The Fantastic Four  – The BMW Z4 GT3

The Fantastic Four – The BMW Z4 GT3

Some race series exist to pit drivers in similar or identical cars up against each other. And some exist to allow drivers to race a wide variety of machinery. GT3 is one such class – bumper grids of high performance sports cars from manufacturers such as Audi, Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini and BMW as well as…

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Clever Trevor – The TVR Tuscan T400R

Clever Trevor – The TVR Tuscan T400R

It’s not uncommon for a car to be named after the founder of the company – Porsche, Ferrari, Rolls Royce, Lamborghini…. the list goes on and on. But what do you do if you’re setting up a small sports car company and your name less, ahem, glamorous? Well in the case of Trevor Wilkinson you…

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Tokyo Skyline – The Nissan GT-R GT1

Tokyo Skyline – The Nissan GT-R GT1

The Japanese have built some pretty legendary cars – the Subaru Impreza, Honda NSX, Mitsubishi Evo, Datsun 270z and the Toyota AE86. However, if there was one car that has become associated with high speed Japanese metal, it’s the Nissan Skyline GT-R. Pick up the controller for any racing video game and you’ll find some…

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Track or Treat – Audi R8 LMS

Track or Treat – Audi R8 LMS

Watching cars racing side by side can really get your heart rate up, and few drivers would argue that they haven’t been scared at least a couple of times whilst competing. Some racing teams take things a step further and customise their cars with cool gothic graphics and logos. Several NASCAR teams have painted and…

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Running In The Family – Toyota GT86

Running In The Family – Toyota GT86

Some sports cars have huge engines, giant turbos and spent their entire lives flying sideways down the road trying to hit every tree in on the way. And some sports cars are built to be light, nimble and do exactly what the driver wants them to do. Toyota’s GT86 is one such car. Built as…

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True Colours – Ford GT40 Mk I

True Colours – Ford GT40 Mk I

Sometimes it’s the car that’s an icon. Sometimes it’s the driver. And sometimes it’s the colours that the car is painted. There have been several famous liveries, but arguably the most famous of all is the distinctive blue and orange Gulf livery worn by Jacky Ickx’s Le Man winning Ford GT40. And even though a…

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Go Speed Racer, Go! – The Bentley Speed 8

Go Speed Racer, Go! – The Bentley Speed 8

It’s not unusual for car manufacturers to join a racing series for a couple of years, take some time of and the return with a stronger team. What is unusual is for that gap to be 68 years. The last time a Bentley car raced in the Le Mans 24 Hours was 1933, when the…

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It Takes Some Muscle – Oreca Dodge Viper GTS-R

It Takes Some Muscle – Oreca Dodge Viper GTS-R

Muscle Cars. Just two words the conjure up images of rumbling V8s, drag strips and big performance for affordable money. America has been building Muscle Cars since the 60’s, taking a standard family road car, bolting a massive engine in it and giving it Ferrari like performance that the average worker could afford. Okay, they…

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Romeo and Guila – Alfa Romeo GTA

Romeo and Guila – Alfa Romeo GTA

It is the often repeated opinion of the Top Gear team that if you are a true car fan, at some point you must own an Alfa Romeo. The beautiful Giula GTA would certainly be a good place to start. Developed by Autodelta, the racing division of Alfa Romeo, the GTA was launched in 1965…

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