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Finally, A Manly Porsche...

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When professor Ferdinand Porsche launched his iconic line of cars back in 1938 with the Model 64, he instantly won the hearts and respect of many of the world’s most powerful men—and the ladies who loved them.
For the next 75 years Porsche was known far and wide as one of the most recognizable and respected (some might even say, manly) automotive brands in the world. Heck, guys like Steve McQueen, James Dean, and just about anyone who was known for their bravado and liked to drive fast, had one…or two.
The company’s testosterone-driven image remained strong and was know throughout the world…That is, until they started cranking out cars in the early 2000’s like the ultimate grocery-getter, the Cayenne SUV, and the not-so-manly Panamera. It was during this pivotal period that many were left wondering if Porsche had become just another pretentious toy for metrosexual, urban dwellers?
Well, have no fear. We recently ran across video footage from the Klaperjaht off-road competition in Estonia that clearly shows Porsche owners haven’t all gone soft.
As you will see in the video clip below, this little beaut’ of a Porsche 924 has been mated with what appears to have been a Soviet GAZ-66 military vehicle to create what is most likely the manliest Porsche ever to get stuck in a mud bog.

PVC Tires…Fun, But Not Very Practical

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So…When did slipping PVC pipe over the tires on go-karts become a “thing?”
Over the years we’ve known many RC car drivers who put plastic sleeves on the tires of their radio controlled cars in order to turn them into makeshift “drift” cars.
However, it wasn’t until just recently that we started seeing videos popping up on the ol’ interweb showing ballsy kids drifting their plastic-wheeled go-karts up and down the driveway.
A quick search of online leads us to believe that this has been going on for quite some time—and that nearly every related videos makes this look like a whole lot of fun. I guess we’ve just been living under a rock…or maybe, we’ve just been too busy tuning full-sized rides to realize that this was a “thing.”
Now, our only question is…has anyone tried this on a full-sized car? Not that we’d recommend or even encourage anyone to try. But, we can only imagine what a wicked ride that would be.


And, last but not least...


Video: How Ferrari Celebrates 15 Million FB Fans

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Apparently the folks over at Ferrari like to celebrate momentous events by taking their iconic sports cars out for a spin.
So, recently when their Facebook page reached an impressive 15 million fans the Italian automaker decided to take the world along on an epic lap in the Ferrari LaFerrari.
As you may recall, they took Ferrari posted a video of the 458 Italia at eight million, an amusing F1-themed video at 10 million, so it wasn’t too surprising that they took a spin in a 950 hp LaFerrari when they hit the 15 million mark.
The two minute video shown below was shot using Google Glass and gives you a unique perspective on what a LaFerrari lap looks like when you are riding shotgun—and Rafaelle de Simone, Head of Development Ferrari Test Drivers is behind the wheel.
While having 15 million fans on Facebook may not seem like any big deal to some of you social superstars…only BMW appears to have a larger following at this moment in time. So, when you get a chance, be sure to head on over to and help us give the guys at Ferrari a run for their money!


Video: Koenigsegg Agera One:1 Hits the Track

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Earlier this year the folks at Koenigsegg unveiled the Swedish hypercar known simply as the One:1. Well guess what? Now they have two of them, and on the way to the Goodwood Festival of Speed, someone other than a Koenigsegg employee was allowed to take one of ‘em for a spin…for the very first time.
As you may recall, the One:1 cranks out 1,360 horsepower at 7,500 RPM (8,250 redline) and 1,000 NM (737 lb ft) of torque from 3,000 until 7,500 RPM from a revised version of Koenigsegg's 5.0 liter turbocharged V8.
Think of it this way, the fastest Bugattis put our about 1,200 horsepower, and the Koenigsegg packs another 141 ponies on top of that—and weighs a whole lot less.
Oh, and don’t forget, the engine is flex-fuel-capable and able to run on gasoline, race fuel, or E85. Because, y’know, all hypercar owners love the earth, and all.
Koenigsegg hasn’t discussed pricing or production numbers yet, but we’re pretty sure we can’t afford either one of the cars shown in the video.
While we don’t want to ruin the video for you—we have to wonder how the driver was able to make it all the way around the track while drooling all over himself.  Check it out below.

Incredible Footage of World-Record Mini Jump

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Earlier this year, pro skier and stunt driver Guerlain Chicherit attempted to break the Guinness World Record for longest jump in a four-wheeled vehicle, only to crash spectacularly.
Luckily, Chicherit emerged from the wreck unscathed, and recently his sponsor GoPro has released some truly cringe-worthy in-car and exterior footage of the event.
Chicherit was attempting to jump a specially prepared Mini Countryman 360 feet from ramp to ramp before a crowd of onlookers at Tignes ski resort in France, in an bid to beat Tanner Foust's 332-foot car jump record which has stood unbroken since 2011.
In the comments section on YouTube, GoPro described the video as "a record of a man confronting his own mortality, and ultimately experiencing a moment of what we can only describe as grace."
The Mini's amazing crash and burn was surprising since practice jumps at half the distance should have uncovered the car’s tendency to take a nosedive.
Chicherit previously performed a back flip in a Mini, in a perfectly executed stunt that saw the Countryman rotate in midair around the mass of its engine.
Watch the clip below:

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