Vaughn Gittin Jr. testing out his 900 HP Ford Mustang RTR on its maiden voyage prepping for Formula Drift Long Beach this week.
The Ferrari F40. Today these rear-wheel drive 470hp twin-turbocharged 2.9L V8 beasts sell upwards of $1 million. The F40 was built to commemorate the forty year anniversary of Ferrari and was the last car to roll out of Maranello under Enzo’s supervision before his passing. It is regarded as the first production car to hit 200+ mph.
No one in their right mind would even think of putting a huge quadruple fog lamp on the nose and a luggage rake on the roof. And then to take it rallying up a mountain in snow while the tire chains are ripping into the carbon kevlar inner car wheel wells as you drift up and around corners, all for a small camping trip... you have to be mad! I guess that is what Takeshi Kimura is. A mad man! A mistake of only a couple millimeters on the gas pedal could send the car flying into the trees.
Watch below as he livens up the life the unsuspecting F40.
This legendary burnout deserves to be seen by all. Enjoy
The Porsche 917/30 Turbo-Panzer. A twin turbocharged air-cooled, mechanically fuel injected, DOHC flat 12 producing 1580 HP.
Porsche decided to focus on the North American markets and the Can-Am Challenge after their successes with the 917 in Europe. For this more powerful engines were needed. They tested a 16-cylinder with about 750 hp however the 917 chassis had to be lengthened to accept the long 16 cylinder engine, and drivers complained that this longer chassis didn’t handle well. A turbocharged 12-cylinder had initially the same power and was used. The turbocharged 850 hp 917/10 entered by Penske Racing won the 1972 series with George Follmer breaking the five-year winning streak by McLaren.
The 917/30 was the next step in the evolution of the 917. It had a longer wheelbase and improved aerodynamics. Also it had a stronger 5.4 liter 12 cylinder twin-turbocharged engine that could produce 1,580 bhp in qualifying tune, running full boost, 39 psi. Normally it raced with around 1,100 bhp at 7,800 rpm to preserve the engine. The 917/30 was the most powerful sports car racer that competed.
Weighing just 1,800 lbs the 917/30 could go from 0-62 mph (100 km/h) in 1.9 seconds, 0-100 mph (160 km/h) in 3.9 seconds, 0-200 mph (320 km/h) in 10.9 seconds, and on to a top speed of more than 260 mph (420 km/h).
The 917/30 dominated the Can-Am series during the 1973 season winning all races but one with Mark Donohue driving. McLaren left the series to concentrate on the Indy 500 and F1 since they were unable to compete against the 917 turbos.
In 1974 the SCCA to introduced a 3 miles per US gallon maximum fuel consumption rule and due to this change, the Penske 917/30 only competed in one race in 1974. The 917/30 has been cited as the car that killed Can-Am racing due to the high-level of performance and fuel consumption, and the high level of risk.