2012 Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 Confirmed

August 24, 2011 at 6:56 pm

The new official racing car for Aston Martin has been officially confirmed for 2012 season. It is the V12 Vantage GT3 which replaces the DBRS9 and offers better performance with lighter weight and better aerodynamics. The Vantage GT3 features a modified version of Aston Martin’s production 6.0 litre V12 engine found in the marque’s highly acclaimed sports cars. The dry-sumped engine is expected to produce 600 bhp with 700 Nm of torque and its position has been optimised further to improve weight balance. A carbon fibre propshaft mates the engine to a Xtrac 6 speed sequential transmission with semi-automatic paddle shift gear change. The new Vantage GT3 is being developed to replicate and indeed surpass the superb track record of [...]

MRS Porsche GT3 R New Look

August 12, 2011 at 10:06 am

MRS racing team has given a new look to their magnificent Porsche 911 GT3 R for this weekend’s ADAC GT Masters, at Red Bull Ring. The race car is completely wrapped in matt blue foil which looks pretty much like a paintjob, and is garnished with the teams graphics and decals. The GT3 R racing machine features flared arches to house big fat slick tires, a front splitter, and a big rear wing. Inside it’s stripped-out and has been fitted with roll cage, safety harness and racing equipments.This is a noble effort by the team. Two former MRS pilots, Norbert Siedler and Christian Engelhart, will be sharing work behind the wheel. They will be pushing the envelope and fight for [...]

2011 EcoVelocity: Green Supercars

August 12, 2011 at 10:00 am

The ongoing green revolution is the world of cars has left many of us petrolheads depressed. That’s because we have to wave goodbye to our beloved V10 and V12 supercars, since they have to no place in the new world order. Now at the EcoVelocity show, an event for showcasing future green cars, they are trying to convince us it’s not that bad after all. We still get fast and exciting cars. Putting pay to the myth that eco-friendly cars can be slow and boring, the brand new eco car show team has designed the paddock to show off a range of exciting, sporty and stylish green supercars. Included in the line-up will be the Bluebird Electric, fresh from its [...]

BS1 – Autocar Perfect Sports Car

May 21, 2011 at 12:58 pm

The British car magazine Autocar picked up its own challenge to envision the perfect sports car for the 21st century Britain. After all it was the Brits who came up with the idea of light and nimble sportscar almost 50 years ago, so why can’t they make them to day. Autocar’s recipe for the perfect British sportscar which they call the BS1 is quite simple: An open-top two-seater, the BS1 is mid-engined, rear-driven, weighs less than 1000kg, and costs just £35,000. The BS1 would be built from a combination of aluminium and steel in a spaceframe chassis. The body panels would be made from glassfibre-reinforced plastic and carbonfibre – great for aesthetic appeal and keeping weight low. The power comes [...]

Ferrari Superamerica 45 One-off

May 21, 2011 at 12:47 pm

Peter Kalikow might have made his fortune in real estate business, but this guy has a strong passion for great cars. Since 45 years ago he’s been commissioning one-off Ferraris for his collection and here’s the latest, the  Ferrari Superamerica 45. The car is called 45 as a tribute to the 45th anniversary of his first purchase from Ferrari. To be unveiled at the Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza, the car features bespoke design with a carbon-fibre rotating hard-top which incorporates a rear screen. The boot is entirely new to house the roof when open, and is now in carbon-fibre with a design optimised to reduce drag and increase rear downforce. The Superamerica 45 is finished in an exclusive Blu Antille, [...]