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Laffite G-Tec X

At the 2015 Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Grand Prix, an outfit called Zarooq Motors introduced the SandRacer 500GT, a high-speed dune runner with a 300-horsepower, 3.5-liter V6 mounted in the middle. The SandRacer was meant to be a limited edition that formed the seed of a one-make dune racing series in the UAE. That never …

Volkswagen

Automakers love to remind us how “close” our electric and autonomous future is, while a lot of major racing divisions they participate in remain powered, at least partly, by internal-combustion engines. But Volkswagen is done with all of that, apparently. It plans to only race electric cars from now on. Volkswagen announced the plans Friday, …

2020 Corvette C8 Convertible

Although Chevrolet has already announced and shown the new 2020 Corvette Convertible, we have yet to see it with its roof in place. Given the gorgeous cowl humps behind each seat, it was pretty obvious that something cleverer than a simple flip-up cloth roof was going to be needed to get the job done. Now, …

Extreme-E-ABT

Extreme E has announced that ABT Sportsline, the world market leader for tuned Volkswagen Group automobiles and title-winning Formula E outfit, will compete in the radical electric SUV off-road racing series. The German tuning company has enjoyed multiple championship successes across disciplines at the very highest level of motorsport over seven decades. It sealed no …

Ford GT Mk II

Just as we were told a short time ago, the Ford GT isn’t done yet. Ford took to Goodwood and pulled the wraps off a track-only version of the supercar, named the GT Mk II. Only 45 of these are going to be built with an MSRP of $1.2 million. So, what has Ford and …

Dendrobium-D-1

The Dendrobium D-1 is the first all-electric hypercar to be shown at the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans in France. Traditionally an automotive pilgrimage for over 320,000 petrolhead race fans from all over the world, this all-electric, mega-watt horsepower technical tour-de-force has been wowing supercar enthusiasts who’ve flocked to see the car on show …

The Ultima RS

You may not hear much about Ultima here in the States, but it’s worth grabbing your attention for this British bomber the small Leicester company just released today. It’s called the Ultima RS, and this road-legal (in the UK) track car has 1,200 horsepower and a 250 mph top speed. Now, where can you send …

2020 Toyota Supra

Tetsuya Tada, the 2020 Toyota Supra’s chief engineer, can be cagey. He shrewdly avoids being nailed down about the range of the car’s electrically assisted variable-ratio steering rack or its engine’s peak boost. He won’t say if this Supra is quicker around a track than the Porsche 718 Cayman S, which was its primary development …

Porsche

If you’re expecting the Porsche 918 successor to look like a spaceship, then you might be disappointed. Speaking with Autocar, Porsche design boss Michael Mauer revealed that the automaker is debating whether it should go futuristic or nostalgic for the design of its next hypercar. The news comes right as Porsche celebrates the 50th anniversary of …

Ferrari P80

For more than four long years, one person has kept a major secret with Ferrari. The company and the client were working on a project that Ferrari calls its “most extreme one-off design ever.” Inspired by the 330 P3/P4 and the 1966 Dino 206 S, the P80/C is a new-age take on a track-focused sports …