The Porsche Showdown You’ve Been Waiting For: A 911 Turbo S vs Taycan Turbo S
It’s 2020 and Porsche has two incredible Turbo S models in showrooms. One is the 911 and the other one is the Taycan. They are entirely different cars. While the 911 Turbo Scomes with actual turbochargers, the Taycan is an all-electric car, so the "Turbo S" badge is there just to keep things familiar. But they are the range-topping versions of their respective lineups and both are impressively quick. Porsche’s official ratings put them on par from 0 to 60 mph at 2.6 seconds. But which car is quicker in a quarter-mile race? Let’s find out with CarWow, which recently put together a drag race between the two.
You Absolutely Have to Check Out Germany’s Oldest Street-Legal Car - 1894 Benz Victoria
The modern era saw the automobile break serious benchmarks. We can now buy supercars with more than 1,000 horsepower that can hit top speeds of more than 300 mph. But the early days of the automobile were much slower. Meet the 1894 Benz Victoria, one of the world’s first road-legal automobiles.
This is How the Porsche 997 GT2 RS Stacks Up Against the 991 GT2 RS
Born from Porsche’s need to homologate its cars for GT2 class racing, the 911 GT2 debuted in 1993, when it was based on the 993-generation 911. A twin-turbo flat-six model since day one, the GT2 was updated to 996 specs in 2001 and then to 997 specs in 2007. In 2010, Porsche came up with an even more aggressive version, the GT2 RS. Rated at 612 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque, it was Porsche most powerful car for the 2011 model. A follow up came in 2018 with the 991-generation, this time around with 690 horses and 553 pound-feet of torque on tap. However, the 991 GT2 RS lost the manual transmission. The latter is by far the most impressive GT2 RS built to date, but is it actually much better than the 997 model?
The Science Behind the Legendary McLaren F1 Will Blow Your Mind
Although it’s barely 30 years old, the McLaren F1 is already an authentic classic. This status comes from the fact that it was a groundbreaking design in the early 1990s, bringing Formula One and state-of-the-art technology to the road. The McLaren F1 was a hypercar before hypercars were a thing and held the record for the fastest production car for no fewer than 12 years. It introduced a unique three-seat design, it was the first car with a carbon-fiber monocoque, and it was powered by a BMW-made V-12 engine that’s still the most powerful naturally aspirated mill out there.
Oh, did I mention that it won the 24 Hours of Le Mans with small upgrades made to the road-going car? The folks over at Donut Media just released a video in which they discuss all the great tech behind the McLaren F1. And it’s as interesting as they get.
This 2003-2004 SVT Cobra Terminator Is the Car You Probably Forgot About
The SVT Cobra Terminator was the end result of SVT boss John Coletti’s impression that the at-that-time new Mustang wasn’t quite up to the task performance-wise. So the 2002 Cobra R&D was sent from Team Mustang to Team SVT, and what came out, well, you know pretty darn well what came out.
This 1997 Acura Integra Type R Review Will Have You Willing to Pay $60,000 for One
If you could get into the possession of a ’90s Japanese sports car without paying a dime, what would it be? For some, the poison would be the Acura Integra Type R because 1) the car’s an icon and a blast to drive and 2) used Integra Type Rs cost an arm and a leg these days.
An R32 Nissan Skyline Just Became the Worlds Fastest AWD Vehicle With a Sub-7-Second Quarter Mile!
The Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R is one of the most revered Japanese cars of the past few decades and there’s a good reason why: packed with technology quite like no other sports car back in its day, the R32 GT-R is the jack of all trades that also manages to master each and every one of them.
Recently, one became the fastest AWD car in the world and the fastest GT-R in the world, beating all the fancy new R35s.
This Video Will Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Ariel Motors and the Atom Road Car
Atom is the maker of some really sweet vehicles but the Brits actually started out with building bicycles in the early 1870s, before shortly swapping to cars and for six decades between the 1910s and the 1970s, to motorcycles.
The OG Ariel Atom came in 2000, and it turned the company’s fortunes around big time. This is a run-through of Ariel Motors’ history and lineup delivered to you by Donut Media.
