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« Respuesta #2130 en: 07 Enero 2021, 14:44:39 »
Singer presents first race restoration for client

ALL-TERRAIN COMPETITION STUDY (ACS) ENABLES OFF-ROAD RACING

Special Partnership with 911 Rally and Motorsport Specialist Richard Tuthill

Turbo-charged, AWD, all-terrain capabilities
First restoration by Singer developed to client’s motorsport specification
 

LOS ANGELES and Oxfordshire, UK -- January 05, 2021 -- At the request of a long-term client, Singer has looked to a golden era of Porsche rallying in the 1980s, and to automotive heroes including the 911 SC/RS and 959, to reimagine his air-cooled 911s as World Rally Championship-inspired, all-terrain competition machines.

Singer’s latest services will enable their clients to go off-road racing, with a Porsche 911 modified by Singer for all-terrain use. The results of the All-terrain Competition Study (ACS) will be shown on Singer’s Instagram channel @singervehicledesign from 8am PST/4pm GMT on January 5, 2021. A selection of images can be found at: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ae157m35eo7y193/AACZK37i8ABXTkcP0LY1QUcba?dl=0 with all photos and video credited to Singer Vehicle Design.

The All-terrain Competition Study has been undertaken by Singer, in partnership with renowned 911 rally specialist Richard Tuthill, in response to the request from their client for modifications to his air-cooled Porsche 911 that would enable the car to compete in off-road racing and to demonstrate extensive all-terrain exploration capabilities. To highlight the broad repertoire of the ACS, the client has commissioned two machines, one - in Singer’s iconic Parallax White - focused on high-speed desert rallying and a second – in Corsica Red - configured for high-speed, high-grip tarmac events and disciplines.

Porsche 911s prepared by UK-based off-road competition specialist Richard Tuthill have dominated rally events for decades, with recent victory in the 2019 East African Safari Classic marking a remarkable 4th win in the grueling 5000km event across Kenya and Tanzania. These successes sit alongside deep expertise from the world of WRC competition and events such as the Paris-Dakar.

Modification services developed for the Porsche 911 Reimagined by Singer – All-terrain Competition Study include:

Off-road competition capability, conceived with events such as the Baja 1000 and Dakar Rally in mind, but suitable for a range of surfaces
Dramatically increased ride height, suspension travel and overall strength
Carbon fiber body panels suited to quick replacement and easy underbody access
Permanent AWD
A twin-turbocharged, 3.6L, air-cooled flat-six with power starting at 450hp.
Sequential racing transmission with front, centre and rear limited-slip differentials.
Summary Technical Specifications

1990 Type 964 Porsche 911
Core strengthening to monocoque for heavy duty off-road use, carbon fiber body panels and off-road race modifications including:
Suspension, wheels and brakes

Specialised long-travel suspension with twin, 5-way adjustable dampers per corner
(8 dampers total).
Forged aluminium 8x16” wheels with BF Goodrich All-Terrain tyres.
4-piston, monobloc steel disc brakes with hydraulic handbrake.
Engine

6L twin turbo-charged, air-cooled, Porsche flat-six.
Water-to-air intercoolers, with individual-bank charge coolers housed within the plenum and cooled by clamshell-mounted radiator.
Tuned for the demands of each event, power starts at 450hp and 420lb ft torque
5-speed sequential dog-box enabling flat-shifting. Manual and paddle-shift capable.
Permanent AWD.
Front, centre and rear, mechanical, plated limited-slip differentials.
Additional Specialised Equipment:

Long-range fuel tank.
2 x full-size spare race wheels and tyres in front trunk area and rear storage area.
Full FIA specification roll cage.
Bespoke competition seats with FIA certification
Rehydration system for driver and navigator
State-of-the-art GPS race navigation system.

 

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« Respuesta #2131 en: 11 Enero 2021, 14:23:54 »
Superformance evocations set to star in Motor Racing Legends’ upcoming Ford GT40 races

The memorable 2013 GT40 race at Goodwood was won by F1 designer Adrian Newey’s 1965 original example, chassis P/1010, but many slots among the 27-strong grid were filled by Superformance FIA-compliant evocations – genuine ‘continuation’ cars built to 1965 specification, whose parts are therefore 100 percent interchangeable with those of the original cars. Now, with the exciting announcement that 80-minute ‘Amon Cup’ races for pre-‘66 specification GT40s will take place at Donington (May 1/2) and Silverstone (Oct 30/31) this year, courtesy of Motor Racing Legends, there is the perfect opportunity for the magnificent Superformance new/old machines to star once again.

