Santa Pod Raceway played host to the 2015 Gymkhana GRiD: European Gauntlet finals last month with the world’s greatest gymkhana drivers all battling for the podium.
The two day event saw its fair share of action including Ken making some minor body work adjustments to his Hoonicorn after a minor error saw him clip a crash barrier or two.
Even though Ken failed to make to secure a win, he sure put on a show in his mighty Hoonicorn. He said, “It was an incredibly fun weekend and I loved watching the guys battle it out. Trying to get the massive Hoonicorn around the course was a real challenge today and it’s the first time I’ve properly raced it. Dmitrij had an amazing drive in our one-on-one, so well done to him! Thanks to Monster for organising such a great event and to all the fans who came to see us. I can’t wait to see how we top this next year!”
Check out some of the highlights from Sundays action
In February 2014 the Hennessy Venom GT took to the Kennedy Space Center’s 3.22-mile (5.18 km) shuttle landing strip in Florida. The Hennessey team recorded a top speed of 270.49 mph (435.31 km/h). Unfortunately for Hennessy, they only completed the run in a single direction and had only sold (to qualify Hennessey must build 30). This meant that even though flat out it trumped the Bugatti Veyron’s 254.04 mph it did not qualify for the record.
Despite the controversy, the very fact that a production car exceeded 270 mph is an amazing achievement. If only they had met the conditions set by the Guinness Book of Records.
Take a look at the video below of the Hennessy Venom GT in action.
We’re certainly not usually a huge fans of either Japanese verts or green paint jobs but this stanced S2000 gets us a little moist. Further proof that sometimes, all you need a nice set of wheels, a touch of camber and a some coilovers. Enjoy the VTEC y0!
We’re not sure if Ken Block knows how to drive in a straight line, sure it makes for some crazy videos but its not very often we see him piloting something with any less than 500BHP at the wheels… until now.
This latest video starring the internet’s favorite hoonigan see’s Ken piloting the new Ford Focus RS, in all its more-door glory.
Rumor has it that the all new RS will be powered by 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine (as seen in the new Ford Mustang) mated to an all new 4WD system. It’s suggested that the new RS will produce over 330BHP to all four wheels, up from the 300 BHP produced by the MK2 RS 2.5-litre in-line five .
The official announcement will drop on February 3, 2015 so stay tuned to what should be the most lary Focus RS yet.
The mighty Honda NSX is one of those holy grail cars that tends not be to be changed from it’s original form. This example however has us at Turbo-Nutters torn between its stanced and original flavor. The body kit might be a little too much for some purists but theres no denying that even with some add-ons it’s still one of the best cars to roll out of Japan for a very long time.
In looking at the photos on his Facebook page—some of them aren’t safe for work, just a heads-up—it’s easy to figure out what millionaire playboy Dan Bilzerian enjoys outside of making bank as a poker player. The guy clearly loves all the things you’d associate with a rich dude living a lavish lifestyle: women, guns, private jets, working out, and, most importantly, his car collection.
Earlier this year, Complex point out the fact that Bilzerian has the kind of collection that would make most rappers jealous—and they were right. In scrolling through that list, which was derived from his social media accounts, you can find him chilling near his tricked-out trucks and jeeps, a number of supercars (including one beautiful black Ferrari 458), and a few classic/antique rides as well like his Cobra Shelby. Basically, he has many of the luxury cars that we tend to write about here at Turbo Nutters.
Ken Block’s Gymkhana has returned for it’s 7th and most epic instalment yet. This time Mr Block pilots his custom 1965 Ford Mustang, capable of laying a staggering 845bhp through all four corners.
In this video he takes to the streets of LA, strutting his tyre shredding stuff and laying down some serious rubber.
In a statement from the man him self he said, “The access to locations for this project was incredible, Obviously the film commission in Los Angeles is quite good and accustomed to working with projects that involve driving all the time. However this was the first and only time that anyone has done actual live-action driving and filming at the top of the Hollywood sign. Some of the permissions we had to obtain from the Department of Homeland Security were intense!”
We think you’ll agree that this is the most cinematic Gymkhana we’ve seen yet. We’ll shut the hell up now and let you watch the video.
Let us know what you think in the comments! Enjoy!
The term “stanced” might be a little over used these days. Our Facebook timeline is litterally littered with 95 Polos with enough camber to ensure the handling is completely ruined.
With that aside, we present this little gem submitted by one of our long term members. It might not have 30 degrees of camber but it’s got enough attitude to ensure it’ll get some serious respect from the motoring world.
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Over the pond the term “street legal” might mean a little less than what would be required on UK roads. With that aside, any car capable of running a low 6 second quarter mile is going to be rather special.
Even if his ute might need some work for it’s MOT, Larry Larson still made a 6.16-second pass at 219 mph in his 1998 Chevy S-10 during the HOT ROD Drag Week 2014 Heads-Up Challenge. The resulting time is reported to make his pickup the quickest street-legal car in the world!
Its not the first time that Larry has graced the fine pages of Turbo-Nutters, back in 2010 reported that this Chevy Nova managed a rather impressive 6.95 second pass at 209mph. More that here.
Read more about this amazing ute on the hotrod.com website