• Celebrity Cars/ Videos

    Lewis Hamilton vs. Ken Block is as awesome as you’d think (VIDEO)

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    Lewis Hamilton vs. Ken Block, two racing legends, in a head-to-head showdown, is a crazy combination that is any gearheads dream come true.

    That’s just what happend at the The Top Gear Festival in Barbados when Ken Block in his Fiesta ST ‘Hoonigan’ car and Lewis Hamilton in a Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 car battled it out.

    Watch the crazy highlights below:

    Ken Block gives us a quick 43 second chat on Lewis Hamilton vs. Ken Block.

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    Check out more images from the festival over at TopGear.com.

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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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  • 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.

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  • Reviews

    2015 Subaru WRX STi Leaked Pictures

    The first official images of the 2015 Subaru WRX STI have been leaked and boy it does not disappoint.

    Subaru introduced the 2015 WRX back in November at the Los Angeles Auto Show and now we catch a first glimpse at the hotter STI variant which adopts a more aggressive body kit painted in Subaru’s traditional World Rally Blue matched with golden alloywheels. Apparently this finish will be reserved initially for a first edition which is likely to come with other enhancements.

    While the aforementioned WRX makes use of a 4-cylinder, 2.0-liter boxer rated at 268 bhp (200 kW) and 258 lb-ft (349 Nm), the STI is rumored to get a larger 2.5-liter turbocharged four-banger with 300 bhp (224 kW) and 290 lb-ft (393 Nm).

    Already teased, Subaru will unveil its “iconic performance flagship model” later this January in Detroit.
    via WorldCarFans.com

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