Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing hypercar
A new innovation partnership between the British luxury brand Aston Martin and F1TM team Red Bull Racing brings forth a car engineered to be entirely enjoyable as a road car, yet with the capability to outperform any road car on a race track. A track-only AM-RB 001 is also underway, created in line with LMP1 Le Mans sports prototypes.
Codenamed AM-RB 001, it will be built in the purpose-built facility created for Aston Martin’s original hypercar, the One-77. At the heart would be a new, mid-mounted, high-revving, naturally aspirated V12 engine that has the ability to achieve a 1:1 power-to-weight ratio; that is 1 bhp per kilo of weight.
Audi Q2 wins German Design Council award
The new Audi Q2 compact SUV captured “Best of the Best” honors in the Exterior Premium Brand category in the Automotive Brand Contest presented by the German Design Council.
The polygonal design complemented by the octagonal singleframe grille and strongly contoured air inlets defines the form language of the new Audi Q2.
The concave shape of the flanks emphasizes the wheels and with them the quattro character. The Audi Q2… “exhibits an independent character within the Q family,” says Audi Head of Design Marc Lichte.
Ford GT to mark 50th year of Le Mans victory
The all-new 2017 Ford GT will be available in a limited-edition Heritage theme honoring the GT40 Mark II driven to victory by Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon at Le Mans in 1966 – part of the historic 1-2-3 Ford GT sweep. The car will feature unique interior and exterior color themes, and an exclusive wheel finish.