Mitsubishi Evo Narrowly Avoids Pile Up on West Virginia Turnpike [Video]

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Mitsubishi Evo Narrowly Avoids Pile Up on West Virginia Turnpike [Video]
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Some cars handle better than others in snow and as high-performance beasts go, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII is certainly among the best. The Evo, as it is commonly called by enthusiasts, is a lot like the Subaru WRX STi. They’re both beefed up rally versions of their manufacturer’s humdrum sedans. Stiff suspension, power-a-plenty and… Continue Reading...

Hyundai Veloster Rally Car Teased Ahead of Chicago Auto Show Debut

Hyundai Veloster Rally Car Teased Ahead of Chicago Auto Show Debut
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Having just debuted its new Veloster model in Detroit, Hyundai has now announced it is preparing to take the car racing. Rumored for track-duty, judging from the pics its easy to see that the car will instead head off-road to do a little rally racing. No more details have been released, but Hyundai has promised… Continue Reading...

MINI Countryman To Contest Dakar Rally

MINI Countryman To Contest Dakar Rally
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German firm X-Raid is already preparing a MINI Countryman, a vehicle that’s been on sale for less than a month, for competition in the upcoming Dakar rally. While most of the photos show a finished product, the vehicle prep shots show a pretty thorough re-working of the biggest MINI, as well as a gorgeous custom… Continue Reading...

Travis Pastrana Leaving Subaru Rally Team

Travis Pastrana Leaving Subaru Rally Team
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Travis Pastrana has left Subaru’s rally team after 5 seasons of driving with the Japanese automaker’s American rally outfit, Subaru Rally Team USA. “Travis brought Rally to a whole new audience through the rally championship and of course through his spectacular appearances at X Games. We wholeheartedly thank him for his outstanding performances with Subaru… Continue Reading...

VW CEO: Audi Quattro May Be Produced

VW CEO: Audi Quattro May Be Produced
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Despite costing over $500 million dollars to get it into production, VW Group CEO Martin Winterkorn favors putting the Audi Quattro Concept into limited production, as a sort of halo vehicle for the brand. In an interview with Motor Trend, Winterkorn stated his desire to produce the Quattro, which would be based on the same… Continue Reading...

Bill Caswell To Convert BMW E30 Into Baja Racer

Bill Caswell To Convert BMW E30 Into Baja Racer
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Bill Caswell, who famously campaigned a $500 BMW 318i in an FIA-sanctioned rally event, will be bringing his car to SEMA – and turning it into a Baja style off road racer. The build will take place over the course of the SEMA show, with the roll cage on day 1,the suspension on day 2,… Continue Reading...

Paris Auto Show Special: Race Cars [Paris 2010]

Paris Auto Show Special: Race Cars [Paris 2010]
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As part of our coverage of the Paris Auto Show, we decided to throw in some bonus galleries of cars we thought were cool but didn’t quite fit with the rest of our coverage. Paris was the site for a lot of important competition cars from French manufacturers, like the Peugeot HDi LeMans car, the… Continue Reading...

MINI Countryman WRC Debuts With A Rally Legends In Tow [Paris 2010]

MINI Countryman WRC Debuts With A Rally Legends In Tow [Paris 2010]
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MINI‘s long awaited WRC entry debuted at the Paris Auto Show Thursday as the MINI Countryman WRC, flanked by rally heroes such as David Richards (founder of Prodrive) and Jean Todt, president of the FIA, flanked the car as it revved its engine for all to hear. The sounds of a rally-built 4-cylinder filled the… Continue Reading...

Toyota’s Goodwood Festival Of Speed Photo Gallery Chock Full Of Awesome Cars

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Toyota’s Goodwood Festival Of Speed Photo Gallery Chock Full Of Awesome Cars
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“It’s been a while since I’ve used ‘Toyota” and ‘awesome’ in the same sentence,” said one AutoGuide staffer, “but these pictures are really cool.” Toyota played a large roll in this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, displaying some cool race and road cars,  and the company was wise enough to take a whole bunch of pictures… Continue Reading...