Friday, October 28, 2011

Thursday, October 27, 2011

What to watch this weekend (Oct 27th - Nov 2nd)

  • Formula 1 - Indian Grand Prix; from brand new Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida, India. Practice. Friday @ 4:30am - 6am (SPEED/SPEEDHD) replay Sunday at 2am
  • Formula 1 - Indian Grand Prix; from brand new Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida, India. Qualifying. Saturday @ 4:30am - 6am (SPEED/SPEEDHD) replay Sunday at 3:30am
  • Formula 1 - Indian Grand Prix; from brand new Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida, India. Race. Sunday @ 5am - 7:30am (SPEED/SPEEDHD) replay at 3pm
  • Wheeler Dealers. Jaguar E-Type and Mini Moke. Sunday @ 9pm - 11pm (Velocity/Discovery's HD Theater) new
  • Top Gear (UK). Mini Marathon. Monday @ 6pm - 12am (BBC America/BBC America HD) great replays
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Double VW. Tuesday @ 10pm - 10:30pm (Velocity/Discovery's HD Theater)
The inaugural Indian Grand Prix will take place this weekend, on a brand new track built right outside of New Dehli. Much like the Korean Grand Prix last year, the relatively virgin track surface at Buddh and its affect on tire management will be of utmost importance; but when isn't that the case. According to reports, the Yeongam circuit in Korea hadn't been touched since the previous F1 race in the fall of 2010, and it showed in many areas away from those used in the race. Hopefully India provides a better product on this first go around and by the looks of the circuit design I'm sure it will be. Hamilton seemed to have mind state concerns last week so I'm looking forward to seeing how he handles the media, and more importantly his car, this weekend. Reaching podium for the first time in six weeks had to help Hamilton's overall mojo. Alonso, Webber, Button and Vettel are all doing what we expect them to, which is why they make up the top four in the standings, but 2nd place in the 2011 driver's championship is still mathematically up for grabs with just three races left.

Video courtesy of Steeroidsindia.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Quick Vid: 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 Review

Autoblogger gives us a review of the scintillating GT3RS 4.0. With the forthcoming 998/991 chassis 911 and the base models' smaller displacement (3.4 liter), higher output flat-six, it makes you wonder what displacement the next GT3 motor will possess; will it start at four liters? Time will tell.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Quick Vid: E46M3 CSL vs. OG 3.0 CSL

Jeremy Clarkson compares the original BMW (E9) 3.0 CSL to the E46 chassis M3 CSL.

Video hosting courtesy of RS6ryy.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Car Pron: Mechatronik M-Coupe 55 AMG

This video takes a look at a firm called Mechatronik out of Germany, which for the lack of a better word 'resto-mods' classic Mercedes-Benz (MB) automobiles with current generation MB engines and technologies; simply brilliant execution, but with a price to match. If you recall the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show post from last week, you saw Mechatronik showcasing their very classy wares.

Video courtesy of Motorvisioncom.