The Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR was built as a race car for the FIA GT Championship series in 1997. To meet homologation requirements, a total of 26 road-going vehicles were built in the following years. The rarest were the open-roof roadster models, of which only six were made.
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Happy Birthday, Ayrton Senna! If he were still alive, Ayrton Senna da Silva, who many consider to be the greatest driver in the history of racing, would be 53 years old. In honor of our favorite Brazilian driver’s birthday, we’ve compiled a great collection of Senna videos for you to watch.
Renault has unveiled the first images of the new V6 turbo engine that it believes will help attract fans back to Formula 1. The new 1.6-litre turbocharged unit has already run extensively on the dyno at Renault’s Viry-Chatillon facilities, but will not have its track debut until the start of next year. Renault Sport’s F1 [...]
Yes, for the first time ever, a woman will lead a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race to the green flag as Danica Patrick wins the pole for the Daytona 500 (of course, plate qualifying isn’t really about the driver as much as it is about the team, so that’s really not her accomplishment so much [...]
There’s only about a week left until we get our first look at the production version of the 2014 Chevrolet SS sedan, but Chevrolet NASCAR teams have been looking at the race version of the car all winter. Autoweek has posted a really neat time-lapse video showing just a portion of what it takes to build one of NASCAR’s new Gen6 stock cars. Though [...]
As the official safety car of the World Superbike motorcycle racing series, it’s a little odd that Alfa Romeo decided to publicize its Mito SBK by performing what appears to be a rather dangerous stunt. Odd… but awesome. Officially known as the limited edition Alfa MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde SBK, the four-wheeler was driven by professional stunt driver Paul Swift at the [...]
If you didn’t know already, Inessa Tushkanova is a professional rally driver who likes to get naked in front of cameras. Yes, this is the best thing to happen to you in your life. Wait, a rally driver who poses for Playboy?
During a drifting session at Irwindale Speedway in California, Ken Block made a boo-boo that would send a number of drivers immediately back to the infield. But there’s an answer to “What do you do when you bash the wall while drifting and your wheel explodes?” and there’s completely different answer when the question begins [...]
Porsche has amassed quite an impressive trophy case in just about every racing series it has ever entered, and one of its most dominant machines has to be the 911 RSR from the 1970s. Taking part in various GT-class competitions, the 911 RSR managed to take home three international and seven German victories in 1973, its very first [...]
Nov.17 (GMM) Former Renault and McLaren driver, currently with backmarkers Caterham Heikki Kovalainen has admitted he finds his career in a “bad gap”. The Finn began the season as Caterham’s highly-respected number 1 driver. “The papers (for 2013) were almost ready for the signatures,” he told the MTV3 broadcaster.
The race cars have been loaded onto trailers, the residents of New England have crawled into sandbag fortresses in anticipation of the onslaught of Hurricane Sandy, and your 24 Hours of LeMons correspondent is typing these words in the back seat of a rented Kia Sorento on the way to the nearest major airport that’s [...]
Formula One comes to India for only the second time this weekend, and just like last year Pirelli will bring the P Zero Silver hard and P Zero Yellow soft tyres. However, these compounds are softer compared to their equivalents last year, and with a better knowledge of the Buddh circuit plus some real data, [...]
Having lost its best F1 customers Williams and Caterham, in recent months it has been discussed as an open secret in the grand prix paddocks that the independent British engine supplier will not be on the grid in 2014 with a new turbo V6 power unit. Cosworth, however – still supplying V8s to backmarkers Marussia [...]
It’s the last thing you’d expect to hear from a race-winning IndyCar driver, but Thursday at the 2.0-mile Fontana oval, site of the season finale for the IndyCar Series, Mike Conway, driver of the Honda-Powered A.J. Foyt Racing car, made a bold proclamation. “I’m truly sorry for putting the team and our sponsors in a difficult position, but this [...]
Today, Chevrolet released the first photos of its 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series entry rendered in the Camaro’s likeness. The new Camaro race car is not to be confused with the yet-to-be-revealed SS sedan, which will be entered into service in next year’s NASCAR Sprint Cup series. The arrival of the Camaro and the SS marks the [...]
This year’s Formula Drift event held at Evergreen Speedway marked the sixth year the track has hosted the FD Seattle event. Having been at every single one, I can honestly say that this year was no less amazing as every year before. The stands and the pits were packed with adults and children alike, with every person smiling from [...]