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Video: Valentino Balboni drives a Murcielago LP670-4 SV

Video: Valentino Balboni drives a Murcielago LP670-4 SV

Our favorite YouTube user has just shot another incredible video: Valentino Balboni behind the wheel of a matte blue Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 Superveloce at Monza. We’re not talking about a genuine SV model, but a first generation Murcielago with a full conversion. The car is equipped with a six-speed manual gearbox, a Tubi Style exhaust system, and a small rear wing.

This video includes multiple start ups, revs, accelerations on the track, and a few launches. You will also be able to enjoy incredible engine sound, so don’t forget to turn up your volume!

As a reminder, the Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SuperVeloce is powered by a 6.5-liter V-12 engine that delivers a total of 670 horsepower and 487 pound-feet of torque. It can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds and can hit an incredible top speed of 212 mph.

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Video: McLaren MP4-12C GT3 proves its a real flame thrower

Video: McLaren MP4-12C GT3 proves its a real flame thrower

During the qualifying session at the 2012 Blancpain Endurance Series at Monza Circuit, there were a few McLaren MP4-12C GT3 models that definitely earned the right to be called Hell on Wheels and Youtube user 19Bozzy92 was there to witness it. A few MP4-12C GT3 models were actually able to throw out flames during their high speed run. Check out the video to see what an MP4-12C can really do when pushed to its limit!

As a reminder, McLaren has announced that a total of 25 new MP4-12C GT3 cars will race across Europe in the FIA GT1 World Championship in 2012. The GT3 version will be powered by the same 3.8-liter twin turbo V8 as found in the standard model, but tuned to racing specifications. The exterior was also provide with a new aerodynamic package in compliance with GT3 regulations, incorporating a new front splitter, door blade, rear wing, diffuser, and louvers in the front fenders.

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Video: The world's luckiest gas station is a Ferrari melting pot

Video: The world’s luckiest gas station is a Ferrari melting pot

A gas station that’s situated near a race track is definitely smart for business. And then there are gas stations that are just plain lucky.

Located strategically beside the Monza race track, this particular gas station draws a special group of cars that you’d be hard-pressed to find converging anywhere else in the world at the same time.

During times where the Monza racetrack is open, the gas station’s business spikes up because of the droves and droves of Ferraris waiting for their turn to be filled up with track-burning fuel. At any point in time, you can even chance upon a line of some of the world’s most exotic Ferraris as they wait their turn to get fed.

And what do the drivers do during their wait? Anytime there’s a camera around - like in this particular time - the drivers waste little time in revving for the lenses, much to our delight.

Good for their business, great for our viewing pleasure.

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Video: Ten minutes with a Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 running around Monza

Video: Ten minutes with a Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 running around Monza

There’s nothing like a good ten-minute video of one of our favorite supercars doing some laps around Monza to kick-off the new year on a rev-piercing note.

Courtesy of Marchettino, this video features a Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 running around in it’s natural habitat: a race track free of speed limits, traffic lights, and radar guns. Free from everything that could inhibit its glorious power, the Murcielago lets loose around the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza in Italy, showcasing that ear-splitting power like only a Murcielago can. The sound that comes out of the pouncing Lamborghini supercar is music to our ears, one that we highly suggest you give a listen to as well.

We’re not going to see a whole lot more of these babies considering that Lamborghini has officially discontinued the model with a successor – the Aventador LP700-4 – already in the works. So consider this a swan song for one of our favorite supercar models of all time. It’s a good ten minutes with the Murcielago LP640 to kick-off 2011.

Turn up the speakers and enjoy the video!

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Video: Ferrari 458 Challenge testing at Monza

Video: Ferrari 458 Challenge testing at Monza

The new Ferrari 458 Challenge has been put to the test at the Monza circuit in Italy yet again. The model will compete in the Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli in the 2011 season.

Based on the recently launched 458 Italia, the Challenge version features the same 570 HP V8 engine, but important modifications have been made to the gear ratios and calibration of its dual-clutch F1 gearbox to guarantee higher torque at lower revs.

The 458 Challenge is built from carbon-fiber and Lexan in order to reduce weight and also has a specific suspension set-up with solid aluminum bushings, stiffer springs, single-rate dampers, center-nut 19” racing rims, larger dimension Pirelli slicks, and a ride height lowered by 30mm all round.

In the video you will see the car’s start up, downshifts, and acceleration, but all you’ll really care about is listening to the engine’s beautiful music!

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Video: HRT mechanic gets slammed to the ground by Sakon Yamamoto's F1 car

Video: HRT mechanic gets slammed to the ground by Sakon Yamamoto’s F1 car

Ordinarily, any racing team would always want to have a perfect pit stop. It doesn’t always go according to plan, but for the most part, you take the lumps of botched stops over the possibility of a mechanic getting seriously hurt, especially if the incident could have been totally avoided if not for a minor miscommunication.

