How many Ferraris would you need to bring together to beat the world record for the largest ever parade? 50 cars? 200? How about 500? Let me give you a clue – the previous record set in 2008 at Japan’s Fuji Speedway Circuit was 490 cars. Awesome eh?
In the run-up to this weekend’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone, F1 drivers Heikki Kovalainen and Vitaly Petrov got together with QPR football players Djibril Cisse and Clint Hill for a bit of penalty practice using the rear-end of a Caterham 7.
Young people today don’t know what they’re missing. When I were a lad (well perhaps a bit older than a lad) we watched 500bhp Ford Sierra Cosworth’s battle it out with E30 M3s and even the occasional R32 Nissan GT-R. That was touring car racing.
After two rounds of the 2012 championship the Britcar MSA British Endurance Championship (BEC) makes its first visit of the season to Snetterton this weekend, for a third three hour race of the year.
The first deliveries of Nissan’s 2012 track-focused GT-R have reached UK shores, with the first lucky owners receiving their cars soon.
The new ‘Track Pack’ GT-R is lighter, faster and harder offering drivers an extra edge on circuit.
The inaugural Cayenne GTS from 2008 was far more than the sum of its parts. Although just 20 bhp more powerful than the regular Cayenne S, it was arguably the most fun-to-drive SUV on sale at the time.
The 10th and final video in the Nissan Juke-R build series broke cover today, and predictably it’s the best one yet. Juke-R hits the track at the MIRA proving ground and we get to see what a 480bhp family crossover looks like on the move.
A special edition of BMW’s iMagazine App has been launched, focusing on the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The first issue of the free magazine looks at 3 of the leading athletes (Rebecca Adlington, Tim Brabants and David Weir) asking them about their ultimate performance and what moments make the difference in the heat of competition.
I love this image. It’s from last weekend’s Intercontinental Le Mans Challenge (ILMC) 6-hour race at Silverstone and depicts a meeting of two generations of Le Mans Audis – the current R18 TDI and R8C from 1999.
McLaren GT is the name of the new company which brings together the expertise of McLaren Racing, McLaren Automotive and CRS Racing, and the team got down to business today when it unveiled its GT3 car and plans for a 2011 development programme which will see Andrew Kirkaldy, Oliver Turvey and Álvaro Parente race the 12C GT3 in 2011.
If you happen to see this particular white van on the road, you might want to think twice before attempting to blow it away at the lights. You see, this is Ford’s one-off Transit SuperSportVan (SSV) – the mutant offspring of engineering project designed to showcase what’s possible after rummaging around in the Ford parts bin.
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.