2018 Peugeot 3008 DKR Maxi
This coming January, lovers of dirt-flavored racing will once again turn their attention to the Southern Hemisphere as the infamous Dakar Rally hits South America for the tenth year running. 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the event, once again promising a grueling 10,000 km (6,214 miles) of racing over some of the most difficult terrain Mother Nature can produce. The outlined route will lead teams through Peru, Bolivia, and Argentina, challenging competitors with steep sand dunes, craggy boulder fields, twisting tarmac, and impossibly high mountain passes. This is one of the ultimate tests of man and machine, but Peugeot looks ready for anything. The French automaker took top honors in the Dakar earlier last year, giving it back-to-back victories between 2016 and 2017. Now, the French automaker is looking for a three-peat with this – the updated 3008 DKR Maxi. The “brand-new racing lion” might carry the same name as the road-going Peugeot 3008, but it’s far removed from what you get in dealers, bringing the heat thanks to a host of impressive motorsport cues courtesy of Peugeot Sport, all aimed at ultimate victory over terra firma.
The Peugeot 3008 DKR Maxi has undergone extensive testing in Morocco, Portugal, and France to prepare for the 2018 Dakar event, logging more than 18,000 test km (11,185 miles) over the past year. What’s more, Team Peugeot Total has once again assembled a dream team of talent for the driver’s roster, including names like Peterhansel, Loeb, Sainz, and Despres. Still – the Dakar is unpredictable at best. Will the new 3008 DKR once again have what it takes to snag another win?
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2017 Six Hours of Shanghai - Race Report
Toyota brought to China a new update to their aerodynamic package in a last-grasp attempt to push the championship battle all the way to the Bahrain finale, but Porsche’s steady run meant the Japanese fell, yet again, in the “close but no cigar” category – and not for lack of trying. It was strange and — while some blamed pollution for making their vision fuzzy — hard to believe, but after FP2 it started to sink in: Toyota were dominating in Shanghai. And not with half measures – properly!
The No. 7 TS050 of Kamui Kobayashi, Mike Conway and Jose-Maria Lopez led every free practice session and then, in qualifying, nobody could topple Conway and Kobayashi. The duo managed a shattering 1:42.832 average, almost half a second quicker than what Andre Lotterer and Neel Jani could achieve aboard the No. 1 Porsche. Toyota’s other car was third, some 0.6 seconds adrift while the other Porsche filled up the second row after a botched run for Earl Bamber who got delayed by a P2 car and then spun on his hot lap.
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Will the 2017 Pikes Peak Bring New Records?
The 95th running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is set to commence on June 25, a day that will most certainly provide plenty of intense and spectacular racing. The entry lineup is once again as diverse as it gets with 53 cars spread over six classes and 30 motorcycles over five divisions, but will we finally see a new record being set for the iconic race course?
The quickest time from start to finish dates back to 2013 when French ace, Sebastien Loeb, completed the course in an incredible 8:13.878 minutes in a beefed-up version of the Peugeot 208, called the T16 Pikes Peak. And, "incredible" is not just a fancy word, as not only has this record survived for almost four years, it also looks unbeatable. Last year’s best time in Unlimited Division was set at 8:51.445, a whopping 38 seconds behind Loeb’s all-time record! Is this going to change in 2017?
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Full Powertrain Spec Sheet For Challenger SRT Demon Revealed, We Compare It To The Hellcat
When Dodge pulled the sheets on the utterly insane Challenger SRT Demon back in April at the 2017 New York International Auto Show, months of speculation finally collided with reality, and the result was one of the most badass factory drag racers ever unleashed. The headline specs on the Demon beg belief, with nearly 850 horsepower and 770 pound-feet of torque sent to the rear axle thanks to a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8. Stuffing the engine is a 2.7-liter supercharger producing 14.5 psi of boost, which prompts at 2.3-second sprint in the 60-mph benchmark. Keep your foot down, and you’ll see the quarter mile blitzed in 9.65 seconds at 140 mph. Insanity. Now, Dodge has a full rundown on hard numbers to document that craziness with the release of the Demon’s powertrain spec sheet.
