Archive for the ‘Motorsports’ Category

Lamborghini Huracan LP620-2 Super Trofeo revealed

As expected Lamborghini literally took the cover off its new Huracan LP620-2 Super Trofeo in California on the weekend. As its name suggests the race version of the Huracan produces 620hp and all of it is sent to the rear wheels. It tips the scales at 1270kg (2800lbs) and we think it would be a […]

Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo preview

The official reveal for the Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo is expected to take place later today as part of the increasingly important Monterey Car Week. For now here’s a brief amateur teaser video. Thanks to Carspotter Jeroen for capturing the footage and making it available to share.

They don’t sound like this anymore!

A bit over a week from the 2014 Belgian Grand Prix here’s a great soundtrack reminding us how good Formula 1 cars used to sound. Go put some headphones on, take the jump to the YouTube clip below, listen and enjoy. It’s a binaural recording of a previous generation V8 flying through Eau Rouge at […]

One day stop signs will be start signs

There’s less than one month now until Formula E charges into a brave new world. The first event on the 10 race calendar takes place in Beijing on 13 September and this new promo is how organisers hope to attract interest in the new category.

A stop animation look at the 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans

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Here’s a short and sweet photographic essay from the the 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans. There’s a lot of behind the scenes off-track imagery which somehow brings you closer to the action. The black and white images add to the documentary-like feel and the stop animation technique brings it all alive for those of […]

Seven seconds away

Here’s a story of some old fashioned Aussie persistence from the 2013 Drag Week event held in the United States. John Faraone and his crew from Perth shipped over their mega crazy 9.4 litre V8 turbocharged Valiant Charger to compete in the busy schedule and what must be one of the ultimate run what you […]

2014 Rally Finland in pictures

It seems to be the year of winning your home event. Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg won their home grands prix in Formula 1. Now it’s Jari-Matti Latvala’s turn and he got to spray the champagne first after he won Rally Finland. Sebastien Ogier will be hoping he can do the same when Rally France […]

Everybody loves Daniel

Here’s a Formula 1 story we can all enjoy, the ever increasing love being shown for Daniel Ricciardo! Here’s a selection of quotes said about our Dan in the wake of his Hungarian Grand Prix win. Luke Smith, NBC: When speaking to Daniel in the paddock, it’s quite clear that he is two things. Firstly: […]

Money talks, Bernie walks

As expected news has come through overnight confirming the end to the Bernie Eccelstone bribery case, thanks to an agreed settlement which will cost the F1 supremo US$100 million. “The court did not consider a conviction overwhelmingly likely from the present point of view,” said Andrea Titz, spokesperson for the Munich court. “There was no […]

$100m is the going rate to avoid a bribery conviction

Last week news emerged that Bernie Ecclestone was likely to buy his way out of the bribery charges laid against him in a German court. Today, The Independent reports Eccelstone will pay US$100m to settle the case. That money will go to the German state of Bavaria and, astonishingly, Bernie says they should build a […]

Jari-Matti Latvala wins 2014 Rally Finland

Jari-Matti Latvala has kept his faint WRC title hopes alive by scoring a hugely popular victory in Rally Finland. His 3.6 second winning margin over defending champ Sebastien Ogier doesn’t tell the full story. Ogier himself had to fight for P2 after Kris Meeke was very fast early and delivered on his undoubted potential to […]

Australian Grand Prix secured until 2020

Victorian Premier, Dr Denis Napthine, has been making waves today to tell the world he’s signed a contract extension which will keep the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne until 2020. “Formula 1 is a key pillar of Victoria’s major sporting events strategy,” Dr Napthine said. “This calendar is unrivalled worldwide, commencing with the Australian Tennis […]

VIDEO: 1979 Castrol International Rally

Frustrated that you can’t watch Rally Finland without a Foxtel account and want to get your WRC fix? Here’s some footage from 35 years ago that will remind you what rallying is all about. It’s from the 1979 Castrol International Rally, held in the forests around Canberra. This is the home territory of your AUSmotive […]

2014 Hungarian GP: 30 mins of onboard footage

Imagine for a moment that Formula 1 has embraced the 21st century and makes onboard footage available for free online after each race. Well, you don’t have to imagine any more because thanks to French TV network Canal+ those days are almost here. After the break you’ll get to see 30 minutes of highlights from […]

2014 Rally Poland in pictures

While it’s true we have missed out on regular WRC updates you haven’t missed out on anything you couldn’t have guessed for yourself. And that’s Sebastien Ogier has won another rally and is well on the way to his second world championship. Also happy with his time in Poland was junior Volkswagen driver Andreas Mikkelesen […]