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    Motorsports: Audi debuts all-new R18 E-Tron Quattro with novel secondary hybrid system
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    This is the new Audi R18. It looks like the Bond villain of race cars (it has red running lamps), and if Audi's past is any indication, it'll prove difficult to beat in the LMP1 class of the 2014 World Endurance Championship. The car's full name is the Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro, just like last ...

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    Video: Mercedes revisits the glory of the Silver Arrows
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    Mercedes-Benz has a long and very storied racing history, dating back to the dawn of the automobile. Naturally, we take every opportunity available to explore that history, which is why this clip is so interesting. It's from a video called "Magical Moments" that Mercedes puts out through its ...

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    Motorsports: This is why LeMons is the best race series
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    This weekend, Audi marked the competition debut of its latest R18 race cars at the second round of the World Endurance Championship at Spa-Francorchamps. Yet the most spectacular race car running on any track this weekend was thousands of miles away at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in the 24 ...

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    BMW South Africa shows off first F30-based 3 Series racer
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    The BMW 3 Series and racing go together like slicks and dry asphalt, so it's no surprise that the world now has its first competition-prepped version of the new F30. According to BMWBlog, BMW South Africa has partnered up with ADF Motorsport to create the 335i racer you see above. The sedan is ...

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    Motorsports: 2013 NASCAR Dodge Charger Sprint Cup car unveiled in Las Vegas
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    Dodge has officially unveiled the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Charger, and as you can see, it follows in the footsteps of the 2013 Ford Fusion Cup car, with styling and detailing that's more true to the street car than the generic silhouettes being run by all teams this season. SB Nation's Jeff Gluck ...

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    Video: Go Faster celebrates the 70s heyday of race car liveries
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    According to Sven Voelker's book Go Faster, it was American driver Briggs Cunningham who ushered in the era of the "go-faster stripe" when he put two of them on his white Le Mans racer in the fifties. The next year, according to Voelker, stripes were everywhere, and so began the era of wild and ...

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    Spy Shots: Scion FR-S getting ready for race debut at 'Ring
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    Remember how the Lexus LFA race car debuted long before we ever saw the final production car? Well, it appears that parent company Toyota is planning to pull a similar stunt with its FT-86 Scion FR-S coupe. Here, we see a racier FR-S prototype being prepped for this weekend's German VLN race at ...

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    Audi releases 380-hp, front-drive TT RS that you can buy
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    It was a lengthy and Facebook-y process to get the Audi TT-RS to come to the United States, so why not grab all the TT-RS that you can? Audi is offering a racing version of its hottest TT model: a 380-horsepower, front-wheel-drive hardtop that has already won its class in the Nürburgring ...

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    Video: A woman shows you how to build a proper circle track racer
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    Jeri Ellsworth is a certified renaissance woman. A high school and college dropout, she's a self-taught computer programmer and an ace welder and circle track race car builder. She has also started her own race car building business while her peers were at prom and went on to open a chain of ...

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    Videos: Cadillac documents return to racing with CTS-V Coupe race car
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    Cadillac is pretty excited to head back to the race track. It's no simple task, however, to go from luxury sports coupe to competitive racer in a short amount of time. Thus, the automaker is spending plenty of time making sure its got the CTS-V Coupe race car completely dialed in before heading ...

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    Detroit Preview: Cadillac releases images of CTS-V Coupe SCCA race car ahead of official debut
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    2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe SCCA Race Car – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Last month, General Motors announced that Cadillac would be returning to the SCCA World Challenge with an all-new, menacing version of the CTS-V Coupe. The race car will officially debut on January 10 at the ...

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    SEMA 2010: Dodge Challenger Drag Pak stares down the quarter mile
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    2011 Mopar Challenger V10 Drag Pak – Click above for high-res image gallery
    You have apply to get one, but the $85,512 Mopar Challenger Drag Pak is definitely worth it. Engineered to qualify for NHRA Stock and Super Stock classification, there will be just 70 of the V10 quarter-mile runners ...

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    Volvo prepping new S60 for Belgian Touring Car series duty
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    Belgian Touring Car Championship Volvo S60 – Click above for high-res image
    Volvo's taking its new naughty sedan to the track, with the S60 set to make its racing debut in the Belgian Touring Car Championship on April 11. The racer was whipped up by the Chinese-owned Swedish automaker's ...

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    Chicago 2010: Racecars zoom into McCormick Place
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    Racecars at Chicago Auto Show – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It isn't so much "Win on Sunday, sell on Monday," here at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show, maybe more like "Show on Sunday, sell on Monday." While many manufacturers have their newest production cars on display here at ...

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    Lexus may offer decontented, track-focused LFA
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    We're still trying to wrap our heads around yesterday's drive of the Lexus LFA, but before we give up the goods on Toyota's first V10-powered hypercar (check back on Monday), we cornered Paul Williamsen, the National Manager of Lexus College, about ToMoCo's plans to offer a harder, track-focused ...

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    REPORT: World Touring Car Championship eyeing race in the U.S.
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    Chevrolet Cruze WTCC - Click above image for high-res gallery
    Marcello Lotti, series promoter for the FIA World Touring Car Championship, told Autosport that he wants to bring the event to the United States in 2011. Inaugurated in 1987, the series was originally based in Europe. In 2009, the ...

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    Porsche unveils its latest GT3 RSR
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    Click above for a hi-res gallery of the 2009 Porsche GT3 RSR
    Porsche has unveiled the latest iteration of its GT2-class racing car, the GT3 RSR. Visually, the biggest difference for '09 is up front, where a substantially louvered hood now resides. It's there because the car's radiator ductwork has ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: Vintage Racecar Collection
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    Of course we're checking the couch in the editors lounge for spare change, it's only natural when an impeccable collection of vintage race cars goes on the block. We've found 63 cents so far; if we can avoid the siren song of a Milky Way when we fuel up, we're well on our way to the $855,000 price ...

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    Anatomy of a race driver proves hardcore required
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    Yes, racing is a sport, even NASCAR. Talented people always make difficult things look easy, but wrestling a vehicle traveling well in excess of one-hundred miles an hour would beat down most mortals in short order. Wired has put up an informative rollover-fest that gives credence to the idea that ...

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    Lightweight Ginetta G50 brags of 300hp Ford V6
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    You might not be familiar with British car builder Ginetta, but it's been around since 1958. The latest offering is the G50, a wide, low-slung, lightweight coupe the company plans to build a cup race around. With only 800kg (1,750 pounds) to push around, the mid-mounted, 300hp, 3.5 liter Ford V6 ...

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