Jalopnik

The Best Time to Buy Anything During the YearComment The Best Time to Buy Anything During the Year
A bit of planning can save you a ton of money when it comes to buying throughout the year. Here's your comprehensive, always up-to-date guide on the best times to buy everything this year.Read more...
If Gearheads Got To Pick The Next Transportation SecretaryComment If Gearheads Got To Pick The Next Transportation Secretary
America needs a new Transportation Secretary now that Ray LaHood is gone. Jalopnik readers have selected ten candidates perfect for the job.Read more...
Why Fast And Furious 6 Will Be My Favorite Movie Of 2013Comment Why Fast And Furious 6 Will Be My Favorite Movie Of 2013
The Fast and the Furious films are the ultimate guilty pleasure for any moviegoer that doesn't have to bring a tissue to their theater. They aren't realistic and they aren't ever that good, but they're a dependably fun watch with tons of action, great cars, and terrible cars that are great within the context of the ever-expanding universe of the film.Read more...
1941 Studebaker Champion: The Jalopnik Classic ReviewComment 1941 Studebaker Champion: The Jalopnik Classic Review
Remember the car you had at 16? I remember mine. A Wrigley's-gum beige 1968 VW Beetle I saved up $600 to buy when I was 15, then waited and stared at every day until I turned 16 and could actually drive it. Of course, it was wrecked within a year or so, because that's what usually happens to cars owned by 16 year old idiots.Read more...
Why Are Japanese School Buses So Much Better Than Our School Buses?Comment Why Are Japanese School Buses So Much Better Than Our School Buses?
Remember going to school as a little kid? Specifically, think about that moment in the morning, waiting outside in the cold, barely awake and wondering if you actually did your math homework or just dreamed you did. Now picture seeing the school bus come lumbering down the street to collect you. What's the feeling in your gut?Read more...
You Can Thank Two Hungarians For The Ford Model T And Much MoreComment You Can Thank Two Hungarians For The Ford Model T And Much More
Last Sunday was the 132th birthday of József Galamb, the Hungarian engineer who became the chief designer of the first mass produced car in the world, the Ford Model T. My mom sent a message that I should write about him, but I told her I was sure everybody knew his story already.Read more...
This Corvette With A Honda Four-Banger Is Sadly Not RealComment This Corvette With A Honda Four-Banger Is Sadly Not Real
This idea is so perverse I can't help but love it. It's a picture of what appears to be a nicely-polished Honda 1.8L B18 engine nestled in the engine bay of a Z06 Corvette. Now, to Corvette purists, this is the equivalent of getting a heart transplant from a mole — an abomination that also is just too feeble to actually even work.Read more...
The Ten Biggest Car Jump Fails Caught On CameraComment The Ten Biggest Car Jump Fails Caught On Camera
Cars were born to fly, but jumps can easily go wrong. Jalopnik readers have put together the ten most painful, spine-crunching failed jump attempts in modern automotive history.Read more...
Nazis Used This Volkswagen To Cross Lakes And RiversComment Nazis Used This Volkswagen To Cross Lakes And Rivers
Have you ever wanted an amphibious vehicle? Get in line, buddy! Luckily, this Volkswagen Type 166 Schwimmwagen is for sale in Connecticut — well, if you happen to have an extra $185,000 laying around.Read more...
2013 Porsche Cayenne GTS: The Jalopnik ReviewComment 2013 Porsche Cayenne GTS: The Jalopnik Review
An incredibly long time ago, the entry-level Boxster was the best selling car in Porsche's entire lineup. The problem was that the wee little roadster wasn't generating the profits that Porsche needed to lay the groundwork for a successful future.Read more...
The Ten Most Obnoxious Names For Car OptionsComment The Ten Most Obnoxious Names For Car Options
Marketing lingo in the car world is absurd. Jalopnik readers know ten instances where even the simple act of naming an option on a car got out of hand.Read more...
BMW Designs A 42-Wheel, 19-Engine Car To Fulfill One Child's FantasyComment BMW Designs A 42-Wheel, 19-Engine Car To Fulfill One Child's Fantasy
BMW is one of those companies that gets respect and guff in big, heaping piles around here. They certainly make plenty of spectacular, iconic cars, from the 2002 to E30s to the 507 to even the little Isetta. They also sometimes seem to generate a following of arrogant, parking-line-ignorers. Two sides of the big BMW coin.Read more...

4 Wheel News

Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe Pebble Beach Special EditionComment Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe Pebble Beach Special Edition
At this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in Carmel, California which marked its 60th anniversary, Rolls-Royce introduced a bespoke Phantom Drophead Coupe that was unveiled by CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös and Chief Designer Ian Cameron. Sold within minutes, the new car is painted in a one-off Bespoke exterior colour called Stillwater Blue as a tribute [...]
2011 Renault Latitude introduced at the Moscow Motor ShowComment 2011 Renault Latitude introduced at the Moscow Motor Show
Renault has big plans for the Russian market. the 2011 Renault Latitude was introduced at the Moscow International Motor Show. The French manufacturer will also launch several new models to the Russian market such as Duster, the new automatic Logan, Sandero and Sandero Stepway as well as Fluence sedan and Megane hatchback. The Latitude [...]
2010 Moscow Motor Show: 2011 Vw Polo Sedan unveiledComment 2010 Moscow Motor Show: 2011 Vw Polo Sedan unveiled
The new 2011 Volkswagen Polo saloon has just been unveiled at the 2010 Moscow Motor Show. VW said that the Polo saloon, which will be made at VW’s factory in Kaluga, Russia, was developed specifically for the Russian market, with consideration for its specific climate and street conditions. The reason why small saloons are [...]
Toyota and GM recalling over 1.3 million vehicles for engine stallingComment Toyota and GM recalling over 1.3 million vehicles for engine stalling
Toyota and General Motors, announced today that they will recall 1.3 million vehicles from the 2005-2008 model years due to complaints of engine stalling. Toyota will recall 1.1 million Corolla and Corolla Matrix vehicles after more than 1,000 complaints were received, while GM will recall 200,000 Pontiac Vibes, including 162,000 in the United States. For those [...]
Geely posted a forecast-beating 35% rise in first half earningsComment Geely posted a forecast-beating 35% rise in first half earnings
For the first half of the year, Geely Automobile Holdings exceeded forecasts and posted a 35% increase in earnings in China. However, sales of Geely (whose parent purchased Ford’s Volvo unit this month) are expected to slow as its competitors gain ground in China, the world’s largest auto market. As Beijing offered incentives starting last year [...]
Great Wall Motor plans to start overseas expansionComment Great Wall Motor plans to start overseas expansion
Within the next three years, China’s Great Wall Motor Co. will begin to assemble vehicles from kits in Europe, Africa, the Philippines, South America and Malaysia. In late September, vehicle assembly is slated to begin in Senegal. The Philippines will follow later this year. A company spokesman confirmed that operations will begin at plants in Bulgaria, [...]
Sales of medium- and heavy-duty trucks rose 10 percent in JulyComment Sales of medium- and heavy-duty trucks rose 10 percent in July
For the seventh straight month, sales of medium- and heavy-duty trucks have increased. In July, 21,493 units were sold, a 10% increase. This streak is remarkable because before this sales rebound, there had been three years of declines. Sales of Class 8 trucks increased by 28% to 9,589 units; however, there were sharp divisions by brand [...]
Sonic to begin a test of no-haggle pricing at finance and insuranceComment Sonic to begin a test of no-haggle pricing at finance and insurance
On Sept. 1, Sonic Automotive Inc. will start a test of no-haggle pricing at finance and insurance offices in two markets: Columbus, Ohio, and northern Virginia. Sonic, the nation’s third-largest dealership group, said that this pilot is part of its attempts to make shopping faster and easier for customers, according to Jeff Dyke, Sonic’s executive vice [...]
Bosch to expand Chinese plantComment Bosch to expand Chinese plant
Robert Bosch GmbH’s expansion of its existing plant and the construction of a new technical center in an economic development zone in the central China city of Changsha will be completed in mid-2012. Bosch’s investment for this project amounts to 240 million yuan ($354 million). According to the deal with the zone administration, Bosch will lease [...]
Paris Preview: 2011 Lotus Evora S and Evora IPS (Intelligent Precision Shift)Comment Paris Preview: 2011 Lotus Evora S and Evora IPS (Intelligent Precision Shift)
After we saw the leaked e-mail, Lotus unveiled today the Evora S and Evora IPS (Intelligent Precision Shift) option. As expected, the Evora S is more powerful and now the 3.5-liter V6 engine delivers 350 PS (standard version delivers 280 PS) and 400 Nm of torque (295 lb ft). The Evora S can sprint [...]
Tata Motors planning to raise as much as $1 billion from selling securitiesComment Tata Motors planning to raise as much as $1 billion from selling securities
Sources confirmed today that Tata Motors a.k.a. the owner of Jaguar and Land Rover, hired Credit Suisse Group AG and Citigroup Inc. in order to raise as much as a $1 billion from selling securities. Apparently Tata may tap capital markets in the next month and may consider options including a private placement, shares with differential [...]
2010 Nissan Frontier recalled in the United StatesComment 2010 Nissan Frontier recalled in the United States
Because of failure to meet the requirements of child restraint anchorage systems (federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 225), Nissan is issuing a service campaign in the US and is calling back 951 Frontier vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said that the affected vehicles include those produced from June 10, 2010 through June [...]

