Chris Harris gets a great insider view to a full factory DTM racer. BMWs M3 DTM machine. It’s a marvel to see how advanced a racecar they are. More silhouette than production based. I knew Chris Harris was an excellent racer but to step into a works team and run only 1.5 seconds off the defending champion’s (Canadian Bruno Spengler) time? That’s impressive. Probably would have been enough to place on the grid in an actual race.
Got chills down my back watching this video. As much as I wanted the Porsche 918 to beat this car, I just can’t see it happening. There was a time when a sub 8 minute lap meant you we’re in the big leagues. Now youre hypercar needs to break into the 6s.
Also foudn this quote over at Jalopnik in the comments:
“There’s a McLaren dealer going in across from our Porsche dealership. In talking with those guys they said they contacted the manufacturer about the ring time as they have sold some P1′s and the customers want to know. McLaren told them the P1 ran a 6:47 on street tires and a 6:33 on slicks. The only reason there holding back on releasing the time is because there waiting for Ferrari to release the LaFerrari’s time first so Ferrari doesn’t use their time as a benchmark and try and go beat it”
With Ferrari being the sly pricks that they are, I can almost gaurantee they will either up the boost, run race slicks or over power their KERS just to beat the time set by Mecca.
Citroen has released video and images of their C-Elysee already. Its now time for Honda and Chevrolet to show their cards. Honda has gone with a Civic while Chevy has chosen the tried and tested Cruze. It’s really a crap shoot picking a winner this year. Can Chevy rely on last year’s dominance to carry through? Can Honda build on last years solid campaign? Or will Citroen come in and take advantage of the new rules? I’ll wager with the later. It’ll be a repeat of the WRC year with newcomer VW becoming the juggernaut. The French squad has used the entire year as r & d while the other teams had to compete. I’ll tap Muller for the title.
Found a video comparing the 2013 and 2014 spec Cruzes. Major changes. Warning, music is terrible.
While on touring cars. Honda has chosen to campaign a Civic wagon in the BTCC. Coincidentally it has now become my favourite touring car for the 2014 season. A turbo wagon racecar. Yes on multiple levels.
Its that time of year again. Cars are put away and we have nothing to do, the few with winter builds aside. We naturally drift towards indoors and thus video games. Gran Turismo 6 will be released this Friday on PS3 (not PS4). We haven’t had much if any advertisement towards the release. I’m still very excited for the new edition to the GT lineup. They added a bunch of new cars and more importantly new tracks. Which include Willow Springs, Bathurst, Silverstone, Spa (no DLC required) Goodwood Hillclimb, and Brands Hatch.
We’ll be hosting our open lobby once again this season. We’d love to have full season of racing however as per last year,it seems people are less interested in an organised series than a pickup race lobby. Not a big deal, as long I can get some online races in. More details after the game is released.
All Forza and GT fanboyisms aside. This game looks incredible.
E34 M5s are fast. Add another 650-700 hp and you have this.
My man Chris Harris, testing out a Porsche and a Mclaren yet still has time to slag Ferrari. Got damn, the Porsche has so much wheel gap. As a Porsche fan boy, I’m not sure which I’d rather have.
I think its safe to say that the Irish Road Racing and MANX TT riders are the craziest two wheelers in the world. The riders slicing through Macau concrete jungle are almost as insane.