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Porsche agree Martini Racing livery for the 918 Spyder

Picture the race livery of a factory Porsche from the ’70s or 80’s and chances are you’ll either think of the blue and orange colours of Gulf Oil, or the red and blue stripes of Martini Racing. So it makes an evocative statement to see those Martini colours on Porsche’s 918 Spyder prototype, a road car which might just make an appearance in competition during the next few years.

Audi makes a record with its R8 e-tron at the Nürburgring

Audi has claimed a world record for its R8 e-tron, lapping the Nürburgring in 8:09.099 minutes, but it’s important to note this is a ‘production’ EV record not the outright EV lap of the ‘ring, which Toyota still hold with their electric-powered Radical-bodied TMG EV P001.

How does 3800Nm of torque grab you?

The W16 engine fitted to the Bugatti Veyron produces 1,250 newton metres of torque and a little over 1,000 bhp. It’s the fastest production car in the world and most people accept it’s unlikely ever to be beaten either in terms of those headline power figures or straight-line performance – after all, we live in a period of austerity and environmental consciousness, where a car’s CO2 emissions now lead our new vocabulary for desirability.

Peugeot’s all electric EX1 Concept car breaks new records

Peugeot’s EX1 Concept car has already set several records in France during September and has continued its record breaking streak in China. The Chinese city of Chengdu was the location Peugeot chose to improve its world acceleration record set for an alternative fuel vehicle.