We all know racing is risky. It shouldn't be risky for the fans, but in some cases, as in rally racing, it can be. Spectators like to be as close to the action as possible, and when your course is a closed mountain road, there are very few ways to provide adequate barriers and runoff zones.
Matt wasn’t just looking for the fastest way to blow through a ton of cash—even though his fire-farting, gravel-throwing antics pretty much ensure rapid, right-before-your-eyes depreciation. Instead, this was an emphatic statement that this bull’s prissy car-show days are over. Yes, the “Brakimghini” will live its next life as a stage rally racer.
At Revvolution, we’re big fans of the underdog. Whether it’s an STI passing a legacy sports car on the curves, or a Conquest TSI ripping past today’s modern muscle on the straights, watching the little guy take it to automotive royalty is just the best. So when this badass Smart video surfaced we were giddy as schoolgirls.
Normally you’d think a 2-, 3- or even a 4-rotor is fancy, right? Not the Kiwi’s at Pulse Performance Race Engineering. Try wrapping your mind around a 6-rotor Wankel engine that makes 813 hp @ 9000 RPM to the wheels, on pump gas, with no forced induction. The guys at PPRE did just that when they created the world’s first 6-rotor engine, and boy is it a thing of art. But that leaves you wondering, what do you do with a masterpiece like this? Put it in a museum? Drop it into a drag prepped, but street legal Mazda RX-4? For most of us the choice is an obvious one: we’d pick the latter.
Last April, Monster Energy harnessed B.J. Baldwin and his 850-hp Trophy Truck for nearly seven minutes of off-road insanity called RECOIL. There was fast music, dramatic, slo-mo video, burnouts, powerslides, spins, jumps and other off-road skullduggery. And there was a hot chick in a little black dress and heels pushing a GT-R to the limit, after which B.J.’s machine goes airborne over her and the Nissan clearing them by a good 5 feet. That was definitely the high point.