Entries Tagged as 'Features'
Its been a long time since I’ve watched a good togue video. I remember back when I used to live off those things! If you’re like me and enjoy a good togue flick then I invite you to scroll down and watch Nobuteru “N.O.B.” Taniguchi flog the Arvou-built Honda S2000 on the Gunsai togue course. I also highly recommend turning up the volume while watching this video because Arvou’s S2000 is equipped with HKS’ new GT Supercharger kit and it sounds amazing!
The supercharger set up makes a significant amount of power (310hp at the wheels and 212ft-lbs of torque at 10 psi) and was designed to be reliable and safe for daily driving as well as track days. If you have an S2000 (AP1 or AP2) and want some boost in your life, this is a great way to go. You can get the kit now for about $4,500 not counting a few extras you may need (ECU tune, compact battery, etc.). Out the door with all additional bits (assuming you don’t have them already) the price goes up to a little over $5,700 if you have an AP2. AP1′s should expect to pay over $6,000. While it does sound pricy, you do get a lot and if the video below is any indication, it seems to be well worth it!
[Source: Evasive Motorsports]
Tags: · AsianCars, Evasive Motorsports, Features, HKS, HKS GT Supercharger Kit, Honda AP1 S2000, Honda AP2 S2000, Honda S2000, Hot Version, Hype, NOB Taniguchi, Nobuteru Taniguchi, Performance, S2000 HKS GT Supercharger kit, togue, Togue Video, Video
Are you in the strange and probably highly unlikely position of owning an Xbox One console but not owning a copy of Forza Motorsport 5 yet? Hey, it could happen! Well, see we are in a weird situation. We have a copy of the game but no console to review it with (hopefully soon) so we figured in the meantime we would give one of you the chance to own and play the game for yourself! So, we are giving away one copy of Forza Motorsport 5: Day One Edition!
All that needs to be done to enter is to visit our Facebook page (Facebook.com/MotorworldHype) and find the post with the above image in it then “like” that post. On Friday (Dec. 13th 5pm PST) we will randomly pick winner from those who liked the post. That’s it! The only other requirement is that you be a resident of the good ol’ U.S.A.
Tags: · Events, facebook, Features, Forza 5, Forza Motorsport, Forza Motorsport 5, Forza Motorsport 5 Day One Edition, Forza Motorsport 5 giveaway, gaming, online racing, racing games, video games, Xbox, Xbox One, XboxOne
Whenever I visit an event like the LA Auto Show or SEMA, its not uncommon for companies to give members of the media “Press Kits” which are can be anything from USB drives to other packages that contain various types of media and information about a particular product or car. Typically, press kits also include video produced by said company for said product and/or vehicle. Sometimes these films are literally just “b-roll” which is footage meant to be edited into another larger feature. Other times the videos are full on produced features. Either way they can be pretty entertaining to watch so I’ve decided to show some of these films to you here and there.
I am starting with three films released by Jaguar which go in-depth behind the scenes of the F-TYPE Coupe’s development; starting with design and ending with new tech. Each video is about 4 minutes or so but well worth the time! Just scroll down and enjoy!
PART 1: Design and structure
PART 2: Dynamics
PART 3: Performance and tech
Tags: · 2013 LA Auto Show, EuropeanCars, F TYPE Coupe, Features, Hype, Ian Callum, Jaguar, Jaguar C-X16 concept, Jaguar F TYPE Coupe, Jaguar F TYPE Video, Jaguar F-TYPE, LA Auto Show, LAAS2013, los angeles auto show, Video
Today just seems to be the day for absolutely beautiful automotive cinema. Earlier I showed you the exquisite intro to Gran Turismo 6; now I bring you a new film straight from McLaren Automotive which chronicles the McLaren P1′s battle against the Nurburgring.
McLaren took their new P1 hypercar to the Nordschleife for one purpose: to click off a sub-7 minute lap. With a car as technically advanced as the P1 it almost seems like a lock but then again there is a reason why the Nurburgring is nicknamed “The Green Hell”. Watch below to find out how they did
Tags: · Bruce McLaren, EuropeanCars, Features, Hype, McLaren, McLaren Automotive, McLaren P1, McLaren P1 vs Nurburgring, McLarenAutomotive, McLarenP1, McLarenP1NurburgringLapTime, Nurburgring, Nurburgring Nordschleife, Video
Lotus is known for making some of the purest sports cars in the world. In fact their cars are so pure that Lotus practically invented the track day purist with their Elise and Exige cars. Unfortunately, the new Exige can no longer be had as a road car in the American market anymore. However, no one said they couldn’t be owned as track cars so that’s exactly what Lotus has done.
