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The 62nd Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by “Fresh from Florida” takes place on Saturday, March 15th. Gates open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 and remain open 24 hours a day through Saturda…
Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg DATE OF EVENT: Friday, March 28 - Sunday, March 30ROUND(S): GT/GT-A/GTS 1 & 2The Pirelli World Challenge's 25th anniversary 2014 season starts on the stree…
The 2014 DTM calendar 1) 4th May - Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg (D) 2) 18th May - etropolis Motorsport Arena Oschersleben (D) 3) 1st June - Hungaroring Budapest (UNG) 4) 29th June - Norisring…
McLaren Automotive has now released images and full information for the convertible version of its latest model, the McLaren 650S, unveiled at the 84th International Geneva Motor Show. The McLaren 650S Spider is a no compromise open-top high performance sports car offering the same performance, handling and driver enjoyment, with the addition of a two-piece retractable hard top. The latest model is shown in Tarocco Orange, a new addition to the McLaren colour collection, developed with technology partner AkzoNobel.
The McLaren 650S Spider is mechanically identical to the 650S Coupé and is fitted with the unique McLaren M838T twin turbo V8 engine, producing 650PS (641 bhp) and 678 Nm (500 lb ft). This means a 0-100 km/h (62 mph)…
Posted by Michael Taylor on March 10, 2014 at 1:08pm
TORONTO, ON. February 22, 2014 – MOTRface.com, an online magazine dedicated to car and motorsports enthusiasts, has selected the sixth-generation Ford Mustang as the 2014 Car of the Show at the Canadian International AutoShow (CIAS). Previous winners include the C7 Corvette Stingray in 2013 and the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe Black Series in 2012. The 2014 finalists included the Golf VII GTI, BMW’s new performance coupes the M4 and M235i, the 4th generation Subaru WRX STI, the 2014 Nissan GT-R and the new C7 Corvette Stingray Z06.
According to Ford, the all-new sophisticated design is clearly inspired by 50 years of Mustang heritage and has evolved to attract a wider array of customers and expand global market availability.
The 2015 Mustang will be available with three…Continue
Posted by Michael Taylor on February 21, 2014 at 8:00pm
New platform offers a stiffer, more agile chassis with Active Torque Vectoring for exceptional handling.
Subaru's global performance flagship model debuts as a bold new sedan with all-new interior for added refinement.
The 2015 WRX STI model's exclusive engine, transmission, brakes and steering offer an unsurpassed level of control.
Subaru Canada, Inc. announced the unveiling of the all-new 2015 WRX STI, Subaru's iconic performance flagship model, at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. With the next-generation 2015 WRX STI, Subaru's engineers set out to take full advantage of its 2.5-litre turbocharged SUBARU BOXER engine. Debuting a new four-door wide-body design, the 2015 WRX STI is built on a stiffer chassis for even greater handling agility and…Continue
Posted by Michael Taylor on January 14, 2014 at 8:30pm
At the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Porsche is introducing two new models to the 911 range: the 911 Targa 4 and 911 Targa 4S. These models are the first to combine the classic Targa concept with cutting edge, innovative roof technology. Just like the legendary original 911 Targa of 1965, the new models feature the distinctive Targa roof bar, a movable front roof section, and a wraparound rear window. But unlike the classic 911 Targa, the roof segment can be opened and closed at the push of a button. The fully automatic roof system stows the Targa top behind the rear seats.
Both 911 Targa models exclusively come in AWD version, featuring the wider rear track and body, and the same Porsche Traction Management (PTM), found in all 911 all-wheel-drive…Continue
Posted by Michael Taylor on January 14, 2014 at 6:57pm
Enters supercar territory with race-proven design, advanced technologies and world-class performance.
With track-focused Z07 performance package, 2015 Corvette Z06 delivers faster lap times than 2014 Corvette ZR1.
The first Corvette Z06 to offer supercharged engine, removable roof panel and available paddle-shift automatic transmission.
