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The Cadillac DPi-V.R.'s 6.2L V8 Is A Beast | GM Authority - GM Authority (blog)

Cadillac’s three DPi-V.R. prototype race cars that have been fighting through the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship series have only been able to do what they do thanks to a robust, powerful 6.2-liter V8. The engine, based off of GM’s Generation-V production small-blocks, spins to the maximum-allowed speed of 7,600 rpm, making nearly 600 horsepower with no assistance from forced induction.

What’s even more impressive: since the start of the season, each Cadillac DPi-V.R. race car has changed engines just once, after the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Since Daytona, each engine has now covered 2,822 cumulative miles – more distance than a trip from New York City to Hollywood, California, Cadillac points out.

“As in the Cadillac CTS-V and Escalade, the Cadillac 6.2L V8 in the race car produces unrivaled, unfailing power and responsiveness,” says Cadillac’s Global Director of Product...


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Saturday Sleuthing: Skaife's Supercheap Commodore - Supercars.com

Next weekend Mark Skaife will be a busy man as part of the TV broadcast team covering the Watpac Townsville 400 in North Queensland, an event that debuted on the calendar in 2009 just one year after the Hall of Famer retired from full-time Supercars racing.

While Skaife has never actually raced a Supercar on the Reid Park hybrid street/road course, he has actually driven a Supercar at speed around the challenging 2.86-kilometre layout, samping Russell Ingall’s Supercheap Auto Commodore for a TV story at the 2010 event.

These days Skaife and Ingall work side-by-side on the desk for FOX Sports but back then things were still cooling off from their infamous coming-together in the 2003 season finale at Eastern Creek.

However the site of their surnames on the window of the car - even if it was only for a TV hot lap rather than an actual race - still made many people take a ‘double take’!

V8 Supercar Championship Series Friday practice sessions at the 2011 L&H 500 Phillip Island event


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Read more: Saturday Sleuthing: Skaife's Supercheap Commodore - Supercars.com

Mostert hits back at Townsville Supercars - ESPN

Jul 7, 2017
  • Matt Coughlan

Ford's Chaz Mostert has signalled he is ready to push for a second Supercars victory for the season, posting the quickest practice lap in Townsville.

The Prodrive Racing Australia young gun topped the timesheets at Reid Park street circuit on Friday with a lap of one minute and 12.2648 seconds.

It's a welcome boost for Prodrive who have slipped to third in the teams championship following the emergence of DJR Team Penske.

After describing his last-round weekend in Darwin as an "absolute mess", Mostert was relieved to bounce back in north Queensland.

"It was a pretty good session for us, obviously a big turnaround from Darwin," Mostert said.

"It's a credit to all the guys at PRA to go through the data from the last round and try and work out where over the last couple of events we've tracked down the wrong path."

Mostert's teammate Mark Winterbottom was...


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Read more: Mostert hits back at Townsville Supercars - ESPN

Formula V8 3.5 title hopeful Binder looking at 2018 IndyCar seat - autosport.com

The driver every Formula E team should try to sign Until recently, Renault e.dams and Abt Audi Sport's lead drivers had been Formula E's undisputed dominant forces. But there's a new hotshot in town that every team should - by now - have its eyes on 1499731200 FE

Austrian Grand Prix driver ratings Calm defending under intense pressure was seemingly the way to a perfect score in this week's driver ratings, with two drivers achieving full marks in the Austrian Grand Prix 1499644800 F1

How Hamilton’s title charge has suddenly unravelled A grand prix and a half after it looked like he might take the championship lead, Lewis Hamilton is now 20 points behind his chief rival in the Formula 1 title race. But is the Mercedes driver better placed to fight back than in previous years? 1499644800 F1

The winners and losers of F1's silent war After unusual circuits in Monaco, Montreal and...


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Read more: Formula V8 3.5 title hopeful Binder looking at 2018 IndyCar seat - autosport.com

DJR Team Penske's Scott McLaughlin rockets to top of championship in Townsville 400 - ESPN

Jul 8, 2017

Ford star Scott McLaughlin insists he's not focusing on winning his maiden Supercars title after rocketing to the top of the championship in Townsville.

