V12 Vantage GT3 and V8 Vantage GT4...