SEMA Mustang Build Powered by Women 2013 Ford Mustang

SEMA Mustang Build Powered by Women 2013 Ford Mustang

1968 Shelby GT500KR

1968 Shelby GT500KR

2004 Subaru WRX STi

2004 Subaru WRX STi

Pro-Street 1967 Chevrolet Nova

Pro-Street 1967 Chevrolet Nova

1955 Chevy Stepside Pick Up Hotrod

1955 Chevy Stepside Pick Up Hotrod

1967 Volkswagen Bus

1967 Volkswagen Bus

Pro-Touring 1972 Chevrolet Nova

Pro-Touring 1972 Chevrolet Nova

2013 Shelby GT500 Cobra tribute

2013 Shelby GT500 Cobra tribute

2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28: ready to attack the track

2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28

Today Chevrolet released pictures and details of the track orientated 2014 Camaro Z/28 at the New York Auto Show. The exterior has been redesigned to provide improved stability and cooling at high speeds. The Z/28 model name harkens back to the 302 cubic inch (5.0 L) 1967 Camaro which was introduced to participated in the SCCA Trans-Am 2 … [Read more...]

Video of how a differential works

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Have you every wondered what exactly is going on in a differential? When turning, how is one wheel able to turn faster than the other? What are the limitations? How does a limited slip differential work, and are there drawbacks? This University of Toyota videos starts with the basics using some excellent graphical animations to show exactly … [Read more...]

Radical SR8 crashes: best bystander reaction ever?

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Jalopnik found a video of a Radical SR8 being driven on a racetrack in Colombia where the driver has an off-track excursion. [The event confirms racecar physics, which dictates that cars speed up on grass.] The best part of the crash? The reaction of the infield work … [Read more...]

Should F1 drivers start by ice racing?

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We are watching the first Formula 1 qualifying session of 2013 and several drivers, including world champion Louis Hamilton, had issues with staying on the racing surface. At the same time we are watching some amateurs in a Chevrolet Camaro and an E30 BMW M3 exhibiting some impressive car control on ice. Having a car with too much power for the … [Read more...]

Turbo Hamsters

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Watch these hamsters overboost their wheel to the soundtrack of a turbo Toyota 2JZ. Maybe someone fed them too much NOS Energy Drink. http://youtu.be/DhIVtGS3-dk [P.S. You should join us today on OctaneNation.] … [Read more...]

Video of top gear helicopter crash passes 14M views

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Top Gear Korea was filming their own car (Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1) vs helicopter (Cobra AH-1) race and things went terrible wrong for one of the machines. The helicopter was making a maneuver at the end of the race and came down hard on the ground next to the runway. Thankfully neither pilot nor anyone else was seriously injured. As … [Read more...]

Ford Capri with Cosworth V6: how to not dyno an engine

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The car sounded a bit off right from the beginning but these guys in Finland didn't let it stop them from continuing to make pulls on their Rototest dyno. A very ugly engine knock can be heard around the 3:00 minute mark after the engine returns to idle. They make another pull and the engine knock quickly becomes a death rattle and they shut things … [Read more...]

Audi connect – the new dimension of driving pleasure?

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Audi showcased their "Piloted Driving" concept at CES and while the ability to press a button and have your car drive off and find a parking spot is interesting, it's not exactly what we first think of when told the words "driving pleasure". Has Audi (marketing) lost the plot or is it just a way to distance themselves from The Ultimate Driving … [Read more...]

Turbo Fever – Magnus Walker and his 1976 Porsche Turbo Carrera

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Do you suffer from turbo fever? Based on this short film featuring Magnus Walker and one of his many air-cooled 911's it would seem the best cure for turbo fever is a blast through the canyons of California. Do you suffer from the same malady? What is your preferred treatment? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3mBl5se4lg … [Read more...]

Strippers Cars for Cash: Subaru Impreza v Mitsubishi Evo

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Did the title grab your attention? The Brits again showoff their ability to create quality 'reality' shows. Don't believe me? Watch an episode of The Apprentice UK and then the pitiful US counterpart. We won't even mention Top Gear UK vs Top Gear US. In any case, if you have a spare 45 minutes check out this competition of 'professional' car … [Read more...]