Today I bring to you not 1, but 5 (yes…….Five!) pictures of the day because 1 is just not enough to wrap your brain around this one.
Why? I don’t know either. It is what it is. I’ve decided to tell myself that it is some kind of movie car or something, and not just somebody ruining their new Camaro. The positive thing to come from this is that the resale value of this wreck will be extremely low, so when it eventually does become for sale, it will be quite affordable!
You may remember back in June when a GM rep was spotted driving a CTS-V coupe locally and I posted it up for your entertainment. Well, these days, the world is moving faster than ever before, and if you aren’t first, you’re last. According to my calendar it is still 2010, yet, Hennessey has already got a 2011 CTS-V running 11’s at 120+ in the quarter mile. If you have crazy money to spend, this sure looks like a heck of a lot of fun. I’m sure the dealer that sold it would be thrilled to see this video. “Cya Warranty!”
Today’s RPOTD is in the form of a 2008 VW GTI. As you can see, it is an exquisite collection of low, with a delicious side dish of more low. To answer your question: Yes, this is actually driven like this.
When watching drag racing, the last thing that’s on your mind is what the race would look like in slow motion. Luckily, there are people out there that are thinking about this, and even capture it on video for people like us to enjoy. On YouTube there are dozens of slow motion videos of rear wheel drive cars launching, which is pretty cool, but I find all wheel drive to be more interesting.
You can actually see the transfer case putting in work. First, the front wheels start to slip, then the power is transferred to the rear, which often slips, and then back to the front it goes again. It is an amazing seesaw of power within a blink of an eye. Focus on the spinning of the front and rear wheels vs. the distance the car travels for total amazement. Oh, and yes……… this is why stuff breaks.