Tag Archives: Motorsports

Volkswagen ID R hits Pikes Peak for first test run

Volkswagen's lightweight electric racer, the ID R, has taken to Pikes Peak for its first test run. VW announced on Friday that the ID R had taken to the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb for test runs ahead of the 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 24. Behind the wheel is Romain Dumas, who has claimed victory at Pikes Peak in the past. The...

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GM product chief crashes Corvette ZR1 pace car at Detroit GP

Put a hot car on a racetrack, go hard on the throttle, and the result could be an accident. Anyone who has ever attended a track day knows that they could be "that guy" on any given day. On Sunday the hot car was a 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, that guy was GM's Executive Vice President of Global Product Development Mark Reuss. To further Reuss's...

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Nissan updates GT-R Nismo GT3 race car for 2019

After several successful years of racing, Nissan's GT-R Nismo GT3 has come in for some updates that should see the stunning race car prove even more potent this 2019 motorsport season. As its name suggests, the GT-R Nismo GT3 has been developed to confirm with FIA GT3 regulations, and it's a very popular choice with teams competing in endurance events...

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Redemption for Ricciardo at 2018 Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix

Red Bull Racing's Daniel Ricciardo came out on top on Sunday at the 2018 Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix. The Australian led from pole but a powertrain issue midway in the race kept everyone on their toes, while bringing back memories of 2016's race where a pit stop error cost him the win. Fortunately Ricciardo managed to fend off multiple challenges from...

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Nico Rosberg samples Gen 2 Formula E race car

Nico Rosberg may be done with the world of Formula 1, but that doesn't mean the former world champion can stay away from a race car. Rosberg has recently become acquainted with the world of Formula E. With a brand new generation of electric racing machine on its hands, the series invited the 32-year-old to sample the latest whirring wizardry during the...

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Volkswagen goes lightweight with the I.D. R Pikes Peak electric race car

Aerodynamics and power are two very important focus points for any race car. Another is dropping as much weight as possible. If you have a vehicle that doesn't weigh much, offers substantial power, and grips the road, then you have a recipe for success come race day. Volkswagen is hoping it's worked that recipe well with its I.D. R Pikes Peak race car. A...

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2018 Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix preview

The intense battle for the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship resumes this weekend on the streets of Monte Carlo, home of the Monaco Grand Prix. Although it may not be the most exciting event on the F1 calendar due to its relative low speeds and lack of overtaking opportunities, it's a race that's steeped in tradition and the one every F1 driver wants to...

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Subaru to enter newly formed Americas Rallycross Championship

With Global Rallycross dying off, automakers looking to play in the dirt are seeking out a new form of rally-lite racing. It's arrived courtesy of motorsport promoter IMG and the newly formed Americas Rallycross Championship. Called ARX for short, this new four-race series has garnered interest from Ford and Volkswagen. Now Subaru is joining in on the fun...

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The Aston Martin Vulcan is going racing…sort of

Aston Martin is in full attack as it dives headlong into its Second Century plan. The cars are aggressive yet still beautiful, and at every level of performance and price being offered. Near the top of the hill sits the mighty Vulcan tracak car. This 830-horsepower super machine appears poised to dominate any race track upon which it's placed, though it...

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VW commits to new Americas Rallycross series

Volkswagen has thrown its support behind the newly minted Americas Rallycross series (ARX) and announced it will enter the competition with its Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team, which previously participated in the now-defunct Red Bull Global Rallycross (GRC) series. Returning Volkswagen drivers Scott Speed and Tanner Foust will compete in ARX with...

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