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At the Los Angeles Auto Show, Porsche recently unveiled the new 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport. The newly revealed mid-engine race car was based on the 718 Cayman GT4 RS road car.

Similar to the road car, the new 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport has a powerful 4.0-liter six-cylinder boxer engine. The behemoth was taken from the 911 GT3 Cup race car and can produce 500 hp in the 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport, which is a whole 75 hp more than its predecessor, the GT4 Clubsport model.

The new 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport will have a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (PDK) as standard. This has replaced the six-speed version that was fitted in the GT4 Clubsport. All the gears have shorter ratios compared to the one on the GT4 Clubsport.

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The 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport is homologated and track-ready straight from the factory. It can even be used in SRO racing series worldwide without any modifications. The units will be sold and distributed through Porsche Motorsport North America in the U.S. and has a starting price of $229,000, not including tax.

Porsche Motorsport North America President and CEO Volker Holzmeyer stated, “We thrive on competition, and will always push for improvements. This is what our customer teams expect of us and what we demand of ourselves at Porsche. Acting on their feedback, we’ve made the new 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport more capable than ever. It’s quicker, even more rewarding and confidence inspiring to drive – exactly what drivers competing in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge and SRO series need to be successful.”

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In 2016, Porsche started offering the Cayman GT4 Clubsport from the 981 generation. The highly competitive car let them enter into a new customer racing format early and until 2018, there were 421 units built. They released the next generation model in 2019 based on the 718 Cayman GT4 and it was also successful. They have produced 500 units up to date. The low running costs is also one of the main reasons for the strong demand. Proven series production technology and racing-specific components were actively used to minimize the cost for customer teams.

“The GT4 Clubsport has a special place in my heart. As I’ve been deeply involved with the car from the start, ever since it first began development. Therefore, it’s also a personal ambition for me to continuously improve it, to make it better and better,” Holzmeyer added.

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The 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport

Taking its engine directly from the 911 GT3 Cup racing car, the 500 hp 4.0-liter six-cylinder boxer engine is 18% more powerful compared to the 718 GT4 Clubsport’s 3.8-liter engine. It also has a maximum power of 8,300 rpm which is 800 rpm higher compared to the previous model, thanks to the optimized air intake. The previous engine was able to generate 313 lb.-ft. at 6,600 rpm while the new engine can rev up to 9,000 rpm and produces 343 lb.-ft. of torque at 6,000 rpm. So, the new engine has a wider and more usable power band that improves drivability which benefits both pro-racers and amateur drivers.

They also enhanced the suspension of the 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport. They did a complete overhaul of the damper technology so that it will be more responsive and to also improve body control. This results in a huge

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By: Reggie
Title: Race Ready Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/race-ready-porsche-718-cayman-gt4-rs-clubsport/
Published Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2021 04:00:24 +0000

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Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame

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Kids are impressionable, especially when motorcycles are involved. That magical combination of sound, smell and danger has a way of imprinting itself on young minds. But Kyle Harvey didn’t just dream of bikes as a child—he practically grew up with them.

Kyle’s trade is tool and die making, but his passion is building bikes. His father, Garth Harvey, got Kyle and his brother into bikes at a young age; as soon as they could start their old man’s vintage motorcycles, they were riding them. Living in Edenvale in South Africa’s Gauteng province, the boys also had direct access to the local Classic Motorcycle Club.

 

The folks at the CMC made quite an impression on young Kyle—and taught him everything he knows about vintage bikes. After helping numerous friends work on their bikes, he went on to open his own shop, named simply ‘The Workshop.’ Kyle has been building and restoring classic motorcycles for over a decade now.

This cheeky bobber is his latest build, and it’s immensely fascinating. The engine’s from a Triumph TR6 Trophy, the frame is from a Matchless, and the quirky handmade details on it are endless.

