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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

Car Nuts Motor Sports New Cars Jun 15, 2018, 10:30 PM

Great Race to finish off in Nova Scotia on Canada Day

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

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Canadian acquires 10% share in McLaren Group

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


Camry Hybrid tops class in One Lap of America

Three Camrys entered legendary rally to dispell "vanilla" misconceptions Read More

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Jaguar offers taxi-ride around Nürburgring

Jaguar Race Taxi ride around Nordschleife costs €199 per lap 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

Car Nuts Motor Sports Automotive Reviews Dec 6, 2017, 11:15 AM

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

Car Nuts Classic Cars Motor Sports Nov 26, 2017, 4:10 PM

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

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“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

Car Nuts Auto Industry Motor Sports Oct 14, 2017, 4:45 AM

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

Motor Sports Green Cars Sep 13, 2017, 9:45 PM

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

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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

Car Nuts New Cars Motor Sports Aug 15, 2017, 10:20 AM

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

Car Nuts Motor Sports Auto Industry Aug 2, 2017, 2:10 PM

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

Motor Sports Green Cars Jul 28, 2017, 10:30 PM

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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

Car Nuts Motor Sports Jul 25, 2017, 1:15 PM

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

Why Cadillac Racing is not an oxymoron

Cadillac Racing is dominating IMSA competition this year – here’s the how and why?

Success on the track, with related visibility on television, allows Cadillac to showcase its performance abilities and helps invigorate the brand. Read More

Car Nuts Motor Sports Auto Industry Jul 19, 2017, 9:20 AM

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Behind the scenes at the Honda Indy Toronto

We take an up-close look at the IndyCar pits and paddock in Toronto

We got a glimpse behind the scenes at the Honda Indy Toronto for an up-close look at what it takes to prepare and maintain IndyCars on the a race weekend. Read More

Car Nuts Motor Sports Jul 17, 2017, 1:45 PM

The race cars of the Henry Ford Museum

From Old 999 to Indy, NASCAR and Le Mans winners, there’s something for every race fan

It’s not surprising that Henry Ford’s museum features a multitude of race cars for his business was founded on his racing success. Read More

Car Nuts Classic Cars Motor Sports Jul 13, 2017, 8:35 AM

Why BMW is going electric-car racing

Formula E has become the racing focus of several mainstream automakers

Formula E is no longer a joke but has gained support from many automakers who are shifting budgets from more traditional forms of racing. Read More

Car Nuts Motor Sports Green Cars Jul 12, 2017, 12:35 PM

Audi to field factory team in Formula E

First German to commit to series for electric open wheel single seaters

Company has supported series since its inception, expanded involvement over subsequent years, and fields Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler for fourth year. Read More

Motor Sports Green Cars Jul 7, 2017, 9:50 PM

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SNEAK PREVIEW: New look for next year’s IndyCars

All the cars in the series will use the same aerodynamic bodywork in 2018

The teams will continue to use either Chevrolet or Honda engines but, unlike now, the aerodynamic bodywork will be the same with either engine. Read More

Car Nuts Motor Sports Auto Industry May 24, 2017, 11:35 AM

Fassbender pursues racing dreams in Ferrari Challenge

Actor follows in footsteps of Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, Patrick Dempsey

The star known for high-profile roles trained with Ferrari’s “Corso Pilota” driver training program and completed first round of single marque series. Read More

Motor Sports May 16, 2017, 10:30 PM

Toyota Land Cruiser sets land speed record

Land Speed Cruiser was introduced at the 2016 SEMA show in Las Vegas.

Custom full-sized SUV hit 370.18 km/h at the Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, California, in the hands of former NASCAR champion Carl Edwards. Read More

Motor Sports Car Nuts May 5, 2017, 10:30 PM

Corvette Grand Sport to pace the 101st Indy 500

Track-honed model will be the 14th Corvette to pace the ‘Greatest Spectacle in Racing’

For the 14th time since 1978, a Chevrolet Corvette will lead the 33-car field to the green-flag for the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 28. Read More

Car Nuts Motor Sports May 5, 2017, 12:20 PM

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Alonso cruises through Indy rookie test

Two-time World Champion is considered a rookie at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Alonso will compete in the Indianapolis 500, skipping the Monaco Grand Prix to do so, with the full support of his McLaren Honda F1 team. Read More

Car Nuts Motor Sports May 3, 2017, 3:45 PM

EXCLUSIVE FIRST DRIVE: Canadian-built Talisman track car

The Talisman by DC Competition is an affordable track wizard from the maker of the T-Rex

Think of DC Competition’s Talisman track car as a credible alternative to an Ariel Atom 3 at less than half the price. Read More

Car Nuts Motor Sports May 3, 2017, 8:00 AM

Mazda puts the adventure, and money, in ‘Adventure Rally’

And the money, too – the winners earned $10,000 for their charity of choice

Mazda Adventure Rally pitted 10 teams of Canadian auto journalists against each other to win $10,000 for their charity of choice. And we won! By Mark Richardson Read More


Autofile rally driver wins $10,000 for women’s charity

The Mazda Adventure Rally is an annual highlight for automotive media in Canada

The $10,000 donation from Mazda will be made to the Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre in Cobourg, Ontario. Read More


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Can-Am returns to Laguna Seca

Top paying series attracted the best race-car drivers in the world

Series ran 1966-73 and was practically “anything goes,” with unlimited engine sizes, turbocharging or supercharging, and unrestricted aerodynamics. Read More

Motor Sports Mar 19, 2017, 3:00 AM

The weird and the wonderful at Toronto’s Motorama 2017

Motorama Custom Car and Motorsports Expo is an annual rite of spring

With more than 400 vehicles and 30,000 visitors over three days, Motorama has become a must-attend event for auto enthusiasts of all genres. Read More

Auto Shows Motor Sports Car Nuts Mar 14, 2017, 1:00 AM

Driving the Shelby GT350 Mustang – OMG this thing is fast!

This very special Mustang delivers a lot of performance bang for the buck

This car was developed from the ground up by a dedicated group of young engineers to handle like no Mustang, or any Ford for that matter, to date. Read More

Car Nuts New Cars Motor Sports Aug 27, 2015, 10:10 AM

2013 Ford Shelby GT500

New Shelby flexes more muscle but is equally adept as a daily driver

With a 5.8-litre, aluminum-block V-8 cranking out 662 horsepower and 631 lb-ft of torque, it doesn’t get any better than this wickedly fast machine. Read More

New Cars Motor Sports Jul 9, 2012, 3:00 AM

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