Automobili Lamborghini SpA has just confirmed a new agreement and collaboration with Reiter Engineering to produce new Gallardo GT3 racers for the next five years. It looks certain that the 2013 and 2014 car’s will be based upon the facelifted 2013 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 plaform.
The remaining three years of the agreement look likely to involve the Gallardo’s successor. The track-variant looks as though it will emerge sooner in the product life cycle than it did for the previous generation.
The latest Reiter Engineering Gallardo’s, built for the 2013 and 2014 seasons will be dubbed the Gallardo GT3 FL2 and will compete in the European and Asian GT-championship competitions. The GT3 FL2 will then make its way over to the U.S. in 2014 alongside the Lamborghini Super Trofeo racing series.
As mentioned, the new car will be based on the 2013 Gallardo LP560-4, although the car will borrow a rear end more closely related the Super Trofeo’s than the production car. The new front bumper of the 2013 model will make it onto the new GT3 FL2 model.
Whereas the Super Trofeo has been designed for short races in mind, the GT3 FL2 has been specifically designed for long-distance, endurance racing with further improvements to engine cooling being prominent modifications to the existing platform. Furthermore, the new car tips the scales 25kg lighter than the outgoing Gallardo GT3.
Deliveries of the new car are expected to begin in March this year.
The Ferrari 458 Spider has been voted ‘Best Imported Cabriolet’ in the ‘Best Cars’ poll by the readers of the prestigious German car magazine Auto Motor und Sport.
After attracting a huge amount of praise in 2011 and 2012, it is the second time that the 570hp 458 Spider, which is the fastest Ferrari convertible ever, won this category. It is also the 15th time that a convertible Ferrari won this award overall. The prize was handed over to Ferrari CEO Amedeo Felisa by Auto Motor und Sport.
All in all, the Ferrari 458 Italia and 458 Spider together have already received more than 50 awards worldwide which make it the most acclaimed and successful models in the history of Ferrari.
BAC Mono made its US debut at Cars and Coffee in Irvine, California. The single-seat street legal race car is a rival to the likes of the Ariel Atom 3.5 which is not new to speed, considered the fastest car that money can buy.
Made in the United Kingdom, the BAC Mono powerhouse features a 2.3 liter naturally-aspirated Cosworth engine developing 280hp. The power unit is then mated to a Hewland six-speed sequential gearbox with a limited-slip differential, this will see enables the BAC do a naught to 96km/h in 2.8 seconds and 160km/h in 6.7 seconds before resting the needle at a top speed of 273km/h.
The figures are not far from its rival the Ariel Atom 3.5 that features a supercharged version of its 2.0 liter Honda iVTEC K20Z4 engine producing 310bhp, accelerating from 0-60mph in just 2.7 seconds and boasts a top speed of 155mph.
SR Auto Group has overtime proven how the best choice of wheels would change the looks of any car without even going deeper into the body work. The Canadian tuner has a new project based upon a Lamborghini Gallardo that was fitted with their favorite wheels, the PUR Wheels.
They opted for the 20 inch PUR Three monoblock design wheels which are based on the nine-spoke design series; these ones were given a modern black finish exceling well with the vibrant orange body paint. A photoshoot could be the only evidence of such work and they did provide one for it as shown below.
While not a Maranello approved concept, the Ferrari Elegance four-door rendering by Saudi Arabian artist Maher Thebian is an adequate addition to the growing stable of fan-created four-door Ferrari concepts.
Aside from the artist’s DeviantArt page, where many other concepts can be seen, little information can be gleaned as to where the inspiration for such a striking car may have come from. It some respects, the concept looks reminiscent of the cars featured in the 2002 blockbuster Minority Report. The front fascia is quite similar to the recently released McLaren P1 concept, which can be viewed as an element that either ruins or makes the design.
After perusing Maher’s various other pieces of artwork, the Elegance concept uses much of the same design language: a futuristic, Minority Report type flair. To be honest, the design appears a bit rough around the edges, but the overarching idea of a low-slung, swooping 4-door Ferrari does show. And what does show looks quite promising.
Rumors have been speculating for years about Ferrari creating a dedicated 4-door supercar to compete with the likes of the Porsche Panamera and Aston Martin Rapide, but the only solid piece of news has been the consistency at which the rumors circulate. At this point, it appears it is up to Ferrari fans like Maher to help visualize the next-generation of Ferrari supercar.
Take a look at the Elegance Concept for yourself and tell us what you think. Is it cool? Or not? Check out his DeviantArt page for more.
More details about the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG are emerging day by day, having been showed to the public at the Detroit Motor Show, new reports from CarandDriver show that the E63 AMG will be offered in a business line option too, which will only be available in Europe.
AMG’s CEO Ola K llenius confirmed details on the Business Line option, this option will only be available from the AMG Performance Studio and will include downgrading exterior features announced for the E63 AMG, these include the aggressive looks turningit to a regular E-Class but most of all is the removal of the quad exhaust setup.
However, this does not mean that the performance will be compromised, the E63 AMG Business Line option will still retain the twin-turbo V8 5.5 liter engine producing 557hp and 720Nm of torque.
At the upcoming 2013 Geneva Motor Show, the stand of Lamborghini will have one major theme, their 50th anniversary of the Italian car brand, which they will celebrate with a pretty unique model.
Lamborghini CEO, Stephan Winkelmann, announced that a one-off design of the Aventador will be unveiled to mark this event.
According to new information, it will get an unique color and some carbon fiber features. The model will be called Aventador LP720-4, which indicates that its V12 engine will deliver an extra 20 horsepower over the standard supercar.
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The main attraction of the race saturday at Silverstone has been the Blancpain Endurance collection. Which contained a three hour or so endurance race, that was covered by Steven Roe plus shared with anyone earlier now. The second spherical of the Lamborghini Blancpain Very Trofeo took place together with the Blancpain Endurance Line.The Opening circular of the set which happened April 14-15 noticed Stefano Comini win both races and also dominate the particular race few days at Monza.All eyes ended up being on Adrian Newey who was once the Formula One Technical Wizard who was doing the Lamborghini Very Trofeo Series. He / she took to the track while in the No 1 Lamborghini Gallardo Ultra Trofeo 570hp V10 which is given to Alberto Sabbatini who is a Editor around Chief involving Italian journal Autosprint. Qualifying was completed in dried up conditions yet Race one noticed very moist track circumstances which made it through for the entire kind.There were 18 Lamborghiniâs which put down onto the monitor for Competition one, with The Simply no 69 operated by Dellhez/Enjalbert beginning with Pole posture with a panel time of A couple of:06.187 a 2nd and a half before No 63 Leimer who was next on the starting off grid.The outlet few runs around of either fifty tiny races has been driven in the race automobile due to the varying weather conditions. There was a big downgrade within lap times from Being approved with the most effective lap of your race made by No Fifty four driven by simply Amici with a clapboard time of 2:24.227, that is 18 a few moments slower as compared to qualifying.The very first race had been won through No Sixty three Cedric Leimer ahead of person of polish ancestry position driver Enjalbert No 69, the second race was received by not any 54 Andrea Amici.