Do Want: Race Track Coasters – Garage Styling – In Your Garage – Griot’s Garage

Today’s car culture home object of desire:
Race Track Coasters - Garage Styling - In Your Garage - Griot's Garage
Race Track Coasters – Garage Styling – In Your Garage – Griot’s Garage $20-50, found by cttwtr via Svpply.

Lexus LFA NE takes the ‘Ring Title

Yep, they did it.

James May would frown upon Lexus for it, but they did it anyways.

The LFA ‘Ring Packaged car posted a lap time of 7:14, taking the title from the Porsche 911 GT2 RS and it’s stellar time of 7:18. This makes it one of the top 5 fastest cars on the infamous circuit.

 

The LFA NE, or Nürburgring Edition, is a slightly more powerful, more aerodynamic version of the original LFA. Lexus also noted that the transmission has been remapped to shift even faster and power is up by only about 10hp. Seems they’ve made progress in the Aero department. Still curious as to what the ‘Factory’ tire is on this model……In any case, the LFA NE is now top dog in the Production car lap time department.

 
LFA NE

Autoblog LFA NE

Pagani Zonda R – ‘Ring Documentary

Spend a few minutes looking into the development, and subsequent 599XX crushing run, of the Pagani Zonda R at the infamous Nürburgring.

According to Horacio Pagani, the company’s Argentinian founder, the Zonda R lapped the ‘ring in 6:47 with ‘relative ease”, indicating that there is still more to be had from the Zonda. Good Luck Ferrari….

Video released by Pagani, in HD, for your viewing pleasure.

Video: Pagani Zonda R Eviscerates Ferrari 599XX Nürburgring Record Lap Time

Ferrari’s former Nürburgring lap record-holding 599XX has been dethroned. Posted on YouTube, this timed video shows us the Zonda R’s stunning 6:47 lap, spanking the Prancing Horse’s 6:58 by 11 seconds.

I guess it’s not a good week for Ferrari.

Pagani Automobili | July 26, 2010

Assuring new technologies and materials are fit for production means also putting the vehicle’s components under severe stresses, exceeding those normally encountered in every day road driving.

The Nürburgring Nordschleife is the most demanding track in the world, for man and machine, an ordeal that each Pagani has to pass, only one of many in the entire development phase.

The Zonda R serves as the ultimate test bench, a car able to reach acceleration figures and speeds that are not possible with a road car.

This is further undermined by a laptime of 6:47,5 min for the 20,832 km Nordschleife. Driver: Marc Basseng

Lamborghini Valentino Balboni Spyder video @ Jalopnik

A spy photographer for the German magazine Auto Motor und Sport recently caught the topless version of Lamborghini’s LP550-2 Valentino Balboni tear-assing around the Nürburgring. It sounds great. Too bad it doesn’t make any sense.Yep, that’s right: Senseless! As the fine folks at Axis of Oversteer remind us, the idea of a topless, track-focused supercar is a little silly. And yeah, it’s probably going to be a bit heavier and a bit duller than its fixed-roof sibling.

Don’t care. Sounds nice. Looks pretty. Would have around just because topless Gallardos sound amazing. ‘Nuff said.