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2021-12-06: Unique Cizeta-Moroder, new Nissan GT500 racer and Porsche Gran Tursimo concept ...
Cizeta-Moroder V16T At a special event late in 1988, Jay Leno revealed this Cizeta-Moroder V16T. The V16-engined supercar was the brainchild of Italian engineer Claudio Zampolli, who received backing from legendary music producer Giorgio Moroder. The two men split before production commenced in 1991, making the prototype the only one that was dubbed the Cizeta-Moroder. The car was retained by Moroder and has recently been fully restored by Canepa Design. Now fully roadworthy, chassis 001 has been consigned next month's RM Sotheby's Arizona sale with a $900,000 - $1,200,000 estimate.
Having used GT-R-based machinery, Nissan Motorsport will switch back to the Fairlady or Z for the 2022 Super GT Championship. Dubbed the Nissan Z GT500 features all new bodywork but under the skin, is a further development of the familiar all-carbon fibre composite and two-litre engined racer.
Partnering with the legendary Playstation game, Porsche have produced the new Vision Gran Turismo that will star in the upcoming seventh incarnation of the popular racing game. The compact sports car features a fighter-plane inspired canopy that allows access to the cockpit.

2021-12-02: Healey 100S headed for auction and latest news from Hennessey, BMW and Alpine ...
Austin Healey 100S On Saturday, Bonhams will hold their flagship Bond Street Sale at the London headquarters. The headliner is this Austin Healey 100S, which is one of just four that originally remained in the UK. It was fitted with a David Brown gearbox from new and was repainted British Racing Green within days after being delivered. Following an active career as a club racer, it was part of the Arthur Carter Collection for 42 years. Having just two owners since 2004, AHS 3509 has a pre-sale estimate of £550,000 - £650,000.
American super car manufacturer Hennessey have revealed the first details of a rather wild machine code named Project Deep Space. Due to enter limited production in 2026, it boasts six, electrically driven wheels and has a projected retail price of $3 million.
As part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the Motorsport division, BMW is due to introduce only the second ever stand alone M model. Nothing like the original M1, it is previewed in the Concept XM that was revealed this week. The high performance SUV features a hybrid V8 drivetrain that is good for 737 bhp. Another upcoming BMW model is the all-electric i7, which has been caught testing in Sweden.
The highly acclaimed A110 has been given an update, which includes new A110 S and A110 GT models. Both feature the same, uprated four-cylinder engine, which is now good for 296 bhp. The track-oriented 'S' is fitted with a rear wing and can be ordered with semi-slick tyres. The 'GT' is slightly lighter and is the range-topping grand tourer intended for use on public roads.

2021-11-29: Sir Frank Williams remembered ...
Williams FW19 Renault Yesterday, the sad news reached us of the passing of Sir Frank Williams at the age of 79. He had been a set fixture in Formula 1 for over five decades fielding some of the most successful Grand Prix cars of all time. More impressive even was his triumph over adversity following his near fatal car crash in 1986. Despite requiring constant care, Williams continued to work as team principal and with him at the helm, Williams became particularly dominant during the mid-1990s. Although he stepped down as principal in 2012, he remained involved until the family sold the team in 2020. His commitment to and passion for Formula 1 have been unrelenting, and ensure that he will be remembered as one of the sport's true greats.
As a small tribute to Sir Frank Williams, we have today taken a look at two cars that have been pivotal in his Formula 1 career. The most recent is the FW19 Renault of 1997. Driven by Jacques Villeneuve, this Adrian Newey designed Williams remains the last to win either World Championship. In our image gallery we feature two examples, including chassis FW19-04, which was used by Villeneuve during the bulk of his World Championship winning effort. Frank Williams debuted in Formula 1 during the 1969 season as a private entrant fielding a Brabham BT26 for Piers Courage. To mark the 50th anniversary of that debut a sister chassis, BT26-4 was fitted in 2019 with a replica body painted in the colours used by Williams and Courage during the 1969 season. In this guise, it was demonstrated at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed. An interesting car in its own right, BT26-4 was raced in period to victory in the German Grand Prix by Jacky Ickx and subsequently also scored two podium finishes in the hands of Jack Brabham himself.

