• Features

    The Different Styles Of Rims For Cars And Trucks

    When you own a car or a truck you might be really into making your car or truck look the best you can by adding extras onto the vehicle.  One of the ways to make your vehicle look its best is by making the wheels look the best.  Another word of wheels is the rims of the car or truck.  Rims can make your car go from looking like every other car on the road to giving it a custom look.  The rims on your car or truck can help to put fun back into your driving experience or even help you to win a race.  There are many different types of rims in the collection that involve various styles, sizes and finishes that will give you the look that you are trying to accomplish.

    American Racing VN105D Torg-Thrust D Gray Wheels

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    One of the most popular rims available to customers today is the American Racing VN1-5D Torg-Thrust D Gray Wheels.  These More on custom Powder Coated rims are made from aluminum and are gray in color with a matte finish.  This is one of the things that makes these rims so popular.  The wheel size is fifteen inches in diameter and eight inches in width.  They can be found in stores if you are shopping in Ohio, Georgia or Nevada or you can order them online.

    Boss 338 Super Finish Gray Wheels
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    If you are looking for a sleek look for your vehicle you might be interested in the Boss 338 Super Finish Gray Wheels.  These wheels are eighteen inches in diameter with a width of eight inches.  They are also made of aluminum that is gray in color but when compared to the American Racing wheels they have a gloss finish rather than a matte finish therefore they will appear shinier.  Whether you have a newer car or an older model you will be able to give it the look that you are trying to accomplish through these rims.

    M590 BESPOKE Gloss Powdercoated Wheels By Avant Garde
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    Another very popular type of rims/wheels is the M590 BESPOKE Gloss Powdercoated Wheels by Avant Garde.  This style comes in many different colors and will meet the high quality, design and performance standard that you are searching for.  The difference between these wheels and other whets is that they are created using computer aided engineering and testing.  Once they are designed and created they are put into a specially designed water tank that will x ray them for imperfections that cannot seen by the naked eye.  These wheels come in the standard size and look awesome on your vehicle.

    Conclusion

    As you can see there are many different types of wheels/rims that can be used on your vehicle.  They come in many different sizes and styles.  You can research online to find out the best ones for your vehicle and you may even be able to order them online and have them delivered directly to your front door.

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  • Videos

    The Human Soundmachine Absolutely Nails These Cars (VIDEO)

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    We all used to do it when we were young and annoy the hell out of our parents. However, this full grown (or over-grown in this case) has perfected the art and is nailing car sounds in his adulthood.

    Daniel “The Human Soundmachine” Jovanov is pretty awesome and does a blind sound test on four cars, including a Red Bull F1 car, a VW Polo WRC car, Subaru WRX Group N rally car and a Lambo Gallardo

    Watch the how the drivers react to his impressions here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9c82EXcuFA

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  • Videos

    Racer Makes The Greatest Comeback Ever After Wrecking At 100 MPH (VIDEO)

    This is an incredible example of luck, determination, and skill all coming together to yield an unlikely but heroic result.

    READ: 2015 Chevy Corvette Z06: 650 hp, 650 lb-ft, Most Powerful GM Ever

    Starting at outside of the front row of a 33-car Spec Racer Ford field at Texas World Speedway, Denny Stripling loses the draft war down the long straight and gets pinched going into turn 1—at about 100 mph. The resulting contact sends Stripling spinning, making light contact with another car as the field races past.

    But instead of throwing in the towel and limping back to pit lane, Stripling takes a second to feel out the car, then starts a mad charge through the field.

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    He goes from 25th to 1st in a field stacked with talented drivers and fast cars. It’s a comeback the likes of which you’ll rarely see, and one well worth the 23 minute runtime.

    Great driving, Denny.

    Hat tip to Daniel V.!

