Friday, November 2, 2012

Are the Best Looking Cars the Most Exciting?

There are some cars that are very good looking, but they aren't as exciting to see. Take the Lamborghini Murcielago for example: it's a very sexy car, but if you're a car enthusiast, you probably hear about it all the time. You probably see it a lot too, whether it's on the road or online. It takes some of the mystique away and becomes like an overplayed song on the radio.

However, a Ferrari F50 is something you don't see or hear about often, even in the media. Seeing one in person really feels like a special occasion.

Or take a very odd shape, such as the Lamborghini Espada. That car is not what the average person would call "beautiful," but it's rare, and you hardly ever see one even in the media. It just feels so much more special to see one.

This video talks about (and shows) many examples of this.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Ferrari Testarossa w/ Fuchs Exhaust Revving and sounds!

Ferrari Testarossa is one of the most iconic exotic cars with a little help from Miami Vice. The flowing lines and the infamous side strakes are pure sex appeal. Unfortunately, the exhaust note is very quiet with a stock exhaust. Thanks to this video by Youtube user TwinCharched, we get to hear what a Testarossa should sound like. The revving starts right at the beginning of the video. This example is fitted with a very loud Fuchs exhaust system. This is the kind of alarm I would like to wake up to in the morning.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Lamborghini Espada accelerations

The Lamborghini Espada was a very unique design from the 1970s. It was a front engined V12 and a four seater.

Cars like the Lamborghini Gallardo and Murcielago are very stunning cars, but they are seen and talked about often. Cars like the Espada are very rare, and they are not seen very often. Seeing one in person feels like a special occasion. Here, you will get to see a quick overview of the car, as well as hear the startup and the sound of the V12 come alive as it accelerates away - twice!

The Lamborghini Cala was a running concept in 1995 that was meant to be the replacement for the Lamborghini Jalpa, or the next "baby Lambo." Unfortunately, production was cancelled when Audi took over. It would be interesting to see how this car would have done had it gone into production.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Lotus Elise ride w/ GoPro

I took a ride in a Lotus Elise and hooked the external mic right next to the exhaust. The sound came out fantastic! One of the best purchases I have made.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Magnacharged Corvette Z06 on Dyno

As if a 7 liter V8 wasn't enough, here is a Corvette Z06 with a magnacharger! It pulled 698 horsepower on the dyno, and started smoking pretty badly.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

695 HP Shelby GT500 Super Snake on Dyno

I had the opportunity to film the beastly Shelby GT500 Super Snake being dyno'd at 695 horsepower to the wheels. This car has the loudest supercharger whine I have ever heard.