|McLaren GT Confirms Details of Enhanced 12C GT3 To Compete Globally in 2013|
|•Additional production run of the 12C GT3 confirmed to compete globally •Revisions designed to improve overall efficiency and reliability •12C GT3 competitive debut season summary available to view at the official McLaren Automotive YouTube channel: http://youtu.be/72jgg4BqYsY As was confirmed at the close of last year, McLaren GT will produce further examples of the 12C GT3 available to compete in the 2013 season. These new models are eligible for all GT3 championships and, for the first time, see the 12C GT3 available for global competition. The 2012 season saw the 12C GT3 take part in 98 separate race events, and this was converted into 19 victories and a further 19 podium finishes for the 13 McLaren GT customer teams – a remarkable achievement for the car making its competitive debut. During the season, the 12C GT3 was only made available to European-based GT teams and, aside from a handful of standalone race events in Abu Dhabi, Azerbaijan and Macau, raced in championships across Europe. The 12C GT3 is now available to all GT teams globally and, for the first time, also collectors and non-race users. The 12C GT3 will continue to be raced by all active GT teams who competed in 2012. In addition to this, several new teams have now taken delivery of the 2013 model year 12C GT3 and are confirmed for the forthcoming season. Clearwater Racing join McLaren GT as a customer team and, as reigning back-to-back champions in the Asia GT Championship, the striking chrome, red and green livery of the 12C GT3 will wear the number 1. In addition to this, nine-time World Rally Champion Sébastien Loeb has confirmed he will contest the FIA GT Series, and his team Sébastien Loeb Racing will run two examples of the 12C GT3. Loeb will be joined in the cockpit by McLaren GT factory driver Alvaro Parente for the six-date season. The 2013-specification 12C GT3 features a number of changes, all of which are available as a package to existing car owners, and which are designed to offer enhanced drivability, reliability and efficiency, coupled with reduced complexity. The changes include a revised aerodynamics package, an upgraded ECU with a revised electrical system and alternative dampers. The 2013 12C GT3 also benefits from an updated cooling system designed to optimise performance of the car in the more varied conditions found in global championships. These enhancements are evident through the updated bonnet and ducting, designed to ensure that the 12C GT3 can run competitively in higher temperatures than those experienced during 2012. The revised aerodynamic package will further improve the balance and tyre management of the 12C GT3. The enhanced 2013 McLaren 12C GT3 costs £325,000, and is eligible for all FIA GT3-based race series. 2013 McLaren 12C GT3 technical specification Chassis/Body - McLaren carbon fibre MonoCell with aluminium front and rear sub-frames - Bespoke lightweight carbon fibre body panels - Left hand drive - FIA approved safety roll cage Aerodynamics - Front splitter - Rear wing, fully adjustable with gurney - Front and rear diffusers Engine/Management - Race prepared 3.8L V8 twin turbo McLaren M838T - McLaren Electronics ECU interfacing with Bosch ABS and Shiftec transmission control units Transmission - Six-speed sequential motorsport transmission pneumatically actuated via steering wheel mounted paddles Electrical System - Lightweight motorsport specification wiring and connectors - Electronic power management system - Membrane type switch panel Data System - McLaren Electronics 'ATLAS' data system - Digital dash display Front/Rear Suspension - Double wishbone adjustable for ride height, camber and toe - Four-way adjustable dampers with coil over springs - Motorsport axles with single wheel retaining nut - Adjustable anti-roll bars - Forged aluminium wheels: Front 12' x 18', Rear 13' x 18' Steering - Electro-hydraulic power assisted steering - Unique McLaren GT steering wheel developed from MP4-24 Formula 1 steering wheel Fuel System - Motorsport 'bag tank' system with 120L capacity - Motorsport 'quick-fill' system Lubrication - Mobil engine and transmission lubrication Brake System - Akebono monoblock calipers with ventilated discs: Front – 6 piston caliper, 378Ø x 36mm disc Rear – 4 piston caliper, 355Ø x 32mm disc - Bosch motorsport ABS|
|PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE, ROUNDS 13 AND 14, SONOMA, CALIFORNIASonoma, California. Ryan Dalziel, Michael Mills and Jack Baldwin scored two class victories and three runner-up positions between them in Rounds 13 and 14 of the Pirelli World Challenge this past weekend at the Cadillac Grand Prix of Sonoma. On Saturday, Michael Mills (Angleton, Texas) added to his points lead in the GT-Amateur (GT-A) class by sprinting to a fourth straight victory in his EFFORT Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R. Ryan Dalziel (Winter Park, Florida) finished second overall in GT class in ....|
|DYSON RACING TEAM BENTLEY TO RACE SECOND CONTINENTAL GT3 IN PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE• Car number 88 will enter the line-up at Sonoma Raceway|
• Bentley Boy Guy Smith to pilot second Bentley; joins Butch Leitzinger
(Poughkeepsie, NY / Herndon, VA 21st August 2014) Dyson Racing Team Bentley announces a second Continental GT3 will enter the Pirelli World Challenge beginning with this weekend's Round 13 and 14 races. Bentley Boy Guy Smith will pilot the number 88 car in a double header race weekend at Sonoma Raceway on Saturday, August 23 and Sunday, August 24.
|BOSCH COMMUNITY FUND DONATES $100,000 TO THE UNIVERSITY OF THE AFTERMARKET FOUNDATIONBosch Automotive Aftermarket division builds comprehensive strategy to help develop future automotive technicians|
- Scholarship funding begins in 2015 school year with scholarships awarded to students enrolled in accredited automotive, heavy-duty or diesel programs
- Bosch helps prepare the workforce of the future with a focus on supporting the advancement of education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
- To date, the Bosch Community Fund has awarded more than ....
|OAK TREE GRAND PRIX AT VIR. PORSCHE MOTORSPORTS PRE-EVENT NOTESWhile the Porsche 919 Hybrid competes for overall victories at Le Mans and in the FIA World Endurance Championship, the likelihood of a GT Le Mans (GTLM) class entry of winning against the Prototype (P) class in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship is slim. However, for the first time this year, and in recent memory, the Porsche 911 RSR will have a chance at the overall race win when the Oak Tree Grand Prix at VIR takes place on Sunday, August 24. The two-hour and 45-minute event marks the fi....|
|2015 RANGE ROVER SPORT SVR◾The 2015 Range Rover Sport SVR will be the first Land Rover vehicle to wear the new high-performance SVR badge|
◾The Range Rover Sport SVR is the most dynamically focused Land Rover vehicle ever produced
◾To see the official 2015 Range Rover Sport SVR launch video CLICK HERE
◾The SVR features a 550hp 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine capable of accelerating from 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds with a top speed of 162 mph1 on the track
◾Tested on the Nürburgring Nordschleife, the SVR recorded a lap ti....
|CONTINENTAL GT3-R MAKES NORTH AMERICAN DEBUT AT 2014 PEBBLE BEACH◾Limited edition Bentley Performance Model to be shown during Monterey Auto Week|
◾Complete Bentley product range on display at the Home of Bentley
(Pebble Beach, 11th August 2014) Making its North American debut at this year's Pebble Beach is the new Continental GT3-R – the most dynamic and fastest-accelerating Bentley ever produced.
Inspired by Bentley's race-winning Continental GT3 race car, the GT3-R is powered by Bentley's race and road proven 4.0 litre V8 engine. Bentley engin....
|VOLKSWAGEN TAKES HOLISTIC APPROACH TO E-MOBILITY WITH LAUNCH FOR ULTRA LOW CARBON CARAug 5, 2014|
• Volkswagen partners with 3Degrees® to purchase carbon offsets in California and around the United States to cover certain greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with 2015 e-Golf models
• SunPower® selected as VW's official solar energy partner, providing eligible e-Golf® owners the opportunity to achieve the electricity savings and power management capabilities of its high performance solar solutions
• Bosch Automotive Service Solutions® selected as VW's preferred home....
|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....