|2013 NISSAN GT-R NISMO GT3 RELEASED|
| Nissan Motorsports International Co., Ltd. (Nismo) is pleased to announce the official release of a Nissan GT-R (R35) that conforms to FIA GT3 regulations: the 2013 Model, Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3.
The 2012 model, Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3, which debuted this March, has brought back race victories from across the globe. Entered by NDDP RACING (Nismo) as well as customer racing teams, the GT-3 has outperformed the competition at this year's SUPER GT series (GT 300 class), Super Taikyu (GT3 class), British GT Championship and GT Cup. Nismo has developed the 2013 Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 using all the valuable data brought back from these races, in addition to the dyno, track tests, and customer feedback, to enhance its competitiveness and performance. Most significant improvements were made to the following crucial points:
• Engine performance & durability|
• Aerodynamic performance
• Brake balance
• Suspension setting to suit new aerodynamics package
Engine is the biggest contribution to performance enhancement, which includes new camshaft timing. Moving parts of the engine were also reinforced to guarantee durability. Several modifications were made to enhance aerodynamics: canards were added to the front and the front fender louvers were enlarged. The positioning of the rear wing was optimized. These changes improve aerodynamic balance between front and rear, and increased downforce, which enhanced overall aerodynamic performance. The 2013 model, Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 is manufactured on demand. Orders will be accepted from November 13, 2012 on. Should the number of orders exceed production capacity, Nismo retains the right to make final decisions on order fulfillment. Nismo is currently preparing an update kit for the 2012 model, Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3. Sales and customer support for the Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 will be implemented by Nismo for Japan, Asia, North America, South America, and Oceania, whilst our project partner, JRM, will continue to cover Europe, Russia and the Middle East, in the same way as 2012 Model. For more details, please refer to http://www.nismo.co.jp/en/products/GT3/index.html Enquiries should be made to either Nismo or JRM. Specifications of the 2013 Model, Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 Length: 4,780 mm Width: 2,036 mm Weight: 1,300 kg * Engine Model: VR38DETT Displacement: 3,799cc Power: 405kw or higher @ 6,500rpm 550ps or higher @ 6,500rpm* Torque: 637N m or higher @ 5,000rpm (65.0kgf m or higher @ 5,000rpm Wheels (Fr/Rr): 13.0J X 18 * Subject to Balance of Performance defined by the FIA This Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 is a racing car. It can not be used on public roads or be registered for such a license.
|POLE POSITION FOR AUDI DRIVER LAURENS VANTHOOR IN HOME ROUND AT SPA◾Belgian Audi Club Team WRT in position one|
◾Three Audi R8 LMS ultra cars in the top five spots on the grid
◾Sixth row for the Le Mans winners
Ingolstadt/Spa, July 25, 2014 – The Belgian Audi Club Team WRT has achieved a perfect starting base for the Spa 24 Hours. The #1 Audi R8 LMS ultra will be starting the race from position one on the grid on the 90th anniversary of the endurance event. In the super pole qualifying session for the top 20 participants, the Belgian team, with the B....
|THIRD AUDI VICTORY IN SPA 24 HOURS◾Belgian Audi Club Team WRT wins with Rast/Vanthoor/Winkelhock|
◾Third 24-hour race success by Audi within six weeks
◾Laurens Vanthoor new leader of the Blancpain Endurance Series standings
Ingolstadt/Spa, July 27, 2014 – Audi has won the world's toughest GT3 race at Spa. In the battle of eleven marques and 60 participants, the R8 LMS ultra prevailed for the third time in four years in the classic race in the Ardennes that celebrated its 90th anniversary this year. The Belgian Audi Cl....
|CONTINENTAL GT3 PROVES ITSELF AS 24-HOUR RACER• Both Continental GT3 cars finish the Total 24 Hours of Spa in top 20|
• Reliability and pace both confirmed on 24-hour debut
• Both cars suffer bad luck in the opening hours
• 24-hour race disrupted by safety cars and red flag
• Both Bentleys battle back to commendable finishes in P13 and P17, equating to P9 and P11 in the PRO class
(Spa, 27th July 2014) Bentley's Continental GT3 racer proves itself as the next generation of Bentley endurance machine with a strong finish for both ....
|M-SPORT BENTLEY CHARGES THROUGH THE ORDER AT SPAAfter difficult start, both Continental GT3 make great progress|
• At the half way point, Car #7 sits in P15 and Car #8 in P29
• Drivers report cars are running well in the cool night air
(Spa, 27th July 2014) As the Total 24 Hours of Spa reaches the half-way point, 12 hours in to the race, the two Continental G3 racecars of M-Sport Bentley sit P15 and P26 after continuing to recover well from an unfortunate start. More importantly, Car #7 sits P9 in class, meaning that the car scores....
|CHALLENGING FIRST SIX HOURS FOR M-SPORT BENTLEY AT SPABoth Continental GT3 cars suffer bad luck in the opening hours|
• 24-hour race continually disrupted by safety cars
• Both Bentleys battle back steadily as double-stints begin
• Race red-flagged after five hours, resumes after an hour
(Spa, 26th July 2014) With the first six hours of the Total 24 Hours of Spa complete, the two Continental GT3s of M-Sport Bentley sit in P36 and P44 respectively. With an unusually high number of incidents, 30 of the first 90 laps were spent behind the ....
|ASTON MARTIN CONFIRMS BESPOKE SUPER SALOON: THE FINEST OF FAST CARS◾Exclusive super saloon sees return of evocative Lagonda nameplate|
◾Innovative special project champions exclusivity
◾Strictly limited series production from early 2015
25 July 2014, Gaydon: Aston Martin is today confirming a bespoke product programme for a new super saloon that will see the revival of the historic Lagonda nameplate in a strictly limited series.
As has traditionally been the case, the Lagonda badge will once again sit proudly on a luxurious and exclusive super s....
|PORSCHE MOTORSPORTS PRE-EVENT NOTES. BRICKYARD GRAND PRIX. INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAYDateline. Indianapolis, Indiana|
Circuit. Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Track Length/Turns. 2.439-mile, 14-turn Road Course
Round. TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. Round 7 of 12
Next Round. TUDOR Championship. Continental Tire Road Race Showcase, Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, August 8-10
TUDOR United SportsCar Championship
Date. Friday, July 25, 5:45 p.m. ET/ 2:45 p.m. PT
Race Duration. Two-Hours, 45-minutes
Classes. GT Le Mans (Por....
|FIVE ASTON MARTINS TAKE ON SPA 24 HOURSGaydon, 22 July 2014 - Five Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3s will contest Spa 24 Hours, the fourth round of the Blancpain GT Series, this weekend (26-27 July) and all are supported by Aston Martin Racing works drivers and talented young up-coming drivers under the team's watch.|
In the Pro class, the Oman Racing Team V12 Vantage GT3, run by Motorbase, will be driven by Ahmad Al Harthy (OM), Michael Caine (GB) and Stephen Jelley (GB). The trio is contesting the full Blancpain GT Series this....