Today the February ALMS DLC pack was released for Forza Motorsport 4 on the Xbox Live marketplace. The DLC pack goes for 560 microsoft points AKA about 7 bucks which is a pretty good price considering the 10 top notch cars you get in the pack. However if you just cant seem to find enough points in your virtual pockets then we have a way for you to get this new DLC pack for free! How? Well, it is simple. Actually it is not that simple. You see we only have one DLC code to give away so we have to make sure who ever we give it to really deserves it so in order to deem who is worthy we are holding a contest.
We know there are many talented painters and graphic designers in Forza land and for this contest we are calling on you. We want to see your best MotorworldHype themed livery in Forza Motorsport 4. Look at our website for inspiration. The only limitations to the design is that you have the MotorworldHype logo on your livery somewhere. Your design can be on any type of car and you can have the car in your marketplace to download (if your design is the winner we will probably be first in line to download it!). After you finish your design post a link to a picture of it in the comments of this post, tweet a link to the picture to @MotorworldHype, or post pictures on our wall at Facebook.com/MotorworldHype
We will stop accepting submissions after 12:01am Monday (February13th) morning. Later on that day (February 13th) we will choose ONE winner and announce the winning submission here on MotorworldHype.com. You may only submit one design (multiple submissions will be disqualified).
Good luck and we are looking forward to seeing what you come up with!
Today Italian chassis builder Lola announced that Lotus will be entering LeMans with an LMP2 program in a Lola Chassis that will be powered by a BMW V8 built by the same engineers that Lotus is currently working with to develop their twin-turbo V6 Indy Car engine program. With their entry into LeMans I think the only major motorsport Lotus does not have their hand in is NASCAR!
Here is another fun fact, if you really dig the livery on the Lotus LMP2 car you may be happy to know that it was designed by Daniel Simon who also designed the light cycles for Tron: Legacy! Cool huh?
Tomorrow is a new month which means a new DLC pack for Forza Motorsports 4 is on the way! February will bring the ALMS Pack which will include a few LeMans jems like the 1991 Mazda 787B 4-Rotor race car and the 2011 Audi R18 TDI. For some extra fun the pack will also include UFC fighter Rampage Jackson’s widebody Dodge Challenger and the Platnium Motorsports widebody Bentley Continental GT that won Best Of Show at Forza’s 2011 E3 car show. For a full list of the pack’s cars and a video preview scroll down!
This year was the 20th anniversary of Mazda’s historic win at LeMans with their mythical 4-rotor 787B race car. To celebrate Mazda went back to LeMans and brought the 787B and Johnny Herbert (the man who was behind the wheel when the 787B crossed the checkered flag) with them. In the video below we get to see Herbert jump inside the cockpit one more time and do a flying lap around LeMans 20 years later. Scroll down below to see it all for yourself, by the way you should turn your speakers up for this one!
Late last year automotive component conglomerate Borg Warner announced that they are working with Honda Performance Development (HPD) to provide their new EFR turbo to the HPD 2011 LMP2 LeMans engine program as well as a race team that will be ran a Honda CR-Z hybrid race car in the 24 hours of Thunderhill (they came 2nd place in their class by the way). In the LMP2 car the team will run a twin turbo V6. We aren’t sure what horsepower numbers they’re aiming for but either way I’m sure they will be tough to beat. Perhaps if the Audi R18 comes stateside they may give them a run for their money but I don’t see that happening. We’ll give you more on this story as it develops.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — In collaboration for U.S. performance applications, BorgWarner will supply Honda Performance Development, Inc.(HPD) with its new EFR turbochargers for two racing platforms: the 2011 ALMS LMP2 engine and HPD CR-Z Racer as well as the CR-Z hybrid R Concept car. Designed for powerful performance, BorgWarner’s new “Engineered For Racing” or EFR Series turbochargers offer an unprecedented package of advanced technologies, including Gamma TiAl (titanium aluminide) turbine wheels, ceramic ball bearings, stainless steel turbine housings and internal wastegates activated by BorgWarner’s compact brushless actuator.
