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Volkswagen I.D. R sets electric Goodwood hillclimb record

Volkswagen has added another record to the I.D. R's trophy cabinet, setting a new high watermark for electric cars up the Goodwood Festival of Speed hillclimb. The low-slung electric Volkswagen took just 43.05 seconds to complete the run, comfortably besting the 47...

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More Aston Martin and Red Bull cars coming, Valkyrie could go enduro
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More Aston Martin and Red Bull cars coming, Valkyrie could go enduro

The forthcoming Aston Martin Valkyrie is already the sort of car to break adjectives, with the promise that it will deliver similar performance to a top flight racer. Yet it looks set to just be the start of a longer collaboration between Aston and the Red Bull Racing Formula 1 team...


Electric GT Tesla hits the track - video
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Electric GT Tesla hits the track - video

After being given the green light in February this year, the Electric GT race series is gearing up to kick off in November. We know what the cars will look like, and we know how much power they'll have (580kW/995Nm), but the question of how a heavy, battery-electric Tesla translates to the racetrack still needs answering...


Toyota Supra headed for NASCAR
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Toyota Supra headed for NASCAR

Toyota USA has announced it will be entering the Supra into the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS), despite the production car still not having been revealed. The new race car will replace the Camry as Toyota's NXS entry, which has been competing in the championship for the past 11 years...


Porsche pulls Monte Carlo legends back together - video
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Porsche pulls Monte Carlo legends back together - video

Porsche is known for its World Endurance Championship (WEC) exploits nowadays, but it has a rich history in rallying as well. As it's keen to point out, the legendary brand actually won the Monte Carly Rally numerous times. After first entering the event in 1965, the combination of a 911, Vic Elford and David Stone won the event for the first time in 1968...


Aston Martin Valkyrie "a contender" for Nurburgring record
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Aston Martin Valkyrie "a contender" for Nurburgring record

Christian Horner, principal of the Red Bull Racing team, reckons the Aston Martin Valkyrie is capable of toppling the Nurburgring Nordschleife lap record recently set by the Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo. Speaking with Race Fans, Horner argued a Formula One car would not be capable of beating Porsche's record, instead telling the publication the 919 Evo has already eclipsed the track capability of F1 racers...


Porsche 919 Evo smashes all-time Nurburgring record - video
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Porsche 919 Evo smashes all-time Nurburgring record - video

The Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo has smashed the long-running lap record at the Nurburgring Nordschleife, posting a time of 5 minutes 19.55 seconds. Driven by Timo Bernhard, the 919 Hybrid Evo managed an average speed of 233.8km/h, and bested the previous 1983 record set by Stefan Bellof in a Porsche 956 C by a whole 51.58 seconds...


TCR: Australia to get its own global touring car series

TCR: Australia to get its own global touring car series

Good news for fans of hot hatches and fast-fours. And good news for fans of motorsport. The worldwide motorsport category, TCR Touring Car, is coming to Australia. The category was conceived in 2014 and has since become one of the fastest growing forms of motorsport in the world. In 2018, TCR regulations became the umbrella rules for the new FIA World Touring Car Cup...


2018 Bentley Bentayga Pikes Peak Edition revealed
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2018 Bentley Bentayga Pikes Peak Edition revealed

Bentley has toppled the production SUV record at the 2018 Pikes Peak International Hillclimb, and will celebrate the feat with a run of 10 special editions. It was a good weekend to be chasing records in Colorado. Volkswagen set a new overall course record in the all-electric I.D. R, and Rhys Millen hustled a lightly modified Bentayga up the 156 corners of Pikes Peak in 10:49...


Volkswagen going after Bonneville speed record
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Volkswagen going after Bonneville speed record

Hot on the heels of its Pikes Peak triumph, Volkswagen has announced plans to take the BGC/C-class speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats in August. It won't be using a Golf GTI for the attempt, and forget about the Arteon. The car chosen taking on the record run is – wait for it – a Jetta. You at the back, stop laughing! There's method to Volkswagen's madness...


