The British journalist Chris Harris has driven the street legal Formula Ford racing car 1.0 liter EcoBoost engine. The unit was tweaked to develop 170 horsepower.
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The weapon of choice is the Peugeot Sport 208 T16, a purpose-built, carbon fiber, 4-wheel drive, 875-hp, mid-engine rocketship. Peugeot was kind enough to film its construction, so have a look at the time-lapse video.
In a clever fashion, Mazda has proved that its MX-5 Miata is the world’s fastest convertible in a drag race set in Southern California.
Lining up against some of the world’s most prestigious convertibles, the Miata took down the likes of the Lamborghini Gallardo, Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport, Ford Mustang V6, and Porsche 911 Carrera.
So how did it achieve this seemingly impossible task? Well, we won’t spoil it for you, so you’ll just have to watch the video below to find out.
Last week, Sony and Polyphony Digital set the web atwitter (figuratively and literally) with the announcement that Gran Turismo 6 arrives this fall for the Playstation 3. Today, Microsoft and Turn 10 Studios get their licks in with the announcement of the Xbox One next-gen console and its slate of launch titles. Among them? Forza Motorsport 5. The teaser trailer is posted below and your eyes will need some sort of counseling after you watch it, such is its breathtaking fantasy city.
The vid pits a McLaren F1 against a McLaren P1, and the choice of cars is not coincidental. McLaren is sponsoring a contest, highlighted at the end of the reel that gives you a chance to ride up the hill in a P1 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Fun eh!! Enjoy the vide
The last time you probably saw race car driver Justin Bell behind the wheel of a Viper was most likely the 1998 Le Mans race, when he won the GT2 class. Now, on the premiere episode of The World’s Fastest Car Show, Bell takes a turn behind the wheel of the 2013 SRT Viper.
With a naturally aspirated 8.4-liter V-10 that pumps out a massive 640 hp, 600 lb-ft of torque, and a rip-snorting soundtrack, the automotive world doesn’t get much more muscle than the Viper. In true sports-car form, all that power is directed to the rear axle through a short-throw six-speed manual transmission. No, an automatic is not available.
The 2014 Audi R8 is a very special car that requires special assembly techniques. And to remind us that the R8 isn’t just built on a run-of-the-mill production line, Audi has produced the following video showcasing the handcrafted process required to build the supercar.
The short clip features just a few of the 241 specialists who help construct the R8. Just under 5200 components go into the supercar and the video emphasizes the amount of care and detail that goes into installing each part, from the taillights to the four-ringed badge on the hood.
This video is meant to entice X Games organizers to choose Motown over the Queen City (Charlotte, NC), Silicon Hills (Austin, TX), and the Windy City (Duh). It needs to happen. Detroit is a ready-made X Games arena, and what could be cooler than motorcross running through the old Packard plant? But don’t take my word for it. Just watch this video.
Seeking a greater challenge for Godzilla, Nissan recently turned to watchmaker Oris so that it could drag race the GT-R with an ex-Swiss Air Force vintage Hawker Hunter fighter jet.
No matter how many times supercars challenge jets, the videos never get old. Though we can’t understand any German, the GT-R versus Hunter video starts as you’d expect, with Godzilla getting the early jump on the British-built fighter. Will the Nissan GT-R hold out for the victory? Check out the video to find out. The action starts around 3:28.
Though rally driver Ken Block may be the undisputed king of automotive viral videos, drift drivers have been getting into the game recently. Formula Drift’s Vaughn Gittin Jr. took his Ford Mustang RTR to Saudi Arabia for a bit of sideways action, and now “Mad” Mike Whiddett has taken his Mazda RX-7 with about 750 hp up the Crown Range in Queenstown, New Zealand.
New Zealand’s highest paved roadway, the 6.5-mile Crown Range course peaks at 3,530 feet and features 47 corners. The run is a mix of high, medium and low -speed bends that beg to be attacked sideways. Steel barriers flank the road on one side and exposed rock boxes the car in on the other.
The video shows Mad Mike’s Red Bull Mazda RX-7 tackle consecutive hairpin turns, drive flat out over a long straight, and then rein it all back in at the top of the mountain.
Audi’s latest video combines the sexy and fast S7 and a favorite Star Trek character. Spock fans should have no issues catching the one-liners used in the short clip, which features Leonard Nimoy, who played Spock in the original television series, and Zachary Quinto, who will play the role in the recent movie reboot.
The spot plays up a friendly rivalry between the Audi S7-driving new Spock, and the original Spock, Nimoy, who rolls in a Mercedes-Benz CLS. It all involves golf, country clubs, Leonard singing about Bilbo Baggins…and, well, you just need to watch how it all plays out as the pair cruises to the club on a loser-buys-lunch bet. In addition to the verbal jabs between the two Spocks, Audi sprinkles in a few knocks against the Benz, including Nimoy’s struggle to get his golf clubs in the car, resulting in a disgruntled look and an F-bomb. In the end, one Spock uses the Vulcan Death Grip to win the race.