Back in February, we introduced you to Matt A. and his E30 BMW. Under his hood was a Mitsu Eclipse 4G63 turbo engine swap, along with a 6-speed manual transmission, and a turbo that could swallow a goose whole and not even surge. Last year, Matt’s BMW was making a mere 500-ish horsepower and running low 11’s in the quarter mile at 119 mph. So, it was basically too slow, because Matt wanted 9’s. Fair enough.
It’s now July 2011, and racing season is in full swing again. On July 9th Matt took his BMW up to New England Dragway for his first real testing day this season. Right off that bat, Matt tore off a 1.586 second 60 foot time, and ran 10.538 at 132 mph. Cutting a half a second off your 1320 time, along with gaining 13 mph is not too shabby I’d say.
You are probably saying “Great, but he still didn’t do 9’s yet, so what?” Well, you see Matt has around 100 more horsepower on tap, ready to be “turned on” per se. He is just on the fence about cranking it up and grabbing 9’s in the weeks ahead, OR saving his fresh drivetrain for the 19th Annual DSM shootout in Ohio on August 20th and 21st. Regardless of when it happens, 9’s are going to happen, and you will see the video here when it does.
Jay Leno has the car collection that every enthusiast dreams of. He also gets invited to awesome car-related events because well… he’s a famous & ridiculously knowledgeable car-guy. That’s what famous car-guys do. Most recently, he was in Wolfsburg Germany checking out the brand new Volkswagen Beetle that has been buzzing around the internet for a few months now. It seems that the vast majority of VW enthusiasts are excited about the new model because of it’s sleeker, more Porsche-esque look. Jay Leno agrees. What’s that you say? You like old cars? Well you are in luck, because in the video, Jay also drives the worlds oldest Volkswagen Beetle from 1938.
Tony – “Don’t forget your camper this holiday weekend!”
Jeremy – “I realize that no car video this week will live up to the video of the Seagull stealing the gopro video camera, but I do have some great ones for you! Now, if 1 Supra launching is a great time, then three Supra launches are thrice as good. AmIRite?”
Well, you’re too late, because BMW already did it in “Part 2″ of their BMW 1M viral video marketing campaign. I’ll be the first to say, they are two for two. Not too shabby. If you missed the first video, click this, and you will find it. It is a BMW 1M drifting through concrete walls. Strange, I know, but it’s quite impressive.
There is no denying that people like watching tilt shift videos. Since people also like Ken Block, it was natural to combine the two for a Dirt 3 advertisement. In the words of Napoleon Dynamite’s brother Kip – “I loooove Technology.”