After ten years and 450 examples built, the Bugatti Veyron is roaring off down the Autobahn for the last time. But before it does, it deserves a proper send-off. Leave it to the boys at Xcar to do the job right.
Toyota Motorsport GmbH has been tasked with running the company's F1, WEC and WRC efforts. But it also serves as the European service center for the Lexus LFA, so Xcar stopped by to check it out while it was in Cologne.
F1, Le Mans, rally, hillclimbs... Toyota Motorsport GmbH has done it all, and keeps almost all of its machinery in a hall underneath one of its wind tunnels. Xcar swung through Cologne, Germany, to check it all out, and thankfully didn't forget to bring a video camera or two along.
There's some concern among a portion of drivers that the move from big displacement, naturally aspirated performance engines towards smaller, turbocharged units is somehow diluting the experience behind the wheel. Xcar Films tries to suss out whether that's actually the case during its drive of the Mercedes-AMG C63 S.
For a number of reasons, a full-bore supercar just isn't a realistic possibility for many buyers, but Xcar Films thinks Ford's recently refreshed 2015 Focus ST could be a great compromise between performance and practicality for European buyers.
Xcar takes a ride in the Bentley Continental GT V8 S and comes away very impressed from all of the luxury brand's tweaks for the big, comfy coupe. It even considers whether this might be the best vehicle in the company's lineup.
A couple of weeks ago Xcar posted a teaser review of the Ford Model T, a look at what the British duo would have been doing if they'd been doing their thing for 100 years. Now we have their complete, 12-minute take on the what might be, as they say, "arguably the most important car of the 20th century."
How do you justify buying an aging high-dollar GT in a world where the newest members of the club offer more power and improved technology? XCar Films actually presents an interesting argument when it comes to the Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale. This curvaceous, Italian coupe still has some tricks up her sleeve, despite not being the youngest runner in the pack anymore.
Xcar has channeled its inner Dukes of Hazzard, but uses a BRP Can-Am Maverick as substitute for the General Lee and a muddy English field instead of Hazzard County, Kentucky Georgia. The Maverick is a side-by-side or utility task vehicle (SxS or UTV) from the same folks who make the Spyder, but BRP considers this is a "Sport 2-Seater" of the UTV world that will "get you in front of the pack."
Carroll Shelby is undoubtedly the father of the Shelby Cobra, but Lynn Park might be the model's reigning king. He estimates he's owned 50 Cobras in his life and judging by his garage, he doesn't part with them too easily. For its latest video, XCar Films interviews this fascinating enthusiast with the nickname Mr. Cobra.