If you’ve been looking for a legit, carbon-fiber, single-seat race car to tear up your local track day, then I have just thing. Meet the Griiip G1- an all-new spec racer powered by a 1000cc Aprilia V4 engine that puts out a healthy 201 HP at an ear-splitting thirteen-thousand RPM. I don’t really need to […]
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Formula Student was launched to help find the next generation of engineering talent- and this deep dive from Racecar Engineering shows how good they are!
Toyota is entering its upcoming Toyota FCV Mirai hydrogen fuel cell sedan in the Japanese Rally Championship- does it have a prayer at victory?
The Siemens RACE concept minimizes the number of computers found on modern cars and makes them upgradable, like cellphone apps.
Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag spoke at an opening event earlier this year, and announced that all 10 Formula E teams had received their 2014 racing cars!
Bluebird is set to return to racing this September with a number of specially prepared, all-electric race cars in a father/son charity event setting.
The new, E85-powered Chevrolet IndyCar V6 engine is a 675 hp, 2.2 liter, twin-turbocharged champion in the making- here it is, in depth and up close.
The Porsche 919 Hybrid race car is packing some seriously advanced, fundamentally new hybrid technology under its slick racing skin. We explain it all here, with a 15 image photo gallery!
This video of the 2015 Acura NSX race car (by Honda, of course) will have you excited for next year – or terrified, if you plan on racing against the thing.
Ex-Formula 1 pilot Lucas DeGrassi teams up with GP2’s rising star Daniel Abt to drive VW/Audi tuning firm ABT Sportsline’s new Formula E electric race car for the 2014 season.
Talk about recycled hawtness, this gear head built himself a DIY diesel Subaru racer that he’s going to run up Pike’s Peak! Check out the full build video.
Every year millions of cars take a drive down the famous Las Vegas strip, but few are worthy of a police escort, and even fewer are all-out race cars. In town for the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show, the Formula E series gave the public its first look at the final form of the all-electric Spark-Renault SRT_01E race car, shutting down the Vegas strip to do so.
Motorsports teams the world over are seriously looking at pure electric and hybrid drivetrains as the future of racing, but few teams have been as bold as Drive-eO. Earlier this year their Dakar Rally hybrid truck became the first hybrid to complete the treacherous race, and now the Latvian team is building an all-electric race car for competing in the Pikes Peak hill climb.
We love us some green race cars, and few cars are as mean or green as the 1.0 liter EcoBoost-powered Ford FF1 racer. Despite the tiny engine, this race car makes big power, and Ford will putting the racer on public display this July at the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed. Green sports fans have every reason to be excited.
Mazda’s SkyActive technology program has been batting .1000 since its inception, giving us better cars, kickass commercials, and one of the sexiest endurance race cars to come out of anywhere since anytime. The fact that the new Mazda 6 diesel racer is dead-sexy AND has 4-doors (getting it the coveted “A-OK” from the wifey) is almost too much to process.
The next 100 years will present humanity with unprecedented opportunities and problems.
Providing clean, sustainable energy and transportation to billions of people is one of the most serious issues confronting humanity, and we will need clever solutions if we are to survive as a species.
And if you ask me, a hydrogen-powered race car made from cardboard and plywood is a great start.
Toyota’s amazing sounding hybrid sports car was supposed to make its debut at the Spa-Francorchamps 6 hour race scheduled for May 5th. Great things are expected from this race car, but we’re all going to have to wait another month to see them. Toyota has managed to crash the TS030 Hybrid badly enough to damage […]
Regular Gas2 readers may remember Toyota’s announcement of their hybrid race car prototype – the green(er) car will be running in Le Mans this year, if all goes well, along with some other races. Testing started this week in the south of France. One aspect of the TS030 prototype that stands out is that it […]
The Toyota Prius is an exceptional vehicle if you’re looking for great fuel economy. Looking to go fast? Not so much. But Toyota seems intent on showing the world that it’s hybrid technology is just as adept at racing as it is at saving fuel. The latest rumor swirling about the Internet is that the […]
Toyota announced Friday that not only would it participate in the brand new FIA World Endurance Championship’s inaugural season next year, but that it would be bringing a prototype hybrid to the races.