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Rolex × Monterey Car Week

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Presented by Rolex Fast Facts:

  • 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta owned by David and Ginny Sydorick claimed the Best In Show Award at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
  • Other finalists for Best In Show were a 1929 Duesenberg J Murphy Town Limousine owned by the Lehrman Collection of Palm Beach, Florida; and a 1948 Talbot-Lago T26 Grand Sport Figoni Fastback Coupé owned by Robert Kudela of Chropyne, Czech Republic.
  • David was awarded a steel and yellow gold Rolex Datejust 41.
  • “This car is one of only five built and it has recently been completely restored, taking a huge amount of effort and dedication from all those involved,” said Sydorick. “It feels great to win at Pebble Beach today and receive a Rolex watch, I look forward to wearing it proudly.”
  • Rolex has been a sponsor of the Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance since 1997 and the Tour d’ Elegance in 2007.
  • 234 cars participated in this year’s show.
  • Following the judging, nine-time Le Mans winner and Rolex testimonee Tom Kristensen said: “The collection of historic automobiles and world-renowned concept cars at Pebble Beach creates an event like no other. It has been a privilege to be part of the judging team, and to get so close to these amazing machines and meet their owners. The Best of Show Award represents excellence and timeless elegance – values that I closely identify with Rolex – while recognizing and preserving the greatest cars in the world. This event is an absolute must for all car lovers.”
  • Cars competed in 27 judged classes as well as for four Elegance awards and 22 special awards.
  • Other show highlights included a 1927 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Windovers Limousine owned by His Highness Maharaja Gaj Singhji of Marwar-Jodhpur, Jodhpur, India, that won the Montagu of Beaulieu Trophy and a 1937 Cadillac Series 90 Hartmann Cabriolet owned by Jim Patterson of Louisville, Kentucky, which won its class and the Gwenn Graham Most Elegant Convertible Elegance Award.

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Fast Facts:

  • 551 genuine and period-correct competition cars competed.
  • Nissan, and its US predecessor Datsun, was celebrated throughout the event, as the brand became the first Japanese manufacturer to be honored at the Reunion.
  • Since 2001, Rolex has partnered in this cornerstone event during Monterey Car Week, united by values of tradition and innovation that have shaped the watchmaking and automotive worlds.
  • During Picnic in the Paddock, legends of the sport, Sir Jackie Stewart, fellow Rolex Testimonee Tom Kristensen and FIA Formula 1® Drivers’ World Champion Mika Häkkinen, recounted motoring anecdotes that will live long in the memories of those who attended.
  • Rolex Testimonee Sir Jackie Stewart first competed at Laguna Seca in 1965 and this year celebrates a 50-year partnership with the Swiss watch brand. The Scottish legend said: “It is an honor to witness these incredible motor racing cars compete as they were built to; from the early 20th Century right the way through to the 1990s, they truly tell the story of the heritage and evolution in our sport. The highest standards of precision and engineering on show link Rolex and the Reunion, while underlining Rolex’s commitment to motor sport globally.”
  • Nissan’s long-term involvement in motor sport was exhibited, from the 1971 Datsun 510, to the Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo – the 1994 Rolex 24 At DAYTONA winner – and the 2019 Formula E Nissan racing car.
  • Notable Nissan drivers and team owners were present, including John Morton, Peter Brock and Steve Millen, along with comedian Adam Carolla who drove his 300ZX Turbo formerly owned by Paul Newman.
  • Meanwhile, legendary chassis from Lotus, Lola, McLaren, AAR and Surtees formed part of the 50th anniversary of Formula 5000.

New Chapter of WeRace Comic

We Race Comic – Episode 1: the future of racing is here

Transformation is part of history. Mankind is looking to the future. In the race towards tomorrow, the biggest challenge is to find one’s role in an ever- changing world.

It’s 2095. The introduction of the self-driving car has revolutionised the world of racing, but the debut of a new team is fraught with difficulty as it deals with demanding circuits, extreme race conditions and cars out of the pages of a science fiction story…Formula Warp is an unforgettable experience, pushing beyond the limits of human endeavour.

About We Race Comic

Scuderia Ferrari has produced the We Race Comic in collaboration with Giulio Gualtieri, a screenwriter and editor in chief who has worked on many major projects. The We Race Comic comic strip stems from a combination of passion for racing and the world of comics.

In the possibly not too far off future, it tells the story of a passion that spans several eras, without being bound by any limits: because the world can change, but feelings remain the same.

