Motorsport

Polycarbonate plastic windows for future cars and F1?

Jul 19, 2011

Everyone remembers the late and great Ayrton Senna and his final drive. Sad it may be, but incidents like this are not exclusive to Senna. The FIA Institute has announced it is looking into developing...

Ferrari F150° Italia 1:1 scale replica steering wheel

Jul 18, 2011

Unless you’ve got more money than the Sultan of Brunei, the chances of getting behind the wheel of an F1 car any time soon are pretty slim. It’s a grim outlook but it’s just something...

2012 Audi A5 DTM R17 concept render unveiled

Jul 16, 2011

At the same time that BMW unveiled its all new BMW M3 DTM Concept Car, Audi has revealed a rendering of its new 2012 Audi A5 DTM, codenamed the R17. The Audi A5 coupe will...

2012 BMW M3 DTM Concept Car unveiled

Jul 16, 2011

BMW Motorsports has officially unveiled the new BMW M3 DTM Concept Car. This provides a glimpse of what BMW’s new race car will look like in the 2012 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) German touring car...

Video: Mick Doohan drives Holden Racing Team V8 Supercar

Jul 15, 2011

Toll Holden Racing Team driver James Courtney recently offered five-time 500cc Motorcylce World Champion Mick Doohan a drive in his HRT T2 V8 Supercar at Queensland Raceway. While it’s not the first time an Aussie...

Haynes Red Bull Racing F1 Car Workshop Manual

Jul 14, 2011

When we came across this Haynes Red Bull Racing F1 Car Manual, our first thoughts were, ‘let’s sell it to Ferrari for millions!’, then we realised the team probably already has a copy. Ever wanted...

Video: Dacia Duster ‘No Limit’ at Pikes Peak

Jul 07, 2011

Dacia has released a nice video of the Dacia Duster ‘No Limit’ Pikes Peak race car onto YouTube. The car was used in the recent 2011 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb event a couple of...

Five awesome performance car YouTube videos

Jul 06, 2011

Here at PerformanceDrive, when we’re not reporting on the performance car world, driving, or straining the octane booster from our blood, we spend our relaxation time watching car-related videos. There’s nothing better than sitting down...

Bluebird Electric to break 500mph electric car land speed record

Jul 05, 2011

Bluebird Team, using a custom-made ‘Bluebird Electric’, have announced they are aiming to break the world land speed record for an electric car and hope to go past the 500mph-barrior (805km/h) in the next few...

2011 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb results: Monster Tajima breaks record

Jun 28, 2011

Nobuhiro Tajima, ‘Monster’ has just broken the world record at the 2011 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with a time of 9:51.278. This gives the Pikes Peak master his sixth consecutive win for the Race...

Video: Mazda 787B rotary rebuilt and relived

Jun 26, 2011

Ever wondered what the inside of a Mazda 787B engine looks like? Well, today’s your lucky day. Watch here as the engineers strip and rebuild the 26B Wankel engine bringing it back to its former...

Nobuhiro ‘Monster’ Tajima’s Suzuki Sport Pikes Peak racers

Jun 26, 2011

With the 2011 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb event just around the corner, we’d thought we’d take a moment to remember one of the most famous Pikes Peak driver and car duos of the era;...

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