The Ultimate Porsche 944 Race Car Is For Sale Right Now

You can keep your Porsche 944 Turbo Cups with all their turbo lag and misery. I prefer the smoother, more predictable powerband of the naturally aspirated 944s, and the biggest engine Porsche ever put in a 944 is my holy grail. That, of course, is the 944 S2, and one of just seven IMSA Firehawk 944 S2s is for sale. » 3/16/15 4:24pm 3/16/15 4:24pm

World Challenge Is Bringing A Buttload Of Fantastic Cars This Season

To say that the Pirelli World Challenge series is growing would be a massive understatement. They have more manufacturer interest than ever before as well as a few teams who would usually be running United SportsCar who've joined in the fun. How awesome is the field this year? Look at this test day. » 2/25/15 8:36am 2/25/15 8:36am

When Tow Vehicles Fail, Bring Out The Race Car And A Rope

Rain and mud cut the January Lone Star Rallycross event short, which caused another problem with the tow vehicles parked in the soft grassy parking area. They got stuck. Most of the rallycross cars, however, didn't get stuck in this mess. Behold, a Subaru towing a Silverado out of the mud. » 2/15/15 9:36pm 2/15/15 9:36pm

The Audi R18 e-tron Is Way Beyond Anything You'll Ever Experience

The Audi R18 e-tron quattro is more spaceship than race car. The tech, the sound, and the look all combine to make something that is totally different than you've ever seen. So what's it like to drive? Insane. » 12/26/14 10:13am 12/26/14 10:13am

Eight Cars You Can Buy For The Racer Who Has Everything

Stumped on holiday gifts? Have more cash than usual sitting around? Why not buy that special someone a race car? Here are five of the most interesting finds we found across the Intertoobz. » 12/14/14 6:04pm 12/14/14 6:04pm

Ten Race Cars We're Thankful For

If there's one thing that we're thankful for, it's definitely the race car. Some represent the pinnacle of technology, some are simply fun to drive, and others are so insane that we're simply glad they exist. Here are ten of the race cars we're thankful for in 2014. » 11/27/14 3:59pm 11/27/14 3:59pm

Forget Black Friday - Here's Twelve Race Cars You Can Buy Online

The Internet is a wonderful thing. It brought us Jalopnik. It brought us Black Flag. And most of all, it brought us shopping without the need to put on real pants. Skip the crowds this week and buy a race car online instead. You'll thank us later. » 11/26/14 6:51pm 11/26/14 6:51pm

The Most Beautiful Race Cars Of The Past 20 Years

Race cars aren't pretty. Not really, not anymore. Old racers are drop-dead gorgeous, sure, but the modern regulatory environment, coupled with aerodynamic needs, has crimped race cars in the past two decades when it comes to looks. But that's not so with every race car. » 11/10/14 8:15pm 11/10/14 8:15pm

Anki DRIVE Is the Hilariously Fun Future of Weaponized Slot Cars

These tiny little speedsters are Anki DRIVE, the awesome 21st century take on the classic slot car. They use your iPhone as both a remote control and an artificial intelligence brain, so you can race against human or a computer opponent. And did I mention these cars also have laser guns and tractor beams? » 5/19/14 7:20pm 5/19/14 7:20pm

This Jaguar E-Type Gets Faster As People Get Slower

How can one make an E-Type better than Jaguar themselves? By doing the Colin Chapman thing and adding lightness. Because racecar. » 12/27/13 4:20pm 12/27/13 4:20pm

The Muscle Milk LMP1 car is pretty crazy to drive

You might think the departure of the LMP1 cars from American sports car racing next year is no big deal (ALMS, after all, only had two teams running the monsters). You'd be wrong. Because having the best tech on the track is only ever a good thing, as Larry Webster learned. » 10/02/13 1:46pm 10/02/13 1:46pm

The Praga R1 is super. And Slovakian.

You've seen plenty of open-air track-day specials from the likes of Radical and Caterham, but wouldn't it be sweet to get something similar, only in an enclosed, LMP-style form factor? Enter the Praga R1, a Slovakian track machine that lets you get in touch with your inner McNish. Roger Garbow drove it and weighs in… » 9/19/13 12:41pm 9/19/13 12:41pm

This Is What The Mario Kart Starting Grid Would Look Like In Real Life

I love Mario Kart! You love Mario Kart! If someone you know doesn't love Mario Kart, you should cut them out of your life immediately. But while the karts are great, have you ever wondered what a real-life Mario Kart racing series would look like? » 8/14/13 3:05pm 8/14/13 3:05pm

The Best Rotary-powered Vehicles You Can Buy, Plus a 40 hp…

Felix Wankel's rotary engine has been fascinating gearheads for decades. Even so, Wankels' engine has been generating more than its share of press recently, with some news sources speculating that the engine will be making a return as a compact range-extending generator in future plug-in hybrids from Audi and Mazda » 8/13/13 1:12pm 8/13/13 1:12pm

The Ten Weirdest Looking Race Cars

There was a time when — because racecar — everything was allowed. Sure a lot of cars got banned, but the world was briefly graced with such spectacular weirdos as these. » 8/13/13 11:10am 8/13/13 11:10am

Five race cars you can buy for less than a $400,000 racing pigeon

Last month, a Chinese businessman paid $400,000 for a retired racing pigeon. As in bird, like the winged rats that rule NYC. Anyhow, 400 large is a lot of money. Race-car money. So Jack Baruth found five retired racing cars currently for sale that are cheaper than a pigeon. » 6/13/13 4:37pm 6/13/13 4:37pm

The Best Unlikely Race Cars

Most cars weren't meant to be raced, but having said that, everything can be turned into a potent racer with a bit of work and as many performance parts as your budget allows. Why would you? Because race car, obviously. » 5/22/13 2:20pm 5/22/13 2:20pm

The Aston Martin Vantage GT4 Is The Perfect Race Car For Total Idiots

There are a lot of people in sports car racing that aren't there because of talent. They're there because they have money and want to go fast. We call them 'gentleman drivers.' Most of the time you find them driving a Porsche or a Ferrari. Now there's another choice: The Aston Martin Vantage GT4. What's it like to… » 5/10/13 10:08am 5/10/13 10:08am

This Is The F-Type Race Car Jaguar Has To Make

Bob Tullius' name might not be familiar to you, but his race cars almost certainly are. He chose historically unreliable cars from British Leyland for his Group 44 team, painted them up in a distinctive white and green Quaker State livery, and then went out racing. Group 44 hasn't had a new car in quite some time, but… » 4/10/13 12:22pm 4/10/13 12:22pm