Following on from its inaugural showing at the famous Villa D’Este Concours in May and its successful campaign in the Nürburgring 24 Hour a month later, the production V12 Zagato is all set to appear at the forthcoming Frankfurt motor show.
I’m a great believer in the power of online video, for telling a story but also in reaching an audience beyond that which the written word can achieve. Consider how moving pictures can transcend the language barrier – even without subtitles, but we’ve also been observing the levels of engagement on SkiddPlayer of less-obvious viewers, such as women and 50-70 year olds.
The most powerful C-Class of all time is how Mercedes describe the new C 63 AMG Coupé Black Series, which was unveiled this morning on the eve of the German grand prix. Boasting a maximum output of 510 bhp and peak torque of 620 Nm, the AMG 6.2-litre V8 engine accelerates the C 63 AMG Coupé Black Series from zero to 62 mph in 4.2 seconds.
It’s the German Grand Prix this weekend and amongst all the promotional activities surrounding the event, one in particular stands out – especially if you’re a proud German motorsport fan.
“Race on Sunday, Sell on Monday” is the philosophy which underpinned the most iconic sporting marques such as Ferrari, Porsche and Lotus and it still applies today, with Aston Martin, who successfully completed the gruelling 39th ADAC Nürburgring 24 Hour race last month and has now announced a road-going version of the V12 Zagato race car.
There were troubles aplenty for Team BMW Motorsport, during yesterday evening’s first qualifying session at the Nürburgring 24 Hours (DE).
A new member of the M family has arrived on the scene, resplendent in its Frozen Polar Silver metallic paint finish. A new model, and a new name – CRT, which stands for Carbon Racing Technology.
Whilst I completely understand Aston Martin’s rationale for producing the Cygnet city car, I get a lump in my throat (and an unsettled feeling in my stomach) when I bring you news that you can now buy a limited edition Aston Martin with scatter cushions with matching blue enamelled Cygnet & colette keyring. Whatever next?
MINI has thrown its newest offspring into the toughest endurance race in the world, giving it a baptism of fire which should prove its sporting credentials. MINI used its experience gained over many years of MINI Challenge sprint racing, in the development of its new racing car for this unique event and this will be the first time the new MINI Coupe has been seen in public. No pressure then..
This week Aston Martin is putting the final touches to its race preparations in readiness for the toughest 24 hour race of them all – the annual ADAC Nürburgring 24 Hours on 25 and 26 June where a brace of new Aston Martin V12 Zagatos will compete.
As we reported last week, Renaultsport’s newest progeny – the Mégane RS 265 Trophy – has broken the lap record set by the Megane R26.R around the Nürburgring, lowering it by just under 9 seconds from 8min 16.9 seconds to 8min 7.97 seconds.
As we speculated last week, Renault have revealed a new top-dog Renaultsport model and have chosen to name it Mégane RS 265 Trophy. So, is this a successor to the R26.R?