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Subaru Rally Team USA Test Session- VIDEO

Rally Drivers are widely considered some of the best drivers on earth and Subaru is on of the most respected Rally teams on the market. Take a look at this video of Subaru’s newest driver the extremely accomplished driver Dave Mirra as he takes out the Subaru Impreza WRX STI rally car for the very first time at the teams proving grounds in Upstate NY.

Video of the day

This video of the day comes from the guys over at MotorTrend who are pitting 2 Italian beauties against each other in various road tests, the Ferrari 458 Italia and the Ducati 1198S. Its a very entertaining video even if you have a good idea of the victor. Check it out:

Top Gear USA Trailers

 Here are the 2 new videos for the US version of one of my favorite shows on TV Top Gear . Its set to premier on Sunday November 21st make sure you dont miss it. From the looks of the videos these guys are as gitty and excited as we all are, lets just hope its half as good as its European version.

Via: Jalopnik

2012 GT-R to make debut at LA Auto Show

Today Nissan North America (NNA) announced that the new Nissan GT-R will make its first North American debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show on November 17th. The latest version of the redesigned GT-R comes with with enhanced performance and refreshed exterior and interior treatments. It will be labeled as a 2012 model when it goes on sale  in the United States and Canada in early 2011. Full details on the North American version of the Nissan GT-R will be available at the Los Angeles show later next month.



Lotus looks to Upmarket Brand

Lotus Elan

In an interview this week from Autocar Wolf Zimmerman- Lotus Engineering Chief, stated that Lotus plans to raise its quality to the standards set by supercar makers such as Ferrari, Aston Martin and Lamborghini. Lotus is set to use rivet-bonded aluminium spaceframes and part-stressed aluminium skins on all five of the sports cars it revealed in Paris, the Elan, Elite, Espirt, Eterne and the Elise. Zimmerman also stated that the Elise’s 2.0 powerplant will no longer be supplied from Toyota even though the V8 and V6 motors will still be sourced from them.

AMS runs their beastly 9 second GTR

The guys over at AMS are not new to the game as Im a particular fan of the AMS EVO VIII but they still never cease to amaze. Equipped with their Alpha 10 Package they have bolstered the GTR to a monstorous 1,100HP that thunders through the 1/4 mile in a blinding 9.3 seconds at 153MPH. Check out the video that uses the dramatic score from the movie Inception to setup a dynamic feel for such a rediculously fast Skyline that is sure to please.

AMS Alpha 10 GT-R goes 9.3@153 MPH – Full video from AMS Performance.com on Vimeo.