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  • McLaren made it clear when the 720S was released--this thing is $@#%$#% fast. It's got 710 brake horsepower and weighs next to nothing thanks to the Woking automaker's Carbon Fiber Monocage II construction, resulting in a blistering 0-60 time of 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 212 MPH. While all of that is good and well, you'd expect a car with about 300 more horsepower to spank it in a roll-race. But as you can see when the Macca took on this Heffner-tuned, 1,000 horsepower Ford GT, that just isn't the case.When things kick off with the rev battle, it's hard to tell who might come out on top. While the forged-in-iron American V-8 sounds radical with its set of snails mounted midship, the McLaren's 4.0L has the type of rumble that lets you know it's up to something.In the first of two races, the McLaren takes off after the initial shift. Even though it's at a major disadvantage as far as power goes, the 720S' sub-3,200 pound curb weight is ..

    Watch This McLaren 720S Walk a 1,000 HP Heffner-Tuned Ford GT From a Roll

    McLaren made it clear when the 720S was released--this thing is $@#%$#% fast. It's got 710 brake horsepower and weighs next to nothing thanks to the Woking automaker's Carbon Fiber Monocage II construction, resulting in a blistering 0-60 time of 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 212 MPH. While all of that is good and well, you'd expect a car with about 300 more horsepower to spank it in a roll-race. But as you can see when the Macca took on this Heffner-tuned, 1,000 horsepower Ford GT, that just isn't the case.When things kick off with the rev battle, it's hard to tell who might come out on top. While the forged-in-iron American V-8 sounds radical with its set of snails mounted midship, the McLaren's 4.0L has the type of rumble that lets you know it's up to something.In the first of two races, the McLaren takes off after the initial shift. Even though it's at a major disadvantage as far as power goes, the 720S' sub-3,200 pound curb weight is ..
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  • I've posted on the NZ election results 9so far) and also on the German election Both have impacted on currencies this morning. Posts so far for background ICYMI:

    New Zealand election outcome uncertainty – the two key dates to watch

    I've posted on the NZ election results 9so far) and also on the German election Both have impacted on currencies this morning. Posts so far for background ICYMI:
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  • McLaren made it clear when the 720S was released--this thing is $@#%$#% fast. It's got 710 brake horsepower and weighs next to nothing thanks to the Woking automaker's Carbon Fiber Monocage II construction, resulting in a blistering 0-60 time of 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 212 MPH. While all of that is good and well, you'd expect a car with about 300 more horsepower to spank it in a roll-race. But as you can see when the Macca took on this Heffner-tuned, 1,000 horsepower Ford GT, that just isn't the case.When things kick off with the rev battle, it's hard to tell who might come out on top. While the forged-in-iron American V-8 sounds radical with its set of snails mounted midship, the McLaren's 4.0L has the type of rumble that lets you know it's up to something.In the first of two races, the McLaren takes off after the initial shift. Even though it's at a major disadvantage as far as power goes, the 720S' sub-3,200 pound curb weight is ..

    Watch This McLaren 720S Walk a 1,000 HP Heffner-Tuned Ford GT From a Dig

    McLaren made it clear when the 720S was released--this thing is $@#%$#% fast. It's got 710 brake horsepower and weighs next to nothing thanks to the Woking automaker's Carbon Fiber Monocage II construction, resulting in a blistering 0-60 time of 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 212 MPH. While all of that is good and well, you'd expect a car with about 300 more horsepower to spank it in a roll-race. But as you can see when the Macca took on this Heffner-tuned, 1,000 horsepower Ford GT, that just isn't the case.When things kick off with the rev battle, it's hard to tell who might come out on top. While the forged-in-iron American V-8 sounds radical with its set of snails mounted midship, the McLaren's 4.0L has the type of rumble that lets you know it's up to something.In the first of two races, the McLaren takes off after the initial shift. Even though it's at a major disadvantage as far as power goes, the 720S' sub-3,200 pound curb weight is ..
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  • Goodwood Revival may have ended over a week ago, but the 3-day event left us wanting more. One question on our lips is, "How do rare, 7 and 8-figure vintage race cars prepare for this straining track day?" The answer to avoiding nasty, incredibly expensive crashes is of course plenty of track preparation and testing. The Car LabYoutube channel posted a video on Monday showing the behind-the-scenes of historic races like Goodwood, where the participant vehicles are tested extensively. This particular session happened at the Dutch Zandvoort track, where multiple rare Ferraris and a few other vintage racers stretched their legs before the big race weekend. While Zandvoort recently acquired a tragic reputation, it's a handsome track that's perfect for these old cars' capabilities. The track is also home to the Historic Grand Prix, an event held at the beginning of September with a similar premise to Goodwood Revival, and one that these cars will also take part in. Watching..

