Articles tagged GTE

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The Motor Sport Month - International News

Electrifying Le Mans Nissan will fill Garage 56 with an electric car in 2014, By Gary Watkins Nissan is to race at the Le Mans 24 Hours with an all-electric car next season. The Japanese manufacturer has been awarded the so-called 'Garage 56' grid slot at the famous race reserved for an experimental, environmentally friendly car. Nissan boss Carlos Goshn described the forthcoming electric...

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No more them and US

American sports car racing will be unified for the first time since 1997 when the American Le Mans Series and the Grand American Road Racing Association’s series merge in 2014. The historic move came to light at the beginning of September just days before it was officially announced at a press conference at the Daytona International Speedway. The link-up has been billed as a merger, but the...

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International news

Allan Simonsen 1978-2013 Sports car racing was robbed of a talented and popular driver at the Le Mans 24 Hours. Aston Martin Racing driver Simonsen, 34, succumbed to injuries sustained in an accident on only the third lap of this year’s 90th anniversary running of the French classic. The Dane died after his Aston Martin Vantage GTE hit the barriers on the exit of Tertre Rouge, just minutes into...

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Buying a Ferrari

Buying A Ferrari Dear Reader, The other day my friend said "Why don't we buy a Ferrari?" to which my instant reaction was "Well, urn, ah, er, yes, well why don't we?". My friend went on, waxing lyrical, "No, seriously, a Ferrari really is the car to own. Everyone has a Ferrari these days; at least anyone who is really into cars, that is". So it was agreed that we would buy a Ferrari. The first...

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Spa 6 Hours

Without Toyota, the first true endurance world championship sports car race to be held in Europe for 20 years did lose a bit of its shine. We’d hoped to see a new era of technical innovation launched with a debut face-off between Audi’s e-tron quattro and Toyota’s TS030 Hybrid. But when Toyota was forced to withdraw from Spa because of a testing crash at Paul Ricard, we had to be content with...

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Motorfair

A brief perusal Compared to earlier years Motorfair has become far less dealer-orientated when the sale of secondhand cars was part of the so-called attraction, until it has now taken on the mantle as Britain's other Motor Show. It is now very reminiscent of the traditional Motor Show with full manufacturer support and new models delayed until an announcement can be made at Earls Court. A...

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Where the customer comes first

At least that’s McLaren’s ambition, as the project to turn its latest road car to pacesetter on the track steps up a gear By Rob Widdows The McLaren MP4-12C GT3 is a beautiful racing car. In Gulf colours it’s the best-looking car in the paddock. So, it’s new, it’s beautiful and it’s fast. But does it have both the speed and endurance to be a regular winner? Well, this is McLaren, a company that...

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How Reliant Sees Things

While much criticism of Sir Michael Edwardes was appearing in The Times for handling of British Leyland, a small number of motoring writers made a visit to Britain’s second largest car-producing plant, Reliant at Tamworth, Staffs., to hear how the new Board of this Company sees the future. They came by train (apart from the writer, who drove from Wales in a Wankel-engined Mazda) all except Alfred...

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The Motor Sport Month - International News

Audi snaps up di Grassi Former Grand Prix driver Lucas di Grassi has landed an Audi drive for 2013, following his starring performance on his debut with the German manufacturer at last year's Sao Paulo round of the FIA World Endurance Championship. Audi played down the chances of the Brazilian being contracted for 2013 after what it stressed was a oneoff, which came at the behest of race promoter...

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Road Impressions

Alfa Romeo 33 Green Cloverleaf Alfa Romeo have altered their onetime policy of attempting to make inroads into the mass market in Britain, via the smaller engined versions of the 33 and the Arna, the Nissan-bodied and Sud-engined compact. The latter is no longer available in the UK although production has re-started in Italy, and the company is reverting to the niche it knows best, that of the...

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