Driven: 2015 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S (83 views)
By Bradley Iger on March 02, 2015 6:31 p.m.
Few marques enjoy the perception of exclusively and class the way Aston Martin does. Though they’re seeking to broaden their horizons a bit these days, there’s no denying that the brand carries some well-founded clout. While most enthusiasts would consider Aston’s cars to reside closer to the grand touring side of the supercar equation than an equivalent offering from, say, Porsche or Ferrari, after having spent some time behind the wheel of the V12 Vantage S, we can report with no uncertainty that this particular model is no soft-edged cream puff, and brings enough performance prowess to the table to ...
By Bradley Iger on March 02, 2015 2:52 p.m.
Drivers, start your engines! The 2015 race season is officially underway, with Pirelli World Challenge leading the charge into your living room, kicking things off with the Grand Prix of Texas at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin!
By Bradley Iger on March 02, 2015 1:33 p.m.
Not content to just let the likes of Ferrari and McLaren court the hearts and wallets of well-heeled track rats around the world, the speed merchants from Gaydon now have a track-dedicated hypercar offering of their own. They've named it the Vulcan, and while it’s not a tribute to the late, great Mr. Spock, we wouldn’t take offense if it were, and we doubt he would either. Consider the Vulcan as Aston's answer to the McLaren P1 GTR and the Ferrari FXX K - one that might just be the pick of the litter for race car purists.
Speed Secrets: Why You Should Walk the Track (192 views)
By Ross Bentley on February 24, 2015 1:44 p.m.
Driver coach, E. Paul Dickinson (who has been around and knows his stuff) writes this week about a technique you can always count on to help you drive faster and safer: walking the track. But E. Paul talks about more than just walking the track as a social event, and that's what I like so much about his article. - Ross
Worth A Tow Race Planner: Vol. 8, Winter 2015 (231 views)
By Winding Road Staff on February 23, 2015 4:12 p.m.
Here are our picks for races worth travelling to in the next 8 weeks.
By Bradley Iger on February 23, 2015 9 a.m.
It's just one more weekend until the Pirelli World Challenge series gets underway, kicking off at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas! Interested in attending the race in person - for free? Then check out our "Make My Day" -- Pirelli World Challenge Ticket Giveaway for all the details. But don't delay - the tickets are first come, first served, and contest officially ends March 2nd.
By Winding Road Staff on February 20, 2015 1:08 p.m.
Pirelli World Challenge is in several ways the most exciting road racing series in the U.S. The nice people at PWC have given us 24 passes for the 3-Day season kick-off at Circuit of the Americas in Austin on March 6-8. And we're offering those passes to you. For free.
Preview: McLaren P1 GTR (1207 views)
By Bradley Iger on February 19, 2015 2:29 p.m.
McLaren has taken the wraps off their new track-dedicated version of the P1 ahead of its official debut at the 85th International Geneva Motor Show. The GTR moniker first saw use on the string of McLaren F1 GTR race cars built in the mid-1990s (with which the P1 GTR shares its stunning Geneva-bound livery), and denotes that despite being based on road cars, these GTR models are squarely focused on road course supremacy.
By Winding Road Staff on February 19, 2015 12:16 p.m.
With over 350 million viewers in more than 170 countries, Top Gear is one of the most popular TV shows… in the world. The interplay between Clarkson, Hammond and May, their access to the most coveted vehicles ever built and equally desirable places to put them through their paces, and the freedom afforded to them by the hefty episode budgets that allows them to put their outlandish ideas into motion have made the series a hit amongst car lovers across the globe.
WR TV: Switzer P800 Nissan GT-R (1471 views)
By Bradley Iger on February 18, 2015 1:38 p.m.
This week we have the keys to something particularly special, courtesy of our friends at Smokey's Dyno & Performance. While the Nissan GT-R is certainly no slouch straight off the showroom floor, there’s still those among us who yearn for even more performance. That’s where the folks at Switzer Performance come in.