This In-Depth Analysis of the Bugatti Bolide’s Aerodynamics Will Enlighten You
The recently unveiled Bugatti Bolide is arguably the coolest and most radical creation from the French brand. But it’s also controversial. On top of being just an experimental prototype that won’t make it into production, it also comes with a few extreme performance figures based on Bugatti’s very own simulations. Since the Bolide won’t be tested in the real world, these figures will never be more than speculative. And many people, including the YouTuber Kile.Engineers, are questioning Bugatti’s claims.
This Race Between a Lamborghini Aventador SV and a Porsche Taycan Turbo S Might Upset You
The days where fuel-powered cars used to fight amongst themselves are gone. Now it seems like they’ve all united to fight against electric vehicles and try to preserve the records that they’ve set. The folks at Lovecars have picked out two cars for a drag race, each of them being one of the best performers in their respective worlds – the Lamborghini Aventador SV and the Porsche Taycan Turbo S. Who do you think is going to win?
Muscle Meets Sexy as the Shelby GT500 Dukes it Out with a BMW M8 Competition
The Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 and the BMW M8 Competition are two of the fiercest sports coupes in the market. They’re also completely different from one another in ways that are obvious. One is an American muscle car that’s more than willing to chop anyone’s head of with brute force and power. The other is a German rocket brimming with premium bits and pieces. One is also far more expensive than the other, which we’ll set aside in favor of a more pressing question: which of these two sports coupes would win in a drag race? Our friends from Edmunds sought an answer and the results will surprise you.
Watch Two German Brothers Fight In This Epic Drag Race Video
The Audi RS Q8 stands as Audi’s most hardcore SUV. It’s equipped with the same guts as the Lamborghini Urus, including a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 engine that pushes out 591 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque. Sure, the Urus’ twin-turbo V-8 produces a higher output, but the RS Q8 is still as potent as any SUV that’s out on the market. Speaking of shared components, the RS Q8 also shares the same twin-turbo V-8 with another Audi model: the mighty RS6 Avant. The two Audis not only share the same engine, but both also come with Audi’s quattro all-wheel-drive system. Both are basically performance cars masquerading as four-door people haulers. Naturally, the desire to find out which of these two is faster in a drag race kicks in. For that, we have YouTube channel Archie Hamilton Racing to thank.
Toyota GR Yaris Takes on Honda Civic Type-R in a Wet Hot Hatch Throwdown
Carwow has been a constant supplier of drag races, and this time, the YouTube channel lined up what is arguably the most talked about hot hatch today, the Toyota GR Yaris, and put it up against one of the kings of the segment, the Honda Civic Type-R.
It’s not a fair fight on the surface — the Type R is far more powerful than the spunky GR Yaris — but this is the type of drag race where outright power and speed don’t immediately spell out victory. Add the element of rain into the proceedings and what looked like an unfair fight doesn’t look as lopsided now. Does the GR Yaris have what it takes to take down the Civic Type R? Time to find out.
Learn Everything About the Ferrari SF90 From The Man In Charge of Its Design
This Throw Down Between the Ford F-150 Raptor and Ram TRX Is What 2020 Has Been Missing
Until the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX came out, Ford F-150 Raptor was the only full-size off-road truck that seemed to have made an impact in the market. The TRX was coined as the Raptor killer early on, but Ram took everything up a notch, leaving the F-150 Raptor unscathed to a large extent. However, we’ve been waiting to see these two go up against each other for the longest time, and thanks to TFL, it has become a reality.
The folks at the publication pit the Raptor and the TRX in a drag race wherein the latter won comfortably, but now they face each other on even grounds; or in this case, uneven grounds. Do you think the Ram 1500 TRX can down the Ford F-150 Raptor on beaten paths?
Here’s What It’s Like to Live With the Taycan In Real Life
People have been raving about the Porsche Taycan ever since it debuted. Car journos and vloggers launched controlled it, drifted it, and drove it on the track, screaming in pleasure from behind the wheel.
Being a Porsche, the Taycan must deliver heavily on the performance front, which it does, regardless of trim and powertrain configuration. But what’s it like to live on a daily basis with Porsche’s first-ever EV? After all, excellent daily-driver traits are quintessential for Porsche, so how does the Taycan fare in this department?
Watch in Amazement As a Tesla Model S Fights It Out With a Lamborghini Huracan Performante
Since the dawn of electric vehicles, all the records set by internal combustion-engined supercars and hypercars are in danger. The same applies to drag races and quarter-mile runs, too. We’ve seen numerous races where EVs have obliterated some of the most beloved fuel-powered counterparts.
