Chris Harris travels to Italy to be one of the first journalists behind the wheel of the new Pagani Huayra.
Harris then meets up with Pagani’s PR man, where they discuss aerodynamics and weight distribution over dinner after which its time to meet test driver Davide Testi. The next day, Harris heads for the Pagani factory where he gets to spend some valuable alone time with the magnificent vehicle before finally, getting behind the wheel.
Watch Harris in action in the video below:
Vauxhall hopes that the Adam will beat the likes of its competitors MINI and the Fiat 500, with its unique stylish design and lots of hi-tech gadgets found inside the car.
The Adam was officially unveiled at the Paris motor show in September 2011 and will drive into UK showrooms in January 2013. Adam and its unique design offer over one million, (yes one million) different styling combinations to choose from. Vauxhall have said.“It’s truly a new kind of car!”
Vauxhall have designed three different trims for their launch:
• JAM (fashionable/colourful)
• GLAM (elegant/sophisticated)
Adam is a classy, sophisticated, three door car, which unlike its rivals bucks its design to be retro. It appeals to free thinking individuals who like things that are different, striking and quirky to other cars.
According to AutoGuide.com, a Need For Speed movie will be arriving in theatres in February 2014, in the U.S. at least. It’s been three months since the movie, based on the popular driving game, was officially announced and now an exact release date of 7th February has been revealed.
The site writes that:
DreamWorks Studios will be creating the film based on the popular Electronic Arts virtual driving games and will be released by Disney, while Scott Waugh of Act of Valor fame will be tasked with directing it.
As we mentioned before, George and John Gatins developed the original story for the flick and John will be co-producing the movie with Mark Sourian.
On the 11th July, a team of students from The Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), Cape Speed headed off to the UK where they will be competing against 110 teams from around the world with their very own formula built car for the Formula Student Cup.
South Africans can show their support for the Cape Speed team by powering a real-time Silverstone Scalextric race track with the replica car around the race track using the power of social networking, namely Twitter and Facebook. The digital agency behind this campaign Saatchi & Saatchi’s AtPlay decided to combine the fun of a Scalextric model and the best of social media. Now you can get in the driver’s seat and take your own lap around a race track.
Motorcycle racer Riccardo Russo held a three-bike lead over his nearest racer at the CIV motorcycle racing championship, but when he started the final lap, he thought he had already crossed the finish line and won.
Unfortunately for him, he was wrong. Russo began celebrating his victory by raising his body off the bike and pumping his arms in the air clearly happy and relieved. While his competitors simply zoom passed him the top of the screen visibly reads ‘Final Lap’.
It’s a little painful to watch but worth it for the tight fight to the finish among the other racers.
The moment was caught on camera and uploaded onto YouTube by MotorsTelevision.
DC Shoes and Ken Block present Gymkhana FIVE: Ultimate Urban Playground, San Francisco.
This video, shot over a four day period in the streets of San Francisco, California sees Ken Block demonstrate Gymkhana’s focus on fast, raw and precise driving and with Ken Block behind the wheel, show exactly how its done as the city becomes his own personal playground.
The great camera work and direction of Ben Conrad lets the viewer come along for the ride with views from both inside the 600hp Ford Fiesta and the city’s iconic scenery.
It has been reported that Mazda’s new shape for the next generation Mazda 6 wagon has been spotted and there is evidence to prove it in the spy shots above and below. Until now, the new vehicle has been kept under wraps by the auto maker.
Although in full camouflage, one can quite easily see Mazda’s new Kodo design language that has been incorporated.
According to Car Buzz the new design, while in keeping with that of the CX-5, also gives the car a more aggressive and sporty look with a larger grille, swept back headlights and boosted wheel arches.
Here are some of the first official pictures of McLaren’s MP4-12C Spider.
The new vehicle, which is identical mechanically to the recently updated MP4-12C Coupe was fitted with a retractable folding metal hard top by the British sueprcar maker, that is unique to the vehicle and can fold away in under 17 seconds, according to McLaren.
What makes the retractable roof unique to the McLaren MP4-12C Spider is that it can be manoeuvred while on the move, more specifically at speeds of up to about 29km/h. In addition the rear window/wind deflector can also be lowered when the roof is in position.