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2009 Motor Trend Best Driver's Car Competition - Overview

Find out which car Motor Trend named the best driver's car of 2009. Editor At Large Arthur St. Antoine takes us through the competition and explains how we picked our winner.


 


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Motorhome Mashup Part 2: Monster Go-Kart Challenge! - Dirt Every Day Ep. 28
On this episode of Dirt Every Day, Fred picks up the pieces after the destruction in the last episode. Now, the real chaos begins as Fred Williams attempts to take the frame of a 1986 Pace Arrow motorhome and transform it into a giant go-kart. Fred calls on the engineering assistance of his friend Frank and the Poly Goats Off Road Club to finish this big-block powered monster go cart. To test whether it stands up against the regular sized go-kart, they head out to the dirt for a head to head battle of wits, agility, and power. Tune in to see who comes out on top! Dirt Every Day appears every fourth Thursday on the Motor Trend channel. http://www.youtube.com/motortrend Subscribe now to make sure you're in on all the action! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=motortrend Facebook - http://facebook.com/motortrendmag & https://www.facebook.com/DirtEveryDay Twitter - http://twitter.com/motortrend Google+ - https://plus.google.com/1018679678590... Website - http://www.motortrend.com & http://www.4wheeloffroad.com/





First Drive: 2009 Spyker C8 Aileron Video
Senior Editor Edward Loh tries to figure out the purpose of the 2009 Spyker Aileron by drivng it along some winding roads and then taking it to the track for some hot laps.





2010 Ferrari 458 Italia Hot Lap! - 2011 Best Driver's Car Contender
Every car in the 2011 Motor Trend Best Drivers Car competition was lapped around Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca by hot shoe Randy Pobst. Our next competitor, the Ferrari 458 Italia. For more on the 458 Italia's lap around Laguna Seca, including Randy Pobst's track notes, click here: http://www.motortrend.com/features/performance/1108_2010_ferrari_458_italia _best_drivers_car_contender/ Also find Motor Trend on: http://twitter.com/MotorTrend http://facebook.com/MotorTrendMag Shot by: Jim Gleason, Gordon Green, Duane Sempson, Corey Denomy Edited by: Jim Gleason





King Of The Crossovers - Cadillac SRX Vs Lexus RX350
Cadillac's redesigned crossover SRX takes aim at the gold standard in the segment, the Lexus RX350. Read the story here: http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/suvs/112_0906_cadillac_srx_lexus_rx_350 _comparison_test/index.html





The McLaren P1 Test. On Road and Track - /CHRIS HARRIS ON CARS
Chris Harris drives the new $1.2 million McLaren P1 at the Yas Marina Grand Prix circuit in Abu Dhabi UAE. Before taking to the track at night, Chris Harris chats with Chris Goodwin, the Chief Test Driver for McLaren Automotive to discuss the technology of McLaren's latest offering, perhaps the definition of the modern day hypercar. Fair warning, the McLaren Chris Harris drives in this video is the XP7, the pre-production prototype for P1. The car has had a long life over the past 15 months, driving around the world and clocking over 40,000 hard miles.





Shelby GT500 Crushes Camaro SS! - Drag Race Showdown
When we first pitted the Camaro SS against the Mustang GT, Ford fans complained it was an unfair race given the horsepower disparity. But now Ford has tipped the scale way back in it's advantage with the top of the line supercharged snake, the GT500. We head to the drag strip to see how the underdog Chevy stacks up. Shot By: Mike Suggett & Jim Gleason Edited By: Jim Gleason & Mike Suggett





645 HP Camaro Dyno - Hennessey HPE 700 ZR1 LS9-Powered
Watch as Hennessey's 645 horsepower HPE700 Camaro runs the Dyno. Powered by the ZR1's supercharged LS9 powerplant, this ultimate Camaro will only be produced in limited quantities. Footage courtesy of Hennessey Performance Engineering





Britain's Best Driver's Car 2010 by autocar.co.uk
This year's best cars fight it out at Donington





2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Hot Lap! - 2011 Best Driver's Car Contender
Every car in the 2011 Motor Trend Best Drivers Car competition was lapped around Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca by hot shoe Randy Pobst. Our next competitor, the Porsche 911 GT3 RS. Read more from Randy Pobst, and stay tuned for more videos leading up to the Sept. 12 launch of Best Driver's Car by clicking below: http://www.motortrend.com/features/performance/1108_porsche_911_gt3_rs_best _drivers_car_contender/ Also find Motor Trend on: http://twitter.com/MotorTrend http://facebook.com/MotorTrendMag Shot by: Jim Gleason, Gordon Green, Duane Sempson, Corey Denomy Edited by: Gordon Green





