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.
At a private M Division gathering in Munich today, BMW has revealed a bevy of limited edition models including the one-off M3 Pick-up (see previous story) and a very special M3 Saloon that is said to make use of some parts from the track-focused M3 GTS.
Yesterday Mitsubishi used its Lancer Evolution Facebook page to tease a new concept for the Evo – called the AF-J. Posing the question, “The next Evo?”, they promised to reveal the full car on Facebook at 15:00 GMT today.
Well the hour has come and gone and you see before you the Evo in all its majesty… Well it is April 1st, so don’t worry, it might never happen.
Following the BMW M3 Coupé, BMW M3 Convertible and BMW M3 Sedan, a fourth body variant of this globally successful high-performance sports car is about to cause a stir. Under the strictest secrecy, the world’s first high-performance pickup has been created at the BMW M GmbH development centre.
The SLS AMG GT3 will embark on its first race of the season next Saturday (2 April 2011), when the new VLN season (Nürburgring Endurance Championships) begins.
Up until now we’ve only seen an artist’s impression of the McLaren’s MP4-12C GT3, so it comes as a rather pleasant surprise to find that the real thing looks even better in the metal. This is the car that marks McLaren’s return to GT racing since the Le Mans winning F1 GTR, which dominated endurance racing between 1995 and 1998.
McLaren Automotive has reached the final development stages of its new MP4-12C sports car after producing its first ever production unit, which now sits proudly in the McLaren Technology Centre (MTC) General Assembly Hall in Woking, England.
So, what you might ask is the Vantage S? Another V8 Vantage variant in the spirit of the N420? Not really. Perhaps it’s a just a tarted up Vantage with a few choice options? Definitely not. Well according to Aston Martin the rationale behind the V8 Vantage S was to push the boundaries of the already acclaimed V8 Vantage to achieve the highest levels of driver involvement possible.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of one of the most famous and desirable cars in automotive history – the Jaguar E-Type, and Jaguar will be celebrating this special anniversary year at high-profile motoring events throughout 2011.
The Aston Martin GT4 Challenge will return in 2011, with an increased number of races and an expanded grid. The one-make race series which is fundamentally based around the V8 Vantage road car provides the first step on the GT ladder.
Aston Martin Racing has launched a new Vantage GT4 for 2011. The new V8 engined racing car takes its design inspiration from Aston Martin’s V12 Vantage road car, which provides enhanced aerodynamics and increased downforce. It also has a remapped 4.7 litre engine offering increased levels of power and torque.
The Porsche 911 GT3 Cup is the most popular race car ever. To date, over 2,000 vehicles have been delivered to customers around the world and compete in both national championships and the F1-supporting Mobil1 Supercup. And now, the 444 bhp GT racer from Weissach joins the official competition cars at the annual Race of Champions, where many of the world’s most talented and famous racing celebrities from diverse disciplines come together to fight for the Nations Cup and individual Race of Champions title.