United SportsCar Racing

  • 2019 McLaren 720S GT3 race car

    McLaren is a regular at the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix but the British firm is expanding into into sports car racing in these parts. The latest move, announced on Friday, is a multi-year agreement between McLaren and IMSA for the new WeatherTech Sprint Cup designed for the GT Daytona (GTD) class. The series, which will host seven rounds, each lasting no more than 2:40, provides teams interested in competing at the GTD level with a more affordable option than the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The rounds will be within those of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, with the...

  • Acura ARX-05 prototype race car with heritage livery, IMSA 2019 season
    Acura WeatherTech SportsCar Championship racers to sport heritage livery in 2019

    As IMSA celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, Acura plans to race its Acura Team Penske ARX-05 prototype race cars with a heritage-inspired livery. The Japanese luxury brand showed the new livery off on Thursday, revealing a design that traces its roots back to the1991-1993 Comptech Racing...

  • 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8.R race car spy shots
    2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8.R tests at Sebring, shoots flames

    The new race car based on the yet-to-be-revealed mid-engined C8 Chevrolet Corvette has been spotted. Prototypes have been undergoing tests at major racetracks under the cover of darkness in order to hide their details, and a video of one of the test sessions, taken at Florida's Sebring...

  • Alex Zanardi tests BMW M8 GTE racer
    Alex Zanardi tests BMW M8 GTE in preparation for 2019 24 Hours of Daytona

    Alex Zanardi, a current BMW factory driver, has completed his first test of the BMW M8 GTE racer. The handicapped driver spent three days at Miramas in southern France in preparation for the 2019 24 Hours of Daytona race scheduled for next January. Zanardi not only spent the three days to learn and...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Ferrari 488 GTE Evo

    Ferrari and its 488 GTE World Endurance Championship race car have had a pretty successful go, but a win at Le Mans has alluded Ferrari and the AF Corse racing team. For 2018, Ferrari hopes to change that with an updated 488 GTE Evoluzione, or Evo, which debuted last Friday at a shakedown test on the Fiorano, Italy, test track. Two cars, the numbers 51 and 71, appeared at Fiorano. The sports car maker did not comment on what mechanical or design changes earn the 488 GTE the "Evo" name, but the car does come ready to race in a lovely new shade of metallic red with an updated livery. The...

  • No. 5 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R at 2018 24 Hours of Daytona
    No. 5 Cadillac DPi-V.R drives to overall victory in 2018 24 Hours of Daytona

    The 2018 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship kicked off this past weekend with a cracker of a 24 Hours of Daytona. It was a record-setting race that saw Cadillac and Ford continue their strong performances from last year. It was the No. 5 Konica Minolta Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R driven by...

  • 2018 BMW M8 GTE race car
    BMW M8 race car revealed

    BMW previewed the racing version of its yet-to-be-revealed 8-Series coupe during last September’s 2017 Frankfurt auto show, and now after a torturous development program the completed car has been revealed. The version shown is the M8 GTE, BMW’s entry for the World Endurance...

  • 2018 Cadillac ATS-V and CTS-V Championship Edition models
    Cadillac celebrates 2017 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship title with special V-Series models

    Cadillac is celebrating its win in the 2017 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s premier Prototype class with some special versions of its sporty V-Series models. Called the Championship Editions, the cars are based on the 2018 ATS-V, ATS-V Coupe and CTS-V, and offer a number of sporty...

  • Fernando Alonso
    Fernando Alonso to race in 2018 24 Hours of Daytona

    McLaren’s Fernando Alonso will take time out from his pre-season schedule for the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship to race in the 2018 24 Hours of Daytona. Alonso will join Lando Norris and Phil Hanson at United Autosports to pilot the team’s LMP2-spec car, a Ligier JS P217. The...

  • 2018 BMW M8 GTE racecar, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show
    BMW M8 GTE racecar debuts in Frankfurt, ready to battle at Le Mans

    While BMW holds off on unveiling the production version of its new 8-Series a while longer, the Bavarian automaker is whetting our palettes with the debut of the BMW M8 GTE racecar at this week's 2017 Frankfurt motor show. It's not the "8" we'll see on the street, but the M8 GTE program has run...

  • Teaser for 2018 Team Penske Acura ARX-05 DPi race car

    Acura is joining forces with Team Penske to field a prototype effort in the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The automaker already competes in the series’ GT Daytona (GTD) class with the NSX GT3, but now it’s ready to step up to the premier Daytona Prototype International (DPi) class where it will go up against rival automakers Cadillac and Nissan. Acura’s DPi race car is the ARX-05, short for Acura Racing eXperimental, generation 5. It was teased on Tuesday ahead of a formal unveiling on August 18 at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, one of the events of 2017...