To ease the pain of its absence and to make enthusiasts nationwide happy Lotus will sell the Exige V6 Cup track-only car in the states. Anyone looking for a serious track-day weapon would be more than happy with what the Exige Cup has to offer; which starts with 345 horsepower supercharged V6 engine similar to what is normally found in the Evora. However, the Exige weighs significantly less than the Evora which leads to significantly more speed and fun on the straights and corners. It also comes with all the extra bits needed for a proper track car such as roll cage and fire extinguishing system. It all makes for what promises to be a very connected driving experience. Sure, it can’t be driven on public roads but hey at least it can be driven!
Despite the Exige’s track-only designation Lotus still needs to sell us something we CAN drive on public roads. To fill that need they brought over too fresh Evora coupes. One of which features the new “Black Package” which is a plethora of external and internal goodies.
Granted, there was not any info on new cars coming down the pipe, but we do know they are coming…eventually. However it was nice to know that Lotus is still providing pure to form driving machines for the masses. Hopefully I will have a chance to bring you my take on the new Evora in the near future. For now feel free to check out the pictures from their LA Auto Show by clicking the thumbnails in this post.
Tags: · 2013 LA Auto Show, EuropeanCars, Events, Features, Hype, LA Auto Show, LAAS, LAAS2013, laautoshow, los angeles auto show, Lotus, Lotus 2013 LA Auto Show, lotus cars, Lotus Evora Black Package, Lotus Evora IPS, Lotus Evora S, Lotus Exige V6 Cup
It was announced by Universal Pictures today that a portion of the proceeds from Fast & Furious 6 DVD and Blu Ray (out on Dec. 10th 2013) sales will go directly to the late Paul Walker’s charity foundation Reach Out World Wide (ROWW). ROWW is an organization that Paul founded in 2010 that is a network of skilled first responders (EMTs, Paramedics, Firefighters etc) that volunteer their skills and efforts to provide relief to victims of natural disasters.
I was going to buy the Fast & Furious 6 Blu Ray anyway simply because I thought it was a fun movie, but it feels good to know that my purchase will not only help people but honor Paul Walker’s memory as well. I recommend that you not only buy a copy for yourself but as a gift for friends and family this holiday season!
If you want to donate directly to ROWW, just visit ReachOutWorldWide.org
Tags: · Fast And Furious, Fast And Furious 6 Blu Ray, Fast And Furious 6 DVD, FastAndFuriousSalesBenefitReachOutWorldWide, Paul Walker, Reach Out World Wide, ReachOutWorldWide.org, ROWW
Major events like the LA Auto Show are prime opportunities for OEM’s to show off what is coming next from their factories and to get a jump start on marketing those products and perhaps make some early sales. So its a big deal when one of the biggest luxury brands devotes prime booth real estate to a car that can only be driven virtually! If you do not know what I am talking about then first let me welcome you to the internet because this is likely your first time here and then allow me to explain.
Back when Polyphony Digital started work on Gran Turismo 6 they invited some major OEM companies to basically create virtual ”dream cars” for the game. Cars that they would love to build and sell but can’t because of regulations, cost, or the laws of physics. Well Mercedes Benz was among the first to get their submission in but they took it one step further by building a life-sized rolling representation! Dubbed the AMG Vision Gran Turismo it is essentially everything that Mercedes Benz wishes they could build now. Seriously, this thing looks like it would be more at home in an F-ZERO game than Gran Turismo and I mean that in the best way possible. I think it is absolutely beautiful and it was easily the biggest draw in the Mercedes Benz exhibit. And as I mentioned earlier the best part about the AMG Vision Gran Turismo is that we all get to drive it as soon as Gran Turismo 6 is released for Playstation 3.
When I was done drooling over the AMG Vision Gran Turismo concept I strolled around the booth to see what else Mercedes had to offer this year and there was plenty. Mercedes was celebrating the release of a brand new S class and brought several trims of their new luxury sedan to Los Angeles to show off but my favorite was easily the AMG S63. While other cars in this segment (including other S class trims) continue to experiment with hybrid drivetrains the S63 remains a snorting beast with a massive twin-turbo V8 engine that makes 577hp and a whopping 664 lb-ft of torque! They also shaved 220lbs off the weight of the previous model by doing things like making the spare tire cavity in the trunk out of carbon fiber! Wrap all of that with a super luxurious interior and you have a sedan that I will totally covet. My only gripe is that I wish it got more of an exterior re-design rather than more of a “re-fresh”. Not that it doesn’t look good but I would like to see a whole new take on the S-class’ sheet metal.
