Boxing Road Rage, GT-R50, Face Recognition Car Rentals, Devel Sixteen, Blown Viper Engine, And Fast Fails
Today on PND…
• A Case Of Road Rage Turned Into A Boxing Match
• The Special Edition GTR-50 Looks Literally Like A Million Bucks
• Hertz Now Lets You Rent A Car With Your Face
• The Devel Sixteen Hits The Streets
• A Viper’s Engine Blows On The 1/4 Mile
• And Top 5 Fast Fails: Viper Edition
Road Rage Boxing Match
We love seeing absurd road rage scenarios unfold. And while there’s been a good number of fights on the streets this is the first straight-up boxing scene we’ve seen. The video doesn’t show what lead up to this point but we see the two drivers out of their vehicles and clearly in an argument in the middle of a street in Wales when the guy in blue decides to pull out the boxing moves! This had to be entertaining for everyone around but unfortunately, we don’t see how it turns out before the video cuts off. What’s the craziest road rage you’ve seen?
Video credit: Prashant Uprety FaceBook page
GT-R50 Special Edition
Nissan has unveiled the GT-R50 and is currently accepting orders for its new supercar. Nissan teamed up with Italdesign for their latest supercar, and they will be ultra-exclusive with just 50 being produced total. It’s uncertain if there will be any availability in the United States, and with such a limited number they’re sure to go fast for those who can shell out that kind of change. The price tag starts at €990,000, and that’s before taxes and upgrade options. That equals approximately $1.12 million in U.S. currency.
The Nismo was Nissan’s previous most expensive GT-R with a tag of $174,450. And this is getting quite the upgrade from that – as it should with a price so hefty. Under the hood will be a 3.8-liter V6 with larger turbos than the GT3 version, and it will produce 710 horsepower and 575 lb-ft of torque. Internally, the car will feature forged pistons, aggressive cams, and larger intercoolers. For handling, the suspension has been reworked with an adjustable damping Bilstein setup, and stopping power will be provided by Brembo brakes with six-piston front and four-piston on the rear. The differentials, axles, and six-speed gearbox have been strengthened to handle the extra power. It’s also said to not be offered in the gray and gold that was seen at Goodwood Festival of Speed but in this shade of blue with gold accents.
Hertz Face Rentals
Hate waiting for your rental car after you get off a long flight? Hertz wants to speed up the rental car process. It’s teamed up with CLEAR security service to introduce facial recognition. Members can link the feature to their Rewards account so when they get to the pickup location they can just pick up a car, drive to a kiosk, look at it and drive away. No messing with customer service representatives or waiting in line. The program is launching at Atlanta airport where it will cut the time down from 2 minutes to under 30 seconds.
We’ve heard rumors and stats about the Devel Sixteen and seen prototypes but until now, it was all just a myth. But this video proves the hypercar is very real. The quad-turbo, 12.3-liter V-16 is built by drag racing shop Steve Morris Engine and the hypercar will be manufactured in three models, ranging from a 2,000hp V8 to 5,000hp V16 Quad-Turbo!
Video Credit: Extreme Advanced Vehicle and Supercar Blondie
Viper Engine Blow Up
Check out this Viper vs. Viper on the ¼ mile. All is well until about halfway down, oil starts spraying and then all of a sudden, the car turns into a speeding fireball as it heads towards the wall. The intense heat then causes the fluid to ignite turning the car into a speeding fireball. To make matters worse, oil coats the rear tires, and the vehicle veers to the right into the concrete wall. The bad time doesn’t end there because the Dodge then spins, and the car’s rear slams into the barrier on the left side of the strip. Luckily, the driver was OK but we can’t say as much for the Viper.