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venturi jamais contente topped 515 km/h - a new world record

Venturi Jamais Contente topped 515 km/h - a new world record

Venturi Jamais Contente also known as Venturi Buckeye Bullet in America has set a new world record in the electric powered rides category. Equipped with an amazingly powerful 800 horsepower electric motor and lithium Ion batteries, the ‘never satisfied’ zero-emissions ride has topped an average speed of over 495 km/h over 1 km in both directions and top speed of 515 km/h. The Venturi Buckeye Bullet was piloted by the US pro-driver Roger Schroe

porsche revealed the 911 gt3 r

Porsche revealed the 911 GT3 R

Following the debut of the recently announced Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, the German sportscar manufacturer has revealed a new racing car – Porsche 911 GT3 R. The new sports ride will be raced in series based on the international FIA GT3 regulations. Delivering even better drivability and easier handling, the all-new 911 GT3 R is powered by a 4.0 litre 6-cylinder boxer engine with max output of 480 bhp (353 kW) transmitted to the rear axle by a sequential 6-speed dog gearbox. The new addition in the

Monaco Grand Prix - Timo Glock and Jarno Trulli at the Bottom

Panasonic Toyota Racing left the Monaco Grand Prix empty-handed despite a valiant effort from Jarno Trulli and Timo Glock. Following yesterday's disappointing qualifying session, the team fully expected a challenging race and prepared accordingly. Timo started the race from the pit lane after modifications to the set-up of his TF109 and both began on very heavy fuel loads, using the soft Bridgestone Potenza tyres. They battled hard, however overt

Citroën C4 WRC HYbrid4

The day after the fourth round of this year's WRC season in Portugal, which was won by the C4 WRC, Citroën Racing did some testing with the Citroën C4 WRC HYbrid4 concept car on an asphalt road close to Faro. Spanish star Dani Sordo was at the wheel. Having been born out of the Citroën Racing team's creative desire to perfect a competitive yet innovative racer, the Citroën C4 WRC HYbrid4 project met with a warm reception when it was presented at the Paris Motor Show. The concept went on to ma

official debut of the new maserati granturismo mc

Official debut of the new Maserati GranTurismo MC

The new Maserati GranTurismo MC will be officially unveiled during the FIA GT "Media Days" at the Paul Ricard circuit. The new model is an offshoot of the Maserati GranTurismo MC Concept introduced last September in Monza and based on the Maserati GranTurismo S road version, with electro-actuated gearbox system. On 17 and 18 March the car participated in the "Balance of performance", two days of practices organized by SRO at the Paul Ricard circuit in order to analyze and balance the performance of the models th

Loeb, Elena and Citroen: Champs on All Types of Terrain

The outcome of the 2009 Rally Norway went all the way down to the wire, but Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena ended up securing their 49th world class win after a thrilling clash with Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen. The event saw the Franco-Monegasque pair claim their first ever success in Norway, taking the total num

Vitaphone Racing and Maserati MC12 are Champions for the Fourth Time

A very exciting day here in Zolder, Belgium, where the ninth round of the FIA GT has just taken place. After hard work during the night to recondition MC12 no. 1, which went out of the track at the "Lucien Bianchi" curve, today the Andrea Bertolini - Michael Bartels duo won by a 7" margin over their rivals Hezemans-Gollin. Thanks to this result, the Vitaphone Racing Team and Maserati MC12 are mathematically the Team's 2008 Champions in the FIA

Renault Fleet for Motorsport Vision Circuits

For the fourth consecutive year, MotorSport Vision has teamed up with Renault for the French manufacturer and Formula 1 constructor to supply driving experience and race meeting support vehicles to MSV venues. The new fleet, which was unveiled this week, includes fourteen New Twingo GTs for MotorSport Vision's innovative YoungDrive experience.  The Twingo is Renault’s all-new small car launched at the end of last year and will give youngsters aged 14 to 17 the opportunity to learn basic driving skills before gain

Porsche Cayenne S Transsyberia

Porsche is adding yet another highlight to the Company's wide range of customer sports activities: the Porsche Cayenne S Transsyberia based on the new Porsche Cayenne S and serving as the perfect vehicle especially for long-distance rallies. This ultra-sporting offroader is making its debut in the Transsyberia Rally taking contestants from Moscow all the way though Siberia to Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia from 2-17 August. The Porsche Cayenne is well-known and admired for its outstanding onroad qua