Performance News

New BRABUS Rocket – rendered speculation

Aug 31, 2011

BRABUS revealed a teaser image earlier this week of a special model it plans to unveil at the upcoming 2011 IAA Frankfurt Motor Show next month. A rendered speculation has just been independently etched up...

Toyota EV P001 breaks Nurburgring electric vehicle lap record with 7:47.79

Aug 31, 2011

Toyota Motorsport has done it. As our previous report outlined, Toyota Motorsport was aiming to smash the electric vehicle Nurburgring lap record time and now it has done exactly that, with a time of 7:47.79....

Video: Ferrari 458 twin turbo by Underground Racing

Aug 31, 2011

Renowned Lamborghini tuner, Underground Racing, has developed a Ferrari 458 twin-turbo package and has released a nice little YouTube video showing the package potential. Underground Racing calls it the Stage 1 kit which includes two...

Toyota EV track car to hit the market… almost

Aug 29, 2011

Last week Toyota announced it is going to attempt to break the Nurburgring EV world lap time record in a special lightweight, purpos-built track car. According to reports, Toyota has also announced the electric motors,...

Video: Tom Cruise loops Red Bull F1 car and helicopter at Willow Springs

Aug 29, 2011

Tom Cruise was recently given the opportunity to take a Red Bull F1 car out for a spin on California’s Willow Springs race track. David Coulthard gave Cruise the rundown and after a matter of...

BRABUS to unveil new model at 2011 Frankfurt show

Aug 28, 2011

BRABUS has released an early teaser image of a new model it plans to unveil at the 2011 IAA Frankfurt Motor Show in just a few week’s time. The Mercedes-Benz tuning specialist hasn’t revealed much...

Video: Volkswagen Touareg W12 turbo – awesome rear-wheel drive burnouts

Aug 26, 2011

Normally, SUVs and four-wheel drives aren’t considered to be performance vehicles, but times have changed. This is a Volkswagen Touareg with a heavily tuned W12 twin turbo engine under the bonnet, and it has been...

Edsel Bryant Ford’s 1934 Model 40 Special Speedster debuts at Pebble Beach

Aug 25, 2011

There have been more than a few surprises and standouts at 2011 Pebble Beach week this year, with Edsel Bryant Ford’s 1934 Model 40 Special Speedster certainly being one of them. Its stunning looks are...

Video: David Coulthard in Red Bull F1 car doing max doughies in the dirt

Aug 25, 2011

Ever wanted to take an F1 car rallying? Perhaps not, but it hasn’t stopped David Coulthard taking a Red Bull F1 car onto an unfinished Circuit of the Americas dirt track to give it a...

Video: Ford Focus Supra 2JZ conversion doing RWD powerslides

Aug 25, 2011

Ever wanted to do giant powerslides in a Ford Focus around a race track? You’re not alone, so did this guy in Norway. To make it happen he came up with a rear-wheel drive Supra-powered...

Aston Martin V12 GT3 race car revealed

Aug 24, 2011

Aston Martin has revealed the stunning Aston Martin V12 GT3 race car. If any track car were going to get you frothing at the mouth, this would surely be one of them? The Aston Martin...

999 Motorsports Supersport track car

Aug 24, 2011

An interesting new track car has been released by Thailand’s 999 Motorsports, called the 999 Motorsports Supersport. The Supersport features a lightweight body and a 224kW engine. The 999 Motorsport Supersport looks a bit strange...

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