At a stroke, the Global Mazda MX-5 Cup solves all of those problems. Reasonable people may disagree on whether a $53,000 Mazda Miata can be considered a bargain, even though it definitely is. The cars are built by Long Road Racing in Statesville, N.C. Complete production Miatas—not bodies in white—are sent to Long for race-car conversion.
Related: Toon Up! Mark Ervin’s automotive art When my son came up from the basement with a box of my old video games the other day, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to take a nostalgic ride down the Atari race track. I had an Atari 2600 game console, as did many of my friends. We were always saving our money to buy the next great racing games made for the 2600. Related: Racing Heroes – Alex Zanardi Night Driver was one of the earliest car racing games (my game cartridge is dated 1978) for the 2600 and was very basic.
Anyhow, the folks at Audi USA tell me the reason behind the national switcheroo was because they didn’t want their pesky British PR colleagues claiming credit if I do well. Then there are my fellow guest drivers: one who won his class at this year’s 24 Hours of Nurburgring, and three sports car aces — two of which were actual Le Mans champions (Uwe Alzen and Frank Biela). The cars are all identical, based on the 2016 Audi TTS road car — a 292 horsepower sports coupe that hits 60 mph in 4.6 seconds.
Watch as Alex Lloyd laps the new Audi TT Cup car at an obscure circuit just outside of Berlin, Germany, preparing for his big race this coming weekend.
Old-tech hot rodding has moved beyond static shows and cruising. Owners and fans alike want to see vintage mills in full wail.
Before legendary racetracks like Daytona, Talladega, The Circuit of the Americas, Laguna Seca and Indy cemented themselves in our cultural tapestry, it was the dirt ovals found in small pockets of America that gave rise to our fascination of motorsports.
A quixotic attempt to build all-American vehicles in Formula 1 was doomed from the start — but the cars still cut quite the figure on tracks today.
The Nürburgring is simultaneously a proving ground, an iconic racetrack, and a death trap, one built for the like of Audi's new supercar.
While the Ford GT has been a star of the auto-show circuit since January, it's still very much a work in progress. Here, for the first time, are photos of Ford's supercar hitting the streets of Dearborn.
No car, and no driver, ever did better at the Mille Miglia than Sir Stirling Moss in the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR. Over 10 hours, Moss averaged 98 mph; the next time you’re on an unmarked two-lane country road, think about that speed, and you’ll have a sense of why many call it “The Greatest Race.”