Another big week of Speedhunting from all around the world is almost upon us, but before we get into that it’s time to take a quick look at some of the videos we’ve been checking out over the past 7 days.
Let’s get started with a new clip from Petrolicious…
Of all the early rotary-powered Mazdas, the RX-2 had the best factory suspension configuration for racing, and even 45-odd years after the fact the model still makes an ideal base for classic circuit racing. In This Howling Mazda Is A Killer Bee, Australian rotary enthusiast Jason Humble shares the story of how his 1971 Mazda RX-2 went from a “basket case” to a giant-killing club racer.
Next up it’s a new clip from GoPro; this time a look back at the wildest moments from the 2015 Red Bull Global Rallycross season. Thanks to its close racing (and by close, we mean absolute door-to-door!), rallycross has always been an exciting spectacle to watch; and as this video proves, there was no shortage of action in GRC last year.
Can EKanoo Racing be stopped?! Back in May last year the Bahrain-based drag racing team rewrote the record books by running the first 5-second import pass, and since then they’ve only been improving the ETs and trap speeds of all their cars. It’s all now culminated in EKanoo’s Pro Import Toyota 86 running 5.774 @ 399km/h (247mph) down the quarter mile with Gary White at the wheel. You can watch the first video of the pass here, and also a 400km/h pass here.
Finally this week, we have the first official in-car drive footage of the new Koenigsegg Regera. The video is raw, it’s shot at night, and the speeds are low, but it’s still a great taste of what this revolutionary direct-drive hybrid supercar is all about.
As always, if you’ve watched a cool video online this week, don’t forget to share it in the comments section below!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMmdl77VOxg Shmee150 gets to test drive the new Regera with Christian von Koenigsegg
Between the 1JZ/2JZ and the GMLS pretty soon there won't be a single built car running its original engine... I mean they're damn effective, well-engineered pieces (the results speak for themselves), but for me it's starting to get -dare I say it- boring when everyone has the same setup. Why fit the mold when you can break it? That being said, EKanoo sure seems to have their ducks in a row.
@tristancauvin1 2JZ is japan's small block chevy. Heavy and slow, but if you pour money in it, it'll go fast at the strip.
@the_escape_road HAHA, no bias here. :P