Formula Fun: Guess Who’s Back, Back Again?

Renault’s back, tell a friend! Also, we are back for another exciting Formula 1 season here at Hooniverse. At the time of this writing, it is Thursday morning in the United States and the first press conference of the year has already taken place. Teams are renamed, drivers are back, drivers are gone, and we have a brand new American team. Let’s get caught up, shall we? … Continue Reading

The Hooniverse Q&A with Duncan Ende

You all know Duncan Ende. He’s the SoCal Hot shoe that has helped us out with, well, a lot. From appearing on the Podcast with Jeff and Blake, to helping us out with the new Miata, Duncan has been a good friend to us here at Hooniverse. With him being in town for TRG Aston Martin for the Pirelli World Challenge I thought I should sit down with him and ask some questions from fans of the site… … Continue Reading

Pirelli World Challenge: Diversity in Racing

When you first walk into the open paddock of the Pirelli World Challenge you are struck by two things. One, how open and inviting all of the teams big and small are. Two, that it almost has the variety of your local track day. Teams are either giant, almost factory efforts, or a small rag tag group running a B-spec Mazda 2 or two. That’s where the magic in this race series happens: when you have so many different teams you get close, magic racing, that is fan friendly. It’s magic and it’s what sportscar racing should be in this country. … Continue Reading

The COBB Tuning Ecoboost Mustang: Future Proof

When I was a little boy growing up in Minnesota, my dad bought a cherry red 67 Fastback with white go fast stripes. I never got to ride in it much. It didn’t run often, but god damn it was pretty. And in my mind it was the most amazing machine on the face of the Earth. From the time it first showed up, to the day it left us after we moved to Texas, I was in love with that car.

Ever since it left, however, I have had trouble falling in love with any of the new mustangs that followed. The SN95 was ugly and half hearted. The S197 was better, but still felt lost about what it wanted to really be. When the latest generation finally arrived it stirred something inside me. It was more European, more daring, and more suited to a modern world. And when you introduce the Ecoboost version of the car to the lovely folks at COBB Tuning, it becomes something you can absolutely get excited about driving. … Continue Reading

The Forza 6 Porsche Expansion: Worth every penny.

Patrick Hoffstetter March 7, 2016 Tech

Ever since EA got the exclusive rights to have Porsche cars in their racing games, even the best games and sims have felt a little empty. So when Turn10 announced that the legendary Stuttgart brand would be once again coming to Forza 6 I was all aboard. Usually, a car pack includes just a handful of cars and maybe one or two more rival challenges for you to tackle. But when you are given a shot at one of the most prestiges marque in motorsports, you have to go all out, don’t you? … Continue Reading

We are here at the Pirelli World Challenge Opener!

That’s right party people, the drought of winter is over and racing is back in full swing. I will be here at COTA all weekend for the Pirelli World Challenge series, one of the most diverse racing series in the world. I’ll be here every day, and wandering around the paddock and track with my COTA tattoo on my arm.

If you see me, come and say hi. If you have anything you want to see in particular, sound off in the comments and I will try my hardest to make it happen.

Watch McLaren Celebrate the Sinister 650S GT3’s Performance at Bathurst

Most know McLaren from their historical home in Formula One, but through their McLaren Automotive arm they have been competing in GT3 series races all throughout the world. Most recently, they were at the 12 hours of Bathurst taking place at Mount Panorama in Australia.

They were a tad successful. … Continue Reading

Quick Spin: Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid
The Most Confusing Hybrid on Earth

I turned the key to the right and shockingly, nothing seemed to happen. This was the first of several odd moments I had while driving the 2016 Cayenne S Hybrid. On a day full of seeing the latest and greatest and driving some of the hot new hybrids on the street, the one that I am still mulling over is perhaps the oddest of the lot. … Continue Reading

2016 Prius: Toyota’s Flawed Crown Jewel

As I approached the grumpy face and flat ass of the new Prius, I had no idea what to expect. Toyota PR had gone over the how they wanted to make the Prius an engaging car to drive with revised suspension, design language from the GT86 and a power mode. Did Toyota learn that you can only get so many buyers with a boring appliance, or were they just making a racket so the enthusiast press might look twice?

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How do you advertise the new Prius? ANIME GIRLS

So, these newfangled hybrids are complicated right? How do you explain your fundamental design and mindset to your potential buyers? Well, if you are Toyota of Japan, the answer comes quickly and very simply down to two words. Anime Girls. Let’s talk more after the jump. … Continue Reading