    Watch These Vintage Ferraris Test Before Goodwood Revival

    Goodwood Revival may have ended over a week ago, but the 3-day event left us wanting more. One question on our lips is, "How do rare, 7 and 8-figure vintage race cars prepare for this straining track day?" The answer to avoiding nasty, incredibly expensive crashes is of course plenty of track preparation and testing. The Car LabYoutube channel posted a video on Monday showing the behind-the-scenes of historic races like Goodwood, where the participant vehicles are tested extensively. This particular session happened at the Dutch Zandvoort track, where multiple rare Ferraris and a few other vintage racers stretched their legs before the big race weekend. While Zandvoort recently acquired a tragic reputation, it's a handsome track that's perfect for these old cars' capabilities. The track is also home to the Historic Grand Prix, an event held at the beginning of September with a similar premise to Goodwood Revival, and one that these cars will also take part in. Watching..
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  • How you treat others is a good measure of the type of person you are. In life, there are particular situations where our interactions with fellow humans are challenged. Busy parking lots, for example, come to mind. There are cars and pedestrians both coming and going. People are driving around, all looking for the closest spot. It can be a madhouse, hampered by the fact that people are isolated in their cars with no real way to communicate to other drivers. Sure, there are turn signals and the occasional hand wave if you happen to catch someone's eye. Other than that, you can only hope that everyone else is a vigilant, patient, and polite as you. In these situations, besides traffic laws, there are unwritten rules of how we should behave. Letting others who were there first go first, not blocking lanes of traffic in the parking aisles, and generally not being a jerk will go a long way in achieving parking lot zen. These are the very things that hold the fabric of our civilized s..

    Watch This BMW Driver Throw Money in Anger At Another Car

    How you treat others is a good measure of the type of person you are. In life, there are particular situations where our interactions with fellow humans are challenged. Busy parking lots, for example, come to mind. There are cars and pedestrians both coming and going. People are driving around, all looking for the closest spot. It can be a madhouse, hampered by the fact that people are isolated in their cars with no real way to communicate to other drivers. Sure, there are turn signals and the occasional hand wave if you happen to catch someone's eye. Other than that, you can only hope that everyone else is a vigilant, patient, and polite as you. In these situations, besides traffic laws, there are unwritten rules of how we should behave. Letting others who were there first go first, not blocking lanes of traffic in the parking aisles, and generally not being a jerk will go a long way in achieving parking lot zen. These are the very things that hold the fabric of our civilized s..
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  • They say that what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas - but this feat might follow a Mustang driver for the rest of his life. The man driving the mustang is in police custody and charged with attempted murder after allegedly trying to run over two minors, reports KVVU.Most of the time, the accidents that Mustangs owners are teased about are the fault of the driver, though they are typically accidental in nature. This time, a fight between two friends may have resulted in the driver being a bit more actionable in the role of his accident. It was shortly after 3:30pm on Friday afternoon when police were called to Johnson Junior High School in Las Vegas after reports that a man in a car was trying to run over two kids, who were later identified as a a woman who arrived at school to pick up her younger sister. The driver allegedly followed the woman to the school and an altercation happened between the two.But what was a verbal argument quickly turned into something much more serious when ..

