The Nissan Delta Wing has made its debut on the track on the test day of the Le Mans 24 Hour, last week.
The Delta Wing uses a Nissan sourced 1.6-litre DIG-T (Direct Injection Gasoline – Turbocharged) engine that generates 300hp (224 kW / 304 PS) and will feature technology that will eventually find its way into the brand’s street legal cars.
In April, Nissan released the first in a series of videos documenting the step-by-step development of the experimental race car project.
Watch the Delta Wing in action in the video below:
Mercedes Benz has recently announced that it will be offering three matte special editions of the SLS AMG for the Japanese market.
The matte editions include a Matte Black Roadster, Matte White Roadster and Matte White Coupe.
With only five Matte Black Roadsters scheduled for production, the vehicle is expected to be something special to account for its exclusivity. The Matte Black Roadster sports a designo Magno Night Black exterior with black soft top and red accents on the grille, wheels and fuel-filler cap. The interior shows-off two-tone red and black leather upholstery, a sport steering wheel and special floor mats.
Even though deliveries won’t officially begin until 22 June, some Tesla Model S buyers have already begun to receive their purchases.
The first recipient of the vehicle was venture capitalist and Tesla board member Steve Jurvetson who drove the car out the factory in Fremont, California with the number plate appropriately stamped with TSLA 1. Jurvetson had already made sure that he would receive the first Model S at a board meeting in 2010.
The entire first batch of Model S vehicles is made up of the sold-out Signature Series that offers the best performance of 0-60 miles per hour in 4.4 seconds with a top speed of 130 miles per hour, and range of up to 320 miles.
You can read more about the Model S details here.
First shown in 2011 and originally expected to go into production in 2015, the A2 featured an 85kW, 199lb ft electric motor and 125-mile range. The electric vehicle was timed to go into production in order to compete with BMW’s i3 hatchback.
When the company executives became uneasy about the small EV, measuring less than 4m in length, with the large price tag they began to doubt whether it in fact was a worthwhile project to undertake.
With the demand for mass-market EVs having shown low demand by the public that includes the Nissan Leaf and Mitsubishi i-MiEV, even with governments in Europe offering a discount, Audi no longer considers the manufacturing and marketing of the electric A2 a priority or any other EV for that matter at this time.
Mercedes Benz has announced that it is replacing the current SLS AMG with a new and improved version named the SLS AMG GT that will be available in Germany in October, followed by the U.S. in November.
The new version that will be available in both a Roadster and Coupe will see improvements in its power output, transmission, suspension and completely reupholstered interior with minimal changes to any exterior styling.
Exterior changes do include red painted break calipers and a high gloss black finish for the radiator grille frame, exterior mirrors and fin blades on the hood. The AMG logo on the right of the luggage lid will also have the “GT” letters added.
A very brave owner of a unique £1.6 million Bugatti Veyron made from porcelain parked it openly in a street in Paris, France. After being spotted outside the Plaza Athenee Hotel during its first sighting in Europe, unsurprisingly the supercar began to draw a crowd.
The super-wealthy owner of this astonishing Veyron L’Or Blanc or rather White Gold in English must have been very relieved when it arrived at the hotel unscathed as the streets of Paris are notoriously narrow and congested. The Bugatti, made last year, is the very first of its kind to have the porcelain body that was created in conjunction with a German ceramics company that usually makes tea pots. Interesting.
Tim Burton, 24, an enthusiast, drove down from London after hearing the rumours of the car making an appearance in Paris. He said that “I heard the one-off Veyron had been seen in Paris and I couldn’t miss the opportunity to head to France and see it with my own eyes. Fortunately it was parked out on the road and what an amazing car it truly is.”
To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first two Porsche clubs, the company has announced that it has created the very exclusive 911 Club Coupe. The two Porsche clubs, one of which was established in 1952 and the other a few months afterwards, have now grown into a huge 181,000 members among 640 Porsche clubs in 75 countries around the globe.
Auto Blog reports that the car, based on the Carrera S will get its Powerkit providing an extra 30 horsepower. This increase in horsepower will give the vehicle the ability to jump from 0-100 kph in just 4.0 seconds. “The PASM option drops the car by 20 millimeters over its 20-inch Sport Techno rims, and the Sport Design package adds a new front fascia and a ducktail spoiler out back.”
On the exterior, The Club Coupe will show off glossy script on the doors and green paint. The interior sports an Espresso look.
Toyota, along with its racing division TRD, has revealed the first picture of its 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series vehicle, based on the Toyota Camry.
The racing car has been intentionally designed to look similar to the production model road going Camry and although the front of the car is a little more aesthetically pleasing than the production version, there are mostly similarities between the two.
The racing series that kicks off in February in Daytona, Florida sees Joe Gibbs Racing, Michael Waltrip Racing, and JTG Daugherty Racing as the teams reportedly confirmed to use the model.