Tag Archives: Motorsports

Enjoy this 360-degree video of Roborace’s autonomous run up Goodwood hill climb

The Goodwood Festival of Speed is well known for courting some of the world's finest automobiles and high-performance machines. This year, something very different was in attendance. Roborace on Thursday tackled Goodwood's famous hill climb with its self-driving electric race car, known as the Robocar. The Robocar is different from the DevBot prototype...

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Porsche declined opportunity to destroy McLaren’s Goodwood record

The Porsche 919 Evo is on a world tour to say goodbye to fans. This trip includes a stop at many race tracks so that the unrestricted racing machine can set some records on its way out. One place it won't be doing that? The Goodwood Festival of Speed. Porsche has declined an opportunity to take its mighty 919 Evo up the hill in Chichester. While Porsche of...

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VW sets sights on a Goodwood record attempt with the ID R

The Pikes Peak record-smashing Volkswagen ID R is already looking at more top times to topple. Volkswagen will bring the ID R electric race car to this week's 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed in an attempt to blitz the hill and set a new record for electric cars. Romain Dumas will once again don his lightweight race suit and climb into the cockpit of the ID...

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Porsche boasts about its record-breaking Nürburgring run

Late last month, Porsche utterly obliterated the all-time Nürburgring record lap time with its 919 Hybrid Evo. Now, the German luxury and sports car maker is crowing about its achievement with a celebratory video. And Porsche crows loud and proud. Why shouldn't it? The marque held the previous all-time record of 6:11.13 set by Stefan Bellof in a...

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Paris-Dakar Porsche 959 to be first of its kind to cross auction block

For those in their 30s and 40s, the Porsche 959 is likely a hero car from their childhoods. Built from 1984 to 1986 for Group B rally racing and homologated as a road car that was built from 1986 to '93, the 959 could approach 200 mph on the street and reach 130 mph off road. The 959 was a truly amazing car for the era. The greatest version of the 959 is...

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Original "Bullitt" 1968 Ford Mustang heading to Goodwood Festival of Speed

After making a surprise appearance at the 2018 Detroit auto show, the original 1968 Ford Mustang from the 1968 film "Bullitt" will cross the pond and make its European debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in southern England. The 1968 Mustang was the hero car driven by Steve McQueen in the film and featured in the legendary 10-minute-long car chase...

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Here’s how a paralyzed ex-racer tracks his Ford GT

In June we highlighted a very special Ford GT owned by paralyzed ex-racer Jason Watt. After going through how Watt controls the supercar with hand controls in a series of photos, a new video has surfaced showing what it takes for the ex-racer to push the car on a race track, in this case the Nürburgring, arguably the toughest race track in the world...

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2018 Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix preview

Round nine of the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship takes us this weekend to the city of Spielberg, where the Red Bull Ring, home of the Austrian Grand Prix, is located. At a short 2.688 miles in length, it takes just 68 seconds to complete a lap of the Red Bull Ring, which is made up of only nine corners—the fewest of any circuit on the calendar...

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Porsche 919 Evo obliterates Nürburgring record with 5:19 run

It's official. Porsche's 919 Evo with Timo Bernhard behind the wheel clocked an unbelievable 5:19.55 lap time at the Nürburgring on Friday, completely destroying the previous all-time record of 6:11.13 set by Stefan Bellof in a Porsche 956 C back in 1983. It means Porsche still holds both the all-time record for the 12.9-mile...

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