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Here is a great video of a serious looking Fernando Alonso you get to see the Spaniard concentrating with a little sweat on his brow while he tames the Ferrari LaFerrari around the Scuderia’s Fiorano test track, It looks like the car will be as demanding at it Enzo heritage.
The Jaguar C-X75 is set to make a surprise public dynamic debut today at Goodwood Festival of Speed. The prototype hypercar, one of only five development and test cars in existence, will make its public dynamic debut in the Michelin Supercar Run today along with a number of exciting new sporting cars from Jaguar: XJR, XFR-S, XKR-S GT and Jaguar Project 7; a unique design study based on the F-TYPE.
Weissach. The new Porsche LMP1 sports prototype, which will compete in the sports car World Endurance Championship (WEC) and in the 24 Hours of Le Mans from 2014, successfully completed its first rollout today on the Porsche test track in Weissach. Before the eyes of the entire Board of Porsche AG, Porsche works driver Timo Bernhard took his new ‘wheels’ through its initial function check.
The LMP1 racer turned its first laps on the circuit several weeks earlier than originally planned. “We are well on schedule,” says Fritz Enzinger, Head of LMP1. “Our newly formed team has worked with utmost concentration on getting this highly complex vehicle on the track as soon as possible. This allows us a few additional weeks for more testing and further development. From 2014, the regulations are primarily based on efficiency. This makes the competition amongst engineers more interesting and presents us with completely new challenges.”
Since the decision in mid-2011 to return with the LMP1 racer to top motorsport as a works effort, the Motorsport Centre at Weissach has grown significantly. A workshop and an administration building were built and accommodate around 200 employees who are responsible for the design, assembly and deployment of the LMP1 car. From the 2014 season, the racer will be fielded by a Weissach-based works squad. Continue reading Porsche LMP1 sports prototype – First Outing Weissach→
On the Sebring International Raceway in Florida/USA the GTE race car from Weissach completed another successful test on Thursday. The successor to the Porsche 911 GT3 RSR will be run exclusively by the Porsche AG Team Manthey works squad at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and in the World Endurance Championship (WEC). The vehicle celebrates its race debut on April 14 at the WEC season-opener in Silverstone.
It looks like Mercedes-Benz are about to go official with the new Mercedes CLA after it has been spotted in LA undergoing filming.
Under the hood will be a 1.8 litre four-cylinder engine which is rated at 210hp, and will be connected to the A-Class Mercedes front-wheel Architecture with its seven speed dual clutch gearbox.
The chassis is also being utilised in the Mercedes-Benz GLA which is the crossover version of the A-Class and has been recently spied, along with the AMG version which is also beginning to lose its camouflage. Continue reading Mercedes-Benz CLA – Filming in LA→
These are the first officially sanctioned photographs of the AMG A45 Production Prototype.
As we previously reported on the CLA prototype spyshots the engineering team have managed to extor 350 hp (261 kW) and 332 lb-ft (450 Nm) from the use of development parts from the use of Formula 1 technology developed in England. The power will be sent to all four wheels via an AMG servo actuated seven-speed dual clutch sports transmission.
The chassis has been obviously tweaked to handle the additional power and comes with new hydraulic steering rack mated to a revised version of the MacPherson front and multi-link rear suspension, along with AMG uprated brake calipers and larger rotors. Continue reading Mercedes A45 AMG – Official Prototype Photo’s→
This industry test week at the Nurburgring has certainly has a supercar feel to it, with the Mercedes SLS Black Edition and the Audi R8 GT spied turning laps at the “Green Hell.” That supercar trend continues today as Lexus engineers have just begun testing what looks to be an even MORE track-focused version of the LFA!
Initially, this manufacturer-plated test car looked a lot like the LF-A Nurburgring Edition, but a closer look reveals the changes. Its actually the third version of the AD-Special Edition models that was started with the AD-A in blue and then followed by the green AD-B. This one is called AD-X and the color settings reminds of the classic Porsche 911 Carrera RS. With the other AD-prototypes to be said to be one-offs we suspect that this one will sadly also be a one-off. But we can always hope. Continue reading Hardcore Lexus LFA Special Edition AD-X!→