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.
Ferrari 458 Italia Review
The Smoking Tire takes Ferrari's newest supercar to an appropriately exotic
location for a thorough road test. Somewhere home to celebrities,
billionaires, and guidos. Somewhere like New Jersey. Host Matt Farah wrings
the 458 Italia out on New Jersey's beautiful roads to find out if it is
truly the best Ferrari yet.
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.
Paul Walker Visits Famous Nissan Skyline GT-R Tuner Mine's in Japan
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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.
Pantera: Restore or Pro-Tour
The Smoking Tire takes to the canyons with TWO beautiful Detomaso
Pantera's. One is a highly original car with a big-dollar concours
restoration, the other is a completely customized SEMA build by the
legendary Ringbrothers. Which way would you have it?
Audi RS5 Review - One Take
Matt takes the 450 HP Audi RS5 for a run up and down California's second
most famous road: the "Snake" on Mulholland Highway. Is the RS5 good enough
to compete with the BMW M3 and Mercedes C63 AMG? We find out, and Matt
reviews the RS5 in exactly one take.
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*
Art Morrison 1955 Chevy Bel Air - Faster Than a Ferrari?
The Smoking Tire hits Supercar Sunday and the canyons with the Art Morrison
1955 Bel Air, one of the best handling hot rods around. We toss this 55
year-old car through some of the tightest curves in California to find out
if there really is such a thing as a Hot Rod for drivers.
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.