Audi Defends Lamborghini In Nurburgring Lap Time Controversy

Posted on March 25, 2017

Would Lamborghini have any incentive to fake the record Nurburgring lap time set by the Huracan Performante? The record Nurburgring lap time set by the Lamborghini Huracan Performante should have been a landmark moment for the manufacturer. Instead, it’s attracted controversy, as skeptics have accused Lamborghini of faking the 6:52.01 lap time. Some have analyzed the footage and claimed that the in-car and on-screen speedometers don’t match. Others are saying the footage has been sped up from 24fps to 25. James Glickenhaus has even suggested a new Nurburgring “Road Cup” to prevent dubious production car lap times. It's all a bit overblown. [...more]

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Hamilton: 99% Perfect

Posted on March 25, 2017

Half a second up on his nearest rival in FP2, Lewis Hamilton says Mercedes’ improvement between the final test and Friday’s practice was “night and day.” Despite stating several times that Ferrari would be the team to beat in Melbourne, it was Hamilton who claimed back-to-back P1s in Friday’s practices. [...more]

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Aston Martin DB5 Reborn As The Speedback GT - Yours For £594,000

Posted on March 21, 2017

David Brown Automotive has been handcrafting 1960s-inspired, Aston Martin DB5-lookalike bodies on Jaguar XKR platforms for three years now, and badging the coachbuilt model the Speedback GT. An updated Speedback GT was unveiled at the Geneva motor show last week, with stiffer suspension and minor design tweaks to the original prototype. Minor, but important considering that the finished article is all about the detail. [...more]

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Hamann Liberates The Jaguar F-Pace With 410 HP And Sharp New Bodykit

Posted on March 20, 2017

Something to consider while waiting for the F-Pace SVR, perhaps? Super SUVs are all the rage right now and by the end of the year we should have, among others, the Lamborghini Urus, Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, and the Jaguar F-Pace SVR – all featuring powerplants capable of well over 500 horsepower. While we await the latter of these, German tuner Hamann has developed an upgrade package for the British crossover, which currently comes with 380 hp in its most potent form, the supercharged F-Pace S. [...more]

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Italdesign - Lamborghini's Iconic Design House

Posted on March 19, 2017

Italdesign is returning to its traditional business roots and the Zerouno, a £1.3m supercar revealed in Geneva last week, is proof. On arrival, you could be forgiven for thinking nothing at Italdesign has changed. True, there are more cars parked in the street, but that just means there are more employees, a given for a thriving company. But the two large studio buildings through which you usually enter Italdesign’s estate on the southern outskirts of Turin seem hardly to have altered, even though it’s nearly 50 years since the company’s famous founder, Giorgetto Giugiaro, decided to launch his own design business. [...more]

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Pagani Launches An Online Configurator For Huayra Roadster

Posted on March 18, 2017

All 100 units have already been sold, but why not give your imagination some fun? Before it was even unveiled, we knew we could count on Horacio Pagani to develop one of the most lust-worthy cars to grace our pupils in the form of the Huayra Roadster. And then there’s the fact that it’s a marvel of modern engineering, with the Roaster weighing less than its coupe counterpart thanks to clever engineering. Immaculate design comes standard, as it should for a car costing $2.4 million, but we’re even more happy about the online configurator that has just gone live on Pagani's website. [...more]

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McLaren 'Considering' Options Including Mercedes

Posted on March 17, 2017

Such is the concern over the Honda engine that McLaren have reported made “informal and brief” contact with Mercedes regarding an engine deal. McLaren bid farewell to Mercedes power at the end of 2014, a year in which they finished fifth in the championship with two podium results. [...more]

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This Is Bentleys Beautiful Electric Sports Car

Posted on March 16, 2017

Have you heard the one about the electric Bentley? While the rest of the Geneva motor show seems to be all about speed, it’s the British luxury marque that’s bothered to make an environmentally friendly car. Go figure. This is no Leaf or Twizy rival, though. It’s a very pretty two-seater convertible that reminds us of the Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster. [...more]

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New Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV: Engines & Trim Levels Revealed

Posted on March 15, 2017

Giulia inspired SUV set to hit showrooms later this year. Here's all the latest news. Alfa Romeo has revealed launch specifications for the new Stelvio SUV, including two new engine options and three trim levels heading to the UK. [...more]

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McLaren-Honda Partnership On The Line

Posted on March 14, 2017

McLaren’s long-term partnership with Honda is under threat as the Woking team could severe their relationship at the end of this season using a break clause. Full of optimism at the launch of the McLaren-Honda’s MCL32, Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne’s aspirations have seemingly ground to a halt after a wretched pre-season. [...more]

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Best Of British At The 2017 Geneva Motorshow

Posted on March 12, 2017

From multi-million-pound Astons to a 600bhp one-off inspired by Hercule Poirot, here’s a run-down of the most intriguing cars our little island has to offer at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. [...more]

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Could The Koenigsegg One:1 Hypercar Set A 6:40 Nurburgring Lap Time?

