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Koenigsegg Regera Hybrid Tech Could Soon Be Used In Everyday Cars

Koenigsegg is now a well established manufacturer of hyper cars. They famously built "the only car that defeated the Stig" since the CCX spun out while he was driving it for a lap time back in 2006. Despite the hypercar performance, Koenigsegg also prides itself in luxury and exquisite attention to detail.

It is now also famous for building the hybrid Regera hypercar and the One:1; the first production car with a power to weight ratio of 1:1 hp per kg (it makes 1 MW/MegaWatt of power, prompting Koenigsegg to call it the first Megacar with a straight face). But this post isn't about all of Koenigsegg's fascinating cars. No, it's about only the Regera. Or the Regera hybrid technology, rather.


Koenigsegg just sold 20% of its parent company for €150 million (~$171 million USD) to NEVS. They also started a joint venture together where NEVS is contributing $150 million USD (~ €132 million) for a 65% stake in the joint venture. Koenigsegg is taking a 35% stake by contr…

Hennessey Is Building an 800 hp McLaren 600LT

The McLaren Senna is not just about horsepower, of course. There's a lot more that goes into it and you can read all about it here where I compare it to a Dodge Viper ACR (they're MUCH closer than you think). But if you've got your heart set on an 800 hp McLaren and you missed out on the Senna, Hennessey is happy to oblige.

If you aren't familiar with Hennessey, it is an aftermarket tuning company based in Texas that is no stranger to American cars like Corvettes, Camaros, Mustangs, and Challengers, and even tunes some trucks and SUVs. Hennessey also is a bit of a "boutique manufacturer". Its last car - the Venom GT - set multiple world speed records (some unofficial) and it was based on a Lotus Elise chassis with a modified twin-turbocharged version of the LS7 7.0 litre V8 in the C6 Chevrolet Corvette Z06.


In Hennessey speak, HPE800 typically means it will make at least 800 hp. Their HPE800 Camaro SS makes 804 hp. Their HPE800 Cadillac CTS-V makes 830 hp. T…

No TV? Watch the 2019 Rolex 24 Daytona Online

If you don't have TV or TV subscription to the right channels, you can tune in online on IMSA TV for live coverage of the 2019 Rolex 24 Daytona (Daytona 24 Hours) right here at 2:25 pm US ET (Eastern Time).

Of course, not all of us can watch 24 hours of racing live. Fortunately, IMSA also posts full races and highlights on YouTube two or three days after the race. Make sure to check there next week to see what you've missed. Coverage of qualifying is already up.


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Is The Ford GT a Worthy Successor to The GT40?

The original Ford GT40 needs no introduction. It achieved instant race car celebrity status in 1966 when it did what was thought to be impossible; give a humble American car manufacturer like Ford the opportunity to beat the elite Ferrari at Le Mans. Most people know the highlight of the back story too. To spare you all the details, Ford was moving forward towards a deal to buy out Ferrari. Ferrari was interested, but Enzo Ferrari wanted to run their open wheel division themselves with full liberty. Ford didn't agree and Enzo pulled out of the deal.

Angered by that, Henry Ford (junior) wanted to show Ferrari that Ford could beat them at their own game so they went out to build a race car to win at Le Mans. What isn't very well known, however, is the fact that Ford struggled at first. Ford (naturally) went to established European manufacturers that had experience racing, likely expecting that the American racing builders would know nothing about winning at Le Mans. Unfortunate…

The RS4+ is a 530 hp ABT-Tuned Winter Sled

My love for fast wagons is no secret. They combine various attributes you really want; interior space rivaling some big SUVs, performance rivaling some serious sports cars, and looks rivaling some long sleek missiles on wheels. This one is no different and, being a fast Audi wagon, it's also AWD for year-round fun. This is a bit bittersweet, of course, because of such vehicles as the B7 S4 and RS4 Avants which had magnificent 6-speed manuals and 4.2 litre naturally aspirated V8's. But let's focus on the bright side. There's a 530 hp version of the current RS4 Avant/wagon.

It's based on the Audi RS4 Avant (wagon) which we unfortunately don't get here in North America. As an Audi-backed DTM racing team, ABT Sportsline is no stranger to fast Audi's, and is actually intimately familiar with the RS4 Avant in particular, having already offered the RS4-R last year. ABT says that the demand for the RS4-R far exceeded the limited 50-car run they offered (no surpris…

Rejoice: The 2020 Shelby GT500 Could Get A manual!

I posted about the new Shelby GT500 on here, DriveTribe, my Facebook, and my Instagram (you can read about all the tech and capabilities that Ford stuffed into the GT500 in my GT500 reveal post here). Perhaps the biggest surprise (and only disappointment) was that the car wouldn't be offered with a manual. Instead, it would come with a 7-speed dual-clutch auto made by Tremec.

If there is one common theme across all platforms where I posted, though, it's that people want a manual and it looks like Ford is going to be listening very closely. Prior to the reveal, I
predicted that this was going to be the first GT500 to offer an automatic, but I figured it would be the 10-speed automatic available on the Mustang GT and I never expected Ford to drop the manual as an option.

