Track Day

  • A Ferrari 275GTB driven in the rain at Spa

    Any vintage Ferrari is worth massive piles of cash. It's no surprise that many of these cars are tucked away in climate-controlled spaces, and their work-of-art V-12 engines are often left to sit instead of firing to life and powering the rear wheels. Some owners, however, do take them out and use them as intended. Such was the case recently when a Ferrari 275 GTB was taken for a spin around Spa-Francorchamps during a Ferrari track day. If you have a chance to drive on the famed Belgian racing circuit and it's raining, well you drive anyway, even if it's in a wildly valuable collector car...

  • Ariel Atom 3.5R
    Ariel may use Honda hybrid tech for future Atoms

    The track-oriented Ariel Atom may be getting an electric boost in the future, according to the company's leader, Simon Saunders. Speaking with Britain's Autocar, Saunders indicated that he is eager for the electric motor technology that debuted in the new 2017 Acura NSX to make its way down to more...

  • 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT R spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2017 Mercedes-AMG GT R spy shots

    These are the latest spy shots of the upcoming track-focused Mercedes-AMG GT designed to rival the likes of Aston Martin’s Vantage GT12, the Porsche 911 GT3 and the more mainstream Chevrolet Corvette Z06 and Nissan GT-R NISMO models. The aggressive front splitter, front canards, fixed rear...

  • 2017 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE,  2016 Chicago Auto Show
    Seven Questions With Camaro Chief Engineer Al Oppenheiser On The 2017 1LE

    At the Chicago Auto Show last week, Chevrolet introduced the 1LE package for the sixth-generation Camaro. This is the third 1LE package in the company's history and this time it is offered for the V-6 as well as the V-8. We were fans of the fifth-gen Camaro 1LE package, and we loved the 2016 Camaro...

  • Aston Martin Vulcan
    Aston Martin Vulcan Driver Course Gets Underway In Abu Dhabi

    Aston Martin has joined the likes of Ferrari [NYSE:RACE] and McLaren by offering a car designed solely for track days, a car that comes complete with an intensive driver training course to ensure owners know how to get the most out of their multimillion-dollar machines. Aston Martin’s entry...

  • BAC Mono with wider chassis
    BAC Mono Gets More Spacious Cockpit

    We recently learned that British track car specialist BAC was considering adding a second model to its lineup, which at present only comprises the Mono. While the second model was said to be some years away still, in the interim BAC will introduce a wider a version of the Mono offering more space...

  • 2017 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE,  2016 Chicago Auto Show

    Today is the opening day of the 2016 Chicago Auto Show and one of the cars we saw unveiled is a new Chevrolet Camaro 1LE. The all-new, sixth-generation Camaro is already an impressive set of wheels straight out of the box. In fact, the car in its SS guise even took out our Best Car To Buy 2016 award. Now the car has been enhanced with a new 1LE package. The package dates back to 1989 and originally designated a Camaro developed to be more competitive in Showroom Stock road racing series. Today, it provides track enthusiasts with a Camaro setup that’s highly capable of carving up corners...

  • 2016 BAC Mono
    Mono Maker BAC Mulls Second Car

    Briggs Automotive Company, known to most simply as BAC, is the British firm responsible for the awesome Mono track car. The Mono is a single-seater, formula-esque track car that for 2016 was upgraded to deliver as much as 305 horsepower. Now BAC is considering expanding production and launching a...

  • Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Track Attack program
    It's Time To Attack The Track In The Mustang Shelby GT350

    So you've plunked the required cash into the dealer's hand. You've signed the paperwork. You've got the keys, and you're ready to get more closely acquainted with your new beastly baby. And get acquainted you should, as you're now behind the wheel of a Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] Mustang Shelby...

  • 2017 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE testing at the Nürburgring
    2017 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE Coming To Chicago Auto Show?

    This Thursday, February 11, is the first day of the 2016 Chicago Auto Show and according to a new report one of the cars we’ll see unveiled on the day is a new Chevrolet Camaro 1LE. Yes, you read that correctly. One of your favorite cars at the moment, in fact, our Best Car To Buy 2016, could...

  • Jay Leno and the 2015 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R
    Jay Leno Revealed As One Of The 37 Owners Of A 2015 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R: Video

    Anyone familiar with the latest Mustang Shelby GT350 will know that Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] built only 137 examples for the 2015 model year, with just 37 of these being the more hardcore GT350R variant. The number 37 represents the number of original Shelby GT350Rs built by Carroll Shelby back...

  • McLaren P1 GTR
    Go Inside The Workshop Where McLaren P1 GTRs Are Kept And Maintained

    In a small corner of McLaren’s sprawling headquarters in Woking, England is a small shed set up for the P1 GTR. In case you’re not familiar with the car, it’s a more extreme version of the P1 supercar designed and built exclusively for the track, meaning the engineers...

