Motorsports

  • 2019 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport race car

    Porsche is preparing a successor to the awesome Cayman GT4, based on its updated 718 Cayman, but prior to the car's arrival in the coming months the German firm has shown the racing variant: the 2019 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport. The race car provides plenty of clues for the upcoming road car, namely the choice of powertrain, in this case a 3.8-liter flat-6 generating 425 horsepower, or 40 hp more than before. Torque measures at 313 pound-feet, up 3 lb-ft. The mid-mounted engine is mated to a 6-speed dual-clutch transmission and sends drive to the rear axle, which features a mechanical...

  • Official Michael Schumacher app
    Michael Schumacher turns 50, official Schumacher app released

    On Thursday, Michael Schumacher turned 50, and his family honored his decorated Formula 1 career with a smartphone app. The official Schumacher app encompasses a "digital grand prix of memories," according to a statement from the official Michael Schumacher Facebook page. The app includes a virtual...

  • Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus Baja Boot illustration
    SCG Boot to tackle 2019 Baja 1000

    It appears off-road racing is also on the agenda for Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus. The American race team and sports car manufacturer confirmed this week that it will tackle the 2019 Baja 1000 with its Boot off-roader. Five examples will be entered in the November race, competing in a class for...

  • Michael 50 - Michael Schumacher exhibition at the Ferrari Museum
    Ferrari special exhibition marks Michael Schumacher's 50th birthday

    The Ferrari Museum has honored Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher with a special exhibition to mark his 50th birthday. Opening Thursday, the day of Schumacher's birthday, the exhibition is filled with memorable events and artifacts from the seven-time world champion's tenure as a Ferrari driver...

  • Second-generation Ford Escort rally racer
    Ford's legendary rally racer, the Escort, turns 50

    There are only a handful of cars that have reached legendary status thanks to their participation in rally racing, but perhaps chief among them is the Ford Escort. And this year marks the nameplate's 50th anniversary as the original made its debut in 1968. Immediately, the car found success in...

  • Sebastian Vettel overtakes Valtteri Bottas in British Grand Prix, 2018
    Witness the top 10 overtakes in F1 from 2018

    As we wave goodbye to 2018, we can look back on the year in motorsport and see plenty of incredible pieces of action. But today, it's all about Formula 1. The motorsport compiled the top 10 overtaking maneuvers from this past year in a recap video released earlier this month, which features...

  • Aston Martin AM-RB 001

    Red Bull's motorsport advisor, Helmut Marko, has dropped hints the energy drinks company is considering a future in endurance racing, namely the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the highlight of the World Endurance Championship. In an interview with Autosport published Wednesday, Marko indicated that participating in endurance racing could mean leaving Formula 1, or racing in both competitions. It would depend on the outcome of current negotiations for F1's 2021 season and beyond. The current rules last until the end of the 2020 season, which is also the end date for Red Bull's current F1 commitment. "We...

  • Kyle DeLuc Christmas tree run
    Kyle LeDuc gets a Christmas tree in typical off-road fashion

    'Tis the season to deck the halls, and Kyle LeDuc picked up his Christmas tree in the only way imaginable for the off-road racer: with high-flying jumps, pedal-to-the-metal action, and dirt-spraying slides. The five-time champion of the Lucas Oil Off-Road Series released this video of the familiar...

  • This is what the center differential does for a WRC race car
    Here's how a World Rally Car's center differential works

    One of the great bits of tech that remains from the glorious era that was Group B rally racing is the center differential. With it, race beasts from the likes of Audi, Peugeot, Ford, and Lancia all battled for all-wheel-drive supremacy on the greatest rally stages the world over. The need for...

  • Team O'Neil talks about racing drive shafts versus street car drive shafts
    What's the difference between street and rally car driveshafts and CV joints?

    Driveshafts, or propshafts, and constant velocity (CV) joints are crucial to the proper and safe operation of a vehicle. They are necessary to move a car forward and make it turn. But what sort of equipment is needed for a race car? In this video, Wyatt Knox and Tim O'Neil himself from Team O'Neil...

  • António Félix da Costa wins first Formula E race for BMW
    BMW clinches perfect start in debut Formula E race

    BMW made its debut as one of many manufacturers in the 2018/2019 FIA Formula E championship on Saturday, and it went very well. The German marque took the pole position and first place in its first race in the motorsport at the Ad Diriyah Championship in Saudi Arabia. Driver António...

  • Gymkhana Eight set in Dubai
    20 secrets about Ken Block's Gymkhana films

    Ahead of Gymkhana 10's release, the Hoonigan crew decided to let viewers in on some little-known secrets about the blockbuster viral videos that have taken the motorsport community by storm for years. The crew, alongside Ken Block himself, the Hoonigan-in-chief, counted down 20 secrets viewers...

