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Rain, fog, red-flag at this years ADAC Nurburgring 15h Race #nring #24h

Black Falcon SLS AMG Wins 2013 Nurburgring 24H
The Black Falcon team of Bernd Schneider, Sean Edward/Jeroen Bleekemolen/Nicki Thiim have won the 2013 Nurburgring 24 Hours with a incredibly tight margin of two minutes 39 seconds. It was the first ever win at the event for Mercedes after many races at the VLN improved the handling on the infamous circuit.

Heavy rain forced race control during the night to interrupt the race for more than nine hours. Numerous accidents caused a treacherous mix of oil, mud and rain water on the track.

Coming in second place was the BMW Z4 GT3 Driven by Maxime Martin (BE) who brought the number 25 BMW Sports Trophy Team car home. As well as Martin, Yelmer Buurman (NL), Andrea Piccini (IT) and Richard Göransson (SE) were also in action over the course of the eventful race.

After 88 laps of the 25.378-kilometre circuit, the runner-up car was 2:39.781 minutes behind the winning Mercedes SLS.
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BMW 4 Series – M Sports Pack

2014 BMW 4 Series M Sports Pack

Here is the BMW 4 Series sporting the premium M Sports Pack which has a few similarities in terms of design with the range-topping M4 Coupe and sporting the M Estoril Blue colour scheme.

The 4-Series Coupe is likely to be offered upon launch with a 4-cylinder, 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo engine producing 245 HP (180 kW) and 258 lb-ft (350 Nm), along with a larger inline-six, 3.0-liter TwinPower rated at 306 HP (225 kW) and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque.
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Aston Martin Vanquish Volante – Spyshots

Aston Martin Vanquish Volante V12 - Spyshots

The cabriolet version of the new 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante, has been spotted testing once again, this time lapping the Nürburgring test track in Germany and sporting some Austin Powers inspired Camouflage.

Earlier this year Aston Martin revealed its all new Vanquish model the direct replacement for the outgoing DBS. Even though it is not due for release for another 6-7 months the British automaker has started testing the Volante.

Powering the Volante will be the same 6.0-liter V-12 engine and 6-speed Touchtronic paddle-shift gearbox as the conventional coupe and his rumored to come with rear seats as an optional extra.
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BMW I8 – Zaps the Nordschleife (Spyshots)

BMW I8 - VLN 2013 Season BMW Motorsport

Sometimes it’s time to leave the city. Escape the restrictions of everyday life. Yes you guessed it the flagship I8 is lapping the Nordschleife.

After successful initial testing of the vehicle concept, the decision for a series production vehicle was quickly made. The BMW i8 Concept is the next step in the evolution of the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Concept.

And now it looks like BMW I8 is looking close to completion, the I8’s plug-in hybrid concept combines the modified electric propulsion system from the BMW i3 Concept – fitted over its front axle – with a high-performance three cylinder combustion engine producing 164 kW/220 hp and 300 Nm (221 lb-ft) at the rear.
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Ron Howard’s Rush : Official Movie Trailer

Ron Howard's Rush Official Trailer

After nearly two years of production and live footage of the 1976 season F1 cars racing on various tracks including the Nurburgring, Ron Howard has finally revealed the first trailer for his next film, Rush.

Based on the true story of the 1976 F1 racing season, the adrenaline-filled film stars Chris Hemsworth as James Hunt, the cocky upstart British racer (and, later, commentator) and Daniel Bruhl as Niki Lauda, the established Austrian champion.

We’ve been following this film since we spied the production team filming on the Nordschleife in Germany. After nearly 2 years, we now get to watch some actual finished footage and it looks outstanding.
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TMG Lexus LS 650 Prototype confirmed – Essen Motorshow

Lexus LS 650 TMG
The guys across at motor-authority have found out that Toyota’s Motorsport division (TMG) will unveil the Lexus LS 650 prototype at the Essen Motor Show on the 1st of December.

We Spotted this car at the Nurburgring’s industry pool last year and has not been spied since, the car was surprisingly not camouflaged but perhaps a lot of changes to the car have been made, including aggressive wheel arches and the addition of carbon splitters.

As you can see from the photos it has got bonnet vents and huge brakes along with a rear spoiler.

Powering this Lexus will be a twin-turbocharged 5.0 liter V8 engine that will output more than 650 HP.
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The new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Black Series (VIDEO)

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Black Series
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Black Series

Well here is the SLS AMG Black Series has just been made official and sports the Black Series moniker, After the extremes of cold winter testing in Sweden to the depths of Germany’s Nurburgring where it was literally tested to destruction.

Mercedes-AMG presents the high-end super sports car version of the gull-wing model, the new SLS AMG Coupé Black Series. Inspired by the SLS AMG GT3 racing version, the fifth Black Series model from Mercedes-AMG boasts a fascinating mix of breath-taking design, outstanding driving dynamics and uncompromising lightweight construction in accordance with the “AMG Lightweight Performance” strategy. With a DIN kerb weight of 1550 kilograms, the SLS AMG Black Series achieves a power/weight ratio of 2.45 kg/hp. The AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine generates a power output of 464 kW (631 hp) at 7400 rpm and accelerates the most dynamic gull-wing model of all time to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds. The coil-over AMG RIDE CONTROL performance suspension, the AMG ceramic high-performance composite brake system and the weight-optimised forged AMG light-alloy wheels with newly developed sports tyres combine with the electronically controlled AMG rear-axle differential lock and the AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission featuring uncompromisingly emotional shift and response times to raise the SLS AMG Black Series to a new level. The AMG Aerodynamics package is optionally available to further boost the vehicle’s driving dynamics.

The uprated AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine generating a power output of 464 kW (631 hp) and 635 Newton metres of torque is a byword for thrilling driving dynamics, making the SLS AMG Coupé Black Series the most powerful AMG high-performance automobile with a combustion engine at present. Only the SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive with a maximum output of 552 kW comes with greater power reserves.
The SLS AMG Coupé Black Series accelerates to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds. The top speed stands at 315 km/h. The additional 44 kW (60 hp) of power in comparison to the420 kW (571 hp) offered by the SLS AMG has been achieved by the following measures:
  • Increase in maximum engine speed from 7200 to 8000 rpm
  • Fully revised high-speed valve train with modified camshafts, adapted cam geometry and optimised bucket tappets featuring a special coating which is otherwise exclusive to racing vehicles
  • Modification of the intake air ducting: derestriction and adaptation to the new maximum engine speed
  • Adaptation of the engine application and increase in peak pressure

BMW M6 GranCoupe – Almost Official


BMW this week have shown the BMW M6 Gran Coupe at a private unveiling at the Nurburgring in Germany.

Even though the pictures don’t really reveal much from the spy shot’s taken last year, whilst undergoing extreme cold weather testing.

It does show us the finished article hidden under the camouflage, one thing was a surprising that the car is sporting a carbon fiber roof along with some more carbon detailing throughout the car although we are not sure of the option list on this private display, but the car also had Ceramic Brakes which hints at this being the M-Drivers-Package M6 Gran Coupe.
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