The great Extreme E electric adventure reaches its second round, the Ocean X Prix, taking place the weekend (29-30th of May) at the mythical Lac Rose in Senegal. The ABT CUPRA XE team will compete with a winning mentality and the target of scoring as many points as possible. Despite the series of incidents in the first round of the Extreme E season, The ABT CUPRA XE team finished the first round with 13 points, enough to place the team in seventh position in the championship. It was the prize for the strength and spirit of improvement shown, and never giving up in the face of adversity.
The new Hyundai Tucson Highlights
The new Hyundai Tucson is ready for launch. After completing an intensive test program, the compact SUV, which will go on sale in Europe towards the end of this year, has completed the intensive development and test drives as well as quality controls with flying colors. With the fourth generation, Hyundai is implementing the ""Sensuous Sportiness"" design philosophy for the first time in the Tucson. The compact SUV, which is suitable for everyday use, offers its drivers not only practical everyday use and plenty of space, but also extensive driving fun with a wide range of drives including all-wheel drive.
Porsche has set a new lap record for road-approved production cars on the 20.8-kilometre Nürburgring Nordschleife in a 911 GT2 RS fitted with the Manthey Performance Kit. The best time of 6:43.300 minutes was achieved on 14 June, in the presence of a notary, with Porsche development driver Lars Kern at the wheel of the 515 kW (700 PS) 911 GT2 RS. The new Performance Kit was developed as part of a close collaboration between Porsche's engineers in Weissach and Manthey’s Nordschleife specialists in Meuspath. The circuit-focused Porsche Tequipment components are sold via Porsche Centres. The plan was to beat the existing 6:48.047 road-car record. Kern achieved this with flying colours at the wheel of the 911 GT2 RS, beating the previous time by 4.747 seconds on road-legal Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R tyres, at an average speed of 185.87 km/h.
The new Toyota GR Yaris is a pure performance car, born from Toyota's title-winning experience in the World Rally Championship. Forged from success in the heat of competition, it brings motorsport technology and design directly to the world of the road car, true to TOYOTA GAZOO Racing's ethos for making ever-better cars that are intrinsically rewarding and fun to drive. Positioned at the top of the all-new Yaris range, the GR Yaris is a unique model that benefits from the design and engineering skills of TOYOTA GAZOO Racing and Tommi Mäkinen Racing, Toyota's partner in the WRC. As well as serving as the official homologation model for development of the next Yaris WRC car, it also has all the attributes required for owners looking to compete successfully in local rally competitions. Scheduled for launch in the second half of 2020, it will follow the GR Supra as Toyota's second global GR model.