There’s no denying that motorsports is still a male-dominated sport, but over the past few years, we’ve seen a number of skilled and able women drivers participate in varying levels of competitive racing. And while some have been more successful than others, the growing number of lady racers has become a fresh of breath air on a sport that has long been considered a "man’s league".
From the Danica Patricks to the Jodie Kidds and the Susie Stoddarts, there’s no shortage of talent for the fairer sex when it comes to sitting behind the wheel of a racer and going bumper-to-bumper with some of the best male racers in the world. With all these names already in the fold, we come to Maryeve Dufault, an up-and-coming racer that’s scheduled to make her NASCAR debut in the NAPA Auto Parts 200 on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal this weekend. Though not as popular as some of her veteran contemporaries, the Quebec-born Dufault has exhibited great skills as a race car driver through her stint in the ARCA feeder series. But more than her talents on the track, Dufault has also been turning heads recently because, in so many words, she’s hot. As in really, really hot. As in model-caliber hot with a list of credits to her name, including a stint with the New York Euphoria team in the Lingerie Bowl and on The Price is Right.
We don’t know exactly how Dufault’s going to do in her baptism of fire in the world of NASCAR, but we certainly wouldn’t mind seeing her in action behind the wheel of a stock car or, you know, that whole modeling thing she does.
We don’t know if German tuner, Magnat, is just really late or really early, but they have just revealed a new tuning package for the Porsche GT3 called "Snowmobile." Yeah, it’s a tuning package called ’Snowmobile’ and they revealed it at the start of Summer. Luckily, the only thing the vehicle has in common with snow is its snow white exterior paint job, and maybe the snow bunny strategically placed on the side. Other than that, Magnat has provided the Porsche GT3 with a boost in power and first class Hi-Fi equipment.
For the engine update, the tuner has built in a motor electronics adaptation, a modified exhaust system with sport catalysts, and suction tubes optimization. This step is the "RS step 3" and will increase the engine’s power from a standard of 435 HP to 462 HP, while top speed will be also increased to 197 mph.
Other than the pure white exterior paint job and black racing stripes, the only other modification done to the outside of the vehicle is a new set of 19" Ultraleggera HLT CT by OZ wheels. That’s because most of the tuner’s attention was focused on the interior. Magnat added leather and Alcantara, as well as high gloss paintwork, but the pièce de résistance is a 2,100 watts sound system. This system has new speakers with anodized PP membranes, high performance voice coils, and the 1” textile tweeters. It also includes a down-fire subwoofer casing with a 10” woofer and the Magnat Black Core 5 channel amplifier for supreme sound quality.
Trying to figure out which subject in these photos is the bigger star is a little unsettling so we’ll give a little information on both to satiate the automotive and carnal desires that are surely present. The sexy lady in the photos is model Shellee Nemechek who hails from Texas and the vehicle placed directly behind her is the beautiful Porsche GT3 modified by AutoDynamica, also out of Texas. Now that that’s covered, let’s move on to the real business. What’s this Porsche GT3 all about?
The tuning package provided by the American tuner isn’t exactly the tuning package to end all tuning packages, but it has its flair. It carries an electric program for the engine ($1,400) that was measured at the wheels on a Mustang Dynamometer four-wheel drive at 500 hp (a standard GT3 delivers 435 HP). Next to the engine update, AutoDynamica is also offering a new set of Brembo brakes ($4,990), a new exhaust system ($4,075), and a new set of wheels, offered in any size from 19" to 21" ($2345).
Like we said, it’s not the best tuning package for a Porsche, but they were smart enough to put the beautiful Ms. Nemecheck in the pictures, so it’s all worth it.
Any auto show will have its fair share of vehicles; of that much we can be certain. After all, there’s no point in having these shows without the vehicles to come with it. But another important part of any auto show, especially to us men, is the presence of lovely young ladies that add a certain element of pizazz to the proceedings.
In addition to these hot new rides, Wörthersee 2011 also had some of the most beautiful and downright sexy ladies any auto show has ever had. And in true fashion of giving all of you what you want, we have a photo gallery of the beautiful ladies at Wörthersee 2011 strutting their assets for us to enjoy.
We knew there was something special about the Audi R8 . It’s not because it’s the fastest Audi on the market, nor is it because it’s made a number of appearances in some of the biggest movie blockbusters of the past few years - Iron Man, Iron Man 2, and Transformers:Revenge of the Fallen come to mind.
The Audi R8 is one special cat because somehow, through whatever it does or doesn’t do, it gets the attention of the ladies. More importantly, bikini-clad vixens at that.
