We’ve long proved that if you’re good in a video game, those same skills will translate well in real life racing. Nissan has done it before with their Gran Turismo Academy with great success placing top finishers in online gameplay in real life race cars with competitive results. Watch pro-rally driver (Will Orders) doing the exact opposite, driving a video game. From initial first impressions and comments on the video, Orders has left the entire internet was left with mouths agape.
“This is the day I’ve been waiting for! I have been drifting for 13 years and I finally got a ride in a winning team in a winning car. I will have a lot more content to share with you guys as I make the transition into a professional driver from privateer like I was before. There will be some big changes, but overall I will be able to concentrate on my driving and make more content for you dudes and dudettes.” – @chelseadenofa.
“Not only is this the first 6 second GT-R, but this is also the world’s first 6-second all wheel drive car! AMS has assembled one of the most insane Nissan GT-R’s in the world which has been dubbed Alpha G! Gidi has been battling issues all week. What is more insane is that these guys battled engine issues and ended up on their third motor before they made a pass that cracked them into the 6 second territory! Congratulations to Gidi and AMS on this huge accomplishment!” – 1320video.
Lovers of fast luxury cars have come to appreciate BMW as one of the world’s foremost automakers. With nearly a century of production under the company’s belt, manufacturing has never been higher, with almost 300,000 vehicles now rolling off of BMW assembly lines in the U.S. alone every year. Over time, the company has solidified its reputation as a world leader in innovation and design, and simultaneously becoming a heavyweight in the luxury vehicle segment.
Fully extended, the roof of the car stands at 9 feet tall, offering enough clearance over the roof of a standard car. To make sure the Hum Rider doesn’t sheer off a mirror or scrape a roof, there are four cameras and an integrated quad-split video screen in the vehicle. The car features over 300 feet of hydraulic lines, and weighs 8,500 lbs, almost double the weight of a standard Jeep Grand Cherokee.
He’s owned many exotic and amazing cars which have eventually been sold on, but this is one car Andrew Bagnall will never part with. The entrepreneur and amateur racing driver from Auckland, New Zealand has owned his McLaren F1 – chassis #18 – for more than ten years. It’s no museum piece – he takes it out for a drive once a month.
Reading that the Bugatti Chiron can reach to 62 miles per hour (100kph) in under 2.5 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 261 mph (420kph) certainly sounds impressive, but those numbers take on a new meaning when you can actually see what that level of performance means. Let Chris Harris show you in this clip from the passenger seat when he mashes the throttle on a closed stretch of tarmac.
Subaru didn’t go “to the top of the world” to ski down the 10,026 foot high Piz Nair peak with a Crosstrek, nor to find out how the Impreza’s next facelift would resonate with the high rollers if it came with a Rolex glued into it’s dash. Subaru went for the St. Moritz-Celerina Olympic bob run, the world’s oldest and only remaining natural ice track.
“The record breaking team at AAP is back, and this time with a Patrol?! Can you imagine taking this SUV 205mph in a HALF MILE?! Holy sh*t! Any faster and this thing might have taken flight! Congrats to the team on another impressive record – we can’t wait to see whats next!” – 1320Video.
Like seemingly every Polyphony Digital game, Gran Turismo Sport has been a long time in coming… but you might not have to wait much longer to give it a spin. Polyphony has announced a Gran Turismo Sport closed beta that will start March 17th for PS4 owners in the US, with other countries following later.
Being crowned champion multiple times has certain benefits, like being invited to drive F1, WRC, and NASCAR machinery—all of which Valentino Rossi has accepted and driven faster than seasoned pros—and having your own private racetrack at your disposal. Yeah, that’s right: Rossi has his own racetrack. It’s called The Ranch, and it’s located on the outskirts of his hometown of Tavullia, Italy. Instead of a tarmac circuit like the ones he’s come to master over the years, Rossi’s playground is a dirt track.