Man Crashes Land Speed Racer at 370 MPH, Walks Away!

There has to be a stronger word for ‘shock’. George Poteet crashed his land speed racer, Speed Demon, at 370 miles per hour and simply climbed out of the wreckage unscathed! Check out the video below:

This video shows the high-speed land speed racer shooting through the Bonneville Salt Flats. The camera shows the crash from the cockpit. Poteet hit speeds of 370+, and then you can see the vehicle just seem to shred apart. He is a lucky son of a gun!

The accident occurred at the Bonneville Salt Flats during the Drag Week events. Poteet was there racing his prized Speed Demon land speed vehicle. It is difficult to tell exactly what caused the loss of control. The salt flats are a popular destination for high-speed races because of the vast space available, which is necessary to achieve insane speeds. To get a better idea of the sheer power possessed by the machine, check out the specifications below. read more

The McLaren P1 GTR Shocks with Even More Power

McLaren P1 GTR

The legendary motorsport beast that is the McLaren F1 GTR has been around since the mid 1990s. Now it seems a worthy successor is taking the lane while it makes the inevitable pit stop: Meet the McLaren P1 GTR. Poised to take over, the P1 GTR is even more beautiful and aggressive than her predecessor.

As if the McLaren P1 hybrid was not potent enough in the power arena, the badge has introduced the P1 GTR at Pebble Beach. The unexpected surprise improves upon a perfection.

The McLaren P1 GTR at a glance: read more

What the Koenigsegg One Looks Like Tearing Ass Across an Airstrip

Koenigsegg One

The Koenigsegg One is fast. And by fast I mean the Road Runner cartoon after replacing the water in its coffee with Red Bull and then taking a shot of adrenaline. Watch the insane Koenigsegg One tear ass across an airstrip in the clip below before I say more.

Automotive enthusiast Shmee150 hit up an abandoned airstrip in Sweden to get personal with the Koenigsegg One:1. He forgot to call me up to join him..

The Koenigsegg One boasts the perfect power-to-weight ratio of just 1. That is including all fluids and the weight of an average sized driver…which is nearly unheard of. Some vehicles can achieve the ideal power-to-weight ratio, but only dry. The Koenigsegg One is named for accomplishing this enormous feat. She also packs more power and is lighter than the epic Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, which weighs in at over 4,000 pounds. read more

Trion Nemesis RR: The New Kid on the Block with 2,000 HP?

Trion Nemesis RR

Trion Supercars has announced that the Trion Nemesis RR will get a special feature dubbed ‘Predator Mode’, enabling it to produce 2,000 horses. The new supercar is from America and has been busy making bold claims in both power and performance arenas.

Trion Nemesis to get Predator Mode because power. Versions of the Trion Nemesis include the E, ER, RR and GT. The ER is a touch strange for a supercar…no one wants to picture an emergency room when hitting top speed.

The Trion Nemesis has high hopes of taking on top exotic sports cars with its twin-turbocharged V8 engine. The company claims a 0-60 mile per hour sprint of just 2.8 seconds with a top speed approaching 270 MPH. The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport nabbed the title of World’s Fastest Production car at 268 miles per hour, so one can see how that is a rather lofty claim. The power is harnessed via an 8-speed sequential gearbox. It is said that the car exists only in renderings and equations. A recent onslaught of haters knocked the company for their representation on their website of their office and production building. The intended purpose of the chatter is likely to discredit the newcomer. The image on Google of the Irvine, California spaces appears quite different than the ones on the company website. Who knows when Google captured the image, and who has time to investigate petty things. Let us hope the American supercar startup can deliver a good enough product to profit its way into a better warehouse should that be the case. I say this because it is an American supercar startup with what has the potential to be a fantastic product. read more

World’s Fastest Car to be Even Faster? Hennessey Venom Successor

Hennessey Venom F5

Move over Hennessey Venom GT, the next family member is to be even faster! The Hennessey Venom F5 aims to break records and speed limits with an array of nifty tweaks. The awesome lads at Hennessey spilled the details to our favorite chaps at Top Gear recently, and there is much to look forward to!

