For the majority of the year, Helen, GA, is a quiet retreat for tourists to relax and get away from the worries of everyday life. But for one weekend in May, this town is host to an ever-growing enthusiast event known as Southern Worthersee. An event that brings people from all over the country and sometimes the world to show off their cars in an authentic European atmosphere.
On Saturday, Aug. 16, the combined effort of English Racing and Extreme Turbo Systems took their GT-R R35, using the Extreme Turbo Systems’ GT-R turbo kit, to a new level of performance at the Buschur Shootout at Summit Motorsports Park. The first of several seven-second runs came for driver Lucas English of English Racing. With 1,800 horsepower available, pulsating through all four tires, the ETS GT-R R35 rocketed down the strip, leaving a trail of rubber in its wake. The ETS GT-R R35 clocked its first run of 7.806 seconds at 182.45 mph—the quickest of the day. Not only was it a GT-R world record, which was previously held by ETS anyways, but also a personal best for English.
With the 2014 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb still fresh in our minds, some sick media from the event is starting to hit the web to make sure we don't soon forget it. Case in point is this short by Radical Media showcasing Jeff Zwart behind the wheel of the 700 hp, BBI Autosport-prepped Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Turbo Hill Climb Special. It was shot in stunning 4K, and if you have the means to view it with the appropriate equipment, we highly recommend it.
What is it about a car sliding sideways (on a public road) that makes us all giddy inside? We think it’s the way the car seems to dance across the road almost effortlessly—sliding from one side to the other as if that’s what it was designed to do. Watching this film, shot in the mountains of eastern Norway, we see Fredrik Sorlie doing what he loves. And doing it well. Such talent behind both the wheel of that amazing JZX30 Cressida and the Phantom Red camera shooting those amazing shots highlights everything we love about cars.
A great many people know the name Ken Block, whether from watching him during the WRC, GRC, the X-Games Grid Event, or even recognizing him as the previous owner and creator of DC Shoes. With the release of Gymkhana 6 after he won at the GRC Finals in Las Vegas last week, we see a very different course setup along with a slightly shorter video. Keeping that in mind, this newest version has all the adrenaline-pumping, tire-burning action of Gymkhana.