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Bugatti unveils $7.5 million track-only Divo

Limited production car (40 units to be made) shifts attention to handling

Named after French driver Albert Divo, Divo carries on the Bugatti legacy of awesome power but the company decided to take it in a different direction. Read More

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Thrilling Canadian-built Talisman GV-1 good to go

Turbo 2-seater virtually matches Corvette Z06 in power-to-weight ratio Read More

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Any day you drive the track is a good day

Ron Fellows brings his Driving Experience to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Read More

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Honda takes its light trucks off-road racing

Company to enter two rookie teams in women-exclusive 2018 Rebelle Rally Read More

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New Mustang rockets into Woodward Dream Cruise

Limited edition Cobra Jet pays homage to dominating 1968 drag-racing legends Read More

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Zanardi takes on DTM without legs

The BMW M4 DTM Zanardi is driving has been modified with hand controls

To compete in DTM, Zanardi must meet the regulations of exiting the car in less than 7 seconds on the driver’s side or 9 seconds on the passenger side. Read More


Technology analyzes driver emotional state at Goodwood

“Empathic AI” mapped running scores of participants’ emotional responses

UK technology start-up Sensum analyzed the emotional responses of drivers and riders as they raced up the Goodwood course and displayed them in real time. Read More

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Behind the scenes at the Honda Indy Toronto race

Canada’s “Eh” Team finishes third and fourth in Toronto IndyCar race

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports’ “Team Canada” was the focus of attention at the 2018 Honda Indy Toronto with both team cars finishing in the top four. Read More

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Range Rover climbs to glory on two wheels at Goodwood

Range Rover Sport SVR shatters existing Guinness World Record by 30 seconds

In the hands of stunt-driver Terry Grant, the 575-hp Range Rover Sport SVR completed the fastest mile ever on two wheels, stopping the clock in 2:24.5. Read More

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Mercedes recreates land-speed-record car that never did

T 80 was designed by Ferdinand Porsche to attempt to surpass 600 km/h

Chassis, cockpit are original but the space frame, onto which the body attaches, was built new, and the DB 603 aircraft engine is from a later series. Read More

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Toyota Supra heading to NASCAR, maybe before showrooms

Supra name to replace Camry as Toyota’s car in NASCAR’s Xfinity Series

Design was worked over by TRD (Toyota Racing Design) and Calty Design Research, who had previously collaborated on three generations of NASCAR Camrys. Read More

Motor Sports New Cars Jul 9, 2018, 2:30 AM

VIDEO: VW I.D. R Pikes Peak record run from bottom to top

Electric race car broke the overall course record by nearly 17 seconds

The I.D. R Pikes Peak was created to promote the flexibility of electric powertrains and Volkswagen’s upcoming I.D. family of production EVs due in 2020. Read More

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PHOTO GALLERY: 18 great images from the NY-to-NS Great Race

2018 vintage-car rally covered 3,500 km from New York to Nova Scotia

What began in 1983 as a plan to race pre-World War II automobiles from Los Angeles to New York, the Great Race has morphed into an annual event. Read More

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Volkswagen electric racer sets record on Pikes Peak

Electric racecar sets record for EVs, beats overall best by 16 seconds.

VW’s 670 hp I.D. R Pikes Peak electric racecar piloted by sports car champion Romain Dumas completed the 20-km, 156-turn Pikes Peak hill-climb in 7:57.148. Read More

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VW tests out new Jetta GLI engine at Bonneville

Modified Jetta to attempt to break class-record 335.503 km/h on Salt Flats

Volkswagen is confident the EA888 2.0-litre direct-injected turbocharged 4-cylinder engine can power the car to a record speed in excess of 335 km/h. Read More

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VIDEO: Iconic Aston Martin Zagato headed for auction

What may be the most valuable Aston Martin ever will go on the block on July 13

2 VEV could become the most valuable Aston Martin ever sold at auction, surpassing the previous record of US$22.55-million for the first DBR1. Read More

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Ferrari makes bespoke 488 for racing clients

Piloti Ferrari 488 Pista is the latest of Ferrari’s Tailor Made program

Design is tribute to car driven to the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship Drivers’ and Manufacturers’ titles by Alessandro Pier Guidi and James Calado. Read More

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Great Race to finish off in Nova Scotia on Canada Day

2018 vintage-car rally begins in Buffalo June 22 and finishes in Halifax

More than 110 vintage cars and trucks will make 3,800-km trek, with 17 stops in New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Read More

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Canadian acquires 10% share in McLaren Group

Becomes 3rd largest shareholder in racing, auto and technology company

Michael Latifi, chairman and CEO of Sofina Foods, has acquired 888,135 common shares in McLaren for £203.8 million (more than $349 million Canadian). Read More


Camry Hybrid tops class in One Lap of America

Three Camrys entered legendary rally to dispell "vanilla" misconceptions

Racing contingent was made up of three teams, driven by engineers from Toyota’s US manufacturing plants, running a Camry XSE, Camry SE and Camry Hybrid. Read More

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Jaguar offers taxi-ride around Nürburgring

Jaguar Race Taxi ride around Nordschleife costs €199 per lap

Jaguar offers 1-lap ride of famed race circuit aboard an F-Type SVR or XJR575, with a professional driver and a commemorative in-car video for keepsake. Read More

