► Sebastien Loeb Racing and his Porsche GT3 Cup Wins GP of Pau, France
The new 911 GT3 Cup, inaugurated in 2011 for the 25th anniversary of the Porsche Matmut Carrera Cup, is fast, larger, more powerful with improved aerodynamics. The speeds reached along the Circuit in the City show the skills of the drivers who will put on a brave face.
Lights on the Pau circuit, the 18 Porsches invest Pau by night on Saturday May 12. From the beginning on, Loeb outdistances his teammates Jean-Karl Vernay and Vincent Beltoise. The trio led then until Beltoise spin off and restarts 6th, leaving his third place to Côme Ledogar. Leading the pack, Loeb maintains the 2sec. gap and takes his first victory on the Circuit in the City. This double victory of the Sebastien Loeb Racing demonstrates the level of preparation targeted by the champion for his brand new team. As for Julien Briche, winner of the Peugeot RCZ Racing Cup first race one hour before, he ranks 6th.
► 2013 Kia cee'd
The new cee'd is longer, wider and lower than its predecessor, with the
same long wheelbase. The elegant simplicity of its coupe-like proportions
is emphasised by a steeply raked A-pillar, a very low belt-line in the
front and lengthened side windows.
The front of the new cee'd is dominated by the latest interpretation of
Kia's trademark 'tiger-nose' grille and aggressive, wraparound headlamp
clusters housing signature LED daytime running lights.
In profile, pronounced front and rear wings emphasise the car's wide track
and solid stance. Above taut, strongly sculpted door surfaces, the steeply
raked A-pillar, sweeping roofline and integral rear spoiler accentuate the
sporting aesthetics of the new model's generous glasshouse.
Throughout, the exterior is accented by numerous small yet highly
significant detail touches which add to the prestige and premium feel of
the new cee'd without detracting from the purity and elegance of the
These include a new, bolder, more sophisticated Kia badge, the indicator
blade protrusion in the front headlamps, the Kia-signature windscreen head
castellations, the chrome side glazing surround and the cee'd-unique,
aerodynamic shaping of the tail lamp which extends into the adjacent
The new cee'd features a completely new interior hallmarked by a more
premium look and feel, higher perceived quality, improved switchgear,
touch-screen technology and enhanced driving position ergonomics.
The dashboard layout features a cockpit-like design with an
aircraft-themed, driver-oriented fascia. The main control panel wraps
around the steering wheel, placing all switchgear within easy reach of the
driver, and the main control groups such as audio and air-conditioning have
been segregated to bring a more premium, luxurious, big car feel to the
Carefully considered precision detailing gives the cabin a more prestigious
look and feel than that of the current generation model. Soft touch
materials add a new tactility to the driving environment. Instruments and
switchgear are picked out in very thin chrome, the door handles are built
up in a layered sandwich of high quality materials and the door opener
itself has a sculpted, one-piece, shell-like quality reflecting the premium
values of the new interior design.
► 2013 Audi A3 1.8 TFSI quattro S line
The 1.8 TFSI -- with an engine displacement of 1,798 cc -- produces 132 kW
(180 hp) and outputs 250 Nm (184.39 lb-ft) of torque between 1,250 and
5,000 rpm. It combines direct injection with supplemental injection into
the induction pipe, varies the valve stroke based on load using the Audi
valvelift system and utilizes a very elaborate thermal management system to
quickly heat the engine after a cold start. Its key performance data: zero
to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 7.2 seconds, top speed 232 km/h (144.16 mph),
combined fuel consumption of 5.6 liters per 100 km (42.00 US mpg),
equivalent to 130 g CO2 per km (209.21 g/mile).
► Lamborghini Asterion INTERIOR
The clear, minimal and modern interior of the Lamborghini Asterion reflects
the exterior design yet with a classic look and feel. Internally, the two
seats are positioned higher than those in Lamborghini super sports cars,
ensuring a car for comfortable every day cruising rather than extreme
performance and handling.
Extensive Bianco Celaeno (ivory) and Marrone Attis (brown) leather
immediately confirm the luxurious drive experience of the Asterion with an
elegance from combining materials including aluminium and forged carbon
fibre, as well as titanium that is also visible in the iconic three spoke
steering wheel design drawn from the Miura. However, the Asterion’s
steering wheel also includes three buttons from which the driver selects
his engine driving mode: Zero – for zero emissions/full electric; I for
‘Ibrido’ (hybrid); and T for ‘Termico (thermal) power. Finally, a
portable tablet allows the car’s occupants to manage climate control and
other functions including GPS and in-car infotainment.
Asterion LPI 910-4 – LP stands for ‘longitudinale posteriore’, the
position of the conventional engine, I stands for ‘ibrido’, 910 for the
system power and 4 for the permanent 4WD system – is the new concept of a
new kind of dream car designed by Lamborghini starting from an intuition:
the key for anticipating the future lies in a transformation and
hybridisation of Lamborghini’s own DNA.
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► 2012 Toyota GT86
2.0 Boxer 6M/T 4-cylinder 16-valve DOHC 200 hp at 7,400 RPM / manual
Top speed: 226 km/h
2.0 Boxer 6A/T 4-cylinder 16-valve DOHC 200 hp at 7,400 RPM / automatic
Top speed: 210 km/h
Castellet 2012 - Sebastien Loeb Racing - LMP2 ORECA - vidéo nolimits.fr
La vidéo de la la première course du team Sébastien Loeb Racing avec un
superbe résultat sur le podium, une deuxième place. Une belle performance
du team et des pilotes : Stéphane Sarazzin, Nicolas Manissian et Nicolas
avec la présence de Sébastien Loeb.
Cette vidéo vous emmène au plus proche du team, des stands jusqu'au bout
réalisé par Steve Maire de nolimits.fr
musique de The Marxbruner
Formel Race Car by Ice and Snow - Full Lap
Andy Gülden, the Chief Instructor of the Nürburgring Driving Academy,
drives a Nürburgring Formula Race Car along the icy and snowy Nürburgring
Nordschleife. here now the full lap.
Has Racing Lost Its Credibility? - /SHAKEDOWN
April 2012 VLN, DTM, WRC, WTCC, WC, MotoGP, Porsche Cup race results. AND
the Question of the Show - Has racing lost its CREDIBILITY as a true
expression of automotive performance? Plus, a Leo Parente / ShakeDown
shout-out to Adam Ferrara - Comedian, Actor, Car Guy, Top Gear US Host,
fellow Italian. Stay to the end of this SD and see how his credentials
should matter to you. It's a good way to NOT let 'things' happens. I'm not
saying they WOULD, I'm just saying.....
VLN April 28, 2012 Results
DTM Race 1
Porsche IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama