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Audi reveals new TT spec racer

Filed under: Motorsports, Coupe, Europe, Audi, Racing We’ve seen the coupe. We’ve seen the convertible. We’re still waiting on word of the next variant, but before it arrives, Audi has revealed the racing version of the new TT. Set to form the backbone of the inaugural Audi Sport TT Cup, the competition-spec sports coupe is [...]

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Formula 1 racing back to Las Vegas?

Filed under: Motorsports “There’s a million countries that would like to have an F1 race,” said the sport’s commercial director Bernie Ecclestone to The Independent recently, “but they can’t afford it.” Las Vegas wouldn’t fall into the latter category, but while not exactly a country unto itself, it is apparently at the top of the [...]

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Watch this BMW take flight at Viru Rally

Filed under: Motorsports, Coupe, Performance, Videos, BMW, Racing, Autoblog Black An E36 BMW 3 Series might be a good choice for a lot of purposes – a long road trip, a track day, rallycross, impressing your friends… but a full-on rally? It’s rear-drive when the best rally machines are front- or all-wheel drive. But that [...]

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How to turn a Pontiac Fiero into a trackday car

Filed under: Motorsports, Classics, Coupe, Videos, Pontiac, Racing Imagine hitting the track in a mid-engine, rear-wheel drive sports coupe that’s affordable and has pretty good parts availability. It might sound like a pipe dream, but it’s actually quite possible, if you’re willing to think a little outside the box. The Pontiac Fiero is out there [...]

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Nissan Canada offers box-fresh racecar for $19,998 [w/video]

Filed under: Motorsports, Budget, Videos, Hatchback, Nissan, Canada, Racing Nissan is seriously emphasizing its commitment to motorsports with projects like next year’s GT-R LM endurance racer at Le Mans and the company’s participation with GT Academy. At least in Canada, the automaker is adding another opportunity to get people onto the track with the new [...]

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Former Indy 500 Rookie of the Year turned drug trafficker getting early release from prison

Filed under: Motorsports, Government/Legal Racing drivers live the fast life, but it’s not all glory and fame. That’s especially true of Randy Lanier – the former professional racing driver was sentenced in 1988 to life without parole on drug trafficking charges. But now he’s being released. Born in Virginia and raised in South Florida, Lanier [...]

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What you missed on 10.13.14

Filed under: Motorsports, Government/Legal, Crossover, BMW, Luxury First Drive: 2015 BMW X6 The sweptback roofline with an SUV footprint has befuddled some observers and bewitched some buyers, ever since BMW added its X6 Sports Activity Coupe to the lineup. For the 2015 model year, the X6 enters a new generation of technology, luxurious insides and [...]

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Race Recap: 2014 Russian Grand Prix is like Valencia, but in Russian

Filed under: Motorsports, Infiniti, Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Russia, Racing, McLaren The Sochi International Street Circuit used to host the Russian Formula One Grand Prix has a few things in common with the Valencia Street Circuit that was used to host the European Grand Prix. Both are built among existing infrastructure used for other events, both contain [...]

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Alonso won’t drive under Mercedes power next season [w/poll]

Filed under: Motorsports, Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, McLaren One of the biggest question marks hovering above the Formula One grid is over the future of two-time world champion Fernando Alonso. Four-time champ Sebastian Vettel is widely believed to be taking his seat at Ferrari next year, but the question everyone’s been asking is where Alonso will [...]

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Should F1 move to closed cockpits? Alonso thinks it’s worth further study [w/poll]

Filed under: Motorsports, Safety The deaths of Ayrton Senna and Dale Earnhardt revolutionized safety in top-flight motorsports. And while we continue to mourn their passing, the truth is that the safety changes made after their deaths have saved lives. Now, Jules Bianchi’s severe head injury is reigniting the safety controversy in Formula One. In particular, [...]

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Ken Block pulls out of Istanbul Rallycross over security concerns [UPDATE]

Filed under: Motorsports, Government/Legal, Celebrities, Middle East UPDATE: Autosport reports that Tanner Foust has also withdrawn from the World Rallycross Championship event in Turkey, citing personal reasons. It will ultimately be up to the FIA to decide whether the event should go on. Ken Block may be best-known for his Gymkhana video series, but over [...]

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Audi to lap Hockenheim in driverless RS7

Filed under: Concept Cars, Motorsports, Performance, Hatchback, Audi, Luxury An automaker like Audi will always have a number of different research and development projects going at the same time, and some of them might take on very different approaches. At one end, you’ll have its racing programs, and at what you’d assume would be the [...]

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Porsche planning Cayman GT4 racer

Filed under: Motorsports, Coupe, Porsche, Racing To say that Porsche is big in racing is like saying that Warren Buffett dabbles in mergers and acquisitions. But while it fields the 919 Hybrid at Le Mans and in the FIA World Endurance Championship, the bulk of its racing activities are undertaken by private teams that buy [...]

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