Mercedes may Take on the Porsche Cayman with a New Sports Car


Back in 2014, Mercedes took aim at the Porsche 911 and introduced the Mercedes-AMG GT (shown above). Then, a few months ago, the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe was revealed.

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Autocar reports that Mercedes-AMG’is working on a small sports car that will slot under the GT that would replace the SLC. But instead of sticking with a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout, the new car may go mid-engine and draw styling cues from the Project One hypercar. There will also reportedly be a convertible version that competes with the 718 Boxster.
According to’Autocar, the new sports car is still in the early stages of development but that’Tobias Moers, head of AMG, has been hinting about it since earlier this year

The potential motorsports ties also supposedly make this Cayman rival more likely than an AMG-developed SUV. According to Autocar’s’source, the goal would be to build a more affordable GT4 race car to take on the Porsche Cayman GT4, but the company also needs to see a business case for the road car.

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  • Date: 2018-07-10T15:32:11-07:00
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Audi car configurator guide: specifications, options and trim levels explained

Here we’ll take a look at Audi’s range of cars, and how best to navigate the online car configurator on Audi’s UK website. We’ll also delve into the popular trim levels that Audi offers customers and explain some of the motoring jargon that crops up when researching Audi models, along with optional extras you may want to pick.

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If these don’t take your fancy, the next option is ‘Trim’, where you chose the amount of equipment you’d like to come fitted from the factory. We chose ‘Sport Nav’, adding ‘390 to the basic price of the Audi A1 Sportback.

Marcelli, Stacy take CTSC points lead with CTMP win

It was a Canadian driver in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge that crossed the finish line first in Saturday’s Canadian Tire Motorsport Park 120.

Kyle Marcelli, who hails from Barrie, Ontario, piloted the No. 60 KohR Motorsports / Roush Performance Ford Mustang GT4 to its third win of its season in the Grand Sport (GS) class with co-driver Nate Stacy. Stacy ‘ in just his seventh series start ‘ qualified the car in fifth place and the team overcame a hitch in their strategy during a mid-race caution to hold on for the win.

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‘My stint was quite stressful,’ said Marcelli. ‘It was a miscommunication on the radio. When we got the full-course caution I was behind the safety car in Turn 8 and Dean Martin, our crew chief, asked me my opinion on if we should take fuel only. I was giving my answer through Turn 9 and as I released the radio button, he was yelling ‘Pit, pit, pit’ and I already missed the pit entry.

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  • Date: 2018-07-07T23:35:21+00:00
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Ferrari came to Britain expecting a kicking from Mercedes, who have traditionally dominated round the very fast sweeps and down the long straights of Silverstone.

Yet right from the start of practice the red cars looked hooked up, and Lewis Hamilton was later moved to suggest that a new floor had made the SF71H three-tenths of a second quicker.

Mercedes won the qualifying battle, by a scant 0.044s, thanks to a brilliant lap by Hamilton, but Kimi Raikkonen’s clumsy move on him in Turn 3 on the opening lap skewed full comparison of the respective cars in the race.

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