Published on 11-13-2011 01:34 PM
The Mercedes GP team started the race with aggressive battle on their first lap. On the exit of the first corner, Nico ran wide which allowed Michael to pass him, but Nico never gave up and passed him after a brief wheel to wheel battle. After that Nico never looked back and finished the race 23 seconds ahead of his older team mate in sixth place. After being passed by Rosberg, Schumacher also fell to Force India's Sutil, but managed to pass him in the pits, to finish behind his teammate.
...Published on 11-12-2011 05:23 PM
We are waiting on more details as just this video was posted through a tweet which came from APR. We are guessing (but may be wrong) this is the same car that previously ran firstname.lastname@example.org. email@example.com would be a considerable improvement and this vehicle obviously has APR mods on the car. The vehicle also belongs to a user named "Primetime." We will post more details as soon as we get them, for now just enjoy the video and the new record.
...Published on 11-12-2011 11:22 AM
Well, so much for VW holding Porsche back to protect Audi. The Detroit Bureau reports Porsche is intent on growing as large as possible as fast as possible setting a very loft goal of doubling global sales by 2015. To do that in just 4 years would be absolutely incredible but Porsche is the most profitable automaker on the planet. The numbers look possible as they want to go from about 97,000 vehicles to 200,000+. The Cajun entry level SUV and the entry level roadster are the models Porsche is betting on that will push the sales numbers to their goal.
...Published on 11-12-2011 11:10 AM
Well, it is getting pretty boring posting qualifying reports with Vettel having the pole almost every time. This marks his 14th pole of the season tying the record for number of pole positions for one season set by Nigel Mansell. Nico Rosberg qualified in 7th followed immediately by Michael Schumacher in the 8th spot. Vettel will have a chance to break the record at the last race of the season in Brazil at the end of this month.
...Published on 11-12-2011 10:45 AM
The Nurburgring is one of the most famous race circuits in the world due to its history, length, and just how challenging it is. 24 hour races push teams to the very limit. The filmakers for this documentary accompanied the BMW Motorsport team from the first tests to the drive across the finish line detailing all the challenges along the way. As driver Andy Piraulx stated, "If you can conquer the Nürburgring, you can conquer anything." More info and how to order on the facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/24hours.film
...Published on 11-11-2011 10:30 AM
Prior Design makes a lot of nice body kits for a variety of cars. This one is a bit different than their other offerings as it is designed to update a 996 to look like a 997. This updated version of the kit looks better than what was posted previously as the wing make the rear of the car look cleaner and flow better which not something a large wing often does. Overall, we still think the best thing to do with a 996 that an owner wants to look like a 997 is to trade it in for one.
...Published on 11-11-2011 10:21 AM
Another congratulations to Renntech who keeps raising the bar! To our knowledge, this is the first 11 second X5 or X6 M in the world. The 114 MPH trap speed is also the fastest we have seen from the platform. What is surprising about that? This was all done with just a Renntech tune. The 5300 pound vehicle hit an astonishing 1.6 60 foot on runflat tires. Renntech will now be taking the X5 M to the next level with an exhaust, intake, downpipes, and modified turbos.
...Published on 11-11-2011 10:00 AM
The new ML63 AMG will be unveiled at the Los Angles International Auto Show taking place later this month. The AMG facebook page will likely be trickling out photos of the vehicle right up until its official debut. The ML63 will have the M157 twin turbo V8 motor with an optional performance package which increase horsepower and torque. More details to come in the days leading up to the reveal.
...Published on 11-10-2011 12:21 AM
Audi does some pretty funny and overall interesting commercials. Audi USA pulled off a great one here for the new A6 where they flip the typical script. Normally it is the kids trying to take the parents car for a joyride. This time around, it is the parents taking their son's new Audi A6 for a spin without his permission. Check out the video of the commercial below, nicely done Audi.
...Published on 11-09-2011 04:24 PM
Here is a rendering of what the Mercedes answer to the BMW X6, the MLC, may look like. If so, sign us up! The Daimler board approved the vehicle in a meeting earlier in the year. This will also be the new model built at the Tuscaloosa plant in the United States. The platform will be referred to internally as C166. Production starts in March of 2014 as reported by CAR and we look forward to the final product as well as an AMG version.
...Published on 11-09-2011 12:11 PM
The Cayman is an absolutely awesome drivers car. The only downside has really been that Porsche protects the 911 at the Cayman's expense and that the looks were somewhat feminine with the previous generation. Well, the new 981 generation is coming as a 2013 model and these spyphotos reveal a much more aggressive and larger looking car. The rear of the car being the major improvement. Will Porsche let this vehicle evolve more this time around? They will probably still guard the 911 gravy train but the next generation Cayman is shaping up nicely thus far.
