Tag: Racing Cars

McLaren P1 a hybrid supercar premiered at Geneva International Motor Show

McLaren at the 2013 Geneva International Motor Show, has premiered the McLaren P1™, a hybrid supercar with incredible performance, produced by an engine system which is comprised of petrol engine and advanced electric motor technology. It is a limited-edition model, with only 375 units, available for standard road and track driving. In the engine configuration, the McLaren P1 is equipped with mid-mounted 3.8 Litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine and a technically sound electric motor, compositely delivers an super output of 903 horsepower[916 PS] and top torque of 900 Newton Meter for quick throttle response. Mclaren P1 engine system consist of  a new engine variant of M838T unit, a twin-turbo V8 3.8 Litre petrol engine and is highly revised for best cooling and durability when tested under higher loads and generates an output of 727 horsepower[737 PS] and top torque of 720 Nm at 4000 rpm.

The engine system has distinctively molded to embody the lightweight electric motor, manufactured by



McLaren P1 with astounding performance revealed ahead of Geneva Motor Show 2013

The McLaren P1™ with astounding performance, officially revealed ahead of its world debut at the 83rd auto exhibit of Geneva International Motor Show starting from March, 5th 2013. The McLaren P1 has twin-power engine with Instant Power Assist System and Drag Reduction System, which promises to deliver quick boost of power and straight-line speed, that makes its 23%  quicker than the world famous McLaren F1 road car. While in the fully electric mode[E-mode], it delivers a driving range of more than 10 kilometers with zero-emission efficiency.

The limited-edition model of McLaren P1 will be exclusively available with only 375 units which will available for standard road and track driving with a starting on-road price of  £866,000. Equipped with highly powerful and efficient engine which makes a perfect blend to deliver high throttle response, comfortable driving dynamics and maximum speed. In the engine configuration, the McLaren P1 is equipped with mid-mounted 3.8 Litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine and a technically



McLaren P1 is all set to make a global debut at 2013 Geneva Motor Show

The British Automaker of high-performance vehicles – the McLaren Automotive – has today officially confirmed that the ‘Race’ ready model of the McLaren P1, is set to make a global debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, where everyone get a chance to see the beauty of the race car specially in the unseen interiors with race-based dash readout with the performance and the powertrain level and on choosing the race mode , it shows a set lights across the top consists of green followed by red which is followed blue, actually indicating the gear shift level and on the race mode the adjustable ‘active’ rear wing get extended, to position itself, to maintain the maximum Aerodynamic level.

Much more information will be unveiled at the 83rd International Motor show of Geneva at 11.15 CET[10.15 GMT] on March, 5th 2013.



2013 F1 W04 Silver Arrow officially launched by Mercedes AMG Petronas

Today, the F1 W04 Silver Arrow 2013, has just launched officially by Mercedes AMG Petronas in Spain at the Jerez circuit. The F1 W04 is unveiled with a more refined version as compared to the previous F1 model, who have been developed with most aerodynamically sound technology, around a new 5-element front wing design and 2nd generation Coanda Rear Exhaust System. While the 2013 Silver Arrow is equipped with same pushrod front suspension and a pullrod rear suspension, to specifically enhancing the life and performance of tyres.

Making it aerodynamically advanced at the rear end by bold packing and at the front end with the stepped nose design, is fully taken care in the aerodynamic testing. While on the safety measures, the new F1 W04, on January 15th, has been fully tested in its final compulsory FIA crash test system. Today in the morning, the new F1 W04 Silver Arrow is tested thoroughly by Nico Rosberg, who has completed first lap from Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula



Infiniti Red Bull Racing officially launched the RB9 Formula 1 in UK

On February 3rd, 2013, Infiniti Red Bull Racing has officially launched the RB9 Formula 1 car, for the upcoming season, in the gathering of members of team, joint partners, special guests and international media in Milton Keynes, UK. The revelation of RB9 Formula 1 is done by the world famous drivers Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber, in which Sebastine is three times World Champion and Marke is nine times Grand Prix winner and here they have joined  stage by team principal Christian Horner, chief technical officer Adrian Newey and Simon Sproule, the corporate vice president global marketing communications representing Infiniti.

