McLaren P1 vs Porsche 918 at Laguna Seca

If, like me, you’re a little bored of the “Battle of the Hypercars” and the resultant journalistic hyperbole, join Randy Pobst as he compares the Porsche and the McLaren on track. An experienced race driver, Pobst is articulate, enthusiastic and very analytical as he compares the two. For me he’s the key to the Motor Trend features as he gives such detailed feedback about the cars

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Jay Leno Mercedes 300SEL 6.3

Jay Leno is a bone fide car guy and his enthusiasm shines through in this video of the 300 SEL 6.3. As a young man he delivered these cars for a Boston Mercedes dealer and his passion for these German hot rods is undimmed

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Gunther, Christine & Otto

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Bloodhound SSC – Chris Harris meets Andy Green

The Bloodhound SSC project is a huge engineering effort with input from dozens of engineering & manufacturing companies.  Chris Harris visits the factory for a tour round the chassis & engines before going airborne with Andy Green

Till this point it’s fairly standard Chris Harris stuff – amusing & well-crafted – but, once Andy Green is at the controls, you begin to see how challenging the supersonic runs will be.  If the engineering doesn’t grab you, skip forward to 27’20″ for the flying section

Green reminds me of Derek Bell – calm, authoritative and confident in a rather British way that inspires those around him

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