Given the size of the wing, this beast should have no problem producing downforce. Volkswagen is preparing the I.D. R for its competition debut at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 24. In a new video, the company shows off the process of fine-tuning the machine's aerodynamics for the 12.42-mile (19.99-kilometer) course. VW wants to take record for the fastest electric car up the mountain, which is currently 8:57.118, but the team would likely be very happy with beating the Peugeot 208 T16's overall record time of 8:13.878. The I.D. R Will Electrify Pikes Peak: VW I.D. R Pikes Peak Shatters All-Time Record ⠀ Watch VW's Record-Setting Pikes Peak Run From A Birds-Eye View The Volkswagen Motorsport crew started with a half-scale model in the wind tunnel. The engineers 3d-printed around 2,000 parts, and the car's construction allowed them to swap out panels quickly. This allowed the team to experiment with various tweaks to the body rather … [Read more...] about See How The VW I.D. R Pikes Peak Cuts Through Air On Video
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The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is only a couple of weeks away so Peugeot and Sébastien Loeb have begun testing the 208 T16 Pikes Peak race car on its namesake mountain. The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is only a couple of weeks away so Peugeot and Sébastien Loeb have begun testing the 208 T16 Pikes Peak race car on its namesake mountain. Following an engine shakedown and a quick course familiarization, Loeb tackled the mountain and declared "I feel very confident with the car." He added," We are already getting close to the limit in many places. All we need to do now is make some detail changes and we will be ready for the Big Day!” Loeb managed to get an impressive 3:29.24 stage time during testing which was undoubtedly aided by the twin-turbo 3.2-liter V6 engine that develops 875 bhp (652 kW). It is connected to a six-speed sequential transmission and an all-wheel drive system that enables the 875 kg (1,929 lb) race car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in … [Read more...] about Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak tested on its namesake mountain [video]
Home Four wheelers oi-Promeet Ghosh By Promeet Ghosh Published: Thursday, March 25, 2021, 13:34 [IST] Maruti Suzuki had previously announced that it is set to increase the prices of all its models from the month of April 2021. This is the second price hike that the carmaker has done this year and this has been done mainly due to the rise in the cost of production. The price hike will be across the entire rance: Alto 800, S-Presso, Eeco, Celerio, Celerio X, Wagon R, Swift, Dzire, Ertiga and the Vitara Brezza. Not only this, but the company will also increase the prices of the models sold through its premium Nexa dealership: Ignis, Baleno, Ciaz, S-Cross and the XL6. In other related Maruti Suzuki news, the company recently launched the 2021 Swift facelift in the Indian market with a starting price of Rs 5.73 lakh, ex-showroom (Delhi). The facelift version of the hatchback now comes with a number of cosmetic updates, … [Read more...] about Maruti Suzuki To Hike Prices Across Its Entire Range From April 2021: Read More To Find Out!
Home Two wheelers oi-Punith Bharadwaj By Punith Bharadwaj Updated: Saturday, April 3, 2021, 17:06 [IST] Aprilia has begun accepting pre-launch booking for the upcoming SXR 125 maxi-scooter in the country. Bookings for the new Aprilia SXR 125 scooter can be made online or any of the brand dealerships across the country for a token amount of Rs 5,000. The scooter was expected to launch much earlier in the country. Due to the Covid-19 outbreak in the country, the launch of the Aprilia SXR 125 was delayed in the Indian market. However, with pre-launch booking starting in the country, the scooter is expected to go on sale within a few weeks. The Aprilia SXR 125 maxi-scooter features the same design and equipment as its elder sibling, the SXR 160. The front of the scooter houses the brand's signature setup of a triple headlamp design with integrated LED DRLs. It also features a massive front apron, large tinted visor, LED … [Read more...] about Aprilia SXR 125 Pre-Bookings Begin In India: To Rival Suzuki Burgman Street 125
Sam Schmidt, former racecar driver, possesses the unrelenting determination and voracious enthusiasm of a current racer. Maybe he’s making up for both lost time – he didn’t race an Indy car until he was 31 – and also a lost career – he was rendered paraplegic by a huge crash at Walt Disney World Speedway less than three years later. In between times, he finished fifth in the 1999 Indy Racing League, a result aided by a pole and victory at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Last weekend, he returned to LVMS to take part in the Optima Batteries Search for the Ultimate Street Car challenge – an autotest on the track’s road course. This latest slice of driving fulfillment for the Arrow McLaren SP team founder and co-owner came through the marvel of modern science – namely off-the-shelf technology customized for Schmidt by Arrow Electronics, the Denver, CO.-based company that has sponsored his IndyCar team since 2015. Even aside from their on-track achievements in IndyCar – taking pole … [Read more...] about Schmidt, Arrow still inspiring with latest SAM Corvette