Tag Archives: Motorsports

Audi adds a second R8 race car, the R8 LMS GT4

Audi has revealed a second R8-based race car for it's customer racers, the R8 LMS GT4. Built to worldwide GT4 spec like the Ford Mustang GT4, Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R, and McLaren 570 GT4, among others, this racer is a step down from the R8 LMS GT3 (shown below) that competes in higher levels of...

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Fittipaldi outlines US plans for new supercar marque

Brazilian racing driver Emerson Fittipaldi, a two-time Formula One world champion, unveiled a track-focused supercar during last month's 2017 Geneva auto show. Called the Fittipaldi EF7 Vision Gran Turismo by Pininfarina, the car isn't a vanity project never to be seen again but rather...

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Formula One Chinese Grand Prix preview

After Ferrari's surprise victory at the opening round of the 2017 Formula One World Championship a fortnight ago, Mercedes AMG, the only other team as fast or faster than Ferrari, will be out to secure its first win of the new season at this weekend's Chinese Grand Prix. The race is...

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Watch Porsche wring out its 2017 919 Hybrid LMP1 at Monza

Porsche is aiming to defend its World Endurance Championship and Le Mans titles in 2017, and it recently revealed the racer it thinks is up to the task. The 2017 Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 is the marque's latest track weapon, and it looks ready to pounce on the track with approximately 887...

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Remember when Aryton Senna drove a Lambo-powered F1 car?

Did you know that Ayrton Senna once drove a Formula One race car that had its engine supplied by Lamborghini? It's true. It was in 1993 when McLaren tested an engine produced as a joint venture between Chrysler and Lamborghini (Chrysler owned Lamborghini at the time) in its MP4/8 F1 race car, and...

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Ferrari boss drops more hints about Formula E involvement

Ferrari Chairman Sergio Marchionne a year ago said the idea of an electric Ferrari was "almost an obscene concept." But last November he conceded that Ferrari entering the Formula E electric car racing series is a possibility. Now he's on the record as stating that Ferrari being...

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2017 Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 out to defend WEC title

Porsche has revealed the new LMP1-spec race car that it hopes will earn it its third-straight title in both the World Endurance Championship, and the event highlight, the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The new car is still classified as a 919 Hybrid, but it is significantly improved compared to the 919...

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Toyota reveals 2017 TS050 Hybrid LMP1 endurance racer

A new season of the World Endurance Championship is nearly upon us and Toyota will be back to chase the title. The automaker will do so with the 2017 TS050 Hybrid revealed today and destined to compete in the premier LMP1 class. This is the car Toyota hopes will finally earn it victory in the 24...

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