The French racing driver needed just 8m13.878sec to completely smash the previous record of 9m46.164sec, set by Rhys Millen last year. The New Zealander driver took almost 44 seconds off his own record, still he ended second, 49 seconds behind the winner (9m02.192sec). Impressive. See the POV video below.
4 de julho de 2013
2 de julho de 2013
A few hours ago, BMW released the first teaser, in the form of a video, of the new all-electric BMW i3, which will have its debut live on YouTube July 29th. In the video you can see below, BMW tells us it is time to "learn a new german word: Vorfreude", which can be roughly translated to "anticipation" or "excitement".
1 de julho de 2013
Iveco Bus, which is the new brand name of Iveco’s passenger transport business, introduced at the 2013 UITP (International Association of Public Transport) World Congress and Exhibition their newest citybus; URBANWAY. This is the brand’s first vehicle to have a Euro VI engine, and shares several parts with the CROSSWAY, a model dedicated to suburban and intercity routes.
27 de junho de 2013
Like its younger brother (C4 Picasso), the Grand C4 Picasso was spotted on the road several times before the official presentation, so the look of this seven-seater MPV was already well known. The front remains similar to the smaller version, with a few small changes, but the rear suffered bigger modifications so it could have room for an extra row of seats.
The Mazda 3 was always a cool car. It still is a good product with a decent price, but people never really got into it. From today, Mazda wants to change that. They introduced the new "3" which wants to rival such cars like the Volkswagen Golf, Ford Focus and Opel Astra, with a completely new car.
22 de junho de 2013
The Porsche 911 Targa is one of the most iconic models of the German brand. It made its debut in late 1966 due to some concerns that the USA government was going to ban convertibles because they believed they were too dangerous in case they overturned, so to avoid the ban, Porsche fitted the convertible 911 with a removable roof section and a roll bar behind the seats.
21 de junho de 2013
The 24 hours of Le Mans start tomorrow, June 22, but Nissan is already preparing its participation in next year's edition. They will participate in this mythical race with the ZEOD RC (Zero Emission On Demand Racing Car), a fully electric vehicle capable of achieving speeds in excess of 300km/h (186.42mph).
20 de junho de 2013
Back in April, you saw here a video of a drifting BMW almost hitting a spectator that was to close to the road. This time, in another Hill Climb event, we get to see a photographer almost getting hit by another BMW, this time driven by Vitor Mota at the 2013 "Rampa de Bragança" which takes place in northern Portugal.
One day cars will drive for us, we won't have to do anything (for me, that will be a sad day), and that day is closer than we think. It all started a long time ago with robots taking our place in factories, the human being is being replaced in everything, and they will soon take our place behind the wheel.
19 de junho de 2013
As we all know, open top cars are generally heavier, and Aston Martin is well aware of this, so they have created the first Volante ever with a carbon fiber body, which allows this car to have a weight of "just" 1844kg (4065lbs), meaning it is only 9kg (almost 20lbs) heavier than the coupe.
15 de junho de 2013
As with most vehicles, there comes a time when they need to be renewed, and that is what Renault's truck division did to their entire range. These new trucks have a more efficient design, are more reliable and are now ready to comply with the Euro 6 standard, meaning the engines have been improved in order to save fuel and emit less harmful gases, while having better performances.
Although i do not agree with what the truck driver is doing, nor with the driver of the van which is filming, i think i should show the speeds that a truck of this type can achieve in an open highway. I won't spoil it, but this happens in Portugal where the speed limit for these trucks is 90km/h (56mph), and this one is going well over that limit.
14 de junho de 2013
This week, Mercedes started the production of the new S-Class in Sindelfingen, Germany, and to celebrate that they made a promotional video showing part of the manufacturing process involved into the creation of this vehicle, but it seems they "inadvertently" revealed the more powerful version of the S-Class named S63 AMG.
13 de junho de 2013
Toyota reveals today a new sporty family-oriented concept at the 2013 Tokyo Toy Show, which runs from June 13 through June 16 at the Tokyo Big Sight in Koto Ward, Tokyo. This concept wants to join parents and children in the construction of their car. In simplest terms, it's a customization program for all. It even has a Sport version.
8 de junho de 2013
In this video, the Mazda MX-5 takes part in a 1/4 mile drag race against a Porsche, a Lamborghini, a Lotus, a Ford and a Chevrolet Corvette at the El Toro Marine Base in California, and you will be surprise by who won. i won't ruin it for you, so see the video below.
4 de junho de 2013
A few months ago, Nissan showed the facelift of the March, which is the European version of the Micra, and today we get to see for the first time the official images of the upgraded Micra. There are a few changes between the Micra and the March, besides the obvious changes compared to the previous model.
1 de junho de 2013
You will find out in this video, taken from an episode of the Fifth Gear show, what happens to an older generation Ford Focus when it hits a wall at 193km/h (120mph). And from what i can see, if someone crashed at that speed, i can surely say it wouldn't have chance of surviving.
29 de maio de 2013
Aston Martin announced in their latest video teaser that they were going to reveal a new car on May 29, but it seems they did not want to wait, so they revealed the "most extreme Aston Martin" the day before, and it's a hellish machine. And if you are thinking about the One-77, that is in another league.
28 de maio de 2013
Four days ago, Aston Martin showed the first video teaser of a new car that will be shown for the first time tomorrow, May 29. In this second video, released today, we see a little bit more of the interior and exterior of this new model, confirming some of the things i had previously stated.
24 de maio de 2013
BMW teamed up with Pininfarina in creating this concept that was revealed during the 2013 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. The Gran Lusso Coupé is a one-off car that wants to raise the concept of luxury and elegance to another level, while keeping the typical BMW proportions.