Saturday, April 26, 2008

Ken Block - Subaru Rally Driver

Awesome video of rally driver Ken Block in his Monster Energy, Subaru WRX STI rally spec, driving on the slopes in winter beside snowboarders and skiers.
Forget the ski's and boards next winter holiday, take the Subaru-

Friday, April 25, 2008

Time Lapse video documents drive across the USA

Music video for a song called "Behind" by a "Laquer".
Every second of the drive was one frame of film, and at night it was every 10 seconds per frame,
check it out:

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Audi R8 - T.v spot - "Slowest car [Audi] ever made"

The fastest production Audi - The all new R8, is being called "The Slowest car audi have ever built"
if you want to see why the new supercar from Audi is being called this, check out the video:

...somehow i dont think the Audi R8 production line is actually a white room with a white floor and just 1 single car being produced at a time.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Porsche 911 - Facelifted GT3 on the Nurburgring

Spy photographers have snapped the next model of the Porsche 911 GT3 RS in disguise, testing on the outskirts of Nurburg, Germany. The newer, upgraded 911 due for release late this year, or early 2009, will benifit from direct injection, as is the case witht he GT3 RS seen here. However, the GT3 and GT3RS [RennSport] will not be available with the 7 speed PDK automated manual transmission - as this is a track oriented car, it will only come with 3 pedals.
This is undoubtedly a facelift model because of the slimmer, led taillights, and it is obviously the GT3 RS because of the rear spoiler, rollcage, and its use of a 911 "widebody" as the base.
The biggest question is how much more power will be available from the naturally aspirated flat 6, Porsche will undoubtedly up the ante due to the introduction of the Nissan GT-R, along with other bargain ringstormers such as the Corvette ZR-1.


Sunday, April 20, 2008

2010 Honda/Acura NSX - V10

The flagship of the Honda brand, the NSX was axed from the range several years ago, and lately rumurs have been spreading about the release of an all new Acura/Honda NSX to come out in 2010.
Honda's all new NSX was to be released in production form at last years Tokyo Auto Show, but Honda designers were still in disagreement about the final design - hence it being a no-show.
The news is that Honda will launch the Acura brand, which until now has only existed in north america, with the release of the 2010 Acura NSX, powered by an F1 inspired 4.5 liter V10 which is estimated to produce about 550bhp, and mounted in the front of the car.
More news as it comes-

Aston Martin - V8 Vantage N400 & DB9 LeMans

For the upcoming Frankfurt motor show, Aston Martin will display a handful of racing inspired special editions, the result of recent achievements at the Nϋrburgring 24-hour races and Le Mans.
Aston Martin will showcase 2 new special editions; the V8 Vantage N400 and the Aston Martin DB9 Le Mans alongside the DBS next week in Germany.
The DB9 LM is a road going special editon DB9 coupe, available only with a touchtronic transmission, "Sarth Silver" paint finish and red brake calipers. In the interior, black leather with perforated inserts, a unique "tertre rouge" facia trim, and a specially numbered sill plaque. The DB9 LM special editon also comes with the DB9 sports pack as standard along with colour keyed and diamond turned alloy wheels. The DB9 LM celebrates Aston Martin's GT1 win in the Le Mans 24hr endurance classic last June with the DBR9.

The V8 Vantage N400 is another celebratory release, signifying Aston Martin's achievements at the Nϋrburgring where the V8 Vantage N24 factory race car was successful in the ADAC 24-hour race.
The Vantage N400 was tested, like all Aston Martin road cars, extensively on the Nϋrburgring Nordschleife circuit where the car recently broke the 8 minute benchmark around the legendary 14-mile circuit.
The special edition N400 gains from a power upgrade to 400hp and 420Nm of torque, produced by the 4.3 litre front mounted V8. The suspension is also re-worked, with the introduction of a sports pack, comprising of lightweight aluminium wheels with a graphite finish, up-rated springs and dampers and a new rear anti-roll bar (for the Coupe). The Vantage N400 also includes exterior design changes, including a revised side sill design, Magnum Silver bonnet and side strake meshes, clear rear lamp lenses and a bright finish grille.

Interior additions include black perforated leather seats, machine finished alloy facia trim and a unique numbered sill plaque. The Vantage N400 will be offered in three new exterior colours; Bergwerk Black, Lightning Silver or Karussell Orange, with either Sportshift automated manual or conventional manual transmission and in either Coupe or Roadster forms. Additionally, the Vantage N400 comes equipped with a range of normally optional equipment, including Satellite Navigation, 700W Aston Martin Premium Audio System, Bluetooth telephone preparation, HID headlamps, cruise control and memory/heated seats.


Aston Martin press release

Porsche Cayman -Turbo spotted at the Nurburgring.

The people from have spotted this special Porsche Cayman doing laps of the 'ring,
although it doesnt look too out of the ordinary in the photo's, the photographer claims it had the sound of a Turbo.
It's registered on Ludwigsburg license plates, so it's more than likely an official Porsche A.G. car, but porsche have always stipulated that the Cayman will remain between, and was intended to - fill the gap between the Boxster and the 911. Porsche had held back, and restricted the real potential of the Cayman when it was in pre-production stages so that it would keep its place on the ladder - strictly between the Boxster and the 911.

So surely they couldnt go against their word and actually produce the Turbo Cayman... I hope they lied.
The reason why i hope the people in suits at Porsche are a bunch of liars, is because, the Cayman is lighter than the 911, the Cayman is cheaper than the 911, the engine is in a better position, the handling is better, and with a Turbo engine - the Cayman would be faster than the 911.


Bridge To Gantry
source for everything on the Nurburgring Nordschleife