Skip to main content

Motorsports

  • 0
    Motorsports: Toyota FCV rallies to the hydrogen cause as zero car
    1415057400

    It's been two decades since Toyota dominated the World Rally Championship with its Celica Turbo 4WD. But this past weekend, Toyota hit the rally stage in a very different vehicle. That, as you can see, is the Japanese automaker's Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV), which is still in its prototype phase. ...

  • 0
    Official: Ricky Carmichael cooks up Chevy Colorado Performance Concept for SEMA [w/videos]
    1415043000

    With a name like Carmichael, you'd figure Ricky over here would be into cars. The championship motocross rider is actually more into two-wheeled vehicles than four, but that doesn't mean he can't show some enthusiasm for the automobile. Last year he worked with Chevy on a special Sonic concept ...

  • 0
    Motorsports: Sauber signs Marcus Ericsson for 2015 Formula One World Championship
    1415032260

    Rookie Formula One driver Marcus Ericsson has been given a new lease on his racing life, with Sauber announcing he's been hired for next season. The talented Swedish driver moved up to F1 this season after a promising run up the motor racing ladder. He won the Formula BMW UK and Japanese Formula ...

  • 0
    Motorsports: Race Recap: 2014 US Grand Prix goes the English way yet again
    1415027700

    Thankfully, the weekend's Formula One dramas all concerned events that happened off the track, with both Caterham and Marussia going into administration, after which a rumored boycott by the small teams was avoided. That gave the 18 drivers left on the grid freedom to focus on making the most of ...

  • 0
    Report: Nurburgring bought by Russian billionaire
    1414796460

    The Nürburgring is among the greatest racetracks of the world, with decades of fantastic motorsports history born on the snaking course. However, it seems that running the place as a business is about as difficult as learning the 12.9 miles of corners on the Nordschleife. After a long ...

  • 0
    Video: World's Fastest Hearse now up to 1,300 hp, looking for more records
    1414782000

    Unfortunately, for many people, a ride in the back of the hearse is the last chance they ever get to be in a car. In the case of "Madness" from AMS Performance, it could get folks to their final resting place faster than anything else around. Based around an actual hearse from a 1996 Chevrolet ...

  • 0
    Motorsports: Volkswagen clinches second consecutive World Rally Championship
    1414446360

    Not unlike some other motor racing disciplines, the World Rally Championship tends to be ruled by dynasties. The late 1980s were dominated by Lancia, Toyota won a succession of titles in the early 90s, Mitsubishi and Subaru traded top spots in the late 90s and Citroën dominated from 2003 ...

  • 0
    Motorsports: Marussia F1 team also declares bankruptcy
    1414430940

    It looks like the 2014 FIA Formula One World Championship will wrap up with two fewer teams than it started. First the Caterham F1 team declared bankruptcy amidst an ownership dispute, and now the Marussia team has gone into bankruptcy administration as well. Alongside Caterham (then flying the ...

  • 0
    Motorsports: Audi rumored to ditch Le Mans, DTM for F1
    1414351620

    If you've been scratching your head wondering how – between Audi and Porsche – the Volkswagen Group could possibly support two rival top-tier LMP1 programs at Le Mans and the FIA World Endurance Championship, but stay out of Formula One entirely, you're not alone. In fact, Porsche was ...

  • 0
    Motorsports: Caterham, Marussia to miss United States Grand Prix at Austin
    1414336200

    Racing fans looking forward to seeing a full grid of Formula One cars at the United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, next week may be disappointed to learn that two teams (for a total of four cars) will not be competing this year. Those teams, according to F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone in ...

  • 0
    Video: Yamaha R3 entry-level sportbike gets endorsement from Colin Edwards
    1414184400

    Yamaha is already known for making some very well-liked sportbikes with models like the R6 and R1. For 2015, it has one more to add with the YZF-R3, and this cycle is the smallest in the family yet. To build some hype for this little motorcycle, Yamaha grabbed former MotoGP and Superbike racer ...

  • 0
    Followup: Caterham F1 management threatens to walk over ownership dispute
    1414151880

    You might have thought that the Caterham F1 team, currently sitting dead last in the standings without a single championship point to its name, had already hit rock bottom and couldn't sink any lower. But apparently it has. As we reported just recently, Caterham Sports Limited – the factory ...

  • 0
    Motorsports: Caterham F1 manufacturer files for bankruptcy
    1414013460

    Caterham is hardly the most stable and successful team on the Formula One grid, but things are looking even more troubling for the embattled outfit, as the company that makes its racecars has reportedly filed for bankruptcy protection. The company in question, Caterham Sports Limited, is ...

  • 0
    Video: How to drive a monster truck, as told by Monster Jam drivers
    1413919680

    On the surface, it's easy to write off monster trucks as big, dumb and dangerous vehicles, but when you start looking deeper, they get a lot more impressive. At least for the people competing in the Monster Jam series, there's a commitment to safety and some seriously cool engineering to make all ...

  • 0
    Official: Audi reveals new TT spec racer
    1413844260

    We've seen the coupe. We've seen the convertible. We're still waiting on word of the next variant, but before it arrives, Audi has revealed the racing version of the new TT. Set to form the backbone of the inaugural Audi Sport TT Cup, the competition-spec sports coupe is closely based on the ...

  • 0
    Motorsports: Formula 1 racing back to Las Vegas?
    1413840600

    "There's a million countries that would like to have an F1 race," said the sport's commercial director Bernie Ecclestone to The Independent recently, "but they can't afford it." Las Vegas wouldn't fall into the latter category, but while not exactly a country unto itself, it is apparently at the ...

  • 0
    Video: Watch this BMW take flight at Viru Rally
    1413838620

    An E36 BMW 3 Series might be a good choice for a lot of purposes – a long road trip, a track day, rallycross, impressing your friends... but a full-on rally? It's rear-drive when the best rally machines are front- or all-wheel drive. But that didn't stop Pritt Koik and Alari-Uku Heldna from ...

  • 0
    Motorsports: Infiniti Q50 to enter British Touring Car Championship
    1413666780

    Infiniti doesn't have much in the way of motorsports heritage. Sure, its logo is currently plastered all over the open-wheelers of the Red Bull Racing Formula One team, but that's little more than a series of stickers – the turbocharged V6 hybrid still comes from corporate cousin ...

  • 0
    Video: How to turn a Pontiac Fiero into a trackday car
    1413579480

    Imagine hitting the track in a mid-engine, rear-wheel drive sports coupe that's affordable and has pretty good parts availability. It might sound like a pipe dream, but it's actually quite possible, if you're willing to think a little outside the box. The Pontiac Fiero is out there just waiting ...

  • 0
    Official: Nissan Canada offers box-fresh racecar for $19,998 [w/video]
    1413567000

    Nissan is seriously emphasizing its commitment to motorsports with projects like next year's GT-R LM endurance racer at Le Mans and the company's participation with GT Academy. At least in Canada, the automaker is adding another opportunity to get people onto the track with the new Nissan Micra ...

Loading

Loading
Autoblog iPhone App
Shop for a vehicle