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Report: Mercedes AMG GT3 racecar due in 2016

Filed under: Motorsports, Coupe, Performance, Mercedes-Benz, Luxury Our life with the Mercedes-AMG GT has only just begun, and a full life it looks like it will be. The latest in preposterous two-doors from AMG is launching in GT and GT S flavors, but a few more branches of the family tree are already planned: a [...]

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U-Turn: Weekly Recap: Racing legend Jim Hall explains Chevy’s futuristic Chaparral concept

Filed under: Concept Cars, LA Auto Show, Motorsports, Performance, Chevrolet, Lincoln, Toyota, Ferrari, Design/Style “I said our cars are built to be winners.” – Jim Hall Racing legend Jim Hall never thought he’d be a video game consultant, but when Chevrolet asked for his advice to create a futuristic Chaparral for the Vision Gran Turismo [...]

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Rumormill: Jaguar to go racing with F-Type GT3?

Filed under: Motorsports, Jaguar, Racing Most British automakers have some manner of racing program. Aston Martin, Lotus and McLaren race as a matter of course. Bentley recently got back into racing, Morgan has dabbled here and there, even Land Rover has its off-road racing programs. The only one, it seems, that isn’t racing these days [...]

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Motorsports: Caterham gives rookie Will Stevens the race seat for Abu Dhabi

Filed under: Motorsports, Hirings/Firings/Layoffs Ever since the bankrupt Caterham F1 Team launched its crowd-funding campaign to get back on the grid, everyone’s been wondering which drivers it would be bringing to Abu Dhabi – especially since one of its usual drivers jumped the sinking ship for Sauber. But now they need wonder no more as [...]

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Report: Amnesty International slams Abu Dhabi ahead of F1 race

Filed under: Motorsports, Government/Legal, Middle East Human rights and motor racing don’t typically belong in the same sentence, but a damning report issued by Amnesty International regarding political dissent in the United Arab Emirates was just released ahead of the upcoming Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The 80-page report entitled There is No Freedom Here: Silencing [...]

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Los Angeles: Chevy Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo concept blends the past and the future [w/video]

Filed under: LA Auto Show, Motorsports, Chevrolet, Racing, Design/Style The Chevrolet Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo is the rare concept car that salutes a seminal moment in history, yet also borders on science fiction. Revealed Wednesday at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the concept uses the name of one of Chevy‘s historic racing partnerships, with [...]

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Followup: Caterham F1 Team to make season finale, still lays off 230 workers

Filed under: Motorsports, Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Earnings/Financials When the chips were down, and looked down for the count, the Caterham F1 Team launched a crowd-funding campaign to get back on the grid in time for the season finale. And now, it seems, they have succeeded. The troubled back-marker team seems to have changed leadership this season as [...]

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Read This: Ecclestone dismissive of young F1 fans, small teams in wide-ranging interview

Filed under: Motorsports, Read This Octogenarian billionaire, briber and Bond villain caricature Bernie Ecclestone is not popular with the fans of the sport he oversees with an iron fist, and somehow, we don’t think that’s set to change after the 84-year-old gave a pretty wide-ranging interview with Campaign Asia-Pacific. It all starts rather nicely, with [...]

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U-Turn: Weekly Recap: Ignition-switch recall stirs new controversy for GM

Filed under: Motorsports, Performance, Government/Legal, Recalls, Safety, Chevrolet, Ford, GM, Fisker, Design/Style GM has recalled an estimated 2.6 million vehicles for the ignition switches, and it’s believed at least 32 deaths have resulted from the crashes. General Motors again came under fire this week for its handling of its far-reaching ignition-switch recall. Newly released emails [...]

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Report: Congresswoman calls for NASCAR to suspend Busch over domestic violence accusations

Filed under: Motorsports, Government/Legal Representative Jackie Speier (inset), a Democrat from California, is calling on NASCAR to suspend alleged domestic abuser Kurt Busch ahead of Sunday’s season-ending race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Busch’s ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll made the domestic violence claims in court earlier this week. “I am disappointed to see that NASCAR and Stewart-Haas Racing [...]

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U-Turn: What you missed on 11.14.14

Filed under: Motorsports, Coupe, Performance, Cadillac, GM, Mercedes-Benz, Luxury, Racing, Technology OMG, AMG! It’s here, you guys – our first test of the highly anticipated 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT. Senior Editor Seyth Miersma put the slick new coupe through its paces on road and track in northern California and came away pretty darn impressed with Merc’s [...]

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Video: This Mercedes Silver Arrow image started out like A-ha’s ‘Take On Me’ music video

Filed under: Motorsports, Classics, Europe, Videos, Mercedes-Benz, Racing The image above might look like a fairly interesting painting of some old Mercedes-Benz grand prix cars getting, but in reality, it showcases far more than just paint on canvas. To celebrate this year’s 80th anniversary of its Silver Arrows racecars, Mercedes commissioned some very talented digital [...]

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