Since the highest speed for production cars on land seems to be anchored around 268 MPH (Thank you, Bugatti Veyron SuperSports), it makes sense that the need for speed has now led to ice racing. Just over a month ago, a very brave man in a very fast Bentley set the ice speed record at 205.48 MPH. Now an Audi RS6 with studded tyres piloted by Janne Laitinen has broken it with a top speed of 206.05 MPH. Not quite 268, but getting there.
How do you feel about the search for the fastest car-on-ice?
Here’s your tasty Tuesday treat of a Ford Sierra RS Cosworth blasting around some rally tracks, with no music but its own engine. It’s a pretty slidey creature, the Cossie, and as brilliant to watch as it is to listen too.
On a separate note, I love watching the spectators. They’ll come within two inches of being run over by a mad rally car, and as soon as it’s passed, they’ll be back right on the edge of the run.
After about a 6 week hiatus, GearGirls is glad to be back! It’s been a very stressful but productive 6 weeks. I should be working back up to a regular, every day posting schedule soon, along with columns and videos, including an amusing how-to. (How to fit 9 people in a 5 passenger car and not look suspicious.)
Due to things beyond my control, I will not be able to continue this blog in its current format. Gear Girls will be moving to a weekend only update schedule for the next 5 weeks, though it is quite possible that there will be random updates. My personal schedule has become extremely complicated, and busy for that time period, and I cannot devote the attention that I wish I could to this blog. I am very sorry, and I hope you stick around. It should only be 5 weeks, and during my Spring Break there should be enough time for me to be able to update to make up for this time period.
So very sorry.
Chief contributer and co-founder,
Yes, my column is returning, tomorrow, with a epic thesis on why Bluetooth isn’t the great thing for driving we all think it is.
For now, I’m sorry that I can’t post at a regular basis, but there is a bunch of stuff going on in Kate’s non-car world, and I promise I’ll try to post as much as possible with as much quality programming as I can.
As a consolation, have a picture of my favourite hypercar, the Zenvo ST1.
Though I’m not Lexus’ biggest fan, this video is pretty amazing. I will admit, those cars are pretty strong, and I’m glad to see them releasing the behind the scenes.
Also, there’s the LFA and that’s a Lexus I like a rather lot. Mmm, LFA.
To make up for not posting a lot recently, have some footage of off-roading, old style.
These Jeeps (well, Ford Scouts) really are quite amazing, especially if you consider what era they’re from.
US Volkswagen boss Jonathan Browning has been making noises in USA Today about how he’d quite like to see the Scirocco in the US and I quite agree with him. Of all the cars that Europe gets and we don’t, this is one of the ones I find myself wishing for the most.
All I’ve got to say is I’ll be you didn’t know a bike could drift.