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Group B Rally Racing will Get Your Blood Pumping


It’s Monday and it’s December, a deadly combination.  It’s hard to find the energy, and will power, to get out of bed in the morning.  If you’re still feeling grogy, here’s a vid of some old-school Group B-er’s hitting the dusty trails at 80+ MPH.  Better than your average triple expresso…

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Hennessey CTS-V: So Fast, On-Star Called


It’s not very often that a car is so blindingly fast that it’s on board computer management systems thinks there’s a problem. Well if it’s going to happen to anyone, it’s going to happen to John Hennessy and his crew. Watch as their 700 pony-pushing CTS-V runs an 11 second quarter-mile, and then procedes to alert On-Star because .99 G’s of acceleration registers as a “vehicle event”.

PS: This CTS-V SCREAMS!

Supposedly, it was the best drift ever…


Looks pretty crazy to me, but I don’t know if it’s as good as Ken Blocks drifting stunts.

 

Via the Examiner

Why Do Rally Drivers Need Co-Pilots?


Subaru-Rally-Car

Friends have asked me this question before. They seem to think its as easy as knowing the race course, kinda like F1.  But rally is totally different; the courses are longer, road conditions vary and there are obstacles around every turn, not to mention fans hanging out on the track.

Watch as Irish rally driver Jimmy Deane pushes a Ford Escort MkII to the limits.  Driving instructions come from Barry Meade, the co-driver, whose driving instruction is so overwhelmingly positive, you’d think his day job was being a motivational speaker.

 

Via AutoBlog and their sources…

Incredible Video: Car Narrowly Misses Being T-Boned in an Intersection


It really doesn’t get much closer than this…

National Geographic Tours the Lambo Factory


In NG’s latest documentary, they head to the Lamborghini factory to find out how much work goes into building a raging bull. In this video, they show the attention to detail that the technicians use when painting the body panels.

Gymkhana 2.1


That’s right, it’s version 2.1; a minor upgrade? Not really, it’s more like something to keep you happy until the release of Gymkhana 3. Ken Block, master of all things drift, teamed up with Rob Deryk from MTV’s Fantasy Factory to release this 2-part’s crazy, 1-part parody video to show just how safe reckless you can be using a 540+hp STi and a go cart.  Looks like fun!

What Does ₩161,000,000 Buy You?


Spirra Turbo

₩ is the symbol for the Korean Won, their form of the Dollar.  161,000,000 Won sounds like a lot, and it is, roughly equating to $130,000 bucks.  For that, you could by a Corvette ZR1 and a few extra sets of tires.  Or you could buy a tricked out GT-R and mob the streets with all wheel drive prowess.  But now there’s a new option, and it’s price just so happens to be $131K.  They call it the Spirra, and it’s a quick little devil. Using a 2.7-liter V6 Hyundai engine, lifted from a Tiburon, the creator was able to squeeze out 400 horsepower by throwing on a sizable supercharger.  That’s the Spirra S, and for a car that weighs just 2,200 pounds with a full tank of gas, that’s a real nice power-to-weight ratio.  But if it want’s to compete with the aformentioned ZR1 and GT-R, or even Ferrari’s and Lambo’s, it would probably need 25% more to hold it’s own.  So they creators went back to the drawing board and threw on a turbo.  Crank the boost and you net 500 ponies from a car that weights a Keg more than an Elise.

The Spirra Turbo has a top speed in the 200+ MPH range, so you can bet that it will keep up with just about anything. Here’s a video of it dusting an F430.  The racing starts around the 3:35 mark.

The Ford Fiesta: Will it Blend?


Maybe the better question is, what doesn’t blend?

Hyundai & Co. Slice and Dice Footage, Hot Climb Attack Video Emerges


There’s been no shortage of Pikes Peak videos this year, here’s another to wet your palate.

Those Lucky Dog’s at AutoBlog


I’m a car fanatic.  And I appreciate hybrid technology and recognize for a number of reasons that it’s something should adopt on a large scale.  That said, my true passion lies in performance.  There is nothing like hearing a high-revving V12 at wide open throttle, or an American V8 grunt it’s torque levels from 2,000 RPM.  This is why many get in the journalism game, to have the shot at personally reviewing cars they could probably never afford, or at least justify owning.

Johnny over at AutoBlog just got his hands on a 2010 GTR for review and he ran into a pack of animals that only Godzilla could properly challenge; the Ferrari F355 Spyder, Ferrari F430 Spyder, BMW M6 and the Dodge Viper SRT10.  Just another day for the autobloggers, must be nice…

Video: Rhys Millen Rocks the Pikes Peak Hill Climb


Rhys Millen Pikes Peak Finish Line

Although Ford was unable to break the 10 minute barrier this year at the PPIHC, Rhys Millen did smash the two wheel drive record for the mountain, setting the bar at 12:09:397. He was driving his supped-up, Red Bull sponsored Hyundai Genesis for the run. If you want to check out his record-breaking run, hit the jump…

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Want to see two cops fighting?


Talk about clever advertising…

So How Good of a Mechanic Are You?


If you’re a shade-tree mechanic like me, you know that most jobs can be accomplished with a decent set of tools, a breaker bar, a torque wrench and maybe a few bloody knuckles. But do you have what it takes to be a professional? Could you tear down a motor and put it back together? What about bigger jobs. If you had the installation manual and the right tools, could you assemble one of the most complex machines in the world? If you think so, take a quick look at what it takes to put together the F/A-18F Super Hornet. Job applications can be forwarded to the US Air Force.

A Great Tribute to Rally


I don’t know about you guys, but rally racing has a special place in my heart. The raw horsepower, ungodly amounts of torque and the anti-lag systems just scream raw power. Unfortunately you won’t get to hear any engines in this video, but it does have an excellent soundtrack. Sit back and soak up some rally heritage.

If that doesn’t quite do it for you, here’s another with a more modern score. It’s an oldie but goodie:

Michael Jackson Fan Kicks the Repo Man in his Junk over a Delorean


Good timing? Not really. A publicity stunt? Maybe. Funny as hell? Yes.

Ferrari FXX Runs the Top Gear Test Track


For all the Top Gear fans out there, the last show was a real doozy. Not only did the Top Gear presenters suggest that Michael Schumacher was the Stig, but they actually un-helmeted him on the show. He later ran Ferrari’s FXX around the test track; for those of you who missed the last episode, I won’t spoil it for you, but here’s the video so you can see how slow incredibly fast Schumacher is.

What do you think? Is Shummie the real stig? Is he the only Stig?

The 1 Horsepower Drift Machine


When winter comes and the snow starts rolling in, this is what the Amish do for fun.

The Coolest Video You Are Going to See in the Next 12 Hours


Street Fighter Destroy Car

Ah the internet.  It is a never ending source of knowledge, entertainment and Fail blog photos.  By tomorrow morning, there will undoubtedly be a funnier, more redickulous video than this one, but for now, you can enjoy the awesome power of this real life street fighter.

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Parallel Parking Fail


And we thought this gal was bad