Drayson B12 69 Hyper EV

Drayson B12 69 Hyper EV is an all-electric, custom-built racing car. It is developed by Drayson Racing Technologies, United Kingdom. The sports vehicle is fitted with a electric power system consisting of 30kWh battery featuring carbon fiber cell and four electric motors. The Drayson B12 69/EV pumps out 800hp and hits the 0-100mph time in 5 seconds.


Drayson Racing

The Drayson B12 69/EV is based on a Lola chassis design.

The vehicle was chosen by UK former politician Lord Paul Drayson to set a new speed record with a racer weighing less than 1000kg. He plans to break the 200mph barrier in an all-electric vehicle.
The attempt for the FIA World Electric Land Speed Record in the sub-1000kg class is taking place at RAF Elvington in Yorkshire.

Drayson B12 69/EV Technical Specification

• Carbon Lola LMP1 chassis
• 640 kW, 850 Bhp
• 4 Axial Flux Motors (2 per rear wheel) with integrated transmission
• Single speed and independent drive
• Stress bearing battery and gearbox housings
30 kWh
Charging System
• 20kW QualcommHalo wireless charging system
• Cosworth ECU platform with DRT control algorithms
Active Dynamics:
• Brake energy regeneration, Torque Vectoring and Traction Control
• Multimatic Dynamic Suspension Energy Recovery Dampers (DSERD)
Active Aerodynamics:
• Active dive planes, rear wing and gurney flap.
• Front-380mm Carbon Disks, 6-pot calipers and carbon pads
• Rear -355mm Carbon Disks, 6-pot calipers and carbon pads
• 1095kg without a driver

Bugatti Veyron Centenaire Edition

The two-coloured Bugatti Veyron Centenaire Edition was one of the attractions presented by Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. at Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza event.

Bugatti Veyron Edition Centenaire Achille Varzi

The car colour scheme reminds of the finish of a winning racing cars which represented the French brand Bugatti at legendary circuits.

The four Centenaires have been created as a tribute to glorious racing heritage of the Bugatti drivers Malcolm Campbell, Jean-Pierre Wimille, Achille Varzi, and Hermann Zu Leiningen. The special Bugatti supercars feature unique wheels inspired by Bugatti Type 35. The Bugatti Veyron Centenaire Edition is individualized by polished alloy doors, a polished grille and red brake calipers.

The one-off hypercar features following performance and technical characteristic.

Bugatti Veyron Centenaire Tech specs

Gearbox: 7 Gear DSG
Fuel consumption
Combined: 24.9l/100km,
Fuel consumption in town: 41.9l/100km,
Fuel consumption out of town: 15.6l/100km,
CO2 emission
Combined: 596g/km,
Efficiency Class: G

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McLaren F1 LM prototype

The McLaren F1 LM prototype is a production version of the McLaren F1 Le Mans-winning F1 GTR. The supercar boasts 680 horsepower coming from a 6.1-liter BMW V12 engine. The powertrain is without air restrictors. The car is fitted with an all new aerodynamics and gearbox. Compared to the standard F1, the LM prototype features almost 50 hp extra power. The F1 LM accelerates from 0 to 100 mph in 11.5 seconds.

McLaren F1 LM

The lightweight prototype wears 18 inch magnesium wheels that are lighter than the standard F1. The McLaren F1 LM prototype is finished in Papaya Orange, the same color used on F1and Can Am racing cars

The McLaren F1 LM was on display at the Geneva International Motor Show.

McLaren F1 LM

McLaren F1 LM

McLaren F1 LM

McLaren F1 LM

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Mazda 6 Skyactiv-D racecar

The Mazda 6 Skyactiv-D racecar is powered by a brand-new clean diesel four-cylinder powertrain. The racing car already made its public debut at the “Roar Before the 24” test session at the Daytona International Speedway. The diesel-powered Mazda 6 is targeting the Grand-Am GX and 2013 Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Mazda 6 Skyactiv-D racecar

The Japanese auto manufacturer is planning to build 70 units of the D racecar.

Mazda 6 Skyactiv-D racecar

Mazda 6 Skyactiv-D racecar

Mazda 6 Skyactiv-D racecar

Official pressrelease

MAZDASPEED Ladder and Mazda Road to Indy Racers Promoted

Team SKYACTIV-D Mazda6 for Daytona

January 4, 2013 (DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.). Mazda Motorsports today announced team and driver line-ups for the 2013 Rolex 24 at Daytona, where the manufacturer will be seeking its 24th class win at the most famous endurance race in America. Mazda teams will be racing in an all-new Mazda6, powered by the all-new SKYACTIV-D clean diesel engine, in the new GRAND-AM GX class.

