When it comes to the great corners of Formula One, tradition generally holds sway: Eau Rouge, Copse and Casino Square, to name but a few, are legendary names in the sport’s history. ‘Turn Eight’ may have a little less mystique than its more historic counterparts, but the longest corner of the season is worthy of the reputation it has acquired since 2005. Turning left through approximately 200 degrees, this 640 metre-long corner has established itself as a firm favourite among Formula One drivers.
We need very little encouragement to show more pictures of Citroën’s Survolt concept car, and it seems neither do Citroën. Fresh from its UK duel against an electric superbike – the first head-to-head of its kind – the stunning all-electric Survolt racecar concept has been recharged with a bold, vivid and brightly contrasting new fluorescent paint scheme by Francoise Nielly.
ROAD is all on track this issue. We’ve got a test of the £175,000 Lamborghini Gallardo LP-570-4 Superleggera at Snetterton. There’s the incredible Ariel Atom V8 launch. And, in the more affordable ‘real world,’ there’s the Mk6 Golf GTi, at Castle Combe circuit.
We also proudly announce our tie-in with the exciting Global Tuner GP event, in California, at Laguna Seca.
So what’s it like to approach the infamous Green Hell for your first time. In the damp. Notorious MWB volunteered to find out.
The Citroën Survolt charges around Le Mans circuit in the hands of Vanina Ickx.
LFA was waiting impatiently in the wet for The Stig to set a lap time, find out what happens on Jan 3rd.
Now you can play Fantasy Lotus Test Driver, courtesy of Google Street View.