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Nurburgring 24 Hours Preview

Depending on your view, the Gods of the Green Hell either restored Porsche to its rightful place on the top step of the podium or robbed the Mercedes AMG from a sure win in the 2018 Nürburgring 24 Hours. Dramatic weather arrived starting around 2…

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Sliding sideways in a Mercedes-AMG with hundreds of horsepower overcoming the prodigious grip provided by wide Continental tires would ordinarily be a cause for concern, but it is standard operating procedure at the AMG Driving Academy drifting sc…

LRS Formula One Track Day
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A Formula One car is a compact violent physics laboratory on four wheels. Each vehicle overflows with space age technology, engineering design, and exotic materials with the single objective of minimizing each and every lap time. High horsepower c…

Porsche Experience Center
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An amusement park is all about the experience. Regardless of age, the rides and the music and the food and the games and the peals of laughter make it more than just a collection of wood and metal and plastic and lights. It is a rite of passage …

2017 Rolex Motorsports Reunion

During the month of August, the Monterey peninsula is transformed into an automotive festival. Many events over many days ensure that there is more to see and do than time available. Some events feature static displays of the rare, the pristine an…

Porsche 911GT2RS GT Drive Paul Ricard Circuit
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Why does Porsche offer so many variants of the venerable 911? One good reason is to permit the Porsche engineers to make barely road-legal track-focused versions such as the 911 GT3, GT3RS and GT2RS. If the prospective buyer wants more performance…

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From the spectator’s viewpoint in the grandstands or watching on the television, the speeds of NASCAR stock cars or IndyCar open-wheel cars on a speedway can be deceiving. When all the cars are consistently running similar speeds and running tog…

Ford GT Carbon Edition Delivery

This “Carbon Series” example shaves 40 pounds from the standard Ford GT by using weight saving measures like carbon fiber wheels, a titanium exhaust, and a thinner polycarbonate rear hatch.  Visually, exposed carbon fiber and color accents se…

RSR Nurburgring Track Day
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Since 1927, the Nurburgring in the Eifel Mountains of western Germany has attracted the imagination of fans, drivers, teams, and manufacturers. It has also demanded their respect. When The Speed Journal was making plans for a European adventure, t…

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The Driver’s Series scours the world to find and explore compelling driving experiences for the driving enthusiast with a passion for speed. We send our resident driver Jeff Francis to get behind the wheel and report back to Speed Journal readers to ride along virtually or become inspired to take on the driving experiences themselves. Are you involved with a driving experience that should be featured on The Speed Journal? Do you have a driving experience suggestion for The Speed Journal to investigate? Please contact us.