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  • Super Cars

    Lamborghini Recruits Test Drivers For New Huracán LP 610-4 Super Trofeo Race Car

    Lamborghini and its Squadra Corse motorsport division have now announced that racing drivers Fabio Babini and Adrian Zaugg have been recruited to help develop the new race car, which will officially be known as the Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 Super Trofeo. They will report to Giorgio Sanna, Lamborghini’s chief test driver and its new head of Squadra Corse.

    “The duo of Babini and Zaugg brings an important blend of experience and racing talent,” Sanna said in a statement. “They will be focused on not only important aspects such as the Huracán Super Trofeo’s ultimate performance, but also the right feel and setup of the cars to suit our series.”

    From left to right: Fabio Babini, Giorgio Sanna and Adrian ZauggFrom left to right: Fabio Babini, Giorgio Sanna and Adrian Zaugg

    Babini was named overall winner of the European Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo series in 2009 and 2011. He’s also competed in the FIA GT series as well as the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and served as a test driver for Pirelli. Zaugg, meanwhile, has competed in GP2 and the former A1 Grand Prix.

    Initial testing of the new Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 Super Trofeo race car will get underway at the Vallelunga circuit near Rome later this year. For Lamborghini, the circuit represents an ideal mix between technical sections good for manoeuvrability, and a fast section on which to tune aerodynamics.

    No specifics for the car have been announced but from its name we know it will match the 601 horsepower of the road-going Huracán. It is expected to start racing in the 2015 season.

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  • Videos

    Porsche Unveils Mind-Blowing Details Of The Le Mans 919 Hybrid Racer (VIDEO)

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    As the 2014 Le Mans 24 Hours endurance race draws ever closer—now just three weekends away—Porsche has revealed even more details of its 919 Hybrid endurance racer. Not only is the car aiming for success at the famous French endurance race, but Porsche sees it as a test-bed for future series production models—so this year could prove pivotal in future Porsche road cars.

    ALSO SEE: First 500 Ford Mustangs For Europe Sell Out In 30 Seconds

    Unlike rivals Audi and Toyota with their own hybrid racers, Porsche has no useful data to fall back on during this year’s event. Combined with the car’s complexity and its entirely in-house design—rather than relying on external suppliers—Porsche knows the race will be tough. The company is sure it’s designed a competitive racer though, with impressive levels of efficiency—a central tenet of endurance racing.

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    Firstly, energy recuperation from the hybrid system is very high. Le Mans rules split electrical energy use into four levels, ranging from 2 to 8 megajoules per lap. The 919 sits in the 6 megajoule category, giving it 1.67 kilowatt-hours of energy to use over the course of an 8.47-mile lap of La Sarthe. It must also recuperate this amount of energy each lap, ready for another electrical boost the next lap. Over the course of a race—last year’s event winner covered 348 laps—the Porsche would use (and generate) 581.2 kilowatt-hours of juice.

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    For some perspective, that’s enough energy to charge the batteries of nearly seven 85 kWh Tesla Model S electric cars from empty—on brake energy recuperation alone. Or, says Porsche, you could use it to power a Volkswagen e-Golf electric car from New York to Los Angeles. Actually, not all of that energy comes from braking. While Porsche uses such a system (familiar to road-going electric cars and hybrids) on the front axle, it harvests the rest from thermodynamic energy from the car’s exhaust gases. A turbine generator replaces the car’s wastegate—normally used to vent excess pressure—allowing Porsche to generate energy from excess exhaust gases.

    MUST WATCH: Maserati MC12 Race Car Sounds Off: Video

    It doesn’t stop there. Positioning itself in the 6 megajoule energy class means further regulations, restricting the amount of fuel use. Since Porsche’s 919 also produces more than 500 horsepower, that measurement is 4.78 liters per lap—1.26 gallons. Interestingly, this allows us to work out the car’s permissible fuel consumption—8.47 miles divided by 1.26 gallons means a stunning 6.72 mpg maximum at race pace. Okay, that’s pretty terrible, but it’s not bad for a car spending 70 percent of each lap at full-throttle (often over 200 mph). It’s even better considering the 30 percent improvement economy improvement over last year’s rules.

