The Trident recalls the victories of the past – FANGIO/ MASERATI WINS MONZA IN 1953 – with an eye to a new chapter in the history of motorsports.FANGIO/ MASERATI WINS MONZA IN 1953


Seventy years have passed since the Italian Grand Prix on September 13, 1953, where Juan Manuel Fangio celebrated his first and only victory of the season in the final race at Monza, at the wheel of his Maserati A6GCM, above, leading Ascari #4 and Farina #6, in Ferrari F2s.

The Argentine ace, one of the greatest of all time together with colleagues of the caliber of Senna and Schumacher – Fangio ceded the crown of the most titled Formula 1 driver to the latter after almost 50 years.  After FANGIO/ MASERATI WINS MONZA IN 1953, he took the Trident to the Olympus of the brands in the highest class of motorsport in 1954 and 1957, the year of El Chueco’s fifth and final world championship.

Seventy years ago, on the Brianza circuit, the curves of the temple of speed lit up for one final race, to wipe away a subdued season for the Argentine world champion. He would go on from that victory to win his second world title the following year.

An anniversary to remember – FANGIO/ MASERATI WINS MONZA IN 1953 – Maserati has once again become a major player with a carefully thought-out racing strategy. Historic racer Mike Moss, above, right, with the Trident‘s latest racecar, the MCXtrema. One of the 62 that will be built will have his name on it!

After its first year in Formula E, where Maserati took three podiums and one victory in the 100% electric series, the Modena-based brand announced its return to GT competitions: in July, at the 24 Hours of Spa, it unveiled its latest disruptive 621-horsepower track creation, dedicated to private teams and gentleman drivers, due to take part in the Fanatec GT2 European Series from the 2024 season.

With its constant longing for laurels, Maserati also unveiled during Monterey Car Week, the surprising MCXtrema, a track-only car for a select few – 62 to be precise – fans of uncompromising performance and outstanding design. It was designed and engineered to channel unique emotions exclusively on the racetrack!

Since its debut in the racing world – back in 1926, with Alfieri Maserati first in class at the Targa Florio in his Tipo 26, excellence in motorsport has been the hallmark of Maserati’s DNA. Its history is repeating with its aspiration to write major new chapters in the greatest classes in motorsports, where the Italian brand has been confirmed as one of the most prestigious brands that can guarantee the most distinctive performance, in its road cars and those designed for the track.

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The most advanced all-electric Jaguar racecar ever, the JAGUAR TCS RACING ELECTRIC I-TYPE 6 has a top speed of 200 mph!


The new Jaguar I-TYPE 6 is the most advanced and efficient electric Jaguar racecar ever; designed to win the 2023 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. Lighter, more powerful and faster, the Jaguar I-TYPE 6 will set new performance benchmarks for an all-electric racecar. It features regenerative braking so powerful it has no conventional rear brakes!

Technology transfer from the Jaguar I-TYPE 6 will support reimagining Jaguar’s future as an all-electric modern luxury brand starting in 2025. All-new asymmetric livery from Jaguar’s creative team means unique cars for drivers and a distinctive new identity for the Gen3 era. After Jaguar TCS Racing’s highest ever points haul in Formula E last year, returning drivers Mitch Evans and Sam Bird bring vital continuity and consistency to the series.Jaguar TCS Racing enters Season 9 with FIA Three-Star Environmental Accreditation, the highest possible rating, illustrating the team’s commitment to sustainability. New season welcomes a new partner, with Wolfspeed joining the team as Official Power Semiconductor Partner. Jaguar TCS Racing will race in Mexico City on January 14th 2023 for first of 17 races in 12 cities. With Jaguar TCS Racing’s Mitch Evans finishing runner-up in the Drivers’ World Championship, the British team is working hard to once again fight for the World Championship title in 2023.

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Audi Urbansphere Concept is a Futuristic Vision For Urban Travel


Audi Urbansphere concept vehicle gets Audi’s PPE electric vehicle platform and charging (up to 270kW fast) capability.

Earlier in February, the Head of Audi Design Marc Lichte discussed the gorgeous Audi Skysphere concept. The car draws inspiration from the controversial and mysterious Horch 853. Even though Audi Skysphere is quite an eye-catching grand tourer concept, we were impatiently waiting for Audi’s take on a futuristic utility vehicle, since crossovers and SUVs are the most popular body types in the market. The wait is over as the Ingolstadt brand recently unveiled the all-new Audi Urbansphere concept.

Audi Urbansphere is the final installment of Audi’s next-generation concept cars. The Sphere concepts showcase how the Ingolstadt brand’s electric architecture will underpin its autonomous offerings in the future. The utility vehicle gets Level 4 autonomous driving features and is the largest Audi concept. For context, the Urbansphere is 500 mm longer than the Q7 SUV, which is the biggest product in Audi’s portfolio.

