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  • 2019 Cyan Racing Lynk & Co. 03 TCR race car

    Lynk & Co. will take its recently revealed 03 sedan to the starting grid in the new FIA-sanctioned World Touring Car Cup (WTCR) with an 03-based race car built to TCR specifications. The brand announced Friday that it has signed a joint venture with Cyan Racing to develop the racer. Cyan Racing is the motorsport company that originally established the Polestar brand which was sold to Volvo in 2015. As for Lynk & Co., it's a new brand from China closely linked with Volvo and owned by Volvo parent company Zhejiang Geely Holding Group. In the WTCR, it will take on the likes of Audi, Alfa...

  • Circuit of the Americas, home of the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix
    2018 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix preview

    Round 18 of the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship sees the focus switch from Eastern to Western hemispheres as teams descend upon the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas for this weekend's United States Grand Prix. Despite being one of the newer locations on the F1 calendar, COTA has already...

  • FIA Hypercar Class mock image
    Cost of WEC's new hypercar class could be lower than previously thought

    Teams preparing to run in the World Endurance Championship's planned hypercar class will be happy to learn the cost of entry could be lower than previously thought. The new budget reportedly sits at $23 million for a two-car entry, down from from a previous estimate of between $28.7 million and...

  • World's fastest wheel-driven car: Turbinator II
    World's fastest wheel-driven car cracks 503 mph

    Meet the world's fastest wheel-driven car: the Team Vesco Turbinator II. Unlike other cars built only with the goal to go fast in a straight line, the wheels drove this car to a record, not thrust from a jet engine or rockets. Driver Dave Spangler piloted the Turbinator II on October 1 to a record...

  • 2019 Acura NSX GT3 Evo race car
    2019 Acura NSX GT3 made faster with new bodywork

    Acura's sinister NSX GT3 race car has come in for some updates and is now even faster and better handling than before. The NSX GT3, as the name suggests, is designed for GT3-spec competition. It made its debut in the 2017 motorsport season and in a short time has proven to be a formidable weapon on...

  • The Aston Martin Red Bull Racing US road trip continues from Colorado to Miami
    The Aston Martin Red Bull Racing US road trip continues from Colorado to Miami

    First we saw Daniel Ricciardo setting off an epic road trip across the States. He was sidetracked by the bright lights of Las Vegas, so his teammate Max Verstappen stepped in to take over. Max jumped into the cockpit of an Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Formula 1 race car to drive from the heights of...

  • FIA logo

    At the most recent meeting of its World Motor Sport Council on Friday, the FIA, Formula 1's governing body, confirmed the calendar for the sport's 2019 season. There will be a record 21 grands prix, which will be only the third time in F1 history that such a high number has been held, the previous being in 2016 and the current 2018 season. Sadly, organizers of the proposed Miami Grand Prix weren't able to submit a sufficient bid in time for the 2019 season cutoff. And Miami could also miss out hosting a race in the 2020 season as there are rumors Vietnam already has an agreement in place for...

  • George Russell
    Williams F1 swaps Lance Stroll for George Russell for 2019

    Williams confirmed Friday that George Russell will drive for the team in the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship. Russell will fill the seat of Lance Stroll who is expected to replace Esteban Ocon at Force India next season. Stroll's father, Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll, heads a consortium of...

  • Aston Martin Vantage GT3 customer race car
    Aston Martin Vantage to race in DTM

    The German touring car series known as DTM has welcomed Aston Martin as the newest manufacturer to join. DTM organizers announced Thursday that Aston Martin will be represented by Team R-Motorsport which will field race cars based on the Vantage sports car perhaps as early as the 2019 season. The...

  • Scene from Ken Block’s ‘Gymkhana Nine: Raw Industrial Playground’
    New Amazon Prime show "The Gymkhana Files" goes behind the scenes with Ken Block's viral video series

    Rallycross racer Ken Block ignited the internet with Gymkhana 1 in 2011. It has become a series with nine installations of intense stunts and high-horsepower machines. The series continues to draw millions of viewers and has given rise to Block's fame as a world-class driver. Next month, we'll be...

  • W Series race car
    All-female race series coming in 2019

    An all-female race championship series will launch next year, organizers announced Wednesday. The W Series will race 18-20 cars in 2019 with an all-female field. The series is meant to offer a platform for female drivers who’ve been largely overlooked by other race series, organizers said...

  • Jacky Ickx at Rennsport Reunion VI
    The time Jacky Ickx almost drove in NASCAR for Junior Johnson

    Jacky Ickx had a storied racing career racing almost every type of car—except the most popular competition in the U.S. His resume includes six 24 Hours of Le Mans wins, eight Formula One victories, a Can-Am championship, the grueling Dakar Rally, and he even raced motorcycles for a time. The...

