Aston Martin’s upcoming Valkyrie hypercar could challenge the outright Nurburgring lap record, at least according to Red Bull team principal Christian Horner. When asked whether Red Bull would attempt to beat the time set by the 919 Hybrid Evo, which no longer complies with WEC LMP1 rules, with their F1 car, Horner told RaceFans that Porsche has already out-performed F1 … [Read more...] about Aston Martin Valkyrie Could Beat Porsche’s Nurburgring Record
Porsche returned to the Nurburgring Nordschleife with the 919 Hybrid Evo to set a new all-time lap time record and the result speaks for itself: 5 minutes, 19.546 seconds, which means an average speed of 145.6mph (234km/h) across the 20.8km-long track (12.9 miles). With Timo Bernhard sitting behind the wheel of the 919 Hybrid Evo, Porsche has beaten the Stefan Bellof’s … [Read more...] about Porsche 919 Tribute Destroyed The Nurburgring Lap Record Posting A 5:19.55!
Volkswagen wanted to beat the EV record; it ended up winning the race. When Volkswagen set its sights on the annual Pikes Peak hill climb, it merely wanted to break the standing record for electric cars. The German brand's I.D. R went fast enough to win this year's edition of the race outright and set a new overall record.French pilot Romain Dumas drove the I.D. R up Pikes … [Read more...] about Volkswagen sets all-time Pikes Peak record
Yeah, that just happened. Romain Dumas climbed behind the wheel of Volkswagen’s electric I.D. R and just beat the all-time Pike’s Peak record set by Sebastien Loeb by setting the first-ever time under eight minutes. Loeb’s record, a 8:13.878 set in 2013, seemed unbeatable—especially by an electric car. For a while, it’s been internal combustion … [Read more...] about Volkswagen’s Electric Car Just Broke The All-Time Record At Pike’s Peak
The world of half-mile racing is on a continual quest for higher speeds. One of the leaders of this adventurous pack is Underground Racing, the North Carolina shop that takes Lamborghini engine modification to dizzying heights. We're talking 3,000 horsepower heights to be specific. Last year, Underground Racing set a new half-mile record when one of its twin-turbocharged … [Read more...] about Underground Racing Lamborghini broke its own half-mile speed record