When Cole Powelson set out to build an R35 GT-R he initially didn't have the ambitious plans to build one of the world's fastest time attack cars. The 2012 GT-R originally was built as a modified but streetable time attack car which was run for fun. Then the car was repurposed and underwent a metamorphosis, eventually being rebuilt into the sophisticated machine that appears on our site here.
Take a tour of ROUSH Performance and the Roush Automotive Collection before seeing the Stage 3 Mustang in detail. This is supercharged nirvana.
Watch as Ken Block rampages on the streets of Buffalo, NY in his 600HP 2016 Ford Focus RS RX!
Rally cars are awesome. They are small, nimble, and pack a lot of horsepower to roast four tires worth of carbon into some smoky state between solid and gas. Most rally cars are built to a pretty common formula for rally cars based on a strict set of rules. There’s also a lot of heritage that goes along with rally racing. But what if you raced where the rules were more open? What would you do?
The last time we saw the Nissan Juke Multi-Purpose Racer Opy, Opy had some fun competing at a hill climb event. However, Opy ran into some over-heating issues and Lars started working on upgrades. It was time to put in more equipment to put some more ‘Racer’ into the Multi-Purpose Racer too.
There’s an old adage that nothing good comes out of a sequence of events starting with “Hey y’all, watch this!” In the case of Bill and Billy Wagner, what started with a friend’s sideways remark of “Wow, that’s a big motor. How fast will it go?” turned into a world-record setting 232.8 MPH Shelby GT500 Mustang. Maybe that old adage is wrong.
Ever since we laid eyes on the conceptual drawings and parts of the NASA/Elan NP01 at the PRI Show 2 years ago, we have been enamored by it. Since we have loved the exotic cars in the various Prototype classes throughout history, we saw the NP01 as the affordable Prototype. The fact that it looks like a contemporary P class car seals the deal!
#GRIDLIFE is an automotive lifestyle festival that started a few years ago at Gingerman Raceway in Michigan. For 2016, the series made its first long distance trek and came down to the infamous Road Atlanta.
There was a time in the import world when a 10-second car was considered blazing fast. The Nissan GT-R was always a little more special, though. 10-second GT-Rs, especially in street trim, were not hard to come by. Mark Johnston’s 2012 GT-R “Premium” definitely fits into that special category, knocking on the door of the 8.0s with a best run of 8.15 at 177 mph in the quarter. But that’s not why we’re here.
GTChannel visited the General Motors Design Studios located within the walls of the GM Technical Center in Warren Michigan. We interviewed Clay Dean, Design Director of GM Global Advanced Design. The Advanced Design team works on concept cars and major initiatives for what is to come in the future. One of the cool concept cars we were able to see was the Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo. This car was announced at the 2015 LA Auto Show as the first collaboration with Gran Turismo/Sony Playstation's Vision project.
The Chaparral is a legendary name in US motorsports history and Clay explains the significance of the partnership and how this concept car came about.