This three-minute video clearly demonstrates the intoxicating allure of the R8 to the opposite sex, one that doesn’t go unnoticed by strapping, young lads like us. It was created by Tuan Hong for his buddy Kirby - my namesake! - who was doing a photo shoot on the R8 and its groupies and it just goes to show just how much attention this Audi supercar can get without even trying.
Kind of makes us wish we had one to take to the beach with us because apparently, where the R8 goes, smoking hot women follow.
The votes are officially in for the title of Miss Tuning 2011 and 23-year-old hot blonde, Mandy Lange, beat out 17 other finalists to take home the crown at the recently-concluded Tuning World Bodensee.
As the biggest tuning fair in Europe - it’s similar to SEMA in our neck of the woods - the Tuning World Bodensee has been one of the most popular auto events in Europe and as such, the Miss Tuning competition is considered one of the most important aspects of the show.
In addition to beating out 17 other women, Lange beat out over 500 applicants for the title, earning the crown from 2010 winner Kristen Zippel and officially becoming the face and ambassador of the European tuning world. As part of her win, Lange, a fitness instructor from Brandenburg, was awarded a new Skoda Fabia RS to go with a two-month promotional contract with Pizza.de and a gig as the face of the ultra exclusive 2012 Miss Tuning Calendar.
Congratulations to Mandy Lange for being named Miss Tuning 2011! It’s an honor well-deserved!
The Ferrari 458 Italia is one of sexiest cars Ferrari has ever launched, but add in a spicy little number next to it and all of a sudden the heat feels like it has been turned up that much more. We can’t think of a better way to market just how hot the 458 Italia is than to grab a good photographer and a scantily clad model and start snapping pictures. We’re just wondering if this young lady actually managed to solve that engine problem.
Priced at $225,000, the Ferrari 458 Italia is powered by a 4.5 Liter V8 engine equipped with the traditional Ferrari flat crankshaft. This combination produces a total of 570 HP at a rather high 9000 RPM which gives the future super car a power output of 127 HP/Liter. Weighing in at only 3,042 pounds, the new Ferrari will rocket from 0 to 60 MPH in just 3.4 seconds and won’t stop until it hits a top speed of 202 MPH.
Here’s something you can do while on your lunch break at work. You might have noticed how at auto shows, there seems to be an overabundant number of scantily-clad women in high heels next to the cars that are being unveiled. That, dear friends, is no accident.
There’s a better level of enjoyment and satisfaction going around these cars while talking to these beautiful models. What would happen if a major auto show is devoid of the beautiful presence of these women? It definitely wouldn’t be as exciting, that much we know.
So now that the finalists for the 2011 Miss Tuning Award have been announced, it’s time for us to give back to these 20 fine young ladies by casting our votes on who we think deserves the title of 2011 Miss Tuning. After the round of 20 young ladies, the top 10 vote-getters will proceed to the finals at this year’s Tuning World Bodensee from May 5-8, 2011 where the winner will officially be crowned as the face of the tuning world for 2011.
With summer teasing us from just around the corner, we thought this photo shoot of a Ferrari California with a smoking hot model was the perfect way to start our week. Peeling our eyes away from model, Laura Elisa, for just one moment finds us with a matte white California decked out in a new set of Savini wheels (21x9 front and 22x11.5 rear) with a carbon fiber outer rim. This outer rim is color matched with the wheels’ gloss black face. Add Ms. Elisa back in to the picture and you get a deadly combination perfect for the long summer beach rides.
As for the engine, no modifications were needed to make this Ferrari beach ready. The California already comes with a 460 HP V8 engine launches the sports car up to 60 mph in less than 4.0 seconds.
We’ll stop wasting time now and let everyone soak in as much of the girl - ahem - car as possible.
Somehow in the weird and sometimes outlandish world we live in these days, you’re going to come across somebody driving their cars in their birthday suits. Trust us, we’ve witnessed these unfortunate incidences on more than one occasion – usually right after a late-one binge drinking session.
Then again, drifting without any clothes on is an entirely different matter, and even better than that, drifting with a naked Playboy model manning the wheels…well, let’s just say that we haven’t seen that one before.
So here it is, you suddenly interested hot-blooded males. Just so we’re clear: there’s no actual nudity shown in the video so you won’t need to be discrete about watching the video. But common decency still dictates that you probably shouldn’t let your kids watch it.
Either way, there’s something smokin’ hot about a Playbol model attempt to do a drift even if she apparently has no idea how to drive a stick.
Enjoy and keep your testosterone-levels down, boys.