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WRC – Petter Solberg Crashes In To Electricity pole.

Petter Solberg Ford Fiesta WRC

One thing you can say about Petter Solberg he has a determination to win, watch as Petter tries to drive himself out of a vineyard only to crash in to some live electric cable pylon at this weekends Rally of France.

By the reports there were no casualties but it looks like the people had a very close shave from the live cables, 2 cars were caught by the falling electric cables.

We was originally thought the Ford suffered a stuck throttle but on information after the race, it was reported that Petter thought he could have got back on the road.
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Aston Martin One-77 Spotted Photogallery

One-77
Its good to see a car go full circle and be a success for a British Automotive Company from the early prototype spyshots taken at the Nurburgring and now Aston Martin stating all 77 units of the hypercar has now been sold.

Is it time for a new edition Aston perhaps unadventurously called the Two-77????

Prior to the One-77’s Paris Motor Show debut, spyshots had been taken, but official specifications were not fully revealed until the 2009 Geneva Motor Show.
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Mercedes-Benz Classic at the 2012 Grossglockner Grand Prix

2012 Grossglockner Grand Prix

  • Revival of the Austrian mountain race from the 1930s
  • Mercedes-Benz SSK and W 125 at the start
  • 92 bends, 14 hairpins, 15 kilometres and a 1300-metre altitude difference
The Grossglockner mountain race was one of the most prestigious motor sports events of the 1930s. This year it will be revived with the 2012 Grossglockner Grand Prix to be held from 20 to 22 September 2012 and Mercedes-Benz will be there with some famous cars. In 1938, the brand took part for the first time.

As a classic car event, the 2012 Grossglockner Grand Prix on this unique High Alpine Road is a homage to the legendary “Mountain Grand Prix” races held there in the 1930s. 92 bends, 14 hairpins, almost 15 kilometres and an altitude difference of almost 1300 metres present a challenge for man and machine now as they did then.

As in the original race, the route is from Ferleiten to Fuscher Törl (Austria).

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BMW M Celebrate at the GreenHell – 40th Birthday and 50th Victory (Video)

BMW 2012 Nurburgring DTM Victory
BMW M are celebrating a rather special weekend at the Nürburgring’s DTM they secure podium places of 1st and 3rd for drivers Bruno Spengler & Charly Lamm, marking the 50th victory for BMW.

Bruno Spengler:

“When I won at the Lausitzring, I found it difficult to take in what had happened. It was the 50th victory for BMW and the first of its comeback season. We made history there. The race at the Nürburgring was all about the 40th birthday of BMW M. In addition, the Green Hell is something of a home track for BMW, so this was another very special success. I am overjoyed and really proud.”

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BMW Zagato Roadster.

BMW Zagato Roadster
BMW and Zagato are in collaboration again at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance with the result of just six weeks worth of master craftsmanship from BMW and Zagato, the BMW Zagato Roadster is a natural progression from the BMW Zagato Coupé.

Most of the design cues have been carried across from the BMW Zagato Coupé, which leaves the rear undergoing most of the transformation.

The defined rear of the Zagato is made prominent from a seamless panel where all the light clusters are hiding underneath.
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Ducati And Audi @ Pikes Peak Video

Throughout their storied histories, Audi and Ducati have forged legends racing up Pikes Peak. With the 90th annual running of the treacherous Pikes Peak International Hill Climb at hand, the two iconic brands chose to come together and pit today’s expressions of performance against the mountain that has crowned each with championship glory.

For Audi and Ducati fans in the U.S. there’s an added bonus: A chance to experience the power of the Audi RS 5 and the Ducati Multistrada together in an unparalleled ride and drive experience.

And to give back to the wildfire-ravaged community surrounding Pikes Peak, Audi is donating to and helping raise awareness for “Battle the Blaze,” a donation fund established by the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

BMW 4 Series Cabriolet Roof Down – First Pictures. (F33)

Here are the first pictures of BMW 4 Series enjoying a much needed sunny day on the streets of Munich.

The car is still as camouflaged so it’s still difficult to make out the final design, but the fact that this has been snapped with the roof down gives us a hint of the final form.

Powering the F33 cabriolet will be the 2.0-liter turbo and the 3.0-liter turbo inline six currently used for the F30 3-series.

Both engines are rumoured to get a boost from the additional weight of the cabriolet to keep performance in-line with the non cabriolet model.

We are expecting the car to be available first quarter 2014.