Tag: Racing

Peugeot Taking Dakar Head On With Gnarly 2008 DKR Concept

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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.

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Martini Racing Boat is the Very Definition of Gorgeous

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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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Acura Tries to Save Itself from Boring with the TLX GT Racer

Acura TLX GT

Next month, Acura will debut its GT race car at the Pirelli World Challenge, rounds 6 and 7, in Detroit. This is the track version of the upcoming 2015 TLX that made its debut in Detroit. So if you still believe in ‘Race on Sunday, Buy on Monday,’ it’s of vital importance that Acura’s new TLX GT do well against stiff competition in a series that’s growing rapidly in popularity.

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7 Most Iconic NASCAR Liveries of the Past Three Decades

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When it comes to technology, most people agree that the newer the better. But, when the topic turns to iconic art, consensus dissolves into a mishmash of opinions. One thing that most people will agree on, however, is that sometimes the past had it right the first time. With that in mind, here’s a look at 10 NASCAR themes of the past three decades that will go down in history as some of the most iconic.

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SRT Viper Pulls Out of this Year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans

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Just over two years ago, we saw the first breath of life from the newly reborn Chrysler in the form of the SRT Viper. It was a bold statement from the automaker that had just avoided bankruptcy. And with the track-ready Viper GTS-R, a return to racing seemed to be the perfect followup statement. Or at least, for a short while.

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Reddit Raises $55K for Dogecoin-Sponsored NASCAR at Talladega

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Doge just doesn’t seem to go away, does it? What started off as a simple meme, made popular by Reddit, has turned into an Internet sensation, and is now responsible for the infamous crypto currency Dogecoin. The same currency that sent the Jamaican bobsled team back to this year’s winter Olympics, in case you forget.

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Audi R18 Race Car on Public Streets Is a Fantasy Come True [video]

If there’s two things we can say about the Audi R18 Le Mans racer is that it’s pretty, and it’s powerful. A lethal combination, if you ask us. But there is one thing we’d love to see more than the Audi R18 e-tron Quattro on the track, and that’s the hybrid race car on public roads.

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Sebring Raceway: A Brief History

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Nothing tests the mettle of a machine, or a person for that matter, like time. Entertainment careers, politicians, internal organs, marriages, buildings, and automobiles are all judged based by how long they last. This fact helps to show why Sebring international Raceway, with its annual 12 hour marathon, is the most highly acclaimed 3.74 miles in the world.

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Felix Baumgartner to Tackle the Nürburgring 24

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We all watched Felix’s supersonic leap to Earth in 2012 during his famous Red Bull Stratos Jump. Now, Baumgartner will tackle another challenging adrenaline rush, the famous Nürburging 24 Hour race later this year. He’ll be driving an Audi R8 LMS Ultra. Felix Will team up with past LeMans winners as he tries out do his latest challenge. He’s occasionally raced before, but this would be his first well-known and popular competition for the daredevil.

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Auction Car of the Week: 1966 Brabham BT8

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Sometimes, we’re looking for good deals in our Auction Car of the Week. Other times, it’s some unique vehicle you just don’t see every day. Today, it’s some of one and none of the other with this amazing 1966 Brabham BT8 listed on eBay. It’s got a Buy It Now price of $265,900, so it’s not exactly the kind of car you buy on a whim. But it might just be the coolest vintage racer on the ‘Bay of E’ right now.

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