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hpd honda cr-z racer hybrid

HPD Honda CR-Z Racer Hybrid

Honda will take a part at this year's Le Mans 24 Hours endurance race with CR-Z Hybrid coupe. The specially prepared car was firstly unveiled at last year's SEMA Show in Las Vegas. It is developed by Honda Performance Development (HPD), the "racing arm" of American Honda. HPD Honda CR-Z Racer Hybrid is powered by a 1.5 liter turbocharged four-cylinder petrol with the help of an electric motor. Both are mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox and the overall power is 200HP and 237Nm of torque, which

skoda octavia vrs saloon bonneville

Skoda Octavia vRS saloon Bonneville

Skoda UK will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its iconic vRS performance flagship with a staggering Octavia vRS Bonneville, which aims to go with more than 200MPH (320 km/h). The record attemp will be made during the world famous Bonneville Speed Week in August (13-20). The tuned Octavia vRS includes some staggering upgrades like improving the aerodynamics and performance. The car is lowered with 80mm and features a new sub-frame which houses a race prepared intercooler. The engine remai

aston martin v12 zagato nurburgring

Aston Martin V12 Zagato Nurburgring

Aston Martin has prepared two endurance race car concepts, which will return to the Nurburgring this weekend for final tests before the 24-hour race. This warm-up race - used as a test session ahead of the Nürburgring 24-hour race which takes place between 25th - 26th June - will be the first time two new V12 Zagato race cars have been in action together after one of the pair enjoyed its first running under race conditions at the 53rd ADAC ACAS H&R-Cup VLN race last month. This weekend wi

af corse stp ferrari f458

AF Corse STP Ferrari F458

A month after the scoring points in the first two rounds of the FIA GT3 Europe Championship in Portugal - Dan Brown and Glynn Geddie with AF Corse STP Ferrari F458 lined up at the weekend on the newly-configured Silverstone Grand Prix circuit for the two gruelling one-hour follow-up races in the series. The youngest drivers have contract with Italian AF Corse Ferrari racing team, and are sponsored by legendary fuel additives brand, STP, Apex Tubulars plus car styling company, Brown & Gees

hot wheels - world record jump of 101.2 meters

Hot Wheels - world record jump of 101.2 meters

The world record for for distance jump at has been broken by Team Hot WheelsTM Yellow Driver Tanner Foust, which successfully landed a ramp-to-ramp of total 332 feet (over 101 meters). "Fans witnessed not only a record-breaking jump today, but also an incredible childhood fantasy come to life which engaged multiple generations," commented Simon Waldron, vice president of marketing for Hot Wheels®. "Hot Wheels has a deep and rich history in racing that spans over 40 years and there was no better global stage t

dacia duster no limit rally car

Dacia Duster No Limit Rally Car

Dacia has officially unveiled the Duster No Limit Rally Car, which will compete at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The vehicle is developed specially for this race and features some very interesting components. It is an exceptional, extremely powerful car. Duster No Limit was constructed by Tork Engineering and Renault Sport Technologies. Dacia Duster No Limit complies with the specific regulations of the American competition's Unlimited class which sets no upper limit on the size or

ferrari 458 italia gt3

Ferrari 458 Italia GT3

RS Academy, which is one of the best track-driving car clubs, has taken delivery of only the second Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 to leave the factory. The car was taken to victory on its debut outing in the British GT Championship at Oulton Park on April 25th . 458 Italia GT3 is powered by a 4.5 liter naturally aspirated V8 with 580PS (426 kW) at 9000RPM and 540Nm (400 lb-ft) at 6000RPM with 80% torque available at just 3250RPM. The engine is extremely responsive and builds revs lightningly fast.

delta e-4 coupe

Delta E-4 Coupe

Delta Motorsport has announced the battery-electric E-4 Coupe, which features light weight and high-efficiency systems included in stylish two-door coupe with a nice range of 200 miles on a single charge. Furthermore, the car can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in under 5 seconds. Delta E-4 Coupe was tested at Silvestone race track on May 9th and the results are more than satisfying. It is a proper sports car with zero emissions. Delta Motorsport was founded in 2005 by Simon Dowson and Nick Ca

renaulsport - 2011 trackday calendar

Renaulsport - 2011 Trackday Calendar

Renaultsport are ready with the 2011 trackday calendar, so the owners of the manufacturer’s hot hatchbacks will be able to explore the limits of their track-bred cars. The events will include three of the most iconical UK circuits - Silverstone, Brands Hatch and Knockhill. Furthermore, there is a chance to join Renaultsport with a trip to the world-famous Nurburgring Nordschleife race track in Germany and Bedford Autodrome. Renaultsport are not new in running trackdays. They have been doing t

mclaren mp4-12c gt3 price - £310 000

McLaren MP4-12C GT3 Price - £310 000

The price of the new McLaren MP4-12C GT3 is £310 000. The manufacturer will build just 20 units, which will race for teams in 2012. At a press conference held at the McLaren Technology Centre, senior McLaren GT executives revealed to the world’s media and a group of prospective 12C GT3 clients the price and development programme details of the first non-Formula 1 race car built by McLaren since the McLaren F1 GTR. “Having been a customer of GT car manufacturers for many years, I’m delighte

team peugeot rcz nokia - rcz 2.0 hdi sport coupe

Team Peugeot RCZ Nokia - RCZ 2.0 HDi Sport Coupe

Team Peugeot RCZ Nokia with two Kumho-shod RCZ 2.0 HDi Sport Coupes made it to 1st and 2nd place in class in round two at the Nurburgring last weekend (April 30). Peugeot No.545 with Michael Bohrer, Stéphane Caillet and Jürgen Nett came on 1st place with a best lap of 9:55.224 minutes with average speed of 137.777 km/h. Peugeot No.546 with Alexandre Premat, Olivier Perez and Guillaume Roman finished in 2nd place. “I was very positively surprised by the grip, torque and acceleration of the RCZ on such a tec

1 000 km of spa-francochamps

1 000 KM of Spa-Francochamps

The 2011 Le Mans 24 Hours is the biggest upcoming motor sport event. That’s why Team Peugeot Total had a test day held on 24th April, which is crucial to acquire important data necessary to ensure it arrives at Le Mans with the best possible car set-up. There will be three Peugeot 908s with totally nine drivers, who have two targets. The first one is to prepare for Le Mans without taking any risks and the second is picking up ILMC points. “The ILMC season got underway with a podium spot at