|Rev To The Limit|
REV TO THE LIMIT
It's a Friday night in late April. In New York, the weather is starting to look great. I feel like getting into my car tomorrow morning and going for a thrash. I am going to need some motivation, like watching some Top 10 NBA Plays before I play pick up basketball.
So why not turn on the computer, crank up the speakers and enjoy 6 awesome minutes of Porsche GT3 bombing around various rally courses?
This video is a compilation of driver Ruben Zeltner's rally events in 2011 and 2012. We've seen some of his antics before. This video is visually and aurally awesome to take in. At least as far as I'm concerned, the only thing better than fast cars is fast cars on dirt and snow
Multi-time Champion Patrick Long, Porsche Works Driver, utilizes all the systems of the new plug-in hybrid Porsche 918 Spyder for a hot lap of the new Circuit of the Americas in Austin Texas. Watch as the Porsche 918 exits pit lane under all-electric mode, accelerates under sport hybrid mode, and uses the hot-lap button on the back straight at 170mph.
*Combined fuel consumption in accordance with EU 5: 3.1-3.0 l/100 km; CO2 emissions; CO2 emissions: 72-70 g/km. Electricity consumption 12.7 kWh/100 km
Tiff Needell reviews the Porsche 911 4S Targa, and finds out how well it matches up against previous 911 models.
The 991-generation Porsche 911 Targa makes a return to the model’s roots, with a semi-convertible style roof, with a silver roll hoop and glass rear deck. Like the last Targa model, the 991 is only available with four-wheel drive – meaning that more muscular and wider body shell.
Check out this great video of the new 991-generation Porsche 911 GT3 against the Aston Martin V12 Vantage S, the fastest ever Aston.
The new 911 GT3 is simply one of the best sports cars money can buy. With its breadth of abilities, it’s more accessible than ever, yet it still offers the track-inspired technology and driver engagement it’s famous for. Few cars, at any price, can match its performance and handling.
Since its launch in 1999, the Porsche 911 GT3 has been the benchmark against which every other track-focused car has been rated. There are more powerful, more expensive 911s, but the GT3 represents the sports car at its purest and most intense. In fact, all four generations of GT3 arguably rank alongside 1973’s legendary 2.7 RS in the annals of greatest 911s.
As for the Aston Martin, this is the company at its best. They are producing cars that driving enthusiasts can really get excited about. We love its engine, its handling and its styling but can’t help being frustrated by the gearbox. To illustrate just how good the rest of the car is, though, you’ll find yourself forgiving the V12 S its quirks as soon as you find a twisty piece of tarmac.
We’ve already declared the Aston Martin V12 Vantage S the best Aston in the line-up off the back of a drive on the twisty, sun-soaked tarmac of Palm Springs but its big test will be this first drive in the UK.
The SLS AMG Coupé Black Series accelerates from zero to 60mph in 3.6 seconds and has a top speed of 315 km/h. The AMG 6.3-liter V8 engine has 631 hp makes the SLS AMG Coupé Black Series the most powerful AMG car to date. Taking away some 150 pounds of weight from the regular SLS AMG Coupe, also give the SLS Black the best power/weight ratio of any AMG to date. Add to the numbers the general view by most pundits that this is one of the best cars AMG has ever made and you have have something very special.
What do you test this thing against on a track? Is there anything as crazy, extreme or just plain nuts? Yep, how about a 997 Porsche GT2 RS, which was the most hardcore offering from Porsche in recent years.
With that, lets allow Jethro from EVO magazine take over, testing one of the 2013 EVO car of the year stars, the SLS Black against a tough competitor the GT2 RS. Who will win?