Tag Archives: Motorsports

Toyota readies Le Mans prototype-inspired GR supercar concept

Toyota will use next month's 2018 Tokyo Auto Salon to present a supercar concept with a design influenced by the hugely successful TS050 Hybrid Le Mans prototype that competes in the World Endurance Championship. The concept is called the GR Super Sport, and Toyota says it was built to show how the latest technologies developed for motorsports, namely...

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The sky’s the limit: flying car racing series under development

Australia bid goodbye to local automobile manufacturing this past October as the final Holden Commodore rolled off the assembly line, but perhaps the country will be at the forefront of another transportation sector: flying cars. One Aussie's idea isn't an unmanned transportation pod, however. Entrepreneur Matt Pearson wants flying cars to race. Pearson has...

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BMW M8 GTE seen testing at Daytona

BMW unveiled the racing version of its yet-to-be-revealed 8-Series coupe during September's 2017 Frankfurt auto show. The version shown was the M8 GTE, BMW's entry for the World Endurance Championship which includes the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans. That's right, folks. BMW is returning to Le Mans. An M8 GT Le Mans (GTLM) race car is also in...

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Audi and Porsche: Formula E pair may have tenuous bond

Audi has been a part of Formula E since the inaugural 2014-2015 season, and now fields its own team. Soon Porsche will enter the field and the two brands will effectively compete against one another in the 2019-2020 season. Rather than outright rival one another, both brands will hold discussions to keep from running into each other in the all-electric...

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Could Maserati follow Alfa Romeo with F1 return?

Could Maserati be about to follow in the footsteps of fellow Fiat Chrysler Automobiles brand Alfa Romeo and make a return to Formula 1? According to Auto Express' sources, FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne is preparing a similar deal to the one between Alfa Romeo and Sauber for Maserati and American F1 team Haas. It would mean Maserati would be a title...

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Volkswagen reveals Polo GTI R5 rally car

Prior to pulling out of the World Rally Championship at the end of the 2016 season, Volkswagen had been developing a new rally car based on the sixth-generation Polo hatchback. Rather than let the design go to waste, as well as the experience gained from 4-straight WRC titles (from 2013-2016), Volkswagen said it will offer a Polo rally car to customer...

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Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 team reveals 2018 livery

Just days after it was revealed that Alfa Romeo was returning to Formula One after nearly 30 years away from the sport, the livery that will adorn the Italian brand’s cars next season has now been revealed. Note, Alfa Romeo is not returning as a constructor, nor is it returning as a power unit supplier; two capacities the brand has served in...

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Alfa Romeo makes F1 return

Alfa Romeo is returning to the Formula 1 World Championship after three decades away from the sport. The Italian automaker won't be fielding its own team, though. Instead, it will serve as title sponsor and technical partner to Sauber in a multi-year deal starting from 2018. In this way, Alfa Romeo's deal is similar to the one between Aston...

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Behind the scenes with the development of the Aston Martin Vantage GTE

Aston Martin has been quite successful in the world of motorsport. The British automaker has been pushing its cars on the racetrack since the 1950s. In recent years, Aston Martin Racing has had strong results running in various GT endurance races around the globe, with a notable first-in-class finish at the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans. Now though, the aging...

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