Said Oliver Hulme, Sales Director of Le Mans Coupes Ltd, the long-standing UK importer of Superformance products: “It is great that so many owners of original GT40s are still prepared to race them, despite their ever-increasing value. However, for those now unwilling to risk their cars, or competitors without such a steed at all, the optimum answer lies in factory-built Superformance evocations. As the only continuation cars approved by the Shelby American World Registry, they are alone in being allocated GT40P/2000 Series chassis numbers, and are visually indistinguishable from the originals. Moreover, as prices start from just £118,700 (excl. VAT) for the rolling chassis option typically required by most race teams, they are affordable to an infinitely broader range of competitors. Ready-to-race turnkey examples of the Superformance GT40 are also available upon request - oliver@lemanscoupes.com.”

Those unaware of the Superformance name have nevertheless almost certainly already been exposed to the product, as all the automotive stars of the hit movie Le Mans ’66 were exact evocations of the originals, manufactured and supplied by Superformance. Enthusiasts may also have witnessed the brand participating and even winning at such iconic events as the Spa 6 Hours, Silverstone Classic, Le Mans Classic, the aforementioned Goodwood and other prestigious international historic races.

Further details of continuation GT40s for track or road use can be found at www.lemanscoupes.com. Other recreations of iconic sports and race cars of the ‘60s available from Le Mans Coupes Ltd include: Shelby Daytona Cobra CSX9000 Series; Superformance Corvette Grand Sport; Superformance MKIII Cobra Roadster; and Hi-Tech MKII Cobra Roadster (which, like the Superformance GT40, is available in FIA specification with Historic Technical Passport).

 

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« Respuesta #2132 en: 14 Enero 2021, 14:22:46 »
Announcing the Ecurie Ecosse C-type

In 1952 a young Ian Stewart, pioneer driver for Ecurie Ecosse, would visit Jaguar Cars in Coventry to collect his brand-new C-type. He would drive the car to its first race on Jersey to confront stiff competition from Aston Martin and Frazer Nash. The race was won at a gallop and in doing so he opened the first chapter in Ecurie Ecosse’s international motor racing career.

Considerable success on the racetrack ensued for Ecurie Ecosse, their trophy cabinet bursting at the seams with 59 podium places secured across the seven C-type chassis raced by the team. Through clever tuning by legendary team manager ‘Wilkie’ Wilkinson and meticulous planning by founder David Murray, they proved how capable the Jaguar C-type could be on the international stage and began a legacy that would take the Scottish national team to countless wins, including their crowning glory at La Sarthe.

The Jaguar C-type was a technological masterpiece. The first race car honed in the wind tunnel, first to use fuel ‘bag’ tanks (a technology borrowed from the aviation world) and the test bed for Dunlop’s revolutionary disc brakes. A steel spaceframe chassis formed the rigid backbone of these cars, clad in a lightweight, thin-gauge, streamlined aluminium body designed by Malcolm Sayer and powered by a silky smooth Jaguar ‘overhead cam’ straight-six engine. Stirling Moss once said: “I always really rated the C-type – for me it was a far better car than the D.”

Ecurie Ecosse have created a new car to pay homage to their past success. Current Ecurie Ecosse patron Alasdair McCaig said of their new car: “How better to celebrate the historic success of the Ecurie Ecosse C-types than to manufacture a batch of cars in their honour? The seven priceless chassis raced in period still exist today, coveted by their lucky owners, occasionally seeing the light of day for race or concours events. We are paying homage to these cars by creating a numbered sister car to each one. Meticulous in their detail, like their forebears, hand-built in Coventry and tuned by Ecurie Ecosse technicians.”

