Tag Archives: Motorsport

Allan McNish to take back seat in 2014

AFTER having his most successful season’s racing ever, Allan McNish is leaving the grand stage of motorsport. Just days before reaching his 44th birthday, the charimatic Scot  — and Audi factory driver — has announced that he will not be actively continuing his career next year. And that career began 32 years ago, in the world of […]

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Speedster harks back to Aston’s racing heritage

NEVER shy and retiring in the looks stakes, Aston Martin has really pulled out all the stops in its centenary year. As part of its celebrations, the luxury sports car maker has unveiled the stunning looking CC100 Speedster Concept. Looking to the future, but with a look back at its illustrious past, the British brand […]

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Mikkelsen maintains championship lead

AN eighth place finish on the Barum Czech Rally Zlin was enough to maintain the lead for Andreas Mikkelsen in the Intercontinental Rally Championship. The Norwegian rally star found the tyre choice difficult for his Skoda UK Motorsport Fabia S2000 and suffered with poor grip as a result. The first six places in the rally […]

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quattro + electricity = shockingly good performance!

ONCE again Audi is expanding the boundaries of motorsport. The German carmaker had tremendous success with its quattro drive system. And they are leading the way with electric drive. So, it should come as no surprise that they have combined the two. Audi has merged its quattro all-wheel drive system with electric power. Although they […]

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Monte Carlo’s rallying call to hot hatch enthusiasts

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: SKODA FABIA MONTE CARLO  Skoda celebrates its motorsport heritage and one of the world’s most famous rallies with its special edition Fabia Monte Carlo. wheelworldreviews editor DAVID HOOPER says it surpasses expectations. Skoda’s special edtion Fabia Monte Carlo pictured outside the oldest pub in Lincolnshire, The Kings Head at Tealby. […]

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Ford gives Fiesta the ST treatment

Ford hopes the Fiesta ST could capture a big chunk of the hot hatch market. FORD is taking its ST performance brand another step further with the Fiesta ST Concept, which has been unveiled just as the Focus ST goes into production. The giant carmaker has promised a new era for driving enthusiasts globally by […]

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Toyota breaks Nürburgring lap record

Quiet and quick… Toyota Motorsport has smashed the lap record for an electric vehicle at the Nurburgring. A NEW lap record for an electric vehicle has been set around Germany’s legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit. Toyota’s Motorsport EV P001, with 100 per cent electric powertrain, set a new lap record of  seven minutes and 47.794secs to […]

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Sporting heritage proves to be a valuable Legacy

With unmistakable good looks and bags of road presence, wheelworldreviews.co.uk editor DAVID HOOPER is impressed with Subaru’s new Legacy Tourer. The Legacy is a great looking car with more than a hint of attitude. I HAVE been a fan of the Subaru brand for as long as I can remember. Like many petrol heads, watching […]

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