Specifics: Two seat build-it-yourself sports car developed as our latest generation spaceframe chassis. Sub 2,400 lbs. target vehicle weight, 104″ wheelbase, 78″ body width, and 46″ overall height. Full carbon fiber body with clear coat finish. Production start estimate late 2020/Q1 2021. Cost TBD. The front nose is the competition racing nose optimized for cooling and downforce. A separate street nose is designed, but not shown. Background: At the beginning of 2018, Factory Five embarked on an ambitious project to transition all composite shaping to digital process from the traditional hand-made mold plugs and tools. [...]
Ford Offers Complimentary GT500 Track Attack Driving Experience to Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Owners Ford to provide owners of all-new Mustang Shelby GT500 with exclusive complimentary driving instruction at Ford Performance Racing School’s new operation at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina Features and capabilities of the Shelby GT500 are highlighted while advanced driving techniques are taught through track- and drag strip-based driving sessions plus classroom instruction Interested owners should visit www.GT500TrackAttack.com for additional program details DETROIT, Mich., Dec. 12, 2019 – Ford and Ford Performance Racing School are joining forces to offer a complimentary program exclusively for [...]
ASTON MARTIN RACING VANTAGE ALL SET FOR ‘DESERT’ DEBUT Aston Martin Racing reaches mid-way stage of FIA WEC as team to beat Team aims to end 2019 with championship leads in GTE Pro and Am GTE Am squad returns to the scene of Paul Dalla Lana’s title glory in 2017 Wednesday 11 December 2019, Bahrain. Aston Martin Racing embarks on its final race of the 2019 calendar year with a point to prove as the Vantage GTE makes its desert debut in the BAPCO 8 Hours of Bahrain. The Danish crew of the #95 entry, Nicki Thiim and [...]
MORGAN PLANS NEW ALUMINIUM PLATFORM MODELS AND PREPARES TO BID FAREWELL T0 STEEL CHASSIS IN 2020 Morgan confirms plans for additional models in 2020, underpinned by its CX-Generation aluminium platform The CX-Generation platform was introduced in the Morgan Plus Six, launched at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2019 2020 will mark the end of production for the traditional steel chassis, a variation of which was introduced in 1936 and is currently used in the Morgan 4/4, Plus 4 and V6 Roadster All-new CX-Generation models are in development to replace the existing models built on the traditional steel chassis The 2020 Morgan model lihe-up [...]
Compact all-rounder as an entry to the Mercedes-AMG world The new Mercedes-AMG GLA 35 4MATIC Affalterbach. The range of compact 35-series entry-level models to the world of Mercedes-AMG is now complete. The seven-member family extends from the A-Class as a hatchback and notchback (in a long version for China) to the CLA Coupé and Shooting Brake and the seven-seater GLB – and is now rounded off by the new GLA 35 4MATIC (combined fuel consumption 7.5-7.4 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions 171-170 g/km). The technical basis is already well-proven: the agile high-torque 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo engine delivers 225 [...]
Gordon Murray Automotive partners with Racing Point Formula One team to ensure T.50 supercar has most advanced aerodynamics ever Collaboration with Racing Point Formula One Team will facilitate access to state-of-the-art wind tunnel and the pinnacle of motorsport expertise First official T.50 image reveals purity and drama Murray shares details of ground-effect ‘fan car’ innovation that rewrites the rulebook for road-car aerodynamics Six aero modes enable driver to optimise dynamic and outright performance Vmax Mode and ram induction boost T.50 output to 700hp Gordon Murray Automotive (GMA) is partnering with the Racing Point Formula One Team to further [...]
Toyota partnered with Subaru to produce what the automotive world hoped would be an ingenious sports car. The Toyota 86 (formerly Scion FRS) is a lightweight, rear-wheel-drive sexy coupe that offers decent power all with a manual transmission. But is there enough in this package to make it an enthusiast wet dream?
New McLaren 620R sets the pace as road-legal version of McLaren GT4 race car McLaren today announces the 620R, the first car in its class to offer true motorsport credentials in a fully road-legal package. The limited-edition coupé – just 350 will be built – evolves the competition specification of the McLaren 570S GT4 to deliver a race-car experience on either track or road. “The McLaren 570S GT4 is a first-class GT race car that having won races in every championship it has competed in since its first appearance in 2017 is attracting an increasing number of customer [...]
New icon for BMW M Customer Racing: BMW M4 GT3 to take to the track in 2022 BMW M4 GT3 to be fielded in international top classes by customers around the world starting in 2022. Development and testing already in full swing. Jens Marquardt: “The BMW M4 GT3 will be a real highlight in terms of optics and technology”. Markus Flasch: “It is only logical that future top models in customer racing will be based on the next generation of the BMW M4”. Munich. The customer racing range of products in the BMW M Motorsport programme is getting a new [...]
Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign deliveries to begin in late 2020 First customer model to be displayed at Geneva Motor Show in Italdesign booth; limited ownership slots still available YOKOHAMA, Japan (Dec. 5, 2019) – The first customer model of the Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign will go on display at the Geneva Motor Show* in March, before deliveries of the limited-edition car begin in late 2020. Before then, fans can see the prototype model in locations throughout Japan, including at the 2019 NISMO Festival this Sunday. Customer demand for the production version of the car has been strong, with a [...]
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