Top 2 most famous racing cars of the 21st century

The past decade has witnessed the incredible jump of racing cars, such as the 2015 Chevy Corvette ZO6, Porsche Cayman R, Audi TT RS 2012-2013, etc.

This article will introduce you to the 2 most famous racing cars of the 21st century.

1. Ferrari 458 Speciale 2015

Rarely does a car satisfy people when driving at a fast pace of destruction and looks as beautiful as the Italian Ferrari 458. This is a Ferrari with a long history and glorious in sports cars, so it’s no surprise that the new Ferrari 458 race car was launched in 2015. This $300,000 Speciale integrates more modern technology than any of the company’s previous racing cars.

Besides, the reduction of car weight to about 91kg has made the car more flexible and agile. Ferrari has introduced a firmer suspension for Speciale along with a new electronic device that can change the driving mode via electronic rear-wheel differential and a side-skid control system (SSP). SSP can analyze your driving style and almost instantly adjust to keep the vehicle in accordance with that driving style.

Aerodynamics? Yes, the car already has it, and more noticeably, it’s 597 horsepower. In particular, the Speciale creates a thrust up to 9000 rpm with a more wonderful sound than any other car on the market. With an acceleration of 60 mph (96.5km/h) in less than 3 seconds, the car is faster than the Enzo on Ferrari’s test track.

2. Porsche Cayman R 2012-2013

Ever since the launch of the Cayman in 2006, this faster and lighter mid-engined motor has threatened the supremacy of the 911 as a top-of-the-line Porsche family car. Things started to get serious when Porsche launched the Cayman R, the most capable and related Cayman car the company has ever produced.

Compared to the Cayman S, Porsche lost 55kg in weight and lowered the driver’s seat height, the space between the two wheels was wider, and the anti-roll bars were revised, along with a non-slip differential. Horsepower is increased to 330. Inside the R is carbon fiber seats, sliding doors like the 911 GT3, along with the excellent steering wheel. Suspension adjustments are equally great when the car runs on any surface.

The nearly $80,000 Cayman R captures all the important details of a sports car and amplifies them, creating for the human race the Peridot Metallic.

2020 Porsche Macan GTS promotes performance

The new generation Porsche Macan GTS 2020 SUV features sporty performance, stylish design and improved comfort.


In terms of capacity and performance, Macan’s ascending sequence is as follows: Standard Macan, Macan S, Macan GTS, Macan Turbo. Meanwhile, the newly launched Macan GTS 2020 version will soon be notified of the price in the near future.

In terms of exterior, the Porsche Macan GTS is equipped with the Sport Design package standard with new designs in the front, rear and side skirts. Black painted front fascia is also a feature on all Porsche GTS models, not just the Macan GTS. LED headlights with PDLS and 3D taillights with thin LED strips are darkened.

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Adaptive air suspension has been included as standard on the Macan GTS, capable of lowering the SUV up to 10 mm. Brakes are made of cast iron (360 x 36) mm at the front and (330 x 22) mm at the rear as standard equipment, the red brake clamp hidden behind the 20-inch RS Spyder Design wheels is completed by Black Satin.

Inside the interior, Alcantara material appears on the center console seats, center console armrests and door panels. Similar things appear on the sport seats, with 8-way adjustment along with seat memory. A multifunction sports steering wheel with gearshift paddles is standard equipment. Notably, on the instrument cluster is the central engine rev counter that stands out against the red background and has the word GTS as a separate mark for this version.

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The power of the Porsche Macan GTS is a 2.9 Biturbo V6 (2,894cc), reaching 380 horsepower in the range of 5,200 – 6,700 rpm, an increase of 20 horsepower compared to the previous GTS model. Maximum torque of 520 Nm at 1,750-5,000 rpm, combined with new PDK dual-clutch gearbox and optional Sport Chrono sport package, the new Macan GTS can accelerate 0-100 km/hours in 4.7 seconds (4.9 seconds without Sport Chrono), faster than the previous model 3/10 seconds. Maximum speed reaches 261 km/h.

2020 Audi RS5 facelift comes in two versions

2020 Audi R5 sports sedan has officially launched an upgraded version in the middle of the life cycle with the refinement of exterior and equipment equipped with modern technology.