The Hennessey Venom F5 will pull in to serve as successor to the record holding Venom GT. 

Word is that Hennessey is not satisfied with holding the World’s Fastest Production Car record by just a hair. The company yearns to further the reach of what is possible in terms of speed and performance for a production model supercar. There are precious few exotic sports car owners who ever take the opportunity to experience what their cars are truly capable of, but that does not mean bragging about their potential is boring. read more

SSC Tuatara to Fill the Shoes of the Ultimate Aero

SSC Tuatara

The SSC Ultimate Aero was once the World’s fastest car. The next-generation SSC supercar is to be the SSC Tuatara, and it is getting its very own development center in the United States. Will the SSC Tuatara have what it takes to challenge the Hennessey Venom GT for the title? It will take a couple years before that is made clear.

There were some delays for the new SSC development center, but all of them have been addressed and it should be completed by 2015. The center will be dedicated to creating only the SSC Tuatara at first, and exactly how many units is not known at this juncture. The SSC Ultimate Aero units were crafted at a somewhat turtle pace, with just 15 produced annually over a 3-year period. The company hopes to make around 30 Tuatara cars each year, depending on the market. There could be other models made in the plant when production begins, there has been talk of a potential electric car. read more

The 5,000 HP Devel Sixteen Supercar Caught in the Wild

The Devel Sixteen supercar appeared at the 2013 Dubai Motor Show. The car held a stage surrounded by banners making claims so bold that even seasoned exotic car spotter Shmee 150 was confused. Finally, the elusive one-off has been captured on video in the wild. Take in the short clip below and decide if you think that sounds like something with four times the power of a Bugatti Veryon Super Sport.

The video above shows the Devel Sixteen supercar hitting the street in Dubai. The sound is not the throat-ripping sound one would expect from a vehicle claiming 5,000 horses and a top speed of 348 miles per hour…it seems rather social and non-threatening cruising around its habitat.  read more

The Ferrari F12 TRS Has Captivated Crowds

Ferrari F12 TRS

The exclusive Ferrari Special Projects Division has certainly been busy. The masses have scarcely had time to recover from the Ferrari SP FFX and the SP America and here we have a new contender: The Ferrari F12 TRS. Based on the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta and perhaps the 250 Testa Rossa, she is a force in both looks and power arenas. Behold the Ferrari F12 TRS. Commissioned by an anonymous owner from the SP Team, she is a brilliant work of envy. 

The Ferrari F12 TRS Special Projects Car at a glance: read more

2014 Lamborghini Aventador LP988 “Edizione-GT” By DMC

Lamborghini Aventador LP988

Aftermarket tuners DMC got their tools on an Aventador, and the result is pretty awesome! What you are looking at is the Lamborghini Aventador LP988 Edizione-GT by DMC. She is being billed as a stage 3 program, and it would be a shock if anyone would kick her out of their garage.

The Lamborghini Aventador LP988 Edizione-GT takes the standard version up a few decimals and finishes her off with a bright shiny new coat. To be perfectly clear in the performance arena, that 988 inserted into the name does in fact indicate her horsepower. That takes the LP988 Edizione GT Aventador up from even the 900 HP Molto Veloce…outstanding. read more

A 992-Pound Track Car? Meet the Elemental RP-1 Concept

Elemental RP-1

The Elemental RP-1 track car concept tips the scale at just 992 pounds. It comes as no surprise that there appears to be but one seat in this track-only racy lady. She is set to make her grand debut, fittingly, at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed, which will take place June 26th-29th this year.

The track-only car trend has come about to create a niche for cars that are not tailored to any set of strict racing guidelines and are also too aggressive to be street legal. The are the project and hobby cars wet dreams are made from, and they just keep getting better! While it may not be likely to get an Ariel Atom in the garage for play dates, something like an $85k Elemental RP-1 is a possibility for some. The pricing is not official—that is simply the best guess at this juncture. read more