The video you are about to see features a Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 modified by the engineers at ‘Late Model Racecraft which say that this is the fastest ZR1 in the world. We don’t know if this is 100% accurate but taking into consideration that it can do the quarter mile in only 9.68 seconds, it sure is quick. The exit speed at the end of the quarter mile is 147 mph (237 km/h)!
Here is something that you don’t see every day, a four year-old girl driving a car on a large boulevard in China. As you can see, she isn’t driving quite slowly and apparently there’s no adult assistance. Towards the end of the clip you can notice a man who emerges from the rear seat in order to remove some sort of gear from the pedals which probably were installed there so that the girl could work with the brakes and throttle. Most likely, the person who is recording this video is the little girl’s father.
Even though Top Gear Australia on Channel 9 was canceled after only four seasons, the magazine is alive and kicking. The crew of the magazine decided that for the November issue cover story they need local Stig and Ken Block. The two talented drivers managed to do a very impressive show in Melbourne with the Monster Rally Fiesta and the 2011 Falcon FPV Boss 335 GT-P.
Without any doubt, one of the most terrible scenarios that can happen while you are driving on the road is hydroplaning and aquaplaning. This happens when the water in front of the tires accumulates faster than the car’s tires can pump it out through the grooves and in many cases this leads to losing traction and thus losing control of the car.
As you can see from this video, driving on a flooded highway is very dangerous as this slippery road caused a lot of accidents. We don’t know for sure where this happened, probably in China.
Here’s something that you don’t see every day. The owner of the Cadillac in this video decided to help out a driver of a previous generation VW Polo in an underground parking. My guess is that the driver of the Polo was having a hard time using the manual gearbox and wasn’t able to get the car around the corner.
The consequence? You can see for yourself. She rolled back and hit that Cadillac. You would expect that the driver of the Caddy to be furious, but after the Polo driver explained what happened, the person behind the wheel of the Cadillac decided to push the lady in order to drive the Polo up to safety.
The video you are about to see was captured by a traffic camera installed at an intersection in Timashevsk, which is a small Russian town located in the Krasnodar region. The driver of the Mercedes-Benz ML 350 didn’t care about the red lights at continued his trip at a considerable speed and as you can see he was hit on the rear passenger side by an oncoming Daewoo Nexia (also known as Cielo in some areas), causing the German luxury crossover to roll over towards a pedestrian who was on the sidewalk.
The good thing about this whole incident is that the woman managed to see the incoming ML and she jumped to safety at the very last moment. Who knows what could have happened if she hadn’t been that attentive. The crossover eventually stopped after hitting an electric pole and the driver of the car wasn’t hurt.
Words are pretty much meaningless when you see an insane video like this one. What you’re seeing is “Hagwalah” – the Arab style for drifting which has been around for more than just a few years. This is wrong on so many levels… The driver does have some skills though…
These guys made our day commenting Danny Hart’s downhill run which brought the brit his first world championship prize.
We thank God for not making the downhill one mile longer because we’re not sure if those two guys could of kept going. We haven’t heard anything like this since back in the ’50 during the horse racing.
It was bound to happen sooner or later, Peugeot’s EX1 concept is not the fastest EV car on the Nurburgring as its record of 9 minutes and 1.338 seconds has been taken down by Toyota. In fact, the car is a modified Radical by the name of EV P001 and was driven by Jochen Krumbach who managed to do the 12.9 miles (20.8 km) distance in 7 minutes and 47.794 seconds, way better than what the French were capable of.
The car comes with a 41.5 kWh lithium-ceramic battery pack that powers two electric motors that generate 375 hp (381 PS / 280 kW) and a torque of 590 Nm. With a curb weight of just 2,138 lb (970 kg), the P001 is able to zap to 62 mph in 3.9 seconds, before it hits a maximum speed of 162 mph (260 km/h).
