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…Dirk Auer is a record setting in-line skater?

Dirk Auer

Dirk Auer recently set a new world record by speeding down an 860-meter roller coaster track on a pair of in-line skates that he built himself after setting the world record for the fastest in-line skating at 190mph while being towed behind a Porsche GT2.

Where do I sign up?

[Via: Daily Mail]

…9ff tuns the GT2 into a mean machine and calls it the BT-2?

9ff BT2

Porsche’s GT2 is already a pretty stellar supercar, but the folks at 9ff aren’t satisfied with just stellar, so they wanted to make their version spectacular.

9ff BT2 Engine

The result of their work is a car called the BT-2, which takes a car that’s nicknamed ‘The Widowmaker’ and turns everything up to 11. Power jumps from 520 to 850 horsepower, torque rises to 678 pound-feet, and zero to sixty times drop from a scary 3.7 seconds to an unbelievable 3 seconds flat. Top speed is also increased to 240 mph, and you’ll pass by 200 in just 19 seconds on your way to the top.

Just don’t forget to blink…

[9ff]

[Via: Wired Autopia]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Porsche 911 GT3 RSR?

911 GT3 RSR Front

The 911 GT3 RSR is what happens when Porsche puts no limits on the things it can do in the name of speed.

Designed to be a pure race car, and built to run in the American Le Mans Series, the Nurburgring 24 Hours, and the GT2 class at international long distance races, it’s based very loosely on the 911, though you won’t find many parts in the GT3 RSR that you could swap between it and the 911s you see prowling the golf course.

911 GT3 RSR Rear

Seriously though, when changes from the previous GT3 RSR include “a lighter wiring harness to further improve handling” you know things have gone from intensive to excessive.

911 GT3 RSR Engine

The 4.0-liter, six-cylinder boxer engine makes 450 hp at 7,800 rpm up to a redline of 9,000 rpm, and a new multi-funciton display located above the dashboard indicates the optimum moment to change gears, if you can’t already tell from the engine screaming at you 9,000 times per minute.

Want to talk tricks?

911 GT3 RSR Interior

How about a programmable multi-function, onboard supply system control device, giving teams the choice of many individual functions, including an infinitely adjustable blinking frequency of the lights in the front apron, which helps to immediately recognize race cars when they enter the pits in the dark. For easier service under race conditions, the car even features an air-jack system with overpressure valve to life it in a pinch.

Only 20 of the new GT3 RSRs will be built, but at a price of $500,000, it shouldn’t be surprising why. Speed costs, and in the case of the GT3 RSR, you’re buying quite a bit of it.

[Porsche – 911 GT3 RSR]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Chevrolet Corvette ZR1?

Corvette ZR1

Given the chance, I’m sure Santa would gladly trade in his sleigh for a 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1.

Corvette ZR1 Detail

Featuring a supercharged (positive-displacement Roots-type) 6.2L LS9 engine producing “at least 100 horsepower per liter”, 595 lb.-ft of torque, a six-speed transmission, 15.5 and 15-inch carbon-ceramic disc brakes, tuned suspension that gives more than 1g of cornering grip, magnetic selective ride control, carbon-fiber front fenders, hood, roof panel, roof box, front fascia splitter and rocker moldings, a polycarbonate window in the hood that offers a view of the intercooler, a heads-up display, low three second 0-60 times, and a 200+ mph top speed, it’s the baddest ‘Vette to ever leave the assembly line.

For comparison’s sake, the power-to-weight ratio of the new ZR1 is better than the Porsche 911 GT2, the Ferrari 599, and the Lamborghini LP640.

Want one?

Better start saving that Christmas cash, because you’ll need to write out at least six digits to get your own; but boy will it be worth it!

[Chevrolet – Corvette ZR1]

[Via: Autoblog]