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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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McLaren MSO X is road-legal bespoke madness inspired by GT4

McLaren MSO X is road-legal bespoke madness inspired by GT4

McLaren's cars aren't exactly known for their restraint, but the British automaker has cranked the madness up even further with its limited edition McLaren MSO X. Only ten of the race car inspired cars will be made, but the good news is that they're all fully road-legal.

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McLaren Senna: 5 facts about this epic road-legal racer

McLaren Senna: 5 facts about this epic road-legal racer

When McLaren goes extreme, it really, really goes extreme: witness, for example, the McLaren Senna. The latest in the Ultimate Series, the automaker's flagship range, follows roughly in the tread marks of the McLaren P1, but bypasses electrification in favor of raw gasoline performance. That includes packing the most powerful road car engine McLaren has ever made.

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This is the McLaren Senna: Compromise is not an option

This is the McLaren Senna: Compromise is not an option

What's a driver to do when a "regular" McLaren isn't quite fierce enough? The answer might be this, the McLaren Senna, latest model in the British automaker's legendary Ultimate Series and named after the even more famous Formula 1 driver Ayrton Senna. It's billed as "the ultimate road-legal track car," and they might just be right.

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2018 Aston Martin Vantage GTE: from road car to race car

2018 Aston Martin Vantage GTE: from road car to race car

It isn’t uncommon for a road car to influence the design of a race car and vice versa. What is uncommon, however, is for both types to be developed nearly in parallel, much less be announced almost together. But that is exactly what Aston Martin did. In the morning, it revealed the 2019 Aston Martin Vantage road car and later in the day, it unveiled the new 2018 Aston Martin Racing Vantage GTE race car, bringing the car maker’s new design language from the highway to the race track.

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The Dallara Stradale promises to be an epic roadster

The Dallara Stradale promises to be an epic roadster

Boutique sports cars are often more style than substance, but when racing specialist Dallara Automobili cooks up a road-legal model, you pay attention. The Italian automaker has pulled the wraps from the Dallara Stradale, a super-lightweight roadster that combines old-school strategy with cutting-edge materials and design.

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Bentley Continental GT3 Racer is ready for the 2018 racing season

Bentley Continental GT3 Racer is ready for the 2018 racing season

Bentley has rolled out its new racing car and it is a beauty of a car. The racer is called the Continental GT3 and it is based on the new Continental GT road car. The new racer will be ready to tear up the track for the 2018 motorsport season in a cool silver and green livery.

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Ferrari FXX-K Evo available as extremely limited-edition model

Ferrari FXX-K Evo available as extremely limited-edition model

Ferrari is showing off the latest version of its famed XX car called the FXX-K Evo. The sexy looking track car will be offered as an extremely limited-edition full car and as an upgrade package for existing X cars. The XX program launched back in 2005 as an R&D program from Ferrari.

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