Custom Triumph TR6 with Matchless frame

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By: Ben Pilatti
Title: Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/custom-triumph-tr6-matchless-frame
Published Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2022 17:01:12 +0000

 

 

 

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The Swan Song of the V12

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The V12 engine holds a special place in the heart of many automotive and motorsports fans. For some, it’s the sound of Formula 1 through the years, especially during the 1990s. For others, it’s engines like the 6.1 L BMW S70/2 from the McLaren F1 or the 3.9L Lamborghini V12 that powered all their cars from the Miura through to the Diablo. No matter where it lies in your heart, it is the “proper” configuration for many: 6 cylinders per bank, put into a V, and firing in an odd sequence to give it that special roar under power.

Yet, as concerns over fuel efficiency, qualms about environmental impact, and high-powered turbocharged V8 or V6 engines are the norm now, the V12 is slowly, but surely, being put to rest. In fact, the only place that V12s are still hanging on by the last threads of their engine mounting bolts are in supercars, hypercars, and a few ultra-luxury cars. Even then, many exotic brands have announced that their next cars will either be V10s or turbo V8s and V6s.

Since it appears that the swan song of the V12 is reaching a crescendo, we thought it only appropriate to celebrate the few remaining cars out there that carry them. It may be the last time we see some of these brands, many of which are known for their V12s.

The Amazing Last V12 Production Versions from the Big Brands

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast. Image via Supercars.

The writing is on the wall for the prancing horse, as the new Ferrari 296 GTB is showing the direction that Maranello is headed. Yet, unless you were invited to snag one of the limited-edition Monza SP1 or SP2 cars, there is still one car you can buy from the legendary marque that has all 12 cylinders fully intact.

The 6.5L F140 GA V12

The 6.5L F140 GA V12
The 6.5L F140 GA V12. Image Via: Wikimedia Commons.

The 6.5L F140 GA 65-degree V12 in the front of the 812 is the last road-going version of the V12 that debuted in the Ferrari Enzo. Producing a monstrous 789 HP and 530 lbs-ft of torque, it is no slouch either, as when the 812 Superfast debuted, it was the most powerful naturally aspirated production car engine ever made.

It has the typical low-rev Ferrari roar that rises into a howl as the car revs up to nearly 9,000 RPM, and will catapult the 3,845 (1,744 kg) car to 60 MPH in 2.9 seconds. As far as a curtain call is concerned, that’s a great way to bow out and focus on hybrids and turbocharged engines.

Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

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cedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC. Image via Supercars.

Mercedes-Benz used to be at the very top of the V12 pecking order when it came to luxury performance cars. Such classics as the S 65 AMG from the mid-2000s and the 500 TE AMG W123 Touring from the very end of the 1970s came with big V12s that sound astounding, but the biggest and baddest of the Mercedes V12s left on in a production car is the M279 E60 LA that hauled the S65 AMGs of 2014.

M279 E60 LA Twin Turbo V12

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By: Simon Bertram
Title: The Swan Song of the V12
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/v12-swan-song/
Published Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 10:49:26 +0000

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Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!

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In our continuing quest to source motorcycle gear that combines safety and style, we bring you our thoughts on Shoei’s new ECE 22.06-approved NXR2 helmet. Plus a stealthy riding parka from Akin Moto, and the perfect pair of urban riding gloves from Rev’It!.

Shoei NXR2 helmet It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Shoei’s helmets. Every Shoei I’ve owned has fit and felt right from the first wear, with no major deviations in their sizing or shape from model to model. So when I was looking for a do-it-all street helmet to replace my well-used Shoei RYD, the new NXR2 was a no-brainer… and it hasn’t disappointed.

I loved the RYD for its combination of neutral styling, comfort and ventilation. The NXR2 basically feels like a premium version of the RYD; it has the same clean aesthetic, but ramps up the performance. And it’s one of the few helmets that meet with Europe’s new, and more stringent, ECE 22.06 standard.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/shoei-akin-moto-revit-review-44
Published Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 17:01:31 +0000

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