We didn’t plan this but its turned out to be a Sean Edwards week here at oneighturbo! At 26 years of age, Englishman, Sean Edwards is having a profound impact on American motorsport fans. He has quickly become a front-runner in both Grand-Am and ALMS racing and his name is synonymous with Porsche Supercup and Carrera Cup Championships. Last year, Edwards was even able to play a part in Ron Howard’s film Rush where he portrayed his father. Edwards is coming off an awesome Supercup win last weekend and heading into the “Green Hell” for this weekends Nurburgring 24 Hour. Continue reading ‘Interview: Sean Edwards chats with oneighturbo’
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The 918 Spyder embodies the essence of the Porsche idea: it combines pedigree motor racing technology with excellent everyday utility, and maximum performance with minimum consumption. The task faced by the development team was to create the super sports car for the next decade with a highly efficient and powerful hybrid drive. Developing the car from scratch, appropriately beginning with a sheet of white paper, allowed the team to come up with a no-compromise concept. The entire car was designed around the hybrid drive. The 918 Spyder therefore demonstrates the potential of the hybrid drive to a degree never seen before: the parallel improvement of both efficiency and performance without one being at the cost of the other. This is the idea that has made the Porsche 911 the most successful sports car in the world for 50 years. In short, the 918 Spyder will act as the gene pool for the Porsche sports cars of the future. Continue reading ‘Porsche 918 Spyder one step closer to production’
A Porsche 918 Spyder prototype turned in a remarkable best time of just 07:14 minutes for the 20.6 km long circuit. One year before its production launch, the plug-in hybrid super sports car from Porsche AG is already proving its superlative dynamic performance potential far surpassing all expectations placed in it. Dr. Frank Walliser, overall project leader for the 918 Spyder: “By turning in a fabulous time of 07:14 minutes, the 918 Spyder prototype has already fully confirmed the viability of its future concept after just a few months on the road.” Continue reading ‘Porsche 918 Spyder nails a 7:14 minute Nurburgring lap’
Mike Rockenfeller (born October 31, 1983 in Neuwied), nicknamed “Rocky”, is a German race car driver, currently an Audi factory driver competing in the Le Mans Series and DTM. Rockenfeller began racing karts in 1995 at age of 11, winning the Bambini North state championship. He competed in various local and national karting series in the 1990s. In 2002, he won the Jorg van Ommen Kart Cup Super Series. In 2007, Rockenfeller became an Audi factory driver and raced an A4 DTM for Audi Sport Team Rosberg in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters. Continue reading ‘A word with Audi’s Mike Rockenfeller’
We’re happy to announce that Porsche works driver Timo Bernhard returns to the race track after more than four months of recuperation following an injury. This coming Saturday, Bernhard competes for Manthey-Racing in a Porsche 911 GT3 R with Porsche factory pilot Romain Dumas as well as Manthey driver Jochen Krumbach at the season highlight of the Nurburgring Long Distance Championship. Continue reading ‘Timo Bernhard is back and ready for the 6h ADAC Ruhr-Pokal-Rennen’
Christopher Haase, Audi R8 LMS ultra #1 (Audi Sport Team WRT)
“Obviously, our victory in the past Blancpain race at Le Castellet is giving us a boost. We’re the runners-up in the standings now and at Spa up to 49 points are awarded. Naturally, our aim is to clinch a victory for Audi – no matter which driver team wins the race. Last year, I competed for Phoenix there, and this year for WRT. Both are top-caliber professional teams with a very individual approach. And we’re a good driver squad because Christopher Mies, Stephane Ortelli and I are a perfect fit. Christopher and I benefit from Stephane’s immense endurance racing experience.” Continue reading ‘Audi drivers ahead of Spa 24 Hour’
The first half of the VLN endurance racing championship season at the Nurburgring will be concluded on 7th July with the 52nd ADAC Reinoldus-Langstreckenrennen. And even though the previous four exciting races have already provided some special highlights this year, the fifth round may well give still some surprises.
The future of electric mobility at Audi is highly dynamic: The R8 e-tron has set a world record for a production vehicle with an electric drive system on the Nurburgring Nordschleife – the toughest test track in the world. Racing driver Markus Winkelhock piloted the high-performance, all-electric-drive sports car around the demanding 20.8-kilometer (12.92-mile) track in 8:09.099 minutes. With this Audi has achieved yet another milestone in its history, following overall wins at the 24-hour races at the Nurburgring and Le Mans.