MotoGP

Provisional calendar released for Red Bull MotoGP Rookies CupComment Provisional calendar released for Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup
The provisional 2014 test and race schedule has been revealed ahead of the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup season.
Relations to get frosty between Smith, Marquez and the EspargarosComment Relations to get frosty between Smith, Marquez and the Espargaros
Frosty is the word, though only related to temperature, as MotoGP™ riders Marc Marquez, Bradley Smith, Pol and Aleix Espargaro, as well as Moto2™’s Esteve Rabat take to the Andorra ice to go head to head in the so-called GSeries.
Yamaha set to reveal 2014 liveryComment Yamaha set to reveal 2014 livery
Yamaha Factory Racing will unveil its 2014 bike livery on Friday, as Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi travel to Indonesian capital Jakarta.
Lorenzo and Rossi in Jakarta for Yamaha launchComment Lorenzo and Rossi in Jakarta for Yamaha launch
Jakarta’s Governor Joko Widodo hosted MotoGP™ stars Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi at the Indonesian capital’s City Hall on Friday as Yamaha Factory Racing unveiled their 2014 livery.
Crutchlow on Ducati evolution, Lorenzo futureComment Crutchlow on Ducati evolution, Lorenzo future
Ahead of his racing debut with Ducati this season, Englishman Cal Crutchlow has spent the winter working hard in California - preparing himself for preseason testing and round one of 2014 at Qatar. 
MotoGP™ stars take to ice racing in AndorraComment MotoGP™ stars take to ice racing in Andorra
Numerous MotoGP™ faces travelled to Andorra’s Grandvalira circuit at the weekend in order to try their hand at ice racing in the GSeries BPA.
Marquez assists people with limited mobilityComment Marquez assists people with limited mobility
On Monday, MotoGP™ World Champion Marc Marquez travelled to Sant Cugat de Valles near Barcelona in order to undertake a special training session at the High Performance Centre to promote sport for those with limited mobility.
Tech3 workshop damaged in floodsComment Tech3 workshop damaged in floods
The Monster Yamaha Tech3 MotoGP™ team has been affected by the recent extreme weather to hit the southern coast of France.
Camier sure personnel consistency will helpComment Camier sure personnel consistency will help
Leon Camier will join the MotoGP™ grid as a rookie in 2014 and is confident that a closely-knit team will show its advantages. Although he joins IodaRacing Project for the first time, the 27-year-old brings with him familiar faces.
‘Buon Compleanno Sic 2014’ – an evening in memory of SimoncelliComment ‘Buon Compleanno Sic 2014’ – an evening in memory of Simoncelli
Last weekend, the ‘105 Stadium’ of Rimini was the venue for the latest edition of the annual event paying homage to Marco Simoncelli, who would have celebrated his birthday on Monday.
Monster Energy renews Le Mans and moves into CatalunyaComment Monster Energy renews Le Mans and moves into Catalunya
Dorna Sports is pleased to announce that Monster energy will continue to be the Title Sponsor for the Grand Prix de France with the Catalunya round also taking on its sponsorship on a multi-year deal.
Abraham eager to sample new HondaComment Abraham eager to sample new Honda
Karel Abraham is unable to hide his enthusiasm over a return to the MotoGP™ World Championship for the start of 2014, as he lines up on a Honda RCV1000R.

Auto Guide

2014 Jaguar F-Type V8 S ReviewComment 2014 Jaguar F-Type V8 S Review
With a supercharged 5.0-liter V8, is Jaguar's fastest sports car driving perfection or overblown?
2014 Tokyo Auto SalonComment 2014 Tokyo Auto Salon
A hint at future trends, the Tokyo Auto Salon measures the pulse of the Japanese aftermarket industry. It's also a venue for automakers to experiment with concept cars that would otherwise be too wild for the mainstream. Look for the Toyota GT86 to dominate once again, while there's also certain to be plenty of news from the world of motorsports, including an exciting debut from Lexus.
2014 Buick LaCrosse AWD ReviewComment 2014 Buick LaCrosse AWD Review
The automotive world's big-button telephone gets better for its target market.
2014 Detroit Auto Show CoverageComment 2014 Detroit Auto Show Coverage
One of the world's biggest auto shows this year's Detroit Auto Show promises major debuts including the latest Corvette Z06, Lexus RC-F, the 2015 Hyundai Genesis, BMW 2 Series, M4, Acura TLX, 2015 Honda Fit, a Kia sports car concept, the next-generation Chrysler 200 and the GMC Colorado. Plus, look for more details on the 2015 Mustang and a look at the 2015 F-150.
2014 Volkswagen Jetta SEL Review - VideoComment 2014 Volkswagen Jetta SEL Review - Video
For 2014 the Jetta receives a new engine, a new rear suspension and new electric assist power steering. Will these changes be enough to return the Jetta to its former glory?
2014 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T ReviewComment 2014 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T Review
For 2014 Hyundai has made same minor changes to the Sonata to help the keep the aging car relevant in today's hotly contested family sedan market.
2014 Nissan 370Z ReviewComment 2014 Nissan 370Z Review
Nissan slashed pricing on its 370Z sports car this year and that was more than enough reason to take another look.
2014 BMW M235i Review - VideoComment 2014 BMW M235i Review - Video
Compact, engaging and powerful. The E46 M3 reborn.
2014 BMW 435i Convertible ReviewComment 2014 BMW 435i Convertible Review
The BMW 435i may not be as engaging to drive as older 3 series convertibles, but is a great baby grand touring drop-top.
2014 Honda Crosstour ReviewComment 2014 Honda Crosstour Review
With the improvements made last year, the Honda Crosstour has become more attractive to consumers. Well, maybe attractive is the wrong word to use.
2014 BMW X5 xDrive35i ReviewComment 2014 BMW X5 xDrive35i Review
BMW Transplants the heart and soul of its executive sports sedan into a bigger package, delivering excellent driving dynamics and serious luxury.
2015 Volvo V60 T5 Drive-E ReviewComment 2015 Volvo V60 T5 Drive-E Review
Wagon lovers everywhere are lining the streets in celebration as Volvo brings a proper wagon back to America. But is it any good and, more importantly, will it sell?

Motorcycle

MO Goes Ice Racing! - VideoComment MO Goes Ice Racing! - Video
Two of Motorcycle.com's finest scribes traveled north to Wisconsin in the middle of winter to do a little ice racing on a Yamaha YZ450F. Read on to see how these California boys fared in the world of spiked tires.
Knowing How to Brake Saves (the most) LivesComment Knowing How to Brake Saves (the most) Lives
With braking, the use it or lose it principle definitely applies, and skills can become rusty if not proactively attended to.
2013 Daytona Bike Week ReportComment 2013 Daytona Bike Week Report
After a long offseason, bikers everywhere were more than ready to kickstart the 2013 rally season and headed out in droves to Daytona Bike Week.
2013 Ducati 1199 Panigale R Review - VideoComment 2013 Ducati 1199 Panigale R Review - Video
The Ducati Panigale R takes all the best parts of the sensational 1199 S and adds titanium connecting rods, a lightened flywheel and an adjustable swingarm pivot to create the most capable Ducati sportbike ever seen.
The Truth about Drinking and RidingComment The Truth about Drinking and Riding
While no one will publicly declare alcohol consumption and motorcycling are OK, there remain definite problems in a culture offering mixed messages.
2013 Honda CBR600RR - First Ride Street ImpressionComment 2013 Honda CBR600RR - First Ride Street Impression
While not a new model, the 2013 Honda CBR600RR is slightly improved for slightly less money. Compared to a few of its competitors, it's missing some of the current technological catch phrases like TC and Ride Modes.
Trail Bike Riding in OntarioComment Trail Bike Riding in Ontario
Trail bike riding in Ontario seems to be a closely guarded secret even though the province has more trails available to off-road motorcycles than some European countries and most US states.
2013 Aprilia Caponord 1200 ReviewComment 2013 Aprilia Caponord 1200 Review
Aprilia's contribution to the do-it-all touring segment is finally here. The new Caponord 1200 revives an old name and is endowed with a slew of electronic gadgets and riding aids.
Ten Questions with Five-Time Dakar Champ Cyril DespresComment Ten Questions with Five-Time Dakar Champ Cyril Despres
We caught up with five-time Dakar champion Cyril Despres at Dealer Expo and asked him a few questions about this year's Dakar.
Riding in the Rain and WindComment Riding in the Rain and Wind
Depending on your experience, skill, preparation and risk tolerance, riding a motorcycle in the rain can be anything from frightening to fun.
Suzuki GSX-R HistoryComment Suzuki GSX-R History
We take a look back at nearly three decades of GSX-R, highlighting some important milestones along the way. Thanks largely to the 1985 GSX-R750, today's sportbikes are often considered "racebikes with lights."
Battle of the Motorcycle ExposComment Battle of the Motorcycle Expos
The Dealernews International Powersports Dealer Expo in Indianapolis saw attendance drop significantly this year. Could that have something to do with the upcoming International Motorcycle Expo in Orlando?

