700HP in the Baltic Lands: Latvia Part 1 of 2 - /LIVE AND LET DRIVE
Since Alex only wants to drive in places American tourists NEVER go, we sent him to Riga, Latvia to meet up with our old friend Oto Godfrey. In Part 1 of our journey to the Baltic Lands, Alex has a look inside and outside the capitol city, where we find houses made of wood, one of the fastest cars in the country, and a KGB Headquarters.
Next week on Part 2 of Latvia, we take the car to the track to drift with an F3 driver, visit a DMV from the far future, and fire AK-103 assault rifles at paper assailants.
Cars That Will Get You Beat-Up In Texas -- /ROAD TESTAMENT
All cars aren't for everybody. No one knows that better than Texans,
who just won't accept the presence of certain cars on their roads.
Show up in one of these cars, and expect to get punched in the face.
At the least. With: Matt Farah.
Drifting the 700HP M6 and Shooting AK-103s: Latvia Part 2 of 2 - /LIVE AND LET DRIVE
In order to lift his spirits from last week's depressing visit to the KGB
Block in Riga, Alex goes to an underground gun range and fires a few WWII
pistols and a newer iteration of the Kalashnikov, the AK-103. After that we
wind up at Latvia's Track 333 to find out more about the 700HP G-POWER M6
loaner we've been driving, and drift it with Austria's Formula 3 Champion,
Legendary Diesel Mercedes W123 + SCANIA turbine @ Eastern European Drift Championship
Teemu Peltola With :
Legendary Mercedes W123 wagon -81 2012 setup. Approx 600hp & 1000Nm with NO
3.0 Litre, 24 Valve, OM606 -98 Mercedes turbodiesel Engine.
Custom Exhaust Manifold
Compressor -- Eaton MP90.
Holset HX52 modified by LSD-turbo.
Diesel pump by Mynädiesel (picture below)
Self made Intercooler --
Water injection -- DevilsOwn alcohol injection kit
Radiator moved to the trunk.
BIGEM custom adjusted coilovers.
Rollcage by TS-mekan
Rear & Front Axles from Toyota Aristo
Custom made steering made from Mercedes, Volvo, Toyota and custom parts to
give a steering angle of 62 degrees.
Gearbox, Modified Automatic Mercedes AMG E55 Gearbox
Rear & Front Axles from Toyota Aristo
Stock dashboard with gauges for oil pressure etc.
Aluminium fuel tank
Aluminium Air intake & Cooler Box
Street Racing in Reykjavik: Iceland Part 1 of 3 - /LIVE AND LET DRIVE
Season 2 of LALD begins with Alex heading to Iceland to explore what it's
like driving in the fabled land of Vikings and Volcanoes. In this first
episode we cram into a Land Rover Defender and make our way into Reykjavik
with the hopes of learning something of the state of affairs in what was
once one of the wealthiest cities in the world... After getting lost in
search of one of the world's most famous hot dog stands we happen upon a
gathering of a few locals in a parking and begin to learn something about
Icelandic car culture.
Will WTCC Succeed In The USA? - /SHAKEDOWN
Leo Parente and ShakeDown look at the 1st visit to the United States for
the World Touring Cars Championship. Combined with AutoGP and Maserati
Trofeo World Series, this import of racing to Sonoma Raceway begs the
question, "Are US racing fans global racing fans?"
A 1.1-mile Private Racetrack In His Front Yard -- JALOPNIK ON /DRIVE
Alan Wilzig, a New York banking scion, built the largest racetrack zoned
for private recreational use in the U.S. at his farm in Columbia County,
NY. Take a tour of the circuit at Wilzig Racing Manor, featuring nine turns
that thread through more than 80 feet of elevation changes, including a
20-percent banked curve. Also on site is a clubhouse and museum for
Wilzig's car and bike collection and race shop for his IMSA racecar and
Are Self-Driving Cars The Apocalypse -- /ROAD TESTAMENT
Google's autonomous cars are coming, and there's not a damn thing we
can do about it. Are self-driving cars a sign of the apocalypse, or
can we cede control of our cars and still be considered car guys? But
will we be watching driverless car racing too?
/DRIVE CENTRAL - September 24, 2012
DRIVE CENTRAL, September 24, 2012. Chris Harris drives some old looking
Porsche race car, TUNED has their season finale, Alex Roy goes to Latvia,
and SHAKEDOWN is at WTCC in California.