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Mazda hopes to return to Le Mans

Filed under: Motorsports, Mazda Mazda’s senior performance engineer and its North American racing department both agree: returning to Le Mans would be awesome. They just won’t confirm if and when it’ll happen just yet. Continue reading Mazda hopes to return to Le Mans Mazda hopes to return to Le Mans originally appeared on Autoblog on [...]

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Rhys Millen wins Pikes Peak under all-electric power

Filed under: Green, Motorsports, United States, Racing Rhys Millen is the first person to win the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in an electric racecar. Monster Tajima followed in second, also under electric power. Continue reading Rhys Millen wins Pikes Peak under all-electric power Rhys Millen wins Pikes Peak under all-electric power originally appeared on [...]

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Formula E spools down in London double-header [spoilers]

Filed under: Green, Motorsports, UK The inaugural FIA Formula E Championship has crowned its first electric racing champions at the end of a double-header race weekend at Battersea Park in London. Continue reading Formula E spools down in London double-header [spoilers] Formula E spools down in London double-header [spoilers] originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, [...]

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Mopar unveils Dodge Challenger Drag Pak [w/video]

Filed under: Motorsports, Dodge, Coupe, Performance, Racing Mopar showed off its new Challenger Drag Pak, offering racers both a naturally aspirated and blown V8 engines, and eight-second quarter-mile runs. Continue reading Mopar unveils Dodge Challenger Drag Pak [w/video] Mopar unveils Dodge Challenger Drag Pak [w/video] originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 27 Jun 2015 08:59:00 [...]

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2015 Pikes Peak Hill Climb: Practice Day 4

Filed under: Green, Motorsports, United States, Electric, Racing Rhys Millen continues to dominate in his battery-powered megawatt machine from Drive eO. “Monster” Tajima’s electric beast bests the rest of the challengers. Continue reading 2015 Pikes Peak Hill Climb: Practice Day 4 2015 Pikes Peak Hill Climb: Practice Day 4 originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, [...]

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Kimi out, Bottas in at Ferrari?

Filed under: Motorsports, Ferrari After a tough start to the season and a disappointing 2014, Ferrari may be preparing to swap out Kimi Raikkonen for countryman Valtteri Bottas. Continue reading Kimi out, Bottas in at Ferrari? Kimi out, Bottas in at Ferrari? originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 26 Jun 2015 10:16:00 EST. Please see [...]

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Xcar focuses on famed Jaguar test driver Norman Dewis

Filed under: Motorsports, Videos, Jaguar, Automotive History, Europe, Classics, Performance In its latest video, Xcar interviews Jaguar’s great test driver Norman Dewis. He tells some fantastic stories about the company from the ’50s and ’60s, including being at Le Mans in ’55 and driving an XKE overnight from London to the Geneva Motor Show. Continue [...]

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2015 Pikes Peak Hill Climb: Practice Day 3

Filed under: Motorsports The tragic death of motorcycle racer Carl Sorensen casts a shadow on the third day of Pikes Peak qualifying. Rhys Millen was fastest overall. Continue reading 2015 Pikes Peak Hill Climb: Practice Day 3 2015 Pikes Peak Hill Climb: Practice Day 3 originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 25 Jun 2015 19:00:00 [...]

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On Location: 2015 Nissan Micra Cup racecar at Mont-Tremblant

Filed under: Motorsports, Videos, Nissan, Hatchback, Racing We show what it’s like to drive a tiny racecar at Mont-Tremblant, one of Canada’s most beautiful circuits. Continue reading On Location: 2015 Nissan Micra Cup racecar at Mont-Tremblant On Location: 2015 Nissan Micra Cup racecar at Mont-Tremblant originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 25 Jun 2015 18:00:00 [...]

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Motorcyclist death temporarily stops Pikes Peak practice [UPDATE]

Filed under: Motorsports, Safety, Racing The death of a motorcycle racer caused organizers of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb to suspend the rest of the day’s practice and qualifying. Continue reading Motorcyclist death temporarily stops Pikes Peak practice [UPDATE] Motorcyclist death temporarily stops Pikes Peak practice [UPDATE] originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 25 [...]

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Mazda 787B and Vision Gran Turismo tower over Goodwood in 131-foot sculpture

Filed under: Design/Style, Motorsports, Mazda, UK, Coupe, Performance, Racing For the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed, Mazda is creating the annual sculpture. This year it features a 787B and Vision Gran Turismo rising 131 feet over the event on twisting steel beams. Continue reading Mazda 787B and Vision Gran Turismo tower over Goodwood in 131-foot [...]

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Honda withdraws LMP2 prototype from Pikes Peak

Filed under: Motorsports, Honda A series of technical setbacks have forced Honda to withdrawn its new HPD ARX-04b LMP2 prototype from racing to the clouds at Pikes Peak this weekend. Continue reading Honda withdraws LMP2 prototype from Pikes Peak Honda withdraws LMP2 prototype from Pikes Peak originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 25 Jun 2015 [...]

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Acura NSX is this year’s Pikes Peak pace car

Filed under: Motorsports, Acura, Coupe, Hybrid, Performance, Racing, Supercars The new Acura NSX hybrid supercar will do official pace duties at this year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. To commemorate the occasion, Acura will be creating a 360-degree video of the car’s run up the hill. Continue reading Acura NSX is this year’s Pikes Peak [...]

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Petrolicious profiles the Triple Nickel, a 1968 Honda CB160

Filed under: Motorsports, Videos, Honda, Motorcycle, Classics, Performance, Racing For its latest video, Petrolicious tells the fascinating story of a woman’s return to vintage motorcycle racing after an accident. Plus, the audio of her 1968 Honda CB160 revving sounds sublime. Continue reading Petrolicious profiles the Triple Nickel, a 1968 Honda CB160 Petrolicious profiles the Triple [...]

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2015 Pikes Peak Hill Climb: Practice Day 2

Filed under: Motorsports Rhys Millen is one step closer to driving the first EV to an overall win at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb after posting the fastest overall qualifying time Wednesday morning. Continue reading 2015 Pikes Peak Hill Climb: Practice Day 2 2015 Pikes Peak Hill Climb: Practice Day 2 originally appeared on Autoblog [...]

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France family poised to take over Laguna Seca operations

Filed under: Motorsports International Speedway Corporation, the company owned by NASCAR’s France family that controls roughly half of NASCAR’s tracks might take over California’s famous Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Continue reading France family poised to take over Laguna Seca operations France family poised to take over Laguna Seca operations originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, [...]

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