Happy 9/19, Jalopnik! If you love Porsches, you may perk up at the sound of several days in September, thanks to Porsche’s 9-themed model names. There’s 9/17! 9/18! And even the humble 9/14! Today, however, belongs to Porsche’s latest Le Mans prototype, which set the qualifying lap record at Le Mans in 2015. Let’s…
The Monterey Motorsports Reunion had some amazing machinery. Take, for example, this onboard of a 1969 Porsche 917K. Listen to it. Listen to it now.
The WeatherTech Sports Car Championship’s Prototype Challenge cars may be pretty long in the tooth by now, but they’re still mighty quick, especially in WTSC’s mixed field. Case in point: just watch driver Kyle Marcelli pick off cars one by one in this race pass supercut. Watch in awe.
The best things from the German Grand Prix were the oldest.
Ah, the hard streets of Toronto. While they’re most famous for producing Degrassi stars who rap, they’re also kinda rough, man. Physically, I mean. There’s no better illustration of just how bumpy they can be than strapping a camera on James Hinchcliffe’s IndyCar and wondering if he shook out a filling last weekend.
What’s the best way to follow up winning the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans? Winning the 100th anniversary Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is pretty far up the list. That’s what Porsche 919 driver Romain Dumas did a week after Le Mans, and his bone-shakingly rough PPIHC onboard video is simply unreal.
The Isle of Man Tourist Trophy is one of the most treacherous races in the world, having claimed two lives this year alone. And yet, Michael Dunlop sped through the Snaefell Mountain Course with a 133.392 average speed to obliterate the old lap records with a sub-17-minute lap. This is that unreal lap.
We’ve got two-time 24 Hours of Daytona winner Didier Theys in a shiny new Ferrari 488 GTB, and we’re on Austin’s Formula One track. What better way is there to spend a Saturday afternoon? Join us live as we see what Ferrari’s latest, greatest sports car can really do.
Michael Schumacher is now a Formula One legend, having smashed numerous records for wins, championships and pole positions. But back in 1991, he was still just a relatively new but impressive driver. It was laps like this opening lap at the Spanish Grand Prix that help catapult Schumacher on to greatness.
Many of us know Sabine Schmitz as the Queen of the Nürburgring, and she does nothing but back that name up each time she hops in a car. For that reason, it’s not much of a surprise when she tears up the track known for chewing cars up and spitting them out in a Porsche 991 GT3—but boy, is it fun to watch.
Maybe it’s because all of the tracks near me are set in the middle of a cow pasture, but in-car videos of street courses always just feel surreal, like some special Mario Kart level. Here’s an in-car video from practice for last weekend’s IndyCar race in St. Petersburg that shows just how tight that circuit is.
From their classic 1950s 550 racers to their newest 24 Hours of Le Mans winner—this is the history of Porsche, told in 20 race cars over a single lap of Laguna Seca.
Small-time rallies and hillclimbs happen all the time, all around the world. Here are some of the most intense moments culled from the gazillions of megabytes of onboard video out there.
This is no ordinary Ford econobox. And it’s no ordinary rally driver behind the wheel, either.
We’ve all seen eleven trillion billion laps of the Nürburgring Nordschleife, but they’re all usually in the same direction. What does it look like in the other direction? Participants in a special stage of the Rallye Köln-Ahrweiler got a chance to find out.
This guy beat out all of the more modern R5 rally cars with his older Group N Mitsubishi Evo. And the way he drives is beyond gnarly.
If there’s one race that’s gotten people talking about the regular season of IndyCar, it’s last weekend’s controversial outing at Auto Club Speedway. Whether your loved it or hated it, the onboards are certainly fascinating to watch. If you think passing one or two cars is nuts, watch these guys go four-wide.
The Isle of Man TT is one of the fastest, most dangerous races in the world. 600cc rider Tuukka Korhonen got a nice reminder why Snaefell Mountain is such a notorious course during Wednesday’s practice, where he had several faster motorcycles whir past him within a few minutes.
There’s something surreal about the onboards from cars that travel over 220 mph lap after lap around an oval. Indianapolis Motor Speedway looks huge in all other respects, yet the onboards make it almost feel like you’re in your cousin’s Camaro, doin’ donuts on the lawn. Everything feels much, much smaller.
No, not those stupid highway speeding crashfests dudes do in sticker-covered Bentleys. I’m talking about stage rally competition. That’s what this guy did, and it’s awesome.