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Porsche Mission R First Drive: Proof Electric GT Race Cars Won't Suck

A week before Porsche let us behind the wheel of its Mission R race car concept, it mandated we partake in "high-voltage" training via video conference with the company's engineering team in Germany. The gist of the 40-minute call: green lights good, red lights bad. If the relevant red lights illuminate inside the cockpit, stay in the seat and wait for help. If you're outside the car and see red glowing from the steering wheel or the roof-mounted module, hang back and don't touch the Mission R. The exception: In the "unlikely event" (the team's words) the steering-wheel display goes full DEFCON red to indicate a disastrous thermal meltdown occurring in the battery pack, stop immediately, undo your safety harness, get out, and run away, hopefully before the car is reduced to a spectacular multimillion-dollar fireball. (Porsche values the Mission R at something like $10 million, because this is a one-off concept, and automaker bean counters tend to assign astronomical figures to such things, just like they do production-development mules.)
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Virginia Business

UK race car maker taps into Martinsville talent

College students in Martinsville can get on the fast track to careers with British race car manufacturer Radical Sportscars. In May, the Peterborough, England-based company opened its first U.S.-based sales office at Patrick & Henry Community College’s Manufacturing and Engineering Technology Complex, close to the school’s Racing College of Virginia. That will be followed in early 2022 with a facility to fabricate replacement panels for its vehicles, which resemble a hybrid between a kart racer and a Formula One car.
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Jalopnik

You’re Quickly Running Out of Reasons To Hate On Formula E

During Formula E’s first visit to a purpose-built race track, the event ended with half the grid out of juice before they crossed the line. It was a low point for the series and fueled the fires among its naysayers. But, the incident was a blip. A bunch of errors...
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Watch Hyundai Perfect Race Car Tech For Its Road Cars

The high-performance Hyundai N brand, now headed by ex-BMW M guru Albert Biermann, is the darling of the cheap speed market. It started with the hatchback Veloster N, but now we have an Elantra N sedan, the Sonata N Line, Kona N and more are on the way. It all started back in 2012 with the company's RM (racing midship) rolling lab project.
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CarBuzz

Here's Everything You Need To Know About Hillclimb Racing

Hillclimb racing is one of the oldest forms of motorsport in the world and can trace its roots back to 19th century Europe. Also known as speed hillclimbing, it's as simple as it sounds: start at the bottom of a hill or small mountain and set the quickest time possible getting to the top. The first-ever hill climb race took place in 1897 at La Turbie near Nice, France, and the oldest continuous race is held at Shelsey Walsh in Worcestershire, England. The US also has a long history in 4-wheel hill climb events, with the most well-known event being the Pikes Peak Hill Climb finishing at the summit of Pikes Peak in Colorado. Unlike traditional motorsport events that occur on a purpose-built track, hill climbs take place on closed-down public roads. Due to the lack of conventional track safety measures, added safety gear is required to compete in hill climb racing.
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enginebuildermag.com

Supercharged 427 cid LS7 Drift Engine

Like any addiction, many people get sucked in at a young age. However, unlike those other unhealthy addictions, Yufeng Luo has an addiction to speed. Luo is a former racecar driver and owner of Y Motorsport, a Whittier, CA-based shop, which builds out luxury racecars, drift cars and off-road vehicles.
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hagerty.com

Round 3 Redemption| The Drive Within - Ep. 3 Teaser - Hagerty Media

Road Atlanta is the next stop for Round 3 Racing in the pursuit of the WRL Championship. With one vehicle MIA, three remaining race cars are forced to endure an arduous course in the sweltering heat. Is the team on the road to redemption, or will the unpredictable nature of racing continue to plague R3R and keep the podium just out of reach?
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dragzine.com