The DJR Team Penske ace's dominant victory the 200km race on Saturday helped him leapfrog teammate Fabian Coulthard for the overall lead.

McLaughlin continued his stellar form, winning his fifth race for the season after starting from pole position for the eighth time this year.

"I wish it was November but at the end of the day ... it's a pretty cool moment," McLaughlin said.

"We'll take each race as it comes until after the enduros and then we'll re-evaluate where we are.

"We're in a good position and we'll just take the advantage when we have it."

Six-time champion Jamie Whincup jumped McLaughlin at the start but the flying New Zealander regained the lead on the second lap.

Whincup remains winless for the season but...


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Read more: DJR Team Penske's Scott McLaughlin rockets to top of championship in Townsville 400 - ESPN

Supercars: Jamie Whincup wins Race 14, Watpac Townsville 400 - Fox Sports

JAMIE Whincup confirmed himself as one of the greatest drivers Supercars in history - again - by equalling Craig Lowndes’ record of most career victories with a stirring second-day win at the Townsville 400.

Whincup already has a long list of ​milestones on his stellar Supercars CV but the six-time champion added yet another by powering to his 105th career win on the Reid Park street circuit, drawing level with old foe Lowndes.

After debuting in 2006, Whincup has averaged a staggering nine wins every season but for the six-time champion, the win was an unusual drought-breaker for Red Bull Holden.

LIVE stream the Ipswich SuperSprint on FOX SPORTS. Get your free 2-week Foxtel Now trial and start watching in minutes. SIGN UP NOW >

RESULTS: Click here for full results from Race 14, Townsville


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Read more: Supercars: Jamie Whincup wins Race 14, Watpac Townsville 400 - Fox Sports

Dontas 3rd in Townsville V8 Utes return - Speedcafe

Craig Dontas has claimed 3rd Overall and had a podium finish in two Races in the V8 Utes at the Townsville 400.

Race 1 – Position 3

Racing in his first Race in the Australian V8 Utes Championship since 2016, Dontas returned to the category with a bang, finishing 2nd & 3rd in the practice sessions.

Dontas qualified 3rd for the first Race in Townsville and was in the midst of a battle back for 2nd for the majority of the race.

Much like most of the field, Dontas finished where he started in P3.

Race 2 – Position 6

Dontas had a great start to Sunday’s first Race and was battling for position before he spun on Lap 9 of 14.

The spin was the result of a deflating tyre and Dontas was unable to catch the front of the field but managed to finish in 6th.

Race 3 – Position 3

Dontas was able to reach 3rd in the final Race at Townsville, despite the shortening of the session.

Dontas wrapped up...


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Read more: Dontas 3rd in Townsville V8 Utes return - Speedcafe

Penske, Acura confirm DPi program - Racer

IMSA's WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will boast the addition of a major new program next season following today's long-expected confirmation that Honda Performance Development and Roger Penske's title-winning team have joined forces to field a pair of Acura Daytona Prototype internationals.

In an interesting twist that would have been hard to imagine during the American Le Mans Series' late-2000s golden era, the former LMP2 rivals have become allies with the creation of the Acura ARX-05 DPi project that will debut in January of 2018 at the 24 Hours of Daytona.

Pruett ALMS Mosport 2007 155 copyThe expertise of HPD and Team Penske will be aided by the French ORECA outfit, which will serve as the program's chassis supplier utilizing its ORECA 07 model as the basis of the car set to carry custom Acura bodywork and the venerable 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 "AR35TT" powerplant.

The nomination of the program's full- and...


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Read more: Penske, Acura confirm DPi program - Racer

The 6.2L V8 That Powers Cadillac's DPi-VR IMSA Race Car Is A Beast - GM Authority (blog)

Cadillac’s three DPi-V.R. prototype race cars that have been fighting through the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship series have only been able to do what they do thanks to a robust, powerful 6.2-liter V8. The engine, based off of GM’s Generation-V production small-blocks, spins to the maximum-allowed speed of 7,600 rpm, making nearly 600 horsepower with no assistance from forced induction.

