Consumer Reports released their 2012 Top Picks and automotive Report Card today. The highlights? Toyota took home five of the ten Top Picks, Subaru scored all As, Mazda is the comeback kid and Ford stumbled over their own new tech. Snippets of the press releases are available after the break. For the full releases, check the PR Newswire ticker on the right side of the page, or go here: https://speedsportlife.com/prn-feed/.
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Honda has posted their full 2-minute Super Bowl spot which shows Matthew Broderick reprising his Ferris Bueller role. Though you won’t find any Ferraris in this commercial, the spot is still entertaining in its own way and it’s clear Honda spent a good chunk of change producing it.
Our friends at DRIVE have officially launched their new web video series with this first episode covering the 24 Hours of Nürburgring. If you haven’t heard already, DRIVE is a collaborative effort between JF Musial, Michael Spinelli, Ray Wert, Leo Parente, and several other powerhouse gearheads. Enjoy this fantastic first episode.
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!
Audi has released a 13 minute short film documenting their campaign in the 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans. This is a fantastic watch and the production quality better than any other films we’ve seen from Le Mans. Enjoy!
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.