Friday, February 26, 2010

One Minute : Willow Springs : Scion tC World Challenge Test

One Minute. One frame every three seconds. 32 frames per second. World Challenge Scion tC testing at Willow Springs Raceway in Rosamond, CA. Preparing and checking the car over. When the car is gone, its on the track. Track videos to come soon.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Hybrid Porsche 911 GT3 Race car


Porsche unveiled its latest race car just before its first planned appearance at the Geneva auto show. The car is being used as an R& D platform for a possible future return to the 24 Hours of Lemans. The 911 GT3 RSR R hybrid uses an electro mechanical flywheel ,mounted on the passenger side floor ,that uses kinetic energy created by braking to provide electrical energy to a pair of 60 kilowatt(80 hp) electric motors.  The electric motors are mounted in the front axle assembly, making the Porsche all wheel drive. Hybrid Porsche

The 160 hp combined rear motors work in conjunction with the 480 hp 4.0 liter flat six driving the rear wheels.  The motors give a maximum 8 second burst of power to help propel the car off corners or for overtaking. Although this concept may sound strange to some people, the power at the wheels is additive. At 640 hp combined, this should be one fast race Porsche.

Porsche plans to run the R Hybrid at the 24 Hours of Nurburgring on May 15-16,2010. 

Source: Autoweek.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Chris Rado's Time Attack Scion tC NASA 2-2010 Willow Springs

Chris Rado's Time Attack Scion tC at NASA 2-2010. The front wing equipped, turbocharged Scion was turning lap times in the 1:25 range. It has run a best time of 1:22 at Willow Springs. The red covers on the tires are tire warmers. I did not get any footage of it on the track, as we were on track at the same time. For some on track footage check out..

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Virgin Racings Driver Timo Glock


Virgin Racing is one of the new teams for the 2010 Formula One season. While checking out some Nissan GT-R stories I noticed that the team had their VR-01 car at Silverstone Racetrack today in the UK for a test session. The article mentioned that while waiting for the car to get ready, Timo Glock and his teammate Lucas diGrassi took some hot laps in the bosses Nissan GT-R.

While checking to see if I could find any photos I checked out the Virgin Racing website, and 10 Questions with Timo Glock. One of the questions was his Favourite Road car, and his response was the Nissan GT-R.  So being a Formula One driver, it might have been his personal car that he was hustling around the track at Silverstone. He joins another Formula One driver , Jensen Button in enjoying the Nissan GT-R.


Source : F1SA , Virgin Racing