Nismo and Williams get jiggy

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Nismo - Nissan's legendary tuning arm - has today confirmed it will team up with British engineering outfit Williams to co-develop fast road cars.

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Citroen will enter WTCC in 2014

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Sébastien Loeb. Not content with collecting nine World Rally Championship drivers' titles and driving the utterly bonkers 845kg/845bhp Peugeot 208 T16 up a cliff in Colorado this weekend, he's now decided to turn his hand to World Touring Cars.

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Britain claims electric land speed record!

Large ImageInternet, meet the new fastest electric car... in the world. It's a Drayson B12 69/EV, converted from a Lola LMP1 Le Mans racer, and it has just claimed a new fastest world electric land speed record for Britain.

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Lotus is launching a motorcycle

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If you have eyes and you've cast them over words related to Lotuses before, chances are you'll have read company founder, Colin Chapman's mantra: "simplify, then add lightness". But we're not sure removing two wheels is quite what he had in mind.

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Allan Simonsen dies after Le Mans crash

Large ImageSome awful, tragic news from Le Mans. Driver Allan Simonsen has died as a result of injuries sustained from a crash just 10 minutes after the start of this year’s race.

 

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SRT reveals new Viper GT3-R

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If you've been following our intrepid reporter at this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans, you might well have spotted SRT Motorsport's Viper GTS-R. This isn't it. This is something better. Because you can pick up the telephone and actually swap a large bag of pounds for one, then race it in FIA GT3, the Pirelli World Challenge GT, NARRA, SCCA/NASA, ADAC GT Cup, Arena Essex National Bangers, err, Rainbow Road... the list goes on.

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Watch The "Easier Said Than Done" Trailer

Large ImageArguably, the best way to enjoy rallying is retrospectively, in your pants, and on your sofa. Not stuck on a Welsh hill, deciding whether to drink your flask of tea or poor it into your shoes. A philosophy galvanized by this - a superb trailer for a documentary called Easier Said Than Done.

 

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First clips from ‘Turbo’ film

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Only from the makers of a film where New York Zoo animals go on a Madagascan adventure, and a Panda turns into Bruce Lee, will you get a movie about a snail that races in the Indianapolis 500. Welcome everyone, to Dreamworks' upcoming film, Turbo.

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Tuners break Top Gear ‘Ring record

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Remember when Sabine Schmitz got a standard Ford Transit, took everything (including Hammond) out, then drove around the Nurburgring in 10:08? You should, because she set an unofficial record for the fastest commercial vehicle...

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The new Golf GTI Cabriolet is here!

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Here's a faster way to mess up your hair: The Golf GTI Cabriolet with 210 bhp. Powered by a 2.0-litre TSI engine, the Golf GTI Cabriolet ever accelerates from 0 – 100 km/h in just 7.3 seconds. Its top speed is 235 km/h. This contrasts with a combined fuel consumption of just 7.7 L/100km and CO2emissions of 180 g/km.

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