  • Mercedes-AMG's Lewis Hamilton at the 2018 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix

    There was plenty of action on Sunday at the 2018 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix though not at the front of the pack were Mercedes-AMG cemented another one-two finish, with star driver Lewis Hamilton claiming the win and teammate Valtteri Bottas crossing the line 12.919 seconds later. Hamilton started the race on pole and was never really challenged from there. The same couldn't be said for the only other title contender, Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel, whose tough weekend started during Saturday's qualifying and continued into Sunday's race where he suffered a spin early which was then followed...

  • Suzuka Circuit, home of the Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix
    2018 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix preview

    Round 17 of the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship, the Japanese Grand Prix, takes place at the iconic Suzuka Circuit. Ask any driver to list their three favourite tracks, and 99 percent of them will include this one. It was designed in 1962 by Dutch car and racetrack designer John Hugenholz...

  • 2018/2019 Audi e-tron FE05 Formula E race car
    Audi e-tron FE05 electric racer revealed for 2018/2019 Formula E season

    Audi on Thursday revealed its new race car developed for the 2018/2019 Formula E Championship, the fifth season of the electric car series whose first race is scheduled for December 15 in Ad Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. The car is the Audi e-tron FE05, which will be fielded by the Audi Sport Abt...

  • Audi Sport R8 LMS, 2018 Paris auto show
    Updates to Audi R8 previewed by 2019 LMS race car

    Audi Sport's R8 LMS racing into the 2019 motorsport season made a pit stop on Tuesday at the 2018 Paris auto show. The version shown is designed for GT3 competition but Audi Sport also offers an R8 LMS GT4. Crucially, the car shown features the design bound for an updated version of the R8 road car...

  • Rennsport Reunion VI, Weathertech Laguna Seca, September 2018
    Rennsport Reunion VI: A living, driving, racing museum

    In the movie “Night at the Museum," Ben Stiller plays a night watchman who gets caught up in all kinds of hijinks when the museum’s exhibits come alive. Stiller’s Larry Daley character interacts with heroes like Teddy Roosevelt, Sacagawea, and Christopher Columbus. That’s...

  • Scott Dixon Wins Fourth IndyCar Championship
    IndyCar is ready to introduce 900-horsepower engines by 2021

    Right now, an IndyCar race car is powered by an engine capable of producing between 550 and 750 horsepower. There's an additional 60 hp waiting in the wings with the Push-to-Pass feature. That's not enough, apparently. IndyCar drivers have been clamoring for more horsepower, and it looks like that...

  • Porsche 935 customer race car tests at Monza circuit

    Porsche on Thursday surprised the automotive world with the unveiling of a modern interpretation of the 1970s-era 935 race car based on the chassis of the 2018 911 GT2 RS. We now have video of the car testing at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza racetrack in Italy ahead of the start of deliveries next June. Built for Group 5 rules, the original 935 was an overall winner at Le Mans and dominated racetracks in numerous series in the five years it was built. It was related to the 911 Turbo of its era and raced by some legendary names including Jacky Ickx and Jochen Mass. The modern 935, which...

  • Mercedes-AMG at the 2018 Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix
    Bottas cedes Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix win to Hamilton on team orders

    It was a sad day for motorsport fans on Sunday at the 2018 Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix. Mercedes-AMG's Valtteri Bottas ceded his leading position to teammate Lewis Hamilton on team orders, thus denying the Finn a second win in the race where he made his maiden victory one year ago. Bottas ended...

  • 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon owned by Michael Andretti
    Buy Michael Andretti's barely used Dodge Demon

    If someone gifted you a car, would you drive it? I assume you would. Especially if that car happens to be an 840-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. Michael Andretti has access to all sorts of cars, so when he's given a Demon he doesn't need to drive it. That's why his car is heading to auction...

  • Sochi Autodrom, home of the Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix
    2018 Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix preview

    The 2018 Formula 1 World Championship heads to the shores of the Black Sea this weekend for round 16, the Russian Grand Prix, at the Sochi Autodrom. Designed by German architect Herman Tilke, Sochi is a street circuit with some permanent sections, and at 3.63 miles in length it is one of the...

  • Porsche 935 customer race car, 2018 Rennsport Reunion
    Porsche 935 customer race car celebrates 1978 "Moby Dick" 935 racer

    Suddenly it's 1978 all over again. With WeatherTech Laguna Seca Raceway as the backdrop, Porsche on Thursday unveiled the new 935 customer race car with a look that draws on the legendary 935 race car from the late 1970s and early '80s. The reveal took place at Rennsport Reunion VI, where the brand...

  • A superbike beats an F1 car, fighter jet, and Tesla Model S race car in a drag race
    Epic drag race sees fighter jet, F1 car, sport bike, and Tesla do battle

    With drag racing, there's always going to be winners and losers. It's a simple matter of getting to the finish line first and doing so by traveling in a straight line. One of the fastest ways to win a drag race, outside of an NHRA Top Fuel event, is with a race-ready sport bike. This remains true...

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