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  • Ferrari-powered F1 car for the street Photo: Zacariasupercars

    Driving a real Formula 1 racer on the road isn't possible. That makes Zac Mihajlovic's homemade, road-legal F1 replica really something. Mihajlovic has documented the build process on Instagram, which reveals the car features an actual Ferrari V-12 engine. Specifically, the engine comes from an F12 Berlinetta, which makes 769 horsepower and 520 pound-feet of torque and certainly wouldn't have been cheap, even from a salvage title car. Impressively, Mihajlovic's car will weigh much, much less than an F12 Berlinetta at about 1,540 pounds. The Australian native told Motor the idea to build the...

  • 2019 Porsche 911 RSR race car spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 Porsche 911 RSR race car spy shots

    Porsche is close to revealing a new generation of its 911, the 992 series, and today we have our first look at one of the racing variants. It was spotted lapping the automaker's Weissach test track located near Stuttgart, Germany. The prototype is for the new 911 RSR which we expect to be ready...

  • 2019 Volkswagen Jetta Bonneville Salt Flats racer during Sept. 2018 speed record attempt
    Modified 2019 VW Jetta breaks speed record with 210-MPH Bonneville Salt Flats run

    A specially prepared 2019 Volkswagen Jetta has just set a speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. During the most recent round of the Utah Salt Flats Racing Association’s World of Speed event, held September 10-13, the modified Jetta hit a top speed of 210.16 mph. That's a new...

  • 2019 Lamborghini  Huracán GT3 Evo
    Lamborghini makes Huracán GT3 racer faster for 2019

    You'll find versions of Lamborghini's Huracán GT3 in various race series around the globe, including in the GTD class of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Come the 2019 motorsport season, an even faster version will be lining up on the grid. It's called the Huracán GT3 Evo...

  • Mercedes-AMG's Lewis Hamilton at the 2018 Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix
    Hamilton unstoppable at 2018 Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix, Verstappen makes podium

    Mercedes-AMG's Lewis Hamilton secured his 69th Formula 1 victory with a win on Sunday at the 2018 Singapore Grand Prix. The Briton started on pole and was never really challenged, despite the long race being one where Mercedes' cars have struggled in the past. Aston Martin Red Bull Racing's Max...

  • Classic Porsche 911 at the Rennsport Reunion IV
    Porsche outlines plans for 2018 Rennsport Reunion

    The sixth iteration of Porsche's Rennsport Reunion is coming. Fans and enthusiasts will be treated to a lineup of championship-winning racing drivers, cars, and the people behind their victories. Porsche said that Rennsport Reunion VI will salute a "Marque of Champions." Naturally, some of the...

  • 2021 F1 racer renderings

    Formula One organizers noticed something about the current F1 car design: the cars don't race very well together on the track. Therefore, the latest design proposals for the 2021 F1 racer focus on aerodynamics. “When we started looking at the 2021 car, the primary objective was to enable the cars to race well together. What we established early on in our research is the cars we have now are very bad in following each other," F1 motorsport boss Ross Brawn said, according to Formula1.com. On Friday, the racing body published the latest design proposals, which have been in the works for...

  • Marina Bay Circuit, home of the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix
    2018 Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix preview

    Round 15 of the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship takes us to Singapore, specifically the street circuit known as Marina Bay Circuit. It's been 10 years since the Singapore Grand Prix became part of the F1 calendar but the charm of the only night race on the calendar remains unchanged. Being...

  • Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy race car dynamic debut during 2018 Formula E Berlin ePrix
    Jaguar reveals calendar for I-Pace eTrophy's inaugural season

    Jaguar is breaking new ground with one of the world’s first race series for production electric cars. It's called the Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy, and the inaugural season coincides with the 2018/2019 season of the Formula E Championship, with the two series set to share the same street circuits...

  • 1983 Porsche 956 Group C race car - Image via Matthew Howell/RM Sotheby's
    1983 Porsche 956 Group C race car can be yours

    The Group C era was an amazing time in motorsport history. Amazing race cars built by a number of automakers were whipping over top racetracks at speeds in excess of 250 mph. One of the most legendary of all the Group C machines is the Porsche 956. With the right amount of scratch, it's now...

  • Nissan Formula E Livery
    Nissan buys stake in e.dams Formula E team

    Nissan will enter the Formula E Championship when the 2018/2019 season kicks off in December. It will be the fifth for the electric car series. Nissan isn't going it alone however as the automaker will partner up with successful team e.dams, which in previous seasons was partnered with Nissan's...

  • Don Panoz
    Legendary car racing entrepreneur Don Panoz dies

    Don Panoz, the man responsible for installing the American Le Mans Series and the visionary behind numerous road and race cars, passed away Tuesday. Racer reported that Panoz fell ill in recent weeks before passing away Tuesday morning at the age of 83. The Ohio native wasn't always in the business...

