Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Honda RA108

The Honda RA108 is a Formula One racing car with which Honda Racing F1 will contest the 2008 Formula One season.

The car was unveiled at a test in Valencia on 23 January 2008, a week before the car's official launch, driven by Rubens Barrichello

Rubens Barrichello driving the RA108 at the 2008 Spanish Grand Prix, clearly showing the "elephant ear" nose winglets introduced for that race.

Jenson Button driving the RA108 at the 2008 Malaysian Grand Prix.

Friday, May 2, 2008

The Bugatti Veyron 16.4

The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 is the 2nd fastest and 2nd most powerful street-legal production car in the world. It keeps the title of the quickest (0-60mph, 0-100mph, quarter mile, etc.), most expensive street-legal full production car ever made and the fastest accelerating production car in history, with a proven time of 0-60 mph of under 2.5 seconds. It can produce an excess of 1,001 horsepower, in either the metric or SAE scale , and achieve an average top speed of 253.81 mph.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Ferarri 599 GTB Fiorino

The Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano is Ferrari's 2-seat Gran Turismo flagship model, replacing the 575M Maranello in 2006 as a 2007 model. The 599 GTB debuted at the Geneva Motor Show on February 28, 2006. Styling of the 599 GTB was handled by Pininfarina, under the direction of Ferrari stylist, Frank Stephenson. It is named for its total engine displacement (5999 cc), Gran Turismo Berlinetta nature, and the Fiorano Circuit test track used by Ferrari.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Porsche Cayman

The Cayman is a mid-engined 2-seat sports car produced by Porsche AG of Germany. First launched in the 2006 model year, the Cayman is the coupé version of the second generation Porsche Boxster convertible. Like the Boxster, the Cayman is assembled in Finland by Valmet Automotive.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Audi R10

The Audi R10 is a racing car prepared for sports car racing in 24 Hours of Le Mans and other endurance races. The car was unveiled Tuesday, December 13, 2005 at 12:00 CET, and went on to win both its maiden race at the 2006 12 Hours of Sebring and the 2006 24 Hours of Le Mans. It was the first diesel powered car to win either of those events. This is the most ambitious and the most expensive project ever undertaken by Audi Motorsport; the Audi R10 project costs Audi $15 Million a year.


On 18 March 2006, the #2 Audi R10 won the 54th annual 12 Hours of Sebring after earning pole position by setting a qualifying record. The #1 car did not finish due to an overheating problem. On the day after the Sebring victory an R10 flipped over during testing while running through Turn One.

On 18 June 2006, the #8 Audi R10 placed first at the 2006 24 Hours of Le Mans, completing 380 laps, more than the R8 did, but less than the record set in 1971. The #7 Audi R10, which set fastest lap times in practice and race, came in third after suffering injector pump damage, completing 367 laps. At one point, the Joest team changed the #8 car's gearbox in under ten minutes, compared to the hour and a half the fifth-place Pescarolo-Judd spent in the garage for similar repairs, prompting the ACO to change rules for the next season.

On 30 September 2006, the #2 Audi R10 won the 9th annual Petit Le Mans endurance race in Road Atlanta, Georgia. The win was seventh in a row for Audi in Petit Le Mans, but first for the R10 model. The #1 car was not running at the finish due to late race collision with another car resulting in damaged front suspension. #1 car was still classified in seventh place overall.

On 17 March 2007, the #2 Audi R10 won the 55th annual 12 Hours of Sebring. The #1 car finished 2nd in its class (LMP1) and 4th overall.[11] The R10 remained undefeated in American Le Mans Series competition until April 14, 2007 at the Long Beach Grand Prix; where it finished seventh overall to the Porsche RS Spyders of Penske and Dyson Racing. The car still won the LMP1 class.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

The RS Spyder is a race car built by Porsche. It marks the return of the Porsche factory to the upper echelons of sports car racing since the Porsche 911 GT1 finished the 1998 season.

The RS Spyder is named after the legendary 550 Spyder of the 1950's (combined with Porsche's common RS designation, for "Renn Sport"). This car marks Porsche's return to the Le Mans-type of sports car racing since the firm abandoned its latest Le Mans prototype in 1999, leaving the category for Audi to dominate.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Racing Car Blog

High! This is a blog dedicated to racing cars - anything and everything about them!Enjoy!