  • Ken Block, 2016 G3PR World Rallycross race, August 2016

    You probably know Ken Block because of his incredible driving skills depicted in the Gymkhana series. However, there’s much more to this multi-talented individual. We’ve already outlined in detail his career in rallying, but four-wheel action only came later in his life. Before that there was the creation of the DC Shoes skateboarding apparel brand and before that was a keen interest in dirt bikes, skateboarding and snowboarding. GoPro has a new video series focused on driven individuals and Block is the star of the first episode. The episode follows Block through a typical day at...

  • Gymkhana 10
    Watch Gymkhana 10: Five cars, five locations, no tire is safe

    Gymkhana is back and better than ever. On Monday, the Hoonigan crew released the tenth installment in the long-running viral video franchise, and it packs no less than five cities, five cars, and all the action we can take in a matter of minutes. In typical Ken Block fashion, the hot-shoe rally...

  • Bloodhound SSC
    Bloodhound land speed record project saved by buyer

    A savior for Bloodhound Programme Ltd, the company working on an attempt to smash the land speed record for a steerable car, has been found. The savior is Ian Warhurst, who it was announced on Monday is the new owner of Bloodhound Programme. It isn't clear how much Warhurst paid for Bloodhound...

  • 2019 Cyan Racing Lynk & Co. 03 TCR race car
    Watch Lynk & Co.'s 03 TCR racer hit the track

    Ahead of its race debut in 2019, Lynk & Co. has been conducting tests of its 03 TCR racer. The brand shared on Friday that it's carried out the first tests at race courses in Europe, and drivers walked away pleased with the car's capabilities. The 03 TCR racer will compete in the FIA-sanctioned...

  • Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus garage
    Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus: The small American firm that wants to win Le Mans with a street-legal hypercar

    Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus is a Sleepy Hollow, New York-based boutique car constructor that has either lofty aspirations or delusions of grandeur, depending on your perspective. That’s because this one-time race team has graduated to designing and building its own cars and now aims to...

  • 2019 Chevrolet Silverado Daytona 500 pace vehicle
    2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 to pace Daytona 500

    For the first time, a pickup truck will serve as the official pace car for the Daytona 500. Chevrolet announced Wednesday that its redesigned 2019 Silverado 1500 will serve as the official pace vehicle for the race, with none other than Dale Earnhardt Jr. behind the wheel. Earnhardt Jr., himself a...

  • Bloodhound SSC conducts first public test - October 26, 2017

    Bloodhound Programme Ltd, the company behind the Bloodhound SSC land speed record attempt, was disbanded Friday after it failed to secure new funds. The attempt had been on hold since October 15 when Bloodhound entered administration, a process similar to bankruptcy protection. To get off the ground, it needed to raise some $33 million. “While not an insignificant amount, the [$33 million] Bloodhound requires to break the land speed record is a fraction of the cost of, for example, finishing last in a F1 season or running an Americas Cup team,” Andrew Sheridan, an appointed...

  • 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8.R race car spy shots
    2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8.R tests at Sebring, shoots flames

    The new race car based on the yet-to-be-revealed mid-engined C8 Chevrolet Corvette has been spotted. Prototypes have been undergoing tests at major racetracks under the cover of darkness in order to hide their details, and a video of one of the test sessions, taken at Florida's Sebring...

  • FIA Hypercar Class mock image
    Hypercar class rules for WEC, Le Mans have been finalized

    Organizers for the World Endurance Championship, which includes the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans, on Wednesday agreed on regulations governing the new “hypercar” class being introduced in the 2020/2021 season to replace the current LMP1 class as the series' premier class. The...

  • Formula E Attack Mode
    Formula E race cars to get "Attack Mode"

    The Formula E series will spice things up with a new "Attack Mode" fitted to race cars for the 2018/2019 season. Think of the new mode as a combination of a Joker Lap and a push-to-pass system. The former installs an alternative route the driver must take on a particular circuit, while the latter...

  • Nissan Leaf Nismo RC concept
    Nissan reveals Leaf Nismo RC race car that won't actually race

    Nissan in 2011 graced us with a race car concept based on the first-generation Leaf electric hatchback. Nissan built the concept to draw attention to the seemingly untapped performance potential of electric cars, though the concept wasn't particularly fast, its electric motor generating just 107...

  • Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport, 2018 LA Auto Show
    Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport is a track-only 700-hp monster

    Porsche has come out with a new car to tempt racing enthusiasts. The German automaker surprised visitors to the 2018 Los Angeles auto show on Wednesday with the reveal of the 911 GT2 RS Clubsport, a new racing variant of the outgoing 991-generation 911 GT2 RS designed for clubsport-style events...

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