Posts Tagged ‘ring’

Back when Cadillac introduced the CTS, it sent a clear message to the automotive world that they had decided to leave their old image of big, soft driving vehicles to a more driver focused, performance oriented experience a la, dare I say, BMW. When people thought Cadillac, images of black on black Escalades with 24″ wheels and tinted windows would normally come to their heads. The CTS changed all that and it will forever be remembered as the sport sedan that Trinity drove in the Matrix Reloaded, in arguably one of the greatest car chases the movie world has ever seen.

Then Cadillac released the CTS-V. Now, in its current iteration, Cadillac holds the proud distinction of having the fastest sport sedan in the world. This is boldly captured in their recently released commercial below. Shot at their competitions home course the Nurburgring, or the Ring for many aficionados, the boys from Cadillac show highlights of the record-breaking sub 8 minute run around the famed German track. It’s an uber cool video that will soon make it to a cable channel near you. Until that time, press play below and enjoy the sound of that mighty supercharged Corvette engine as it punishes the asphalt with one heck of an American growl. “BMW, Mercedes, Audi. The American luxury muscle car has arrived.”

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Around the Ring: the Aston Martin One-77

Posted: July 6, 2010 in Uncategorized
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First shots of the mighty Aston Martin One-77 on the Nurburgring.

The One-77 has a top speed of 220 MPH and is powered by a 7.3L V12 engine pushing 700 plus HP. It looks to be quite hungry as well, as the picture above shows the One-77 in pursuit of a Gallardo like a Shark about to catch its prey.

Look for more updates in the future and possibly a video of the Aston Martin attacking the Ring.

 

And just as the news broke out that Subaru might be releasing 2 different powered STis comes this video of 4 time WRC Champion Tommi Makinen behind the wheel of the 2011 STi Sedan. At 7:55:00 flat it is the fastest production time clocked in any production STi at the famous German track. See the video below and hear the STi growl at Makinen to keep up.

What do you get when you have a Ferrari 599 tuned for the track? How about a V12 screaming at 9,000 RPMs as you unleash 720 Italian ponies on to the German asphalt of the Ring. Yes sir. It appears that even Ferrari is joining the other car boys in search of who is the fastest in the auto world, even if its not with a street car. Needless to say, at a lap time of 6 minutes and 58 seconds, who the hell cares. Enjoy the sounds of this Ferrari below.