Volkswagen Polo: not the first car that comes to mind when you think “supercar”. However, with a revenue of over €230 billion, VW has the means to compete with giants in the motorcar industry. In March 2018, the company revealed that they had a new car out, called the Polo R WRX. This car was designed to follow on from the Polo R WRC, which was retired in 2016. However, this latest version is supercharged and with more power than ever before. So what makes this car so great in the world of exotic and luxury vehicles?
What could be more fun than watching two of the worlds greatest supercars duke it out in a head to head all out race? The only thing that I can think of would be if the win was major upset. Last week we pitted the Lamborghini Huracan spyder against the BMW i8 hybrid in a drag race, and the photo finish showed a shocking result.
When you are an established force in the automotive industry but a newcomer to the F1 Racing arena, you can be humble or you can be Haas–who just announced that they think their first-ever F1 chassis is superior to Ferrari’s. True or false, you simply must admire their bravado with that exceedingly bold claim. So what makes them think this to be true?
Haas seems to have some arrangements with Ferrari, but also knows how to utilize the media to spread awareness of their new game. And what better way than to jolt readers with bold claims?
The Lamborghini Huracan GT3 is poised to make a debut at the 2016 Daytona 24 Hours endurance race. The newbie was officially introduced earlier this year and the Raging Bull is not going to spend much idle time prior to unleashing its variants. The standard Huracan was created to replace the long-running Gallardo model, but the GT3 Huracan is for the track.
Look for the Lamborghini Huracan GT3 at the Daytona 24 Hours endurance race.
The Daytona race will be the first Stateside venue for the Huracan GT3, having already indulged in the Blancpain Endurance Series. There are well laid plans for an expanded motorsports circuit slated to include the United SportsCar Championship and others. According to Lamborghini Squadra Corse director Giorgio Sanna: “We are only focused and committed to customer racing. We are excited to make this next step in North America as our motorsport program competes for the first time in Lamborghini history in the 24 Hours at Daytona and in multiple full-season GTD efforts.” The outgoing Lamborghini Gallardo was certainly no slouch in the Blancpain series.
Automotive personality Shmee150 seems to attend all of the noteworthy events, this time he uploaded the awesome footage below of the new Lamborghini Huracan monster taking on the electric Porsche 918 spyder. Exotic car racing could be the perfect occupation and pass time for auto enthusiast, as it is a chance to see all those figures put to the test on the pavement. Alas, while we all know a talented driver can make a difference, it still boils down to sheer engineering. Check out what happens in the short clip below:
The video below shows footage from both the Lamborghini Huracan and the Porsche 918 during the drag challenge. Shmee150 is riding shotgun in the Huracan and details some of the action in his special commentary style, which is a bit like a PG13 Jeremy Clarkson.
When the Bugatti Veyron first emerged it was an unprecedented offering bursting with over 1,000 horses. Now it seems the reign of the Veyron is coming to a close right alongside its production, as the next breed of hybrid supercars are born. Watch the clip below showing the aggressive new LaFerrari superhybrid stomp a standard Bugatti Veyron with fewer horses in its stable:
LaFerrari Vs Standard Bugatti Veyron
The LaFerrari hybrid is packing 950 Prancing Horses to the 1,001 of the Bugatti Veyron. Each car has its perks and glitches, areas like curb weight and suspension can make all of the difference in a drag race like this one. LaFerrari tips the scales at a scant 3,000 pounds while the dense Veyron is a full 1,000 pounds heavier. That seems surprising because most assume that with the added battery and component weight associated with a hybrid would automatically be heavier than a regular gasoline engine.
High performance aftermarket tuning endeavors have churned out an agressive gas-guzzling gem: Behold the Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4 rally car. Makela Auto Tuning of Finland is the brains behind the project.
Just an Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4 completely morphed into a rally car, no big deal.
The only thing that could make this cooler is if Ken Block blasted around an obstacle course in it with a Go Pro strapped onto his face. Makela completed the Aston Martin rally car project in time to race in the Arctic Lapland Rally event in the new R-GT class. The R-GT division was created just last year for 2-wheel drive production based GT cars–That is right, she is still RWD. Makela tuning has also built vintage rally Ferrari cars, racing style Porsches and more.
Ferrari will be touting the new Formula One car online on January 30th, 2015. What will the next-gen Ferrari F1 look and feel like? It will come out on the heels of the McLaren F1 beast, set to roll out on the 29th powered by Honda.
The next Ferrari F1 car is coming out in days, along with McLaren’s offering. It is gearing up to be a powerful racing season for all competing teams.
This Ferrari F1 racer will take the place of the outgoing Ferrari F14T car and have 4-time Formula One champion driver Sebastian Vettel behind the wheel. Vettel signed over from Red Bull racing to Ferrari in a move that captured audiences worldwide.
The Mazda MX-5 Cup Series car showed off its stuff at the annual SEMA gathering in Las Vegas this year. Is this mini-wonder gearing up toward success in the racing arena? When it comes to the Miata…or…the MX-5…t is either adored or scorned. Luckily, looks do not matter much in racing, so most will have to agree that if it is simplified with lightness, it stands a chance.
The Mazda MX-5 Cup Series is geared toward uniformity in racing.
The MX-5 Cup Series will emerge in 2016 and the front-runner is to be the 4th generation MX-5 car. Some compare the aesthetics of this model to a sort of mini F-Type, which is a welcome departure from the overdone Miata styling. So what does the brand have in store for the MX-5 Cup Series? Managing executive officer of global sales Masahiro Moro shed some light on the subject: “We are excited to take the elements of success of the existing Mazda MX-5 Cup Series and introduce them to a new global audience. It has long been our goal to see Mazda fans around the world competing in identical MX-5s, and the launch of the 2016 MX-5 Miata is the perfect time to make this goal a reality.”
Renderings of a potential BMW M6 GT3 car are out there and they are looking good. Should the BMW Z4 GT3 be left in the dust for an M6 racing future? Some say not so fast, others could not be more pleased at the possibility.
Not only is the newcomer easy on the eyes, it is on the fast track to becoming a finished product. Testing for the BMW M6 GT3 is to commence as early as 2015 and deliveries could be as early as 2016. What will this model contribute to motorsports? Let’s check out the challenge: