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  • The Most Tech-Heavy Benz Ever? The New Mercedes Benz S-Class (84 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on September 02, 2020 4:22 p.m.

    Ladies and Gentlemen, the new S-Class has debuted, and it really is something to behold. Featuring a new level of tech, luxury, and opulence, the S-Class is the culmination of everything that makes modern MB a brand we’ve grown quite fond of. Check out the press release below!

  • The Volvo P1800 Cyan -- The Best Re-Imagination Sportscar Yet? (146 views)

    By Peter Nelson on September 02, 2020 11:50 a.m.

    World Touring Car powerhouse Cyan Racing has revealed their Volvo P1800 Cyan, an absolutely gorgeous interpretation of the classic Swedish sportscar that has some pretty impressive specs. Under the long hood is a two-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine is based on the same engine as used in their world title-winning Volvo S60 TC1 race car, producing 420 horsepower and has a redline of 7700 RPM. Its gearbox is a 5-speed manual unit produced by Holinger, which is connected to a limited slip differential that sends power to the rear wheels to make the most of all this power.

  • The Guide to Road Racing, Part 10: Getting Started - ChampCar (9643 views)

    By Bradley Iger on August 29, 2020 2:35 p.m.

    In this installment of the guide we'll be diving into the ChampCar series, and what sets it apart from the more traditional sanctions like SCCA and NASA. We recently had the opportunity to run a stint amongst a six-driver team in a ChampCar 24 hour endurance race, held at Buttonwillow Raceway. For a number of reasons, this sort of racing is substantially different from the Spec Miata SCCA sprint racing we've been discussing thus far, so we'll be covering some of the key components that make both ChampCar and the endurance racing format unique in comparison to our previous segments.

  • Five Of The Best Auto Racing Steering Wheels (4692 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on August 29, 2020 1:51 p.m.

    One of the most crucial aspects of the race car is its steering wheel... yes we realized this is very much a "duh" statement.

  • Speed Secrets: Are You Cornering Too Slow? (1296 views)

    By Ross Bentley on August 29, 2020 1:48 p.m.

    If the car feels like it's on rails, you are probably driving too slow.

  • 2020 McLaren 620R: A Race Car With A Dash Of Road Legality (59 views)

    By Peter Nelson on August 28, 2020 6:06 p.m.

    McLaren has debuted a car that seems to start out life as a race car, and then has a few bits thrown on to make it street-legal. Its price is somewhere in the sea of figures between a Cayman GT4 and Ford RS200 (or possibly more). Following in the footsteps of the 600LT, 570GT, and 570S: the 620R.

  • The Best Fire Suits For Larger Drivers (1596 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on August 27, 2020 9:07 a.m.

    For some people, finding a race suit that fits is tough. The manufacturers have to pick average blends of chest, waist, arm length, leg length and leg-torso ratios. But some people just aren't average.

  • Buyer's Guide: The Klemantaski Collection (1159 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on August 22, 2020 2:48 p.m.

    Louis Klemantaski, whose motorsport photography work spans from 1930s through the 1970s, represents the pinnacle of the Jacques-Henri Lartigue aesthetic, a photographer who pioneered the art of capturing images moving objects during the turn of the 20th century. The son of a Willys-Overland importer, Klemantaski spent his youth at the famous Brooklands racing circuit in Surrey, England, both racing on the circuit as well as taking photos of cars during races.

  • The Guide to Road Racing, Part 7: Getting Started in Autocross (3253 views)

    By Bradley Iger on August 22, 2020 2:45 p.m.

    We've been having such a great time working toward our SCCA Competition License running in the Spec Miata class races that we almost forgot that there's still plenty of cool events you can do with daily driver. As the weather warms up, autocross events are popping up around the country, so we decided to take the Winding Road Challenger out to the autocross for a closer look at this very fun and accessible way to get involved in road racing.

  • Speed Secrets: Getting Your Game Face On (387 views)

    By Ross Bentley on August 22, 2020 2:36 p.m.

    I think there's so much to be learned from other sports and other athletes that can apply to performance and race driving. So when Ingrid Steffensen sent me her article about what she observed at a hockey game (and how it related to driving), I couldn't wait to share it with you.