I am an 80s kid. Thus, anything “Back to the Future” related is full of instant awesome for me. So, you can imagine the expression my face when I found this Flux Capacitor USB car charger on ThinkGeek.com. It went something like this… Anyhow this thing is awesome and completely legit to the actual Flux Capacitor prop in the movie. It lights up and everything! Plus it has two USB ports so users can charge two devices simultaneously (one of the ports is 2.1 amp for quick charging). There is also an on/off switch for the lighting effect but I can’t imagine why anyone would ever want to turn it off! Anyhow this thing is awesome and I am going to get one. If you want one as well its about $25 bucks and sold exclusively on ThinkGeek.com
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Tanner Foust’s GRC VW Beetle
Yesterday I took a drive down to San Pedro to check out the scene of the next round of Red Bull Globalrally cross happening this weekend (you can watch live on tv!). The rumor was that Tanner Foust’s new VW Beetle was going to make its debut at this event so my real motive for making the trip was to check out his new car in person. I got much more than I bargained for. It turned out that the event organizers were doing media ride alongs and I was lucky enough to sit shotgun with Tanner Foust as he took to the course in his brand new car.
I will admit I was a bit nervous. However, I figured this was a new car, its a media ride along, he will probably take it easy on me. I was completely wrong. Although to be fair my first indicator should have been the flagger literally warning me that Tanner was about to melt my face off. You will see what I mean when you watch the incredibly bouncy cellphone video I shot of my experience below. If its too crazy then I apologize. I was too busy trying to not pass out to really put deep thought and consideration to my shot composition.
Anyhow, scroll down and enjoy!
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Its been a while since I posted anything from Clash Production and that’s a crime! So, first of I will apologize and secondly I will make things up to all of you by pointing your attention to the video below in which the Clash Production team along with NangleVideo.com to beautifully document a sliver of tarmac and gravel action from Rally Mont Blanc 2014. The screen capture above is just one of the beautiful images in store over the course of nearly two glorious minutes! Anyhow, enough talk. Scroll down and enjoy!
Tags: · ClashProduction, EWRC, Features, Motorsports, motorsports video, Rally Mont Blanc, Rally Racing, rally video, Rallye Mont Blanc, Stage Rally, Video
If there is one thing that HKS loves to do is set lap times. For more than a decade HKS has been chasing lap records all over the world and the only thing that has changed from then until now is their chosen weapon. This year HKS is aiming to take top honors at the WTAC (World Time Attack Challenge) in Sydney, Australia next month in their new 1300HP Nissan GT-R. HKS’ current GT-R is not only up 100HP over last year’s car but it also features a few trick one-off parts in the engine to help them efficiently use all of those extra horses.
HKS decided to document their journey in developing this car all the way up until its final battle at WATC Australia via video chapters. Check out chapter one below and keep an eye out for a very familiar face!
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In another bout of video game news, today an update was released for Gran Turismo 6 which includes the Toyota FT-1 Vision GT. As the name suggests the Vision GT is a race version of the FT-1 Vision road car concept that Toyota built for the Gran Turismo “Vision” project. “Vision” cars (for now) can only be driven in the pristine virtual world that is Gran Turismo, so if you’ve ever wanted to know what its like to get behind the wheel of a pure-bred motorsport version of an already outrageous car then fire up the ol’ PS3 and download the update, its totally free!
If you want to see how the real life version of the FT-1 Vision GT came to life check out the video below:
Tags: · gaming, Gran Turismo 6, Gran Turismo 6 DLC, GT6, Hype, News, playstation, playstation 3, Polyphony Digital, Toyota FT-1 Vision, Toyota FT-1 Vision GT, Video
Forza Horizon 2 will arrive on store shelves at the end of this month (September 30th) so the launch party is starting to get rolling. It kicked off with a bright, shiny, EDM-fueled trailer that just released a few moments ago. The new trailer shows off most of what we can expect from the next Horizon game featuring everything from crazy off roading with Rally Fighters to racing trains with WRX’s. If you avoid blinking you can see a sample of all the cars that will make an appearance in the game but if you want a full list of all 210 cars that will be available at launch hit up the Forza Horizon website.
In addition to the trailer Turn 10 Studios also released some information on how the “Forza Rewards” system will work with Forza Horizon 2. Essentially, the “Forza Rewards” program will gift free cars to players who have earned x amount of points just from playing Forza games. According to Turn 10 players started earning Forza Reward points way back in the Forza Motorsport 2 days. Points are earned by playing and/or doing different things in each Forza game. In Forza Motorsport 5 points are rewarded based on how many cars a player owns, how many miles they have driven, etc. The amount of points a player has will determine what “tier” they are in.