DETROIT – Chevrolet today introduced the most track-capable Corvette in the brand’s history – the 2015 Corvette Z06. It stretches the performance envelope for Corvette with unprecedented levels of aerodynamic downforce, at least 625 horsepower from an all-new supercharged engine, and an all-new, high-performance eight-speed automatic transmission – all building on the advanced driver technologies introduced on the Corvette…Continue
Posted by Michael Taylor on January 13, 2014 at 3:30pm
The McLaren name was born on the racetrack and, 50 years on, is the most successful name in global motorsport. That desire and determination to push for every extra tenth of a second, and obsessive focus on perfection, has seen the final development objective for the now sold out McLaren P1™ achieved: a sub-seven minute lap time of the Nürburgring circuit.
From the outset, the McLaren P1™ has been developed with one clear goal: to be the best driver’s car on both road and track. To achieve this, the development programme has focussed on ensuring the McLaren P1™ pushes the boundaries in terms of sheer performance, with testing carried out in some of the harshest conditions around the world. But one…
Posted by Michael Taylor on December 6, 2013 at 1:56pm
On clinching a title and the sixth victory of the season at the seventh of eight rounds of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), Audi had two reasons to celebrate. After the success in the Manufacturers’ World Championship had been determined in Japan three weeks earlier, Loïc Duval/Tom Kristensen/Allan McNish (F/DK/GB) in the Audi R18 e-tron quattro won the drivers’ classification* in China. At Shanghai, the trio only had to take third place. Their team-mates Marcel Fässler/André Lotterer/Benoît Tréluyer (CH/D/F) won the race following a strong performance.
Now all six Audi factory drivers, who are contesting the entire WEC, have won a World Championship: Loïc Duval/Tom Kristensen/Allan McNish follow Marcel Fässler/André Lotterer/Benoît Tréluyer, who were the first…Continue
Posted by Michael Taylor on November 10, 2013 at 10:30am
4th Consecutive Win This Season.
Antoine L’Estage (of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu) won the Rocky Mountain Rally, the penultimate round of the 2013 Canadian Rally Championship. Accompanied by Welshman co-driver Craig Parry, this sixth victory at this western event was an important win for the Rockstar team as it clinched L’Estage’s sixth North American title and moves him into the lead of the Canadian championship with one remaining round this year.
"It’s really what we could call a perfect weekend. We were in the lead from the start right until the end. We won all the stages and my co-driver Craig Parry and the entire team of mechanics, lead by John Buffum, did an impeccable job" commented Antoine L'Estage, "it wasn't as easy as our result makes it look. We had to attack hard at…Continue
Posted by Michael Taylor on November 7, 2013 at 11:00am
Scoring two victories at the season finale of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup in Abu Dhabi, Nicki Thiim secured the title in the world’s highest class brand trophy series. After his success at Saturday’s race, the 24-year-old Dane competing for Attempto Racing followed up with victory at Sunday’s event at the wheel of his 460 hp Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, which is based on the seventh generation of the 911. At the Yas Marina Circuit, he relegated his teammate Kévin Estre (France) to the second podium spot. The Attempto Racing squad had already clinched the team classification after Saturday’s race.
On the Formula 1 track in the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Nicki Thiim crowned a fantastic season with his double victory and celebrated another highlight in his career…Continue
Posted by Michael Taylor on November 5, 2013 at 4:30pm
It was the perfect way to end the season and mark the end of an era. BAR1 Motorsports came away from the 2013 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron Petit Le Mans Powered by Mazda with their third straight win.
The No. 8 Evident Capital Prototype Challenge car has virtually dominated the last three races of the season. After struggling with bad breaks and a DNF at the Baltimore Grand Prix, the team took their inaugural win at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, then again at the Oak Tree Grand Prix at Virginia International Raceway in Alton, Virginia. And finally winning the season finale, the prestigious 10-Hour Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta in Georgia.
The 2013 Petit Le Mans marks the end of the…Continue
Posted by Michael Taylor on October 22, 2013 at 4:00pm