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    Video: Meet the master craftsmen behind the mighty Nissan GT-R in Japan
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    There's no doubt the Nissan GT-R, affectionately called Godzilla is one of the most incredible Japanese performance cars ever built. If that didn't already make this car special enough, you have to watch the video below as we meet the Takumi (master craftsmen) responsible for building the ...

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    Featured: Artist draws all over husband's Nissan GT-R with a sharpie... and it's awesome
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    In a sea of carbon copy rear-wheel-drive tuner cars with identical aftermarket esthetic modifications, NicoClub forum member Collen Kelton, aka 'GroundForceOne'' set out to do something a little different. Thus, the Time Attack "Sharpie Edition" Nissan Skyline R33 GT-R was born; created by none ...

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    Official: Toyota GT86 14R-60 shows how to do lightweight at a steep price
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    Toyota is finally making good on its Griffon concept from last year with this limited-edition 14R-60 that basically hops through the Toyota Racing Development catalog to imagine the ultimate lightweight GT86 (the continental relative to the Scion FR-S/Subaru BR-Z). Unfortunately, it's not coming ...

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    Motorsport: Race Recap: 2014 Japanese Grand Prix is wet, woebegone
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    Typhoon Phanfone made landfall in Japan on Sunday, causing a slow start to a very wet and strategy-heavy race, all of it overshadowed by the race-ending injury to Marussia driver Jules Bianchi. Before that, Nico Rosberg made the most of two days of dry running, leading two of the three Free ...

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    Motorsport: Jules Bianchi suffers head injury in Japanese Grand Prix crash
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    Safety in Formula One racing has come a long way over the past few decades, but accidents still do occur. And when they do, we're reminded of the inherent dangers involved in such a fast-paced form of motorsport. Our latest reminder has unfortunately come at the expense of one Jules Bianchi, ...

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    Video: Ever wonder how to really pronounce Japanese automaker names?
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    People tend to get very set in their ways when it comes to the pronunciation of words. Just look at the endless debates over whether or not to say the final 'e' in Porsche (which you should in terms of correct German enunciation). Or the argument about whether to follow the British convention and ...

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    Report: Fuel cells will flop outside Japan, says VW
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    "It may fly within Japan, but not globally," VW's Shoji said. It's long been battered into our beleaguered auto writer brains that the ultimate future source of motivation for tomorrow's cars and trucks is not gasoline, diesel, electricity, natural gas, propane or solar power – it's the ...

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    Official: Toyota highlights JDM Mark X with special Yellow Label edition
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    Never heard of the Toyota Mark X? That's because the Japanese automaker only sells it in its home market (and in China as the Reiz). It's a rear-drive (or all-wheel-drive) sports sedan about the size of a Lexus IS, whose existence is probably why Toyota will never bring the Mark X to North ...

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    Official: Toyota celebrates 30th anniversary of Land Cruiser 70 with Japan rerelease [w/videos]
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    It's a common refrain among auto enthusiasts to bemoan the current models being sold for being overly complex and expensive and to wish that automakers would just make vehicles like the old days. Sure, they might not have been as safe or efficient, but there was often a certain rugged simplicity ...

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    Official: Subaru WRX S4 gets big power bump in Japan, but not in US or Canada?
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    A month after originally teasing it, Subaru is finally unveiling its WRX S4 model for Japan. It's a bit more than just a plush take on the sport sedan, because Subaru is fitting a more powerful version of the 2.0-litre, turbocharged boxer four-cylinder engine than we get on this continent. The ...

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