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This twin-turbocharged Dodge Viper is the fastest rear-wheel-drive car in the half mile

This Dodge Viper is the fastest rear-drive car in the half mile

In the world of street-legal drag-racing machines, the name Sal Patel is well known. The man has been racing his 1999 Dodge Viper for years now, and he's earned a lot of "World's Fastest" titles. His mean machine is known as the Outlaw Drag Radial Viper, and it's the fastest rear-wheel-drive... read more

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Danish TC-X electric drag car

Full-bodied electric car dispatches the 1/8 mile in 4.89 seconds

It's not a world-record holder yet, but this full-bodied electric car built in Denmark is pretty darn close to becoming one. Recently. the 2,200-horsepower electric drag car... read more August 21, 2017 by


 
Crashed Rimac Concept_One driven by Richard Hammond - Image via ‘The Grand Tour’

Swiss hill climb organizers fined after Hammond Concept_One crash

Richard Hammond had a rather big off recently. While shooting footage for the upcoming season of the "The Grand Tour," the presenter lost control of the Rimac Concept_One he... read more August 18, 2017 by


 
Faraday Future FF 91

Faraday Future considers leaving Formula E to save money

Faraday Future isn't going to have much of a future if it doesn't start producing vehicles and taking in serious amounts of cash. The electric upstart has been in a seemingly... read more August 18, 2017 by


 
Acura ARX-05 prototype race car

Acura ARX-05 prototype race car bows at The Quail

Acura will field this new prototype race car, the ARX-05, in the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the automaker announced Friday. The fifth-generation endurance... read more August 18, 2017 by


 
2018 IndyCar body aerodynamic improvements

2018 IndyCars to get serious aerodynamic and safety upgrades

Indy cars not only have to ensure stability at high speeds while going in a straight line, but they also must operate at high speeds while cornering. Although much news... read more August 16, 2017 by


 
2017 Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix

Formula 1 could make some parts standardized to cut costs

As the budget gap between racing teams continues to widen, Formula 1 organizers may look to standardizing some parts to control costs for teams. Motorsport.com reports that... read more August 15, 2017 by


 
Jay Leno learns about the 1947 Marchese Special

Vintage midget racer rolls into Jay Leno's Garage

Midget racing got its start back in the late 1920s and early 1930s. The cars were small, the tracks were tight circles, and the action was dangerous. It featured a handful of... read more August 10, 2017 by


 
2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 NASCAR race car

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 to be next year's NASCAR Cup car

In a break from the traditional sedan, Chevrolet today announced that the Camaro ZL1 coupe will be its car of choice for the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series starting next... read more August 10, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen bus on its side is actually a race car

This VW Bus tipped on its side is actually a race car

If you follow the world of the 24 Hours of LeMons, you absolutely know the name Speedycop. His actual name is Jeff Bloch, and he's a one of the most creative builders out... read more August 10, 2017 by


 
Teaser for 2018 Team Penske Acura ARX-05 DPi race car

Acura plans prototype racing return in 2018 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

Acura is joining forces with Team Penske to field a prototype effort in the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The automaker already competes in the series’... read more August 8, 2017 by


 
Toyota 86 Cup Car

Toyota 86 Cup Car arrives to prove "slow car fast" still works

The Toyota 86 really sits in a segment all its own. It's a no-frills coupe with a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter flat-4 that produces a modest 205 horsepower—the... read more August 6, 2017 by


 
1991 Ferrari 643 shows off its wonderful V-12 sound

Remember when Formula One cars had screaming V-12s?

Back in the late 1980s, the FIA banned the use of turbocharged engines. Thus, the world was granted the amazing era of F1 cars powered by wailing V-10 and V-12 engines. They... read more August 4, 2017 by


 
Mazda 3 MPS Rotary Hill Climb race car has a 630-hp rotary engine

Mazda 3 hill-climb car hides a high-horsepower rotary secret

Through the trees, you hear it coming. It sounds like bees, and they're angry. And there are thousands of them. Don't worry, though, because it's not a horde of angry... read more August 3, 2017 by


 
Formula E car in New York City

Marchionne: FCA brand more likely than Ferrari to enter Formula E

With many of the world’s top automakers committing to the Formula E Championship, many are wondering if Ferrari, arguably the most famous name in motorsport, is... read more August 3, 2017 by


 
Rebuilt Nismo GT-R GT3 race car

The Nismo team rebuilt its crashed GT-R GT3 race car in 12 hours

The Nismo team suffered a massive blow before the 24 Hours of Spa, but hard work and extreme dedication brought its Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 race car back to life in just half a... read more August 2, 2017 by


 
 

 
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