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Students build 600-hp Honda Civic with a hybrid powertrain

It does 0-60 mph in only 2 seconds

It does 0-60 mph in only 2 seconds.

Motorsports
VW shifting its racing focus to rallying and other production-based series

Will the Beetle still be VW's rallycross car in America?

Volkswagen's Motorsport division has announced that it's going to focus more on production car-based racing. This means its long-standing Formula 3 commitment will be ending after the 2018 season, resulting in more attention given to circuit racing and rallying.

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Watch Chris Harris take a 360° tour of the new Top Gear track

Jumps, gravel, asphalt, splashes of water.

A 360° tour of the track is just the thing we need.

Teased
Ken Block's new rallycross Focus RS looks ready for hooning

Ken Block is giving his fans a taste of things to come with his new Ford Focus RS built to rallycross supercar spec.

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Ariel Atom 3.5R, Yamaha R1, and Rallycross DS3 drag race

Check out this eighth-mile and quarter-mile drag race between an Ariel Atom 3.5R, Yamaha R1, and a rallycross-prepped Citroen DS3.

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Honda Civic Coupe to join 2016 Red Bull Global Rallycross season

Honda will be the fifth manufacturer to join the Red Bull Global Rallycross, announcing that it'd campaign the new Civic Coupe in the 2016 season.

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Autoblog Minute: Redbull Global Rallycross makes its first ever stop in Detroit

We Ride Along with Subaru Driver Svere Isachsen

Red Bull Global Rallycross makes its first ever visit to Detroit halfway through the 2015 season.

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Tanner Foust and Scott Speed get VW internships

Global Rallycross Championship racers Tanner Foust and Scott Speed put aside their motorsports duties to try out a new job at VW. The two of them briefly become the summer interns at a dealership.

Motorsports
2015 VW Beetle GRC packs 553 rallycrossing horsepower

Behold the Volkswagen Beetle that Tanner Foust and Scott Speed will be driving in the 2015 Global Rallycross Championship, packing a bigger engine with more power.

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Ken Block gears up for 2015... sans WRC

The World Rally Championship will have to do without Ken Block this year as the Gymkhana superstar opts to focus on the US-based Global RallyCross Championship instead.

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Audi S1 rally car races its RC counterpart

Veteran racer Mattias Ekström campaigns the meanest looking Audi S1 on the block in the FIA World Rallycross Championship. With 600 horsepower on tap, it can reach 60 miles per hour in a claimed 1.9 seconds. However, for Ekstrom's latest race in the Audi pits him against a pint-sized doppelgänger in the form of an RC replica of the rallycross machine.

Motorsports
Hyundai pulls motorsports in US, parts ways with Rhys Millen Racing

Automakers don't necessarily undertake racing programs in proportion to their size. A company like Ferrari or McLaren, for example, may be small, but their racing programs are huge. The inverse could be said of a company like Hyundai, which has grown to rank among the largest automakers in the world, but has traditionally maintained a relatively short reach when it comes to racing. And now it's getting even smaller as the company is shutting down its entire motorsport program in the United State

Motorsports
Ken Block pulls out of Istanbul Rallycross over security concerns [UPDATE]

UPDATE: Autosport reports that Tanner Foust has also withdrawn from the World Rallycross Championship event in Turkey, citing personal reasons.

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Tanner Foust checks out his new VW Beetle GRC rally car

Racing driver and Top Gear USA host Tanner Foust is a very busy guy. After all, he's competing in rounds of both Global Rallycross series and FIA World Rallycross Championship, not to mention his TV duties. However, we probably shouldn't feel too sorry for him, because his job puts him behind the wheel of some truly crazy machinery.

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Volkswagen Beetle GRC is lean and mean

Earlier this year at the Chicago Auto Show, Volkswagen showed us its latest foray into motorsports, the Beetle GRC global rallycross machine. Now, the Beetle is officially making its public debut, and while it looks a little different, it's still packing one heck of a punch.

Motorsports
Mattias Ekström unleashes bonkers 600-hp Audi S1 Supercar on World RX

Mattias Ekström doesn't need to prove anything. He's won the DTM title twice and before that the Swedish Touring Car Championship. But being a racing driver as he is, Ekström has been looking for new challenges. He's contested the Swedish Rally six times, the German Rally twice, he's driven in V8 Supercars and in NASCAR. He's even won the Race of Champions. Twice. Heck, we're surprised his long-time sponsor Red Bull hasn't let him try out one of its F1 cars. But this season it's on to

Motorsports
Tanner Foust signs on for FIA World Rallycross Championship

Organizers of the FIA World Rallycross Championship are getting serious, but if they're going to challenge the Global RallyCross Championship for status as the premier rallycross series on the world stage, it's going to need some star power – big names to put it on the map. Because while GRC has names like Pastrana, Gronholm and Millen in its ranks, the only name approaching household status in the FIA-sanctioned series is 2003 WRC champ Petter Solberg.

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Jacques Villeneuve signs on for World Rallycross Championship

Jacques Villeneuve has raced just about everything. The last Formula One World Champion from North America, this French-Canadian driver has raced in F1, Indy, NASCAR and Le Mans, not to mention the Andros Trophy of ice racing and V8 Supercars down in Australia. In fact, having dominated Indy in 1995, F1 in 1997 and placing second at Le Mans in 2008, he's the closest to a living winner of the elusive (if unofficial) Triple Crown of Motorsport as we're likely to see in our lifetime. And now he's g

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