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toyota brakes pikes peak hill record

Toyota Brakes Pikes Peak Hill Record

Toyota has just broken the electric vehicle course record at the Motorsport event Pikes Peak International Hill Climb this Sunday. The winning racecar, driven by the multiple Japanese rally champion Fumio Nutahara, was namely the Toyota TMG EV P002. The time which broke thee record was exactly 10:15.380. This was estimated on the now fully paved 19.9-kilometre course, which in fact bettered the previous class record by more than two minutes. Furthermore, the time was also over 15 seconds f

lexus is f ccs-r finishes second at pikes peak

Lexus IS F CCS-R finishes second at Pikes Peak

Lexus IS F CCS-R has finished second in its class at its first attempt at Pikes Peak hill climb. The Lexus team had run over a 20-kilometre course consisting of 156 turns - concluding at 14,110 feet above sea level. In fact, it is interesting to assume that the thin air at the summit of Pikes Peak robs vehicles of almost 30 per cent of engine power. However, the pilot behind the wheel - US racer Ken Gushi, has completed the feat in 11 minutes, 35.17 seconds. This made him second in class behind a lightweight V12

a special audi rs5 for the pikes peak climb

A Special Audi RS5 For the Pikes Peak Climb

Audi have released this image to the public in connection with the annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) that's due next week – a 12 mile climb to the summit of Pikes Peak in Colorado. Between the contenders and the 1,440 m altitude finish line weave more than 156 bends. Obviously, Audi plan to surprise us with whatever this quattro incarnation is. The current road going RS5 is an impressive coupe enough – a 4.2-liter V8 FSI unit underneath its shell that produces 444 hp and 430 Nm of torque. A

evolution of f1 [video]

Evolution of F1 [VIDEO]

We've come a long way from 1950 until now. Think about it. From having no satellites orbiting the Earth whatsoever, to actually shrouding the planet with them. Color TV, mobile phones, computers, nanotechnology, medicine: everything leaped within just 62 years. The whole concept of how fast the technological evolution is is a bit hard to grasp. Now, we have stumbled upon something that gives us the automotive, high-octane point of view. It's the evolution of the F1 car. It's all there since t

honda has announced mugen cr-z gt featuring racing hybrid system

Honda has announced MUGEN CR-Z GT featuring racing hybrid system

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has announced its intent to provide technical support to Team Mugen, operated by M-TEC Co., Ltd., for its competition with the MUGEN CR-Z GT in the GT300 class of SUPER GT Series. Honda will supply a 2.8-liter V6 twin-turbo engine and the racing hybrid system developed exclusively for this Team Mugen racing machine and will start actual test runs. Team Mugen's first race with the MUGEN CR-Z GT featuring the Honda racin

porsche 918 spyder concept debuts at goodwood

Porsche 918 Spyder concept debuts at Goodwood

Porsche 918 Spyder concept has just made its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. It was introduced to the wide public back in the 2010 at the Geneva Motor Show, where it gathered praises and received overwhelming reaction from the sports car enthusiasts. 918 Spyder has unique hybrid technology, thanks to Porsche’s Intelligent Performance system. The latter is responsible for the estimated fuel consumption of the car of 3 liters per kilometer (or 94 mpg), equating to CO2 emissions of 70 g/km. The supercar is

hot wheels and the x games

Hot Wheels and the X Games

Around a week ago, Top Gear managed to set a world record by pulling off a stunt that involves two loops in a row. The setup was creatively dubbed the “deadly 720”. Now Team Hot Wheels, which basically do stunts for a living, would like to respond by attempting again a loop stunt but with more of a tag team kind of spirit. Two reasonably brave drivers will set off from a single line on separate tracks. Then they'll begin their individual climb on a six story loop that fuses the two tracks at

ac schnitzer raptor mini john cooper works coupe

AC Schnitzer Raptor MINI John Cooper Works Coupe

A John Cooper Works MINI Coupe is sufficiently fast enough, right? Of course it is – 211 hp, 280 Nm of peak torque and a 6.4 second run to the 60 mile an hour mark. But apparently, one such MINI recently did a lap on the Hockenheim Race Circuit with a time of 1:13.0 on slick tires. The event was a 2012 “Tuner Grand Prix” and was hosted by the “sport auto” magazine. That's pretty impressive, but AC Schnitzer believe, the Coupe can do better than that (it is after all a “tuner” prix). That is when they brought out

2013 nissan juke nismo debuts at le mans

2013 Nissan Juke Nismo debuts at Le Mans

2013 Nissan Juke Nismo production model is going to make its world debuting appearance on the Nissan’s stand at the Le Mans 24. This particular vehicle is the first in a series of new Nismo models, which were all inspired company's Japanese motorsport heritage and performance excellence. Next to Juke Nismo, Nissan will show their DeltaWing and Juke-R models as well. 2013 Juke Nismo has been already revealed under the form of a concept at Tokyo and Geneva international Motor Shows. Nissan's Nismo product range

ready for le mans 2012: team chevrolet

Ready for Le Mans 2012: Team Chevrolet

The 24 Hours Le Mans is a testing, excruciating, nerve wrecking and even deadly endurance race. It is literally a 24 hour race and at the least two drivers need need to participate in each team. At the finish line, one might think there's a big sigh of relief for all participants. It is however, more or less a 15 minutes if glory type of thing. Here's the story behind the scenes from the Chevrolet Team point of view. As soon as one race ends, it's back to the drawing board again – what went w

chevrolet camaro safety car becomes wtcc star [video]

Chevrolet Camaro Safety Car Becomes WTCC Star [VIDEO]

Chevrolet was a main star in the past two years in the FIA WTCC seasons. Chevrolet’s emblematic vehicle was always “one wheel ahead” of its peers and with the Cruze ended up number one plus an additional place on the podium in 2010 and 2011. Now in the year of 2012, Chevrolet is proud to present the another race car

toyota ts030 hybrid at the le mans

Toyota TS030 Hybrid at the Le Mans

Toyota TS030 Hybrid is the model with which the Japanese automaker will return to the Le Mans 24-hour race the forthcoming week. On the race track we will see not one but two of these competing hybrids. Toyota aims with these hybrid vehicles to write a new page in the history of the legendary twice-around-the-clock enduro, with the help with their unique technologies. Both TS030 Hybrids display their new Toyota hybrid-blue livery. Furthermore, both racecars are equipped with the 2012 THS-R