We’re about to welcome in another new week of Speedhunting, 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 seven days.
Let’s kick things off with a new clip from Red Bull…
For fans of the Japanese Super GT series, the first round of 2017 at Okayama International Circuit on April 8-9 can’t come quick enough. Of course, with a new season comes new cars, and for Lexus Team KeePer TOM’S, that’s come in the form of the LC 500. In revealing the new machine, Red Bull has released a uniquely Japanese clip featuring driver Ryo Hirakawa and the team’s very good looking race car.
With so many R35s in the hunt and coming tantalizingly close to running the magic number, a 6-second GT-R was only a matter of time. And over the weekend at TX2K17, that milestone was achieved when Gidi Chamdi ran a 6.937-second ET at 196.27mph (315km/h) in his AMS Performance-built Alpha G R35. Not only does the pass reset the GT-R elapsed time (ET) record, but it sets a new benchmark for all-wheel drive cars too. You can check out some raw footage above.
Despite how crazy things are getting in the hypercar and supercar world today, there are icons that will forever be looked up to. The McLaren F1 is definitely one of those cars. In this clip from McLaren, you get to meet the New Zealand owner of a very special F1 – one of two in the world fitted with the extra high downforce package, and powered by 680hp LM-spec engine to boot.
At the Luftgekühlt event last year, a very special Porsche went under the hammer, selling for US$275,000 and in the process raising money for a very worthwhile charity. That car was a 911 Carrera that had been built to East African Safari Rally spec by E-motion Engineering. Recently, the brains behind the build, Patrick Long of Luftgekühlt and the car’s owner, Eli Kogan, stopped by Jay Leno’s Garage to talk through the project and let Jay take it for a drive both on and off-road.
That’s all for now, but as always, if you’ve caught a cool car related video in the last week, go ahead and share it in the comments section below.