The legendary designer of the McLaren F1 supercar and a number of successful Formula 1 cars, Gordon Murray, has unveiled a new supercar for the road, called the Gordon Murray Automotive T.50. Like the original McLaren F1, the new car features a central driving position, six-speed manual transmission, a naturally aspirated V12 engine and an uncompromising approach to weight reduction.
– The most powerful AMG V8 series engine of all time, with an output of 537 kW (730 hp) and maximum torque of 800Nm, from a 4.0 litre bi-turbo V8 engine with a flat plane crankshaft.
– Sprints from 0 to 100km/h in 3.2 seconds and to 200km/h in less than nine seconds.
Fernando Alonso, arguably the greatest natural talent to ever compete in motorsport, is returning to Formula 1 for the 2021 season. The Spaniard retired at the end of 2018, but will be joining Renault alongside Esteban Ocon next season. Alonso won the 2005 and 2006 world championships with the team, and also raced for them in 2008 and 2009.
Kia’s Stinger GT has been in the Australian market since 2017 and is the performance flagship of the South Korean manufacturer. With the close of local manufacturing of rear wheel drive sedans from Ford and Holden in Australia, viable alternatives are now few and far between. The Stinger GT aims to fill this void, being a four door sedan with a high powered twin-turbocharged 3.3 Litre V6 sending power to the rear wheels.
Toyota will be supporting the Toyota 86 racing series until the end of 2022. The Championship has been renamed the Toyota GAZOO Racing Australia 86 Series. Backing from TGR strengthens Toyota’s commitment in supporting motorsport at all levels, from the grassroots community to its world championship-winning WRC and WEC teams.
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It feels like a long time ago since I did my last Tampered Motorsport track day at Sandown, back in January of this year. There was another event held in March, however I couldn’t make it as money was required for a house deposit. The next event planned for attendance was in May.
Four new Lotus Elise Classic Heritage Editions have been released that pay tribute to the company’s pioneering and highly successful racing history. All models feature instantly recognisable Lotus motorsport colour schemes and offer an enhanced exterior and interior spec over the Elise Sport 220 on which they’re based.
Carbon Revolution is based in Geelong, Victoria and the company is involved in the design and manufacture of carbon fibre wheels. Back in 2008, Carbon Revolution built an extremely lightweight and durable one-piece carbon fibre wheel, known as the Carbon Revolution CR-9. Carbon fibre wheels are 13 times stronger and 40% lighter than aluminium wheels. This results in faster acceleration and enables the car to change direction more precisely.