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Motorsport Network launching new Ferrari channel

Motorsport.tv will carry a full lineup of Ferrari-related content.

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Is there such a thing as too much Ferrari? Motorsport Network has announced the launch of the new Ferrari channel. Aimed squarely at Ferrari, Italian muscle car, and racing enthusiasts, the channel will host a variety of content.

"In a world where content is king, the agreement with Motorsport Network arrives at an ideal time allowing us to significantly amplify our story living," said Jane Reeve, Chief Communications Officer, Ferrari. "Story living as opposed to story telling because, without doubt, any Ferrari event involves the whole range of emotions and senses in a truly empathic experience. We are extremely pleased to be able to work together with Motorsport Network to share what it means to be Ferrari to an even larger global audience"

Ferrari Portofino Road-going vehicles, like the Ferrari Portofino, will be showcased alongside racing content.Photo courtesy of Ferrari

The integrated digital Motorsport.tv platform will feature race and sporting coverage that includes Ferrari Challenge, F1 Clienti, XX Programmes, and the Ferrari Challenge (Europe, North America, Asia Pacific and UK). Road cars will also be featured in a wide range of video content. Plans call for Ferrari's participation in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), 24 Hours of Le Mans, and the GT World Challenge Europe (formerly the Blacpain GT) series will be highlighted.

Coverage will include livestreams, full race replays, highlights, official model presentations, and other types of content.

Each year, Motorsport.tv showcases over 1,000 livestreams, race highlights, original shows, and documentaries dedicated to racing and cars. There are over 125 international and national race series covered as well as an exclusive full archive of 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The channel enters as the Motorsports Network's newest Ferrari asset, but it's not alone. The company owns the Colombo archive, the largest private collection of Ferrari images, Canossa and Amalgam, both Ferrari license holders, and Ferrari Chat, the largest Ferrari online chat community.

Motorsport.tv can be enjoyed on a broad range of streaming devices including, iOS, Android, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Chromecast, among others.

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The Ferrari Omologata is a one-off V12 superstar.

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The Ferrari Omologata comes from a strong family tree filled with performance and Italian beauty. It's a one-off model that takes its DNA from seven decades of Ferrari GT tradition. The model has been crafted by a European client.

It's taken two years to complete the model since the presentation of the initial sketches. It's a model that took its inspiration from a variety of sources: racing heritage, sci-fi, and modern architecture.

A Ferrari 812 Superfast is the underlying package of the car, but the designers kept just the windscreen and headlights from the body. They set forth to create a model with smooth volume and undulating reflections. The car's front end is tapered and faced by a flattened oval grille. At the back, the car takes a more muscular stance, has deeply set taillights, and is finished off with a prominent spoiler.

Ferrari Omologata

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Dressed in a triple layer of Ferrari's Rosso Magma paint and a racing livery the car combines track day prowess with daily drivability.

Inside, the car sports electric blue seats finished in a combination of leather and Jeans Aunde fabric with four-point racing harnesses. The rest of the interior is finished in black.

Unlike modern vehicles, the Omologata does not have a screen in the center of the vehicle, giving the model. a historic tinge. Metal parts on the dashboard and steering wheel are finished with the crackled paint effect associated with the great GT racers of the 1950s and 1960s as well as with Ferrari's engine cam covers. A hammered paint effect so often used in cars such as the 250 LM and 250 GTO finds its way on details such as the inner door handles and on the Ferrari F1 bridge.

The mid-engine car has a 6.5-liter V12 engine, harvested from the 812 Superfast. In that car is generates 789 horsepower and 530 pound-feet of torque. The engine is paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

Ferrari isn't divulging the price of the Omologata.

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The new RM20e Racing Midship Sports Car showcases the future of the Hyundai brand.

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Hyundai debuted the RM20e Racing Midship Sports Car this week, showcasing what isn't the beginning but what is very much the future of what the Hyundai brand will offer. The electric-based high-performance race car, like those designed by other manufacturers is a proving ground for technologies that may be employed in Hyundai passenger vehicles in the future.

Hyundai has been quite open about this calling the platform the RM20e is based on, the RM development platform, will be used for future N brand products that are inspired by the car. This follows as part of the progressive evolution of the car with previous iterations bearing the names RM14, RM15, RM16 and RM19.

RM20e Racing Midship Sports Car

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Hyundai's first electric race car was developed for the eTCR electric touring car series in 2019 - the Veloster N eTCR.

"Our new electrified RM20e pushes the proven RM platform forcefully into a new, environmentally-focused decade of the 21st century, stretching the performance envelope of electrification on normal road environments," said Albert Biermann, President and Head of Research and Development Division at Hyundai Motor Group. "RM20e represents a revolutionary new chapter of electrified performance for the Racing Midship series, and our N engineers continue to garner valuable insights in the arena of zero-emission performance dynamics."

The mid-engined, rear-wheel drive RM20e features a powertrain that achieves 810 horsepower and 708 pound-feet of torque thanks to its electric motor. It can get from zero to 62 mph in less than three seconds and to 124 mph from a standstill in 9.88 seconds.

Hyundai says that the RM20e combines "race car-like levels of performance, balance, braking, and grip while retaining daily-driver quietness, responsiveness and road-going capability".

The propulsion system driving the car, as well as the equipment that helps it achieve the "race car-like levels of performance, balance, braking, and grip" are part of Hyundai's larger plant to develop hybrid, plug-in hybrid, battery, and fuel cell electric vehicles.

Hyundai isn't working alone. The company has formed a strategic partnership with Rimac Automobili to co-develop battery and fuel cell electric vehicle prototypes.

Additionally, Hyundai Motor Group, the parent company of the Hyundai, Genesis, Kia, and new Ioniq brand, has committed to addinng 44 "eco-friendly" models by 2025.

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