Why has Porsche released no photos of the 2017 Porsche 911 RSR replacement’s rear? It’s possible that the company is incredibly moving on from its classic rear-engine layout with an interesting and specific detail change.
Whenever a new sports car is released, it seldom even moves the needle for me until it goes on track. Fortunately, this weekend’s 24 Hours of Daytona features the Ford GT, Ferrari 488 and the BMW M6 finally proving their worth alongside other rad GT machinery and purpose-built racing prototypes, and it’s great.
[Here is one of the beautiful Aston Martin Racing cars as driven by Darren Turner and Jonny Adam in the World Endurance Championship last year. Let this be a not-so-subtle reminder that Aston Martins make lovely race cars and Doug DeMuro should take his new ride on a race track immediately. Photo credit: Aston Martin…
[Here is a herd of some of Porsche’s 24 Hours of Le Mans-winning cars. Excuse me, I’m going to need a moment to catch my breath after all of this drooling. Photo credit: Porsche]
The easiest way to go racing on a road course — bar none — is through an amateur endurance series. You can split costs and seat time with friends, and compete in an open, friendly environment of like-minded gearheads. But is there a race near you next year? There’s now a map for that.
There’s trials by fire, and there’s sticking your brand new race car baby in one of the most grueling races in the world: the National Auto Sport Association’s 25 Hours of Thunderhill. That’s exactly what Mazda did to debut its new MX-5 Cup car, and all four of the MX-5 Cups entered just crossed the finish line…
There’s nothing like one of the longest endurance races in the world to convince you that anywhere is a good place to pass right out. Here’s a few of the Flying Lizard team members zonking out because, well, where else are you going to do it?
Today’s United SportsCar race at Road America was insanity from start to finish, but one lap stood heads, tails and balls above the rest: the last one. Jörg Bergmeister and Pierre Kaffer were side-by-side battling for second place, and the PC leader disappeared from TV while the guy who was second took the win.
Relax, man. Action Express Racing’s Max Papis has got this. He’s so chill, he’s taking a nap. 6 hours is a long time for a race, man. Slow your roll, dude. We’ve got time.
Almost 8.5 miles of circuit. Purpose-built racing prototypes, some of which annihilated the record lap time for qualifying. Fans everywhere: camping, gawking, eating, drinking. Noise. Rain. Dark. Doesn’t matter. The race goes on, and there’s nothing that can truly prepare you for the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Every so often endurance racing teams like to think outside of the box and attempt new technologies and strategies for use in races. Sometimes that doesn’t work.
This tale of misery and woe comes from the SCCA’s Devil In The Dark race a few weeks ago, where one team spent more time working on their car than they did racing it. Bringing a new-to-you race car: how could that possibly go wrong?
Giving us further proof that Acuras look far better in race spec than in Grandpa-spec, Acura released this pretty picture of an ILX that they plan to reveal at the New York International Auto Show alongside their flagship NSX supercar. Behold, this is the endurance racer they're taking to the 25 Hours of Thunderhill.
Autonomous race cars sound idiotic at first glance. And second. But there's something to this concept from the Italian designers at ED. The Torq isn't just a self-driving, electric racer with over 1,300 lb-ft of torque. It's pointing towards a new direction for endurance racing. It's also total bullshit, at least for…
Some endurance racing series are now requiring air conditioning as a way to prevent driver fatigue. How do these systems work? In the Nismo GT-R GT3 car, one pipe goes into the helmet, one goes into the seat and the other pipe goes wherever the driver wants to stick it.
Oh, you got to sleep in a nice warm bed during the Rolex 24? That's nice. When did your car break? In overnight endurance races, if your team isn't awkwardly passing out in the paddock, there's a good chance that you've already lost. Here's our mega-gallery of folks who couldn't make it back to an RV.
Miss racing season? Specifically, endurance racing? The Roar Before the 24 is nice, but it is just a test weekend. Luckily, the 24H Series has their flagship 24 Hours of Dubai event all day today. Better yet, you can watch the entire thing on the 24H Series site starting at 4:30 AM EST.