|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.
|IMSA BECOMES MEMBER SANCTIONING BODY OF SFI FOUNDATION• Membership Allows IMSA To Benefit From SFI's Equipment Safety Standards |
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 18, 2014) – The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) has formalized a membership agreement with the SFI Foundation, Inc. (SFI) in which IMSA will adopt certain SFI Quality Assurance Specifications to enhance safety at IMSA events.
SFI is a non-profit organization established to issue and administer standards for the quality assurance of specialty performa....
|Porsche Racing Shifts up a GearAtlanta. Porsche has made a clear commitment to factory and customer racing for 2015 at the annual Night of Champions motorsport gala at the world headquarters in Weissach, Germany over the weekend. |
'We will be keeping the throttle down, and even shift up a gear! Motorsport is deeply rooted in the Porsche marque and for us it is more than an end in itself. On race tracks around the world, we test and develop technologies that are relevant for our sports car customers on the street,' e....
|ACURA NSX PRODUCTION MODEL TO MAKE WORLD DEBUT AT 2015 NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOWDec 17, 2014 - TORRANCE, Calif. -- The production version of the highly anticipated Acura NSX supercar, successor to the legendary original NSX, will make its world debut at the 2015 North American International Auto Show on Jan. 12, 2015. The model will reflect the production design and specifications of the mid-engine Acura supercar that is slated to launch in 2015. To celebrate the impending debut of NSX, Acura released a 30-second teaser video that gives an early glimpse of the produc....|
|CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET LEGISLATION BOOSTS FUNDING FOR SUCCESSFUL CLEAN AIR PROGRAM• Bill Would Increase Funding for Diesel Emissions Reduction Act By 50% Over Last Year's Budget|
Washington, D.C. - The federal budget package approved by the U.S. House and U.S. Senate includes a 50 percent increase in funding for a highly effective clean air program that reduces emissions from older diesel powered engines, vehicles and equipment, according to the Diesel Technology Forum.
Funding for the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) under the current funding package ....
|SABELT INTRODUCES A SAFER, STRONGER, LIGHTER RACE SEAT FOR NASCARMOORESVILLE, N.C, Dec. 11, 2014 – Sabelt recently introduced the first race seat designed specifically for the rigorous demands of the NASCAR Sprint Cup.|
With experience accumulated from numerous victories in GT racing and World Rally, Sabelt engineers designed the new race seat using a full carbon shell with a Textreme outer layer to be compliant with NASCAR's minimum weight standard of 42 pounds. The seat is designed to accommodate integrated seat belt mounts and an integrated headre....
|BREMBO: THE CHOICE OF CHAMPIONS FOR 40 YEARS!• Leadership confirmed with victories in F1, IndyCar, MotoGP, Le Mans Among Others|
PLYMOUTH, Mich., Dec. 11, 2014 – With championships in F1, IndyCar, World Endurance, Le Mans, MotoGP and World Superbike, Brembo, the leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance brake systems, reaffirmed its technological leadership in 2014.
With the 40th anniversary of Brembo's first world championship – Niki Lauda's first F1 crown with Ferrari in 1975 – planned for next year, Brembo....
|2015 AZERA RECEIVES COMPELLING DESIGN AND SAFETY ENHANCEMENTS• Fresh Exterior and Interior Design Cues Coupled with Cutting-edge Safety Technologies Increase Premium Sedan's Appeal|
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 11, 2014 – For 2015, Hyundai has significantly increased the appeal of its Azera premium sedan, offering exterior and interior design enhancements combined with new safety technologies to this award-winning model.
2015 Azera Highlights
◾Standard Blind-spot Detection with Rear Cross-traffic Alert and Lane....
|IMSA RELEASES 2015 SPORTING REGULATIONS, TECHNICAL REGULATIONS TO COMPETITORSDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 11, 2014) – The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) today delivered its 2015 sporting regulations and technical regulations to teams entered to participate in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship in 2015 in advance of the annual Roar Before the Rolex 24 three-day test at Daytona International Speedway on Jan. 9-11.|
'We requested and received feedback from the TUDOR Championship paddock and the overwhelming desire was to establish consistency as we....