Nissan debuted its virtual supercar the 2020 GT Concept last month in Goodwood — and it was pretty. Problem is, we’ll never see this beautiful thing on the road or the track in real life. But we can dream, with a custom livery done up by YasidDesign.
We all knew McLaren was planning something special for Goodwood — but this is on another stratosphere of special. It’s the new 650S GT3, and like the 12C in which it replaces, it’s an utterly spectacular looking race car with 500 horsepower and a drool-inducing body kit that will leave you staring for days.
When you hear Gran Turismo, you know that it’s one of the best racing games money can buy. After 17 years and six installments, it still remains one of the best video game franchises on the market, bar none.
So without skipping a beat, developers made sure that Gran Turismo 6 was the most badass racing simulator to date, complete with street cars, race cars, and even a series of concepts cars designed exclusively for the series.
In 1933, Sir Malcolm Campbell was riding high. He had set the world land speed record of 253.97 mph in Daytona Beach on February 5th of the previous year. But he was also bored. His most able rival, Sir Henry Seagraves, had perished in 1930 shortly after setting a speed record of his own, in his case for watercraft. So, with no worthy human challengers on the horizon, Campbell chose to outdo the only opponent he had left: himself. To this end he commissioned work on the Blue Bird V, the fifth incarnation of the legendary series that had launched him into the record books time and again.
Three years ago, Marine Staff Sgt. Liam Dwyer lost his leg and most of the feeling in his arm while serving in Afghanistan. This past weekend, he piloted a Mazdaspeed racing MX-5 to victory at the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge at Lime Rock Park in Connecticut. A true story of American perseverance.
In the same realm of NASCAR, the Indy 500 is considered one of America’s greatest races, and for good reason. The 500 has a long and tenured history as one of the most exciting races around. But we wanted to take a closer look at an unsung hero — the pace car.
“Car culture” — especially in the 1950s through the 1970s — is synonymous with Southern California. The southern end of the Golden State’s open, inviting highways, scenic vistas, perfect weather and disposable income meant that cars became a part of the landscape unlike anywhere else on earth through the first oil crisis. But surprisingly, it wasn’t some suburb that defined car culture on the East Coast. It was New York, and one small area of Manhattan was where it was all happening.
There’s no denying how far open-wheel racing has come in the last 60 years, but it’s still pretty amazing to watch video evidence of its advancements. Take this video for instance, which shows the comparison between a pit stop from the 1950 Indy 500 and a more recent pit stop during the 2013 Formula One Australian Grand Prix.
Dakar is often cited as one of the most difficult races in the universe. The grueling desert trek is so taxing, that it can leave vehicles stranded and drivers barely hanging on to life. But Peugeot isn’t one to shy away from such an daunting event. In fact, its latest creation may very well be one of the craziest Dakar concepts we’ve seen to date.
Anytime Martini Racing livery is applied to anything, people go nuts. It’s essentially the prettiest paint job to ever grace god’s green Earth. So while it looks fine enough on F1 cars, and leaves us drooling on the Porsche 918 — it is literally the prettiest thing ever when applied to a racing boat.
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