• Super Cars/ Videos

    Mr Horacio Pagani Makes XCAR an Offer It Can’t Refuse (VIDEO)

    What would you say if Horacio Pagani himself invited you to take a ride in his personal car? Obviously, the answer would be a big, loud “yes”, especially if said car is a Zonda S 7.3, the sixth Zonda ever produced. That’s exactly what XCAR presenter Alex Goy said when the founder of Pagani Automobili invited him for a ride. Powered by a 7.3-liter V12 engine producing 547hp and 553 lb-ft (749 Nm) of torque, the Zonda S 7.3 sprints from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.7 seconds and tops at 220 mph (354 km/h).

    Add to that the fact that this particular car was on display at the 2000 Geneva Motor Show as the first car with a body completely made of carbon fiber, and you’ll realize it really is a special place to be in.

    Furthermore, it’s a car that gets to be driven and not spend all its time in a garage, as Mr. Pagani had covered 69,292 km (43,056 miles) in it at the time this video was shot.

    Curious to see how it’s holding up after all these years and kilometers? Scroll down to hear it from Horacio Pagani himself.

    By Dan Mihalascu

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    Mr Horacio Pagani Makes XCAR an Offer It Can’t Refuse (VIDEO)
    Mr Horacio Pagani Makes XCAR an Offer It Can’t Refuse (VIDEO)
    Mr Horacio Pagani Makes XCAR an Offer It Can’t Refuse (VIDEO)
    Mr Horacio Pagani Makes XCAR an Offer It Can’t Refuse (VIDEO)

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  • Super Cars/ Videos

    Pagani Huayra: Art, Emotion, Technology – XCAR (VIDEO)

    Our buddies at XCAR drive the amazing Pagani Huayra supercar. They like it.

    A Pagani is a very rare thing indeed. Only a few cars roll out of Pagani’s Italian headquarters each year. Between 1999 and 2013 Pagani built just over 200 Zondas, in that time Toyota probably built hundreds of thousands of boring old beige Camrys. So, the chances of you ever seeing a Pagani, let alone being tossed the keys to one are about the same as winning the lottery.

    Our buddies from XCAR were fortunate enough to drive Pagani’s latest creation, the Huayra, recently. They liked it. But how could you not? This is a stunning 730hp supercar which costs more than a (nice) house and has had so much attention to detail lavished on it that it borders on total madness.

    Enough blabbering, watch and enjoy the video.

    Check out xcar.com for more cool car videos.


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  • Features/ Videos

    Top Viral Car Videos Of The Week – Episode 28

    Chevy Camaro Z28 Tested Against Mustang Boss 302

    In this week’s Carhoots top ‘viral’ car videos; David Coulthard and Chris Harris slowly drive around the Nurburgring, XCAR drive Ford GT cars, Walter Röhrl frightens a lady, Chevy show off a little and a man breakdances.

    Racing a Mercedes 220 Fintail Sedan at the Nürburgring with David Coulthard — /CHRIS HARRIS ON CARS

    Formula One driver, David Coulthard, and avid applier of opposite lock, Chris Harris, take to the Nurburgring to race and eventually break, a very large, very heavy, and very slow Mercedes racing car. If Clarkson, Hammond and May ever retire, these two chaps need to replace them!

    Ford GT40, GT70 and GT: Five Decades of Fun – XCAR

    This video really needs no introduction; three of the greatest cars Ford has ever made. And the only reason they exist is because Ford wanted to – for want of a better phrase – piss off Enzo Ferrari.

    Walter Röhrl frightens a lady in an Audi S3

    Y’know how when you decide to drive a little bit, er, enthusiastically when there’s someone in the passenger seat and they begin to quietly whimper, then grab handles tightly before eventually shouting at you? Well, as it turns out, when you’re two-time world rally champion, Walter Röhrl, the whole shouting part just doesn’t happen.

    Russian man breakdances while refueling

    While filling your car up at the petrol station have you ever thought ‘hey, you know what, I’m going to do some breakdancing now while my Lada estate has a drink’? Us neither. But this guy has, and he’s pretty awesome!

    Chevy Camaro Z28 Tested Against Mustang Boss 302

    You know how there’s a massive rivalry between Ford and General Motors? Of course you do. Well, Chevy reckon they’re literally miles ahead of Ford’s best Mustang with the new Z28 Camaro – Mustang fan boys, you may want to look away, this is a tad embarrassing.

    A completely mad Honda S2000 review

    The name of the channel that made this video is called ‘Regular Car Reviews’. But, really, if we’re honest, these car reviews are anything but ‘regular’. In this Honda S2000 review the guy goes moderately insane discussing how the S2000 will make your girlfriend totally irrelevant. It’s hilarious! In a kind of nutty way.


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    Top ‘Viral’ Car Videos Of The Week – Episode 15

    Jaguar CX-75 PrototypeIn this weeks Carhoots top viral car videos; some boffins talk Jaguar CX-75, the RUSH movie featurette , XCAR drive the Morgan Aero Coupe and a Caterham Supersport, plus, we preview TopGear series 20. It’s a bit British this week.

     

    5. The Jaguar CX-75 Prototype

    Veyron performance, the range of a Chevrolet Volt, and the CO2 emissions of a Prius. Quite simply, the Jaguar CX-75 is the most technologically advanced road car ever conceived. The CX-75 is a fascinating thing, it produces an astounding 500 plus brake horsepower from a 1.6liter petrol engine which is combined a pair of electric motors to deliver a total power output of over 800hp.

    When the CX-75 was originally designed, Formula One was about to announce a change to four-cylinder 1.6liter engines (just like that Jag’s) but at the last minute they decided on six-cylinders because of the sound quality. Quite frankly, we reckon this CX-75 sounds epic, and in terms of engine design, it’s light-years ahead of anything else, including next years F1 cars.

    I also love how in this video the Jaguar boffins talk about the CX-75 as though it was a bit of a wild mentalist that needed to be chained up in order to stop it from destroying everything (except the environment), but in the end became a hero. As you’d imagine, I could blabber on about the CX-75 for decades, but we must move on to….

     

    4. The RUSH Featurette

    We’ve discussed this film on Carhoots before and it promises to be a stonking movie capturing the days of Formula One racing when it was all about Niki Lauda and James Hunt. When “sex was safe and driving was dangerous”. The film, directed by Ron Howard, uses quotes from the men themselves back when F1 racing was truly terrifying and a heroic art to really depict the era just as it was. We cannot wait to see the film in September.

     

    3. Morgan Aero Coupe: Street Theatre – XCAR

    It’s a gorgeous thing to behold, people stare at it, they whip their camera phones out to photograph it, they drool over its voluptuous curves, they love it. And how could you not? The Morgan Aero Coupe is a stunning piece of British artwork, it’s classic but modern, it sounds like thunder, and is quite fast. And our buddies from XCAR Films got to drive it!

     

    2. British Grand Prix: London City Circuit or Silverstone? – XCAR

    Yep, it’s another XCAR video, what can we say? They make awesome films about cars. This one takes a look at what could be the really awesome London City F1 Grand Prix circuit. What better car to drive along the suggested circuit than a Caterham Supersport?

     

    1. Top Gear Series 20 Launch Trailer

    Incase you’ve been living under a rock, or in a cave, or on Mars, or in total oblivion; there’s a new series of TopGear commencing this Sunday (the 30th)! Here’s a taste of what’s in stall.

     

    By Aiden Taylor (@AidenT_RD)

     

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