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    Official: Gemballa goes racing with McLaren MP4-12C GT3
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    Think of the name Gemballa and you're bound to conjure up images of hyper-tuned Porsches. That is, after all, what they're known for. But Gemballa today is different than the company we knew just a couple of years ago. After the company's namesake founder was murdered under rather suspicious ...

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    Official: Audi celebrates 100th win of the R8 LMS
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    Having dominated rallying in the 1980s and Le Mans prototype racing since the turn of the millennium, Audi has grown accustomed to the checkered flag. But that's always been with manufacturer-backed works teams. So when Ingolstadt launched the R8 LMS in 2008, it charted new territory. The GT3 ...

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    Official: Porsche updates competition-spec 911 GT3 Cup before new model arrives
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    If you thought your local country club parking lot or swanky bistro driveway was filled with Porsche 911s, that's nothing compared to the proliferation of the rear-engined sports car on race tracks around the world. Porsche claims that, with over 2,200 examples sold, the 911 GT3 Cup – never ...

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    Official: McLaren MP4-12C GT3 to debut in triplicate at Spa
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    The moment of truth is upon McLaren this weekend. After rolling out its MP4-12C road car to positive reviews, the racing team turned automaker is turning itself back into a racing team with the new McLaren GT division and its MP4-12C GT3 – the first GT racer from the Woking, UK outfit since ...

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    Video: GT Masters series BMW Alpina B6 racer flies over barrier, takes out porta-potty at 'Ring
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    Tire barriers at race tracks are there for a reason. Namely, safety, but they can't protect against every scenario. Like, say, going airborne over said tire barrier and hitting a hapless porta-potty. That's exactly what happened at the Nürburgring this weekend during the fourth round of ...

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    Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Nürburgring racer livery designed by intern
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    As an appetizer for the Nürburgring 24 Hours, Porsche put on the first Porsche Carrera World Cup. Although the race counted as a round in other international Carrera World Cup series', this is a race all its own: more than a hundred Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Racers sprinting six laps around the ...

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    Video: McLaren MP4-12C GT3 takes to the track for testing, tuning, titillation
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    McLaren is clearly excited to test the racing version of its MP4-12C supercar. Called the MP4-12C GT3, this track-focused racer is equipped to do battle in the 2011 and 2012 GT3 championship series, and McLaren has just released a slew of videos that show off the car from all angles. This thing ...

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    Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 Limited Edition leaked online?
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    Rumors of a more powerful, special edition Porsche 911 GT3 RS have been circulating for months, and now the spec sheet has purportedly been leaked online. The order form is ostensibly for what's being dubbed the GT3 RS 4.0, packing a bored-out flat-six with 500 horsepower – a 200cc ...

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    Aston Martin launching new V12 Vantage GT3 to replace DBRS9
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    It used to be that Aston Martin race cars were staggered: the GT1 and GT3 cars were based on the DB9, while the GT2 and GT4 machines were based on the Vantage. But that was before the V12 Vantage came into the production lineup, and before the company veered into top-tier LMP1 racing. And while ...

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    Video: An in-depth look into the Mercedes-Benz SLS GT3
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    Mercedes-Benz showed off the 2011 SLS AMG GT3 at this year's Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, giving the well-heeled a first look at Benz's latest big boy toy. Ever the gracious blue-bloods, Merc made a high-def video detailing the car for us peons who couldn't make the show. For the GT3 SLS, ...

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    Video: McLaren takes first MP4-12C GT3 out for Silverstone test
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    McLaren has just unveiled the racing version of its all-new street-fighting MP4-12C. The McLaren MP4-12C GT3 has been out running England's Silverstone circuit with new test driver Álvaro Parente at the wheel. The race-version of McLaren's new coupe is nearly four inches wider than the ...

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    Rumormill: Next-gen Porsche GT3 to ditch manual transmission, rear-engine layout and KERS?
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    2010 Porsche 911 GT3 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Remember simpler times when transmissions came in two flavors? Choosing a manual or an automatic was a straightforward decision: enthusiasts took the manual, commuters took the automatic. The emergence of in-between options ...

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    Reiter Engineering unveils new race-spec Lamborghini Gallardo LP600+
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    Reiter Engineering Lamborghini Gallardo LP600+ GT3 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Which is the ultimate iteration of the Lamborghini Gallardo? Is it the purist's choice, the Balboni edition? The LP570-4 Superleggera? Or the latest open-top Spyder Performante? The answer could very ...

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    Video: Your yearly fix of Porsche 911 GT3 rally action
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    Porsche 911 GT3 tackling a gentle left – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Watching a Porsche 911 GT3 manhandled on public roads is a wonderful way to spend time. How much time? How about 16 minutes and 24 seconds? That's what Olaf Dobberkau and Alexandra König – the ...

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    McLaren confirms MP4-12C GT3 racing program
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    McLaren MP4-12C GT3 rendering – Click above for high-res image
    Some automakers also race. Some racing teams also make cars. Ferrari is one example of the latter, but it's not alone. With the launch of the MP4-12C, longtime on-track rival McLaren is getting serious about its automotive ...

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    Video: Susie Stoddart drives the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3
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    Susie Stoddart drives the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Susie Stoddart is a professional race driver who hails from Scotland, and has moved up through the motorsports ranks to arrive in the DTM world. Getting started in karting before moving on to ...

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    Spy Shots: McLaren prepping race-ready MP4-12C GT3
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    McLaren MP4-12C GT3 spy shots – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Grainy as they may be, these spy photos give us our first glimpse at the race-prepped McLaren MP4-12C GT3 – a high-performance version of the automaker's stunning new two-door. The GT3 aims to recapture the racing ...

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    Report: McLaren outsourcing GT2/GT3-spec MP4-12C racers
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    McLaren MP4-12C GTR renderings by Jon Sibal - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Could you imagine McLaren making a supercar and not racing it? Of course not. Even though the Woking, England-based outfit might have envisioned the original McLaren F1 purely as a road car, history naturally had ...

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    Video: 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 looks and sounds evil, priced around $550k
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    2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 – Click above to watch video after the jump
    The FIA GT3 European racing series is about to get a whole lot classier. Mercedes-Benz has been testing and tuning its 2011 SLS AMG GT3 and the car is now ready to claim top spot in your high-end racing trailer. ...

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    Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 roars online
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    If you believe it's time you learned more about the SLS AMG GT3, you're in luck. The gateway to knowledge has opened via a microsite for the FIA-spec racer. Detailed specs still haven't been released, but with the reduced weight it's apparent that the 6.3-liter V8 will get the growler up to ...

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