Truth About Cars

BMW’s Game Changer – A Vehicle That Is Redundant Before It’s Even On SaleComment BMW’s Game Changer – A Vehicle That Is Redundant Before It’s Even On Sale
  BMW’s new nomenclature dictates that coupes have an even numbered naming convention, while sedans get an odd numbered digit. But with the BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe, BMW has managed to disrupt the integrity of it right off the bat.   The Gran Coupe, said to be the black car in the center of the […]
Audi Invests In Synthetic Gasoline From SugarComment Audi Invests In Synthetic Gasoline From Sugar
Audi’s bio-fuel initiative is expanding into France through an investment by the automaker to Global Bioenergies, whose bio-isooctane could be the replacement for petroleum gasoline when the time comes to make the switch. The bio-fuel is made from fermented sugar through genetic modification of E. coli bacteria to produce isobutane gas without poisoning the yeast […]
Production-Ready Subaru Legacy To Make 2014 Chicago Auto Show DebutComment Production-Ready Subaru Legacy To Make 2014 Chicago Auto Show Debut
After its worldwide debut as a concept at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show last November, the Subaru Legacy is ready to show-off its production-ready ensemble at next week’s 2014 Chicago Auto Show. Though the teaser doesn’t offer much — as teasers are wont to do — it does offer glimpses of the sedan’s thin […]
Up And Out Of A Hopeless SituationComment Up And Out Of A Hopeless Situation
Sometime in the middle of the night, while I was hard at work moving pallets, opening boxes and arranging Christmas merchandise on the sales floor of the giant wholesale buyers’ club, the clouds moved in and it began to rain. The earth was cold and as soon as the first drop hit the ground it […]
The Man For Whom They Made The Three Million Mile BadgeComment The Man For Whom They Made The Three Million Mile Badge
Most marriages don’t last nearly as long as Irven Gordon’s Volvo P1800 has lasted. And most couples probably don’t spend as much time together as Irv has spent in his beloved car. Irv says he hadn’t even heard of Volvos until a few days before he bought the car, on June 30, 1966. At the […]
Volvo V60 Polestar To Bow In ChicagoComment Volvo V60 Polestar To Bow In Chicago
  I thought I preferred the subtlety of the brown XC70 Polestar I tested back in September. I was wrong. With 350 horsepower and all-wheel drive, this must be the most desirable wagon offered for sale on our shores, even without a manual transmission. Press days for the show run from Thursday, February 6th to […]
Falling Out Of Panther LoveComment Falling Out Of Panther Love
On the twenty-fourth day after they pulled my Town Car from the ditch and dropped it off at a distant rural junkyard, the insurance adjuster finally made his way across the snow-covered gravel to take a look. My people had beaten the trillion-dollar corporation there by nineteen days, mostly to empty the bent Lincoln out […]
65 Years Later VW, Beetle, & Bus Enthusiasts Should Thank Ben PonComment 65 Years Later VW, Beetle, & Bus Enthusiasts Should Thank Ben Pon
In one of those weird coincidences, Volkswagen of America is celebrating the 65th anniversary of the Beetle in the United States just as the last VW Type 2 (aka the Volkswagen bus) ever made, which was assembled in Brazil on December 20, 2013, arrived at the vintage vehicle museum in VW Commercial Vehicles’ headquarters in […]
Sunday Story: Corrupting the YouthComment Sunday Story: Corrupting the Youth
“Don’t be ridiculous, young lady. You need something SENSIBLE.” Jamie sat at the kitchen table, her head in her hands. Week 5 of the search for her first car had just dawned, and she was about ready to give in. Mother scowled as she scoured pans in the sink. This was all the fault of […]
How Much, If Any, of This Chrysler 200 Ad’s Copy Did Bob Dylan Write?Comment How Much, If Any, of This Chrysler 200 Ad’s Copy Did Bob Dylan Write?
Chrysler marketeer Olivier Francois has been a master at getting enormous buzz from Chrysler’s Super Bowl commercials. Two years ago, they launched the memorable Imported From Detroit ad for the Chrysler 200, using music by Detroit area rapper Eminem. That ad was said by many to be more memorable than the 2011 200, a warmed […]
2014 Maserati Ghibli – Sergio’s Super Bowl SurpriseComment 2014 Maserati Ghibli – Sergio’s Super Bowl Surprise
Sergio Marchionne and crew surprised everybody by using the Super Bowl to premiere a long form ad (below) for the new Maserati Ghibli. One might question the wisdom of using the “big game” to promote a niche brand, but Sergio says he wants to sell 50,000 Maseratis a year and the Ghibli, which starts at […]
Ferdinand Piech & Wolfgang Porsche Sued Over Failed VW BidComment Ferdinand Piech & Wolfgang Porsche Sued Over Failed VW Bid
Porsche Automobil Holding SE’s supervisory board members and cousins Ferdinand Piech and Wolfgang Porsche are being sued by seven hedge funds that are seeking 1.8 billion euros ($2.4 billion) in compensation over damages they claim to have suffered as a result of the Porsche holding group’s failed 2008 attempt to purchase the Volkswagen Group. The civil […]

Planet F1

Massa 'happier than expected'Comment Massa 'happier than expected'
Having made the move to Williams in the off-season, Felipe Massa has revealed that it is going better than expected....
Red Bull pack up earlyComment Red Bull pack up early
Red Bull Racing called an early end to their problematic Jerez test after yet another issue with the RB10...
Rosberg unsure of Merc's true paceComment Rosberg unsure of Merc's true pace
Nico Rosberg believes Mercedes are no closer to knowing where they are in the pecking than they were prior to the Jerez test...
Day Four: Massa ends Jerez test on topComment Day Four: Massa ends Jerez test on top
Felipe Massa pulled off the surprise of the week when he put his FW36 on top of the timesheets on the final day at Jerez..
Ricciardo downplays Red Bull's woesComment Ricciardo downplays Red Bull's woes
Daniel Ricciardo insists there is no reason to panic at Red Bull despite the team amassing just 21 laps in the opening test at Jerez...
Renault issues curtail Kamui's runComment Renault issues curtail Kamui's run
Kamui Kobayashi's Caterham debut ended earlier than scheduled due to an issue with his Renault engine...
Kvyat concedes Jerez test not idealComment Kvyat concedes Jerez test not ideal
As one of the rookies on the grid in need of track time, Daniil Kvyat admits the first test in Jerez was not the start he wanted...
Hamilton: Very encouraging startComment Hamilton: Very encouraging start
Lewis Hamilton says Mercedes' first pre-season test has been "fantastic" as the W05 proved to be one of the most reliable cars...
Lotus, Marussia's places confirmedComment Lotus, Marussia's places confirmed
Issues with Lotus and Marussia's entries into this year's Championship have been resolved...
Ecclestone: I told you soComment Ecclestone: I told you so
Bernie Ecclestone feels this week's problematic Jerez test has validated his opinion that F1 should not have changed power units...
FIA question nose safetyComment FIA question nose safety
The FIA have reportedly asked all the teams to submit information regarding their cars' noses amidst safety concerns...
Bianchi happy with first testComment Bianchi happy with first test
Putting in 25 laps on his first day in the Marussia MR03, Jules Bianchi was pleased with his running at Jerez...

Top Gear

Nissan's 400bhp 3cyl Le Mans engineComment Nissan's 400bhp 3cyl Le Mans engine
ZEOD gets a diddy 1.5-litre with more power per kilo than an F1 motor. Yikes    
China introduces EV vending machinesComment China introduces EV vending machines
Kandi builds a giant EV dispenser. Is this the future of urban motoring?    
VW facelifts the PoloComment VW facelifts the Polo
Small hatchback gets new engines and tech from its siblings    
This is a new V8 supercar. From CanadaComment This is a new V8 supercar. From Canada
The Felino cB7 wants to be a street-legal purpose built track car. With a big 525bhp V8    
A new V8 supercar. From CanadaComment A new V8 supercar. From Canada
The Felino cB7 wants to be a street-legal purpose built track car. With a big 525bhp V8    
Mother of God, it’s the Lexus RC-F GT500Comment Mother of God, it’s the Lexus RC-F GT500
Super GT racer based on road-going V8 coupe is revealed, looks terrifying    
Mother of God, it’s the Lexus RCF GT500Comment Mother of God, it’s the Lexus RCF GT500
Super GT racer based on road-going V8 coupe is revealed, looks terrifying    
Oh God, it’s the Lexus RC-F GT500Comment Oh God, it’s the Lexus RC-F GT500
Super GT racer based on road-going V8 coupe is revealed, looks terrifying. And excellent.    
Dear Lord, It’s the Lexus RC-F GT500Comment Dear Lord, It’s the Lexus RC-F GT500
Super GT racer based on road-going V8 coupe is revealed, looks terrifying. And excellent.    
This is the fastest production Astra VXR everComment This is the fastest production Astra VXR ever
Limited edition, street-legal VXR ‘Extreme’ based on ‘Ring racer is coming. Be afraid    
Fastest ever production Astra VXR is hereComment Fastest ever production Astra VXR is here
Lightweight, limited edition, street-legal VXR ‘Extreme’ based on ‘Ring racer is coming. Be afraid    
This is the fastest ever Astra VXRComment This is the fastest ever Astra VXR
Lightweight, limited edition, street-legal VXR ‘Extreme’ based on ‘Ring racer is coming. Be afraid    

