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    Spy Shots: Next-gen Mini E Coupe caught uncovered in Germany
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    It's no surprise that Mini is working on an updated Mini E electric vehicle. Just a few weeks ago, the automaker's brand manager, Peter Schwarzbauer, said an electric Mini "fits perfectly with the brand, and I am convinced that we will offer a suitable solution." After all, parent company BMW has ...

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    Official: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive breaks Nurburgring EV lap record [w/video]
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    The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive may be powered by batteries, but it is a legitimate supercar. It has exotic supercar styling, supercar paint, and a 416,500 Euro ($550,600 at today's rates) supercar price tag. Now, it also has a sub-eight-minute supercar lap time around the ...

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    Report: Furtive eGT EV reaches 149 mph in Germany
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    That sounds fun. Exagon Motors' Furtive eGT battery-electric sports car, which was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in 2010, hit speeds of 149 miles per hour at Nürburgring's North Loop (Nordschleife), courtesy of racecar driver Sabine Schmitz, according to Green Car Congress. The car, ...

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    Video: Toyota Motorsport sets new electric record with EV P002 on the Nürburgring [w/video]
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    Well, that sure looked like fun. Toyota Motorsport and its EV P002 reset the record for the fastest lap by an electric vehicle around Germany's Nürburgring circuit. Driver Jochen Krumbach took the 469-horsepower EV around that track in seven minutes and 22.329 seconds. That's a whopping 25 ...

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    Official: Ford builds sweet 1.0-liter EcoBoost-powered Formula Ford [w/video]
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    Ford has announced a new version of its spec racer that pushes the bounds of what small-displacement, turbocharged engines can do. Formula Ford, as the name suggests, is a single-seat, open wheel race car powered by a (you guessed it) Ford powerplant. As the cars are made of lightweight ...

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    Video: All-electric Exagon Furtive eGT 'Rings Sabine Schmitz's bell
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    Two years after the Exagon Furtive eGT was revealed, the production version of French electric sports car is set to debut at the 2012 edition of the Paris Motor Show. While the newer version may soon steal the spotlight with its upsized set of 148-kW (198.5 horsepower) motors and a slightly ...

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    Video: Watch Audi's R8 E-Tron quickly and quietly round the 'Ring in 8:09
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    Silent but deadly fast. The Audi R8 E-Tron may set the record for a production EV on the Nurbürgring in June, but the video of Marcus Winkelhock won't win any awards for its sound track. During the eight minutes, nine seconds of driving, the car offers hardly any sound. Gone is the thunder ...

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    Toyota smashes electric vehicle record with 7.47:79 Nürburgring lap time [w/video]
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    Toyota's TMG EV P001 – perhaps trying to outrun its boring name – smashed the existing lap record for an electric vehicle on the famed 12.93-mile Nürburgring Nordschleife track with a time of 7 minutes and 47.79 seconds. This beats the previous electric car time by a healthy ...

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    Report: Toyota's Nürburgring electric racer to be sold in limited quantities
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    Just days before its scheduled attempt to smash the existing electric vehicle lap record at the famed Nürburgring Nordschleife, Toyota Motorsports GmbH (TMG) has reportedly decided to sell the heart and soul of its electric racer in limited quantities. Word is that Toyota Motorsports' goal ...

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    Revealed: Toyota's electric race car is....Radical!
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    In advance of it assault on the standing electric vehicle record round the 'Ring, Toyota Motorsports GmbH (TMG) has released a photo and a few more details about the vehicle it will use to quickly navigate the 20.832 km (12.94 miles) length of the Nordschleife. Unsurprisingly, the racer looks a ...

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    Video: Electric RaceAbout laps the 'Ring in 9:40
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    No, it's not a record-setting lap, but with a time 9 minutes and 40 seconds, the Electric RaceAbout did narrowly beat the 9:51 lap set by a modified Mini E back in 2010 at the famed Nürburgring in Germany. Sure, the radically styled Peugeot EX1 lapped the 'Ring in 9 minutes 1.338 seconds, ...

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    Gazoo Racing fields race-prepped Lexus CT hybrid at Nürburgring
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    When nearly 200 cars line up this weekend at the Nürburgring for the Adenauer ADAC Rudstrecken-Trophy, countless Porsches and BMWs will be among them. And a hybrid. Wait, what? That's right. This year Gazoo Racing – the ToMoCo-backed outfit that has campaigned the Lexus LFA at the ...

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    Video: Peugeot EX1 rips 'round the 'Ring with record-setting EV run
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    For decades now, automakers have turned to the famed Nürburgring in Germany to put vehicles to the test. On April 27th, Peugeot sent its radically styled EX1 electric 'round the 'Ring, setting a record for battery-powered vehicles with a time of 9 minutes 1.338 seconds. The ...

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    Peugeot EX1 sets electric vehicle record with 9:01:33 Nürburgring lap time
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    When Peugeot unveiled the EX1 to the world at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, we had a hunch it would be one spectacular electric sports car. With an impressive amount of thrust – 250 kilowatts (340 horsepower) from a pair of electric motors, one attached to each axle – and a sleek and ...

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    Porsche makes 911 GT3 R Hybrid v2.0 lighter, more efficient
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    Porsche has pulled back the curtain on the second version of its 911 GT3 R Hybrid race car. The German automaker has managed to reduce the electrified racer's weight by 20 percent mostly by toying with the hybrid drivetrain in the hybrid drivetrain. Two electric motors mated to a portal axle ...

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    Porsche 911 hybrid retires after leading Nürburgring 24 for 8 hours
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    Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    For the first 22 hours and 15 minutes of the 24 Hours of Nürburgring, the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid demonstrated pretty conclusively that being able to go 25 percent further on every tank of gas can be very beneficial in ...

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    Nine hours in Porsche 911 GT3 R hybrid battling for lead in Nurburgring 24
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    Porsche 911 GT3 R hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Nine hours into the 24 hour enduro at the Nurburgring, Porsche's hybrid sports car is showing the benefits of extra fuel efficiency in endurance racing especially on a long track. The 911 GT3 R hybrid may not yet have the ...

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    Video: Race-spec Mini E laps the Nürburgring
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    Mini E Race – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The 13-mile long Nürburgring-Nordschleife is one of the most treacherous race tracks in the world, even on the best of days. Taking it on in the fog seems like a recipe for disaster. Nonetheless, that's exactly what a BMW engineering ...

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    Porsche 911 GT3 Hybrid makes it to the podium in second outing
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    Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Porsche's new 911 GT3 R Hybrid is making rapid progress in the Nurburgring Endurance Series. After finishing sixth in its debut outing two weeks ago, it moved up to third place this weekend. Porsche factory drivers Joerg ...

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    Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid finishes sixth in first outing, may come to US
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    Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Porsche's new 911 GT3 R hybrid completed its competition debut this weekend with a sixth-place finish. The new hybrid racer was fielded by the Manthey Racing team with support from the Porsche Factory. Defending American Le ...

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