|RM Auctions to Sell Historic Daytona 24 Hour-Winning Jaguar XJR-9 at Amelia Island|
|• RM Auctions secures Works Jaguar XJR-9 for its Amelia Island, Florida sale, March 14, 2015
• The sole remaining original of only two purpose-built IMSA specification XJR-9s constructed, chassis 388 enjoyed huge record of success through 1988, 1989 and 1990
• 2015 marks 25th anniversary of this actual car's historic 1990 Daytona 24 hour victory in the hands of Jones/Lammers/Wallace
• XJR-9 leads a handpicked selection of 80 automobiles at RM's Amelia Island sale, the official auction of the ...[Read more...]|
|TWENTY YEARS SINCE VOLVO MADE ITS DEBUT IN THE BTCC WITH THE 850 ESTATE|
|It is now 20 years since Volvo marked its return to the racetrack – with an estate! The venture would lead to many successful years in the BTCC – including an overall victory in 1998. 'When I signed up for Volvo and TWR around Christmas 1993, I didn't know about the estate plans,' says Rickard Rydell. 'If I'd known, I would probably have hesitated. It was lucky I didn't know!'
Volvo's Back on Track project was tangibly launched in April 1994, when two liveried Volvo 850 estate cars rolled up ...[Read more...]|
|ACURA NSX SUPERCAR CONCEPT TO DEBUT IN VIRTUAL WORLD OF GRAN TURISMO®6 GAME|
|12/06/2013 - TORRANCE, Calif. The highly anticipated Acura NSX, in concept form, will fire up its twin-turbocharged engine and innovative new three-motor, torque vectoring Sport Hybrid powertrain in Gran Turismo®6 (GT6), which releases worldwide today. The 'real driving simulator' available exclusively for the PlayStation®3 system gives sports car enthusiasts their first opportunity to get behind the wheel of the next generation Acura NSX Concept.
'Whether in the virtual world of Gran ...[Read more...]|
|ASTON MARTIN MAKES HISTORY AT NÜRBURGRING 24 HOURS|
|Aston Martin CEO Dr Ulrich Bez has made history by driving the first ever zero CO2 emissions lap in an international motor race in the manufacturer's #100 Hybrid Hydrogen Rapide S race car at the 41st ADAC Zurich Nürburgring 24 Hours.
The 6.0-litre V12 twin-turbocharged prototype – based on Aston Martin's new four-door, four-seat, naturally aspirated Rapide S – was developed with the support of renewable energy experts Alset Global to showcase Aston Martin's commitment to engineering innovati...[Read more...]|
|1991 24 Hours of Le Mans: Facing the Giants|
|It had been more than thirty years but the Silver Arrows would compete, and win, the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Jaguar would also earn its first victory in more than thirty years when it took the overall honors in 1988. And then there was Porsche, the most dominant mark in Le Mans history. But each of these three manufacturers shared something in common. Even with the victories by Ford during the 1960s there was something very interesting about the list of victors in the 24 French enduro—none of them ...[Read more...]|