Motorcycle News

Kawasaki Offers Female Ride Day PromotionComment Kawasaki Offers Female Ride Day Promotion
Kawasaki is offering a special sales promotion in conjunction with International Female Ride Day
Honda Reports Q4 2010-2011 ResultsComment Honda Reports Q4 2010-2011 Results
Honda sold 11.4 million motorcycles over its fiscal year ended March 31, 2011
Ducati Diavel, Multistrada 1200 Recall in USComment Ducati Diavel, Multistrada 1200 Recall in US
Ducati North America has issued a recall in the U.S. for the Diavel and the Multistrada 1200
Kawasaki Reports Q4 2010-2011 ResultsComment Kawasaki Reports Q4 2010-2011 Results
Kawasaki reported a loss of US$61 million from its powersports division for its 2010/11 fiscal year
MotoGP Claiming Rule Teams DefinedComment MotoGP Claiming Rule Teams Defined
The Grand Prix Commission has released details for the new Claiming Rule Teams category in MotoGP
Honda Announces 2012 Off-road ModelsComment Honda Announces 2012 Off-road Models
American Honda announced a number of off-road and dual sport models for 2012
14 Teams Accepted for 2012 MotoGP SeasonComment 14 Teams Accepted for 2012 MotoGP Season
The IRTA has provisionally accepted 14 new teams for the 2012 MotoGP World Championship
New Standard for Electric Motorcycle RangeComment New Standard for Electric Motorcycle Range
The MIC has adopted a new standardized protocol for measuring the range of electric motorcycles
AGV Offers Helmet Trade-In IncentiveComment AGV Offers Helmet Trade-In Incentive
AGV is offering trade-in promotion worth 20% off a new helmet.
Brammo Announces Six-speed Electric ModelsComment Brammo Announces Six-speed Electric Models
Brammo announced four new models equipped with a six-speed drivetrain
2011 Pied Piper PSI Study ResultsComment 2011 Pied Piper PSI Study Results
Victory topped all brands for the second year in a row in the Pied Piper Prospect Satisfaction Index
2012 MV Agusta F4 RR Corsacorta Teaser VideoComment 2012 MV Agusta F4 RR Corsacorta Teaser Video
MV Agusta has released a video teasing the 2012 MV Agusta F4

