GoPro Hero2 + BMW 330Ci @ Buttonwillow 13CW track day (Speed Ventures)
Ride on board as I try to chase a Vorsteiner M3 GTRS3, 5.0L Mustang GT and others around Buttonwillow. Best viewed in 1080p fullscreen.
Recorded using a GoPro HD Hero2 camera (suction cup mount) and ContourRoam on my 330Ci. This was my first track day since the year I got my driver's license, so yes, I suck.
Cast of cars, in order of (exceedingly brief) appearance:
- BMW 330 Ci (E46) - my stock daily driver with Michelin Pilot Super Sports
- Porsche Boxster (986)
- BMW M3 (E90)
- Vorsteiner GTRS3 M3 Widebody (E92) - purportedly Stage II
- BMW M3 (E46)
- Ferrari F430 Spider
- Dodge Challenger (3rd-gen)
- BMW M6 (E63)
- Acura NSX (1993)
- Aston Martin Vantage (2010)
- Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS (1st-gen)
- Ford Mustang GT 5.0L (2011)
- Mazda RX-7 (FD)
- Honda S2000 (AP2)
- Ford Escort (2001)
- Infiniti G37 (2011)
- Nissan GT-R (R35)
- Rossion Q1
- Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (996)
- BMW M3 (E36)
Event organized by Speed Ventures at Buttonwillow Raceway 13CW in sunny Southern California.
Girl on R6 - Auto Club Speedway Track Day
Lady L having fun at ACS with FastTrack Riders. This is the 4th session in
Level 1 (beginner group) on 11-30-13.
Hope you enjoy and Thanks for watching =)
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2014 BMW i8 Review
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What's New for 2014
The 2014 BMW i8 is an all-new model.
Based on the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics concept car shown a few years
ago, the 2014 BMW i8 represents the German automaker's vision of a
high-performance plug-in hybrid. If this is what the future looks like,
sign us up. Zero to 62 mph in 4.4 seconds? A full charge in three hours
from a regular garage outlet? Approximately 95 mpg? Yes, please.
For the i8, BMW chops its classic 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine
formula in half. The i8 uses a turbocharged 1.5-liter inline three-cylinder
paired with an electric motor and lithium-ion battery pack. The
three-cylinder drives the rear wheels through a six-speed automatic
transmission, while the electric motor powers the front wheels through a
The engine and electric motor combine for 362 horsepower, 420 pound-feet
of torque and all-wheel-drive performance, all integrated into a chassis
that is 10 pounds lighter and 1.5 inches longer than the 3 Series. The i8
also delivers stellar handling thanks to 50/50 weight distribution and a
low, centrally mounted battery pack, although standard 20-inch wheels seem
like a suspect choice for maximizing corner-to-corner performance.
BMW says the i8 can also travel 22 miles and reach a top speed of 75 mph on
electrons alone. Uncorked with the gasoline engine in the lead, it will
reach a top speed of 155 mph. Sounds like a pretty good future to us.
Lightweight construction helps bring lofty performance within reach,
notably an aluminum chassis, chemically hardened glass (similar to that
used in smartphones) and extensive use of carbon-fiber-reinforced panels
within the 2+2 passenger cabin. Those plus-2 rear seats are small, however,
smaller than even a Porsche 911's, and are best considered auxiliary
luggage space. Even settling into the front seats requires some practice
given its unique scissor-lift-style doors.
We drove a recent i8 prototype and found the i8's easy thrust in
all-electric mode a close match for the Tesla Model S. In its Sport mode
(there are also Comfort and Eco Pro settings), the i8 further awakens,
feeling light, agile and averse to body roll. The hybrid never quite
overwhelms with acceleration, but it also never feels winded, the electric
motor's torque nicely covering for the small turbo as the latter winds up to deliver its power
Whatever the i8 lacks in competitive performance, it won't lack for style.
Its low-slung profile is punctuated by standard U-shaped LED headlights.
