What are they thinking? A championship winning race team built a car based on a product from a conservative company known for safety to compete against the “big boys” in the Speed GT series. They are competing against track stars such as Porsche, Viper, Mustang, Cadillac CTS-V, Pontiac GTO and Aston Martin.
James Dean died at the age of 24 in 1955. Dean died in his Porsche Specialist Cyprus Nicosia 550 Spyder when it crashed with a Ford Tudor coupe on State Route 41. He was driving with his mechanic Rolf Wutherich who was thrown from the car and survived with a broken jaw and a few other injuries. The driver of the Ford Tudor, 23-year-old Donald Turnupseed also survived the crash. However, Dean was rushed to the hospital and was pronounced dead upon arrival at 5:59 p.m. on September 30, 1955.
The one thing that stands out the most when you’re driving the Aston Vantage V8 is the noise of the engine, it rumbles like a well tuned orchestra. That said, if you ever get a chance to drive one and get it in to top gear, you’ll feel like your Tom Cruise in the movie “Days of Thunder”. You can here this car rumbling blocks away which tells you how cool it sounds.
The Rolex 24 At Daytona, the kick-off event to Budweiser Speedweeks 2013, showcases the world’s best drivers competing against each other lap after lap for 24 hours on Daytona International Speedway’s challenging and demanding 3.56-mile road course.
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The Spartans (5-5, 3-2) started fast as James Hapgood intercepted a Zeman pass and returned the ball 25 yards for the score. Brandon Loera, then, scored on a 2-yard run, but was broke a leg later in the game and will not be able to participate in the first round playoff game at second seed St. Bernard Friday. Loera ended up rushing for 59 yards on 20 carries.
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The Vantage V8 looks faster that what it really is, it still fast but this vehicle is just screaming for more power. This Aston Martin has a V8, 4.3-litre engine, with 380 horsepower and 302 pounds, per feet, of torque.