Airbus Will Help Design The Next America's Cup Yacht

Airbus has announced that it will collaborate with the defending champion of the America's Cup, Oracle Team USA to design the next yacht for the team. But why would a company that designs and builds commercial jets want to get into the sport of yacht racing? It makes more sense than you might think. » 10/24/14 10:20am Yesterday 10:20am

Caterham F1 Blasts Former Owner, Former Owner Says He Was Never Paid

Earlier this summer, the Caterham F1 Team was sold by reputable businessman Tony Fernandes to a group of investors. The investors are now taking issue with how the sale has gone down, as Fernandes is yet to transfer ownership. Fernandes's response? "If you buy something, you should pay for it." » 10/23/14 10:22am Thursday 10:22am

Big Rig Drag Racing Looks Like Every Breathing Person's Hell On Earth

Le Mans. Indianapolis. Daytona. Suzuka. Such is the Pantheon of international motorsports. And into the Pantheon, steps a new challenger. Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce, Quebec, home of the annual Big Rig Drag Race. A race that would make all the people who want hybrids in F1 faint with quelle horreur. » 10/22/14 1:32pm Wednesday 1:32pm

XKCD Finally Answers The Question About How Fast You Can Die At Daytona

Every Monday morning, I wake up, come to work, turn my computer on, and ponder the same question. "Sure, I'd like to enter the Daytona 500, but I'd want to get it over with really quickly because it's Monday and I have Things To Do. How fast could I do it before I die a horrific, debilitating death?" » 10/20/14 12:17pm Monday 12:17pm

Here's What All The Buttons On The Porsche 919 Steering Wheel Do

Earlier this year we saw the incredibly complex steering wheel Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg have used to secure the constructor's championship for the Mercedes F1 team, but this is the one in the Porsche 919, which the company uses in its ongoing Le Mans effort. And it might be even more wonky. » 10/16/14 5:44pm 10/16/14 5:44pm

Even Tourist Day At The Nurburgring Is A Wonderfest Of Wonderous Wonder

Manufacturer test days and races at the Nurburgring are great and all, but even the tourist days are full of fantastic automotive spectacles. Yeah, the Gumpert Apollo and the sliding BMW E30 is great and all, but have you SEEN that Volkswagen Type 2 truck?? And the van with the ladder still strapped to the roof?? » 10/15/14 5:00pm 10/15/14 5:00pm

BMW M6 GT3 coming to Motorsport in 2016

BMW Motorsport will add a new chapter to its success story in GT racing in 2016. The BMW M6 GT3 will replace the BMW Z4 GT3, which has been in action since 2010. Development work on the new car is already in full swing. The first tests with the car, which is based in the BMW M6 Coupé, are planned for the first quarter… » 10/11/14 12:29pm 10/11/14 12:29pm

Watch This 36,000 Horsepower Truck Blow The Doors Off A Flying Jet

The Shockwave Jet Truck is a delightfully ridiculous contraption with six wheels, three jet engines, and a strong resemblance to a semi-truck cab. Those three engines generate an equivalent of 36,000 horsepower; enough to catch up to and pass a speeding jet flying overhead. » 10/10/14 4:34pm 10/10/14 4:34pm

Old Formula One Cars Were Way More Complicated Than You Think

We always like to marvel at the wonder that is the Formula One steering wheel. They look like control panels out of an alien spaceship, especially compared to the steering wheels from the 1980s. But that's not because the cars were simpler, or were less fiddly. They were still just as nuts. » 10/10/14 11:21am 10/10/14 11:21am

Now's Your Best Chance To Buy A Caterham F1 Car (Lightly Used)

Earlier today there were reports about some sort of ruckus going on at the Caterham F1 team, including rumors of police at their headquarters in England. Then they issued a weird non-denial denial that anything happened at all. And now repo men are selling a bunch of their stuff, including an F1 car. » 10/02/14 10:40am 10/02/14 10:40am