By Ross Bentley on October 20, 2014 7:37 p.m.
Many fans and enthusiasts talk about or hear pro drivers and their engineers discuss the "diff" or "differential." It's a part of the car that is NOT easily changed and adjusted by the average high performance track day driver, but knowing how the different types of diffs behave can help you understand the handling of your car and what you can do to improve it. Then you can get a smart, experienced driver coach to help you drive around the limitations of the diff that's in your car, or hire a smart race engineer to change or adjust it for ...
WR TV: 2014 Ford Focus ST (479 views)
By Winding Road Staff on October 20, 2014 7:05 p.m.
This week we find ourselves behind the wheel of another factory-built hot hatch. Much like the Fiesta we featured in September, the Focus also gets a thorough high performance reworking for ST duty from Ford’s engineers.
By Winding Road Staff on October 20, 2014 5:34 p.m.
The latest buzz around the sports car water cooler is that a refreshed Porsche 911 lineup, due in autumn of 2015, will signal the end of natural aspiration in the Carrera and Carrera S 911s, with a switch to smaller displacement and turbocharging in the name of addressing ever-tightening fuel economy and emissions standards. But in case this comes as a bit of bad news to some enthusiasts, there is a silver lining here.
By Ben Hsu on October 20, 2014 3:42 p.m.
Calsonic blue, Autobacs orange, Takata green. Show any Millennial gearhead these racing liveries and they'll recognize them faster than a Baby Boomer can scream "Gulf!" It matters not to these youngsters that their beloved red and silver Zent racers advertise a chain of seedy Japanese pachinko casinos, (a fact most native English speakers aren't aware of) or that they'll never set foot in one, what's important is that these cars raced in SuperGT.
By Bradley Iger on October 17, 2014 8:52 p.m.
The Ariel Atom has been distorting faces here in the US since 2008 by way of TMI Auto Tech, the Ariel Atom’s exclusive manufacture in the States since 2008. The 3S, TMI’s newest offering, is US-only version of Atom that falls between the standard 240 horsepower Ariel Atom and the completely bananas supercharged V8 model that cranks out 500 horsepower. But lest you think the 3S might be a performance compromise, let’s take a look at some of the numbers.
WRR TV: Tire Failure or Red Mist? (168 views)
By Bradley Iger on October 17, 2014 6:37 p.m.
Ride along with Dean Martin in the #50 Picture Cars East/Rehagen Racing Ford Mustang Boss 302S during Race 2 at Sonoma Raceway during the Pirelli World Challenge GTS race on Sunday August 24th. After an exciting first lap and a promising first half of the race in which Martin gains numerous positions, a perceptible drop in pace begins to be accompanied by noticeably less composed laps.
Classic: Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 (84 views)
By Ronan Glon on October 17, 2014 12:50 p.m.
A small team of Alfa Romeo engineers began developing the Tipo 33 racer in 1964. Largely controlled by the Italian government, Milan-based Alfa was eager to return to the track after a nearly 15-year long absence.
Driven: 2015 Cadillac CTS Vsport (2311 views)
By Bradley Iger on October 16, 2014 7:12 p.m.
With competition from the likes of the BMW 5-Series, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and the Audi A6, it’s clear that Cadillac faced an uphill battle when they brought the CTS into the midsized sport sedan fray back in 2002. Since then we’ve seen the CTS-V best the Germans on their own turf with a record-setting Nurburgring lap time and a steady series of tweaks and refinements as the car matured but, performance notwithstanding, there’s always been a sense that while the CTS made for a great midsized sports sedan, it still existed a step or two below its European rivals as ...
By Winding Road Staff on October 16, 2014 3:07 p.m.
Andre Oosthuizen, vice president of marketing for Porsche Cars North America, has confirmed that the oil-burning version of Porsche’s newest five-door will be making its way to the US within the next year or so. Already on sale in Europe and other markets, it’s simply a matter of some minor development and engineering in order to ready the crossover for American showrooms.
Rumors: 2015 BMW M2 Rendered, Specs Detailed (384 views)
By Winding Road Staff on October 16, 2014 1:06 p.m.
While the new M3 sedan and M4 coupe are highly capable on the racetrack and adept at handling daily driver duties, over the years, the steady increase in both physical size and price tags of those cars have caused some hemming and hawing from BMW fans who long for the simpler days of the 2002 and the E30 M3. But fear not, faithful enthusiasts – BMW has not forgotten about you. The M2 is coming, and it’s shaping up to be a very compelling option.