  • 2017 Acura NSX GT3 race car competes in WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
    Acura NSX GT3 now available as customer race car

    Acura is joining the likes of its German rivals by allowing its performance flagship, the NSX supercar, to be available as a customer race car. The NSX GT3 started racing in 2017 and has already racked up two wins in the highly competitive GTD class of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The...

  • Teaser for 2018 BMW M8 race car
    2018 BMW M8 race car first look

    Behold the new BMW M8 race car that will be taking to top circuits around the globe in 2018. The car is still heavily camouflaged but it’s easy to make out the general shape. And take away the pumped fenders and aerodynamic elements and you’re pretty much looking at the new BMW 8-Series...

  • 2017 Acura NSX does donuts
    IMSA driver Katherine Legge serves a batch of donuts in the 2017 Acura NSX

    Inquiring minds wonder: will the 2017 Acura NSX do donuts? The short answer: yes, yes it will. But, what brought about this fresh batch of donuts and all the show and smoke that comes with it? IMSA driver Katherine Legge decided it was her time to have a little bit of fun after the NSX GT3 racer...

  • Lamborghini Huracan GT3
    Lap Circuit of the Americas in a Lamborghini Huracán GT3

    Paul Miller Racing has been kind enough to upload this video of the number 48 Lamborghini Huracán GT3 ripping around the Circuit of the Americas. It's definitely worth the watch.There certainly are worse ways to spend two and a half minutes of your Monday. In competition form, the...

  • No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R  at 2017 24 Hours of Daytona
    1-2 finish for Cadillac DPi-V.R at 2017 24 Hours of Daytona

    Cadillac’s new DPi-V.R scored a one-two finish on Sunday at the 24 Hours of Daytona after dominating the whole weekend. Crossing the line in first place was the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R , fielded in the premier Prototype class by Wayne Taylor Racing and driven by Max Angelelli...

  • Joao Barbosa in the Cadillac DPi-V.R secures pole for 2017 24 Hours of Daytona

    This weekend is the opening round of the 2017 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship but the action started on Thursday with qualifying. All the cars in the premier Prototype class are new this year and now they've finally shown off what they're capable of. The fastest proved to be the new Cadillac DPi-V.R, which secured the top two spots at qualifying. Pole went to 2014 and 2015 Prototype champion Joao Barbosa who completed a blistering 1:36.903 lap. His teammate and reigning champion Dane Cameron was just 0.070 seconds behinds. The cars are being fielded by Action Express Racing, which has won...

  • 2017 Cadillac DPi-V.R race car
    Cadillac returning to prototype endurance racing for first time in 14 years

    Cadillac unveiled its latest race car today. It's called the DPi-V.R and it will compete in the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship's new Daytona Prototype International (DPi) class. The last time Cadillac competed in prototype endurance racing was 2002. Cadillac joins Mazda and Nissan as...

  • Porsche 911 RSR, 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show
    Porsche 911 finally adopts mid-engine layout with 2017 RSR

    Since the first 911 entered production in 1963, Porsche has been faithful to the iconic sports car’s rear-engine layout, Beetle jokes notwithstanding. But when it comes to performance, it appears Porsche has finally reached the limits of having so much mass so far out the back. How do we know...

  • 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT3 - Image via Brian Cleary/BCPix.com
    Mercedes-AMG GT3 to enter 2017 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

    Mercedes-AMG’s GT3 will be lining up on the grid for the 2017 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, which kicks off next January with the Rolex 24 at Daytona. The cars will be entered in the GT Daytona (GTD) class, designed for production-based race cars built to GT3 specifications. Rivals...

  • Ford GT at the 2016 Six Hours of The Glen
    Ford GT to continue racing through 2019

    Ford Motor Company’s [NYSE:F] new GT supercar will keep racing through the 2019 motorsport season in both the World Endurance Championship and the United SportsCar Championship. The automaker confirmed the extended motorsport program for the GT on Saturday, explaining that the program is...

  • Ford GT race car during 2016 Rolex 24 at Daytona qualifying
    Ford GT documentary parts four and five: The racers and Le Mans

    Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] Performance has released the fourth and fifth installments in a series of videos on the development of the revived Ford GT. Part four details the process that Ford and Chip Ganassi Racing used to pick the drivers and part five delves into the racing results along the way...

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