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A Nissan Juke Was Modded For All Things Rallying 4
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Nissan Juke, Nissan Videos, Rally Cars, Rallycross, reviews, tuning, video on 11 4th, 2017


When you’re building a rally car, it’s usually something that’s fundamentally sporty, which should all but eliminate the Nissan Juke from contention.

Yet, owner Lars Wolfe built this 2013 Juke as the so-called “multipurpose racer”, modifying it for hill climb events, rally, road courses, rallycross and pretty much anything else rally-related.

While it’s powered by a 1.6-liter direct-injection factory unit, the engine underwent several modifications, including a custom turbocharger and ECU tuning. In other words, this is definitely not your girlfriend’s Juke.

As for the interior, it’s been stripped down and properly customized to handle rallying, which obviously means no backseat, a pair of Sparcos in the front, roll cage, the works.

So what’s it like to drive on canyon roads? Pretty fun and mighty loud, according to The Smoking Tire’s Matt Farah. He deemed the steering feel as being very precise, the brakes were good (even though the car has no ABS and the wheels can lock up) and so was the acceleration.

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A Nissan Juke Was Modded For All Things Rallying 4
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Nissan Juke, Nissan Videos, Rally Cars, Rallycross, reviews, tuning, video on 11 4th, 2017


When you’re building a rally car, it’s usually something that’s fundamentally sporty, which should all but eliminate the Nissan Juke from contention.

Yet, owner Lars Wolfe built this 2013 Juke as the so-called “multipurpose racer”, modifying it for hill climb events, rally, road courses, rallycross and pretty much anything else rally-related.

While it’s powered by a 1.6-liter direct-injection factory unit, the engine underwent several modifications, including a custom turbocharger and ECU tuning. In other words, this is definitely not your girlfriend’s Juke.

As for the interior, it’s been stripped down and properly customized to handle rallying, which obviously means no backseat, a pair of Sparcos in the front, roll cage, the works.

So what’s it like to drive on canyon roads? Pretty fun and mighty loud, according to The Smoking Tire’s Matt Farah. He deemed the steering feel as being very precise, the brakes were good (even though the car has no ABS and the wheels can lock up) and so was the acceleration.

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The World Rallycross Championship Is Coming To America 24
Oct
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Motorsport, Rallycross on 10 24th, 2017


Rallycross is rapidly growing in popularity as a form of motorsport to the point that we have two rival series on opposite sides of the Atlantic.
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Scott Speed Wins Third Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship 17
Oct
Posted by Brad Anderson in Motorsport, racing, rally, Rallycross, Red Bull on 10 17th, 2017


Scott Speed has secured his third consecutive Red Bull Global Rallycross Supercars championship, narrowly beating Tanner Foust.
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Ken Block’s Racing Squad To Quit World Rallycross 6
Oct
Posted by Brad Anderson in Ford, Ford Focus, Ken Block, Motorsport, racing, Rallycross, Reports on 10 6th, 2017


Ken Block’s Hoonigan Racing Division team has confirmed it will leave the World Rallycross Championship at the end of this season.
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Michael Andretti Throws His Support Behind Electric Rallycross 26
Aug
Posted by Brad Anderson in Motorsport, racing, rally, Rallycross, Reports, VW on 08 26th, 2017


Michael Andretti has thrown his support behind a future electric Global Rallycross championship.
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Electric Rallycross Could Complement Formula E Series 2
Aug
Posted by Brad Anderson in Motorsport, racing, Rallycross, Reports on 08 2nd, 2017


As Formula E cements its position as one of the industry’s most important forms of motorsport, there’s a possibility it could be joined by a new electric rallycross series.
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DiRT 4 Trailer Previews Action-Packed Rallycross Series 24
May
Posted by Brad Anderson in Games, Rally Cars, Rallycross, video on 05 24th, 2017


A new trailer for DiRT 4 has just been released that previews the extensive rallycross content set to feature in the new game.
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New Dirt4 Trailer Released, Launches June 6th 12
May
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Games, Rally Cars, Rallycross on 05 12th, 2017


Codemasters & Deep Silver have released a new trailer for the upcoming game DiRT 4.
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Honda’s New Civic Coupe Look The Slickest In Rallycross 30
Apr
Posted by Carscoops Staff in honda, Honda Civic, Motorsport, racing, Rally Cars, Rallycross, Red Bull on 04 30th, 2017


From the Volkswagen Beetle to the Hyundai Veloster, the Global RallyCross Championship field is made up of a variety of shapes and sizes. But the slickest of them all could very well be the Honda Civic Coupe.
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Audi Throws Support Behind Electric Rallycross 26
Apr
Posted by Brad Anderson in audi, Motorsport, racing, Rally Cars, Rallycross on 04 26th, 2017


Audi has thrown its support behind an electric rallycross series, saying that the cars used and the short race format could benefit from electrification.
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Ken Block’s Updated Ford Focus RS RX Has A Crazy Livery 30
Mar
Posted by Brad Anderson in Ford, Ford Focus, Ford Focus RS, Ford Videos, Ken Block, Motorsport, racing, Rally Cars, Rallycross, video on 03 30th, 2017


Hoonigan Racing has just unveiled the new racing liveries for the Ford Focus RS RXs to be used by Ken Block and Andreas Bakkerud, and boy do they stand out.
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VW Polo Rally Car Reborn As Petter Solberg’s New 570-Horspower GTI RX Supercar [w/Video] 22
Mar
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Motorsport, racing, Rally Cars, Rallycross, video, VW, VW Polo, VW Videos on 03 22nd, 2017


Such a waste. Volkswagen spent untold sums of money and expertise into developing a new Polo for the World Rally Championship, only to pull the plug and shut down the entire operation before it could ever compete.
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Tanner Foust Rallycrossing His VW On Public Roads Is The Best Thing You’ll Watch Today 12
Feb
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Rally Cars, Rallycross, Videos, VW, VW Beetle, VW Videos on 02 12th, 2017


There was a time when racers would drive their cars to the track, race them, then drive them back home again on public streets. Those times may be far behind us now, but every once in a while, that spirit is revived. And the resulting spectacle can be thrilling.
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This Badass Rallycross Mégane Is Prodrive’s Latest Project 8
Feb
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Prodrive, Rally Cars, Rallycross, renault, Renault Megane on 02 8th, 2017


Of all the automakers competing in various forms of motorsport, Renault arguably has one of the most robust factory racing programs. 

But this latest competition machine isn't being made in-house. It's being made by Prodrive – one of the most prominent independent racing car constructors in the business.
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