Category Archives: performance

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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IMSA Showdown at Laguna Seca Today

“Drivers arrive at the entry to The Corkscrew in fifth gear at 130 miles per hour and pointing at the sky,” said Chris Baker, director of motorsports, Michelin North America. “Traffic is usually stacking up and the drivers must be very precise in car placement and spot-on in braking to set up for the downhill run.” Continue reading

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World Endurance CUP Round 6 – Texas: Porsche 1, 2, Toyota 3

Toyota once again teased; once again failed – a problem that might go away next year since it will likely be racing against itself in LMP1 – good for a Tokyo Aichi lobby trophy, but disastrous for the sport. Continue reading

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2018 Camaro ZL1 NASCAR Cup Race Car

The Camaro ZL1 will make its competition debut next February during Daytona Speedweeks, which kicks off the 2018 NASCAR season. Continue reading

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Milestones – One Millionth Porsche 911

The Porsche 911 arguably created a new category and remains a premium sports car despite its rear engine design – that critics pointed out was like a trying to throw a dart backwards at high speeds. Continue reading

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Silverstone: Toyota Beats Porsche. Chan Racing Wins LMP2. Ford Bests Ferrari, Porsche in GT Pro. Ferrari takes GT Am

The race – pure England at this time of year (or any time) – was run under mixed weather conditions, forcing teams to choose between tires – slicks, so-called intermediates or rain rubber in changing conditions that forced drivers to extract the best performance out of the world’s most exciting racing machines. Continue reading

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Silverstone – WEC Opening Round Pits Toyota against Porsche in the run-up to the Grueling 24 Hours at Le Mans

The first track appearance in real racing conditions sees Porsche and Toyota dueling with two very different LMP1 cars with mixed results in the fastest, most expensive top class. Continue reading

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Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Runs Fastest Quarter-Mile Ever

With 840 horsepower and 770 pounds-feet of torque from a supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi V8 engine, the new 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is the most-powerful production muscle car in history. It posted the world’s fastest quarter-mile with an elapsed time (ET) … Continue reading

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Ford GT Faster than McLaren 675LT or Ferrari 458?

Ford’s marketing problem is its V6 engine versus the throaty roar of the V8 engines of the Ferrari and McLaren. Continue reading

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Porsche 911 RSR, Panamera Executive Debut at Los Angeles

At the Los Angeles Auto Show this week, Porsche will unveil the 911 RSR racing car that is designed to compete internationally during 2017, and four so-called Panamera Executive models. Continue reading

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Camaro ZL1 Posts 7:29.6 Lap at Nürburgring

Whether it’s a great marketing move is not in question, but the Ring is not without its critics who question its relevance to production car buyers who are not the professionals – drivers and teams – who undertake such runs on racing tires. Continue reading

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Binge Selling! Ford GT Production Extended

It appears that more cars according to Pericak means more exclusive. This assertion would have had me laughed out of my high school logic class. Maybe expelled. Continue reading

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Woodward Dream Cruise – Camaros Run before the Rain

Notably absent was Ford – whose Mustang on sale more than one year ahead of the Camaro – who established and defined the pony car category. Continue reading

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Alfa Romeo 2017 Giulia at 2016 Monterey Car Week

During one of the most notable auto events in North America, the 2016 Monterey Car Week will see Alfa Romeo showcase its all-new 2017 Giulia sport sedans, with ride-and-drives of the 4C Spider around the Monterey Peninsula. Continue reading

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First Look – 2017 Ford GT ’66 Heritage

The 2017 Ford GT will be available in a limited-edition Heritage theme honoring the GT40 Mark II driven to victory by Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon at Le Mans in 1966 – part of a1-2-3 Ford GT sweep in the top class at Ferrari’s expense. Continue reading

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