Aston Martin DP-100
Follow me on Facebook and Instagram! Facebook.com/JTPhotos / Instagram @speedracer38 One of the many perks during car week is getting invited to different manufacturers private houses where they have a beautiful display of cars to look at and drive. The Aston Martin villa had an amazing assortment of cars on display inside including 2 V12 Vantage S Roadsters, Vanquishs, and a V8 Vantage GT Roadster which were all Q-Series cars. There was even a race car on display. The biggest highlight for me was the DP-100 which is the only one in existence. The DP-100 was developed by the Aston Martin design team and it's a new virtual-only GT racer available in Gran Turismo 6. Sadly this car will never see an actual road but in the video game it is equipped with a twin turbo mid-engined power plant producing 800bhp. If you have Gran Turismo 6 do yourself a favor and take this car for a drive, I can only imagine how much fun it would be!
Maybach burnout at the drag strip
Follow me on Facebook and Instagram! Facebook.com/JTPhotos / Instagram @speedracer38 Last week while on the Gold Rush Rally we stopped at the drag strip at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Cars were running on the strip all morning but my favorite race was between these two. A fully tuned Renntech Maybach and a tuned Mansory Panamera turbo with 650HP! Seeing a Maybach do a burnout has to be one of the coolest things for a car enthusiast to witness. Enjoy! :)
Audi R8 Spyder massive crash
Follow me on Facebook and Instagram! Facebook.com/JTPhotos / Instagram @speedracer38 This is an unbelievable view of a car crash happening at a high rate of speed. Please drive carefully! In 2011 while on the Bullrun rally I witnessed a massive accident unfold right in front of me. The driver of the Audi R8 Spyder was changing lanes and did not see the Mercedes SL55 next to him and made contact with the car at a high rate of speed. Once he made contact with the Mercedes the R8 bounced off and lost control causing him to slam into the back of a Honda. Both the Audi and the Honda entered the fast lane where the car I was riding in was traveling and we came extremely close to being tangled up in the accident as well. The Mercedes that was involved in the accident was owned by Ice T and he pulled over to check the damage to his car and was able to continue driving. The cause of the accident according to the police report was a blown out tire and the Audi R8 was a total write off.
McLaren P1 cruising through town
Follow me on Facebook and Instagram! Facebook.com/JTPhotos / Instagram @speedracer38 This year during car week in Carmel I saw quite a few McLaren P1s cruising through town including this amazing Volcano yellow P1. The owner signaled to me which way he was heading when he noticed my passenger and I both with cameras. Once we got to his hotel parking lot we had talked about the car for a little bit and then he put the car into race mode for my friend and I to take a few pictures of the car with the wing up and fully lowered.