With the aim of proving that they got what it takes to survive the daunting 12-hour race, the Malaysia Merdeka Endurance Race had always attracted numerous participations from racing teams all over. And with these participations, a lot of impressive racing machines showed up with various setups and complex aerodynamics, instantly showing that they really mean business in crossing the checkered flag after a long and hard race.
Based on the Lotus Exige. Powered by a twin-turbo V8 with 1200hp and 1537Nm of torque, weighs in at only 1220kg, and that effectively makes it more powerful than a Veyron. It’s able to accelerate to 100km/h in 2.4-seconds, before a hitting a top speed of 440km/h. This my friends, is the Hennessey Venom GT, a true supercar down to the very last nut.
The Nissan GT-R has always stacked itself up against the best in its class and even stronger opponents, probably that’s why comparisons involving it and other, more powerful and able cars will always take place. Here’s a drag battle between the R35 GT-R and the fastest car in the world, the Bugatti Veyron on near empty Russian highways. The winner is quite obvious actually but what really caught my eye happens at 2min 47sec, is that a NOS shot GTR? Just judging from the colour of the flames and how rapidly it picked up speed to catch the Veyron, it could just be. Other than that, kudos to dragtimes.info for this amazing showdown.
According to a report by Autocar UK, Bugatti will start production of the 16 C Galibier Concept hyper sedan in 2013. The source behind the apparent confirmation was not revealed but because of the recession, Bugatti, being the smallest but most exclusive in the VW Group, had not taken priority at high-level discussions. Read the rest of this entry »
I’ll never understand rich folks, but I guess when you have all the money in the world, you can do whatever you like and it doesn’t matter if it makes sense or not. Some mega-rich like traveling around the world in a hot air balloon, while others buy tickets to the moon, but here’s one rich dude who has just traded in his US$1.6million “fastest-car-in-the-world” Veyron for a much lesser machine – the US$100,000 Corvette ZR1. A move that has baffled car fans around the world. Read the rest of this entry »
Here’s a taste of the middle east. Thanks to Ahdal for the coverage at the Forums, Dubai Sport Motor Show 2009 (all pictures). The 10th Dubai Motorshow. Ended just last month. It is the largest, most exclusive motor show of the middle east, And when it comes to Dubai, over the top is an understatement. There isn’t a hint of recession judging from the show quality. If you’re expecting a showcase of the latest of exotic cars, you’d be wrong. They don’t do ordinary. When a loaded middle eastern buys something, he needs it to be exclusive. Which explains the show. Thousands of international exhibitors put up their latest masterpieces with the keyword, “ultra-exclusive”. Read the rest of this entry »
An update to the Bugatti Veyron that ended up in a saltwater lake somewhere in Texas. The driver of the Veyron apparently claims that a pelican distracted him and that resulted in him “amphibionising” the fastest car in the world. This new video shows the Veyron moments before the big splash and it provides one crucial piece of evidence, there was no pelican in sight. Proof that the driver is one of those with too much money and little skill? The evidence certainly points that way.
The video above is part 1 of a four part series which are available after jump. If you have 40 minutes to kill, then this is the best way to do it as the video shows the Mclaren’s inaugural run at the 1995 Le Mans. The Mclaren F1 took the world by storm when it was first introduced in the early 90′s, now nearly two decades later, it is still considered the ultimate roadcar with an engineering feat no other supercar manufacturer has rivaled. It took the quad-turbocharged Veyron to beat the naturally aspirated Mclaren and even then, the Mclaren is much quicker on track.
The Mclaren F1 has won generations of admirers and will continue to win generations more as its no-compromise philosophy will be hard to implement today with stringent safety standards and emission controls. Here’s a four part series celebrating the Mclaren F1, Gordon Murray talks us through the technology behind it and a racing legend much ahead of it’s time. Read the rest of this entry »
Richard Hammond comes up with some pretty spectacular duels, remember the Bugatti Veyron vs Mclaren F1 in Abu Dhabi? Or how about the Murcielago SV vs Mercedes Mclaren 722? This time he comes up with another great duel but it’s not with Top Gear. Presenting with another famous British show called Brainiac, Hamster pits a Honda CBR1000RR (or Fireblade if you like it that way) against a golf ball hit by a crew member and a firecracker. The winner? You’ll have to watch the video above. Read the rest of this entry »