The first, rather conservative objective was to beat the electric car record set by Rhys Millen in his Latvian-built Drive eO PP03 back in 2015. Mostly because Volkswagen's motorsport crew just couldn't be sure that their freshly developed I.D. R would be fast enough to take home the overall record, which was previously set in 2013 by Sebastian Loeb and his insane 875-horsepower Peugeot. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Well, with an average speed of over 90.5mph, Romain Dumas was 16 seconds faster than Loeb up Pikes Peak, scoring his fourth trophy and setting the fastest run ever recorded at the hill climb, 7:57.148. We're nearly certain this all time-record will trigger an EV prototype revolution for the coming seasons at the world's most famous hillclimb event. The forerunner of Volkswagen's electric lineup, the I.D. R is all about balance. With 680 horsepower and a weight of just under 2425 lbs., it's not the most powerful Pikes Peak special, nor the lightest. But Volkswagen … [Read more...] about The Electric Volkswagen I.D. R Is the Fastest Car to Ever Climb Pikes Peak
Which is world fastest car
A cornerstone of the Super Touring era, Frank Biela’s success in the 1990s with the Audi A4 Quattro will be etched into the memories of many racing fans forever. During arguably the most successful period of the sport, the German marque played a big part in telling the story. Now, with the Audi RS3 LMS TCR, they’re back. With six Audi Sport Customer Racing entries destined for the inaugural 2018 World Touring Car Cup (WTCR) season, the iconic four rings will be represented in a global FIA touring car event for the first time since their title-winning team lifted the 1995 WTC Cup. However, as no official manufacturer-backed teams are permitted into the WTCR, the cars will not be raced in the traditional silver and red liveries of yesteryear. Instead, two different teams will be running the six cars. Belgian squad, Leopard-Lukoil Team WRT, are expected to be the most likely contenders for overall glory. Behind the wheel, reigning TCR International champion, Jean-Karl Vernay, … [Read more...] about Audi Sport gear up for World Touring Car assault
Tweet TweetMirror, mirror on the wall, which is the fastest car of them all? It does not matter which is for now, the point is that Nissan GT-R Nismo will surpass it. According to Autoexpress, Nissan GT-R Nismo will go to 100 km/h within only 2 seconds, which makes the Japanese car maker the producer of the fastest series machine in the world! If you were wondering how this is possible and which the costs that Nissan GT-R Nismo will have to pay for reaching this skyrocketing performance are, the answer may seem surprisingly simple to you. Apparently, the manufacturer has found the perfect balance between a powerful motoring and an incredibly small overall weight of the vehicle. As for the costs of Nissan GT-R Nismo, it turns out that there are no sacrifices, but only even more room for improvements. Speaking of which, an enhanced exhaust system, new red ornaments and an aerodynamic carbon fiber package are also included as novelties. All these information about Nissan GT-R Nismo seem … [Read more...] about Nissan GT-R Nismo threatens to become the fastest car currently on the market
As I wrote the other day, the “Ludicrous” Tesla Model S is by some standards the quickest production car in history. But if you are going to count some of those cars as “production cars” and strictly take their 0–60 mph times into account (not their 0–30 mph times or their straight acceleration off the line), sure, a few of them are “quicker.” However, even using that as your measuring stick, the Ludicrous Tesla Model S is quicker than most of the Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Porsches, & McLarens out there on the road. It’s quicker than most Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, & McLaren models. It makes these wonderful cars look overpriced, out of date, and simply of another era. So, for a little more fun on this front, I thought I’d run down 10 super quick Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Porsches, & McLarens that the Ludicrous Tesla Model S burns. Have a look: 1. Lamborghini Murciélago LP 670–4 SuperVeloce … [Read more...] about Fastest Cars Ludicrous Tesla Model S Smokes Include These 10 Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Porsches, & McLarens
However much motoring journalists might wish that they did, car buyers tend not to think in straight lines.They don’t organise cars into nebulous classes and categories, then restrict their trawl only to those that populate the most relevant resulting constituency. Recently I had a conversation with someone agonising over whether to buy a Porsche 911 or a supercharged Range Rover Sport, and another with someone wondering if their life would be spiced more by a Ferrari 488 GTB or a light aircraft. Indeed, the only thing likely to be common to all candidates on any shopping list is that whatever is bought must fit within a fixed budget.So perhaps we should not be so surprised to see these two sharing page space here. Conceptually, the Honda Civic Type R and Abarth 124 Spider might seem to occupy as much common ground as Corbyn and Trump, but both exist primarily for the provision of driving pleasure and either can be yours for within a grand of £30,000. Ergo, they are … [Read more...] about Honda Civic Type R vs Abarth 124 Spider: which is best?