Category: Racing

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2018 McLaren 570S Spider Driven: Svengali Supercar

The subtle feedback of tugs and twitches coming through the steering wheel with every pavement undulation and nuanced change in road surface are vivid enough that an astute passenger will notice the wheel’s wriggling. This is not standard-issue carmaking (or even supercar-making) these days. But McLaren is going countercultural by prioritizing driver involvement, even at […] …

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The One-Off Lamborghini Concept is Being Auctioned… Again

The first and only functional example of the 2006 Lamborghini Concept S is being auctioned… again. With only about 112 miles on the odometer (180 kilometers), the Lamborghini Concept S is a true street-legal roadster and has been shown twice at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. This is not the first time it is crossing […]
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Audi Wants High-Performance EVs to Join Hybrid RS Variants

The great thing about talking to senior executives at auto companies is that they know considerably more than their PR minders do. And sometimes, if you get the right exec on the right day, they’re prepared to talk about things the spin doctors would advise against revealing. We suspect that Peter Mertens, new head of […] …

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VW Takes First and Second at Lydden Hill Rallycross

Petter Solberg was on sparkling form this weekend, taking his first win of the season at the historic Lydden Hill Circuit. The win was made even sweeter as teammate Johan Kristoffersson was on the second step to keep him company. Solberg’s win is only the second for the team so far this year, following Kristoffersson’s […]
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Dynamic Aero Application: Porsche Patents Rear Diffuser Technology

The dynamic rear wing on new Porsches (such as the 718 Boxster pictured above) may soon be joined by a rear diffuser that automatically deploys itself in similar fashion. That’s if a recently published patent filed by Porsche with the United States Patent and Trademark Office makes the transition from idea to reality. According to the patent, this rear […] …

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VW Off to a Perfect Start in Global Rallycross

A new track and scoring system couldn’t keep Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross off the top two spots of the podium this weekend, as Scott Speed and Tanner Foust were once again the best in the opening weekend of the 2017 season of the Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship. For Speed, the weekend was nearly perfect. With a […]
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2018 McLaren 720S Dissected: Chassis, Powertrain, Styling, and More!

McLaren marches to a speedy techno drumbeat. It’s been only six years since the company’s supercar-making Automotive division launched its first product, the MP4-12C. McLaren gave that car what was essentially a heavy facelift—and a far less clunky name—just three years later, rechristening it the 650S. Now the mostly new 720S is here, based around […] …

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VW’s Polo WRC Might Not Even Be Allowed to Race

Following Volkswagen’s surprise decision to exit the World Rally Championship late last year, it was revealed that the automaker wanted to homologate the Polo R WRC so that a privateer team could race the car. Now, though, the other teams have raised concerns about the Polo, making the car even less likely to hit the […]
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A Walk Around of the “VR8” Microbus

Volkswagen just revealed the I.D. Buzz concept in Detroit, an all-electric modern interpretation of the brand’s beloved microbus. But what if you wanted to go the other direction? Enter Mike “Hot Rod” Rowan. Rowan decided that four cylinders are great, but twice as many is better, so he shoe-horned a big block Chevy V8 from […]
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