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.
If you run your car on the race track then you know first hand how punishing it can be on not only the mechanics of the vehicle, but on the paint as well. Rocks and debris can chip and damage your cars finish, as can spilled fluids. Have no fear though because master detailer and car care expert Larry Kosilla of DRIVE CLEAN is here to let you in on a few little tips that will not only extend the life of your cars paint, but protect it during everyday driving as well.
Porsche is getting ready for its return to Le Mans in 2014. And it wants to remind you all that in 1971 it thoroughly and properly kicked ass. The monstrous 240-mile-an-hour 917 took first and second places, setting multiple records along the way. Oh, and 10 of the 13 cars that finished that year were Porsches.
In 1971 Porsche built the first magnesium-framed 917. The delicate birdcage of highly flammable and ultra-lightweight metal weighed just 42 kilograms, or 92 pounds. The frame was swathed in gossamer sheets of flowing fiberglass and perspex and given menacing tail fins. Then Porsche gingerly installed their latest creation: A magnesium and titanium air-cooled flat 12 good for more than 600 horsepower. The results were positively manic. Click through to see a highlight reel from the season, featuring the tarmac-swallowing, fire-breathing, time-warping 917.
If you were to ask any professional racing driver if they were afraid of any car, the probability of them saying “Yes” would be very small. Alexander Rossi, the reserve driver for the Caterham F1 Team is no exception. At 22-years old he’s one of the youngest in the sport and looks to have a long, fruitful career ahead of him. However just for shits and giggles Rossi was recently given the opportunity to climb behind the wheel of a machine that was 24 years his senior. The car was Jim Clark’s 1967 Lotus 49, and while new to Rossi, he wasted no time in flogging it around the new Circuit of the America’s in Austin, TX. Check out Road & Track’s video below.
When it comes to off-road rallies and events there is no doubt that Europe has the U.S. beat hands down. That doesn’t mean however that U.S. teams can’t participate. The following video covers Team Magpul as they tackle the infamous Breslau Rallye off-road race that starts in Germany and ends in Poland. This is a race that no matter how well prepared you are, can and will bite you in the ass at the worst possible moment.
You’ve been warned.
“No green screens here. Come on this? is the Nitro Circus! “No stunt doubles, No safety nets, No sissies.” – NitroCircusOFFICIAL
And there you have it – No sissies. The guys over at Nitro Circus have made it their business to thrill and entertain us with their vehicular antics. Their stunts are maddening, their skill level is off the charts, and for those of us who are into this type of thing, they’re video’s are the stuff of legend.
So, you think you’re a great motorcycle rider do you? You think that because you own leathers, a nice helmet and maybe do 2 or 3 track days a year that this puts you in some kind of elite club. Well, think again, because what you’re about to see is something that will shatter any preconceived notions of what you think “fast” is. The following footage was shot during the 2012 Isle of Man TT and it’s some of the most exhilarating, terrifying and flat-out insane scenes we’ve ever laid eyes on.
Back in my younger (and dumber) days, running flat out on the open road on two-wheels was something that we’d do just about every weekend. Our runs however were somewhat illegal, whereas the race you’re about to see between a Kawasaki liter bike and an Audi RS6 was performed well withing the spectrum of the law as it took place on Germany’s autobahn. Both parties are no doubt maxed out, but in my opinion it’s the guy on the bike that really deserves the props.
The House Of Tuerck, the place where professional drifter, stunt guy and all around hoonigan Ryan Tuerck lives. Nestled in the New Hampshire hillside, Tuerck has managed to build his own little slice of drift car heaven complete with explosions, ramps and of course, a bulldozer. Check it out after the jump.