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Generally speaking, today's Aston Martin is known more for its beauty and power than for its minimalism or lightness. But that could change if it decides to produce a version of this CC100 Speedster concept, designed to celebrate the company's centenary. The V12-powered roadster is being unveiled at the Nordschliefe today ahead of the 24 Hours of Nürburgring, where it is expected to lap the circuit with Aston CEO Dr. Ulrich Bez at the wheel. The rakish concept is a nice surprise, and will b

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There are plenty of ways to test a vehicle's durability. You might hand the keys to your average teenager for a week or plop a journalist behind the wheel for an hour. Or you could simply enter the machine in the 24 Hours of Nürburgring. Nissan has opted for the latter option for the company's upgraded-for-2012 GT-R. The automaker's development team want to fully stress the supercar's systems by putting it through one of the world's most grueling endurance races. Of course, the fact that Ni

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The 2011 24 Hours of Nürburgring is long over, which means we're due for an update on how James Glickenhaus and his beautiful Ferrari P4/5 Comeptizione fared. Here's the short answer: they finished pretty well. Overall, the car ended up in 40th, but managed a third-place in the E1-XP2 class. Not too shabby.

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Glickenhaus Ferrari P4/5 Competizione – Click above for high-res image gallery

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Long before we developed legs capable of working accelerator and brake pedals, a creature named Tiktaalik decided to wander up out of the ocean. In response to its environment, Tiktaalik's aquatic front flippers evolved to have wrists capable of dragging a heavy body across the ground. Tiktaalik represents a transitional bridge between the old and the new. The rest, as they say, is history. We are in the early days of a fundamental shift in the design paradigm of cars. Responding to a future cl

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Tim Hahne's video of the 2010 24 Hours of Nürburgring – Click above to watch video after the jump

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Porsche 918 Spyder – Click above for high-res image gallery

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Volkswagen Scirocco GT24-CNG – Click above for high-res image gallery

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Roger Green bails from the number 114 Lotus Exige – Click above to watch video after the jump

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24 Hours of Nurburging – Click above for high-res image gallery

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Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery

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Porsche 911 GT3 R hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery

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Hold on to your Dubbelmossas, rally fans. Legendary Swedish rally and rallycross driver Per "Pekka" Eklund is coming back, and he's coming back hard. How hard? A Saab 900 Turbo 16S built to Group A specs.. Sure, it's not diamond tough hard – like this – but we're still impressed. Not only that, but he'll be campaigning the 26-year old front-driver in the ADAC 24 Hours of Nürburgring. Also of note, it's been thirty years since Eklund competed in a 24 hour race.

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Peugeot RCZ racer – Click above for high-res image gallery

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Peugeot RCZ racer – Click above for high-res image gallery

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