Highlights from the 2014 LA Auto Show

Racing

Pure electrics like the Renault Zoe will take part in the 2014 MPG Marathon

The MPG Marathon, now in its fourth year, aims to demonstrate how fuel-efficient cars, route planning technology and eco-friendly driving skills can help to manage the rising cost of fuel. This year, electric vehicles, alongside range extenders and plug-in hybrids, will take part for the first time in its history.  Read More

Lamborghini pulls the wraps off the Huracan 620-2 Super Trofeo

No one could accuse the standard Lamborghini Huracan of being tame. The standard car's 610 hp (455 kW) V10, coupled with Lamborghini's instantly recognizable angular styling make it a fast, engaging showstopper. But what if you want to go racing? And what if all-wheel drive is a little bit safe for you? Lamborghini may just have the answer in the form of the lightweight, track-ready Huracan 620-2 Super Trofeo.  Read More

The McLaren 650S Sprint, a highly modified, track version of McLaren's 640 hp 650S, will d...

McLaren has been busy with news of a duo of specially-designed boutique vehicles. First came news of the US$2 million P1 GTR, followed by a Special Operations version of the 650S. Debuting at Pebble Beach this week, the duo will now be joined by a track-focused racer in the form of the 650S Sprint.  Read More

Only one of only three 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale’s will go up for auction in Califor...

The collector car market has been anything but boring in recent times. The price for collectible Ferrari's has consistently been on the rise, culminating in last year's world record price of US$27.5 million for a 1967 Ferrari 275 NART Spider. Now another impressive bidding scenario is shaping up as one of only three 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale’s goes up for auction next month.  Read More

A team of engineering students want their hybrid racing concept to set a new Nürburgring l...

In 1983, racing car driver Stefan Bellof set a Nürburgring lap time of 6 mins 11 secs in his Porsche 956. This record remains unbroken, despite many attempts to do so by some of the biggest names in the automotive industry using the most stratospherically powerful and technologically advanced cars in the world. Despite all of this, a team of ambitious engineering students from the Netherlands plans not only to beat this record with a hybrid racing prototype of their own design, but to go on to race and win at Le Mans in the very same vehicle.  Read More

The 2008 DKR rides on double wishbone suspension (Photo: Red Bull Content Pool)

Easily one of the toughest, meanest new vehicles of 2014, the 2008 DKR is being prepped for Peugeot's 2015 return to the Dakar Rally. We've already looked at the drastic body modifications, and now we have the details on what will be propelling the rally car up powdery hills, through fiery canyons and over rough desert floors.  Read More

Speed Unfettered: Best of the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014

The racing world is still recovering from the pounding speed hangover left by this weekend's Goodwood Festival of Speed. Its pain is your gain, as this year's festival was filled to its artistic arch with ultra-fast supercars, racing personalities, legendary vintage cars, dirt-spewing rally cars and futuristic virtual concept cars.  Read More

The new McLaren 650s GT3

No one could accuse Mclaren of being lazy lately. On top of the 650S Special Edition that wowed Goodwood, the British manufacturer has also shown the world the GT3 racer that will replace the 12C's GT3 edition.  Read More

VW's new Rallycross Beetle

Volkswagen has revealed more details of the vehicle it will use in the Red Bull Global Rallycross championship later this season. With 544 hp (405 kW) from its 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, the GRC Beetle is little more than a distant relative of your grandma's Beetle.  Read More

The Real FX R/C car system works like a slot track, but with some major advantages

Slot car tracks were a ton of fun for racing with friends, but they came with some serious problems. Cars had a habit of flying off the track, pieces took a while to set up, and they required another person to race against. A new system called Real FX aims to bring the fun we all remember from slot-based racing to the modern era, with tracks that promise to be easier to set up, cars that actually assist the driver, and even AI opponents to race with when friends aren't around.  Read More

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