America’s fancy-Honda brand Acura is getting back into racing prototypes with a two-car Team Penske IMSA DPi effort, Team Penske announced today. Acura last raced a purpose-built racing prototype when the American Le Mans Series was still a thing at the start of this decade, but those cars were later rebranded as…
Vroom, there it goes. There’s not much happening here, but Elon Musk said Friday that the brief clip you see above is a Tesla Model 3 “release candidate”—after he reportedly told investors on a secret call last week that the automaker is skipping the usual beta prototype phase.
At the 12 Hours of Sebring, the WeatherTech Sports Car Championship’s Prototype cars brake super-late into turn 17 down from around 170 mph. By the time Joel Miller realized his No. 70 Mazda RT24-P’s brakes didn’t work, it was too late. Here’s the horror ride you never, ever want to take in a race car.
There’s been only few public glimpses of the Tesla Model 3 since it was revealed in 2016, and production’s set to begin on the sleek sedan this July despite the fact a beta prototype hasn’t been completed. But in the meantime, there’s new video of an alpha prototype tooling around California.
There’s something about seeing something familiar in an unexpected, unfinished form that I’m an absolute sucker for. When that something is old air-cooled Volkswagens, multiply all that by whatever the number equivalent of a creepy moan is. Today I have two larval Type 2 Microbus styling concepts to share with you,…
My friend Tom was driving around in the Silverlake area of Los Angeles yesterday, and spotted this well-disguised mule. No badges were visible, of course. Well, none on top. Below, it’s full of Hyundai-tagged bits, and this seems to be the next Elantra GT.
The International Harvester Scout was a car ahead of its time, in many ways, an SUV from the days when the only people who bought SUVs needed SUVs. The Scout was made from 1961-1980 in two generations, and these pictures seem to suggest a 1980s Scout future that never quite happened.
Thirty years ago, an employee working at GM’s Milford Proving Grounds concocted a scheme to secretly sell prototype vehicles that were supposed to be crushed. He nearly got away it, too. Here’s the story according to Deadline Detroit.
Alfa Romeo wants to expand its brand in the United States, so what better way than through sportscar racing? According to Racer, multiple sources claim that Alfa has met with IMSA officials about joining in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s revised P2 class after the 2017 rules go into effect.
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.
Could there be a third Volkswagen Group company competing in LMP1? Or could Lambo start out with an LMP2? Sportscar365 seems to think there's a chance.
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.