Scheider wins in Cape Town to end the reign of Kristoffersson

Timo Scheider kept true to his statement of beating Johan Kristoffersson in equal machinery by clinching the second race of the Cape Town-based World Rallycross event. Whilst Kristoffersson won the first event on Saturday, Scheider not only won his first-ever FIA WRX race, but also kept a 40th WRX win, and a 6th World Championship, away from Kristoffersson. This will have to wait for the Hong Kong finale in November.

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Sprint Review: Subaru WRX

One new car, lots of information in random paragraphs.

What you need to know: The artist previously known as Impreza Sedan WRX is now just the WRX, thanks to Subaru’s culling of the hatchback version. Heavily infused with World Rally genes, this car has a turbo-charged flat-four (Boxer) petrol engine which sends up to 197kW or 350Nm to all four wheels.

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0-100km/h times [2012]

The trump cards

Many people will argue that naught to a hundred times are childish and irrelevant, an automotive statistic only useful at the bar counter or in a pack of trump cards. Others will defend this benchmark test as a measure of a car’s performance, perhaps even reasoning that it’s important to know how quickly a car accelerate away from potential harm, or onto a motorway. 

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Tested: 2010 Ford Focus RS

The rare beast

Sometime last month I won the lottery. Well, not really; but it felt like it when the phone rang and someone announced that they’re bringing over a limited edition Ford with, and I quote, “lots of wings and fins on it.” I knew exactly what they were talking about and immediately thought “Jackpot!”

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Testfahrt: Ford Focus RS

Die seltene Bestie

Vor ein paar Wochen habe ich das Lotto gewonnen. Naja, eigentlich nicht, aber es kam mir so vor als das Telefon klingelte und der Gesprächspartner mir berichtete, daß ich einen Ford mit “vielen Flügeln und Spoilern” zum Testen bekomme. Ich wußte sofort wovon die Rede war, deshalb dachte ich mir sofort “Sechs Richtige!”

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