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Does a BMW M3 get the lead during a race against the BMW S 1000 RR just because it has an extra two wheels? BMW Motorrad chose to tackle that question with a duel of sorts between Rico’s two-wheeled motorcycle and Nico’s luxury four-wheeled sports car.
Anyone prepared to watch the video should probably know that the 999 cc four cylinder inline engine found in the S 1000 RR and the 4.0 L V8 sitting snug in the BMW M3 were both given a proper tuning upgrade that added a new Akrapovnic exhaust system. This new exhaust provided both machines with a few extra HP. Another thing to know before watching is that each vehicle started the race on the opposite side of the other, hence the title, The Chase.
Any guesses on which beast caught up to the other? Watch the video to see for yourself.
The Mercedes SLR Stirling Moss is limited to only 75 units, so to see one actually outside of an air conditioned and secured garage is a spectacular treat for the eye. Then the fact that it is being driven by American rapper, singer, and record producer, Kanye West gets thrown in and we’re not sure to sit and ogle or pay for the experience.
Kanye was living the high life at the Cannes Film Festival when he got a chance to stroll around in the $1.06 million vehicle. Whether the car is his or he just borrowed it for the day - rich people get to do that - the star sure seemed to fit right into the leather-trimmed interior.
The Mercedes SLS Stirling Moss is powered by a 5.5-liter supercharged V8 from the 722 SLR, which makes 650 hp. Without a windshield, this roadster can still hit a rip-your-face-off top speed of 217 mph. The 0-60 mph sprint can be made in less than 3.5 seconds. With this type of speed and no windscreen or roof, Kanye may need a little more than those dark sunglasses to shield him from the whiplash he’s sure to get when he gets the SLR out on the open road.
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After covering 56 laps and 2,459.989 miles, Porsche won its fifth Nürburgring 24-hour endurance-race in six years. This year the automaker won with its Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, a hybrid powered by a 448 horsepower rear-mounted gasoline engine and a pair of electric motors producing an additional 200 horsepower that’s sent to the front wheels. The grueling 24-hour race is a true test of man and machine, but the Porsche’s innovative hybrid system functioned perfectly and was hindered only by the event’s organizer, which restricted the car’s horsepower. Nevertheless, Porsche won the 39th running of the long distance classic, with opponents from BMW, Mercedes, and Audi finishing further down in the field.