Frank Stippler has put the Phoenix Racing Audi R8 LMS ultra on pole for the 2013 ADAC Zurich Nürburgring 24 Hours race. The running order for the Top 40 qualifying session was drawn by lottery after the combined field of 176 cars had completed six hours out on track. The cars were sent out at short intervals to make their two qualifying runs. Stippler crossed the line to post a lap time of 8m17.212s to blitz pole, while the second placed Aston Martin Vantage GT3 was over a second back in the hands of ex-F1 driver Pedro Lamy. The 24-hour-long race is due to begin at 5.00pm Sunday Nürburg time (Sunday 11.00am PST).
Two guys. Four boots. Four cameras. Four miles. No car. It’s a slightly different premise from the regular Dream Drive features that we have here on Speedhunters, but for the opening story of our coverage from the 2013 Nürburgring 24 Hours we decided that it deserved something different – and special. A trek out to [...]
As a first generation Chinese American, I grew up in a household where my parents listened to classical music and opera. I played the piano and of course I hated it. I did not get to watch movies in theatres until I was twelve years of age. My parents were not square, they were just adapting slowly [...]
I’ve always been fascinated with the love our antipodean friends seem to have for the rotary engine. It’s not so much a passing interest, oh no, they’ve developed quite the affliction with the buzzing Wankel. Our first trip to Australia in 2010 is where we got our initial exposure of all things rotary, when we [...]
As the Formula 1 dust settles at the Circuit de Catalunya near Barcelona after last weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix I’ve been thinking back to a couple of weeks ago when I was at that very track. It was my first visit to the circuit, courtesy of the Spirit Of Montjuïc classic racing festival, and as [...]
Back in the late 1980s before the term “viral video” even existed, Peugeot released an amazing short film called Climb Dance. The professionally produced film featured the company’s legendary 405 T16 GR during its victorious charges up Pikes Peak. As part of Peugeot’s return to Pikes Peak this year, Climb Dance has been remastered and re-released. Nearly 25 years later, the film absolutely stands the test of time. It’s simple and to the point, and perfectly conveys the madness that was Pikes Peak in the ’80s.
I’m going to tell you something that you might find hard to swallow. This isn’t actually a car. It may have all the characteristics of an automobile: headlights, four wheels, doors and stuff, but this is not a car. What is it? It’s a WMD. A Weapon of Mass Destruction. You may think that the [...]
Welcome back to my garage. I’m happy to report that over the past month a whole lot has happened and progress with Project Z is on a roll. You might be looking at this photo and thinking I’ve gone mad, but don’t worry – the G-nose will be back soon enough. While the car has [...]
What is it that makes a properly done drift car so cool? Take a look at the pink metalflake-covered Toyota Mark II pictured above and it becomes easy to figure out. Of course, this isn’t just any Mark II – this is the iconic Team Magician JZX110, one of the most recognizable drift cars in [...]
Porsche has been continuing with final development of its new 918 Spyder and today the company released some new photographs of the car, along with some more detailed info on its specification. Among the details shared in the press release, Porsche has emphasized the relationship between the Spyder program the feedback from the company’s 24 [...]
Although #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER is more associated with photography submissions, we also deal with video, writing and any other medium which can portray Speedhunting. Take this video made by Speedhunter’s reader Justin Lapriore as a perfect case in point. Filmed at the 18th annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, which paid homage to 50 years of Lamborghini, the Ford GT40, the Porsche 911 and the Corvette Stingray.
This ’57 is the epitome of stance, and I don’t mean in a hellaflush or poked or whatever-other-name-someone’s-thought-of kinda way. Randy Winkle’s gasser has stance in such a way that it creates a presence. A presence strong enough that I made a beeline for it when I saw it at March Meet. I didn’t realize [...]
If someone was to ask you to think of a Japanese wheel – any wheel – chances are the Volk Racing TE37 would pop into your mind. There is no doubt that this particular six-spoke, one-piece forged rim has come to be a defining detail in the JDM aftermarket scene. Its ageless design has stood [...]
Anyone else enjoying the Speedhunting season being in full swing? I’ve been on the road quite a lot recently so haven’t had a chance to really take in some of the most recent #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER submissions until now, but oh my, are they good! I have quite a lot of emails to still go through, but [...]
Over the last few months there has been plenty of buzz about Honda’s possible return to Formula 1 as an engine supplier for the McLaren team. According to various new reports, sources close from Honda in Japan say the comeback will happen for the 2015 season with the official announcement to come as early as [...]