#RACING

Business

Hamlin Repeats as Daytona 500 Champ for Toyota

Newman in serious condition after crash on final lap

Business

Beijing Auto Show Postponed Due to Coronavirus

Motorsports and other industry events also delayed

Business

Canadian Tycoon Buys 17% of Aston Martin

Canadian-led group throws a lifeline to iconic British carmaker Aston Martin

Assembly

How to Build an NSX Engine

Or maybe that should be “How Acura hand builds a 500-hp V6 in a factory in Ohio”

Composites

McLaren Hybrid Tests on the Space Shuttle Runway

Yes, if you’re going to test a car that goes 250 mph, odds are you want something straight and smooth to run it on

Business

Penske Buys Indy Speedway, IndyCar Series

Penske Entertainment Corp. has acquired the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway—home of the Indy 500 and Brickyard 400 races—and the NTT IndyCar open-wheel racing series from Hulman & Co.

Mobility

Roborace Takes Guinness

Not driving in a fast car. . .

Sales

Mazda Sales Weaken But Racing Spirit Is Strong

Even though its U.S. sales aren’t doing particularly well, Mazda has launched a new Mazda3 for customers who happen to participate in an international touring car series. Honest.

Propulsion

Renesas, EVs and Racing

Yes, racing leads to commercial products

Propulsion

The Unstately (But Remarkable) Performance of Bentley

Who knew that a Bentley could be so brisk—and bold?

Design

Designing & Engineering Safety for Racing

Think of it as “safety fast.”

Machining

Racing to Advanced Manufacturing

Brad Keselowski, who drives for Team Penske in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, is taking what he’s learned about the importance of advanced technology on the track to  manufacturing. 

Propulsion

The Racing Special: Shelby Mustang GT350 & the Detroit Grand Prix

Does anyone who has any interest in performance vehicles not want to learn more about the  2019 Shelby GT350 Mustang? Does anyone who has any interest in NASCAR or IndyCar not want to learn more about Team Penske, the team extraordinaire?  There’s more right here.

Production

Racing to Additive

A number of race teams are finding that 3D printing and rapid prototyping is a means to an end—and that end is winning races.

How Long Is the Monaco Circuit?

For motorsports enthusiasts, this weekend is an extraordinary one, with the Indianapolis 500, the NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 and the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix all occurring on the 26th.

Interiors & Electronics

Plug-and-Play Wheelsets; Rallying for Safety; Testable 3D; Self-healing Brakes

Rallying for Safety; Plug-and-Play Wheelsets; Testable 3D; Self-healing Brakes

Propulsion

Looking at the Renault R.S.19

As the Formula 1 season is now underway, it is worth a moment to consider the technology of the type of vehicle that is exotic yet, in the words of Jérôme Stoll, president of Renault Sport Racing, “a laboratory for our future road-going technology.” If you have to test the tech out somewhere, the premier motorsports stage certainly isn’t a bad venue.

Cax

Scanning at la Sarthe

3D scanning system keeps competitors honest.

Electronics

Chevy Develops eCOPO Camaro: The Fast and the Electric

The notion that electric vehicles were the sort of thing that well-meaning professors who wear tweed jackets with elbow patches drove in order to help save the environment was pretty much annihilated when Tesla added the Ludicrous+ mode to the Model S which propelled the vehicle from 0 to 60 mph in less than 3 seconds.

Propulsion

Really Fast VW Jetta

People like cars that go fast—really fast, as in setting land speed records, as a 2019 Volkswagen Jetta did at the Bonneville Salt Flats, setting a record in the Southern California Timing Association’s Blown Gas Coupe class (no, we didn’t know there was such a thing, either), 210.16 mph, besting the previous record of 208.472 mph.

Zanardi’s BMW M4 DTM

Zanardi was involved in a horrific racing accident that led to the amputation of his legs. Now, BMW Motorsport engineers have modified a racer just for him.

Production

VW I.D. R & 3D

The Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak race car didn’t set the record for just electric vehicles. It set the record, period.

Composites

Creating a Record-Setting Porsche Hybrid

Thirty-five years and 31 days after Stefan Bellof set a lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife race circuit, it was bested today by Timo Bernhard, who lapped the 12.94-mile course in 5 minutes, 19.55 seconds in the Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo, a time that was better than the late Bellof’s by 51.58 seconds.