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2011 European Le Mans Series

Discussion in 'Motorsports' started by Christopher Aponte, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. Christopher Aponte

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  2. Eckhart von Glan

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    geez, wouldn't want to have that one filling my rearview mirror, I suppose they will have to pick up scared GT2s all along the track :)
     
  3. Christopher Aponte

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    Darth Vader? :)
     
  4. Fredrik Arbegard

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    That looks Badass!
    It will be a blast to see that one on track with the Peugeots and the Lolas.
     
  5. Christopher Aponte

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  6. Bram

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    Wooooh its The Darth Vader Mobile indeed :thumb: "Luke, I am your car...."
     
  7. Hammer57

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    Bring it to the ALMS so we can see if it runs over here!
    Does anyone else see these closed protos going the way of the XJR-14?
     
  8. Rhys Gardiner

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    Unfortunately, shark fins are mandatory for LMPs next year. Audi's implementation of the shark fin is more aesthetically pleasing than some of the solutions other constructors are going for, but it's still an eyesore... :(
     
  9. Eckhart von Glan

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    that fin sure is an eyesore but as it seems to be a must I think they've done a decent job of it, far better than most of the current F1s
     
  10. Craig Williams

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    i agree with most, that fin looks horrific, but if it saves a life then its worked, but from the front and the back, my favourite lmp car looks properly evil\badass and i love it!
     
  11. Bram

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    Spyker Squadron, the factory racing division of luxury supercar manufacturer, Spyker, will focus its resources this year on the development of a next generation GT race car for 2012.

    Based on Spyker’s new flagship C8 Aileron luxury supercar, the new GT racer will be designed and developed to the ACO’s new GTE specifications and will be ready for the start of the 2012 motorsport season. Development activities will be undertaken by Spyker Squadron’s expanded engineering team at its Zeewolde headquarters in conjunction with its long-standing technical partners.

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    Greater attention will also be paid to the commercial arm of the Spyker Squadron division, specifically through the sale of its new C8 Aileron GT car to customer teams. Squadron is already in discussions with a number of potential purchasers for the supply of cars and of full customer racing support packages.

    Spyker Squadron Managing Director, Peter Van Erp, said: “We are taking a racing sabbatical this year to concentrate our resources on developing a new GT racer based on Spyker’s new
    C8 Aileron supercar, instead of continuing to spend money on a car at the end of its development cycle. For the long term future of Spyker Squadron, and for its role in the promotion and technical development of Spyker road cars, it’s a positive and strategically important step.

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    “We will develop the car for the new GTE class, although after its first season we will assess whether there is sufficient demand to develop a variant to FIA GT3 specifications. This would be relatively straightforward and would increase the potential customer base for the car and associated race support package. We are already attracting customer race teams wishing to buy an off-the-shelf car, with enquiries arriving from Europe and the Far East,” continues Van Erp.

    “Ultimately, our fans can look forward to a very exciting long term future following Spyker in top-flight endurance racing, with both the Spyker Squadron and customer racing teams fielding C8 Aileron GT cars. And as a result, Spyker will become an even more prominent and successful name in endurance motorsport around the world in 2012 and beyond.
    ”The Spyker C8 Aileron GT racing car will take over from Squadron’s C8 Laviolette GT2R racer, with which Spyker’s race division enjoyed three years of competitive European GT endurance racing. In 2009, the C8 Laviolette GT2R delivered Squadron’s most successful season, claiming two second-place GT2 class finishes in the Le Mans Series, and scoring an incredible fifth place in the gruelling 24 Hours of Le Mans.

    You can find high res images of the new Spyker here
     
  12. Caramidaru Andrei Bogdan

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    nice
     
  13. Georgios Davakos

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    I get the feeling like this car has some Ascari elements but it looks very good. :)
     
  14. Scott Webber

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    Damm that car is sexy, goodluck to the team!
     
  15. Dominant1

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    Ok gtr-2 mod specialist lets get this car into the game!!!!!
     
  16. Danny Asbury

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    Ford GT hooked up with an Aston Martin and this car was born!
     
  17. Jakob de Boer

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    Where can i get the 3d model where they made this render with??
    Then we will have mod in no time :)
     
  18. misho440

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    Quite good, I like it.
    At the front it looks a little bit like a Maserati.
     
  19. Craig Johnston

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    Reminds me a little of the old Lister Storm from the side, doesn't look much like it on a second glance but for some reason that popped into my head lol.

    Looking forward to seeing it in action
     
  20. Bram

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    Any audiosexuals in the house?




    Got some cool sound vids too? Add them please.