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Motorsports News

Success of the Lexus GS Platform Paves Way for New IS-F

The 2013 Lexus GS almost didn’t happen. According to Karl Schlicht, who was Lexus’s product planning and marketing chief at the time of the car’s conception, “The accountants wanted to combine the rear wheel drive performance oriented GS platform with the more sedate front wheel drive ES platform.”
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Editorials

Immaculate 1994 Lexus SC300 1JZ-GTE Soarer Swap

There is something to be said for an “immaculate” sleeper, and that’s something this ’94 SC300 manages to convey effortlessly. But don’t be lulled into a false sense of pedantic mediocrity, this Z30 has stealthily been outfitted with the potent JDM 1JZ-GTE turbocharged 2.5L inline-four from it’s Japanese market counterpart; the Toyota Soarer. […]

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Motorsports News

High Speeds & High Stakes Welcome the ALMS to VIR

A new venue for the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón looks to play a huge role in determining the 2012 ALMS champions. The VIR 240 is the first race at Virginia International Raceway for America’s premier sports car racing championship. The four-hour race – hence the ‘240’ – pays two additional points per position, a critical factor with all but two titles up for grabs. […]

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Lifestyle

Phillip Phillips’s Winsome Single “Home” Charms Us

How can it be…? Did American Idol actually manage to produce good music? Sure, the insipid reality television series has managed to find a few legitimate stars (Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood for example) along the way but historically the music they’ve given their big winners to perform each season as their first single, or as they like to call it “Coronation Song” have been well…crap. Que 2011’s winner Phillip Phillips, who seems to have had the luck of the Irish and found a hit right out of the gate. […]