Porsche 911 GT2 RS sets record 6:47.3 Nürburgring lap time

All hail the new king of the ‘Ring. Porsche has done it. The German sports car marque's latest baby, the 2018 911 GT2 RS, has lapped the punishing Nürburgring-Nordschleife in time of only 6:47.3. That's the new record for production cars, and it was achieved with drive only going to the rear wheels. More amazing still is that Porsche...

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Saudi Arabia lifts ban on female drivers, finally

It's hard to believe that in this day and age women are forbidden from driving in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Well, that's finally set to change as the oil-rich country's leader, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, on Wednesday issued a decree to lift the asinine ban which was introduced when the Kingdom was established in 1932. Saudi women...

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This 787-rear-wheel-horsepower Shelby GT350 sounds like heaven

Ford has something special on its hands in the Shelby GT350. Make it the R version, and ratchet up the degree of special a few ticks more. One of the best parts about the car, besides its wonderful on-track performance, is the noise it makes. The 5.2-liter V-8 engine sings its flat-plane-crank song to all who will listen, and that will be a lot of people...

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Lexus LFA: Buy it now — while it’s still affordable

Like the heralded Toyota 2000GT, the Lexus LFA is rare and fast -- and just starting to accelerate in the collector car marketplace Every once in a while, sheer brilliance comes from an unexpected place. Take, for example, Richard Branson. On paper, he is a dyslexic who, when leaving school, without a college degree, was told he would either end up in...

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BMW takes to Mars for virtual 2018 X3 test drive

BMW believes the technology found in the 2018 X3 is out of this world. The German luxury brand has published a 360-degree video on YouTube for viewers to explore Mars with the 2018 X3 as a rover. In the future, BMW is apparently the official vehicle of Mars. Aside from the fact this particular 2018 BMW X3 wouldn't even be operable on the planet—the X3...

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"Forza Motorsport 7" reveals "The Fate of the Furious" downloadable car pack

This fall is shaping up to be a very good season for car enthusiasts with a penchant for racing simulators. "Forza Motorsport 7" is one of a handful of titles coming to video game consoles, and the studio responsible for the racing simulator has announced plans to inject a little bit of "Fast and Furious" into the title. Turn 10 Studios and Microsoft...

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For $259,000, you can own the Camaro GT4.R race car

Chevrolet Racing's turnkey race car has a price: The Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R will cost $259,000 when it goes on sale. The racing Camaro takes the best of roadgoing Camaros—the Camaro ZL1 1LE, notably—and combines it with some magic from Pratt & Miller Engineering, Chevrolet Racing's technical partner. Pratt & Miller will also handle the...

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Yes, the Ford Raptor has both 4WD and AWD

The Ford Raptor is an impressive beast. It's cozy on the road and a devil in the dirt. There really isn't another choice of vehicle if you're goal is to have a Baja-blasting, dune running, jumping pickup that can handle serious abuse. It boasts a 450-horsepower turbocharged EcoBoost engine under its hood, and it also features a competent selectable drive...

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New MG 6 debuts in China with more premium appointments

In 2011, revived British marque MG started production of a hatchback called the MG 6 in the former Austin factory in Longbridge, United Kingdom. MG's prospects have improved significantly since then, thanks mostly to the resources of Chinese parent company SAIC. Today, you'll find MG operating in more markets and with a much-improved lineup. The...

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