Limit Pushing - 2007 Saturn Aura XR 0-60 Test

This is just one of the many cases of too much power in a FWD car. It was so hard to get traction, but it all worked out on the 4th try. The Saturn Aura: The Saturn Aura was introduced in 2005 for the 2006 model year to replace the Saturn L-Series. Saturn had never intended to use the Aura Concept name for production, but the name ended up sticking as a result of its popularity. The Aura's design was produced under several different names including the Fiat Croma, the Cadillac BLS, the Chevrolet Malibu, the Pontiac G6, the Opel Insignia, the Opel Signum, and the Opel Vectra, Saab 9-3. The Aura marked the first time since the 70's that GM's German division Opel had products sold in the United States. The XR trim of the Aura utilized the concept's 252 hp 3.6 L V6. The XE trim made use of a 3.5 L V6 which makes 219 hp. An eco minded trim named the Greenline uses a hybrid 164 hp 2.4 L I4. The Aura was discontinued after the 2009 model year due to the Saturn division's termination by GM.

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Limit Pushing - 2003 BMW 330ci Top Speed Test
Before I say anything, I (as well as everyone else) am very aware of the BMW 155 mph limiter. In the United States, The 2003 330ci was limited to 135 mph...promise. This was one of our more interesting videos that 1) was not edited well since it was made when we were just starting out 2) lost a lot of its popularity over time. So here is the re-release, I hope everyone enjoys it! The BMW 330ci: The BMW E46 330 ci was the highest end 3 series you could buy (that wasnt a M car). The 330 sported a 3.0 Litre inline 6 (235 Hp) . There are a select few 330ci that have the smg transmission. The body styles of the 330 were the coupe, convertible, and sedan. The optional performance package stiffened up the suspension, lowered the car, added M rims, and whited out signals and tail lights. Das BMW 330ci: Das BMW E46 330 Ci war das höchste Ende 3 Reihe, die Sie kaufen konnten (das nicht a.m.-Auto war). Die 330 sported einen 3.0 Liter inline 6 (235 Pferdestärken) zusammengepaßt mit einem automatischen Senden mit 5 Geschwindigkeiten mit steptronic oder einem Handsenden mit 6 Geschwindigkeiten. Es gibt wenig 330ci ein auserwähltes, das das smg-Getriebe haben. Die Körperarten der 330 waren das Kupee, das Kabriolett und die Limousine. Das wahlweise freigestellte Leistungspaket versteifte sich herauf die Aufhebung, senkte das Auto, addierte m-Kanten und whited heraus Signale und Endstücklichter.

