Porsche connects its motorsport and production cars (+video)

September 26th, 2011 by Darren Cottingham

Porsche is a car company with many successes on the racetrack and plenty of knowledge learned during its motorsport achievements. But how does this influence its passenger vehicles? It’s a good question and one that Porsche has decided to answer through a new online video.

In the clip, Hartmut Kristen, head of Porsche Motorsport discusses the links between successful race cars and street cars. Kristen also takes a look at the future of Porsche’s place in the motorsport arena. This includes a look at some of the technology in the Porsche 918 Spyder concept car (pictured).

Check out the video below. Continue reading “Porsche connects its motorsport and production cars (+video)” »

2011 BMW M3 enters Jay Leno’s garage

June 15th, 2010 by Darren Cottingham

Celebrity car man Jay Leno has just welcomed a new automobile into his ever expanding garage. So what is the latest beast? It’s a bright red 2011 BMW M3. As per usual, the late-night comedian takes a good walk around the M3 in his garage before it looks like he’s going to take it for a spin, but then the video varies from Leno’s usual style.

The keys to the high-spec Bimmer are handed over to race car driver Justin Bell, and he takes it and meets up with American BMW Motorsport Manager Martin Birkmann and driver Bill Auberlen to compare the road-going M3 with the machines BMW campaigns in the American LeMans Series. The motorsport crew does its best to explain why the race cars and the road cars aren’t as different as one might initially think.

Eventually, Leno gets his turn behind the wheel, and… well you’ll have to watch the video below for the verdict. Continue reading “2011 BMW M3 enters Jay Leno’s garage” »

Huge Subaru WRX crash

December 17th, 2009 by Darren Cottingham
We rewind the clock to bring you this spectacular crash from the 2006 Subiefest Time Attack. You won’t believe the driver of this car suffered only minor injuries!

We rewind the clock to bring you this spectacular crash from the 2006 Subiefest Time Attack. You won’t believe the driver of this car suffered only minor injuries!