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.
BMW X6M: Ridiculous fast, and... ridiculous.
The Smoking Tire caps off our Ultimate BMW Road Trip with a private day at
BMW's test track in Spartanburg, SC. Since we've already tested the M3 and
1M, we take the X6M Crossover on the track to see if there is something
it's actually useful for. We are surprised.
24 Hours of Lemons and the Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe
The Smoking Tire's Matt Farah is invited to be a guest judge and pace car
driver at the 24 Hours of Lemons season ender at Buttonwillow Raceway.
Since Formula One uses AMG Safety Cars, so will we.
Shooting Guns from a Mini
The Smoking Tire goes on a week long adventure in three new BMW's. In part
1, we find out how the Mini Countryman S works as a turret.
Lamborghini vs. Turbo Ford GT vs. Audi R8 Supercharged
The Smoking Tire heads out to Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch in a 370Z
Roadster to find out which car can attain the highest speed on Spring
Mountain's 2.7 mile road course. Can Matt Farah, driving a Lamborghini
LP550-2, outgun a Twin turbo Ford GT and
a Supercharged Audi R8? We will see.
BMW M550d X Drive Road Test - /CHRIS HARRIS ON CARS
BMW M550d X Drive road test.
It has more torque than the space shuttle and BMW claims it will do over
40mpg. BMW also says it won't be selling the car in the UK or the US, the
places that DRIVE is most commonly viewed. But when something has 3 turbos, you've got to go drive it at 155mph: no?
Bentley Mulsanne - Front and Back Seat Review
The Smoking Tire joins the Ritte Cycling Team with the 2011 Bentley
Mulsanne as a support vehicle. Host Matt Farah finds out where is the best
place to be, the back seat of a Bentley or the Front?
The BMW 1M: The Last Drive
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
Bugatti Veyron vs Lamborghini Aventador vs Lexus LFA vs McLaren MP4-12C - Head 2 Head Episode 8
On this special episode of Head 2 Head, Automobile Magazine's Jason Cammisa
pits the world's most exclusive super cars against each other in a
no-holds-barred drag race battle! Do the carbon fiber-bodied Aventador,
LFA, and MP4-12C have what it takes to take on the king of the super car
realm - the Bugatti Veyron?
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TUNED Season 1 Finale - /TUNED
As the first season of tuned comes to an end, we re-visit all the cars
we've tested so far, provide some behind the scenes information, and answer
CRS Rally School and Mistubishi Lancer Comparison Test
The Smoking Tire attends the California Rally Series' School in Ridgecrest,
CA, to learn how to compete in Rally America and California Rally Series
Events (hint, hint). While there, we take the opportunity to find out if
the Lancer Ralliart is worth the extra money over the Lancer GTS by
flogging them in the dirt.
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*
Can a Nissan Versa beat a Corvette?
Matt always buys impractical cars and tries to justify them as practical,
even though they are far from it. Dan makes him put his money where his
mouth is by holding a practicality challenge against the most practical car
in the US: a base Nissan Versa.
2010 Audi S4 vs. 2007 Audi RS4
The Smoking Tire takes two hot Audi's, the 2010 S4 and the 2007 RS4, up
into the canyons of Malibu to find out how their newest sport sedan
compares to their best sport sedan.
Porsche Panamera Turbo S - The Smoking Tire
The 2012 Porsche Panamera turbo S has
two turbos, 550HP, and AWD. It has
launch control. It reaches 60MPH in 3.3 seconds and can go 190MPH. It also
To find out if it's worth it, Matt Farah drives it to Yosemite National
Park, accidentally finding roads better than most race tracks. Then he
drives to the El Mirage dry lake bed, to find out just how fast it will go.
Check out our channel for 100+ more reviews, test drives, and other silly
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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.