Audi's newest RS 3 may only have 401 hp, but the compact rocket is able to lap the Nürburgring at the same pace as dedicated sports cars with much higher outputs. Key to the car's performance is the RS Torque Splitter, quick-shifting dual-clutch gearbox, and available semi-slick tires.

Brabham's latest addition to its expanding lineup is a GT2 race car based on the BT62 supercar. Key competitors include GT2-spec versions of the Audi R8, KTM X-Bow and Porsche 911.

For the first time in its history, Lamborghini is looking to compete in top-level endurance racing. According to one of its motorsport bosses, an entry in the new LMDh class topping both the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and World Endurance Championship is possible.

You'll find these stories and more in today's car news, right here at Motor Authority.

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