Ginetta G55 sketches released

Posted: 03 Dec 2010 06:10 AM PST

Racing car maker – Ginetta has revealed the first sketches of their new supercar – the Ginetta G55 which is due to debut at the Autosport International racing car show on January 13th in the UK.

The initial details of the Ginetta G55 supercar are scarce at the moment but the company has announced that it will have a 3.7 liter Ford engine at its heart which is good for 370bhp. The engine will be coupled with a Hewland gearbox and a cool air induction kit.

Other features on the Ginetta G55 include up-rated front and rear brakes and a new exhaust system. Ginetta also says that the new body kit of the G55 improves on the overall aerodynamics of the supercar.

The Ginetta G55 will be introduced to the Ginetta GT Supercup.

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Another Lotus Evora S Review: Video

Posted: 03 Dec 2010 05:42 AM PST

We have another Lotus Evora S review for you but this time the video is courtesy of Autoexpress, watch as the new Evora is fully tested around a race track.

Lotus recently unveiled 5 new models at the 2010 Paris auto show and this new Evora S is intended to be the new flagship of the sports car company.

The Lotus Evora S packs a 350 PS and 400 Nm of torque 3.5 liter V6 engine that can propel it to 62mph in 4.6 seconds and up to a top speed of 172 mph.

Watch the video below to see what Autoexpress had to say about the new 2011 Lotus Evora.

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Victory Karting Fail: Video

Posted: 03 Dec 2010 05:21 AM PST

When people win something they often express their emotion by showing off and quite often showing off leads to disaster just like in this video. The winner of a karting championship gets over excited and looses control of his kart.

The star of this victory karting fail video is Daniel Morad who had just won the 2010 DD2 Rotax World Karting Championship. While celebrating his victory, Daniel lost control of his kart and and collided with another kart causing both vehicles to spins out. Both pilots were OK after the incident, it was just Daniel’s pride that was hurt.

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BMW E30 M3 Rally Car Review: Video

Posted: 03 Dec 2010 04:06 AM PST

The guys from Autocar review another of Prodrive’s classic rally cars, this time its the BMW E30 M3 that gets tested. This BMW rally car helped Prodrive win their first world rally championship in 1987.

Prodrive modified the car with various handling improvements, they also added a six speed box and tuned the 2.3 M3 engine up from 195 hp to 300hp. This classic rally car raced until 1990 when a new version was entered into the touring car championships.

Watch the video below to see what the guys from Autocar had to say about the BMW E30 M3 Rally Car.

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Bentley GT Speed by Anderson

Posted: 03 Dec 2010 03:25 AM PST

German car tuners – Anderson have revealed their latest upgrade for the Bentley GT Speed, this enhancement package increases the vehicles performance and gives the car a new look with a more aggressive body kit.

Anderson have managed to increase the Bentley GT Speed’s power from 610 hp up to a more powerful 695 hp. These extra horses were achieved by reprogramming the ECU, and replacing the air filter and exhaust system. These changes help shed 17 kg off the total weight and also the new exhaust system has a remote-controlled valve that can be set in three different sound levels.

The Anderson Bentley GT Speed body kit includes a carbon fiber bonnet and deck lid, a new front apron, side skirts and a rear bumper. This customized Bentley also features new LED daytime running lights in the front.

For the interior, the Anderson Bentley GT Speed kits features carbon fiber trim parts, and black leather and white logo stitching.

For more information read the Anderson press release below.

Anderson Press Release:

Traditionally, the fact that all Bentley models are in the finest category of automobiles is the matter of course. Willingness to improve this vehicle by “appropriate action” requires a complete self-confidence. As can be seen from the outcomes, that condition is by no means out of thin air.

And the company ANDERSON GERMANY, known for its bold solutions, headquartered in Dusseldorf, has been justifiably trusted again to awake a Bentley GT Speed Elegance edition and at the same time to make it a vehicle with unlimited possibilities for prestige improvements.

Outwardly, the carbon motor bonnet goes with the almost obligatory air intakes and the deck lid from the same-grade material is less visible. This exclusive body kit from ANDERSON GERMANY consists of a front apron, a set of side skirts and a rear skirt. And owing to LED daytime running lights, the risk to “overlook” this Bentley tends to zero. Due to its exclusivity, this body kit is limited to 150 pieces worldwide.

The vehicle already equipped with 610 hp engine has been improved through software optimization, a modified air filter and an exhaust system with additional Rennkats' 85 hp, whereby 695 hp and a dizzying torque are available now. The remote-controlled valve controlling the exhaust can operate in three noise levels. Incidentally, only the modified exhaust system saves up to 17 kg.

In the interior, the decor strips, the front and rear center console including ashtray and the interior light are also made of the precious carbon material. Passenger seats are trimmed with black leather and white logo stitching.

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Porsche Cayenne Turbo vs Audi Q7 V12 TDI: Video

Posted: 02 Dec 2010 11:23 AM PST

Here we have another video, courtesy of Fifth Gear. This time presenters Tiff Needell and Jason Plato put two of the most powerful SUVS to the test. Tiff takes the wheel of the powerful 2011 Porsche Cayenne Turbo while Jason drives the mighty Audi Q7 V12 TDI.

The 2011 Porsche Cayenne Turbo is powered by a 4.8-litre V8 biturbo petrol engine that kicks out 500 bhp.

The Audi Q7 V12 TDI on the other hand is powered by a V12 diesel engine that also produces 500 hp.

