Tag Archives: Motorsports

VW ID R Pikes Peak racer accelerates faster than an F1 car

Volkswagen on Sunday took the covers off its new ID R electric race car at a special launch event in Alès, France. This is the car that VW will enter in the 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, currently scheduled for June 24. The ID R will contest Pikes Peak's Electric Modified Class, in which VW aims to set a new record over the...

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2019 Corvette ZR1 is most powerful pace car in Indy 500 history

The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 has been named the official pace car of the 2018 Indianapolis 500, and with 755 horsepower on tap it will be the fastest, most powerful car to ever handle pacing duties in the race's 100-plus-year history. A blue example of the Corvette flagship will be used for the premiere event of the IndyCar season, which is scheduled for...

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VW to return to Pikes Peak with ID R electric racer

Volkswagen's motorsport division has been busy since ending its dominant run in the World Rally Championship at the close of the 2016 season. VW confirmed last year it will be returning to the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in 2018, with 2017's winner Romain Dumas set to hop behind the wheel of a custom race car called the ID R Pikes Peak, new...

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Mercedes-Benz 190 2.3-16V raced by Niki Lauda at Nürburgring for sale

Niki Lauda is a living legend. The Austrian race car driver has three Formula One championships to his name, and he's considered one of the all-time greats. Immortalized as the foil to James Hunt in the motion picture "Rush," he is more known to race fans for driving for March, BMR, Ferrari, Brabham, and McLaren. He also had a memorable stint in a special...

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Global Rallycross is likely dead, 2018 events cancelled

Following major changes to the series this year, Red Bull Global Rallycross is likely dead. The series, not to be confused with the FIA World Rallycross Championship, has reportedly been struggling for months with a series of lawsuits and unpaid bills, Jalopnik reported on Tuesday. Surfing over to the series' official website shows a completely blank events...

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2018 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet coming with 5.2-liter supercharged V-8

It was 50 years ago that Ford dealer and racer Bob Tasca came out with the original Mustang Cobra Jet. Now Ford is preparing to unveil a 50th anniversary special based on the sixth-generation Mustang. Ford on Wednesday released a teaser for the new 2018 Mustang Cobra Jet and confirmed the dedicated drag racer will come with a 5.2-liter supercharged V-8...

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Ford Mustang to replace Fusion in NASCAR in 2019

Automakers have been racing sedans in NASCAR for decades. Sure, a number of coupes have battled for left-turn supremacy, but it's typically an arena filled with four-door bodies reminiscent of their production-car cousins. For Ford, that's set to change for the 2019 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup racing season. The Mustang is coming to NASCAR's top series. Ford...

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Ford Mustang to take on Australian Supercars series from 2019

Ford pulled out of Australia's Supercars race series at the end of 2015 as the automaker's local division prepared to end production of its Falcon sedan, which served as the basis of Ford's entry in the thrilling touring car series. Soon, though, the Blue Oval will make its return. Supercars organizers on Tuesday confirmed that Ford will return to the sport...

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Daniel Ricciardo takes win in thrilling 2018 Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix

Red Bull Racing's Daniel Ricciardo made the most of a late safety car period to come out on top on Sunday at the 2018 Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix. He had a clear victory as Mercedes-AMG's Valtteri Bottas crossed the finish line second 8.894 seconds back, while Ferrari's Kimi Räikkönen claimed third spot on the podium after crossing the line 9.637...

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BMW completes initial shakedown for Formula E racer

BMW has completed an initial shakedown test for its new race car designed for the 2018/2019 Formula E Championship, the fifth season of the electric car racing series. The test of the new car, called the iFE.18, took place on Tuesday at the BMW Group's test track in Maisach, not far from the automaker's Munich headquarters. Doing the driving was BMW test...

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