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Top Gear pits V8 supercar against stunt plane, Komatsu tractor

Filed under: Motorsports, Etc., Videos, Holden, Australia, Celebrities, Racing Traditional motorsports pit a bunch of roughly equivalent vehicles over a course to find out which driver has the most skill and which car has the right tweaks to score a victory against the competitors. But Top Gear is anything but traditional. It decided to stage [...]

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Geely to provide engines to Formula 4

Filed under: Motorsports, China, MISC, Racing Formula One may get the lion’s share of attention, but it’s far from the only formula racing series. The FIA Formula E Championship just kicked off in China this past weekend, for example – and while FIA President Jean Todt was in town, he also announced the latest engine [...]

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Decelerating from a 390-mph land speed record run might just trigger your fire system

Filed under: Motorsports, Videos, Specialty, Racing Have you ever had one of those days where everything was going smoothly and then, in a split-second, there was utter chaos? Racer Danny Thompson recently got a fantastic story to tell when he was taking his streamlined Challenger II land speed car for a test run. Everything appeared [...]

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Formula E has first big crash in dramatic final-corner battle for victory

Filed under: Motorsports, China, Videos, Racing The electric racing series Formula E has just made its world debut on the streets of Beijing, and some motorsports have gone whole seasons between crashes as dramatic as the last-lap scrap between Nick Heidfeld and Nicolas Prost in China. The incident happened in the last gasps of the [...]

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Donkervoort D8 GTO is the meanest Lotus 7 knock-off you’ve ever heard

Filed under: Convertible, Performance, Europe, Videos, Racing Dutch company Donkervoort may have launched its nutty D8 GTO a few years ago already, but that doesn’t mean we find the car any less insane today. With 380 turbocharged horsepower produced by its Audi-sourced 2.5-liter engine, and just about 1,500 pounds to move around (plus driver), the [...]

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Tanner Foust checks out his new VW Beetle GRC rally car

Filed under: Motorsports, Performance, Videos, Hatchback, Volkswagen, Celebrities, Racing Racing driver and Top Gear USA host Tanner Foust is a very busy guy. After all, he’s competing in rounds of both Global Rallycross series and FIA World Rallycross Championship, not to mention his TV duties. However, we probably shouldn’t feel too sorry for him, because [...]

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F1 vs. Supercar vs. Motorbike

The Top Gear Festival in Australia didn’t just have a silly slow race, it also had the opposite. Red Bull drivers Mark Webber, Jamie Whincup and Casey Stoner pit their respective rides in an extremely unfair but also very fun “race.” Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Michael Schumacher discharged from hospital, will rehab at home

Filed under: Motorsports, Celebrities, Racing Michael Schumacher’s medical progress has been slow but consistently positive over the past several months, and more seemingly good news has arrived in a statement from his manager. The seven-time Formula 1 champion is leaving the hospital in Lausanne, Switzerland, to continue undergoing rehab at his home near Lake Geneva, [...]

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Race Recap: 2014 Italian Grand Prix goes heavy on rescue and recovery

Filed under: Motorsports, Europe, Infiniti, Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Racing, McLaren In the two weeks it’s taken Formula One to move from Belgium to Italy, fleet-footed rumor has outrun the driver transfer market – Fernando Alonso can’t issue enough denials of a departure from Ferrari, McLaren isn’t sure what it wants to do with its drivers, Lotus [...]

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