The powertrain of the Audi Urbansphere gets a dual electric motor setup. The EV’s 120 kWh battery pack can deliver 466 miles of range (WLTP) and also churns out 400 HP of maximum power and around 509 lb-ft of peak torque. Audi’s Premium Platform Electric (PPE) vehicle architecture underpins the all-new Urbansphere concept. The vehicle rides on 24-inch wheels and comes complete with adaptive air suspension and rear-axle steering.


“Audi Light Canvas” is an LED digital light surface that dominates the front end of the Urbansphere instead of a traditional grille.

Even with its imposing dimensions, Audi claims that it designed the new concept car for applications in megacities. In an official press release, the company also reveals that Audi is targeting the Chinese market with its Urbansphere concept. For the uninitiated, China happens to be the world’s largest electric vehicle market.

With the help of a “co-creation” approach, the teams at Audi’s design studios in Beijing were able to finalize the design of the Audi Urbansphere while accounting for the needs of customers across Beijing. Chairman of the Board Management at Audi AG, Markus Duesmann, shared his thoughts on the new Urbansphere concept. “To make e-mobility even more attractive, we think about it holistically and from the customer’s needs,” says Markus.

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Winter Fun: Audi RS e-tron GT Proves Its Mettle Against Avant RS6 On Ice

RS e-tron GT

Engadget demonstrates how well the EV architecture of the RS e-tron GT performs on snowy terrain against the Avant RS6. The latter is equipped with Audi’s mechanical quattro all-wheel-drive system.

The Audi RS e-tron GT is the talk of the town these days. Earlier this month, professional rally driver Ken block added a custom flat white RS e-tron GT to his electric fleet. More recently, Roberto Baldwin from Engadget got behind the wheel of two exciting Audi models for a remarkable comparison. Baldwin traveled up to Canada to drive an Audi RS e-tron GT and an Avant RS6 wagon across snowy terrains as part of the Audi Driving Experience.

Here’s a quick overview for those unfamiliar with the RS e-tron GT. The all-electric offering is an amalgamation of state-of-the-art electric vehicle technology. Even in its battery-only avatar, RS e-tron GT stays true to Audi’s performance pedigree. Since it’s an electric model, high altitude does not impede RS e-tron GT’s performance, but the same is true for the Avant RS6. However, the frigid temperature can diminish the performance of the e-tron’s 93.4 kWh lithium-ion battery pack.

Nevertheless, the video offers some interesting insights into how these two drastically different machines handle on the ice. “So even though I’m sliding all over the place on this road, I have the traction control off, what’s nice is that the e-tron, and EVs in general if they are well, well built, every tire is getting information, every tire is being adjusted within milliseconds, so that’s pretty great,” explains Baldwin.

Winter Fun: Audi RS e-tron GT Proves Its Mettle Against Avant RS6 On Ice

Electric vehicles like the RS e-tron GT have a very low center of gravity and are usually quite heavy.

As a result, the pressure from the extra weight offers a better grip on surfaces where achieving traction can be pretty challenging. Without the overboost, both e-tron and Avant RS6 produce roughly the same power output. Furthermore, with the help of Audi’s mechanical quattro all-wheel-drive system, the Avant RS6 was also able to get around tight corners with ease, but it wasn’t as composed as its electric counterpart.

“The e-tron, this EV architecture that added weight, it makes it a bit more stable on ice on snow, slick, rain, anything you’re looking for and that has to do a lot with those two motors that are able to finally adjust the wheel spin,” explains Baldwin.

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Porsche Taycan revealed as new Formula E safety car

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Gareth Herincx

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Porsche’s first all-electric sports car is the new safety car in the innovative electric racing series, Formula E.

The vehicle will celebrate its racetrack debut at the opening round of the new season on January 28-29 in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.

Designed to be more than just the Formula E safety car, the striking Porsche Taycan Turbo S samples the liveries of all 11 teams competing in the championship, as well as the colours of the FIA and Formula E, while the number 22 acknowledges the performance of the 22 drivers contesting the series this season.


“We’re proud that Formula E has entrusted a Porsche with this task – one that is important for the safety of its drivers,” says Thomas Laudenbach, Vice President Porsche Motorsport.

“With the Taycan Turbo S as the official safety car, we’re making an important contribution to track safety and also underlining the importance of Formula E for Porsche Motorsport.”

The conversion of the Porsche Taycan Turbo S into a safety car required the installation of a roll cage and racing bucket seats with six-point seatbelts as well as wire harnesses for the safety car lighting and the Marelli Logger System. Flashing lights were integrated into the bumpers.


Gareth is a versatile journalist, copywriter and digital editor who’s worked across the media in newspapers, magazines, TV, teletext, radio and online. After long stints at the BBC, GMTV and ITV, he now specialises in motoring.

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