Now you can take a look at a new episode online

The Quail, A Motorsport Gathering

The Great Lancias

Founded in 1906 by racing driver Vincenzo Lancia, the Turin based automaker has cultivated a history of dynamic rally cars, invigorating racing machines, and performance-oriented street vehicles that embody true Italian flair. The first production Lancia automobile was the 28 horsepower Tipo 51 (also known as the 12 HP). After World War I, Lancia began work on the Lambda. The Lambda was a technological marvel at the time, featuring the first production monocoque construction on a road car, as well as the first use of independent suspension on a production car.

Building upon the success of the Lambda, Lancia debuted the Aurelia in 1950 in Turin. The Aurelia continued Lancia’s tradition of innovation by utilizing an industry first production V6 engine paired to another groundbreaking innovation, the rear transaxle. The Aurelia would go on to achieve class victories at Le Mans and the Mille Miglia. In conjunction with the street car division, Scuderia Lancia was launched to campaign the all new D24 race car. With legends like Juan Manuel Fangio, Alberto Ascari, and Piero Taruffi behind the wheel, the D24 would claim victory at the Carrera Panamericana, Mille Miglia, and Targa Florio.

As Lancia continued to evolve and develop their automobiles, they became legends on world wide rally circuit. Icons like the Fulvia HF, Stratos HF, 037 and Delta would dominate rally racing in the 1970’s and 80’s. Fine examples of Lancia’s street and racing machines will be showcased on the lawn of The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering this year.

Fireside Chat Profile: Laura Brown and Tamara Mellon

Laura Brown, editor-in-chief of Instyle Magazine, will participate in the “Fashion in the Fast Lane” Fireside Chat Panel. After graduating from Charles Sturt University, Brown began traveling around the world to cover the world of fashion. As the editor-in-chief of Instyle Magazine, Brown educates an audience of 30 million people on the latest trends and styles. As one of the leading voices in fashion today, Brown will be joined on stage by Tamara Mellon as they discuss the parallels between fashion and the automotive industry.

Tamara Mellon, OBE, founder of Tamara Mellon Brand, will also join the “Fashion in the Fast Lane” Fireside Chat. After being born in London, Mellon would split her time between California and the UK. A passion for style developed into careers at several fashion magazines before becoming an esteemed luxury women’s shoe designer. Mellon acts as co-founder and CCO of her namesake direct-to-consumer label.

Culinary Spotlight: New Carmel Valley Culinary Tent

Guests will enjoy a main dish of spice rubbed salmon with caramelized Meyer lemons grilled on wood slabs over the cast iron cowboy cauldron. This will be accented by marinated fregola sarda, sweet pepper and almond pesto, baby spinach, roasted cauliflower and more. Robb Talbott and the Moto Talbott Motorcycle Museum have become iconic partners of The Quail events and his Talbott Logan Pinot Noir and Sleepy Hollow Chardonnay will be paired with the offerings at the Carmel Valley tent. In addition to the diverse culinary offerings stationed throughout this year’s event, the Carmel Valley culinary tent will play host to a decadent afterparty following. The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering.

Harley-Davidson Museum

We’ve hit double digits! Since opening its doors on July 12, 2008, the Harley-Davidson Museum has welcomed hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts, riders and non-riders from around the globe to pay homage to the history and heritage of Harley-Davidson that comes to life at 6th & Canal.

Join the Harley-Davidson Museum July 12-15 as we celebrate a full decade of being one of Milwaukee’s top tourist destinations. Of course, the celebration begins with a bang at Bike Night.

Whether you visited during our inaugural year in 2008 or you rode down on your Harley-Davidson for the last Bike Night, the H-D Museum always has something new to see or do, including a few just-opened exhibits. Join us for more than a few surprises as we invite our neighbors in Milwaukee and our friends from the world over to help us mark this milestone in Harley-Davidson history.