The Audi RS5 2020 facelift will come in coupe and Sportback versions. In this version, Audi has slightly changed the exterior of the car as well as upgraded the new-generation MMI touch entertainment system. However, the RS5 still uses a 2.9L twin-turbo V6 engine that produces 450 horsepower.

The Audi RS5 sports sedan has three paint options: Black, Turbo Blue, and Tango Red. Wheels appear in 19 or 20-inch sizes with 2 color options: glossy black or bronze.

On the exterior of both versions, there is a wider and flatter single frame monocoque grille, inherited from the brothers RS6 and RS7. Meanwhile, the subtle layout of the air vents creates an interesting association back to an Audi Sport Quattro emblem of the 1980s.

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In addition, the front wheel cavity design is expanded to about 40 mm, integrated with LED Matrix headlights with daytime running lights with black bezel, helping to make a difference compared to the standard Audi A5 version. Pentagonal cavity and front bumper are tweaked to make the look of RS 5 more powerful.

In terms of interior, the interior compartment on the next generation inherits quite a lot from the old model, except for a 10.1-inch MMI touch screen with fast response and slightly layout oriented towards the driver.

Audi offers a new optional Audi Virtual Cockpit screen size of 12.3 inches. Drivers can change a variety of interfaces, especially an RS interface for special driving modes. Meanwhile, the tape screen will appear with specific information such as maximum G-Force acceleration value.

Along with that, the information display system on the HUD windshield will also have similar graphics, helping the driver to know the vehicle’s gear level as well as the engine revs.

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When equipped with advanced multimedia system MMI Navigation Plus, the screen of the car will appear more information necessary for operating at high speeds such as the magnitude of acceleration in the direction, the actual operation of sports differentials, pressure as well as tire temperature at each wheel.

The interior of the car includes standard RS sports seats in Alcantara or Nappa leather options, RS interior package with red or gray border details. Other decorative details such as steering wheel, gear lever or knee rests are also covered with Alcantara with contrasting red or gray thread.

As announced by the company, the next generation of the RS5 possesses a more impressive cornering ability by the option of sport differential for a rear-wheel axle, operating under the mechanism of active distribution of torque between the wheel. Besides, the above two RS1 and RS2 driving modes can be activated with the ‘RS MODE’ button on the steering wheel.

The starting price of Audi RS5 in the German market is about 92,500 USD for both versions. Audi has not yet announced the exact delivery time.

Purchasing power declines, the global car market in 2019 plummets

2019 is just over a month away, but experts predict this will be a forgettable year for the global automotive industry as purchasing power is on the decline, dragging car sales to the lowest level within 10 years back here.


The trade war between the US and China has gradually repelled the global economic growth momentum, thereby affecting directly on the automobile manufacturing and trading industry. According to CNN Business, from mid-2018 until now, global car sales have started to enter a period of unstoppable decline.

Prospects for the global automobile industry’s recovery in 2019 are becoming more and more fragile, as 2019 is only about a month away when purchasing power has not improved.

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Accordingly, based on data from the International Automobile Manufacturing Association (OICA), Fitch Ratings forecast that compared to last year, global car sales in 2019 are on the decline of about 3.1 million units. This will be the largest decline in the global automotive market since the global financial crisis took place in 2008.

According to analysts of Fitch Ratings, global car sales in 2019 will stop at 77.5 million vehicles, down about 4% compared to 2018. This is the second consecutive year of sales. Global cars are in decline. Before that, in 2017 there were 81.8 million new cars sold worldwide and by 2018 they were down to 80.6 million.

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Declining demand for cars in China and the United States – the two largest automobile markets in the world – is one of the reasons that pulled global car sales to the lowest level in the past 10 years. Sales report of the China Automobile Association (CPCA) shows that, in the first 10 months of 2019, car sales in this market decreased by 11% compared to the same period in 2018. This is partly due to the Chinese government’s cut back on incentives for electric cars.

In the US – the second-largest automobile market in the world, the situation is not very satisfactory as consumers increasingly hesitate to withdraw their pockets to buy new cars. Facing this situation, Fitch Ratings forecasts that car sales in the US will only reach about 16.9 million vehicles when 2019 closes, down about 2% compared to 2018.