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Lexus has just released a video in which they let Alex Wurz loose on Estoril Circuit in Portugal in their $400,000 LF-A. What did Wurz do? Well, he enjoyed the supercar in the only way a former Formula 1 driver and two-time Le Mans winner knows how.

Wurz let all 552 horsepower go as he raced the supercar around the wet track, drifting through the corners and all. When asked what he thought about the car, Wurz said "I love it. I can just take the car and run away."

The Lexus LF-A is powered by a 4.8 liter V10 that delivers 552 HP at 9,000 RPM and 354 lb-ft of torque at 6,800 RPM, with 90% of the total torque being available between the 3,700 RPM mark and the super car’s 9,000 RPM red line. As a result of such a road torque curve, the LF-A can sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in just 3.7 seconds and won’t stop until it reaches a top speed of 202 MPH.

Check out the video and see the Lexus LF-A doing what it was built to do.

No matter how popular the Lamborghini Gallardo and Murcielago are - and the Aventador to a certain extent - a generation of today’s auto nuts grew up with dreams of one day owning a Countach . So you can understand the sentimentality that we have for the now-classic Lambo .

Videos like this brings back all the memories we had playing around with our die-cast Countachs back in the 80’s and to an extent, our envy of Chris Harris is all the more evident considering that he got to play around with our childhood dream car. The video was posted on his YouTube channel and it shows a red Lamborghini Countach drifting through a corner. It may not mean much to the layman, but for a lot of us that grew up with posters of the glorious Italian supercar on our walls, this video is a source of not only jealousy for us, but of bringing back all those memories we had of one day having our own Countachs.

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Hyundai USA plans to demolish its old headquarters in Fountain Valley California in about two weeks, but before that happens, they decided it would be a good idea to have a little fun on the property. Hyundai has put together a movie that features three stars: Rhys Millen, his Genesis Coupe Drift Car , and the abandoned headquarters.

All three stars of the show were present to provide a unique drift demonstration in a unique industrial setting. And to add some more flavor to the video, a bad cop and some donuts were also added.

The best part of the video is Rhys Millen’s sick skills at controlling the vehicle and the sweetness of the Genesis Coupe Drift Car.

As always, please remember that this is a professional on a closed course, so don’t try this at home!

At this time of the year, Santa Claus is probably getting his reindeer ready for what is always a busy next few weeks. It’s hard enough to drop down chimneys and bring presents to every house with a young child, but it’s equally as tough to be doing it with out-of-shape reindeer.

But thanks to Bullett Motorsports, Rudolph and the gang could take a few days off this year, thanks to a brand new ride that was delivered exclusively for Saint Nick himself: a Cadillac CTS-V .

In this video, we see Santa Claus getting his hands on his "new sled," which appropriately enough was given a red nose, some matching antlers, and a nameplate that says "reindeer."

To our surprise, Santa seems to be at-home with the CTS-V, even finding the right mix of acceleration and hand brake-handling to serve up a couple of burnouts with his new "Rudo-llac."

We didn’t know Santa was so efficient in the art of donuts because history has shown the only donuts he knows about are the kind with sugar glaze on it. Seeing the man perform the "other kind" of donut with relative ease makes us love the man even more.

We’ve waited for this show since the summertime so you need to excuse us for getting all geeked up about its premier episode tonight on Speed. Featuring some of the best rally drivers and drifters this side of the galaxy, the Battle Cross Gymkhana Series will see these racers burn rubber on some of the most extreme locations you can find. As you can imagine, the first episode will be held in a steel mill, which is always a good location if you want dust to fly and mayhem to ensue.

The two drivers that will be featured in tonight’s episode will be 2011 Rally America Champion David Higgins and teammate Dave Mirra in their respective Subaru Impreza WRX STI rally cars. As far as mechanics go, the whole competition is centered around two challenges with the first one going to whoever posts the fastest lap while the second one will be awarded to who could do it with more style.

The show will be hosted by rally driver Andrew Comrie-Picard and former WWE Diva Stacy Keibler and the judges will be rally driver Stephan Verdier and drift maestro Samuel Hubinette.

The show kicks off tonight, November 17, 2011, at 10pm EST, so be sure to be in front of your TVs when the flags are waved and the sand-flying chaos ensues. Or if you’re anything like us, set your DVR and get the opportunity to fly by commercials.

