Posts Tagged: F1

Driving Circuit of the Americas in a Cadillac CTS-V

Two weeks ago I had the chance to drive on Circuit of the Americas in a 556-horsepower Cadillac CTS-V. Needless to say, it was an incredible experience. The track is light years beyond any track I’ve ever driven. Here are a few notes: Continue reading…

A look at the McLaren ‘P1′

I hate to do something “news-ey” since that’s not really what I’m about but something happened and I wanted to comment on it.

Today, one of the most anticipated cars, with perhaps the highest-ever expectations for a supercar, was unveiled: the McLaren P1. Or, at least, it’s “design study.”  So let’s do our own design study. Continue reading…

Scattered thoughts on the ‘Racing Incident’

How do you define a ‘racing incident’? And what do you consider the rules of passing? Continue reading…

Irrational love for the McLaren F1

Its an obvious car to lust for, isn’t it? A standard go-to. The Greatest Car Ever Made. The McLaren F1. Utterly one of a kind, it offers volatile performance and a laser-focused execution of purity and perfection. Obtaining one is beyond the dreams of most millionaires.

It’s not traditionally high-tech in the way that the Porsche 959 or the period-contemporary Bugatti EB110 are, but unparalleled in the innovation in its concept and the vision of its creator Gordon Murray. (It took restraint to not capitalize “Creator” in that sentence).  Continue reading…

F1 USA: An in-progress tour of Circuit of the Americas

 

Last week I had the privilege of touring the new Circuit of the Americas outside of Austin, TX. Go to CultureMap to read my full impressions of the site and see the full photoset. I can’t wait to go back in a few months! Continue reading…