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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

venturi jamais contente topped 515 km/h - a new world record

Venturi Jamais Contente topped 515 km/h - a new world record

Venturi Jamais Contente also known as Venturi Buckeye Bullet in America has set a new world record in the electric powered rides category. Equipped with an amazingly powerful 800 horsepower electric motor and lithium Ion batteries, the ‘never satisfied’ zero-emissions ride has topped an average speed of over 495 km/h over 1 km in both directions and top speed of 515 km/h. The Venturi Buckeye Bullet was piloted by the US pro-driver Roger Schroe

porsche revealed the 911 gt3 r

Porsche revealed the 911 GT3 R

Following the debut of the recently announced Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, the German sportscar manufacturer has revealed a new racing car – Porsche 911 GT3 R. The new sports ride will be raced in series based on the international FIA GT3 regulations. Delivering even better drivability and easier handling, the all-new 911 GT3 R is powered by a 4.0 litre 6-cylinder boxer engine with max output of 480 bhp (353 kW) transmitted to the rear axle by a sequential 6-speed dog gearbox. The new addition in the

Monaco Grand Prix - Timo Glock and Jarno Trulli at the Bottom

Panasonic Toyota Racing left the Monaco Grand Prix empty-handed despite a valiant effort from Jarno Trulli and Timo Glock. Following yesterday's disappointing qualifying session, the team fully expected a challenging race and prepared accordingly. Timo started the race from the pit lane after modifications to the set-up of his TF109 and both began on very heavy fuel loads, using the soft Bridgestone Potenza tyres. They battled hard, however overt

Citroën C4 WRC HYbrid4

The day after the fourth round of this year's WRC season in Portugal, which was won by the C4 WRC, Citroën Racing did some testing with the Citroën C4 WRC HYbrid4 concept car on an asphalt road close to Faro. Spanish star Dani Sordo was at the wheel. Having been born out of the Citroën Racing team's creative desire to perfect a competitive yet innovative racer, the Citroën C4 WRC HYbrid4 project met with a warm reception when it was presented at the Paris Motor Show. The concept went on to ma

official debut of the new maserati granturismo mc

Official debut of the new Maserati GranTurismo MC

The new Maserati GranTurismo MC will be officially unveiled during the FIA GT "Media Days" at the Paul Ricard circuit. The new model is an offshoot of the Maserati GranTurismo MC Concept introduced last September in Monza and based on the Maserati GranTurismo S road version, with electro-actuated gearbox system. On 17 and 18 March the car participated in the "Balance of performance", two days of practices organized by SRO at the Paul Ricard circuit in order to analyze and balance the performance of the models th

Loeb, Elena and Citroen: Champs on All Types of Terrain

The outcome of the 2009 Rally Norway went all the way down to the wire, but Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena ended up securing their 49th world class win after a thrilling clash with Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen. The event saw the Franco-Monegasque pair claim their first ever success in Norway, taking the total num

Vitaphone Racing and Maserati MC12 are Champions for the Fourth Time

A very exciting day here in Zolder, Belgium, where the ninth round of the FIA GT has just taken place. After hard work during the night to recondition MC12 no. 1, which went out of the track at the "Lucien Bianchi" curve, today the Andrea Bertolini - Michael Bartels duo won by a 7" margin over their rivals Hezemans-Gollin. Thanks to this result, the Vitaphone Racing Team and Maserati MC12 are mathematically the Team's 2008 Champions in the FIA

Renault Fleet for Motorsport Vision Circuits

For the fourth consecutive year, MotorSport Vision has teamed up with Renault for the French manufacturer and Formula 1 constructor to supply driving experience and race meeting support vehicles to MSV venues. The new fleet, which was unveiled this week, includes fourteen New Twingo GTs for MotorSport Vision's innovative YoungDrive experience.  The Twingo is Renault’s all-new small car launched at the end of last year and will give youngsters aged 14 to 17 the opportunity to learn basic driving skills before gain