Thrilling Goodwood Revival Whitsun Trophy race | Onboard Chinook CanAm car

Sit back and enjoy Saturday's Whitsun Trophy race from the Goodwood Revival from the perspective of a 1966 Chinook Mk2 CanAm car. Watch the drag race start and oversteer at 100+ mph. Thrilling stuff! http://youtu.be/_g5_vzksOiE … [Read more...]

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...]

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

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?

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

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...]

Top Fuel dragster + turbo = (tire) smoke

Enjoy this video of a turbocharged top fuel drag racer from 1984!   … [Read more...]

McLaren M6B photo

Blue McLaren M6B racecar

I'd like to share a photo that I took and processed to create a unique look. What do you think? Click below to see a larger version. You can then easily share it with your friends. [P.S. You should join us today on OctaneNation.]   … [Read more...]

First Top Gear Episode of Season 19: Pagani Huayra, Bentley Continental GT Speed, Clarkson P45 [SPOILER ALERT]

Top Gear S19E01 Bentley Continental Speed GT jumping in WRC Rally

The very popular, estimated to have 350 million views per week, new Top Gear episode aired tonight. It was a good one. The featured cars included a Pagani Huayra and Bentley Continental GT Speed, and Homeland star Damian Lewis. The 230 MPH Pagani Huayra sports a twin-turbo and intercooled 6.0L V12 (producing 720 BHP) and connected to a 7 speed … [Read more...]

$100k+ 1968 Shelby GT500KR abandoned; many ask if it’s for sale

1968 Shelby GT500KR, blue with white stripes

A thread on Reddit has emerged which shows a picture of a 1968 Shelby GT500KR that appears to have been left out in the elements to rust away. The title claims that it is 1 of 4 that was produced in blue with white stripes. With some 933 produced in 1968 it seems unlikely there were only 4 produced in this color but this author was not able to find … [Read more...]

Rick Champagne of Arizona buys Batmobile. He knew it was his.

When asked about his $4.2M purchase of the Batmobile from George Barris at the Barrett-Jackson auction, Champagne said "I knew it would be mine." If you put your mind to something, and in the this case your checkbook, in true Batman style Champagne shows that anything is possible. Not much is known about Rick Champagne other than he lives in … [Read more...]