We’re Still Waiting for the BMW M2 CS But You Can Ride In IT...Kind Of
The BMW M2 CS has been making a lot of noise in the news lately, and it looks like it’s a big fan of the attention it’s been getting. Today, the M2 CS is back in the news, only this time, it involves a hot lap video showing the M2 CS rampaging around the Hockenheim race track in Germany. Turns out, the folks over at German magazine Sport Auto got some quality time with the M2 CS ahead of its debut later this year. Without confessing to being jealous that someone else has already driven the M2 CS, I will say that the video of the car’s hot lap in Hockenheim revealed some interesting results that should get a lot of people excited about Bimmer’s new hell-raiser and what it’s capable of on the road and track.
Ken Block Has a Supra That’s Powered By a Ford Raptor Engine But It Doesn’t Have Wheels
We all know and love Ken Block. And we all know that the man who started the Gymkhana craze and even got to compete in the World Rally Championship is Ford’s ambassador of sorts. He got to drive the Ford GT long before customers got a chance at it and his love for the brand is clearly expressed by some of the drift-ready vehicles he owns. The thing is, Mr. Block likes his Ford Raptor engines in boats as well.
No Time to Die Will Feature Plenty of Jaguars, Aston Martins, and a Possible Cameo by the Valhalla
Production of the 25th James Bond movie, called No Time To Die, is well underway, and we’re already seeing fan-filmed videos of what we can expect from the movie, at least from a car-chasing perspective. We already know that the Aston Martin DB5 — replicas of it, at least — will play a prominent role in the movie. We also know that Jaguar Land Rover has signed a deal confirming its involvement in the movie.
These videos of all these cars in attendance at the same time hints at a high-impact car chase scene that will play a key role in the movie. It’s hard not to get excited about what these scenes are going to look like, though I will admit that I’m more excited about seeing the car that Aston Martin said will make a cameo in the movie. With apologies to the remade DB5s and all the Jaguars and Land Rovers in the movie, I’m here for the Aston Martin Valhalla’s first-ever Hollywood screen time. No Time To Die is scheduled to hit theaters on April 3, 2020.
Generations Collide as the Ferrari Enzo Takes on the Ferrari LaFerrari
A car like the Ferrari LaFerrari bows down to no one. But in the rare occasion that it does pay reverence, it’s only for a select few Ferraris that have come before it. One of those models is the Ferrari Enzo, considered by many as one of the greatest vehicles Ferrari has ever built.
It’s a tough task for any car, even a Ferrari, to live up to the standards set by the Enzo when it was first unveiled at the 2002 Paris Motor Show. Perhaps the LaFerrari is the closest a Ferrari has come to live up to the expectations of the Enzo. Knowing all this, it does make for an intriguing proposition to see both the Enzo and the LaFerrari compete in a drag race against…each other. Does the Enzo still have what it takes to defeat its successor? Can the LaFerrari escape the shadow of its predecessor? These are questions that will only be answered over time. For now, let’s enjoy this drag race and see what happens when two different Ferrari hypercar generations compete against each other.
Your car probably has three coats of paint. It has a primer, basecoat, and a clear coat. And, honestly, it is enough to protect the metal and to give your car a lovely exterior hue. However, in recent years, since some manufacturers started creating really expensive vehicles, we are spoiled with some incredible paint options. I remember when Bugatti revealed the Veyron L’Or Blanc. It is a car covered with porcelain. Now, that’s a finish you don’t see every day. Then, BMW sold 30 units of the M3 painted in Frozen Gray. It was a $20k paint option. Owners had to promise BMW and sign an agreement that the car will never be polished or sent to an automatic car wash — talking about the delicacy! Now, however, it seems that all of these paint jobs simply pale in the presence of the astounding Koenigsegg Jesko. Created from no less than 30 coats of paint (Kosilla says 34 coats of paint), the Koenigsegg Jesko’s paint finish may well be the best finish on a car. Ever!
Did Audi Understate Performance Figures of the 2020 RS7 Sportback?
The new 2020 Audi RS7 Sportback was just announced at the Frankfurt Auto Show, and it’s already starting to get some major media attention. That attention, right now, is on the fact that Audi may have intentionally understated the RS7’s performance. To what extent? Well, the guys at Auditography decided to find out for themselves.
Ford Mustang GT vs. Toyota Supra vs. BMW Z4 - Who Wins?
Carmakers like to pound their chests with Nurburgring lap times when it comes to how fast their cars are, while automotive journos tend to take those cars and measure them against each other in perhaps the most telling form of competition: the good ‘ol drag race.
Naturally, such a staged drag race isn’t always about gas-guzzling muscle cars or heavily-modded vehicles that put out in excess of 1,000 horsepower. We’ve seen econoboxes taking forever to complete the quarter-mile all in the name of fun, so when someone pits the Ford Mustang GT Fastback against the new Toyota Supra and BMW Z4, all we can do is watch and enjoy.
