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BAC and Viritech concept study explores hydrogen powertrain feasibility


A new hydrogen powertrain technology concept has been assessed by Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) and Viritech. Viritech secured a Niche Vehicle Network Feasibility Study grant, funded by the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles, to carry out an investigation into the development of a hydrogen powertrain for niche vehicle applications based off BAC’s Mono, which the [...]

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Lamborghini confirms LMDh program for 2024


Lamborghini has finally confirmed an LMDh program and will field a car developed by its Squadra Corse outfit, to debut in 2024. It will mark a debut for the VW Group-owned company in the top class of either the WEC or IMSA, and is the first factory effort for well over a decade.  “This step up [...]

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Peugeot Sport and Marelli to partner on 9X8 Hypercar powertrain


Peugeot Sport has signed a multi-year agreement with Marelli to collaborate on development of a hybrid powertrain system for the Peugeot 9X8 Hypercar that will compete from 2022 in the World Endurance Championship (WEC). “We are delighted to welcome Marelli on board the Peugeot 9X8 project,” noted Olivier Janssonie, technical director of the WEC program [...]

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New power motorsport chassis dyno from Mustang Dynamometer


A new dyno designed for the power motorsport market has been added to the Mustang Dynamometer portfolio. The high-speed combination MD-SXS/UTV is suitable for assessing side-by-sides, UTVs, motorcycles, quad-runners and other vehicles that are becoming legal to drive on roads. It features a low-profile design and eddy current loading features for precise tuning and diagnostic [...]

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Porsche takes Mission R-based electric Cayman GT4 to the track


Porsche has revealed that the drivetrain of its Mission R concept racer is now being tested in a Cayman GT4, dubbed the ePerformance. Like the Mission R, the all-wheel-drive racer uses the chassis of the proven 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport model adapted to take the 800kW (peak output) electric drive. Although the car will purely serve [...]

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Yokohama Rubber to supply sustainable tires for Pikes Peak International Hill Climb


The US subsidiary of Yokohama Rubber, the Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC), is to supply 18 cars with tires made from sustainable materials for the 100th Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado, USA, on June 26, 2022. Produced using a high number of recyclable materials, the tires supplied for the event will be Yokohama Advan [...]

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Details and video of NASCAR Next Gen Talladega crash test revealed


During the development of its Next Gen racecar, NASCAR took the unusual step of conducting on-track crash testing at Talladega Superspeedway in 2021. The car was – of course – remotely piloted and now the supplier of the driving robots used, UK-based firm AB Dynamics, has explained the systems deployed and further details of the [...]

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Former Porsche LMP technical director Hitzinger joins automotive radar developer Arbe Robotics


Arbe Robotics, an Israeli company developing next-generation imaging radars for automotive applications, has announced that Alex Hitzinger, former SVP of Autonomous Driving and a member of the management board of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, will join its Board of Directors. “Alexander Hitzinger is joining Arbe’s Board of Directors with unparalleled experience in the highest positions of [...]

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