Great video about the spirit of Gatebil. (Thanx for the tip C!) Those of you who follow me on twitter know I visited one of their events this summer. It was definitely something I’ll be doing again. Crazy builds, fantastic people and a great atmosphere. I also had the pleasure of talking to Rod Chong and Bryn Musselwhite from speedhunters. Like always, I urge you to turn the sound way up, lean back, and enjoy…
“Imagine one of the best looking race tracks in the world. A huge crowd of car enthusiasts and some of the craziest car builds. This is some some of the words from the intro speak made by the legendary Bil Baldwin. “THE GATEBIL SPIRIT” is the newest video production made by Niceride Production and Shuttrspeed with a lot of help from Mads Ovesen Photography.
We have for sure met some fantastic people and heard some great untold stories and we are thankful for all the participators which have made this possible.
Featured in this film are
Fredric Aasbø – Norway – Pro-drifter (Formula Drift) Ken Gushi – United States – Pro-drifter (Formula Drift) Frederik Øksenevad – Norway – Pro-drifter Martin Poorhamidi – Denmark – Pro-drifter – Founder and publisher Boosted Magazine Rod Chong – United States – Creative Director – Speedhunters.com Dino Dalle Carbonara – Japan – Senior Editor – Speedhunters.com David Riiber – Norway – Mechanic and founder of Underground Garage Ove Harlem – Norway – Founder Drift Monkey Clothing and Drift team Bil Baldwin – United States – Intro speak”
For the last couple of years a solid group of organizers get together for one day and throw down one of Swedens biggest 50cc meet ups, gathering hundreds of scooters, vespas, derbys, custom builds and young riders. We’re proud to have been invited for the third time for this event and happy to see that so many people are growing into the moto-life.
This flick gives our perspective of the day, the riders and the good vibes beating even some bigger events we’ve been too. Well done!
A lot of prejudice and shit goes with almost any young practitioner in all genres but we for one don’t stand for it. We have all been young, and even though we don’t really run around yelling you only live once (everyone knows Nancy had it right and you indeed only live twice) we support the next generation of the family, and really you should too.
Audi now owns Ducati – so Auto Express thought it’d be fun to have a track battle between the most powerful Audi you can order and the most powerful Ducati you can order.
The 1199 Panigale R has a 1.2-litre V-Twin with 195bhp. There is an even hotter Superlegera version but it’s sold out, so this R is the most powerful Ducati you can buy.
The Audi RS6 has a 4.0-litre bi-turbo V8 with 560hp – that’s 10 horses more than an R8 V10 Plus, which is why we have chosen the estate for this track battle.
Auto Express’s Owen Mildenhall will be in the RS6 while Alastair Fagan from Fast Bikes magazine will be on the Panigale.
With 1032bhp per tonne the Ducati did 0-60mph in 3.2 seconds and the standing quarter in 10.5 seconds compared to 4.3 and 12.4 seconds for the 289bhp per tonne Audi.
The bike clearly ruled in a straight line- but let’s see what happens when they add some corners…
School is cool or so they say! Either way it’s pretty good place to be (the alternatives are full-time work and that’s pretty harsh for a 12 year old so don’t complain!)
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Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO of Dodge Brand says it all in one sentence: “This is a car that no customer has ever asked us to build”. The 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is the most powerful sedan ever. Yes, ever. 707hp. 881Nm. Those of you who follow me on twitter know I’m a sucker for torque. So I’ll say it again: 881Nm. From a petrol engine. That’s enough to wrinkle the tarmac at take off. Top speed is 328km/h and it’ll take you from standstill to 96km/h in 3,7 seconds.
In true Matrix spirit it comes with a red and a black key. The red key is for you, while the black key limits the driver to a “significantly reduced engine output”. There’s also a smart thing called “Valet Mode”. When Valet Mode is activated, the following vehicle configurations are enabled:
•Engine is remapped to significantly reduce horsepower and torque; limited to 4,000 rpm
•Transmission locks out access to first gear and upshifts earlier than normal
•Transmission will treat the manual shifter position the same as the drive position
•Traction, steering and suspension are set to their “Street” settings
•Steering-wheel paddle shifters are disabled
•Drive Mode functions are disabled
•Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is enabled to Full-on
•Launch Control is disabled
The driver can activate and deactivate Valet Mode with a four-digit PIN code they create. We don’t have valet parking here in Sweden, but I know for sure that’s how I’d hand it over to… oh wait, no, I’d never hand it over.
Russ Ruedisueli is the head of SRT and Motorsports Engineering. He tells us that should you be able to stretch the Hellcat out at a high speed track you can empty the fuel tank in 13 minutes if you floor it. So yes, it’s a real american muscle car.
I’d also like to point out that it looks badass. Everything from the unique dashboard, the steering wheel and the Sepia Laguna Leather seats on the inside, to the massive air inlets in the front and the subtle wing and gorgeous LED in the rear. Hats off to Klaus Busse, Mark Trostle and the rest of the team.
The video is not what I’d hoped for, but at least we get to hear it roar. (Running footage starts at 2:20. Video should start there automatically.) So turn the sound way up, lean back, and enjoy…