Hyundai Veloster N TCR debuts at Detroit

Hyundai launched the Veloster N TCR at the 2019 North American International Auto Show. The new racecar which shares 85% of its technical specifications with the successful i30 N TCR, will race in the IMSA Michelin Challenge with the colors of Bryan Herta Autosport against the likes of Honda Civic Type R TCR, Volkswagen GTI TCR, and the Audi RS3 LMS TCR.The car is fitted with a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine producing 260kw / 350 ...

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Chevrolet Sonic LS3 AWD by PMR Motorsports

PMR Motorsports from the Ohio, United States, presented the Chevrolet Sonic LS3 AWD, a heavily modified hot hatch that will serve as their new rally car.This unique Chevrolet Sonic (known as the Holden Barina in Australia) has little to do with the humble B-Segment car it is based on as it is mid-engined and all-wheel-drive, reminding us the good old days of Group-B homologation specials. The LS3 6.2 litre V8 engine produces 320kw / ...

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Nissan Leaf Nismo RC

Nissan launches the new Leaf Nismo RC

Nissan announced the Leaf Nismo RC, an electric all-wheel-drive race car that will premiere at the Nismo Festival alongside Nissan's new Formula E race car.The new Leaf Nismo RC has little to do with the production model as it is based on a carbon fiber monocoque chassis and features an aggressive three-piece bodywork. The  1,220kg weight is well balanced between axles thanks to the midship location of the lithium-ion battery pack ...

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Volkswagen Polo GTI R5

New livery for the VW Polo GTI R5

Volkswagen presented the updated livery of the Polo VI GTI R5 race car that will compete in international and national rally championships, with customer deliveries starting on November.The race version of the Polo VI GTI is fitted with a turbocharged 1.6 liter engine producing 200 kw (272 ps) and 400 Nm of torque, sending power to all four wheels through a sequential, five-speed racing gearbox. The car's weight is 1230 ...

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Jordi Gené test the Cupra e-Racer on the track

Following the successful tests carried out in Croatia, Cupra e-Racer was tested again on the Castellolí track in Barcelona with racing driver Jordi Gené behind the wheel.According to Cupra, these new dynamic tests were used to verify the maximum output of the engines, power management – particularly regarding temperature of the batteries and other elements – and its driveability through closely examining accelerator response, braking and energy recovery. During the next round ...

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Cupra e-Racer hits the track

Cupra recently tested the e-Racer on a track in Zagreb (Croatia), confirming the specifications of the electric powertrain.The e-Racer is based on the Leon TCR racecar but instead of an internal combustion engine it is fitted with an electric motor, delivering 300 kW (408 hp) of continuous power and up to 500 kw (680 hp) at its peak.Power is transmitted to the rear wheels through a single gear with torque ...

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