Ecurie Ecosse have retained all the key elements that contributed to the roaring success of the 1950s Jaguar racer while, in the true spirit of co-founder ‘Wilkie’ Wilkinson, making considered improvements. The aerodynamic shape remains, still crafted from thin-gauge aluminium alloy and mounted to a steel spaceframe chassis, but wider and stiffer than before, laser-cut for accuracy. The sonorous Jaguar straight-six XK engine remains too, although capacity has been increased to 4.2 litres and fuel injection fitted to bring power up to 300bhp.

The suspension and disc brakes have been uprated to cope with the additional performance and a five-speed gearbox added to maximise acceleration and top speed. The detail of the car is breath-taking, with the hand-crafted aluminium bucket seats clothed in supple blue leather by Crest, hand-airbrushed Ecurie Ecosse shields adorning the car’s flanks, and Tag Heuer ‘Master Time’ stopwatches on the dashboard. The first car is complete and available for viewing and test drive at their Henley-on-Thames dealership, Hofmann’s.

 

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« Respuesta #2133 en: 14 Enero 2021, 14:23:45 »
First reborn AC Cobra 378 Superblower production car completed!

The first production version of AC Cars’ third all-original recreated model – the 378 Superblower – is now completed
Landmark production model ready in its home market a mere six months after it was announced to the public
Reborn Superblower boasts a 580hp 6.2-litre supercharged V8 engine
Sales begin through UK dealer Boss Motor Company in Buckinghamshire
Visit www.accars.eu for more information and to view the full gallery of images
Hethel, United Kingdom, 14 January, 2021 - AC Cars has welcomed the very first production AC Cobra 378 Superblower. Following on from the launch announcement in July 2020, the reborn Superblower showcases the very best of AC Cars’ meticulous attention to detail and quality engineering to bring this iconic nameplate back to the fore.

Powered by a 6.2-litre 580hp supercharged V8 engine and featuring an all-original four-inch round tube ladder frame chassis, the arrival of the reborn Superblower signifies the continued resurgence of the AC brand. The flowing lines and that unmistakable muscular body shape are complemented by an exquisitely hand-crafted interior and overall maintains the true AC Cobra pedigree throughout.

The AC Cobra 378 Superblower complements the recently announced Series 1 all-electric and 140 Charter Edition AC Cobra models that form part of the reborn series of cars to be faithfully recreated exactly like the stunning originals. Like its brethren, every newly produced AC Cobra 378 Superblower MkIV comes with a full certificate of originality along with a designated ‘COB’ chassis number on the correct ‘AC Cars’ chassis plate, too.

Alan Lubinsky, Chief Executive of AC Cars, said: “We are incredibly proud to see the first production version of 378 Superblower now built. It’s a tremendous achievement by the full team of engineers to produce such a high-quality car ahead of schedule and in the midst of a challenging global pandemic. This is another big step forward in the ongoing resurgence of the AC Cars brand and we are tremendously excited to start UK sales through our sales team at Boss Motor Company.”

AC’s UK dealer, Boss Motor Company of Buckinghamshire, is now offering the specially recreated model of the famous AC Cobra 378 Superblower. The car raised plenty of interest when it was conceived and launched by AC’s current owners back in 1998 and serenaded not a few motor-tuned ears with its gruff, distinctive and wholly authentic V8 soundtrack. Only a relatively small number of cars could be built and sold at that time, but now, 22 years later, the Superblower is back!

Priced at £129,500 (OTR) and available through Boss Motor Company in the UK, the Superblower boasts a list of specifications aimed at delivering that authentic driving experience that is so synonymous with the AC brand.

These include: Original style four-inch inch round tube ladder frame chassis, 6.2-litre 580bhp Supercharged V8 Engine, six-speed gearbox, aluminium radiator and header tank with electric cooling fan, high performance servo-assisted race specification calipers with ventilated disc brakes, 3.45:1 ratio - limited slip differential, front and rear multi-link suspension with coil over shock absorbers, front and rear anti-roll bars, pin drive 7.5” x 15" Front – 9.5" x 15" Rear wheels, hand crafted interior finished in black leather, glovebox in leather, door map pockets, deep pile carpets and leather covered instrument panel.

Orders are now being taken by Boss Motor Company (Call: 01923 267200 or www.bossmotor.co.uk ) for the new factory-built AC Cobra 378 Superblower. Visit www.accars.eu for more information and to view the full gallery of images.