Valttery Bottas to race in a Ford Fiesta WRC by M-Sport

M-Sport unveiled the livery of the mighty Ford Fiesta WRC race car which will take part on the Arctic Rally with Mercedes-AMG F1 driver Valtteri Bottas sitting behind the wheel for the first time.Bottas will drive on the snowy roads of the 2019 Finnish Rally Championship (24/1 to 26/1) next to the experienced co-driver Timo Rautiainen, who was crowned WRC champion in 2000 and 2002 alongside Marcus Gronholm.The pictured Ford Fiesta WRC was prepared ...

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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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Ford Fiesta R2 by M-Sport

After securing the World Rally Championship title with driver Sebastien Ogier, M-Sport launched the new Ford Fiesta R2 racing car, designed in their facilities in Krakow, Poland to comply with FIA's R2 regulationsUnlike the Fiesta ST hot hatch, the Fiesta R2 is fitted with the turbocharged three cylinder 999cc unit from the ST-Line production model, tuned to produce 147kw (197hp) of power and 290Nm of torque, sending the power to the front ...

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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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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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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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