Based on the tier a player falls into they will be able to choose up to 5 (non-DLC) cars to add to their Forza Horizon 2 garage right away. It breaks down like so:
||2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe
||2013 Viper GTS
||2015 Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4
||2014 Local Motors Rally Fighter
||2013 McLaren P1
Nice line up right? Still, there may be some out there who have never played the first Forza Horizon game and might be on the fence about this new one. To those people I would suggest trying out the Forza Horizon 2 demo which comes out for Xbox One on September 16th (next Tuesday). Anyone that is still on the fence after that can check out our full review of Forza Horizon 2 to get our take on it.
For now check out the new launch trailer below and stay tuned for more Forza Horizon 2 updates!
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When Tanner Foust first announced that he would be moving from Ford to VW and would eventually campaign a GRC-spec Beetle, I excited but skeptical. “I’ll believe it when I see it” I thought to myself. Well, today I saw it and its impressive! The Top Gear USA host just dropped a “teaser video” of his first “test” with the GRC VW Beetle. While viewers won’t see too much in all the smoke and spinning tires, its enough to drive the point home that there may be something to this car after all. Tanner also takes an extra step to make sure a certain comparison isn’t made. Wait until the end of the video below to see what I am talking about…
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With all the excitement of the new football season did you forget about the Italian Grand Prix? No worries, we were excited about the new NFL season too! We have you covered on the race. Just scroll down to see the podium results and a quick video re-cap of the action. Don’t say we never did anything for ya!
WARNING SPOILERS BELOW!!!
1st: Lewis Hamilton
2nd: Nico Rosberg
3rd: Felipe Massa
Top 5 F1 2014 Points standings:
1st: Nico Rosberg (238)
2nd: Lewis Hamilton (216)
3rd: Daniel Riccardo (166)
4th: Valtteri Bottas (122)
5th: Fernando Alonso (121)
2014 Italian GP Video re-cap:
Tags: · 2014 Italian Grand Prix, Felipe Massa, Fernando Alonso, Italian Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes GP, Monza, Motorsports, News, Nico Rosberg, Scuderia Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel, Valtteri Bottas, Video, Williams
The next Formula One game from Codemasters is coming this October (a month earlier than usual) and we are going to present to you four reasons why we have high hopes for this game. Check out the four “hot lap” videos below taken from actual game play as a preview of things to come. Naturally, should we get a copy we will do a full review of F1 2014 and let you know if its worth purchasing. For now we are pretty optimistic! Now stop reading and start watching below!
Sochi Hot Lap:
Spa Hot Lap:
Red Bull Ring Hot Lap:
Bahrain Hot Lap:
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The M4 is the newest edition to the M family and is taking a prominent role by replacing the M3 coupe. That is a tall order for a new car with such a rich heritage! If previous generation M3’s were real people they might be a bit skeptical of this new edition. BMW, being empathetic to this decided it would introduce the M4 coupe to its M3 coupe predecessors in style. How? By tapping Formula Drift champion Chris Forsberg to drift around them! Scroll down for two minutes of German-engineered sideways action!
WARNING: RANDOM SPECULATION BELOW!
Ok that was a cool video right? Yet, it made me think about something… Why was Chris Forsberg chosen to be the driver for this video? Granted he is definitely a skilled driver but a company like BMW could have grabbed any Hollywood stunt driver for this. Perhaps there is more here than meets the eye… Could Chris Forsberg be in negotiations with BMW for the 2015 Formula Drift season? This isn’t the first video put out by BMW this year which features drifting so they obviously have an interest in it and if trends continue Chris Forsberg is on track to be the 2014 Formula Drift champion. So, If BMW were to make a foray into Formula Drift it is likely they would want to do it with the reigning champion. Of course all of this is pure speculation and there is no hard evidence to support this theory, but its fun to imagine!
What do you think? Will Chris Forsberg leave Nissan for BMW? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
Tags: · BMW, BMW M4 Coupe, BMW M4 Coupe Drifting, BMW M4 Coupe Video, chris forsberg, Chris Forsberg Drifts BMW M4, Drift, drift video, Drifting, Drifting Video, european cars, Features, Formula D, Formula Drift, Hype, Video