Is the new LaFerrari purely a technical tour de force, or is it a real driver’s car? Autocar’s Steve Sutcliffe heads to Ferrari’s Fiorano test track to find out.
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Iconic race driver, team owner and constructor Dan Gurney died Sunday at the age of 86. Gurney passed away due to complications from pneumonia.
“With one last smile on his handsome face, Dan drove off into the unknown just before noon today, January 14, 2018,” Gurney’s wife Evi and family said in a statement. “In deepest sorrow, with gratitude in our hearts for the love and joy you have given us during your time on this earth, we say ‘Godspeed.’”
Born in New York but raised in Southern California, which remained his home for the rest of his life, Gurney was renowned as one of the fastest and most versatile drivers in the sport’s history.
The two driving feats for which he is best remembered – the 24 Hours of Le Mans victory that he shared with A.J. Foyt in 1967, followed by a win (a week later) at the Belgian Grand Prix in an Eagle Formula 1 car of his own construction … More
In this video you will see and hear some of the best supercar sounds I recorded on the Nurburgring Nordschleife in 2017!
Some of the cars in this video: Porsche 918 Spyder, Lamborghini Huracan, Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera, Ferrari 458 Speciale, Dodge Viper ACR, Mercedes AMG GTR, Mclaren 675LT, Gumpert Apollo, Chevrolet Corvette Z06, Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, Jaguar F-Type SVR, Ferrari 488 GTB Nurburgring & LOTS MORE!
6 minutes, 47.3 seconds. The new 911 GT2 RS set the world record for the fastest road-approved sports car on the Nürburgring Nordschleife!
If you watch any type of racing—be it mechanically propelled or powered by pedals—you’ll understand the importance of the slipstream. From Formula 1 to the Tour De France, racers have been taking advantage of using competitors’ aerodynamic profile to ease their progress through the air, resulting in less drag and more speed. But what if teamwork prevailed more often than the occasion NASCAR “slingshot”? What if this principle could be harnessed in the pursuit of land speed records? Of course, it already has been. … More