Friday, April 23, 2010

Ferrari 599XX production-derived sports car record at the Nordschleife - 6:58.16

The Ferrari 599XX is the first ever production-derived sports car to break the 7-minute barrier on the classic 20.832 km Nordschleife circuit, lapping in 6 min 58.16 sec. Now some might question the definition of "production-derived ", but this is a pretty awesome lap. Enjoy!

[via World Car Fans] 

Monday, April 12, 2010

The Fire Spitting, Tank Slapping Ford Sierra RS Cosworth

I had to post this up because from the moment that I first saw this car I wanted one.  I even drove a Merkur XR4ti for awhile just because it was the closest thing that I could find in the states to the "made to race" rally beast.   Enjoy the sights and sounds of this wonder.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Car Porn Deluxe- "Return to Glory Edition"- BMW Practice for the 24 Hours at the Nurburgring

The BMW team prepares for the 24 Hours Race on the most challenging race track on earth - the Nürburgring-Nordschleife. Enjoy!(via Tim Hahne and Vimeo)

Ausdauertraining from tim hahne on Vimeo.

Porsche to Completely Switch to HyBrid Power for 2012 Model Year

Stuttgart -In a surprise move designed to allow Porsche to better compete with Tesla, Fisker and the Chevy Volt, the Chairman of Volkswagen AG, Mr. Ferdinand Piech, has announced that Porsche will be switching to Hybrid Power as the standard for their 2012 model line-up. The system will be known as Hybrid Porsche Control Rennsport Central Integration (HyPoCRaCI)

In his press release Mr. Piech states "In order to better suit the evolving needs of Porsche Owners, and to provide benefit to the Environment, Porsche feels that the move to HyPoCraCI is an important first step is making up for all of the oil that our cars have spilled at race tracks around the world." When questioned about the impact that Porsche's New System will have on the environment Mr Piech responded, "...Sure we know that most Porsche owners never take their cars out the garage, so we know that the impact will be minimal, but just think how emissions will be reduced at the Starbucks drive through line." he added, "I see a future where barristas accross america breath fresh clean air."

Happy April Fools Day

Michael Skeen, VIR, Ferrari F430 and one Fast Monte Carlo

Some fun video of Mr. Michael Skeen working through the field at a NASA Mid-Atlantic event in a Ferrari F430 Challenge car. The Ferrari sounds amazing, and there are some surprisingly fast cars in the field including what appears to be the world's fastest Monte Carlo. Enjoy.