Friday, June 21, 2013

Thursday, June 20, 2013

What to watch this 24 Hours of Le Mans Weekend (June 20th - June 26th)

  • How It's Made: Dream Cars. Ferrari FF. Thursday 10pm - 10:30pm (ScienceChannel(HD)) 
  • SPEED Test Drive: The new Jaguar F-Type. Friday @ 8:30pm - 9pm (SPEED(HD))
  • 24 Hours of Le Mans - 81st running of the legendary race for the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup. Live from Le Mans, France. Saturday @ 8:30am - 2pm {Start}, 4pm - 7pm {Evening}, 7:30pm - 6am {Night into Day} and Sunday 6am - 9:30am {Finish} (SPEED(HD)) live
  • Rallying: The Killer Years. Saturday @ 3pm - 4pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Top Gear (UK). Classic episode marathon. Monday @ 6pm - Tuesday @ 12am (BBC America(HD)) replays
  • Motorweek. Mini Paceman. Tuesday @ 8pm - 8:30pm (VelocityHD) new
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) replays
  • Wheeler Dealers. Top 5 Performance Icons. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) replays
If you couldn't tell by the post title, the main event this weekend is the 81st running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. As usual it starts on Saturday morning at 8:30am EST, airing live on SPEED. Toyota is still at it, trying to do their best impression of Peugeot of years past. This will be the last year Audi will be the only member of the VW Group participating in LMP1; Porsche will make a much anticipated return in 2014. No point worrying about the future though, we have some great action to look forward to right now. Weather should be solid, enjoy your weekends.

Video hosted courtesy of EdwinTV9.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Automotive Workshop: Putting 1140 hp to the Ground - Inside Koenigsegg (Drive)

In this ninth and final episode of Drive Networks' 'Inside Koenigsegg' series, Christian Von Koenigsegg talks us through the engineering behind the Agera R's ability to use all 1140hp when the rubber meets the road. We at ROTL are happy to present this entire series as it's worth people seeing it in more than one place on the web. Hopefully you've learned a thing or two from Koenigsegg's current ingenuity and future-focused engineering efforts.

Video courtesy of Drive.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Car Pron: Bertone Jet 2+2 Shooting Brake - Aston Martin Rapide S (Autocar)

Autocar brings us a good gander of a one off shooting brake version of the Aston Martin Rapide S, built by legendary design-haus Bertone, commissioned by a very wealthy individual. Lovely.

Video courtesy of Autocar.