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In the build up to this weekend's Nürburgring 24 Hours race, Volkswagen revealed the Scirocco R. It uses a similar turbocharged, direct injection engine that will power the Sciroccos that will take part in the marathon through the 'green hell.' In road going guise, the high-tech four cylinder produces 265 hp. Compared to the similarly engined base version of the Scirocco, the R spec engine represents a 65 bhp improvement.
At the annual Wörthersee gathering, Audi took the wraps off the Q5 Custom Concept. It comes equipped with the company's new supercharged V6 engine that produces a hefty 408 bhp.
Amidst doom and gloom, Opel and Vauxhall revealed the high performance versions of the 'Sports Tourer' variant of the award winning Insignia. The OPC and VXR pack a twin-turbocharged V6 engine that is good for 325 bhp.
All of the cars in today's update are eclipsed by the Sportec SPR1, which is derived from the Porsche 997 Turbo. The Swiss company has tuned the flat-6 engine to a staggering 854 bhp. As it stands today, 60% of the production has already been sold.
At the recent Spa 1000 km we ran into two exciting new racing cars. The first is the Oreca 01 AIM, which is the first ever Oreca badged racing car. It combines sharp lines with a striking livery and could very well be one of the outsiders of the upcoming 24 Hours of Le Mans race. In one of the support races this Ginetta G50Z made an appearance. The silver bullet is a combination of the successful G50 shell with a high-revving Zytek V8 engine that usually powers Le Mans Prototypes.

Enjoy the links:

2009 Audi Q5 Custom Concept - Images, Specifications and Information

2008 Ginetta G50Z - Images, Specifications and Information

2009 Opel Insignia OPC Sports Tourer - Images, Specifications and Information

2009 Oreca 01 AIM - Images, Specifications and Information

2009 Sportec SPR1 M - Images, Specifications and Information

2009 Vauxhall Insignia VXR Sports Tourer - Images, Specifications and Information

2009 Volkswagen Scirocco R - Images, Specifications and Information

Wouter Melissen