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Rally Car Catching Some Air Nearly Took Out A Drone In Its Path

Drone has become a norm and so are the incidents of drone being taken out of the sky accidentally or intentionally. In a recent incident, a low-flying drone attempt to capture a spectacular footage of an oncoming rally car, a Toyota WRC piloted by Esapekka Lappi, catching some air, but unfortunately it got in the way of the launching car and resulted in a collision. Fortunately, like any good, accomplished rally car driver, the Finnish driver presses on and landed beautifully before speeding off leaving a cloud of dust as spectators cheered on. We are not quite sure if the excitement and applauses were for the beautifully executed Micky’s Jump, or a celebratory cheer for another injured drone (unlikely), or for the team’s ability to advert a potential deadly disaster. Continue reading Rally Car Catching Some Air Nearly Took Out A Drone In Its Path

Don’t Modified A BMW M4 Coupé For Track Until You Have Read This!

If you are planning to turn a lovely BMW M4 into a track-going beast, well, don’t, because BMW wants to save you the hassle with this tuned-for-track 2018 BMW M4 GT4. That’s right. The luscious M4 has a track variant and it wouldn’t be anything less of a ‘yay’ for track enthusiasts and racing car teams. As the name suggests, the GT4 is built upon the M4 Coupé, which means it inherited the engine and transmission, including control electronics, from the M4 Coupé, but being a tuned-for-track ride, it gets some serious upgrades like carbon hood from the BMW M4 GTS, carbon-fiber doors, motorsport-specific splitters and rear wings, a racing exhaust system, and seat, brakes and pedal box borrowed from BMW M6 GT3. Continue reading Don’t Modified A BMW M4 Coupé For Track Until You Have Read This!

Meet The All-new 1,000HP 2016 Audi R18 For FIA WEC And Le Mans 24 Hours

Folks, this is the R18 LMP1, Audi’s contender for this year’s FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and Le Mans 24 Hours, which Audi billed as the marque’s strongest race car to date. Audi goes back to the drawing board in designing the Audi R18, resulting in a vehicle that “has nothing in common with its predecessors.” A new, more radical aerodynamics concept that features a new safety cell, a revised V6 TDI engine and for the first time, a hybrid system that is battery-operated, replacing the flywheel energy storage system used from 2012 to 2015. Continue reading Meet The All-new 1,000HP 2016 Audi R18 For FIA WEC And Le Mans 24 Hours

Volkswagen Rallycross Beetle

as much as we adore the idea of a Dune Beetle (the car, not the insect, btw), nothing speaks like one that’s rally-prepped – like this Volkswagen Rallycross Beetle. unveiled at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show, the Volkswagen Rallycross Beetle is Volkswagen’s newest machine for the Rallycross after the modified Polo rally cars that have won the World Rally Championship for drivers and manufacturers in 2013. the German automaker partners with Andretti Autosport to form the Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross (VARX) team and will be running two cars for drivers Tanner Foust and Scott Speed (and if you haven’t heard, there is quite a bit of buzz about these two folks lately). Continue reading Volkswagen Rallycross Beetle

Nissan Motorsports out Nissan 370Z NISMO RC Race Car

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(photos: Nissan) Nissan 370Z NISMO RC Race Car | US$tba | www.nissan.com

who doesn’t love a fair lady? or should i say Fairlady? well, your love for this fastback coupe is about to get even more exciting with the new Nissan 370Z NISMO RC Race Car announced by Nissan Motorsports. though the 21st century’s iteration may live without the Fairlady namesake, it doesn’t make the Z-car any less attractive. based on the street legal Z-car, this track-ready Z-car is lightened (2,954 lbs. or 1,340 kg versus the stock1 3,245 lbs. or 1,472 kg) and is race prep with FIA-compliant roll cage, fire extinguisher, racing seat and a slew of performance upgrades as offered up by NISMO. designed to conform with International FIA GT4 and World Challenge GTS class specs, this Z-car can also be modified to compete in the Grand Am Continental Tire Challenge GS class. certainly a good news for team who wants to accumulate race experiences in varied racing classes. though there’s no stopping you in getting one for your own weekend track days if you have a burgeoning bank account. Continue reading Nissan Motorsports out Nissan 370Z NISMO RC Race Car