The Nissan GT-R is perhaps one of the most impressive cars out there but the engineers over at AMS Performance though that it needs more powerf and there is still some potential to explore. And so they did as this AMS Alpha 12 produces an incredible 1309 hp (1327 PS / 976 kW) and a peak torque of 995 lb.-ft (1347 Nm), allowing the car to do the 60-130 mph acceleration in only 3.46 seconds. It needs only 9 seconds to do the quarter mile (402 meters) and when it reaches it the car is going at 166 mph (267 km/h).
Source: AMS Performance via Motor Authority via WCF
Porsche has decided to roll out a teaser for its highly anticipated next generation of the very popular 911 (991) which will make its official debut later on this year, probably at the Frankfurt Motor Show which will occur this September. This clip was recorded somewhere in South Africa and offers us a glimpse on what to expect from the new 911.
As a reminder, the Carrera S version is going to be powered by a 400 HP engine while the standard Carrera is going to share its 3.4-liter (350 hp) with the Boxster S model. Customers will be able to choose from one of the two transmissions available, a 7-speed PDK and my personal favorite, a 7-speed manual. For both transmissions the German supercar maker will offer the Launch Control.
The 2012 Porsche 911 is going to be 2.5 inches wider than the outgoing model and it will also have a 4 inches longer wheelbase. This longer wheelbase will accommodate the future HYBRID drivetrain which will be out sometime in 2016 when the mid-cycle refresh will arrive. The new 911 promises to be 12-15% more fuel efficient than the model it replaces and it is going to get an electronic parking brake as well as a full-length sunroof.
As standard, the 911 Carrera is going to ride on 19-inch rims, while the Carrera S gets 20-inch alloys. Buyers can opt for the optional 20 inch alloy wheels for the standard Carrera model.
I don’t know who made this clip but they’ve managed to make the Porsche Panamera look kind of nice but I still think that there is a lot of room for improvement, as far as the aesthetics of the car are concerned.
Anyway, the Turbo S variant of the Panamera is powered by a massive V8 bi-turbo 4.8-liter engine that churns 542 hp (550 PS / 405 kW) and has a peak torque of 590 lb.-ft (800 Nm) with the overboost function and 553 lb.-ft (750 Nm) as standard. With such a powerful engine, no wonder that the car is able to do the 0-62 mph sprint in only 3.8 seconds, before hitting a top speed of 190 mph (306 km/h).
The Porsche Panamera Turbo S went on sale in June and has a base price in Germany of 167,067 Euros, including VAT.
We like the new commercials for the “sporty and fuel-efficient” 1 Series. The concept of the ads introduces two brothers with different habits and personalities which drive the same new BMW stunning model car.
Freddie and Adam’s story will eventualy turn into a short-film. With just a couple days past since the ad’s launch, the second commercial was reveiled and gave the story continuity. The brothers started testing the cars, with different points of view, of course. We’ll let you watch the clip and decide which of the brothers is your favorite.
This is in fact the roadster version of the 599 model, and “SA” comes from Sergio and Andrea Pininfarina, the father & son team that once led the famous Italian coachbuilder. The Aperta (“open” in Italian) sports a manually removable soft-top roof.
Ferrari SA Aperta 599
It features a massive V12 6.0-liter engine that produces 661 hp (670 PS / 493 kW) and has a peak torque of 457 lb.-ft (620 Nm), the same power unit you will find in the 599 GTO.
Ferrari SA Aperta 599 Roadster
With a curb weight of 3759 lb (1,705 kg), the car can do the 0-60 mph sprint in only 3.6 seconds, on its way to a maximum speed of 202 mph (325 km/h).
Ferrari SA Aperta 599 Roadster
All of the 80 units have secured buyers already so you can forget about grabbing one of these beauties.
Yesterday during the Australian V8 Supercar series at Barbagallo a pretty scare accident occurred, before even the first corner. Karl Reindler in his Holden Commodore stalled after the green flag was waved and he was rammed behind by driver Steve Owen. The latter already had reached to almost 95 mph when he hit Karl.
The impact was so powerful that Reindler’s car burst into flames, sending both vehicles into the infield. The good news is that Karl managed to escape with only a couple of minor burns on his face and hands. Owen wasn’t injured at all, but the officials of the race sent him to the medical center after the driver complained of soreness.