Let’s talk about sports cars, specifically TVR 400SE and 400SX model. The development and important features that these vehicles underwent to go from classic to modern to address every owner’s desires made this one of the well-loved sports car in history. If still in mint condition this classic vehicle can fetch a good price to sellers and collectors will surely line-up to get a change of owning this car.
TVR 400SE was launched in 1988, it was a design based on its predecessor 390SE. Most of the parts were created similarly with the 390SE aside from a few upgrades that the new model got. Obviously the 400SE got a more powerful V8 Rover engine. Compared with the 390SE which only have 3905cc it now upgraded into 3948cc. The vehicle can produce a top speed of 145 mph which is pretty sweet for the speed junkie out there. Production runs from 1988 until 1991 for 400SE. There are features that was added on the last part of production mostly on the body and power steering that was listed as an option when it was launched.
While the 400SE is still in production the 400SX was introduced in 1989. This was introduced as the replacement of 350SX. Similarly to the improvements that 400SE got compared from 390SE the biggest difference that 400SX got is the additional engine power. This supercharged vehicle did answer most of the sports car fans wishes.
When the production of 400SE stopped in 1991 an upgrade was introduced, a more powerful 430SE was unveiled. And this model was released in the following year. This upgrade utilizes a bigger engine compared with 400SE and can produce higher speed. All design uses a fiberglass body.
Due to the high demand on the 400SE up until today selling it in good condition can give a higher price compared with 400SX.
Every racing fan is well aware that there is a wide range of slot cars available out there. They differ in scale and appearance. And choosing the right slot car can be really tricky. But there are some guides that can help you in going to the right direction.
To start off most of the manufacturers have already standardized their scale to 1:32. This is a popular scale among racing cars and companies such as Ninco from Spain, Scalextric from United Kingdom, NSR from Italy, Slot.it from Italy and Carrera from Austria are already producing their products to this scale.
The scale range is usually from 1:24 to 1:43 but the 1:32 is rather popular in the racing world. 132 Evolution and 132 Digital are the common names that are used for cars manufactured with 1:32 scale.
Ninco a manufacturer in Spain is known to create only two different scales in their slot cars. They have 3 different versions of cars within the 1:32 scale. The Ninco 1 is known as their budget cars where the design is lacking on detail and it is without any lights. While their standard line of vehicles are known for its exceptional attention to detail and finish.
Scalextric a famous brand from UK which produces a highly detailed line of slot cars, it is also one company the utilize DPR chassis for cars used in digital racing. This enables them to create a simple fitting of the digital plug for the car. Scalextric cars can surely provide you a good value for your money in terms of owning a good racing car.
While NSR cars are the usual racers choice they don’t come in cheap. This company from Italy has certainly created their mark in the car racing scene by producing high quality products that is surely built for speed. This is the brand to go for serious racers. Investing on the right car can go a long way.
Slot.it also from Italy is another manufacturer that is able to produce cars of the same or even higher quality as NSR. With a long history in manufacturing racing cars since the 1960’s this is a company that surely knows what they are doing. Their products are highly comparable with Le Mans cars. There are many racers that prefer Slot.it among many other 1:32 scale cars.
Lastly Carrera is one of the manufactures that still continues to produce a wide range of scales that ranges from 1:24 to 1:43. Their cars can also be considered that contains fantastic detail for a reasonable price.
Aside from the different brands mentioned there are other companies that also produce slot cars with high quality. Just make sure that you choose a car that can work in your layout or it can easily be converted to any track of your choice.
There are a lot of people who are more attracted with the classics and car racing enthusiast is one of them. Classic car racing is one fun event to try out and there are racers which prefer to participate in this kind of racing. There are several local events in different country that allows fans of the classic car racing are able to witness or even get the feel of how it is done back in the days.
Car racing started out as early as the 20th century. Car enthusiast back then shares the same passion as the fan boys now. They are just so intrigued with the vehicle that car racing was a huge hit even before. There was a high demand for car racing that it eventually turned into a popular sport and professional car racing started. Being able to penetrate the car racing scene today insures a professional driver a good career out of doing something that he is passionate about. As the hype of car racing go from national to international level this sport will continue to stay popular.
