The Weekly Five For November 9th, 2012 - Chris Harris Delta Wing, 6 Second GTR, ZR1 vs Turbo 5.0, Epic Veyron Save, MR2 Wheelie

Chris Harris - The Nissan Delta Wing

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At this point the internet-famous DRIVE host Chris Harris has driven everything from sports cars to super cars to rally cars to retired race cars, but what about a real-life, current-generation, full-on race car? Well, he can check that off his list too, after driving the car - if you can actually call it that - that placed 5th in the well-known Petit Le Mans endurance race held in Braselton, Georgia. I speak, of course, of none other than the underdog that is the Nissan Delta Wing, and its uber-fantastic, more-than-persistent, hard-working crew, drivers, and overall team. Having JUST finished the massive endurance race, Nissan - for whatever reason - decided to hand Chris the keys to the mesmerizing, 300 hp beast that only weighs about 400 kilograms. Throwing some decent laps down at Georgia's Road Atlanta race track, and then dissecting the car and its perplexing suspension configurations, Harris shows why virtually any car can win at Petit Le Mans - so long as its got bicycle-sized tires and its made by the technological daredevils that are Nissan. Enjoy.
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6 Second Nissan GTR

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We all know the R35 Nissan GT-R is an almost unfairly quick car, but what happens when Mark Jacobsen snags one, strips it to its bare essentials, throws a funky exterior shell over it, oh, and not to mention throws in an RB engine that makes enough power for it to reach - hold your breath - 6.84 on the quarter mile, at 196 miles per hour. Though it may look funky, this GTR (though barely one) is a killer on the drag strip, and well worth a watch. Enjoy.

Corvette ZR1 vs Turbo 2012 5.0 Ford Mustang Coyote

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If you ever wanted to fork out around $120,000 for a Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, then you may want to rethink your decision, just a little bit, because if you can buy a 2012 Ford Mustang 5.0 - also known as the "Coyote" - and throw a turbo into it, and thus be able to PULL on a ZR1, why shouldn't you just buy the boosted Coyote instead? Watch this brief, semi-serious duel between the two American monsters - courtesy of BullittEdyR, and decide for yourself. Enjoy.

Bugatti Veyron Epic Save At Prescott Hill Climb

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We all know the million-dollar Bugatti Veyron isn't exactly the greatest "driver's car", so when one owner spins out, catches it, and then fixes it, all in a matter of seconds - its worth noting, to say the least. During a series of demonstration run at what appears to be the very prestigious Prescott Hill Climb, one of the runs in the million dollar car goes horribly wrong, throwing it completely sideways on a road thinner than the width of a pencil. However, instead of crashing the million dollar hyper car and guaranteeing potentially millions of YouTube views on the internet, the quick reflexes of the owner kick in and with a few corrections, the 1000 horsepower mammoth is facing the correct direction again. Along with an incredible save, the Veyron owner also generously displays what the Veyron is capable of when shown a couple of fantastic straight roads, though maybe it was simply to relieve some pent-up frustration. Whatever the case may be, though the Bugatti Veyron is not much of a driver's car, it doesn't mean that a true driver can't control it. Enjoy.

Toyota MR2 Drag Strip Wheelie

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Surely you've seen bikes and motorcycles do a wheelie, but what about a Toyota MR2? Fitted with some drag slicks, this MR2 seemingly defies gravity as it peels off the starting line. With drag slicks, and a little turbocharging, anything is possible. Enjoy.
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