Porsche-engined VW split-screen bus hits Monza

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We’ve been fans of Fred Bernhard’s heavily modified Volkswagen split-screen bus for almost a decade, so it’s great to see that it’s still going strong – and giving those pesky Ferraris a hard time at Monza circuit.
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Volkswagen to cease WRC involvement after 2016

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Sadly, after dominating the sport for four successive years, Volkswagen has announced that it is withdrawing from the WRC Championship at the end of 2016.
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For those people who’ve contacted me to ask why I stopped updating GermanCarScene – a business opportunity came my way and I simply don’t have the time to keep updating the blog. That’s not to say that it won’t return at some point, but clearly it’ll need refreshing before then. I’ll probably continue to post photos and news snippets on the Facebook page whenever I have a few spare minutes.

Thanks to all who’ve supported this little blog over the years. The kind emails have meant a lot.

Have a nice life.

 

Opel Astra OPC EXTREME announced

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Opel has released initial details of the Astra OPC EXTREME ahead of its debut at this year’s Geneva Motor Show (March 6 – 16).

A street legal derivative of the Astra OPC Cup racecar seen competing in the Nürburgring Endurance Championship, the Astra OPC EXTREME features weight-saving carbon fibre components along with an integrated rollcage, racing seats and six-point seatbelts. We can also expect the 2.0-litre turbocharged powerplant to produce more than the 206 kW (280 hp) that currently propels the Astra OPC road car.

Finished in the company’s motorsport colours, Opel has confirmed that there will be a low-volume production run of the car, making it the fastest street-legal Astra ever.

[Source: Opel]

 

Porsche gets dewy-eyed over a pit stop

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As Porsche continues with its preparations for a return to Le Mans with the new 919 Spyder, here we see the company putting a romantic twist on the obligatory pit stop.

The car uses a direct-injection four-cylinder petrol engine to drive the rear wheels and features a pair of energy recuperation systems that harvest power for an electric motor located on the front axle. The 911 GT3 R Hybrid also utilized a similar set-up that harnessed kinetic energy via an electric flywheel accumulator.
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Corvette C7 vs Porsche 911 Carrera S

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This new episode of DRIVE sees Chris Harris heading to Chuckwalla Valley Raceway armed with a Porsche 911 Carrera S and a car that costs around the same as the extras on said 911 – the Corvette C7.

Powered by a 3.8-litre flat-six powerplant developing 298 kW (400 hp) and 440 Nm of torque, the Carrera S hits 100 km/h in just 4.3 seconds, and 4.1 s with Sport Plus engaged. Top speed is rated at 304 km/h (PDK 302 km/h).

Moving onto the Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray, power comes from a 6.2-litre V8 lump developing 335 kW (450 hp) and 610 Nm, enough for 100 km/h to be taken care of in 3.8 seconds and a maximum of 315 km/h.

Where would your money go?
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