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    Auctions: eBay Find Of The Day: 1988 Saleen Ford Mustang General Tire 21R race car
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    Saleen may be making headlines these days for working on the Tesla Model S, but its history and bread-and-butter is all about the Ford Mustang. The rear-wheel-drive Dearborn pony cars singlehandedly put the company on the map in the '80s. Founder Steve Saleen was already a talented American ...

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    Video: Seat Leon Cupra racecar dropped like it's hot
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    Crashes in racing are expected to happen at high speed with two drivers challenging each other to be the first one into a corner. They are not, however, supposed to happen like this. The poor Seat Leon Cupra racecar here goes out in the most humiliating way possible – a combination of ...

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    Official: Nissan 'Ride of Your Life' campaign turns an Altima into a race car [w/video]
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    Nissan definitely makes some exciting vehicles. The GT-R has received continuous improvements to keep it at the head of the pack in the performance car world. And the Leaf might not bring driving intensity, but its technology is quite impressive. However, there is nothing especially thrilling ...

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    Official: Lister Knobbly returning to limited production for 60th anniversary
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    Lister Cars was one of the pedigree names of British racing from its founding in 1954 and then on and off until the early 2000s. The company combined its own lightweight chassis with engines from other manufacturers, many of them British (and especially from Jaguar). Last year, the name and the ...

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    Official: McLaren 12C GT Sprint details revealed
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    McLaren GT, the racing arm of McLaren, initially showed the 12C GT Sprint back in July as a less hardcore version of the brand's other track-only offerings, although it did so with only a limited amount of information on the new track star. Now, the floodgates have been opened ever so slightly, ...

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    Frankfurt: Citroën WTCC C-Elysee Racecar leaves the dirt behind
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    On top of the funktastic Cactus Concept, Citroën showed its new C-Elysée racecar, which will campaign the World Touring Car Championship with Sebastian Loeb and Yvan Muller at the helm. The C-Elysée racer debuted back in July packing a 1.6-liter, turbocharged four with 380 ...

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    Frankfurt: Mercedes CLA45 AMG Racing is ready for a spot on the grid
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    Mercedes-Benz trotted out its CLA45 AMG-based racer at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. We first showed you the sedan in the deluge of news and reveals that precedes most good auto shows, and were blown away by the car, formally known as the CLA45 AMG Racing Series. We were strolling by the ...

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    Official: SRT Viper GT3-R is ready to kick racetrack butt
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    This weekend, SRT Motorsports will be focused on returning to the 24 Hours of Le Mans with the Viper GTS-R, but that doesn't mean it isn't looking a bit further down the road. While the GTS-R is the factory-backed racecar running at Le Mans and in the America Le Mans Series, SRT is also preparing ...

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    Motorsports: Mazda6 Skyactiv-D racecar gets first win at Road Atlanta
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    Mazda has a long motorsports history, and one that is peppered with fascinating cars. The latest chapter in Mazda's racing story has just been written, as Joel Miller and Andrew Carbonell have driven the Visit Florida Racing Mazda6 Skyactiv-D to the car's first ever victory at the Rolex Grand-Am ...

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    ETC: Cast your vote to save the Monopoly racecar
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    One of the reasons for Monopoly's nearly 80-year reign, and its hundreds of millions of copies sold, especially in the last few decades, has been game maker's willingness to heavy-up on the special editions. And, the occasional inclusion of a Prius token notwithstanding, the iconic racecar ...

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    Video: Nissan's Voice Driver GP makes a racer out of your vocal cords
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    When you were younger, you probably made engine noises as you played with your toy cars. Heck, some of us still do. Well, Nissan has taken that notion and applied it to a live-action racing game. Dubbed the Voice Driver Cup, the game uses voice commands to control a toy car around a ...

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    Video: Why you should never let a family member drive your Ariel Atom
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    Any time you have to hand off the keys to a valued car, it can be a little nerve racking – and with some justification. Just check out this video, which serves as a cautionary tale of sorts. According to its YouTube description, the user, named ShakenBakeRacin, lent his Ariel Atom to his ...

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    SEMA: Scion FR-S SCCA World Challenge racecar, ready for the track
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    Of all the many Scion FR-S models here on the SEMA floor in Las Vegas – and there are a great many of them, have no doubt – the very purpose-built car from Stout Racing is one that we may hear about again in the future. The Stout Racing team will be campaigning the racy FR-S in the ...

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    SEMA: Acura preps ILX for endurance racing challenge
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    Acura has used the occasion of this year's SEMA show to unveil a 2013 ILX that is remarkably different from the road-going car that we are familiar with. A far distance from the rather mildly performing street car, this ILX Endurance Racer is actually prepped to race at the grueling 25 Hours of ...

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    Official: Ariel Atom 3.5 revealed in UK
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    Ariel Motor Co. has announced a new version of its stripped-down Atom track star, the Atom 3.5. Following up on the existing Atom 3 model, both the numeration and the spec sheet call this out as an upgrade, rather than a totally new model from the British builder. Cosmetic changes may be hard to ...

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    Volvo prepping new S60 for Belgian Touring Car series duty
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    Belgian Touring Car Championship Volvo S60 – Click above for high-res image
    Volvo's taking its new naughty sedan to the track, with the S60 set to make its racing debut in the Belgian Touring Car Championship on April 11. The racer was whipped up by the Chinese-owned Swedish automaker's ...

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    Chicago 2010: Racecars zoom into McCormick Place
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    Racecars at Chicago Auto Show – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It isn't so much "Win on Sunday, sell on Monday," here at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show, maybe more like "Show on Sunday, sell on Monday." While many manufacturers have their newest production cars on display here at ...

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    Lexus may offer decontented, track-focused LFA
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    We're still trying to wrap our heads around yesterday's drive of the Lexus LFA, but before we give up the goods on Toyota's first V10-powered hypercar (check back on Monday), we cornered Paul Williamsen, the National Manager of Lexus College, about ToMoCo's plans to offer a harder, track-focused ...

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    REPORT: World Touring Car Championship eyeing race in the U.S.
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    Chevrolet Cruze WTCC - Click above image for high-res gallery
    Marcello Lotti, series promoter for the FIA World Touring Car Championship, told Autosport that he wants to bring the event to the United States in 2011. Inaugurated in 1987, the series was originally based in Europe. In 2009, the ...

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    Porsche unveils its latest GT3 RSR
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    Click above for a hi-res gallery of the 2009 Porsche GT3 RSR
    Porsche has unveiled the latest iteration of its GT2-class racing car, the GT3 RSR. Visually, the biggest difference for '09 is up front, where a substantially louvered hood now resides. It's there because the car's radiator ductwork has ...

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