Articles about racing

Helmet Camera Shows What It’s Like To Go 0-300mph In 4 Seconds
Most of us have probably sat in a sports car or two in our lives. Some of us might even own sports cars capable of hitting top speeds in an insane amount of time, but we’re sure that not many can brag about having been in a drag race car before. If you haven’t, don’t worry you’re not alone.

Real World Racer Races Against A Video Game Racer
Just because one is good at something in real life, it doesn’t mean that they are good at it in virtual reality. For example there are real life guitarists of legendary statuses who might actually lose out to a gamer in a game of Guitar Hero, but regardless it’s still an interesting comparison to make nonetheless. Looking to test the driving skills of a virtual racer against a real life […]

iRacing virtual Indy 500 finals to be streamed live online and on jumbo-tron screens
As we approach the finals of this year’s Indy 500 race, another subset of racers are gearing up to step into the track as well – albeit virtually. iRacing.com has announced  that its annual online Indy 500 racing competition will be broadcasted on the big screen this year. Keyboard racers back at home have a shot of being a superstar beyond the confines of their own bedrooms or circle of […]

Burnout Crash has giant lobsters. What the heck?
The ousted Burnout Crash game is not the same Burnout you remembered in Burnout Paradise. At its core is still a racing game that glorifies speeding along at high octane speeds and beautifully reckless crashes, but it’ll also have some really strange gaming twists.According to an ESRB rating post on Burnout Crash, the game will have cartoon graphics, giant UFOs and massive lobsters. Here’s what the official rating description says:This […]

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Saline Bird bike runs on compressed air
When you think of green vehicles, the last thing that comes to mind is stylish. But French designers Charles-Edouard Berche, Ugo Spagnolo , Adrien Fuinesl, Frédéric Dobbelstein and Jean-Philippe Paries beg to differ. They’ve come up with a concept design for an environmental-friendly bike called the Saline Bird. Featuring a sleek design, and made from mostly carbon fiber to keep the bike lightweight and sturdy, the Saline Bird makes use […]

The iPhone Steering Wheel Speaker helps you turn in racing games
If you’re a fan of driving games on the iPhone, this piece of hardware might pique your interest. Called the iPhone Steering Wheel Speaker, this gadget is similar to the Wii’s steering wheel wiimote where you get a steering wheel with an opening in its center for you to place your iPhone 4. Feel like you’re actually turning a steering wheel when you’re playing your favorite racing games on the […]

Thrustmaster T500RS racing wheel goes official for $599.99
We previously caught the tease from Thrustmaster about the T500RS steering wheel for Gran Turismo 5 and now the company has made the official announcement. As expected, the wheel will set you back quite a bit and asks for $599.99 in order to serve you. For your money, it apparently allows you to feel the emotions experienced by drivers on real racing circuits. You’re offered a 1080-degree wheel rotation and […]

Fanatec Porsche 911 GT2 racing wheel enhances your Gran Turismo experience
For some folks, it’s essential to have a good force-feedback steering wheel to enjoy racing games such as Gran Turismo 5. If you’re particularly flush this Christmas, you might want to look into the Fanatec Porsche 911 GT2 officially-licensed wireless steering wheel. It features fourteen hidden buttons, a 900-degree steering angle and the same Alacantra leather that you’ll find on the real deal. It’s compatible with the Xbox 360, PS3 […]

Mad Catz Unveils New Wireless Racing Wheel For Xbox 360
Xbox 360 racing fans might want to take note that Mad Catz has just introduced a new Wireless Racing Wheel For Xbox 360. The wheel places all the necessary buttons and D-pad right on the steering wheel, and a gear shifter that can be placed on either the left or right of the steering wheel. It’s powered by three AAA batteries and it’s apparently efficient enough to keep chugging along for […]

CTA Digital Inflatable Kart For Wii Racing Games
The number of Wii accessories out there is impressive, but every now and then a weird and eye-catching one surfaces, and such is the case with the Inflatable Racing Kart by CTA Digital. Capable of supporting up to 300 lbs, it allows kids to have some serious Mario Kart fun on it. It’s inflatable using your normal air pump, and you can easily slide your Wiimote (even with the MotionPlus […]

Add A Real Car Instrument Cluster To Your Racing Game
Can’t afford one of those fancy racing simulators, but still want to inject a little bit of realism into your racing sessions? You could always try to emulate what this person did with an instrument cluster from a 1992 BMW. He managed to hook it up to interact with his racing simulator, taking the incoming data from the computer, and reflecting the data on the instrument cluster, giving you that […]

Cruden Hexatech Racing Simulator
We’ve seen many racing simulators in the past, and the Cruden Hexatech has certainly got to be one of the most expensive ones, chalking up a bill of $191,000. For that princely sum, you’ll get a simulator that is completely suspended on a hydraulic tripod, allowing you to simulate F1, NASCAR, WRC and Le Mans races. You’ll be able to receive feedback from the chassis, track, tire, suspension settings, drive […]