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    rear wheels and features a pair of energy recuperation systems that harvest power for an electric motor located on the front axle The 911 GT3 R Hybrid also utilized a similar set up that harnessed kinetic energy via an electric flywheel accumulator READ MORE Corvette C7 vs Porsche 911 Carrera S Posted on 29th January 2014 by admin Filed in Porsche Videos Leave a comment This new episode of DRIVE sees Chris Harris heading to Chuckwalla Valley Raceway armed with a Porsche 911 Carrera S and a car that costs around the same as the extras on said 911 the Corvette C7 Powered by a 3 8 litre flat six powerplant developing 298 kW 400 hp and 440 Nm of torque the Carrera S hits 100 km h in just 4 3 seconds and 4 1 s with Sport Plus engaged Top speed is rated at 304 km h PDK 302 km h Moving onto the Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray power comes from a 6 2 litre V8 lump developing 335 kW 450 hp and 610 Nm enough for 100 km h to be taken care of in 3 8 seconds and a maximum of 315 km h Where would your money go READ MORE Behind the scenes of Audi Sport Posted on 28th January 2014 by admin Filed in Audi Motorsport Videos Leave a comment The third installment of DRIVE s Inside quattro GmbH season sees Leon Parente look at the Audi Sport Customer Racing program home of the R8 LMS ultra racecar Under the engine cover of this 350 000 machine the 5 2 litre V10 unit remains almost unchanged from the production R8 with some customers reporting trouble free racing for over 20 000 kilometres An output of up to 419 kW 570 hp and over 500

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  • Hello - German Car Scene
    probably continue to post photos and news snippets on the Facebook page whenever I have a few spare minutes Thanks to all who ve supported this little blog over the years The kind emails have meant a lot Have a nice life Comments are closed Welcome German Car Scene brings you all the latest news and rumours about the German car industry Search Use our search feature to find other

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  • Opel Astra OPC EXTREME announced - German Car Scene
    expect the 2 0 litre turbocharged powerplant to produce more than the 206 kW 280 hp that currently propels the Astra OPC road car Finished in the company s motorsport colours Opel has confirmed that there will be a low volume production run of the car making it the fastest street legal Astra ever Source Opel Comments are closed Welcome German Car Scene brings you all the latest news and

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  • Opel reveals new Astra OPC - German Car Scene
    s chassis double 24 Hours Nürburgring winner and ex Opel DTM driver Joachim Winkelhock was called upon Many hours at the Northern Loop Nordschleife of the legendary circuit resulted in according to Winkelhock A great package that will convince even the most experienced sports drivers not just on the Nürburgring As well as the HiPerStrut High Performance Strut front suspension which features on the Astra GTC the OPC variant also benefits from the FlexRide chassis control system This allows the driver to choose between Sport and OPC modes These two options offer greater throttle response tighter suspension and sharper steering depending on your style of driving requirements at the time The addition of a limited slip differential further improves stability and handling reducing the dreaded torque steer that can occur in high performance front wheel drive cars while a set of Brembo brakes also help to promote confidence Visually the OPC receives a more sculpted look thanks to exclusive more muscular bumpers side skirts roof spoiler and twin trapezoidal shaped tailpipes Inside there s a leather trimmed flat OPC steering wheel special instruments and OPC embossed seats and sill plates Source Opel Comments are closed Welcome German Car Scene brings

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  • Porsche gets dewy-eyed over a pit stop - German Car Scene
    wheels and features a pair of energy recuperation systems that harvest power for an electric motor located on the front axle The 911 GT3 R Hybrid also utilized a similar set up that harnessed kinetic energy via an electric flywheel accumulator Comments are closed Welcome German Car Scene brings you all the latest news and rumours about the German car industry Search Use our search feature to find other posts

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  • Porsche LMP1 sports prototype surfaces - German Car Scene
    around 200 employees the closed cockpit machine turned its first laps on the circuit several weeks earlier than originally planned Our newly formed team has worked with utmost concentration on getting this highly complex vehicle on the track as soon as possible This allows us a few additional weeks for more testing and further development commented Fritz Enzinger Head of LMP1 The engineers were able to start with a blank sheet of paper in the design of the new LMP1 car that was out here today on the Weissach race track for the first time Hence they were able to apply many new technologies within the framework of the regulations that will also benefit the customers of our road legal automobiles in the future After all there s a race car in every Porsche said Porsche CEO Matthias Müller I m very proud that I was the one to take our baby through its first paces today said Bernhard who will be joined by Romain Dumas to carry out the majority of the testing at various international circuits throughout this year Source Porsche Comments are closed Welcome German Car Scene brings you all the latest news and rumours about the

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  • Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid back on track in 2012 - German Car Scene
    develop 75 kW 101 hp increased from 60 kW 80 hp on its front axle They supplement the 350 kW 470 hp 4 0 L flat six engine while the overall weight of the 911 drops from 1 350 to 1 300 kg Power for the motors comes from an electric flywheel accumulator which is housed within a carbon fibre cell on the passenger s side of the cabin Braking forces see its rotor spinning at up to 40 000 rpm with the resulting kinetic energy being stored inside the cell ready to be called upon by the driver via a steering wheel mounted button when accelerating out of a corner or overtaking another car A highlight for the 911 GT3 R Hybrid was during round eight of the American Le Mans Series in Laguna Seca this year As a development machine it was not eligible for points and had to start from the back of the grid but soon took the lead returning consistently fast laps as well as the lap record And not only was it quick but thanks to its innovative hybrid drive just three pit stops were required during the six hour race two less than

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  • Corvette C7 vs Porsche 911 Carrera S - German Car Scene
    with Sport Plus engaged Top speed is rated at 304 km h PDK 302 km h Moving onto the Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray power comes from a 6 2 litre V8 lump developing 335 kW 450 hp and 610 Nm enough for 100 km h to be taken care of in 3 8 seconds and a maximum of 315 km h Where would your money go Comments are closed Welcome

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