James Glickenhaus, the man behind the coachbuilt Pininfarina Ferrari P4/5, has confirmed that he will build a race version of the car to compete in endurance racing. The P4/5, which debuted at the 2006 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, is a one-off rebodied Ferrari Enzo, built by the Pininfarina design house to look like the famous… Continue Reading...
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Along with its announced plans for Formula One next season, British sports car maker Lotus is also looking at expanding its racing efforts to include IndyCar, GT and Le Mans racing. Newly appointed company CEO Dany Bahar made the announcement to employees, stating that Lotus is studying expanding its racing efforts under a new corporate… Continue Reading...
James Glickenhaus, the man behind the coachbuilt Pininfarina Ferrari P4/5, has commented that he is looking into building a race version of the car to compete in endurance racing. The P4/5, which debuted at the 2006 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, is a one-off rebodied Ferrari Enzo, built by the Pininfarina design house to look like… Continue Reading...
Lotus displayed its Evora Type 124 endurance racer at the Frankfurt Auto Show. The Type 124 (the 124 was the next number in line in Lotus’ naming sequence, but coincidentally, the 24 also represents 24 hour endurance racing) will make its racing debut at the 2010 Nürburgring 24 Hours in May. Lotus engineers tuned the… Continue Reading...
Lotus is on a motorsports roll as of late, releasing racing versions of the Elise, Exige 260 and now this, the company’s flagship Evora model. Called the Type 124, this race-prepped Evora gets a 400hp version of the Toyota Camry’s V6 motor, mated to a six-speed sequential transmission. The Lotus mantra is to build fast… Continue Reading...
Nissan is launching a limited Europe-only Nürburgring Edition of its 370Z. But don’t worry if you don’t live in Europe… it’s not as exciting as it sounds. The cars are inspired by the bright yellow racers that competed at this year’s Nürburgring 24 Hour race and will share the same Premium Ultimate Yellow paint. They… Continue Reading...
Ahead of the world famous Nürburgring 24 Hour race this weekend, Lexus has released a set of photos of not one, but two LF-A models that will compete for the title. Last year Lexus brought an LF-A test mule out to the race but announced that it wasn’t technically competing, which is a good thing… Continue Reading...
Audi has its sights set of the Nürburgring 24 Hour race and it intends to not only take home the top spot but perhaps the entire podium as it has announced plans to campaign a fleet of R8 LMS GT3 cars. Teams ABT Sportsline and Phoenix Racing will bring two cars apiece with factory support… Continue Reading...
After an embarrassingly dismal experience at last year’s Nürburgring 24 Hour race, Lexus is once again set to take on one of the world’s most challenging endurance races with it’s LF-A sports car. The car will run in the Division 2 SP8 class, meaning that the race car will be close to the production car… Continue Reading...
During the company’s press conference at the Geneva Auto Show, Aston Martin’s CEO Dr. Ulrich Bez announced that the British automaker intends to race its new V12 Vantage at the Nürburgring 24 Hour race in May. The V12 Vantage, which was officially unveiled at the Geneva press conference along-side the new DBS Volante and One-77… Continue Reading...
Looking to continue its dominance in international motorsports, Porsche has released a new version of its GT3 RSR race car for the 2009 season. Last year RSR’s took the top podium spot for their classes in both the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Nürburgring 24 Hour Race. The cars are also a staple… Continue Reading...