On this episode of Head 2 Head, Carlos Lago gets behind the wheel of the all-new Mazda MX-5 Miata in his final video for The Motor Trend Channel. This is the Club version, fitted with Bilstein shocks, Brembo brakes, and BBS wheels. It should be a recipe for a track-worthy, canyon-carving, truly sublime driver’s car. But then there’s the Subaru BRZ. Its sharp handling, revvy flat-4, and stupendous balance have proven time and again that it can dominate its segment. Is this new generation Miata good enough to outclass the more powerful BRZ? Watch and find out!
On this episode of Ignition presented by Tire Rack, racecar driver Randy Pobst heads to Germany to test out Porsche’s latest track monster, the 2016 Porsche GT3 RS. With an extraordinary 500-horsepower, a 4.0-liter flat six shared with the current GT3 R racecar, and several shared components with the 918, this RS, or Racing Sport GT3 takes everything the previous years’ GT3 did, and turns it up several exhilarating notches. In the eyes of Randy, the slightly older Porsche GT3 was near perfect in every way, so is it possible that the GT3 RS could close that gap even further? Stay tuned to find out.
On this very special episode of Head 2 Head, The titans of this century come together! Presenting a hypercar battle for the ages: the McLaren P1 versus the Porsche 918 Spyder. Both of these cars have carbon fiber tubs and body panels. Both have small displacement, high revving V-8s packed between their passenger compartments and rear axles. Both use twin-clutch transmissions, carbon ceramic brakes, and active aerodynamics. Both have roughly 900 hp. Both are plug-in hybrids. And today, with the help of pro racing driver Randy Pobst, we find out which one is fastest around Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca!
On this episode of Ignition, presented by Tire Rack, Jonny Lieberman gets behind the wheel of the latest super car from Sant’Agata: the Huracan. Mechanically a short-wheelbase version of the coming soon Audi R8, the Huracan looks to be a blend of classic Lamborghini design motifs, dating all the way back to the Countach and Miura. Speaking of those two, they never even kinda drove 1/10 as good as they looked. No Lambo ever has. Jonny feels that this one might be different, so he enlists the help of his friend, pro driver Randy Pobst, to figure out exactly how good this latest Lamborghini actually is. How good is it? Watch and find out!