You’re looking at one of the most seriously fast, capable, focused race cars on the planet. And it sounds, well, silly.
The result is not what you might expect.
We’re used to seeing Ken Block enter whatever races he wants to because he’s Ken Block and he can, but for 2016, he’s trying something different: focusing on only one championship. He’s extending his partnership with Ford to tackle the World Rallycross season—and only the World Rallycross season.
Volvo might be the most sweet, staid, unassuming car company in existence. Little did I know that they used to absolutely dominate the completely manic door-to-door smashing and bashing world of European Rallycross.
The only problem with Group B rally cars (other than the whole ‘they killed a lot of people’ part) was that rallying never gave them the opportunity to race wheel to wheel. Then came rallycross.
If there’s one thing that’s been asked over and over again since his departure from Formula One in 2007 and then NASCAR in 2013, it’s, “What ever happened to Scott Speed?” Lately, it looks like everyone finally found him.
The third year of WorldRX will consist of twelve events, with a few changes from this year. The season lasts from April to November, and also includes the European Championship for Supercars, Touringcars and Super1600.
[Angry car, happy car. A perfect pairing of automotive facial expressions grilles from this weekend’s FIA European Rallycross race. Photo credit: FIA World Rallycross]
I love racing cars and working on them, but it sort of prevents me from enjoying certain things—like fingernail polish. I can’t get a manicure without it chipping immediately. So, I tried out a ridiculous manicure that had to be baked on like automotive paint to find out if pretty nails could finally hold up to oily…
Muscle cars have plenty of ride height, beefy tires, and plenty of rear-drive power. Sounds like a perfect rallycross car to me.
I remember driving a car I had never driven before, sideways, through a rallycross course, on two wheels. It felt oddly surreal. Actually, it felt oddly virtual.
Hey there, Kinjasphere! We’re a week away from heading down to beautiful Barbados for the penultimate round of the 2015 Red Bull GRC season, but while you (and we) wait for that, let’s catch you up with some highlights from our most recent race in Los Angeles:
Former World Rally Championship driver Gigi Galli will be returning to FIA World Rallycross this year with his own team, competing in a car usually referred to as “my rental” or “my parents bought me this:” a Kia Rio. Holy crap, it actually manages to look really awesome in World Rallycross trim.
Timmy Hansen overtook Mattias Ekström on the final corner to claim the checkered flag at today’s WorldRX of Sweden championship, and the finish was almost too much for the FIA announcing team to handle. “You have to excuse my screaming! He’s done it! Epic!”
The FIA World Rallycross series’ trip to the Estering this weekend was predictably nutty, with plenty of gentle bumps, taps and whacks for the whole family. Here’s some of the most ridiculous love taps from over the weekend.
When we last saw Scott Speed’s Red Bull Global Rallycross Volkswagen Beetle, it looked a bit off. Too clean. Too polished. Too together. Now that it made it through the X Games’ Rally Car feature race to win the event, however, it looks much more like a real, honest-to-goodness off-road Volkswagen.
We don't usually profile racing teams, but this particular group of enthusiasts had decided to build their very own Toyota 222D Group S rally car.
Do you think your car is fast? Forget it. This thing will run from 0-60 in two seconds flat.
This is what happens when you enter a 1975 Dodge Dart hillclimb car in a snowbound rallycross. You get a masterclass of car control.