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Volkswagen Golf GTE Concept To Make North American Debut At The LA Auto Show

By   November 17, 2015

Volkswagen Golf GTE Concept

Volkswagen Golf GTE Concept

How does a Volkswagen Golf packing 395 horsepower and able to rocket from 0-62 mph in just 4.3 seconds sound? If you ask us, it sounds like a very hot hatch indeed.

The VW Golf GTE Concept is capable of just that performance while maintaining the practicality of a hatchback. A plug-in hybrid system is mated to the 1.6-liter turbocharged engine that is used in the Polo R WRC rally car. By itself this power plant offers 295 horses, but when mated to the electric motors it is taken to the next level.

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Aston Martin Takes The GT Pole For The 24 Hours Of Le Mans

By   June 12, 2015

Aston Martin at Le Mans

Aston Martin at Le Mans

The 24 Hours of Le Mans is just hours away and it should be a very good one. While the Porsche (who set a lap record in qualifying), Audi, Nissan and Toyota battle in the LMP1 class is likely to be to top story, the GT classes are often the most entertaining.

This year Aston Martin looks like they may be the team to contend with in the GTE AM and GTE PRO classes. They will be challenged from Porsche, Ferrari and Corvette in the famed 24 hour race, but look to have the advantage so far.

Click past the jump (or scroll down if you came directly to the full article) to find out more about Aston Martin’s qualifying at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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Aston Martin Le Mans Art Car Gets Inspiration From A TV Test Pattern

By   June 9, 2015

Aston Martin Vantage GTE Art Car

Aston Martin Vantage GTE Art Car

The above pictured Aston Martin Vantage GTE Art Car has a livery that is the creation of artist Tobias Rehberger. He appears to have taken his inspiration from a TV test pattern. For those of you who haven’t seen such a thing we have put an example below and just tell us that the designs don’t look alike.

TV Test Pattern

The #97 car will be difficult to miss on the famed Circuit de la Sarthe. It will be interesting to see how it looks in motion, although people with certain types of Epilepsy may need to keep from looking at it for too long.

Click past the jump (or scroll down if you came directly to the full article) to find out more about the special Aston Martin that will be competing in this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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