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    Motorsports: Mercedes A-Class gears up to tackle British Touring Car Championship [w/video]
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    Most of the Mercedes-Benz lineup is based on rear-drive architecture that would make for great racing platforms. That's how you end up with the C-Class in DTM and Superstars, the E-Class in V8 Supercars and the SLS AMG in GT3, to name just a few. But don't think that Benz's new front-drive ...

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    Motorsports: Mercedes A-Class goes touring in BTCC
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    At the Frankfurt Motor Show a couple of weeks ago, Mercedes-Benz showcased a concept racecar based on the CLA. But it looks like its hatchback counterpart will be turning its wheels in anger before the four-door coupe gets a chance. The A-Class is being prepared for competition in the British ...

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    Official: Honda gets new Civic NGTC out on the track to defend BTCC title
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    It's been five months since we first brought you word that Honda was developing a version of its new euro-spec Civic hatchback for competition in the highly competitive British Touring Car Championship. A month later, Matt Neal took home the title for the Japanese automaker behind the wheel of ...

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    Official: MG goes big with new BTCC entry
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    The field of cars entered in the British Touring Car Championship has grown incredibly in the last year or two. But as quintessentially British as the series is, few of those automakers represented on the grid are actually, you know... British. But that's all about to change with the latest entry ...

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    Official: Lotus enlisted to regulate BTCC engine performance
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    Of the many motorsport disciplines in which Lotus is competing these days and will be in the near future, the British Touring Car Championship isn't one of them. And of all the manufacturers taking part in the BTCC, Lotus isn't among them. Which could be why race organizers have solicited the ...

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    Video: Honda Racing UK already working on NGTC-spec Civic
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    Of all the new debuts scheduled for the Frankfurt Motor Show – now less than two weeks away – few will proliferate quite like the new European-market Honda Civic. The Old World version of the new Civic has so far only been teased, but the company's UK competition division has already ...

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    Official: Skoda Octavia slated as latest entry to join British Touring Car Championship
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    The new entries just keep on lining up for the British Touring Car Championship, which is rapidly becoming the most varied racing series in the world. There are already 27 cars based on 13 different models from 10 different manufacturers, but now the touring car series is about to get a 28th, ...

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    Vauxhall Insignia to go racing in British Touring Car Championship
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    You go ahead and try to find a racing series with as high a participation rate as the British Touring Car Championship. With 13 different models from 10 different manufacturers covering 27 entries, the BTCC field is at an all-time high this year. But there's always room for one more. That one ...

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    Audi returning to BTCC with privateer A4 touring car
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    While archrival BMW may be downscaling its racing program – in touring car series particularly – Audi looks to be going the other way. For evidence, we turn your attention to Exhibit A: a new entry into the British Touring Car Championship for 2011. The two-car entry is being ...

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    Ford announces Touring Car motorsport program for new Focus
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    2012 Ford Focus ST touring car – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Few automakers have the deep history in motor racing as Ford. But these days the Blue Oval isn't fielding much in the way of factory works racing teams, opting instead to support independent campaigns and privateers. ...

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    Next-Generation Toyota Avensis Touring Car previewed in sketches
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    Toyota Avensis Next Generation Touring Car – Click above for high-res sketches
    You've seen NASCAR's Car of Tomorrow – now meet its British counterpart. Based on the Toyota Avensis, this Next Generation Touring Car is the first of a new breed of cars set to take over the British ...

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    Fiat previews updated Abarth Punto Evo, touring car to follow?
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    Where there's smoke, there's fire. So it was natural to expect that, with the debut of the mildly facelifted Fiat Punto Evo and its smoked headlights, we might expect an updated version of the fire-breathing Abarth to go with it. And this, according to reports, is our first look at just such a ...

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