You can even order the i8 with laser headlights where regulations allow
(sorry, U.S. shoppers). Inside, a multitiered and layered cockpit design
uses recycled materials and naturally treated leather for upholstery and
panel surfaces Like the smaller i3 electric car, the i8 will offer three
trim levels -- Mega, Giga and Tera -- all with varying degrees of sport and
The 2014 BMW i8 arrives in the spring and starts around $136,000. That's
well above its most obvious target, the Tesla Model S, and that kind of
money also buys a lot of Porsche 911. Performance aficionados won't likely
be swayed and may even look across the BMW lineup to the "M" cars. But for
the hybrid buyer seeking power, performance and efficiency through a lower
profile, the 2014 BMW i8 presents a unique choice.
Check back for more information on the 2014 BMW i8, including specs,
driving impressions and buying advice as it becomes available.
The Tire-Punishing, 400HP Turbo BMW E30! - /TUNED
The BMW E30 is quickly becoming a cult classic among the DIY, autocross,
and track crowd. And though the M3 version may be climbing so quickly in
price, soon no one will be able to afford one, the 325i, as it turns out,
has some chops as a great platform for tuning. Kameron Baker's homebuilt
E30 is just about the nicest one we've seen, and if you think it looks
great, wait till you see how it drives.
Corvette Crashes During An AutoCross Event
This is the first time we've ever witnessed an accident at a speed ventures
autocross. It was a pretty fast track and it was his first time up since
his last break so the tires were pretty cold & so was the track.
Unfortunately the driver never touched his brakes after he lost control.
The driver was shaken up quite a bit, but he walked away.
Speed Ventures AutoCross 11/19/11
Evasive FR-S Testing at Buttonwillow CW13 12-15-13 1:49.6
Evasive FR-S running detuned engine setup making only 360 WHP.
New Record for FR-S / BRZ at Buttonwillow CW13.
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2013 SRT Viper GTS: The Beast is Back! - Ignition Episode 47
On this episode of Ignition, Carlos Lago finally tests the eagerly
anticipated 2013 SRT Viper. Carlos runs the Viper through the gauntlet of
Motor Trend's instrumented performance tests, while professional racing
driver Randy Pobst hits the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca racetrack to see if
he can charm the snake.
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Spins and highlights - BMW 330Ci @ Buttonwillow 13CW track day (Speed Ventures)
Some spins and passes as I try to chase a GT-R, Viper, M3 and others around
Buttonwillow. Best viewed in 1080p fullscreen.
Recorded with a GoPro HD Hero2 and ContourRoam suction cup-mounted to the
bumpers of my E46 330Ci. This was my second track day since the year I got
my driver's license, so yes, I suck.
FYI: Drivers being passed usually eased off the gas to help other cars get
by, especially before corners. Also, I declined the overly generous
point-by from the much faster
Cast of cars, in order of first appearance:
- #779 Lotus Elise
- #77 BMW M3 (E90)
- #11 M3 (E92)
- #109 M3 (E92)
- #16 Chevrolet Corvette (C6)
- #695 Nissan GT-R (R35)
- #211 Lotus 2-Eleven
- #29 M3 (E36)
- #159 M3 (E36)
- #56 Honda Civic
- #77 Honda S2000 (AP2)
- #37 BMW Mini Cooper S (R56)
- #111 Mazda Miata (NB)
- #24 Nissan 370Z - gray (Z34)
- #338 Lotus Exige (2006)
- #222 S2000 (AP1)
- #148 Dodge Viper (2nd-gen)
- #45 Acura RSX Type-S (2002)
- #11 ProjectImport.com "Grocery Getter" Accord (2004)
- #12 Subaru WRX STI (2011)
- #618 M3 (E36)
- #5 Stewart's Garage Miata race car
- #22 Audi TT (2001)
- #22 Honda Civic (EJ8)
- #168 Nissan 350Z (Z33)
- #7 Acura NSX-T (2004)
- #24 Nissan 370Z - white (Z34)
- #39 S2000 (AP2)
- #37 Lotus Elise
- #555 Lotus Exige
- #93 Acura NSX
Special shout out to the #695 GT-R, #29 M3, and #336 Lotus.
Organizer: Speed Ventures
Track: Buttonwillow Raceway Park - Configuration #13CW (2.68 miles)
Car: BMW E46 330 Ci with Michelin Pilot Super Sports
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7 Reasons Why You Need To Own A BMW E46 M3
Loved by (nearly all) car fans worldwide, we take a look at the little
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