Last week, three-time NHRA champion, Larry Dixon, made quite an entrance to his drag racing career in Australia.
Audi claims that this sedan offers all of the strengths of the A3 model series – which used to be offered as a three- or five-door hatchback. The sedan is longer than the hatches, with a 2.64 m wheelbase and an overall length of 4.46 m. In comparison: The A3 Sportback has a 2.57 m wheelbase and an overall length of 4.29 m. With a width of 1.80 m, the A3 Sedan is 11 mm wider and 9 mm lower than that the Sportback.
Let's get to the facts fast: Built by engineers coming from the former BMW and Sauber Petronas Formula 1 team, its V10 engine produces 1,200 hp, intelligent all-wheel drive and sophisticated aerodynamic properties the mid-engine racer sprints to 300 km/h in just 16.2 seconds and reaches a top speed of more than 400 km/h. It goes from 0-100 km/h in less than 2.5 seconds.
Are you the kind of performance enthusiast who likes to exercise your car at more than 150 road-race courses around North America in an eye-gouging shade of orange? Good news! This is a special edition SRT Viper. It's called the ‘Time Attack'. This is a good name.
Since the emergence of life on earth, the history of our planet has been characterised by a ravenous appetite for destruction; evolution - survival, in its barest essence - requires the brutal annihilation of anything that hasn't been borne of strength, will or determination.
If you're planning a stag/hen do in Southend_on_Sea and are at the crucial stage of booking the pink Hummer limo, hold your horses. There's a new car potentially on the horizon and it could make your trip to Vodka Revs one to remember.
Earlier this week we drove the new G 63 AMG (again), and now we'll have to drive another one. Why? Because, unbelievably, Mercedes have made it even cooler. How? By adding more wheels and axles and making it Armageddon-proof.
There was more good news for owners of bombastically quick super-saloons stationed in iced-off corners of the globe with a penchant for speed: an Audi RS6 has set a new ice-speed record.