Porsche has been spied testing a mysterious 911 prototype at Italy’s famed Monza circuit – and it just might be very different from any 911 so far. On first appearances, the car appears to be 911 GT2 RS based and it’d be easy to jump to the conclusion of it being an even more hardcore model for the road. However, we’re confident that’s not the case. What we believe we’re looking at here is a 911 GT2 RSR race car that could adopt the same mid-engine layout as the ‘ordinary’ 911 RSR. If that’s the case, it will be restricted to use on the track and potentially only sold to privateer racing teams and customers. Compared to the road-going GT2 RS, this prototype features NACA ducts on the hood like the new GT2 RS and GT3 RS, an extraordinarily large rear wing, a lowered ride height, front canards, blocked off rear side windows and an overhauled rear fascia and diffuser. The interior has also been completely stripped out and a roll cage … [Read more...] about Is This The 911 GT2 RSR Racer Porsche Is Testing In Monza?
40 years ago, Pirelli assembled a bunch of cars in a giant P logo on the straight at Monza. The photoshoot yielded a television commercial. And it was the first to spawn a “making of” video to follow. Now four decades later, Pirelli’s done it again. Only now they didn’t use run-of-the-mill road cars like they did in 1978. This time the Italian rubber company did it with GT3 racing cars. That’s 22,000 Horsepower Right There Pirelli brought out a total of 41 cars for the recreation. Together they stretched some 80 meters (over 260 feet) long and 18 meters (nearly 60 feet) tall. Among them were racers from Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Lexus, McLaren, Mercedes-AMG, Nissan and Porsche. And between them, they had some 22,000 horsepower. The event took place this past weekend at the end of a long day of competition at Monza. Each car was pushed into place by hand at sunset, and they all assembled on the legendary straight, where … [Read more...] about Pirelli Recreates Its Logo With 41 GT3 Racers At Monza Circuit
PUBLISHED: 06:02 26 April 2018 Lewis Beales Alex Brundle in action at the Italian Monza Circuit with the works blessed Aston Martin V12 Vantage in which the Kings Lynn racer finished in ninth place. Picture: Dirk Bogaerts Photography Archant Alex Brundle started his first Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup assault with an impressive mid race performance which saw the R Motorsport Aston Martin V12 Vantage up to fourth place at one point at the historic Monza Circuit. Brundle was sharing the driving duties with Marvin Kirchhöfer and works Aston Martin driver Maxime Martin in the Italian race in which the team qualified in a combined 12th place in a field of 53. The King’s Lynn racer took the middle stint in the three-hour event and at the two-hour mark was up to fourth place, with the #62 car, having been in seventh place after the first 60 minutes. “Just over an hour left, great stint by Alex Brundle up to P4 in the #62 as we approach final round of driver … [Read more...] about Brundle produces fine performance at Monza in GT Series Endurance Cup
One major criticism of GT Sport when it was released in October last year was the lack of content. After all, one of the joys of past Gran Turismo games was collecting a multitude of cars (who doesn’t want to collect 50 different variants of Mazda MX-5?!), but with just 162 cars at launch, GT Sport’s roster was somewhat underwhelming. Since then, however, Polyphony Digital has been trying to rectify that with a series of updates. The latest 1.11 update has just gone live and adds a bunch of new stuff including new circuits, more GT League events and 10 new cars. Sure, it’s still miles off Forza Motorsport-levels of choice, but it’s a start. Heading the list are a couple of Gran Turismo classics - the Dodge Viper GTS and Toyota Supra RZ. Despite being one of the series’ most popular cars, the Supra didn’t even get a premium model with full interior in either GT5 or GT6, so the decision to add it to GT Sport is sure to be a popular one. In fact, … [Read more...] about The Latest GT Sport Update Introduces A New Circuit And 10 New Cars
Polyphony Digital has just revealed more details on the next update for GT Sport. The January update won’t only feature 10 returning cars, but a familiar track in the shape of Monza, three new layouts of Maggiore, and more.An in-game message about server maintenance arrived earlier today (scheduled for January 26, 0400–0600 UTC), confirming the 1.11 update. The announcement comes only days after series creator Kazunori Yamauchi first teased new content coming to GT Sport this week.You can check out the new trailer below:New Cars You Say?Yes sir (or ma’am). Polyphony Digital has promised that the game will receive 50 cars between launch and March 2018. With 15 cars already arriving in 2017 (via the 1.09 and 1.06 patches), the latest collection puts PD at the halfway mark.The full lineup in the 1.11 update is as follows:2002 Dodge Viper GTS Coupe (N500)1967 Ferrari 330 P4 (Gr.X)1976 Ferrari 512BB (N400)2006 Ford GT (N600)1966 Jaguar XJ13 (Gr.X)2000 Lamborghini … [Read more...] about GT Sport 1.11 Update Arrives January 26, Brings 10 Cars, Monza Circuit, and More