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  • Video: Lexus LC 500 POV Test Drive And Walkaround (526 views)

    By Chris Amos on November 21, 2018 10:32 a.m.

    In this video, we do our tried-and-true "no nattering nabobs" inspection of the Lexus LC 500 super coupe. The LC 500 features a 471 hp V8 and some pretty extreme styling, at least for a Toyota product. Take a look...

  • HRE Shows World's First 3D Printed Titanium Wheel (730 views)

    By Shawn Stout on November 21, 2018 9:53 a.m.

    HRE is not messing around. 3D printing is one of those "next big things" that makes a huge amount of sense in low-volume applications. Originally used for prototyping directly from CAD models, e.g. to produce an instrument panel mockup for a new car, it also has applications like aftermarket wheels for...

  • Home Improvement: Build A Replica Of Monza In Your Back Yard? (830 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on November 21, 2018 9:43 a.m.

    To show off the new BMW X5, BMW of Italy had the inspiration to build a 1:1 replica in the Moroccan desert. Why? If you have to ask... But, BMW has made some serious upgrades to the off-road capability of the X5, so they wanted a way to demonstrate...

  • Winding Road Academy Competition License School - December (2681 views)

    By Jeff Sexton on November 16, 2018 4:01 p.m.

    Winding Road Academy, together with National Auto Sport Association, will hold a 2+1 day semi-private licensing school, November 15-17, 2018 in Austin. This is a chance to quickly progress from track day driving to wheel-to-wheel racing. Students who pass the school will earn the certification necessary to gain a NASA provisional road racing license.

  • Is Your Car Really Underpowered? Are You Sure? (982 views)

    By Todd Therkildsen on November 14, 2018 10:42 a.m.

    We've looked at a lot of data from cars that are "down on power". We notice that this power deficit isn't as obvious as you might expect. We've dyno tested many cars thought to be down on power, only to find small horsepower advantages or no difference among cars. We also use analytical software to...

  • What F1 Can Teach Us About Club Racing: Verstappen vs. Ocon At Brazilian GP (1111 views)

    By Tom Martin on November 13, 2018 12:18 p.m.

    Let's start this week's episode of What Pro Racing Can Teach Us by looking at an incident from the 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix. In this video, Max Verstappen (Red Bull Racing) is running in P1 and Esteban Ocon (Racing Point Force India) is a lap down. Ocon, on fresher tires, is, apparently...

  • Video: Epic Racing In Global MX-5 Cup Sebring Challenge (499 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on November 13, 2018 11:46 a.m.

    Global MX-5 Cup offers some of the tightest, most exciting road racing in the country during the regular season. Put $50,000 in cash on the line for the winner of two races, and host the races at Sebring, and what do you get? More epic-ness, naturally.

  • Survey: What Would Make The Ideal Spec Series? (408 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on November 07, 2018 11:11 a.m.

    In today's Winding Road Racer Survey, we examine your thinking on what would make a great spec series actually great. Click on the link to take the survey...

  • Video: What Happens When One Race Decides $100k Winner (776 views)

    By Jeff Sexton on November 07, 2018 10:53 a.m.

    The Spec MX-5 Challenge traveled to the ARRC at Road Atlanta for its championship rounds on November 1-4. The championship winner would emerge with a scholarship for $100,000 provided by Yokohama tires, Mazda Motorsports, and Pagid Racing brakes. Going into the weekend, Central Series champ Tom Martin and...

  • Video: A Taste Of ChampCar At Utah Motorsports Campus (514 views)

    By Jeff Sexton on October 31, 2018 11:01 a.m.

    Champcar World Series is a low-cost endurance racing series. It was previously known as ChumpCar and has a format somewhat like LeMons racing. The rules are set up to make the cars relatively inexpensive to build and the endurance format allows 3-5 drivers to split the expenses. Licensing is also easier than in traditional club racing.