You can check out the attached press release for all the nitty gritty details, but in the meantime, here are a few highlights. For starters, Dodge says the V-8 engine manages to swallow as much as 173 cubic feet of air during a full-throttle quarter-mile run, which is roughly the same volume as the lung capacity of 816 humans. During a hard launch, the Nitto cheater slicks produce upwards of 1.8 g’s of forward acceleration, enough to lift the nose of the car off the ground for a fronts-up wheelie off the line. There’s plenty of other details as well, so read on if you wanna get nerdy with it as we compare it the “standard” Hellcat.
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Volkswagen Debuts Five Enthusiast Builds With Tasty Modification Ideas
Veedub enthusiasts are everywhere, as evidenced by the vast number of meets, clubs, and events that take place all over the world in celebration of some of the German automaker’s most popular models. One of the latest is happening right now at Hutchinson Island, in Savannah, Georgia. It’s called SoWo: The European Experience and, in addition to bringing out a diverse selection of vehicles from the Old Continent for some show, shine, and racing, Volkswagen is debuting five enthusiast builds in a lineup of show-ready compacts.
The debuts include a Beetle, a Jetta, and three Golfs, each of which arrives bearing a unique style and standout modifications that will surely draw interest from the attendant crowd. Volkswagen has a history of showing up at enthusiast events with factory-fresh modded models, and it’s great to see that tradition continued at SoWo. If you didn’t get a chance to see the cars in person, read on for a brief description of each, and let us know which is your favorite in the comments section!
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Motor Trend Pits Tesla Model S P100D Against Audi RS7 Performance: Video
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – we’re living in some very interesting times. As battery and electric motor technology continue to improve, the internal combustion status quo is feeling the heat. Whether its setting records at the Nurburgring or challenging for the win at Pikes Peak, the all-electric performance revolution is undoubtedly here. And that battle extends well beyond the racetrack – the Tesla Model S is now setting the benchmark when it comes to street-ready luxury sedan performance, leaving the dino-juice-drinking competition to answer the call. And to see exactly how far the Ludicrous+ mobile has come, Motor Trend decided to pit it against the Audi RS7, a ‘Bahn-burning AWD monster from Germany. It’s an electric charge against an entrenched ICE line in a battle for four-door supremacy. Who will come out on top?
The battery of tests includes a stint on the streets of L.A., an exterior walkaround, a cargo capacity test, a highway cruise, and a drag race. I won’t spoil which car comes out on top, but will say it’s worth a watch.
Richard Hammond Races Porsche 918 Against Nissan Patrol: Video
The Porsche 918 Spyder is a monumentally fast machine. Rocking a 4.6-liter V-8 internal combustion engine paired with a dual set of electric motors and seven-speed PDK transmission, this German monster lays down upwards of 887 horsepower and 940 pound-feet of torque. That’s enough hutzpah to push the Porsche to 60 mph in less than 3 seconds, with the top speed rated at 211 mph. So it’s quick, that much is obvious. But, as Richard Hammond finds out in this video, no matter how fast you might think you are, there’s always something quicker. This time around, that something just so happens to be a Nissan Patrol SUV with a few choice modifications.
You’re probably asking – “how can this rather humdrum Japanese box on wheels compete with the Teutonic insanity that is the 918?” A quick glance won’t reveal much. But take a closer look, and you’ll start to notice this isn’t just any Nissan. The biggest giveaway is in the corners, where a four piece of uber-gummy Hoosier race slicks provide the traction. Then there’s the front end, where a somewhat Godzilla-esque grille shows some teeth, plus there are sporty-looking vents lining the hood. That’s right – this sleeper is hiding a full Nissan GT-R engine and AWD drivetrain under the hood, tuned to deliver a whopping 1,900 turbocharged horsepower! Suddenly, Dubai’s local selection of supercars might have something to think about…
Mitsubishi Evo X Does Quarter Mile In 8.48 Seconds, Sets Record, Melts Face: Video
Enthusiasts the world over shed a tear when Mitsu killed off the rally-bred Lancer Evolution last year. After 10 generations and nearly a quarter century of bringing high-tech speed to the masses, you could say we were growing rather fond of the Japanese imports. Thankfully, even with production now ended, Evo owners are still pushing the limits of what’s possible with the platform. The latest evidence of this comes from Texas and the TX2K17 drag racing event, where one Evo X managed to set a new world record by doing the quarter mile in an astonishing 8.48 seconds at 164 mph.
