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sprint series toyota celica gt4 - fastest at the 2011 goodwood

Sprint Series Toyota Celica GT4 - fastest at the 2011 GoodWood

The fastest car at the 2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed is staggering Sprint Series Toyota Celica GT4, which took to course of 1.16 miles in just 48.07 seconds. In fact, the Celica had to beat many famous racing cars, including recent Formula 1 cars. The car was driven and built by former British Rally Champion, Jonny Milner. M The racing car is based on the sixth generation Celica. It is super-lightweight – 1 050kg. Furthermore, for better

oaktec honda insight hybrid rally car

Oaktec Honda Insight Hybrid Rally Car

No, its not a bad joke. Actually, Oaktec Honda Insight Hybrid Rally Car is a 100 mpg automatic hybrid eco sports car, which has been banned from rallying for being too fast. We imagine the disappointment of the engineers… The petrol-electric Honda Insight hybrid, which competes in the Formula 1000 rally championship, has been asked to withdraw following concerns from rival competitors that it has an unfair advantage, after dominating the 2011 series with two wins and a second place from the f

chevron gr8 tested by tim schrick

Chevron GR8 tested by Tim Schrick

Tim Schrick is testing Chevron GR8 Challenge Car at Donington Park circuit this week and he admitted - “I’ve fallen in love,”. “I’ve fallen in love with this car. It’s so beautiful to drive. It’s such a nice car, and right up my street, as a racer. The grip levels are amazing. And the little car is so stable, with a stiff, direct and totally connected steering feeling. It feels very nimble, and it’s so loud and exciting inside, with a very, very nice sound from the Cosworth two-litre engine.

mini john cooper works coupe endurance

MINI John Cooper Works Coupe Endurance

MINI has introduced a specially prepared Endurance version of the new John Cooper Works Coupe. It will line up at this year’s 24-hour race at the Nurburgring-Nordschleife circuit, previewing the series-production version of the car due to be unveiled to the public in autumn 2011. It is powered by a 1.6-litre four-cylinder unit with a twin-scroll turbocharger and petrol direct injection. The total power is 250HP and 330Nm in Overboost. Top speed is over 240 km/h. The John Cooper Works Aerod

volkswagen golf24 is ready to hit the nurburgring

Volkswagen Golf24 is ready to hit the Nurburgring

The fastest Volkswagen Golf will compete tomorrow at the Nurburgring-Nordschleife in the legendary 24-hour race. The spectacular Golf24 has been prepared specially to take place at the race - June 23 to June 26, 2011. Fitting the 35th anniversary of the Golf GTI, Volkswagen Motorsport has developed a thorough-bred racing version of the world’s highest-volume production car. It is powered by a 2.5 liter five-cylinder turbocharged  engine with 440PS (324 kW) and 540Nm of torque. It features four-wheel drive, a seq

aston martin v12 zagato at the nurburgring

Aston Martin V12 Zagato at the Nurburgring

Aston Martin is putting the final touches to its race preparations for the toughest 24 hour race of them all – the annual ADAC Nurburgring 24 Hours on 25 and 26 June. Two V12 Zagato cars will compete in this challenge. The first one is the show car from Concorso D’Eleganza at Villa D’Este, which has been transformed into the number 3 race car, nicknamed “Zag” (red). It will be piloted by Aston Martin CEO, Dr. Ulrich Bez, the company’s Nurburgring Test Centre Director, Wolfgang Schuhbauer and automotive journalis

megane renaultsport 265 trophy nurburgring record - 8:07:97

Megane Renaultsport 265 Trophy Nurburgring Record - 8:07:97

Renault Sport has made it, again. The team has set a lap record for a front-wheel drive production car at the Nordschleife. The car is the well-known Megane Renaultsport 265 Trophy, which crossed the finish line for just 8 minutes 7 seconds and 97”, which is a full 9 seconds faster than the lap record that has stood fo

24 hours le mans: june 11/12, 2011

24 Hours Le Mans: June 11/12, 2011

At a glance: All three Team Peugeot Total cars made it to the end, but Audi R18 LDI no.2 is the winner. The race was full of accidents and interesting moments. “The die is cast, we are set for a magnificent duel between two great manufacturers,” commented Olivier Quesnel. “We feel that we have done a good job. But this is sport, and the outcome will now be decided out on the track,” added Bruno Famin. Throughout the 24 hours of the race, the Peugeot 908s demonstrated the performance level

subaru impreza wrx sti with a lap record at isle of man

Subaru Impreza WRX STI with a lap record at Isle of Man

Mark Higgins set a new lap record on the Isle of Man circuit with Subaru Impreza WRX STI. The former rally chmapion stopped the clock at 19 minutes an 56.7 seconds for 60.83 km (37.8 mile) road course. The average speed was 182 km/h (113 mph) and a top speed of 261 km/h (162 mph). "Setting the record was both the mo

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