320-hp Subaru WRX STI

April 5, 2011 at 8:49 pm

The fans of Subaru STI high performance sedan in UK may now rejoice as the Japanese company announced a couple of new upgrades for the car but with the same price as before. Mind you that offer lasts only till the end of month. The 2.5 litre Subaru Boxer 16-valve turbo engine produces an already impressive 300 PS at 6000 rpm and 407 Nm at 4000 rpm in standard trim. Customers who purchase an STI between now and the end of June will get an engine upgrade which will result in an extra 20 PS and even more mid-range torque, leading to final performance figures of 450 Nm at 3400 rpm. Thanks to the extra power, the car can now [...]

AC Cars at 2011 Geneva Motor Show

February 22, 2011 at 10:33 am

If you ever wanted an AC Cobra but could never afford an original one because of the six figure price tag, there is a solution to your problem! And that is the modern-day equivalent, well sort of, form the AC Cars. They will bring their Cobra wannabe to this year’s Geneva Motor Show. This awesome looking car has most of the features of the classic car but is a very modern car underneath. So you get that amazing styling without any of the mechanical drawbacks, and that’s just great. The new AC is powered by a 430 bhp Corvette V8 engine and features a German-made high quality body on top. It also has a very cool interior wrapped in fine [...]

Tanner Foust Rallycross Fiesta

January 17, 2011 at 8:39 pm

The professional drifter, rally driver, and TV host Tanner Foust will get an all-new toy to play with at the 2011 Rallycorss season. Developed by the Swedish Olsbergs MSE team, the new Ford Fiesta Rallycross gets 600 hp and AWD system. It is similar to the one he used for European and American competition in 2010. He will use this updated weapon to take on FIA European Rallycross 2011. Tanner’s the first American in the series. “It is great to fly the American flag overseas and when it comes down to it, it’s driver against driver,” said Foust. “The real pleasure I get out of it is bringing this sport to the US and showing people at home how cool [...]

Skoda Fabia vRS S2000

November 14, 2010 at 4:47 pm

To celebrate the Fabia S2000′s success at International Rally Championship (IRC), Skoda released a special editoin of the vRS hot hatch inspired by the rally car. That inspiration however is jut about the looks, as they painted the car in the same livery as the rally car with green, a white roof, white alloy wheels and stickers in S2000 colours. The technical specs are not different than the regular. This model is limited to 200 units, and features the same 132 kW turbo engine as the normal Fabia vRS. Further Readings: Skoda Superb Combi Laurin & Klement Skoda Fabia R2 Rally

Peugeot 90X

November 3, 2010 at 6:18 pm

Peugeot motorsport division revealed their new prototype racer, currently codenamed the 90X. This new race car has new aerodynamic characteristics chief among which is the new shark fin on the engine cover. Speaking of the engine, Peugeot does not reveal any details on that, and just say they’re exploring different options for that. So it might be a diesel like the 908, or a hybrid, or maybe just a normal petrol. They say it’s not a replacement for the current908 HDi LeMans racer, and that it will be developed in parallel with that car. The 90X is at the beginning of its track tests and will be used in different events in 2011. Further Readings: Peugeot 207 Sportium Peugeot RCZ [...]