Any car capable of 400km/h or 248.5mph is f**king fast. Doing it in less than 32 seconds seems f**king insane. Going from zero to 400 km/h and back to zero in 31.49 seconds in a “production car” is simply ridiculous, but not to Koenigsegg.
On Monday, September 23rd, a Koenigsegg Regera accelerated from 0 to 400 km/h and back to 0 in a mind-boggling 31.49 seconds at Råda airfield, Lidköping.
Piloted by Koenigsegg factory driver Sonny Persson, the record marks almost two years since Koenigsegg set a 0-400-0 km/h record using a production Agera RS in Nevada in just 33.29 seconds.
That’s not just fast, its f’ing crazy. it’s not just about pushing 3000BHP monsters down a track… This is a production car, with a number plate, that you can drive on the roads. It may or may not have Brian Crower connecting rods installed, but it sure did make a new record.
In what appears to be a “supersport” version of the mighty Chiron, Bugatti managed to set a new top speed of 304.774mph at the Ehra-Lessien proving ground in Germany. Over 300MPH, on road tyres? This is nothing less than a feat of engineering perfection. Bugatti is well known for setting records and having incredible design under the hood, and that clearly is the case.
As it stands, Bugatti only managed the speed in one direction meaning that the record will not be joining the speed elite in the Guinness Book of World records but with Hennesy hot on their heels, we suspect that the record will be verified very soon with two official back to back runs.
In response to the record, John Hennessey responded in taking up the challenge with some pretty bold words. With the 1,600bhp Hennessey Venom F5 in development, the arms race to 300MPH and beyond has begun. We look forward to see the results!
Rewind a couple of yeara and my only interest in YouTube was looking for cute cat videos and how to repair a cracked iPhone screen. These days, I could literally fill all my free time by watching the latest videos from my subbed automotive channels.
With this in mind, we’ll be putting together a weekly post highlighting who we’re watching this week. Our first article is dedicated to one of my most favourite channels. The BoostedBoiz.
Headed up by Kyle, the channel covers his passion for turbo hondas with a close-knit group of friends who live and breathe all things boosted. I’ve been following their videos from the very early days, the 700BHP EK civic hatch all the way to HondaRu and their recent partnership with the guys at PFI speed. I commend them for their positive attitudes and what has proved to be some epic and in-depth builds. The re-introduction of the MR2 turbo sporting a K20 Honda engine capable of over 1000BHP has me hooked. If you know me, you’ll know that I have a real soft spot for the humble Mk2 MR2, even if I nearly killed myself after importing my first turbo within 11 days.
It’s been over a year since the last Gymkhana dropped for you lucky lot. This time Ken is back with a bit of help from his friends and and an all new 914-horsepower Ecoboost V6-powered Hoonitruck to boot.
Gymkhana 10 showcases not one but five mental tyre shredding machines for your viewing pleasure in five locations across the globe. As usual, expect out of this world machines performing inch perfect drifts, slides and mental maneuvers with cinematography straight from a blockbuster movie.
Rather then bore you the usual PR bulls*it, we’ll let the 19 minute video do the talking and STFU. Enjoy my fellow hoons!
The Gymkhana GRiD World Finals are to be held in South Africa on 1st December 2018. In what promises to an epic concoughony of tyre smoke and insanely powerful cars the finals represent the pinnacle of car control above and beyond what we think is possible.
Hosted in at Carnival City Johannesburg, in South Africa, this years event promises to be the wildest yet with drivers such as Ken Block, Daigo Saito, and the nicest man in motorsport Mr Steve Baggsy Biagioni.
Prices for the event start from just 250 Rand (£13 / €15 / $17) for standing tickets, giving you full access to open areas in the paddock. Grandstand and VIP packages are also available. Check out the Gymkhana website for more information and to secure your tickets for this epic event.
You might class the Forza Horizon games as just another “arcade racer” however we think it’s one of the most enjoyable, fun and accessible racing games ever made. In fact, Forza Horizon 3 still commands top spot in our Xbox One X over the critically acclaimed Forza 7.
So you can only imagine the squeals of joy from TN towers when we got wind that Microsoft has dropped the news that Forza Horizon will be with us before the end of the year.