Tiff and Jason conduct two tests of power and speed to see which SUV is best. Want to know the results? Then watch the video below.

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Porsche 911 GT2 RS test drive: Video

Posted: 02 Dec 2010 09:08 AM PST

Fifth Gear TV presenter – Jason Plato, test drives the new Porsche 911 GT2 RS. He races the fastest 911 ever around a race track and compares it to the Ferrari 458 Italia.

The Porsche 911 GT2 RS comes powered by a 3.6 liter six-cylinder boxer engine which sends 620 screaming horses to the rear wheels. It accelerates 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.5 seconds and has a top speed of 205 mph (330km/h).

Watch the video below to see what Mr. Plato has to say about the Porsche 911 GT2 RS and incase you are thinking of buying one forget it! All 500 units have already been sold.

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Vauxhall create one-off Bingo Ball Corsa

Posted: 02 Dec 2010 08:29 AM PST

For a new publicity stunt, Vauxhall has created a one-off Bingo Ball Corsa, this unusual small car will be donated to an old church in Manchester, England were it will be given out as a jackpot prize.

The car was built by Vauxhall Motors and the company says it’s worth more than 10,000 GBP. This Corsa has been given a pastel bingo sheet design with over 2,000 bingo balls glued to the car and the roof will also house the bingo cage.

The event will be “entertained” by Northern
legend and British fashion icon Henry Holland and Manchester DJ Rob Ellis (Galaxy FM).

For more information read the press release below.

Vauxhall Press Release:

On Wednesday 1st December Vauxhall Motors is teaming up with great music, design, and style talents to drive some bingo-fuelled excitement into a very, very old church in Manchester for a one-off night of high jinx and game madness.

After the astounding success of the Vauxhall Motors events in London (Vauxhall Skate, Vauxhall Ice Skate and of course Vauxhall Motors Bowling Club this summer), we've decided to hop in the car and head to the bright lights of Manchester for our next uniquely wondrous event.

We've tracked down a mysterious, yet infamous, bingo sect who can be found travelling in a pack from New York to Nottingham, Las Vegas to Leeds spreading their own bespoke bingo vision to the unsuspecting public. On 1st December they'll be putting on a Vauxhall Motors show like no other, with a brand new Vauxhall Corsa (worth over £10,000) up for grabs as the bingo jackpot.

Ahead of the evening Vauxhall has provided a sneak preview of a unique four-wheeled art commission that will act as the event centrepiece.

The special Corsa has been wrapped in an eye-catching pastel bingo sheet design with over 2,000 bingo balls carefully stuck on by hand around car contours and features.

The colourful bespoke car will even house the bingo cage on the roof. The car will take pride of place at the event, resting on the church altar!

Providing music to watch balls fly, Northern legend and British fashion icon Henry Holland and Manchester DJ Rob Ellis (Galaxy FM) will be on hand to entertain during game interludes.

Tickets are FREE but strictly limited to 500. To be in with a chance of getting your dabbing fingers on an exclusive ticket to the bingo bonanza of the decade, please email with your full name (every ticket comes with a +1).
So, start practicing your bingo lingo, as we wait for no man when it comes to calling those balls. Be warned: This is not bingo as you know it.

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Porsche 918 Spyder production model teaser

Posted: 02 Dec 2010 07:56 AM PST

German sports car producer – Porsche has released a teaser image of the production version Porsche 918 Spyder. The image shows a 1:3 scale clay model of the new Porsche model and there appears to be various differences to the concept car shown at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show.

This Porsche 918 Spyder clay model, although showing the exhaust pipes in the same location as the concept, it only has one end pipe, rather than two. The Porsche 918 Spyder model also show various other design changes around the doors and the front bumper.

Porsche has also recently announced that they’re going to invest 150 million Euros in their Weissach development center for a high-tech wind tunnel, a state-of-the-art design center and an innovative electronics integration center.

For more information read the Porsche press release below.

Porsche Press Release:

With extensive construction projects, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is now implementing a long-term strategic site plan for its research and development center in Weissach (Baden-Württemberg). The sports car manufacturer is investing around 150 million euros in a high-tech wind tunnel, a state-of-the-art design centre and an innovative electronics integration centre, etc.

The technology implemented in the new wind tunnel will also meet future requirements on vehicle development, which is increasingly focussing on energy efficiency. “The new system will help us to maintain Porsche’s top position in the fields of aerodynamics and design and to further extend our lead. Outstanding design with optimal aerodynamic efficiency have always been classic Porsche strongholds”, says Wolfgang Dürheimer, Porsche AG Board of Management Member for Research and Development. As the system will not only be used for Porsche’s internal developments, but will also be extensively available for Porsche customer development, it offers direct access from the adjacent design studio, and separate entrances for the discrete completion of customer development projects.

Above all, a new studio will offer more space for the Porsche designers, who are involved from the very earliest concept phase of each vehicle development process. Due to extended tasks, increased capacities are urgently required in the Weissach centre of competence for sports car construction.

Sub-areas which were previously scattered throughout several buildings at Porsche’s Weissach site can be bundled in the future electronics integration centre. Dürheimer: “This spatial proximity is a major advantage. The close interaction of our suppliers’ various electrical system/electronics experts and colleagues from related specialist fields during development will contribute significantly to the success of our work, particularly in the case of electronics, which now play a role in virtually every vehicle component.” Besides investing in systems and buildings, Porsche is also increasing its staffing levels. Around 100 engineers are to be recruited in the first stage alone

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