The Delage D12 Aims To Smash Porsche and Manthey’s Nurburgring Record
Delage was a French company launched back in 1905 as a rival to makers like Bugatti. During its classic era Delage launched models like the D6 and the D8, but the company had to cease operation in 1953. Delage reopened its doors back in 2019, and its first supercar - the 1,100 horsepower D12 - has very big ambitions for the future. The D12 was officially revealed during the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Speaking with a Delage spokesman at the auto show, the British magazine Autocar learned a few details about the future plans of the Delage company’s drive to shatter the Nurburgring record.
McMurtry Speirling, a Fan Car, Broke The 23-Year Goodwood Hill Climb Record
Back in 1999, former BMW and Williams Formula One driver, Nick Heidfeld, broke the Goodwood Hill Climb record with a time of 41.6 seconds. He was driving a McLaren MP4/13 Formula 1 car, and since then, no other F1 car has been allowed to run the hill, so the record was never broken. Well, at least not until 2022, when a McMurtry Spéirling - a demonstrator car from the British electric car manufacturer McMurtry Automotive - broke the all-time record with a time of 39.08 seconds. In all honesty, a Volkswagen ID.R did the same hill climb in 39.9 seconds back in 2019, but the time was set during the qualifying sessions, and therefore didn’t count.
Mercedes-Benz VISION EQXX Shows How Capable Electric Cars Can Really Be
When Mercedes announced the Vision EQXX back in January 2022 it boasted a range of 620 miles. People were of course skeptical, so the car had to prove itself - something it did in April 2022 when it completed a 1,008-kilometer (626 miles) road trip across European highways on a single charge. And, if you need more proof that the Vision EQXX is a very efficient car, Mercedes has just announced the concept broke its own record with another trip of 1,202 kilometers.
SSC Tuatara Hits 295 MPH, Becomes World’s Fastest Production Vehicle
One of the biggest news of 2020 was SSC Tuatara’s alleged 330-mph top speed run. The news ended amid controversy as many said there were inconsistencies between the automaker’s claims and what actually happened during that run. In the end, SSC had to admit it failed to achieve 330 mph, and, on its next attempt, the Tuatara hit a top speed of 282.9 mph. While the number is nowhere near 330 mph, the Tuatara still broke the Agera RS’ previous 277.9 mph top speed record.
SSC wasn’t happy with that result, and it took the Tuatara back on the track for another attempt. The result was more than satisfying as the supercar got even closer to the 300-mph mark.
Confirmed: This Really is a $142 Million Mercedes 300 SLR
Another day, another broken record. A legendary, 1955 Mercedes 300 SLR was recently sold at an auction in Germany, for the record price of €135 million, which equals $142.9 million at current exchange rates. This makes the 300 SLR the most expensive car in the world, easily dethroning the 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO, which was sold for $78.0 million back in 2018.
The Delage D12 Has Record-Breaking Ambitions
Back in 2021, a Porsche 911 GT2 RS equipped with a Manthey performance kit became the fastest road-legal production sports car on the 13-mile Nürburgring-Nordschleife track. With a lap time of 6:43:30, the GT2 RS stole the title from the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series which did the same lap in 6:43:62 just a year before.
Many of you may have never heard about Delage lately, but for sure you will hear a lot about it soon. The company that built the D6 and the D6 in the 1930s is making a comeback, and it plans to do it in style. In an interview with Motor1 Laurent Tapie, French entrepreneur, and the new CEO of Delage, announced that the company plans to beat the street-legal record around Nurburgring with its future supercar, the D12.
The 2023 Honda Civic Type R Sets New FWD Lap Record At Suzuka Circuit
The new Honda Civic Type R is set to be unveiled later in 2022. In the past few months, Honda engineers were very busy testing the next Type R mostly around the famous Suzuka Circuit. But, it seems that the next Type R did a little bit more than just testing and developing. Months before being officially launched on the market, it broke a new record!
With 26 Wheels And Seating For 75, The ’American Dream’ Is Officially The World’s Longest Limo
Porsche Taycan Sets Record For Shortest Charging Time On A Cross Country Trip
Another day, another world record was set by the Porsche Taycan. Just recently, the Taycan Cross Turismo set the world record for being the first electric vehicle (EV) to climb an altitude difference of three miles in one day. This time, a standard Taycan has set the shortest total time spent charging on a cross-country trip.
The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo Recently Achieved A Guinness World Record
The Tesla Model S Plaid Is Now Officially A Sub-Nine-Second Car!!
The Tesla Model S Plaid has been kicking ass ever since it was launched. Its straight-line sprints have been nothing but impressive. The car comes with ridiculous performance specs, with one of them being a quarter-mile time of 9.23 seconds. Many drivers have attempted to break the record and some have successfully managed to do it, but none of them were able to slip under the nine-second mark… until now. A Plaid owner has clocked a time of 8.994 seconds to set a new record! How long do you think it will stay?
Doug DeMuro Checks Out One of the Weirdest Modern Cars Ever: the Citroën C6
In one of his most recent videos, Doug DeMuro checks out one of the weirdest modern cars to ever hit the road, the 2006 Citroën C6. It was the French automaker’s flagship car between 2005-2012, although, the C6 was never sold in North America.
It went up against models like the Mercedes Benz E Class and the BMW 5 Series. This particular example is currently on display at the Lane Motor Museum in Nashville, Tennessee.
Porsche 356 Antarctica by Valkyrie Racing
Bac Mono R Beats Ferrari LaFerrari at Red Bull Ring, Austria
Back in 2015 a Ferrari LaFerrari with German racing driver Hubert Haupt behind the wheel became the fastest production car around the famous Red Bull Ring, Austria with a lap time of 1:38.95. The Italian supercar enjoyed the supremacy for six years, but things have changed. The king has been defeated!