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  • Lexus LFA Art Car celebrates 10 years of F performance division

    It's been 10 years since Lexus adopted the letter "F" to designate the brand's most performance-oriented models, and to celebrate, a special LFA will be unveiled this weekend at Belgium's 24 Hours of Spa. The Lexus LFA art car, with a livery designed by Portuguese artist Pedro Henriques, also celebrates the first time Lexus will race at Spa; the Emil Frey Lexus Racing team will field two Lexus RC F GT3s as it continues its first full season of the 2018 Blancpain GT Series, whose highlight is the Spa endurance race. As for the LFA art car, it's...not as dramatic as we'd like. Lexus said the...

  • Subaru's record-setting run in Romania
    8:10 to Romania: Watch Mark Higgins blitz hairpins on legendary highway during practice run

    Good news for car fans but bad news for productivity: We finally have video evidence of Mark Higgins running like hell up a Romanian mountain last week. This 8-minute clip is a practice run up the hairpin section of the Transfagasaran highway in Romania on July 10 as seen from the nose of the...

  • Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus 007
    SCG reveals 007 hypercar bound for 24 Hours of Le Mans

    Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus founder James Glickenhaus is clearly a man who loves cars. He loves them so much, in fact, he wants to create new ones to bring joy to the world. He started creating fabulous machines back in 1971 when he converted a Lola T70 race car into a machine he could drive on...

  • Lewis Hamilton introduces the Mercedes-AMG Project One at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show
    Lewis Hamilton invests in cars, thinks his Pagani Zonda handles terribly

    Wine, art, jewelry, and other items aren't on Lewis Hamilton's investment agenda. Instead, Mercedes-AMG's well-decorated Formula 1 driver prefers to invest in what he knows best: cars. He told The Sunday Times in a recent interview about his car collecting habits and shared his thoughts on a...

  • 1963 Aston Martin DP215
    Rare Aston Martin DP215 raced by Phil Hill at Le Mans heads to auction

    Next month's Monterey Car Week auctions are set to see plenty of action. Already confirmed for the Californian event is a Ferrari 250 GTO as well as as one of the winning trio of Ford GT40s in the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans. Now we have details on one of the rarest and most valuable Aston Martins...

  • Martini livery Porsche 911 GT2 RS pays homage to the Moby Dick Porsche 935
    Martini-liveried Porsche 911 GT2 RS pays homage to the "Moby Dick" 935/78

    The Porsche 935 is a motorsports legend, and the 935/78 is a special car among special cars. Known as "Moby Dick" for its white color and long tail, the 1978 version of the 935 was an instant stunner even though it never finished where Porsche expected. The legacy of the original lives on today...

  • DS and Techeetah partner in Formula E Championship

    DS, the luxury brand of French auto giant PSA Group, announced Monday that it will partner with top Formula E team Techeetah for the 2018/2019 season of the electric car racing series. Techeetah was originally Team Aguri but had its name changed after the team was sold to Chinese investment firm China Media Capital at the end of the 2015/2016 season. Techeetah's Jean-Eric Vergne won the Drivers' Championship for the 2017/2018 season, which concluded earlier this month with the final round in New York, and the team itself just missed out on the Teams' Championship, with the title going to Audi...

  • Mercedes-AMG's Lewis Hamilton at the 2018 Formula 1 German Grand Prix
    Hamilton wins 2018 German Grand Prix after Vettel crash in final leg

    Mercedes-AMG's Lewis Hamilton went from 14th on the grid to the top of the podium on Sunday at the 2018 Formula 1 German Grand Prix thanks to a combination of brilliant driving and lots of luck. Problems with his gearbox during Saturday's qualifying meant the reigning world champion started the...

  • Hockenheimring, Germany
    2018 Formula 1 German Grand Prix preview

    After skipping things last year, the German Grand Prix is back on the calendar as round 11 of the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship, running this weekend at the Hockenheimring. While the circuit's layout has changed beyond recognition since its original flat-out incarnation of the 1930s, a distinct...

  • 2016 winning Honda IndyCar at 100th Indianapolis 500
    Honda IndyCar that won 100th Indy 500 heads to auction

    Auction house Mecum always manages to consign some incredible machines for its sale events, but the latest is a little more special than your average collector car. IndyCar fans will have all eyes on Mecum's sale during next month's 2018 Monterey Car Week. The event will see the victorious Honda...

  • Mercedes-AMG’s Lewis Hamilton at the 2017 Formula 1 Mexican Grand Prix
    Lewis Hamilton signs for 2 more years at Mercedes-AMG F1 team

    Mercedes-AMG hot shoe, Lewis Hamilton, will stick around for another two years. Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport announced on Thursday that Hamilton's contract will extend through the 2020 Formula One season. With the extension, Hamilton could be in the hunt to match Michael Schumacher's seven...

  • 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320
    2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 revealed: long name, short quarter-mile times

    By the time you've digested and decoded the mouthful that is the 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320's prolific name, rest assured the muscle car will be nearly halfway down a dragstrip. That's because the big naturally aspirated brute that debuted in Denver on Thursday is built for one-way...