Source: Battle Cross

The Stig is an intimidating character that even the most professional of racers can’t help but be in awe of. At least that’s what the Stig likes to think of himself. We can’t blame him for the lack of oxygen in his head. Lord knows how long it’s been since he last took that helmet off, but whatever you think of him, the dude is a polarizing figure that needs someone of equal stature to put him in check.

Enter Ken Block.

The world-class rally driver recently teamed up with Top Gear ’s resident test driver for a promotional gig for Top Gear Australia magazine. The two are scheduled to be in the cover of the November issue of the magazine and you can expect that article to be a must-read.

Before that issue hits newsstands, though, Top Gear Australia bought a camera crew to a race track to film the two drifter extraordinaires participate in a one-on-one Hoonigan show in Melbourne, featuring Block’s Monster Rally Fiesta and the Stig’s ride-of-choice, the Australian-born Ford Falcon FPV.

Check out the video after the jump and wait for the dramatic climax in the end. There’s plenty of rubber-burning, tire-shredding action in this 90-second promo video.

Everyone knows - or at least should know - that getting behind the wheel carries with it a serious responsibility for your life and the life of anyone else in the vehicle. However, it seems that there are some "adventurous" and more or less moronic people out there with little regard to other people’s safety. Take these drift-crazy asswipes as an example.

Cars like the Honda Accord , the Hyundai Sonata , and the Toyota Camry are typically produced as people pushers, some guys in Middle East have found another way to enjoy their family vehicles.

The drivers in this video simply ignored the heavy traffic and started showing off their crazy drifting skills. Take your eyes off of the drifting madness and you can see all kinds of cars, including trucks, around these maniacs. Some people just shouldn’t be allowed to get behind the wheel.

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Whether you are a drifting novice or a hardcore hand-brake pulling machine or even someone who watches it on TV, you may want to perk up your ears. Bosch, a leading global supplier of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology, is celebrating 125 years of success on the market, as well as the launch of the Bosch Iridium Spark Plug with a giveaway like no other. Not only do we have the opportunity to offer exclusive access at the 2011 Monster Energy Drink Super Cross Cup with 2010 Formula D Drift Champion, Vaughn Gittin Jr., but we’re following it up with a Bosch Shotgun Drift ride along with Gitten himself!

Here’s how the giveaway is going to work. Every person that “likes” us on Facebook from now until September 15, 2011 will get their name added to the drawing (Entrant must reside within the 48 contiguous states, sorry Alaska and Hawaii!). At the end of the contest, we’ll draw one name and that person will win a 2 day/1 night trip to a racetrack to participate in a meet-and-greet and ride-along with Vaughn Gittin, Jr. on October 15-16, 2011.

The prize will also include a GoPro HD Motorsports HERO camera, a set of Bosch Iridium Spark Plugs, and Bosch branded apparel (collared-shirt and cap). To top it off, your private drift session with Vaughn Gittin, Jr. in his custom Ford Mustang will be captured by in-car video and posted on Facebook!

Make sure you check out the full privacy policy and official rules.

Source: Bosch

Ahh yes...capri pants: the fashion statement of 2006. Some people are still caught wearing this choice of denim and while we can’t really fault them for their fashion choices, we can give props to a man brave enough to wear capris while performing wicked burnouts with their Chevrolet Corvette Z06 .

It’s not so much about the capris as it is about the American sports car, which can burn rubber with the best of them. And as you can see in this video, the Corvette Z06 is one of the most hooning-friendly cars out there, enough to generate a huge plume of smoke and leave some of the tire treads on the road.

Without question, the driver and presumable owner of the Corvette Z06 gets good grades for his hooning skills, but we certainly have to question his choice-of-clothing. For as good as he is at burnouts, he’s a few years too late when it comes to what’s hot and what’s not in the fashion world.

Source: YouTube

Awesome burnouts come in a variety of ways and while we’ve seen plenty of them over the years, we never get tired of watching screaming tires, rubber being left on the road, and, yes, smoke, smoke, and even more smoke.

A 1970 Dodge Charger, complete with its own blower, performed one of the sickest and most awesome burnouts we’ve seen in a while. Everything you want in a perfect burnout is in this video.

Classic muscle? Check. Tire treads on the pavement? Check. Rubber being destroyed off of the tires? Check. Smoke that takes over the entire screen? Check.

Granted, there have been other fantastic burnouts out there, including the one done with an AC Cobra, but this particular video of the Charger is about as perfect a burnout as anybody can make.

The fact that we’ve watched it about eight times now in the past half-hour only makes this video a must-watch for all you burnout-fanatics out there.


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