This Mustang Mach 1, Ford Ranchero Mashup is Exactly the Car Ford Needs to Produce
Pickup trucks have been manufactured since the early days of the Ford Model T, and by the 1950s, they had become so popular that many buyers purchased them for lifestyle rather than utilitarian reasons. As a result, Detroit-based automakers introduced car-based truck, the most iconic being the Ford Ranchero and the Chevrolet El Camino, launched in 1957 and 1959, respectively. Although these kind of two-door, car-based trucks wouldn’t make much financial sense in the modern era, some enthusiasts are still hoping that the Ranchero and the El Camino will return after many decades. It probably won’t happen, but Youtuber TheSketchMonkey just rendered a modern Ranchero based on the Mustang that Ford should really look into.
Shmee Wants to Give You the Low-Down on the Lamborghini Aventador-based Mansory Cabrera
YouTube personality Shmee recently took a trip to the Mansory headquarters in Germany to take a look at the tuner’s three new projects that it created to celebrate its 30th anniversary as a company. One of those three models is the Mansory Cabrera, a ridiculous aftermarket creation based on the already ridiculous Lamborghini Aventador SVJ.
In typical Mansory fashion, the Cabrera goes extreme in ways Lamborghini never did when it created the Aventador SVJ. Shmee was on hand to give us a close look at the Cabrera and all its infinite glory.
Matt Farah Exposes The One Thing Wrong With the 2020 Porsche Cayman GT4
Porsche revised the range-topping Cayman GT4 for the 2020 model year with notable performance upgrades. Although the entire Cayman range switched to turbocharged flat-four engines, Porsche kept a flat-six in the GT4. Not only that, but it also replaced the previous 3.8-liter unit with the 4.0-liter flat-six from the 911 GT3.
This engine cranks out an extra 34 horsepower and increases top speed close to 190 mph. Some say that the latest Cayman GT4 is better than the Porsche 911 and Matt Farah seems to agree in his review of the sports car. However, Farah also believes that the Cayman GT4 needs one specific aftermarket upgrade to be perfect.
Flankers: Drive In the City - The Best Drifting Video You’ll See All Week
Once drifting slid its way out of Japan, it took the whole world by storm and claimed a proper place in the highest circles of motorsport. Yes, we’ve been drooling during a lot of Formula Drift events, not to mention videos of Ken Block’s twist on drifting aka Gymkhana, but sometimes a lot of spectacular content comes from where you’d least expect it.
Must See: A 700-Horsepower Nissan GT-R and a Porsche 911 Duke It Out on the Drag Strip
Horsepower and torque are extremely important when it comes to drag racing, but curb weight can also make a big difference. In short, power-to-weight ratio is the most significantt aspect. But cars have evolved to the point where technology can also make a difference. And this is exactly what this video of a Porsche 911 Turbo S and a Nissan GT-R racing for the quickest quarter mile time is all about.
The 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette Will Spank Your Dodge Challenger Demon in a Street Race
Can a First-Gen Tesla Roadster Really Pull a Massive Ford F-650?
Tug-of-war became a super hit after Tesla released a video of the Cybertruck towing the F-150 with ease. Since then, we’ve seen all sorts of such wars involving cars; some that are on par with each other, and some radically different. We even saw one vehicle take on three other cars at a time
The two vehicles in question are a Tesla Roadster and a Ford F-650. There is nothing in common between them. It’s more like a family feud that’s still not over. Will the F-650 get the redemption for Ford, or will the Roadster push the scoreboard to 2-0 for Tesla?
Ferrari Testarossa Explained - How it Was an Amazing 23-Year-Long Mistake
The Testarossa is one of the most beloved Ferrari models and that’s because of the way it looks. The increasingly wider rear fenders, the big strakes on the doors, and the cleanly cut front fascia gave it a unique look among the wedge-shaped cars of the era.
Its appearance in the Miami Vice TV series also contributed to its fame. However, the Testarossa wasn’t the car most enthusiasts thought it was. It was more of an experimental vehicle born out of customer complaints about its predecessor. It was a mistake that Ferrari promptly corrected by returning to front-engined V-12 cars in the 1990s, but it was an amazing car. The latest video from ISSIMI explains just that.
The 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S Can Almost Out-Track the McLaren 720S
We’ve seen a lot of drag races where the McLaren 720S absolutely demolished its competition. The combination of lightness and power delivery touches on perfection inside McLaren’s go-fast machine, but as you’ll see in the video, there’s a particular German manufacturer that, too, knows a couple of things when it comes to building a sports car.
