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porsche panamera turbo safety car

Porsche Panamera Turbo Safety Car

Porsche has introduced Panamera Turbo safety car, which will be used specially for the 2011 American Le Mans Series (ALMS). The car is based on Porsche Panamera Turbo and features a 4.8 liter twin-turbocharged V8 with 500PS (368 kW) and 700Nm (516 lb-ft) between 2 250 and 4500RPM. All that power is needed to keep pace on the track. Panamera Turbo does 0 to 60 mph in 3.3 seconds and to 100mph in just 8.2 seconds. Quarter mile is covered in 11.7 seconds with 192 km/h (119 mph). The top speed is

porsche 911 gt3 r hybrid version 2.0

Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid Version 2.0

Porsche has introduce the upgraded version of 911 GT3 R Hybrid. Version 2.0 will hit the 24 hours of Nurburgring race. Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid Version 2.0 is powered by a 4.0 liter flat-six with two electric motors with combined output of 204PS (150 kW). The petrol engine delivers 470PS, which are delivered to the rear wheels and the electric system powers the front axle. The new GT3 R Hybrid has an aerodynamic optimization, which reduces drag and fuel consumption. The whole car now weigh

walter röhrl and porsche carrera 904 gts: two legends united

Walter Röhrl and Porsche Carrera 904 GTS: Two legends united

Walter Röhrl is one the best professional racers, who the world has ever seen. When you add another legend – 1964 Porsche Carrera 904 GTS and a race track, you will get a lot of action. Mr. Röhrl drove in WRC in the 1970s and 1980s in the famous Group B. He also won the Monte Carlo Rally four times driving for four different brands. Porsche 904 GTS is powered by 2.0 liter flat-four engine with 201PS (148 kW) mated to a 5-speed manual gearbo

wtcc 2011 chevrolet cruze 1.6 turbo

WTCC 2011 Chevrolet Cruze 1.6 turbo

Chevrolet had an awesome racing year and now it is time for 2011 WTCC Cruze to be taken on another season after its victorious run. The brand won both the Drivers' and Manufacturers' cups in the 2010 WTCC with the Cruze. For this season, Chevrolet has unveiled the 2011 spec version, which meets FIA’s regulations. The most important is the switching from naturally aspirated 2.0 liter engines to turbocharged 1.6 liter units. So, the 2011 WTCC Chevrolet Cruze now comes with a 1.6 liter tur

mini john cooper works s2000

MINI John Cooper Works S2000

MINI has exhibited the new John Cooper Works S2000 WRC, which actually will be driven by Dani Sordo (ES) and Kris Meeke (GB) in its rally debut at the Rally Italy from 5 – 8 May 2011. The car will also enter the competition in various other events which will take place in Finland, Germany, France, Spain and Great Britain. The MINI John Cooper Works S2000 on display in Geneva will be entered by private teams at the end of March in Rally Portugal. The reworked version features a big rear win

aston martin amr-one race car

Aston Martin AMR-One Race Car

Aston Martin will hit the new season with specially developed LMP1 race car. The project name is AMR-One and the driver line-up is also confirmed. AMR-One is powered by a 2.0 litre turbocharged six cylinder direct injection petrol engine, which is created for a new bespoke carbon fibre chassis designed and manufactured by Aston Martin Racing.Power is fed to the rear wheels via a six-speed transverse semi automatic pneumatic shift, Xtrac racing gearbox. The race car meets all new regulation

Red Bull Skoda Team

The Red Bull Skoda team will make its official debut at the Mexico Rally, next weekend (5-6th March). This is the first round of the 2011 S-WRC series. Juho Hanninen and Mikko Markkula, will be driving a Skoda Fabia S2000. The Mexico Rally is one of the most interesting courses of the entire S-WRC series. It features gravel event around Leon with high altitudes and at high temperatures. The rally includes a total of 22 stages (365 km) and more than a thousand kilometres of transfers betwee

2011 McLaren F1 Race Car

The new 2011 F1 Race Car of McLaren Mercedes was unveiled. It will be driven by Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button. The aerodynamics is slightly changed - a higher nose, a new airbox and re-designed sidepods. The most important thing is that the the McLaren 2011 F1 Race Car is now equipped with the KERS system, just like their competitors. The system is located inside the safety cell of the car, just under its fuel tank. There are also major changes in the cooling department. The intake for

2011 Ford Fiesta RS WRC official livery

At the Autosport International Racing Car Show in Birmingham, Ford has revealed the official color scheme for the 2011-specificications Fiesta RS World Rally Car which will represents the renowned brand in the FIA World Rally Championship. The official outer dress of the bold Fiesta RS WRC was unveiled by the Ford team driver Mikko Hirvonen and Gerard Quinn, the Ford of Europe motorsport chief. At the occasion, Ford also confirmed new name and logo for the WRC squad - Ford Abu Dhabi World

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