Honda is entering the Global Rallycross Championship! That means they’re going to race this badass Civic that will do massive jumps and have a gazillion horsepower (technically 600) and basically be the best Civic in existence at this moment.
The Honda Fit is kind of an underrated machine. It’s not powerful, but with a manual it’s reasonably fun to drive as well as practical. Now let’s imagine it with 600 horsepower, all-wheel drive, and flying around on dirt and asphalt. Even better!
Don’t have a TV? Doesn’t matter. You can watch full-contact race cars jump through the air in full attack mode on a wet Las Vegas course right here on Red Bull TV. You’re welcome.
After Volkswagen was caught cheating its emissions tests with trick software, another rumor of Volkswagen cheatery popped up in motorsports. Could the Volkswagen team be using traction control to win at Global Rallycross, where driver aids such as traction control are expressly banned?
Here’s Scott Speed in a purple sparkly unitard anyway. Speed apparently lost a bet to fellow Global Rallycross competitor Tanner Foust, who then requested the he dress up like a character from figure skating farce Blades of Glory.
Yesterday, I went out to the Marine Corps Air Station New River, where the most recent Red Bull Global Rallycross race was held. Aside from there being a lot more helicopters and tilt-rotor aircraft around, it was set up like most rallycross races, which is to say, not great for spectators. Luckily for Red Bull, I…
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When we last saw Scott Speed’s Red Bull Global Rallycross Volkswagen Beetle, it looked a bit off. Too clean. Too polished. Too together. Now that it made it through the X Games’ Rally Car feature race to win the event, however, it looks much more like a real, honest-to-goodness off-road Volkswagen.
The only way I can think of to cram more X Games into this picture is to redecorate Nelson Piquet Jr.’s car in neon, have someone jump it on a bike, and add a few more GoPros for good measure. Prepare your face for all things extreme!!!—the X Games are coming this weekend.
Mister Kenny From The Block had a good weekend at the Global Rallycross season opener. He took first place in his glorious number 43 space car, and summed up the weekend in 43 impossibly loud, sideways, high-flying seconds. Crank up the volume and enjoy.
The other dudes crashed on the first corner.
I'm not sure if this guy is jumping around because the exhaust is too hot, or if it's just from the noise of it. Because even if you're standing 20 feet away, it's so loud you'll feel it in your chest when you hear that POP. Either way, this new dance craze should be sweeping America pretty soon.
Subaru surprised us at this year's New York Auto Show with the WRX STI bound for the Global Rallycross this season. Good news. You'll be able to see in New York this summer.
Global Rally Cross Ends In SEMA With A Slidey, Smokey Finish Tanner Foust sealed up the Global Rallycross Championship at the season finale at SEMA. He may have won, but the star of the show was Brian Deegan, who dove into second place and drove the rest of the race completely sideways. It was fantastically hoony.
This week's best rumor: Tanner Foust was given the $500,000 Global RallyCross Ford sponsorship after Ken Block was fired for showing up in shorts 90 minutes late to a meeting with Bill Ford Jr. That's half true.