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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

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