  • Charles Leclerc

    Ferrari confirmed Tuesday that current Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 driver Charles Leclerc will join Sebastian Vettel in its driver lineup for the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship. The young Monégasque driver will replace Kimi Räikkönen who will fill the empty seat at Alfa Romeo Sauber for at least the next two seasons. The confirmation ends months of speculation that Räikkönen, whose performance has been inconsistent in recent years, would be dropped from the team. Räikkönen scored his world championship with Ferrari in 2007 but left the team after 2009. After a...

  • Lando Norris
    McLaren F1 team picks 18-year-old Lando Norris as new driver

    McLaren confirmed Monday that 18-year-old Lando Norris will drive for its Formula 1 team in 2019. The British youngster is already a test and reserve driver for the team and a contender in the 2018 Formula 2 Championship, where he currently ranks second. He will replace current McLaren F1 driver...

  • Mercedes-AMG's Lewis Hamilton at the 2018 Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix
    Mercedes rains on Ferrari parade at Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix

    Mercedes-AMG's Lewis Hamilton overcame the odds on Sunday to take out the 2018 Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix. Ferrari was the dominant force at Saturday's qualifying, with Kimi Räikkönen securing pole with a blistering 1:19.119. This was a new record for the fastest lap in F1 history...

  • Late model Stock Car raced around the Nürburgring
    Watch a late model Stock Car race around the Nürburgring

    Dale Lomas knows every inch of the Nürburgring. As a founder of the website BridgeToGantry, Lomas has covered all sorts of 'Ring events, shuttled folks around in Ring Taxis, and raced in many VLN and other 'Ring racing events. So to see him surprised by a certain vehicle that appeared recently...

  • Autodromo Nazionale Monza, home of the Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix
    2018 Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix preview

    The 2018 Formula 1 World Championship continues this weekend with the Italian Grand Prix at the legendary Autodromo Nazionale Monza. The Italian event is typically the last of the European rounds, as is the case this year, and it's always a great race to attend, thanks in part to thousands of...

  • Formula E Gen2 race car
    Formula E creating off-road Extreme E series

    Formula E has its sights set on tackling extreme terrain. The all-electric racing series is developing an off-road spec series with the goal of racing in challenging environments all over the globe. It will be called Extreme E, and it could be ready to (silently) rock by 2020. According to...

  • 2007 Koenigsegg CCGT race car prototype

    Koenigsegg may be among the automakers fielding a car in the new Hypercar class set to be introduced in the 2020/2021 season of the World Endurance Championship, whose final round will be the 24 Hours of Le Mans. In an interview with Top Gear magazine published Wednesday, Koenigsegg CEO and founder Christian von Koenigsegg said he's watching the developments of the new class and said he'd love for his company to be represented. “This is great. We’re so excited by it. What I’ve understood is the final regulations are not finished yet, but we’re looking at them very...

  • Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel at the 2018 Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix
    Ferrari reclaims Spa record with F1 race car

    Porsche made headlines in April when its 919 Evo tribute/time attack car trekked to Belgium's Spa-Francorchamps in an effort to lay the smack down on the track record. Driver Neel Jani ripped off a 1:41.770, which bested the prior track record of 1:42.553 set by a 2017 Mercedes-AMG Formula 1 race...

  • Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel at the 2018 Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix
    Vettel avoids chaotic start to win 2018 Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix

    Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel executed a brilliant pass of Mercedes-AMG's Lewis Hamilton on the first lap of Sunday's Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix and didn't look back, winning the race with an 11-second gap to Hamilton. Both drivers were lucky to avoid a major collision in the first corner, caused...

  • 2019 McLaren 720S GT3 race car
    McLaren 720S GT3 race car ready for arrival in 2019

    McLaren is a brand with a rich racing heritage. Sure, lately it's been known for kicking out tremendous road cars. That doesn't mean that motorsport isn't always on the minds of McLaren engineers and designers. Woking's latest and greatest is the 720S, and now there's an even faster version...

  • Mercedes' EQ Silver Arrow concept
    Mercedes' EQ Silver Arrow concept is an electric streamliner with 738 hp of grunt

    Prior to the onset of World War II, the grand prix racers of Mercedes-Benz and Auto Union (today Audi) were dominating race tracks all over Europe. The cars were referred to as the Silver Arrows, a name Mercedes-Benz still applies spiritually to its current Formula 1 cars, and one of the most...

  • Spa-Francorchamps, home of the Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix
    2018 Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix preview

    With the summer break now over, the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship picks up again this weekend with the Belgian Grand Prix. The race is once again being held on the 4.35-mile Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium's Ardennes region. It's an historic circuit that has been the venue of some of the...

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