What’s to Hate About the Porsche Carrera GT? One Owner Found 10 Things!
The Porsche Carrera GT is one of the most polarizing supercars ever built. On the one hand, it’s beloved for its unbridled ferocity and unrelenting driving experience. On the other hand, the Carrera GT has earned the nickname “widowmaker” for a reason. It’s a terrifying car to drive and numerous examples of the Carrera GT have crashed in recent years.
Adding to that, it’s also the same car that Paul Walker died in back in 2013. To this day, the Carrera GT is looked at with reverence and respect, for the most part, at least. But even a car of the Carrera GT’s stature isn’t immune from some shortcomings, and one Carrera GT owner — YouTube personality Manny Khoshbin — shared 10 things he doesn’t like about the Carrera GT. Granted, some of his gripes aren’t that serious, but he does make a few telling points about the Porsche supercar that validates its reputation for being a dangerous ride.
Pontiac GTO from "xXx" Cruises Into Jay Leno’s Garage
The Pontiac GTO was the brainchild of John DeLorean - yup, that DeLorean, Bill Collins, and Russ Gee. Its name was inspired by the Ferrari 250 GTO, which on the Ferrari, meant Gran Turismo Omologato (homologated grand tourer, meaning it could be raced in the GT class). The Pontiac GTO didn’t have the same status, but you might remember how a heavily modded GTO with enough firepower to wipe out a small state made an appearance in xXx, as Xander Cage’s (Vin Diesel) weapon of choice.
The same car was given the honor of being in the latest episode of Jay Leno’s Garage, where it was brought by Thom Sherwood, a living GTO encyclopaedia and owner of two GTOs used in 2002’s xXx movie. Stick around for the juiciest details you’ll ever get about the so-called Flame Car.
Shmee150 Delivers Update on the State of His Beloved McLaren Senna
Two months after figuring into a road mishap that resulted in significant damages to his McLaren Senna, YouTube star Shmee150 has returned to give us an update on the state of his beloved supercar. Turns out, the Senna remains in the hands of McLaren where it’s still in the middle of getting repaired.
Specific parts that were damaged from the road accident have just arrived in the McLaren workshop so it will still take a few months before the Senna is restored, good as new, and returned to its anxious winner. The video isn’t just about Shmee150. It also gives us a good look at the inner workings of McLaren’s car repair process and the painstaking lengths and attention-to-detail that comes with making sure that every square inch of the Senna is investigated, prodded over, and repaired if the situation calls of it. At some point in the next few months, Shmee150 will be reunited with his McLaren Senna. But for now, it remains in the hands of McLaren, waiting for the automaker to bring it back to life.
Lego’s “Rebuild the World” Commercial Hits Us Right in the Feels
There’s just something about Legos and cars that go together, isn’t there? I know when I was younger, my favorite toys were Hot Wheels and Legos. I can’t count the number of times I built garages for my Hot Wheels cars out of Legos or cars out of my Legos just for fun. This new commercial from Lego, title “Rebuild the World” doesn’t exactly feature any Hot Wheels cars, but the point behind it is the same.
There are so many classic cars involved that it’s hard to count them all on the first go. At one point, there’s a Harley chasing down a Bunny that is, oddly enough, cruising in a Caterham Seven. There’s a Land Rover Series II, and there’s even an old-school Chevy Bel Air Convertible and a bunch of BMW Isettas too. At one point, there’s even a Peugeot 404 Sedan and a Lambretta scooter of all things. Hell, Lego went all out and even included a Bullitt chase scene. Can you believe that?
The point is that some of the cars in this short commercial are even offered as real Lego sets. The Mini Cooper, VW Bus, and VW Beetle are all part of the Lego Creator Series. Remember the classic firetruck Lego set? Well, the firetruck in this commercial has a striking resemblance, to say the least.
For what it’s worth, the commercial is worth spending the 1:44 out of your life to watch it. I even watched it twice as something about it just made me think about my childhood. Maybe it will do the same for you. You can check out the video just a little further down the page. Enjoy!
Here’s That Video of the Tesla Model S Tearing Up Laguna Seca - Is Another Record Attempt Coming?
Tesla’s back making claims again, only this time, the California-based electric car maker is planting its flag at Laguna Seca after claiming the four-door lap record around the race track with a time of 1:36.6. While the lap time is impressive, it doesn’t hold much weight in the eyes of the public, largely because it wasn’t set during a sanctioned event and in the presence of an officiating body that would validate the lap time.
That said, Tesla’s decision to go to Laguna Seca to set a lap time, not to mention sightings of a different Model S at the Nurburgring, has people asking if these sightings are precursors to real sanctioned time laps in the future. Knowing Elon Musk, don’t discount that from actually happening.