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The 2016 Dodge Viper ACR Sets 13 Lap Records And Bests The Porsche 918 Spyder

By   November 9, 2015

Dodge Viper ACR

Dodge Viper ACR

The Dodge Viper ACR has set itself as the track king in North America. Dodge took the track focused version of the American sports car to many circuits in the United States and it came away with 13 track records.

Laguna Seca may be the most impressive of the records. In managing to achieve the lap record the 645 horsepower V10 powered ACR was over one second better than the 887 horsepower Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid supercar. That is the same car that owns the production car lap record at the Nurburgring (Interesting enough both track records were set by Randy Pobst).

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Ford Shelby Mustang GT350R Driven At Laguna Seca

By   September 29, 2015

Ford Shelby Mustang GT350R

Ford Shelby Mustang GT350R

The Ford Shelby Mustang GT350R is a track focused car. The high revving V8 has flat-plane crankcase that you can take all the way up to 8,200 RPMs.

The 526 horsepower output makes the performance very good, but it is the independent rear suspension that makes a huge difference in handling. Around Laguna Seca’s infamous corkscrew it makes all the difference.

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Porsches Everywhere At Rennsport Reunion V

By   September 28, 2015

Porsche 911 GT1

Porsche 911 GT1

This past weekend was Rennsport Reunion V. The event was the place to be for any Porsche enthusiast as historic competition machines from the automaker took to Laguna Seca.

The amount of cars in the Monterey Peninsula from the German performance manufacture was simply staggering. Just about everywhere you looked in or around Laguna Seca was a Porsche.

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Teaser: Our First Drive In A New Ford Shelby Mustang GT350R At Laguna Seca

By   August 31, 2015

Ford Shelby Mustang GT350R

Ford Shelby Mustang GT350R

We recent had the chance to experience the new Ford Shelby Mustang GT350R at Laguna Seca. We got an idea of just how well the new ‘Stang could handle on the famed road course.

The track focused machine offers 526 horsepower from a 5.2-liter V8 engine designed with a flat-plane crankshaft. This new car is a huge improvement on a circuit over previous models as handling is much improved thanks to the new suspension setup.

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You Could Have Lunch With Racing Legend Sir Jackie Stewart

By   August 4, 2015

Sir Jackie Stewart

Sir Jackie Stewart

Sir Jackie Stewart is simply put a racing legend. Beyond other competition success, in 1969, 1971 and 1973 he won the Formula 1 Championship. Mr. Stewart would go on to further gain popularity in the U.S. as he was a TV motor racing analyst until 1986.

He will be at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion as historic race cars and legendary drivers come together (the event will also feature celebrities, such as our friend Adam Carolla). Plus, if you attend this year’s event you could have lunch with Jackie Stewart.

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