The Brits at Autocar Magazine have once again set up a very awe inspiring car shootout. The players in this test are the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4, a Porsche 911 GT2 RS and a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG. The winner is simple which car can be the first one down the mile runway.
We won’t ruin the results of the competition but we will say that the margin of victory was shocking to us. Before finding out the results, they asked if the new Lambo’s 250,000 GBP price tag is well justified when also taking into account that this machine packs 700 horses, is capable of reaching 62 mph from a standstill in less than 3.0 seconds (0 to 124 mph in less than seconds), and will do a top speed of 217 mph.
It is now time for you to watch the video but make sure your socks are on tight as the results may just try to blow them right off.
We were surprised by this video as by the title and after watching the first minute the whole thing seemed a little nerdy for me. However I quickly got into the content/physics of cornering speeds and angles as well as how to get away with hanging that great big flat 6 of the back end of that scary Porsche 911 GT2 RS.
It is worth the watch so if you have 5 minutes check it out. As Motor Trend takes out their full range of high speed cameras and focus’ them on the GT2 RS as it takes a high speed corner to analyze the science of the most powerful 911′s speed.
We love seeing super cars being allowed to do what they do best, going fast. So in this video we have a 2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS attempting to set a the fastest lap time record for “Street-legal Cars” as it races up to the top of Pikes Peak.
My favorite part is at the end when the kid is shouting out at the driver, you even drove it out here, Ya you drove it out here. It must be a very satisfying experience to drive a GT2 RS from you house to the track, race it, and then drive it back home. Let only hope that your friend in his pickup truck meets you there with you racing set of tires.
Couldn’t make your flight to Jolly old England last weekend, resulting in you missing the Goodwood Festival of Speed? No problem as today we have found A video of one of our favorite Car presenters Chris Harris taking the blazing fast Porsche 911 GT2 RS up the Hill Climb track. It is his live lap and he provided us with a play by play as it happens, however he never tell us his time. It looks fast from the in cabin perspective.
It was just on Monday when Evo Magazine posted a video of them challenging the Newest Supercar on the block the McLaren MP4-12C to a race. Not just any old race as they put the awesome McLaren MP4-12C against its most important rivals, the Ferrari 458 Italia, the Audi R8 V10, the Lamborghini Gallardo, the Porsche 911 GT2 RS, and the Mercedes SLS AMG.
If you haven’t yet seen it click on the link here to our post on Monday
In today’s episode we find our hero parked at the starting line of a drag race with the Ferrari 458 Italia to its right and the Noble M600 and Porsche 911 Turbo S to its left. How will our hero fair in this test…well click the link to find out: Evo Magazine Link to MP4-12C Drag Race
Gentle Men Start your Engines or should I say Engage your Traction Control
Car magazine is posted the video results of its super car shoot out yesterday afternoon and we have the link below. For those who didn’t read our post about the article last week this is the Ultimate Super car test. It is the same test that they are publishing in their July 2011 edition of the magazine which will be on newsstands June 22. The test puts the awesome McLaren MP4-12C against its most important rivals, the Ferrari 458 Italia, the Audi R8 V10, the Lamborghini Gallardo, the Porsche 911 GT2 RS, and the Mercedes SLS AMG.
The battle is epic and is the first one of its kind. Ben Collins is the test driver and he digs deep into his Sitg DNA to absolutely thrash the six cars around the track. He also does a nice job of explaining the highs and lows of each of the cars and makes me wish that Top Gear would have allowed his to speak about the hot laps on the Top Gear track. Sit back and enjoy the shoot out it is well worth the 10 minutes and the results will shock you. I know they surprised me.
Hot off the press the new Top Gear Season 17 commercial spot has been found and posted on YouTube. It is promoting the upcoming season and as usual it looks like it is going to be a good one. The date you want to circle is Sunday June 26th.
The other date that you will want to note is June 20th. That is when Car magazine is posting the video results of its super car shoot out. This is the same test that they are publishing in their July 2011 edition of the magazine which will be on newsstands June 22. This test is putting the awesome McLaren MP4-12C against its most important rivals, the Ferrari 458 Italia, the Audi R8 V10, the Lamborghini Gallardo, the Porsche 911 GT2 RS, and the Mercedes SLS AMG.
This battle should be epic and is the first one of its kind and also has a Top Gear twist as Ben Collins who we all know used to be the Stig will be the man behind the wheel. Check out that trailer below as well as the Results video right here at Car Rolodex on the 20th.
Let me start off by saying that I do enjoy reading EVO Magazine, and feel that in addition to CAR it is one of Britain’s best (Sorry Top Gear, you make a great TV show ). I also am a big Chris Harris fan and respect his option a great deal.
With all of that being said I was also a child growing up in the late 80’s and the Ferrari F40 would have to be one of my ultimate dream cars to drive. To this day I continue to believe that its styling and engine nuttery still stand up to, or surpass’ current supercars standards. Then there was the car that was in every exotic car calendar I have ever owned since I was 10, the Jaguar XJ220. To this day I have never seen one on the roads, so look out if you are with me when I do because when playing by the standard punch buggy rules I may have to knock you out.
In the two videos below Chris Harris outlines the evolution of Turbocharged super cars over the past 25 years. As he drives the Jaguar XJ220, Noble M600, Porsche 911 GT2 RS and Ferrari F40 over wet Welsh mountain roads. In his conclusion he doesn’t come right out and say what he is thinking in his summary statement, I assume you have to read the magazine for that.
I can save to you 12 dollars and read between the lines of what he says. The Porsche 911 GT2 RS is a technological marvel and would easily fight the Nissan GTR and McLaren MP4-12C for the best Turbo car for sale today. However the Ferrari F40 is still the legend, even without all of today’s electronic driver aids/nannies. It is still as good today as it was when it was launched in 1987!
If you want to read more about this comparison check it out in EVO Issue 157