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The 2018 BMW M5 Makes Peace In The War Between RWD And AWD The 2018 BMW M5 Makes Peace In The War Between RWD And AWD

You won’t be shocked to learn that the 2018 BMW M5 is fast, comfortable and expensive. But the big M sedan’s switch to all-wheel drive has raised some eyebrows. Rest assured, BMW’s done it well. And they’ve done it much differently than you might expect.

How To Get Sponsors To Pay For Your Broke Ass To Go Racing How To Get Sponsors To Pay For Your Broke Ass To Go Racing

I’ve been racing cars professionally for almost 15 years now, and as soon as people find out what I do, the questions start coming in hard and fast. Questions like “What’s the fastest you’ve ever gone?” and “Have you ever had a bad crash?” and so on. But the two I get asked the most often are these: “So you race…

My Salvage Z06 Is The Fastest Corvette Ever To Go Up Pikes Peak My Salvage Z06 Is The Fastest Corvette Ever To Go Up Pikes Peak

“That escalated quickly.” I know it’s a cliché, albeit a fitting one for a hill climb race. But it’s all I could think about after our car—a salvage-title C7 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 street car transformed into a race car in just a few desperate weeks—not only survived the Pikes Peak Hill Climb but finished just one…

Turning A Salvage Corvette Z06 Into A Racecar Is The Hardest Thing I've Ever Done Turning A Salvage Corvette Z06 Into A Racecar Is The Hardest Thing I've Ever Done

I have spent most of my career helping to develop racecars. I have helped develop racecars for several manufacturers and top race teams. This, by far, has been the hardest, most stressful project I have ever done. The first challenge is the insanely short timeline to complete the build before the race. The second is…

Turning A Salvage Corvette Z06 Into A Race Car Is A Pain In The Ass Turning A Salvage Corvette Z06 Into A Race Car Is A Pain In The Ass

My plan for this series was to break down the build of a Pikes Peak race car and make it nice and orderly. It’d start with buying a salvage donor car, designing a roll cage, then go through making carbon fiber parts and finish up with engine and performance upgrades before the race. Well, any plans of nice and orderly…

How I’m Turning A Salvage Corvette Z06 Into A (Hopefully) Death-Proof Race Car How I’m Turning A Salvage Corvette Z06 Into A (Hopefully) Death-Proof Race Car

Last time you saw me, I had just picked up a brand new, salvage-titled Corvette Z06 and had less than three months to turn it into a Pikes Peak Hill Climb contender. I know you are all chomping at the bit to hear about all kinds of engine mods that will make 80 gazillion horsepower, but I have something more crushing…

I Bought A Salvage Corvette Z06 And Now I’m Going To Race It Up Pikes Peak I Bought A Salvage Corvette Z06 And Now I’m Going To Race It Up Pikes Peak

If you’re a petrolhead like me, then at some point in life you’ve driven past some clapped-out heap at the side of the road and dreamed of turning it into the most badass car on the planet. I’ve been there. Now that dream is real.

The 2017 Porsche 911 GTS Is A Supercar-Slaying Parts Bin Special Daily Driver The 2017 Porsche 911 GTS Is A Supercar-Slaying Parts Bin Special Daily Driver

I’ve always had a love hate relationship with the Porsche 911. Long before I was old enough to start a 911, let alone drive one, I had dreams about racing them, the monster 935 slant nose turbo ones being my favorite. Years later, driving license in hand, I got a chance to take a neighbor’s water-cooled 911 out for a…

The 2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Is A Tech Powerhouse That Crumbles Under Its Own Weight The 2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Is A Tech Powerhouse That Crumbles Under Its Own Weight

I’m conflicted. A few months ago my good friend and fellow Nürburgring resident Dale Lomas wrote a review of the all-new 2017 Porsche Panamera. He said, and I quote, “The truth is that there’s a certain proportion of us who will never, ever, consider buying one. Because it’s not a ‘real’ Porsche, and it’s just not…

The Fierce 400 HP 2018 Audi TT RS Can Make Anyone Into A Hero On Track The Fierce 400 HP 2018 Audi TT RS Can Make Anyone Into A Hero On Track

