Toyota TS030 HYBRID Le Mans Racer Unveiled

Toyota TS030 HYBRID Le Mans Racer Unveiled

Motorsports
25 Jan 2012
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Toyota Racing has unveiled the TS030 HYBRID, their new Le Mans racer set to compete in the LMP1 class with a new team based at Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG) in Cologne, Germany.

The TS030 HYBRID will make its racing debut on May 5th at the Six Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, while on 16-17 of June there will be two exemplars that will try compete for the title in the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race.

2013 Ford Fusion NASCAR Racer

2013 Ford Fusion NASCAR Racer

Motorsports
25 Jan 2012
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The Blue Oval’s Racing division has revealed the first images with the 2013 Ford Fusion NASCAR Sprint Cup racer. The car mirrors the production version 2013 Fusion but only in terms of appearance as under the skin the NASCAR racer will be totally different.

Jamie Allison, director, Ford Racing said that “We wanted Fusion to be the car that helped return ‘stock car’ to NASCAR” “I think fans, when they see the car, are just going to smile and cheer. It is going to reengage them with the sport and make the sport better because there is just something natural about seeing race cars that look like cars in their driveways.”

2011 Kia Rio B Spec Racer

2011 Kia Rio B Spec Racer

Motorsports
13 Oct 2011
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The Koreans from Kia will introduce their new B Spec racer based on the 5-door Rio at this year’s edition SEMA Show.

The 2011 Kia Rio B Spec was developed by Kinetic Motorsports and features a racing setup which includes a roll cage, all the necessary safety equipment, adequate suspension and brakes and a number of other tweaks in order to make the car competitive in the various racing series it will participate.

2012 Audi A5 DTM Racer

2012 Audi A5 DTM Racer

Motorsports
13 Sep 2011
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Mercedes are not the only ones who presented they new DTM competitor for 2012. Audi have also unveiled their 2012 DTM Racer which is based on the facelift version Audi A5 and comes as a replacement for the current competitor that used a platform from the A4

The 2012 Audi A5 DTM uses a V8 engine rated at 455 horsepower along with a carbon fiber monocoque chassis and a steel roll cage. The engine is mated with the same 6-speed sequential gearbox used in the previous season.

2011 Volkswagen Caddy Racer

2011 Volkswagen Caddy Racer

Various News
12 Apr 2011
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2011 VolkswagenAt this year’s Commercial Vehicle Show held at Birmingham’s NEC in the UK, Volkswagen introduced the new Caddy Racer.

Set to compete in the commercial vehicle championship, with the company’s Commercial Vehicle’s director Simon Elliott once again behind the wheel, the 2011 Volkswagen Caddy Racer will align at the grid at Oulton Park on April 25th featuring a distinctive white and orange livery with RAC continuing to be the main sponsor for this year.

The 2011 Volkswagen Caddy Racer is based on the 2010 Caddy and features a series of upgrades in order to improve performance. As opposed to the previous Caddy Racer, this new version is powered by a 2.0-litre petrol engine which is channelling 270 PS to the front wheels via a 6-speed quick shift gearbox. Caddy Racer

2011 Lotus Elise Club Racer

2011 Lotus Elise Club Racer

New Cars
18 Feb 2011
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Lotus is introducing the new 2011 Lotus Elise Club Racer, which is an even lighter version model that managed to reduce its weight by an additional 24 Kg.

If 24 Kg don’t sound like much, then we remind you that we’re talking about of of the lightest models on the market here, and some of the measures that have been taken include even lighter seats, a motorsport derived lightweight battery and the deletion of noise insulation.

Volkswagen Race Touareg 3 video

Volkswagen Race Touareg 3 video

Videos
25 Jan 2011
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The Volkswagen Race Touareg 3 video comes courtesy of Henry Catchpole, journalist at EVO Magazine, who took the Dakar winning off-road racer for a drive in rather unusual condition. As you can see they have replaced the desert’s hot dunes with snow covered surfaces, which do not seem to bother the Volkswagen Race Touareg 3 at all.

The Volkswagen Race Touareg 3 uses a 2.5-litre TDI diesel engine producing 300 HP and 442 lb-ft of torque which get put to work by a five-speed sequential gearbox.

Aston Martin Rapide racer review video

Aston Martin Rapide racer review video

Videos
13 Dec 2010
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In a second review video coming our way courtesy of Autocar, we get to see how does the Aston Martin Rapide racer behave on track in comparison to the road going version.

By featuring the normal safety modifications necessary for racing, removing much of the interior, and replacing the glass windows with plastic, the Aston Martin Rapide racer weights with around 500 Kg less than the toad car, while in terms of suspension things are pretty much the same.

Toyota Yaris GT-S Club Racer

Toyota Yaris GT-S Club Racer

Custom Cars
02 Nov 2010
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Another Toyota badged car to be showcased at the 2010 SEMA Show is the Yaris GT-S Club Racer which wants to demonstrate that the automaker’s sub-compact, fuel efficient model can be transformed into a capable race car.

Starting with the exterior, the Toyota Yaris GT-S Club Racer features Molly Designs graphics, a carbon fiber hood and hatchback, hood pins, fender flairs, tow hooks and Lexan side and rear windows.

Racer X Designs RZ Ultima Concept

Racer X Designs RZ Ultima Concept

Future Cars
26 May 2010
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An interesting project named the RZ Ultima Concept coming from Racer X Design who decided to take the already impressive Ultima GTR and make it an overall better supercar by working on its exterior shape.

As far as performance it is only normal that things will be left untouched as the Ultima GTR with its two powering versions 640 bhp (477 kW) on the GTR640 and 720 bhp (537 kW) on the GTR720 provided by American Speed, is already one of the meanest cars on the planet, holding record like the fastest 0 to 100 mph (160 Km/h) acceleration time – 5.3 seconds, fastest deceleration time 100 mph (160 Km/h) to 0 mph in 3.6 seconds and others.

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