Flying lap of the Nurburgring with Jaguar and PistonHeads
4 PHers invited by Jaguar to take part in the Nurburgring Experience were treated to a flying lap in Jaguar's XJ-L "Ring-Taxi" at the end of the day. This is GoPro footage from that flying lap. It was an empty track, but roughly 8:44 Bridge to Gantry in a long wheel base limousine is rather impressive...
BMW Ring Taxi - A Lap With Sabine Schmitz
This is a lap of the "Green Hell" with Sabine Schmitz on the 5th of September 2010. It was great to have Sabine as our driver, and a huge thanks to her and BMW RingTaxi for the thrill of being driven at high speed on a track that takes many years to learn. We had so much fun, and highly recommend it to anyone going to Germany, that likes the Nurburgring, and isn't game enough to bring their own car, or hire a track day car. And we can't help but congratulate Sabine for saying the line "I tell you something, I could do that lap time in a van", which ultimately led to Jeremy Clarkson pretty much being beaten around the 'ring by Sabine in a diesel Ford Transit van. I hope to come back in a few years and do it again! Worth flying from Australia for :)
The new Jaguar XJ - Top Gear - BBC
Jeremy Clarkson races the new Jaguar XJ against something even bigger and more powerful - the rotation of the Earth itself. Go to http://www.youtube.com/TopGear to see a full list of all high quality videos available on the Top Gear YouTube channel and don't forget to visit http://www.topgear.com for all the latest news and car reviews.
Top Gear 07e06s 1\4
Main review: Jeremy drives the first and only non-terrifying TVR, the Sagaris. James contends that despite his great praise for the vehicle, Jeremy would rather have a Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG because he's a coward.
News: Jeremy has slipped two discs, which he describes as 'repetitive oversteer injury'; Proton have announced the Savvy, as a 'My First Lotus'; two new Mustangs, neither of which will be coming to the UK; Mercedes-Benz have styled a car like a fish; the Top Gear Survey.
Versus Challenge: Clarkson races a Fiat Panda against a marathon runner around the London Marathon circuit during the morning rush-hour. After early success, the car gets bogged down in traffic and never recovers.
Greatest Driving Song of All Time: Deep Purple's "Highway Star"
Star in a Reasonably Priced Car: Justin Hawkins recalls driving across America in a Reliant Regal. Lap time of 1:48.
Cool Wall: The DB9 Cabriolet is cool in case you own one and it's called over a tannoy; Richard takes advantage of Clarkson's injury to place the Maserati Gran Sport in cool and the Peugeot 1007 in uncool; the Panda is cool because it's a 4x4 and annoys ecomentalists; the Range Rover Sport is uncool because a reality TV star wants one; the two disagree over the SLK55 — Hammond says its too fiddly and the two use large audience members to fight by proxy — Hammond's wins at first, but then Clarkson intervenes and it goes in sub-zero.
Time Challenge: To celebrate the Transit's 40th birthday, Hammond goes to the Nürburgring to see if Sabine Schmitz can fulfill her word and do a lap of the infamous track in a Transit van in less than Jeremy's best lap in the diesel S-Type of 9:59. Sabine fails on the first try, so tries again after streamlining and putting the van on a drastic and radical weight diet, and achieves a 10:08.49 the second time, coming just 9 seconds short of the time Jeremy had set the previous year. Back at the hangar, Sabine is invited to take over oversteering duties from Hammond for the next series, being 'cheaper', much better looking, a better (quicker) driver, and most importantly taller, as well as speaking better English.
Nissan GT-R vs Porsche GT3 Cup - 2012 Nurburgring 24h
A 2 laps fight to keep up with the Team Nissan GT-R very fast car. 20 hours into the race with the cars and their drivers at the limit of resistance. Japan vs Germany! technology vs experience, innovation vs tradition. 2 grate teams and 2 grate cars. Enjoy the watching the video as much as I did enjoy driving against such a strong opponent!
ChaseCam: Nurburgring Production car record Radical SR8
Produced for EVO magazine. Enjoy a lap of the famous Ring in 6.48 driven by Michael Vergers filmed using a ChaseCam solid state digital recorder combined with Dashware to convert the datalogger information into graphics on screen. In this case we customised the graphic package to include the Radical brand and our own ChaseCam brand, offering publishing houses and production companies the ability to commercialise onboard video and at the same time making it more engaging to watch. Dashware is fully customisable with a large variety of dial packs available.
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Release The Draguar! Building a Blown Jaguar Rat Rod - Roadkill Episode 7
On this episode of Roadkill, Freiburger and Finnegan do unspeakable things to a '74 Jaguar XJ12, one of about 4,700 made. Namely, they cut a giant hole in the hood and install a Weiand 6-71 Supercharger and twin Holley carburetors on the 350ci Chevy V8 that was already installed in the car when it was purchased for $1,000. But things can never be easy, so the Supercharger installation is staged in the parking lot of Gotelli Speed Shop in South San Francisco. Then the duo hits the road, making their way to Sacramento Raceway, where they can finally unleash "The Draguar" at the strip.
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