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    While this year’s race is sure to be far from trouble-free, Porsche’s racer brings new, innovative technology and a new name to a series already bristling with exciting entrants. If it helps develop better road-going Porsches in future, that’s even better.

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  • News

    Racing Your Mustang Will Void Its Warranty, Despite New Burnout Control

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    The 2015 Ford Mustang holds a lot of promise: independent rear suspension, a turbocharged four-cylinder engine option, and a completely new structure–all huge boons to the sports car fan. But what if your Mustang enthusiasm tends toward the straight strip variety? There’s plenty to love there, too, from the 5.0-liter V-8 in the GT to the recently announced line lock feature that makes burnouts easier.

    MUST SEE: Big Block Smart Car Defies All Stereotypes: Video

    But if you should choose to drag race your 2015 Mustang, know that you’ll void the warranty.

    What, you ask? How? Why?

    After noticing some fine print at the bottom of Ford’s video announcing and explaining the line lock feature, which read “Racing your vehicle will void your warranty,” Motor Authority decided to follow up and see just what that meant.

    Basically, it means exactly what it says: race your Mustang and you can expect the warranty to be void.

    But what, exactly, is racing? Brian Cotter, global Mustang communications coordinator, wrote via email, “If you are using this feature in an actual race (ex. at a drag strip vs. your neighbor’s Camaro) this would create a problem from a warranty standpoint.”

    Cotter further explained, “[T]here is nothing wrong with testing the capabilities of the Mustang in a non-race environment.  You could, for instance, test your quarter-mile time on a closed-course.  This would be permissible because you aren’t competing against any other car OR against a predetermined time, etc.”

    Still not quite satisfied, we asked for clarification, noting the enthusiasm with which Mustang chief engineer Dave Pericak and stability control engineer Scott Mlynarczyk when talking about the new line lock system offering a feature that allows Mustang drivers to maximize their performance at the track.

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    In the video, Mlynarczyk says, “We had one goal in mind, with the Mustang user who takes this to the track, and to provide a feature that we haven’t seen out there in the field before.”

    Pericak adds more color to the idea, “Mustangs have a huge heritage of going out on the track. Our customers take it out on the weekends, they have fun with it. So, line lock is another example of where we’re going to allow our customers to do what they want to do. They want to take this car, they want to go to the track, they want to have fun, and this is going to allow them to do that. It’s going to be another advantage when you’re on the track versus the [inaudible].”

    You’d be forgiven if you heard that and thought it meant Ford had given its blessing to Saturday night grudge matches at the local strip. But you’d be wrong.

    The line lock feature was clearly designed to help Mustang buyers to extract maximum performance “when you’re on the track versus” just about anything. But using the feature for that intended purpose voids the warranty.

    READ: High-Tech Self-Cleaning Paint Coming To A Car Near You Soon?

    To be clear, simply using the line lock feature on private property, or even at a drag strip provided there’s no competitor in the other lane or a purse on the line, will not void the warranty.

    Cotter clarified in his e-mail, “Racing (ex. in a bracket-style competition at a drag strip) would be an issue; testing the capabilities of the Mustang at a test-and-tune day where there is no incentive for fastest quarter mile times (etc.) is permissible. You can have plenty of fun at a track without entering the realm of ‘racing.’ Issues would arise when you are specifically competing against other cars ‘wheel to wheel.’ Testing the capabilities of the Mustang is not an issue.”

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  • News

    Police Video Of Ex-NASCAR Driver Tyler Walker’s High-Speed Chase Released (VIDEO)

    Police Video Of Ex-NASCAR Driver Tyler Walker's High-Speed Chase Released (VIDEO)

    Even a racing driver isn’t going beat the concerted efforts of the police. That was former NASCAR driver Tyler Walker’s lesson when he was arrested on January 30, 2013, after a high-speed chase over three states. The dash cam video from several officers involved has made it online thanks to a Freedom of Information Act Request to the Utah Highway Patrol, according to Autoweek.

