CUPRA starts production of the new Formentor e-HYBRID, which will be on the market starting from March. With the two new 204PS and 245PS plug-in hybrid versions, the first car uniquely developed and designed for CUPRA continues to prove that performance and electrification are a perfect match. The new CUPRA Formentor e-HYBRID, which in the first weeks will reach a daily production of 100 units, will contribute to reducing global CO2 emissions and meeting European targets. In addition, as of this month, the company is now taking orders for the CUPRA Formentor e-HYBRID in its 245PS version, while the 204PS version will be available in the coming weeks. With these two versions, which join the launches of the CUPRA Leon e-HYBRID and the CUPRA Leon e-HYBRID Sportstourer, the brand will have a total of six PHEV versions on the market. When the full range of powertrains is commercially available, CUPRA aims to reach total turnover of 1 billion euros. The future CUPRA el-Born, the brand’s first all-electric model, will also be added to the portfolio later this year.
Ferrari SF21 - Enrico Gualtieri, Head of Power Unit
Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow’s SF21 car that will race this season, was seen for the first time today and features a subtle livery that looks to the challenges of the future without forgetting the team’s roots and history. “The rear end is reminiscent of the burgundy red of the very first Ferrari, the 125 S,” explained Team Principal Mattia Binotto. “But as it moves gradually towards the cockpit area, it transforms into the modern red that we have used in most recent years. This season presents us with many challenges and through this livery, visually, we reboot from our past and head into the future.” The car. This car is the 67th to be built in Maranello to compete in the Formula 1 World Championship and is an evolution of last year’s SF1000, as dictated by the regulations, which require the use of the same chassis as in 2020, thus limiting the opportunities for change in many areas. Therefore, the SF21 was developed in all the permitted areas, from the engine, which is completely new, to the aerodynamics and, at the rear end, which is where the two development tokens allowed in the regulations have been used. Line-up. The SF21 makes its track debut tomorrow in Bahrain for a Filming Day, during which it can complete up to 100 kilometres for the purpose of acquiring film footage for team partners and media use. The Scuderia’s youngest driver line-up since 1968, Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz, will both drive. When the first race of the season takes place on 28 March, the pairing’s average age will be 25 years and 3 days. Before that, they will tackle the only 2021 pre-season test, getting to grips with the new car over three days at the Sakhir circuit.
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The World Endurance Championship is back for the first of six events in Season 9, which will see 35 cars compete in the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps on Saturday 1 May. Seven 488 GTEs, two in the LMGTE Pro class and five in the LMGTE Am class will appear on the beautiful Spa-Francorchamps track. LMGTE Pro. In the hunt for the title won in 2017, the two cars fielded by AF Corse offer the tried and tested duo of Alessandro Pier Guidi and James Calado in no. 51 and the new pair of Daniel Serra and Miguel Molina in no. 52.