Posted on March 11, 2017

The Koenigsegg One:1 could have set a record-breaking Nurburgring lap last year beating the Huracan Performante. Nurburgring lap times are a topical subject in the automotive industry right now. Recently, you may have heard that the Lamborghini Huracan Performante snatched the crown from the Porsche 918 Spyder as the fastest production car to set a lap around the ‘Ring, posting a record-breaking time of 6:52. Well, Christian von Koenigsegg, founder of the Swedish automaker Koenigsegg, has told Top Gear that the 1,340-hp One:1 hypercar could give the Huracan Performante a run for its money at the Green Hell. [...more]

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Hamilton: 'Very Close Ferrari Are Bluffing'

Posted on March 9, 2017

Lewis Hamilton thinks Ferrari have plenty more up their sleeve despite outpacing the Mercedes on Day Seven of testing in Barcelona. Sebastian Vettel showed plenty of speed on all three different soft compounds, culminating in a 1:19.024 on ultrasofts during the morning session on Thursday. [...more]

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The Ferrari 812 Superfast Makes Geneva Debut In Fine Style

Posted on March 9, 2017

If this is the way Ferrari chooses to phase out its decades-long history and experience with the naturally aspirated V12 engine, then the new 812 Superfast is the ideal way of saying ‘goodbye.’ Making its live debut here at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, the Ferrari 812 Superfast is an absolute stunner, its design a clear evolution of its predecessor, the F12berlinetta. But under the hood is perhaps where Ferrari’s magic is best shown: a 6.5-liter V12 that’s not only bigger, but more powerful than the 6.3-liter V12. [...more]

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RUF Revives The Iconic CTR Yellowbird, Now With 700-HP

Posted on March 7, 2017

This year’s Geneva Motor Show has been full of surprises. While we already knew that renowned Porsche tuner RUF was going to reveal a new supercar, we didn’t expect it to be a brand new CTR, designed in tribute to the original iconic 1987 Yellowbird to celebrate its 30th anniversary. Capable of reaching 213 mph, the extensively modified Porsche was regarded as the fastest car in the world at the time, and was tuned to produce 469 horsepower. This new RUF CTR, on the other hand, develops nearly twice that. [...more]

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Bugatti Chiron Orders Reach Half Way Mark, 250 out of 500 units

Posted on March 6, 2017

Ahead of the start of the Geneva Motor Show 2017, Bugatti has revealed that it has managed to secure its 250th order. That means the the Chiron is half way to being sold out! Bugatti have limited their latest supercar to just 500 examples. Bugatti haven’t yet started a program of test drives, yet half of the production run is sold out. Despite this, Bugatti is pushing ahead with deliveries. Within the next few days, the first vehicles are to be delivered to customers to coincide with the Geneva Motor Show. [...more]

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Mercedes Teases Four-Door AMG GT Following Panamera Reveals

Posted on March 5, 2017

Prior to the Macan, Mercedes’ AMG wing sold as many cars as the entire Porsche brand, but hot new competition from the baby SUV has changed the game. And now that Porsche has pulled the wraps off of the Panamera Turbo E-Hybrid and the highly attractive Sport Turismo wagon, Mercedes is feeling the heat of competition. The Tri-Star can’t have the automaker encroaching on its dominant position, so it’s just teased the AMG GT we all knew was coming, the four-door AMG GT. [...more]

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Bottas downplays P1 time

Posted on March 4, 2017

Valtteri Bottas is adamant his fastest lap time of the week at the opening pre-season test doesn’t count for much, after all, “it’s only testing.” [...more]

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Confirmed driver line-ups for first pre-season test

Posted on February 26, 2017

Following a week of a car launches, the next step on the road to the new 2017 season is the first winter test in Barcelona. [...more]

