Ford Sierra RS500

CNC Motorsport AWS from Cotswold will produce a limited edition Ford Sierra RS500 race car. The cars will be made to precise specifications approved by Andy Rouse.

The original Ford Sierra bodies will be used in the construction, and will feature Andry Rouse Engineering construction panels. The original design will be retained to ensure that the construction meets all BTCC Group A rules. Therefore, cars will be able to participate in historic racing competitions. They will be powered by the new Cosworth YB 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 575 hp (423 kW). The engine is paired with a five-speed manual Getrag transmission.

“The RS500 was lots of fun and of all the cars I raced, the Caliber RS500 is the one I wish I still had today. When Alan told me he had acquired a brand new bodyshell, we came up with the idea to build correct continuation cars just as we did in our Binley workshop. Having seen Alan develop his own engineering business, he was the only person I trusted to build cars that would carry the ARE build plate, ”said Andy Rouse.

Andy Rouse, a four-time champion with 60 race wins, founded Andy Rouse Engineering in 1981. He won the titles in 1983, 1984 and 1985 when he achieved 9 victories in the season.

Only three units of the Ford Sierra RS500 will be produced and each will cost around $ 254,000. The first car will be completed in 2022.

Source: CNC Motorsport AWS

Mercedes-AMG SL

The first Mercedes-Benz SL (Sport Leicht) was introduced back in 1954, and 67 years later, the seventh generation of one of the longest-lived models, the Mercedes-AMG SL, arrived on the scene.

Based on the new platform, the Mercedes-AMG SL will continue where the AMG GT Roadster model left off. Also, Mercedes returned to the traditional solution, giving up the hard folding roof. The new SL will only be offered in combination with a three-layer canvas folding roof. It takes 15 seconds to raise / lower the roof, and the procedure can be performed at speeds up to 60 km / h. This reduced the weight of the sports four-seater by an additional 21 kilograms.

The new SL is offered for the first time with an adaptive 4Matic + drivetrain and steering system that includes a rear axle. It will be offered in two versions, SL 55 4Matic + and SL 63 4Matic +, and will be powered by the same 4-liter biturbo V8 engine. The base version will have 469 hp (350 kW) and 512 lb-ft (694 Nm) of torque. The engine is paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission through which power is transmitted to all wheels. It reaches 62 mph in 3.9 seconds with a top speed of 183 mph (295 km / h).

The more powerful version (SL 63 4Matic +) will have 577 hp (430 kW) and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of torque. Power is transmitted to all wheels via a nine-speed automatic transmission. It reaches 62 mph in 3.6 seconds with a top speed of 196 mph (315 km / h).

Source: Mercedes-Benz

Manhart MHX3 600

German tuning company Manhart Performance, which specializes in BMW models, has introduced the MHX3 600, based on the BMW X3 M model.

The body is painted in matte dark blue with gray Manhart stickers. A multitude of carbon accessories like the air intake trim, side wings, side mirrors, rear diffuser and splitter are just some of the parts that adorn the look of the high-performance SUV. There’s also a stainless steel exhaust system with valve control, downpipes with 300-cell catalytic converters, four carbon-tailpipes and H&R springs that lowers the car by 30 millimeters.

The MANHART MHX3 600 is powered by a 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine with 635 hp (467 kW) and 579 lb-ft (785 Nm) of torque. Compared to the standard BMW X3 M which has 510 hp (375 kW) and 479 lb-ft (650 Nm) of torque, it is an increase in power of 125 hp (92 kW) and 99 lb-ft (135 Nm). This is made possible thanks to the MHtronic control unit.

It rides on 21-inch wheels with 265/35 ZR21 (front) and 305/30 ZR21 (rear) tires. Manhart also offers Alpina 22-inch wheels with gold rim decorations, and 255/35 ZR22 (front) and 295/30 ZR22 (rear) tires.

Only 10 units of this model will be produced, and the price of the upgrade costs € 118,000.

Source: Manhart Performance

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