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Aston Martin Vantage GT8 Takes Honors at Nürburgring 24 Hours

Aston Martin Vantage GT8 Takes Honors at Nürburgring 24 Hours

Aston Martin Racing survived a dramatic, last-hour torrential downpour to win its class in the 2017 ADAC Nürburgring 24 Hours after dominating the event’s SP8 category with a flawless performance. The #7 Aston Martin Vantage GT8 led its class for much of the race and ran with such metronomic precision that it ran am ... Continue reading

Takuma Sato Wins 2017 Indy 500 - First Japanese Driver To Triumph

Takuma Sato Wins 2017 Indy 500 - First Japanese Driver To Triumph

Sato wins 101st Indianapolis 500 By INDYCAR | Published: May 28, 2017 Takuma Sato (This story will be updated.) INDIANAPOLIS May 28, 2017; Much of the focus for the 101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil was on a Formula One driver competing for Andretti Autosport, but it was another former F1 pilot wh ... Continue reading

Nutson's Automotive News Summary May 22-28, 2017 - Ford Fires Fields, BMW Recall; GM And FCA Dieselgate?; Less Driving In U.S.; MAMA Preview; RIP Nicky Haley

Nutson's Automotive News Summary May 22-28, 2017 - Ford Fires Fields, BMW Recall; GM And FCA Dieselgate?; Less Driving In U.S.; MAMA Preview; RIP Nicky Haley

* The big auto industry shake-up this week is the ouster/retirement of CEO Mark Fields who is being replaced by James Hackett, Ford board member and former CEO of Steelcase. Since Fields took over from Alan Mullally 3 years ago stock price has dropped 40-percent and company profits have been below expectations. ... Continue reading

Toyota Land Speed Cruiser Claims "World's Fastest SUV" Title

Toyota Land Speed Cruiser Claims "World's Fastest SUV" Title

TORRANCE, Calif., May 5, 2017 -- Land Cruiser, Toyota's iconic go-anywhere four-wheel-drive sport-utility vehicle, has earned myriad accolades and records over the 60-plus years it's been in production. And now, among them: the title of "World's Fastest SUV" thanks to a record speed of over 230 mph, attained by the cus ... Continue reading

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Customer Racing Teams Double-Up on Pirelli World Challenge SprintX Wins

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Customer Racing Teams Double-Up on Pirelli World Challenge SprintX Wins

Mercedes- AMG GT3 Wins First Pirelli World Challenge Race With CRP Racing and Black Swan Racing Teams DANVILLE, VA - May 1, 2017: Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Customer Racing teams doubled-up on race wins Sunday in Pirelli World Challenge SprintX competition at Virginia International Raceway (VIR) where CRP Racing scored th ... Continue reading

The 2017 Formula DRIFT Launches its Season with Nexen Tire as its Official Major Partner for the Second Consecutive Year

The 2017 Formula DRIFT Launches its Season with Nexen Tire as its Official Major Partner for the Second Consecutive Year

Nexen Tire, a leading global tire manufacturer, is continuing its second-year Official Major Partnership with Formula DRIFT, the premier United States drifting series, for the 2017 race season that will be held until October. Nexen Tire has been an Official Major Partner of Formula DRIFT since its partnership agreement ... Continue reading

2017 Honda Civic Type R Claims Title as World's Fastest Front-Wheel-Drive Production Car with Record Nürburgring Lap Time

2017 Honda Civic Type R Claims Title as World's Fastest Front-Wheel-Drive Production Car with Record Nürburgring Lap Time

TORRANCE, Calif. April 24, 2017; Less than two months before its U.S. launch, the 2017 Honda Civic Type R has claimed the title of world's fastest production front-wheel-drive (FWD) production car, setting a new benchmark lap time at Germany's legendary Nürburgring. ... Continue reading

Renault at Auto Shanghai 2017: Future Of Formula 1 With New Concept; Launches Espace; Adds Engine, Tech To Kadjar In China

Renault at Auto Shanghai 2017: Future Of Formula 1 With New Concept; Launches Espace; Adds Engine, Tech To Kadjar In China

SHANGHAI - April 19, 2017: At 2017 Auto Shanghai, Renault presents its flagship model Espace, which will go on sale in China in the second half of the year. Following the launches of Captur, Kadjar and New Koleos in 2016, Renault’s product offensive in China is gaining momentum with a comprehensive range of crossover ... Continue reading

2017 Chinese Grand Prix - Sunday

2017 Chinese Grand Prix - Sunday

Lewis claims first victory of 2017 with Valtteri sixth in topsy-turvy Chinese Grand Prix Lewis took his 54th Formula One victory today – his fifth at the Shanghai International Circuit, his first of the 2017 season and the third Grand Chelem (pole position, race win, fastest lap, leading every racing lap) of his F1 c ... Continue reading

Lotus Evora Sport 410 GP Edition salutes US launch

Lotus Evora Sport 410 GP Edition salutes US launch

the runaway success of Lotus’ return to North America, the legendary British Sportscar maker has unveiled a unique Evora Sport 410 in one of the company’s most famous liveries, as order books open for the sensational sports car in the US and Canada. Available in the new GP Edition colour scheme, as well a ... Continue reading

Holley EFI Race News: Barker Doubles Up in Gainesville, Massel Rules NMCA in Bradenton

Holley EFI Race News: Barker Doubles Up in Gainesville, Massel Rules NMCA in Bradenton

Two of the biggest names in door-car drag racing – Jeffrey Barker and Bruno Massel – are already racking up wins in 2017. Barker dominated Top Sportsman competition in Gainesville, Fla., on consecutive weekends, and Massel topped all challengers in the Holley EFI Factory Super Cars category at the NMCA Muscle Car M ... Continue reading

Nicholas Frankl F1 Report - 2017 is GO GO GO!

Nicholas Frankl F1 Report - 2017 is GO GO GO!

After the testing, the grandstanding, and the hot laps to impress the media and sponsors it all comes down to the beautiful metropolitan city of Melbourne, Australia. It would appear that against all odds - and my own judgment! - that Ferrari, who are celebrating their 70th birthday this month, and therefore under even ... Continue reading

Bernie Has Gone. Long live Bernie! 2017 And All That!

Bernie Has Gone. Long live Bernie! 2017 And All That!

F-1 Desk The Auto Channel Auto Central March 23, 2017; With Mr. E shuffled off into an honorary / advisory retirement role after the buyout of the commercial rights of the sport by John Malone, and the appointment of new CEO Carey, with Ross Brawn and Sean Bratches as support team, it’s worth a little reflection on t ... Continue reading

Freedom Autosport Earns Two Top Tens in Competitive Sebring 120

Freedom Autosport Earns Two Top Tens in Competitive Sebring 120

Freedom Autosport Earns Two Top Tens in Competitive Sebring 120* *The Mazda MX-5s faced numerous challenges at the historic circuit* ... Continue reading

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