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3 Exciting Announcements In Racing News

We love racing, and what makes racing awesome are the cars and technology. That is just my opinion of course, but there are a few new cars to look out for that I think you will love.

Mecedes AMG Race Car
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Car #1 The Mercedes GT C Roadster

In a recent article on They talk about the level of commitment and intent Mercedes has on this project. This is likely to rival other supercar superstars like the Bugatti Veyron.

Snippet From AutoBlog

Mercedes-Benz is using the Paris Motor Show to highlight its AMG performance arm, and now we know that its plans go even beyond its GT supercars, including the GT R and freshly-debuted GT C Roadster. At a pre-show press conference, AMG dropped the bombshell that it will enter the most extreme segment in the auto industry, by building a hypercar, and we have exclusive details on how much the car will cost, and when we can expect it.

First off, this is really the closest thing in the world to a road-going F1 car, much like the upcoming Aston Martin AM-RB 001. It will have a 1.6-liter turbo engine, rear-wheel-drive, and a fast-discharge electric hybrid system like the racer. Expect similar power to the Mercedes racecar, around 1000 hp.

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Jaguar F-Type
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Car #2 – The Jaguar F-Type Project 7

Car and Driver just did a write about this interesting new project that Jaguar is very proud of. This is a nice throwback to the Jaguar E-type and D-type cars that have been so well documented through racing car history. Here a small snippet of what to expect from Jaguar!

Snippet from Car & Driver

Does a topless F-type with a shark-fin fairing and white roundels over British Racing Green paint make pretty mental pictures for you of the Le Mans pit clock and Mike Hawthorn sawing at the wheel of his 1956 D-type? If so, then perhaps the $175,995 price on this particular Project 7 seems worth it, representing as it does a startling $110,000 premium over a base F-type coupe. (Standard color choices are white or an Ecurie Ecosse–like blue for fans who know their history from 60 years ago, while the factory team BRG paint on this car added $10,000 to the bottom line.)

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Ferrari Steering Wheel
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Car #3 – The Ferrari 70 Year Anniversary Cars

Everyone loves Ferrari and their racing pedigree is known throughout the world. Next year is the 70th year that Ferrari has been leaving its trademark on the industry. Because of the achievements and international attention that Ferrari has accumulated they have decided to make 350 1 off releases of their current line up!

Snippet From MotorTrend

Ferrari marks its 70th anniversary next year, and to celebrate, Maranello is releasing a slew of special one-off cars that pay homage to famous Ferraris of the past. The company has selected 70 different color and trim schemes from the past 70 years, from those used on racing cars to those chosen by famous owners like Steve McQueen, and reworked them for its current lineup. One of each color and trim scheme will be applied to one of each of Ferrari’s five cars. That’s a total of 350 unique cars. And, says Ferrari, they’re all sold.

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These 3 different aspects of racing history and performance have our full attention, and we will provide updates as we see them.

Auto Racing Safety Gear

While the essence of auto racing is speeding dangerously, recklessness need not be an element of the sport. You need to finish the race in one piece so that you can enjoy the thrill of the race another day. However, in as much as you may drive as carefully as you can on the track, accidents in high speed driving are almost inevitable. As such, there are racing rules and regulations in place, which together with the safety features built into racing vehicles, are supposed to reduce accidents or save the driver’s life in case an accident occurs. In spite of all these measures, you need to take extra precaution to increase your chances of survival in the event of an accident. This means investing in auto racing safety gear.

Best Auto Racing Safety Gear

Racing safety gear saves lives, so before you jump into your race car, here are some basic auto racing safety equipment you should make sure you have.


Safety starts with the helmet. Most drivers who race for fun do not see the importance of a helmet but be smarter than the average street racer. There are different types of helmets from which you can choose. First, you need to choose a helmet that fits. Next, you need to consider the four main features. These are; Ventilation, Internal lining, field of vision and face shield material. Different racing classes require different helmet specifications.

2.Pro sport suit

You also need to have your arms, legs and torso covered. The level of protection depends on the activity in which you are participating. For example, you can wear parts of the suit when racing for fun but professional racers are required to be wearing full fire suits, which have a layer of flame resistant material. Just like the helmet, the suit should fit perfectly over your regular clothes if it is to offer you proper protection. You should also consider investing in the best suit material.

3.Safety harness

An SFI- certified safety harness is the best option for installing in your race car. You can choose a 4-point, 5-point, 6-point or a 7-point racing harness and install it as a bolt-in or wraparound harness.

4.Hans device

This head and neck restraint protects you from neck injuries in the event of a crash by keeping your head aligned to your torso. Crashing while at high speeds causes whiplash and may even break your neck due to inertia. Having a quality Hans is therefore an important addition to your racing safety gear.

5.Fire extinguishing system

Race cars often crash and burn so it is crucial to have a proper, functional fire extinguishing system. You will need a premium EPA approved fire extinguisher that can put out any type of fire. Household extinguishers are not recommendable since they leave a mess in the car.

6.Race shoes and gloves

Your hands and feet should also be protected along with the rest of your body. You need to include fire resistant shoes and gloves in your safety gear. In addition to protecting you from fire, race shoes and gloves also improve your grip while driving.

Auto racing is a high-risk sport and having the proper auto racing safety gear can make the difference between life and death. If you want to enjoy this thrilling sport for as long as possible, observe safety.