Documentation of the new record comes courtesy of 1320 Video, which put together this superb three-and-a-half minute bit of evidence, complete with tons of runs, lots of hard launches, and plenty of pleasing noises. The video starts with rollouts, which offer good prep for the later, more serious runs. The video then follows the Evo’s progress towards quicker and quicker ETs, ending with the record-setting 8.48. Watching this thing scoot down the strip is pretty awesome, especially when you consider the pilot is working a five-speed manual, rather than a sequential shifter. We can’t wait to see where it goes next.
Maybe You Won’t Have to Sell Your Soul to Afford the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon
Dodge drove us crazy and practically milked the debut of the Dodge Challenger Demon to death through a long series of teaser videos that spanned across the first three months of the year. Then, the day of reckoning was upon us, and the fastest production muscle car ever was finally revealed. Packing a 6.2-liter V-8 with a 2.7-liter supercharger that makes 14.5 psi of boost, a factory transmission brake, a stripped down interior, and a thirst for high-octane fuel, the Demon promises to be the Dodge that we’ll be talking about through the turn of the decade. Hell, it can hit 60 mph in 2.3 seconds and 100 mph in 5.1 seconds. A quarter mile comes in at 9.65 seconds at 140 mph – not bad for a car that weighs 4,200 pounds, right? After all, it can beat a $1.4 million Ferrari. But, it does raise one serious questions: Just how much will pure evil cost you?
There’s no official word as of yet, but Road & Track caught up with Dodge boss, Tim Kuniskis, at the New York Auto Show and got him to give us a little hint. Again, it isn’t much to go by, but according to Kuniskis, it will be priced above the Hellcat (obviously) but “it’s gonna be well below six figures.” That’s a pretty big deal considering many were expecting a price tag somewhere around $100,000.
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Motor Trend Holds Sixth Installment Of "World’s Greatest Drag Race": Video
Motor Trend’s “World’s Greatest Drag Race” is one of those sneakily good web videos that we always look forward to seeing, and no, it’s not because of hosts Jason Cammisa and Jonny Lieberman. While they are good at their jobs, the World’s Greatest Drag Race is all about the cars and for the sixth edition of the race, Cammisa and Lieberman brought out some heavy hitters from all over the sports car landscape.
America was well-represented with the Dodge Viper ACR, Dodge Charger Hellcat, Ford Mustang Shelby GT350, and Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE. Some of Europe’s finest also participated in the race, including Germany’s Audi R8 V10 Plus, Porsche 911 Carrera S, Mercedes-AMG GT S, and BMW M4 GTS, and the U.K.’s McLaren 570S, Jaguar F-Type SVR. The Nissan GT-R Premium and the Acura NSX make up the Japanese contingent.
The ultimate question that’s always asked in the World’s Greatest Drag Race is which of these cars can cover a quarter-mile the fastest. Last year, the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 took home top honors with a time of 11.4 seconds at 124.4 mph. With a more impressive lineup in this year’s staging of the drag race, the Corvette Z06’s time would have placed it at tie with the AMG GT S for fifth place.
Yep, four cars were faster than last year’s winner, including Lieberman’s Acura NSX, which posted a time of 11.3 seconds at 123.3 mph, good enough for fourth place. The Audi R8 V10 Plus took home first place with a time of 10.6 seconds at 130.3 mph while the McLaren 570S and the Nissan GT-R Premium came in a close second and third with times of 10.7 seconds at 132 mph and 11.2 seconds at 123.4 mph, respectively.
Bringing in the rear were two American muscle cars, the Ford Mustang Shelby G350 with a time of 12.2 seconds at 118.9 mph and the Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE, which came in last at 12.4 seconds at 114.2 mph. Still, that’s not a slow time.
Plenty of Reasons why a Heavy Foot is Bad News: Video
Suffice it to say, crashing on a drag strip is obviously bad news but, for some reason, it’s wildly entertaining to see happen. Which is exactly why you’re about to watch this two-minute clip of “Wild Action,” a two-hour long compilation of more than 21 drag events from 2015.
In this clip, there are maybe 10 to 15 brief races that go haywire. Some of the drivers fail right off the start, and there is one that doesn’t even get off the line. Then there ares the ones that remind us just how important it is to have a good, quality roll cage properly installed before testing your skill on the track. There isn’t anything gruesome in the video, so don’t worry about that, but the few crashes are pretty damn wicked.
