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…It’s Website Wednesday: Carbon8?

Carbon8

Carbon8 is half “online property”, half digital magazine dedicated to “bringing the true automotive lifestyle and motorsports enthusiast the most relevant content possible”.

Carbon8 Magazine Cover

Topics include cars, technology, motorsports and lifestyle trends, and everything is both beautiful and interactive.

Are you ready to change gears?

[Carbon8]

…Racing can be a source of cheap thrills?

Motive Cheap Thrills

If you’re looking to get into motorsports without getting into a second mortgage, then check out Motive’s feature called, Cheap Thrills: A Poor Man’s Guide To Getting Started In Amateur Motorsprots.

The goal is to get you going without getting you in debt, and out of the stands and into a race car, even if that car isn’t going to set land speed records any time soon.

The goals are simple: Allow you to use your regular car, require little more than a racing helmet and driving gloves, and let you enjoy the thrill or racing.

Sports covered include Drag Racing, Autocross, Time Trials, and High-Performance Driving Events with a breakdown of cost, speed, time, wear, and risk.

Are you ready to buckle up and drive?

[Motive – Cheap Thrills]

…Rhys Millen is a motorsports legend?

Rhys Millen Backflip

Rhys Millen is my new hero.

After conquering Pike’s Peak and Formula D, he has decided to become the first person to purposely backflip an off-road racing truck.

As part of ESPN’s New Year’s Eve No Limits broadcast, Rhys will jump his truck off of a special ramp that he and his team designed and built, with the goal of landing wheels side down on the other side.

Can he do it?

Tune in to The Red Bull Experiment to find out.

[The Red Bull Experiment]

[Via: Autoblog]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Mercedes-McLaren SLR 722 GT?

Mercedes-McLaren SLR 722 GT

Refusing to leave well enough alone, Mercedes-McLaren have taken their SLR supercar and turned it into a club-racing monster, called the SLR 722 GT.

Developed in conjunction with British motorsports company RML Group, and designed for the handful of very rich drivers who can afford to pony up the one million pounds it takes to get behind the wheel of one of the 21 being made, the 722 GT features modifications to the suspension, braking, aerodynamics, interior and exhaust of a normal SLR. In total, more than 400 components have been either replaced or redesigned.

Power comes in the form of a supercharged AMG 5.5L V8 that is rated at 671 hp and 612 lb-ft of torque.

Eye appeal upgrades include a new front apron with front splitter, wide wings, prominent side skirts, a rear diffuser, and an airplane sized wing on the back.

Now, you’ve just got to track down one of those Ferrari FXX Evoluzione owners and challenge him to a race.

Ahh, the life of the rich.

[Via: Motor Authority]

…DYH will miss Colin McRae?

The motorsports world lost an icon today, when rally legend Colin McRae was killed after a helicopter that he was piloting crashed, killing both Colin and his five year-old son.

RIP Colin, you will be missed.

[Times Online]