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Porsche GT2 RS Max Verstappen for sale


A Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport (VIN: WP0ZZZ99ZKS197050) said to have been owned by current Formula One World Champion Max Verstappen is for sale at a Ferrari dealer in Phoenix, Arizona. The price is a cool $795,000 (£650,000). Porsche describes the 911 GT2 RS Clubsport as “the most powerful, non-street legal, GT customer sports we’ve ever built” – pointing to its 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged flat-six engine, which produces 690bhp at 7000rpm. Only 200 were produced, including this one, which was delivered new to Max Verstappen and maintained by the Red Bull Formula One racing team. The Porsche features in Whatever it Takes the 2020 documentary about the Dutch driver. The GT2 RS Clubsport is an uncompromising car, with a chassis designed for the track and extensive use of carbon-fibre on the body to reduce the weight to 1390kg. That’s 80kg lighter than the road-going GT2 RS. It’ll complete the zero to 62mph sprint in just 2.7 seconds, before hitting a top speed in excess of 200mph. Further highlights include an integrated safety cage, removable roof section in the roof, Recaro racing seats, six-point safety harness, 115-litre safety fuel cell and front/rear towing loops. Little wonder Verstappen used it as a training car. It’s not the first time the Porsche has been for sale. In February 2021, it was available via the Dutch GP Elite team for €399 plus taxes, having covered 1200km (745 miles). Today, there are 2185 miles on the clock. That’s quite a mark-up in two years, but the car does have the provenance of Verstappen’s signature on the front lid, dashboard and engine block. The dealer says he signed the car at the 2022 Belgian Grand Prix.

AutoWiki Car Rally & Concours - 17 June 2023 - Netherlands


The first AutoWiki Car Rally & Concours will take place on June 17, 2023 in The Netherlands. With this event, AutoWiki wants owners and enthusiasts to enjoy (their) 'special' cars even more. The car rally is provided by the professional men of RallyMasters, who guarantee a beautifull and challenging route. In addition to the competitive competition element of the rally, a lot of attention will also be paid to the cars themselves and there are several prizes to be won at the Concours d'Elegance for the most beautiful / special cars. The 'Best Dressed Award' is for the team that is best dressed in the style of their car. Program 11:30 – 12:30 Check-in, issue & study rally materials 12:00 – 12:45 Viewing & inspection cars for concours 12:35 – 12:40 Opening event 12:40 – 12:50 Briefing 13:00 – 13:30 Rally part 1 14:30 – 15:00 Short refreshment stop 14:45 – 15:15 Rally part 2 16:15 – 17:00 Finish & drinks 17:30 – 18:15 Award ceremony 18:30 – 20:00 Barbecue (optional) Start location Westcord Hotel, Old Milligenseweg 62, Garderen, The Netherlands Finish location Boer Kok, Meerkoetenweg 9, Lelystad, The Netherlands Competition - Vintage class (until 1960) - Tour Class: for beginners and non/less experienced rally drivers (children from 10 years old) - Sport Class: for experienced rally drivers Concours d'Elegance Awards - Best of show (overall) - Cars till 1960 - Cars from 1960 - 1975 - Cars from 1975 - 1990 - Cars from 1990 - present - Equipe ‘Best Dressed’ Participate This rally has an open registration and has a maximum of 60 starting numbers. For registration see below. Early registration is recommended. Roadbook The Route Book contains directions with distances in both km and miles. The following navigation systems can be used in the Route Book: Tour: Tulip system, Map with Arrows Shortest Route, Photo-Orientation. Sport, as Tour plus possible: Skipline, Map with Arrows Shortest Route, Map with Blind Line, Map with Boundary Approach. For an example of a Road Book, see: RallyMasters/AutoWiki Rally & Concours (bottom). Preparation Preparation is not necessary, the Roadbook contains all the information and sufficient explanations of the stages to successfully complete the rally. For example pages of a Roadbook see the link below. Rally Car Participation is possible with every 'enthusiast' car. Distance measurement between directions in the Route Book is allowed with a trip master or trip meter in the car or on a smartphone (Trip Road Pro, Rallytracks, Rally Trip Meter). Final Results The result is automatically calculated by means of the Digital Computing Center of NovusLeo, after all Control Cards have been uploaded by the participants and the paper Control Card has been handed in to the competition management. Rally Awards - Tour Class: top 3 - Sports Class: top 3 - Winner 'Coupe d'Escargot'  Rally Report A rally report will be published after the rally. Registration fee The registration fee is € 180 (incl VAT) per team of 2 persons. Extra co-drivers + € 50 p.p. Included are: - Set of rally materials - 2 Rally shields with tie wraps - 2 Rally shield decals - Coffee and sandwiches at the start - Drink and snack on the go - Drinks afterwards The barbecue is optional and not included in the registration fee. Price bbq + drinks is € 35,- p.p.  Register Click Registration Form Starting numbers will be assigned after receipt of registration and payment. Payment Payment can be made via this payment link or via the payment link in the confirmation email. Participants list For the participants list, see: RallyMasters/AutoWiki Rally & Concours (bottom).  

2nd Edition ICE St Moritz, how 'cool'


In 1985, a group of Scottish and British sportsmen drove to St.Moritz with their Vintage Bentleys to celebrate the Cresta Run’s centennial. Part of the celebration was held by driving their cars around the horse-racing track over the frozen lake of St.Moritz. Among the stunned onlookers was Marco Makaus, and this scene fired his imagination and kept burning for many years. In 2019 his plan became reality and a test edition of the 'Concours of Elegance on Ice' was held. Over the two Covid years the concept and project were refined and in February 2022 the first edition of The I.C.E. St.Moritz was held and was a big success. After the 2022 edition, upon request of both audience and participants, the programme was over two days: Friday and Saturday. The Friday programme was a static car show based on the “Parc Fermé” where all the cars were displayed to the public and the Jury. On the Saturday the cars were driven on the lake course allowing the judges to assess not only the cars, but also the pairing with their driver. After this the announcement of the winners took place. Compared to other concours events, The ICE St. Moritz is entirely different. It’s part Goodwood and part Cold Balls one of the few places in the world where you can see open-wheeled single seaters hanging it out in a frozen landscape. This year 48 cars participated and around 11.000 car enthusiasts visited the event. Awards 2023: Best in show: Lancia Stratos Zero (1970, sn C1160) Open wheels: Maserati 420M/58 “Eldorado Special” (1958, sn 4203) Barchettas on the Lake: Ferrari 500 Mondial Series II (no data) Le Mans 100: Ferrari 250 Test Rossa 'Lucybelle' (1957 sn 0732TR) Concept cars and One-offs: Lancia Stratos Zero (1970, sn C1160) Looking foreward to the 2024 edition, probably we will be present then :-)

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