Here are just a few of the activities planned for our Birthday weekend:

  • Enjoy $10 Museum admission all weekend long to celebrate 10 years of making memories in our hometown of Milwaukee, U.S.A.
  • Thursday kick-off with Bike Night featuring 10 years of Museum trivia, live music by the Radio Wranglers and fireworks around 8:50 p.m.
  • Friday, join WISN-TV and 99.1 The Mix forCoffee with the Morning Crew. Enjoy a complimentary cup of Joe and enter to win terrific prizes, including a Harley-Davidson 115th Anniversary Chrome Rally pack.
  • Start out your Saturday watching the police-escorted Panhead 70th AnniversaryPandemonium Ride at 10 a.m. then stay for the antique motorcycle show and field games. It’s all a part of the Wild Ones: Vintage Motorcycle Rally.
  • All weekend long, enjoy the Wall of Death Stunt Show (by Ives Brothers) for free.
  • All weekend long, MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant will feature special menu items including the Original Cafe Racer Footlong Hot Dog, Birthday Cupcakes and a Bloody Mary Bar!
  • All weekend long, The Shop will stock special Museum birthday swag like special-edition T-shirts, patches, pins and $10 featured bundles.

Thursday, July 12

Bike Night, 5-9 p.m.

Thursday, kickstart the party with Bike Night where we’ll feature 10 years of Museum trivia, live music by The Radio Wranglers, a Milwaukee Fire Department Fire Boat Show at 7 p.m. before we end with a bang when the fireworks show begins at 8:50 p.m.

Future Bike Nights:

July 19 – Classic Rock Bike Night (featuring a pop-up performance from the city’s preeminent dancers)

July 26 – German Fest Bike Night (featuring an unique demonstration from STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS athletes)

Saturday, July 14

Wild Ones: Vintage Motorcycle Rally

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Harley-Davidson Panhead Engine

Featuring the 16th Annual Knucklehead Company Reunion

Marking the Museum’s 10th Birthday

Come celebrate Harley-Davidson’s unrivaled motorcycle heritage with a vintage 1940s-style motorcycle rally at the H-D Museum.™ In partnership with the Antique Motorcycle Club of America (AMCA), the H-D Museum™ will host a 70th Anniversary celebration of the legendary Panhead Engine, featuring a timeline of these historic motorcycles dating back to 1948 and running through 1965. Panhead fans from the world over are invited to Milwaukee to show off – or admire – these iconic rolling sculptures.

Additionally, the 16th Annual Knucklehead Company Reunion features an antique motorcycle ride-in show and the AMCA Badger Heritage Chapter hosts authentic motorcycle field games (slow race, plank ride, barrel race, T-ball, ball on cone and weenie bite), with proceeds benefiting Make-A-Wish Foundation of Wisconsin.

Plus, enter for your chance to win a customized Harley-Davidson motorcycle, inspired by the art of Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins, father of the old-school American Tattoo. Click here for more details.

Exhibits and Displays

“Taming the Road in Style”
Comfort, redefined by each new generation of riders, plays a significant role in Harley-Davidson’s ongoing story of combining cutting-edge innovation with timeless styling cues. The Harley-Davidson Museum’s newest exhibit, “Taming the Road in Style,” examines this history, drawing a line from the dawn of the bicycle to the launch of present-day Harley-Davidson Softail® models
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“Panorama”
Among the tens of thousands of pieces of original photographic material in the Harley-Davidson Archives, a number of panoramic images can be found in the collection. These large-scale photos provide a detailed visual record of motorcycle clubs, organized rides and outings, and formal portraits of military and police groups. “Panorama” includes framed original prints, as well as modern prints from negatives or digital scans
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The Engine Wall
The H-D Museum is proud to announce its all-new Engine Wall is currently on display. Designed for performance and styled for appearance, engines are at the center of Harley-Davidson’s identity. It is, after all, the Harley-Davidson Motor Company. The H-D Museum’s new Engine Wall artfully displays 24 examples from the major engine families that Harley-Davidson has engineered over its 115-year history alongside impressive interactive displays that let visitors dive deep into the motor’s workings and supplies the H-D enthusiast with tidbits and trivia related to the Motor Company’s legendary story.

Lobby display

1948, FL

OHV V-TWIN

In 1948, rider Jim Kobe purchased this motorcycle new for $965. In 1998, he donated it to Harley-Davidson. Kobe modified his bike over the 50 years that he owned it to enhance its performance. For example, he converted it to a 12-volt electrical system and upgraded from chain to belt drive. Kobe racked up more than 100,000 miles, earning the last few miles on his trip to Milwaukee to hand off the bike at Harley-Davidson’s 95th anniversary celebration.

Experiences and Other Events

Gallery Night Free Admission

July 20, 5-9 p.m.