Here’s another race where a V-10 takes on a dual-motor setup. We’re talking about the Lamborghini Huracan Performante and the Tesla Model S. Both the cars are closely matched in terms of performance, but the race wasn’t as close as expected. Will the Italian bull touch the finish line first, or will the silent assassin prevail?
Does an Old-School Mercedes SLR McLaren Hold Up Against a McLaren 540C?
We’ve seen our fair share of drag races this year, possibly because there’s not much else to do with the coronavirus pandemic still raging all over world. We’ve seen all sorts of combinations, too, but what we haven’t seen is a generational drag race between two supercars that trace their roots to the same origin, or at least one of them does.
This is a race between the McLaren 540C, the British automaker’s supposed entry-level supercar, and the iconic Mercedes SLR McLaren, considered by many as the product of one of the greatest automotive collaborations in recent memory.
Throwback: 2006 Ford Shelby GT500 "Germany" Commercial
2006 seems like forever ago, doesn’t it? At the very least, it feels like a different lifetime. Social media was still in its infancy and the world felt a lot bigger back then. 2006 was also a big year for Ford. The Blue Oval was bringing the Shelby Mustang back to life after a 25-year absence. Ford went all-out in marketing the return of the Shelby nameplate, and one commercial, in particular, effectively hammered Ford’s point. The Shelby Mustang was a beast, and there really was just one road in the world that could have a proper dance with it: the German Autobahn.
The ad, called “Germany,” puts the spotlight squarely on the 2006 Shelby Mustang GT500 and what it could do on a stretch of road that didn’t have any speed limits. It’s a fascinating commercial to look back on given that the Shelby Mustang is now deep into its third generation.
Jay Leno Has Some Interesting Thoughts On the Porsche Carrera GT
Porsche’s most common sports cars are powered by flat-six engines, but the German company has made a few exceptions from this rule. The most iconic example is the Carrera GT, a supercar produced from 2003 to 2007. While some of Porsche’s modern vehicles are powered by V-6 and V-8 engines, the Stuttgart-based brand opted to drop a V-10 into the Carrera GT. And this is one of the main reasons why Jay Leno bought one. And he just showcased it in a new episode of Jay Leno’s Garage.
The 2021 Mazda3 Turbo Doesn’t Back Down from the VW Golf R or Subaru WRX
The fourth-generation Mazda3 looks hotter than its predecessor, but it’s also available with a selection of updated SkyActiv engines. But the really big news is the 2.5 Turbo trim, which features a beefed-up 2.5-liter four-cylinder that puts the Mazda3 into hot-hatchback territory. Much like the Mazdaspeed3 did more than 10 years ago. But is it powerful and fast enough to take on the market’s most popular performance compacts? The folks over at Throttle House hosted a three-way drag race to find out.
A Top Secret Supra Mk. 4 Isn’t The Sort Of Car You Expect To See On The Nordschleife
Kazuhiko ’Smokey’ Nagata is one of the most infamous car tuners to come out of Japan which is quite a bold statement when you consider that, well, the entire tuning scene of the late ’90s and early-to-mid-’00s that even took the US by storm, in part thanks to the Fast & Furious franchise, can trace at least some of its roots back to Japan.
But, then again, ’Smokey’ Nagata is the man behind Top Secret, the Japanese tuning shop that, among many others, gave us the world-renowned V-8-engined Skyline GT-R and the twin-turbo, V-12 Supra. This Supra looks identical to that one but there’s no V-12 under the hood. Still, it makes for quite a unique ride.
Watch The Ram TRX and The Ford F-150 Raptor Come Face-to-Face In This Four-Way Drag Race
It is always fun to see big, bulky trucks ripping the roads in a straight line. There are numerous videos online where you can find any combination of two trucks going up against each other. But, the one that you wouldn’t have seen so far and is arguably the most-anticipated war is the Ram 1500 TRX versus the Ford F-150 Raptor. However, this, too, is ticked off the list, thanks to the folks at TFLTrucks. The guys brought together the two behemoths on a drag strip along with the Chevy Silverado 1500 and the Ram Rebel. Who are you rooting for?
Just like the Supra, the GR Yaris Might Be More Powerful Than Toyota Says
Remember earlier this year when it was revealed that the Toyota Supra actually produced more power than Toyota advertised? Well, it looks like it isn’t the only Toyota that’s more powerful than we thought.
A recent dyno test conducted on the GR Yaris revealed that Toyota’s firecracker of a hot hatch comes with a 1.6-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine that produced more than Toyota’s claimed output of 268 horsepower and 272 pound-feet of torque. A video of the GR Yaris getting tested on a dyno shows just how much more power the turbocharged three-cylinder can crank out, and without dumping any spoilers, it’s a lot of extra power that we didn’t think the GR Yaris had at its disposal.