Group B Restomod, American Monster in the UK, Supra vs. a Raptor R: The Best Automotive Videos on YouTube This Week
Summer is almost here, which means we’re going to start seeing more interesting, fun vehicles come out of storage to play. We’re seeing more builds people are just getting their hands back on, to the ones putting the finishing touches in time for cruising season. And don’t forget about the track — with unexpected matchups to determine the best or worst, player’s choice.
This week, we’re driving every generation of the Dodge Viper, lapping the ‘Ring in the Alpine A110 R and an old vs new Corvette race, to name a few. But don’t take my word for it, check them out for yourself in this week’s collection of the best automotive videos from YouTube.
Richard Hammond’s New Daily Is a Ram TRX
This is Richard Hammond’s new 700hp V8 daily driver!
The blokes over at Drive Tribe has been on a bit of an American kick lately. First it was importing a Dodge Charge Hellcat Redeye, and now we get this. Through a company called AEC that imports North American-only Stellantis models to Europe, Richard Hammond will be driving a Ram TRX as his daily. It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out. Between the huge size of the TRX, the small European streets of the UK, and their much higher fuel prices, he may get over the TRX real quick.
Driving a Restored Lancia Zagato Back to Where It Was Found
Taking my Lancia Zagato back to where I first saw it 50 years ago & driving it on my favourite roads
I’ve mentioned before how “Harry’s Garage” is one of my favorite automotive YouTube channels, if not my number one. This week’s video demonstrates why. Half a century ago, Evo Magazine founder Harry Metcalfe saw a Lancia Zagato sitting outside a garage near his parents’ home and bought it. Now over 50 years later, Harry takes that same Lancia, now restored, on a roadtrip back to the garage and spot that turned him into an auto enthusiast.
Driving Every Generation of the Dodge Viper
I Drove Every Dodge Viper
Oh, the sweet beloved Dodge Viper. It’s gone from us now, but that doesn’t stop us from wondering just where the hell did America’s supercar go wrong. This week, Donut Media gets behind the wheel of every Dodge Viper generation, from the first crazy R/T 10 from the early 1990s all the way to the last SRT Vipers, its a generational drive of one of the wildest production cars ever made.
A Toyota Supra vs. A Ford F-150 Raptor R
2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R (700 HP) vs Toyota GR Supra drag race // THIS vs THAT
I know you’re probably wondering why anyone would put these two cars in a head-to-head race. Don’t worry though, it’s not anything like trying to get a Supra to off road or a Raptor R to drift. This week, the folks at Hoonigan take a Gazoo Racing-tuned Supra — with a few BMW performance parts thrown in — and put it up against the ultimate version of Ford’s off road pickup, the 700-horsepower Raptor R.
A 997 911 with Monster Power
1400WHP Porsche Street Ridealong! (FASTEST Porsche We’ve Experienced!)
I don’t know about anyone else, but I’d be pretty damn nervous to be behind the wheel of a 997 Turbo S with over 1,000 horsepower. But “That Racing Channel” didn’t seem to worried, as they took to the streets in a 911 Turbo S that, when run on a dyno, put down 1,403 WHP. Insane.
Fully Restoring a Nissan 180SX
Full Build - Restoration of JDM Nissan 180SX
The Nissan 180SX, also known as the Sylvia elsewhere in the world (or S13 if you’re a JDM junkie), has a special place in the hearts of JDM fans. It’s often the foundation for everything from a tuner project to a full-blown professional drift racer. But as the years have gone on and their numbers have dwindled, good examples are getting harder to find. That’s probably why Mighty Car Mods got their hands on a rather rough example and fully restored it to JDM street racing spec in a nearly two hour and forty four minute video.
The World’s Largest Automotive Swap Meet
Carlisle, World’s Largest Automotive Swap Meet! Spring 2023
Carlisle, Pennsylvania is a rather small borough in southern Pennsylvania. Any other time most people might not think much of it. But every spring it hosts the worlds largest automotive swap meet. Onorato Restorations went to go check out the goods at the swap meet, which featured everything from cars, to every engine part you could imagine and everything in between.
The Alpine A110 R’s Nurburgring Run
(2023) Alpine A110 R : Nürburgring 7"30 BTG with fun
The Alpine A110 is a fantastically capable car that unfortunately we don’t get here in the U.S. If you’re wondering just how good this thing is, check out the ‘Ring run of the A110R track version. It lapped the famous track in just 7:08.
A Group B Restomod
Driving the Kimera EVO37: The Group B Restomod | Henry Catchpole - The Driver’s Seat
Restomods have been gaining popularity the last few years. And for good reason too: They often turn out better than the original versions of the cars they’re based on. This week, Hagerty got its hands on a restomod done up by Kimera Automobili. The Italian manufacture makes the EVO37, a Group B inspired restomod based on the Lancia 037.
The C5 Corvette vs. the C8 Corvette
Should You Really Spend 5X MORE? C5 vs C8 Chevy Corvette Drag Race, Roll Race, Brake Test!
I can’t believe it’s been 26 years since the Chevy Corvette C5 made its debut. But in that quarter century, has America’s premier sports car really gotten much better? “The Fast Lane Car” wanted to find out so they pitted a stock C5 Corvette against a stock C8 Corvette to see who came out on top in a serious of tests. From drag races to exhaust sounds, it’s late 20th century GM performance engineering against mid 21st century GM performance engineering.
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