Former World RX champion and EKS team owner Mattias Ekstrom recently announced an increased collaboration with reigning World RX teams’ champion JC Raceteknik to form the new EKS JC squad, which ran Ekstrom in a Skoda Fabia R5 last weekend on the Arctic Rally Finland World Rally Championship round. The team has now revealed its first new project, an A1 rally machine built in cooperation with South African rally outfit Rally Technic using a ‘Rally2 kit’. Rally2 is the new name for the second tier of rallying, below cars in the top class of the WRC. Read Also: JC Raceteknik join forces with Ekstrom’s team Ekstrom to return to WRC in Arctic Rally Finland The new A1 boasts a 1.6-litre engine that produces 263 horsepower, driving all four wheels through a five-speed sequential gearbox, using a kit presumed to be supplied by French firm ORECA, the renamed version of its FIA R4 kit concept. “When the new generation of Audi A1 was launched, we knew we want to … [Read more...] about EKS launches Audi A1 Quattro Rally2 car
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Three decades ago, VW brought a twin-engined Golf. [UPDATE, March 16] VW has released a new teaser image (above) of its fully electric race car engineered for the forthcoming Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. While there's not much to see, we can at least observe the styling resembles the company's I.D. concepts. Revealed: VW Drops Revealing Images Of I.D. R Pikes Peak Electric Race Car After yesterday’s first batch of teaser images , Volkswagen has now decided to drop a more revealing image of its race car scheduled to take part next year in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. With a massive splitter up front and a gigantic wing at the back, the electric racer looks fast even when standing still. For the moment, we only have this shadowy render to go by, but it’s enough to give us a reason to wait for next year’s hill climb slated to be organized on June 24 th . You might also like: Ken Block Makes 1,400-Hp Hoonicorn Mustang Dance Up Pikes Peak … [Read more...] about VW Electric Race Car For Pikes Peak New Teaser Released
The W12 monster wants to become the fastest production SUV in the history of the race. Following its initial announcement , Bentley has now revealed the 12-cylinder Bentayga , which will challenge the 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 24 this year. It’s not a completely stock vehicle, despite the unmodified W12 engine with 600 horsepower (447 kilowatts) and 664 pound-feet (900 Newton-meters) of torque, as it now features a roll cage and racing seats, onboard fire suppression system, and a custom exhaust system, developed by Akrapovic. In every other aspect, it’s going to be as close to production standard as possible. Hotter Bentayga W12 coming: Bentley Bentayga Speed Planned With "Big Change" In Design Behind the wheel will be two-time Pikes Peak overall winner Rhys Millen, son of Rod Millen, the second most prolific Pikes Peak competitor in history with five overall victories. Rhys took the title for the first time in 2012 and won another … [Read more...] about Bentley Bentayga Driven By Rhys Millen Revealed For Pikes Peak
The SUV's facelift will also allegedly bring a high-performance Sport RS version. Lamborghini has been spotted on multiple occasions testing a mid-cycle facelift for the Urus, and a new report from Car Magazine claims the disguise will come off sometime in 2022. The revised variant of the "Super SUV" is expected to bring an extension of the family as Sant'Agata Bolognese is allegedly planning a plug-in hybrid version and also a non-electrified Sport RS. The PHEV has been a long time coming, with Lamborghini's chief technical officer Maurizio Reggiani revealing in an interview nearly three years ago the Urus would get a charging port within 18 months. That obviously didn't happen, but it appears the LM 002's spiritual successor is getting closer to jumping on the electrified bandwagon. Gallery: 2022 Lamborghini Urus Evo Spy Photos 18 Photos … [Read more...] about Lamborghini Urus Plug-In Hybrid To Pack 820 Horsepower?
Williams had planned to present its new car via an augmented reality app, only for hackers to force the team to abandon the idea and remove the app from digital platforms. The team issued the first renders of the FW43B on Friday afternoon, revealing a striking new livery design for the new car that will be raced by George Russell and Nicholas Latifi. While the front of the car has retained its largely white-base design, the rear looks completely different, sporting a blue striped pattern that also incorporates the Williams 'W' logo. Read Also: Williams retains Aitken as reserve F1 driver for 2021 Williams F1 completes FW43B shakedown at Silverstone The livery is also accompanied by some yellow elements around the sidepods, bulkhead and front wing endplates. 2021 marks Williams' first full season since its takeover by American investment group Dorilton Capital in August, which led to an overhaul of its senior management team. The exit of the Williams … [Read more...] about Williams reveals FW43B with heavily-revised F1 livery