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Americas track monster, the Dodge Viper ACR is back for another crack at the Nurburgring record!

Posted on June 7, 2017

Can last generation race car tech and driver skill beat the Lamborghini Huracan Performante and McLaren P1 GTR?

When you picture the typical Gofundme campaign, you think of a family earning minimum wage trying to pay for their kid’s leukemia treatment, an aspiring doctor trying to get med school tuition, and the occasional sly teenager who’s trying to get their hands on the latest game console with a pity story. But the site is also full of unconventional grass roots efforts, like the Take Back The Ring campaign that seeks to put the Dodge Viper ACR back on the Nurburgring lap time leaderboard.

Dodge Viper ACR Back From The Dead For Another Crack At Nurburgring Record

The fundraiser is put on by the Viper Club of America and has recently surpassed its goal of raising $159,000, blowing past it by procuring a sum of $165,160, to pay for supplies, transportation, and fees associated with a Nurburgring record attempt. This means that it’s go time. Originally, the organizers wanted to make the record run in April, but a post to the VCA Facebook page confirms that the attempt is now planned for July. The ViperExchange is supplying two Viper ACR Extremes that will be raced by two internationally-known Viper drivers, Dominik Farnbacher and Luca Stolz, who know the Ring like the back of their hands. Farnbacher already set the previous Viper record after securing a time of 7:12.13 around the track.

Dodge Viper ACR Back From The Dead For Another Crack At Nurburgring Record

The problem with the ambitious goal is that the bar for fastest production car lap has been set higher since the Viper’s original run in 2011. To break the record, the drivers have to shave 28.93 seconds off of the previous ACR lap time to match the McLaren P1 GTR or 20.13 seconds to tie the Lamborghini Huracan Performante. That is no small feat, but the passion these guys have for the Viper is no casual enthusiasm. “Our beloved Viper has set 13 track records in the US. Let’s go back to Nurburgring and re-take the ultimate international crown as we sail into the sunset,” reads the Gofundme page. Whether determination is enough to make up neatly half a minute of track time remains to be seen, but we'll be tuned in to watch.

 

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Could Lewis Hamilton be retiring end of this year?

Posted on June 22, 2017

Lewis Hamilton admits he could follow former team-mate Nico Rosberg out of Formula 1 as early as the “end of this year.” The 32-year-old is currently embroiled in a battle with Sebastian Vettel for the 2017 Drivers’ Championship title. [...more]

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When a $50 million Ferrari collection isnt enough for Ferrari..

Posted on June 19, 2017

When the uber rich get denied. Only 200 examples of the LaFerrari Aperta are being built, and despite the $2.2 million price tag, Ferrari is having absolutely no problem selling all of them. As is common with Ferrari, there’s far greater demand than supply, but what’s needed to get on that exclusive 200-person list? The Los Angeles Times has done a great write up about watch and jewelry entrepreneur David Lee, who’s also a serial Ferrari collector (and Pagani Huayra owner). Over the year’s he’s amassed a Ferrari collection now worth $50 million. [...more]

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Hamilton has branded his previous relationship with Alonso as toxic!

Posted on June 13, 2017

Don’t expect to see Fernando Alonso in a Mercedes next season after Lewis Hamilton branded his previous relationship with the Spaniard “toxic.” Alonso and Hamilton teamed up for one season, a tension-fraught 2007 campaign at McLaren. [...more]

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After Hamiltons struggle in the Monaco GP, his said that the W08 is the most unusual car in years!

Posted on May 29, 2017

Lewis Hamilton was at a loss to explain why his car was so temperamental at the Monaco Grand Prix over the weekend. Hamilton lost valuable ground in the World Championship race, falling 25 points behind Sebastian Vettel who toppled Kimi Raikkonen in Monte Carlo. [...more]

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Stunning One-Off Pagani Huayra BC Delivered To Car Collector In Miami

Posted on May 23, 2017

Is this the best looking Pagani Huayra BC yet? Not long after the first coveted Lamborghini Centenario was delivered to its privileged owner in the US, a special one-off Pagani Huayra BC is now part of a prestigious car collection in Miami. It belongs to car collector Kris Singh who recently took delivery of the bespoke Huayra BC where it will be joining his one-off Huayra La Monza Lisa, Koenigsegg Agera XS and ultra-rare Lamborghini Veneno, one of only four examples ever made. Dubbed the BC Macchina Volante, you won’t see another Pagani Huayra BC like this in the world. [...more]

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