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McLaren F1 vs McLaren P1

Published by on Apr 21st, 2015, No Comments

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McLaren has long since been hailed as one of the finest supercar automakers to date. The clean lines, beautiful design and sheer power of McLaren vehicles are almost unmatched in the automotive world.

Two of the company’s most famous models is undoubtedly the evergreen F1 and it’s younger sibling, the P1.

Both these super cars have made waves around the world for the past 12 years. Their power and performance is almost out of this world and both cars have captured the hearts of many an automotive, super car fan – whether they are the “newer” or “older” generation. (more…)

When wake boarding and a Ferrari F50 combine

Published by on Nov 26th, 2014, No Comments

Wakeboard Ferrari

So, we all know that wake boarding is pretty fun (considering you don’t have a fear of water) on it’s own. We also know that driving in a Ferrari – make that a Ferrari F50 – is fun, too (considering you don’t have a fear of speed). So then why not combine these two fun activities into one?!

Well, mostly because it sounds dangerous and would require that you have all the participating equipment – namely a wakeboard and a Ferrari F50, which is obviously much harder to come by than a wakeboard.

Nevertheless, fear and equipment aside, a couple of guys actually managed to pull of a stunt that involves a wakeboard and a Ferrari F50. (more…)

Watch a rocket-powered bicycle go 333km/h

Published by on Nov 12th, 2014, No Comments

Francois Gissy Rocket Bike

If someone were to ask you if a bicycle would beat out a Ferrari in a drag race you’d probably think the person is insane or that this is a trick question. Well, you’d be right in thinking that it is a trick question, because it is.

Recently in France, a bicycle took on a Ferrari o  a drag strip and won. The only catch is that the bicycle is rocket-powered.

At the Circuit Paul Ricard in France, one (crazy) Frenchman attempted to break his own world record of reaching an unthinkable speed on a humble bicycle, pumped up with a rocket.

Francois Gissy is definitely not a sissy. The man bravely climbed up upon his rocket-powered bicycle and jetted off on the drag strip. Incredibly, he reached a speed of an astonishing 333km/h or 207 miles per hour. Oh, and did we mention he reached this top speed in under 7 seconds? (more…)

‘Furious 7′ trailer released

Published by on Nov 3rd, 2014, No Comments

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There is one chain of automobile movies that has always been a bit above the rest. And if you don’t know what e’re talking about then you probably don’t agree. However, our Monday just got a little bit better after the release of the much anticipated ‘Furious 7′ trailer.

The film, which is the 7th instalment in the ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise looks set to be one of the best yet.

Sadly, this is also the last film that the franchise’s star, Paul Walker, starred in after he was tragically killed almost a year ago in a car crash. They were still busy filming ‘Furious 7′ when Walker passed away. (more…)

McLaren 650S stolen in Durban cargo heist, found

Published by on Oct 27th, 2014, No Comments

McLaren 650S

So, if you were a thief and looking to score some serious loot during a cargo heist, wouldn’t you be jumping for joy when the container you hijacked turned out to house a brand new, McLaren 650 S inside? Most definitely!

This is exactly what happened to a bunch of robber sin Durban last week, when the container they hijacked at the Durban Harbour, was one containing a brand new McLaren 650S.

According to reports, the car had arrived in Durban at the harbour last Monday. It was sent through customs and, after it was cleared, it was placed in an unmarked container, ready to be transported to its final destination.

However, the McLaren 650S would never reach it’s final destination… (more…)

This is what it’s like to be Pagani’s test driver

Published by on Oct 17th, 2014, No Comments

Pagani Test Driver

If you could be a test driver for one of the top super car companies in the world, would you do it? Of course you would. And so would many other auto fanatics across the globe.

Unfortunately, that position is reserved for one person – a man you might call the luckiest man on Earth.

Davide Testi is Pagani’s number one test driver and gets to drive around in all of the Pagani glory long before we could ever get our hands on one. In this interview with the Drive Channel he tells us what its like to be the official Pagani test driver and how he got the job that so many lusted after and that so many are envious of – including ourselves.

Check it out below – this guy can seriously count his lucky stars!

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Ferrari launches F60 America at star studded Beverley Hills event

Published by on Oct 14th, 2014, No Comments

Ferrari F60 America

Let’s face it; Ferrari has a presence in the automotive industry that not many other companies have. Sure, there are the Lamborghini’s and the Masserati’s, but there can only be one Ferrari.

To mark the company’s long history in the US, they (of course) held a big, star studded event to celebrate and show of the car they designed specifically to commemorate the occasion.

On Saturday night, the who’s who of Hollywood, the automotive industry and top Ferrari execs got together at the Beverley Hills Town Hall in California to celebrate 60 years of Ferrari sales in the US.

The event was also the stage for the new Ferarri F60 America to be shown off. The car was specially designed for the anniversary and is a really beautiful car. It took centre stage at the vent where its stood at the entrance, basking in the glory of the (several) spotlights focused on the car. (more…)

How the Lamborghini Asterion’s engine works [Video]

Published by on Oct 6th, 2014, No Comments

Lamborghini Asterion

Lamborghini’s latest creation, the electric hybrid Asterion, is sure grabbing attention lately.

After the car was unveiled for the first time at the Paris Auto Show last week, the media and car lovers alike have been going crazy for the half petrol half electric super car – the first of it’s kind for the Italian automaker.

Lamborghini’s first electric hybrid is basically the stuff dreams are made of. It’s beautiful, powerful and half electric – nowadays, thats pretty much everything you want form a car. Oh and let’s not forget the fact that the car can produce a combined 910 horsepower. Fancy.

However, the Asterion is just a concept (insert sad face here). Lamborghini has said that there are no plans to actually manufacture the car for the market – making the Asterion even more special as it is a once-off. (more…)

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