Earlier this year, Motor Trend magazine took two American icons, the Viper GTS and the Corvette ZR1, to Mazda Raceway Laguna Sega where professional race car driver Randy Pobst drove them around the track as fast as humanly possible. The Viper went around in 1:35.77. The ZR1? Well it managed to beat its rival by over two seconds, setting a production car lap record in the process!
Needless to say, SRT’s CEO, Ralph Gilles wasn’t amused, and the net result of his ire was displayed, bedecked in bright-orange, at the 2013 New York Motor Show. Read on to find out more about the SRT Viper TA!
We’d like to congratulate Simraceway pro driver Dario Franchitti on the occasion of his 250th IndyCar start this weekend at Long Beach. Since his début on March 2 1997, the Scot has amassed a jaw-dropping 31 victories, 29 runners-up spots, 112 top-five finishes, 29 pole positions, and, of course, three memorable Indianapolis 500 wins!
Everyone at Simraceway will be rooting for him in what will be his twelfth Long Beach start!
While he was visiting the Simraceway Performance Driving Center earlier in the year, we grabbed Allan McNish and dragged him back into the Simraceway race trailer to answer a brand new set of questions from our players.
This week, following his amazing performance at the 6 Hours of Silverstone, Allan answers PigSkin’s question about his gear changes in the R18, offering a thoroughly topical insight into how he negotiates one of Silverstone’s most important corners.
On Sunday, Simraceway commentator Liam Jenkins caught up with Toyota driver Anthony Davidson amidst the heat of battle at the 6 Hours of Silverstone. Read on to discover the British driver’s fascinating mid-race insights as Allan McNish and his Audi team began to turn the screw on their chief rivals.
The Simraceway Facebook Page has just launched a brand new competition to discover your favorite car. During March it will be hosting a series of match-ups between some of the greatest rides in history, and it will be up to you to decide which prevails.
The first round of SRW Car Wars will see eight titans face off for a spot in the semi-finals. Scroll down to see the latest match-up and don’t forget to vote for your favorite!
Jaguar, the grandest of British marques, came to the New York Motor Show this year eager to show off its wares, with two cars taking center stage: the XKR-S GT and the XJR. Read on to find out more about them.
From his early domination of the pair of Toyotas that had locked out the first row of the grid to his dramatic all-Audi battle with Benoit Treluyer with minutes of the Six Hours of Silverstone remaining, it’s fair to say Simraceway pro driver Allan McNish played a prominent part in Sunday’s exciting opener to the 2013 FIA World Endurance Championship season!
Everyone at Simraceway would like to congratulate Allan and his teammates, Loic Duval and Tom Kristensen, on their fantastic victory and we look forward to seeing them repeat the feat at the next WEC round at Spa on May 4.
Remember there are still Events and Quick Races taking place to celebrate the start of the new endurance racing season–just grab our brand-new Bentley Speed 8 and get racing!
Despite Subaru’s somewhat checkered history in the styling department, the star of this year’s New York Motor Show was its beguiling WRX concept car. Read on to find out how the Japanese marque pulled it off!
Following the Spring Break, Team Cal Simraceway got back to work on its latest FSAE racer, the B13. UC Berkeley’s FSAE West challengers put both the B13 and its predecessor, the B12, through their paces at Sonoma Raceway’s Turn 7 runoff area and posted some images from the day on their blog. Read on to view them.
Remember, if you want to discover what it feels like to drive one of Team Cal Simraceway’s creations, you can download their 2011 entry, the B11, for only $0.58. Or you can view it in “Real v Virtual” action on our YouTube channel!
That was the question on our lips as we walked through the doors of New York City’s Jacob Javits Center to check out the 2013 New York International Auto Show.
As we reported during our recent visit to the Detroit Motor Show, it appears our old friends power and performance have retaken eco-friendliness and sustainability in car manufacturers’ list of priorities–and that’s fine by us!
Read on to view some of the sights that greeted us as we explored the show, and stay tuned to this blog for further insight into some of our favorite exhibits.