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
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The seven-time NASCAR Cup champion has tested at Barber Motorsports Park, Sebring and Laguna Seca, and has found that aside from trying to exploit his Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda’s aerodynamic grip, he’s also been too “gentle” on his tires on out-laps. He described an IndyCar as “a monster – that's the best way I can put it. There's so much power, so much downforce, so much grip. It's wild to drive.” To help convert from more than two decades of stock car experience, he has added to his IndyCar experience with Formula 3 outings – something he has found rewarding on more than one level. “One big challenge I'm dealing with is trying to get the tires up to their peak pressure and peak temperature when there's still enough grip in the tire,” said the 45-year-old Californian who accrued 83 wins in NASCAR Cup. “I'm more delicate with the car than I need to be, so my fast lap is two to three laps after the desired fast lap, when the tire has the most ability in it. “Being able … [Read more...] about Johnson: Tire temps a big challenge in “monster” IndyCar
Home Four wheelers oi-Punith Bharadwaj By Punith Bharadwaj Updated: Friday, March 5, 2021, 14:14 [IST] BMW India has open bookings for the much-awaited BMW M340i xDrive from today. The sports sedan will be available in limited units. The pre-launch bookings are exclusively being accepted at BMW online shop for Rs 1 lakh. Additionally, the first 40 M340i customers will be offered a specially curated Driver Training at an iconic race track in India. This enables an opportunity for customers to master the racing line skills with the help of BMW Certified trainers. Owners will be able to extract the maximum performance of their M340i and tame their machines. Speaking about the sports sedan itself, the M340i xDrive features a muscular design with sleek-looking headlamps with integrated DRLs, the brand's distinctive kidney grille, aggressive bumpers at both ends, rear spoiler and 18-inch alloy wheels; among others. … [Read more...] about BMW M340i xDrive Bookings Open Ahead Of India Launch: Comes Slideways Ready!
Haas F1 driver Grosjean was involved in a huge accident on the opening lap of the Bahrain Grand Prix at the end of November that saw the chassis of his car tear in two, leaving the main monocoque lodged within a barrier. A huge fire was sparked during the accident, but Grosjean was able to escape from the fire with no serious injuries, sustaining burns to his hands upon escaping the cockpit. The FIA confirmed it would be launching a full investigation into the accident, the report of which has now been published. “The car suffered extensive damage during the impact including separation of the power train assembly from the survival cell,” the report reads. “The fuel tank inspection hatch on the left-hand side of the chassis was dislodged and the engine fuel supply connection was torn from the fuel tank ‘safety bladder’; both providing primary paths for the escape of fuel from the tank. “The driver safety equipment including helmet, HANS and safety harness as well as the … [Read more...] about FIA reveals cause of Grosjean’s Bahrain fireball in crash report
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