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The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse is the world's fastest convertible

Bugatti may have had its production car world speed record thrown into question, but it didn't take it sitting down. It picked itself up, grabbed one of its newest cars, and went out and set a new record. While it's a step down from the overall record, Bugatti's latest feat crowns its Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse roadster the world's fastest open-topped production car.  Read More

The new GT3 develops 475 hp and puts in a 0-60 mph (100 km/h) time of 3.3 seconds

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

Retroshift's cyclocross brake levers incorporate bar-end-style shifters

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

At peak power the VI generates 190 kW (260 hp) enough to accelerate from 0-100 kph (62 mph...

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

SRI EV1 e-racer

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

BMW Z4 GTE

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

The 2013 Ferrari Formula One F138 racecar

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

The Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 FL2 will be ready for the 2013 and 2014 racing seasons

Lamborghini has announced it is developing a new Gallardo race car with GT3 partner Reiter Engineering that will be finished in time for the 2013 and 2014 racing season. Reiter Engineering has been building race-spec Lamborghinis since 2000, but the GT3 FL2 marks the first time that it is working directly with Lamborghini on developing a GT3 race car.  Read More

The US Bobsled Team's BMW-designed two-man bobsled

Last November, BMW DesignworksUSA announced that it was in the process of designing a new state-of-the-art two-man bobsled for the US Bobsled Team. At the time, only a vague teaser sketch of the sled was available. Now that one of the prototypes has been raced, however, we get to see some actual photos – and the thing looks pretty sharp. Its performance is also promising.  Read More

X-raid MINI ALL4 Racer

Despite an available ALL4 all-wheel drive, the MINI Countryman isn't necessarily the most ideal car to take off road – unless of course it's outfitted for Dakar dominance. Last year's event saw the Countryman taking home the top spot and four other top-ten finishes, with the overall victory secured by French driver Stéphane Peterhansel in his 10th career Dakar win. The Monster X-Raid Team has prepared the Countryman to defend its strong performance at last year's Dakar Rally .  Read More

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