    The chase finally stopped when Walker attempted to leave the highway by going the wrong way on an entrance ramp. He attempted to flee on foot but was tackled by police. His charges included evading arrest, driving under the influence, open container, liquor license violation and possession of amphetamines, marijuana and narcotic equipment. He pleaded not guilty and is still awaiting his trial, according to Autoweek.

    Walker raced in several NASCAR Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series races from 2003 to 2007, but in May 2007 he was suspended for violating the sport’s substance abuse policy. He also raced extensively in the World of Outlaws dirt track series. The video edits the hour-and-a-half-long chase down to 11 minutes and switches among officers several times. Scroll down to watch it, but warning: There’s some explicit language.

    via: Autoblog

    Police Video Of Ex-NASCAR Driver Tyler Walker's High-Speed Chase Released (VIDEO)
    Police Video Of Ex-NASCAR Driver Tyler Walker's High-Speed Chase Released (VIDEO)
    Police Video Of Ex-NASCAR Driver Tyler Walker's High-Speed Chase Released (VIDEO)

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  • Videos

    New Street Racing Craze? Watch In ‘Oar’ At This ‘Paddle Boost’ (VIDEO)

    76mm Turbo LS1 Miata vs. 88' BMW 325i

    Ok, this Mazda Miata may have a 76mm turbo and powerful LS1 V8 engine but we’re pretty sure the paddle kicked in and provided it that amazing boost.

    Oh, and what a sucker punch for the BMW 325i. He never saw that one coming! Could this become the new street racing craze? I hope so….

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lV4jyCT72ng

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  • News

    BREAKING NEWS: Doctors ‘abandon efforts to bring Michael Schumacher out of coma’

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    Doctors treating stricken F1 motor racing legend Michael Schumacher have abandoned their attempts to bring him out of his artificial coma following setbacks, it is reported today.

    Germany’s news magazine Focus – which enjoys a close relationship with the 45-year-old inner circle – claims the slow waking-up process for the seven-times world champion was put on hold last week.

    Schumacher has lain in an artificially induced coma since December 29 in the University Hospital of Grenoble in France after seriously injuring his head during a low-speed ski accident the same day. 

    DON’T MISS: This Is The Tragic Ski Route That Caused Michael Schumacher Accident (VIDEO)

    Investigation: A court is still looking into the crash in Seville on November 17. Above, Schumacher skis in Italy

     

    Doctors announced three weeks ago they were reducing the anaesthetic keeping him under to slowly bring him around.

    Now, according to Focus, that has been halted because of ‘complications’ although just what those problems are has not been announced.

    Official news about Schumacher’s condition is scant with the family preferring only to issue the briefest of bulletins every few weeks.

    The latest claim will only add to the concerns of fans worldwide that the severity of his brain  trauma is causing experts concern every step of the way on his torturous road  to recovery.

    Focus said that, for now, the recovery phase is back on ice and Schumacher is  once again medicated to keep him under.

    The process was initiated because his  brain injury was so severe doctors needed to suppress its normal functions to  allow it to operate at low-speed and, hopefully, recover more quickly.

    DON’T MISS: This Michael Schumacher Tribute Will Make You Realise Just How Good He Is (VIDEO)

    Friends: It comes as Felipe Massa has claimed he saw Michael Schumacher's mouth move as he spoke to him

    Friends: It comes as Felipe Massa has claimed he saw Michael Schumacher’s mouth move as he spoke to him
    Optimism: Massa says he told 'sleeping' Schumacher all about his car and prospects for the coming season

    Only last week, ex-colleague Felipe Massa had visited Schumi in hospital and spoken to him.

    ‘He sleeps looks but quite normal,’ he said. ‘I think he even reacted a bit.’

