LONDON (AP) — Markets drifted lower Wednesday ahead of a keenly awaited policy statement from the U.S. Federal Reserve.
ABUJA (Reuters) - Pirates in speedboats attacked an oil supply vessel and kidnapped four Indian and Polish crew members in increasingly dangerous waters off Nigeria's coast last week, two security sources said on Wednesday. The gunmen launched their assault on the Singapore-flagged tugboat MDPL Continental One around 30 nautical miles from land on June 13, the security sources said. The vessel was ransacked and four crew were taken hostage off the coast of the oil-producing Niger Delta, one of the sources told Reuters. ...
Filed under: Motorsports, Coupe, Performance, Bentley, Racing Porsche's new LMP1 Prototype isn't the only motorsports news coming out of Volkswagen AG this week. After unveiling its new Continental GT3 at the Paris Motor Show last year, Bentley has released some new images and details as this racecar continues its development. Similar to the Porsche announcement, Bentley's new GT3 marks a significant return to motorsports, only in this case, Bentley hasn't raced a car since 2003 - a winning effort at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. From street to race form, the Continental has dropped about 2,200 pounds by shedding many of the luxury and tech features that make the street-legal Continental GT the car that it is - including 50(!) electronic control units. The Continental GT3 uses the same 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V8 as the road car, but we're guessing output has been tweaked a bit from the standard 500 horsepower. Except for the carbon fiber hood, decklid and doors, Bentley says that the body of the GT3 is a direct carryover from the Continental GT. Inside, even a stripped interior and full roll cage won't stop Bentley from being Bentley as it gives this racecar the same attention to detail as its road cars - the seats, steering wheel and door pulls all receiving the hand-crafted treatment from the factory in Crewe. There is no word as to when the Continental GT3 will make its racing debut, but more details about the car can be found below in the official press release.Continue reading Bentley releases new details on Continental GT3 racerBentley releases new details on Continental GT3 racer originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 13 Jun 2013 17:46:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
ROME — U.S. studios will be out in force at the upcoming 59th Taormina Film Festival in Sicily, where a wide range of genre pics will unspool, sandwiched in-between Warner Bros.’ “Man of Steel” and Disney’s “The Lone Ranger.” As previously announced, Zack Snyder’s “Superman” reboot will have its continental European bow in Taormina’s 8,000-seat... Read more »
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