Rad Rides: 10 Unique Vehicles From The 2021 World Cup Finals

The Haltech World Cup Finals: Import vs Domestic (WCF) is easily the most diverse drag race in the world — there really isn’t another event where you’ll see everything from screw-blown Hemi’s to gnarly rotary engines lining up to race side-by-side. We made the trip to Maryland International Raceway for the 25th edition of the WCF and singled out our 10 favorite vehicles to share with those of you at home.Without further ado, and in no particular order…
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CAR Magazine

Formula E Gen 3 car teased: more efficiency, more speed

You’re looking at the next generation of Formula E car, teased yesterday at the all-electric series’ pre-season testing. Designed for Season 9 – the one after this one – the new car appears to go even more extreme on the visual stakes, and looks like Sauron’s Uber from these first pictures.
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competitionplus.com

STEVIE "JACKSON" SAYS GOODBYE TO THE SHADOW

Stevie "Fast" Jackson knew the unwritten rule and still defied it. A drag racer is not supposed to get attached to a race car because it can lead to heartbreak. Jackson, the two-time NHRA Pro Modified champion, iconic drag radial racer, and outspoken doorslammer racer, watched his Shadow 2.0 leave his Georgia-based shop with its new unnamed owner. Shortly afterward, he went over in the corner and shed a tear or five.
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artdaily.com

An auto show for the raddest cars of the '80s and '90s

NEW YORK, NY.- Everything was awesome. The music was fresh, the movies were dope and the hair was big. The cars? Rad, then and now. Maybe especially now. In the 1980s and ’90s, cars were boxy and far-out, futuristic and often a bit funky. Then came a new millennium and the internet era, and the previous two decades quickly felt dated. Eventually, all those “Back to the Future” angles gave way to cars with more timeless, sloping silhouettes. The coolest cars of the ’80s and ’90s — the DeLoreans and Countachs, Audi’s Quattro and Nissan’s 300ZX — faded away like a photo of Marty McFly.
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racingamerica.com

Two Young Guns Part of Ben Kennedy Racing Snowball Derby Effort

This year, Ben Kennedy Racing brings two cars to the Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway. Along with Daniel Dye, Kaden Honeycutt joins the team in a second car, giving the team two young drivers who both had a strong showing at last year's Derby. "It's very encouraging and good...
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silverscreenbeat.com

After being spit at on the street, Simon is a Celeb’s Simon.

Simon Gregson, I’m A Celebrity’s star, has spoken out about the horrendous abuse he suffered after joining Coronation Street. The 47-year-old — who started playing Steve McDonald on the popular ITV soap in 1989 when he was just 15 years old — opened up to campmates about some of the shocking behaviour he has endured from the public in a candid conversation on the show last night.
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wccftech.com

Gran Turismo 7 for PS5 and PS4 Has Been Rated in Australia

The upcoming Gran Turismo 7 for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 has been rated by the Australian rating board. The racing title for PlayStation platforms is currently slated for a release next year on March 4th following a delay earlier this year, and the upcoming next installment in the franchise has now received a rating. In general, games receive an age rating close to release, and with Gran Turismo 7 now receiving an official rating in Australia, another delay appears unlikely.
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Jalopnik

Lamborghini Huracán STO: Drive It Like You Own It

One of the world’s biggest travesties is that most supercars spend the majority of their entire lives in captivity. Ferraris snoozing in heated garages. McLarens parked on Rodeo Drive. And Lamborghinis? Imagine a cavalcade of them bumper-to-bumper along A1A, slowly inching forward. If these cars are very, very lucky, some of them will achieve redline in a gear other than first.
BEAUTY & FASHION

Motor Mansions: Malibu’s Most Exotic

A luxurious lifestyle is complete with large homes on premium landscape, high-end supercars, exotic race cars, and state-of-the-art garage toys. In this special, we pair a lavish home listing with the toys needed to fill the garage. This week, we find ourselves on a mountainside residential property in Malibu, California that is surrounded by beautiful ocean views of the Pacific Ocean. Click any of the links below to view the local dealership inventory we’d suggest outfitting this home with, as well as the real estate listing.
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