Car Nuts Motor Sports May 9, 2018, 2:30 AM

Volkswagen aims for the clouds with latest EV

I.D. R Pikes Peak will attempt hill-climb record for electric cars

The I.D. R Pikes Peak is a lightweight (less than 1,100 kg) fully-enclosed super sports car whose 2-motor powertrain makes 680 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque. Read More

Motor Sports Green Cars Apr 23, 2018, 2:30 AM

Corvette chosen to again pace Indy 500

2019 ZR1 to lead 33-car field to green flag in 102nd running of the race

This marks the 15th time in 40 years the performance coupe has served as the race pace car (including five straight years from 2004 to 2008, inclusive). Read More

Motor Sports New Cars Apr 20, 2018, 2:30 AM

BMW sets continuous drift record at 8 hours

Mid-drift refuelling of M5 enabled continuous drift for nearly 375 km

BMW partnered with parts maker Detroit Speed on fueling rig that could refuel the drifting car on the go, similar to how fighter jets refuel mid-flight. Read More

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Racing prepares for electric and driverless cars

Future of motorsports will create excitement on different levels

Not everybody will be pleased with all racing series, but the new generation of consumers will embrace changes because of relevance to their beliefs. Read More


Affordable, Canadian-built Talisman track-day car gets a boost

Formula-like two-seater virtually matches a Corvette Z06 in weight-to-power

After 20 years spent designing and building the iconic, high-performance T-Rex, three-wheeler, Daniel Campagna keeps the high-performance evolution going. Read More

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70 Years of Ferrari at the Petersen Museum

Special exhibit traces Ferrari’s storied history of road and race cars

The Petersen Museum pays tribute to Ferrari with a special exhibit of 10 of marque’s most important models, called “70 Years of Ferrari.” Read More

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What’s it like to drive the exotic McLaren 570GT?

The latest addition to the McLaren lineup is truly a civilized exotic

The McLaren 570GT is arguably the manifest definition of the modern GT car – beautiful, fast, luxurious and sublimely civilized. Read More

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Ferrari unveils latest development car FXX-K Evo

Factory-maintained, the car uses concepts from all Ferrari racing ventures

XX program sells exclusive supercars to select customers (for use only on track days approved by Ferrari), who offer feedback for future development. Read More

Car Nuts Motor Sports Oct 29, 2017, 10:20 PM

“Win on Sunday, sell on Monday!” Does the adage still work?

It’s all about developing brand loyalty for the long term, not just selling cars now

Does the concept still apply today, especially when the fields of so many racing series are filled with multiple copies of the same car? Read More

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Lamborghini gets second wind with Huracan EVO

New livery celebrates partnership with Swiss watchmaker Roger Dubuis

Motorsports arm of Automobili Lamborghini unveiled new Huracán Super Trofeo EVO at exclusive event in the company’s home town of Sant’Agata Bolognese. Read More

Motor Sports Sep 21, 2017, 2:30 AM

Jaguar plans single marque production EV race series

Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy will feature 20 identical I-Pace electric SUVs

Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations will prepare 20 racecars for each field and ask drivers to “Arrive and Drive,” to showcase local talent. Read More

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Acura returns to prototype racing with Team Penske

Juan Pablo Montoya to race one of two ARX-05s starting at 2018 Rolex 24

The engine is a twin-turbo version of the production 3.5-litre V-6; bodywork was developed by a team led by Acura Global Creative Director Dave Marek. Read More

Motor Sports Aug 19, 2017, 2:30 AM

Ford to offer unique GT ’67 Heritage Edition

Limited-edition Ford GT honours historic No. 1 race car that won Le Mans in 1967

Ford GT ’67 Heritage edition with red-and-white-stripe livery celebrates 1967 Le Mans-winning GT40 Mark IV driven by Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt. Read More

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Camaro gets promoted to NASCAR top tier

Camaro SS has been Chevy bodystyle in NASCAR XFINITY Series since 2013

Camaro ZL1 racecar will make its competition debut when the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series kicks off in February, with the Clash at Daytona. Read More

Motor Sports Aug 10, 2017, 10:30 PM

Is Formula E the future of auto racing?

Automakers are abandoning traditional racing series to join the Formula E circuit

The Hydro-Quebec Montreal ePrix was the last race in the 2016-17 global series to determine the Formula E constructor's and driver's championship. By David Miller Read More

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Porsche joins fellow Germans in Formula E

Factory effort means withdrawal from World Endurance Championship

Move meant to align with Porsche Strategy 2025, concentrating on GT cars and move its all-electric car (based on the Mission E concept), to market. Read More

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redesigned 2018 IndyCars take to the track for first tests

New common aero packages for 2018 tested at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

All IndyCar racers for the 2018 season will use the same aerodynamic body kits regardless of engine manufacturer. Read More

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Mercedes-Benz commits to Formula E series

German manufacturer joins electric racing series for 2019/2020 season

Company has not said if commitment to Formula E will impact current Formula 1 program, but it is expected the two programs will run simultaneously. Read More

Motor Sports Jul 24, 2017, 10:30 PM

So you want to be a race engineer?

What it takes to be an IndyCar race engineer and what the job entails

The engineer’s job isn’t just to make the car go as fast as possible. It’s to make it so the driver can drive it as fast as possible. Read More

Car Nuts Motor Sports Auto Industry People Jul 19, 2017, 12:55 PM

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