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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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Jaguar sets new maritime speed record with electric boat

Jaguar sets new maritime speed record with electric boat

Jaguar is far from the only car manufacturer making the switch to producing electric vehicles, but it might one of the first to jump into the electric boat game. The company didn't just dip its toe in water, it went all out and set a new world record for maritime speed. Jaguar teamed up with racing partners at Vector and Williams Advanced Engineering to build a small, single-person speedboat with an all-electric drivetrain.

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The 2018 Mustang Cobra Jet is instant drag racer royalty

The 2018 Mustang Cobra Jet is instant drag racer royalty

When it came to marking the fiftieth anniversary of its iconic Cobra Jet line, Ford Performance didn’t think small. Welcome, therefore, the achingly fast - and vanishingly rare - 2018 Mustang Cobra Jet, billed as the fastest and most powerful of the factory-produced cars in their five decades of existence.

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Porsche unshackled its 919 Hybrid and beat an F1 car

Porsche unshackled its 919 Hybrid and beat an F1 car

Just how fast could a Porsche 919 Hybrid race car go, if it wasn't hamstrung by those pesky technical regulations Le Mans demands? That's the question the German sports car-maker set out to answer, loosening the bonds on its fearsome gas-electric hybrid and setting a new record in the process.

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This 815hp Audi EV is literally Gran Turismo made real

This 815hp Audi EV is literally Gran Turismo made real

Your eyes do not deceive you: this new, outlandish Audi racer isn't CGI, or a teaser for the PlayStation 5's graphical talents. In fact, it's a full-sized, fully functional, and very, very powerful real life version of the Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo.

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Road to Racer: Inside one team’s big Mercedes-AMG GT4 ambitions

Road to Racer: Inside one team’s big Mercedes-AMG GT4 ambitions

Nobody ever said building a winning race car was going to be easy, but the challenge is even more complex when you're trying to compete in GT4. With the rules changed to encourage more manufacturer participation from 2017's season onward, teams now have a huge amount of choice when it comes to factory-produced GT4-spec machinery, but that's only the start of it. I spoke to Indy Dontje and Damien Faulkner from Winward/HTP Motorsport, about their brand new Mercedes AMG GT4 race cars and how this new age of GT4 racing has changed the scene.

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How the BMW M8 GTE got its track teeth

How the BMW M8 GTE got its track teeth

When you're looking to kick butt and take names with your brand new race car, you need to go big: that's why BMW chose the 2018 Rolex 24 at Daytona to unveil its latest motorsport creation, the M8 GTE. The culmination of several years of development by both the M8 product team and BMW motorsports, it's not been an easy path to the race track, but it's already looking like it was worth it.

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Cigarette Racing 515 Project ONE channels Mercedes-AMG spirit

Cigarette Racing 515 Project ONE channels Mercedes-AMG spirit

What do cars and boats have in common? Other than both being vehicles, not that much really. But for more than 10 years now, Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing have found in each other a kindred spirit, brought together by their love for speed. If last year’s GT R-inspired superboat took the wind out of you, then next week’s reveal promises to do one better. Just like the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE it takes after, the Cigarette Racing 515 teases Formula One experience, but on water instead of the track.

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Inside Dakar 2018: Earth’s toughest race

Inside Dakar 2018: Earth’s toughest race

You figure out your packing priorities pretty quickly when you're given a week's notice that you're shipping out to Lima, Peru. My Dakar journey started in Boston, and this would be my first trip to South America: I had seven days to prepare to face the desert. The invite was suitably vague, just the basics that I'd be spending the night sleeping in tents in the desert a few hours from a major city. Time to cross another item off my motorsports bucket list.

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2019 Corvette ZR1 sets Virginia International Raceway lap record

2019 Corvette ZR1 sets Virginia International Raceway lap record

Serendipity is often credited for some accidental but happy discoveries in history, from penicillin to super glue. Now Chevrolet is claiming yet another “accidental” discovery, that its upcoming 2019 Corvette ZR1 happens to be the fastest coupe to have rolled on the VIR, a.k.a. the Virginia International Raceway, considered one of the most challenging road course. And, Chevy says, it wasn’t even trying to beat any record. In fact, it didn’t even have a race car driver behind the wheel.

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Formula E Gen2 racing car debuts

Formula E Gen2 racing car debuts

Formula E is the electric car racing series and so far, the cars have raced 36 times in 13 cities with 20 different drivers. The racing series has ten teams total and has spanned five continents over the last four years of electric racing action. Formula E has announced that a "new era" in electric racing is here with the unveiling of the Gen2 Formula E racing car.

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