Our weekly wrap up of the coolest motoring news has landed with the essentials you need to know.
In this edition it’s all about ultra exotic cars driving fast and breaking records, Jon Olsson scaring the hell out of Uber passengers and riding shotgun with Ari Gold for the highly anticipated Entourage film.
#1 Cadillac Reunites With Ari Gold For Entourage
The popular series about a bunch of dudes trying to make it big in Hollywood concluded in 2011 for the small screen. Beloved but not forgotten, the boys have again come back together 4 years later to continue their adventures in show business.
The latest trailer to feature one of the main characters, Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven), is actually not a trailer but a clever marketing ploy from Cadillac that is so believable and intertwined with the script that you’ll be wondering if it’s an actual film scene. Watch the “trailer” to see what we mean as Ari drives the Ciel Concept into the sunset.
#2 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 R Race Car Unveiled
Porsche is gearing up for some stiff competition at this year’s Nürburgring 24 Hour race. They didn’t come with old toys though. The 911 GT3 R race car was debuted on the eve of the event and is now racing against some of the world’s fastest endurance machines.
Derived from the 911 GT3 RS road car, the race edition will sport technology that will look at refinements in weight reduction, aerodynamics, fuel consumption, handling, safety and lowered service and spare parts costs – surely advancements that will find their way back into the real world.
If you’re keen to get your hands on one for race duties in 2016, they will go for 429,000 euros a piece.
#3 Jon Olsson Picks Up Uber Users In His 1,000hp Audi
If you’ve ever found your Uber ride to be useful but utterly uninspiring, then perhaps you need a new driver. Professional skier Jon Olsson has answered this call with his infamous Gumball 3000 prepped Audi RS6 DTM packing 1,000hp.
Watch on as Olsson surprises unsuspecting Uberers and then proceeds to scare them with a stab around the block. We don’t even think the passengers cared where they were going.
#4 Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Joins The Giants Of Nürburgring
Lamborghini have just released in-car footage of their latest hero car, the Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce, lapping the ‘Green Hell’ in a blistering time of 6:59.73. This puts it in a class of elite production supercars which have cracked the 7 minute barrier for the brutal 21km test track.
The Porsche 918 Spyder is only 2 seconds faster, holding the outright record for the fastest production car on the famed track. With only 600 examples to be made at a price of US$493,069, the raging bull better be fast too. But we’ll let you be the judge by watching the hair-raising video below.
#5 BMW i8 Prepared By AC Schnitzer
Something that is legal for public roads is the BMW i8 which we had the pleasure of reviewing last year. This version however is a little different. Prepared by the DTM winning team at AC Schnitzer, this particular i8 has taken all the strengths of the factory electric sports car and enhanced it for a more focused drive.
Leaving the complicated electric powertrain alone for now, the car receives upgraded suspension, wheels, aggressive aerodynamics and interior trim. Watch the video below to see the full list of features for this stunner.