It's Monday, so Matt decides to do his two favorite things: drive on empty roads and ride roller coasters without waiting in line. We take the BMW 1M to California's finest empty roads to see what the hype is about. Check out Matt's cover story on Road Lanes Magazine here. www.RoadLanes.com/MattFarah
Race: BMW 650i vs Boston Whaler
What is the fastest way to travel in South Carolina: By car or by boat? Matt Farah finds out by racing the new BMW 650i convertible against Zack in a Boston Whaler. First one to Hilton Head Island wins.
Audi R8 V10 5.2 FSI Review
We hold an open casting call for any driver wanting to test the new Audi R8 V10 5.2 FSI due to Matt Farah's busted knee. Many failed auditions later, we found a temporary replacement, and were going to watch him try and keep this Audi supercar on the road.
Porsche Cayman R vs. BMW 1 Series M
The Porsche Cayman R is the final hurrah for the current generation of Cayman's, so it should be the best, right? We pit it against our other favorite midsized sports car, the BMW 1 Series M to find out how they stack up.
BMW 1 Series M Coupe vs BMW M3
To the M badge faithful, the BMW 1 Series M Coupe signals a return to form. But is it? Benchmarking the 1M against an M3 would seem the perfect way to find out.
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Audi RS3 vs BMW 1 M Coupe track test - Auto Express
In the build-up to deciding on our 2011 Performance Car of the Year, we've brought the Audi RS3 and BMW 1 M Coupe together to see how they compare on track...
Full story here: http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/videos/featurevideos/273859/audi_rs3_vs_bmw_1_m_coupe_track_test.html
Premium badged compact car with some real muscle, then this pairing is where you need to be looking. Find out how the Audi RS3 and BMW 1 M Coupe compare as our senior road tester and professional racing driver Owen Mildenhall puts them to the test around the Anglesey circuit.
Long term test: BMW 1-Series M Coupe
Steve Sutcliffe explains the highs and lows of life with the BMW 1M Coupe, and does lots of drifts.
Read the full review at http://www.autocar.co.uk/CarReviews/FirstDrives/BMW-1-Series-M/257077/
Audi RS3 Sportback v BMW 1 Series M Coupe Drag Race - Auto Express
Full review: http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/carreviews/grouptests/269563/bmw_1m_coupe_vs_rivals.html
Pocket rockets from BMW and Audi go head-to-head in a drag race shoot out over the quarter mile. But which is fastest?
The BMW 1M Coupe and Audi RS3 have two things in common... Power. Each offers an identical 335bhp and 450Nm of torque.
However, they are two very different beasts. The Audi's 2.5-litre five cylinder turbo drives all four wheels via a seven speed dual clutch automatic gearbox. The BMW on the other hand has a 3.0-litre straight six twin-turbo. And it sends all its power to the rear wheels via a good ol' fashioned six-speed manual.
The 180 MPH 1969 Dodge Daytona: "Project Angrier"
The Smoking Tire heads to East Hampton to terrorize yuppies in the baddest muscle car around: Mr. Angry's 1969 Dodge Daytona. Blasphemous to some, envied by others, this is one tire-shredding muscle machine we'll take in our garage any day.
760HP VF Engineering Gallardo LP560-4
The Smoking Tire finds the best driving road in California and the best car we've ever driven to tackle it: VF Engineering's all new Supercharged Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4. With 760HP and 600 lb/ft of torque going through all 4 wheels, this car redefines fast.
Nurburgring Lap 1M Coupe vs CSL
A lap with a Bmw 1M Coupe on the Nurburgring. The car was awesome and no problems whatsoever. BTG lap time was 8.15 with traffic and i also needed to back off throttle for an accident in the last part. Without traffic and the accident under 8 min BTG is possible. I am following a CSL. Which is a nurburgring track day car. CSL has a cage, big brakes, lightweight Exhaust and race seats en runs on pilotsport cup tires. The 1M coupe was completely off factory. I was amazed how well this 1M coupe runs on the Nurburgring.
Driver: Andre de Vries.
Will it drift? BMW M5
Of course a 552bhp, rear-wheel drive bi-turbo V8 BMW M5 will drift. The question here, is how far? Read the review at http://www.autocar.co.uk/CarReviews/RoadTestsHistory/BMW-M5-4.4/260568/