AutoBlog

UK specialist looking to give TVR Tuscan a second life as Chevy-powered TitanComment UK specialist looking to give TVR Tuscan a second life as Chevy-powered Titan
Filed under: Classics, Coupe, Performance, GM, UK, Specialty Classic World Racing TVR Titan - Click above for high-res image gallery Might the quintessential British muscle car soon be blessed with the quintessential American muscle car powerplant? If UK-based racing specialist Classic World Racing gets its way, the answer is yes. The car is the TVR Tuscan - and we're talking about the beautiful 1968 version, for what it's worth - and the engine is none other than General Motors' undeniably excellent LS3 V8. CWR has somehow managed to obtain the original molds for the old TVR Tuscan that had been sitting unused for decades in an old barn, after which the company built a race car using the molds for a client in Malaysia. Shortly thereafter, demand for a roadgoing version was deemed strong enough to make the necessary modifications to make it street legal. In this new form, CWR chose to call the machine the Titan. Power figures for the Yankee-sourced 5.7-liter V8 engine start at 480 horsepower and go from there, and those ponies will be sent to a limited-slip differential at the rear wheels through a five-speed manual transmission. Couple that prodigious output with a weight of just 2,160 pounds (980 kilograms) and you've got a recipe for formidable performance. Price? Around £42,500 (plus VAT) in the UK - that's about $65,500 dollars. Check out our high-res image gallery below and read the press release after the break. Gallery: Classic World Racing TVR Titan [Source: Classic World Racing via Piston Heads]Continue reading UK specialist looking to give TVR Tuscan a second life as Chevy-powered TitanUK specialist looking to give TVR Tuscan a second life as Chevy-powered Titan originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 16 Apr 2010 16:29:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
Video: Audi R8 Spyder gets lead role in Iron Man 2Comment Video: Audi R8 Spyder gets lead role in Iron Man 2
Filed under: Convertible, Performance, Videos, Audi, Celebrities, Luxury Audi R8 Spyder in Iron Man 2 - Click above to watch video after the jump We're officially counting down the days until Iron Man 2 hits theaters on May 7. The sequel to one of our favorite superhero flicks is set to boast a serious cast, including performances by Don Cheadle and Micky Rourke. Speaking of those two, the actors will be bringing two of the best characters from the Iron Man universe to life - War Machine and Whiplash. Oh yes. It will be good. Of course, one of the best parts of watching Robert Downey Jr. play the part of spoiled playboy Tony Stark is drooling over the guy's bachelor pad/garage. We would give unmentionable portions of our anatomy to have our very own holographic drafting table and pint-sized manufacturing facility stashed downstairs. You can go ahead and throw in the flathead '32 roadster while you're at it. Audi has once again teamed up with Marvel for Iron Man 2. A new ad from the company shows off the R8 Spyder as one of Stark's main rides, which makes sense considering the car was spotted on the set not too long ago. As if we needed another reason to be jealous. Hit the jump to see the spot for yourself. Gallery: Audi R8 5.2 FSI Spyder [Source: Audi via YouTube]Continue reading Video: Audi R8 Spyder gets lead role in Iron Man 2Video: Audi R8 Spyder gets lead role in Iron Man 2 originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 16 Apr 2010 17:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
iPhone 4.0 software hints at automotive integration, new dockComment iPhone 4.0 software hints at automotive integration, new dock
Filed under: Technology Our Apple-obsessed brethren at TUAW have been probing the company's new iPhone 4.0 software and, with the help of a trusted tipster, came across what could be a new automotive-related feature buried within the update. The new software will apparently allow a "iPod out" functionality, which could be integrated into vehicles utilizing the iPod Accessory Protocol. While that's nothing new, the software tweaks have the potential to allow users to control music and other content through the iPhone (or by relation, the iPod Touch or iPad), turning the device into a separate remote control of sorts. If that's the case, there's a distinct possibility that Apple - or third party accessory manufacturers - could develop a car kit complete with a dock, buttons and custom menus. The video after the jump provides a snooze-worthy tease of the functionality, and if this software sleuthing is to be believed, we might see some kind of Apple-branded car kit released by year's end. [Source: TUAW]Continue reading iPhone 4.0 software hints at automotive integration, new dockiPhone 4.0 software hints at automotive integration, new dock originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 16 Apr 2010 17:31:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
Pics Aplenty: Audi RS5 officially unloaded to the InternetComment Pics Aplenty: Audi RS5 officially unloaded to the Internet
Filed under: Coupe, Performance, Europe, Audi, Luxury 2011 Audi RS5 - Click above for high-res image gallery Good news, Quattroheads: Audi has just unloaded a boatload of new images of the RS5 coupe in red, white and blue doing its thing all over some beautiful roads in Europe. We feel the need to point out where these shots were snapped simply because the German automaker has not yet announced any plans to bring its ubercoupe Stateside. And we therefore shed a tear. Then again, maybe there's hope after all - we have heard rumors that Audi was at least considering blessing us Americans with the RS5... though nothing substantiated by any other reliable sources. In any case, it's always a good time to gaze upon 4.2 wonderful liters of naturally aspirated goodness with 450 horsepower and 317 pound-feet of torque sent to all four wheels, right? Right. So go ahead and click through the high-res image gallery below. Gallery: 2011 Audi RS5 [Source: Audi]Pics Aplenty: Audi RS5 officially unloaded to the Internet originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 16 Apr 2010 17:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
Report: Toyota Prius minivan coming in 2011Comment Report: Toyota Prius minivan coming in 2011
Filed under: Hybrid, Minivan/Van, Toyota Toyota Hybrid X Concept - Click above for high-res image gallery We've been hearing the rumors for over a year, and it's now looking increasingly likely that Toyota is getting ready to launch a new hybrid minivan that will wear the Prius nameplate. If true, this would be the first completely new vehicle added to the Prius stable, where it would join the well-known hatchback sometime in 2011. According to Reuters (which is citing the Japanese Nikkei), this new Prius hybrid minivan may be the first such vehicle from Toyota equipped with an in-house developed lithium ion battery pack. The three-row vehicle, which we can only presume would also have sliding doors, would potentially seat up to seven people, expanding Toyota's hybrid technology further into the family-use market. No other details are available other than the notion that Toyota would like to keep the price close to that of standard minivans currently on the market. Stay tuned for more as we hear it. Gallery: Geneva Motor Show: Toyota Hybrid-X concept [Source: Reuters via The Truth About Cars]Report: Toyota Prius minivan coming in 2011 originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 16 Apr 2010 18:20:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Read | Permalink | Email this | Comments
Video: Pagani Zonda R commerical is pure pr0nComment Video: Pagani Zonda R commerical is pure pr0n
Filed under: Coupe, Performance, Marketing/Advertising, Videos Pagani Zonda R promo - Click above to watch video after the jump The Pagani Zonda R comes down to three words: More. Track. Focused. Yet, what good would it to do merely imagine that focus? We'll have none of that. What we will have is rather dramatic high-res video of one, and then two, Zonda Rs on track in the rain, making roostertails as they slide their own tails. In fact, no more talking about it - follow the jump to watch to watch the twelve-cylinder wet dream in action. Gallery: Pagani Zonda R [Source: Runimation Studios]Continue reading Video: Pagani Zonda R commerical is pure pr0nVideo: Pagani Zonda R commerical is pure pr0n originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 16 Apr 2010 18:40:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Read | Permalink | Email this | Comments
SMS Supercars pulls the wraps off 2011 302 MustangComment SMS Supercars pulls the wraps off 2011 302 Mustang
Filed under: Aftermarket, Coupe, Performance, Ford 2011 SMS 302 Mustang - Click above for high-res image gallery It's been nearly a year since SMS Supercars first showed us a rendering of their proposed 460 Mustang. And we had nearly given up hope that it would ever come out. But sure enough, Steve Saleen and the rest of his crew have been hard at work developing the new SMS Mustang. That car, now named the 302 Mustang due to the V8's displacement change for 2011, was officially unveiled today at the company's headquarters in Corona, CA. Two separate versions of the 302 Mustang will be offered, including a naturally aspirated base 4V model and a supercharged 302SC Mustang. The 4V will produce 440 horsepower thanks to a few powertrain tweaks, while the supercharged model will boast 535 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque. Both Mustangs will have a slew of standard features including the new SMS body kit, hood with heat-extracting grilles, 20-inch wheels and tires, upgraded suspension and brakes, and numerous interior appointments including Alcantara seats, 200 mph gauges, short-throw shifter and more. The styling appears to be a mix of the previous generation Saleen Mustang, also penned by SMS designer Phil Frank, along with the new design language featured on the SMS 570 Challenger. We especially like the elongated rear end that helps hide the awkward taillights, although we would probably do away with the massive spoiler. As you'd expect from a Steve Saleen product, each model will offer impressive performance figures. SMS quotes a 0-60 mph time of under 4.5 seconds for the base 302 Mustang while the supercharged version can perform the same task in just 4.3 seconds. A higher performance model is also in the works, named the 351X Mustang, which we should learn more about in just a few months. Pricing for both models is just about what we would expect, which is fairly expensive. The 302 4V starts at $54,990 while the 302SC Mustang will cost $64,990. Follow the jump for more details on both cars or browse through both of the live galleries below. Gallery: 2011 SMS 302 Mustang Gallery: 2011 SMS 302 Mustang Unveiling Photos by Drew Phillips / Copyright (C)2010 Weblogs, Inc.Continue reading SMS Supercars pulls the wraps off 2011 302 MustangSMS Supercars pulls the wraps off 2011 302 Mustang originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 16 Apr 2010 18:55:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
Daily U-Turn: What you missed on 4.16.10Comment Daily U-Turn: What you missed on 4.16.10
Long-Term Update: Touring our Subaru Legacy 2.5GT's birthplace We take a tour of Subaru's Indiana production center to see where our new bouncing burgundy baby comes from. BMW sets price on new 5-er; says no price too high for independence BMW sets the pricing on the all-new 5 Series and confirms its new city car project, while U.S. marketing and product head Jack Pitney offers up his thoughts on the competition's recent partnerships and BMW's new tag-line. Ford Gets An Earful: Five best and worst ideas from consumers Ford asked, you answered and we've rounded up the five best and worst ideas to come into the suggestion box. Also of interest: Top Gear takes blame for Icelandic volcano eruption Reuters: Unified Toyota lawsuits set in motion by judge Video: KBB gets down, dirty and airborn with the Ford Raptor Video: Sébastien Buemi unhurt in crazy Shanghai F1 GP practice crash IndyCar switches up qualifying payouts for more exciting 500 pole shootout Browse our archive of Daily U-Turn posts or subscribe to the RSS feed Daily U-Turn: What you missed on 4.16.10 originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 16 Apr 2010 19:20:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
2011 Ford Mustang GT vs. 2010 BMW M3: Tie Game? [w/poll]Comment 2011 Ford Mustang GT vs. 2010 BMW M3: Tie Game? [w/poll]
Filed under: Coupe, Budget, Performance, BMW, Ford, Luxury Ford Mustang GT and BMW M3 - Click above for high-res image gallery Alright, fan boys (and girls), prepare for battle. The ever keen-eyed Sam Smith over at Jalopnik has spied an interesting phenomenon in the car universe. The new 2011 Ford Mustang GT performance figures are within spitting distance of the mighty 2010 BMW M3. The Bavarian bruiser produces 414 horsepower out of its milky-smooth 4.0-liter V8 and hits the scales at 3,652 lbs. Meanwhile, the 5.0-liter Mustang serves up two less horsepower, but weighs 40 pounds less, too. At this point, odds are your blood is pumping no matter which side of the ring you happen to find yourself on. Stats that close yield frighteningly similar numbers when the two cars hit the track, too. The M3 can clip off the 0-60 dash in 4.3 seconds. The Mustang can do it in 4.4. Quarter mile? Deadlocked at 12.7 seconds at 111.3 mph. It's true, a quarter mile doth not a sports car make, which is why these next figures are so important. While the M3 can come down from 60 mph in 105 feet, the Mustang can do the same in 104. And here's the real shocker: Both cars hold onto the skidpad at .97 g. Now, before the comments go superfly TNT, it's worth noting that the as-tested BMW will set you back an eye-widening $28,180 more than the Ford. We could think of a thing or two to do with an extra 30-large. So the question remains, which would you take home? View Poll Gallery: First Drive: 2011 Ford Mustang GT Gallery: Review: 2008 BMW M3 [Source: Jalopnik]2011 Ford Mustang GT vs. 2010 BMW M3: Tie Game? [w/poll] originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 16 Apr 2010 19:24:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
Volkswagen and Stanford: Parking Cars Without People [w/video]Comment Volkswagen and Stanford: Parking Cars Without People [w/video]
Filed under: Technology, Videos, Audi, Volkswagen Volkswagen and Stanford's Autonomous Vehicle Program - Click above for high-res image gallery Yesterday at Stanford University, the world's valets were put on notice. The crew at Volkswagen's Vehicle Innovation Lab (VAIL) hosted an event for German Chancellor Angela Merkel, where the diplomat from Deutschland got to see first-hand what VW has been working on for the past five years, and what kind of practical implementations are around the corner. The VAIL team was the first group to complete the DARPA Grand Challenge with a fully autonomous Touareg that scaled over 130 miles of the Mojave Desert in 2005. The original self-driven vehicle, Stanley, has evolved into Stanley 2, a Passat wagon with enough computing power to completely fill the boot. That vehicle took second place at an urban course for the 2007 DARPA Challenge and now that technology has been scaled down, refined and put into another diesel-powered Passat to show off one of the many uses for the autonomous tech. After Merkel caught a plane home and the crowds subsided, we scored a ride in the self-propelled Passat and discovered that the days of parking attendants are officially numbered. Gallery: Volkswagen and Stanford's Autonomous Vehicle Program Photos by Damon Lavrinc / Copyright (C)2010 Weblogs, Inc.Continue reading Volkswagen and Stanford: Parking Cars Without People [w/video]Volkswagen and Stanford: Parking Cars Without People [w/video] originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 16 Apr 2010 19:56:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
Jody Scheckter launches Lormarins 1200 with £10m in classicsComment Jody Scheckter launches Lormarins 1200 with £10m in classics
Filed under: Motorsports, Classics, Jaguar, UK, Celebrities Lormarins 1200 launch in London - Click above for image gallery If you're into classic cars and vintage rallies, you know the Mille Miglia, but you likely haven't heard of the Lormarins 1200. Not yet, at least, because it was just announced and has yet to take place. Unlike the Mille Miglia, upon which it's modeled, the Lormarins 1200 is a new event and not a revival. The inaugural running is scheduled for October in South Africa's Western Cape wine region, and to announce it, organizers brought out the big guns. Former F1 world champion Jody Scheckter took the wheel of a 1952 Jaguar C-Type and lead a £10 million convoy of classics through London's Mayfair district. South Africa's ambassador in London, Dr. Zola Skweiyiya, rode shotgun. They were joined by a 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C Monza and a 1957 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France - one of only seven ever made. But that's nothing compared to the 40 to 50 cars expected to take part in the full rally. In the meantime, you can check out the details in the press release after the jump and the photos in the gallery below. Gallery: Lormarins 1200 launch in London [Source: Lormarins 1200]Continue reading Jody Scheckter launches Lormarins 1200 with £10m in classicsJody Scheckter launches Lormarins 1200 with £10m in classics originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 17 Apr 2010 09:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
Next-gen Hyundai Accent caught totally undisguisedComment Next-gen Hyundai Accent caught totally undisguised
Filed under: Spy Photos, Budget, Sedan, Hyundai 2011 Hyundai Accent spy shots - Click above for high-res image gallery Looks like we were spot on in our assessment of what we happened to catch out testing near Disneyland in California. As we suspected, the car in question is the next-generation Hyundai Accent, a fact you can clearly discern by comparing our spy shots and an earlier Korean "naked" shot with the two images in our gallery below from auto.ifeng.com. As you can see, the next-gen Accent takes on a mini-Sonata look, with a heavily-rounded, arcing greenhouse, a prominent chrome-topped grille, and deeply-sculpted sheetmetal everywhere in between. Note also the absolutely massive headlights situated above squared-off fog lamps. Still second-guessing what you may be gazing at? Take a closer look at the decklid. From what we can tell, the badge on the right reads Verna - that's the Accent's moniker in some foreign markets (including South Korea). See for yourself in our image gallery below. Thanks for the tip, Rudy! Gallery: 2011 Hyundai Accent Spy Shots [Source: auto.ifeng.com via GenCoupe Forums]Next-gen Hyundai Accent caught totally undisguised originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 17 Apr 2010 11:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments

