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Hennessey Venom GT breaks land speed record

Published by on Feb 25th, 2014, No Comments

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Well this is some really exciting news on a Tuesday afternoon!

While we love ourselves a bit of super car, we really like it when these super cars push it to there limits – and if a land speed record gets broken in the process, all the better.

The Hennessey Venom GT has broken the land speed record (only just) at an incredible 270,4 mph. To put that into perspective; the Venom topped an amazing 435,16 km/h. Now that’s one fast car.  (more…)

Chris Harris drives the new McLaren P1

Published by on Feb 24th, 2014, No Comments

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There has been much excitement about McLaren’s latest offering, the P1. Some have even described this super car as the ultimate hyper car – something McLaren is surely proud of.

To see what all the hype is about and if the P1 really is so impressive, our favorite car expert, Chris Harris, took the car for a drive around the Yas MArina Grand Prix Circuit in Abu Dhabi. (more…)

Chris Harris compares a Aston Martin, Porsche and Mercedes

Published by on Feb 17th, 2014, No Comments

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It sure does seem like any petrol head’s dream to drive a Porsche GT3, an Aston Martin V12 Vantage S and a Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series. Now imagine having a go at these three cars all in one day.

Well, thats what our favorite petrol head, Chris Harris, has the opportunity of doing recently.

Chris drives these cars (we’d like to think on behalf of us) and gives a short breakdown on what it feels like to be at the steer of any of these. Which car is best for road driving? And which one is best suited to a racing track?

Check out the video below to find out:

Source: YouTube

Dubai police chase criminals in a Bugatti Veyron

Published by on Feb 7th, 2014, No Comments

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It’s no secret that people in Dubai really love supercars. Rich Sheik’s and powerful businessmen drive the city flat with their million dollar cars.

But it’s not only the rich people that like they’re cars fast and expensive; now the police force are also joining in on the game with the addition of their latest ‘cop car’, a Bugatti Veyron.

It seems almost insulting to call a Veyron a ‘cop car’, however, that is exactly what it is. The $1,6 million car is the perfect ride to catch criminals in a high-speed chase. I mean, it’s a Veyron… I seriously doubt that a criminal will be able to out run a car like that – unless the criminal himself is a fan of Bugatti!

The Veyron is simply an addition to the Dubai police force’s already impressive fleet of super cars. Other, ‘super cop cars’ include a Lamborghini Aventador, an Aston Martin One-77, a Mercedes SLS AMG, a Bentley Continental GT and a Ferrari FF – specifically for the female cops.

The Veyron will be fulfilling its duties as a patrol car in popular tourist spots. However, we’re pretty sure they got a Veyron to chase criminals, and not just for casual patrolling rides.

The Dubai Police also introduced their latest addition in a (epic) video. Check it out below:

Source: CarBuzz

Formula 1 introduces new engine

Published by on Jan 29th, 2014, No Comments

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Formula 1 has recently introduced the new engine that will be used this year. And boy, it is really quite jaw-dropping!

The all new, turbocharged 1.6 liter V6 engine is also a hybrid-electric engine. This comes after the immense pressure that Formula 1 and all of it’s affiliates have been under recently to make the competition (including the cars, obviously) more ‘green’ and environmentally friendly.  (more…)

Lamborghini Aventador vs BMW M6 vs Porsche GT 3 RS

Published by on Jan 21st, 2014, No Comments

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Here is a little something to brighten up the start of your week.

If you could put your money on either a Lamborghini Aventador, a BMW M6 or a Porsche GT 3 wining a drag race, which one would it be? I know which horse I’d back…

Well, obviously we’re not really at a racing track but we can dream, can’t we? Recently, DragInfo posted a video on their YouTube channel of this exact scenario.

A Lamborghini Aventador, modified to have 730 horsepower taking on a PP performance tuned BMW M6 and, just for good measure, a 1000 horsepower Porsche GT 3 RS joins the party. (more…)

Chris Harris compares Audi R8 V10 & R8 LMS Ultra GT 3

Published by on Jan 17th, 2014, No Comments

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Can you imagine having the opportunity to drive two, different Audi R8′s? A dream probably. Then add on to that the fact that you can take them both for a spin around the German Grand Prix Circuit, Nurburgring. Well, that’s exactly what Chris Harris did.

The man that probably has one of the most thrilling occupations of all, his back with another video blog on his experience driving both the Audi R8 V10 S-Tronic as as well as the R8 LMS Ultra GT 3.

Also, just for interest sake, the LMS Ultra GT 3 costs $440 000…

Check out the video below:

Chris Harris on Cars: The Porsche 918 Spyder

Published by on Jan 10th, 2014, No Comments

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The main man of all things cars, Chris Harris, is at the envy of us all once again. He recently got to test drive (and really drive, if you catch my drift) a Porsche 918 Spyder.

This hyper car produces a mammoth 608 horsepower and the engine alone weighs 140kg. Needless to say, this car is a beast.

So enough of the talking, lets get down to it. Check out the (typically Chris) video below. Enjoy!

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