With that said, I’ll end this by saying: If you’re going to hit the track, don’t have a heavy foot. If the track is damp, wait for another day. Furthermore, if you’re pushing the kind of power that can actually make your car fly, be easy on the pedal. Or, you could install wings and glide over the finish line, but I don’t think that is acceptable for most sanctioned events. So, click play and enjoy the video!
Jet Dragster Breaks 300 MPH Barrier On The Strip
What do you get when you cross a fighter jet with Goodyear rubber and tiny cockpit? You get a jet dragster that could quite literally take flight if it had wings. In this video, we see the Fifty Cal jet dragster making a run during test and tune night at RT66 back in September of 2014.
It’s hard to say much without ruining the video, but to put things simply, the dragster manages to run a quarter mile in less than six seconds and hits more than 300 mph. Can you imagine what that must feel like? Surely, there aren’t that many people who have crossed that barrier on four wheels. If only we could convince the driver to mount a GoPro on his helmet – now that would be a video to see, considering none of us will ever do the deed ourselves.
The video itself is just over four minutes long, with the highlight coming in the last few seconds of the video. That said, I suggest you watch the whole thing anyway. Just firing up one of these jet engines is a task, and it’s pretty interesting to see how the car is prepared and staged before the man inside tests his manhood as he almost instantly jumps to 300 mph. Fair warning: Jet engines are loud and create quite a whistle, so you might want to turn down the volume and adjust it after you hit play. The frequency alone could damage some speakers if cranked to high, and it’ll make your dogs go crazy. So, hit play and enjoy the video.
LSx-Powered Willys Jeep Grenades Engine
A certain flat-fender Willys MB Jeep has been making its rounds on the internet for some time now. It’s no ordinary war machine, though. This Jeep is completely hopped up with a small-block Chevy LS V-8, a beefy frame and roll cage, a stout rear axle, and tires built for the drag strip. We’ve seen it so wicked burnouts and impressive high-speed runs with ease. However, its most recent run wasn’t so effortless.
At the end of a quarter-mile pass in Orlando, Florida, the V-8 decided it had enough and grenaded itself in a puff of burning oil. The explosion happed as the driver lifted off the throttle at the end of the track. What otherwise looked like a fairly clean run, turned into a show of mechanical mayhem. The block now sports a rather large window at the number-two cylinder, just below the exhaust manifold.
All’s not lost for this Jeep – its owner says this is the fifth engine the Jeep has gone through and will quickly have something even better between the frame rails. It must be nice to have a padded budget! We’re just glad this isn’t the last pass for this awesome Jeep. We’re looking forward to seeing what shenanigans he can come up with next.
Redline Motorsports Pushes Corvette Z06 to Nine-Second Quarters
The current Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is no slouch, but as this video proves, it’s only a handful of parts away from running the quarter-mile in less than ten seconds. First: the basics. This is a 2016 Corvette Z06 equipped with the eight-speed automatic transmission. Of course, with it being a Z06, it comes with the supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 known as the LT4. In its stock configuration, it makes a highly respectable 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque.
That’s wasn’t enough for the owner of this Vette. He sent his ride to Redline Motorsports of Pompano Beach, Florida for some high-horsepower add-ons. The upgrade list reads like a recipe for horsepower. Redline added its Phase 3Z camshaft; billet lower supercharger pulley; high capacity cold air intake; and long tube, two-inch stainless steel headers. Redline also tweaked the Vette’s ECU with its custom tune – a program written by Redline’s CEO, Howard Tanner. The eight-speed auto’s computer also received computer tuning. Lastly, a set of Hoosier drag slicks mounted on lightweight wheels were added for traction.
We won’t spoil all the fun, but the Vette seamlessly breaks into the sub 10-second category on the quarter mile – but not after a few runs to dial in the ECU tune. What’s more, in talking with Tanner about the Vette, he tells us the Vette’s owner isn’t done with performance upgrades.
Back in the days when Ferrari developed engines quicker than they could do gearboxes or bodies, as per Enzo’s belief that those who rely on aerodynamics can’t put together proper engines, many memorable roadsters were built using the 4.0-liter Lampredi V-12 as the centerpiece. Other configurations sprouted from this 1951-designed powerplant as the company continued to use this layout all throughout the decade. One of the most emblematic models of the 340 series is the 340 MM, which appeared as an evolution of previous 340 iterations in 1953.
