Jaguar’s all-new practical sports car the F-PACE whizzed into the record books yesterday at the Niederrad Racecourse in Germany, after successfully completing a daunting 19.08 m tall, 360 degree circle – taking the title for the Largest loop the loop in a car ever.
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Visiting McLaren’s team headquarters is shrouded in as much excitement and mystery as a visit to Q’s top-secret gadget lab in a James Bond movie.
Invited guests are given a swipe card and code to get past security. They must then use these to access the correct door in the car park which leads to a silver spiral staircase.
Down and round guests go until another door swings open onto a bright white corridor. There are few clues where to go from here but pale green signs stenciled above doors warn: “McLaren Staff Access Only.” … Pictures and more
Entire cities have risen and flourished with less effort than the breadth of enterprise required for the construction, hosting and running of a modern Formula One race.
To paraphrase the 2015 Singapore GP victor Sebastian Vettel, running a grand prix is a fine lesson in ‘making the impossible possible’.
Especially considering the temperature in Singapore fluctuates between sauna and, um, Mordor. It’s really bloody hot … More
… A total of 8,000 visitors have secured tickets to today’s event where they will be able to explore the jet-powered Land Speed Racer including its high-tech cockpit and rocket motors, as well as learn more about the project.
The car is the result of eight years of research and its visit to London from the project’s workshop in Bristol is the latest step in its bid to break the world land speed record in South Africa in 2017.
Bloodhound SSC is the centre-piece of a free exhibition at the east London location which booked out within days of being announced earlier this year.
Visitors will be among the first to see the completed 44ft (13.5-metre) streamliner, which uses jet and rocket motors to produce 135,000 thrust horsepower … Video and more