The Museum offers free admission Friday evening only as part of the Historic Third Ward Association’s Gallery Night. Check out our new displays, get reacquainted with some of your favorites and prep for that party 115 years in the making coming to town over Labor Day weekend.

Demo Rides
Demo Rides are now available at the world’s only Harley-Davidson Museum! Visit the Museum campus Saturdays* from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and throw a leg over a 2018 motorcycle to experience the fun and freedom that only a Harley-Davidson can deliver.
Visitors with their motorcycle endorsement will be able to choose from more than a dozen of the latest and greatest #FreedomMachines from Harley-Davidson, including Touring, Softail, Sportster and Street models. A pre-determined scenic route through the Menomonee Valley will give riders the chance to explore the Museum’s surrounding neighborhoods.

• Demo Rides will run 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. weather dependent.
• Sign-up is on a first come first service basis.
• Riders and passengers must be at least 18 years of age. Riders must hold a valid license with a motorcycle endorsement.
• All riders and passengers must wear a helmet, eye protection, shirt, long pants and closed toe shoes with heal strap. A limited selection of helmets, chaps and jackets will be available on site.
*Demo Rides will not be available on Saturday July 14th or Saturday September 1st

Jumpstart
Don’t have a motorcycle endorsement? No problem. You can still experience the thrill that only comes from being on a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle. The Harley-Davidson® JUMPSTART™ Rider Experience combines a Harley-Davidson motorcycle and a specially-designed, stationary support stand. That means no previous motorcycle experience is necessary. The motorcycle will not tip over. You’ll mount the bike, set your boots on the foot pegs and fire up the engine under the watchful eye of trained personnel. Give the throttle a twist and hear that unforgettable Harley sound. Sitting comfortably on the bike, you’ll continue to shift through the gears – all securely attached to the JUMPSTART™ platform. Visit the H-D Museum today and try it out.

TOURS

Inside H-D: All-Day Experience
Offered the first Friday of the month (through October). Also available for private group bookings. (12-person minimum).
The Inside H-D: All-Day Experience is an in-depth immersion into the world of Harley-Davidson. This guided tour kicks off in front of The Shed on the Harley-Davidson Museum® campus, where you’ll learn about the humble beginnings of the world’s most iconic motorcycle brand. Then it’s time to go inside the Harley-Davidson Museum for an exclusive guided tour featuring new exhibit content and conversation with the Curatorial, Archives or Conservation professionals who are behind the engaging stories on display and behind-the-scenes at the Museum. After the tour, the group will head over to Harley-Davidson Corporate Headquarters located on Juneau Avenue – which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Lunch is served while employees from HDMC and the Harley-Davidson University will swap stories and provide a glimpse of the inner workings of H-D. Upon returning to the Museum, tour participants are invited to enjoy a special discount for The Shop at the H-D Museum™, where you’ll find unique clothes and merchandise found nowhere else. The day concludes with happy hour at MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant. Transportation to and from Corporate Headquarters is included.

For more information or to book your tour, call 414-287-2799 or email groups@h-dmuseum.

Bikes Brats & Beer Tour
Thursdays @ 3 p.m. and Sundays @ 10 a.m. (through August)
Get an authentic taste of American history and culture on Harley-Davidson Museum’s Bikes Brats & Beer Tour, offered in partnership with Milwaukee Food & City Tours®. The 3 1/2-hour excursion begins with a guided H-D Museum tour, highlighting Harley-Davidson’s journey from garage start-up to iconic global brand. Next, you’ll board the tour bus for a close-up look at Milwaukee’s legendary beer- and sausage-making heritage, traveling through the Menomonee and Miller Valleys and downtown Milwaukee. Narrated points of interest include Miller Park, Miller Brewing Company, the family mansions of Milwaukee beer barons, Pabst Brewery Complex, Schlitz Park, and Usinger’s Famous Sausage Shop.

Purchase tickets online or in person at the H-D Museum lobby.

SAVE THE DATES

115th Anniversary
Aug. 29–Sept. 2, 2018
Mark your calendars because, for our 115th Anniversary, we’re throwing parties for the people. Celebrations all about riding, racing, meeting new friends and connecting with people from all over the world who share a passion for the freedom of two wheels. The H-D Museum™ will be the Central Rally Point all week long, and riders will have a list of destination rides and bike shows from which to choose.

