What did it actually feel like driving a 1500hp car in full qualifying trim around the narrow streets of Monaco? Former McLaren F1 driver Stefan Johansson talks about his time in the ‘Golden Era’ of Formula One.
At the Shanghai Motor Show, the car company unveiled its RS 2027 vision for Formula 1 with a greater focus on drivers, safety and hybrid technology. At the heart of this is Renault’s “more spectacular, more electric” RS 2027 F1 concept. Renault look to reimagine the future of F1 racing with the RS 2027 Vision Concept. Unveiled earlier this year at the Shanghai Motor Show, the technological mockup explores the notion of closed cockpits, likely taking into consideration both aesthetics and safety factors. Fashioned from 3D-printed recycled material, the cockpit design will be completely transparent, as will be the driver helmut — offering absolute visibility while tearing up the blacktop. Fitted with a transparent cockpit, active LED lighting in the wheels and moving aerodynamic parts such as the car’s active wings, Renault wants to make the sport a more “human-centric championship”.
With the 2017 FIA Formula 1 World Championship set to kick off soon, Aston Martin has unveiled its latest additions to the Vantage range; the V8 and V12 Vantage S Red Bull Racing Editions. Continue Reading
Have you ever wondered what it might be like to drive a McLaren on ice? It’s one of the toughest, most rewarding driving experiences anywhere in the world, and now for the first time McLaren is offering the opportunity to push its 570S Coupé to the limit – and beyond – in the stunning setting of Ivalo, Northern Finland.
AMG’s 50th birthday celebrations will culminate in the reveal of the F1-engined Project One hypercar at the Frankfurt motor show in September. Daimler CEO Dr Zetsche told TopGear.com: “The hypercar will be the missing link legitimising the integration of AMG with the Formula One team. It will be limited production, and ideally we want it to be sold out before the first one is delivered. It’s the first street legal car with a Formula One engine, and will be perceived as the ultimate sports car. We have relatively strong indications that this could be an achievable target.” Continue Reading
To mark its 50th year selling cars in Japan, Ferrari has revealed the appropriately named J50 – a strictly limited roadster based on the 488 Spider, which recalls the styling of a number of the company’s best-known creations… Continue Reading