What’s even more impressive: since the start of the season, each Cadillac DPi-V.R. race car has changed engines just once, after the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Since Daytona, each engine has now covered 2,822 cumulative miles – more distance than a trip from New York City to Hollywood, California, Cadillac points out.

“As in the Cadillac CTS-V and Escalade, the Cadillac 6.2L V8 in the race car produces unrivaled, unfailing power and responsiveness,” says Cadillac’s Global Director of Product...


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Read more: The 6.2L V8 That Powers Cadillac's DPi-VR IMSA Race Car Is A Beast - GM Authority (blog)

Saturday Sleuthing: Skaife's Supercheap Commodore - Supercars.com

Next weekend Mark Skaife will be a busy man as part of the TV broadcast team covering the Watpac Townsville 400 in North Queensland, an event that debuted on the calendar in 2009 just one year after the Hall of Famer retired from full-time Supercars racing.

While Skaife has never actually raced a Supercar on the Reid Park hybrid street/road course, he has actually driven a Supercar at speed around the challenging 2.86-kilometre layout, samping Russell Ingall’s Supercheap Auto Commodore for a TV story at the 2010 event.

These days Skaife and Ingall work side-by-side on the desk for FOX Sports but back then things were still cooling off from their infamous coming-together in the 2003 season finale at Eastern Creek.

However the site of their surnames on the window of the car - even if it was only for a TV hot lap rather than an actual race - still made many people take a ‘double take’!

V8 Supercar Championship Series Friday practice sessions at the 2011 L&H 500 Phillip Island event


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Read more: Saturday Sleuthing: Skaife's Supercheap Commodore - Supercars.com

Reynolds tops Supercars opening practice - ESPN

Jul 7, 2017
  • Matt Coughlan

Ford's Chaz Mostert has signalled he is ready to push for a second Supercars victory for the season, posting the quickest practice lap in Townsville.

The Prodrive Racing Australia young gun topped the timesheets at Reid Park street circuit on Friday with a lap of one minute and 12.2648 seconds.

It's a welcome boost for Prodrive who have slipped to third in the teams championship following the emergence of DJR Team Penske.

After describing his last-round weekend in Darwin as an "absolute mess", Mostert was relieved to bounce back in north Queensland.

"It was a pretty good session for us, obviously a big turnaround from Darwin," Mostert said.

"It's a credit to all the guys at PRA to go through the data from the last round and try and work out where over the last couple of events we've tracked down the wrong path."

Mostert's teammate Mark Winterbottom was...


Read full article on Sports GN V8ChampionshipSeries


Read more: Reynolds tops Supercars opening practice - ESPN

Formula V8 3.5 title hopeful Binder looking at 2018 IndyCar seat - autosport.com

The driver every Formula E team should try to sign Until recently, Renault e.dams and Abt Audi Sport's lead drivers had been Formula E's undisputed dominant forces. But there's a new hotshot in town that every team should - by now - have its eyes on 1499731200 FE

Austrian Grand Prix driver ratings Calm defending under intense pressure was seemingly the way to a perfect score in this week's driver ratings, with two drivers achieving full marks in the Austrian Grand Prix 1499644800 F1

How Hamilton’s title charge has suddenly unravelled A grand prix and a half after it looked like he might take the championship lead, Lewis Hamilton is now 20 points behind his chief rival in the Formula 1 title race. But is the Mercedes driver better placed to fight back than in previous years? 1499644800 F1

The winners and losers of F1's silent war After unusual circuits in Monaco, Montreal and...


Read full article on Sports GN V8ChampionshipSeries


Read more: Formula V8 3.5 title hopeful Binder looking at 2018 IndyCar seat - autosport.com

DJR Team Penske's Scott McLaughlin rockets to top of championship in Townsville 400 - ESPN

Jul 8, 2017

Ford star Scott McLaughlin insists he's not focusing on winning his maiden Supercars title after rocketing to the top of the championship in Townsville.

