Bentley’s Continental GT-based race car was first unveiled in concept form at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. Now, the Continental GT3 has made its world debut in its final form at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, where the bigger than usual race car made a dramatic run in the famous hill climb event.
The Continental GT3 has an even more aggressive design than the original concept, with a new air dam and splitter extending even further forward and a huge rear wing now mounted to the trunk lid instead of the rear of the car. The engineers from Bentley’s skunkworks division have waved their [...]
The 24 Hours of Le Mans? What’s that?
The holy grail of motorsports, the 24 Hours of Le Mans (24LM) is the world’s oldest active sports car race in endurance racing. Widely regarded as one of, if not the most prestigious race in the world, it has been held annually since 1923 near the town of Le Mans, France. The 2013 24LM will be the 81st edition in 90 years, and is scheduled to start at 6:30pm IST today.
Why is it so special in the world of motorsport?
The 24LM is the ultimate test of endurance and efficiency as race teams have to balance speed against the cars’ ability to run for 24 hours without sustaining mechanical damage to [...]
Volkswagen has launched a performance variant of its popular Polo hatchback called the Polo GT TSI. However the steep price of Rs. 7.99 Lakh may turn customers away from what is an otherwise excellent small car.
At its heart is a potent 1.2-litre turbocharged, direct injected TSI engine which produces an impressive 103 bhp and 175 Nm of torque. The power is sent to the front wheels through a seven speed dual clutch automatic gearbox. However there are no paddle shifters behind the wheel and no manual transmission on offer. Volkswagen claims that the Polo GT TSI can go from 0-100 km/h in 9.7 seconds and on to a top speed [...]