About the Harley-Davidson Museum
A walk through the Harley-Davidson Museum® is a walk through the history of America. With an unrivaled collection of Harley-Davidson® motorcycles and memorabilia, a 20-acre, park-like campus, and a calendar full of activities, the H-D Museum™ is one of Milwaukee’s top tourist destinations for visitors from around the globe. A visit to the H-D Museum™ is an experience that will stay with you for a lifetime. Make your plans to visit the Harley-Davidson Museum® at h-dmuseum.com.

2018 Austrian GP

Quotes from the Race

MAX VERSTAPPEN, Finish Position: WINNER, Start Position: 4th
“I’m so happy to win at the Red Bull Ring, and with so many Dutch fans here. It was also so unexpected, and that makes it even better. An amazing weekend. If you want to win a race this is the perfect place, in a Red Bull car at the Red Bull Ring. For the race I was very happy in general with how the car was behaving but I always just try to do my best race possible; if that is going to be first, second, third, it’s not in your hand. From my side I felt in control, I was driving to the best I could with the car I had and at the end we were struggling a little more than Ferrari with the tyre blistering but we managed to stay ahead. I knew that Daniel and Lewis had to pit again and I didn’t want that scenario so I was not driving to the full limit of the car but just managing everything. It was tougher than perhaps it looked but I just needed to be on top of my tyres. I’m very thankful to the engineers for making that strategy call under the VSC and full complements to the team for that pitstop, because that definitely made our race. The fans in the grandstand were great, so many orange t-shirts there. My focus was always on the track but for the last few laps I could look a little bit to my left and they were really cheering me on, it was amazing.”

DANIEL RICCIARDO, Finish Position: DNF, Start: 7th
“I’m obviously disappointed with how the day went. At one stage it was looking like a one-two, but in all honesty as soon as we put the softs on it didn’t feel like it gave me much. Even though we were able to get Kimi, I didn’t feel like I was able to pull away and then I saw the tyre was getting torn apart. So we had to pit and that put us out of contention for the podium. Then we had what I think was a broken exhaust which put me out of the race. I could feel something was wrong down the back straight before the last sector, so I mentioned it and then tried to do a procedure but the call came for me to stop. I’m happy for Red Bull today, the team, the brand, the people, and happy for Max who has so many fans here. I saw Mr Mateschitz earlier and I can imagine what he is feeling right now. Obviously it’s not my day but from the team’s point of view, for the Austrians and for Max it’s a big day for them, so I’m happy that some part of the team will be celebrating today. I don’t think I’ll celebrate too much for my birthday (today) but you know, maybe a cognac to get over these sniffles!”

CHRISTIAN HORNER, Team Principal: “An unbelievable feeling. To win in a Red Bull car at the Red Bull Ring is something I never imagined would happen this morning. All credit to Max today, he drove a very, very mature race, managing a very tricky situation with the tyres and he completed a very controlled drive to win our first Austrian Grand Prix. It was a great shame not to have Daniel up on the podium as well, after running for many laps in P2, but then his rear tyre started to overheat which caused a second pit stop. Shortly after that we began to see an exhaust crack that was causing gearbox damage, forcing his retirement. A special word to our pit-crew, again executing a faultless stacked pit stop on our route to victory, as they had done previously this year in China. I have to also applaud our entire staff back at the factory and their commitment to produce a competitive race car. The day belongs to them, to Max, to the team, to Red Bull and particularly to Mr Mateschitz who has given so much to modern Formula One. We are all delighted for him.”

Story credit: https://www.redbullcontentpool.com/redbullracing/AP-1W27WJ3F52111

FORMULA E × voestalpine

Formula E partners with voestalpine for European Races

This takes voestalpine into a completely new sponsoring category, one with its own rankings and a trophy in the fifth and sixth (2019/20) seasons of Formula E.

Formula E has announced a new partnership with voestalpine – global leading technology and capital goods group – for select events next season in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, titled the voestalpine European races.

Starting from season five, voestalpine will put its name to the European leg of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship – where the fully-electric next generation of Formula E cars compete in iconic city-centre locations. The partnership takes voestalpine into a new sponsorship category which includes rankings and a trophy for select European races in the fifth and sixth seasons oof Formula E.

As a platform to test and develop road-relevant technologies and speed-up the mass adoption of electric vehicles on a global scale, Formula E will work closely with voestalpine to make further advancements in the field of e-mobility and assist with technology transfer between automotive suppliers, manufacturers, and customers.

Both brands have a shared strategic focus tailored towards dynamism, speed and creativity.

