News: AUDI HEADED FOR THE FUTURE WITH FORMULA E AND DTM

Quite remarkably, in the 2017/2018 season, Audi was the first German automobile manufacturer on the Formula E grid. And as we all know, when Audi enter a championship it’s not to make up the numbers, ending the season having scored four victories and a total of eleven podiums after twelve races around the globe, Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler claimed the teams’ championship. The commitment in the fully electric racing series that is currently experiencing a boom with the participation of other manufacturers and partners forms the electric pillar of the brand’s motorsport involvement. Furthermore, Audi have confirmed to MotorMartin that … Continue reading News: AUDI HEADED FOR THE FUTURE WITH FORMULA E AND DTM

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News: HIGH FLYING BLAST OFF TO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SHOWPIECE

Do you want to watch stunning car control, ridiculous turns, extreme jumps and enjoy standing in the dark, in the rain? If the answer’s yes then put the following date in your diary as the FIA World Rally Championship will make its return to the UK when the 2018 Dayinsure Wales Rally GB blasts off under the floodlights at the Tir Prince Raceway on the evening of Thursday 4 October. Introduced last year, the innovative new Visit Conwy Tir Prince curtain-raiser proved to be a real crowd-pleaser attracting more than 6,000 visitors. Now the WRC have promised an even bigger … Continue reading News: HIGH FLYING BLAST OFF TO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SHOWPIECE

News: NEW NISSAN NAVARA N-GUARD SPECIAL VERSION NOW ON SALE

A quick quiz for you, which vehicle is a former winner of the International Pickup Award and is Nissan’s most popular pickup globally. It is manufactured at facilities in Spain, China, Mexico, Thailand and – since July 2018 – Argentina. Any ideas? The Navara N-Guard, Nissan say, is a tough and stylish new special version of the brand’s award-winning pickup, and it’s on sale now. Available as Double Cab with 2.3 dCi 190 PS engine, the model is priced starting from £28,075.00 Basic Retail exc. VAT with the Manual gearbox, and £29,525.00 Basic Retail exc. VAT for the Automatic gearbox. … Continue reading News: NEW NISSAN NAVARA N-GUARD SPECIAL VERSION NOW ON SALE

News: GULF AND FORD MOTOR COMPANY JOIN FORCES FOR ANOTHER LUBRICANT INDUSTRY FIRST WITH THE ’68 HERITAGE EDITION FORD GT

This doesn’t even need discussing. Read, look at the pictures and fall in love all over again. Gulf have explained to MotorMartin recently that they are extremely proud in 2018 to be celebrating the 50th anniversary of its first Le Mans win, with the legendary Ford GT40, and, as a fitting climax to these celebrations, Gulf has joined with Ford to produce the new Ford GT ’68 Heritage edition for the 2019 and 2020 model years. The Heritage Blue with Heritage Orange paint scheme honours the Gulf Oil-sponsored Ford GT40 – chassis #1075 – that won back-to-back 24 Hours of … Continue reading News: GULF AND FORD MOTOR COMPANY JOIN FORCES FOR ANOTHER LUBRICANT INDUSTRY FIRST WITH THE ’68 HERITAGE EDITION FORD GT

News: RED BULL HONDA WORLD SUPERBIKE TEAM COMPLETES MID-SEASON TESTING AT PORTIMÃO

Some news now for those, much like us here on the #MotorMartinRacing desk, that can’t wait for the World Superbike stars to return to the track after their long summer break. That’s certainly not to say that the teams have been standing still as testing has been continuing behind the scenes, subtle changes giving small improvements in lap time allowing the team to bridge the gap to the front of the field. Indeed, The Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team have shared with MotorMartin the following news after completing their mid-season testing programme in a private two-day test and the … Continue reading News: RED BULL HONDA WORLD SUPERBIKE TEAM COMPLETES MID-SEASON TESTING AT PORTIMÃO

