GT Academy – it’s the automotive equivalent of X Factor or Britain’s Got Talent, but is proving rather more successful at finding ‘real’ talent. Inaugural champ, Lucas Ordoñez will drive for Nissan at Le Mans this year, whilst last year’s academy winner will start today’s British GT race from Nürburgring on pole position.
What would Enzo say? That’s the first thing that came to mind when I looked at renderings of the upgraded Ferrari 599XX with Evolution Package. Well I guess if it goes faster on track, then he probably wouldn’t care how it looks – but then even Enzo Ferrari’s race cars managed to look beautiful. That’s not to say the 599XX isn’t beautiful for what it can do..
The “Most Powerful Chevrolet Convertible Ever” is how the company describes its latest new model – a drop-top version of its headline-grabbing ZL1 coupé, which recently lapped the Nürburgring Nordschleife in 7:41.27 minutes.
Before you go and remind yourself of the lap times set by Chevrolet’s ZR-1, Nissan’s GT-R or Porsche’s 911 GT2 RS around the Nordschleife – fear not, Peugeot were not gunning for an outright record, but instead the lap record for a fully-electric vehicle.
BMW Motorsport claimed victory in today’s season opening VLN race at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife, finishing first and second overall. Jörg Müller, Augusto Farfus and Uwe Alzen drove the winning no.42 BMW M3 GT, whilst Dirk Müller, Dirk Werner and Andy Priaulx brought the no.43 car home second, 51 seconds behind its sister car after four hours of running.
The latest 997 GT3 RS has lapped the ring in 7 minutes 33 seconds, unofficially..