Mercedes CLK63 AMG Black Series Race Car Revealed

Marking the first time an AMG car will complete in a pro racing series in North America in over 20 years, Evosport and MBBS Racing have revealed a purpose-built Mercedes CLK63 AMG Black Series Race Car.

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Watch Audi's 'Truth in 24 II' Now on YouTube

Audi is once again taking steps to promote its second 24 Hours of Le Mans documentary, releasing the complete Truth in 24 II: Every Second Counts doc on its YouTube page.

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NASCAR Explained in Infographic

As the second most popular sport in America, someone from outside the country might assume that most people understand Nascar. Unfortunately, there are still quite a few of us who happen upon a race while channel surfing and see little more than a lot of left turns and the occasional explosion. 

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Racing Reverend Takes to the Track in a 1952 Jaguar C-type
Iconic racing cars never retire. Having not seen competitive action for a decade, a special 1952 Jaguar C-type returns to racing for the 2012 Royal Automobile Club Woodcote trophy, and the racing Reverend Simon Butler will be behind the wheel.
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Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Makes Its Debut as New DTM Safety Car

The fearsome Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series Coupe is going to be taking on an arguably tamer role than its used to. Instead of laying rubber on a track, it will be the official safety car of this season’s DTM Season.

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Ayrton Senna's Autographed Formula 1 Steering Wheel Up For Auction

Adoration for Ayrton Senna was rekindled after Asif Kapadia’s film “ Senna” came out in 2010, creating a new following among younger racing enthusiasts and inspiring a fresh group of Formula 1 fans.

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Force India F1 Team Members Leave After Violence During Bahrain Grand Prix
Last year, civil unrest and rioting caused the Kingdom of Bahrain to  withdraw from hosting the 2011 Bahrain Grand Prix. One year later, Formula 1 returns to Bahrain despite remaining political instability.

Authorities gave their word to assure the safety of the visiting Formula 1 community, promising to provide an enormous security presence for the event.

Unfortunately, the security measures proved insufficient when four mechanics of the Force India F1 team were caught in the middle of an incident as police clashed with protesters while the team’s hire car was stationary in Bahrain traffic after leaving the circuit yesterday.

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Formula 1 Braking Technology Explained by Brembo in Video

To see the latest in car technology, be sure to check out the advancements in Formula 1 cars. They have engines with incredible amounts of power, superb aerodynamics that keep these little things on the ground and safety features that keep their drivers safe in the case of a high-speed crash.

There’s still an untold story in Formula 1 cars however; the brakes. Luckily the folks over at Brembo brakes have released a video explaining the design and function of its brake technology in Ferrari’s Formula 1 cars.

Videos like this are like candy to car-geeks like us, and its our pleasure to share them with you.

Check out the video below

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Ferrari Hybrid System Detailed by Patent Applications

Ever since the FIA motorsport governing body permitted the application of a KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System) in Formula 1, Ferrari had intended to trickle down its latest racing technology and apply it to its line of sports cars. At the Geneva Auto Show of 2010, Ferrari first introduced its new gas-electric hybrid concept based on the Ferrari 599, dubbed the HY-KERS.

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Nico Rosberg Delivers First Mercedes F1 Win Since 1955

This Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix race weekend enjoyed many firsts. Mercedes GP driver Nico Rosberg scored his maiden Formula 1 pole position and succeeded in taking the momentum from his strong qualifying performance over to race day, earning his first ever F1 GP victory.

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Ferrari F40 LM Prototype Heading to Auction

While classic Ferrari sports cars are characterized by the sonorous small displacement V12 engines sitting in the middle of their stretched bonnets, the turbo era of the 1980s brought along a new Ferrari that has come to serve as the definitive Italian supercar of the modern era – the Ferrari F40.

Still one of the most extreme vehicles on the road today, it’s hard to believe that this year marks the 25th anniversary of the F40 since it was first introduced in 1987. Commanding an astronomic starting price of $400,000 when new, only 1,315 units were ever produced. As it is also the last vehicle founder Enzo Ferrari personally commissioned, the Ferrari F40 continues to demand an enormous sum of money today.

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Michael Schumacher Explains Formula 1 Steering Wheel in Video
When it comes to the pinnacle of motorsports, things get very expensive and very complicated at Formula 1.

A Formula 1 steering wheel, a tiny carbon fiber control panel that places every electronically adjustable parameter of a Formula 1 race car into the palm of the driver’s hands, can cost $50,000 alone. With more buttons, toggle switches, dials, and switches than a tournament-spec Streetfighter fighting-stick gamepad, racing drivers must push their cars as hard as possible, handle the physical strains from high loads of G-force, while delicately managing all the vehicle vitals and settings on the button array.

To the unfamiliar, the dizzying control layout may seem excessive, but Mercedes GP and 7-time World Champion Michael Schumacher share a guided tour of the steering wheel to help racing fans understand what’s what.

Starting with its main function of steering the vehicle left and right, Schumacher gets into identifying the boost button for the car’s Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS), the neutral and speed limiter button for coming into the pit-lane, a button that alerts the team for an unscheduled entry into the pits, a safety car button, a reverse button, brake balance check and clutch check buttons, toggles for the clutch, fuel mixture, engine management, differential adjustment, and wheel diameter adjustment. Finally, a main menu toggle switch and a multitude of ‘menu’ option buttons handle the rest. In the event the buttons and switches on the wheel fail to respond, a ‘reset’ button is available as well.

Check out Schumacher’s video below to find out more:

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2012 Honda Civic Si Race Car Can Be Yours for $3500

Sounds too good to be true? Well if you’re a racer the news is probably music to your ears. Recognizing how popular the Civic Si has become in motorsport circles, particularly road racing, Honda Racing displayed a 2012 body-in-white Civic Si at SEMA last year and is now offering them up for $3500 a piece.

Following on from a practice used by other automakers, the body-in-white program is available exclusively to bona fide racers, and enables them to get a basic shell along with suspension, differential, brakes and a toe strap.  It’s then up to them to add the rest such as the engine, gearbox, roll cage, instruments, seat, harness and other necessary equipment.

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Gilles Villeneuve Tribute to Be Held at Fiorano Test Track
Formula 1 and Indy Series champion Jacques Villeneuve will drive his father Gilles’s 1979 Ferrari 312 T4 Formula 1 car at the Fiorano test track on May 8 in tribute to the 30th anniversary of his father’s death.

In 1982, Formula 1 witnessed the talents of the Canadian race car driver. Regarded as the fastest ever to compete in Formula 1 by fans and fellow drivers, Villeneuve’s short career with Scuderia Ferrari was highlighted by six grand prix victories as well as a remarkably ferocious wheel-to-wheel battle for second versus Renee Arnoux during the closing stages of the 1979 French Grand Prix, all of which earned him a legendary status while driving a series of dangerous and ill-handling Ferraris.

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SRT Auctions First Viper To Benefit Pediatric Cancer Foundation

The all-new 2013 SRT Viper is without a doubt the star of this year’s New York Auto Show. Boasting big numbers, the Viper’s enormous 8.4-liter V10 engine produces 640-hp. Plus, SRT has announced a factory-backed return of the Viper to the American Le Mans Series and international endurance racing.

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