Tag Archives | Spectacular

…Climb Attack turns racing into art?

Climb Attack

Will Roegge is the best of the best when it comes to documenting the automotive world on video, so it should come as no surprise that his latest work, called Climb Attack, which documents Rhys Millen’s record setting run up the Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb, is nothing short of spectacular:

[Will Roegge]

…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…


[Via: Wired Autopia]

…The clouds glow at night under airplanes?

Glowing Night Video

On a recent flight from Amsterdam to San Francisco, Flickr user Ettubrute noticed that the night lights from the cities were flowing beneath the clouds and making them glow in a spectacular and ethereal way: “It was really seeing the impact of urban environments from a different perspective.”

To capture and share this experience, he set up an improvised stabilizer mound out of bags, pillows and blankets for the camera to sit on, and took about three hours of photographs that he condensed into about a minute of time lapse video.


[Via: Kottke]