New season, new race cars from Porsche AG

We’re already crazy Porsche fans here at RedlineNorth, so pretty much anything Porsche related gets us pumped up. However, this new promo video from the Porsche AG marketing department will make any racing fan warm and fuzzy on a cold winter day. Kudos to Porsche for hitting the mark with their 2016 racing season preview video.

Drivers! Start your engines!

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Quality Car Porn from the Roar Before the Rolex 24

We wanted to share some close-up car porn from the various race teams doing their final testing this weekend at the Roar Before the Rolex 24.  Only a few more weeks until RedlineNorth will be on site in person covering the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Rolex 24 at Daytona Cont’d.

Everyone is entitled to a different opinion, but I’m most excited to see the brand new Ford GT race car fielded by Chip Ganassi Racing perform in the Rolex 24 Hours.

The cool thing about this car, aside from its 600+ HP and exclusive carbon-fibre body panels, is that it’s developed and constructed in Canada, a mere 30 km from where I live in downtown Toronto.
(Be sure to look for the Mosport cameos)

Multimatic, the manufacturer, is a privately held Canadian company who has been a global leader in automotive technology and component engineering since 1984. They’ve always provided an unwavering level of support for racing, and as a result, today, are responsible for building all the Chip Ganassi race cars and road cars for Ford, of which there are a total of 250 this year.

It’s pretty cool that a company with a relatively low profile can create such innovative and winning race car technology right in our own backyard.

I’ll be watching the Ford GT closely at the Roar Before the 24 test at Daytona from January 8-10. Sources says Ganassi is apparently going to LeMans with four of these cars in June as well – so no pressure :).

Rolex 24 at Daytona

We are getting excited about hitting the road and attending the Rolex 24 at Daytona at the end of January.  For the past 53 years, racing teams have descended on Daytona to test their stamina in the punishing 24-hour marathon race.

Rolex 24 at Daytona

Rolex 24 at Daytona – Photo source: http://www.crash.net

Keep an eye out as we bring you the latest from both the track and the pits from this legendary event.