News: GKN DRIVELINE AND PANASONIC JAGUAR RACING BREAK ELECTRIC CAR RECORD AT SHELSLEY WALSH

We like Formula E up here on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers and anything or any event that increases recognition of this exciting World Championship has got to be a good thing in our opinion. News then that the Jaguar I-TYPE 2 Formula E race car has set a new electric car course record of 30.46 seconds at the world-famous Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb in Worcestershire will surely go down as a quite remarkable achievement so early in Jaguar’s electric adventure. The record attempt, Jaguar say, was a partnership between GKN Driveline and the Panasonic Jaguar Racing ABB FIA … Continue reading News: GKN DRIVELINE AND PANASONIC JAGUAR RACING BREAK ELECTRIC CAR RECORD AT SHELSLEY WALSH

News: RM SOTHEBY’S AND ASTON MARTIN CELEBRATE NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH $21,455.000 LOT

Aston Martin today announced to MotorMartin the formation of a new partnership with RM Sotheby’s, the world’s largest auction house for investment-quality automobiles. The new partnership, they say, got off to the best possible start earlier today when the beautiful 1963 Aston Martin DP215 Grand Touring Competition Prototype went under the auctioneer’s gavel at Pebble Beach for an astonishing $21,455.000. It’s been explained to MotorMartin that this one-off Aston Martin Works car, the DP215 is extremely significant as it was the very one driven by Lucien Bianchi and Phil Hill at Le Mans in 1963 and is the final David Brown … Continue reading News: RM SOTHEBY’S AND ASTON MARTIN CELEBRATE NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH $21,455.000 LOT

Peugeot 308 GTi By Peugeot Sport THP 270: You’ve Got What It Takes

It’s not often that MotorMartin focuses on specifications as it’s how a car drives and feels that is surely most important, but with this particular Peugeot I’m sure you’ll understand: Cubic capacity: 1598cc Max Power (HP): 272 @ 6000rpm Max Torque (NM): 330 @ 1900rpm Length: 4253mm Width (incl Mirrors): 2041mm Height: 1446mm Wheelbase: 2617mm 0 – 62 mph: 6.0 seconds Maximum Speed: 155mph Kerb Weight: 1205Kg Gross Train: 1790Kg You’ve got to hand it to Peugeot, squeezing 272 bhp out of a 1.6 Litre 4 cylinder power plant is something very special especially when all that power doesn’t compromise … Continue reading Peugeot 308 GTi By Peugeot Sport THP 270: You’ve Got What It Takes

News: THE ROLLS-ROYCE ‘SILVER GHOST COLLECTION’, IN MOTION

MotorMartin’s recent experiences with the incredible 2018 EWB Phantom has led to a newfound appreciation as to the sheer quality of build, style and driving experience offered by this grand old marque. With interest at an all time high here at MotorMartin Towers, the following arrived at #MotorMartinCarNews. Rolls-Royce have shared with MotorMartin that their ‘Silver Ghost’ was the motor car that established Rolls-Royce’s reputation as ‘The Best Car in the World’. In celebration of this defining heritage, Rolls-Royce has created a limited collection of just 35 Bespoke Ghosts, named the ‘Silver Ghost Collection’. Today, the marque releases a film … Continue reading News: THE ROLLS-ROYCE ‘SILVER GHOST COLLECTION’, IN MOTION

News: SALON PRIVÉ SURRENDERS TO THE BEAUTY OF THE MULLIN DELAGE D8-120 CABRIOLET

Here’s one for the more discerning classic car fan out there due to a rare appearance on UK soil. It’s been brought to MotorMartin’s attention that the 1939 D8-120 Cabriolet, with a ‘Bustle Back’ outline by legendary French coachbuilder Henri Chapron will be making a rare UK appearance before an appreciative audience at Blenheim Palace on Thursday, 30 August. For those unaware of the fascinating details behind this incredible car it was delivered new to Chapron as a rolling chassis, it was equipped with an exceptionally elegant four-seater body, complete with a three-position top. This particular car was reputedly commandeered … Continue reading News: SALON PRIVÉ SURRENDERS TO THE BEAUTY OF THE MULLIN DELAGE D8-120 CABRIOLET