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ferrari 599xx evolution

Ferrari 599XX Evolution

The Ferrari 599XX Evolution was exhibited at 2011 Bologna Motor Show. The special Evolution package for the big Ferrari 599XX includes performance and aerodynamics upgrades. The performance is improved by adding a new side exhaust pipes delivering additional 20PS (15 kW). The overall power is staggering 750 PS (552 kW) at 9000RPM and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque. Furthermore, the vehicle is also 35 kg lighter than its predecessor meaning that is a lot faster. The aerodynamics are improved

aston martin v12 vantage gt3

Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3

What happens, when you put 600BHP V12 engine in 1250kg car? The answer is very simple – it happens something really good and nice to drive and in this case to watch. Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 is not only extremely fast race car, but it is incredibly beautiful, too. The tests of the vehicle has just began and the racing team has already covered almost 1000 kilometres in just two days. The majority of the mileage was conducted by factory driver Darren Turner. “The car ran like clockwork t

2012 mini cooper hardtop b-spec racer

2012 MINI Cooper Hardtop B-Spec Racer

A new MINI Cooper B-Spec race car will take place in the 2012 race season in USA. B-Spec vehicles are production-based cars that are equalized on power and weight to make the racing as competitive as possible and all four of the major racing sanctioning bodies will host B-Spec races in 2012. "B-Spec racing is a great fit for MINI because the car is developed with racing heritage in mind and the races are run with vehicles very similar to those already sitting in the driveway," said Jim McDowe

dacia lodgy glace

Dacia Lodgy Glace

Dacia has introduced  Lodgy Glace - the sports variant of the new family road car which will be launched at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2012. Two Lodgy Glace will will take to on the grid for every race as the first will be driven by Alain Prost and the second by Nicolas Prost and Evens Stievenart. The Lodgy Glace has been designed specifically for this unique racing series, which is renowned as one of the most challenging in motorsport. The technical regulations of the Trophée Andros are

audi r18 tdi at the 6-hour race in china

Audi R18 TDI at the 6-Hour Race in China

Audi wants to boost their positions in motorsport in China, that’s why they will bring Audi R18 TDI at the 6-Hour Race in Zuhai. In 1985 and 1986, the legendary Audi quattro won the Hong Kong-Beijing Rally two consecutive times. Audi competed with the A4 DTM at Shanghai twice. And on the debut of the sports prototypes at Zhuhai last year the spectators were thrilled by the Audi R15 TDI. Audi R18 TDI is a true masterpiece with a number of genius engineering solutions for the ultra-lightweight design. The bi

toyota yaris b-spec club racer

Toyota Yaris B-Spec Club Racer

Toyota Yaris B-Spec Club Racer will be exhibited at the 2011 SEMA Show. It is the first race car built for competition in the U.S. from the next-generation 2012 Yaris SE. The Yaris Club racer will compete in the SCCA B-spec class race category in 2012 with Action Sports Star and BMX legend Jamie Bestwick behind the wheel aiming to qualify for and compete in the 2012 SCCA National Championship Runoffs, held at the famed Road America circuit in Elkhart Lake, Wis. The seven-time X Games champion

toyota lmp1 hybrid sports car

Toyota LMP1 Hybrid Sports Car

Toyota has announced that will compete in the Le Mans 24 Hours in 2012 with a new hybrid power sports car. The manufacturer will return to the world’s most famous endurance race will be with a new LMP1 chassis designed, developed and produced by Toyota Motorsport in Germany, equipped with a hybrid petrol powertrain engineered by Toyota in Japan. “Toyota has entered Le Mans before, but by using our hybrid technology this time will be a completely new challenge. We want to write a new chapter i

kia rio b-spec race car

Kia Rio B-Spec Race Car

Kia has announced Rio B-Spec Race car, which will have its official debut at the 2011 SEMA Auto Show in Las Vegas. The vehicle is developed by Kia as 5-door version model is being used for base. The project is finished thanks to Kinetic Motorsports. Kia Rio B-Spec Race Car comes with a pair of sport bucket seats, 5-point seatbelts, a roll cage and ultra-light rims fitted with performance tires. There are also new adjustable coilover suspension and sport brake system. Carbon fiber components a

skoda octavia vrs - 320 km/h on bonneville

Skoda Octavia vRS - 320 km/h on Bonneville

A super tuned version of Skoda Octavia vRS has crossed the 200 mph barrier at the Bonneville Speed Week (13-20). The car achieved an impressive 195.69 mph on its first run of the day and on the sixth, it made 202.15 mph. Driven by journalist Richard Meaden, the Octavia had demonstrated its potential on Sunday (14  August) as it powered its way to 191 mph securing all four speed licenses required before heading to the magical 200 mph barrier. “Months of rigorous planning, testing and preparation have all been

aston martin cygnet at the 2011 bridgestone eco-rally

Aston Martin Cygnet at the 2011 Bridgestone Eco-Rally

Aston Martin will take part at the 5th annual Bridgestone Eco-Rally this weekend.  The manufacturer will take two Cygnet models. The rally showcases the world’s best eco-friendly vehicles in association with “Start”, an initiative inspired by HRH The Prince of Wales to celebrate eco-friendly living. Aston Martin Cyg

three mclaren mp4-12c gt3 race cars at spa-francorchamps

Three McLaren MP4-12C GT3 race cars at Spa-Francorchamps

McLaren will take place at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit this weekend for Total 24 Hours of Spa. The manufacturers follows the successful race debut there in the British GT Championship early in July. Totally ten racing drivers will pilot three McLaren MP4-12 Race cars in the first ever 24 hour race for this model.

ferrari 458 italia grand am

Ferrari 458 Italia Grand Am

Ferrari has announced the new 458 Italia Grand Am race car, which is even more fast and brutal version than the magnificent road model. The car has been developed in conjunction with Michelotto Automobili, based on the GT3 version of the V8 Ferrari berlinetta, with the aim of racing in the famous North American series. The car meets also safety and performance regulations, so it features the same 4.5 liter hi-revving V8 engine, but with 500PS (368 kW). The reducing of power is because of the