Category Archives: performance

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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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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