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Jay Leno drives the 2008 SSC Ultimate Aero (Video)

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Jay Leno test drives the 2008 Shelby SSC Ultimate Aero Twin Turbo Coupe, the world’s fastest production car.

Produced by Shelby Super Cars (not to be confused with Carroll Shelby International), the SSC Aero is an American-built sports car, verified by the Guinness World Records as the fastest production car in existence. With 1183 hp and 1094 ft.-lbs of torque, the SSC Aero has been clocked at 257 mph and does 0-60 in 2.78 seconds.

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Nissan GT-R does 310 km/hr on the Autobahn !!



The Nissan GT-R doing 310km/h on the Autobahn near the Nurburgring!!





[Source: GameTrailers.com]

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Lamborghini LP560-4 in the WILD !!! (photos + video)

First photos and videos of the brand new Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 !!!

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Mercedes C63 AMG vs Lexus IS-F vs BMW M3 Video

Check out this slick little video from AutoExpress’ as they pin the beastly yet beautiful Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG up against the new 2008 BMW V8 M3 Sedan and the Lexus IS-F.



Specifications

2008 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Photos: 6.3 liter V8 engine producing 451 horsepower. 0-60 in 4.3 seconds
2008 Lexus IS-F Photos: 5.0L direct-injection V8 engine producing 416 horsepower. 0-60 comes in 4.9 seconds
2008 BMW V8 M3 Photos: 4.0 liter V8 engine producing 414 horsepower. 0-60 in 4.9 seconds.

[Source: YouTube.com]

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Snowy Test Drive: Gallardo, Audi RS4, Porsche C4S

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With the winter season running at it’s end, the guys from Auto Motor und Sport came up with the idea of doing an awesome test drive in the snow. They took 3 of the best four-wheel drive cars out on very snowy roads. They tried to find out if Porsche C4S could keep-up with or even break the perfect driving skills of a Lamborghini Gallardo and a Audi RS4: Stuttgart vs Ingolstad/Sant’Agata Bolognese.

How can one not love the sound of the Gallardo as the driver constantly feathers that throttle!!!



[Source: GTspirit.com]

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2008 BMW E92 M3 – Test Drive by RawAutos.com

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Many thanks go out to Josh from RawAutos.com who recently met up with Chris Newman at Leith BMW who gave him the opportunity to test drive the new E92 M3. His review is thorough and accurate and includes some finer points and videos that have yet to be fully reviewed on the web.

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“The new M3 pulls in 6th gear like most cars would pull in 2nd or 3rd. It’s an F16 fighter jet with four wheels and no wings. I was sitting, just cruising at a comfortable 70 or so mph in 6th gear when I decided to push the limits. I pushed the gas to the floor, and at 2000 RPM roughly, the car moved to 100 in nothing.”

“At one point I said to the salesman sitting next to me that the car felt like it would rip your face off and ask for seconds.”

Click HERE to read more of Josh’s E92 M3 Test Drive Highlights

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Fifth Gear Nissan GT-R Test Drive Video

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Fifth gear gives the keys to the all new 2008 Nissan GT-R to race driver Jason Plato who takes Godzilla out for a waltz around the racetrack to display lateral cornering forces over 1G !!

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Setting the Nissan GT-R’s settings to Triple R’s sets the Gearbox, Suspension & Traction Control to RACE MODE is as easy as flicking 3 switches.


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Nissan GT-R (R35) vs. Porsche 911 Turbo (997) [Videos]

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Another great set of videos, this time pitting the 2008 Nissan GT-R (R35) vs. Porsche 911 Turbo (997)

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sQuba Underwater Car by Rinspeed [photos + video]

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A self-confessed Bond fanatic has made an up-to-date version of the wondercar using the Esprit’s spiritual successor, the Lotus Elise, as its base.

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This “sQuba” prototype cost $1 million (£750,000), and can dive to a depth of 10m, and will be exhibited at the Geneva Motor Show next month.

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It was the brainchild of concept car designer, Founder and CEO of Rinspeed Inc. Frank M. Rinderknecht, who said: “For three decades I have tried to imagine how it might be possible to build a car that can fly under water. Now we have made this dream come true.”

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His team at Rinspeed replaced the petrol engine with three electric motors, one to power the rear wheels and two for the specially designed propellers. They are capable of taking it to 75mph on land, a more sedate 4mph while cruising in “boat” mode and a positively tranquil 2mph while underwater.

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The company also claims that the car is extremely “green” as well, as it is a zero-emission vehicle powered by rechargeable lithium-ion batteries.

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