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Morgan Plus Four LM62 celebrates one classic Le Mans victory

Morgan Plus Four LM62 celebrates one classic Le Mans victory

The Morgan Plus 4 won the 2.0-liter class at the 1962 24 Hours of Le Mans 60 years ago. The Morgan Motor Company commemorates this event with the limited-edition Plus Four LM62. Only 62 units of the LM62 will leave the factory gates at Malvern, and each will have a base price of £78,995 or about $107,776.

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Liberty Walk has turned the Mitsuoka Orochi into a gorgeous racing machine

Liberty Walk has turned the Mitsuoka Orochi into a gorgeous racing machine

You probably heard of Japanese coachbuilder and automaker Mitsuoka, known for building retro-flavored renditions of modern cars, crossovers, and SUVs. Less than two years ago, Mitsuoka unveiled the Buddy, a modern Toyota RAV4 that resembles an old K5 Chevy Blazer.

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Tragedies That Changed Formula 1 Forever

Tragedies That Changed Formula 1 Forever

Formula 1 is the pinnacle of motorsports and many consumer automotive technologies trickle down from the high-octane racing that has gripped generations for years. The high drama of street circuits, fierce duels between rival drivers, and even teammate battles have kept automotive fans on the edges of their seats every season. While the glitz and glamour of the sport are overwhelming, one cannot deny the dangers involved in racing at break-neck speeds.

Note: This article contains videos of wrecks and details about the resulting loss of life. Some readers may find these stories upsetting.

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Incredible vintage 1982 Mercedes-Benz SL racer heads to auction

Incredible vintage 1982 Mercedes-Benz SL racer heads to auction

Racing cars with real racing pedigree frequently bring significant sums of money when they change hands. The car in the images below is a 1982 Mercedes-Benz SL Trans Am racing car purposely built to tear up the track. The car was raced by the DeAtley Motorsports/Michelob race team in its day. The car is hitting the auction with Mecum Auctions in Kissimmee, and the auction ends on the 16th.

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Ken Block has a new Gymkhana toy, and it’s all-electric

Ken Block has a new Gymkhana toy, and it’s all-electric

American professional rally driver Ken Block has a new toy for Hoonigan’s next Gymkhana series of videos. After drifting all over the place while climbing Pikes Peak in Climbkhana, German automaker Audi wants Block to do it all over again with an all-electric vehicle.

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Porsche Vision Gran Turismo developed purely for the game

Porsche Vision Gran Turismo developed purely for the game

German automaker Porsche and Japanese video game expert Polyphony Digital has unveiled a new racing concept that exists purely in the digital realm. The Vision Gran Turismo is Porsche’s first video game concept car and will debut in the highly-anticipated Gran Turismo 7 for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 on March 4, 2022.

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2022 Toyota Hilux Dakar rally car blasts forth with a new turbo V6 engine

2022 Toyota Hilux Dakar rally car blasts forth with a new turbo V6 engine

Toyota Gazoo Racing is fielding an all-new Hilux in the 2022 Dakar rally. Surprisingly, it has inherited the all-new, tenth-generation Toyota Land Cruiser’s 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine along with a few more custom mods. Toyota’s latest Dakar rally machine is debuting at the Saudi Arabian desert starting on January 2, 2022.

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Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport is a mid-engine racing beast

Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport is a mid-engine racing beast

Porsche has revealed a new racing car based on the 718 Cayman GT4 RS streetcar. The racing cars were called the 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport, and it was revealed at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The biggest change between the new Clubsport and the current model comes in the 4.0-liter six-cylinder engine. The engine was taken directly from the 911 GT3 Cup racing car and makes 500 PS in the GT4 RS Clubsport.

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Honda is showcasing Civic Si race cars and overlanding trucks at SEMA

Honda is showcasing Civic Si race cars and overlanding trucks at SEMA

Japanese automaker Honda is heading to this year’s Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) trade show with a collection of Civic Si race cars and a few overlanding off-road vehicles. It includes the all-new Honda Performance Development (HPD) race car prototype for the Touring Car competition and a Civic Si racing car for the 25 Hours of Thunderhill endurance race.

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2022 Honda Passport is hitting the rally circuit

2022 Honda Passport is hitting the rally circuit

The 2022 Honda Passport is hitting the rally circuit as the Japanese automaker fortifies its motorsports pedigree. And similar to the Honda HPD Ridgeline that competed at the recently concluded Rebelle Rally, the Passport is going rallying with a team of Honda engineers led by suspension test engineer and driver Chris Sladek and chassis design engineer and co-driver Gabriel Nieves. Both men are from Honda’s North American Auto Development Center in East Liberty, Ohio.

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Nissan Frontier PRO-4X in vintage livery to compete at the 2021 Rebelle Rally

Nissan Frontier PRO-4X in vintage livery to compete at the 2021 Rebelle Rally

After unveiling an impressive list of NISMO off-road parts for the 2022 Nissan Frontier at Overland Expo West, Nissan and Team Wild Grace have announced their return to the 2021 Rebelle Rally, the longest and most demanding off-road rally event in the United States. Team Wild Grace came in fourth place at last year’s Rebelle Rally, and co-captains Sedona Blinson and Lyn Woodward are eyeing top prize aboard their NISMO-prepped Frontier pickup truck at this year’s event.

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Audi spent two weeks testing its RS Q e-tron rally car in the desert

Audi spent two weeks testing its RS Q e-tron rally car in the desert

Audi has been putting its RS Q e-tron rally car through grueling testing in Morocco under some of the most extreme desert conditions in the world. The hard-core testing is part of Audi's preparations to participate in the Dakar Rally next January. Recently, Audi spent two weeks testing the RS Q e-tron under some of the most extreme conditions available in Morocco.

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