The Smoking Tire hits the canyons with one of the fastest Audi's on the road: Stasis Engineering's Supercharged R8 5.2 FSI. Matt Farah wrings out the red Spyder on an empty canyon road, proving that no amount of horsepower is ever too much.
How good is a Supercharged Lamborghini Gallardo?
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.
Air Suspension - Can You Really Have it All?
In the past I've thought of air suspension as a modification reserved for
trucks, low riders, and show cars. But what about sports cars? Is it
possible to have the look you want at a show, the handling you want at the
limit, and the practicality of clearing speed bumps and driveways? The guys
from Accuair Suspensions say there is, so we put their Audi S4 to the test.
Audi RS7 - One Take
Matt heads to the Nevada desert, one of the few places in the world with
enough room to safely test the sheer speed of Audi's new, 560-horsepower RS7.
*Note, I know this isn't the greatest video we've ever made. But usually on
press launches they provide me with about 20 times as much footage as they
provided on this trip. Better some video than no video*
The 600 HP APR Stage 3 Audi TTRS - /TUNED
Alabama is the last place you'd expect to find one of the world's largest
tuner companies for German cars, but here, at this facility, APR provides
hardware and software to thousands of Audi and VW customers every month.
Matt helps them with some development testing by providing opinions on
their new Stage 3 package for the Audi TTRS, producing 560 horsepower at the wheels in
a car based on the VW Golf!
Underground Racing Twin Turbo R8 V10
Recognized for their extreme tuning of Lamborghini and Ferrari supercars,
Underground Racing unveils the Audi R8 Twin turbo. Equipped with a 5.2L V10, this German
sports car is able to produce 1000+ wheel horsepower with Underground
Racing's twin turbo system.
650 HP BBi Autosport Porsche 997 Turbo S - /TUNED
TUNED visits BBi Autosport in Huntington Beach, CA to drive their new
Porsche 997 turbo S. This unbelievable
machine balances big power with low weight and suspension and brake
upgrades to match. TUNED runs a quarter mile on a runway before heading
into the canyons to see if BBi has really built a no-compromises ultimate
street car for the track.
Toyota FT-1 Concept! The Next Supra? - The Downshift Ep. 73
On this episode of The Downshift, we talk with the designers of Toyota's
new FT-1 concept, the car that could become the next Toyota Supra. The
concept was designed by Calty Design Research who has been responsible for
some of the Toyota brands most interesting designs including the FJ Cruiser
concept, 2000 Celica and the Scion tC. Could the FT-1 concept make its way
to market and usher in a new era of Toyota sports cars? Only time will
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Dyno: Twin-Turbo R8
2009 Audi R8 4.2L with Heffner Twin-turbo package. Running 91 RON pump gas, 6lbs of Boost on a Mustang AWD setup. Installation and
tuning by OEMplus in Laguna Hills, CA. Car also has Brembo BBK, OEM V10
clutch and larger V10 carbon sideblades.
The $25,000 Challenge: BMW E46 M3 vs. Ford Fiesta ST
The BMW E46 M3 is regarded as one of the best drivers cars of all time, and
they can now be had for under $25,000. In our opinion, the Ford Fiesta ST
is the best new car you can buy for under $25,000. So, which is better? We
hit the canyons with both to find out.
2011 Jaguar XKR 175 - The Best GT Car On Earth?
The Smoking Tire takes the Jaguar XKR 175 to a closed road in the middle of
the desert to test its performance capabilities when pushed to the limit.
Is this the best value in supercars ever? That's what we're going to find
The Burnout Truck that Burgers Built - /TUNED
Matt Ochoa has spent every dime he has from flipping burgers at In-N-Out on
his turbocharged GMC Canyon pickup
truck, turning an otherwise humble work vehicle into a quarter-mile
monster. So when we called sport trucks "hilariously useless," he took
personal offense and offered us a chance at redemption. Will the Canyon
change our mind about sport trucks? Let's find out.