Tag Archives: Motorsports

World Endurance Championship will see Ginetta LMP1 hit the track

British motorsport and engineering firm Ginetta has announced that a team will field two of its new LMP1-spec prototype racecars in the 2018 World Endurance Championship. Still in development, the prototype is expected to be roughly 130 pounds lighter than a current LMP2-spec car. Power, meanwhile, will come from an engine sourced from French firm...

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Nissan built a GT-R operated by a video game controller

The latest installment in the iconic "Gran Turismo" video game series, "Gran Turismo Sport," goes on sale next week, but Nissan threw a celebration of its own ahead of the launch. The video game itself may have coined the "Real Driving Simulator" tagline years ago, but Nissan took it to a new level with a GT-R you can operate with a video game controller...

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Nissan tipped to replace Renault in Formula E

The Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance, currently the world's biggest automaker by volume, plans to launch 12 electric cars between now and 2022. Most of these will come from Nissan which is being positioned as the alliance's core brand for electric cars. However, it is Renault that is currently represented in—and dominating—the...

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Go behind the scenes of Ken Block’s "Climbkhana" video

Ken Block's "Gymkhana" videos are always a spectacle of insane driving maneuvers, stunts, and loads of horsepower. Capturing that footage is no easy task. Now, you can get a behind-the-scenes look at what went into making "Climbkhana," Block's recent stunt-laden video. The production work included multiple camera crews to capture all of Block's hoonage and...

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Ken Block’s latest ride is a 1991 Ford Escort Cosworth Group A rally car

Ken Block will likely have some downtime ahead as Hoonigan Racing Division and Ford lay their World Rallycross Championship days to rest. However, in the meantime, Block has a new toy, and he brought it by Hoonigan headquarters for the team to get a closer look. It's none other than a 1991 Ford Escort Cosworth Group A rally car, a vintage rally-racing...

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Hamilton takes win in Japan as Vettel retires with car troubles

Mercedes-AMG's Lewis Hamilton now looks certain to win the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship after another impressive performance on Sunday at the Japanese Grand Prix delivered the 3-time champion his 61st career win. It was by no means a walk in the park, however, as Red Bull Racing's Max Verstappen put in a good fight, ending up just 1.211...

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Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix preview

There are now only five rounds left in the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship, and the next one is this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix which once again is being held at the legendary Suzuka Circuit. Traditionally held towards the end of the season, the Japanese race is often considered a title decider. That could have been the case this year, though a...

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A DTM race car is the best way to leave your wedding

Marco Engel is living his best life. The 32-year-old German gent has been racing under the Mercedes-AMG colors for some time now. Over the course of his career, Engel has competed in karting, GT racing, V8 Supercars, the various major endurance races, Formula E, and DTM. That last one is important because it's where Engel met his now-wife Steffi. It's also...

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Ken Block and Ford are backing out of World Rallycross

Ford and Hoonigan Racing Division have released some upsetting news: their days competing in the World Rallycross Championship are over—or at least placed on an indefinite hiatus. Ford Performance and the driver many consider the lead hoonigan, Ken Block, made the news official today. Both Ford and Block pointed to the series' uncertain future as WRX...

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VW celebrates 50 years of Baja desert racing

A Volkswagen Beetle was made to get down and dirty. Why else would the lovable little craft be used continuously for the last 50 years to blast across the Mexican desert. Well, blast might be a strong word but these tough machines have been competing in the Baja 1000 for decades, and there's no sign that this will change anytime soon. November will mark the...

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