Especially In A One-Make Series, The Tiniest Tweaks Can Make Or Break A Race

Whether you’re racing professionally or just enjoying a casual track day, minor adjustments can give you a crucial edge over the competition (or your pals). I spoke to two one-make pro racers, Porsche GT3 Cup drivers Michael de Quesada and Matt Campbell, about the circumstances they encounter at the track and the…

Here's All The Best Comments You Made About Endurance Racing This Year

Since June I’ve been writing and/or curating this series about European-style endurance racing, from Le Mans to the wider FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). One of the coolest things has been, at the end of each post, kicking the convo over to the readers, and hearing what you guys have to say about motorsports.

Updated: Porsche Street Cars Share A Ton Of DNA With Their Racing Counterparts

Many carmakers use the race track as a proving ground for innovations which may eventually find their way into production models. Nowhere is this more true than at Porsche, whose runaway success in motorsports has consistently informed its consumer sports cars. What follows is our illustrated history of these…

A Guide To The Craziest Sport You’re Not Watching

Endurance racing is a hell of thing to endure: For the cars, it’s a test of how well they hold up while being raced at breakneck speed, hour after hour, through wind and dark and pouring rain. For the humans racing them, it’s how many G’s they can endure while trying to stay alert at 200 miles per hour. And for new or…

Feast Your Eyes on This Scale Model of Le Mans, Handcrafted Entirely Out of Leather

Eat your heart out, Wes Anderson: We built a scale model of Le Mans — and out of leather, no less! Drool over the whole thing above, and scroll down for detail shots of various notable points on the Circuit de la Sarthe, plus key moments from Porsche’s storied Le Mans history, presented in diorama form with 3D-printed…

Why Motorsports Are More American Than You Realize

America and the Old World fell in love with the automobile at the same time. In America, motor racing was — and remains — a rugged sport, campaigned on oval speedways in full view of paying spectators, who could spot every car at all times and therefore get their money’s worth. Sliding on dirt. Gunning it on the…

Updated With This Year's Winner: Here In One GIF, All The Porsche Race Cars That Ever Won Le Mans

With a record 17 overall titles (and 102 class titles), Porsche already was the winningest manufacturer at Le Mans — and that was even before their dramatic first-place finish last weekend. To commemorate the race and to celebrate its most successful builder ever, check out this sweet illustrated GIF of every Porsche…