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adf motorsport bmw f30 335i race car

ADF Motorsport BMW F30 335i Race Car

ADF Motorsport has presented the specially prepared racing version of BMW F30 335i. It comes with some BMW Performance parts, which are unveiled for the first time in South Africa. The car will compete in the local production car championship, the Wesbank Super Series, which is held at Killarney in Cape Town. After that, the F30 race car will hit the Nurburgring for the 2012 24-hour race at the world’s most difficult race track. Now some performance data: the 335i F30 is powered by the fam

dodge dart race car

Dodge Dart Race Car

Dodge and SRT Motorsports has revealed the all-new 2013 Dodge Dart rally car, which will be piloted by four-time Rally America Champion and 17-time X Games Gold Medalist Travis Pastrana. He will compete in the 2012 Global RallyCross Championship (GRC) Series. “At Dodge, racing is an integral part of our heritage and embodies our competitive spirit, so we’re very excited to announce the next chapter in racing for Dodge with our all-new Dodge Dart,” commented Reid Bigland, President and CEO - D

ferrari 599xx evolution at suzuka [hd video]

Ferrari 599XX Evolution at Suzuka [HD video]

Ferrari World has released a nice video presenting the 599XX Evo, which hits Suzuka race track in Japan. The model is strictly reserved for Ferrari Corse Clienti, who participate in the track-based research and development program. In other words, if you are not a race client, you can’t drive such machine. The 599XX boasts active aerodynamics package, redesigned rear diffuser and special compound Pirelli tires for insane traction at the race track. The engine has 750PS (552 kW) and 700Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque, w

mazda mx-5 gt 2.0 litre - 315hp and 1000kg

Mazda MX-5 GT 2.0 litre - 315HP and 1000kg

Mazda has unveiled their new racing car - MX-5 GT 2.0 litre, which will take part in the British GT Championship in 2012. Sponsored by SMH Fleet Solutions, Mazda Financial Services and Jota Aviation, the Mazda MX-5 GT will compete in the GT4 class against Lotus, Aston Martin, Ginetta and Nissan. The 2012 Mazda MX-5 GT4 weighs just 1 000kg. It is powered by a 2.0 liter four-cylinder racing engine delivering 315HP. The engine is mated to a 6-speed Hewland gearbox enabling the car to accelerate to 60mph in 3.0 seco

toleman tg184-2 f1 car driven by ayrton senna up for auction

Toleman TG184-2 F1 car driven by Ayrton Senna up for auction

Ayrton Senna is probably the greatest F1 driver of all times. He debuted with a Toleman TG184-2 Formula One car, which is now up for auction at The Spring Sale to be hosted by Silverstone Auctions on 16th May. This particular car has become the stuff of legends and is perhaps best known for Senna’s remarkable second place drive in the rain-soaked 1984 Monaco GP, arguably the race which first demonstrated his extraordinary talents to the world.

ferrari f12xx berlinetta [render]

Ferrari F12XX Berlinetta [render]

Here are two renderings of the F12XX Berlinetta – the racing version of the recently presented Ferrari F12Berlinetta. The two images are released by automotive artist Iacoski, who mentioned that “F12Berlinetta is just perfect looking car!”.Originally, the F12Berlinetta is powered by a newly-developed 6.3 liter 65° V12 engine with 740PS (544 kW) and 690Nm (509 lb-ft). 0-100 km/h – 3.1 seconds and 0-200 km/h in 8.5 seconds. The top speed is over 340 km/h (211 mph). We expect that the racing versio

nissan deltawing experimental racecar

Nissan DeltaWing experimental racecar

Nissan has revealed an interesting concept vehicle. It is called DeltaWing and it will showcase the pioneering technology that will show one potential direction for the future of motorsport and will feed into the research and development of future technologies, that filter down to Nissan’s road car product range. It is powered by a race-prepared 1.6-litre four-cylinder direct injected turbocharged petrol engine. It is badged DIG-T (Direct Injection Gasoline – Turbocharged) and is expected to

drag racing – times and power [part 2]

Drag Racing – Times and Power [part 2]

Let’s continue with the reaction time. With several words, it is the time between the green light signal and when the car passes the starting line. Normal reaction time is between 0.5 to 1 second and if it is under that, the driver is either lucky or trying to “cheat”. All this characteristics are connected and can explain everything that happens on the race track, even how the driver controls the car. The time and the terminal speed are the most important characteristics and normally the proportions are thes

2012 aston martin vantage gt4

2012 Aston Martin Vantage GT4

Aston Martin will reveal the new 2012 Vantage GT4 at the Geneva Motor Show, next week. The revised sports car features an all-new aerodynamic package plus further improvements to the rollcage and fuel tank. The aerodynamic package includes a carbon fibre rear wing, which generates a lot of downforce, especially combined with a new larger front splitter. The re-designed rollcage conforms to the latest FIA regulations and improves access and legroom. Last improvement is the mid-mounted, 1

drag racing - times and power [part 1]

Drag Racing - Times and Power [part 1]

Drag racing is one of the most interesting events in the automobile world, especially for the spectators. Essentially, it is a race between two vehicles on a special dragstrip, which is a long straight facility for conducting acceleration events. When we say vehicles, we mean everything that can run… fast! - motorcycles, cars, sports cars, “funny” cars and top fuellers.  This time we will talk about ¼ mile races – 402.33 meters. There are two main types of events – start-and-fast beat, which

audi r18 e-tron hybrid quattro

Audi R18 e-Tron Hybrid Quattro

Audi R18 e-Tron Quattro is the world's first LMP1 car to combine a highly-efficient TDI with a hybrid system. The race car will make its official debut on May 5 in the six-hour race at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium and will compete for overall victory at the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans in France on June 16/17. "Audi has always consciously selected championships and categories in racing that have a close relationship to production and therefore have technical relevance for the Audi customers," s

2012 caterham sp 300 r

2012 Caterham SP 300 R

Finally, the mighty Caterham SP 300 R will be ready for testing by the customers. They will get the chance to put the new car through its paces for the first time on Thursday, 1 March. This race car is built with only one purpose – to give maximal thrills to its driver. The project is co-developed by Lola Cars and will sit alongside the legendary Seven in Caterham’s product portfolio. “The SPR is very quick and a little like a formula car in that I could feel the downforce working and giving