Audi’s New R18 Race Car Revamps an Incredible Design

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You don’t hear Audi talking much about diesels lately, what with the EPA accusing it (and corporate parent VW) of programming cars to cheat on emissions tests. Such tests don’t apply in auto racing though, and Audi wants everyone to know diesels still dominate when it comes to endurance contests like the 24 Hours of Le Mans. This weekend, the company showed off the R18 racer that will compete in the World Endurance Championship series that includes the grueling race at Le Mans. Endurance racing is all about covering the…

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Volkswagen Passat Launching Now in SA

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The new Volkswagen Passat will make its way to South Africa in the next few weeks and will go up against the likes of the bmw 3 series and the Toyota Camry along with cars like the Audi A4 and the Mercedes-Benz CLA. Expect prices to start around the R300k mark and go all the way post the R500k mark for the larger engine versions. On the exterior front, the sloping bonnet, angular headlamps and wide grille running from end to end with prominent chrome slats give it a sense…

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Project 156-based production engine will power forthcoming new Victory

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VICTORY has today revealed that a production version of the engine used in the Roland Sands Project 156 Pikes Peak race bike will power a forthcoming new model. The liquid-cooled four-valve 60-degree V-twin engine will be used in Victory’s new 1200cc production model, which looks set to be announced soon. Victory hasn’t revealed any technical details, but has said that it’s been ‘designed to deliver the strongest power and performance in its class.’ A pre-production version of the new engine was used in the Victory Ignition Concept, built by Swiss…

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Impreza Concept Looks Great and Teases All Future Subarus, Skin to Bones

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 And it will be made in the good ole U.S.A. Subaru revealed the Impreza sedan concept at the L.A. Auto Show, and we must say, it looks pretty good! The company had already released a concept of a hatchback version at the Tokyo Auto Show, but we’re glad to see that the four-door maintains the same styling. Of course, the production version will vary from the concept (door handles are nice to have, after all) and will likely be a bit boxier (it is a Subaru), but this sleeker Scoobie is at least a good indicator of the brand’s…

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Watch the LaFerrari, Porsche 918, and McLaren P1 Battle Flat Out on Track

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After two teasers and months of anticipation, Chris Harris has finally released his near-hour-long comparison between a Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1, and Porsche 918. Here it is, the video enthusiasts have all been waiting for—a 52-minute celebration of the Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1, and the Porsche 918. We’ve already shown you the results from a couple match ups of these ridiculously-powerful hyper cars, but they were all quick and to the point. They wanted to know which one was the fastest, and that was it. Unfortunately, we haven’t gotten a chance to put…

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