Three-time ALMS GT and winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans Patrick Long stops by the garage with his brain-child, a 1985 Porsche 911 Carrera that he transformed into an East African Safari Rally car and Jay is ready to put it through its paces.
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To understand why no production car has ever hit 300 mph, we need to understand aerodynamic drag, rolling resistance, cooling systems, parasitic losses, and tires. This video does not make you a master on any of these subject, but hey, it is interesting.
11 radiators. 16 cylinders. 1,500 horses. How Bugatti built the monstrous Chiron
A Bugatti is more of a work of art with four wheels than a car. And new models don’t come around very often. When one is introduced, the entire auto industry sits up and takes notice.
Introduced at the Geneva show, the Chiron receives an 8.0-liter W16 engine that uses four turbochargers to generate a jaw-dropping 1,500 horsepower and 1,180 pound-feet of torque from 2,000 all the way up to 6,000 rpm. That’s enough power to fling the carbon fiber-bodied coupe from zero to 62 mph in 2.5 seconds, from zero to 124 mph in less than 6.5 seconds, and from zero to 186 mph in 13.5 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited to 261 mph, though insiders suggest the Chiron maxes out at over 290 mph when … More
Motorhead magazine teams up with Luke Huxham to give you a glimpse into the life of three young at heart car maniacs that own three extremely unique Le Mans’ cars, the Mazda 767B, a Jaguar XJ220LM and the already famous road going Porsche 962C.
You may think these cars should be put in a garage or museum for safe keeping, but that is not the case here. Some of them still spend their lives racing around the circuit while others can be found hunting the streets for speed.