Category Archives: performance

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio$80,000+!

Assembled by Alfa Romeo workers at the Cassino plant in Italy, the all-new 2018 Stelvio is claimed to be a premium mid-size SUV for driving enthusiasts that stands out in one of the largest and fastest growing segments in the U.S., and as noted globally. Continue reading

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Cigarette Racing 515 Project ONE Debuts with Mercedes-AMG

Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing are showing the latest iteration of toys for the rich from the Miami-based boat manufacturer at the Miami Boat (Boast?) show that just opened. Designed from the sea bottom up using the “latest technology,” the Cigarette … Continue reading

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Corvette ZR1 Sets Lap Record at VIR

Reuss once kicked the author’s butt at a closed track in New York State. It’s surprising when the president of an auto company appears at a race track to drive a car he worked on as an engineer. It’s embarrassing, though, when he’s as fast, well frankly faster, than any hot shoe out there. Continue reading

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California Air Resources Board Fines JEGS Automotive $1.7m

The California Air Resources Board today announced that JEGS Automotive Inc. will pay $1,700,500 to resolve violations of anti-pollution laws related to the sales and marketing of illegal aftermarket performance parts in California. The penalty is the largest in CARB … Continue reading

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Kittens, Err, Tigers Visit NAIAS

The Tigers are coming off a dreadful 2017 season, winning 64, losing 98, for 5th place in the AL Central; Chevrolet had mediocre one, too. Continue reading

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Racing Legend Dan Gurney Dead at 86

Gurney was also the first driver to spray champagne on the podium, inadvertently starting a tradition that is now imitated all around the world. Hoosier milk doesn’t foam, though. Continue reading

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Street Legal Mustang Shelby GT500 in ’19. Bullitt Edition First

An all-new Mustang Shelby GT500 with a +700-plus horsepower supercharged V8 will be the most powerful street-legal production Ford ever. The Mustang is said to be legal on roadways and race tracks, with claimed “new innovative track technologies, performance hardware, … Continue reading

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2017 Ferrari SF70H F1 at Autosport International

The SF70H joins the 2004 championship-winning F2004, 2017 LMGTE Pro World Endurance Championship-winning AF Corse 488 GTE, FXX-K Evo and the 488 Challenge cars on the stage, which will showcase the range of cars available through Corse Clienti, Ferrari’s very expensive and successful client racing program. Continue reading

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BMW Sets Two Guinness World Records for Drifting

To accomplish these exploits, BMW worked with North Carolina based automotive fabricators, ironically called, Detroit Speed to develop a custom dry break fuel system capable of refueling the BMW M5 mid-drift similar to the way that fighter jets can refuel in mid-flight. The resulting fueling system allowed Schwartz to drift continuously for the entire eight hours allocated. Continue reading

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Goodbye to American Sports Car Racer Bruce Leven

Levin will be missed as much as the 962 Porsches he once ran. Continue reading

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IMSA Finale Today at Road Atlanta

With 39 cars and superstar lineups with aggressive drivers – some clearly illegally aggressive but unsanctioned thus far – from all paddocks of the sport, the Motul Petit Le Mans could be one of the most dramatic finales yet – or not depending on the racing. Continue reading

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IMSA Motul Petit Le Mans Fun Facts

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Motul Petit Le Mans, IMSA supplied 20 statistics about drivers, teams and manufacturers that have competed in the famous 10-hour endurance race. Continue reading

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Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio World’s Fastest SUV

An Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio lapped Nürburgring in a record 7 minutes 51.7 seconds, fastest time ever posted by a production SUV, according to Alfa. The top-of the line Stelvio has the best-in-the-silly-class  at 505 horsepower, thereby powering it from … Continue reading

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Corvette Wins at Laguna Seca. Just Points Ahead of GT40

Sports car racing is a bit like the ‘restaurant row phenomenon” where multiple offerings in proximity – in this case fender-to-fender or exhaust-to-front bumper kissing at racing speeds – allows all to thrive in a cacophonous street and track democracy where you ‘run what you brung’ machines that are legal on the track. And the street legal versions of these cars have never been so edgy, so close to the pro versions particularly in the GT classes that there is a performance heaven on earth. Continue reading

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IMSA Screws Continental. Michelin Official Tire Starting in 2019

The multi-year agreement calls for Michelin tires to be on every Prototype (P) and GT Daytona (GTD) race car competing in the WeatherTech Championship in addition to its continued participation in the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class. The GTLM class will continue to be open to multiple tire manufacturers. Continue reading

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