The Complete Start of the 2013 Gumball 3000 Supercar Rally
Coverage of the entire start of the 2013 Gumball 3000 supercar rally from Copenhagen, Denmark with live commentary from the Cuban Brothers and featuring celebrities such as Dizzee Rascal, The Hoff, Xzibit, Eve and more, and some spectacular cars. From the concept In-CENA-rator, the custom built Team Galag TG1 and a replica Batmobile Tumbler, to hypercars like the SLR Stirling Moss, Koenigsegg CCXR, Rebellion R2K and just an endless list of the latest supercars from F12s to Aventadors.
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Porsche 906E Le Mans Classic 2012
Porsche 906E n°906-157 First of the four 906 fitted with injection engine, first race: the 24h of Daytona 1967 driver: Jochen Rindt and Gerard Mitter
Finished 17th in performance index plateau 5 Le Mans Classic 2012
Le Mans classic 2012 : Incredible Sound. part 2/2
Première partie : http://youtu.be/w33sNrHZeXA
les 24 heures du mans classic 2012. A partir de 7:40 , vous pouvez voir la course (plateau 6 et plateau 1) au virage d'Arnage et d'Indianapolis. N'oubliez pas de vous abonner à la chaîne pour ne rien rater aux prochaines vidéos.
Le Mans Classic 2012 Stratos Lap
The engine sounds magnificent and the Cobras can't shake the Stratos.
Yes, I am taking it tres, tres easy on the corners, but I got the speedo pointing vertically down on lap 3.
The driver gets a bit excited... Sorry ! The brakes were not tired, just run out of tyre traction!
I know some people were trying much harder than others, but it was all fab.
God Bless French Health and Safety!
Panoz Esperante GTR-1 Race Car '98
Video and description of the 1998 Panoz Esperante GTR-1 Race Car
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Subscribe and follow along as all 1031 cars of GT5 are taken out for a ride on the Mt. Aso test track. See channel page for details
2011 Panoz Abruzzi Revealed HQ
2011 Panoz Abruzzi Revealed HQ
Song: Jason Derulo - Whatcha Say Instrumental
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This is the Panoz Abruzzi Spirit of Le Mans, a new limited edition sports car revealed today at the famous Le Mans circuit in France.
Just 81 units will be built, one to celebrate every year of the Le Mans between its inception in 1923 and the event in 2013 (2013 will be when of the Abruzzi production ends).
Company boss Don Panoz said the car will "deliver an exotic automobile experience" to Panoz's customers and Abruzi would take the company to "a completely new level".
Despite today's unveiling, exact details on the car remain sketchy. It will be front-engined and rear-drive although what powertain it will use hasn't been confirmed.
Power will be around 590bhp and torque is rated at around 590lb ft. Panoz claims the car's advanced design and aerodynamics will offer "astounding downforce and road-holding".
The Abruzzi will be the first production car to use a Recyclable Energy Absorbing Matrix System (REAMS) body. Panoz claims that REAMS is lighter than carbonfibre but equally strong; it is also dent resistant, shatterproof and recyclable.
Panoz says he is "a believer in efficient construction and design" and "this philosophy continues with our Abruzzi".
Each Abruzzi will come with an individual plaque with the car's chassis number that's linked with a particular year of Le Mans, including the winning car and drivers from that year.
Each owner will also get professional instruction at Le Mans and will get to drive a parade lap in their car at the Le Mans 24 Hours event itself.
1967 Marcos 1600 GT - Sully Antique Car Show 2012
Thu Stubbs of Creative Auto Imaging interviews Dave Mensh with his 1967 Marcos 1600 GT at the 39th Annual Sully Antique Car Show on June 17, 2012 in Chantilly, VA.
In 1964, Marcos introduced a very attractive two-seater coupe which is still being produced in modern times. Little changed from the initial design and it has proved to be a timeless and alluring creation.
These coupes were created in an unusual fashion, using laminated plywood for the chassis construction. GRP was used for the outer body panels. The front seats were mounted to the rear bulkhead which meant they could not be moved. To accommodate the different sizes of passengers, the foot pedals could be adjusted to the correct length. A small wheel located under the dash made the process a little less cumbersome, though highly unusual. The 1600 was powered by a Ford Cortina MK II GT engine which was capable of carrying the car to a top speed of around 115 mph. This was a vast improvement over the prior version of the car, the 1500. Zero-to-sixty for the 1600 was in the 11 second range.
Marcos was founded in Luton, in Bedfordshire, England, in 1959 by Jem Marsh and Frank Costin. Frank Costin had earlier worked on the De Havilland Mosquito fighter-bombers and from there he got the idea to use plywood for the chassis. The company moved to a converted mill in Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire in 1963 and in 1971 to a £125,000 purpose built factory at nearby Westbury.
Problems with exporting cars to the USA and the move to the expensive new premises led to financial troubles in the 1970s and by 1971 they were out of business. In July 1971 it was reported that the Rob Walker Group of Companies, a principal dealer, had taken over the stocks and assets of the business and established a new company, Marcos Ltd. The new owners insisted that production would continue, albeit, at least in the short term, only for the UK market. Marcos dealers in the UK had been heavily discounting new cars since the end of 1970, however, while a report at the time of the collapse stated that the company's stock of 35 unsold cars in the USA had had to be "liquidated": in reality there seems to have been a substantial stock of new cars still looking for buyers, and it is not clear whether, over the next few years, any more were built. Just a year later, one Saturday in June 1972, what was described as "a cash jumble sale of Marcos bits - prototype and shop soiled components, benches, tools..." took place at what was could now be characterized as the "old Marcos Cars factory" at Westbury. The sale was occasioned by the company's reorganization and move to a smaller factory.
Jem Marsh however stayed in the auto business. In 1976 he bought back the rights to the Marcos name, and in 1981 the Marcos was re-launched with the Marcos V6 Coupe that was sold in kit form.
Marcos went bankrupt again in 2000, but thanks to a wealthy Canadian, Tony Stelliga buying the company, production was again revived in 2002. The race car production was relocated to the Netherlands while road car production moved to Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England. By 2005 most of the designers from the near to bankrupt TVR joined the company.
On 9 October 2007 it was announced that Marcos would cease car production and go into voluntary liquidation.
The first car, the 1960 Marcos GT was a rather strange looking device with gullwing doors and a windscreen in four panels. For production the body was made less radical but initially retained the gullwing doors. It was powered by a choice of Ford engines varying from 997 cc to 1498 cc and had Standard 10 and Triumph Herald steering and suspension components. Thirty nine were made up to 1963.
In 1961 the brothers Dennis Adams and Peter Adams started working with Marcos and they introduced a number of changes to the original design, so the Marcos Luton Gullwing, and the Spyder were introduced in November 1961, immediately transformed to the Marcos Fastback GT , was displayed at the London Racing Car Show in 1963. The chassis were glued of mainly 3 mm thin sheets of marine plywood, giving the cars a very strong monocoque and unbeatable low total weight (internationally homologated with 475 kg), resulting in a great performance in sportscar competition. Totally 39 cars were produced of these early Marcos models and nearly all of them were used for national and international racing purpose.
2012 Le Mans Classic AC Cobra
Qualifying lap. P6 in grid 4. First Cobra behind 5 Ford GT40s. Top speed 261 km/h (GPS) on the Hunaudières straight.
A timely tribute to the great Caroll Shelby who just passed away.