When the /DRIVE crew came to Europe to film their Germany/Spa special for NBC Sports, I met up with them at the Belgian racetrack to check out what happens at one of their shoots.
Award-winning twin-turbo V8 or not, a Ferrari V12 will always sound better. One the plus side, the P1 GTR will make it outside the track while all FXX K stay locked up at Ferrari’s.
Check out this 2,740 horsepower showdown between the McLaren P1, Porsche 918 Spyder, and Ferrari LaFerrari on the same race track in the same conditions. It might not be elite driving, but seeing what these cars can do in “consumer spec” in the hands of their actual owners is kind of fascinating.
The McLaren 650S GT3 was subjected to the most demanding test to date this weekend with two examples of the latest model from McLaren GT racing in the Total 24 Hours of Spa. Lining up against arguably the most competitive GT3 grid in the world with McLaren GT customer team Von Ryan Racing, drivers Alvaro Parente,…
Koenigsegg went to Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps to set a new lap record for production cars with the One:1 last week. They managed to do that, ending practice Wednesday with a time of 2:32.14. It’s not the record they wanted to set or the one they deserve to set. I was there. The world, it seems, is against Koenigsegg.
Spa is one of the most challenging race tracks in the world. The Porsche 918 is one of the fastest cars that has ever graced the Earth. And this guy might not smile while driving, not even once, but he’s driving this 918 like he’s escaping from a volcano.
Lotus is currently developing a brand new 2-Eleven called the 3-Eleven, and if it's going to be faster than its predecessor, we're in for a good one.
I love the Bentley Continental GT3, and Bentley just released a video packed with stunning shots of it fighting the pack at the Spa 24 for a whole day. My eyeballs are happy.
The McLaren P1 is my favorite of the the 918/LaFerrari/P1 trio, and it's nice to see some buyers will use theirs as such a machine deserves to be driven: fast from day one.
Backwards into the tires, flat out through Eau Rouge, spinning midair as the car disintegrates. I wouldn't have bet on this guy surviving.
"Yep, I'm flying through the air. This is not good."
Man, people love to talk about Eau Rouge, that famous, demanding, and deadly uphill corner that defines the great Spa circuit of this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix. Except everyone it talking about the wrong corner.
Bad news for America: we won't be racing in F1 this weekend at the Belgian Grand Prix.
How has Spa's daunting, uphill Eau Rouge complex changed over the years? Watch these onboards and you'll see.
You're watching the 1985 1000 km of Spa, riding onboard the #2 Porsche 962 of Jochen Mass and Jacky Ickx as it dices with the #19 Porsche 956 of Thierry Boutsen and Stefan Bellof. One of those drivers would not survive the race.
I ran into Volkswagen Belgium's Flickr page at random and got amazed how they partied at Spa-Francorchamps for 25 hours in 2011.
Rear wheel drive. 903 horsepower. The McLaren P1 should be easy to powerslide, right? Maybe not so much, as Top Gear demonstrates here.
Sabine Schmitz is the Queen of the Nürburgring, but Ron Simons is also an ace driver with incredible skill. Give the pair two BAC Mono racecars at Spa, and some high speed fun is guaranteed.
Audi is preparing a new aerodynamic variant of the R18 e-tron quattro racecars for the next round of the FIA World Endurance Championship on May 4 at Spa. This will be the final race where the long-tail variant can be improved before the Le Mans 24 Hours in June.