Leo Parente and ShakeDown look at the 1st visit to the United States for the World Touring Cars Championship. Combined with AutoGP and Maserati Trofeo World Series, this import of racing to Sonoma Raceway begs the question, "Are US racing fans global racing fans?"
700HP in the Baltic Lands: Latvia Part 1 of 2 - /LIVE AND LET DRIVE
Since Alex only wants to drive in places American tourists NEVER go, we
sent him to Riga, Latvia to meet up with our old friend Oto Godfrey. In
Part 1 of our journey to the Baltic Lands, Alex has a look inside and
outside the capitol city, where we find houses made of wood, one of the
fastest cars in the country, and a KGB Headquarters.
Next week on Part 2 of Latvia, we take the car to the track to drift with
an F3 driver, visit a DMV from the far future, and fire AK-103 assault
rifles at paper assailants.
/DRIVE CENTRAL - September 24, 2012
DRIVE CENTRAL, September 24, 2012. Chris Harris drives some old looking
Porsche race car, TUNED has their season finale, Alex Roy goes to Latvia,
and SHAKEDOWN is at WTCC in California.
Is Chevrolet Corvette the Greatest Racing Brand in America? - /SHAKEDOWN
Leo Parente and ShakeDown celebrate Corvette winning the 2012 American Le
Mans Series GTE championship and the Grand-Am Daytona Prototype Engine
Manufacturers Championship with the new Corvette DP bodywork. By taking a
snapshot look at Corvette Racing history and asking you to fill in the
blanks with your favorite Corvette racecars and stories. Maybe prompting us
to do a deep dive in the future.
The 700 HP RennTech CLS63 AMG - /TUNED
Hartmut Feyhl left AMG after 15 years to start his own tuning company,
RennTech, which is now one of the most respected AMG tuners in the world.
His products range from simple software upgrades to full racing builds
based on AMG street cars. We take his new, 700 horsepower CLS63 for a spin
and establish a new benchmark for luxury sedans: must be able to do
burnouts while moving at highway speeds.
Baja Trophy Truck vs. Boss 302 and Raptor: HOT ROD Unlimited Episode 17
Ever see an 800hp off-road race truck on the drag strip and road-race
course? Neither had we, which is why we set that up on this episode of HOT
ROD Unlimited. Join Mike Finnegan as he takes a look at the fabrication and
the power behind Cameron Steele's Desert Assassin Trophy Truck that runs in
the SCORE off-road race series, sponsored by Monster Energy and Yokohama
tires. You may also know Steele from hosting action-sports shows on TV, but
in this video he's at the wheel of his desert truck on the quarter mile of
Auto Club Famoso Raceway and the big track at Willow Springs International
Raceway, right alongside us in a new Mustang Boss 302 and a Raptor 4x4.
Watch the surprising results!
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Maserati Hot Laps On And Around The Race Track - /SHAKEDOWN
Leo Parente and ShakeDown visit with Maserati while at Sonoma Raceway [aka
Infineon] during the WTCC [World Touring Car Championship] event. The
Italian brand brought over its Trofeo World Series racing program and
brought us a test drive in their Gran Turismo GT Sport roadcar, the
foundation car for its World Series racecars. Leo is joined by JF Musial
to evaluate the 2013 Maserati Coupe and Convertible. Then, Leo looks inside
Trofeo Series racing and the MC racecar.
Maserati Trofeo World Series
Cars That Will Get You Beat-Up In Texas -- /ROAD TESTAMENT
All cars aren't for everybody. No one knows that better than Texans,
who just won't accept the presence of certain cars on their roads.
Show up in one of these cars, and expect to get punched in the face.
At the least. With: Matt Farah.
Is the Mazda MX-5 Any Good? - /CHRIS HARRIS ON CARS
Chris Harris has been known to not like the Mazda MX-5, even calling it
dirty words in an article a few years back. Now he gets to support his
point by swapping his Ferrari 599 with Cameraman and Editor Neil Carey's NA
Mazda MX-5. Was Chris wrong a few years ago?
Are Self-Driving Cars The Apocalypse -- /ROAD TESTAMENT
Google's autonomous cars are coming, and there's not a damn thing we
can do about it. Are self-driving cars a sign of the apocalypse, or
can we cede control of our cars and still be considered car guys? But
will we be watching driverless car racing too?
The 700 HP Hennessey Camaro ZL1 -- /TUNED
Tuned goes to Sealy, TX to test Hennessey's take on the already potent Camaro ZL1, one of the
loudest cars we've ever had the privilege of driving. We discuss what it's
like to drive a paddle-shifted muscle car and race Hennessey's daily driver
CTS-V "Hammer Wagon" down their private drag strip.