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Carroll Shelby’s 1964 “Secret Weapon” Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe to Return in Limited Production Series

Carroll Shelby’s 1964 “Secret Weapon” Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe to Return in Limited Production Series

Shelby American will finish Carroll Shelby's 1964 "secret weapon" program with a limited production series of big block Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupes. ... Continue reading

2017 Ford Focus RS Review It’s Great on theTrack. How about everyday?

2017 Ford Focus RS Review It’s Great on theTrack. How about everyday?

2017 Ford Focus RS It’s great on the track. How about everyday? By Larry Nutson Senior Editor and Bureau Chief Chicago Bureau The Auto Channel (DSC_0253) My first experience piloting the very hot, high-performance Ford Focus RS did not start out the way each test drive of a new vehicle usually does. ... Continue reading

LAMBORGHINI SUPER TROFEO RACE AT ROAD AMERICA

LAMBORGHINI SUPER TROFEO RACE AT ROAD AMERICA

The smell of spent racing fuel and the sound of racing engines at full scream greeted us as we crested the knoll inside the historic Road America racetrack where we had an overview of the pits and the surrounding glacial hills of Central Wisconsin. How nostalgic. ... Continue reading

10-Year Salt Delivery Program Proposed for Bonneville Salt Flats +VIDEO

10-Year Salt Delivery Program Proposed for Bonneville Salt Flats +VIDEO

Three separate organizations representing racers and industry are in discussions with Intrepid Potash-Wendover, Inc., a potash mine operator, on ways to increase the amount of salt brine being pumped onto the Bonneville Salt Flats. As Speed Week celebrates its 68th anniversary, the racing community is exploring ways to ... Continue reading

Acura Teases New ARX-05 Prototype Race Car Ahead of Monterey Automotive Week

Acura Teases New ARX-05 Prototype Race Car Ahead of Monterey Automotive Week

TORRANCE, Calif., Aug. 8, 2017 -- Acura teased its newest race car, the Acura ARX-05 prototype, to be fielded by the legendary Team Penske in 2018. ... Continue reading

Le Mans Agony for Toyota GAZOO Racing

Le Mans Agony for Toyota GAZOO Racing

Le Mans Agony for Toyota GAZOO Racing Toyota City, Japan, Jun, 19 2017 - Toyota GAZOO Racing endured a painful Le Mans 24 Hours in which two of its TS050 Hybrids did not reach the chequered flag while the remaining car finished ninth.Hopes were high of a first Toyota win at Le Mans when the pole position-winning #7 TS0 ... Continue reading

Alpine A470s Fight Right To The Bitter End In Epic 24 Hours Of Le Mans

Alpine A470s Fight Right To The Bitter End In Epic 24 Hours Of Le Mans

• Both of the Signatech Alpine Matmut team's Alpine A470s made it to the end of this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans. • Running in the top three of the overall standings with less than an hour to go, the no.35 car (Panciatici/Ragues/Negrão) ended up finishing fourth in the LMP2 category and fifth overall. ... Continue reading

Aston Martin Racing Claim 24 Hours Of Le Mans Victory

Aston Martin Racing Claim 24 Hours Of Le Mans Victory

Aston Martin Racing has taken victory at the 85th 24 Hours of Le Mans in dramatic style, after Jonny Adam (GB) snatched the GTE Pro lead on the final lap of the iconic endurance race. Partnered by Darren Turner (GB) and Daniel Serra (BR), the trio and their Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE performed faultlessly to ensure th ... Continue reading

Acura NSX and TLX to Race Up Pikes Peak; New TLX A-Spec Makes Racing Debut

Acura NSX and TLX to Race Up Pikes Peak; New TLX A-Spec Makes Racing Debut

Acura will field a pair of Acura TLX sport sedans in the 95th running of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 25, joining the NSX supercar that will return following last year's victory. The TLX GT, driven by long-time Acura race car driver Peter Cunningham in his Pikes Peak debut, will compete in ... Continue reading

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

Land Rover Begins Off-Road Driving Competition For Six-Day Peruvian Adventure

Land Rover Begins Off-Road Driving Competition For Six-Day Peruvian Adventure

Today, Land Rover begins an off-road competition giving consumers a chance to win one of four spots on the Land Rover Experience Tour Peru 2017 where they’ll drive the new Land Rover Discovery on an extreme six-day off-road expedition through the Peruvian mountains, jungles and desert. Trials will be conducted at fou ... Continue reading

Nissan GT-R Track Edition Set For U.S. Debut at 2017 New York Auto Show

Nissan GT-R Track Edition Set For U.S. Debut at 2017 New York Auto Show

Among Nissan GT-R enthusiasts, 2017 is turning out to be a milestone year. ... Continue reading

Aston Martin Unleashes V8 And V12 Vantage S Red Bull Racing Editions +VIDEO

Aston Martin Unleashes V8 And V12 Vantage S Red Bull Racing Editions +VIDEO

With the 2017 FIA Formula 1 World Championship® set to kick off on 26 March, Aston Martin has unveiled its latest additions to the Vantage range; the V8 and V12 Vantage S Red Bull Racing Editions. These true collectibles have been created by the marque’s in-house personalisation service; Q by Aston Martin. ... Continue reading

Porsche presents two new models at the Canadian International Auto Show

Porsche presents two new models at the Canadian International Auto Show

Canadian debut of the Macan Turbo with Performance Package and 911 GT3 Cup car TORONTO, Feb. 16, 2017 Today, Porsche Cars Canada, Ltd. ... Continue reading

A Close-up Look at Classic Alfa Romeo +VIDEO

A Close-up Look at Classic Alfa Romeo +VIDEO

By Larry Nutson Senior Editor, New York Bureau The Auto Channel From the late 1920s through the 1930s, Alfa Romeo was the preeminent sports car in the world. Alfas won Le Mans four consecutive years from 1931-34 and the Mille Miglia an astounding ten times in eleven years from 1928-38! At the Simeone Automotive Museum ... Continue reading

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