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KTM confirms X-Bow R for spring 2011

News of KTM’s upgraded X-Bow appeared back in September, so we’re pleased to hear KTM are on target for its introduction in early 2011. The X-Bow has long been one of our favourite sports cars, but we’ve worried about its long-term viability given the high cost of producing its exotic carbon-fibre frame.

Seperated at birth: Porsche’s 911 GT3 Cup and 911 GT3 RS road car

Time for a bit of gratuitous car porn for no other reason than it’s Friday evening and sometimes we all need a bit of a lift – in spirits. I make a point of watching as many of Porsche’s single-make Cup championships as possible, keeping track of the Carrera Cup GB which runs as a support series to the BTCC and also the Mobil1 Supercup that supports the majority of Formula One races.

We’ve got some great British Porsche drivers, not least Tim Harvey who won this year’s 2010 Carrera Cup GB, but we’ve also been pretty successful in the premier Mobil1 championship with Sean Edwards, Nick Tandy and last year’s Carrera Cup GB champion Tim Bridgman.

Nissan releases details of its 2011 GT-R

Nissan seem to be following in the foot-steps of their arch nemesis, Porsche, with a range of GT-R versions to mark the 2011 model year. Granted, there’s still a long way to go before they catch up with the 26 variants of 911, but if it works for ze Germans, then why not for Japan’s most revered sports car maker.