The 1st races of WEC - World Endurance Championship and ALMS - American Le Mans Series at the 2012 12 Hours of Sebring. Leo Parente walks the pits and the track, speaking to the head of the FIA, Jean Todt and the racers.
Allan McNish Talks Racing Skills - /SHAKEDOWN
Don't let the 33 minute length scare you away. This is the real deal. Le
Mans winner Allan McNish sits down with Leo Parente to openly discuss Audi
racing, the 2012 R18 Ultra, R18 e-tron quattro, and the skills that define
the way he drives, races, and wins.
Audi R18 e-tron quattro launch trailer
Audi's first big motor sport program in 1981 was based on the quattro
permanent four-wheel drive. After numerous championship wins and the
banning of four-wheel drive in FIA circuit-based racing series for the 1998
season, a model from Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm with four driven wheels now
returns to the race tracks -- the Audi R18 e-tron quattro.
Four-wheel drive in an LMP1 sports car: Audi, in its 30 year plus motor
sport history, once again makes a pioneering step as the brand with the
four rings becomes the first automobile manufacturer ever to field a diesel
hybrid at Le Mans. "To develop the hybrid technology for Le Mans is at
least as ambitious and challenging as our diesel project was in its early
stages," explains Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich. "The first
test results are very encouraging and we are intrigued to see just how this
technology performs in combination with our ultra lightweight technology on
the race track at Le Mans."
Follow the link to learn more about Audi's e-tron technology:
The 950 HP Switzer E900 GTR - /TUNED
After last week's Runway Tuner Shootout, Matt couldn't resist taking the
winning car, the E85 powered Switzer E900 GTR out for a little drive. What
he finds is not just another GTR, because this is the fastest street car
he's ever driven.
The World's Fastest Lotus? - /TUNED
Frank Profera has spent six years making his Lotus go faster, stop shorter, and corner harder.
Though it only has to move around 2,150 lbs, Frank's Lotus makes 680 wheel
horsepower with a
twin-charged 1.8L engine; giving it a better power-to-weight ratio than
Mario Andretti's Formula One Lotus. It's an ongoing project that may never
be finished, because of Frank's never-ending obsession with speed. We had
to take it for a ride.
The World's Fastest DeLorean - /TUNED
What happens when you throw a very large and power Grand National motor
into a 30 year old legend like the DeLorean? Thats what Matt Farah finds
out on this week's episode of TUNED
12 Hours of Sebring - /TRACKSIDE
What is it like to stand trackside at a major motorsports event? Well, now
you know with trackside. No story, no opinion, just raw energy and
excitement. This is what it's like to hear, feel, and see the best racing
cars in the world, from just over the other side of the wall.
Airstrip Attack Runway Tuner Shootout - /TUNED
TUNED attends the Shift S3ctor Airstrip Attack Runway Tuner Shootout at
Trona Airport in the California desert. Here, 80 tuner cars from Europe,
Japan, and America will battle it out in head-to-head half mile drag races
to find out which tuner is truly the acceleration king. Featured tuners
include BBi Autosport, AE Performance, Switzer, HG Motorsports, COBB
Tuning, Cunningham Motorsports, ESS Tuning, VF Engineering, and more.
The 2012 Porsche Boxster S - /CHRIS HARRIS ON CARS
Porsche's new 981 Boxster is an all-new design. Bigger, but lighter than
before. We went to the launch event in the South of France to see how good
it was. And whether a man can now buy the girl's Porsche.
How to Beat Speed Traps and Drive Safely Part 1 - /LIVE AND LET DRIVE
Alex Roy and David Maher head to Monticello Motor Club to teach best
practices for driving on a road trip. Also, tips on how to use radar
detectors and laser jammers correctly. In this show, Alex demonstrates how
his Valentine One and Blinder Laser Jammers can be powerful tools if used