As with other Ferrari cars, MM stood for Mille Miglia, the race for which the car was originally conceived and which its forerunner, the 340 America, had won in 1951. In truth, the MM was the real replacement of the America, being a real step forward from the so-called 340 Mexico from which it evolved.
With only 11 examples built, the 340 MM is an extremely rare car, especially since both Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera and Carrozzeria Vignale dealt with building spyder bodies while Pininfarina crafted the coupes. This means that nearly each example is unique in its own way. Couple this with the racing history of certain chassis and you get part of the reasoning behind the prices for which these cars change hands. One of the many in the myriad of Ferrari ultra-exotic rarities.
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There is a big difference between a supercar and a hypercar in terms of performance, and drag races are quite revealing when it comes to acceleration and speed.
The video you’re about to see stars one of the hottest vehicles of this decade, the Porsche 918 Spyder. The German hybrid goes up against an Italian exotic, the Lamborghini Aventador Roadster, which may be a dying breed considering the fact that it still has a naturally aspirated V-12 engine under its hood.
Trying to find out which one is faster between the two is not rocket science. You have the Lamborghini Aventador, with its mid-mounted 690-horsepower engine, AWD, and a 7-speed single-clutch semi-automatic transmission. The 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) sprint takes three seconds and top speed stands at 230 mph.
On the other hand, the Porsche 918 Spyder uses a 4.6-liter V-8 mill and two electric motors for a combined output of 887 horses. The oomph also hits all four wheels, but through a 7-speed dual-clutch PDK. Charging from 0 to 62 mph takes only 2.5 seconds and it can go up to a top speed of 217 mph.
On paper, the German hybrid is the clear winner here. But is the Porsche the quicker supercar in the real world? Hit play to find out.
In case you’ve ever lain in bed at night pondering whether the new Range Rover Sport SVR would outrun Hennessey’s ridiculous VelociRaptor and its 600-horsepower V-8, you’re in luck. TopGear Magazine have matched the contenders in a head-to-head drag race.
Don’t worry, I’m not going to spoil the race results, but I will give a background on both contenders. Up first is the VelociRaptor. The truck started life as an “ordinary” Ford F-150 SVT Raptor. Hennessey Performance then worked its magic on the mechanicals, bolting on a Whipple supercharger atop the Ford’s 6.2-liter V-8 and upgrading the suspension to take even more abuse than a standard Raptor. (After all, it had to survive Jeremy Clarkson and the Stig giving it the beans.) All told, the VelociRaptor makes 600 horsepower at the wheels and is capable of blasting its way over nearly any terrain.
In the other corner is Land Rover’s newest high-performance SUV, the Range Rover Sport SVR. Under its aluminum hood lies the same 5.0-liter supercharged V-8 found in the Jaguar F-Type R. It pumps out 542 brake horsepower and 501 pound-feet of torque. Of course with it being a Range Rover, AWD is standard. Land Rover engineers have tweaked the suspension and chassis control electronics to make this capable off-road traveler into an all-out track toy. The result is fantastic.
But which one takes home the quarter-mile victory? Well, the Raptor is no ballet dancer thanks to its 6,000-pound curb weight. A though Land Rover uses aluminum construction, the Range Rover still weighs roughly 5,500 pounds. The VelociRaptor might have slightly more horsepower, but its gearing is likely far lower than the Range Rover. So for the full battle, check out the video above.
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Pick your poison – whether it’s a full-throttle blitz down the quarter mile, heavy trail braking at the autocross, a frenzied dice on the road course, a driveline-thrashing clutch kick at the drift event, or gravel-chucking insanity in a rally car, racing can transform even the most mild-mannered citizen into a superhero.
The truth is a lot of people have the desire, but end up couching it for one reason or another. Expense, accessibility, even intimidation can keep would-be racers at home. But here’s the thing – taking your passion to its limits is easier than you might think.
In Part 1 of this series, I gave a general overview of different entry-level motorsports, a few of the more prominent race organizations operating in the U.S., what to bring to the track, and what to expect once you get there.
For Part 2, I’ll dig a little deeper into the specifics of amateur auto racing, including car suggestions, a breakdown of costs, and an analysis of modifications.