As per the internals, the RB9 Formula 1 car has been developed in a shorter period of time which are now equipped with new Pirelli tyres and lot more testing is needed to be done to understand the behavior of new tyres with the racing car. In the last season the team performance war really good where Sebastian claimed



Audi Motorsport confirms the 2013 FIA WEC drivers pairings with mission title defence

With best pairings of drivers, Audi Motorsport has officially announced their confirmation to compete in the 2013 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), in which Audi with three R18 e-tron quattro cars, are going to sprint at the Le Mans 24 Hours[24 Heures du Mans] on June 22nd – 23rd 2013 and at the WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps. The two Audi hybrid sports cars will compete in other remaining six WEC racing rounds. Audi in the WEC is going to defend the racing title with the team of drivers -Marcel Fässler (CH), André Lotterer (D) and Benoît Tréluyer (F) who are competing since 2010 and are going to defend their WEC drivers’ title and the win at 24 Heures du Mans in 2012, so it will be a good situation for them to repeat that win in 2013.

The Audi French Driver Loïc Duval who won the 2012 the Spa 6 Hours is teaming with 8 times Le Mans winner Tom



SRT Viper official comeback with GTS-Rs at the 2013 Le Mans 24 Hours

SRT Motorsports has now officially announced the return of Viper GTS-Rs to the most renowned track of 24-hour endurance race at Le Mans in June, in France. The official in Michigan, gave their approval on the honorable invitation from Automobile Club de l’Ouest[ACO] to compete with two SRT Viper GTS-Rs in the LM GTE Pro class of the Le Mans 24 Hours[24 Heures du Mans], held in June 22nd – 23rd 2013. SRT Motorsports and Riley Technologies from Mooresville, N.C., jointly work as team, for the overall design and construction of the SRT Viper GTS-Rs.

The same two fully-finished Sportscars has come back home from competition at Mid-Ohio last year, the first of four test-and-tune races in preparation for a full 2013 schedule in the GT class in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) presented by Tequila Patrón. The drivers who will be lineuped for the SRT 2013 Motorsports are Tommy Kendall, Kuno Wittmer, Dominik Farnbacher and Jonathan Bomarito.



Ferrari reveals F138 for the Formula 1 World Championship 2013

The honor of 59th model to be manufactured by Ferrari exclusively for the Formula 1 World Championship is all given to a new inspiration racing DNA, in the form of new Ferrari F138 Formula 1 car, which has been revealed today with photos and details in Maranello, Italy. The project internal code name 664 has finally given the name as F138, is based upon the combination of current year and no. of cylinders which depicts that the 8-cylinder engine configuration is the 8th and final year for it to compete in the championship.

The 8-cylinder Engine is much refined version of the last year engine and has 32-valve, electronic injection and ignition, has a displacement of 2,398 cc. It has the chassis with the combination of lightweight carbon fibre and honeycomb composite structure and longitudinal gearbox with quick shift and limited-slip differential. The same last year suspension design layout is followed in the F138 but has



ACP and Wimpey with Scion xD got first ever win in 2WD class of Sno*Drift at Rally America 2013

In the two-wheel drive[2WD] class in Rally America National Championship on January 26th-27th in Atlanta, Michigan, the team from Scion – Andrew Comrie-Picard and Jeremy Wimpey racing with 2012 Scion xD, has secured the first ever win of the season at the 2WD class of Sno*Drift event, by taking a total time of 2:50:57.5 and a 5 minutes lead from the team of Dillon Van Way and Andrew Edwards of 2011 Ford Fiesta. Covering the all 20 challenging snow covered stages, Andrew with Wimpey was the 1st to reach the finish line in the 2WD class.

