Last year was exciting enough for the launch of new GT3 cars, with half a dozen of the latest Mercedes SLS and Ferrari 458s joining the grid in FIA GT3 alone; this year a massive 25 of the latest-spec McLarens..
Got ten minutes to kill? Sure you do. The fiends over at Speedhunters have sourced up a great clip of a GT3 Dodge Viper and a GT3 Porsche 997 going at it on the world-famous Nurburgring. With plenty of lap traffic from lower race classes and the challenge of Green Hell itself, it’s ten minutes [...]
Morgan has to be happy with the performance of its new Aero Supersports. The car has racked up victories at both of its first two GT3 races. BMW V8, six-speed manual, and genuinely unique styling. Fiendish.
That’s right, Fiends. Racing team Audi Sport Italia has snapped up the first all-track baddie, complete with chassis number 101. The car is the first of 12 to be divided up between six teams. ABT Sportline, Argo Racing, ORECA, Phoenix Racing and Team Rosberg and Audi Sport Italia all plan to campaign the new 500 [...]
I. Mini and Airstream came together to create a one-off concept combo for the Milan Salone del Mobile show. Mini decked a Clubman out in jet-black with green accents and neoprene interior features and stuck a similarly-appointed Airstream trailer on the back. The combo’s aimed at the surf crowd, but a Mini towing a 22-foot [...]
I. It has begun, er, it continues. The modification of the Hyundai Genesis Coupe, that is. Even before the car hits dealerships in the States, boy racers in Korea have been hard at work giving us a sneak peek at what the Genesis Coupe can be. As if the little Korean wasn’t badass enough. Check [...]
I. Koenigsegg released more details of its four-seater Quant at Geneva. It’s got a carbon monotube chassis to keep weight low and tops out at around 170 mph. Koenigsegg claims it can charge in 20 minutes and has a 310 mile range, thanks in part to regenerative braking and a photovoltaic coating on the skin, [...]
The street-version of the Audi R8 is lust-worthy enough. With 420 ponies kicking at all four wheels, the car provides the kind of get up and go any supercar could be proud of. When the company announced plans to produce a race-only variant, four-ring fanboys’ heads exploded all over the globe. The cars are compliant [...]
Audi’s managed to fluff quite a few feathers with news of its GT3 R8 – a rear-wheel drive beast powered by a healthy 5.2.-liter V10. That’s all fine and good, but as our friends over at ZerCustoms pointed out, the factory-backed R8 wasn’t the first to head for competition. That distinction goes to the Creventic [...]
We had some notion that much of this was coming. But honestly, LED lights and center lock hubs don’t get us too hot and bothered. Still, the Porsche GT3 is a big deal around these parts. As such, we’re excited. About what? Hows about that 3.8-liter flat six out back that now makes 435 horses. [...]
Porsche hasn’t officially unveiled the new GT3 RS just yet, but they have released this killer video of common folk riding shot gun ‘round a closed track. If you’ve ever taken delight in torturing your passengers, this clip is for you. If not, you can at least appreciate the sexy sound of this Porsche mill [...]
You know what’s hard to get journalistically excited about? More iterations of the 997. I mean, wasn’t the current GT3 RS released last Tuesday? And wasn’t it the most amazing, da-bombtastical road going machine ever conceived of by (German) man? Why is Porsche replacing it so soon? What’s wrong with it? And didn’t Porsche just [...]
More R8 sexiness. Have a look at Audi’s GT3 car in the flesh. The company took the covers off the car at the Essen Motor Show in Germany this past weekend, and if it can go as good as it looks, the GT3 class at Le Mans should be interesting. From all accounts, the car [...]
Looks like Audi has a prototype version of their GT3 R8 up and running. Eagle-eyed spies over at MotorAuthority have picked up shots of one of the trick supercars lapping Nurburgring, huge wing and all. Audi announced plans to build a race variant of their mid-engine beast back in August, complete with over 500 horsepower [...]
Don’t get your undies in a knot just yet. Audi isn’t planning on putting its full weight behind jumping into the GT3 mayhem with their mid-engine monster. The beauty above is special creation by Audi Motorsport for select privateer teams. “But wait!” says you, “GT3 regulations prohibit the use of Audi’s soul — the AWD!” [...]
The FIA GT3 European Championship wrapped up the third event of the season last weekend at Motorsport Arena Oschersleben in Germany. Race one ended with Juergen von Gartzen and Luca Pirri’s #19 Ford GT landing a full seven seconds ahead of Thomas Accary and Pierre-Brice Mena’s #8 Aston Martin DBRS9. Race two put Martin Matzke [...]