One could argue that car shows are events specifically organized for the purpose of showing off, but that means parking your car and popping the hood—not launching your vehicle into traffic and causing accidents. Unfortunately, some people never learn.
Videos uploaded to the internet over the past weekend show an orange second-generation Chevy Camaro pulling out from a parking lot with the driver losing control almost immediately. First, the Camaro aims itself toward a curb, then slaps back around and t-bones an oncoming Chevy Impala. According to a Facebook commenter and the YouTube videos, the incident occurred outside a Cars & Coffee event in Oklahoma City on Saturday.
From the looks of things in the clip, the impact was relatively low speed, but it was also probably completely avoidable had the driver pulled out of the lot in a more calm fashion.
By now we've already seen the new Panamera variants scheduled to be arriving at the Geneva show, both the new wagon-shaped Sport Turismo, and the insane hybrid-powered turbocharged super sedan Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid. Both of those cars are extremely exciting for Porsche fanatics like ourselves, but this morning Porsche teased a third debutante model for Geneva, one that nobody expected we'd see, at least so soon. Buried in an otherwise unexciting press release, Porsche put just one sentence that really perked up our spirits. "Power as passion is a key feature of the third world premiere in the form of a motorsport-derived two-seater, which creates an intensive connection between everyday driving and the racetrack." Obviously, that's no Panamera variant.
The wording of that sentence is so important, Porsche doesn't use words by accident. Many people will jump immediately to the conclusion that this sentence confirms their Cayman GT4 RS suspicions, but I think it might be something else, as an RS upgraded Cayman would likely not be described as "an intensive connection between everyday driving and the racetrack". Even the most masochistic among us would have a hard time driving any Porsche RS model on a daily basis.
Furthermore, 'motorsport-derived' can mean a lot of things in Porsche-land these days, as they currently race a total of five distinctly different race cars, with three different variants of 911 [the mid-engine RSR, the FIA GT3-spec GT3 R, and the one-make-series GT3 Cup], as well as the 919 Hybrid LMP1, and the Cayman GT4 MR. Which of these could this new model be 'derived' from?
The further clue here is the fact that it's a two-seat car. Of course, this could be a two-seat 911 variant in the same vein as a GT3/GT2/911R. In fact, there are reports of a GT2 having been seen testing recently. Likewise, the alleged GT4 RS would fit this part of the description, but it must be something else entirely. As it happens, I think this might be a new Porsche we've never seen before. There have been rumors for ages that Porsche is developing a new mid-engine platform to take the fight directly to McLaren, Ferrari, and Lamborghini. It's all speculation at this point, but a 919-inspired motorsport-derived hybrid super-sports car would fit in the image that Porsche is currently trying to build for themselves.
What do you think this new daily-useable motorsport-derived two-seater car is? Let us know in the comments.
The wide body Porsche 911s from Rauh-Welt Begriff have been a point of controversy for some time. There are those who are disgusted by the act of chopping up a classic air-cooled Porsche, and there are others that believe 911s are not only meant to be driven, but also personalized. Still, even within the camp of RWB enthusiasts, there are still heated debates regarding what an RWB Porsche should, and shouldn't, look like.
Which brings us to RWB Medusa:
It's a classic RWB wide body Guards Red 993, with front canards, rear fender vents, and an oversized GT wing. The body kit looks even more purposeful with Lexan windows, complete with sliders on the door, and vents over the rear quarter. A matching Guards Red colored roll cage and GT3 bucket seats further show the RWB Medusa's motorsport inspirations. Finally, a set of copper Volks TE37 wheels finishes off a proper execution.
But then we get to the vinyl work, namely the giant Supreme decal across the side of the car, and that's where things start to get a little touchy. For those that aren't familiar with the brand, Supreme is a boutique skateboard apparel store, which first opened its doors in lower Manhattan in 1994. What was once a store that catered to a small niche of New York skaters is now a global icon, known for its unique designs and its extremely limited runs. Even though Supreme has intentionally kept its physical growth slow in order to retain its brand identity, it still managed to spawn a following of fanatic collectors and admirers that, over the years, would either wait in front of the store for countless hours or drop an obscene amount of coin for "deadstock" on eBay in order to set themselves apart.
People who aren't familiar with Supreme will never understand what all the hype is about. At the same time, veterans of the Supreme movement may feel betrayed as they witness a new generation of cultists dilute the brand's sense of exclusivity and authenticity it once possessed.
But doesn't that sound familiar? Replace Supreme sweaters with RWB Porsches and you'll recognize many similarities between both the brand as well as the people that relate to it.
The mainstream couldn't care less about the RWB Medusa, although a select few may commend the owner's decision of the Supreme vinyl and recognize its place as a symbol of status and individuality. However, RWB 'purists' (is that a thing?) may find Medusa's new Supreme livery a big slap in the face to Akira Nakai's bespoke Japanese aesthetic.
Last week, Streetwear blog High Snobiety shared a new video that profiled JM Yang, the owner of RWB Medusa, where he inevitably talked about the decision to add oversized Supreme decals on his RWB. In response to the naysayers, JM shared something that Nakai once told him: "Feedback is good, whether it's positive or negative."
Would you rock this Porsche 993 RWB Medusa? Check out High Snobiety's video below:
Mad Max: Fury Road proved to be a smash hit in the box office and a great homage to the original 1979 Mad Max when it was released in theaters in 2015. Successfully winning Best Production Design at the 2016 Academy Awards, Fury Road was filled to the gills with highly modified and attentively detailed machines that proved to gain traction among the car communities and custom builders. And now, we have video of what one of those roadgoing creatures looks like when placed on an actual highway outside of Hollywood.
The video below takes an obsession to Mad Max: Fury Road to a whole new level. In the clip, you see a full-sized replica of the "War Rig" rolling down the highway. Although there are minor inaccuracies welded onto the trailer, the general idea and styling is identical to the original build. This begs the question, who is the talented welder behind this build?
With a project this size, it is safe to assume that this trailer has made its way around local meets or at the very least the forums. If you know this talented gentleman (or lady), please comment below.