The Porsche 918 Spyder lapped the dreaded Nurburgring in 6:57 — and that’s impressive. But that monster lap time may or may not have just been trumped courtesy of one McLaren test driver and a 903-horsepower P1.
Believe it or not, there are a lot of restrictions that go into many of today’s modern Formula 1 cars. Regulations limiting amount of downforce, power, etc. But what if someone gave Red Bull Racing the keys to build an open-wheel race car– sans F1 regulations? Well, it would likely present itself a piece of racing perfection, as you can plainly see here.
Last week, we mentioned that the suddenly disappearing windshield glass was one of the things that could take us right out of an otherwise good movie. We asked you to come up with the things that blow action movies for car fans and BoldRide readers did not disappoint:
If you thought Ford had an answer to the Camaro Z/28‘s impressive lap time…they might– but who knows? While it was rumored that the GT500 ran close to the same time as the Z/28, that time wasn’t anywhere near official by anyone’s standards. And according to SVTPerformance.com, we’re likely never going to know.
In this holiday season, we have much to be thankful for. As automotive types, it always feels like the walls are closing in on us. With automated gearboxes, rising fuel economy regulations, and more intrusive safety tech, it seems like were losing the battle for ‘awesome.’ The small amount of unbridled vehicular excellence left in the automotive world is something to be cherished. Here are the things for which BoldRide is thankful. (Without these items, we’d probably be out of a job)
“Kit car” immediately makes you think of some half-put together MG-TD replica on a Pinto chassis, but there were cars sold in kit form that inspire a lot of lust. The Beck Spider is one, and this 1965 Devin D is another. It’s up on eBay, and the auction is set to end Sunday, November 24, so get on it quick.
I’ve got two kids – a nine-year-old daughter and a four-year-old son – so I’ve read a lot of children’s literature over the last decade. A lot. Most of it is dull-witted, repetitive crap designed specifically to insult a child’s natural intelligence. The Little Red Racing Car is not that kind of book. Instead, it is a wonderfully written and illustrated book you’ll enjoy reading to your kids or your nieces and nephews, just as much as they enjoy hearing it.
You know what the only thing better than a brand new Lamborghini is? A brand new racing Lamborghini, especially one that looks like this. It’s the all-new, all-black Reiter Engineering Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 FL2, and it’s coming to a track near you.
Continuing its GT3 commitment into 2014, Lamborghini and Reiter Engineering have teamed up to develop this one of a kind raging bull. Based on the new Gallardo MY13, the racer will take to the track later this year, continuing its progression into the 2014 season.
If you already thought the Toyota GT 86 (aka Scion FR-S) was unfathomably cool, prepare to have your mind blown. Toyota — the same automaker responsible for the Camry and Corolla — says its hard at work on a GT 86 rally car. Like off road, in the dirt.
The CS-R3, as it’s been titled, isn’t ready to compete with the big boys of WRC just yet. Rather, it’s going to take a spin in the lower R3 class featuring upgrades like a six-speed sequential gearbox, upgraded brakes, engine, aerodynamics, etc.
Jointly developed between Porsche and Volkswagen, and intended to replace one vehicle in each manufacturer’s lineup, the Porsche 914 should’ve been an early triumph for Ferdinand Piëch. However, due to poor marketing, infighting between the Porsche and Piëch families, s-l-o-w performance, and a high price, the 914 never reached its full potential.
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