    Doctors may have decided to break off his awakening for a variety of reasons, including reduced blood flow, a new infection or signals that the drugs lying in the fatty tissue of his body were not shifting as fast as they would have hoped.

    Just a fortnight ago he contracted, and fought off, a bout of mild pneumonia  contracted through the breathing tubes keeping him alive.

    Now with the latest  news the fear is that his hopes of making a complete recovery are dimmer than  ever.

    His wife Corinna, 44, and teenaged children Gina-Marie and son Mick are constantly at his bedside, talking to him throughout the day when he is massaged, turned and cleaned while hooked up to a bank of machines keeping him alive.

    Full Story: Dailymail.co.uk

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  • Super Cars

    Listen to Volvo’s V8 Supercar engine ROAR (VIDEO)

    Volvo Polestar Racing V8 Supercars engine

    Volvo plans to take on the Australian racing scene this year in V8 Supercars. To compete in V8 Supercars, you need, um, a V8. A really big, really loud and really powerful V8.

    Step forward a pair of Volvo S60s modified by Polestar Racing, featuring the Volvo B8444S. This engine features a unique setup with a 60 degree aluminium cylinder block, a 5.0-litre capacity, modified Volvo aluminium cylinder heads, eight throttle bodies, port injection – with one injector per cylinder – steel cylinder liners, a cam chain and a compression ratio of 10:1.

    The 650 HP Volvo Polestar Racing V8 Supercars engine

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  • Videos

    What Car Sport Belongs In The Winter Olympics? This One!!! (VIDEO)

    What Car Sport Belongs In The Winter Olympics? This One!!! (VIDEO)

    The Winter Olympics already involves people competing on vehicles constructed by car companies. Why not go whole hog and start racing cars?

    I propose Finnish Crosskart racing. You have a set car that’s fast (o-60 in 3.5 seconds) not prohibitively expensive (it runs a bike engine) and it follows a strict formula, like with bobsleds.

    The focus would be on driver skill, and on a tight snow course, it would look awesome.

    What sport, whether it’s real or one you just thought up, belongs in the Winter Olympics.

    What Car Sport Belongs In The Winter Olympics? This One!!! (VIDEO)
    What Car Sport Belongs In The Winter Olympics? This One!!! (VIDEO)
    What Car Sport Belongs In The Winter Olympics? This One!!! (VIDEO)
    What Car Sport Belongs In The Winter Olympics? This One!!! (VIDEO)

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  • Videos

    Porsche Shows the Beauty of a Perfect Pit Stop (VIDEO)

    The Perfect Porsche Pit stop!

    Practice makes perfect.

    Racing is a form of art in itself. It’s a beautiful cooperation between man and machine as the vehicle is controlled over an asphalt canvas with thousands of pieces working in harmony to turn speed into a masterpiece.

    One of the more overlooked aspects of racing is the coordination and teamwork required to get a vehicle in and out of the pits as quickly and efficiently as possible. Races can be won or lost here, and having the right team working together like a well-oiled machine can be a huge advantage.

    With Porsche returning to Le Mans in 2014 with their 919 Hybrid prototype racer, they’ve already begun practicing on their pit stops and their fluid speed is a thing to admire. It’s never too early to prepare, especially when every second counts.

    Source: Porsche

    The Perfect Porsche Pit stop!
    The Perfect Porsche Pit stop!
    The Perfect Porsche Pit stop!

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  • News

    Meet the man who spent everything to build his own racetrack (VIDEO)

    Bucket lists are funny things, if only because they are so incredibly unique. A history buff might have a visit to Omaha Beach on their bucket list, while a music enthusiast might be angling for a trip to Graceland or a ticket to a Paul McCartney concert before they die.

    Sports fans might want to attend a Super Bowl or the World Series or the Stanley Cup finals. For the auto enthusiast, though, the uniquely expensive nature of the objects of our passion – cars – makes our bucket lists considerably more visceral.

