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Corvette Z06 – Katech “Track Attack” – Ring Video


I always like hearing stories of people chasing a motoring dream, no matter of the hassles and required documentation for car importation.

The owner of this car “Kim Are” from Norway,found the car for sale in the USA and decided that this car suited his needs as it was specifically track focused and ready to hit the Nürburgring.

After he picked the car up he took it to a Florida tuner for a once over and to get some work done, he decided it was time to ship to the Netherlands.
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Spa-Francorchamps Hot Taxi Lap: RSR Lotus 2-11

Here is a fantastic video from RSR who run a track car rental and taxi rides on both the Nordschleife and SPA in Belgium.

Watch has Ron Simons masterly takes a paying passenger around the Belgium Grand Prix circuit in an impressive 2:47.

This is incredible considering it was carrying a passenger and to get this in some sort of context a 480hp LMS GT2 Porsche 997 GT3 RSR Laps at around 2:22.

Powered with a supercharged 1.8 with 250bhp propels this car to 0-62 in around 3.8 seconds. (If its standard??)

 

If any one fancies a lap with Ron Simons please follow the Link

The Viper ACR-X 7:03 Nurburgring Adventure Video

The Viper Lapping the Nordschleife
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Back in 2011 when the Viper ACR gained the production car lap record with a time of 7:12.13, the track version the ACR-X was doing some hot laps.

At the time we was spending some time with the guys from the Viper Club of America and showing them around some of the many good photo spots on the Nordschleife, they hinted at the time the ACR-X achieved but thought id hold on until the video surfaced.

Well here it is the SRT ACR-X Managed to lap the ring in an impressive 7:03.05

The ACR-X is powered by a 8.4-liter V10, with revised headwork and free flowing exhaust it gains around 40hp more than the standard model.

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BMW I3 Spied – Out in the Cold

Here are the latest spyshots of the BMW I3 testing in northern Sweden.

The eDrive technology consisting of an extremely agile electric motor developed and built by BMW, innovative battery technology and an intelligent engine management system. Makes the BMW i3 extremely agile and a joy to drive. The electric motor over the rear axle – which generates output of 125 kW/170 hp and impressive torque of 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) from a standstill – and a small turning circle combine to deliver pleasingly dynamic driving characteristics.

The BMW i3 accelerates from 0 to 60 km/h (37 mph) in under four seconds and from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) in less than eight seconds.

Innovative connectivity functions create a seamless connection between the BMW i3 and its customers’ lives outside the car. Remote functions accessible via a smartphone enable owners to find their vehicles, flag up nearby charging stations, allow battery charging and preconditioning at the touch of a button, and supply information on the current status of the vehicle. Meanwhile, intelligent BMW ConnectedDrive assistance systems ease the stress on drivers in city driving situations and allow a safer arrival at their destination, with a more relaxed state of mind.

2012 BMW M5 Testing at Miramas

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At the proving grounds, the engineers push the new BMW M5 to its physical limits. Engine, suspension and transmission settings are checked under the most extreme conditions in order to fulfill the highest requirements in the series vehicle.

Precise steering, adaptive suspension control, the M Double Clutch Transmission that shifts without interruption of traction and the Active M Differential are tested on the handling course to ensure optimal interaction.

For maximal acceleration from a standing start, the BMW M5 has an improved launch control function. The torque of the high-revving V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology is made tractable in the best possible way, delivering unrivaled acceleration.

A smokey burnout like this might not play a role in everyday driving, but it has to be part of the testing. This spectacular start leaves behind a trail of black rubber on the pavement and a smile on the face of the driver.

On the wet handling course, the engineers optimize the car’s controllability on its performance threshold. Thanks to the spontaneous, finely tuned response of the new M Twin-power Turbo V8 engine, the BMW M5 can be perfectly balanced with the gas pedal – whether in M Dynamic Mode of with deactivated DSC.

The BMW M5 isn’t just a high-performance sports car; on the proving grounds in Miramas it also proves its suitability for daily driving. On extreme downhill sections and winding roads, the sequential and automatic transmissions are tested for flawless function.

So the Wolf of the Nurburgring is looking impressive BMW hint at the VMAX of around 308 kph (191mph) and also hint at the lack of rollback on the E60 M5.

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Silverstone Race Track Days

Silverstone was opened as a World War Two airfield in 1943, near the leafy village of the same name. Once the war had ended in 1945 Britain was left with a number of redundant airfields but without a major race track Donington Park was still a military vehicle storage depot, Brooklands had been sold off, Crystal Palace was in a state of disrepair and Brands Hatch was still under-developed.

The Royal Automobile Club was interested in Silverstone as a potential site and approached the Air Ministry in 1948 and a lease was arranged. At this time the centre of Silverstone Circuit was a farm producing cereal crops and also a piggery so the RAC employed farmer James Wilson Brown to create the first Grand Prix circuit at the site and gave him just two months to build it.

Now in 2011 the newly renovated paddock and pits and the addition of the new “Arena” section has made sure that Silverstone remains the home of British Formula 1 and won MotoGP from Donnington.

Also one of the improved offering is the addition of a well operated Track Club track day to offer you the famous Silverstone experience. Whether you are a complete novice or a seasoned veteran, have your own car or want to hire a car from the Silverstone Fleet, Silverstone Track Days allows you to test and hone your skills on multiple circuit configurations and enjoy a whole host of other benefits.

Not only do you and your guest (2 passes) get free drinks and food throughout the day, You might even be lucky enough to drive a new car from the many invited manufacturers.

For more information please call Julie Hartfield on 0844 3728 235 or email trackdays@silverstone.co.uk. Find full details here: http://www.silverstone.co.uk/track/track-club/

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Learn The Nordschleife Porsche Carrera Cup Style -Video

I must admit im a fan of cockpit video and love to see this backed up with good commentory instructing on how to handle the Nordschleife.

Sascha Maassen takes us on a guided tour and explains every corner of the green hell along with a promotional video of the 2011 Carrera Cup.

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