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Video: Pass of the Week

This video demonstrates perfectly the excitement of multi-class racing. Even though this isn’t the American Le Mans Series the pass at the 29 second mark is one of the most insane manuevers I’ve seen in any multi-class series. The Exige driver saw the opening and didn’t hesitate but I’m sure it made for one hell of a surprise for the MX-5 and Boxster drivers!

Video: Hennessey Cadillac Escalade vs. Nissan GT-R

We’ve been watching this Escalade undergo a transformation from a pedestrian luxury SUV to a twin-turbo monster over the last few visits to Hennessey Performance Engineering and it looks like it’s finally finished.  Check out this video of the Escalade running low boost for the time being against a stock Nissan GT-R.  I promise it’ll put a smile on your face no matter what kind of fanboy you are.

Video: How NOT To Make An Exit From Cars & Coffee

When attending a car meet, the urge to hoon is overwhelming. Most of us play the scene of a fancy Ken Block style drift out of the parking lots in our heads and leave it at that. Unfortunately some people decide to play this scene out in real life with less than desirable results, as proven by this jackass in a C6 Corvette leaving Cars & Coffee in Houston this morning. People need to understand that when this happens it jeopardizes the entire event and the enjoyment of thousands of car enthusiasts who are having a hard time keeping the culture alive as it is. Please people, don’t be THAT guy.

Fast Forward: 2010 GMC Terrain SLT Review

What’s the point of launching a new vehicle into a crowded segment if it doesn’t boast clear superlatives out of the gate? Manufacturers on the comfortable side of the perception gap can afford to launch anonyboxes. That doesn’t describe General Motors. GM must deliver premium vehicles at every price point to solidify their image, and the GMC Terrain is outfitted for the task. Ambient lighting in the center stack, high-contrast upholstery accents, a standard rearview camera and an optional height-adjustable power liftgate might’ve been enough to differentiate this crossover from its competition, but the Terrain pushes farther in two especially meaningful ways. As society begins to value the aesthetics of information, the advantages of a well-designed user interface become clear. GM’s corporate navitainment display splits radio and navigation data to give drivers the information they need at a glance, and hardware radio presets mean drivers can rely on haptic defaults instead of paging through screens. On the road, the Terrain’s high-efficiency gasoline direct injection engine and noticeably meticulous transmission calibration work together to deliver enviable highway fuel efficiency that trumps cross-continental rivals. These future-forward technologies enable the Terrain to compete on its true merits, rather than the cachet of its nameplate.

2010 NAIAS Preview: 2011 Ford Mustang GT – The 5.0 is back

It’s no secret that we are big fans of the refreshed Ford Mustang here at Speed:Sport:Life. Nor are we alone: the vast majority of the automotive press has awarded the 2010 Mustang first place in the revitalized ponycar wars. The common theme among many reviewers is that the Mustang’s light weight, manageable size, and obsessive detailing are enough to overlook the relatively uncompetitive engine choices.

For the 2011 model year, those caveats are history. We’ve already shared the details on the variable-valve-timed, 300-plus-horsepower 2011 Mustang V6 with you, and now we are free to tell what has been the worst-kept secret in the industry: the five-liter Mustang is back, and it’s pissed off.

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Quick Hit: Forza Motorsport 3 demo available for download today.

Microsoft and Turn 10 released the demo for Forza Motorsport 3 via Live today. It includes only one track and just a handful of cars, but it should be enough to tease what looks like a fantastic third installment to an already strong franchise.

S:S:L ProTip: There are some interesting new features of the physics engine. Try to keep it shiny-side up.