Tag: Rally Cars

Audi RS Q e-tron Revealed For The Dakar Rally, Features Electrified Powertrain With 671 HP

Audi is going electric and that effort extends to motorsport as the company has unveiled the all-new RS Q e-tron. Set to compete in the 2022 Dakar Rally, the RS Q e-tron is being billed as a “high-tech test laboratory” that will face “one of the greatest challenges” in racing. That’s especially true when you […]

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New Ford Puma Rally1 Is A Plug-in Hybrid SUV For WRC That Replaces The Fiesta

M-Sport unveiled the brand new Ford Puma Rally1 car for the 2022 FIA World Rally Championship, bringing electrified performance into the mix as specified by the new regulations. The rally car that replaces the Fiesta WRC, launches at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the form of a development prototype before making its racing debut at […]

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Nissan Imagines What A Rally-Spec Juke Would Look Like In Tribute To 240Z

While we’re pretty much all agreed on the fact that the latest Nissan Juke is a much-improved version of the original, we’re yet to see a genuine high-performance second-gen Juke, such as the Juke-R of the original. However, these newly-released renders go some way into imaging what one would look like – albeit they’re likely […]

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Fiat’s Square-Jawed 131 Abarth Rally Stradale Hates Curves, Loves Corners

Has there ever been an occasion when whacking a huge set of arches on a car didn’t make it look 100 times better? It certainly worked for the Fiat-Abarth Rally Stradale, which was transformed from a fairly anonymous sedan into this seriously butch-looking rally weapon for Fiat’s assault on the World Rally Championship back in […]

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Lamborghini Aventador SV Races A Handful Of Rallycross Cars

<!––> <!––> The Lamborghini Aventador is coming towards the end of its lifecycle but it is still a joy to see it tested to its limits, particularly in SV Roadster guise like the example featured in this video. The Aventador SV is powered by a 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12 that delivers 750 hp and 507 […]

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This Is The Road Version Of Mitsubishi’s Cancelled Starion Group B Rally Car

At the height of Group B rallying, car manufacturers were clamoring to join the series and images of the stillborn race car that Mitsubishi was developing have now been published for the first time. Exclusive photos were recently published by Auto Express that were sent as part of “internal correspondence” at Mitsubishi’s UK importer in […]

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Toyota Is Building 25,000 GR Yaris, Might Want To Make That 25,001 After This Crash

When Toyota conceived the GR Yaris as a homologation special for its rally car, FIA rules required it to build 25,000 road versions. And even when Toyota’s motorsport plans changed and it decided to continue racing in the WRC with the previous model, it still went ahead and built the GR Yaris anyway and stuck to […]

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2022 Mercedes SL, Toyota Corolla Cross SUV, VW’s 328-HP ID.X Hot Hatch, Tesla’s Laguna Record: Your Morning Brief

Good morning and welcome to our daily digest of automotive news from around the globe, starting with… Toyota To Reportedly Launch Corolla Cross SUV In The U.S. Market Sightings of a heavily camouflaged prototype fitted with US-spec amber turn signals strongly suggest the Corolla Cross is coming to the US, though Toyota has yet to […]

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Ex-Petter Solberg Subaru Impreza WRC Car Goes Under The Hammer

A Subaru Impreza WRC rally car raced by the legendary Petter Solberg will be auctioned off this weekend. This Impreza is known as ‘PRO-WRC 04008’ and was the eighth chassis built by Prodrive for the 2004 World Rally Championship season. During the car’s debut, Solberg claimed third place at Rally Turkey and on September 5, […]

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