    Watch This Mustang Driver Go on a Rampage Outside of a Las Vegas School

    They say that what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas - but this feat might follow a Mustang driver for the rest of his life. The man driving the mustang is in police custody and charged with attempted murder after allegedly trying to run over two minors, reports KVVU.Most of the time, the accidents that Mustangs owners are teased about are the fault of the driver, though they are typically accidental in nature. This time, a fight between two friends may have resulted in the driver being a bit more actionable in the role of his accident. It was shortly after 3:30pm on Friday afternoon when police were called to Johnson Junior High School in Las Vegas after reports that a man in a car was trying to run over two kids, who were later identified as a a woman who arrived at school to pick up her younger sister. The driver allegedly followed the woman to the school and an altercation happened between the two.But what was a verbal argument quickly turned into something much more serious when ..
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  • Fireworks and the Fourth of July go together like, well, apple pie and America. But the big ones ain't cheap, and it's hard to put on a good show with a bunch of Roman candles. So a hunting lodge in Alaska came up with a solution that we at The Drive believe should be adopted by people across the country in lieu of sparklers: Launching old, junked-up cars off the nearest 300-foot cliff. The signature drive starts on Monday.A video posted to YouTube this week showcases this year's festivities, and it looks like everyone in Glacier View, Alaska turned out for the day-long event. Organizer Arnie Hrncir explains that he wanted to do something special for the Fourth of July to bring people to his lodge, and with fireworks out of the question, this was the next best thing he could think of. Over the last 20 years, the display has evolved from a small gathering to a festival-like event that draws hundreds of people and raises money for veterans. Volunteers supply the cars, wh..

    Watch a Bunch of Beater Cars Go Flying Off a 300-Foot Cliff in Alaska

    Fireworks and the Fourth of July go together like, well, apple pie and America. But the big ones ain't cheap, and it's hard to put on a good show with a bunch of Roman candles. So a hunting lodge in Alaska came up with a solution that we at The Drive believe should be adopted by people across the country in lieu of sparklers: Launching old, junked-up cars off the nearest 300-foot cliff. The signature drive starts on Monday.A video posted to YouTube this week showcases this year's festivities, and it looks like everyone in Glacier View, Alaska turned out for the day-long event. Organizer Arnie Hrncir explains that he wanted to do something special for the Fourth of July to bring people to his lodge, and with fireworks out of the question, this was the next best thing he could think of. Over the last 20 years, the display has evolved from a small gathering to a festival-like event that draws hundreds of people and raises money for veterans. Volunteers supply the cars, wh..
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  • Societe Generale on EUR/USD Societe Generale Cross Asset Strategy Research argues that around it is impossible to chart EUR/USD around current levels without noticing that the recent strength is looking overdone. "The image we have used over and over again is of the ECB holding it down with easy monetary policy as a child might hold a ball

    ‘Now or never’ for tactical EUR/USD bears; levels to watch – SocGen

    Societe Generale on EUR/USD Societe Generale Cross Asset Strategy Research argues that around it is impossible to chart EUR/USD around current levels without noticing that the recent strength is looking overdone. "The image we have used over and over again is of the ECB holding it down with easy monetary policy as a child might hold a ball
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  • If there's one thing we know about inventor, YouTuber, and punk rock enthusiast Colin Furze, it's that he's equipped with a Baskin Robbins roster of crazy ideas, and the skills to build anything you can imagine, and then some. Be it a cheap, yet offensively loud exhaust, or a motorcycle concealed inside a toy horse, Furze's inventiveness (or insanity) knows no bounds. It looks like the very same BMW that Furze turned into a bed back in June has taken on an even more comforting, and altogether more radical form. This time, he's built a hot tub, complete with bubble jets, and a grill mounted in the trunk.The water itself is heated with coolant lines routed along the floor of the vehicle, and the bubbles are provided by a pair of leaf blowers behind the back seats. How exactly he managed to seal and waterproof the car's interior, we can't begin to guess, though that's assuming that he put any effort into that at all. Going by the gauges pegged at z..

    Watch Colin Furze Test His Bubbly BMW Hot Tub

    If there's one thing we know about inventor, YouTuber, and punk rock enthusiast Colin Furze, it's that he's equipped with a Baskin Robbins roster of crazy ideas, and the skills to build anything you can imagine, and then some. Be it a cheap, yet offensively loud exhaust, or a motorcycle concealed inside a toy horse, Furze's inventiveness (or insanity) knows no bounds. It looks like the very same BMW that Furze turned into a bed back in June has taken on an even more comforting, and altogether more radical form. This time, he's built a hot tub, complete with bubble jets, and a grill mounted in the trunk.The water itself is heated with coolant lines routed along the floor of the vehicle, and the bubbles are provided by a pair of leaf blowers behind the back seats. How exactly he managed to seal and waterproof the car's interior, we can't begin to guess, though that's assuming that he put any effort into that at all. Going by the gauges pegged at z..
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