Accounting for around a third of Group revenue, for years the automotive industry has been a key driver of innovation and growth at voestalpine. With their comprehensive automotive expertise, the company sees huge potential to grow faster than in the traditional segments, especially in the electromobility sectorr.

CSR2 Racing x Lamborghini

Zynga (Nasdaq:ZNGA), a leading social game developer, today announced the launch of the new Lamborghini Huracán Performante Spyder and Lamborghini Urus models in CSR Racing 2 (CSR2), the most popular Racing game on mobile. As the Huracán Performante Spyder and Urus make their international auto show debuts at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show, CSR2 players will be able to interact with both vehicles in-game, giving them unparalleled, behind-the-scenes access to the world’s newest supercars.

“We are proud to partner with Lamborghini to bring the performance and cutting-edge design of the Huracán Performante Spyder and Urus to mobile players around the world,” said Julian Widdows, Vice President of Games, CSR2. “Working closely with the Lamborghini design team enabled us to capture every detail of both vehicles in stunning realism, bringing them to life for car lovers who are unable to see the unveiling in-person during the Geneva Motor Show. We are excited to take the experience a step further by giving our players the chance to take the Huracán Performante Spyder and Urus off the mobile screen and into their real-world driveway through a seamless integration with CSR2’s AR mode.”

Beginning today, CSR2 players will be able to experience the Huracán Performante Spyder and Urus in both in-game racing and real-world AR environments.Specifically:

  • The Lamborghini Huracán Performante Spyder, which debuted for the first time ever at the 2018 Geneva Auto Show, will feature a special golden cup March 9 – 12 in-game. Players will be able to collect one of 17 different configurations, including the Geneva unveiled vehicle, and take part in a special event ladder to earn rewards and upgrades.
  • The Lamborghini Urus, having made its North American debut in Detroit in January, will be the crew championship prize, with the top 10 crews getting to own the Geneva configuration of the vehicle. Lamborghini Urus season players that participate in a crew and achieve 20 million respect points will be guaranteed another Geneva configuration of the vehicle. The luxury SUV touts a cutting-edge, distinct and streamlined design, boasting Italian craftsmanship intersecting with state-of-the-art technology, making it an ultimate garage must-have for CSR2 players.

“The commitment that CSR2 takes in providing a true-to-life drag racing and vehicle ownership experience for their players aligns with the values, pride and excellence that the Lamborghini brand embodies,” said Mitja Borkert, Chief Designer, Lamborghini. “At Lamborghini, we are dedicated to creating a lifestyle experience through luxury design and outstanding performances, and it’s been a pleasure to work with CSR2 to digitally recreate both the Huracán Performante Spyder and Urus as they appear on the floor of the Geneva International Motor Show.”

Since debuting in June 2016, CSR2 has pioneered innovation in the mobile Racing category – delivering the most authentic vehicle and drag racing experience to car lovers around the world. Working closely with all manufacturers featured in-game, every vehicle in CSR2 has been meticulously recreated, with precise attention paid to every aspect of the customization experience, from paint colors and finishes to interior leather colors and trims. CSR2’s AR Mode is a next-generation car configurator experience that complements new in-game car models, allowing players to scale their vehicle to showroom specs, place and reposition their supercar in a real-world environment and share across their social channels.

Attendees of the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show can experience the Huracán Performante Spyder and Urus exclusively in CSR2’s AR mode by visiting the Lamborghini booth on the show floor March 7 – 11 for a hands-on demo.

TOTAL × ASTON MARTIN GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP

Total and Aston Martin Renew Their Global Partnership

  • Total is extending its lubricant and technical partnership with Aston Martin Racing
  • Aston Martin recommends TOTAL QUARTZ INEO DYNAMICS 0W-20 for DB11’s V12 5.2ltr twin-turbo engine
  • Aston Martin recommends TOTAL EXCELLIUM fuel

Total, the world’s fourth-largest international energy company and sports car manufacturer Aston Martin and its racing team, Aston Martin Racing are proud to announce the renewal of their partnership — a driver of excellence — to 2019.

Expertise Serving Performance

Total and Aston Martin are pleased to extend their partnership, originally signed in May 2016.