Senna – Limited Collectors Edition Blu-ray with F1 Lotus Model

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Senna – Limited Collectors Edition Blu-ray with 1:12 F1 Lotus Model | £274.99 | www.formula1.com

for everyone who loves Formula One, there’s a hero that lives in our heart and that hero is non other than motor-racing legend Ayrton Senna (1960 – 1994). though it has been 17-years since his tragic passing, Formula One fans can have a piece of this legend with this official documentary entitled SENNA on Blu-ray disc. it is the first ever official documentary feature about the legend’s life, made with the full cooperation of the Senna family and Formula One Management. Continue reading Senna – Limited Collectors Edition Blu-ray with F1 Lotus Model

Ferrari takes wrap off the 458 Italia Grand Am [photos]

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Ferrari debut its new 458 Italia Grand Am race car on the July 18 at the Fiorano Circuit. based on the GT3 version of the V8 Ferrari Berlinetta, the 458 Italia Grand Am race car is developed in conjunction with Michelotto Automobili for the purpose of competing in the famous North American series (hence, the namesake ‘Grand Am’). since it is built for the American championship, the car has numerous difference from its European model. in meeting with the American regulations, the car now has 500 horsepower, 70 less than its stock engine, and sport a less efficient aerodynamics than the GT version. the redline is now peg at 8,000 rpm, instead of the stock 9,000 rpm on its stock form. other changes include a less efficient aerodynamics as compared to its GT version, the inclusion of a roll-over bar for added lateral protection, and the lack of ABS and traction control. check out a few more images of the Ferrari 458 Italia Grand Am race car, courtesy of NetCarShow, after the break. Continue reading Ferrari takes wrap off the 458 Italia Grand Am [photos]

video: a day in the life of an Audi (Le Mans) driver

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(credit: AUDI via autoblog)

we all know the mechanical strain that a race car is being put through in sporting race. we also know the physical punishment a race car driver have to endure in every race. you know, stuff like a F1 driver loses 2-3 liters of water through perspiration during a race, can lost up to 4 kg of weight in just one race and are subject to high G forces that could potentially knock out a person et cetera. we all knew that, well, at least most of us do in theory and Audi knows that we know the facts but in an effort to highlight what their Le Man race car drivers have to deal with, it has created an animated short that tells it all in just two and half minutes. Continue reading video: a day in the life of an Audi (Le Mans) driver

video: first video of the Nissan LEAF NISMO RC! [updated with new video!]

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(credit: Nissan)

we are all excited about Nissan’s race-prepped EV based on the LEAF. if you haven’t know, it is called the Nissan LEAF NISMO RC. we first featured it last month, and more recently, updated it with more photos. today we are please to feature the first video of the Nissan LEAF NISMO RC hot from Nissan. check out this lengthy video (about 8 minutes plus) after the break. Continue reading video: first video of the Nissan LEAF NISMO RC! [updated with new video!]

updates: Nissan LEAF NISMO RC [photos & wallpapers]

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we featured the Nissan LEAF NISMO RC prototype last month with quite a lengthy write up but lacking of ‘photo evidence’ to support those writings. well, here are more photos of the awesome vehicle from Nissan to feast your eyes. also, i gathered that some of us would love to make this gorgeous prototype as your desktop wallpaper, hence i have prepped a few selected images and sized them into typical wallpaper sizes for you to download. lets just cut to chase and hit jump for images of the Nissan LEAF NISMO RC (wallpapers are further down this posting). Continue reading updates: Nissan LEAF NISMO RC [photos & wallpapers]