Fernando Alonso drives Ferrari 458 Spider
Right before the start of the race weekend of the Italian Grand Prix in
Monza, Fernando Alonso wanted to try the new 458 Spider, which will be
presented at the IAA Frankfurt next Tuesday. The Scuderia Ferrari driver
enjoyed the potential of the 8-cylinder mid-rear engine from the Prancing
Horse - with hard top and fitted with the same most advanced technological
content as the multi-awarded 458 Italia and now available in an "en plein
air" version - on the roads around Maranello.
Alonso was extremely satisfied with the perfect combination of high
performance, exceptional handling and the engine sound the 458 Spider is
able to deliver.
Ferrari's Alonso and Massa ride world's fastest rollercoaster at Ferrari World
The Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro drivers visited Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the
theme park centred on the Maranello marque. It is located on Yas Island,
the venue which hosts the nineteenth and final round of the Formula 1 World
Championship. Felipe and Fernando arrived in the Emirates on Tuesday night
to bring the curtain down on this closely contested season and today they
were taken to the Scuderia Challenge, an attraction in the park which
allows people to tackle a simulated lap of the Yas Marina Circuit at the
wheel of a 430 Scuderia Challenge car. Four journalists were in attendance,
Ottavio Daviddi of Tutto Sport, Stefano Mancini of La Stampa, Laurent Dupin
of TF1 and Julien Febreau of Europe 1. These men were the top qualifiers of
a competition held yesterday for the international media.
The two drivers were bubbling with excitement having just experienced the
Formula Rossa, the world's fastest rollercoaster. "Really incredible," was
the unanimous verdict of Fernando Alonso who won the first race on the
simulator and Felipe Massa, at the end of the breathtaking lap. "Thanks to
this attraction, all lovers of speed, like us will be able to experience,
for once in their lives at least, the unique sensation of being launched
into the air at 240 kilometres per hour, as well as enjoying what is a
truly great day for all real Ferrari fans."
Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition sets lap time of 7:14
We now have the official track time for the Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition.
Driver Akira Iida clocked a lap time of 7:14.64 on the
Nürburgring-Nordschleife on August 31. The special edition LFA did it
using its standard-issue (road-legal) Bridgestone Potenza RE070 tires.
The LFA Nürburgring Package is scheduled to go into a limited-run
production in 2012. Only 50 units will be from a total LFA production run
of 500 models.
The Nürburgring Edition of the LFA comes with a carbon fiber body kit, a
re-tuned suspension and an upgraded 6-speed sequential gearbox. It is
powered by a 4.8-liter V10 engine with 562 hp (419 kW / 570 PS) - the
standard LFA has an output of 412 kW (560 PS). The complete package costs
an additional $70,000 but delivers a 0-100 km/h sprint of just 3.7 seconds
and a top speed of 325 km/h (202 mph).
Koenigsegg Agera R - 402km/h EPIC Fly By on the Nurburgring!
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Last couple of days I visited the Gran Turismo Events on the Nurburgring.
Koenigsegg Norway also enjoyed this great event with their Official Test
Car 7031 Streetfighter and the World Record Car Agera R.
When the awesome 1115 HP Koenigsegg Agera R passed the pit lane on
Döttinger Höhe on Thursday everyone was amazed by the speed of the car.
Using the whole 3.5 kilometer straight, the Koenigsegg logged a "quite
impressive" 401.6 km/h before braking before the bridge at Tiergarten.
The Agera R has a normal Koenigsegg road setup, was driven on 98 oktan fuel
and on standard Michelin Pilot tires.
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Pagani Zonda R - Nurburgring lap
Pagani - Pirelli Tyre - Assuring new technologies and materials are fit for
production means also putting the vehicle's components under severe
stresses, exceeding those normally encountered in every day road driving.
The Nürburgring Nordschleife is the most demanding track in the world, for
man and machine, an ordeal that each Pagani has to pass, only one of many
in the entire development phase.
The Zonda R serves as the ultimate test bench, a car able to reach
acceleration figures and speeds that are not possible with a road car.
This is further underlined by a laptime of 6:47,5 min for the 20,832 km
Nordschleife. Driver: Marc Basseng
Fastest motorcycle lap of the Nürburgring. 7m10s BTG Yamaha YZF R1.
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This BTG lap time would convert to about 7m28s full, or 7m23-24s for
'industry' or sportauto comparisons. Bike is 100% road-legal and ridden
most nights at the 'ring
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ChaseCam: Nurburgring Production car record Radical SR8
Produced for EVO magazine. Enjoy a lap of the famous Ring in 6.48 driven by
Michael Vergers filmed using a ChaseCam solid state digital recorder
combined with Dashware to convert the datalogger information into graphics
on screen. In this case we customised the graphic package to include the
Radical brand and our own ChaseCam brand, offering publishing houses and
production companies the ability to commercialise onboard video and at the
same time making it more engaging to watch. Dashware is fully customisable
with a large variety of dial packs available.
For more information click www.chasecam.co.uk
Ferrari FXX Evolution PURE SOUND!
This time you can see lots of Ferrari FXX EVO in action with start up, loud
accelerations, fast fly bys and amazing downshifts during the Ferrari corse
clienti event at Monza racetrack!
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Pagani Huayra brutal acceleration!
www.jaykaybi.com - I am a very lucky boy. Below is my in-car video of
the Zonda PS for comparison. They're very different cars, and I know the
Huayra isn't quite as wild to listen to but it's not trying to be a Zonda.
Don't think of it as the Zonda replacement. The Huayra is James Bond to
the Zonda's Bruce Lee - they both have their place, and I can see why many
Huayra owners will be keeping their Zondas.