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Mercedes to trial shark fin in testing

Posted on February 23, 2017

Mercedes engineer director Aldo Costa has said they will bring in a longer 'shark fin' as they continue to develop and test their W08. [...more]

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Mercedes release teaser images of the W08

Posted on February 22, 2017

Mercedes have given fans a sneak-peak of the car that they hope will deliver them a fourth consecutive Drivers' and Constructors' Championship. [...more]

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All 13 Lamborghini Veneno Recalled due to Fire Risk

Posted on February 20, 2017

Lamborghini have been forced to issue a recall for all Aventador-based models, including the ultra-rare Lamborghini Veneno. Around 5,900 cars have been recalled in news announced by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on its website this past Tuesday. [...more]

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Discussions underway for F1 team union

Posted on February 16, 2017

Talks between leading F1 teams are reportedly in the ‘early stages’ to help protect their best interests following the takeover from Liberty Media. [...more]

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Renault have ‘potential’ to match Mercedes

Posted on February 15, 2017

Renault managing director Cyril Abiteboul believes there is “absolutely no doubt” that their new engine will be eventually capable of challenging Mercedes. [...more]

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Steve McQueen Edition Porsche 911 R Auctioned for €515,200

Posted on February 13, 2017

The Steve McQueen Edition Porsche 911 R we recently reported on sold on Wednesday for a price of €515,200. 25% of the price above the R’s reserve (with a minimum of €25.000) will be given to the Gustave Roussy foundation, one of the world’s leading cancer research institutes. [...more]

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Red Bull expecting Spanish GP engine boost

Posted on February 10, 2017

Red Bull should be on a par with Ferrari in terms of engine performance come this season’s Spanish GP; that’s according to Helmut Marko. [...more]

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Over 8,000 entries in Hamilton helmet comp

Posted on February 7, 2017

Lewis Hamilton has received a staggering 8,000 plus entries from fans hoping that their design will be the one chosen for his 2017 helmet. [...more]

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Wider tyres force FIA to tweak minimum weight

Posted on February 4, 2017

The minimum weight of this year’s Formula 1 cars as been increased by another 6kg as a result of the new wider Pirelli tyres. [...more]

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London GP on the cards?

Posted on February 1, 2017

With Silverstone’s future still in doubt, a London Grand Prix Liberty Media owner Chase Carey understands that a London Grand Prix could be an exciting new addition to the Formula 1 calendar. [...more]

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2017 Ford GT Output: 647hp, 745Nm and 216mph Top Speed

Posted on January 30, 2017

The 2017 Ford GT output figures have now been revealed, the twin-turbo V6 produces 647 hp and 745 nm of torque. The information was revealed by Motor Trend who also notes that the top speed is 216 mph, as measured in Vmax mode. [...more]

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Ecclestone: Why would I damage F1?

Posted on January 28, 2017

Bernie Ecclestone has quashed reports that he is set to start a rival series, adamant he would never do anything to “damage” Formula 1. [...more]

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FIA ease up on driver penalties

Posted on January 26, 2017

Ahead of the 2017 Formula 1 season, it has been revealed that penalties for on-track incident will be eased up following complaints last year. [...more]

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2017 Shelby Mustang Super Snake 50th Anniversary with 750hp

Posted on January 25, 2017

The 50th Anniversary Shelby Mustang Super Snake is a collaboration of Shelby American, Ford Performance, Borla, Michelin and Wilwood who teamed up to create a more powerful Mustang GT living up to the ‘Super Snake’ badge which has been around for five decades now. [...more]

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WRC: Ogier Wins Rallye-Monte Carlo, Toyota Claims 1st WRC Podium in 17 Years

Posted on January 23, 2017

Sebastien Ogier has won the 2017 Rallye Monte Carlo season opener, the former VW driver and reigning World Champion now aims to repeat his world rally supremacy with his new team, Ford M-Sport. [...more]

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Rosberg on life after Formula 1

Posted on January 22, 2017

Retiring just days after winning his first ever World Championship, Nico Rosberg insisted that he will pursue other ventures now that his career is over. [...more]

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Lewis Hamilton Put a Secret Mark on McLaren F1 LM XP1 So He Could Identify It If He Ever Owned It

Posted on January 19, 2017

Lewis Hamilton allegedly made a deal with Ron Dennis to be given LM XP1. And he made sure there was a way he could identify that he was given the right car and not a replica. [...more]