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  • Chevrolet Corvette C7.R race car

    Chevrolet has a new Corvette C8.R race car coming to dominate racetracks around the world in 2020, and that means it's the end of the road for the current C7.R, which enjoyed its final round of competition during this past weekend's Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. It also means the end of the road as far as front-engine Corvettes in motorsport are concerned, a legacy that dates back decades. Yes, with the C8.R adopting the mid-engine layout of the eighth-generation Corvette, it really is the start of a new era. The Corvette's motorsport history starts with the original C1 generation, most...

  • 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8.R race car at Road Atlanta
    Watch the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8.R lap Road Atlanta

    The Corvette C8.R race car has been testing in secret at night but last week Chevy rolled the car out in front of the Petit Le Mans crowd.

  • Ford GT racing program comes to a close
    Ford is done racing the GT

    Ford has ended its four-year racing program for the GT supercar but there's still hope private teams will continue to field the car.

  • 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8.R race car
    Chevy Corvette C8.R has a flat-crank 5.5-liter V-8 we'll see in a road car

    The engine in the C8.R is limited to 500 horsepower but more will almost certainly be extracted for future production versions.

  • 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8.R race car
    2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8.R race car ready to roar

    The Corvette C8.R race car has been testing in secret at night at major racetracks but now Chevy has revealed the car in full.

  • 2019 Porsche 911 RSR race car
    2019 Porsche 911 RSR ready to race

    Porsche has just launched a new generation of its 911, the 992 series, but as far as the motorsport department is concerned, the outgoing 991 series still has plenty of life left in it. As a result, Porsche's latest 911 RSR race car, which was unveiled on Saturday at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Ferrari 488 GTE Evo
    Ferrari 488 GTE Evo debuts at Fiorano, aiming for victory at Le Mans

    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...

  • 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 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 Championship, the series that hosts the 24 Hours of Le Mans. That’s right, folks. BMW is returning to Le Mans. An M8 GT Le Mans (GTLM) has also been developed, in this case for the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship, where it replaces the previous M6-based race car. The M8 GTLM will be the first to...

  • 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 plans prototype racing return in 2018 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

    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...

  • 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

    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 coupe due on the market in late 2018 or early the following year. BMW confirmed it was working on an M8 race car in May, when it revealed a prototype for a new M8 road car. The two are being developed in parallel, just like Ford did with its GT supercar. BMW is developing the M8 race car to both...

  • 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
    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...

  • 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...

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