The Dodge Viper is one of the last truly intimidating cars, with a ludicrously powerful V10 up front and no mercy given to the nut behind the wheel. Running it on a nice, safe track with ample runoff is crazy enough, but the Aussies at Whitehot Motorsport made their Viper into a rally car and took it on the Targa…
It’s never a good sign when the World Rally Championship feed cuts abruptly to the map after an off, but that’s what happened when then-WRC2 leader Kalle Rovanpera went off on Stage 17 of Rally Argentina today. Fortunately, no one was hurt despite the fact that Rovanpera’s Skoda flipped right over a fan’s tent.
You know what I want to see more of? Dirty BMWs. Finnish rally legend Rauno Aaltonen took the humble electric BMW i3 out for a spin, and surprise! It’s a happy little drift machine.
Austin, who is surprisingly from Texas, has a BMW that he wants to sell and use the proceeds for something that he can transform into a machine that’s part daily driver and part rally-racer. This is a goal we can all support, so what car should he buy?
Rally fans are the absolute best. Where else do you see fans willing to lift an entire car all the way back up onto the stage road? Yes, lift.
If you want a practical old sports sedan, preferably with rear-wheel drive, your car search will take you first to BMW and then probably no where else because you have already gone ahead and bought an E30. But now, take a look at this brick of a Volvo and tell me you don’t feel a pang of doubt.
What is the key to happiness? I don’t know, but my best guess is that it would involve vintage rally cars, like the Group A Ford Escort Cosworth Ken Block plans to rally this season. I can’t get enough of this car, and now there’s footage of it blasting down stage roads. Really good footage.
If you like to hear anti-lag echoing through the woods, clear your calendar next weekend because Ken Block is coming back to American stage rally and he’s doing it in his 1993 Ford Escort Cosworth.
An older BMW 3 Series can be driving bliss, but if you’re not a German car stan, you may not know your E30s from your E36s. Lucky for you, the Team O’Neil Rally School is here to help with this super detailed guide to the most popular 3 series generations for racing and what you need to look for when you buy and fix…
I am not exactly an arbiter of what is or is not a bad decision but so help me god I want to drive this thing so bad even though O know it would probably end with me flattened like a pancake.
I would like to give a shout out to Andreas Mikkelsen, World Rally Championship probably future champion, for this video explainer that technically it’s not crashing if you fly back onto the road.
You know how race cars make that satisfying clunk as they go into gear? How they whine as they fly by? Well, now you’re gonna see and understand exactly why that is.
The World Rally Championship (aka Real NASCAR) is visiting the island of Corsica at the moment, nicknamed the Rally of 10,000 Corners, with some of the twistiest, most challenging roads on the planet.
Americans don’t get much love in the way of top-level rally racing, and the FIA is making a big move to get those fans more interested. Yes, there has been the Red Bull Global Rallycross for a number of years, and despite its massive growth and sponsorship, the FIA recognizes it has an opportunity to take this form of…
Good morning especially to the Mitsubishi Galant VR-4.
Sometimes there’s a video so insane that I find myself involuntarily holding my breath while I watch it. This is one of those videos.
NASCAR has many terrible things associated with it, but it has committed perhaps no higher crime than its deep-seated affectation for nostalgia. “Oh yeah, back in the 1950s it was guys in STOCK CARS RACIN’ ON DEERT!” This is dumb, because we still have this. It’s called the World Rally Championship.
Everything is cooler in off-road trim—even the 420,666,069th Mazda Miata you’ve seen on the internet, or a Porsche 912 that was already cool. The masterminds behind the Gambler 500 recently dropped by Hoonigan for a good ol’ fashioned hoon-off, and needless to say, everybody wins in their battle of cool cars catching…
Sébastien Ogier isn’t just a ludicrously fast man. He’s also a good dude to our four-legged friends. Five-time World Rally Championship winner Ogier nearly lost his chance to beat the WRC’s other fast Seb, nine-time WRC champ Sébastien Loeb, at Rally México. Ogier had to risk his own finish to avoid hitting a dog on…
Colin’s Crest is one of the most delightful parts of Rally Sweden. Every year, the organizers have a mini competition on the Vargåsen stage as to who jumps the farthest over one particular crazy fast jump. Hyundai driver Thierry Neuville didn’t win the Colin’s Crest Award, but his jump was insane for other reasons.