SR8RX | Radical Specifications and Review

SR8RX | Radical Specifications and Review

March 17, 2017 thewheelsofsteel 0

            SR8RX | Radical Specifications and Review   At the time of writing, the Radical SR8 holds the lap record for road-going cars on the famous Nurburgring circuit in Germany. The lightweight British sports car was almost half a minute quicker than anything before. Some questioned the Radical’s eligibility. Is that ridiculously low-slung two-seater really […]

F1 | Hulme Specifications and Review

F1 | Hulme Specifications and Review

March 17, 2017 thewheelsofsteel 0

                  F1 | Hulme Specifications and Review   Named in honor of Denny Hulme, New Zealand’s only Formula 1 (F1) World Champion, this supercar is a high-performance, mid-engined road car that aims to provide an experience akin to driving an F1 race car on the road. The striking two-seater is the brainchild […]

Megabusa | Westfield

Megabusa | Westfield

January 27, 2017 thewheelsofsteel 0

                                      Megabusa | Westfield   In the last fifty years, the Lotus Seven has inspired many track, kit, and street cars. The Westfield Megabusa took the car in yet another direction by fitting a motorcycle engine. Using a small, light but very […]

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Sochi

January 25, 2016 thewheelsofsteel 0

Sochi Sochi Autodrome After many false starts elsewhere, Sochi became the first Grand Prix in Russia. Built off the back of the 2014 Winter Olympics, using the same site with permanent pit and paddock facilities. Third longest circuit on the F1 calendar. Government backing ensures permanent presence for time being. Plans for a Russian Grand Prix – much coveted by […]

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Austin

January 25, 2016 thewheelsofsteel 0

Austin Circuit of the Americas The USA finally produced a permanent track worthy of Inclusion on the F1 schedule in 2012, An excellent combination of corners and sweeps, falling and rising to give good viewing, Well appointed and enjoyed by enthusiastic crowds. The vibrant city of Austin threw itself behind the race from the outset. The thought of the United […]

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India

January 25, 2016 thewheelsofsteel 0

India Buddh International Circuit Hosted India’s first Grand Prix in 2011, The undulating permanent track with a good mix of high-speed and tricky corners received drivers’ warm approval. Political and financial difficulties stalled plans to be a regular part of the F1 calendar. Unlike some of the more recent arrivals on the Grand Prix calendar, India had long been a […]

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Korea

January 25, 2016 thewheelsofsteel 0

Korea Korea International Circuit, Yeongam In immediate trouble with late completion in 2010. A flat circuit with an interesting mix of comers and reasonably tricky sections. Located on reclaimed land and was supposed to be part of a far-reaching urban plan that didn’t come off. A change of local government and lack of interest from Korean spectators spelt a short […]

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Abu Dhabi

January 25, 2016 thewheelsofsteel 0

Abu Dhabi Yas Marina Circuit Built at huge cost on a man-made island, close to Abu Dhabi airport* Facilities second to none but track layout disappointing with too many slow and medium-speed corners. Racing from dusk into darkness, and marina back-drop, adds to atmosphere. Settled the championship more than once since introduction in 2009. Noting the move by Bahrain to […]

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Singapore

January 25, 2016 thewheelsofsteel 0

Singapore Marina Bay Circuit Adventurous project on streets of business district and alongside Marina Bay. introduced in 2008: the first Grand Prix to be run at night. Paid off handsomely. Rapidly became one of the most popular – and different – Grands Prix on the calendar. Bumpy surface, angular comers and humidity make it a tough test. A five-year deal […]

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Valencia

January 25, 2016 thewheelsofsteel 0

Valencia Valencia Street Circuit Introduced in 2008, using roads around part of Valencia’s port and the former America’s Cup yachting base. Interesting collection of corners and obstacles ~ including crossing a swing bridge – that didn’t quite work. Plans to alternate the Grand Prix with Barcelona fell through in 2013. The future of any Spanish F1 race outside Barcelona in […]