Monday, April 21, 2014

Silverstone 6 hours: Toyota 1-2, Porsche a Solid Third [VIDEO]

Yesterday, the Chinese GP took place where Lewis Hamilton was racing on another planet and led from start to the early chequered flag and beyond.. No surprises there, as the British 2008 World Champion seems more focused than ever and is tipped by many as this year's favorite for the championship.

But something big was happening on the other side of the planet. Porsche officially made its return to top endurance racing at the 6 hours of Silverstone. It was a rather surprising race where none of the Audi cars could finish the race. The returning Porsche team did pretty well by finishing third with Mark Webber achieving a podium in his first race with Porsche. Toyota achieved an amazing one-two finish with their TS040 hybrid race car on very wet conditions. Former F1 driver Sebatian Buemi was at the wheel of the winning Toyota and I bet he feels happier there.

The dominance of Toyota in this first race is the sign of a very disputed season and a thrilling 24 Hours of Le Mans next June. Next up, the 6 hours of Spa on May 3rd, it'll be interesting to see how the cars evolve until then!

Highlights video and full results after the jump.
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Peugeot reveals its 2008 DKR for 2015

After dominating Pikes Peak last year with Sebastian Loeb at the wheel of the 208 Pikes peak, Peugeot revealed the 2008 DKR which is set to compete in next year's Dakar race (which shall I remind you, still doesn't take place in Dakar due to political unrest). Once again, the Peugeot race car is going to be driven by another rally legend: Carlos Sainz alog Cyril Despres, five-time Dakar Rally Bike champion.

No details about the power unit have been released yet, but we still have the photo gallery below to see how beastly the 2008 looks wearing its 37-inch Michelin shoes. Stay tuned for more!

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Why Mercedes Will Very Possibly Dominate the Whole 2014 Season [VIDEO]

Not what the actual power unit looks like.

Mercedes-Benz might have created a revolutionary power unit that might even have a huge impact on future road cars. The idea is simple, so simple that no body has thought of it before! And due to the new regulations, other teams won't have the ability to copy Mercedes because there's an engine freeze before the season. And even if they could, it will take them a huge amount of time, since the new solution requires a lot of changes to the chassis and the aero of the car.

I was going to explain the thing in my own words, but the Sky Sports video after the jump gets the job done so perfectly.
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Friday, March 28, 2014

Inside The Koenigsegg Factory with The One [VIDEO]

After the first very successful series of /INSIDE KOENIGSEGG where Christian Von Koenigsegg himself speaks about the development of the Agera R, /DRIVE comes back with a new exciting series about the world's first "Mega" car, the Koenigsegg:One.

In this first episode, Christian Von Koenigsegg introduces his new masterpiece and talks about the preparations for last month's Geneva Motor Show. Interestingly Christian says that the car did not undergo any track testing yet so maybe we'll get a glimpse of that in the upcoming episodes. He also pointed out that the production model might end up weighting 30 kilograms less than the model displayed at Geneva.

Stay tuned for the next episode!
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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Porsche Conducts Problematic But Productive Testing at Paul Ricard

With the new era of hybrid race cars, getting a new challenger ready in time for the big day is becoming a challenge. So it's not a surprise that Porsche faced some technical problems during their first long distance tests conducted at the French Paul Ricard circuit with both 919 Hybrid racers on the track.

All six LMP1 works drivers took part on this test and a total distance of 4,756 kilometres was covered. Both driver line-ups, Romain Dumas/Neel Jani/Marc Lieb (car number 14) and Timo Bernhard/Brendon Hartley/Mark Webber (car number 20) completed a comprehensive test programme including day and night driving and a lot of pit stop practices.

Porsche describes the tests as very productive even if not trouble free. The first round of the World Championship is the 6 Hours of Silverstone that will take place on April 20. Stay tuned for more updated and you can find more details in the press release after the jump.

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Prior Design BMW M6 PD6XX Wide Bodykit Revealed

We've been waiting for Prior Design's wide body BMW M6 F12 since it was first announced last year. The wait has come to end and we finally have the chance to see the PD6XX kit in the flesh!

The new aerodynamic package includes new front and rear bumpers, extended wheel arches, a vented front hood, a roof scoop and finally a huge rear wing, all made from DURA-FLEX. The result is pretty impressive and you can find more pictures of the beast in the stunning photo gallery below.

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Friday, March 21, 2014

20 Years Already...

Ayrton Senna would have turned 54 today. You are still with us champ!
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