Vaughn Gittin Jr. almost out-drifted by RC car

2 February, 2012 Auto, Video No comments
Vaughn Gittin Jr. almost out-drifted by RC car

To get the word out, Gittin Jr., K&N, Monster Energy and Falken Tire crafted a video demonstrating just what happens when the drifter can't get his hands on the scale Mustang. An epic chase ensues, with the RC car taking a little "How it's Made" tour of the K&N factory

Nissan JUKE-R Street Race in Dubai

2 February, 2012 Auto, Video No comments
Nissan JUKE-R Street Race in Dubai
You ask, what happens when you come a Nissan Juke with a 480-horsepower heart? You get supercar beater, Juke-R! To prove its point, Nissan UK took its one of a kind super-crossover down to Dubai for a little supercar street racing.

So what did Nissan line its Juke-R against? No, not other crossovers, but a pack of the meanest supercars on the market: the Ferrari 458 ItaliaLamborghini Gallardo andMercedes-Benz SLS AMG.

BUGATTI Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Special Edition

29 January, 2012 Auto, Previews No comments
BUGATTI Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Special Edition

If you loved the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport, than I’m sure this Special Edition will rock your socks, especially in the bumble bee colorway shown at this year’s Dubai International Motor Show. Three colors were brought to the show, which also included a blue carbon and green/silver, the yellow and black carbon fiber Veyron’s colorway continues on the interior with seats finished in yellow leather with black stitching and a middle console, dashboard, and steering wheel all decked out in black. While the drivetrain remained untouched, which makes this car the fastest street legal convertible on the market, the Grand Sport still is capable of hitting 1,001-hp through its 8.0-liter W-16 engine and hitting 60mph in less than 2.5 seconds. With a price tag of $2,000,000 only 150 units will be produced. So make sure when your writing that check, that you have nerves of steel.

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Ford shows us a fresh new face for its 2013 Fusion NASCAR racer

26 January, 2012 Auto, Previews No comments
Ford shows us a fresh new face for its 2013 Fusion NASCAR racer

Win on Sunday, sell on Monday. It’s a marketing motto nearly as old as racing itself, but while today’s NASCAR stock cars may have about as much in common with the cars they represent as a Halloween superhero costume from Walmart will actually give your kid superpowers, NASCAR remains the biggest spectator sport in America. So you can imagine that participating automakers would think themselves foolish to pass up the opportunity to make the connection in fans’ eyes to cars they can actually buy at their local dealership.

That’s why the “stock cars” packing Chevrolet engines carry the name and tacked-on fascia of the Impala SSDodge racers that of the Charger, while Toyota models are made to look like theCamry and Ford makes its racers resemble the Fusion. The Blue Oval has gone with the Fusion since 2006, but before that it was the Taurus, and for the better part of two decades prior, the Thunderbird. Now that Ford has released a radically redone Fusion, however, it has updated its NASCAR racer to reflect its new look.

The 2013 Ford Fusion NASCAR Sprint Cup car is the product of a year’s worth of design and aerodynamics work, and it’s intended to bridge the widening gap between production and race car. It will undergo what you can bet will be rigorous testing throughout this year in preparation for its race debut at the Daytona 500 in February 2013. Via: autoblog

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2014 corvette spy photos

26 January, 2012 Auto, Previews No comments
2014 corvette spy photos

  • This is the first time a prototype of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette has been caught on camera.
  • The final production version is expected to debut at the Detroit auto show in 2013.
  • The Corvette will retain its traditional front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout and feature a small-block V8.

 

KAPUSKASING, Ontario — Spy photographers have caught a glimpse of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette undergoing cold-weather testing in Canada. It’s the first time that the seventh-generation Corvette has been spotted in public.

The heavily camouflaged prototype reveals a few minor details about the upcoming sports car. It will clearly retain the classic long-nose, short-deck configuration of its predecessors, but the profile of the car will feature a more distinct wedge shape. There are two different prototypes seen here, each with its own wheel design. Not sure if this is indicative of two different models or simply an easy way to try different tires in the snow.

Shooters on the scene described an exhaust note that was most definitely of the V8 variety. Although our earlier Corvette Intelligence reportsuggested that a small-displacement turbocharged V8 might be used, the sound of this prototype was more in line with a more typical normally aspirated, large-displacement V8. Most speculation suggests that this Corvette with get a roughly 5.5-liter V8 that uses direct injection and variable valve timing to develop around 500 horsepower. Sources have toldInside Line that the C7 Corvette will also feature a seven-speed manual transmission.

The official unveil of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette is expected at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show early next year. : via insidelines.com

 

ElusiveMaG says: As the Corvette still remains to be one of the top high performance sports cars, I am curious to see if the C7 will remain elusive and carry refinement as well.

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Jordan 10 “city series”

23 January, 2012 Freshness 1 comment
Jordan 10 “city series”

By all accounts, the original Air Jordan 10 “City Series” was a thing of beauty. Regional releases added local and team pride, while the on-court connection created hardwood memories. With the “Chicago” 10s set to return tomorrow, isn’t it time for a revamped City Series? We think so. Nice Kicks calls for and creates five new “City Series” colorways that coincide with Jordan Brand’s current roster.

  • As Miami fans prepare to pre-order their Championship tees, they might want something special to match. Let’s shelve the South Beach shades and go with these.
  • Part 2? Though the OG is far from broke, a new era of Knicks needs a new colorway. Let Melo and Bibby sport these on hardwood, while Spike hurts feelings from the sidelines.
  • Lob City, Lob-Lob City, kicks. Chris Paul’s latest signature is crazy, but we still haven’t seen him in a retro PE since his first years in the NBA. We know the 13s are his favorites, but we’re thinking he’d go for a pair of these too.
  • Did green and gold work on Ray Ray’s 11s? Yes. While the Air Jordan 11 still sits as untouchable for new colorway drops, theJordan 10 is certainly fair game.No url attribute defined!