According to a report by Road & Track, the reason why Ford went for this transmission instead of the torque-converter automatic was because it offered quicker shifts on track, suggesting that the 10-speed a…

The S209 is a big turbo wide-body WRX STI

A Subaru WRX STI is a very familiar car by now. Partially because it's very successful and capable, but partially because its engine and hp has been more or less unchanged for about 15 years in North America. It came out in 2004 with a 4 cylinder 2.5 litre turbocharged boxer engine making 300 hp. Today, the standard issue WRX STI is still powered by a version of that same engine making all of 305 hp, a measly 5 hp increase in two redesigns over 15 years. People have been complaining and, it turns out, Subaru has been listening.


Enter the S209. It is based on the Japanese market only S208 developed with Subaru Tecnica International (STI). It still uses the same North American EJ25 2.5 litre engine, but it's all grown up now with forged rods and pistons, and a bigger turbo (bigger turbos make everything better). In this case, it seems like the housing is the same, but HKS increases the compressor wheel by 5 mm to 65 mm and turbine by 3 mm to 56 mm. That has allowed Subaru to tu…






Does An Aftermarket Grille Really Increase Airflow?
I put a Saleen S281 grille to the test to answer that question.

Stock Suspension S197 Mustang With Square 305/30/19's
What you need to fit a proper size square tire setup.

How Limited Slip Diffs Make You Faster on Track
What you need to know about how they put power down and pros and cons.

Can Telemetry Explain Schumacher's Talent?
A comparison between Schumacher's and then team mate Herbert's data.






Cayman GT4 Track Review
The first Cayman with proper (911-challenging) power.

Is an EcoBoost Mustang any good on Track?
Two days at the track in a Mustang short 4 cylinders.

2016 BMW M4 DCT Track Review
It's quick (properly quick). But is it fun?

Can a stock Golf Diesel handle a Track Day?
Not your every day track beater.




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Stock Suspension S197 Mustang With Square 305/30/19's

If you've had any doubts about whether or not they will fit, fear not! You absolutely can run square 305/30/19's. I had a lot of doubts before pulling the trigger, even more so when the wheels where on the car. The tires do poke out a bit and I figured rubbing is all but guaranteed at full compression but I couldn't be happier I trusted APEX and those on here who have run it.

Here's what you need:

1. Camber plates: I have MM C/C plates and they are maxed out at -2.3 deg with the stock struts. I have been running them for years with many track days without issue.

2. 1"/25 mm spacer: I have Motorsport-tech 1" spacers and they look like high quality units. There is maybe a 1/4 inch clearance in the back so you can't go any narrower than 25 mm. http://www.motorsport-tech.com/adaptec/car/ford_s and you want Design 2.


3. Elongated studs: your best bet is to get the FPP hubs with elongated studs instead of reusing the old one. Bearings are consumables anyway so…

This Lanzante Porsche 930 is powered by a GP-winning F1 Engine

Whenever I hear of an outlandish 911 build, I always wonder what hardcore 911 would think. In my experience, they tend to love tradition and preserving the 911 legacy. This car breaks two of the holy trinity of classic 911's; rear engined, flat-six, and air-cooled. It is still rear engined but it uses a V6, water-cooled engine. But I can't imagine a single 911 fan being upset about this.

You see, this isn't just any water-cooled V6 engine. It is a Formula 1 twin-turbocharged 1.5 litre V6 out of a McLaren MP4/3 F1 car. Further preserving the Porsche-ness of this build, the engine was built by a partnership formed between Porsche and TAG to provide engines for McLaren F1 team. Porsche was responsible for the technical burden of design and engineering and TAG financed the effort and stuck its name on the engine as "TAG turbo" since McLaren didn't want Porsche's name on their F1 car.

Lanzante first revealed the car in October last year shortly after the annu…

2020 Mid Engine Corvette C8.R Race Car And Engine Specs Revealed

It's finally time to welcome the brand new 2020 mid-engine Corvette C8.R race car. I'd say this is the most hotly anticipated race car to debut since the current Ford GT, but Ford surprised the world with the GT so there wasn't a whole lot of anticipation. This may be the most hotly anticipated new race car ever in quite a while, much like its street going mid-engine sister.

It's the first clean sheet design in about 20 years, Chevy says, since the 1999 C5.R and will race for the first time ever at the 2020 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. Chevy says there is a deeper connection and technology transfer between the C8.R racing version and the road-going C8, and the highest percentage of shared parts of any Corvette generation before.


In fact, the C8.R utilizes the production chassis built right alongside the other chassis meant for street duty in the Bowling Green Assembly plant that builds the street version. As expected, there are some modifications to meet race requiremen…

Watch The Best Valentine's Day Inspiration: Wife & Husband Track Battle

Wife (R32) vs husband (Mk1 Golf) playing a bit of tag at Atlantic Motorsport Park in Shubie, NS. Both cars are turbocharged, both built by them for them to enjoy on a track. Oh, and the R32 shoots flames on the overrun. Every. Single. Time. This is the best couples bonding activity I've ever seen.



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