    The idea of creating your own personal racetrack, though, is big – even for the most extravagant automotive bucket list. But that’s just what Richard Usher has done with Blyton Park, a British racetrack at the former RAF Blyton airbase. Blyton itself has been around since 1942, but racing started just a few years back, in 2011.

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  • Videos

    Drag Strip Showdown: 2014 Corvette Stingray vs Tesla Model S (VIDEO)

    You would think in the 2014 Corvette Stingray vs Tesla Model S showdown their can be only one winner. Think again, as the results may surprise you.

    They come from two different universes and have very little in common. One is a hybrid for West Coast greenies while the other is a performance car that eats gasoline for breakfast.

    One trait they do share is quickness. So Drag Times set the vehicles in a drag strip showdown at Palm Beach International Raceway for epic quarter-mile battle.

    Who wins? We don’t want to give it away, but let’s just say it’s really, really close…

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  • Super Cars/ Videos

    Some Crazy Bastard Entered A Porsche 911 GT3 In The Monte Carlo Rally

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     A Porsche 911 entered the Monte Carlo Rally for the first time since 1986. Here’s how the car fared, and here’s a bunch of videos of it sliding through the tarmac/snow/ice rally.

    The crazy bastard in question is Belgian Marc Duez. How crazy is M. Duez? Back in that aforementioned year of 1986, Dez was rallying a Group B Metro 6R4, which was basically an updated Mini with 3/4ths of a Formula One engine in the back seats.

    How did Duez enter the 2014 Monte? He raced in the RGT class, which allows for all kinds of RWD sports cars, not the least of which being the Lotus Exige. And where did Duez’s car come from? He explained it all to Best of Rallye Live.

    My car is based on a 996 Cup and was built a few years ago,” he says. “Back then, 10 cars were lifted from the Porsche production line for the Belgian Rally Championship where they were authorised to compete. This is one of those cars and it was bought by Fly Motorsport.

    How did Duez do? Not awful! It had decent pace, but retired midway through the rally with mechanical issues. here’s a bunch of spectators trying to keep Duez going as his car suffers


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  • Celebrity Cars/ News

    Justin Bieber Arrested For Drunk Drag Racing In Rented Lamborghini

    Justin Bieber Arrested For Drunk Drag Racing In Rented Lamborghini

    Justin Bieber Arrested For Drunk Drag Racing In Rented Lamborghini

    Police in Miami Beach say they’ve arrested noted Lamborghini troublemaker Justin Bieber for driving under the influence and drag racing in a rented Lamborghini early Thursday morning. Apparently Biber was drunk, had been smoking weed as well as having prescribed drugs in his system.

    There aren’t many details as of now but Bieber is assumed to still be in custody. Elsewhere in south Florida, police in Opa-Locka are investigating an unauthorized police escort for the singer.

    Bieber’s got a rough, questionable history with big-ticket cars, including chroming out a Fisker Karma, actually owning and being seen in public with a leopard print Audi R8 and speeding in a Lambo in Dubai.

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  • Features/ Top 10s

    18 Amazing Moments From The World’s Toughest Road Race

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    The two-week-long Dakar Rally is among the most intense off-roading events in the world.

    Each year, nearly 600 drivers on motorcycles, quad bikes, cars, and trucks take on the challenge of this endurance ride through the South American wilderness.

    This year’s perilous course began in Rosario, Argentina, taking racers more than 5,000 miles up through the desert of Bolivia and down the Chilean coast. 

    The race is also notoriously dangerous. Heading into the final stages of the course, there were already three fatalities: Belgian motorcyclist Eric Palante and two spectators have died.

    This year’s rally was filled with plenty of drama, highlighted in these jaw-dropping photos. 

    They finished Jan. 18 in Valparaiso, Chile, with Spain’s Nani Roma taking first place.

     

    Spectators stood in knee-deep water as they cheered on racers during the first stage.

