Archive for the 'Race tracks' Category

Captioan Slow (James May) in Bugatti Veyron At Volkswagen AG test track

Saturday, April 21st, 2007

Captioan Slow (James May) is doing flat out with the Bugatti Veyron at Volkswagen AG secret test track. Enjoy.



The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 is currently the fastest, most powerful, and most expensive street-legal full production car in the world, with a proven top speed of over 400 km/h (407.5 km/h or 253.2 mph),[1] though several faster or more expensive vehicles have been produced on a limited basis. It reached full production in September 2005. The car is built by Volkswagen AG subsidiary Bugatti Automobiles SAS in its Molsheim (Alsace, France) factory and is sold under the legendary Italian/French Bugatti marque. It is named after French racing driver Pierre Veyron, who won the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1939 while racing for the original Bugatti firm. It is also the world’s second supercar with 16 cylinders, after the Cizeta Moroder V16T.
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The Gilles Villeneuve Circuit, Montreal, Canada

Thursday, February 1st, 2007

The Gilles Villeneuve Circuit is the venue for the Formula One Canadian Grand Prix and, as of 2007, a NASCAR Busch Series race. The circuit, on Île Notre-Dame, a man-made island in the St. Lawrence River that is part of the city of Montreal, was named after the late Canadian driver Gilles Villeneuve, father of Jacques Villeneuve. The venue hosted the Champ Car World Series Grand Prix of Montreal from 2002-2006.



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Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne, Australia

Thursday, February 1st, 2007

The first races on Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit took place in 1926 with the first Australian Grand Prix, known as the 100 Mile Race. It used, as was traditional at the time, a high speed rectangle of local closed-off public roads with four incidental right hand corners. The course length varied, with the car course approximately 6 miles per lap, to motorcycle racing of appx. 10 miles.



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