Bruce Canepa’s garage

Two weeks ago, in association with the Petersen Automotive Museum, Bruce Canepa showed a video tour of his garage/collection. Though mostly specimens from Porsche, there’s basically something for everyone there, from BMW to Ford to McLaren, race and street versions. And last week he released the second part of the tour.

All in all, an hour of awesome machines that will make any gearhead drool. HIGHLY recommended 😎.

Mercedes-Benz Classic workshop

Mercedes has a HUGE (and fantastic!) museum at Stuttgart. The museum counts with around 1100 cars, and for a gearhead it’s basically paradise. And to maintain all those cars, they have a team of highly specialized technicians and mechanics exclusively dedicated to the museum’s cars. Last Tuesday Petrolicious aired a very nice article about the museum’s workshop.

Interestingly though, the director of Mercedes-Benz Classic recounted the story about why the paint was scraped off the W25 to get the car at the maximum 750 kg limit. However, that’s a confirmed fairy tale made up by Alfred Neubauer in his autobiography. Nothing against a little embellishing of an historical event, but I would expect that the head of such an endeavor as the Mercedes-Benz Classic department would be more factual.

Fairy tales aside, Petrolicious’ article (full of photos!!) is a treat.

T.50

So far no pics, only a rendering, and not much to see. But Gordon Murray (yes, that Gordon Murray) is working on a new supercar. Not much has been revealed, it’s called T.50 and will be powered by a ground-breaking V12 from Cosworth. According to their website it will be naturally aspirated and deliver 650 hp. It will also be the “highest-revving engine ever in a production car”. From their website you can see the engine actually being tested, so I think the T.50 will actually come to life. Très cool! 😎

Koenigsegg Gemera. And you thought things could not get more insane…

The Gemera, just presented today. It has 1700 hp, and can go from a standstill to 100 km/h in 1.9 seconds, with a top speed of at least 400 km/h. It also has all-wheel drive, all-wheel torque vectoring, all-wheel steering and also has independent rear-wheel steering. And if that’s not enough, it seats four adults (comfortably, according to Koenigsegg).

It also has 8 (eight) cup holders, four that chill your drink and four that heat your drink. I’m not sure about luggage space, or if it even has space for your wallet. But who needs to carry luggage if you’re going somewhere at warp speed with your family.

Insane 🤯.