2021-11-22: Mid, V12-engined Ferrari revealed and results from Guikas sale ...
Ferrari Daytona SP3 At this weekend's Finali Mondiali event, Ferrari announced the limited production Daytona SP3. Powered by a mid-mounted V12 engine, the all-carbon fibre machine celebrates the legendary 1-2-3 victory at the 1967 Daytona 24 Hours. The launch also coincides with Ferrari's recently confirmed return to sports car racing as a works team in 2023; the first time since 1973. The design is inspired by the great sports cars of the late 1960s and 1970s like the 330 P4 and the 512 M. The SP3 in the name is a reference to it being the third model in the Icona range intended as tributes to Ferrari's most iconic sports racers. Underneath the striking lines a 6.5-litre naturally aspirated V12 is fitted, which is good for 828 bhp. The Daytona SP3 is also the first road-going Ferrari that is built around a carbon-fibre moncoque since the LaFerrari. Production is limited to just 599 examples, which will be offered to the owners of the Monza SP1 and SP2 models first.
On Friday, RM Sotheby's held the highly anticipated The Guikas Collection sale. Topping the €39.5 auction was this Ferrari 250 Europa GT Pinin Farina, which sold for €6.2 million. Perhaps the best deal of the weekend was the €2.25 million Renault-Alpine A442, which is not only the sole example in private hands but could also very well be the 1978 Le Mans winning car.

2021-11-18: Porsche stars at the AutoMobility LA show with four new models ...
Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS One of the few physical motor shows that will go ahead this year is the AutoMobility LA show that will officially start tomorrow. Taking centre stage was Porsche, who revealed no fewer than four new models. The most exciting is undoubtedly the new 718 Cayman GT4 RS. The range-topping model of the 982C generation Cayman, it is powered by the same engine that is also fitted to the mighty 911 GT3. Considering the 500 hp flat-six is now amidships, this should make for an absolutely fabulous car to drive. In addition to the road-going model, Porsche also revealed the racetrack bound Clubsport version. This is built to the SRO's GT4 regulations and should be raced around the world.
At the other end of the Porsche line-up, two new models were also introduced; the Taycan GTS and the Taycan GTS Sport Turismo. Equipped with a 598 hp drivetrain, the new GTS model sits between the 4S and the Turbo in the range of the all-electric Porsche sports car.
In addition to Porsche, two Korean manufacturers were also out in force in Los Angeles. Showing what the future will bring, they introduced the Kia Concept EV9 and the Hyundai Seven Concept. Both are battery electric vehicles of which a production version should be available in production form within the next couple of years.

2021-11-16: Renault-Alpine A442 headed for auction, new Acura Integra and BMW LMDh ...
Renault-Alpine A442 On Friday, RM Sotheby's will stage the no reserve Guikas Collection auction at the Circuit Paul Ricard in the South of France. Perhaps the most fascinating and significant car consigned from the stable of the French specialist dealer and collector is this Renault-Alpine A442. Originally conceived in 1976, this V6 turbo engined machine was raced at Le Mans in 1977 and 1978. The second year, it was part of the team that beat the Porsche 936s to the outright victory in what was a very fierce battle. The consigned example is the only A442 currently in private hands and recent research may suggest it is the actual 1978 Le Mans winning car. This is disputed by Renault, who own the sister car to which the victory has always been attributed in the official documents. Regardless, the sale presents a unique opportunity to acquire a piece of racing history, which is reflected by the €4-5 million pre-sale estimate.
At this weekend's Petit Le Mans, the IMSA season finale, BMW confirmed the development of the all-new M LMDh sports prototype due to debut in 2023. To be run by long-time partner BMW Team RLL, it will be built to the revised IMSA regulations, which will allow it to race both in North America and the FIA WEC. Other than a rendering, actual details on the car itself have yet to be released.
Ahead of the launch of the production model in 2023, Acura have offered a first glimpse by creating the Integra Prototype. Due to be powered by Honda's turbo-charged, 1.5-litre VTEC straight four, it will be the first Integra fitted with a forced induction engine. Another break with tradition is that the new Integra has a five-door design. The good news is that it will be available with a six-speed manual gearbox.