An Open Letter to Sports Car “Fans” Rooting Against the Success of…

Stop it. Stop it right now. I mean it. I know you're upset that you don't get to see LMP1s racing in the regional racing series since the merger. I know that the first two races of the inaugural season of TUSCC had issues. I know that P2s haven't had much success against DPs. You've said it. You've said it a thousand… » 4/17/14 1:49pm Yesterday 1:49pm

VIDEO. Ford GT. Ten years young

Hard as it is to believe, this year the Ford GT turns ten years old. Somehow an entire decade has rolled past since we were blown out of our respective chairs by the sound of a furious (and Ferrari-baiting) supercharged V8 packing 650bhp. Few denied the then-newboy was a hell of a way to celebrate the legendary, Le… » 4/09/14 7:48am 4/09/14 7:48am

How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Fuel Limit

Much digital ink has been spilled fretting over this year's top road racing series (F1 and LMP1), particularly with respect to the hybrid power systems and the method of limiting the cars on their fuel usage. The big worry is that this will prevent the drivers from racing. This is why we have nothing to worry about. » 3/14/14 2:31pm 3/14/14 2:31pm

A Guide through the Confusing World of GT Classes

The GT classes of sports car racing offer some of the most exciting and diverse forms of Motorsport, with many road-based cars of different specifications often sharing the track at the same time. This leads to great racing, but understanding the differences between them can be difficult. Here I will attempt to… » 2/24/14 2:31pm 2/24/14 2:31pm

Are We on the Cusp of the Next Golden Age of Sports Car Racing?

There have been many recent developments in the world of sports car racing over the past few months, with important announcements coming from a large number of major automakers. This leads me to believe that we are on the cusp of something great, and something historic. Sports car racing has always been defined by… » 12/26/13 1:38pm 12/26/13 1:38pm

Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge 2014 Preview

The Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge is a racing series featuring grand touring and touring cars, and will be the support series for the upcoming Tudor United SportsCar Championship. In regards to the previous season, the only change will be the series name will change from "Continental Challenge" to "IMSA… » 12/16/13 12:12pm 12/16/13 12:12pm

Porsche's 2.0L 4-cylinder Hybrid Le Mans Challenger Named The 919

Porsche officially unveiled the 919 Hybrid, their Le Mans Prototype for 2014. Unlike Audi, they haven't figured out their livery yet, so the drivers were announced alongside the still camouflaged car. » 12/15/13 1:41pm 12/15/13 1:41pm

This Porsche Was The Last Sports Car To Set A Speedway Record

When the Ford Ecoboost DP set a speed record on its namesake track last week, it received criticism for being a pure record attempt rather than qualifying like Bill Elliot. But before their run, Porsche did it nearly four decades ago, smashing the existing oval speed record with their most insane car ever. » 10/15/13 11:52am 10/15/13 11:52am

World Challenge Is The Best Sports Car Racing You've Never Heard Of

Let's get this out of the way first. This is simply the most Jalop series in racing today. Perhaps nothing more needs to be said than that the two front-running teams are the Cadillac CTS-Vs and the K-Pax Volvo S60s. If that doesn't float your boat it's almost guaranteed your favorite manufacturer is represented. » 4/18/13 10:09am 4/18/13 10:09am

These Are The Purist's Supercars

If you think about it, it's pretty clear that they don't make supercars for the hardcore fanatics. What the companies responsible for creating our dreamcars have in mind today are Chinese millionaires, Russian playboys, and some emission, noise and pedestrian safety regulations. Maybe some retired dentists as well. » 12/05/12 3:00pm 12/05/12 3:00pm

World's Fastest Convertible: 253 MPH Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport

The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport is officially the fastest road legal production convertible. That is, if you consider a 223 MPH top-down jaunt across the French countryside road legal and you consider 150 units a "production" model. » 6/22/09 5:30pm 6/22/09 5:30pm