A C4 Chevy Corvette Drifting Under a Trailer? Don’t Try This At Home, Kids
Drifting can be a lot of fun in the proper car and the proper location. But it can also be dangerous, as it requires a lot of skill to fully control a car’s slide around various obstacles.
Drifting under a semi trailer is usually the kind of thing we see in action movies from the "Fast and Furious" franchise, but there are drivers who can perform it effortlessly in real life. Instagram’s @c4drifter is one of those guys and the really cool thing is that he’s driving a fourth-generation Chevrolet Corvette.
Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Mickey Thompson - the First American to Hit 400 MPH
Mickey Thompson was a lot of things to a lot of people. He was a racer, a businessman, and a promoter, all rolled into one. He was also the man behind several off-road sanctioning bodies, including SCORE International, which sanctions the famous Baja 1000 race. Thompson, though, is mostly known for one thing: he was the first American to ever to hit 400 mph.
Such an achievement has been lost to history, particularly the younger generation. But those who know about Thompson’s legacy will attest that, on top of his achievements, he remains one of the greatest American race car drivers in history whose impact on the sport remains to this day. Motor Trend saw fit to produce a short documentary of Thompson’s life and career, and if you didn’t know who Mickey Thompson was before this, go watch the documentary. You’ll know everything you need to know about one of the best racers to ever put on a racing helmet.
Chevrolet C8 Corvette by Extreme Turbo Systems
The Chevrolet Corvette C8 is awesome in it of itself. With 495 horsepower on tap in the Z51 guise, the 2020 Vette can set a blistering pace, taking only three seconds to go from 0 to 60 mph. So if a 495-horsepower Corvette C8 Z51 is already capable of such speeds, imagine what a 736-horsepower Corvette C8 is capable of when it goes under the tuning ringer.
Extreme Turbo Systems — the name says it all — recently worked on a bone stock Corvette C8 Z51 with the goal of raising its power to supercar levels. The tuning firm even released a video of the Vette C8 strapped to a dyno rig, undergoing serious testing. The video isn’t particularly exciting, but make no mistake about it, this Corvette C8 Z51 isn’t your typical 2020 Corvette. You might even say that this Vette can give the Lamborghini Aventador S a serious run for its money.
This 4K Footage of an FD-Generation Mazda RX-7 Is a Must See
Built from 1978 to 2002 in three different generations, the RX-7 is arguably Mazda’s most iconic model. Launched at the same time as the other iconic Japanese sports car, the Toyota Supra, the RX-7 is responsible for making the rotary engine popular and stands as proof that the design can deliver performance and reliability.
The final generation debuted a twin-turbo mill that generated up to 276 horsepower despite displacing only 1.3 liters. Replaced by the not-so-successful RX-8 in 2002, the RX-7 remains a desirable classic. But while some opt to hunt down well-maintained originals, other enthusiasts purchase third-gen cars and fit them with bigger and more powerful engines. The outstanding model shot by Covert Media in 4K is one of them.
Generation Gap: Is the 2020 Mercedes-AMG C63 S Better Than the 2013 Model?
Mercedes-Benz has been offering AMG versions of the C-Class ever since its compact sedan adopted the letter C in 1993. At first it was the C36 AMG, but the modern version goes by the name AMG C63 and it’s also available in a more powerful S version.
It’s pretty obvious that the 2020 AMG C63 S is superior to the original C-Class AMG in every department, but how does it compare to the previous-generation, 2013-model-year variant? The folks over at Throttle House brought these cars together to find out.
Rivian Shows Off The R1T Pickup Truck’s Insane Off-Roading Prowess In A Series Of Short Clips
We’ve been seeing Rivian for a very long time now. The truck is covered in-depth by many websites and YouTube channels and we know what to expect from it. On paper, the specs seem pretty good, but we hadn’t seen it on the road other than spying it a couple of times during testing and commercial shoots. But, with so much happening in the truck segment in the last couple of days, the 2021 Ford F-150 and Lordstown Endurance’s launch, and Ram confirming the TRX’s arrival, Rivian decided to hop on the train too.
Rivian released a few short clips of the R1T pickup truck that show its off-roading prowess. With the Tank Turn also in its arsenal, the R1T might be the next big thing in the off-roading truck niche. How about that!