Around the Tracks: Pikes Peak special edition
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Around the Tracks: Pikes Peak special edition

When we're not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world. Here's a handful of the articles, videos and social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand-new, others have been online for a while. Enjoy them – just not too much, okay?


Volkswagen I.D. R sets new Pikes Peak record
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Volkswagen I.D. R sets new Pikes Peak record

Romain Dumas has toppled Sebastien Loeb's record at the Pikes Peak Hillclimb, hustling his Volkswagen I.D. R up the 19.99km course in 7:57.148 this morning. That's a full 16 seconds faster than Loeb and his Peugeot 208 T16 managed in 2013, and Dumas actually told reporters he could have gone faster if the clouds cloaking the hillclimb's summit had dissipated...


Toyota GR Super Sports Concept headed for production
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Toyota GR Super Sports Concept headed for production

Toyota has used the 24 Hours of Le Mans to announce the GR Super Sports Concept, initially revealed at Tokyo Auto Salon in January, will be put into production – well, sort of. The car will form the base of a racer, set to compete in the just-announced 'hypercar' class of the FIA World Endurance Championship when new regulations take force in 2020...


Aston Martin Vantage GT3, GT4 revealed
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Aston Martin Vantage GT3, GT4 revealed

Aston Martin Racing (AMR) has revealed its new Vantage GT3 and Vantage GT4 race cars ahead of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Based on the new-generation Vantage sports car, the GT3 and GT4 cars aim to build on the successful record of their predecessors, with the GT3 to make its racing debut at the Michelin Aston Martin Racing Le Mans Festival this weekend...


Volkswagen I.D. R: Powertrain detailed ahead of Pikes Peak
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Volkswagen I.D. R: Powertrain detailed ahead of Pikes Peak

Volkswagen's assault on the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb is less than two weeks away, and the trickle of information about the I.D. R is becoming a flood. After detailing its aerodynamics package, VW has provided a peek under the bonnet... well, into the battery and motors, anyway. Battery power is provided by a pair of interlinked lithium-ion batteries mounted either side of the driver's cockpit...


Isle of Man TT average speed record toppled - Video
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Isle of Man TT average speed record toppled - Video

When it comes to crazy sporting events, the Isle of Man TT is among the craziest. Held on public roads around the Isle of Man, it pits the world's best motorcyclists against changeable roads with no run-off and hardly any safety barriers. Deaths are common, an accepted risk with the event. Last weekend, Dean Harrison became the first rider average more than 134mph (216km/h) on a lap around the 60...


2018 Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 revealed
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2018 Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 revealed

Nissan has unveiled the latest GT3-ready version of its GT-R – the GT-R Nismo GT3 – blending revised driving dynamics with creature comforts like air-conditioning. Although it looks like the previous GT3, launched in 2015, Nissan has left no stone unturned in search of more speed...


Brabham BT62 to test at 'The Bend'
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Brabham BT62 to test at 'The Bend'

Brabham Automotive will use the new circuit at Tailem Bend, South Australia – simply dubbed 'The Bend' – as its local testing facility. The 7.77km track, which was officially opened in April and lays claim to being the second-longest permanent circuit in the world, is just about 70 minutes south west of Adelaide, and will host a Supercars round later this year...


Schaeffler Audi RS3 concept gets Formula E tech
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Schaeffler Audi RS3 concept gets Formula E tech

Schaeffler, engineering firm and Audi's partner in Formula E, has unveiled the electric 4ePerformance concept, complete with 880kW from four electric motors. They're not just any electric motors, either, they're identical to those used on the 2016-17 ABT Schaeffler Formula E racer. That puts total power at 880kW, and system torque at 1280Nm from all four motors...


Around the Tracks: Ayrton Senna, Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen
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Around the Tracks: Ayrton Senna, Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen

When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world. Here’s a handful of the articles, videos and social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand-new, others have been online for a while. Enjoy them – just not too much, okay?