There are few things automotive that get me more excited than Volkswagen’s vintage prototypes and design studies that ended up going nowhere. I’m not sure why, but I find these bizarre stillborns wildly engaging, and this one — one I never heard of before — may be the most incredible one yet. »
This past weekend the TUDOR series returned to beautiful northwest Connecticut and the historic 1.5 mile “bull ring” of Lime Rock Park for the North East Grand Prix. Friday was a combination of practice and qualifying for the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge and United Sports Car series with the main events… »
We loved the Mazda6 Diesel race car that started off in Grand Am’s class for alternative fuels. It’s a diesel! So weird and quirky! Yeah! We even loved hearing that the diesel engine would live on in a United SportsCar P2 prototype. Unfortunately, that P2 has just been slow, so it’s time for a gas-powered engine swap.
This clip of the 2016 Bentley Bentayga running ‘round the Nürburgring has been circulating with disparaging commentary. I thought, come on it’s a Bentley, how bad could it look? Then I watched it. »
This weekend is the Long Beach Grand Prix, where IndyCar, Pirelli World Challenge and select classes from United SportsCar take to the streets of Long Beach and try not to eat a concrete barrier. How do you handle a car that just wants to oversteer and/or spin on every corner exit? Here’s Ozz Negri to show you how.
Every once in a while, an auto show features some cars that I actually want to see up-close and personal, even when parked. Here are the awesome race cars and track toys featured at the New York International Auto Show. ».
Remember that wonderful Mazda6 diesel race car? Mazda carried over the development from that car into a wonderful diesel-powered prototype racer. We've got Jonathan Bomarito and Tristan Nunez who are racing that prototype at the Rolex 24 here to answer all your questions. What do you want to know? »
Let's be honest, the kids can walk to school. Race car = more important. The National Auto Sport Association announced its new NASA Prototype series today, hoping to bring prototype sportscar racing to the masses. For $65,000, you can get an all-inclusive kit for the 1,500-lb Elan NP01 prototype racer. »
Somebody's spotted this trio of sports cars hiding under wraps near Minaret Summit in Yosemite National Park. What do you think they are and what are they doing in the Sierra Nevadas? »
A reader spotted this single-cab Jeep Wrangler JK pickup truck with manufacturer plates in the Detroit area this morning. It's probably a product of the aftermarket, but maybe, just maybe, a Chrysler employee is field testing the very thing many of us have been dreaming of for ages: a modern, factory, Wrangler pickup. »
If you had three wishes, they'd be "small, diesel, pickup truck" right? I had a chance to get those granted for a taste of what the future Nissan Frontier might feel like. So far it feels like a little puppy with a big personality, in the very best of ways. »
What looks like an average Porsche 991 Carrera at first has a surprise in its back seat that looks like some kind of electrical engine or battery pack. Is this the 18th 911 'hybrid' variant we've been waiting for? »
There's something about prototype cars that every gearhead finds interesting, and the ones that work hardest to hide their secrets are some of the best. Which is why this mid-engined Boxster prototype in an unassuming 911 body is so terrific. Also, that guy's accent is so German. If I heard an actor sound like that,… »
There have been many recent developments in the world of sports car racing over the past few months, with important announcements coming from a large number of major automakers. This leads me to believe that we are on the cusp of something great, and something historic. Sports car racing has always been defined by… »
Sometimes when automakers road test a big-budget new car, they try out all of the new mechanical parts in some Frankenstein chassis cobbled together from multiple different vehicles. They're call development mules, and they're often cooler than the finished product. »
If the music‘s anything to go by, pretty much everyone was on something in the ’60s — and that includes the engineers. BAE Systems has recently dug up some totally batshit-crazy ideas that were seriously being kicked around by its ‘crack’ team of engineers, and they’re both totally ridiculous and dangerously awesome. »