Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Stunning Incepto GT design study by Samir Sadikhov from Azerbaijan


As if the original Incepto Concept car wasn't already awesome enough, talented designer Samir Sadikhov from Azerbaijan is offering us a GT version of his magnificent concept for our viewing pleasure. The least you can say about this beast is that it's absolutely beautiful. Are there any chances that it would take shape in real life? Only time will tell.

The rear quarter panels which integrate glass wheel covers were replaced by more conventional body parts that will allow changing the wheels during pit stops. The GT version of the Incepto also features a huge rear spoiler, a rear diffuser and an additional pair of side air intakes. The overall look of the car remains very interesting and very innovative to say the least.

I urge you to visit Samir's blog as you will find lots of awesome stuff there. Great work!

















[Source: Samir's Blog]
_________________________________________________________________________________________ submit to reddit

Friday, June 10, 2011

Subaru establishes Isle of Man record with a Nearly stock WRX STI Sedan



You might have already seen this picture around the web but i have kind of an attraction towards this type of shots. Thumbs up for the guy who caught this at the very best moment and congratulations to Subaru for making a record breaking machine.

The backstory: it's a scary sub-20 minutes (19:56.7) run on a course made up of 60.8 Km (37.8 miles) of curvy public roads located in the Isle Of Man and closed especially for the event. The average speed achieved during this frightening run is 181 Km/h (113 mph). There's is no doubt that in order to achieve this kind of records, you need a very skilled driver and a reliable rally car like the Impreza STi WRX sedan. I won't call this a stock Impreza but apart from the roll cage and a slightly modified suspension, it's not far from being one. And yes it's still road legal.

[source: Subaru]
_________________________________________________________________________________________ submit to reddit

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Three Motorsport events you wouldn't Want to miss This Month



The month of june is very special for motorsport fans because it holds three of the most prestigious events of the year: Le mans 24 Hours, 24 Hours of Nürburgring and the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Of course there are plenty of other interesting events all over the year but let's just focus on these three. More details after the jump.


_________________________________________________________________________________________ submit to reddit

Friday, June 3, 2011

Pikes Peak 2011: Another Serious Contender to the Unlimited Class Record. Hint: 1307 hp



This year's edition of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb promises to be a very exciting one. After Dacia announced its participation to the "race to clouds" with a 850 Hp Dacia Duster, now Paul Dallenbach who is no stranger to the event, announces his participation with a totally different monster. After participating to the race in the openwheel category last year, he decided to join the elite in the unlimited class with a 1307 Hp and 1633 Nm (1206 lb-ft !) of torque beast based on last year's competitor which already packed out 745 hp from a naturally aspirated engine. The goal is simple: breaking the 10 minutes barrier and entering the history book of the race. Well that's gonna be a scary run for sure..

[source: bankspower.com]
_________________________________________________________________________________________ submit to reddit

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Audi Makes us Dream with its 500 hp A1 Clubsport Show Car



Okay here's what it is: The Audi A1 Clubsport Quattro is a small hatchback with the same power to weight ratio of a Ferrari 599GTB, a better power to weight ratio than an AMG SLS or even a standard Lamborghini Murciélago. How is that possible!?

The answer: the beast uses the 2.5-liter in-line five from the TT RS that has been tuned to produce 503 hp for a car that weights just 1,390 Kg (3,064 lb). Power is delivered to all four wheels through a six-speed manual transmission. That leads us to some serious performance numbers: 0 to 100 Km/h (62 mph) comes right after 3.7 seconds and 200 Km/h (124 mph) in 10.9 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited to 250 Km/h which is okay since all the fun lies under that bar where the car has rocket like acceleration.

Aesthetically, the car features an aggressive body kit, a carbon fiber roof, side exhaust and 19-inch wheels. At this stage, the A1 Sportback Quattro is just a show car. But a limited production run would be nice especially if those performance figures are concretized. Check out more high res pictures of the beast in the gallery below.



_________________________________________________________________________________________ submit to reddit

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

850 Hp GT-R Powered Dacia Duster to compete in Pikes Peak This Month



As if the Pikes Peak Hill Climb wasn't already exciting enough, this year, besides Rhys Millen and Tagima "Monster" coming back to try to claim the first under 10 minutes time in the unlimited class, Dacia yes Dacia joins the game with a 850 hp monster. Despite its modest look and even if the car carries the Dacia brand name which doesn't really have motorsport heritage, things are much more interesting when it comes to what is lying under its skin.

The unlimited class monster is designed by Tork Engineering under the assistance of Renault Sport Technologies. It sits on a tibular chassis and the really best part: it is powered by an engine based on the 3.8-liter V6 coming from the almighty Nissan GT-R. The V6 now develops nearly 850 Hp which means it is even more powerful than Rhys Millen's unlimited class Genesis PM580 and nearly as powerful as Tagima's Suzuki SX4 rally car. Well that should lead us to a very exciting battle! Don't miss the race to the clouds on June 26th. For more information about this epic race, you should check out this link.



_________________________________________________________________________________________ submit to reddit