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Honda’s Hot Hatch Is Back – Civic Type-R Spyshots

Honda's Hot Hatch Is Back - Civic Type-R Spyshots

Here are the latest spyshots of the 2014/15 Civic Type-R, and it looks like the car is to be powered by a turbo for the first time.

This is possibly to improve on emissions which ultimately led to the previous models being chopped, Powering the car is a bit of a mystery but we can assure you that Honda mean business with a 300hp+ serious hatch which will be powered by a new 2.2 liter engine.

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TOYOTA Motorsport GmbH’s Zaps a 7:22 Record on the Nürburgring Nordschleife

TOYOTA Motorsport GmbH’s Zaps a 7:22 Record on the Nürburgring Nordschleife
TOYOTA Motorsport GmbH (TMG) continued its record-breaking success with the TMG EV P002 by setting a new electric record on the legendary 20.8km Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit in Germany.

Using TMG’s motorsport-tuned electric powertrain, driver Jochen Krumbach set a lap time of 7mins 22.329secs, breaking the electric record set by TMG last August by over 25 seconds.

This achievement marks the second milestone for TMG’s electric powertrain this year following its new record at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado, United States.

As with the Pikes Peak success, TMG’s latest electric milestone used pioneering off-board battery-to-battery charging technology.
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Carfest – Nick Mason’s McLaren F1

McLaren F1 GTR (96)

Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason’s mighty road going McLaren F1 GTR was on show at the 2012 CarFest north at Cholmondeley Castle in Cheshire.
This McLaren was the first GTR converted from a Race car to a road going car and holds the Chassis Serial No.10 and is insured for around 3 million pounds.

The McLaren F1 GTR was a racing variant of the McLaren F1 sports car first produced in 1995 for grand touring style racing, such as the BPR Global GT Series, FIA GT Championship, JGTC, and British GT Championship.
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Gumpert – Super sports car manufacturer in provisional insolvency

Gumpert Apollo Insolvency

Altenburg (Germany)-based manufacturer for super sports cars, Gumpert Sportwagenmanufaktur GmbH,
had applied for insolvency proceedings, after expected sales volumes in the major target market China
couldn’t be realized.

Local court in Gera (Germany) appointed lawyer Mr. Görge Scheid as provisional insolvency administrator.
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2013 BMW M3 – Spied Nurburgring

BMW M3 Nurburgring
The BMW M3 is beginning its prototype training and has been seen in the Death Valley in the USA, and also most recently the Nordschleife in Germany.

These shots are showing us either a very early design stage of the front bumper or the are going for a less aggressive look and this surely cant be the case, so we expect these to change form throughout next year.
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Audi R8 E-Tron laps The Nuburgring in a record-setting 8:09

Nearly two months ago we spied the Audi R8 E-Tron Lapping the Nürburgring, what we didnt realise is that they was not developing the handling on the track it was an attempt at the electric car record.

The result A world record for a production electric car with a 8:09 seconds lap no video has been released as of yet.

This is where it gets a bit silly and hence the press release delay you cannot buy an Audi R8 E-Tron yet but this is the final production model which will be in showrooms at the end of this year.

The only changes was the car’s 200kph limiter had been lifted to 250kph, and there is no mention of the charging time after the lap.

We hope to see the video footage of its timed run very soon.

Audi R8 Etron Nurburgring
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Audi Etron Production Prototype Spyshots.

Well heres the new 2012 Audi Etron uncamouflaged and raising its profile at the Nurburgring in Germany.

Powering this car will be Four motors two each at the front and rear axles driving the wheels, making this a true quattro all-wheel drive.

Hinted to Produce around 313 horsepower, the two-seater accelerates from 0-62 mph in 4.8 seconds, and from 37-75 mph in 4.1 seconds.

The top speed is limited 124.27 mph, as the amount of energy required by the flux capacitor will likely result in time travel.

Also interestingly the images give us a hint of the detailing in this years facelifted R8.

We are expecting the official announcement and the reveal of the car at this years Frankfurt IAA.

Audi R8 Etron Nurburgring

BMW M 6 Series Gran Coupe – Latest Spy Photos

This is BMWs answer to the Mercedes CLS AMG and Audi flagship S7, the M6 Gran Coupe has been spotted in light camouflage during cold weather testing in Scandinavia. With its deep front spoiler and wider fenders it looks really aggressive and the M trademark quad exhaust pipes finish the back off beautifully.

Powered by the same high revving turbocharged V8 engine as the M5 and the just revealed M6 Coupe and Convertible, the M6 Gran Coupe has atleast 560 wild horses to play with. Rumors are even talking on a 20-40 hp power boost for the M6 Gran Coupe, making it 580-600 hp in total.

All this power will be sent to BMW M´s latest seven-speed Double Clutch Transmission with Drivelogic.