Five Times Car Raced A Plane
It is hard to think of anything more stupendous than an actual plane racing a car. It is like a seven-year-old’s dream becoming reality. Pure madness. Usually, extremely hard to pull off too. Well, over the years, some did try to race a plane against a car, and I am here to tell you about the five most memorable instances of that happening. Recently we saw the Huracan Performante racing the Indian Mig 29k in that horribly filmed video, so I am not including that one on the list, but I am including five others. You are about to see how a Bugatti Veyron, Tesla Model S, Porsche 911, Corvette ZR1, and an actual F1 car fair against an RAF plane, Airliner, Red Bull Air Race Plane, U.S. Navy Fighter, and an F-18 Hornet. This is the list of the most epic car vs. plane races ever attempted.
Sure, I may have missed some, but I feel that these five races definitely deserve to be on the list.
2019 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet
The Mustang Cobra Jet is now known as Ford’s factory-built drag racer, but the "Cobra Jet" badge was actually created for a 7.0-liter V-8 engine back in 1968. This is also the year when the Blue Oval produced 50 lightweight Mustangs for the said engine and shipped six of them to Holman Moody and Bill Stroppe to be prepared for NHRA racing. Fifty years later and Ford is celebrating the event with a special-edition Cobra Jet model.
The first Mustang-based drag racer since 2016, this Cobra Jet comes with all the goodies you’d expect to find on such car. There’s a revised body that looks similar to the facelifted sixth-gen model, skinny wheels up front and fat tires to the rear, a competition-spec interior, and a massively supercharged V-8. Making things even better, it’s the quickest and most powerful Mustang that Ford has developed specifically for drag racing in history.
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Forget About the Shelby GT500, Ford Just Unveiled the Fastest Drag Mustang in History
Forza 7’s Drift Pack is Going To Get Your Drift Juices Flowing
Forza Motorsport 7 already has a litany of cars in its fold. Adding more is becoming a little excessive, and yet, the game’s latest downloadable content, the Formula Drift Car Pack, is going to be welcomed with open arms by fanatic gamers like myself. More importantly, the pack is actually coming to both Forza 7 and Forza Horizon 4. That means that you can still go drift-crazy even if you don’t own a copy of the FM7. And the best part? The Car Pack is free!
2018 Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Rallye Concept
Man, I can’t remember the last time I was as stoked about a rally car as I am about this one. Ever since the rally scene migrated from awesome sedans (Lancer Evo, WRX, or that magnificent Skoda Octavia), I was a bit disappointed watching small city cars tackling the courses. They are supremely fast, granted, but lack the drama, or the seriousness of the larger machines. Or sports cars. And that is where the newest Porsche Motorsport Rally concept comes into play. This is the Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Rallye Concept. A mouthful isn’t it. Well, after I saw it the first thing I thought about was the 959 Dakar Porsche from the Eighties. It was sublime and, while the new Cayman GT4 Clubsport Rallye isn’t a 918 Rallye, I feel happy to have an opportunity to see it at all.
Presenting the $1 Million Toyota GR Super Sport
There seems to be some sort of a trend, wherein automakers are using their expertise and experience from the motorsport industry to build street-legal hypercars. First, it was the Mercedes-AMG Project One and the Aston Martin Valkyrie, and now we have the Toyota GR Super Sport. While the former two was derived from Formula 1 knowledge, Toyota will build the GR using its FIA World Endurance Championship experience. However, it’s the seven-figure price tag that caught our attention. Is this for real?
Chevy Just Got Caught Racing a Mid-Engined Corvette Race Car!
Just when it seemed like Chevrolet’s mid-engine Corvette was enough to make our knees weak in excitement, a report from Sportscar365 reveals that the American automaker is also developing a race car version of the mid-engine powerhouse. The race-dedicated website was able to get its hands on spy photos of a heavily camouflaged car that’s believed to be the mid-engine C8 Corvette race car. The photos were taken at Road America in Atlanta, which suggests that the car was doing some test runs in its natural habitat.
NASCAR Boss Arrested For DUI and Narcotics Possession
NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France was arrested over the weekend for driving under the influence. The man who’s been heading the auto racing company failed a field sobriety test after he was caught running a stop sign in his Lexus. France had a blood-alcohol level that was more than twice the legal limit.
The Spice-X SX1 Is A Cheap And A Practical Electric Race Car For Every Pocket
Racing is expensive. No matter what you are trying to race, the sheer price of a racing car, admission fees, safety protocols, and testing usually makes racing a nonsense that only a handful can pull off. Yet, regardless of this, the world is drizzled with racing cars - not many of which can be considered affordable and competitive at the same time. That is where the new company from Piedmont, Italy comes into play. It is called Spice-X, a collaborative effort by a number of smaller car companies in the Piedmont region who proposed a whole new version of a racing car - an affordable electric racer called the Spice-X SX1.
Video: The Hoonigan Crew Catches Up With a 1,000-HP Drift Monster
Remember when the drifting scene really sank its teeth into U.S. car culture? Remember all those naysayers who said it was just a short-lived fad? Join me as I laugh at their inability to see the long-standing awesomeness that is this artful motorsport. Okay, now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s all revel in this red-white-and-blue ‘Vette smoke machine as it doles out four-figure horsepower numbers in a bid to do it sideways at the top of the drifting game.
The video comes courtesy of The Hoonigans YouTube channel, and features the backstage antics of Matt Field as he and his team from Falken Tire do their thing at Formula Drift Seattle. The vid is a bit on the longer side (a little over 20 minutes), and provides an inside look at what it takes to compete at top level of this amazing motorsport, not to mention loads of tandem battles on the race course. And, of course, being real life drifting, things don’t exactly go as planned…
Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus Wants to Win Le Mans With SCG 007 LMP1
Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus, also known as SCG, just announced its latest project. It’s called the SCG 007 LMP1 and it’s designed to bring home the glory at the most famous endurance racing event in the world - the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Announced in a recent post to social media, not much is known about the new hypercar, but the boutique automaker has piqued our interest all the same.
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Budget Direct Compiles Each 24 Hours of Le Mans Winner Into One Stunning Poster and Video
Widely recognized as one of the most important motorsport events in the world, the 24 Hours of Le Mans is a true test of both machine and driver, probing the limits of what’s possible in the world of four-wheeled engineering, while also challenging the best drivers in the world to compete at the highest level of skill and physical endurance. This is the place where legends are created, the place where heroes are forged. Since 1923, the 24 Hours of Le Mans has mystified racing fans with its epic scope and treacherous difficulty, making history every step of the way. As such, Budget Direct is recognizing each of the cars that managed to meet the challenge and persevere with this stunning poster and video compilation.
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