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Assetto Corsa: Lotus & Pagani PreviewsComment Assetto Corsa: Lotus & Pagani Previews
Kunos Simulazioni have released new previews of the Lotus Exige S and Pagani Huyara, which will both feature in their upcoming simulation Assetto Corsa. Both sets of previews are available here, and in addition a preview video of the Pagani can be seen here. For more information on the game, don't forget to visit our Assetto Corsa game profile, and you can keep up to date by following us on Twitter.
Project CARS: Build 549 ReleasedComment Project CARS: Build 549 Released
Slightly Mad Studios have released build 549 of Project CARS. Amongst many other fixes, new sounds for some of the game's cars have been added, improving on the WIP ones previously included. The latest download will be applied via Steam, and a full list of changes can be seen below. Don't forget to visit our Project CARS game profile for much more on this game, and you can keep up to date by following us on Twitter.Build 549 (27/8/13, Team Member+) Render: * Fix for bad coords * Fix for missing return. * Fix for missing brace on DX9 triangle draw. * Additional new pixel definition variable * Added in new index buffer tyep to handle point lists * Added in functions to get Cuda handlers for the generic prims Environment: * New setup for weather system loading * Split up the environment data into 4 section which we can load and unload separately therefore allowing us to be able to control the systems data more. The sections are, Base Render data (rendertargets etc..) , Weather condition data , Level Data (skyrings etc) and Lighting Data. All render and weather data is now loaded as a boot phase and kept as persistent throughout the entire game. This will help load times to track and also reduce memory fragmentation when loading and unload textures Career: * Career Calendar updates, fix to map not displaying, linked up record panel (wip). Audio: * All new BMW M1 Procar incar and external engine sets, plus an AI version. Update also includes the latest sound events such as int/ext gearshifts, backfires/splutters and distant rolloffs and trajectory. Listen for the carburetor opening up and hear the air getting sucked in Tracks: * Dubai: National and Club new AIW?s for changes in the track geometry. All 4 layououts added new pit lane paths (previously missing), expanded grid sizes from 16 to 36 and pit area to 18 * Volusia: Add textures for bistro Vehicles: * BMW M3 E30 Group A: Adjustable weight distribution and setup tweaks for the revised tire
Forza 5: Two New Video PreviewsComment Forza 5: Two New Video Previews
Two new videos for Forza Motorsport 5 have been posted online following previews of the game at this year's Gamescom show. Both videos show in-game footage from the latest in the Forza series, and can be seen here. For more on this upcoming title, visit our Forza Motorsport 5 game profile, and don't forget you can keep up to date by following us on Twitter.
WRC 4: New Gameplay FootageComment WRC 4: New Gameplay Footage
New gameplay footage of WRC 4 has emerged online, following the game's presentation at this year's Gamescom. All five videos show in-game footage, and can be seen here. Don't forget to visit our WRC 4 game profile for much more on this game, and you can also keep up to date by following us on Twitter.
Gran Turismo 6: 56 New ScreenshotsComment Gran Turismo 6: 56 New Screenshots
Polyphony Digital have released 56 new screenshots for Gran Turismo 6, showing off some of the cars included in the game such as the Ford Focus ST and Pagani Huayra, as well as the first previews of the Brands Hatch track. All of the screenshots are available to view here, and a preview video of the Pagani Huayra is available here. Don't forget to visit our Gran Turismo 6 game profile for more on this title, and you can keep up to date by following us on Twitter.
Project CARS: Build 562 Released & 158 ScreensComment Project CARS: Build 562 Released & 158 Screens
Slightly Mad Studios have released build 562 of Project CARS, making various changes and improvements to the ongoing development of the sim. A full list of changes is below, and if you have the alpha version you'll need to update via Steam. We've also added 158 new screenshots for the title, and to see these and for more information on this game, make sure you visit our Project CARS game profile.Build 562 (13/9/13, Team Member+) WiiU: * WiiU another particle rendering fix (smoke and racing line now are correct) * WiiU support for Occlusion Queries. * WiiU particle bug-fixing (colours and missing prims) * WiiU fix for flickering instances (needed double buffering) Physics: * GT3 Slick: Fixed excessive wear on the soft and hard compounds. Still not truly calibrated for realistic wear rate * Re-worked tires pressures and buildup on the Caterham and Ariel tires to better match the listed pressures used Tracks: * Azure Circuit: Fixed spec and added alpha channel, added nmp, add missing emm for streetlamps * Dubai: Added latest assets, fixed wrong green blend edge along the kerbs, added pitentry chevrons, tweaked road/asphalt textures * Azure Coast: Add new buildings with emm maps, merge JanP assets, merge TomT assets, clean layers, fix position for some buildings, add emm map for street lights (+- 30% done), fix pivot position, fix lod distance Vehicles: * Formula C: WIP on making the LODX * BMW M3 GT: Setup changes to suit the latest tires Build 561 (12/9/13, Team Member+) Physics: * Tires: FlexiCarcass development, FC development, FFB tightening options, Monza kinda-thermal experiment on HUD tire widget (for FC) * GT3 and Group A slick tires: Updates based on CPFT feedback WiiU: * WiiU full implementation of Depth of Field. Fixed bonnect cam capture GUI: * Adding variable height capability to list items and lists * Fixing sub list creation and filling out data Tracks: * Eifelwald: Added GP variations. Sprint, Sprint Short, Mullenbach * Azure Coast: Add missing emm and spec map for buildings Vehicles: * BMW Z4 GT3: Tweaks to default setup and an experiment with the tire scrub override sound parameter * Caterham R500 and Classic: Fixed track bar being above the axle centerline (and hence rear roll center). This fixes most of the up on 2 wheels experienced. re-adjusted setup accordingly (this added understeer). Raised default tire pressures and adjusted the optimum pressure shapes. Some drop in flash tire temp on the R500 Build 560 (11/9/13, Team Member+) Common: * BHashTable: Added tHashPtr and tPtrKey types for use with pointer keys and hashes to allow for different sizes between platforms * Updated RenderBridge and VehicleFactory to use new hash types * Updated the Session Mask in the Race Rules to match the newly adjusted Session enum WiiU: * WiiU full implementation of Motion-blur / Post processing filters * WiiU: w-i-p updates for ProController input sets and WiiU device registration * Misc: Added IsMPMode test before sending disqualify event * WiiU: Fixed warning * WiiU: Added basic pro controller support * WiiU fix for DashBoardGUIHandler not being excluded from project (it?s in the unity file) * WiiU add MotionBlurUsingLinearDepthFlags technique which allows the continued use of a compressed HDR format that lacks an alpha channel for the LinearDepthFlags to Alpha method Tracks: * Azure Circuit: New textures * Dubai: New Dynamic Safety Pillows, new foliage instances added, datepalms and desert grass * Azure Coast: Add emm for more buildings, add missing nmp map * Eifelwald: Added Eifelwald Stage 1, 2 and 3 * Eifelwald: Stages basic AIW changed Build 559 (10/9/13, Team Member+) WiiU: * WiiU fix SSAO context state bug when SSAO is turned off * WiiU full implementation of SSAO Control. * Snap and align feature * WiiU fixed SSAO const global parameters (they get stripped because they are constant and can?t then be set by the runtime!) Physics: * FFB: Added a touch of smoothing to RackScale and Mz to prevent spikes and low speed vibrations Tracks: * Anhalt: Dynamic Physics * Anhalt: XLC file * Dubai: New textures * Azure Coast: Add emm for more buildings, add missing nmp map anf baked small ao map for some buidling around the track Build 558 (9/9/13, Team Member+) Steam-based multiplayer WIP: * Implemented admin call: kick session member Audio: * All new Pagani Huayra incar and external engine sets, plus an AI version. Update includes extra layers of hard-offloaded exhaust crackles a and unique pully whine. Includes the lastest distant rolloffs and trajectory. Please Note: The int/ext backfires and gearshifts require bespoke sounds. I?ll add these over the next couple of days. Please take the time to listen to the lower RPM details ? especially from trackside ? short shifting and crusing around slowly is a lot of fun THEN hit the gas and hang on! Tracks: * Azure Coast: Add emm texture for riv_carlhotel * Connecticut Hill: Add textures for timer tower and sunoco sign * Volusia Circuit: In field perimeter fencing, merged latest, terrain fixes near lake, cut terrain near garages, fixed popping assets, In field perimeter fencing, merged latest, terrain fixes near lake, cut terrain near garages Vehicles: * BMW M3 E30 GroupA: Reuploading after a connection problem.
F1 2013: 8 New Videos AddedComment F1 2013: 8 New Videos Added
We've added 8 new videos for F1 2013, which is due to be released on October 4th. The videos are: * F1 2013 Classic Version Trailer * Eddie Irvine Brands Hatch * Damon Hill vs Michael Schumacher at Imola (3 videos) * F1 2013 Estoril Race (DDBox) * F1 2013 Monza Hotlap * F1 2013 Jerez Classic Hotlap All of these are available to view from our F1 2013 videos page. Don't forget you can also keep up to date by following us on Twitter.
F1 2013: Steering Wheel Support ListComment F1 2013: Steering Wheel Support List
Codemasters have released a full list of steering wheels which will be supported by F1 2013. The full list is below. Don't forget for much more on this title, make sure you visit our F1 2013 game profile.PC Supported Wheels Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Racing Wheel Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback Wheel with Force Feedback ECCI Trackstar 6000 Fanatec Porsche 911 Carrera Fanatec Porsche 911 GT2 Fanatec Porsche 911 GT3 RS2 Fanatec Porsche 911 Turbo S Fanatec ClubSport Fanatec CSR Elite Fanatec ClubSport Pedals Logitech Driving Force GT Logitech Driving Force Pro Logitech Formula Force EX/RX Logitech G25 Racing Wheel Logitech G27 Racing Wheel K Logitech MOMO Racing Force (Racing) Thrustmaster Ferrari 430 Force Feedback Racing Wheel Thrustmaster Ferrari GT Experience Thrustmaster Ferrari GT F430 Wireless Cockpit Thrustmaster RGT Force Feedback Clutch Edition Thrustmaster Universal Challenge 5-in-1 Racing Wheel Thrustmaster T500RS Racing Wheel Thrustmaster Ferrari F1 wheel Integral T500 Logitech WingMan Formula Force GP Racing Wheel Atomic Super Sport Evo Steering Wheel Logic3 Tri Format Topdrive GT Logic3 Tri Format Topdrive RF SimRaceWay SRW-S1 Steering Wheel (NEW) Atomic TVR Sagaris Sport Racing Steering Wheel PlayStation 3 Supported Wheels Atomic Super Sport Fanatec Porsche 911 GT2 Fanatec Porsche 911 GT3 RS2 Fanatec Porsche 911 Turbo S Fanatec ClubSport (NEW) Fanatec CSR Elite (NEW) Logic 3 TopDrive GT Logic 3 TopDrive RF Logitech Driving Force Logitech Driving Force EX/RX Logitech Driving Force GT Logitech Driving Force Pro Logitech G25 Racing Wheel Logitech G27 Racing Wheel Thrustmaster Ferrari F430 Force Feedback Thrustmaster Ferrari GT Experience Thrustmaster RGT Force Feedback Pro Clutch Thrustmaster T500RS Racing Wheel Xbox 360 Supported Wheels Microsoft 360 Wireless Racing Wheel Logitech Drive FX Wheel Fanatec Porsche 911 GT2 Fanatec Porsche 911 Turbo S Fanatec CSR Elite (NEW) Joytech Nitro Racing Wheel MadCatz Wireless Racing Wheel
Assetto Corsa: New Lotus, Type 125 and Ferrari PreviewsComment Assetto Corsa: New Lotus, Type 125 and Ferrari Previews
Kunos Simulazioni have released 8 new previews of various cars which will feature in their upcoming Assetto Corsa, including Lotus 49, Type 125, and Ferrari 312. All of these are available to view on our screenshots page. Don't forget for much more on this title visit our Assetto Corsa game profile, and you can also keep up to date by following us on Twitter.
WRC 4: New Videos & ScreenshotsComment WRC 4: New Videos & Screenshots
We have posted several videos and screenshots for the upcoming WRC 4 title. You can see all of these, and much more information about the game on our WRC 4 game profile. Don't forget you can also keep up to date by following us on Twitter.
Assetto Corsa ? Ferrari 312T AnnouncedComment Assetto Corsa ? Ferrari 312T Announced
Kunos Simulazioni have announced that the Ferrari F312T will be included in the release version of Assetto Corsa, which is the car Niki Lauda raced in 1975 which also features in the recently-released Rush movie. We've added several preview screenshots of the Ferrari to our screenshots page. For more information on the game, visit our Assetto Corsa game profile, and don't forget to keep up to date by following us on Twitter.
Project CARS: Build 593 AddedComment Project CARS: Build 593 Added
Slightly Mad Studios have released build 593 of Project CARS, which makes various improvements to the game. You can see the full list of improvements below, and this update will be applied automatically once you launch the game via Steam. We've added a huge number of new community screenshots and videos for this game too, which you can check out on our Project CARS game profile page.Build 593 (25/10/13, Team Member+) Common: * Fix for array destruction * Upped pool size for bcolour to match new data * Code to allow us to be able to control the adaption rate GUI: * Actual camera cycling working ingame in the Monitor screen (works on full screen target when monitor is up, reverts to initial camera angle when monitor is closed ? still need viewport) * Fix for text entry dialogs not setting text when CONFIRM is pressed Online: * Implemented password protection of lobbies. Fixed few issues in Steam join protocol Environment: * Fix for key lighitng not being setup for the moon at night * Clear 5 daytime tweaks to make it look more punchy, including new colour cube amd sky tweaks * Medium cloud 4 condition added, it?s a less saturated sky version of med cloud 03 * Clear 3 wtc is now a new version of clear 4 (vibrant blue sky and contrast look) but with less cyan hues in teh sky. Also added medium cloud 3 which is the same as the new clear3 but with cumulus cloud cover. Tweaked the cloud normal map so it has a bit more detail in the green channel for more realistic cloud shape in light and shade Texture Maps: * Desertgrass texturemaps Tracks: * Dubai: Swap of foliage palms and desertgrass, WIP. Big floolights added Vehicles: * Mercedes SLS: New wheel textures ? black + silver lip * Mercedes SLS: New wheel textures ? black + turquoise lip * Ford GT40, Lotus 49 (defualt tires on both): Increased grass grip * BMW Z4 GT3: removed door collision meshes to prevent doors opening * Mercedes SLS GT3: UV mapping glass/paint finished, prepared for new export, new collision meshes, placeholder display, various fixes * Gumpert Apollo: Collision mesh update to remove doors from detaching * Gumpert Apollo: Cockpit animation files update for mirror vibrations * Mercedes SLS GT3: Placeholder liveries added, RCF files set up * Ford Mustang Boss 302R: ride height & bump stops, side aero, general tweaking

