A Honda S2000 with an LS swap recently sold for $27,500 on Bring A Trailer. That's around half of what a new BMW Z4 costs, making it a bit of a bargain. It's a 2001 model, equipped with a naturally-aspirated 6.0-liter V8 with an LS7 camshaft, L92 cylinder heads, 1200cc fuel injectors, and an AEM engine management system. Though no power figures are provided, we're guessing it's more than the standard four-cylinder NA Honda motor, which provided 237 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque. On the downside, it's implausible the LS engine can hit 8,000 rpm. That was one of the S2000's main selling points. Please bring this car back, Honda.
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It’s gonna be an interesting spring for air travel in eastern Idaho and western Wyoming. The Jackson Hole Airport will be closed for three months — from April to June 2022 — for a much-needed runway overhaul. The Jackson Hole Airport (location identifier KJAC) is coming off an August in...
What a season Formula 1 is having in 2021. There are brilliant battles everywhere: Max Verstappen vs Lewis Hamilton, which rightly takes top billing as the closest multi-team title fight the championship has produced in years plays out at every round. Then there’s the contest to be F1's best 'A' team between Alpine, AlphaTauri and Aston Martin, Williams and Alfa Romeo going at it on the edge of the midfield, the Haas rookies battling at the back. Plus, Fernando Alonso vs the FIA and the vagaries of the F1 rulebook. All got these contests got a good outing last week at Austin in the gripping US Grand Prix.
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The Spaniard had quite the US GP. Fernando Alonso was again chirpy after the happenings in F1 US GP when he ran in with the Alfa Romeo pair, as FIA Race Director Michael Masi adds his view. Once again Alpine's Alonso in the thick of things with the involvement of...
The mid-engined sports cars will be used primarily for rural patrols. Police vehicles are normally fairly regular cars. Typically, four-door sedans and SUVs get outfitted with all the law enforcement gear, with plenty of room in the back to stow people in handcuffs. Every now and then, however, a police force lays its hands on something a bit special. The National Gendarmerie in France have done just that, ordering a fleet of Alpine A110 sports cars, as reported by Motor1.
Ferrari not only looked increasingly strong in their battle with McLaren at the United States Grand Prix but also showed pace in another aspect of the race. Ferrari had a strong weekend at the United States Grand Prix; not only did they close the gap to McLaren in the Constructors' Championship, but the Scuderia also beat Red Bull to achieve the fastest pit-stop of the race.
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World Rally Championship 10 is out now for PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One and PC. It's the latest in the rally simulators lineup and it's celebrating 50 years of WRC competition. It came out in September, but we just got a huge free update with a new current rally, Renties Ypres Rally Belgium, as well as three new historic events. These will join the 19 other classics spanning from 1973 to today, complementing the game's modern playthrough and career modes.
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Penske and Porsche are two names in motorsport that belong together like peanut butter and jelly. Neither of these two entities are known to take half measures when it comes to anything, but particularly on the race track. Dating all the way back to the 1950s, Roger Penske has raced Porsche-powered machines, but particularly sports prototype cars. Back in the 1970s they paired for the all-conquering 917 Can Am program, and much more recent they worked together on the RS Spyder LMP2 program between 2005 and 2008. Over a decade later, it’s time for another run at Penske Porsche prototypes applying to the FIA and IMSA LMDh ruleset.
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French police reported a return to tradition. A few decades later, its members would roam local roads in alpine chariots. According to French media, the police have ordered 26 A110 Coupes, which will be used by members of the Brigade Intervention Brigade (BRI), which oversees French highways. The BRI Brigade...
After all the hype, razzamatazz and hoopla heading into the race and with the mouthwatering prospect of Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton battling side-by-side into the first corner, this week's US GP ultimately wasn't a full-fledged firework display. Instead we got a tense, absorbing duel played out as much in the minds of the drivers as it was on track - some faring considerably better than others.
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If you like interesting cars, you might think Alpine CEO Laurent Rossi has one of the best jobs in the world. His company produces just one car, but that A110 is a memorable and unique sports car given complete room to breathe on its own as a standalone product. He also oversees a race-winning F1 program and an Le Mans program set to debut its first factory-backed LMDh hypercar in 2024. It is an exciting present, but, as a performance brand with big ambitions, Rossi sees an even more exciting future.
Alpine's Fernando Alonso has explained why he was so annoyed about Raikkonen's overtake on him at Turn 1 during the United States Grand Prix, feeling the stewarding was inconsistent. Fernando Alonso has explained why he was left annoyed by Kimi Raikkonen's overtake on him during the United States Grand Prix.
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