Akrapovic Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

Here’s a nice promo from aftermarket exhaust specialists Akrapovic, featuring the company’s latest product; an Evolution item for the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG. The cat-back system consists of links pipes with resonators and a muffler, all constructed from titanium, with owners offered the option of carbon fibre tailpipes. There’s also a wireless kit for the valves, which can be opened at the touch of a button, emphasising the roar from that glorious 6.2-litre V8 engine.

Thanks to the materials used, the new exhaust undercuts its factory counterpart by 27 lbs, and improves output by 9 kW (12 hp) and 13 Nm (10 lbs/ft) of torque.



New and old Mercedes-Benz SL-Class driven

This new video from DRIVE sees Chris Harris not only sample the brand new Mercedes-Benz SL 500, but also looks at this popular Roadster’s heritage, from the infinitely alluring W198 300 SL to the Pagoda W113 and the classic R107, which was produced from 1971 through 1989, making it the longest single series ever manufactured by the company.



Opel Corsa by Rieger

Eggenfelden-based styling specialist Rieger has made its body kit available for the facelifted Opel Corsa.

Constructed from ABS plastic, the aero package consists of a front spoiler with central splitter, sill extensions and a rear skirt with integrated diffuser. These components are also available in an ABS/carbon-effect finish. Furthermore, Rieger can offer a wide range of alloy wheels from manufacturers including BBS, Borbet and Schmidt.



Walter Rohrl returning to Pikes Peak

Legendary driver Walter Rohrl will relive his Pikes Peak success from 25 years ago when he returns to the iconic event in the U.S. state of Colorado on July 8 this year.

Motorsport fans will be able to witness the Rally Driver of the Century behind the wheel of the original 441 kW (591 hp) Audi Sport quattro S1 that took him to victory on the Race to the Clouds a quarter of a century ago, in a time of 10 minutes and 48 seconds. And that was when it was still an unpaved dirt road.

Obviously, Rohrl won’t be competing this time, but you can guarantee that he won’t hang around as he tackles the 150 curves covering almost 20 kilometres, culminating at the 4,301 metre summit.



Skoda Yeti Urban

Skoda UK is offering a selection of extras at no increased cost on its limited edition Yeti Urban.

Only available in two-wheel-drive with manual transmission, the Yeti Urban can be ordered in Steel Grey metallic, Black Magic pearl effect, Candy White or Brilliant Silver metallic paintwork, while engine choices are limited to the 77 kW (104 hp) 1.2-litre TSI petrol and 81 kW (108 hp) 2.0-litre TDI CR diesel unit.

Based on the SE trim level, the Urban features up to £ 2,450 worth of extras, including 17-inch ‘Matterhorn’ alloys in black and chrome, wheel arch extensions, chrome side strips, roof stripes, silver roof rails and door mirror caps. Moving inside, the rear gets sunset glass, while customers can choose either red or black sports seats.

Optional accessories include stainless steel pedals, sports exhaust trim and a portable DVD player with twin 9-inch screens.

Limited to just 750 vehicles, the Yeti Urban goes on sale next month at an OTR price of £ 16,900 for the petrol version and £ 18,330 for the diesel.



evo: Porsche 911 Carrera S v Nissan GT-R

Usually seen driving for Fifth Gear, here’s the brilliant Tiff Needell in his first track battle for evo magazine, which sees the wrinkly legend head to Bedford’s West Circuit armed with the Porsche 911 Carrera S and Nissan’s GT-R. Which will come out on top?




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