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As if it isn’t rare enough to see a Bugatti Veyron and 2014 LaFerrari on separate occasions, just imagine seeing both together and lined up for a massive drag race no less. That’s just what happened late last year at the Vmax200 EVOmax in London, where we saw both ultra-rare hypercars square off in the most epic of drag races. This unique event gives drivers the chance to join the 200-mph club on a two-mile stretch of open runway with some of the fastest cars on the road.
The best part is that this multimillionaire race was caught on video with the Ferrari and Bugatti going head to head at least twice. This video shows the cars taking off from a dead start before rounding a turn and hitting the wide-open runway where the cars can hit their 200-plus-mph speeds, but it’s unclear what speed they are going in this video.
While the race was far from scientific, the hybridized LaFerrari gets the best of the Veyron both times. With only 950 horsepower, the Ferrari is underpowered compared to the Bugatti’s 1,200-horsepower output, but it also weighs about 1,100 pounds less and is far more advanced.
Some of the other cars on hand at the event include a Lamborghini Countach, a handful of Nissan GT-Rs and a Ford GT.
Almost two weeks ago we showed you a rather interesting drag racing video where a Tesla Model S P85D simply walks away from a V-12-powered Ferrari 550/575M Maranello in a straight line. While that result was kind of expected even before hitting the play button, a new race featuring the same Tesla model and a V-12-powered Italian supercar has surfaced, and you are probably going to have a hard time believing what happened between the two.
First of all, the Tesla no longer battles a 13-plus-year-old Ferrari but a brand new Lamborghini Aventador LP-700 with only 44 miles on the clock. Second of all, the Tesla is no longer part of a test drive, but it is part of a young owner’s stable... as is the Aventador it raced against. To refresh your memory, the Aventador LP-700 is powered by a naturally aspirated, 6.5-liter, V-12 that develops no less than 691 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque. Mated to a sequential transmission and an all-wheel-drive system, the Italian monster should hit 62 mph from a standing start in just 2.9 seconds, so it theory not even the Model S P85D should be a match from a dig.
The Tesla Model S P85D also comes with 691 horsepower but a gargantuan amount of torque delivered by two electric motors. Also with all-wheel drive, the electric car’s official numbers mention a 3.2-second run from naught to 60 mph, but in real life things may sit a little bit different. As seen in the above video, up until about 50 mph the Tesla actually pulls ahead of the Lambo and until 80 mph they are neck and neck, with the Aventador only getting ahead at higher speeds. Sure, we’re told that the Lamborghini isn’t using its Thrust Mode launch-control feature for this race, but the way that the Tesla completely obliterates it at lower speeds is pretty astounding.
There are precious few cars in the world capable of making the 2014 Porsche 918 look sluggish, especially a 918 with the Weissach package. Thanks to a few nips and tucks, like magnesium wheels, ceramic wheel bearings, and titanium bolts, this lightened hyper car has roughly 90 pounds less weight to push over the stock version. There’s also an added carbon-fiber roof, rear wing, side mirrors, and windshield surround. The result, incredibly, is a 918 that’s significantly faster around the track. In fact, on September 4th of last year, a Weissach-equipped 918 clocked a 6:57 lap at the Nürburgring, making it the first series production street-legal car to break the seven-minute barrier.
So what could possibly walk all over this zenith of German engineering? Why, the Koenigsegg Agera R, of course. Believe it or not, this Swedish terror not only beats the Weissach 918, it demolishes it. And this video is proof.
Shot at the ATP test loop in Papenburg, Germany (essentially the 918’s home turf), GTBOARD.com winds these two titans all the way out past the 200-mph mark in a rolling, head-to-head drag race of Earth-shattering proportions. We witness two runs, each shot from a plethora of angles inside both cars, to find that the Agera R can simply out-leg the Porsche without much difficulty. The first run sees the Porsche in the wrong gear, giving the Koenigsegg an instant eighth-mile lead. The second run sees the Porsche get the jump, right before the Koenigsegg simply blows by on the way to another victory.
Simply put, this is ferocious speed. Would the same result occur from a dig? Our guess is it depends on the driver and the track, but for the time being, set the definition to 4k and try to catch a glimpse of the speedo as the kph readings jump by increments of 20.
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