2011 BMW 1 SERIES M COUPE MOTOGP SAFETY CAR
The involvement of BMW M GmbH in motorcycle racing’s top-echelon event now enters its 13th year. BMW M GmbH is providing the official Safety Car along with a raft of other high-performance vehicles for use by the Dorna Sports management team and IRTA officials. The car to ensure the safety of the practice runs and the race itself.
Today, BMW 1-Series M Coupe will for the first time be deployed as the official Safety Car for the MotoGP events in advance of its market launch late in April. The BMW Safety Car is a one-off built by BMW M GmbH specifically for this race series. Only the 250 kW/340 hp straight-six M TwinPower Turbo engine and the entire drivetrain were taken over unchanged from the production model.
The BMW 1-Series M Coupe MotoGP Safety Car comes with a carbon fibre-reinforced bonnet featuring additional large air vents, as well as polycarbonate side and rear windows. A special lightweight titanium race exhaust system not only saves weight but also delivers a captivating sound for the benefit of the spectators. Complementing the discreet spoiler lip on the boot lid there is now an adjustable rear wing to provide the requisite downforce. On the Safety Car the aerodynamically honed front apron with its precisely defined air ducting, including Air Curtains, features an additional splitter integrated on the underside of the apron.
2011 FIAT PUNTO 150 DEGREE SPECIAL EDITON
Fiat has unveiled a special edition version of its Punto Evo supermini called the ‘Punto 150’, it is to mark the 150th anniversary of Italy’s unification. All Punto 150°s (reads 150th) will be offered with standard air conditioning, a radio-CD audio system with MP3 compatibility and fog lights.
The car is commemorative edition which set to go on sale this April. It’s distinguished by a bespoke honeycomb grille, the two-tone unique lightweight alloy wheels, “Azzurro Italia” special metallic paintwork and the “Italia 150” round commemorative badges on the B-pillars.
2011 Fiat Punto 150° special edition is offers a choice of three Euro 5-compliant engines, two running on petrol (1.2-liter 69HP and 1.4-liter 77HP) and one on diesel (1.3-liter Multijet II 75HP). All engines are fitted with a start/stop system as standard.Fiat also offers a 70HP 1.4-liter engine that can run either on petrol either or LPG.