Twin Engine MINI Heads to 25 Hours of Thunderhill

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Twin Engine MINI Heads to 25 Hours of Thunderhill
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Bay Bridge Bimmers and Minis of Oakland, California has built a twin-engined MINI Cooper that will be coming at this year’s 25 Hours of Thunderhill endurance race. Continue Reading...

Watch the 2013 24 Hours of Le Mans Live Streaming Online

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Watch the 2013 24 Hours of Le Mans Live Streaming Online
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Coverage of the 2013 24 Hours of Le Mans will begin on Saturday, June 22 at 8:30 AM EDT on Speed. But for those who don’t have a television nearby (or who refused to pay for the NASCAR network), we have you covered with some live streams. Continue Reading...

Bentley Continental GT3 Makes North American Debut: 2012 LA Auto Show

Bentley Continental GT3 Makes North American Debut: 2012 LA Auto Show
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On the eve of the 2012 LA Auto Show‘s kickoff, Bentley unveiled its Continental GT3 Concept Racer in America for the first time. Continue Reading...

DeltaWing Racer To Be Powered By Nissan

DeltaWing Racer To Be Powered By Nissan
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One of the most interesting race cars to ever come to life is the DeltaWing racer. Originally designed to be an innovative replacement for the IZOD Indy Car race series, this futuristic race car seems to have a found some new life. Originally, it was rejected by the Indy Car series, who opted to go… Continue Reading...

Aston Martin Announces FIA World Endurance Champion GT Entry

Aston Martin Announces FIA World Endurance Champion GT Entry
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Aston Martin will return this year to the FIA World Endurance Championship to compete in the eight round series, kicking off with the 60th anniversary edition of the 12 Hours of Sebring, on March 17. The company confirmed today that it will enter an updated version of the Vantage GT2, calling it the Vantage GTE. That car… Continue Reading...

MINI Will Try To Conquer Dakar Rally In 2012

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MINI Will Try To Conquer Dakar Rally In 2012
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There are many tough races on the global motorsports calendar, but perhaps none more so than the Dakar rally. The rally started back in 1978 and was originally called the Paris-Dakar rally due to its geographic location. However, due to safety concerns, the event was moved to South America in 2009, where it has remained… Continue Reading...

Toyota Le Mans Driver Lineup Includes Alex Wurz, Nicolas Lapierre and Kazuki Nakajima

Toyota Le Mans Driver Lineup Includes Alex Wurz, Nicolas Lapierre and Kazuki Nakajima
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Toyota has announced its three-man tea of pro racers, who will pilot the brand’s hybrid LMP1 car in the 2012 Le Mans and other races. The list includes former F1 driver and winner of the 2009 24 Hours of Le mans (under Peugeot) Alex Wurz, Team Oreca pilot and last year’s 12 Hours of Sebring… Continue Reading...

Peugeot 908 HYbrid4 To Take The Challenge To Toyota In LMP1

Peugeot 908 HYbrid4 To Take The Challenge To Toyota In LMP1
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The only Japanese manufacturer to ever win the prestigious 24-Hours of Le Mans so far has been Mazda with its 787B. Toyota has been wanting to change that for nearly two decades now. Their last effort in the LMP1 class failed, but next year they’ll be back with a vengeance, using a hybrid racer. Not… Continue Reading...

Audi R8 Wins 24 Hours of Spa Endurance Race

Audi R8 Wins 24 Hours of Spa Endurance Race
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Audi beat out BMW and Mercedes-Benz at the 24 Hours of Spa in Belgium, running the legendary Spa-Francorchamps course in an R8 LMS. The V10-engined R8 beat out 57 teams in the GT3 category, leading 22 out of the 24 hours. Audi Sport Team WRT took the lead as well as 4th place in cars… Continue Reading...

MINI To Enter Factory Team In Nurburgring 24 Hour Endurance Race

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MINI To Enter Factory Team In Nurburgring 24 Hour Endurance Race
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The venerable MINI Cooper has served in almost every form of motorsport possible—rallying, Dakar, racetrack underdog, drag racing, tractor pulls, and setting land speed records. Now, it gets a chance to prove itself at the Nürburgring at its legendary 24-hour endurance race. On June 25th, MINI Motorsports and three privateer MINI teams will tackle 24… Continue Reading...

Ferrari P4/5 Competizione Pictures Are The World’s Priciest Build Thread

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Ferrari P4/5 Competizione Pictures Are The World’s Priciest Build Thread
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It’s not every day that you get to see a bespoke Ferrari emerge through the design process, but 2011’s Baller Of The Year James Glickenhaus (we just awarded him that title on the spot) has been kind enough to share photos of his custom made Ferrari race car with the interior, in what might be… Continue Reading...

NISMO Announces VK45DE LMP2 Engine, Partners With Zytek Motorsports

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NISMO Announces VK45DE LMP2 Engine, Partners With Zytek Motorsports
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NISMO’s VK45DE powerplant, which has had huge success in the SuperGT series powering the Nissan GT-R to a championship in 2008, will be installed in LMP2 class race cars from 2011 and on. NISMO has partnered up with Zytek Motorsport, a noted Formula 1 engine builder, with Zytek taking responsibility for servicing and maintaining all the engines…. Continue Reading...

United Autosports Audi R8 LMS To Contest Spa 24 Hour With All-Star Driver’s Lineup

United Autosports Audi R8 LMS To Contest Spa 24 Hour With All-Star Driver’s Lineup
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American-owned, UK-based United Autosports will contest the prestigious Spa 24 Hour race later this month (July 31-August 1) with an all-star lineup of drivers including former Grand Prix pilots Mark Blundell and Stefan Johansson along with Indy 500 winner Eddie Cheever. In preparation for the race, United Autosports will be testing its fleet of Audi… Continue Reading...

Driver Jumps Out Of Burning Lotus Exige At 24 Hours Of Nurburgring (Video Inside)

Driver Jumps Out Of Burning Lotus Exige At 24 Hours Of Nurburgring (Video Inside)
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In a truly heroic display of automotive badassery, Roger Green, a writer for England’s own Evo magazine, jumped from his burning Lotus Exige race car during the 24 Hour race at the Nurburgring, Germany’s famed race course affectionately known as “The Green Hell.” If the inferno wasn’t enough, Green’s brakes also failed, forcing him to… Continue Reading...

Lexus LFA Takes Class Win at the Nurburgring 24 Hours

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Lexus LFA Takes Class Win at the Nurburgring 24 Hours
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Having failed to complete the grueling Nürburgring 24 Hour endurance race last year, Gazoo Racing took home the SP8 class victory (18th overall) at this year’s around-the-clock race at the 12.9-mile Nordschleife in the #50 Lexus LFA. In a field of over 200 cars including privateers and full-on factory efforts and with some very stiff… Continue Reading...