Race Cars

  • Porsche 919 Hybrid

    As a "Top Gear" host, Chris Harris gets to drive a lot of really cool cars. The Porsche 919 Hybrid is on another level. Harris recently climbed behind the wheel of the Le Mans-winning race car, and aside from it being mind-blowingly fast, it apparently requires a lot of work to unlock the car's performance. As we see, Harris was first required to practice driving the car in the virtual world. What looks like the world's coolest race simulator is actually grueling. Harris says in the video that it's hot, the screen screws with his eyes, and the momentum and various feelings of the road car are...

  • F1 car made from cardboard
    Recycled race car: How to build an F1 car using only cardboard

    Reduce, reuse, recycle. We hear it often, but what if there was a far cooler way to repurpose cardboard laying around? Fortunately, there is. A new video from YouTuber "The Q" shows us exactly how to take regular, old cardboard and turn it into a full-blown Formula 1 car. We have so many questions...

  • 1936 Auto Union Lego race car
    Help make this Auto Union Type C race car a Lego kit

    Numerous well-designed Lego kits have arrived in the past year, but one fan needs some help to get his/her own project off the ground. The proposed kit is a 1936 Auto Union Type C race car. The build has been posted to the Lego Ideas portal by a user who goes by the handle redera00. The portal...

  • Porsche vinyl made from 919 Hybrid's tires
    The beat goes on: Porsche 919 Hybrid tires turned into vinyl records

    Porsche retired from the Le Mans LMP1 class in 2017, took the 919 Hybrid-derived 919 Evo on a farewell tour, and parked both cars at their final residence at the Porsche Museum in Germany. Yet, the story isn't over for the championship-winning race car. Porsche announced Monday in a video that it...

  • Throwback liveries for Ford Chip Ganassi Racing GTs
    Ford GT to wear historic liveries for Rolex 24 at Daytona

    Fans will be treated to historic liveries on a pair of Ford GTs set to do battle in the Rolex 24 at Daytona later this month. Ford Performance and Ford Chip Ganassi Racing unveiled two throwback liveries for the numbers 66 and 67 GT race cars on Thursday. It's the first time the GT will sport...

  • 1965 Ford Mustang Hoonicorn
    Deep dive: Ken Block's 1,400-hp 1965 Ford Mustang Hoonicorn

    In honor of Gymkhana 10's release on Monday, let's take a closer look at one of the five star cars of the latest film: the 1965 Ford Mustang Hoonicorn. The car Ken Block has called "frightening." The Hoonigan team highlighted the car as part of the Biology Build series, which goes through the ins...

  • Street-legal Porsche 935

    Porsche's "Moby Dick" of a race car terrorized racetracks in the late 1970s and early '80s, but the 935 was never street-legal. Except for this one. This Porsche 935 was converted for the street for legendary Formula 1 team owner Walter Wolf. After decades, it's for sale and marks a truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Porsche aficionados. According to the sale listing on German site Mechatronik.de, Cologne, Germany-based Kremer Racing accepted the order for Wolf's wild request for a street-legal 935. Instead of a lookalike car, the company built Wolf a 935 that is 98-percent identical to...

  • T1 Turbine concept race car
    Race car concept has illegal turbine powertrain, aims to replace F1 race cars

    Turbine-powered race cars were banned long ago by the racing community's sanctioning bodies, but that won't stop Keith Hylton and his dream to bring the Turbine T1 to life. Hylton, a California-based businessman with team ownership experience, calls his T1 Turbine concept race car a new-generation...

  • Spice-X SX1 affordable electric race car
    Italian company wants to make a cheap electric race car for everyone

    Racing is a an expensive hobby, but a company by the name of Spice-X aims to make it affordable with a cheap race car, and it's a green proposition to boot. Spice-X is a collaborative effort between a handful of car companies based in Piedmont, Italy, with the goal to produce an affordable electric...

  • The story behind the Porsche 911 GT1 Evo
    How the Porsche 911 GT1 Evo supercar came to be

    Homologation. It's the racing rule that results in some of the world's greatest road cars. To race, many cars have to be homologated, which means they have to have a number of street-legal counterparts to prove they're part of a brand's production line. Sitting high on this list of all-time...

  • Ferrari 488 Pista Piloti Ferrari
    Racing for pinks: Ferrari 488 Pista Piloti Ferrari only offered to customer racers

    At the 24 Hours of LeMans, Ferrari has pulled back the sheet on a new version of the 488 from its Tailor Made program, and this one is for the racers. Based on the hardcore 488 Pista, the Piloti Ferrari (yes, the name is Ferrari 488 Pista Piloti Ferrari) designation signifies that this particular...

  • Aston Martin Vantage GT3 customer race car
    Aston Martin Vantage GT3 and GT4 customer race cars revealed

    Aston Martin has sprung a surprise on those attending the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans this weekend. On Thursday, the British performance and luxury brand revealed the 2019 Vantage GT4 and GT3 customer race cars. The GT3 will ultimately replace the highly successful V-12 Vantage GT3 racer, which most...