Andrew Comrie-Picard also known by the name od “ACP” said – “I’m so proud of the entire team, and this victory belongs to them.This season’s new Scion xD is lighter, stronger, faster, easier to service, more predictable and easier to drive”. According to him, he found the new enhancement in Scion xD, has made the ride very smooth all the time and



Chevrolet Corvette DP never give up performance with 2nd place victory in DP class at Daytona 2013

Chevrolet with Corvette Daytona Prototype has celebrated the first ever Daytona Podium finish in 51st Running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, when team owner Wayne Taylor with a team of comprising of Max Angelelli, Jordan Taylor and Ryan Hunter-Reay have bravely completed the tough 24 hour long endurance, by getting the second honorable position in the DP class race at Daytona International Speedway 2013. The Wayne team was racing with No. 10 Velocity Worldwide Corvette DP at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, January 27, 2013 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

The U.S. Vice President Performance Vehicles and Motorsports, Jim Campbell has appraised the team for the sustaining attitude by saying - I am very proud of the tremendous effort put forth by all of our Chevrolet teams and applaud the “never give up” attitude of our Corvette Daytona Prototype and Camaro drivers and crews as they battled for their finishing positions this weekend. We are looking forward



BMW great overall win at 51st Rolex 24 at Daytona 2013

BMW racing cars and their associated team has done great job in winning the 51st Rolex 24 Daytona Prototype class race. At the 24 hour race, Ganassi with team comprising of (Scott Pruett, Memo Rojas, Juan Pablo Montoya, and Charlie Kimball) , has won the Daytona Prototype class racing by securing the 1st position by driving No. 01 TELMEX/Target Chip Racing BMW/Riley. This is Ganassi 5th overall victory in the time frame of 10 years which is equal to Hurley Haywood’s record. The Racing BMW/Riley has completed a total of 420 laps with a quickest lap of  the race 1:41.177 minutes on Lap 180.

It is a second overall victory for BMW with Chip Ganassi and Juan Pablo Montoya, earlier it was in 2011. On the other hand, Wayne Taylor gave the Corvette Daytona Prototype, a secured second place, while the No. 60 Michael Shank driving Ford Riley is on the 3rd place. Another team, in which Barbosa, shared his



New Scion xD is all prepared for 2013 Rally America National Championship

Scion Racing is all prepared with its new Scion xD for the upcoming Rally America National Championship started from January 25th, 2013. Starting with event Sno*Drift Rally on 25th -26th in Atlanta -Michigan, team comprising of Driver Andrew Comrie-Picard is going to enjoy and compete all 7 challenging events of Rally America National Championship. The rally off-course consists of tough and challenging situation where team has to cruse through gravel, dirt or snow over a course covering hundreds of miles.

Upgrading the 2013 Scion xD with all-new suspension, extra horsepower with enhanced weight distribution and dog engagement transmission. Scion marketing and special events manager, Mr. Steve Hatanaka are very confident of the selected team best performamnce and said – “The combination of the xD subcompact, a top-notch team race team and one of rally’s best drivers, Andrew Comrie-Picard, is sure to create a competitive and exciting series.”. On the last year Rally Championship, the completed the



Celebration for SKODA Fabia team by winning WRC-2 at Monte Carlo Rally 2013

One of the world oldest and toughest racing event – the Monte Carlo Rally also know as Rally Monte Carlo  or with an official name Rallye Automobile Monte Carlo  - is really a thrilling driving experience for the participators. It is held every year by the Automobile Club de Monaco which also organizes the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix and the Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique.  The event takes many risky routes and difficult weather conditions like combination of snow, ice and water and tough road condition in terms of sharp corners and snow covering which sometimes really hard to guess and takes more sharp and precise calls while driving at high speed to give their best and at the same time competing with the other rivals.

