Renault Megane IV RS Trophy-R sets new Nürburgring record

Renault announced that the brand new Megane IV RS Trophy-R broke the front wheel drive production car record at the Nürburgring, scoring a lap time of 7'40"10 and taking the crown from the Honda Civic Type R (FK8) which held the record previously with 7'43"8.The Megane IV RS Trophy-R is fitted with the 1.8 TCe engine producing 300hp / 220kW and 400Nm mated to a six speed manual transmission - just like in the Renault Megane IV RS Trophy. However the ...

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Mercedes-AMG A45 teases its drifting mode

For those who are tired of the traditional "Christmas" videos, Mercedes-AMG prepared something more interesting - a teaser with the upcoming A45 (W177) testing its drifting skills around a wet track.The top of the range C-Segment hot hatch is expected to produce more than 294 kw / 400 hp from its twin-turbocharged 2.0 liter engine, mated to an 8-speed dual clutch gearbox. The updated 4MATIC system will transfer the power ...

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Suzuki Swift TRB-04 breaks FWD record in Tsukuba

A heavily modified version of the Suzuki Swift Sport, tuned by HKS, broke the FWD lap record in the Japanese circuit of Tsukuba, clocking 56" 308 with racing and drifting driver Nobuteru Taniguchi behind the wheel.The Swift TRB-04 (Tsukuba Record Breaker) first launched at the 2018 Tokyo Motor Show but was further evolved before the record run. The record braking car, has a central driving position and is fitted with the 4G63 ...

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Sebastien Loeb and Kevin Hansen at the l’Alpe d’Huez

Red Bull Motorsports released a video of 9-time WRC champion, Sebastien Loeb, racing against his teammate in rallycross, young Kevin Hansen at the famous 21 bends of l'Alpe d'Huez with their Peugeot 208 WRX cars.The l'Alpe d'Huez climb is a 13.8km long Tour de France cycling stage, at an altitude of over 1,000 meters.Both of the drivers sat behind the wheel of the Peugeot 208 WRX, a four-wheel drive racecar, ...

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Škoda Fabia R5 RC models give us a tour of the factory

To celebrate the production milestone of the one-millionth car in October 2018, ŠKODA launched a video of RC cars racing around the Mladá Boleslav plant, giving us a tour of the factory.The two scale models of the Fabia R5 which can reach speeds up to 100 km/h, race through the pressing, welding, paint, engine and assembly shops. According to ŠKODA, a car leaves the production line every minute.Drivers Jan Viktora and ...

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Honda Civic track battle

Honda released a video of a track battle between the Civic Sport, the Civic Type R and the Civic BTCC racecar at the Knockhill Racing Circuit in Scotland.Matt Neal sat behind the wheel of the lesser Sport version, Jessica Hawkins was in the Type R and Dan Cammish drove the more competent BTCC racecar.We don't want to spoil the fun but here are the lap times of each vehicle:Honda Civic ...

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Abarth 595 Scorpion Skin Edition

Abarth Netherlands in collaboration with artist Pablo Lücker, created a special edition of the Abarth 595 with a unique paint scheme that glows in the dark.The Abarth 595 Scorpion Skin Edition is distinguished by two longitudinal luminous stripes stretching from the bonnet to the roof and the rear hatch, in contrast with the rest of the car that is totally black. According to Abarth Netherlands, the glowing paint was created by collecting and studying empty ...

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Hyundai i30 N versus i30 SR on the track

Hyundai released a new video showing a track battle between the top of the range hot hatchback i30 N and the warm hatchback i30 SR, just to showcase how much quicker the i30 N can be thanks to the work of the N Performance team.Both of the cars were tested at the Wakefield Park race circuit with Jordan Cox, Professional Test Driver / Up & Coming Production Car Race Driver - Cox ...

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Yesterday, Renault Sport unveiled the new Megane IV R.S. Trophy together with a short video, in which Nico Hülkenberg races the car on the track against a Renault RS18 Formula 1 car.The F1 driver who is also an ambassador for Renault Sport models, said about the new hot hatchback: "I have been involved in the Mégane R.S. development process since last year and I'm very pleased to see an even sportier version added to the ...

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Ford Fiesta ST inside an underground salt mine

Ford released a new short film from the series "Greatest Driving Roads", which was shot at a rather unusual driving location - Europe's largest salt mine -  located 400 meters below ground!World Rally Championship driver Elfyn Evans sat behind the wheel of the Fiesta ST, providing plenty of jumps and slides: “The salt is actually like fine gravel to drive on, quite slippery to be honest, especially on road tyres. ...

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