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Lynk & Co. ready to go racing with 500-horsepower 03 TCR

Lynk & Co. will take its recently revealed 03 sedan to the starting grid in the new FIA-sanctioned World Touring Car Cup (WTCR) with an 03-based race car built to TCR specifications. The brand announced Friday that it has signed joint venture with Cyan Racing to develop the racer. Cyan Racing is the motorsport company that originally established the...

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2018 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix preview

Round 18 of the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship sees the focus switch from Eastern to Western hemispheres as teams descend upon the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas for this weekend's United States Grand Prix. Despite being one of the newer locations on the F1 calendar, COTA has already made a name for itself as a track capable of showing off F1...

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Cost of WEC’s new hypercar class could be lower than previously thought

Teams preparing to run in the World Endurance Championship's planned hypercar class will be happy to learn the cost of entry could be lower than previously thought. The new budget reportedly sits at $23 million for a two-car entry, down from from a previous estimate of between $28.7 million and $34.4 million that was given when the FIA first announced the...

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World’s fastest wheel-driven car cracks 503 mph

Meet the world's fastest wheel-driven car: the Team Vesco Turbinator II. Unlike other cars built only with the goal to go fast in a straight line, the wheels drove this car to a record, not thrust from a jet engine or rockets. Driver Dave Spangler piloted the Turbinator II on October 1 to a record 503 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats in the World Speed...

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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 the track. The car is a multiple race winner in the...

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The Aston Martin Red Bull Racing US road trip continues from Colorado to Miami

First we saw Daniel Ricciardo setting off an epic road trip across the States. He was sidetracked by the bright lights of Las Vegas, so his teammate Max Verstappen stepped in to take over. Max jumped into the cockpit of an Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Formula 1 race car to drive from the heights of Colorado to the sea in Miami, Florida. Driving such a...

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Bloodhound land speed record attempt on hold as project runs out of money

Bloodhound Programme Ltd, the company behind the Bloodhound SSC land speed record attempt, announced Monday that it has entered into administration, a process similar to bankruptcy protection. Unfortunately, the project is unlikely to get off the ground again unless Bloodhound Programme manages to raise $33 million. “While not an insignificant amount...

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2019 Formula 1 calendar confirmed

At the most recent meeting of its World Motor Sport Council on Friday, the FIA, Formula 1's governing body, confirmed the calendar for the sport's 2019 season. There will be a record 21 grands prix, which will be only the third time in F1 history that such a high number has been held, the previous being in 2016 and the current 2018 season. Sadly, organizers...

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Williams F1 swaps Lance Stroll for George Russell for 2019

Williams confirmed Friday that George Russell will drive for the team in the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship. Russell will fill the seat of Lance Stroll who is expected to replace Esteban Ocon at Force India next season. Stroll's father, Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll, heads a consortium of investors that took over the team earlier this year. As for...

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Aston Martin Vantage to race in DTM

The German touring car series known as DTM has welcomed Aston Martin as the newest manufacturer to join. DTM organizers announced Thursday that Aston Martin will be represented by Team R-Motorsport which will field race cars based on the Vantage sports car perhaps as early as the 2019 season. The move is seen as a key step in internationalizing the series...

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