A red MST Mk2 Ford Escort Ultimate Rally Car drifts around a racetrack
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MST’s Brand-New Mk2 Ford Escort Lets You Play Ken Block

People trying to break into rallying often pick modern machines; rear-wheel and all-wheel-drive Subarus are common picks. But when it comes to slick slides, classic cars can be just as good and just as fun. Ken Block has driven that point home with his modified vintage Mustang and tweaked Escort Cosworth. And now, there’s another …

Tips, Tricks & Trends

Does Go-Karting Make You a Better Driver?

If you have ever been go-karting, then you’re well aware of the fun and thrills you can have while lapping that small track. Finding those apexes and hammering the throttle on the straightaways without having to worry about damaging an actual race car is one of the best parts. But we had to wonder if …

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Watch the Toyota GR Supra Drift Racing With the Pros

Not all people care to watch video reels of cars drifting around the track. For those who do, this clip of the Toyota GR Supra drift racing is pretty awesome. Especially for those out there that love Toyota and appreciate the design and engineering that this Japanese carmaker flows into each vehicle. In the video …

A red-and-black 1974 twin-engine Citroen 2CV 4x4 rally car in a quarry
Tips, Tricks & Trends

This Citroen 2CV Became a Rally Car With the Help of 2 Engines

‘Innovative’ is a term often thrown around classic Citroens. In the 50s, for example, the DS wowed onlookers with front disc brakes and self-leveling hydropneumatic suspension. The later SM took the latter to new heights (pun intended) and introduced features like rain-sensing wipers and hydraulically-assisted steering. But before those came the minimalist Citroen 2CV, explicitly …

a red Ram 1500 TRX at speed on a dusty desert trail
Trucks & SUVs

This 2021 Ram 1500 TRX Left a Ford Raptor in the Dust

The unveiling of the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX brought a 702-hp supercharged pickup truck to the masses. While the TRX is an impressive off-roader, the Hellcat-powered pickup truck has incredible straight-line speed. To test this, the team over at The Fast Lane Truck decided to pit the newly-released Ram against some established competition from Ford …

A red 2021 Toyota GR Yaris slides on a track
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Let’s Hope the Corolla Hot Hatch Is as Cool as the Toyota GR Yaris

Here in the US, the Yaris hatchback serves—or rather, served—as Toyota’s cheapest car. But its strengths don’t include performance. So Gazoo Racing, the Japanese automaker’s performance division, stepped in to correct that. In doing so, it created the Toyota GR Yaris, an all-wheel-drive throwback to the brand’s rally days. It’s not coming to the US—but …

A black 1950 BRM Type 15 driven at Goodwood by Doug Hill
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You Can Buy a New 1950s BRM F1 Car With a 591-Hp V16

Automakers aren’t just restoring their beloved classic models anymore. Some high-end marques, like Aston Martin and Bentley, now offer brand-new models built using old-school methods. In the hands of independent companies like Eagle or Pur Sang, such cars would technically still be ‘replicas.’ But when the automaker does it, they’re called ‘continuation cars.’ And it’s …

Sandy Stuvik with the blue-and-white Super Pickup Ford Ranger racing truck
Trucks & SUVs

Ford Turned the Ranger Into a Manual Diesel Racing Truck

Even without an official US Raptor, it’s not uncommon to see the Ford Ranger geared up for off-road adventures. Customizers and tuners like Hellwig and Roush have done so, as has Ford’s own Performance Division. However, not all pickup truck competitions involve off-roading; some are done on paved roads or tracks. And as Ford of …

a front view image of a red, white, and blue Honda Fireblade sport bike
2 Wheels

Is the 2021 Honda Fireblade Worth its Insanely High Price?

The Honda Fireblade has been the envy of the U.S. motorcycle market for a long time. Finally, this year we got the 2021 Honda Fireblade SP in American showrooms all over the country. But with a starting price tag of nearly $30 grand, some enthusiasts are bound to balk at its costly price tag. Is …

Frankie Garcia with Roland Sands
2 Wheels

For Frankie Garcia, King of the Baggers Was a Dream Come True

It’s safe to say that the King of the Baggers race has gotten a lot of attention from motorcycle racing fans. Even from ones who previously wouldn’t have been interested in cruiser bikes. We recently chatted with the winner, Tyler O’Hara, who raced on an Indian Challenger prepped by S&S Cycle. But there was another …

A photo of the Roborace DevBot at a race track.
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This Autonomous Race Car Crashed Almost Immediately

The world of motorsports is no stranger to crashes. From Formula1 to NASCAR, we’ve all seen dramatic collisions with car parts raining from the skies. The hilarious clip we’re looking at today has almost none of those things. For starters, there isn’t even a human driver in the cockpit. That’s because Roborace is a racing …

The Indian Challenger modified by S&S for King of the Baggers on the racetrack
2 Wheels

The 2020 King of the Baggers Is the Indian Challenger

After making its return to flat-track racing, Indian is expanding its motorsports participation even further. For example, it recently got back into hill climbing for the first time in 70 years. Seeing one of Indian’s cruisers and touring bikes, like the Challenger, racing is a fairly rare sight, though. However, that’s exactly what happened at …

