TOKYO -- Japanese car buffs are finding car video magazines something new and novel, the next best thing to actually climbing behind the wheel of a high-performance car. They soon may be the rage in the U.S. as well. Thirteen years ago, 2X4 Motoring, a subsidiary of Kodansha Ltd., one of Japan's largest publishers, turned to videotapes as the best way to show the critical details of acceleration, cornering and other handling attributes. Several top Japanese racecar drivers were ...

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