  • Aston Martin Vulcan - Image via Aston Martin Cleveland

    It was only last month that we saw the first Aston Martin Vulcan land in the United States. The track-only supercar was bought by Bernie Moreno, owner of Aston Martin Cleveland, for $2.3 million. Now the car’s up for sale, with a listing on duPont Registry asking for a cool $3.4 million. That’s certainly a hefty markup but remember that not just anyone was able to acquire a Vulcan. Aston Martin is limiting production to only 24 examples. Naturally, the cars were all sold out before the 2015 Geneva Motor Show debut. Furthermore, out of the 24 being built, just three are destined...

  • 2016 ATS Sport Dieci
    Italy’s ATS Returns With New Sport Dieci Track Car

    There’s been a battle over the rights to historic Italian sports car brand Automobili Turismo e Sport (ATS) over the past year but the matter finally appears to have been settled, with an Italian court recently granting the rights to the brand as well as several associated sports car designs...

  • 2017 Avatar Roadster
    Avatar Roadster Revealed With Ford Focus RS Power

    Recently, we told you about a new track car from British firm Avatar that was designed to fit a variety of four-cylinder engines from the Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F], including the awesome turbocharged 2.3-liter unit fitted to the latest Focus RS and all 350 horsepower that comes with it. Avatar...

  • 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R rear seat kit
    Now You Can Add Rear Seats To Your Mustang Shelby GT350R

    Ford Motor Company’s [NYSE:F] awesome Mustang Shelby GT350R has been designed with track use in mind. That’s why the car comes standard without any seats up back, so that it can be as light as possible. Well, some buyers wished that wasn’t the case as they’ve persuaded Ford...

  • Avatar Roadster Teaser
    Ford Focus RS-Powered Avatar Roadster Teased

    Another day brings another teaser. Thankfully, this time around we're only a day or so away from seeing the real thing, and it's something we haven't seen before. There's a new roadster arriving from the United Kingdom and the company bringing it to market is called Avatar. The idea is to bring...

  • Ferrari XX cars at the track
    Watch All Generations Of Ferrari XX Cars At The Track: Video

    The cars of Ferrari’s [NYSE:RACE] XX program are the most extreme versions of the Italian automaker’s road cars, though they are designed strictly for the track and offered exclusively to loyal ‘client’ drivers that provide feedback to engineers to help develop...

  • 2016 Zenos E10 R

    British track specialist Zenos has come out with a new version of its E10 track car, and this one is packing Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] Focus RS power. Yes, Zenos engineers have managed to fit the 2016 Focus RS’s turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine into the tiny E10 chassis to create the new E10 R. Peak output is kept at 350 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque, but now drive is directed to the rear wheels only instead of all four as found in the Ford. The standard transmission is a six-speed manual. Zenos says the E10 R will rocket from 0-60 mph in 3.0 seconds flat. The...

  • 2016 Lamborghini Huracán LP 580-2 at the track
    2016 Lamborghini Huracán LP 580-2 Hits The Track: Video

    By now you’ve probably read our first drive report on the 2016 Lamborghini Huracán LP 580-2 and learned about how darn fun it is behind the wheel. Now you have some tasty visuals to help gauge the experience as Lamborghini has a video showing its latest supercar at a track, in this...

  • First Aston Martin Vulcan delivered in the United States
    American Aston Martin Vulcan Buyer Takes Delivery: Video

    Aston Martin is building just 24 examples of its 800-plus-horsepower Vulcan supercar, and three of them have been bought by customers in the United States. The first U.S.-bound car, a stunning burnt orange example, was recently delivered to businessman Bernie Moreno in Cleveland, Ohio. CHECK OUT...

  • 2016 Rezvani Beast X
    700-Horsepower Rezvani Beast X Unleashed

    During our recent first drive of Rezvani’s entry-level Beast Speedster, we learned that the company was working on a much more extreme model packing as much as 700 horsepower. This week, the Californian sports car startup’s Beast lineup was expanded with the new Beast X. At the heart of...

  • McLaren P1 GTR driver program at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain
    Exclusive McLaren P1 GTR Driver Program Gets Underway

    The lucky few owners of the extreme McLaren P1 GTR have just enjoyed their first track day driving experience with the cars as part of an official driver development program hosted by McLaren. The program, which includes ex-Formula One driver Bruno Senna as one of its instructors, got underway...

  • 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe track day event
    2016 Cadillac ATS-V Excels On Track Day: Video

    Sometimes it pays to "know a guy." I know a guy who organizes occasional track days so he and his rowdy friends can spend a day thrashing their cars at extra-legal speeds. ALSO SEE: Corvette Chief Engineer Explains Motor Trend Z06 DNF: Video I also know a guy who knows another guy at Cadillac who...

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