Limit Pushing - Turbo LS2 GTO Base Line Dyno Test
We're back! Sorry to keep you all waiting, but life has been a bit busy. Our turbo LS2 GTO has been around for a while now running on a simple street tune. We will get a more efficient tune on the Dyno soon, but until then, we wanted to see what kind of numbers it could put down. Turns out it makes quite a bit over stock, but there will be more to come. Our more expert audience will most likely notice the odd power curve. This is a result of the timing being pulled to promote the longevity of the engine before a Dyno tune could be performed. The Pontiac GTO: The Pontiac GTO was built by Pontiac Division of General Motors in the United States from 1964 to 1974, and by GM subsidiary Holden in Australia from 2004 to 2006 as the Holden Monaro. It is considered to be one of the most innovative classic muscle cars of the 1960s and 1970s. The GTO came at a time when General Motors had banned the divisions from involvement in auto racing. At the time, Pontiac's marketing was heavily based on performance. This change in GM's policy forced Pontiac to turn its attention to street performance. The GTO was born from a redesign of the Tempest which was to be called the "Super Tempest" with the larger 6.4 L Pontiac V8 engine from the full-sized Pontiac Catalina and Bonneville in place of the standard 5.3 L Tempest V8. The big-engine Tempest was badged the GTO for "Gran Turismo Omologato" after the Ferrari 250 GTO. The GTO escaped the violation of GM policy by becoming an option package for the Pontiac Tempest LeMans. The GTO package had sold 10,000 units before the beginning of 1964 followed by total sales of 32,450 GTOs. 75,342 were sold by 1965. This optional $ 296 package included a 6.4 L V8 that produced 348 hp with a single Carter AFB four-barrel carburetor and dual Exhaust, chromed valve covers and air cleaner, 7 blade clutch fan, a floor-shifted three-speed manual transmission with Hurst shifter, stiffer springs, larger diameter front sway bar, wider wheels with 7.50 x 14 redline tires, hood scoops, and GTO badges. The original GTO's was clocked about 5.6 seconds for the 0--60 test and a standing quarter mile time of 14.8 seconds. As time went on, sales increased to almost 100,000 GTOs a year. Pontiac pushed for the GTO to be called the "GTO Tiger" in advertising, but it eventually became known in the youth market as the "Goat." The late 60's saw the creation of the ram air engines and the birth of the Judge. Power increased over the 60's from 348 hp to 375 hp in the best ram air applications. The best equipped GTOs could get from 0 to 60 in 5.2 seconds and perform a standing quarter mile in 11.5 seconds. As the 70's rolled in, sales of the GTO plummeted. By 1973 GTO sales were down to 4,806 cars and the energy crisis was beginning to emerge. In 1974 Pontiac moved the GTO option to the compact Pontiac Ventura, also known as the Chevrolet Nova. This was done in an effort to become part of the compact muscle market which already included the Plymouth Duster 360, Ford Maverick Grabber and AMC Hornet X. The 1974 GTO was tested a with the four-speed transmission and achieved a 0-60 time of 7.7 seconds and a quarter mile at 15.72 seconds. Sales improved in 74 to over 7,000 cars, but 1974 would be the last model year for the original GTO. In 1999, the Detroit Auto Show beheld a GTO concept car. The 1999 concept was never produced but in 2004 Pontiac re-launched the GTO under the Holden Monoro platform. The new GTO was equipped with the Corvette's 350 hp LS1 engine in 2004 and the 400 hp LS2 engine for 2005 and 2006 with a choice of a 6-speed manual transmission or a 4-speed automatic. The GTO was sold in the UK as the Vauxhall Monaro and in the Middle East as a Chevrolet Lumina SS. The new GTO was never as popular in the U.S. due to the styling which was obviously not aimed towards GTO heritage or the car's performance (even with GM's frantic decision to add sporty hood scoops), and GM's failure to use a traditional American built car. The 2005 and 2006 models were virtually the same mechanically. Both made good use of the 400 hp LS2 engine and could go from 0-60 in 4.6 seconds and could execute a standing quarter mile in 13 seconds. The 2006 model drew the GTO to a close once again with the end of GM's 3 year GTO revival plan.

Limit Pushing - 2013 Audi A8 0-60 Test
Even though this is the supercharged V6 version, I've always wanted to see an A8 in action, and I'm sure many of our viewers have too. Our favorite thing about this car is that it dares to ask the question: "who doesn't need a massage on the road?"

Limit Pushing - 2011 Expedition Top Speed Test
Finally ending Ford's reign over the Limit Pushing Channel is the top speed of the new Expedition. We have read reports that this thing can top 135 mph...limiter we knew the limiter must be set low. Please don't shoot the messenger. This is as fast as it goes with the limiter on. The Ford Expedition: The Ford Expedition was introduced in 1997 as a replacement to the Bronco. It was previously slotted between the smaller Ford Explorer and the larger Ford Excursion, but as of the 2005, it is Ford's largest SUV. It is the second Ford to use the Expedition name, as it was part of the Explorer Sport's trim models in 1995. The Expedition offers up to eight passengers' seating and a V8 engine, similar to the Lincoln Navigator. Over 1,500,000 Expeditions have been sold since its introduction. The second generation Ford Expedition was introduced in 2002 for the 2003 model year and featured an all-new 4-wheel independent suspension with "hydroformed" fully boxed frame that was 70 percent stiffer. The all-new rear suspension was multi-link independent and reduced rear unsprung weight by 110 pounds, improving the suspension's wheel travel and its ability to track uneven terrain or road surfaces for improved control and ride quality. The Second generation was powered by a 5.4 liter Triton engine which produced 260 hp and 365 ft-lbs of torque. The Expedition had an available heavy-duty trailer tow package for a best in class trailer towing capability of 8,900 lbs.