The mystery of Top Gear's visit to the States has been solved, with the trio bringing a Porsche 911 GT3, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, and Ferrari 458 Italia to Virginia International Raceway. Pictures below. Update: more pics, info.
Crashing a Porsche 911 GT3 RS is very bad. Crashing one into a fuel pump and not having the whole thing blow up is very bad and very lucky. Unless it was a BP protest. Then, it failed miserably.
A "grid girl" passes out on the hood of Dutch driver Ronald van de Laar's Porsche 911 GT3 race car before the start of a race. Ever the gentleman, van de Laar screams at the crew to check his car.
Porsche knows its customers are mostly overpaid, insecure idiots willing to fork over as much as they're asked. "Uhh... yeah, $1,700 for a lithium-ion starter battery sounds right." Even better, you'll still need a lead-acid battery for winter. [MotorAuthority]
The main goal for the 2010 Porsche 911 GT3 R isn't more performance, it's drivability and "easier" handling, two thing the GT3 Cup S it replaces wasn't known for. Also, it's got a ginormous rear wing.
Cars in space need not be capsules puttering away via cold fusion. Especially if your location in space is as terran as it gets: Mars.
Individuals like driving around the Nürburgring because of the challenge it presents. For instance, you might be coming around a corner with a bit too much speed, correct, then correct again and then end up tires-up waiting for the 100€ wrecker while a couple of smartass mates make quips about how much the different…
Whenever we'd mention it was 4:20 pm or give someone $4.20 in change our high school friends would giggle like crazy. We never understood it until now. Apparently, our friends were prescient enough to guess that the 2008 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup racer was going to get 20 more horsepower out of its 3.6-liter boxer six, thus…