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This BMW i8 Roadster is the new Formula E Safety Car

BMW says it's the world's first open-top safety car

BMW says it's the world's first open-top safety car.

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BMW builds awesome M4 GTS safety car and racing wheelchair

BMW is hitting the track with two very different kind of wheeled machines: an M4 GTS converted to safety-car duty for DTM, and a wheelchair for the US paralympics team.

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BMW M2 looks even hotter decked out as MotoGP safety car [w/video]

Just when we thought the new M2 couldn't look much hotter, BMW works one up as a safety car for MotoGP, with some parts you can buy, and some you can't.

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Mazda Raceway gets first new MX-5 Cup as pace car

The first new Mazda MX-5 Cup racer is set to fulfill duties as a pace car at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

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Mercedes-AMG GT pressed into service as DTM safety car

Already setting the pace in Formula One, the Mercedes-AMG GT S has now been called in to serve as a safety car for Germany's fast-paced DTM touring car series.

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Jaguar F-Type to pace Bloodhound SSC as rapid response vehicle

Jaguar has equipped its F-Type R AWD coupe to serve as a rapid response vehicle for the Bloodhound SSC world land speed record attempt, set to debut at the Coventry MotoFest later this month.

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Honda Accord sets the pace as Indy safety car with HPD upgrades

Honda Performance Development fitted this Accord Coupe with 400 horsepower and a series of enhancements to prepare it for service as Indy's new safety car.

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BMW reveals M4 safety car with innovating water injection system [w/video]

BMW has been providing the safety cars for the MotoGP series for 16 years now, but this latest M4 outfitted for duty also packs an innovative water injection system to optimize combustion that could see implementation on production models in the near future.

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Lexus RC F sets the pace Down Under

Lexus may not be ready just yet to enter Australia's highly competitive V8 Supercars series, but it appears to be paving the way this year by providing an RC F to act as a safety car, an IS 350 F Sport as a medical car and a GS 350 F Sport as a support vehicle.

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Toyota FCV rallies to the hydrogen cause as zero car

It's been two decades since Toyota dominated the World Rally Championship with its Celica Turbo 4WD. But this past weekend, Toyota hit the rally stage in a very different vehicle.

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What happens when you take an engineer sliding in a BMW i8

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The BMW i8 is a pretty impressive car, and a highly visible one at that. It's a great brand ambassador, but not just for BMW. It's really no surprise that Formula E chose it as the safety car from the electric racing series. And, for its duties at tracks around the word, the i8 safety car got some slick upgrades, including John Beltz Snyder

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Chevy reveals SS pace car at the Brickyard

Last season Chevy reskinned and rebranded its NASCAR stock racer after the new SS, so we knew it would only be a matter of time before the Bowtie brand's latest muscle sedan would be pressed into duty as a pace car. And now that time has come.

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F1 to get standing restarts after safety car next year

In the ever-changing world that is the Formula One rule book, 2015 will see a bevy of new tweaks. The most notable, besides the absurd inclusion of titanium skidplates, is the introduction of standing restarts following safety car periods.

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BMW rolls out new M4 safety car for DTM

Ever since revealing the M4 on nearly five months ago, BMW has been hard at work getting its new muscle coupe out on the track. It's made a touring-car version to compete in DTM and a safety car to set the pace at MotoGP races, and now it's combined bot

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Alfa 4C to set the pace as WTCC safety car

With just 240 horsepower on tap, the Alfa Romeo 4C may not be the most powerful sports car on the market. But its lightweight construction ensures that it has a power-to-weight ratio better than cars with twice the output. In short, it belongs at the front of the pack, and that's just where it will be for this year's World Touring Car Championship.

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BMW unleashes new M4 as MotoGP safety car

BMW has some considerable racing prowess to crow about, and draws on those credentials to create models like the new M4. But it's not about to rest on the laurels it's won at the end of innumerable races past and present. Mere months after the release of its latest performance coupe, BMW has already revealed a new M4 touring car for the DTM

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Chevy SS pace car catches fire at Daytona

All things considered, it's a pretty rare sight to see a stock car catch fire during a NASCAR race, but it happens. The racing can get pretty rough, after all, and they are powered by combustion engines – some of the most rudimentary still around, at that. But the pace car? Now that's another story.

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Audi R8 lines up as safety car for Rolex 24 at Daytona

This weekend a new era begins in American sports car racing with the Rolex 24 at Daytona to kick off the new United SportsCar Championship, the freshly inked union between the Grand Am and American Le Mans Series. There'll be a wide variety of machinery lining up on the grid at the Florida speedway, includin

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Chevrolet Camaro tours overseas as new safety car for World Touring Car Championship [w/video]

Seeing a Chevrolet Camaro setting the pace at a NASCAR or Indy race is not uncommon, but its latest tour of duty has taken GM's modern ponycar to another form of racing altogether: the World Touring Car Championship.

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