“BorgWarner’s EFR turbocharging technology delivers increased thrust capacity, quicker boost response, greater efficiency and improved durability—everything professional race car drivers desire,” said Roger Wood, Executive Vice President, BorgWarner. “BorgWarner is pleased to collaborate with Honda Performance Development to put our advanced technologies to the test in the one of the most challenging environments: on the race track.”
Twin EFR turbochargers will boost the HPD 2.8-liter V6 LMP2 engine for customers participating in the 2011 American Le Mans Series, European Le Mans Series, 24 Hours of Le Mans, and Intercontinental Cup competitions. A Honda Performance Development (HPD) exclusive for racing applications, the internal wastegate of the EFR turbochargers will be activated by BorgWarner’s compact brushless actuator, which delivers high operating torque, quick response in as little as 150 milliseconds, and performance in temperatures up to 284 degrees F (140 degrees C). Engine production is scheduled to begin in November 2010.
A race version of the CR-Z, the 1.5-liter 2011 HPD CR-Z Racer will demonstrate a fuel efficient way to add performance. BorgWarner’s EFR turbocharger efficiently increases the engine’s horsepower by 50% (not including hybrid assist). The HPD CR-Z Racer will make its racing debut at the 25 Hours of Thunderhill, December 3rd – 5th.
BorgWarner Turbo Systems is a leading global supplier of turbochargers for diesel- and gasoline-powered passenger cars, light trucks and commercial vehicles. A pioneer in turbocharging technology, BorgWarner Turbo Systems continues to lead advancements in the industry with innovations designed to improve fuel economy, reduce emissions and optimize vehicle performance.
Auburn Hills, Michigan-based BorgWarner Inc. (NYSE: BWA) is a product leader in highly engineered components and systems for vehicle powertrain applications worldwide. The company operates manufacturing and technical facilities in 60 locations in 18 countries. Customers include VW/Audi, Ford, Toyota, Renault/Nissan, General Motors, Hyundai/Kia, Daimler, Chrysler, Fiat, BMW, Honda, Deere & Company, PSA, and MAN. The Internet address for BorgWarner is: http://www.borgwarner.com.
BorgWarner will supply new “Engineered For Racing” or EFR Series turbochargers for two racing platforms from Honda Performance Development (HPD): the 2011 American Le Mans Series LMP2 engine and CR-Z Hybrid race car.
I saw this on Jalopnik. This 1971 Porsche LeMans race car has hands down the best race livery I’ve ever seen. It’s a freakin pig! Pork baby! Check out the video below and for the full story pay a visit to the Jalopnik post.
Audi made history over the weekend by completing a 1-2-3 finish at the 24 Hours Of LeMans endurance race. You read right, 3 out of 4 of Audi’s entries made it onto the podium. Where were the usually dominant Peugeots? Well, for about 22 of the 24 hours they were kicking but and maintaining a healthy lead over Audi but then like some kind of mechanical rebellion the engines on all the Peugeot cars blew up one after another. With no more threat from their French rivals all Audi had to do was avoid any mishaps for a few hours to sweep the podium. I’m thinking that Audi corporate may reconsider cutting their motorsports budget for 2011.
Just an hour ago Audi released images of their new R15 TDI LeMan’s race car fully adorned in the classic Audi livery. It’s a beautiful sight to behold but it still makes me sad to see it because we know that they’ll only be running 4 races with it tops this year, starting with the 12 hours of Sebring. You can also expect to see it at the famous 24 hours of LeMan’s obviously. In the meantime check out a few of these pictures and enjoy looking at what is likely to be the most advanced yet under-utilized race car ever built. Sorry if I sound bitter. I’m just mad at the economy right now! Grrr economy!
I can’t believe the site has been going this long and I haven’t posted about one of the most awesome wheels ever created by mere mortals. Behold the BBS LM! We assume the “LM” stands for “LeMans” either way we really don’t care. What we do care about is that this wheel litterally looks good on any car. It doesn’t matter if you bring a Porsche or Pinto this wheel will look good on anything!
How? We don’t know. Maybe its because each wheel is forged from the sacred metals of pure awesome?
By the way BBS has a cool new website you should check it out.