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The 2015 MTI Racing Boat: no ordinary racing boat.

Unless your idea of ordinary is a fully air-conditioned cockpit, a 40,000-watt ‘interior and exterior’ stereo, eight leather seats, video entertainment monitors and LED lighting.

Or the five-point restraints, escape hatches, and integrated roll cage necessitated by a terrifying 156 knot (290km/h, 180mph) top speed, achieved by the joint effort of two 1,350hp QC4V Mercury Racing engines.

In which case, it’s a fairly run of the mill speedboat.

Currently accepting bids.

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Ballistic Trident – a modified MV Augusta Brutale 800RR with 17 inch wheels, a 140bhp V12 engine and a carbon fibre ‘dustbin fairing’ redolent of vintage GP bikes by Taiwanese customiser Rough Crafts.

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Footage of hard core, poker-faced slot nerds and their insanely quick mini-motors at the 2013 Wing Car World Championship at Buena Park Raceway, Buena Park, California last May.

The 1:24 scale slot cars run at 12V and can reach speeds of up to 75mph (120km/h).

Previously: That’s Not Scalextric, THIS Is Scalextric

So the internets was on fire last week about Batman being pulled over. Turns out the guy’s a businessman from Baltimore County who visits sick children in hospitals.

Of course, all this is just a feeble pretext, allowing us to post this video of the 1960’s Batmobile racing the 1989 version:
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q32KoaJLUj4

(There’s also an extended 10:10 version with ads at the start)

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Daniel Finnegan sez:

Poster for Doolan’s ‘Super Saturday Night’ in the Lido chipper on Pearse St. Live cock racing, is that even legal?

The Unspecified Thing That made Me Sad: broadsheet@broadsheet.ie

 

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77r-ghIOQso

We’re not normally huge fans of racing games but this insane fly-through launch trailer for Ubisoft’s Trackmania 2 Canyon is just so damned eyeball-pleasing.

Despite the labyrinthine build, it’s also easy to play, using little more than the arrow, backspace, and enter keys on a PC keyboard.

Apparently, you can do it with one hand. But that’s your own personal business.

Trackmania 2 Canyon on PC is addictive, beautiful, and oddly local (Ars Technica)

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfLH1aoesdk

More than 50 people participated in Germany’s third annual office chair championships on April 16th, racing each other on a downhill course in the town of Bad Koenig, The contestants were free to adapt their office chairs for race conditions, but were not allowed motors to propel them down the cordoned-off road. Most had mounted inline skater wheels for greater speed.

Racers also wore helmets, knee pads and elbow protectors, as contestants reached speeds of up to 35 kilometers per hour (21.7 mph). Some sat on the chair, others lay on their stomachs. The prize eventually went to Luxembourg native Pierre Feller, who timed in at 26.59 seconds, setting a record.

The Presurfer

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOL0ZeH6Re0

Antti Kalhola’s short film explores the concept of time from the perspective of legendary racers Donald Campbell, Ayrton Senna, Jackie Stewart, Mika Häkkinen, Martin Brundle, Juan Manuel Fangio and others.

Eye candy, if not brain candy.

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