Not quite, Alpinestars. Not quite.
Global Rallycross driver, professional drifter and former Top Gear USA host Tanner Foust is already living the dream, but he managed to bring an even crazier fantasy to life. What if you had a steering wheel that let you hoon whatever you want? Behold: Gymkhana on bright yellow magic steroids.
Everybody loves duct tape, even big-time professional race teams. Here’s a wounded-but-repaired Ford nose from Red Bull Global Rallycross’s season finale weekend in Los Angeles.
Finally, someone’s finally answering one of the critical questions we’ve had about electric vehicles: can we jump them repeatedly like maniacs without electrocuting ourselves in spectacular fashion?
Rallycross is chaos in race form. No body panel is sacred—including the ones on the top of the car. This year’s Red Bull Global Rallycross finale at the Port of Los Angeles featured a car straight-up landing on top of another car while locked in intense battle.
In addition to being pure chaos distilled into a motorsport, Red Bull Global Rallycross’ top-class Supercars are absolutely insane, capable of going 0 to 60 mph in just 1.9 seconds, pulling over 1.4 G in the process. Here’s what makes them so face-meltingly fast.
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!
Despite being out-paced by two Olsbergs MSE cars in the soggy season finale, allegations of Volkswagen Andretti shenanigans and teammate Tanner Foust nipping at his heels in championship points, Scott Speed is now your 2015 Red Bull Global Rallycross champion.
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.
The Global Rallycross television broadcast of the Barbados double-header appears to have missed this little moment, but Tanner Foust laid down a big set of smoky, beautiful donuts after his win. You know, those things that the rumors of Andretti Autosport Volkswagen cheating claim Foust can’t do.
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?
Hey there, Kinjasphere! We’re a week away from heading down to beautiful Barbados for the penultimate round of the 2015 Red Bull GRC season, but while you (and we) wait for that, let’s catch you up with some highlights from our most recent race in Los Angeles:
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…
Heh heh heh FIRE! Mmmmmm FIRE! Heh heh heh huh huh heh heh heh cool. Heh heh FIRE! FIRE! FIRE! FIRE!
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.
What’s up, Kinjasphere? Red Bull GRC is back with its second race in two weeks, this one being the invitational round at X Games Austin. We’re here at the lovely Circuit of the Americas with a brand new course layout, some big names, and some very special hardware on the line.
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.