This time celebration take homes with ŠKODA with its Skoda Fabia Super 2000 teaming-up with Sepp Wiegand and Frank Christian [from Germany], has won the opening event of the WRC-2 completing Stage 16 and day 4th at



New Praga R1 -racer for sale in 2013

The new Praga R1 is a racing product of Slovakian Automakers, is by birth a R1 Racer and powered with 2.0 Litre engine[F4R 832] from Renault Sport Formula 2010. The 16 valves 4-cylinder Engine with 6-speed sequential semi-automatic transaxle gearbox, is capable of generating a good horsepower of 207[i.e. 155 kW/210 PS] at 7,500 rpm and produces a torque of 220Nm at 4,500 rpm, confident to have a power to weight ratio of only 3.8 kg/kW [i.e. 356 hp per tone].  The Praga R1 is a 2-seater with a length of  4170 mm, a width of 1800 mm and height of just 995 mm, is kept very low in weight by using carbon-fibre monocoque and constructing it around with light weight and compact mid engine layout.

It just 592 kilograms[i.e. 1300 lbs] in weight. The doors are made-up of Carbon fibre and has customized lightweight polycarbonate windows with anti-scratch protection. The Praga R1 has their made carbon Kevlar racing



2013 Chevrolet SS race car for NASCAR

Fans are passionate about racing cars. For this Chevrolet opened a new saga in racing history by unveiling a new Chevrolet SS racing car for NASCAR 2013 Sprint Cup Series. It is powered by the famous small block V8 engine, with the feature of rear-wheel drive performance which will be a offspring of the award-winning global rear-wheel-drive architecture. The 2013 Chevrolet SS racing car will be a base for limited production version of the Chevrolet SS, to be delivered in 2014 and will be available in dealer showrooms in the last month of 2013.

This is the first time in 17 years that Chevrolet would offer a rear-wheel-drive sedan for sale in the United States. General Motors North America President Mark Reuss said,” the 2013 SS [Super Sports] NASCAR race car is a genuinely exciting moment for him. This racing car is closely linked with performance. it is true rear-wheel-drive. Company wants



2013 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo – Racing DNA Unveiled

On October 17th, 2012 in Los Acros, Navarra, the Automobili Lamborghini‘s President and CEO Mr. Stephan Winkelmann along with Lamborghini’s Research & Development Director and Head of Company Motorsport, Mr. Maurizio Reggiani, releases the first photos and details of new Lamborghini 2013 Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo, at the final round of the European series in Navarra, Spain. The victory made by Super Trofeo over past 12 months, has given the futuristic vision to the ultimate one make series of Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo and thus inspire to unveil the series’ 2013 sports racing DNA, the new Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo.

The RnD head Mr. Maurizio Reggiani has claimed that 2013 Gallardo is structured on stable mechanical platform and tested chassis inherited from its predecessor. The significant advance aerodynamics changes on the body and the coordinating aerodynamics devices like all-new 10-position rear wing, is assisting in delivering more racing



Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 45th ANNIVERSARY limited edition model

On the occasion of 45th Anniversary of Mercedes-AMG, its offering the new SLS AMG GT3 with limited editon of 5 models in Affalterbach and that are specially undergone engine installation assisted by Bernd Schneider, who was 5 times DTM champion, FIA GT World Champion from 1997 and overall ITC winner from 1995, joined Mercedes-AMG as a brand ambassador and an instructor at AMG Driving Academy. The 6.3 litre V8 engine of AMG is complement with the badge carrying Bernd Schneider signature with attested engine fitter handiwork.

With the glory of 32 victories in the Motor Sports Season 2012 and victory of 3 driver and team titles in the ADAC GT Masters, FIA GT3 European Championship and FIA GT1 World Championship, the Mercedes-Benz AMG is famous as a successful AMG Customer Sports Programme. The attractive silver framed logo showing ’45 years of Driving performance’ on the AMG gullowing doors. With the