Nissan GT-R Wins 2009 Motor Trend Car Of The Year!
MT Editor-In-Chief Angus MacKenzie names the Nissan GT-R the 2009 Motor Trend Car Of The Year. Read the story here: http://www.motortrend.com/oftheyear/car/112_0901_2009_motor_trend_car_of_th e_year_winner_nissan_gt_r/index.html





Judging the 2011 Motor Trend Truck of the Year
Watch as we put the 2011 Motor Trend Truck of the Year contenders through their paces to in order to decide which truck is worthy of this year's award. Read the full story here: http://www.motortrend.com/oftheyear/truck/1102_2011_motor_trend_truck_of_th e_year_contenders/index.html Also find Motor Trend on: http://twitter.com/Motor_Trend http://facebook.com/MotorTrendMag





GT-R vs Z06 vs GT500: 5-Figure Supercar Shootout!
Looking for a 500-horsepower supercar at a five-figure super deal? Say hello to the 2011 Ford Shelby GT500, 2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, and 2012 Nissan GT-R -- three everyday exotics offering over-the-top performance at under $100K. Read the full story here: http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/coupes/1104_2011_chevrolet_corvette_201 1_ford_shelby_gt500_2012_nissan_gtr_comparison/index.html Shot by: Mike Suggett, Jim Gleason & Duane Sempson Edited by: Mike Suggett





Porsche Power! The new Porsche 911 GT3 RS
Porsche has updated its track-focused 911 GT3 RS, massaging its 3.8-liter engine to the tune of 450 horsepower. Check it out as it rips around the track. Video Courtesy Porsche





Judging the 2011 Motor Trend Car of the Year
Join Motor Trend Editor-In-Chief Angus MacKenzie and rest of the Motor Trend team as they judge the contenders and ultimately pick the 2011 Motor Trend Car of the Year. Read the full story here: http://www.motortrend.com/oftheyear/car/1101_2011_motor_trend_car_of_the_ye ar_contenders_and_finalists/index.html CORRECTION: That is indeed the Honda CR-Z interior shown during the Toyota Sienna discussion. Photos of the actual Sienna interior can be found here... http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/minivans-vans/112_0912_2011_toyota_sien na_le_test/photo_13.html Thanks to everyone for the heads up!





2012 Motor Trend Truck Of The Year! Picking A Winner
Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at our week long Truck Of The Year competition, and find out which contender wins the title of 2012 Motor Trend Truck Of The Year. Read the full story here: http://www.motortrend.com/oftheyear/truck/1202_2012_truck_of_the_year_conte nders/




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1992 Mazda 323 RACE CAR: 9.300 @ 149.420
CARLOS SANCHEZ, Engine: FS-DE 2.0L, Turbos: YES Tires: MT


1993 Mazda 323 : 9.690 @ 145.000
krusty, Engine: kia .1.8, Turbos: yes Tires: 24.5 x 9 .13


1993 Mazda 323 FWD STREET: 10.240 @ 147.200
RAMON MAYORAL, Engine: fs 2.0l, Supercharger: -------- Turbos: YES Tires: MH


1995 Mazda 323 : 10.950 @ 123.430
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1980 Dodge Mirada : 10.984 @ 122.290
Todd LaMothe (Bubba), Engine: 440, Tires: MT ET Streets


1990 Mazda 323 egi: 11.200 @ 128.750
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1988 Mazda 323 Gtae: 11.353 @ 120.220
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1992 Mazda 323 GTR: 11.452 @ 120.550
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1988 Mazda 323 Hatch Back: 11.540 @ 125.600
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1992 Mazda 323 GTX: 11.933 @ 113.710
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1993 Mazda 323 GT-R 4x4: 12.000 @ 111.000
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1987 Mazda 323 BF station wagon FWD: 12.204 @ 127.190
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1983 Dodge Mirada : 12.473 @ 105.820
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1986 Ford Sierra Cosworth: 12.534 @ 108.897
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2010 Porsche Boxster S: 12.610 @ 110.210
NA, Engine: Flat 6, 310 HP, Tires: Bridgestone Potenza RE050A


2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder: 12.810 @ 109.210
NA, Engine: 3.4 Flat 6: 320HP, Tires: Bridgestone Potenza RE050A


1992 Mazda 323 GT-R: 12.860 @ 119.000
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1994 Mazda 323 ASTINA POP UP: 12.898 @ 117.130
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1987 Mazda 323 gtx: 12.902 @ 103.690
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1988 Mazda 323 GTX: 12.905 @ 106.157
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