Andreas Bakkerud RX Qualifying

Andreas Bakkerud pulls off a superb win in qualifying despite a broken rear link making the Focus almost undriveable

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Mercedes C111

One of the few really forward-looking concept cars, the C111 dates back to 1969, the year the Ford Capri and Austin Maxi were launched. If you ever wondered why the British car industry imploded so spectacularly, the contrast between the C111 and the Maxi might give you a clue as to the reason

The gullwing doors featured on the 1954 300SL, and that car presaged the C111, but the C111 acted as a technology testbed for the company. Mercedes used it to develop & test the Wankel engine, the 5-cylinder turbodiesel and other technologies

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Porsche 917/30 at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Adam Carolla talks 917/30 with Johannes Wuest from the Porsche Museum. Wuest points out that the design is nearly fifty years old, can produce in excess of 1500 hp but weighs only 850 Kg thanks to details like magnesium wheels, gearbox and engine block and hollow titanium screws. Carolla likened the 917 to the Space Program – quite an intriguing analogy as both used engineering and funding to overcome the technology of the period

 

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2014 Iceland Off Road Racing

Iceland has a great tradition of off-road racing and high-powered buggies. This shows what Gudbjørn Grimsson can do with 1600 bHp

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