Schumacher or Raffaele de Simone crashed Ferrari 430 Scuderia prototype at Nürburgring ?!

29 07 2008

This story is becoming more interesting and fun! Yesterday (28.07.08 ) Bild report that Schumacher, the retired seven time world champion, was testing the Ferrari 430 Scuderia test mule when it was written off at 250kmh against a guardrail on the Nurburgring‘s infamous Nordschleife layout and Michael Schumacher crashed prototype test road-car.

But Ferrari spokesman Luca Colajanni insists that while Schumacher, 39, was in the passenger Seat and had driven the car that day, it was road car test driver Raffaele de Simone who was at the wheel at the time of the crash.

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New Opel Meriva Production Prototype in Finland (spy photo)

11 03 2008

Since last December, we saw Opel Meriva prototype carries the body of a shortened Ford Escape sport a new opening to the rear door. And now, just in the past week in Geneva, the Opel Meriva concept had its world premiere this new system presents Flex Door.
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Certainly, the road to production version will be simplified and will lose its striking design cues, but overall, what you see in the concept, which come on the market, and that includes the Flex Door system. Here are the first pictures of a prototype of the form, as the production leads cold-weather tests on an area privately owned testing here in northern Finland. But do not let the wrong rear door handle fool you, as it is to deceive the attentive eye and peering camera lenses.

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Skoda Fabia S2000 Prototype (Testing)

13 02 2008

Skoda plans to enter the category Rally Super 2000 with the prototype based on the 2nd generation Fabia.
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Skoda has a long history in rallying going back well before the Volkswagen group took over the reins of this small company Czechoslovakian engine. Skoda’s motorsport history goes back to 1901 when they first made the motorcycle. They soon moved rallying cars and has developed a reputation for consistency and reliability. Due to financial constraints, Skoda difficult to compete on the pace with the car companies richer, but Skoda vehicles rarely failed to complete a rally because of mechanical failure.

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