Performance News

Toyota EV sportscar to attempt Nurburgring EV lap record

Aug 22, 2011

Toyota Motorsport GmbH will be attempting to break the Nurburgring electric vehicle (EV) world record on August 29, using a specially made two-seat lightweight sportscar. The current EV Nurburgring lap record belongs to a Peugeot...

Video: Chris Harris laps the Nurburgring in a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

Aug 22, 2011

Renowned motoring journalist and race car driver Chris Harris has recently posted up a video of himself doing a flying lap of the Nurburgring in a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG ‘Gullwing’ supercar. For those who are...

Video: ‘Monster’ Tajima’s 2011 Pikes Peak Hill Climb run – awesome HD edit

Aug 20, 2011

GoPro camera company has released a final edit HD video of Nobuhiro ‘Monster’ Tajima’s 2011 Pikes Peak Hill Climb world record run. Images were taken from up to 10 different GoPro cameras mounted on and...

Audi RS3 B&B tuning package offering over 500hp

Aug 19, 2011

The 2012 Audi RS3 was only released onto the international market earlier this year, but German tuner B&B has already managed to extract 510PS (503hp/373kW) out of the standard 2.5-litre turbocharged five-cylinder engine. The Audi...

2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 HPE650 by Hennessey (including dyno run)

Aug 18, 2011

Hennessey Performance has released details of the 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 HPE650 tuning pack. And you’d be right in thinking that ‘650’ element of the title has something to do with the amount of...

Skoda Octavia vRS Bonneville special breaks 200mph barrier at Speed Week

Aug 17, 2011

A specially prepared Skoda Octavia vRS Bonneville special has cracked the 200mph (322km/h) barrier at the current Bonneville Speed Week meet in Utah, USA. The stock 2.0-litre engine hardware was made more useful by the...

Video: Ken Block Gymkhana FOUR – The Hollywood Megamercial

Aug 17, 2011

As promised, Ken Block’s Gymkhana FOUR; The Hollywood Megamercial video is out with more hoonage than ever. Ken Block is driving his several hundred horsepower Ford Fiesta HFHV (Hybrid Function Hoon Vehicle) rally car, and...

Quimera AEGT – world’s most powerful electric production car?

Aug 16, 2011

You may not have heard of the Quimera AEGT supercar, and neither had we, but it is claiming to be the ‘most powerful electric car on Earth’ so we thought it deserved a bit of...

AC Schnitzer BMW 1 Series M Coupe preview to Frankfurt show

Aug 16, 2011

Renowned BMW tuner AC Schnitzer has unveiled a preview to an upgrade package for the new BMW 1 Series M Coupe which it plans to unveil at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, next month. It’s...

Video: Electric Chevrolet Camaro does 10.08sec quarter-mile run

Aug 16, 2011

A completely electric 1981 Chevrolet Camaro has just ripped down a quarter mile in just 10.08 seconds at 127mph (204.5km/h). Team Haiyin EV Racing and the electric Camaro just missed out on the electric car...

Video: Ferrari 458 with extreme Novitec Rosso exhaust system

Aug 14, 2011

German tuning specialist Novitec Rosso has just released a video showcasing its most extreme Novitec Rosso exhaust system for the Ferrari 458 Italia. The Ferrari 458 Italia already comes standard with a superb-sounding 4.5-litre V8...

Shelby Mustang G.T.350CR by Classic Recreations

Aug 14, 2011

Classic Recreations in the US has released details about its latest Ford Shelby Mustang package, the Shelby Mustang G.T.350CR. Based on an original Ford Mustang Fastback from 1965-1966, Classic Recreations provides a full restoration in...

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