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Fighting with Friction – Adventures in Drifting at the AMG Driving Aca...

Drifting is a simple matter of physics. Friction is the magic ingredient to make a car accelerate, brake and hold the road during cornering. The four tires beneath a car, however, only have a finite amount of grip. The tiny contact patches for each tire will fight but ultimately ...

A Taste of Ginetta at Donington Park

A warm summer evening in the British countryside might sound like a lovely opportunity for an outdoor concert. The team at Ginetta agree, opting for an orchestra based on instruments of motorsport. If the idea of track time in a Ginetta G40 chasing the sun on its late-day journey...

Not Just a Luxury Brand – Unleashing the Lexus Love for Performa...

In 1983, Toyota secretly undertook a project to build the world’s best car. The project resulted in the 1989 launch of Lexus, a premium brand with its own identity. On August 1, 1989, staff from eager Lexus dealers converged on the Monterey Peninsula in California to get their fi...

School is in Session: Lessons Learned at the Lotus Driving Academy

Open-wheel motorsport changed radically in the 1960s as large front-engine beasts gave way to lightweight racers with engines mounted behind the driver. Lotus and founder Colin Chapman made history by driving the change in engineering philosophy. Without the benefit of focus grou...

Release the Rapture! The Latest Radical Follows an Enduring Recipe

Most sportscar manufacturers tout a close connection between their road cars and the race track. Radical Sportscars obliterates any distinction, building cost-effective cars that compete with the world’s automotive giants for “fun to drive” honors. Following in the proud English ...

Maximizing a McLaren Morning at Donington Park

Pure – unmixed with any other matter, free from harshness or roughness and being in tune, free from what weakens or pollutes, containing nothing which does not properly belong. Start with a McLaren 720S, deploy into action through three rapid fire lapping sessions, add a hot l...

A Club Worth Joining – Aston Martin Drivers Club Takes on Historic Bra...

What could be better than driving a twin-turbo eight-cylinder chariot produced by one of the oldest English marques around one of the most iconic and well-known English race tracks? The opportunity for The Speed Journal to spend time with the Aston Martin Driver’s Club at Brands ...

Prologue to Le Mans – The Porsche 992 Puts the “Experience” in the Por...

While hurtling down the Mulsanne Straight at Le Mans in a road-going Porsche 992, the greatest challenge is not outright speed. The challenge is completing the next corner. After testing terminal velocity, the demands on both car and driver arrive suddenly with little margin for ...