McLaren MP4-12C GT3 Customer Teams Announced

August 18, 2011 at 9:11 am

Without losing focus on their own two Mp4 GT3 race cars, McLaren has prepared 20 units of this endurance racer for customers teams around the world. Production of the 12C GT3  has been deliberately limited, as McLaren GT plans to develop close relationships and provide ongoing engineering support to its customers racing in 2012 and beyond.  This limited production run of race cars will be distributed among private owners and race teams for racing in Europe next year. The main rivals for this car are Mercedes SLS GT3 and the Ferrari 458 GT3. A full list of clients for the new 12C GT3 will be published in advance of the 2012 season, and will include: ASM Team Andrew Tate Apex [...]

MG Motorsport Targeting Le Mans

August 4, 2011 at 9:22 am

As one of the oldest British brands, MG has always been involved in motorsport. Well, until they went bust! Now though that they are back on their feet with Chinese money, they are ready to make a big comeback. MG Motor UK has teamed up with Team RLR, which runs an MG Lola EX265 sports prototype in the Le Mans Series of endurance races throughout Europe. Next year the Bolton-based team hopes to take part in the Le Mans 24-hour race and will use this season to gain valuable racing experience. The next round of the 2011 Le Mans Series takes place at Silverstone on September 11 when the MG Lola, carrying the famous MG octagon logo. This year they [...]

Meet UK’s Nightmare Car!

July 13, 2011 at 9:32 am

This is the Monster Mk1, UK’s worst car dreamed up based on the worst profiles across the categories that make up Reliability Index, a unique tool that measures car reliability by considering average cost of repair, frequency of failure, age and mileage, Warranty Direct reckons its ghastly creation is the stuff of nightmares. The car is a collection of the worst and costs an average of £2,050 to fix each year! Overall, the Monster Mk1 claims a Reliability Index figure of over 500 – more than five times that of the average car. Reviwing the list of cars contributing parts to this, it’s shocking to realize even cars like BMW M3 or Audi A8 have such faults. Warranty Direct managing [...]

Vaxuhall Insignia VXR Unlimited

May 5, 2011 at 6:38 pm

If you are one of those persons who always wanted to go faster 155 mph in their Vauxhall Insignia, we have good news! The Vaxuhall Insignia VXR Unlimited is a special version of the car introduced by the company which goes all the way up to 170 mph top speed. The ‘Unlimited’ option removes the car’s 155mph restrictor, allowing the range-topper to exploit its all-wheel-drive chassis dynamics to the full. The Unlimited option is visually distinguished by a blue Brembo logo on its front brake callipers and a newly-designed tachometer and speedometer, showing higher increments. The VXR Insignia is powered by the turbocharged 2.8-litre V6 engine developing 325 PS. It has all-wheel-drive system and can do 0-60mph in as little [...]

Vauxhall VXR8 Gets A New Face In 2011

December 16, 2010 at 11:19 am

The ever amazing Vauxhall VXR8, which you might know as either Holden or Chevrolet depending on what part of the world you live in!, has been heavily revised for the new year. The biggest and most drastic change is for the exterior which as you see has become very ugly! It gets a new nose, LED lights and bigger grills. And it’s the same story on the sides and the back where you do get more grilles and more vulgarity. We liked the old one better. The engine, fourth generation 6.2-litre LS3 unit, is also tweaked and now produces 431PS and a massive 550Nm of torque. That means this humdrum four-door sedan can go from nought to 60 mph in [...]