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Porsche's bitey GT3 receives a complete track makeover for 2014

What’s red and German and goes 200 mph … a Bavarian frog in a blender. The other more legitimate side to that joke is Porsche’s new 2014 track thumper, the GT3 (geeteethree), which recently premiered at the Geneva Auto Show. The new fifth generation GT3 is tagged as a complete makeover from previous generations. New chassis, powerplant, fuel delivery system, gearbox and body fill out the grocery list of track star upgrades in the 2014. Here's a closer look.Read More

Bicycles

Retroshift combines bar-end shifters with brake levers

Cyclocross bikes typically have paddle-style shift levers integrated into their brake levers, like road bikes do. While this setup his its advantages, cyclocross riders generally like things to be simple and tough enough to stand up to a lot of mud and abuse. That’s where Retroshift CX comes in – it’s a line of brake levers with built-in bar-end-style shifters. Read More

Automotive

Forze team unveils new hydrogen-powered racer

Following up on last year’s racing foray with the first hydrogen-powered car to take on petrol-burning competitors, the Forze team has now gone on to bigger and better things. Its new racer the Forze VI, delivers what the teams deems "super car-ish performance." Not only does it look like a serious racer the new model contains six times the power of last years’ car.Read More

Automotive

Strategic Recovery Institute develops electric off-road racing vehicle

One thousand miles of treacherous open desert, 750 lb ft of torque at zero rpm and a top speed of 125 mph; that’s what's in store for the drivers of the EV1 electric off-road racer. Not exactly your father’s Prius, this vehicle dedicated to proving the legitimacy of "green racing" is the brain child of the Strategic Recovery Institute: a California-based non-profit group focusing on sustainable design. Read More

Automotive

BMW Z4 GTE takes over American Le Mans duties

With the American Le Mans season drawing near, BMW announced that it will be shifting ALMS duties to a new car. With four years under its belt, the M3 GT is stepping aside to make room for the new Z4 GTE. The car is more svelte than its predecessor, and while BMW expects to have some wrinkle ironing to do during its debut season, it is optimistic about what it can do. Read More

Automotive

Ferrari introduces new F138 for 2013 Formula One season

The 2013 Formula One racing season begins March 17 at Albert Park in Melbourne in front of a crowd likely to include around 330,000 race fans at the Australian Grand Prix. With only minor changes made in the Formula One regulations for this year, the differences between the F2012 and Ferrari's 2013 entry, the F138, are evolutionary rather than revolutionary. But even though the casual eye will not perceive a great deal of difference in the F138, most of the parts and systems have been revised to maximize performance while maintaining Ferrari's admirable reliability. Read More

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