Tesla Model 3, model X and model s in the exhibition hall of the newly opened Tesla experience center
Hybrids & Electrics

Tesla Factory Backed Motorsports Program Conspicuously Missing

Factory backed motorsports programs are often the offspring of a young automotive manufacturing company. Ferrari and Porche went racing in their early days, as did Mini. Of course, the American manufacturers have done the same on and off through the years. Even Fisker and Rivian have established a racing presence. Interestingly, Tesla doesn’t have a motorsports program. The electric car …

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This New Toyota Will Have Almost 1000 hp

Thinking of Toyota, the more popular models like the Camry and Corolla probably come to mind. If you love the older generation of Fast and Furious cars or even modern remakes, you might even think about the Supra. Chances are, words like race car or performance never came to mind. Well, with the new Toyota …

The red-and-mahogany 1952 Ferrari Arno XI hydroplane on its stand
Marine & RVs

Meet the Arno XI: Ferrari’s Only Racing Hydroplane Boat

F1-inspired supercars maybe Ferrari’s most iconic vehicles, but the Italian automaker has made more than just. It’s created GTs like the 456, 911-fighting sports cars like the 308 GT4, and even some police cars. However, it’s usually not associated with boats. But, like Lamborghini, Ferrari has dipped its toes into the aquatic world. And its …

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2 Races Left in 1 Weird Motocross Season

We haven’t seen a Motocross race in October since 1992. Additionally, this season will see the latest closing race since the October 13th conclusion at Unadilla in 1991. Then there was that time Tomac won a million dollars on October 13th in 2018 at the Monster Energy Cup. However, overall we rarely see a Motocross …

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Bugatti Hypercar Takes on The SSC Tuatara

Hypercars are like something from out of this world. They are the epitome of design and engineering, and so much more. Hypercars are some of the rarest, fastest, and most expensive vehicles in the world. Every day, manufacturers and private shops are working to build better and faster hypercars and watching them race is unlike …

a 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa with a scenic background
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Is Ferrari an Italian Car Company?

Ferrari is easily one of the most iconic names in the industry. It’s a legendary race team, a producer of some speedy streetcars, and a worldwide household name. But where did the story of this automobile legend begin? Is Ferrari an Italian car company? Who founded Ferrari? The founder of Ferrari, according to Wikipedia, is …

Ford Crown Victoria row of cars
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Top 10 Cop-Chasing Video Game Cars

Car racing video games have come a long way since the early days of Atari arcade systems. Gran Trak 10 was cutting edge back in the early ’70s with a steering wheel and pedals used to control the driving functions. In the ’80s, Namco introduced the gaming world to race car simulators with Pole Position. Today’s action-packed video games feature realistic …

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Here’s Why Car Manufacturers Love Racing Games

We can’t all race the track versions of Lamborghinis, Ferraris, or other rare cars in real life. In video games, though, almost anything is possible. There are some very popular racing games, and even some crazy setups to play them. Little did we know that racing-based video games aren’t just for our enjoyment, because they …

Black Momo racing seats with harnesses in a BMW E30 M3 with a gold roll cage
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Should You Install Racing Seats in a Street Car?

While giving your car a turbo is just about adding power, some modifications pull double-duty. For example, while roll cages provide crash and roll protection, they also make cars stiffer, which makes for better handling. Another mod like this? Aftermarket racing seats. Quite a few high-performance road cars, like the EP3 Honda Civic Type R, …

2021 Bronco R Prototype Baja 1000 | Ford-001
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Is the 2020 Baja 1000 Canceled?

The Baja 1000 is an incredible test of skill, strength, and endurance of both a vehicle and a driver or rider. It takes all the grit you’ve got just to finish. But this year has been a weird year for all of us, to say the least. Many of our favorite and most looked-forward to …

A red-with-white-stripe 2008 Ducati Desmosedici RR on a rear wheel stand
2 Wheels

The Ducati Desmosedici RR Was a Road-Legal MotoGP Race Bike

Aston Martin and Brough Superior’s upcoming superbike’s price tag isn’t the only thing that will make the motorcycle exclusive. It’s a track-only bike, so it doesn’t have to conform to any emissions or other regulations. And as the Ferrari F50 demonstrated, turning a racing machine into a road vehicle isn’t exactly easy. But as Ducati …

Honda Unlimited Ridgeline at 2018 Baja 500
Tips, Tricks & Trends

A Brief History of the Baja 1000

The Baja 1000 off-road desert race is one of the most dangerous off-road races. Ever. It’s claimed lives and countless vehicles. It’s a rite of passage for many drivers, racers, and adventures. There are several classes from motorcycles to pickup trucks. And it’s raced over about 1,200 miles of desert trails on the Baja Peninsula. …

Front of the Fisker Ocean Force E
Hybrids & Electrics

Electric SUV Manufacturer, Fisker to Go Racing

Henrik Fisker has been involved with many electric vehicle programs over the years. In 2016, he formed his own company called Fisker, Inc. Since then, he has been doing everything he can to champion the growth of the electric vehicle market, including designing the Fisker Ocean, which is an all-electric SUV that anticipated on the …