By Winding Road Staff on July 30, 2014 5:28 p.m.
Avoiding fatigue while behind the wheel of a race car is a difficult task to accomplish. Racing is a physical sport and race cars inherently generate a lot of heat. The high temperatures of racing during the summer make this even more difficult. Recently we posted a guide to driver cooling systems, as these systems make a huge difference when you're behind the wheel, but the Techniche Cooling Vest, in particular, is a bit of an outlier in that realm due to its unique design and lower price point than the box-based systems, making it an interesting consideration for those ...
By Winding Road Staff on July 30, 2014 2:14 p.m.
Jaguar is in the midst of a bit of a renaissance, and one of the most important products in the works is the upcoming 3-Series fighter, the XE. We've seen teaser images and renderings of the chassis, motor and front exterior in the past, but as part of today's FEEL XE announcement, which will be an "audio-visual spectacle" that's set to start on September 8th to mark the arrival of the new model, we're now getting a look at the front of the sports sedan in production form.
Race Class Profile: Formula 1000 (51 views)
By Bradley Iger on July 30, 2014 1:03 p.m.
Formula 1000, also known as USF1000, is an open wheel SCCA race class. Powered by 1000cc motorcycle engines and utilizing full racing aerodynamics, chassis tuning, suspension and brakes, the single seat USF1000 cars are capable of reaching speeds in excess of 150 miles per hour. While the 190 horsepower generated by these motors might not immediately grab the attention of some racers, when it's installed in a race-ready car that weights 1000 pounds (with the driver in it), some quick math should indicate that Formula 1000 cars have a fairly impressive power-to-weight ratio. As one of the fastest growing formula ...
By Winding Road Staff on July 29, 2014 3:25 p.m.
Perhaps best known for luxurious and fast sports cars like the V12 Vantage S Roadster, on rare occasions Aston Martin has also thrown their hat into the four door ring with cars like the Rapide S. But the forthcoming "strictly limited production" Lagonda, Aston Martin assures us, is something else entirely.
Chasing the PWC Championship in Toronto (19 views)
By Mike Skeen on July 29, 2014 1:48 p.m.
As we are now into the second half of the 2014 Pirelli World Challenge season, a lot has changed in the GT ranks, especially for our Hawk Performance/CRP Racing team. Those that have been following along will remember that we changed to an Audi R8 after the season had already begun, so we had to learn quickly to get up to speed. After our successes at Road America, we are well and truly in the championship hunt and our primary goal is narrowing the gap to the points leader, O’Connell.
WR TV: 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT 392 Track Test (325 views)
By Bradley Iger on July 28, 2014 6:15 p.m.
While the 707hp Hellcat has been grabbing all the headlines as of late, it's not the only SRT-flavored Challenger that Dodge has on offer now. The 6.4-liter V8 from last year's Challenger SRT model comes back for the 2015 refresh as well, now packing 485 horsepower and an optional 8-speed TorqueFlight automatic transmission, a combination which is good for a 0-60 sprint of 4.2 seconds.
By Winding Road Staff on July 28, 2014 4:21 p.m.
We're used to seeing some high speed action at Detroit's Belle Isle circuit when a series like the Pirelli World Challenger comes to town, but when the Stadium Super Trucks hit the street circuits, they bring a whole new bag of tricks with them, and it includes lots of wheel-up cornering and gratuitous airtime.
Track Driven: Wolf GB08 Sports Racer (285 views)
By Tom Martin on July 28, 2014 3:08 p.m.
Perhaps you think you want a Radical. But really, you want this car. We’ve talked to many racers who drive production-based cars, like cars in SM or T2/3/4 or GTS, and almost to a person, they say “I’d love to drive a Radical,” or “When I can afford it, I want to get a Radical”. They are so right and they are so wrong. We know, because we race a Radical and now we’ve driven the Wolf GB08.
WR TV: 2015 VW Golf GTI (1400 views)
By Winding Road Staff on July 25, 2014 5:16 p.m.
Last month we headed to San Francisco to drive the Mk7 GTI in and around the city and found it to be carrying on the legacy of fun VW hot hatches quite competently. Today we're taking an in-depth look at the new GTI from top to bottom, and then we'll be hitting the streets once again to see how this sporty Golf handles the roads around Michigan.
By Winding Road Staff on July 25, 2014 4:48 p.m.
The Society of Automotive Engineers is an entity comprised of more than 138,000 engineers from the automotive, aerospace and commercial vehicle industries which creates testing standards and practices for certifying performance measurements for vehicles. We recently saw SAE involvement in new Chrysler products in regards to the horsepower ratings in the new supercharged engine in the Dodge Challenger and (potentially) the Dodge Charger. Now, Chrysler's RAM truck division has decided to adopt the SAE’s newest J2807 towing standard across their entire truck line - the only manufacture to do so thus far. However, the real story here is that the ...