Making Stock Car Racing Look Stock, Tiny Vans

If you think redesigning a BMW grille sends shock waves through the car community, try redesigning a NASCAR race car. The big motorsports news this week is stock car racing’s debut of the seventh-generation Cup car platform. The “Next Gen” NASCAR racer follows the philosophy of its predecessor—the unimaginatively titled “Gen 6” design—to make the cars more aesthetically close to their stock counterparts, and more technically up-to-date with modern components, like oh, say, rack-and-pinion steering.

So far the response seems positive, with teams mostly pleased about changes that will keep costs down, and fans happy about the more recognizable cars.

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The BMW M4 meets the BMW M4 GT3. Video highlights the common ground between the BMW M4 Competition and the BMW M4 GT3 racing car.

From series production to the race track – and back: In a new video, BMW M GmbH offers insights into the development of the new BMW M4 GT3 racing car and identifies some fascinating similarities between the new flagship model in the BMW M Motorsport line-up and the BMW M4 Competition production model (fuel consumption combined: 10.2 – 9.9 l/100 km [27.7 – 28.5 mpg imp] in the WLTP cycle, 10.2 l/100 km [27.7 mpg imp] in NEDC; CO2 emissions combined: 233 – 227 g/km in WLTP, 234 g/km in NEDC). Designers and engineers from BMW’s production car development programme

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NASCAR says its ‘Next Gen’ car puts the ‘stock’ back in stock car racing

NASCAR will unveil the “Next Gen” Cup Series race car in Charlotte Wednesday afternoon. Built from the “ground up,” the new car looks sleeker and more coupe-like, with a lower roofline and a shorter rear deck. A redesigned, carbon composite body sits on top of the tubular chassis, allowing drivers to better withstand direct hits. The front and rear bumpers have also been modified, tire diameter has increased to 18 inches from 15 and a 5-speed transaxle combines the transmission and rear gears into one

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UNLV student racing team debuts new vehicle, prepares for first competition in over a year | Las Vegas Local Breaking News, Headlines

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) — Student activities on the University of Nevada Las Vegas campus are slowly returning to normal after a year consumed by the pandemic. UNLV’s Baja SAE Rebel Racing team is one of the many groups eager to return to competition. 

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) is featured at 4505 S Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89154 on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020.

Rebel Racers is made up of students who engineer, fabricate, test and compete prototype off-road racing vehicles in competitions sanctioned by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). 

“This club is not about building

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Porsche Simulation Racing Is A Real Esport, Here’s What You Need To Know

Video games used to be something that was reserved for a hobby, but throughout the last decade, games have gotten infinitely more competitive and have completely integrated their way into the world of sports.

Simulation racing games are the obvious choice for car enthusiasts who have a little extra time on their hands, but Porsche, like many gaming enthusiasts, is taking virtual racing to another level.

A game called iRacing, which has ultra-realistic vehicles, tracks, and physics has been a popular platform for aspiring Porsche Cup drivers since around 2019, and Porsche is soon to finish yet another season

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Blink Charging Sponsors University of Cincinnati’s First All-Electric Formula Racing Team and EV Innovation Among Students Nasdaq:BLNK

Miami Beach, FL, April 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Blink Charging Co. (the “Company” or “Blink”) (Nasdaq: BLNK, BLNKW), a leading owner, operator, and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and services, today announced its sponsorship of the Bearcat Electric Vehicle (BEV) racing team, which is the first all-electric formula racecar team out of the University of Cincinnati and falls under the university’s AIC (Academic Intercollegiate Competitions) category.

The University racing team is comprised of about 40 students, a majority of whom are engineering students. These bright students boast impressive experiences with electric vehicles. Seven current and former students

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