Porsche has confirmed that its team, Porsche AG Team Manthey, will be competing in the 2013 24 Hours of Le Mans, 10 years since it last competed back in 1998 where the team came out on top.
The team will compete in the GTE class with two new 911 RSR race cars, currently still in development, joining Ferrari’s Italia sports car which currently dominates the class.
In addition, Porsche will also be entering the 2013 World Endurance Championship.
Speaking at the announcement of Porsche’s entry into Le Mans and the World Endurance Championship, Porsche boss Hartmut Kristen said, “The new 911 RSR is currently being developed by our engineers and tested by our works drivers, and what better time could there be to introduce the new car than the Porsche 911’s 50th anniversary.”
Source: Motor Authority
Credited with making Alfa Romeo, BMW, Ferrari, Maserati and Porsche famous, the spirit and magic of the legendary Mille Miglia car race has been given the ultimate tribute by A. Kahn Designs who recently presented the The Defender Concept 17 Wide Body.
Sporting a uniquely Italian look, the Rosso Mondiale Mille Miglia edition was designed to fascinate and give fans a nostalgic reminder of what was one of the most famous road races in the world.
It is December 2012 and ‘tis the season to be traveling. Some of you will be jet-setting to places abroad while others might be simplifying a local journey with a quick flight, but this article is for the adventure-seekers among us who’ll be travelling the traditional way – A Road Trip.
Taking the right Padkos can make or break your trip. Since you might be stuck in the car for more than 10 hours with the same CD on repeat, fighting off bodies and boogie boards, dealing with traffic and those mundane 45-minute stop & go’s, food may be your only solace. Here are a few Dos and Don’ts for the right padkos.
Biltong – It is a love that has been fostered from a young age with South Africans. However, take care of how much you eat as the salt will induce a great thirst and thus quenching, which could lead to some impromptu stops in the bush (not ideal for the ladies). DO indeed!
Rogue Rally, the 2500kms super car road trip has announced that they will plant 1000 trees to offset the carbon footprint caused by the rally to be held next year in June.
“We will be planting 1000 trees in partnership with Green Works to off set the carbon footprint of the rally. We feel that it is our duty to take measures to reduce the impact that the Rogue Rally will have on the environment,” says BAM and Rogue Rally CEO Mark Castel.
According to Castel, 500 indigenous shade and 500 fruit trees will be planted in areas deemed as previously disadvantaged. “We hope that the trees not only help in reducing our carbon footprint but also help the communities in which they will be planted in. It is our belief that the trees will provide food, anchor the soil, beautify the surrounding areas and provide a source of shade and shelter for these local communities,” says Castel.
This is the Porsche 365 Silver Bullet Hot Rod and it is truly something special.
Custom built by Jeff Dutton in 1992, this vehicle is based on a 1955 356 Continental Coupe and 914-6 chassis with a philosophy of lightness and strength.
The Porsche has been fitted with a mid-mounted 3-litre 911 engine with Weber carburators, a 915 5-speed gearbox, 17-inch disc wheels, 718 RSK style side vents, a driver’s side mirror and engine and transmission access covers.
The interior of the vehicle has green leather bucket seats, wood trimmed steering wheel and dashboard fitted with a Telefunken radio speaker aperture. The door panels are simply polished stamped aluminum panels and some of the instrumentation has been sourced from a 911. In between the seats is an exposed shifter and ignition panel complete with a large red start button.
Afzal Kahn insists the road is his catwalk and true to his mantra, the iconic British designer has combined what can only be described as the “the Champagne of fabrics”, Harris Tweed with a descendent of the all-terrain vehicle developed in 1947 on the 250-acre Anglesey farm of joint Rover MD Maurice Wilks: the iconic Defender.
This is a fashion statement in every single sense of the word and the nearly-seventy-year-old original Defender, treated to a makeover by the principal British Designer under the guise of the Kahn expedition Vehicles Umbrella and aptly titled: The Defender Concept 17 Wide Body – Harris Tweed Prototype, is proof Afzal Kahn is a keen supporter of investing in British Industry.
On paper, it should not work. However, Defender owners need not exercise caution, for Harris Tweed is a ‘noble’ fabric that is favoured by Afzal Kahn and is applied to many of his products.
AXE South Africa is giving away a 1968 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 to one incredibly lucky AXE Man at the end of the year.
The Ford Mustang is an American automobile, originally based on the Ford Falcon compact named after the Southern Methodist University Mascot. The first production Mustang, a white convertible with red interior rolled off the assembly line in Dearborn, Michigan on March 9, 1964. Introduced to the public at the New York World’s Fair on April 17, 1964, and via all three American television networks on April 19, it was the most successful product launch in automotive history.
But there’s more! Before AXE hands over this beautiful muscle car to the winner, the highly excitable folks at AXE HQ decided to bring to life a once in a lifetime male fantasy. 3 beautiful models, 1 Mustang, and the most epic photo shoot EVER.
Rogue Rally, the 2500kms super car road trip has announced that former Springbok rugby player, James Small is joining the management team.
“James has taken a stake in BAM the augmented reality, eventing and activation specialists that own the Rogue Rally,” says BAM and Rogue Rally CEO Mark Castel. His role will be that of facilitator and enabler. According to Castel, Small will look after new business and sponsorship affairs with particular attention on key accounts.
The Rogue Rally which takes place from 16 -22 June 2013 is almost 50% subscribed. “I was sold on the concept as soon as I saw the pitch. The opportunity for owners of supercars to use their cars in high-speed runs on Hakskeen pan, the Phakisa Raceway and on a closed mountain pass is amazing. I can’t think of any other event that will let you extract so much value from your investment, in a supercar,” says Small.