  • Paul Newman race car collection to be shown at San Marino Classic

    For the first time ever, Adam Carolla is going to display his collection of Paul Newman race cars. The San Marino Motor Classic will provide the setting, and Carolla will provide 10 iconic race cars all once piloted by the legendary actor and driver. As you might expect, the collection features a handful of Datsun and Nissan machines. There's also a Porsche 935, which Newman drove during the 1979 24 Hours of Le Mans. Carolla managed to acquire that Porsche after outbidding a handful of others during an auction at the 2016 Monterey Car Week. The final hammer price was $4,840,000. In order to...

  • Joel Feder and David Higgins in Subaru WRX race car
    Riding in a rally race car is insane, dangerous, and not for the faint of heart

    A hand touches my shoulder from behind as I hear, “Are you ready?” I turn to see legendary rally driver John Buffum standing with two race helmets, sizes large and medium. Before I can open my mouth to answer, the calm, crisp 27-degree Wisconsin winter air is violently filled with the...

  • Adam Carolla's 1972 BMW 3.0 CSL racer for sale
    Buy Adam Carolla's BMW 3.0 CSL race car

    Comedian and well-known car collector Adam Carolla is parting ways with one of his personal vehicles, and it seeks a new home. His 1972 BMW 3.0 CSL is now listed for sale with Classic Driver. Before Carolla purchased the car, Dahmen-Tuning owned it and Heinz-Jorgen Dahmen converted the car to race...

  • 1958 Centurion C1 Corvette-based C2 race car
    Mock C2 Stingray racer built from C1 Corvette heading to auction

    Barrett-Jackson auctions see many Chevrolet Corvettes pass the block, but this one is a little different. While this car, called the Centurion, looks like a modified C2-generation Corvette, it's actually a C1 Corvette underneath. According to the car's information document, the C2 Corvette racer...

  • Race Car brakes versus street car brakes
    What are the differences between race car and street car braking systems?

    You might know that there's a physical difference between race car brakes and street car brakes. The size of the rotors, the materials used in the pads, and the brake lines are all going to be upgraded to handle the rigors of motorsport. But that's only part of the story. Did you know that more is...

  • 2019 McLaren 720S GT3 race car
    McLaren to launch one-make racing series in 2018, new 720S GT3 race car in 2019

    McLaren wants to take the owners of its cars racing and on Tuesday announced plans for a new GT one-make race series coming in 2018. Alongside the race series announcement, McLaren also revealed that a new 720S GT3 race car is under development and will arrive for track duty in 2019. The one-make...

  • Aston Martin Vantage GTE race car

    Just hours after revealing the 2019 Vantage production car, Aston Martin took the wraps off the racing version, the Vantage GTE. The race car replaces the most successful Aston Martin racer of all time, the V8 Vantage GTE, and will be the brand's entry in the FIA World Endurance Championship series. The race car was developed alongside the road car at Aston Martin Racing headquarters in Banbury, England, and it has already completed 8,078 miles of testing, including two 30-hour endurance tests at Spain's Navarra circuit and Florida's Sebring road course. Aston Martin has optimized the...

  • Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo Evo
    Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo Evo is quicker, more aerodynamic, and ready for the track

    The Lamborghini Super Trofeo one-make race series has a new race car ready for duty: the Huracán Super Trofeo Evo. Lamborghini just showed off the series' latest racer and detailed its numerous improvements that should have drivers giddy. The Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo Evo is...

  • The Porsche 908/4 concept long tail race car
    Independent designers reimagine the Porsche 908 for today

    Porsche is a brand that translates into any language across all corners of the globe. Many people have grown up worshipping the German automaker for all that it's done in the twin worlds of sports cars and motorsport. One of the iconic racers from the past is the Porsche 908, though it it isn't as...

  • Infiniti Prototype 9
    Infiniti reveals 'what if' Prototype 9 1940s grand prix racer ahead of Pebble Beach

    Remember when Infiniti, that company that began operations in 1989, campaigned a 1940s open-wheel grand prix racer? Neither do we. And did you know that it was electric? Seems pretty far ahead of its time, doesn't it? Infiniti has revealed its "what if" Prototype 9 race car ahead of the festivities...

  • Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR AMG
    You can buy this Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR for $2.7 million

    The chassis? A monocoque made from carbon fiber and aluminum. The engine? A 6.9-liter V-12 nestled in the middle of the car that produced 604 horsepower and 572 pound-feet of torque. The original price tag? At the time it was launched in 1997, Guinness certified the Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR as the...

  • These are the top five technologies that transferred from Porsche race cars to road cars
    Five racing technologies that have filtered down into Porsche road cars

    Porsche loves its motorsports. That's actually an understatement, as Porsche is devoted to motorsports in an incredibly passionate way. It's a good thing for Porsche customers, too, because a lot of racing-derived technology often works its way into the road cars. According to Porsche, here are the...

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