Another headliner in the Mercedes exhibit is also something of a sad affair. Mercedes is officially saying goodbye to the SLS AMG with the “Final Edition” which marks the end of the SLS’ four year run as one of the most desired supercars in existence. However, Mercedes is sending the SLS AMG out on a very high note with a collection of details that will really make the Final Edition stand out as a collectors item. First it starts off as a “GT” model (think sportier suspension and better brakes), then they go paint-less on the carbon fiber hood and aero package, the parts that are painted get coated with “design magno graphite matte” paint which was previously only found on the SLS AMG GT3 collector’s model race car, finally the Final Edition gets a full “designo” leather and alcantara interior. It is definitely a fitting way to say goodbye. The good news is that Mercedes is already working on the successor to the SLS which will be a totally new supercar. If the SLS is any indication, the next supercar from AMG will be one heck of a machine!
The fourth and final headliner at the Mercedes booth was the Concept GLA45 AMG. As you may guess it is an exercise in “what if” for AMG and possible future plans for the new “crossover-esque” GLA. As you might have guessed, the GLA45 AMG has the same 355hp 2.0 liter turbocharged engine as the CLA45 AMG but bolted on to a “4MATIC all-wheel-drive system rather than the front wheel drive set up found in the CLA. The AMG engineers also added Mercedes Benz’ “SPEEDSHIFT DCT” 7-speed transmission. From there the Concept GLA45 gets a host of exterior styling mods like custom forged wheels and a one-off motorsport inspired livery. Looking at it makes me wonder what could be if a car such as this became a part of the Global Rally Cross series. How cool would that be?!
As usual the Mercedes booth did not disappoint. Its sad to see the SLS AMG go but it was really cool of them to release a Final Edition, as well as build a 1:1 scale model of their AMG Vision Gran Turismo concept, and give potential GLA buyers something to chew on. For more pictures from the booth just click on any of the thumbnails!
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OK after that last post I thought I would try to lighten the mood a bit with something I found at SEMA 2013. When I was racing around like a crazy person trying to get all my coverage done I was stopped in my tracks by what appeared to be an RC car strapped down to the smallest dyno in the world! I immediately started filming to make sure I had proof of what I was seeing! Watch below..
Crazy huh? Well unfortunately this is not exactly what it seems. What you were looking at was a scale model of a larger dyno made by a company called SuperFlow; which builds dynos and flow benches. While the rollers and everything work, this scale model does not actually measure horsepower output from RC cars. Too bad though, I would have totally put that on my Christmas list!
Tags: · all wheel drive dyno, Dynamometer, Dyno, Electric RC Cars, Features, Hype, News, RC Car dyno, RC Car horsepower, RC Car on a dyno, RC Cars, SEMA, SEMA 2013, SEMA Show, SuperFlow, Video
I think Will Roegge is one of the best automotive cinematographers on the scene right now. So why haven’t I posted anything from him lately? Because the dude is busy doing stuff for his high profile clients and the like. Chances are you probably saw a lot of his work this year and didn’t even know it! Anyhow, Will finally got some time for himself and decided to use it by turning his immense talent on filming the recent All Star Bash/Toy Drive that took place at Willow Springs Raceway here in California. The result of which is about 6 minutes of pure drift candy.
If you are reading this on your phone while waiting in some un-godly “Black Friday” line then trust me when I tell you this will ease the pain a bit. Scroll down and enjoy!
Just Drift – All Star Bash/Toy Drive 13 from Will Roegge on Vimeo.
Tags: · AllStarBash, Danny George, DannyGeorge, Drift, drift video, Drifting, drifting videos, FC RX7, Features, hoonigan, Horse Thief Mile, jtp, Just Drift, JustDrift, JustDriftAllStarBash2013, Justin JTP Pawlak, Justin Pawlak, Keep Drifting Fun, KeepDriftingFun, LarryChen, MattPowers, Motorsports, Nissan S14 Silvia, Video, WhoIsDannyGeorge, will roegge, WillowSprings, WillowSpringsRaceway, WillRoegge
Tags: · #2013LAAutoShow, 2013 LA Auto Show, AsianCars, Events, Features, Honda, Honda 2013 LA Auto Show, Honda Earth Dreams, Honda FCEV, Honda Fuel Cell Vehicle, Hype, LA Auto Show, LAAS, LAAS2013, laautoshow, los angeles auto show