In a straight line anyway.
The heat treatments ltd. racing R32 GTR broke it’s own record over the weekend. It ran a 7.412 at Queensland raceway. Footage above, enjoy.
The iconic Climb Dance short film that made everyone love, and become terrified of, Pikes Peak has been remastered in high def. Watch it in 1080p and relive the awesome.
Some video of the 903hp Mclaren P1 in testing. Sounds awesome, and i dont know if it’s just me – but the camo paint looks badass. They should make that an option on the finished car. If someone lent me a couple mil i’d buy it.
The driver of this Porsche 996 GT2 did a great job of holding on to this, they dont call that thing the widow maker for nothing.
Fuck yeah mum, lets loose all 900 ponies on the freeway. What a legend.
Another adventure with Mr. Green live from the streets. This time featuring Slaughter Rico, who really needs more love – dude is out of this world.
Which gives me an excuse to watch this again
Mad Mike takes his crazy ass 750hp 4Rotor RX7 up a mountain in NZ for Red Bull. Results are as you would expect.
Too much slow motion for my liking and the music sucks, but otherwise everything about this video is great.
Chris Harris, aka the guy with the best fucking job on earth, has a bit of fun with Horatio Pagani’s personal car. Imagine being a guy who has a Zonda as a daily driver. Now i’m depressed.
This is what happens when you take an S65 V10 from a BMW M5 and shoehorn it into an E46 M3. Sure there are (much.. much) cheaper ways to build a powerful M3, but none of them sound as awesome as this.
It’s pretty old i guess, video is over a year ago – but i only just found about this thing so shut up. It’s been done before in an E30 M3, which is also really cool – but i’ve always been more of a fan of the E46 so yeah… i like this better.
The full build thread can be found here, they did a pretty amazing job on this thing. Definitely not to be attempted by the average enthusiast (who doesn’t have house deposit level cash to burn).
The good lunatics at Oemmedi Mechanics have managed to shoehorn a 6.2L v12 from a Lamborghini Murcielago into a Fiat 500. A very pumped looking one (looks fucking amazing actually). This thing would be a blast to drive.
Here’s a vid of the whole build
I’m sure a bunch of spoil sports will carry on about how unsafe all of this is, but just look at how much fun this kid had. It’s awesome.
1003hp to be precise. This thing would be a handful.
Rich guys in flash cars have this stereotype that they are total wankers. We all know it, you see some middle age dude in a ferrari and you think to yourself “fucking tosser”. Why? If we had the money to buy a ferrari, we’d fucking buy one. But for whatever reason, we look at people who have cars like that and automatically assume they are jerks.
Well as it turns out, we are not wrong to do so.
I thought long and hard about the absolute worst pun i could possibly make. Nailed it.
Anyway, about the car. This thing is want factor 10 for me. GTR’s have always had a special place in.. well pretty much everyone’s heart i guess. Who doesn’t like the old skyline GTR’s? Terrorists that’s who. Do you hate freedom? Of course not.
To me, the mines tuned R34 was the ultimate. Is the ultimate, it hasn’t been surpassed in my mind. Tuned to go fast, stay responsive and handle well. What more do you want. This thing has been the japanese car fanboy’s wet dream since these sorts of videos started making their way out to us, and i dont think you’ll find many who have changed their mind.
So here is that video of it again. Reminisce with me.
ps. I’m making friday car day i think. At least one car post every friday, i’ve been slacking on that front.
They are hot. Very hot. Look at this damn thing.
That’s stock. A stock standard car has no right to look that good.
And listen to it. Yeah alright, this thing has been fiddled with. A lot. But still…
In theory it’s a great idea. Fast lightweight sports car that handles like a go cart, looks awesome and sounds mental. The reality as most rotary owners will probably testify, is that it’s not that easy. Certainly some prelimary research indicates that it seems to be an expensive proposition.
There’s an old adage in the car tuning world. Fast, Reliable, Cheap. Pick two. That goes double for Rx7′s.
The cooling system supposedly sucks. The water temp gauge has 3 readings. Cold, OK and Rebuild your engine. The sequential turbo system is complicated, and the turbos are pretty fragile i hear. The vacuum hoses can crack and split and there’s a birds nest worth of them in the engine bay. So too can the air separator tank and the radiator both crack. If any of those things happen, you’re fucked. Actually if anything happens you’re fucked. Rotaries are the Asian father stereotype come to life, they do not tolerate any form of failure. Oh and if the cops pull you over… good luck.
So i think i’ll stick with my nice bulletproof evo and keep dreaming. Here are some more videos.
So what happens when you put a V8 roadcar vs a V8 supercar vs a V8 F1 car? a predictably well planned close finish is what. But it’s still always cool to see exactly how much faster these things are compared to the ‘model down’ so to speak.
If someone drove their bright pink piece of shit into my Aston Martin DBS, I’d be in handcuffs about 10 minutes later.
The Aston owner described the incident to Metro News stating, “She drove out of the petrol station onto the roundabout, lost it, and came over the kerb and came straight into the car. My car moved into the pump and bumped the pump off.”
Referring to the damage to his car, the Aston owner stated, “It will be a write-off. They won’t fix that.”
How’s the serenity. Pretty serene… til a 1JZ powered 180 comes flying through, sideways. Very well shot vid this one.
Interesting little video here showing exactly how much faster a modern F1 car is compared to the often talked up turbo era cars.
Goddamn i want an NSX. Bad. Pity they are like 60k still and almost impossible to find a manual. Still… one can dream.
Calling this thing the worlds fastest production car is kind of like calling Lance Armstrong the worlds most prolific tea-totaller (relevant), it’s really just a modified Lotus with a big fucking motor in it. Nonetheless – it’s a very very fast modified Lotus with a big fucking motor in it – as the above video proves.
2 very cool cars going fast around a race track. The guys driving these things have the best job in the world.
Cages save lives
With the release of the McLaren P1 moving closer to reality, I’ve been reminiscing about it’s predecessor, the F1. This is the video of its epic 391kmh top speed run… Fuck a Bugatti, give me one of these all day every day. I love how calm this guy is as he counts off some fairly ludicrous numbers. “it will not go any faster than 391….. still… that’s quite fast isn’t it?”. Like a boss.