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mclaren mp4-12c gt3: full details

McLaren MP4-12C GT3: full details

McLaren MP4-12C GT3 will be the first car from the manufacturer built for FIA GT series racing since the famous McLaren F1 GTR. The iconic F1 finished production in1997. 12C GT3 is based on the new MP4-12C, which is one of the best super sports cars in the world. “McLaren has racing in its blood and it was a natural step to take our MP4-12C road car and turn it into the most reliable, efficient and easy to drive GT3 car.  Every car on the grid will have its performance balanced by race rules,

2011 dtm season: bruno spengler is the first winner

2011 DTM season: Bruno Spengler is the first winner

Mercedes-Benz began the new 2011 DTM season with a victory. Bruno Spengler with Mercedes-Bank AMG C-Class was the fastest on the race track at Hockenheim and he won the first round of the championship with a margin of 3.7 seconds over Mattias Ekstrom (Audi). After 191 races in the new era of the DTM series, Mercedes

impressive tdi engine for the new audi r18

Impressive TDI engine for the new Audi R18

Audi had  to develop a new TDI engine for the R18 Race car, because of the regulations. "Audi invented the TDI engine and is convinced that this technology remains one of the most efficient and modern forms to power a car - especially at Le Mans where engines with high specific power, low fuel consumption and low emissions are a necessity." The new compact 3.7 litre V6 TDI is much lighter than its V10 TDI predecessor fitted to the older R15 TDI Race car. The V6 TDI engine powering the Audi R18 TDI, which has

bmw 1-series m is faster than e92 m3 at hockenheimring

BMW 1-Series M is faster than E92 M3 at Hockenheimring

BMW 1-Series M once again proved, that it is amazing small sports car. It managed to outrun the bigger and more powerful E92 M3 around Hockenheimring circuit in Germany. Sport Auto took a stock 1 Series M Coupe and let it race against a current-generation (E92) M3 with ZCP competition package and dual-clutch transmissi

bmw motorsport - m3 gt

BMW Motorsport - M3 GT

BMW Motorsport is preparing their cars for the very important endurance race - 24-hour Le Mans. Together with 52 other cars, the two BMW M3 GTs with car numbers 55 and 56 took to the “Circuit de la Sarthe” on Sunday, completing a total of 147 laps. The team collected very useful data, which will be used for the settings of the M3 GT race cars. The 24h Le Mans race will be held on 11th/12th June 2011, so the team has a month and a half to prepare the two BMWs. The No.55 BMW M3 GT, with Augu

btcc: donington park race

BTCC: Donington Park race

James Nash is the new leader in Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship. Droitwich’s Neal won yesterday’s first race with his turbocharged Team Honda Racing Civic. . Second and third were the Vauxhall Vectras of Pirtek Racing’s Jordan and 888 Racing with Collins Contractors’ Nash. Jason Plato crashed his Chevrolet Cruze, when he went off the track at 193 km/h (120mph). The car stroke a barrier and rolled three times. It is a pure miracles for Plato, who got out of the car unharmed. Howeve

dodge avenger rally car

Dodge Avenger Rally Car

Dodge has released Avenger Rally Car, which is a one-off concept. The car boasts a Brilliant Black exterior with a huge rear spoiler, lowered and stiffened sport suspension. The raid height is reduced with 38mm. The cara sits on 18” alloy wheels fitted with performance Pirelli P-Zero tires. The interior hass carbon fiber trim, a fully programmable instrument cluster, OMP racing seats, an eight-point roll cage and a fire extinguisher. Dodge Avenger Rally Car is powered by a 3.6 liter Pentas

2011 mini wrc


MINI WRC Team will compete in six rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship. The team will use the MINI John Cooper Works WRC race car, which will be tested at the Rally d’Italia Sardegna from 5th to 8th May 2011 for the first time. The aim of the team is to gain a lot of experience to be perfectly prepared to take on the entire 2012 WRC. “On the one hand, MINI can look back on a unique success story,” commented Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management of the BMW AG for Sales and Mar

aston martin vantage gt3

Aston Martin Vantage GT3

Aston Martin has announced Vantage GT3, which is based on the V12 engined road car. The race car will be ready to hit the race tracks in 2012. The Vantage GT3 will take the place of the DBRS9, launched in 2006 at Le Mans. The new Vantage GT3 joins the Vantage GT2, GT4, DBR9 GT1 and the AMR-One LMP1. The line-up is really astonishing. The race car meets all FIA regulations and is powered by a lightweight dry-sumped 6.0 litre V12 engine mated to a race semi-automatic paddle shift Xtrac gearb

2011 bmw z4 gt3

2011 BMW Z4 GT3

2011 BMW Z4 GT3 is designed specially for private racing teams. The new version of the racing car includes aerodynamic modifications, advanced engine management system, a steel safety cell, and a variety of CFRP components. The aerodynamics package includes front and rear wings, bonnet, roof, fenders and many other components are made of carbon fibre reinforced plastics (CFRP). The new Z4 GT3 is powered by a new 4.4 liter V8 mated to a a 6-speed sequential gearbox. There are no further spe

porsche 911 sc - walter röhrl at the 2011 targa tasmania

Porsche 911 SC - Walter Röhrl at the 2011 Targa Tasmania

Walter Röhrl, his co-driver Christian Geistdörfer and their Porsche 911 SC are taking part of 2011 Targa Tasmania rally, which is between 5th and 10th April. The hard road rally is held over 2 000 km on the island of Tasmania, off the south-east coast of Australia. The 911 SC was restored by the Porsche Museum in St

audi r8 lms at nurburgring

Audi R8 LMS at Nurburgring

Audi R8 LMS was tested at the Nurburgring these day by ABT Sportsline and Phoenix Racing, who had a lot of experience over the last two years at the 24-hour race around the race track with the quattro GmbH GT3 sports car. "The Audi R8 LMS was developed specifically for customer sport," said Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich. "With the two factory supported events at the Nürburgring and at Spa-Francorchamps we aim to underline the positive image that the R8 LMS has built up follo