Watch This Toyota Take A Corner At Over 195 MPH

Toyotas are plain and conservative cars, unexciting more than anything else. Here's one taking a corner in excess of 195 miles an hour. Wait, what? » 3/29/15 9:06am Yesterday 9:06am

A Closer Look At The Nissan LMP1's Incomprehensible Rear Suspension

The Nissan GT-R LM NISMO LMP1 car is front-wheel drive. Except when it is sending power to the rear wheels in an utterly incomprehensible setup that may or may not resemble a Unimog. » 3/05/15 9:30pm 3/05/15 9:30pm

Flames To The Face! Onboard The Nissan LMP1 GT-R LM 

How Porsche Killed The Last Great GT Racing Era At Le Mans

There was a time when supercars raced at Le Mans, when the fastest road cars in the world competed at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Here's the story of how the Porsche 911 GT1 killed the series and homologation specials it spawned. » 2/09/15 8:30pm 2/09/15 8:30pm

The Nissan LMP1 Car Naked Looks Like A Hot Rod From The Future

Everyone is saying blah blah the Nissan GT-R LM NISMO LMP1 car looks like the Batmobile blah blah. Forget that. It looks like Milner's hot rod fifty years in the future. » 2/05/15 10:08am 2/05/15 10:08am

Nissan GT-R NISMO LMP1 Rumored To Have 2000 (Two Thousand) Horsepower

Toyota shocked the racing world when they announced their 2014 TS040 Le Mans made 1000 horsepower, a couple hundred up on its rivals. Well, the Nissan GT-R LM NISMO might make that not sound so impressive anymore. » 1/08/15 4:30pm 1/08/15 4:30pm

A Walk Around The 241 MPH Jaguar XJR-9

The Jaguar XJR-9, complete with its 750 horsepower stock block V12, carbon chassis, and five-speed manual transmission, was one of the greatest cars in sports car racing history. Here's a walk around the car, aided by a man who drove one. » 12/26/14 9:30pm 12/26/14 9:30pm

How Much Visibility Did You Have Doing 200+ On The Mulsanne Straight?

The greatest glory of the Group C days at the 24 Hours of Le Mans must have been the unbelievable speeds the drivers achieved on the endless Mulsanne Straight. How much could they see at well over 200 miles per hour? » 12/25/14 8:00pm 12/25/14 8:00pm

Here's A Gulf Livery Audi R8 To Haunt Your Dreams

The current crop of Audi R18s are amazing upside-down spaceships that make your eyes water. But it's this particular ancestor that might be the prettiest Audi prototype racer of the modern era. » 12/10/14 11:55pm 12/10/14 11:55pm

What's The World's Longest Drag Race?

Back in the '80s, the 24 Hours of Le Mans still hadn't put chicanes on its six kilometer-long Mulsanne straight. It meant that top-level prototypes ran full throttle for a solid 50 seconds, some topping 250 miles an hour. » 9/24/14 8:30pm 9/24/14 8:30pm

Some Seriously Great Racing Is Coming To Austin This Weekend

If you're in Austin, or Texas, or America, or the Western Hemisphere, then Circuit of the Americas is the place to be this weekend. And Jalopnik will be there! » 9/18/14 10:00pm 9/18/14 10:00pm

Why The Porsche 956/962 Is The Greatest Sports Racing Car Ever Made

The Porsche 956/962 twins won the first and the last 24 Hours of Le Mans they were entered in, twelve years apart. I'm not sure there's ever been any other sports racing car that was as successful for as long as this masterpiece. » 9/15/14 9:20pm 9/15/14 9:20pm

In Motorsports, Does Speed Equal Viewership?

So I'm sitting here wondering if a race car series decided that it would put in new cost caps, increased its ties to ordinary production cars, and lost some speed in the process, would fewer people watch? » 9/05/14 5:20pm 9/05/14 5:20pm

When Supercars Raced At Le Mans

Today's supercars like the Porsche 918, McLaren P1, and LaFerrari do not compete in motorsports. There was a time, however, when the fastest street cars challenged each other at the most important sports car race in the world. » 9/05/14 3:00pm 9/05/14 3:00pm