Tag Archives: Motorsports

Porsche may join Formula E in 2018

Formula E may be attracting yet another high-profile brand to its form of electric motorsport: Porsche. According to a new report from Autosport, Porsche is mulling over the possibility of joining Formula E in 2018. Porsche CEO Oliver Blume, board member Michael Steiner, and LMP1 racing chief...

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Toyota’s Kobayashi secures 2017 Le Mans pole with record lap

Kamui Kobayashi driving the No. 7 Toyota TS050 Hybrid during qualifying for the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans has smashed the lap record and in the process secured pole position for this weekend's race. The ex-Formula One driver's time during the second qualifying session on Thursday was 3:14.791...

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This Lotus Elise hillclimb racer packs a V-8 secret

In our continuing exploration of the world of hillclimb race cars we present a new mighty, maniacal machine for your enjoyment. This time around we're working with a Lotus Elise. This is a car built on the idea of added lightness, but this one also has a V-8 engine. This particular V-8 isn't a...

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This wide-body Hyabusa-powered Seat is your new hillclimb hero

We've been saying this a lot lately...hillclimb events are an exercise in automotive awesomeness. You have mad geniuses applying their knowledge of go-fast parts to create vicious vehicles bent on pure speed. As mad as the builders are, the drivers are even worse. Take, for example, the pilot of...

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1,000-mph Bloodhound SSC will conduct first test run in October

The actual attempt at the world land-speed record may be delayed, but the Bloodhound SSC is gearing up for launch. The project team has announced the 1,000-mph vehicle will conduct its first test run this October. Previously, the Bloodhound SSC team was scheduled to attempt a run at a world record...

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Mercedes-AMG dominates 2017 Formula One Canadian Grand Prix

After losing out to Ferrari at the previous race in Monaco, Mercedes AMG was back to dominant form on Sunday at the 2017 Formula One Canadian Grand Prix, although the automaker did have some luck on its side. Star driver Lewis Hamilton started on pole and controlled the race virtually from start to...

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