Chevrolet constructed the Indy Concept in 1985 and showed it at the 1986 Detroit Auto Show. The inoperative show car was powered by a mid-engined twin-turbo 2.6 liter V8 engine designed by Lotus Engineering. Two additional fully road worthy prototypes followed. The Corvette Indy concept was created to showcase Chevrolet's advanced automotive technology and featured 4-wheel drive, 4-wheel steering, rear view camera with in-dash view screen and drive by wire system. The concept was expected to reach a top speed of 180 mph.
- Audi R8 LMS on top spot of the grid in Daytona 24 Hours
- Christopher Haase fastest in GT Daytona class (GTD)
- Perfect start for new Audi customer team Paul Miller Racing
Premiere for the four rings: For the first time, an Audi will start from the pole position in the 24-hour race at Daytona (U.S. state of Florida). The German Christopher Haase posted the fastest time in the GT Daytona class for production-based sports cars in the Audi R8 LMS of the new Audi customer team Paul Miller R...[Read more...]
In 1955, perhaps the most unlikely of drivers would survive the attrition and the beckoning Monaco harbor to claim his only victory in Formula One. Some three years later, and more unlikely than ever to even win a second race at any circuit, the same Frenchman would steal the crown jewel to become just the second man in Formula One history to earn two or more victories on the streets of the principality.
Maurice Trintignant's victory in the chaotic and drama-filled 1955 Monaco Grand Prix was...[Read more...]
Salon Privé 2013 - 4th to 6th September
Syon Park, London, 19 August 2013 – Oracle Finance will be attending Salon Privé and will exhibit the vintage BMW M1 at Syon Park this September.
Not to be confused with the BMW 1 Series M Coupe, the BMW M1 was the result of an agreement to build a production racing car in sufficient quantity for homologation in 1978 to rule sports car racing. It was the only mid-engine BMW to ever be mass produced. Only 456 M1s were built from 1978 to 1981, making ...[Read more...]
• Major donation to support DADA Education Foundation Detroit, Mich., June 27, 2013 - The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) today announced that it has received a $25,000 donation from Michelin North America in honor of the 25-year partnership between both organizations.
The check presentation was made today at the NAIAS 'Covering All Bases' event, an off-season, day-long planning meeting attended by more than 300 representatives of auto manufacturers, sponsors, an...[Read more...]
In the new 2013 Formula 1® season, Mercedes-AMG will once again help to ensure safety at all Formula 1® races forming part of the FIA Formula One World Championship™. For the 18th year the performance brand of Mercedes-Benz is providing the Official F1® Safety Car and the Official F1® Medical Car. The SLS AMG GT with 435 kW (591 hp) and the C 63 AMG Estate with 358 kW (487 hp) will be deployed at the direction of Race Control officials usually when weather or incidents are considered to impact o...[Read more...]