11 BMW claims 7:28 "Ring" time with the new M4 GTS

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The "M3 GTS" nameplate turns out to be more than just a single generation oddball. The Bavarian automaker continues the "GTS" lineage with BMW M4 GTS - more track focused, limited edition F82 coupe.

The biggest news is that BMW claims M4 GTS has achieved a sub 7:30 laptime at Nurburgring Nordschleife.

7:28 laptime puts the relatively "mundane" 3-series-derived coupe in exotic company, and places it slightly above "track greats" like Porsche ...more

28 Volkswagen or US government - who is the real "cheater"?

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Volkswagen is all over news sites accross the world, and the headlines are nothing short of "damning".

The worlds largest automaker has been exploiting weaknesses in emissions testing procedure to comply with the strict emission regulations in United States.

Apparently, this exploitation has been ongoing for a long time, and more than 11 million VW group vehicles built since 2009 have passed emissions tests unfairly.

Dishonesty and bending of rules is never fair. ...more

32 Welcome to Fastestlaps

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It may look unusual and rough around the edges, and you might encounter a bug (or twenty) here and there, but don't let this new look fool you - this is not an automotive "facelift" - this is a fully fledged "Mk II" generation of Fastestlaps.com.

It is a brand new website from ground up. Everything was built from a clean slate - from database to the website itself.

This allowed me ...more