The Mercedes SLS AMG GT. That’s quite a mouthful for a car that’s a handful. Justin Bell with eBay Motors gets a first hand look at the latest updates to the SLS roadster. The 6.3L DOHC V8 engine is puttin down 583 HP now, 20 more than the predecessor and continuing the Mercedes historic lineage.
Think you can handle this beast on the track? Follow us and check back to know when our SLS is coming to a track near you.
Did you know that today is National Donut Day? While this video won’t satisfy your sweet tooth, it oughtta satisfy your inner hoonigan.
Watch as this mystery driver gets behind the wheel of a rare $1.8 million Ferrari FXX to satisfy his donut craving. Mmmmm, we love the smell of burnt rubber in the morning.
The Ferrari FXX: Customers pay $1.8 million for this hypercar, but are only allowed to drive it on special track days which are approved by Ferrari. The FXX is based on the Ferrari Enzo but includes an upgraded 789 hp V12 engine, a transmission developed from Ferrari’s Formula 1 program and custom 19-inch racing slicks among many other enhancements.
Drive a Ferrari F430, Lamborghini LP560-4, Porsche 911 Turbo, Nissan GT-R, Aston Martin DBS, Audi R8 and other supercars on a world-class racetrack! With over 20 events nationwide, you can find a racetrack near you at www.TheXtremeXperience.com/tracks.
This Sunday we’re pleased to announce our first EVER, exhibit at a car show. Rockford’s First plays host to all makes and models, new and old, stock and custom rides. Come join us as we enjoy the festivities and showcase one of our own beauties that you can reserve to drive at an upcoming event!
What we want to know is, which car you think we should bring?
Rockford First is located at 5950 Spring Creek Rd., Rockford, IL 61114
Got an hour to kill? “Inside Koenigsegg” is a new series that Drive released in January. Dive deep into the behind-the-scenes action with Christian von Koenigsegg, the founder of the Swedish Hypercar, as he takes you through the thought and process behind manufacturing a work of art.
Follow along as Christian explains all the innovations they’re putting into their new Agera R.
At XX we wonder what technology will trickle down and show up in consumer cars, any thoughts? Share with us what you’d like to see.
Drive the latest exotic Supercars from Lamborghini, Ferrari, Audi, Porsche and more on world class racetracks across the US. Reserve your Xperience here!
Have you ever wondered what a $1.5 million+ Ferrari Enzo would look like on a rally circuit? Us either, because that sounds insane, but it sure makes for a heck of a video!
The question is, if you owned a beautiful piece of automotive history like the Enzo, would you ever drive it like this? Let us know in the comments below!
Ever wondered what all those numbers and letters mean on the side of a tire? Knowing how to read a tire is critical to putting the correct tires on a vehicle for track or street use and ultimately enhancing a car’s performance and safety. We use high-end sport tires, so when you drive one of our supercars on a racetrack, you’ll probably experience more grip than you ever have. Trusting your tires is crucial to fully experiencing the capabilities of the vehicle. In this example, we’ll break down the components of a rear tire from our Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4.
So, what does it all mean?
- Tire Width – 295 – The distance from sidewall to sidewall (in millimeters). The larger this number, the wider the tire. This tire is 295 mm across.
- Sidewall Aspect Ratio – 30 – Section height compared to width. The lower the number, the lower the profile. In this example, the sidewall is 30 percent of the section width.
- Speed Rating – Z – This only appears on Z-speed rated tires which means they can operate over 149 mph (More to come on Speedrating)
- Internal Construction – R – The “R” identifies the tire’s internal construction. In this case, “R” stands for radial contruction. Radial tires are the most popular type of tire on the road.
- Wheel Diameter – 19 – This is the wheel’s diameter (in inches) for which the tire was sized. This wheel is designed to fit a 19-inch wheel.
- Service Description – 100Y – A service description identifies the tire’s load index and speed rating
- Load Index – 100 – The load index is a measurement of how much weight each tire is designed to support. The larger the number, the higher the load capacity. A 100 rating will support a load up to 1764 lbs.
- Speed Rating – Y – The “Y” indicates that the top speed of the tire has been tested in excess of 186 mph.
- Treadwear (Not Pictured) - This is a rating of the tread’s durability, as tested against an industry standard. These tires have a 280 treadwear rating (the higher the number, the longer the tire will last). Racing tires range from 0-40 while all season tires can be above 700.
- Traction (Not Pictured) - This is a rating of a tire’s traction when tested for straight-line braking on a wet surface. These tires have an AA rating (AA signifies the best traction performance and C indicates the worst). AA-rated tires will hold g-forces above 0.54.
- Temperature (Not Pictured) - The temperature rating refers to the ability of the tire to withstand heat under high speeds. These tires have an “A” temperature rating (A signifies the best and C is the worst). A-rated tires will hold up to the temperatures associated with driving at speed over 115 mph.
Here’s some more exciting news from the Geneva Motor Show. The new, 991 Porsche 911 GT3. According to Jalopnik: It redlines at 9,000 RPM. It has 475 horsepower. It has rear-axle steering. It get’s to 60 in 3.5 seconds.
If you’re a specs geek, you’ll eat this up:
It all started with the leak of an unreleased, magazine image scan. Is this Lamborghini’s Geneva Motor Show 2013 surprise? What do you think of the design? Leave a comment below with your thoughts.
As GTSpirit pointed out:
The Lamborghini Veneno will get the Lamborghini Aventador’s 6.5 litre V12 powerplant. It will produce an impressive 740hp for a top speed of 220mph. What’s more, the Veneno will apparently take its philosophy directly from the Sesto Elemento.
The word Veneno apparently translates into Poison in Spanish. The Lamborghini Venano has the underpinnings of a Lamborghini Aventador, complete with carbon fibre monocoque.
The price is set at £3.1 million with just 3 scheduled for production at Lamborghini’s new facility. All three Lamborghini Veneno have already been sold and will feature a green, white or red colour scheme, the colours of the Italian flag.
Welcome to the new Xtreme Xperience website and blog. Stay tuned for event updates, track walk-throughs, driving tips and other great content from the XX team! In the meantime, feel free to browse our site, check out our cars and tracks and reserve your drive when you’re ready. We look forward to your business and we’ll see you at the track!