Meet the Guy Who Broke the Coast to Coast Speed Record: NY to LA in Under 29 Hours

IMG_2829-1024x854Ed Bolian, a 28-year-old Atlantan, broke the “Cannonball Run” speed record driving coast to coast, making it from New York to Los Angeles in just 28 hours and 50 minutes.

Bolian, who is also a Sunday school teacher, husband to a first grade teacher, and Sales Director at Lamborghini Atlanta, set out to beat the previously held records of Alex Roy’s Transcontinental Drive of 31 hours 4 minutes and Richard Rawlings’ (of Discovery’s Fast & Loud) Cannonball Record of 31 hours and 59 minutes. Google Maps says that the drive should take nearly 42 hours. The total trip distance was 2,813 miles. Ed’s moving average was 100 mph and they stopped for a total of 46 minutes for an overall average of 98 mph.   Continue Reading

Watch a New Episode of R U Faster Than a Redneck Tonight at 9pm on SPEED – VIDEO

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R U Faster Than a Redneck is back with an all-new episode tonight at 9pm on SPEED! This show pits American muscle against foreign imports. Comedian Jon Reep, and his redneck crew are ready to take on all challengers in this down-home derby to determine once and for all if domestic is better than imported.

On tonight’s episode, the rednecks bring a powerful lineup that includes a 1972 Dodge Charger, a 1967 Chevy Atomic Camaro, and 1967 Ford Bullitt Mustang. The imports are small but speedy as they bring a 200 Honda S2000 and a 2001 Audi Wagon.

You thought the Hatfields & McCoys hated each other? SPEED’s new series, R U Faster than a Redneck? takes on one of the longest- standing rivalries in automotive lore – domestic versus import. And if history is any indication, it could get ugly out there. Continue Reading

FM Auto Mazzanti Evantra V8

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The carbon fiber composite body of the Evantra V8 is characterized by the new rear wing and the series of inserts realized in carbon fiber, or brushed aluminium. Inside a new chrome-molibden rollcage is positioned under the roof while another one connects the new engine to the rear suspension hard-points, this way enchancing the structural stiffness of the chassis and in the same time helps protecting the occupants.

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“I am really proud to present the Evantra V8 .With her an enormous work is finished, that mainly focused on conciliating elements difficult to harmonize to each other: a personal concept that is absolutely out of todays market trends, a really precise and tipically italian stylistical identity and a powertrain with ” absolute” performance are perfectly united in forms and function. Evantra V8 was not born to please everyone, instead to be herself and to generate emotions with her character and exclusivity” – Luca Mazzanti

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The Evantra’s “mechanical heart” is an aluminium V8, naturally aspirated 7.0 L. which is capable of developing 701 hp @ 6600 rpm and 848 Nm @ 4500 rpm. The engine has a compression ratio of 11.0, a dry sump lubrification system, and valves, connecting rods in titanium.

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The performance of the Evantra V8 equipped with a 6-speed sequential gearbox arrives up to the maximum velocity of over 350 Km/h with an acceleration of 0-100 in 3.2 seconds. The aerodynamic development process was realized in partnership with YSIM, a company with notable experience in F1 and Le mans. SILA Holding Industriale, leader company of gearshift systems, has developed a special version of its robotized gearshift system “silatronic” for Mazzanti.

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The power of the Evantra V8 is transferred onto the tarmac thanks to special high performance tyres from CONTINENTAL 255/30 R20 front and 305/25 R20 rear, mounted on special 20″ OZ alloy wheels. The braking system comes from BREMBO, formed by 380mm discs with 6 piston calipers in the front and 360mm discs with 4 piston caliper is the back (carbon-ceramic system is optional).

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Inside, Mazzanti promises full luxury, with leather and carbon fiber trim available. Mazzanti likes to stress that almost every aspect of the car can be personalized, especially its interior. One key feature is the roof-mounted starter button, which is the same design found in the original Antas V8.

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The tailor-made interior of the client is covered with all-natural leather prepared with special aniline leather treatment. The incredible soft touch of the leather is achieved thanks to a collaboration with a leader of the fashion/luxury sector. Every aspect of personalization is possible with the infinite options of special material, including exotic leather and precious materials.

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The center console is equipped with a dash and data acquisition system from AIM and a Headunit (NAVI/CD/MP3) from BOSCH as first equipment. The engine starter button is placed onto the roof panel in “Mazzanti” style as in the “sister car” ANTAS. On the lower part of the console the modality selector is placed with different maps for the engine/gearbox, “Strada – Street” and “Corsa – Race”. On the NARDI steering wheel a small display shows the actual gear, while behind the paddles are placed.

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Technical specifications

  • Engine layout: V8 naturally aspirated
  • Engine capacity: 7.0 L
  • Power: 701 hp @ 6600 rpm
  • Torque: 848 Nm @ 4500 rpm
  • 0-100 km/h : 3.2 s
  • Length: 4325 mm
  • Height: 1225 mm
  • Width: 1955 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2550 mm
  • Curb weight: 1300 kg (PRO-BODY)

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We should be seeing its new sports car live for the first time at its debut at the 2013 Top Marques Monaco in April. We first caught wind of the Evantra V8 in early 2011, back when it was called the Mugello. At the time it was touted as being the first sports car to hail from Mazzanti with a mid-engine layout. We’d love to hear your thoughts on what we think is going to be an incredible automobile!

Let us know your thoughts by leaving us a comment below or you can continue the conversation on Twitter @FastLaneMag I hope you enjoy the gallery below.

 

 

Tune in to the season finale of Hard Parts: South Bronx at 9PM Tonight on SPEED

Tune in to the season finale of Hard Parts: South Bronx at 9PM Tonight on SPEED

The season finale of Hard Parts: South Bronx is tonight at 9pm exclusively on SPEED! Go inside the auto parts industry and life in the Bronx with Joe Ferrer and his family business, BS&F Auto Parts.

In tonight’s finale, computer problems at BS&F wreak havoc on Joe’s ability to conduct business as usual. And with a wedding on the line that night, James sets out to find a distributor that will work on a 1955 Rolls Royce.

Check out our favorite Hard Parts South Bronx Videos Below.

Have you been watching the show? What are your thoughts on the show? We are certainly looking forward to Season 2. Leave us your thoughts on the show! And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @FastLaneMag

Tune in to Hard Parts: South Bronx at 9PM Tonight on SPEED

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Hard Parts: South Bronx is all new tonight at 9pm! Get an inside look at the auto parts industry and life in the Bronx with Joe Ferrer and his family business, BS&F Auto Parts.

In tonight’s episode, after agreeing to play host to an automotive show called “MotorMouth”, Joe is blind-sided when the radio guys throw him a challenge. Joe and his staff have six hours to track down requested parts for four unique cars brought to the shop by listeners of the show. Check out the videos below – Continue Reading