Two years of working side by side in the FIA World Endurance Championship enabled Aston Martin Racing to win the GTE Pro 2016 and GTE AM 2017 drivers’ title, along with a prestigious victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2017 in the GTE Pro class. Total thus extends its technical contribution by becoming involved in developing the new Aston Martin Vantage GTE. The new car will compete in the World Endurance Championship 2018-2019 Super Season, which will kick off with the 2018 WEC Six Hours of Spa-Francorchamps and culminate in the 2019 24 hours of Le Mans, both races being run twice over the course of the season

Total Lubrifiants delivers its technical expertise through a trackside engineer and oil analysis laboratory at each World Endurance Championship race event. Acquired over many years in Formula 1, this indisputable expertise in elite racing is both unique and indispensable — and available only to Aston Martin Racing in the FIA WEC.

Total, Energy Partner of Aston Martin

Total and Aston Martin work together closely to develop lubricants specific to the British carmaker’s engines.

Aston Martin recommends TOTAL QUARTZ INEO DYNAMICS 0W-20 for the Aston Martin DB11’s V12 5.2ltr twin-turbo engine.

Total Lubrifiants will also offer a second product for both the V8-powered DB11 and the recently launched Vantage.

“TOTAL QUARTZ engine oil played a decisive role in Aston Martin Racing’s success, improving the performances and reliability of our FIA WEC race results. We’re very pleased to see the partnership extended to our coupes and roadsters and our aftermarket services, so that Aston Martin customers continue to benefit from the technical advances we make on the track with our partner Total”, said Simon Sproule, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd.

“We’re very pleased to renew our partnership with Aston Martin. We have worked together over the last two years to successfully meet the challenges of participating in one of the most demanding FIA World Championships, which includes the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Today, we continue to put our expertise and R&D know-how to work to supply lubricants and fuel perfectly suited to Aston Martin engines”, commented Mathieu Soulas, Vice President Total Lubrifiants.

About Aston Martin:

Aston Martin is an exclusive luxury sports car company with a unique British heritage. The iconic brand fuses the latest technology, exceptional hand craftsmanship and graceful styling to produce pioneering models including the DB11, Rapide S, Vanquish S, Vantage S and the Vanquish Zagato. Based in Gaydon, England, Aston Martin designs and creates sports cars offering style and performance which are sold in 53 countries around the world.

Founded in 1913, the company recently launched its Second Century plan for sustainable long-term growth. This is underpinned by the introduction of new models including the DB11, new Vantage, RapidE and DBX concepts and the revival of Lagonda with the Lagonda Taraf as well as the development of a new manufacturing centre in St Athan, Wales. Aston Martin, which is privately owned, employs 2,800 people.

Furthermore, Aston Martin recommends TOTAL EXCELLIUM, a fuel that incorporates specific detergent additives to clean and maintain the essential components of the engine over time. It leads up to 99% * less fouling in gasoline engines, fuel economy and longer service life. Total as Aston Martin’s energy partner provides fuel for every car that leaves the Gaydon factory

About Total Lubrifiants

Total Lubrifiants is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of engine oils and lubricants. It has 41 production plants worldwide and more than 5,800 employees in 150 countries. Total Lubrifiants offers innovative, efficient and environmentally responsible products and services developed by more than 130 researchers at its R&D center. Total Lubrifiants is a partner of choice for the automotive, industrial and marine markets.

About Total

Total is a global integrated energy producer and provider, a leading international oil and gas company, a major player in low-carbon energies. Our 98,000 employees are committed to better energy that is safer, cleaner, more efficient, more innovative and accessible to as many people as possible. As a responsible corporate citizen, we focus on ensuring that our operations in more than 130 countries worldwide consistently deliver economic, social and environmental benefits.

FERRARI WORLD

by Amardeep Singh
FERRARI WORLD: WHERE AUTOMOTIVES MEET CARNIVAL TYPE RECREATION

“IF YOU CAN DREAM IT, YOU CAN DREAM FOR IT”. Picture this. Stalls and booths of classic and supercars parked in rows with kids testing them out. Miniaturized renditions of famous racetracks where you get to drive. A rollercoaster designed with Ferrari in mind considered to be the fastest in the world. What might seem like every gear head’s dream is actually one of the star attractions that shines across the landscape of Abu Dhabi. 


The automotive amusement park is home to the Formula Rossa that has an acceleration: 0-240km/h in 4.9sec, 0 -100km/h in 2sec with a G-Force of 1.7Gs, matching that of an actual Ferrari supercar.