The DJR Team Penske ace's dominant victory the 200km race on Saturday helped him leapfrog teammate Fabian Coulthard for the overall lead.

McLaughlin continued his stellar form, winning his fifth race for the season after starting from pole position for the eighth time this year.

"I wish it was November but at the end of the day ... it's a pretty cool moment," McLaughlin said.

"We'll take each race as it comes until after the enduros and then we'll re-evaluate where we are.

"We're in a good position and we'll just take the advantage when we have it."

Six-time champion Jamie Whincup jumped McLaughlin at the start but the flying New Zealander regained the lead on the second lap.

Whincup remains winless for the season but...


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Read more: DJR Team Penske's Scott McLaughlin rockets to top of championship in Townsville 400 - ESPN

Mostert hits back at Townsville Supercars - ESPN

Jul 7, 2017
  • Matt Coughlan

Ford's Chaz Mostert has signalled he is ready to push for a second Supercars victory for the season, posting the quickest practice lap in Townsville.

The Prodrive Racing Australia young gun topped the timesheets at Reid Park street circuit on Friday with a lap of one minute and 12.2648 seconds.

It's a welcome boost for Prodrive who have slipped to third in the teams championship following the emergence of DJR Team Penske.

After describing his last-round weekend in Darwin as an "absolute mess", Mostert was relieved to bounce back in north Queensland.

"It was a pretty good session for us, obviously a big turnaround from Darwin," Mostert said.

"It's a credit to all the guys at PRA to go through the data from the last round and try and work out where over the last couple of events we've tracked down the wrong path."

Mostert's teammate Mark Winterbottom was...


Read full article on Sports GN V8ChampionshipSeries


Read more: Mostert hits back at Townsville Supercars - ESPN

Dontas 3rd in Townsville V8 Utes return - Speedcafe

Craig Dontas has claimed 3rd Overall and had a podium finish in two Races in the V8 Utes at the Townsville 400.

Race 1 – Position 3

Racing in his first Race in the Australian V8 Utes Championship since 2016, Dontas returned to the category with a bang, finishing 2nd & 3rd in the practice sessions.

Dontas qualified 3rd for the first Race in Townsville and was in the midst of a battle back for 2nd for the majority of the race.

Much like most of the field, Dontas finished where he started in P3.

Race 2 – Position 6

Dontas had a great start to Sunday’s first Race and was battling for position before he spun on Lap 9 of 14.

The spin was the result of a deflating tyre and Dontas was unable to catch the front of the field but managed to finish in 6th.

Race 3 – Position 3

Dontas was able to reach 3rd in the final Race at Townsville, despite the shortening of the session.

Dontas wrapped up...


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Read more: Dontas 3rd in Townsville V8 Utes return - Speedcafe

Supercars: Jamie Whincup wins Race 14, Watpac Townsville 400 - Fox Sports

JAMIE Whincup confirmed himself as one of the greatest drivers Supercars in history - again - by equalling Craig Lowndes’ record of most career victories with a stirring second-day win at the Townsville 400.

Whincup already has a long list of ​milestones on his stellar Supercars CV but the six-time champion added yet another by powering to his 105th career win on the Reid Park street circuit, drawing level with old foe Lowndes.

After debuting in 2006, Whincup has averaged a staggering nine wins every season but for the six-time champion, the win was an unusual drought-breaker for Red Bull Holden.

LIVE stream the Ipswich SuperSprint on FOX SPORTS. Get your free 2-week Foxtel Now trial and start watching in minutes. SIGN UP NOW >

RESULTS: Click here for full results from Race 14, Townsville


Read full article on Sports GN V8ChampionshipSeries


Read more: Supercars: Jamie Whincup wins Race 14, Watpac Townsville 400 - Fox Sports

Penske, Acura confirm DPi program - Racer

IMSA's WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will boast the addition of a major new program next season following today's long-expected confirmation that Honda Performance Development and Roger Penske's title-winning team have joined forces to field a pair of Acura Daytona Prototype internationals.

