Autoweek has learned that the pair of factory-backed SRT Vipers named on the entry list for the 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans will not make the trip across the Atlantic for the race in June.

“We regretfully and respectfully decline to participate in this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans,” said Ralph Gilles, president and CEO of SRT (Street and Racing Technology) Brand and Motorsports. “We are honored to once again be invited by the [race organizer, the Automobile Club de l'Ouest] to compete in this historic event, and they were the first to be informed of our decision. We will remain focused on our North American racing program in 2014.”

“We are sorry to learn that SRT Motorsports has withdrawn from the 24 Hours of Le Mans,” said Vincent Beaumesnil, the ACO's sports director. “Viper had a lot of success in the GT class of our race back in the '90s and their return last year was very promising. There's no doubt that come 2015, SRT will certainly find [its way] once again [to] the Le Mans track and we will be happy to welcome back this highly valued competitor.”

SRT Motorsports will continue to run the No. 91 and 93 SRT Viper GTS-Rs throughout the 2014 Tudor United SportsCar Championship series season, with its next outing coming in the Tequila Patrón Sports Car Showcase in Long Beach, Calif., on April 12.

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Vilka är SRT Center / Sweden Custom Cars?

Vi är registrerad importör sedan 2006  och räknas idag som den enskilt största leverantören av nya amerikanska bilar i Sverige. Vår huvudverksamhet i Sverige finns på Upplandsgatan 81 i centrala Stockholm. Där kan man besöka vår kombinerade visnings/transit hall och verkstad, samt titta på ett välfyllt lager med fabriksnya bilar i många olika modeller och färger.

I de allra flesta fall finns bilar av alla modeller färdiga för omgående leverans.


Hur vi jobbar…

SRT Center / Sweden Custom Cars jobbar direkt under internationella AutoGlobalTrade koncernen som huvudgrossist för den Svenska marknaden.
Tillsammans gör vi långsiktiga planeringar för de gemensamma inköpen som sker i stora volymer och lagerhålls i vår egen hamndepå som ligger i den Tyska hamnstaden Bremerhaven.
Mer eller mindre alla bilmärken finns representerade i Bremerhaven med sin egen depå, vilket  gör området till ett av världens absolut största nav och logistikcentrum för internationell bilhandel.
Vi ser vår anläggning på Upplandsgatan i Stockholm som en kombination av showroom och transithall då många av bilarna som anländer hit redan är sålda till andra bilföretag eller direkt till slutkonsument.
För det mesta har vi 40-50 stycken fabriksnya bilar i vårt lager, men betydligt fler i vår hamndepå i Bremerhaven, varifrån det endast tar ett par dagar för oss att transportera bilarna till vårt lager i Stockholm med ett eget transportföretag.
SRT Center / Sweden Custom Cars värnar om transparent och seriös bilhandel!

V8 Super cars + Volvo S60 = sant

Volvo har gett sig in i V8 Super cars som körs i Australien skit coolt...
Volvo Polestar Racing debuts its first ever V8 Supercar engine
Race engine developed by Polestar with support from the same Volvo engineering team behind upcoming Drive-E engines
Unique engine promises distinctive sound

Volvo has unveiled the engine that will power its two Volvo Polestar Racing S60s in the 2014 V8 Supercars Championship.

Volvo Car Australia Managing Director Matt Braid lifted the covers on the race engine, with Volvo Car Group Motorsport Technical Director Martin Persson and Commercial Director Alexander Murdzevski Schedvin in attendance.

“As the first luxury car manufacturer to field a factory team in the V8 Supercar Championship, we’re delighted to share this milestone moment with you and reveal our race engine for the 2014 V8 Supercar season,” said Matt Braid, Managing Director of Volvo Cars Australia.

“The race team at Polestar have worked hand-in-hand with the engineering team at Volvo Cars to design, build and develop a race engine in Gothenburg, Sweden, to compete in Australia’s premier motor racing category.”

The global resources of the Volvo Car Group and Polestar, Volvo’s performance and motorsport partner since 1996, are being fully utilised to facilitate the development of the Volvo Polestar Racing V8 Supercars in readiness for the 2014 season.

The Volvo B8444S 4.4-litre production V8 has been modified and built specifically for racing in the V8 Supercar Championship by Polestar – supported by the same people in Volvo Car Group who are behind the innovative four-cylinder Drive-E road car engines, which debut in Australia next year.

Thanks to its compact size and narrow 60 degree vee configuration, the B8444S is a truly unique engine on today’s racing grid. With this in mind, motorsport fans can expect to instantly recognise the Volvo Polestar Racing S60s in 2014 thanks to the engine’s distinctive soundtrack.

Christian Dahl, Managing Director of Polestar, said of the race engine: “We have completed a number of high-rev simulations and long-distance runs and we’re very happy with the figures and outcomes we’ve achieved. The next step is to fit the engine to the race car and continue the pre-season development timetable.”

Development of the race engine began back in May 2013. The first block was completed in late October and had its first run on the dyno in mid-November.

“So far, everything is absolutely on track with the race engine,” said Volvo Car Group Motorsport Technical Director Martin Persson.

“On paper, this race engine and the new Drive-E engines are quite different. But from an engineering perspective it is a very similar process, and that is to push your imagination and creativity to the limit within a specific set of targets.

“For instance, whether you are aiming for leading efficiency or the most powerful race engine ever to be heard in the Australian V8 Supercars Championship, you will strive to reduce weight, friction, heat and to maximise power.”

Further information about Volvo Polestar Racing will be released in due course.

Technical information
Block: Modified Volvo B8444S, 60 degree aluminium cylinder block
Heads: Modified Volvo B8444S, aluminium
Bore x Stroke: 95.5 x 87.1
Capacity: 4989cc
Compression Ratio: 10:1
Max revs: 7500rpm
Induction: Naturally aspirated, eight throttle bodies
Fuel: E85
Liners: Cast in steel liners
Valve Train: Double overhead camshafts, direct acting tappets, chain drive
Ignition: Volvo B8444S coil on plug
Injection: Port injection, one injector per cylinder, injection pressure: 5.5 bar

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