F1

Christian Horner: 2014 a race between engine manufacturersComment Christian Horner: 2014 a race between engine manufacturers
Two days of testing, 11 laps completed. It's probably not the start to 2014 he had in mind, but for now at least, Red Bull team principal Christian Horner is hiding any concern well. Horner knows the calibre of his team and his drivers - including new arrival Daniel Ricciardo - but there is one big unknown in their new RB10 car
Exclusive interview - Felipe Massa on life at WilliamsComment Exclusive interview - Felipe Massa on life at Williams
Having spent the last eight seasons wearing the red of Ferrari, it has been somewhat strange to see Felipe Massa sporting the blue of new team Williams in pre-season testing. But, as the 32-year-old Brazilian tells us in this exclusive interview, he's relishing his move from Maranello to Grove, and sees no reason why he can't help the nine-time constructors' champions move back up to the sharp end of the grid
Schumacher's sedation reducedComment Schumacher's sedation reduced
Seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher is gradually being brought out of his induced coma, his manager confirmed on Thursday. ?Michael's sedation is being reduced in order to allow the start of the waking up process which may take a long time,? read a statement
Marussia's MR03 debuts in SpainComment Marussia's MR03 debuts in Spain
After last-minute technical issues delayed its journey to Spain earlier in the week, Marussia's 2014 car finally made its test debut at Jerez on Thursday afternoon. The MR03 is Marussia's first Ferrari-powered machine, the team having previously used Cosworth engines
Technical problems continue to plague Red Bull in JerezComment Technical problems continue to plague Red Bull in Jerez
Red Bull's troublesome start to pre-season testing in Jerez continued on Thursday as they were forced to abandon attempts to run their new car after just three laps because of technical problems. The world champion team, who entered the day having completed a mere 11 laps over two days with Sebastian Vettel at the wheel, sent new recruit Daniel Ricciardo out on track in the Renault-powered RB10 at lunchtime, but the car lasted less than a lap before grinding to a smoky halt
Magnussen keeps McLaren on top in JerezComment Magnussen keeps McLaren on top in Jerez
Danish rookie Kevin Magnussen ensured that McLaren finished at the top of the timesheets for the second session in a row on Thursday by setting the pace on the third day of pre-season testing in Spain. But there was more frustration for world champions Red Bull as technical issues restricted Daniel Ricciardo to just three laps in the new RB10
Abiteboul: What Caterham need now is sparkle!Comment Abiteboul: What Caterham need now is sparkle!
Caterham are determined that 2014 will be the year when they finally break free from the back of the grid and start to seriously mix it in the mid-field. A year into his role as team principal, Cyril Abiteboul has strengthened the infrastructure of the Anglo-Malaysian squad and has secured an exciting new driver line-up in F1 returnee Kamui Kobayashi and Swedish rookie Marcus Ericsson
Exclusive Nico Rosberg Q&A: New cars a real challengeComment Exclusive Nico Rosberg Q&A: New cars a real challenge
Whilst some of their rivals have stuttered, Mercedes have enjoyed a positive week of testing in Jerez with both Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton racking up plenty of mileage behind the wheel of the new turbo-powered F1 W05. But with so many technical changes, what are the new cars like to drive? And just how different will the racing be in 2014? The cerebral Rosberg explains all
Toto Wolff Q&A: Team principals a thing of the pastComment Toto Wolff Q&A: Team principals a thing of the past
'Too many cooks' was a phrase uttered many times last year in reference to Mercedes' rapidly changing management line-up, a process which culminated in Ross Brawn stepping down as team principal in November. A few months on, however, and the new structure appears to be paying dividends, with Mercedes looking highly impressive in this week's opening pre-season test at Jerez. That's where we caught up with Toto Wolff, the team's business director and head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport, to discuss the changes and Mercedes' prospects for 2014
Red Bull head home early from JerezComment Red Bull head home early from Jerez
Red Bull have decided to pull out of the final afternoon of this week's Jerez test after Friday morning brought more frustration for the world champions and their new car. Daniel Ricciardo completed just seven laps in the RB10 before being halted by a mechanical issue
Massa fastest for Williams as first test ends in SpainComment Massa fastest for Williams as first test ends in Spain
Williams' Felipe Massa set the pace at Jerez on Friday, as the opening pre-season test of 2014 drew to an intriguing close. The Brazilian was one of seven drivers - six of them using Mercedes or Ferrari power - to complete more than 50 laps of the Spanish circuit, but once again all three Renault-powered teams were forced to cut their running short because of technical issues
Jerez test in numbers - who went fastest, and furthestComment Jerez test in numbers - who went fastest, and furthest
One should never read too much into testing times - especially when that test was effectively an extended shake-down, as last week's Jerez session was for most. But that doesn't mean they don't make for interesting reading, and Kevin Magnussen will no doubt be more than happy to leave Spain with the quickest overall time after his debut as a McLaren race driver