In an interesting twist that would have been hard to imagine during the American Le Mans Series' late-2000s golden era, the former LMP2 rivals have become allies with the creation of the Acura ARX-05 DPi project that will debut in January of 2018 at the 24 Hours of Daytona.

Pruett ALMS Mosport 2007 155 copyThe expertise of HPD and Team Penske will be aided by the French ORECA outfit, which will serve as the program's chassis supplier utilizing its ORECA 07 model as the basis of the car set to carry custom Acura bodywork and the venerable 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 "AR35TT" powerplant.

The nomination of the program's full- and...


Read full article on Sports GN V8ChampionshipSeries


Read more: Penske, Acura confirm DPi program - Racer

The Cadillac DPi-V.R.'s 6.2L V8 Is A Beast | GM Authority - GM Authority (blog)

Cadillac’s three DPi-V.R. prototype race cars that have been fighting through the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship series have only been able to do what they do thanks to a robust, powerful 6.2-liter V8. The engine, based off of GM’s Generation-V production small-blocks, spins to the maximum-allowed speed of 7,600 rpm, making nearly 600 horsepower with no assistance from forced induction.

What’s even more impressive: since the start of the season, each Cadillac DPi-V.R. race car has changed engines just once, after the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Since Daytona, each engine has now covered 2,822 cumulative miles – more distance than a trip from New York City to Hollywood, California, Cadillac points out.

“As in the Cadillac CTS-V and Escalade, the Cadillac 6.2L V8 in the race car produces unrivaled, unfailing power and responsiveness,” says Cadillac’s Global Director of Product...


Read full article on Sports GN V8ChampionshipSeries


Read more: The Cadillac DPi-V.R.'s 6.2L V8 Is A Beast | GM Authority - GM Authority (blog)

Formula V8 3.5 title hopeful Binder looking at 2018 IndyCar seat - autosport.com

Austrian Grand Prix driver ratings Calm defending under intense pressure was seemingly the way to a perfect score in this week's driver ratings, with two drivers achieving full marks in the Austrian Grand Prix 1499644800 F1

How Hamilton’s title charge has suddenly unravelled A grand prix and a half after it looked like he might take the championship lead, Lewis Hamilton is now 20 points behind his chief rival in the Formula 1 title race. But is the Mercedes driver better placed to fight back than in previous years? 1499644800 F1

The winners and losers of F1's silent war After unusual circuits in Monaco, Montreal and Baku, the Red Bull Ring provides the best chance in two months to get a proper read on the Formula 1 pecking order - and it's not good news for Mercedes' rivals 1499385600 F1

The departure of McLaren's strange colossus After Bernie Ecclestone went Ron Dennis -...


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Read more: Formula V8 3.5 title hopeful Binder looking at 2018 IndyCar seat - autosport.com

Saturday Sleuthing: Skaife's Supercheap Commodore - Supercars.com

Next weekend Mark Skaife will be a busy man as part of the TV broadcast team covering the Watpac Townsville 400 in North Queensland, an event that debuted on the calendar in 2009 just one year after the Hall of Famer retired from full-time Supercars racing.

While Skaife has never actually raced a Supercar on the Reid Park hybrid street/road course, he has actually driven a Supercar at speed around the challenging 2.86-kilometre layout, samping Russell Ingall’s Supercheap Auto Commodore for a TV story at the 2010 event.

These days Skaife and Ingall work side-by-side on the desk for FOX Sports but back then things were still cooling off from their infamous coming-together in the 2003 season finale at Eastern Creek.

However the site of their surnames on the window of the car - even if it was only for a TV hot lap rather than an actual race - still made many people take a ‘double take’!

V8 Supercar Championship Series Friday practice sessions at the 2011 L&H 500 Phillip Island event


Read full article on Sports GN V8ChampionshipSeries


Read more: Saturday Sleuthing: Skaife's Supercheap Commodore - Supercars.com

 

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