Tag Archives: Motorsports

Swiss hill climb organizers fined after Hammond Concept_One crash

Richard Hammond had a rather big off recently. While shooting footage for the upcoming season of the "The Grand Tour," the presenter lost control of the Rimac Concept_One he was driving and plunged down a hill, clipped a house, and had the car burst into flames. He escaped with some serious knee...

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Faraday Future considers leaving Formula E to save money

Faraday Future isn't going to have much of a future if it doesn't start producing vehicles and taking in serious amounts of cash. The electric upstart has been in a seemingly endless spiral of will they-won't they with regards to creating a production ready vehicle, keeping its factory plans alive...

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Acura ARX-05 prototype race car bows at The Quail

Acura will field this new prototype race car, the ARX-05, in the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the automaker announced Friday. The fifth-generation endurance racer takes the ORECA 07 chassis and powers it with a distant relative of the V-6 engine Acura fits to its sedans and SUVs...

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IndyCars to get serious aerodynamic and safety upgrades

Indy cars not only have to ensure stability at high speeds while going in a straight line, but they also must operate at high speeds while cornering. Although much news surrounding the 2018 IndyCar body style has focused on its sharp new looks, the latest design also implements some serious...

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Formula 1 could make some parts standardized to cut costs

As the budget gap between racing teams continues to widen, Formula 1 organizers may look to standardizing some parts to control costs for teams. Motorsport.com reports that F1 CEO Chase Carey recently confirmed the possibility of standardized parts to keep costs down but stated that no final...

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Vintage midget racer rolls into Jay Leno’s Garage

Midget racing got its start back in the late 1920s and early 1930s. The cars were small, the tracks were tight circles, and the action was dangerous. It featured a handful of racers ripping through dirt corners in lightweight, powerful machines with little protection, wearing little more than a...

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Toyota 86 Cup Car arrives to prove "slow car fast" still works

The Toyota 86 really sits in a segment all its own. It's a no-frills coupe with a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter flat-4 that produces a modest 205 horsepower—the pinnacle of "slow car fast." But that doesn't mean it can't be fun, and the new Toyota 86 Cup Car racer is here to prove that...

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Remember when Formula One cars had screaming V-12s?

Back in the late 1980s, the FIA banned the use of turbocharged engines. Thus, the world was granted the amazing era of F1 cars powered by wailing V-10 and V-12 engines. They revved incredibly high, sang a mechanical tune like nothing else, and are sorely missed today. If you've never heard a car...

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Mazda3 hill-climb car hides a high-horsepower rotary secret

Through the trees, you hear it coming. It sounds like bees, and they're angry. And there are thousands of them. Don't worry, though, because it's not a horde of angry honeymakers intent on rebuilding their armies. Instead, it's an angry race car and it's here to dominate the surrounding hills. This...

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