How do Formula 1 and Le Mans LMP1 brakes differ?

Formula 1 race cars are amazing feats of motorsport engineering. Equally as amazing, however, are the LMP1 prototype racers that run in the various endurance events around the globe, including the 24 Hours of LeMans. Each type of cars represents the pinnacle of what's currently possible with a race car. Each is capable of tremendous speed and the production...

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Mercedes-Benz wants you to know the future of motoring is silent

No matter how hard automakers and engineers may try, it's impossible to turn an internal-combustion engine into a silent operator. However, as the auto industry shifts to battery packs and electric motors, silence ultimately wins out. Mercedes-Benz has created a cheeky reminder in the form of a video advertisement to show consumers the future bids goodbye...

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FIA considering automated checkered flag to reduce mishaps

The checkered flag is a near-universal symbol. It denotes the finish of a race and victory for one driver. But, the physical checkered flag's days could be numbered, based on comments from the FIA. Formula 1 race director Charlie Whiting told Motorsport.com in a Wednesday report that the FIA is pondering an automated and digital checkered flag to reduce...

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Watch the last Dodge Demon get built

Dodge has welcomed its final Demon into this mortal plane. The last of the Demon line was built on May 30, 2018 at Chrysler's Brampton, Ontario, Canada, assembly facility. Dodge set up some cameras to capture the event, so click play and watch the final Dodge Challenger SRT Demon slowly make its way into existence. The lucky owner of this particular...

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Dutchman built an F81 BMW M3 wagon, and it’s glorious

The car buying public on this planet has spoken. From on high, the decree is that crossovers and SUVs shall rule the land. That's a shame because we're still pining for wagons. A few still exist, but it's rare to find high-performance variants roaming Stateside streets. BMW Blog found one enterprising chap in the Netherlands who has taken it upon himself to...

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What are the differences between LMP1 and GTE race car brakes at Le Mans?

The 86th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans will kick off Saturday with 60 cars competing in four different categories. Although motorsport is often characterized by speed, a race car won't get far without a proper set of brakes to handle corners. And different racers, obviously, require very different braking systems. Between the LMP and GTE classes, 55...

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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 recently took home wins in the Blancpain GT Series Endurance...

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Porsche celebrates 70 years with video tribute

"We are what nobody needs, but everyone wants." That's a hell of a statement, but it's one that Porsche can certainly make, and the brand does just that in this video tribute to 70 years of building sports cars. This video is not a deep dive into Porsche's history. Instead, it's a quick and emotional look at the soul of the brand, with an eye toward the...

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Porsche teaches us how to pronounce Taycan

Dramatic music begins to play. The voice-over rolls in like thunder through verdant hills. A ballerina leaps through a dark space; she is power and poise personified. We've set the stage and now it's time to take a visual journey through a handful of Porsche models by way of a series of jolting, quick cuts. Is this going to be one of those cliche-laden...

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