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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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Chevy is bringing the Corvette Stingray to Forza Horizon 4.

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Sim racing is about to get more interesting. Forza has just announced that the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray will be available in the game starting January 14, 2021 - this week - on its Forza Horizon 4 gaming platform.

The car, which was redesigned as part of a generational change for the 2020 model year, has been highly requested by Forza users, according to a release by Chevrolet. In the game, like it does in real life, the car will be powered by a naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V8 engine that produces 495 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque when equipped with a performance exhaust.

Chevrolet's rollout of the Corvette Stingray started with a lot of fanfare in July 2019. Negotiations between the United Auto Workers (UAW) and General Motors caused production delays, which were followed by subsequent parts shortages and manpower issues related to COVID-19.

Chevrolet isn't the only automaker getting in on the sim racing game. The Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo SV is bringing its 225 mph top-out speed to Gran Turismo Sport. It will be joining the Mazda RX-Vision GT3 and the Lamborghini Lambo V12 Vision GT in the game. Bugatti recently announced that the Bolide concept hypercar will be coming soon to CSR Racing 2.

Uniquely, Ford recently designed an entire esports car based on social media input. It all started in March when gamers were asked to vote on the package and features of the car on Twitter, including seating configuration, engine position and cockpit definition. Nearly a quarter of a million fan votes were submitted throughout the polling process. Designers of the project never met or worked together in person due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray in Forza Horizon 4

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Sim racing has gained popularity in the last year as more people are stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic and looking for outlets for entertainment and stress relief. Twitter recently reported a 57 percent increase in gaming-related tweets in 2020. In the U.K. alone Facebook reported a 50 percent increase in user gaming engagement during the year.

Forza Horizon 4 is a game for Xbox consoles and Microsoft Windows devices. It has over 12 million players.

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The 2021 Jaguar F-Type Heritage 60 Edition commemorates the 60th birthday of the E-type.

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Jaguar is celebrating the 60th anniversary of its E-type sports car with a fresh variation of its modern sports car, the F-Type. The hand-finished, limited edition 2021 Jaguar F-Type Heritage 60 Edition will be sold worldwide but limited to 60 examples.

The models are all based on the 575-horsepower F-Type R and come standard with all-wheel drive. Its engine allows the car to sprint from zero to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds. Its maximum speed is an electronically limited 186mph.

Each model is coated in a Sherwood Green paint job, an original E-type color not offered on a new Jaguar since the 1960s, and has a model-exclusive, extended duo-tone Caraway and Ebony Windsor leather interior trim.

2021 Jaguar F-Type Heritage 60 Edition

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The 2021 F-Type Heritage 60 Edition has a unique aluminum console finisher that is inspired by the rear-view mirror casing of the E-type. The E-type 60th anniversary logo is embossed on the headrests of the car's Performance seats. The cars each have E-type 60 badging, which is shared with the limited-edition E-type 60 Collection vehicles that were announced earlier this year. Commemorative treadplates, an SV Bespoke commissioning plaque and Caraway-edged carpet mats provide finishing touches.

"Celebrating 60 years of the iconic Jaguar E-type is the perfect moment to create our first-ever SV Bespoke limited edition – and the rarest F-TYPE, with just 60 cars available globally," said Mark Turner, Commercial Director, Jaguar SV Bespoke. "We've worked closely with Jaguar Design to develop a theme for the F-TYPE Heritage 60 Edition that pays homage to the E-type in a contemporary way. It's testament to Jaguar's sports car design lineage that the 1960s Sherwood Green color looks as though it was designed for today's F-TYPE."

Buyers can choose to have the car in either a coupe or convertible body style with exclusive Diamond-Turned Gloss Black 20-inch forged alloy wheels, Gloss Black and Chrome exterior accents, and black brake calipers.

Each Heritage 60 Edition will be built at the Castle Bromwich plant in the United Kingdom and finished by the SV Bespoke team at Jaguar Special Vehicle Operations in Warwickshire.

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