Pioneering firm now wants to lead the way with hybrid racer
From the Beaujolais Run it was a quick turnaround to visit engineering company Zytek, near Repton in Derbyshire. Most of you may know Zytek primarily as an engine builder, as I did, but it’s quite astonishing how much it is accountable for in the world of motor sport.
The 2009 McLaren Kinetic Energy Recovery System? Zytek. The only...
Sorry for Silverstone
So Bernie has finally carried out his threat and Silverstone is no longer ‘the home of British motor sport’. What a sad and dirty tale of bullying and big business this has been.
For my part I am very disappointed. Living as I do within a stone’s throw of the track I have seen both what the Grand Prix has done for the region over the years, and also the huge strides...
High-speed flywheels are one promising system designers are pursuing to meet forthcoming Formula 1 energy recovery rules. Motor Sport looks at the options
By Gordon Cruickshank
As a PR challenge, making Formula 1 look green ranks with making John McCririck look stylish.
But from 2009 (unless the teams’ request for a delay is granted) F1 introduces novel technology designed to boost efficiency...
Innovator, improviser, impecunious... The founder of a famous British racing institution has been all three, but right now he's flying high once again
By Simon Taylor
Motor racing is dangerous: it's a truism that doesn't need repeating. And motor racing can be dangerous commercially, too. On the balance sheet as well as on the track, risk can reap huge rewards but can also result in huge crashes...
At the heart of the DB7 is a 3.2-litre supercharged six-cylinder engine which develops 335 bhp at 5600 rpm and 368 lb/ft of torque at 3000.
For comparison, the latest Jaguar XJ12 saloon's six-litre V12 produces 318 bhp at 5400 rpm and 342 lb/ft of torque at 3750. The Jaguar saloon weighs 1985 kg; the DB7 is a comparative featherweight, at 1650.
The Aston's performance figures should be...