Tag Archives: Motorsports

Ken Block might be filming Gymkhana 10 in Detroit

Ken Block and his Hoonigan crew broke away from the Gymkhana series with the recent "Climbkhana" production at Pikes Peak. However, Gymkhana 10 could be on the horizon, and Detroit, Michigan, might play host. YouTuber Revin captured footage of Block and his 1965 Ford Mustang Hoonicorn RTR racing and drifting through metro Detroit streets, which leads many...

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VW to return to Pikes Peak with radical electric racecar

It appears Volkswagen's motorsport division has been busy since ending its dominant run in the World Rally Championship at the close of the 2016 season. The German automaker has confirmed it will be returning to the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in 2018. Along with the confirmation, the automaker dropped a series of teaser shots of its new...

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Race Of Champions to be held in Saudi Arabia

Organizers of the annual Race Of Champions have made a bold decision to hold the next race in Saudi Arabia, a country known for numerous human rights abuses. Women aren't even allowed to drive in the country, though the asinine ban is finally set to be lifted in 2018. ROC organizers go so far as to mention the lifting of the ban as one of the...

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Le Mans-winner Brendon Hartley to make Formula 1 debut

Brendon Hartley is only 27 but he's already a 24 Hours of Le Mans winner and World Endurance Championship title holder. Now the New Zealander is about to get his first taste at Formula 1. Toro Rosso has confirmed that Hartley will replace Pierre Gasly at this weekend's United States Grand Prix, which takes place at the Circuit of the Americas in...

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. receives fitting NASCAR retirement present

The 2017 NASCAR Cup Series will be Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s final season after he announced his retirement earlier this year. Through Earnhardt Jr.'s 18 seasons and more than 600 races, the star racer clinched two Daytona 500 wins in his career. So, what's a proper retirement gift for someone of Earnhardt Jr.'s stature? How about his father's old race car? At...

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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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