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Detroit 2015: The New Ford GT unveiled! (Photos)

Ford finally came to the conclusion that it was necessary to launch a new version of the Ford GT. With the war of the supercars, the desire to regain the 24h of Le Mans and the technological advances of the American manufacturer, it was inevitable! It was this morning in Detroit that the veil was raised on the beast under the astonished glances of all the amateurs of the mythical model.

Aggressive silhouette, a few hereditary lines from its predecessor, a lot (a lot) of carbon fiber make the new Ford GT an improved model compared to the previous model. The engine: a V6 bi-turbo EcoBoost of 600hp. The purists will say that the V6 is a bottom check (that, and the transmission double clutch with 7 reports) and others will say that it is part of the evolution of the supercars.

The interior is modern. In 2005, it tried to recreate the entire interior of the original GT 40. In 2016, nothing will be kept. A more modern cockpit has been designed with the F1 style steering wheel controls. Production and price information is not yet available, but we believe the new GT will arrive in dealerships by mid-2016.

It goes without saying that Ferrari should be on his guard!

Shelby Cobra: 50 units for the 50th of the Cobra 427!

For 50 years of the Cobra 427, Shelby will produce 50 copies of a limited edition of the legendary roadster. It was in 1965 that Carroll Shelby produced the very first Shelby Cobra 427. According to Shelby American, Carroll Shelby would have approved the project (and some iterations) before his death in 2012. The first car will be auctioned by Barrett- Jackson on January 13th!

This limited edition will be available in two versions. A version with fiberglass body, Guardsman blue color with white strips and a version with brushed aluminum body (available with or without bands).

If you would like to get a copy of this emblem from American automotive history, prices start at $ 119,995 for the blue fiberglass model or $ 179,995 for the brushed aluminum body. The engine is sold separately!

SEMA 2014: the Toyota Camry of 850ch!

You’ve probably seen Toyota advertisements claiming that Camry owners are “impulsive” people? And you are not quite convinced? Neither do I. Indeed, the chariot of “matante” par excellence has nothing to charm the impulsive people, and this, since always.

However, Toyota had a little surprise for the performance enthusiasts at the SEMA Show that was taking place in Las Vegas this week. A Camry acceleration of 850ch! And unlike the other cars of this famous exhibition, the creation of the Japanese manufacturer shows nothing in appearance to let appear his performances out of the ordinary. A “sleeper” in good and due form. Impulsivity comes from within. Played well Toyota!

Here are some pictures of the car. And the specifications at the bottom of the article.

2015 Toyota Camry XSE

Magnuson Products
IPT Performance Transmissions
Plumbing: Goodridge Fluid Transfer Systems
TRD
Magnaflow
Autometer Digital Dash
Impact Racing safety harness
Battery: Optima Yellow Top
Goodyear tires
Nitrous Supply
Seat: Fast Ed’s Interiors
The Polishing Shop
Forged pistons and connecting rods
Suspension: Strut the front and 4-link Live rear axle

The Cadillac ATS-VR: a 600CH unveiling at the Los Angeles Show

Cadillac will unveil, at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the succession of the CTS-V Coupe in the Pirelli World Challenge. After a decade, the famous V8 engine is retiring and is replaced by a 600-hp V6 biturbo. And with the all-new ATS-VR model, in the GT3 category, Cadillac will start the 2015 season in the United States.

According to the manufacturer, 2015 will be a year of development, a kind of prelude to the crossing to Europe (in 2016) where the ATS will face the best European, such as Porsche, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, McLaren and other cars racing in GT3. In fact, at the international level, there are about thirty series in which this new model can participate. And Cadillac plans to offer ATS-RVs ready for racing to anyone wishing to participate in one or more of these series!

True, the fact that the V8 is set aside does not suit everyone. But Cadillac intends to impress the gallery with its technical prowess in turbocharging.

Here are some specifications of the car (English)

Model Cadillac ATS-VR

Construction
Reinforced eight-point welded roll cage; Carbon fiber hood, deck-lid, front fenders, doors, rear fenders

Fuel supply
120 liter (31.7 gallons) fuel cell

Engine management
Bosch MS5.1, programmable

Turbocharging
BorgWarner EFR Series twin-turbochargers

Xtrac sequential six-speed rear-mounted transaxle; Steering wheel-mounted paddle shift; No lift shift; Limited slip differential with 3.13 final drive

Brakes
Brembo, six-pot front with 380mm rotor, oven pot rear with 355mm rotor; Bosch ABS M4 controls with driver-adjustable modes

Suspension
Three-way Penske adjustable shocks, front and rear independent SLA suspension

Wheels
BBS 12 “x 18” aluminum front and 13 “x 18” rears

Tires
Racing tires, front 315/680 x 18, rear 325/705 x 18, series spec

Dry weight (lb / kg)
2,900 / 1,318

Nissan Micra Cup: a new series in 2015 (Photos and Video)

In the mid-2000s, a series called La Coupe Echo appeared on Quebec’s motor sport scene. It was a good idea to offer an affordable way to race, using an inexpensive platform (Toyota Echo) and fair competition (all cars had the same modifications). This series lasted a few years and allowed several drivers to make their debut in motor sport.

Nissan Canada, JD Motorsports and sponsors such as Fast Wheels and Pirelli will embark on a similar journey starting in 2015. With the all-new 2014 Nissan Micra, the manufacturer and its partners will host a championship that will feature several races in Quebec. If all goes well, we can imagine that the series will visit other Canadian circuits in the following years.

The car will be offered by JD Motorsports for a cost close to $ 20,000, which is very affordable for a “race-ready” car. The small 1.6-liter engine developing 109 hp will not be modified, but each car, prepared by Motorsport in Action of St-Eustache, will be modified as follows:

Nismo S-Tune suspension
FIA-approved racing seat
5-point safety harness
Extinguisher
Modified
exhaust High-performance brake pads
Safety cage
Driver safety net
Front and rear tow hooks
Fastwheels rims Styled with high-performance Pirelli low-profile tires

According to the organizers, the Nissan Micra Cup will offer participants the lowest annual cost of participation in any series of car races in Canada.