Spy Shots Of IndyCar's New Aero Kit At COTA

The veil of secrecy surrounding testing activities with IndyCar's new-for-2015 aero kits lasted less than a week. Grainy shots of Chevy's custom bodywork taken from outside the Circuit of The Americas track in Austin, TX., hit the Internet on Tuesday, and based on those images, the first iteration of Pratt & Miller… » 10/15/14 3:35pm 10/15/14 3:35pm

Porsche Factory Driver Pat Long Flogs A Vintage 911 S At Laguna Seca

Porsche factory racing driver and all around American bad ass Patrick Long straps into a glorious 1967 Porsche 911 S vintage racer and uses every single one of the 8100 rpms at his disposal to chase much faster cars at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca during the 2014 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. » 8/16/14 9:17am 8/16/14 9:17am

Talks Continue On 2017 Spec Prototype Chassis

Plans to create a global spec prototype for 2017 continue to take shape, according to Scot Elkins IMSA's VP, Competition and Technical Regulations. The concept, which is in its formative stages, would provide a single chassis that would accept a variety of engines and possibly body styles that would do away with the… » 4/22/14 6:04pm 4/22/14 6:04pm

Still Searching For Answers From Sebring? Q&A with IMSA's Scott Atherton

[No one who watched this year's Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring needs to be told that, although there were plenty of racing thrills in all classes, there were way too many spills, too, as well as operational blunders that tended to exaggerate the consequences of the many incidents and accidents. We greatly appreciate… » 3/22/14 11:49am 3/22/14 11:49am

Fishing Reel Company Builds Extreme Gravity Racer

Zebco is not a name you normally associate with automobiles, but the fishing reel company recently threw their in-house designers, engineers and machinists into a soapbox derby contest with spectacular results. Set aside memories of the best lazy summers you ever had in your youth, avoiding chores, floating the river… » 10/21/08 1:40pm 10/21/08 1:40pm

Audi R8 GT3 Production-Built Race Car Can Be Yours

Based loosely on the production model, this racing version of the Audi R8 is what the company's motorsport division has been cooking up as a rear-wheel-drive, GT3-spec car that will be sold to customers for racing. Codenamed the "R16," the R8 GT3 should have over 500 HP to go up against the likes of the Porsche 911… » 8/27/08 9:20am 8/27/08 9:20am

Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pack Finally Revealed

After more than a year of anticipation, Chrysler has taken the wraps off the Drag Package for the 2008 Dodge Challenger (Read our three-part review of the SRT8 here!). At least 100 of the Mopar muscle machines will be built, each tailored for the specific NHRA category in which the buyer wishes to compete. The big… » 7/14/08 3:00pm 7/14/08 3:00pm

Gumpert Apollo Hybrid To Race At Nürburgring 24-Hour Race

The Gumpart Apollo is one mean machine with its twin-turbo 4.2-liter Audi V8. But for next month's 24-hour endurance race at the Nürburgring, Gumpert will be swapping out that powertrain for something a bit more green. Since fuel economy is a key factor in a long race, the Apollo racer will be fitted with hybrid… » 4/23/08 5:00pm 4/23/08 5:00pm

Naughty Or Fairlady? 2008 Nismo Z 380RS-Competition Goes On Sale

You may have a yearning for extreme Japanese weekend racers, but the real question is: do you have the Yen? Specifically, do you have 28.4 million Yen? That's what the 2008 Nismo Fairlady Z 380RS-Competition race-ready is going to set you back. For all that change, equivalent to $285K, you get a stripped-down Z with… » 3/28/08 12:30pm 3/28/08 12:30pm

Dodge Challenger Super Stock Racer On Sale In March

It's been a while since we've heard anything about Dodge's turnkey drag racer Challenger Super Stock. But now Allpar is saying the Super Stock is going to be available sooner than expected. This doorslammer, which serves up the quarter-mile in 11 seconds, may be available to buyers as soon as March, over-the-counter,… » 1/31/08 12:30pm 1/31/08 12:30pm

Detroit Auto Show: Speed Racer Coming to Detroit

Prepare to trip balls in real life Sunday because the Mach 5 from the upcoming Speed Racer movie will be making an appearance at the 2008 Detroit Auto Show. We'll be getting up close and personal with it during the press days but the public will be allowed to ogle the 5,000 horsepower, ultimate race car starting on… » 1/11/08 9:30am 1/11/08 9:30am