Lap Around the Web – May 7th, 2018

It’s a shame that Volkswagen hasn’t built a car this ridiculous to tackle the infamous Pikes Peak Hill Climb since 1987, but I don’t think anyone sees the gargantuan German automaker attempting to build a 650+ hp, twin-engined Golf ever again. From the sound of things, a Golf with a turbocharged 4-cylinder mounted at each end of the car was as sketchy to drive as it was fast. You’d think with perfect 50/50 weight distribution, the car would be really well balanced, but sometimes the computers keeping the engines in sync would get confused, sending different throttle inputs to each end of the car, making the short wheelbase Golf quite the handful to drive. To learn more about the craziest Golf Volkswagen has ever built, click the link and head over to Road & Track.

Water-cooled, and especially front-engined, Porsches have always been underappreciated by the general collective of Porsche enthusiasts. That didn’t stop seminal Porsche collector, Magnus Walker, from acquiring a handful of front-engined Porsche sports cars to round out his collection, the crown jewel of which is this rare 1980 Porsche 924 Carrera GT. According to Magnus, the 924 CGT might not have the same iconic look or drivetrain as the legendary 911 but it still has all of the same DNA and engineering that makes the car such a joy to drive. Watch the video and then head over to Petrolicious to check out a great photo gallery of Magnus’s workshop and cars.

Ah, to be a former world champion Formula 1 driver… Living the high life in Monaco and driving his pristine Mercedes 300SL around town, Nico Rosberg takes us for a spin around his home to show us what it’s like to drive one of the most iconic German cars ever built. It’s pretty cool to get his take on the Monaco F1 track from the seat of a 70+ year old sports car.

Sometimes, the best action at the race track is happening on pit lane. In most forms of racing, the crews working behind the scene are putting in just as much work as the driver, if not more so, building the car, fixing the car, planning out the race strategy, and more. I see the pit crew as gladiators, going into battle every time the car stops in front of their garage stall. There is so much going on in the pits before, during, and even after the race, that it’s always worth a look when there is a lull in the race. For even more reasons why you shouldn’t ignore pit lane when you’re at the next race, head on over to Petrolicious.

If you want your kid to grow up to become the next Valentino Rossi or Marc Marquez, you might as well get them started young with cool motorcycles. If they’re too young to ride something motorized, this Moto Rocker might be the best bet. With its rad cafe racer styling, your son or daughter will be the coolest kid on the playground if they have one of these. Made from real powdercoated metal and waxed leather, these rockers will look even better as they’re used. Now, looking this cool isn’t cheap, but if you want to learn more about the Moto Rocker from Felix Monza, click the link and visit their site.

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