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Aston Martin Racing unveils 2011 Vantage GT4

Aston Martin Racing has released a new, 2011 version of its staggering racing ride Aston Martin Vantage GT4. Inspired by the sleek V12 Vantage road car, the 2011 Vantage GT4 showcases optimized aerodynamics, increased downforce, as well as a specially remapped 4.7-liters powerplant, which along with the aluminum chassis and suspension design is borrowed from the V8 Vantage road car. In the terms of styling and aerodynamics, the 2011 Aston Martin Vantage GT4 benefits from a new splitter in the front, which beside

2010 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Results

Sebastian Vettel is the new F1 world champion. He has 1st crossed the finish line in Abu Dhabi and won 25 points, which ensured his top position for this season. Vettel had even more luck, when his opponent for the title - Fernando Alonso was stuck on 7th place and won just 6 points. The main reason was Vitaly Petrov in a Renault and after the finish Alonso let his emotions as he gesticulated angrily at Russian Petrov after the chequered flag. Mark Webber finished just 8th and in the c

2010 Brazilian Grand Prix - Results

Red Bull made it, they finally managed to secure their first place in constructors world championship, after this Sunday at Interlagos. "To do this after six seasons is great," commented team boss Christian Horner on BBC. Mark Webber finished second in Brazil and he is 8 points behind Fernando Alonso. Remember, that there is only one race to go - Abu Dhabi finale. Sebastian Vettel stole the first position and now he is 15 points behind the leader and Lewis Hamilton finished in 4t

Peugeot 90X - ready for testing

Peugeot Sport factory in Velizy, near Paris developed an endurance challenger named 90X, which has been out for its first track test. "Our objective was to start track testing before the end of the year," commented Peugeot Sport Director Olivier Quesnel. "I am pleased to report that we have now done that. Even so, there is still a long way to go and a considerable amount of work to be done as we prepare for 2011.", Mr. Quesnel added. Peugeot 90X meets ACO's 2011 regulations and

2010 Korean Grand Prix - results and comments

The Korean Grand Prix was extremely interesting. The leader Mark Webber lost his 14-point lead with a crash on the wet track and his Red Bull teammate Sebastian Vettel failed, too. He had a major problem with the engine of the Renault. "Totally my mistake," commented Mark Webber after his crash, which also took out Nico Rosberg. The new championship leader is Fernando Alonso, who went 11 points ahead of Webber with two races to go. The third in the championship is Lewis Hamilton, who has finished second in

Audi TT RS DTM - A chance to get back to German Touring Car Championships

Audi TT RS DTM will be run by Raeder Motorsport in two test races this month. There is a chance for the company to come back to the German Touring Car Championships. The car is developed in partnership with Audi's Technical Development and Quattro divisions. It is powered by the well-known 2.5 liter turbocharged TFSI engine, but a little upgraded with some parts from the Audi R8 LMS. Audi TT RS will be running in the SP 4T class at the E

2010 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix - Results

Sebastian Vettel won in Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka. His teammate - Mark Webber finished second and third is Fernando Alonso. "The last two races were a little bit difficult for us but we came here with quite some confidence," commented Sebastian. "This track is kind of made for us.", he added. The weekend was very bad for Lewis Hamilton, who finished in 5th position. He had more problems with the gearbox, which caused him bad performance. Pos No Driver Team Laps Time Grid Poin

Mopar premieres 2011 Challenger V10 Drag Pak

Mopar, the MOtor PARts division of Chrysler has introduced its all-new, 2011 Challenger Drag Pak race-only monster, which benefits from an 8.4-liter 512 cubic-inch V10 engine unit linked to a 2-speed automatic transmission. The race ride is rear-wheeled of course and its premiere was held this weekend at the Dodge Viper Owner’s Invitational in Salt Lake City. 2011 Mopar Challenger Drag Pak will be also one of the highlights at the forthcoming SEMA show next month Las Vegas. Besides its exceptional 500-plus cubic

MINI Countryman WRC at the Motor Show in Paris - a lot of foglights

MINI Countryman WRC debuted at the Paris Motor show, yesterday. The car is not created just for fun, but it will marks its entry into WRC and will compete in the World Rally Championship next year -2011. MINI Countryman WRC is powered by 1.6 liter turbocharged engine. The development of the car started back in 2009 and it recently began its race-conditions testing at the Prodrive rally track. Dr. Wolfgang Armbrecht, brand management chief a

SLS AMG GT3 Gullwing on the Nurburgring "Nordschleife"

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 made its official track debut the past weekend, on the four-hour race for the VLN Nurburgring endurance championship. This event is a part of the development and testing program of the SLS AMG GT3, which have been started in June 2010. The test pilots were Bernd Scheinder (five DTM titles,

2010 Singapore Grand Prix - "... and the winner is Fernando Alonso"

Fernando Alonso won Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday night. His teammate - Sebastian Vettel went on second place and third is Mark Webber, who extended his lead to 11 points. Mark Webber's closest challenger is now Fernando Alonso, who has won the last two races from pole position. Hamilton's MP4-25 came off worse, and he came close to writing off his title chances after retiring at mid-distance. "Let's just hope myself or Jenson can do it,"

Citroen SURVOLT vs Agni Z2 - world's first electric showdown

World’s first head-to-head duel between all-electric racecar and electric superbike was just held at the Thruxton race circuit. The eco-friendly rides – Citroen Survolt concept and Agni Z2 – was entrusted in the hands of two professional female racers – Vanina Ickx and Jenny Tinmouth – demonstrating ultimate speed, agility and performance. The stunningly shaped Citroen Survolt was piloted by Vanina Ickx – Le Mans Series and Touring Car racing