The Mercedes-AMG Hypercar – probably the most fascinating two seater that will ever hit the road. The highly efficient and powerful Formula One World Champion drivetrain accompanied by a purely electric and wheel selective front axle drive concept is expected to develop a combined system power of more than 1,000 hp (735 kW) - a true Performance Hybrid. It is a project that sets a spectacular milestone on the way to the future of Mercedes-AMG. The Mercedes-AMG Project ONE.
Chicherit & Prodrive Partner on Renault Mégane RX Car
Guerlain Chicherit and world leading motorsport and technology business, Prodrive, announce the start of their partnership to develop an all-new rallycross car for the 2018 World Rallycross Championship (World RX).
Frenchman Chicherit, former Free Skiing World Champion, FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup winner, Dakar driver and World Record-breaking stunt driver, has made no secret of his passion for racing in World Rallycross, and whilst entering select races in 2015 and 2016 decided to build his own team, GCK, to enter the 2018 season.
The new Supercar WRX will be based on the Renault Mégane IV and will be designed from the ground up by the British motorsport specialist to the latest World RX regulations. Prodrive will design the entire car at its headquarters in Banbury, UK, including developing a bespoke two-liter turbocharged engine. The new Renault Mégane RX will be unveiled at the 2017 World Rallycross round in Lohéac, France, on 1st September 2017. Chicherit will continue to use the 2017 season to enter select rounds and begin testing of the Mégane RX in autumn 2017, ready for the 2018 season start.
Significant technical revelations coming from the SAE 2015 World Congress and Exhibition
concerning the NSX included:
The NSX includes Acura’s first use of a revolutionary multi-material space frame design that delivers class-leading body rigidity while remaining lightweight.
World’s first automotive application of new ablation casting1 technology resulting in world-class body rigidity for ultimate handling and control.
World’s first use of a three-dimensionally formed, ultra-high-strength steel A-pillar, supporting class-leading rigidity and crash performance while providing outstanding outward visibility.
The NSX achieves top-in-class aerodynamics targets without the use of active aerodynamic elements, while its 3-motor power unit is cooled through 10 heat exchangers all thanks to a total airflow management strategy that maximizes the flow of air around & through the NSX.
Displacement of the NSX’s twin turbo V-6 engine to be 3.5 liters.
The NSX will mark the introduction of the most capable and highest torque capacity All-Wheel Drive system in Acura’s history.
The latest proprietary logic advances Acura’s two decades-long pursuit of Super Handling that proactively responds to driver inputs, allowing the NSX to achieve a new level of line trace while at the same time intelligently supporting the driver in changing environments.
The world’s most expensive supercars can hit 60 miles per hour in less than three seconds. The fastest production car in the world, the Hennessey Venom GT, does it in 2.7; Lamborghini’s 602-horsepower V-10-powered Huracán has been unofficially clocked at 2.5. If you were sitting in a Huracán right now, you could go from zero to 60 in less time than it takes to read this sentence. But somewhere in a Texas garage sits a strange car that’s even quicker: a 1968 Mustang fastback known as the Zombie 222, and it’s entirely electric.