But that’s just the beginning. You could enjoy an ebullient change of speed and explore miniature Italy in a small-scale Ferrari 250 California, circa 1958 adorned with cityscapes to famous landmarks and racing venues like Portofino and the Amalfi Coast, Monza Racetrack, the Colosseum di Roma, Venezia, and of course, Maranello.

The amusement park was inaugurated in the year 2010 and is the world’s first Ferrari themed park as well as the largest indoor theme park. The design of the park itself is a homage to the classic double curve side profile of the Ferrari GT body. The United Arab Emirates has a tendency to overdo in terms of world records and even here there seems to be no stone unturned. The Ferrari logo that sits at the complex’s center, a stunning 65m x 48.5m logo,  is the largest Ferrari logo ever created.

Top must see attractions are all centered around Ferrari’s extensive history including the V12, a flume ride, the G-Force tower, which takes visitors to a height of 62m, and the Pit Wall, where participants can make race-day judgment calls. Racing and driving simulators are available as well that might cause visitors to burn away some cash but its entirely worth it.  

For the really adventurous, Ferrari World also includes the Paddock, which puts you into the shoes of a Ferrari pit crew on a Grand Prix day, and a museum that tracks the history of the car brand from its earliest days to its current unmatched dominance.

For car lovers and history lovers, UAE is a definite destination to visit and explore. And Ferrari World is just one of the several major setups that deserves a worthy mention. So why wait? Head on down to the heart of a country that rose from the desert to shine at the Arabian Gulf.

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Recaro Automotive at NAIAS 2018

Recaro Automotive Seating unveils new performance car seats at NAIAS 2018. For OEM customers and the North American aftermarket: Recaro Automotive Seating, the global leader in performance car seating, showcases an extended portfolio at the North American International Auto Show 2018 (NAIAS) in Detroit.

Adient’s premium brand is presenting the all-new modular Recaro Performance Seat Platform (RPSP) for OEM applications, an SUV performance seat and three new products for dynamic driving fun to reinforce the U.S. aftermarket business. “With our modular RPSP we are making a strong statement to our OEM customers in the U.S.: This new generation product platform is a customer-focused solution to meet the increasing demands for performance, safety, light weight, comfort and design, addressing a broad range of performance and luxury vehicles,” says Martin C. Klein, head of Recaro Automotive Seating. “At the same time we are demonstrating our strengthened engagement on the U.S. aftermarket with three new performance seats for the American car enthusiasts scene.”

At this year’s NAIAS, Recaro Automotive Seating is showcasing two applications of the Recaro Performance Seat Platform (RPSP): They cover the whole performance seat range, from a slim, “reduced to the max” version in lightweight design to a demonstrator with advanced features and design innovations, such as a visible, carbon fiber-woven backrest structure, aiming at the top luxury segment. An RPSP half-cut allows inside views of the special hybrid structure, which uses a combination of composite organo sheets and metal components. Recaro’s “SUV Performance” seat on display targets compact sporty utility vehicles combining advanced driving comfort with a dynamic attitude. As a result of extensive test driving, this concept offers exceptional comfort and riding performance especially suited to SUVs, with seat features like adjustable side bolsters in the backrest, a flat seat cushion for easy ingress/egress and the superior Recaro design. It provides an anatomically shaped structure and a low H-Point for excellent feedback from the road. The eye-catching Recaro Pole Position SL street legal limited-edition model for the U.S. aftermarket combines clean design and sportiness with high-quality manufacturing and craftsmanship. This purebred shell seat is made for sharp-looking interiors and the finest in dynamic driving pleasure. Limited to 300 pieces, the model is distinguished through unique Recaro styling elements, including an embroidered logo and elegant aluminum plaque with the seat’s serial number.

Despite its SOP in January 2018, only a small number of Pole Position SL seats are still available. Another all-new Recaro aftermarket seat at this year’s NAIAS is the Speed V: a true bolt-in seat kit designed specifically for American sports cars. It was inspired by the classic Recaro racing shells, designed for firm and dynamic support during high-performance driving. The new seat combines the look, feel and support of a racing generation seat with all the necessary comfort for every day driving. Recaro Automotive Seating also introduces the Sportster GT: With its long-standing history as one of the most successful sportive car seats in the world, this new seat addresses today’s top sport luxury automobiles, representing the latest in aftermarket seating technology. Its lightweight structure provides Recaro’s world-renowned performance ergonomics and excellent body support. Recaro Automotive Seating’s exhibition is part of the Adient presentation at NAIAS 2018 in Room 310B, Cobo Center.