  • 2019 Mopar Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat NHRA Funny Car

    The recently updated 2019 Dodge Charger muscle sedan has just spawned a high-horsepower National Hot Rod Association Funny Car. It makes its competition debut this weekend at the Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Powered by Mopar, which runs July 20-22 at Bandimere Speedway near Denver, Colorado. It replaces Dodge's previous Funny Car based on the Charger R/T, which has been tearing down the strip since 2015. The new car has big shoes to fill. The Charger R/T-based car has 50 wins to date, including back-to-back wins by Don Schumacher Racing's Matt Hagan leading into this weekend's Dodge...

  • The Keen Project Safari 911 No. 2, photo by Alex Bellus
    The Keen Project Safari 911 first drive review: a time machine for any adventure

    Chad was running late, and we were already pressed for time. This entire plan was rushed and slapped together via a phone call and a few text messages over the weekend. The Keen Project Safari 911 build No. 2 by former race car driver Lehman Keen was in Minneapolis for a short time to celebrate...

  • The Keen Project Safari 911 No. 2, photo by Alex Bellus
    Interview: Lehman Keen, the man behind The Keen Project Safari 911

    Lehman Keen is best known for building Safari Porsche 911s, but before that he was a professional race car driver with a childhood that revolved around Porsches. Naturally, his racing career mostly centered on Porsches, and at one point he worked for Hurley Haywood. Like everything in life, there...

  • Techeetah's Jean-Eric Vergne at the 2017/2018 Formula E New York ePrix
    Techeetah's Jean-Eric Vergne claims 2017/2018 Formula E drivers' title, Audi claims teams' title

    The 2017/2018 Formula E Championship, the fourth season of the electric car racing series, wrapped up this past weekend with the running of the dual-race New York ePrix. Jean-Éric Vergne, driving for Techeetah, took victory in the Drivers' Championship in the first race held Saturday. He...

  • Porsche 908 Works Short Tail race car heads to RM Sotheby's auction at Monterey
    Porsche 908 Short Tail heads to Monterey Car Week auction

    The vintage Porsche market is hot right now. From 964's reimagined by Singer to even older 911s, people are prepared to pour primo cash for an old Porsche. While those old road cars are cool, do you want to see how to kick things up a notch? Of course you do, and we're here to help. Say hello to...

  • Romain Dumas drives the Volkswagen ID R at 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
    VW ID R claims electric car record at Goodwood with 43.05 run

    The Pikes Peak record-smashing Volkswagen ID R has already toppled another top time. VW brought the electric time attack special to this week's 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed in an attempt to blitz the event's hill climb and set a new record for electric cars. And on Saturday, with Romain Dumas...

  • 1908 Mercedes-Benz grand prix racer at Goodwood Festival of Speed

    Mercedes-Benz and racing driver Ben Collings brought a treat to the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed: a Mercedes-Benz grand prix racer from 1908. The time capsule of a car offers a pretty extraordinary look at motorsport in the early 20th century, and it offered Goodwood attendees a rare chance to see and hear an early grand prix racer. Making all of the noise is a whopping 17.3-liter four-cylinder generating around 150 horsepower. The massive powerplant is enough to take the car up to 109 mph. Mercedes' grand prix car actually pre-dates the Daimler and Benz merger, meaning the car is actually...

  • Rally cars at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
    The 10 coolest rally cars of the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed

    Lord March's driveway wasn't the only place to burn rubber in Southeastern England on sunny Friday. Carved into a densely wooded hill near Goodwood House, the anchor of a 12,000-acre estate that caters to car enthusiasts with the Festival of Speed, sits a mini rally stage. It's a playground for...

  • 2018 Lotus Exige Type 79
    Lotus Exige Type 49 and 79 celebrate British marque's historic F1 victories

    Lotus used this week's Goodwood Festival of Speed in the United Kingdom to unveil two new special versions of its Exige sports car. They were built to mark this year's 70th anniversary of when Lotus founder Colin Chapman built his first race car, based upon his philosophy of “performance...

  • Robocar to race at Goodwood Festival of Speed Hill Climb
    Enjoy this 360-degree video of Roborace's autonomous run up Goodwood hill climb

    The Goodwood Festival of Speed is well known for courting some of the world's finest automobiles and high-performance machines. This year, something very different was in attendance. Roborace on Thursday tackled Goodwood's famous hill climb with its self-driving electric race car, known as the...

  • Porsche 919 Evo at the Nürburgring
    Porsche declined opportunity to destroy McLaren's Goodwood record

    The Porsche 919 Evo is on a world tour to say goodbye to fans. This trip includes a stop at many race tracks so that the unrestricted racing machine can set some records on its way out. One place it won't be doing that? The Goodwood Festival of Speed. Porsche has declined an opportunity to take its...

  • Tiff Needell behind the wheel of a Tesla Model S race car
    Tiff Needell drives the Electric GT Tesla Model S race car

    British racing driver and television host Tiff Needell was present during last month's launch of the new FIA-backed, production car-based electric racing series known as the Electric Production Car Series (EPCS). The launch took place at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya where Needell got to test...

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