In a first for the franchise, FH4 will be set in the UK, namely Scotland. It will feature over 450 cars and an all-new open-ended campaign.
New to Forza Horizon 4 will be dynamic seasons. This will dramatically change the driving dynamics, look and feel of the cars and the open world environment. These changes will affect everyone in the game, allowing even real players to feel the full force of the great Scotish weather.
It’s been a long time since the last Horizon release so we’re more than ready for the next installment.
Its just a matter of days until the Silverstone Classic, the worlds biggest classic motor racing festival.
The event will host a mammoth 22-race programme including the battles from the FIA Masters Historic Formula One Race Series, FIA Masters Historic Sportscars and Super Touring Car Trophy. The races will feature in excess of 1,000 cars from more than eight decades of motor sport.
Together with the track action, the event will feature over 10,000 classic vehicles on show from a wide range of car clubs and groups.
We’ll be at the event this coming Saturday so keep your eyes peeled for all manner of live action on our social pages. If you bump into us please do say hello!
We were one of the few privileged publications to be invited to the premier of BattleDrift2 at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2017. This was the first public showing of the second installment of BattleDrift and couldn’t have been set at a more prestigious and historic event.
BattleDrift 2 features Daigo Saito in his 2002 Lamborghini Murcielago (as seen in BattleDrift #1) but this time he’s joined by UK drift legend and BDC champion Steve “Baggsy” Biagioni. Baggsy’s vehicle of choice for BattleDrift 2 was his custom built 2009 Nissan GTR, pushing out in excess of 1100BHP from its forced induction 7.4 litre LSX Chevy powerplant. Set in Sheerness on the Isle of Sheppey (Kent) the two drivers are challenged by your stereotypical “hardman” to make a “bloody good video”. They did not disappoint.
Its hard to imagine how Monster Energy could follow up the first in the BattleDrift series, rest assured they smashed it!
The premier itself was hosted by Nic Hamilton, British Touring Car driver and Brother of a rather famous F1 driver. Although Nic wasn’t used to being on the other side of an interview he performed flawlessly and gave both Baggsy and star of BattleDrift 1, Vaughn Gittin Jr.l, a good grilling. We managed to spend a little time with Steve who was interviewed by our youngest Assistant Editor (9) and expert Forza 6 Drifter. He revealed that the damage to the rear bumper as shown in the video looked much worse on film and did not interrupt their grueling shoot schedule.
Monster Energy have yet again raised the bar in this latest production. This action packed video has set the bar for anyone who dares to follow.
That’s enough waffle, lets see what all the fuss is about.
Thanks to the generosity of Monster Energy, Turbo-Nutters will be attending this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.
The main attraction for us will be the World Premier of BattleDrift 2 which we have kindly been invited to. We’re not entirely sure what to expect but not doubt Monster Energy will be putting on a spectacular show.
Check back later in the week for full coverage of the event! We’ll be live streaming on our YouTube channel so please be sure to check that out.
In the mean time check out the last installment from Monster – Battle Drift #1. This first installment set in Niigata, Japan pits Vaughn Gittin Jr. in his 550 HP 5.0L V-8 Mustang RTR against Daigo Saito’s 650 HP V-12 Drift Lamborghini. The resulting video below is nothing short of amazing!
The world’s biggest classic racing festival is set to celebrate the Ford Sierra RS500’s 30th birthday with two very special double-header races this year.
The races will showcase the iconic RS500 against an array of high-tech Super Tourers and Group 1/A racing saloons in what promises to be be spectacular showdown. The event will feature a vast array of cars spanning some 25 years with the RS500 taking center stage. The races will include some iconic cars very close to my heart such as the Ford Capri and BMW M3 together with Super Touring cars from later years.
“It’s going to be very special and, with so much wonderful tin-top history on track, an amazing experience that no touring car enthusiast would dream of missing,” enthused Nick Wigley, CEO of event organiser, Goose Live Events. “The exciting Super Tourers have always been a big hit with the fans ever since the very first David Leslie Memorial Trophy race at the Classic back in 2009. Now we are doubling the eye-catching entertainment with what’s effectively a second stunning race running at the very same time – even more so, as this ‘second race’ will put the spotlight on the incredible achievements of the rightly idolised RS500.”