    Spectators stood in knee-deep water as they cheered on racers during the first stage.

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    Spain’s Nani Roma pushed through dirt during the first stage, which ended in San Luis, Argentina.

    Spain's Nani Roma pushed through dirt during the first stage, which ended in San Luis, Argentina.

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    The mountains made for a beautiful backdrop and challenging terrain.

    The mountains made for a beautiful backdrop and challenging terrain.

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    Orlando Terranova of Argentina drove by cheering fans in his Mini.

    Orlando Terranova of Argentina drove by cheering fans in his Mini.

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    The car belonging to drivers Bauryzhan Issabayev and Gabdulla Ashimov of Kazakhstan went up in flames.

    The car belonging to drivers Bauryzhan Issabayev and Gabdulla Ashimov of Kazakhstan went up in flames.

    REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

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  • Videos

    How Did This Rally Driver Not Die After Epic 100mph Crash? (VIDEO)

    Rally Drivers Fly Into Icy River At 100mph

    Rally Drivers Fly Into Icy River At 100mph
    This is literally a miracle escape after rally driver Marius Aasen and co-driver Marlene Engan somehow escaped unhurt from a 100mph crash in Norway.

    The young driver misread a bump which caused his Ford Fiesta to hit a roadside rock before proceeding to flip and roll across the road, landing upside down in an icy cold river.

    “Luckily we managed to get out on our own, and were able to swim to the river bank without panicking.”

    This could have been so much worse!

    Rally Drivers Fly Into Icy River At 100mph

    Rally Drivers Fly Into Icy River At 100mph

    Rally Drivers Fly Into Icy River At 100mph

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    Formula E Car Races Down Las Vegas Strip (VIDEO)

    Formula E car races down Las Vegas Strip

    Formula E car races down Las Vegas Strip

    Formula E racing is coming to America and it is coming in style as Lucas Di Grassi sets the tone for the debut of the all electric racing series by speeding down the Las Vegas Strip!

    U.S race fans have been known to be a little fussy when it comes to embracing new races but this will definitely have built the hype.

    The all-electric racing series, is ready to start this September with events in Los Angeles and Miami, and although the it’s appearance in Vegas was a slow one, the cars will be hitting 150 mph in season opener in Beijing on September 13th.

    Until then, get an eyeful in the video below…

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    Gaming vs. Reality on a Race Track: The Shotgun Driving Challenge (VIDEO)

    One of the world’s best gamers Frederik Brolin drives virtually inside a race car that is driving the same course in real life. Its video gaming vs real life racing in the ultimate track battle, or as KOTAKU hilariously put it:

    They Put a Racing Game in a Race Car So They Could Race While They Race

    Watch the battle below:

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    TopGear BAC Mono Lap: A Stigs Perspective (VIDEO)

    Topgear’s Stig takes on the BAC Mono. Watch him annihilate the track in this cool POV style video.

    You might remember that during last weeks TopGear episode in between the parts where Hammond drives some taxis, May stands around a bit, and Clarkson plays some tennis to demonstrate what it’s like to drive the new Ferrari F12, he wee’s himself driving the BAC Mono.

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    As we know, the Stig is a binary being, so only the smell of burning electricity emanates from his trousers, well, it would if he wore any, and he doesn’t know what fear is.

    Naturally, this makes him capable of flinging the Mono around the TopGear track, mostly sideways, like an absolute maniac to set a lap time of 1:14.3, making the Cheshire built Mono the second fastest car ever to lap Dunsfold (the TG track).

    Here’s a special video showing the lap from the Stigs perspective…


    If you’re unfamiliar with the BAC Mono, here are some vital numbers; one seat, 280hp from a naturally aspirated 2.3liter four-cylinder by Cosworth, 540kg, 520hp per ton, 0-62mph in 2.8 seconds, 170mph top speed, and a retail price of £110,328. 

    By Aiden Taylor (@AidenT_RD)

     

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