Tag Archives: livery

foto of the day. S1 and RS3 and a tunnel.

I can only imagine the glorious 5 cylinder sounds coming into that tunnel as the Audi S1 quattro and an MTM-tuned RS3 pounded their way through the enclosed roadway.   Beautiful photo.

src:  Bennorz (via AudiSportFB)

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Lotus return to rally with the Lotus Exige R-GT

I cannot wait to see Lotus entering this into the 2012 FIA WRC GT class, and although Lotus still hasn’t officially begun its season with this rally version of the Exige, they claim it will enter in competition for this 2012 season at some point.

Claudio Berro, Group Lotus’ Director of Motorsport, said: “When you consider that we’ve only began working on this car in July, I think what we’ve achieved in that time has been incredible. For me the Exige S makes the perfect GT rally car, it has an awesome 3.5-litre, supercharged engine, and we’ve managed to balance the weight perfectly to meet the minimum weight regulations.

365hp, to be exact!  Wicked.

Video:

src: Lotus

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EVT 700 at night.

i had posted back in December about the Porsche 911 EVT700 and it’s mad over the top livery treatment—–but here’s that same car parked in London.  I have to say—–it is absurd, attention whore-ish, and a bit vulgar—-but i like it.

 

 

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racing livery art.

my friend Bradley over at Automobiliac recently went to the Pebble Beach Concours and Monterey Historic races—-and took some great livery-only photographs.

click on the ‘full gallery’ in his post to see all the pics:

http://www.automobiliac.com/automobiliac/2011/9/1/monterey-historics-in-the-abstract.html

a few of my favourites from his gallery–

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foto (s) of the day. R18!

The Audi R18  TDI is simply stunning—-the most striking race car i’ve seen in many, many years.  I will be proud to be supporting Audi during the next Le Mans!  Here it is in its full Audi Sport livery.  All 3 cars! 1, 2, and 3.

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book: Go Faster: Graphic design of racing cars.

We love books about cars! This one looks fantastic.  Sven Voelker has created a book outlining over 100 different race cars, outlining and dissecting the racing livery, graphics, and appearance and its impact on the car.  Looks like a beautiful book, and definitely one to check out!

thanks to the fantastic Chicane Blog for the tip.

Suggested price is $40.  Amazon has it on pre-order for $24.

more info here: http://www.gestalten.com/books/detail?id=ceafb21a24b0f7bc01250bdacde90085

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