|Ford Makes NASCAR History|
| •Ford's innovative marketing campaign for the 2012 Focus Electric continues as NASCAR selected the car to be the first-ever all-electric pace car, leading the field for the Sprint Cup Richmond 400 on April 28
•Ford was also first to use a hybrid to start a NASCAR event when the Fusion Hybrid served as pace car for the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in 2008
•Ford research shows that approximately 35 percent of new car intenders are motorsports fans and 78 percent of them support NASCAR. Additionally, Ford race fans are 67 percent more likely to consider Ford products than general market consumers
•Ford also was the first to show off a 2013 model race car when it unveiled its new 2013 Fusion stock car in January
Ford Motor Company is again making NASCAR history this month as the all-new Focus Electric becomes the first all-electric pace car to ever lead the field for a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Richmond 400.
|TDI-TUNING FAVOURED BY OWNERS OF CARS FROM THE VOLKSWAGEN GROUP◾UK tuning box designer and developer caters for top-end VW Group models|
◾Only actual parameters are modified by TDI-Tuning boxes to achieve required effect
◾Tuning equipment can be re-programmed for over 4,000 different vehicle models
UK tuning technology expert TDI-Tuning notes a high number of owners of cars from the Volkswagen Group among its customers. As much as 25% of TDI-Tuning's overall customer base, in fact, owns a vehicle from the VW Group range.
Whether they drive an Audi, V....
|Toyota to Trial New SiC Power Semiconductor TechnologyToyota City, Japan, Jan. 29, 2015 -- Using a Camry Hybrid prototype and a fuel cell bus, Toyota Motor Corporation will bring a brand new technology to the streets of Japan for testing this year. The tests will evaluate the performance of silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductors, which could lead to significant efficiency improvements in hybrids and other vehicles with electrified powertrains.|
For full details, go to http://newsroom.toyota.co.jp/en/detail/5692153....
|NISSAN LENGTHENS SUPER BOWL COMMERCIAL TO 90 SECONDS, TEASES 'WITH DAD' SPOT WITH RELEASE OF BRIEF CLIP◾Nissan back as Super Bowl advertiser after nearly two decades|
◾Releases first 10 seconds of its ad as a teaser
◾Announces the in-game commercial has been lengthened to 90 seconds
◾Story will depict the struggle of work-life balance facing many American families
◾Iconic song 'Cats in the Cradle' by the late Harry Chapin featured
◾Two surprise products to make cameo appearances
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan, which has been teasing its Super Bowl plans through a one-of-a-kind social med....
|PORSCHE ANNOUNCES DATE CHANGE FOR RENNSPORT REUNION V – NOW SEPTEMBER 25-27, 2015• The world's largest gathering of Porsche race cars, drivers and fans moves forward two weeks|
Atlanta. Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca have announced today that the next Porsche Rennsport Reunion will now take place at the famed California racetrack the weekend of September 25 - 27, 2015, two weeks earlier than originally planned. The date change is due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict with the World Endurance Championship (WEC) racing series....
|GANASSI ‘STAR CAR' SHINES IN CLUTCH, WINS 53RD ROLEX 24 AT DAYTONA◾PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports Takes PC Victory In Closing Minutes|
◾Chip Ganassi Racing, CORE autosport Lead Patrón Endurance Cup
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 25, 2014) – Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates' 'Star Car' lived up to its billing in the 53rd Rolex 24 At Daytona. With a lineup of IndyCar's Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan joined by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regulars Jamie McMurray and Kyle Larson, the No. 02 Target Ford EcoBoost/Riley prevailed in a hard-fought battle with Action Ex....
|CORVETTE RACING WINS 53RD ROLEX 24 BY LESS THAN ONE SECOND◾Garcia, Magnussen, Briscoe Take GTLM In Corvette C7.R By 0.478 Seconds|
◾TI Automotive/ViperExchange.com Dodge Viper SRT Wins In GTD
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 25, 2014) – A 24-hour race came down to a seven-and-a-half minute sprint to the checkered flag in the 53rd Rolex 24 At Daytona with the No. 3 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C7.R beating the No. 25 BMW Z4 GTE from BMW Team RLL to the stripe by a mere 0.478 seconds. The GT Le Mans (GTLM) class win was Corvette Racing's first c....