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I took a class in the 2019 Corvette ZR1’s 755hp schoolroom

I took a class in the 2019 Corvette ZR1’s 755hp schoolroom

An hour from Vegas, past rolling brown hills and more than a few tumbleweeds, you’ll find Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club. A racing-enthusiast’s oasis in the desert. Unlike most oases, though, this one can get seriously loud.

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This Nissan Leaf NISMO RC all-electric racer is outrageous

This Nissan Leaf NISMO RC all-electric racer is outrageous

You may look at the Nissan Leaf and think "green urban runabout," but the automaker's NISMO racing specialists saw serious race potential in the electric car. Witness, then, the all-new - and seriously appealing - Nissan Leaf NISMO RC, the regular Leaf's bonkers racing sibling, complete with a whole lot of power.

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Inside Formula 1: Timing is Everything

Inside Formula 1: Timing is Everything

Formula 1 and Rolex are two of the most recognizable brands in the world. In 2013, the two companies entered into a long-term Global Partnership, with the watchmaker becoming the official timepiece of Formula 1. Precision timekeeping is just as important on the race-track as it is on the wrist, after all. That's why, when Rolex offered us a behind-the-scenes look at the incredible spectacle that is a Formula 1 weekend, we didn't waste a second in saying yes.

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This incredible Jaguar F-Type rally car leaps like a big cat

This incredible Jaguar F-Type rally car leaps like a big cat

The usual prowling grounds of Jaguar's F-Type convertible are sweeping mountain roads and beachside resorts, but two new rally editions of the British drop-top have leaping not cruising in mind. Taking inspiration from the Jaguar F-Type Chequered Flag Limited Edition, but then cranking it up several notches, the rally cars certainly stand out.

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This outrageous Hummer is built for the race track

This outrageous Hummer is built for the race track

Did the world need a racing-spec Humvee, as happy on the track as it is in the mud and rough stuff? Probably not, but that hasn't stopped Mil-Spec Automotive (MSA) from building just such a behemoth. Turns out, when you tune more than 800 horsepower from a Humvee's engine, slam its suspension, and point it at an autocross course, interesting things happen.

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Lexus gave its LFA the Art Car treatment

Lexus gave its LFA the Art Car treatment

While BMW may be widely seen as the creator of the "Art Car" trend — the idea of using a vehicle as a canvas — recent decades have seen a number of manufacturers do the same with their flagship models, often with fantastic results. One of the latest is Japan's Lexus, which has just revealed an art car version of its LFA supercar meant to celebrate ten years of the manufacturer's F performance brand.

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Volkswagen’s Climb to Redemption

Volkswagen’s Climb to Redemption

After a 31 year absence, Volkswagen has returned to Pikes Peak to set the record straight. Its last, and only other trek up the mountain was on pace to set a best time, but ended in disappointment as Jochi Kleint’s 625bhp, dual-engine Golf failed just 600 feet short of the finish line. Add to that the recent emissions scandal, and you’ve got a company hell bent to prove itself.

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McLaren eSports program tests drivers with PC simulators and mobile games

McLaren eSports program tests drivers with PC simulators and mobile games

While professional soccer and basketball teams getting involved in eSports is nothing new, McLaren's racing division is leading the automotive world's investment in pro gaming. The carmaker has announced a new expansion to its "Shadow Project" eSports program, which is touted as a "search for the brightest and the best racing talent in eSports."

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Watch the VW I.D. R Pikes Peak’s full record-smashing hill climb

Watch the VW I.D. R Pikes Peak’s full record-smashing hill climb

VW has released the first full video of its record-breaking Pikes Peak run, showing the Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak electric racer storming its way up the legendary hill climb. The record - an impressive 7 minutes 57.148 seconds - was set on June 25, and both VW and EV fans alike had been chomping at the bit to see the International Hill Climb footage in full.

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Porsche’s liberated 919 Hybrid Evo just crushed a Nurburgring record

Porsche’s liberated 919 Hybrid Evo just crushed a Nurburgring record

Give an electric car its freedom and it'll pay you back double in broken speed records and acts of excess. At least, that seems to be Porsche's recipe for success with the Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo, its former Le Mans car that, race-mandated limiters removed, has been demonstrating just what joys electrification can bring.

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Electric GT EV series debuts its race-ready Tesla Model S

Electric GT EV series debuts its race-ready Tesla Model S

It's been just over two years since the Electric GT series was announced: similar to Formula E, it's an all-electric racing series, but one that uses a modified version of the consumer Tesla Model S. With the series' first season finally kicking off in November, Electric GT Holdings unveiled its race-spec Model S this week in Barcelona, and it's clear it's a Tesla ready for the track.

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VW made a Bonneville speed demon to tease the Jetta GLI

VW made a Bonneville speed demon to tease the Jetta GLI

Volkswagen of America is cooking up a treat for speed freaks. The German automaker recently announced the all-new 2019 VW Jetta will be the basis for the Bonneville Jetta in an attempt to break the BGC/G speed record at the Bonneville Speed Week in August 2018.

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