Sim Racing World Aggregrate

Top Gear Test Track for AC - First PreviewsComment Top Gear Test Track for AC - First Previews
520860 has started working on a new scratch-made track for Assetto Corsa - The Top Gear Test Track. News sourced from: VirtualR.net
1991 Group C for rFactor 2 - New PreviewsComment 1991 Group C for rFactor 2 - New Previews
A while ago, Mak Corp released new previews of their 1991 Group C mod for rFactor 2, showing off two upcoming additions to the mod. News sourced from: VirtualR.net
MX Bikes by PiBoSo - First VideoComment MX Bikes by PiBoSo - First Video
Following GP Bikes, Kart Racing Pro and World Racing Series, PiBoSo is currently adding a fourth title to his very impressive portfolio of simulations. News sourced from: VirtualR.net
Microsoft debunks cheaper Xbox One rumour: "don't believe everything you read"Comment Microsoft debunks cheaper Xbox One rumour:
Xbox One rumours were ten-a-penny last week, thanks to an anonymous tipster who is apparently now being pursued legally by Microsoft. One such claim was that the company is preparing to unveil a new, cheaper Xbox One model or price-cut on the existing model. Chief of Staff Aaron Greenberg has debunked the rumours. Our own trusted source has confirmed the existence of a new, cheaper Xbox One model for 2014, but Greenberg has since doused the rumours on Twitter: @TheAnchormanV No, you cannot believe everything you read on the internet.. — Aaron Greenberg (@aarongreenberg) February 1, 20.. News sourced from: VG247
SOE President Confirms Sony VR HeadsetComment SOE President Confirms Sony VR Headset
Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley has seemingly confirmed Sony's unannounced virtual reality headset device in a Reddit AMA.  Asked by a fan if EverQuest Next would support virtual reality alternatives to Oculus Rift Smedley said:  "Hearing good things about 2 competitors.. one of which actually comes from Sony. So I'm thinking this is real and we may have our Snowcrash after all." Snowcrash is an acclaimed novel by Neal Stephenson in which the author lays out a vision for virtual reality based entertainment.  Reports that Sony.. News sourced from: Gamekicker.com
Rumor: GTA 5 Single Player DLC has Assassination Missions, New FeaturesComment Rumor: GTA 5 Single Player DLC has Assassination Missions, New Features
GTA Forums' user funmw2 has discovered new files in Grand Theft Auto 5's executable which seems to confirm upcoming single player DLC will feature assassination missions and new features which may include new phone apps or special abilities.  While assassination missions will form part of the DLC, there's no reason to believe that Rockstar will have such a limited focus. Rockstar has said:  "For those ready to jump back into the story of Grand Theft Auto V, we have big plans for substantial additions in 2014 continuing Michael, Franklin and Trevor's.. News sourced from: Gamekicker.com
Project CARS - 4k Resolution PreviewsComment Project CARS - 4k Resolution Previews
A bunch of ultra high resolution 4k Project CARS previews have surfaced. News sourced from: VirtualR.net
Project CARS Build 654 (Team Member+)Comment Project CARS Build 654 (Team Member+)
Build 654 (03/02/14, Team Member+) - 295.5 MBx64:* x64: Set default floating point model to 'fast' in x64 Release and Gold props* x64: Set default instruction set to SSE2 in x64 Release and Gold props* x64: Disabled optimisations when compiling Wheel::CalculateTrackDistance due to x64 compiler crashRender:* Enable Fast GPU kick offs in non Monolithic XB1/DX11. fix for Monolithic lock issuePenalties:* Racing flags updates: Racing flags adds track position scalar (from PaulH), send yellow and green flag events to physics, processing of flag events in trackStatus, accessors to flag events in tr.. News sourced from: DrivingItalia.net
News: GTA 5 has shipped over 32.5m unitsComment News: GTA 5 has shipped over 32.5m units
Incredible sales help Take-Two become top publisher of 2013. Only Wii Sports, Minecraft, Tetris, Mario Kart Wii and the original Super Mario Bros. are believed to have sold more copies. The impressive figures were announced prior to Take-Two's Q3 2014 earnings call this evening, with the game's sales helping propel Take-Two to finish the year as the top video game publisher of 2013.Unsurprisingly, GTA 5 finished the year as the best-selling game of 2013.GTA 5 launched in September 2013. PC and next-gen versions have yet to be announced but are widely rumoured to be in development. .. News sourced from: VideoGamer.com
Grand Theft Auto V Sells 32.5 Million Copies to Date, Best Selling Game of 2013Comment Grand Theft Auto V Sells 32.5 Million Copies to Date, Best Selling Game of 2013
Hardcore Gamer: This makes it the best selling video game of 2013 by a large margin and cements Take-Two as the top video game publisher of 2013. News sourced from: N4G.com
Grand Theft Auto V ships 32.5M copies to-date, driving Take-Two revenuesComment Grand Theft Auto V ships 32.5M copies to-date, driving Take-Two revenues
As expected, the world-beating success of the latest GTA game has given Take-Two a big boost, as announced today in the company's third quarter results. ... News sourced from: Gamasutra
Take-Two More Than Quadruples Net Revenue, Increases OutlookComment Take-Two More Than Quadruples Net Revenue, Increases Outlook
Take-Two is still riding high on the Grand Theft Auto V wave. The company is reporting a strong third quarter 2014, with net revenue of $1.86 billion compared to $415.8 million in third quarter last year. Take-Two notes that, in addition to GTA V, WWE, and NBA titles, digital revenues for GTA Online helped drive performance. On a non-GAAP basis, Take-Two is reporting an increase in digital revenue of 42 percent over last year, accounting for $132.8 million. Catalog sales represented $113 million. Take-Two has also revealed some additional information about its upcoming catalogue. Civilizati.. News sourced from: GameInformer.com

Nascar

Popularity of NASCAR's 'Ten-Time' still runs strongComment Popularity of NASCAR's 'Ten-Time' still runs strong
Hendrick Motorsports already has a driver nicknamed "Five-Time" in Jimmie Johnson, and another known as "Four-Time" in Jeff Gordon. After Thursday, though, Dale Earnhardt Jr. figures he might have both those multiple-time Sprint Cup champions beat.
Emotional award caps Gordon's 'awkward' weekComment Emotional award caps Gordon's 'awkward' week
Tears during Champions Week are nothing new for Jeff Gordon.
Penske prepares for first big night in long careerComment Penske prepares for first big night in long career
Even with all of Roger Penske's racing accolades and achievements -- his legendary status as a team owner, the Hall of Fame honors, the Daytona 500 victory and 15 Indianapolis 500 wins -- he insists it was a simple gesture in a single moment last week that brought it all home for him.
Notes: Mandel spices up NASCAR interviewsComment Notes: Mandel spices up NASCAR interviews
Comedian Howie Mandel brought his act to Las Vegas a day early -- and incognito.
2012 champion earns his hardwareComment 2012 champion earns his hardware
LAS VEGAS -- Calling himself a "lottery winner" NASCAR's newest Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski accepted his championship ring and $5 million paycheck then promised to post a photo of himself on Twitter celebrating later with a large, cold Miller Lite beer.
Allmendinger seems a good fit for Phoenix RacingComment Allmendinger seems a good fit for Phoenix Racing
AJ Allmendinger might not be the perfect match for every team.
Recent turn of events land Smith in Chase-quality carComment Recent turn of events land Smith in Chase-quality car
CONCORD, N.C. -- Regan Smith says he doesn't feel any additional pressure in taking over behind the wheel of Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s No. 88 Chevrolet.
Biffle wins Charlotte pole with record-breaking lapComment Biffle wins Charlotte pole with record-breaking lap
Greg Biffle was cackling with laughter when he crossed the finish line Thursday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway, and it wasn't just because he set a track record in qualifying for Sunday's Bank of America 500.
Gordon, others walk a fine line after hard hitsComment Gordon, others walk a fine line after hard hits
Jimmie Johnson remembers, vaguely, how he felt the day after taking a hard hit in a Nationwide Series car when his brakes failed and he plowed into a wall during a race at Watkins Glen International.
Weekend Preview: Revitalized Gordon aims to continue climbComment Weekend Preview: Revitalized Gordon aims to continue climb
The last time Jeff Gordon headed to Charlotte Motor Speedway, his deficit in the Sprint Cup Series points manifested itself in a strikingly tangible form.
Keselowski proud to carry on No. 2 traditionComment Keselowski proud to carry on No. 2 tradition
Brad Keselowski remembers racing against Rusty Wallace -- he was 9 years old and it was in a video game.
Section of I-85 dedicated in honor of GordonComment Section of I-85 dedicated in honor of Gordon
A 1.6-mile section of I-85 from the city of Charlotte corporate limits to the Cabarrus County line was dedicated Friday as the Jeff Gordon Expressway.