Volkswagen Polo GTI tuned by Siemoneit Racing

German tuner Siemoneit Racing presented their package for the Volkswagen Polo VI GTI which offers vastly increased power output, a more aggressive suspension setup and interior modifications.Starting with the four-cylinder 2.0 TSI engine, it now delivers 235 kW / 320 hp and 430 Nm of torque, thanks to a bigger turbocharger, a new intercooler and an upgraded exhaust system. For comparison, the stock car produces  147 kw / 200 hp and 320 Nm ...

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Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR tuned by ABT Sportsline

ABT Sportsline presented a tuning package for the Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR, including performance upgrades and a range of ABT alloy wheel designs. Thanks to the ABT Engine Control (AEC) unit, 2.0 liter TSI engine produces 250 kw (340 hp) and 430 Nm of torque. This means the tuned hot hatch comes with an additional 37 kW (50 hp) and 50 Nm of torque over the stock version. Thanks to the power ...

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Renault Megane IV RS Trophy-R sets new record at Spa-Francorchamps

On 24 July 2019, the Renault Megane IV RS Trophy-R broke the front wheel drive production car record at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium with a time of 2'48"338. This makes it almost  5" faster than the previous record (2'53"72) set by Honda Civic Type R (FK8) last year.Laurent Hurgon was the driver for this attempt, after his record at the Nürburgring on the 21st of May 2019. Following his new record at Spa-Francorchamps he stated: I am, ...

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MINI launches the all-electric Cooper SE

MINI launched their first all-electric hot hatch - the new Cooper SE - which is based on the F55/F56 generation and offers an alternative to the gasoline powered Cooper S and the diesel powered Cooper SD.Under the hood there is an electric motor producing 135 kW (184 hp) of power and 270 Nm of torque, sending the power to the front wheels. The car accelerates from 0-60 km/h in 3,9 ...

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Mercedes-AMG launches the A 45 4MATIC+

After a long teaser-campaign, Mercedes-AMG launched the A 45 4MATIC+ and the A 45 S 4MATIC+ (W177) which are fitted with the most powerful four cylinder engine in the world, reclaiming the title of the most powerful and the fastest accelerating hot hatch ever produced. The cars replace the outgoing Mercedes-AMG A45 W176 (facelift) and sit higher in the A-Class range than the Mercedes-AMG A 35 4Matic W177.The M139 2.0 liter engine with a ...

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Ford announces the technical specs of the Focus ST MK4

A few months ago, Ford Performance presented the all-new fourth generation Focus ST, and today the company announced the specifications of the model.The Focus ST MK4 when equipped with the four cylinder 2.3 liter EcoBoost engine producing 206kW / 280 PS and 420 Nm of torque, accelerates from 0-100km/h in 5,7 seconds which makes it -0,8 seconds faster than the outgoing Focus ST MK3 facelift. At the same time, in gear acceleration is better than ...

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MINI John Cooper Works GP at the 24 Hours of Nürburgring

During the 24 Hours of Nürburgring last weekend (22-23 June 2019), MINI presented a camouflaged pre-production prototype of the upcoming MINI John Cooper Works GP, together with its predecessors, the R53 JCW GP and the R56 JCW GP.The most capable version of the Cooper S F56 generation will go on sale in 2020 however production will be limited to 3.000 units, like its predecessors. Under the bonnet, the four cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine will produce more ...

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Renault Sport unveils Clio Cup, Clio Rally and Clio RX racing variants

Renault Sport Racing unveiled their new range of customer-competition models for single-make cups and open competitions, during the Formula 1 French Grand Prix.The Clio Cup, Clio Rally and Clio RX are based on the Renault Clio R.S. Line (production model) with many improvements on the drivetrain, chasis and other mechanical components.Under the bonnet we find the four cylinder 1.3 TCe engine producing 170-180 hp (125-132 kW) of power and 280 - 320 Nm of ...

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M-Sport launches the new Ford Fiesta R5

M-Sport launched the new version of the Ford Fiesta R5, designed to meet the specifications of FIA's R5 category. The new racecar replaces the previous Fiesta R5 which was launched back in 2013 and enjoyed huge success in racing with 40 championship titles all over the world including the European Rally Champinoship title for 4 years in row.According to the press release, the car is based on a Ford Fiesta ST-Line ...

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Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce S Edition for Australia

Alfa Romeo launched the Giulietta Veloce S Edition with a limited production of 30 units destined for the australian market. The car is heavily based on the Giulietta Veloce (2015)  which was the facelifted version of the Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde (2010), offering more equipment and a few styling tweeks.“The Giulietta Veloce S Edition is a sporty addition to the Giulietta line-up that’s sure to excite drivers looking for a car ...

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