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2019-07-19: All new mid-engined Corvette Stingray revealed ...
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray A mid-engined Corvette has been the subject of much speculation for many years, and now it has finally arrived; the eighth generation Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. It is built around a backbone chassis, which features a naturally aspirated V8 engine that, crucially, is mounted amidships. An evolution of the existing LT2 unit, the Stingray's new V8 is good for 494 bhp. This power is transferred to the rear wheels through an eight-speed, dual clutch Tremec automatic gearbox. Tipping the scales, dry, at just 1,530 kg, the entry-level Corvette can sprint to 100 km/h in less than 3 seconds. The exterior design is clearly an evolution of the C7 generation, which means the new mid-engined machine is still instantly recognisable as a Corvette. The interior is sculpted around the driver and features the latest in gadgets and creature comforts. The Corvette Stingray will be available to customers later this year as a 2020 model. At the launch, the only optional package available is the Z51, which features performance upgrades like larger wheels and brakes. What is perhaps most remarkable of all is that the new and hugely capable Corvette will have a sticker price of less than $60,000.
  2019-07-17: All electric, 2,000hp Lotus Evija and Bentley EXP 100 GT revealed ...
Lotus Evija After building up the hype for several months, Lotus have finally taken the wraps of the new Evija hypercar. It features an an all-electric drivetrain that has been developed together with Williams Advanced Engineering. The electric motors produce a combined 2,000 hp, which means that the Evija has more power at each wheel than any previous Lotus production car had in total. Despite the massive amount of power available, Lotus promise a 400 km range for the Evija. The car is known is internally as the Type 130 and accordingly, production is strictly limited to 130 examples. Available from 2020, the Evija will cost £1.7 million excluding duties and local taxes.
To celebrate the company's 100th birthday, Bentley have created the spectacular EXP 100 GT show car. While the concept celebrates the company's first 100 years, it also looks ahead to the future with a thoroughly modern drivetrain. Like the Evija, the EXP 100 GT is all-electric. A luxury Grand Tourer, it combines a 1,500 Nm output with an impressive range of 700 km. Being a proper Bentley, the EXP 100 GT also boasts a lavishly appointed interior with an unusual three-seater configuration.
2019-07-11: 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed report and 280-shot gallery ...
2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed report and 280-shot gallery Last weekend we entered the automotive nirvana to cover the 27th annual Goodwood Festival of Speed. Bigger than ever before, it was now a full four days although there were enough activities to spend a week at the Goodwood Estate and not get bored. We focused on the hill-climb that still forms the heart of the event. Among the featured marques and celebrations this year were Aston Martin, Bentley's centenary, 125 years of road racing, 50 years of the Porsche 917 and Michael Schumacher's 50th birthday. Thanks to these and the many other special themes, it turned out to be a vintage year with an impressive array of cars that took part in the hill climb or were shown at the nearby Cartier Style et Luxe Concours d'Elegance. There was also quite a bit of excitement in the air as the once though unbeatable, 20-year old hill record of Nick Heidfeld was under serious threat for the first time in many years.
We were on the Goodwood estate throughout the weekend and have returned with a concise report that is illustrated by an action-packed, 280-shot gallery.
  2019-07-08: The latest news from the Goodwood Festival of Speed ...
Porsche 911 RSR The annual Goodwood Festival of Speed is not only a celebration of the automobile's rich past, the event also looks firmly ahead with several world debuts. Ahead of our comprehensive coverage from the Festival of Speed later in the week, we have today taken a first look at the most interesting cars that broke cover during the last couple of days.
Porsche used the opportunity to debut the all-new 911 RSR GTE racer. Although still based on the previous '991' generation of the 911, almost no parts of the car that raced at Le Mans a few weeks ago were carried over. Among the many changes, is an enlarged engine with side-exhausts. The largest engine yet fitted to a 911, the RSR's flat six displaces just under 4.2 litres and produces around 515 bhp.
Another new race car launched at Goodwood is the Audi R8 LMS GT2. Built for the new GT2 class for gentleman racers, it boasts a 630bhp engine, making it the most powerful Audi customer racing car.
Toyota Gazoo Racing also announced a new racer by confirming the GR Supra GT4 for the 2020 season.
Built to no particular regulations but simply as a track-day only machine is the Ford GT Mk II. It is powered by a 700 bhp version of the twin-turbo V6 engine and production is limited to just 45 examples.
Two of Britain's specialist manufacturers also launched brand new, and very extreme road cars in the form of the 350 bhp Radical Rapture and the 340 bhp BAC Mono R.
2019-07-03: 2019 Chantilly Arts & Elegance report and 240-shot gallery ...
2019 Chantilly Arts & Elegance report and 240-shot gallery This weekend we were at the Domaine de Chantilly for the fifth edition of the Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille. First held in 2014, the event has moved to a July date and from this edition will be biennial and alternate with the Le Mans Classic. The event stands out in that both modern and classic cars were subjected to judging with the specialist jury selecting three Best of Show winners, which were announced at the end of the day on Sunday. Many of the classes were dedicated to anniversaries with the centenary of Ballot, Bentley and Voisin being marked, while also the 50th birthday of the Porsche 917 and the 60th anniversary of Aston Martin's only Le Mans win were celebrated. In addition to the activities in the vast garden in front of the Chateau de Chantilly on Sunday, there was also a rally the day before for which all entrants were invited.
We spent the entire weekend in and around the Chateau de Chantilly, with this 240-shot gallery as the end result. It serves to illustrate a concise report with some of the many the highlights.
  2019-07-01: Goodwood FoS preview with World Championship winning F1 cars ...
Tyrrell 003 Cosworth This weekend, all eyes will be on Goodwood as it stages the annual Festival of Speed. Among the many celebrations planned for this year's edition is the 50th anniversary of Sir Jackie Stewart's first World Championship. To get you in the right mood, we have taken a closer look at the very Tyrell 003 Cosworth that helped the talented Scot win the second of his three World Championships. A development of the original Tyrrell that was introduced in 1970, the 003 was driven to six Grand Prix wins during the 1971 season and a further two in 1972. Fittingly, the hugely successful Grand Prix Car is now in the hands of the Stewart family, who brought it out to Goodwood in 2017 and again in 2018.
Another fantastic Grand Prix car due to star at Goodwood over the weekend is this Lotus 79 Cosworth. Used during the 1978 season by Ronnie Peterson and soon to be World Champion Mario Andretti, this revolutionary ground-effect racer won Grands Prix in the hands of both drivers. Chassis 79/2 served into the 1979 season and was retained by Lotus. After laying dormant for 30 years, it was recommissioned by Classic Team Lotus and as can be seen in our 28-shot gallery is regularly campaigned all over Europe.
If you are interested in joining us at Goodwood, there are still a few tickets available for the Festival of Speed.