Skip to main content

Racing

  • 0
    Geneva: Aston Martin V8 Vantage N430 is the V8 Vantage's hardcore cousin [w/video]
    1393945260

    Aston Martin's racy Vantage N430 made its auto show debut, popping onto the show floor of Geneva's Palexpo for the world's media. The lightweight, hardcore version of the V8 Vantage now boasts 430 horsepower (as indicated by its name) from a 4.7-liter V8. A retuned exhaust should add to this ...

  • 0
    Geneva: Porsche 919 Hybrid revives Porsche's factory Le Mans efforts
    1393936200

    After months of teasing with camouflaged testers, Porsche has finally unveiled its prototype entry for the 2014 World Endurance Championship, the 919 Hybrid. Porsche, you may recall, hasn't had campaigned a factory team at Le Mans in years, so the 919 is nothing less than their recommitment to ...

  • 0
    Motorsports: BMW unleashes new M4 racer on DTM
    1393878600

    We may not get to enjoy the fruits of it all, but we're in the midst of a golden age in touring car racing around the world. In Northern Europe, rival local series have amalgamated into the Scandinavian Touring Car Championship. In the UK, the British Touring Car Championship is enjoying the ...

  • 0
    Video: Improve your weekend with this Honda NSX Concept-GT racing film
    1393720140

    We still aren't convinced that the new Acura NSX will ever arrive in the US. After years of "concepts" and previews, it all seems like an elaborate tease put on by Honda to mess with journalists and auto enthusiasts. We're so looking forward to being wrong... What isn't a joke, though, is the ...

  • 0
    Motorsports: Mercedes A-Class gears up to tackle British Touring Car Championship [w/video]
    1393696860

    Most of the Mercedes-Benz lineup is based on rear-drive architecture that would make for great racing platforms. That's how you end up with the C-Class in DTM and Superstars, the E-Class in V8 Supercars and the SLS AMG in GT3, to name just a few. But don't think that Benz's new front-drive ...

  • 0
    Report: Lexus RC F GT3 Racing Concept threatens to go racing
    1393614960

    In case you needed more proof that the Lexus RC F is a statement car intended to scream "This is not your father's brand" (yes, we're paraphrasing the tagline of another automaker), here it is: the Lexus RC F GT3 Racing Concept. Lexus introduced a GT500-spec version of the RC F at the Tokyo Auto ...

  • 0
    Video: This 2,000-hp Mustang is in serious need of wheelie bars
    1393376280

    The Ford Mustang on the right is drag racing with the standard technique. The Mustang on the left, driven by David Measell, is using a new "rear bumper only" technique that evidently surprised everyone at the South Georgia Motorsports Park strip – including Measell. Measell said his outfit ...

  • 0
    Official: Tour the Ducati museum with Google Maps
    1393367460

    Google Maps and Street View have done a fabulous job adding motoring museums to their catalogs. Google has given visitors the chance to virtually visit fantastic exhibitions including the Honda Collection Hall, Lamborghini museum, Mazda museum and McLaren Technology Centre. The latest addition to ...

  • 0
    Official: Honda unveils new 3.5-liter racing engine
    1393095720

    Honda is following Ford's lead and debuting the second twin-turbocharged V6 to be used by Daytona Prototypes in the United Sports Car Championship. The wait won't be long to see it on track because the new engine will debut with the Starworks Motorsport team in a Riley Gen3 prototype chassis at the ...

  • 0
    Video: Initial D Legend 1: Awaken trailer released
    1392933480

    The Japanese manga series Initial D might be as responsible for making drifting popular in the US as any other source. Even if you've never seen it, you're likely familiar with the black-and-white Toyota Corolla AE86 as the show's hero car. Initial D launched in US in comic and animated form in ...

  • 0
    Video: Watch Ken Block's scary Rally America crash from inside the cockpit
    1392855480

    Ken Block became famous for his series of Gymkhana videos, but he's a real racer in his own right. Block has competed many rounds in the FIA World Rally Championship and also rallied in the 2013 Rally America series. He nearly won that latter title last year – if not for a massive crash in ...

  • 0
    Official: Modena opens new Enzo Ferrari museum
    1392760740

    Enzo Ferrari was one of the 20th century's racing icons, and on the 116th birthday of its founder, Ferrari opened a lavish new wing of the Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena, Italy. The new hall is shaped like the hood of a '50s Ferrari racer on the outside and contains a century's worth of the ...

  • 0
    Motorsports: Jacques Villeneuve signs on for World Rallycross Championship
    1392733800

    Jacques Villeneuve has raced just about everything. The last Formula One World Champion from North America, this French-Canadian driver has raced in F1, Indy, NASCAR and Le Mans, not to mention the Andros Trophy of ice racing and V8 Supercars down in Australia. In fact, having dominated Indy in ...

  • 0
    Motorsports: Lotus stepping up to LMP1 in World Endurance Championship
    1392728460

    Only a couple of years ago, it looked like the top tier of prototype endurance racing was in trouble. Peugeot shut down its program, leaving the LMP1 category all to Audi to dominate. Only six cars entered the Petit Le Mans in 2012, and the season was cut short. But the top class in the FIA World ...

  • 0
    Report: Embattled Ecclestone no longer trying to buy Nürburgring
    1392678060

    The nearly year-long process to sell the Nürburgring has reportedly entered its final phases, with the historic track's liquidators closing bids on the track on February 17, according to the Rhein Zeitung newspaper. Interestingly, Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone is rumored not to be among ...

  • 0
    Video: Chevy SS pace car catches fire at Daytona
    1392595620

    All things considered, it's a pretty rare sight to see a stock car catch fire during a NASCAR race, but it happens. The racing can get pretty rough, after all, and they are powered by combustion engines – some of the most rudimentary still around, at that. But the pace car? Now that's ...

  • 0
    Official: This is Volvo's awesome S60 V8 Supercar entry [w/video]
    1392501900

    Australian auto news has been dire for the last several months with all three automakers that build there announcing they would stop production within the next three years. But Volvo is providing a shot of excitement with the unveiling of its new S60 racecar for the upcoming season of the ...

  • 0
    Exclusive: 1955 Lotus Mark X restored, reunited with former owner
    1392397080

    Fowke was able to drive the baby-blue Lotus straight home from the Baltimore dock in April of 1959. In 1958, Robert Kahmer his friend Ben Fowke split the $2,700 cost of a 1955 Lotus Mark X and had it shipped over from England. Customs were a little more lax in the late 50s, and Fowke was able ...

  • 0
    Motorsports: Autoblog gets filthy at the 2014 Griffin King of the Hammers [w/videos]
    1392310800

    Another year has passed, the Mojave Desert's Johnson Valley OHV Area was saved, 40,000 spectators moved into the sand and scrub for a week of man-against-the-end-of-the-world racing, we have recently returned and even more recently recovered from another week on the Means Dry Lake Bed witnessing ...

  • 0
    Video: McLaren P1 is the new king of flamethrowers [UPDATE]
    1392242220

    It may come as no surprise, but the staff of Autoblog is essentially a bunch of kids trapped in grown-up bodies. That means we're fairly easy to please. Give us a fast car or sensational bodywork, and we're pretty happy. Give us a fast car with sensational bodywork that shoots big freaking ...

Loading

Loading
Autoblog iPhone App
Shop for a vehicle