Even classic car racing gains a lot of fans in this modern scene. Events today that features classic car racing as part of their program always gets sold-out ticket sales. There are still fans that wants to witness classic car race live.
Classic car racing usually consist of ten to twenty cars and all cars will take their places one behind the other from the starting line. And with a wave of a flag the race will begin. Cars will race around the track trying to have the shortest time possible to win. They are allowed to stop for maintenance and to change their tires. There’s a certain number of laps that car racers need to complete before they are declared a winner. Usually only the first three drivers are given the prize and recognition for finishing first.
Due to its popularity there are a good number of movies and games that is based on classic car racing that anyone can enjoy.
There are just amazing cars that becomes famous even before they release it. Most are companies’ way to let people know that they are planning to release something new or some just got leaked online unintentionally. While there are some designs that are just fan made but still makes most car enthusiast wish it to be made into reality. There are surely good number of car enthusiasts that keeps checking online if there’s anything new in the car scene.
Surely these upcoming cars that are making news online will get you more than excited in the coming years.
First on the list is from Porche, the Cayman GT4. The company is planning to release this beauty in 2016. The design is taking full advantage of the mid-engine layout. This baby has recorded limits at 7400 rpm to 385 horsepower with torque 310 pound-feet at 4750 rpm. This clearly shows its advantage from Porche 911 GT3’s.
The most awaited Ford Focus RS will also make its way in 2016. This comes from the line of famous Ford designs that every fan boy dreams of having. It will feature four-wheel drive which is an upgrade to the common front-drive of all Focus RS. Coming for a long line of Ford RS cars this will surely be one of the best things to look forward to in 2016.
The McLaren P14 is another reason why 2016 is going to be a good year for car enthusiast. This supercar will utilize MonoCell carbon-fiber and V-8 turbocharged 3.8 liter engine. This is going to be totally different among its predecessors in McLaren car lines. And this is aimed to beat another supercar giant Ferrari. They might have a shot this time but who knows what the other manufacturer are planning to create.
This list will never be complete without a good Ferrari in the mix. Ferrari 488GTB is simply a thing of real beauty. To make it simple it is an update of the famous 458 Italia, keeping all things that make this car great while increasing power and other adjustments that will surely make 488GTB compete with the other upcoming cars in 2016. This supercar features 3.9 liter V-8 and 661 horsepower it surely possesses great power but still shows a lot of style.
Other car company giants didn’t made any announcement of their big release in 2016 but Chevrolet, Bugatti and Mercedes-Benz to name a few have surely something big in-store in 2017.
For all car racing fans the Formula One or F1 racing is probably one of the most awaited events. This began in the early 1920s and it began in Europe under a name Grand Prix Motor racing. As the sports progress and as its popularity skyrocketed there are a number of rules that was change. Also the major reason why the name changed from Grand Prix Motor racing to F1 is because of the formula changed that happened in the mid-twentieth century. These changes and the introduction of team sponsorships to the basic car racing turned Formula One into a billion dollar industry.
Since there is a good career to achieve in joining F1 only the greatest car racers are given the chance to compete. And their hard work will surely be rewarded especially if they are able to come out on top of the racing event. As easy as it sound it takes a lot of practice and focus to be able to win one event. A Formula One racing season involves a number of races known as Grand Prix. These small races will help determine the yearly World Champion in drivers and constructors. The Grand Prix determine two champions each year. It is important for a driver to have the right team to support him to insure the title of being the best in the world.
If a driver dreams of being a part of any Grand Prix it is important that they have a Super License to be eligible to join. Even his team and the other track official needs to hold a license to be part of the event. This is the highest class of racing license that is issued by FIA. This license is just one proof that only the elite personnel in the car racing scene joins the F1 events. The event help the highest standard in car racing and all cars in F1 event are considered to be the fastest circuit racing cars in the whole world.
Recently the Formula One has undergone regulation change. This took place in 2009 wherein two different tire compounds are made available in each team and that every driver needs to use it during the race. Usually a regular Grand Prix will last a week and every team are allowed to have three practice sessions before the race.
Even if changes were made but it’s always for the better, Formula One racing has come a long way since it started out. And it will continue to improve to cater the demand of its growing fans.