Nürburgring has a new record holder!
Porsche’s GT2 RS record of September last year was broken today by the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ by about 2.3 seconds. The new record for the Nordschleife is now in 6:44.97. According to AutoBlog a full video is expected to be presented soon. And it better be a good one, WITHOUT edition like the one Lamborghini made for the Huracán Performante’s supposed record .
So that means I’ll need one more Lambo for the collection…
The Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage. A sui geniris car, and very possibly one of the three coolest cars ever to come from Maserati. From a time when it was still possible to make good race cars on a budget. This is one I’ll have to get for the W143 garage.
A very cool 9’42” video from Petrolicious. In fact, if you’re a gearhead (or more properly in this case, a petrolhead) you sure will find some cool and interesting stuff to see there.
After seeing this you just can’t avoid feeling bad for Ken Miles and a bit miffed at Ford for causing the Mk. II #2 to take the podium . Still, the best Le Mans documentary I’ve seen this year, bar none.
Emanuelle Pirro, waiting for the clock to hit the 4:00 pm mark at La Sarthe, on June 13th, 1981. He shared a Lancia Beta Montecarlo with fellow Italian Beppe Gabbiani. They crashed on the 47th lap and had to abandon.
Is the Jaguar C-Type one of the nicest Jags ever to race at La Sarthe? Very possibly. The 1953 winner is a car that I HAVE to get for my collection .
Anyone recognizes the gentleman on the right?
Stumbled upon this nice pic on the web while doing research on a few cars and had the mind to share.
Started today, and it’s being streamed LIVE!
Some beautiful 911s driven by motorsports legends
A few hours ago, Porsche established a new absolute record for the Nürburgring Nordschleife with the 919 Hybrid Evo. Timo Bernhard smashed the record of 6min 11.3 sec by Stefan Bellof during a practice run for the 1000 Km of Nürburgring of 1983 aboard a Porsche 956. Up until now, that record was thought to be impossible to be beaten.