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With much anticipation, Honda will make their return to Formula One in 2015 as the official engine/power train supplier for McLaren. To say Honda has enjoyed success as an engine supplier in the highest echelon of motorsports would be a gross understatement. Their success was most evident in the 1980s as they exploited the limits of turbocharging, as well as emerging as the front-runner of normally aspirated technology after a rules change in 1989. During a special exhibition at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit in Japan (conveniently also the location of the Honda Collection Hall Museum), Honda resurrected three of the most important Formula One cars of that era and shared the videos of their runs. Turn your speakers up!

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The Ford GT40: standing at just 40 inches in height it looks small, even as it passes a Ferrari 360 Modena. If you've never seen one in person, they really are incredibly compact, just the bare essentials of a mid-engine racing car with a body wrapped around it. The sound it makes, however, is anything but diminutive.

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We figured that not everyone knows what an Airstrip Attack is (shame on you) or really understands what they’re about. Enter the official AA5 video. Presented by Jeffrey J. Hart and That Racing Channel, this teaser and quick recap video embodies the true essence of an Airstrip Attack. The high horsepower, smoky burnouts, high profile builds, grudge matches and absurd trap speeds are all present.

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For most of us, there is a great thrill in watching cars race. There is an excitement, the feeling of competition and man and machine feverishly fighting it out to see who the winner is. No matter how often we say how exciting racing is, we cannot help but enjoy the crashes that come along with it.

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The 2004-2005 Maserati MC12 is legendary in supercar circles. It was more race car than road car, and more visually appealing than the Ferrari Enzo it was based on. This 600-plus hp, V-12-powered beast went 0-60 in under 4 seconds and topped out at over 200 mph, and only 50 very lucky customers got the privilege to plop down 400,000 British pounds for one of these striking cars.