Tag Archives: Race Car

Ex-Ayrton Senna Record Setting Formula 1 Car To Be Auctioned Off

Most rich person can afford a Formula 1 car if they want, but if you want one that legend was made, like this 1993 McLaren-Cosworth Ford MP4-8A Formula 1 Racing Single Seater, then you will have vie with fellow rich folks. This racing open wheeler is no ordinary Formula 1 race car; it was ex-Ayrton Senna Formula racing car that broke record at the 1993 Monaco Grand Prix. Continue reading Ex-Ayrton Senna Record Setting Formula 1 Car To Be Auctioned Off

Porsche 911 GT3 RS Tamed ‘Green Hell’ With 6:56.4 minutes Lap Time

The new Porsche 911 GT3 RS may not be fastest Porsche yet, but it sure makes the notorious 20.6 km (12.8 miles) ‘Green Hell’ at Nürburgring-Nordschleife circuit in Germany looked tame. Piloted by Porsche development driver Lars Kern and Porsche works race driver Kévin Estre, the 520 horsepower Porsche GT3 RS set a lap time in 6:56.4 minutes, becoming the third production Porsche sports car with a notarized lap time of less than seven minutes. Continue reading Porsche 911 GT3 RS Tamed ‘Green Hell’ With 6:56.4 minutes Lap Time

Honda Civic Type R BTCC Is How A Civic Type R Should Look Like

Remember I ranted how bad looking the 10th generation Honda Civic was when it was unveiled? To our dismay, the Type R, with the aeros and all, isn’t any better. It was a tad better at best. Well, it looks like not all hopes are lost. As it turns out, it CAN be saved and the Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R-based BTCC race car is the living proof. If Honda designers need a good reference what race-bred looks like, this is it. It has everything a race-bred car have and should have, including fat wheel arches, slow slung ride hide, front splitter and the works. Continue reading Honda Civic Type R BTCC Is How A Civic Type R Should Look Like

MINI JCW GP Concept Has So Many Things Going On On The Exterior

There is really nothing much to talk about the MINI John Cooper Works GP Concept that made the show floor at the recent New York International Auto Show. It is a concept that either you hate it or love it. As you can see, the ride has so many things going on the exterior that they almost made it look very spaceship-like. Not a lot is known about this oddity except that the over-the-top exterior is supposed to convey a pure race feeling (wait, does it???). Continue reading MINI JCW GP Concept Has So Many Things Going On On The Exterior

SEAT Made CUPRA A Standalone Brand, Unveiled A 670HP CUPRA E-Racer And A 296HP CUPRA SUV

If haven’t already heard, SEAT has split out CUPRA model to be an independent brand – probably as a show of its resolution in turning out performance rides. The first vehicle to bear the CUPRA badge is Ateca, a sporty SUV that, unlike most SUV, is no slouch in the performance. With 300 PS (about 296 horses) from its 2.0 TSI motor, the CUPRA Ateca has well over 100 horses over SEAT Ateca which, coupled with SEAT 4Drive traction system and a new 7-speed DSG gearbox, allows it wipe the century sprint in just 5.4 seconds and reach an un-SUV top speed of 152 mph. Continue reading SEAT Made CUPRA A Standalone Brand, Unveiled A 670HP CUPRA E-Racer And A 296HP CUPRA SUV

Holy Smoke! The Legend Lives. The Toyota Supra Is Making A Comeback!

When Toyota decided to split up its Toyota Celica Supra, it was probably the best decision. Unfortunately, as awesome the move was, the Supra moniker did not last. It ended with the JZA80 model, Toyota’s most powerful production model, after 16 years (or nearly 25 years, and four generations, if you count the Celica-Supra era). Fast forward to today, Toyota finally confirmed that it is bringing back the legend. Yes. You heard that right. The legend lives! Or at least, it is going to live sometime in near future. And Toyota affirms the move with a compact, two-door coupe at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, called Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept. Continue reading Holy Smoke! The Legend Lives. The Toyota Supra Is Making A Comeback!

Porsche 911 GT3 RS Is The Most Powerful Road-legal Naturally-aspirated Sports Car

Later at Geneva today, Porsche will be taking the wrap off the most powerful road-legal high-performance sports car with a naturally aspirated (NA) engine, the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS. The 2018 911 GT3 RS is expected to premiere on March 6, 2018, at 9:20AM (CET). Expect nothing less than 520 angry horses – 20 HP more over its predecessor, and 470 Nm (347 lb-ft) from its 4L six-cylinder naturally-aspirated engine, which is paired to a specially calibrated seven-speed PDK to enable this monster of the road to rocket from zero to 62 miles an hour (100 km/h) in mere 3.2 seconds and sending it on its way to 312 km/h (about 193 miles an hour). Continue reading Porsche 911 GT3 RS Is The Most Powerful Road-legal Naturally-aspirated Sports Car

Watch A 60HP Ford Fiesta Pulls Off The Cheap Version Of Gymkhana

Videos like Ken Block’s famous Gymkhana series never fail to set boy racers’ heart fluttering. It even aspired some to do the same, but there’s just one problem: money. It is true that some may have the talent necessary to pull a Gymkhana off (even with R/C car, if I may add), but their abilities to do so is, like I said, only limited by the money they have. Nobody can’t afford to Hoon like Ken Block without the dough, or so we thought. As it turns out, you don’t need monster (pun intended) budget to pull a smooth Gymkhana as proven by Etienne Guerra. Continue reading Watch A 60HP Ford Fiesta Pulls Off The Cheap Version Of Gymkhana

Lamborghini Makes Quite A Rally Car Too. Like, Who Knew, Right?

Think rally car and it is likely to conjure up brands like Subaru, Toyota, Mitsubishi, and Ford. One probably would never, in his/her life, think Lamborghini will make a good, much less a decent, rally car. Hell, we didn’t think Nissan or MINI makes a decent rally car even. Anyways, that being said, we cannot be sure if a Lamborghini will make a good rally car (good as in taking pole most of the time), but they are sure people doing it. Like this team here: Continue reading Lamborghini Makes Quite A Rally Car Too. Like, Who Knew, Right?

Ex-Factory Works 1958 Porsche 550A Spyder To Go Under The Hammer

Anyone with money can afford themselves a race car, but sometimes even with all the money in the world, not everyday you get a chance to own a piece of motoring history. Granted, not everyone is a fan of Porsche but if you are, the good news is, this is the “not the everyday,” this is the Ex-Factory Works Team Le Mans 1958 Porsche 550A Spyder. Besides the obvious freaking dope aesthetic, evergreen aesthetic, this beautiful classic race car was a Le Mans and Nürburgring podium finisher and perhaps more importantly, it is the most original examples in existence. Continue reading Ex-Factory Works 1958 Porsche 550A Spyder To Go Under The Hammer