...Published on 11-09-2011 11:49 AM
A lot of times we tend to focus more on acceleration and big power rather than ultimately what M cars are about which is a complete all around package that can also dominate in the twisties. This is a very nice track build by the Automotive Conoisseur Group. Nothing is more beautiful than a car with functional aerodynamics to increase downforce at the track rather than for looks. The vehicle is on Hankook Ventus RS3 which is just the next step from a full blown R compound. Overall, this is just a great build with function and performance in mind. Check out the details and pictures below.
...Published on 11-08-2011 10:16 PM
Insideline captured the next generation M3 sedan testing and suggested that the model may not come to the United States. Why? Due to slow sales of the E90 M3 sedan. The thought of an M3 not coming to the USA though is simply something we can not fathom. Also, getting used to the idea of an M3 that is sedan only is going to take some time. The video clearly shows the motor is a 6 cylinder with a bit of rasp to it. Expect the motor to be turbocharged as well possibly with a tri-turbo setup putting out at least 450 horsepower.
...Published on 11-08-2011 06:40 PM
First of all, a congratulation to Graham Rahal and Weistec for being featured in the December 2011 issue of European Car Magazine. Definitely a great accomplishment and of course great for exposure. Most of you are familiar with this beautiful CLK63 and we posted photos of it a little while back. Just a clean and well modded car with a Weistec Stage I supercharger system, Volk wheels, Evosport headers, and a full exhaust. Check out the full article below.
...Published on 11-07-2011 07:38 PM
The penultimate race of the 2011 Formula One World Championship takes place in Abu Dhabi. Round 18 will be hosted at the Yas Marina Circuit and is the season’s only day-night race. The light are switched on from the start of the race to ensure a seemless transition from day light to darkness. The first F1 race in Abu Dhabi was held in 2009 as the last race on the calender. Jessen Button had already secured the world title with Brawn GP(now Mercedes GP), while Sebastian Vettel and Rubens Barichello were battling for second place. Sebastian Vettel would go on to win the race, while polesitter Lewis Hamilton retired on lap 18 with brake failure.
...Published on 11-07-2011 07:01 PM
BMW launched their own performance parts division not too long ago. Why? To make money, why else. But, these are supposed to be performance parts first and foremost. The performance part seems to be lacking as the BMW Performance Exhaust on this E92 M3 did not even gain two horsepower at the wheels. That is not a typo. Neither is the price at $4374 plus tax and installation. The worst horsepower per dollar performance modification in M3 history? Probably.
...Published on 11-07-2011 07:29 AM
Do you like nice wheels? Sure you do, we all do. What most people overlook though is the weight of their wheels and the impact this plays in their vehicles performance. Renntech has new forged lightweight (and limited edition) 19 inch monoblock wheels available that weigh just 19.5 pounds per wheel. That is very, very light. For those that want something larger and more bling Renntech also is offering 2 piece multi spoke forged wheels with a lip. The two piece wheels are available for just about every model and come in 19, 20, and 21 inch sizes. More details below, contact Renntech if interested.
...Published on 11-07-2011 06:43 AM
We all know M3 turbo kits do not come cheap. Fortunately, Horsepower Freaks has financing solutions that can make turbo dreams a reality. Their financing only applies to installations done in house (at their facility). Their financing will cover up to 50% of the cost including the install and labor, pretty nice. Payments are spread over 12 months and interest is set at 5%. On stages 2.5 and up 18 month financing options are available. Payments start the next month after the car leaves the facility. What are you waiting for? Go get your turbo!
...Published on 11-07-2011 02:22 AM
Volkswagen decided to freshen up the CC for 2013. The car gets new front and rear styling for the 2013 model year which is not a huge departure but looks fresh. This would be a mid-life refresh as the current CC went on sale four years ago. Pricing starts at $29,335. The vehicle will be available for sale in Spring of 2012. We will bring you more photos of it as it will be revealed during the 2011 Los Angeles International Auto Show.
...Published on 11-06-2011 11:41 PM
Fifth Gear videos are a lot of fun to watch and this one is no exception. Tiff really likes the C63 and states it is much, much more fun to drive. You can tell as he drifts it just about everywhere he goes on the track saying it provides more driver satisfaction. The C63 hits a higher top speed on the track by 4 MPH but is beat around the track by 1.7 seconds by the Audi RS5. The track is damp and this is mentioned in the video which is a real disadvantage to the high powered and RWD C63. British reviews become pretty much pointless when they compare an all wheel drive car to a RWD car on a wet track. In the dry, we would expect this to be much closer with the edge likely going to the C63.