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Formula E's First Race Ends With A Massive Crash

The first ever all-electric Formula E race happened in Beijing over the weekend, and despite the mostly silent competition, there was one particular racing incident that was more exciting than anything Formula 1 has shown in a while.


Here's A F1 Car Racing Against A Motorcycle Racing Against A Supercar

Video: For a second, you think hey maybe the motorcycle has a chance in this Top Gear bit since it screams to a lead but then the land-based jet machine insanity known as an F1 race car steps it up and the other two are fighting not to get lapped by the closest thing we have to a teleportation device on Earth.


Seeing F1 Cars Race In Thermal Vision Is So Freaking Cool

Sometimes it’s easy to forget that racing F1 cars is pretty much insanity. The ridiculous speeds, the punishing G-forces and not to mention the beasts of a machine they call cars. But when you look at a F1 car under thermal vision, you’ll never forget how scary it is: they’re driving fire-breathing monsters.


Daytona Rising: From Ageing Track To Hi-Tech Motorsports Mecca

Daytona International Speedway is undergoing its first major renovation in 55 years. Its first ever, really. On a recent visit, we found out just how far 36 million tonnes of steel, miles of fibre and an eye towards the future will take an ageing behemoth — one that can swallow 14 football stadiums whole.


Drive The Future: One Month 'Til Formula E Starts Racing

There’s only one month to go until the first Formula E road race. To build hype, the all-electric racing series has a new TV commercial, and the ad presents a vaguely unsettling, but completely awesome, peek into an electric future.


Cars Exploding In Drag Races Look Like They Are Made Out Of Jelly

Video: The NHRA put together this gnarly video compilation of wild rides from the first half of the 2014 season and it’s just nuts. These drag races look a lot more like horizontal rocket launches crossed with the flames of Ghost Rider than the cars you and I drive.


Flying Race Car Narrowly Avoids Decapitating Another Pilot

Video: The best part about the video — other than that ridiculously close call of the flying race car launching right pass the driver — is how the driver who almost got crashed into, calmly fixes his side view mirror and keeps driving.


This Electric Mazda MX-5 Is A 9-Second Drag Car

Some people would call this Mazda MX-5 conversion blasphemy. Turning the perfect roadster into a tubbed dragster with massive Hoosier radials. Ripping the light, rev-happy four-cylinder out of the front and replacing it with a massive lithium-ion battery pack. Hooking up two forklift electric motors. And then running 9-second passes all day long.


Drag Racing Icon Sets 296km/h World Record For Electric Cars

Don “Big Daddy” Garlits is one of the Old Masters of drag racing. The first driver to officially break the 270km/h, 290km/h, 322km/h, 386km/h, 402km/h and 435km/h barriers on a 400m drag strip, his name is plastered across racing’s many halls of fame. Last week, at 82 years old, Garlits earned another record, driving the world’s fastest electric-powered drag racer to a record-shattering 296km/h on a 400m drag strip in Florida.


Violent Crash In A Ridiculous Tiny Car Filmed With GoPro Cameras

“Can you feel your legs?” That’s what pilot Steve Poot asks copilot Nicolas Pire after badly crashing their Renault Clio R3t at the 2014 Rallye de Wallonie, in Belgium. The Clio is a ridiculous small French car, so this must really suck despite the safety cage.


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