Watch the full onboard video of Sebastien Loeb's record-breaking run at Pikes Peak.Many expected something special from nine-time WRC champion Sebastien Loeb as he took part in the 91st running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb yesterday (30 June), but not many predicted him to completely obliterate the record.
Pimp as hell.
Finally, the moment is upon us. Lexus has released the most-exclusive version of its already hyper-exclusive LFA supercar. Behold, in person, the 2012 Lexus LFA Nurburgring Edition. For those who need reminding, the LFA is Lexus' $375,000 supercar. There will only be 500 LFAs built worldwide, and of those, a scant 50 will have the Nurburgring package bestowed on them.
This isn't a hack job, this is is the sort of hybrid we can throw our enthusiastic support behind. The body started life atop a humble 1973 Volkswagen Beetle chassis, while the running gear saw duty under a 2000 Porsche Boxster convertible's skin. The car was created by Siegfried Rudolf, who owns CarMaxx, an Austrian company that restores and customizes Porsche and Volkswagen cars.
The engine is mounted longitudinally amidships, with the transmission ahead and beneath the center tunnel, meaning 58 percent of the weight sits on the rear axle. Luckily (for your insurance carrier), there's a viscous-traction, permanent all-wheel-drive that puts all 662 ponies to the ground through all four wheels. Yes, the torque split is variable and automatic, meaning you can more or less point the car, mash the pedal and hang on. Just make sure you aim carefully.
Hammond, nicknamed "Hamster", was reportedly shaken but uninjured in the accident, which wrecked his treasured $220,000 supercar.The 30s-style Morgan AeroMax, capable of a staggering 273km/h, looks like a Batmobile and has a 4.8-litre BMW V8 engine.