Sunday, 31 October 2010

1967 CanAm Race at Elkhart Lake

Les Keiter provides the commentary at Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin for a 1967 CanAm Road America round, featuring Denny Hulm, Bruce Maclaren, John Surtees and Dan Gurney amongst others.

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Audi Quattro Concept

As part of a design competition held amongst Audi designers to create a model that celebrates 3o years since the introduction of the original Quattro, the winning concept shown at the 2010 Paris Motor Show is in my opinion, rather exciting. Based on a shortened and lightened Audi A5 platform, the Quattro Concept displays very purposeful looks highly reminiscent of the homologated SWB versions.

Located up front, under the bonnet the Quattro Concept uses a modified version of the 2.5-litre, five cylinder turbocharged engine normally found in the TT RS- an award winning powerplant with huge reserves of torque.

If the 4WD Quattro Concept ever made it into production my guess would be that it would be priced somewhere around the entry level Porsche 911 mark, ,the R8 maintaining flagshiop status.

Triumph Tiger 800

Triumph has finally released official images of their new mid-size adventure/trail bike the Tiger 800. Utilising a stroked version of the excellent Daytona's 675cc, 124bhp, 53lb/ft triple, the new 800cc motor is expected to produce a little less power and approximately 10-15% more torque.

The British brand seem to be going from strength to strength with the release of their new middle-weight adventure machine and have clearly enjoyed teasing the media and biking community with various 'sneak previews' of the Tiger 800.

Available in two versions, one road based with a 19 inch front wheel and one adventure version called the Tiger XC with a 21 inch hoop and knobbly rubber (shown above), Triumph are clearly aiming for a share in the market currently held by BMW's F800GS.

Using an open style steel tube frame, the Tiger 800 also attempts to bridge the gap between BMW's 1200GS machine and the smaller capacity GS models. Be very worried BMW..

Sporting the new 'face' of Triumph the headlights mimic the design shown on the new Speed Triple and display clear familiarities with the Tiger 1050's eyes.

Monday, 4 October 2010

V8 Vauxhall Super Saloons & Gerry Marshall Featuring 'Winning Ain't Easy'

This Duke video covers the V8 Vauxhall Super Saloon car, which we then see in race action at Oulton Park. The exuberant Gerry Marshall is our driver for an in-car lap of the track, complete with sublime commentary and soundtrack as he effortlessly controls the awesomely powerful motor.

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Mayfair 911

A recent walk around Mayfair proved that even completing a fashion based errand for my girlfreind can present Mr Motor Tweeter with a blog opportunity. The streets are truly lined with gold - Bentleys, Ferraris and rather nice old 911s..