The 1989 Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth was built to compete in a compromised formula, Group A. According to Jalopnik science, all this means is that Ford should really turn the new Focus RS into a touring car already.
To many of us, the greatest touring car of all time was the Volvo 850 wagon. Not by any quantifiable mark like wins, but because it was the British Touring Car Championship’s first wagon. You can’t not smile at a wagon being driven like a maniac. Now Team BMR is bringing the insanity back with a Subaru Levorg.
I’m telling you, Circuito de Guia is one of the most insane race tracks anywhere in the world. I wasn’t being hyperbolic when I called it “batshit crazy.” Anything can happen and usually does. That was definitely the case this weekend.
Here’s the first corner of TCR International’s Race 2 at the Macau Grand Prix. It’s the kind of mega pile-up that only the combination of huevos grandes, a narrow circuit and little regard for intact bumpers can produce.
According to that joker Michael Ballaban, touring car drivers, and I quote: “Should all be banned from all competition, of any sort, for all of time. No pie eating contests, no bar trivia nights, no dizzy-baseball, and certainly no WTCC.” Please.
I happened to stumble across this picture and holy shit this is so ‘90s I just bombed Kuwait.
Chris Harris is a lucky, lucky man. The Goodwood Members Meeting brought out everything from road-based race cars to vintage F1 and Le Mans racers. Not only did Chris get to race a Rover SD1 touring car from the era when touring cars were based on road cars, but he also got to drive in a race of all Porsche 911s.
German touring car racing isn't the best form of touring car racing in the world (that would be BTCC), but damn if the cars don't look wonderfully mean.
It may be debatable when German touring-car racing was at its peak, but there's no doubt some of the best road-car racing of the past four decades happened under the BMW roundel. Soon, there will be a film celebrating the cars and the drivers who made them legendary.
A front-wheel drive hatchback has no right to look as good as this new Seat Leon Cup Racer, which debuted at Europe's giant Wörthersee VW meet over the weekend.
Not since Bill Gubelmann raced a Ford Capri in 1975 has there been an American in the British Touring Car Championship. Colorado-born Robb Holland will be racing a Honda Civic S2000, taking the fight to the Brits.
European touring car racing series DTM must be chuffed about it's pairing with NASCAR races in 2013. Proof? This NASCAR-worthy crash by Audi driver Alexandre Premat this weekend, which he escaped unharmed.
One: Sports-car company builds four-door sedan. Two: Four-door sedan is loved by some, hated by others. Three: Someone turns four-door sedan into touring-car racer. Four: We actually dig it.
An eccentric, failed French minivan-coupé first owned by a Brobdingnagian sumo champion is actually one of the greatest grand tourers ever made.
This goofy little grinner was stuck off in a corner of the Mazda stand at the LA Auto Show. It's not news, but with a face like that, how could we not grab the wide lens and go to town?