32 Hours 7 Minutes is probably the best car movie of all time. It is a documentary about the cross country race called the US Express held in the early 80′s and is named after the record of 32 hours, 7 minutes set back in 1983. The US Express was the underground version of the Cannonball Run (yes, there actually were Cannonball Run races in the 70′s). This movie has a ton of footage and interviews telling the story of this almost unknown race.
If that isn’t enough to make you want to watch this movie, the other half of this documentary outlines Gumball 3000 legend Alex Roy and his 2006 attempt at breaking the 32 hour, 7 minute record. The amount of planning, preparation and ingenuity to attempt such a thing is truly spectacular. The film maker Cory Welles rides along in Roy’s BMW M5 and documents their attempt to AVERAGE 90 mph for 2800 miles from New York to LA. Did I mention Cory is a she and darn good looking? That helps this movie too…
This is a must see movie for any car enthusiast. I have to warn you though, this film is going to make you want to attempt a cross country run yourself!
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AMS/ALPHA Performance M157 Upgraded Turbos – 787WHP!
A while back we announced our entry into the Mercedes market along side of our shops new E63 AMG Outside of our stock ECU Tune we have remained relatively quiet while we worked diligently behind the scenes on new hardware and power options for the M157 engine.
ECU tuning blog post: AMS tunes the new Mercedes 5.5Biturbo platform
Today we made a big step in our M157 development. Over the past three months we have been testing and testing our shop E63 with our new upgraded turbos. While you will find below that the Horsepower number is very impressive what is even more impressive is that this is only the beginning as ALL OTHER PARTS ON THE CAR ARE 100% STOCK! You heard that right, no downpipes, no turbo outlet pipes, no exhaust… nothing. This is just a stock E63 with our upgraded turbos calibrated in house by our two tuners Martin Musial and Chris Black.
Please note torque is not shown as our tach pickup was having a hard time picking up a signal on the dyno. Based on the HP Torque should be close to 770 ft lbs.
In this episode of MotorTrend’s Wide Open Throttle, Carlos Lago does a follow-up on his review of the Alpha 12 GT-R with host Jessi Lang and other MotorTrend editors in a round table discussion.
The Alpha 12 GT-R was one of the quickest accelerating cars MotorTrend has ever tested and quite possibly the quickest accelerating car on a non-prepped surface.