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Cupra Tavascan Extreme E Concept previews incoming electric SUV

Cupra Tavascan Extreme E Concept previews incoming electric SUV

The Cupra Tavascan Extreme E Concept is more than just the Spanish automaker’s next-generation electric off-road racer. It also previews what to expect from the roadgoing version of Cupra’s incoming Tavascan electric SUV, the second all-electric vehicle from Cupra after the Cupra Born announced in 2020.

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Lotus Emira GT4 has a 400HP supercharged V6 engine and a large wing

Lotus Emira GT4 has a 400HP supercharged V6 engine and a large wing

If the incoming Lotus Emira is the automaker’s final hurrah in gas-fed sports cars, the all-new Emira GT4 heralds the last Lotus racing car to feature an internal combustion engine. The Emira GT4 is a partnership between the British carmaker and the RML Group, the latter known for developing the bonkers Nissan Juke R.

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Porsche Mission R is a champion of speed and sustainability

Porsche Mission R is a champion of speed and sustainability

The Porsche Mission R is the future of Porsche racing cars, and we’re saying this with no disrespect to the 911 GT3 Cup. The last time Porsche used the “Mission” monicker was Mission E, an electric concept that turned out to be the Taycan EV we know today. However, Mission R is an all-electric GT racing car, but we’re keen to see roadgoing variations of this hardcore electric coupe in the not-too-distant future.

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Cadillac LMDh-V.R will go racing in 2023

Cadillac LMDh-V.R will go racing in 2023

Cadillac has confirmed this week that it intends to go racing in two different racing series in 2023. The car Cadillac will use is called the LMDh-V.R prototype, and it was designed to meet class rules in IMSA and WEC. The car will also compete in the Automobile Club de l'Quest (ACO) LMDh category in 2023 as a prototype racing car.

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Ford Performance unveils one-off Explorer ST; Explorer ST RWD may arrive next year

Ford Performance unveils one-off Explorer ST; Explorer ST RWD may arrive next year

Ford is cooking up a storm for its formidable Explorer SUV. Most recently, news broke of Ford Performance Racing School’s one-off Explorer ST, a four-passenger and race-ready variant with a twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 and a full safety cage. The racing SUV will debut at Woodward Dream Cruise and will be on display at “Mustang Alley” at the event.

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Ferrari Testa Rossa J by The Little Car Company is limited to 299 units

Ferrari Testa Rossa J by The Little Car Company is limited to 299 units

Italian automaker Ferrari has partnered with the Little Car Company in creating a ¾ scale model of the 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa racing car. The result is the car you see here, an all-electric and Lilliputian version called the Ferrari Testa Rossa J – the J is for Junior, we presume.

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Brabham Automotive BT63 GT2 will hit the racetrack in Europe

Brabham Automotive BT63 GT2 will hit the racetrack in Europe

An automaker called Brabham Automotive has announced it will be competing in the Fanatec GT2 European Series with a new concept racing car. The racing car to be used is the BT63 GT2 Concept. Brabham is working in conjunction with SRO Motorsports Group to design and build the car, which will compete in the invitational class of the 2022 GT2 European Series.

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Acura NSX GT3 Evo22 debuts with performance updates

Acura NSX GT3 Evo22 debuts with performance updates

The Acura NSX GT3 has won multiple class wins in IMSA GTD and SRO GT racing since debuting in 2017. Acura is now debuting the latest version of its race car called the NSX GT3 Evo22, hot on the heels of the NSX Type S, the final production run of Acura’s hybrid supercar. But unlike the NSX Type S (which is limited to 350 units globally), the NSX GT3 Evo22 is homologated globally until 2024. Furthermore, the NSX GT3 will start competing on racetracks beginning 2022.

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Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport 25 commemorates the 25th anniversary of Manthey-Racing GmbH

Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport 25 commemorates the 25th anniversary of Manthey-Racing GmbH

Porsche and Manthey-Racing GmbH are celebrating their 25 years of partnership with this limited-edition 911 GT2 RS Clubsport 25. Inspired by Manthey-Racing’s 911 GT3 R which saw action at the Nürburgring Endurance Series and 24-hour race, the 911 GT2 RS Clubsport is limited to 30 examples for worldwide production, of which only six are arriving to the USA.

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Mercedes-AMG celebrates 50th-anniversary win at 24 Hours of Spa with three GT3 cars

Mercedes-AMG celebrates 50th-anniversary win at 24 Hours of Spa with three GT3 cars

Before Mercedes-AMG came to fruition, what was then known as simply AMG started life building a racing engine for the 300 SEL 6.3 sedan. The Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL already has a potent 6.3-liter V8 derived from the W100 Mercedes 600 flagship sedan in stock form. But for Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher, founders of AMG, the 6.3-liter V8 mill’s 247 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque were not enough.

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Chevrolet COPO Camaro gains a big block option for 2022

Chevrolet COPO Camaro gains a big block option for 2022

Chevy has announced that for 2022, its COPO Camaro is returning with a big block engine under the hood. For those unfamiliar, the COPO Camaro is a car Chevrolet builds specifically for drag racing that isn't street legal. In fact, the car is sold as a part and has no VIN making it impossible to register for use on the road.

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Bowler debuts Land Rover Defender 90 for one-make rally series

Bowler debuts Land Rover Defender 90 for one-make rally series

Bowler is a UK-based pioneer in producing dedicated off-road competition vehicles. The auto builder has recently debuted its newest rally-prepped SUV, the Land Rover Defender 90. This hardcore Defender is not a concept but rather a competition-spec rally car specifically built to compete in the one-make Bowler Defender Challenge series in 2022.

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