Want to know what happens when you pit one of the lightest, most aggressive little sports cars, against a German super bike and a 600 hp French rally cross car in the rain?
Awesome, that’s what happens. Nothing but awesome!
It must be nice being Tom Cruise, as not only are you a world famous movie star, but you’re granted access to some of the greatest toys the planet has to offer. For instance, showing up to Willow Springs Raceway in a Red Bull helicopter (Tom is flying of course) and then having the chance to jump into a million dollar Formula 1 car for some quick laps. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not jealous
(yes I am) but I’ve think I’ve chosen to follow the wrong line of work.
Pulling off a good wheelie on a motorcycle is not an easy thing to do, but can be accomplished with time and practice. However pulling off an extended wheelie on a full-dress Harley-Davidson bagger? Well, that’s another story entirely. You see these suckers can weigh upwards of 700 pounds, so hoisting, and then keeping that front wheel skyward is no easy task. The guy in this video though, this guy makes it look like a complete walk in the park. Click through and check it out.
YEAR / MAKE / MODEL: 2013 Infiniti FX37
POWERTRAIN: 3.2L V6 with 325hp / 267 lb-ft of torque : 7-speed Automatic Transmission w/ Rev Matching
FUEL ECONOMY: 17 city / 24 hwy / 19 combined
There’s a pretty good argument out there that a well-designed crossover could in fact be the perfect vehicle. Gone are the rough and tumble truck characteristics from the SUVs of old, and in their place are wonderful cross-stitched interiors, supple rides and engines so smooth you hardly even know they’re running. The new 2013 Infiniti FX37 is one such vehicle, and while it’s good in most respects there are some areas in which it could use some improvement.
A few weeks ago I was down at Cars & Coffee in Los Angeles, CA. This is a gathering that occurs every weekend and brings with it some of the greatest cars ever produced. Aside from such things as the odd new McLaren, Ferrari 458s and old muscle cars, one car in particular really stood out. It was a 1988 Lamborghini Countach like the one you are viewing here. This is a car that has the capacity to basically stop people in their tracks. It’s wedge shape is iconic and even though the car is now 25 years old, it’s stood the test of time incredibly well. This particular car went through a major service in 2005 totaling a whopping $40,908 and according to the seller, is ready to go. If you’re interested in owning a piece of automotive history then don’t hesitate and click through to view more pics.
It’s hokey, ridiculous and so far fetched it isn’t even funny. However Hot Wheels is back, and with their reemergence they bring one of the most entertaining little automotive movies of recent times. Four teams; Red, Yellow, Green & Blue compete for the title of “World’s Best Driver”. Some will be eliminated, others will succeed. You won’t know who the victors are though until you watch the full 22-minute flick. Check it out after the jump.
The upcoming Porsche 918 Spyder has been the topic of debate for quite some time now and it’s not even on the road. The worlds first super car hybrid, the Spyder is said to pump out 887 hp and handle like no other road car that Porsche has ever built. Chris Harris of Youtube’s DRIVE Network recently had a chance (although a short one), to not only drive the new 918 Spyder, but do get up close and personal with the engineers behind it. Check it out after the jump.
Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, Roger Moore, Farrah Fawcett, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Jackie Chan and Jamie Farr. These are some the greatest entertainers from the 1960′s, ’70s and ’80s and how they were all coaxed into making this film is way beyond me. This is The Cannonball Run, and if you consider yourself a car guy and haven’t watched this movie, well, turn in your membership card because all hope is lost. Also, if you’re young, and by that I mean under 30, do yourself a favor and check it out. It’s worth it, I promise.
Alex Chacon is the owner of a Kawasaki KLR 650, a motorcycle that is one of the best dual-sports in existence. It’s not overly fast, nor is it packed full of technology. Instead this is a machine that is simple to work on and as about as bulletproof as Ford Knox. That may explain why Alex decided to choose it as his stallion of choice when he embarked on an adventure that took him 503 days, through 22 countries and covering more than 82,450 miles (not a misprint). The Modern Motorcycle Diaries is almost guaranteed to be the best thing you watch today, so set aside 10-minutes somewhere, grab an icy beverage and click play.
It’s as much a part of the Fast and Furious franchise as any of the main characters, and has been in all but 2 of the 6 installments. It’s Dom’s 1970 Dodge Charger, and although it gets destroyed during each go-round, movie magic has proven that this old Dodge has more lives then any cat you’ve ever come to know and love. For the Fast and Furious 6, the Charger is once again, back. However this time it’s been reincarnated as a highly modified 1969 Dodge Daytona, the pinnacle of the Chargers evolution. Logic dictates that using a Daytona was the next step for the Charger, however now my curiosity is really peaked as I’m wondering what’s going to show up in F&F 7…