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We would like to present to you the amazing 25,422cc Darracq V8 Land Speed Record car.

09-Apr-20 /Chris Bowen

Properly known as the Darracq 200 (for 200hp), here it is in its natural habitat, with owner Sir Algernon Lee Guinness (far left) at Saltburn sands in Yorkshire, sometime around 1908. Typically, the local Bluebottles have also got in on the act.

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Danish Hypercar Manufacturer Zenvo Unveils Street-Legal 1177bhp Twin-Supercharged TSR-S Model

07-Apr-20 /Salon Privé

Zenvo has today revealed its latest commission TSR-S alongside further developments from the Danish hypercar manufacturer. This example of the 1177bhp twin-supercharged V8 TSR-S model, the street-legal variant of the TSR track car, has received numerous bespoke touches and is the first car to receive full fragmented carbon fibre wheels designed, developed and built in-house by Zenvo as well as individual weave designs within the exposed carbon fibre body sections.

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Historic Racing News

  • 1929
    Scuderia Ferrari is formed.
  • 1963
    Wendell Scott took first place in the Grand National race in Jacksonville, Florida, becoming the first black driver ever to win a NASCAR event.
  • 1967
    American Motors Corporation hired Craig Breedlove to set long distance high speed records with their AMX.
  • 1973
    Jean-Pierre Nicolas / Michel Vial won Tour de Corse Rally with an Alpine-Renault A110 1800.
  • 1974
    Jean-Claude Andruet / 'Biche' won Tour de Corse Rally with a Lancia Stratos HF.