What is it really like to drive 200 miles per hour?

What is it really like to drive 200 miles per hour?

100-120 MPH
One hundred miles an hour comes on easily, effortlessly, a tenor clearing his throat, Usain Bolt stretching his legs. The engine thrums richly, full of power and promise. Another tick of a second, maybe two, and the car breaks the 120-mph barrier. Stretch a pinky and neatly trigger the right-hand paddle shifter. Bang! Upshift.

145 MPH
Road noise begins to drown out...

What is E85 and why is it important for racers?

What is E85 and why is it important for racers?

What is E85?

E85 is an alternative fuel produced by blending 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline. It is:

  • Clean-burning w/ reduced tailpipe emissions
  • Domestically-produced
  • Renewable fuel that contributes to decreased dependence on imported oil
  • Oh, and for the racer in you it has drastic performance benefits for the appropriately equipped car (more on that further down)

Ethanol is a renewable fuel that...