I have a soft spot for the Audi TT RS. And by “soft spot,” I mean I’ve had some of the best race results of my career in the last-generation motorsports version of the car, including nailing the front-wheel drive Pikes Peak record earlier this year. But the racing version of the TT RS had about as much to do with the…

Pro Cycling Is The Only Place Where Cars And Bikes Get Along (Kinda) Pro Cycling Is The Only Place Where Cars And Bikes Get Along (Kinda)

You don’t mix cars and bicycles. If you break this rule, bad shit will happen. Word on the street is Karl Benz only started working on the automobile in 1886 after he saw someone ride by on a bicycle and decided he needed to invent something to run it over with. There is, however, one place where bikes and cars…

Going Batshit Crazy At Pikes Peak Going Batshit Crazy At Pikes Peak

Two weeks after redefining my standard for batshit crazy at the Isle of Man TT, I found myself sitting at the foot of Pikes Peak, about to blast off up the hill to try to best the record for front-wheel-drive vehicles. And not kill myself in the process.

Redefining Batshit Crazy Redefining Batshit Crazy

Throughout my career I have raced on what, until very recently, I had considered some of the most batshit crazy public roads in the world: Mt Panorama. Macau. The Nürburgring.

Subaru's 600 HP Isle Of Man STi: Inside One Of The Fastest Sedans On Earth Subaru's 600 HP Isle Of Man STi: Inside One Of The Fastest Sedans On Earth

Subaru’s factory-backed driver and madman Mark Higgins broke the Isle of Man record this year for four-wheeled vehicles not once but twice in one week. The lovely folks over at Subaru had me out to the Isle of Man to take a close look at the car. I can tell you they didn’t just build a car—they built a weapon.

The 2016 Mini Cooper S Convertible Is A Huge Dose Of Fun With The Price Tag To Match The 2016 Mini Cooper S Convertible Is A Huge Dose Of Fun With The Price Tag To Match

Let’s be honest: Mini probably isn’t aiming the 2016 Cooper S Convertible at the super-tall, Nürburgring-based professional touring car driver demographic. I tested this car because BMW, Mini’s parent company, combined the launch of this car with the M2 and made us drive it first. That’s how I found myself in Southern…

The 2016 BMW M2 Is BMW's Middle Finger To Everyone Who Says They Got Soft The 2016 BMW M2 Is BMW's Middle Finger To Everyone Who Says They Got Soft

The 2002 Turbo. The original E30 M3. The 1M Coupe. Clearly BMW has a long and distinguished history of producing some of the best performance cars on the planet. But the brand has also been guilty of producing some very… shall we say, lackluster people-carriers over the last few years.

I Drove The 800 HP Shelby Super Snake And Survived, Unfortunately  I Drove The 800 HP Shelby Super Snake And Survived, Unfortunately 

There are Mustangs. There are Shelby Mustangs. But in all of Mustang-dom, few nameplates are as equally revered and feared for their brutal ferocity and tendency to literally send owners to hell like “Super Snake.”

iRacing's Version Of The Nürburgring May Be The Most Epic Racing Sim Ever iRacing's Version Of The Nürburgring May Be The Most Epic Racing Sim Ever

After a year in production, the long awaited iRacing Nürburgring sim is finally launching today. If you’ve ever wanted to drive the legendary Nordschleife and GP circuit but couldn’t come up with the scratch to do it for real, then this might be your best chance yet to experience automotive nirvana.

How To Avoid A Batshit Crazy Crash How To Avoid A Batshit Crazy Crash

I’m telling you, Circuito de Guia is one of the most insane race tracks anywhere in the world. I wasn’t being hyperbolic when I called it “batshit crazy.” Anything can happen and usually does. That was definitely the case this weekend.

It Takes Balls To Drive The Most Batshit Crazy Street Circuit On The Planet It Takes Balls To Drive The Most Batshit Crazy Street Circuit On The Planet

According to that joker Michael Ballaban, touring car drivers, and I quote: “Should all be banned from all competition, of any sort, for all of time. No pie eating contests, no bar trivia nights, no dizzy-baseball, and certainly no WTCC.” Please.

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