“We’re thrilled to be starting a new chapter of Mazda Motorsports history with the race debut of our all-new Mazda6 racecar, powered by our all-new production based SKYACTIV-D clean diesel engine. Our long-time engineering partner, SpeedSource, has led the technical development of the program in hand with Mazda engineers in Japan and the U.S.,” noted John Doonan, motorsports director, Mazda North American Operations. “SpeedSource will be joined in Daytona by Freedom Autosport and VISIT FLORIDA Racing/SpeedSource/Yellow Dragon Racing. Our driver line-ups include a talented mix of young guns and veterans, all of whom are from the extended Mazda family.”

SpeedSource #70: Jonathan Bomarito, Marino Franchitti, James Hinchcliffe, Tom Long and Sylvain Tremblay. Tom Long joins the 2012 SpeedSource Rolex 24 GT driver line-up.

VISIT FLORIDA Racing/SpeedSource/Yellow Dragon #00: Joel Miller, Tristan Nunez, Spencer Pigot, Yojiro Terada, and Tristan Vautier. Terada is of course the veteran Mazda racer who has competed in more than two dozen 24 Hours of Le Mans races. The others are all racers who have won championships within the MAZDASPEED Motorsports Ladder and the Mazda Road to Indy.

Freedom Autosport #25: Andrew Carbonell, Tom Long, Rhett O’Doski, and Derek Whitis. Freedom Autosport has been a winning team in the Continental Tire Challenge with Mazda. They are moving up as a complete team.

The first of the cars will make its public debut at the “Roar Before the 24” test session at the Daytona International Speedway on January 4-6, 2013.

The #70 car will also be at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

The Rolex 24 Hour race is January 26-27, 2013. Teams and driver pairings for the complete 2013 Rolex GRAND-AM full-season will be announced at a later date.

Farewell and Thank You to Dempsey Racing and Team Sahlen’s

While Mazda welcomes Freedom Autosport and Yellow Dragon Racing to the Mazda6 family, two other teams are going elsewhere in 2013.

“We want to thank everyone at Dempsey Racing and Team Sahlen’s for racing with Mazda these past few years. Both teams contributed greatly to Mazda’s success in the GRAND-AM series, highlighted by our Manufacturers GT Championship in 2010. Both teams scored GT-class race wins,” noted John Doonan. “We wish everyone at Dempsey Racing and Team Sahlen’s great success in 2013, and we part as friends. We may still collaborate on future programs in the years ahead, and we’ll always welcome them back to the Mazda family, should it make sense for both of us.”


Tesla Model S – The Winner in “Best of What’s New awards”

The radically innovative electric car Tesla Model S is the winner in the automotive category of the Best of What’s New awards.

Tesla model S
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The engineers and designers of the Tesla Model S sets standard by which all future electric vehicles will be measured. The car is considered the most aerodynamic car on sale and one of the safest in a head-on collision.

The Tesla Model S boasts 414bhp. After a full charge, the car runs about five hours and the estimated range is about 265 miles.

Tesla Model S-rear

Another eco-friendly car – BMW 328i with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, grabbed a prestigious award because it is more powerful than one with a six-cylinder drivetrain. The mighty yet efficient drivetrain produces 255 lb-ft of torque at just 1250 rpm. The 328i sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds.

Image: Jason Pier in DC
Image: Jason Pier in DC

The fuel efficient Ferrari F12 Berlinetta combines power, striking top speed and 30 percent fuel economy than the previous brand model 599 Fiorano. The impressive F12 Berlinetta boasts 730bhp and 509lb ft of torque. It accelerates from 0 to 62mph in 3.1secs. The fastest and quickest ever road car costs £239,736.

The Delta Wing gets a prize for being the most efficient racer ever. The car is powered by 4 cylinder 1.6-litre Nissan Direct Injection Gasoline-Turbo engine delivering 300bhp at 7400 rpm. The racing car will be fitted with an electric water pumps to improve even more the fuel efficiency in future. The Delta Wing features an ultra light-weight carbon fibre monocoupe