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    Video: Jaguar works out F-Type at Nardo and the 'Ring
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    The first test the Jaguar F-Type has to pass will be administered at the Paris Motor Show, and while we've seen its skin, we still can't say for sure what's under it. After that, when drivers get behind the wheel, the examinations get a lot harder. Ten-hour-per-day cramming sessions have been ...

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    Video: Watch Ford's Shelby GT500 gun for 200 MPH on Italy's Nardo Ring
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    There's a reason the speedometer on the 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 reaches all the way to 220 mph. By all accounts, Ford poured a substantial amount of development resources into the supercharged creation by running it through the ringer at some of the world's most hallowed courses. Those ...

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    Official: Porsche acquires Nardo high-speed test track
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    If Porsche wants to test out a new vehicle at speed – and you can usually bet that at any given time Porsche will be testing a new vehicle at speed – it's got miles and miles of Autobahn at which to do it. Not enough? There's the Nürburgring and all of its myriad turns and ...

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    MTM launches its 472-horse Audi TT RS with a 194 mph run at Nardo
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    MTM Audi TT RS – Click above for high-res image gallery
    You'd be forgiven for believe the Audi TT RS is fast enough. By most accounts it is, packing a 340 horsepower, turbocharged inline five, it's good for a four-and-a-half-second sprint to sixty and a 174 mph top speed. But if you're ...

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    Techart Porsche Cayenne Turbo closes in on 200 mph at Nardo
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    Techart Porsche Cayenne Turbo - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    There's something magical about 200 mph. The double century has become a benchmark for modern supercars, although it takes just as much courage as pavement to do the deed. As we found out at World Class Driving earlier this ...

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    MTM Audi RS6 Avant goes 214 mph, proves wagons uber alles!
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    As a profession, there's a very long list of cars on sale in Europe that we can't buy which us auto journo types nevertheless constantly rattle our (virtual) pens over. From the Volkswagen Scirocco to the Honda Civic Type R to the 300+ hp Ford Focus to the Citroen C6, total and complete absence ...

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    Test driver Loris Bicocchi establishes driving school at Nardo
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    Established supercar manufacturers like Ferrari and Lamborghini have their own test drivers on permanent retainer, and have legions more on call should the need arise. But who does an upstart exotic automaker call when it needs to set up its new machinery? Loris Bicocchi. He's largely responsible ...

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    The top secret Top Secret LF-A that doesn't exist
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    Smokey Nagata took a Supra to Nardo to flog it around the track and remind Toyota about what it could be doing with its time. Now, a freethinking designer with some serious rendering skills has upped Smokey's Supra by kitting out an LF-A in a similar garb. The result is this, the TOP SECRET LF-A ...

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    Top Secret V12 Supra does 222 mph at Nardo
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    Smokey Nagata likes to smoke his tires on freeways all over the world. While his stunts may not be lawful or even sane, he continues to find new territory in which to get his thrills. After being arrested in England and New Zealand, he has finally taken his action off the streets and onto the Nardo ...

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    Bertone sold to Gruppo Prototipo
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    Only days before heading to bankruptcy court, Italian engineering firm and carrozzeria Bertone revealed that it was about to pull a last-minute trick out of its sleeve in an announcement later that day. But when the announcement didn't come, the industry was left wondering if, after 95 years in ...

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    Swiss Army Porsche? Matte olive-green 911 (video)
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    Looking at this custom Porsche, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the Swiss army had ordered up a fleet of military-spec 911s. Then you'd quickly realize that while it may be a versatile sports car, the 911 would not be the Porsche most utile for military applications, compared with, say, the ...

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    9ff GT9 inches closer to Nardo test
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    Click image for high-res gallery Going fast can't be rushed. It sounds downright oxymoronic, but it might as well be the golden rule when it comes to breaking top speed records. 9ff is one of those outfits that bridges the gap between aftermarket tuning house and specialty manufacturer. Their ...

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    Fastest Lambo Ever: Edo Competition hits 214 MPH with LP640 at Nardo
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    Click image for a gallery of the record-setting LP640You see, this is how it's done. Real top speed records are set by teams of professionals in controlled environments, and they're verified by precision instrumentation. That's why Edo Competition's mark of 214 mph in a lightly-modified Lamborghini ...

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    Brabus builds its own Exelero, hits 205 mph at Nardo
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    Click on the images to view in high-speed and high-resolution Remember the Maybach Exelero? The ultra-premium marque from Merceceds-Benz built it almost two years ago as a high-speed test vehicle based on its Maybach 57 luxury sedan, but unfortunately never offered production versions to the ...

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    AC Schnitzer GP3.10 LPG powered 3-series hits 318 km/h
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    Click the image above for more shots of the GP3.10 hammering around Nardo.You might recall the AC Schnitzer crew trotting out a particularly gaudy BMW 3-series coupe in Frankfurt called the GP3.10, powered by a V10 engine pulled from the M5/M6 running off liquefied petroleum. While the styling of ...

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    AC Schnitzer BMW breaks speed record
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    OK, so it might not be World's Fastest Car or even World's Fastest Coupe, but the AC Schnitzer Tension just accomplished something pretty remarkable. It sped its way around the Southern Italian top speed track known as Nardo at a breathtaking 331.78 km/h. That, my friends, makes it the fastest BMW ...

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    Brabus Rocket bests own speed record
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    These engineers at Brabus sure are tough guys to please. Apparently, the top speed record they set at Nardo with the Brabus Rocket wasn't good enough. Some of you may recall that back in June, we reported that the Rocket maxed out at 362.4 km/h (225.18 mph) on a top speed attempt at the Italian ...

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    VIDEO: Maybach Exelero
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    Did you think the Maybach 62 S was ridiculous? The high-performance stretched limousine has nothing on its one-of-a-kind brother, the Maybach Exelero. Based on the already-big-for-a-sedan Maybach 57, the gargantuan coupe was created for German tire maker Fulda as a high-speed test bed (and, we ...

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