In this video taken during the recently-concluded Italian Grand Prix, a mechanic from the HRT team was thrown violently into the ground by driver Sakon Yamamoto’s F1 car after it left the box earlier than it should. In fairness to Yamamoto, it wasn’t entirely his fault because as a driver, the one and only signal he has that he can accelerate comes from the lollipop man, who, unfortunately, signaled for the driver to go when a mechanic was still busy adjusting the car’s radio.

With the green light signal to go, Yamamoto launched his car unaware of the plight of the mechanic fixing his radio and, as a result, the latter was slammed to the ground as Yamamoto was exiting the pits. Fortunately, the mechanic escaped his brush with serious injuries relatively unscathed. Given how strong the impact was of him being thrown to the ground, that dude should definitely count his blessings.

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Video: Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel takes us for a ride at the Monza race track

Video: Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel takes us for a ride at the Monza race track

In what has become a tradition for Red Bull on the week leading up to a Formula One Grand Prix, Sebastian Vettel – and sometimes, Mark Webber – once again sits on the team’s race track simulator to give us a lay-out of the Monza racetrack for this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix.

With the most unpredictable Formula One season in recent memory, the upcoming Italian Grand Prix is going to be a crucial race for all the championship contenders – at this point in the season, five drivers are still very much in contention – all of whom are looking to win the race and bolster their chances of winning the 2010 Driver’s Championship.

Despite being a neophyte compared to his competition, Vettel knows full well the importance of this race to catch up on the 31-point deficit he has to points leader, Lewis Hamilton. Let’s just hope that while showing us the lay-out of Monza in this video, he makes mental notes on how he’s going to attack the track come race day.

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Alonso takes the pole postion in the Italian Grand Prix

Alonso takes the pole postion in the Italian Grand Prix

Fernando Alonso kept his advantage obtained yersterday in the practice session and took the pole position at the Italian Grand Prix. He was followed by his team mate Lewis Hamilton who took the second place.
Behind McLaren’s drivers place Ferrari’s Felipe Massa with 1m 22.549s. Bmw had a great day due to the fact that its Nick Heidfeld obtained he 5th position. Felipe’s team mate Kimi Raikkonen obtained the 6th position with 1m 23.183s . Behind Raikkonen was the other Bmw driver Heikki (...)

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Alonso the fastest before qualifying session at Monza

Alonso the fastest before qualifying session at Monza

McLaren set the fastest time today at Monza with its Fernando Alonso. Alonso set a time of 1m 22.386s and in this way he overtook Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen ( 1m 22.446s ) but also his team mate Lewis Hamilton who did 1m 22.618s. Raikkonen’s team mate, the Brazilian Felipe Massa finished on the 4th place.
The three drivers were closely followed by the driver of the Wiliams team, Nico Rosberg who finished on the 5th position. Bmw Sauber’s Kubica followed him but he was unhappy with his car due (...)

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Spyker B-spec monopost to debut in the Italian Grand Prix

Spyker B-spec monopost to debut in the Italian Grand Prix

Adrian Sutil tested the new Spyker B-spec monopost a full day of running at Monza in Italy after the car successfully passed the rear impact tests.
The new monopost will debut in the Italian Grand Prix at Monza.Adrian Sutil seemed happy with the car.“We worked on finding a good set-up for the race and understanding how the car behaves in low downforce configuration and also tried out the soft and harder tyres, which seemed to work well for us,” . “It is difficult to say where we are with the (...)

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Porsche Mobil1 Supercup prepares for Monza Grand Prix

Porsche Mobil1 Supercup prepares for Monza Grand Prix

The fight for the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup championship shifts into top gear at the penultimate round in Monza, Italy. Reigning champion Richard Westbrook (Great Britain) as well as Damien Faulkner (Ireland) and Uwe Alzen (Germany) all hold excellent chances to claim the title. Points leader Westbrook would have to finish in at least seventh position to win the world’s fastest international one-make series before the end of the season.
His toughest rival, Damien Faulkner, showed at the (...)

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Alonso the fastest in second testing session at Monza

Alonso the fastest in second testing session at Monza

After Hamilton was the best in the first day of testing at Monza, today it was Alonso who topped the session. Alonso overtook his team mate who placed on the second place with a small difference of 0.03s.
BMW-Sauber’s Nick Heidfeld set the third fastest time of the day at Monza, this meaning that Bmw begins to show its true performances we all wanted to see. Heidfeld overtook Toyota’s Jarno Trulli but also the driver of Scuderia Ferrari, Kimi Raikkonen.
Behind the Ferrari monopost was (...)

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Hamilton the fastest in practice session at Monza

Hamilton the fastest in practice session at Monza

On the first day of testing at Monza, Lewis Hamilton was the fastest with his new wing package and set a time of 1:24.112 s. Hamilton topped Ferrari’s driver Kimi Raikkonen who was very close with 1:24.258s. Looks like Hamilton is prepared to take his revenge due to his tyre incident at Istanbul Park and will push his car to the limits for one purpose: win the F1 Championship .
BMW-Sauber’s Nick Heidfeld looked confident and finished on the 3rd place at Monza. Jarno Trulli followed him with (...)

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