A couple months ago, Lamborghini set the Nurburgring lap record in a production car with a time of 6:52, beating the Porsche 918 Spyder. In previous weeks, McLaren has already beaten their record. In fact, the McLaren P1 LM completely shattered their record with a time of 6:43.2.
Yeah, you read that right. McLaren beat Lamborghini’s record by about 9 seconds.
The McLaren P1 LM is a track car modified to be street legal by the company Lanzante. The car was originally a P1 GTR, which is designed for the track and was not legally allowed on the street. Lanzante then took that car and modified it to become street car.
McLaren never officially timed the P1 GTR around the ‘Ring, and since Lanzante isn’t officially backed by McLaren, they took their modified LM and took it for a drive.
Aston Martin began talking about the 2019 Valkyrie over a year ago. First code named the AM-RB 001, it’s now being called the Aston Martin Valkyrie. They first came out with the Vulcan, the new DB11, and now this will be here some time in 2019? This company is working wonders.
When Aston first announced the Valkyrie, they said their goal was to have about 1 horsepower per kilogram (1 kilogram is about 2.2 pounds). It seems that the Aston Martin team may have exceeded that goal and left themselves some comfortable wiggle room.
What’s the Aston Martin Valkyrie Made Of?
Dubbed an “F1 car for the road” by Jalopnik, the Valkyrie is going to be properly insane if the latest reports are correct. We know it’s going to be a hybrid making around 1130 horsepower. Around 1000 of that is going to come from 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12. The remaining 130ish horses are reportedly going [...]
Chevrolet has done it again and blown our minds with the performance their big, burly V8’s can produce. This time, the new Camaro ZL1 1LE is doing the impressing with its lap around Germany’s Nürburgring.
The 1LE is the track-ready performance package of an already extremely track capable Chevy Camaro ZL1. It features a giant carbon fiber wing in the back and a massive front splitter aiding in downforce around corners. The wing alone is capable of producing 300 pounds of downforce! The ZL1 1LE also comes with exclusive Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3R tires.
As a result, many companies are calling the Camaro ZL1 1LE the “hottest Camaro of all time.” We believe this to be quite accurate, and let us explain why.
The new Aston Martin DB11 is an absolute beast. In fact, Aston Martin managed to couple extreme luxury with amazing performance in a way that’ll make you think twice before buying any other GT. From the sound, the looks, the engine, and just about every aspect of the car, it’s quite possibly become the ultimate grand tourer.
There’s Something Special Under the Hood
The Aston Martin DB11 has an all new twin-turbocharged V12 under the hood. Now I know you’re asking yourself why they didn’t put a naturally aspirated engine under the hood. We thought that same thing when we took our first look at the car. Amazingly, Aston Martin managed to keep the V12 growl from the engine despite the turbos. We feel that this makes up for getting rid of natural aspiration.
This English V12 makes 600 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque and is fitted with a fantastic 8-speed automatic transmission. The [...]
2017 has already been a fantastic year for the performance car world. There’s been a bunch of highly anticipated cars released (or announced) this year, but we decided to narrow it down to our top 5 favorites and share them with you.
5. 2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R
The 2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R has to be one of the best (if not the best) sounding cars ever produced. This is partly thanks to the flat-plane crank that vicious 526 horsepower American V8 uses.
The GT350R is equipped with a beautiful sounding supercharger and comes fitted with 2 Recaro bucket seats in the front that grip your body amazingly through the corners.
Though the Shelby GT350R comes without the back bucket seat, you can have it reinstalled from the factory for [...]