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WTCC Pace Car Stronger Than A Race Car

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In the past two years’ FIA WTCC seasons, Chevrolet always was “one wheel ahead” of its peers and with the Cruze ended up first plus an additional place on the podium in 2010 and 2011.

In 2012, the world-famous American car manufacturer presents another race car for the
World Touring Car Championship that will leave its competitors far behind: the official Camaro Safety Car. The coolest pace car in the WTCC history is portrayed in its own video clip, which also shows its predecessors and the most emotional scenes from the 46-year Camaro history – outperformed by Chevrolet Europe Motorsport Director Eric Nève.

Even the first Camaro generation, built from 1966 onward, showed a huge motor sports potential. Special racing versions of the pony car won quite a number of trophies. And the Camaro was used as the famous Indy 500’s pace cars for many, many years, too. Although as the WTCC safety car the Camaro features a serial engine, it is still always in the lead. After all, with its 432 V8 hp it outraces the touring cars of the series by about 40 percent. In its new video clip, Chevrolet depicted this muscle car’s character in a glorious manner.

And just as it should become such a car with a long and successful motor sports history, Bruno Correia, an experienced race driver, will be at the Camaro’s wheel. Correia has driven in more than 350 races. To be sure, the Portuguese driver is not supposed to outrace the field, but rather to make the races safer with his aplomb. In the five-minute video clip, he casts a light on the life of a pace car driver and looks back upon an accident in 2009, when the safety car’s crew was acting rather rashly and collided with Franz Engstler’s race car, thereby causing a serious accident. Engstler, the leading driver, also lost the race, through no fault of his own.

What during a safety car phase you better not do with the Camaro is then shown by WTCC world champion Yvan Muller. After all, this Chevrolet top pilot has a very emotional relationship with the fifth-generation Camaro.

BMW 3 Series Touring Spyshots – Winter Test

Here are the latest and first spyshot’s of a lighter camouflaged BMW F31 3 Series Touring.

The 3 series touring follows the design as the saloon model and the lighter camouflage shows us the final form.

Powering the new 3 series will be a choice of engine with an output ranging from 184 hp and with the help of a 6 cylinder v6 the output will be 313hp.

Also planned is the M3 which is rumoured to be powered by a tri-turbo V8 which will be probably be official first quarter of 2013.

Gumpert Release the first picture of the Tornante Concept

Gumpert have release the first image of the italian sounding Tornante ahead of its unveiling at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show.

Featuring an exclusive design by Carrozzeria Touring Superleggara the hand built supercar will input some style over the usual Gumpert focused design.

The picture hints at the stylish but functional front fascia along with aggressive air vents feeding air to the two intercoolers hidden underneath.

Sporting Gull wing doors and composite body panels mated to chrome molybdenum steel chassis.

And the cockpit will be made from carbon fibre which eill aid the lightness of the finished article we expect a weight of around 1150kg.

Most of the internals will be audi sourced along with the tt40e gearbox from the Apollo.

The Power unit will be the 4.2 liter biturbo v8 which is expected to be similar to the Apollo of around 690 Bhp.

The GUMPERT TORNANTE by TOURING will be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show.