A lot of cool stuff in this week’s Last Lap including reviews of the Porsche GT4 RS and Radical Rapture, historic racing highlights from Mugello 2022, touring the Italian, French and Swiss Alps in classic race cars, Lamborghini’s in the Scottish Highlands, where to drive an F1 car and more. Happy Sunday!
Best Sounding Car Ever?
The fine folks at Top Gear take the Porsche GT4 RS for a first drive on the road and track and pose the question, “is this the best sounding car ever?” Watch the video above to find out.
The Perfect Way to Kick Off the Canadian Grand Prix Weekend
The Motorsport Agency is putting together an invitation-only track day event for supercar owners to take place on Thursday, June 16th 2022 at Circuit ICAR which is just before the Canadian Grand Prix weekend. It is limited to (45) cars only, with vehicles being separated into two groups. You can find more information here.
2022 Mugello Classic Highlights
The Mugello circuit in Tuscany last week played host to Peter Auto’s Mugello Classic vintage race, and its organizers have put together a 20-minute video filled with spectacular sights and sounds recapping the event. Watch the video above as 250 drivers and 280 vintage race cars do battle with Mother Nature and each other.
2022 F1 Driving Experience Calendar at the Winfield Driving School Released
The Winfield Racing School has released their 2022 Calendar for their F1 Driving Experience. “Driving a Formula 1 car is the ultimate goal for many motorsport enthusiasts. At Winfield, we have decided to make your dream comes true. With the support of the dedicated and passionate Winfield Team, you will be at the wheel of a modern Formula 1 car, powered by the fabulous V8 engine and ran by the official Alpine F1 Team. Besides driving, you will have the opportunity to take part in 8 essential workshops (general and safety briefing, physio sessions, mental preparation, data analysis…) to discover all aspects of motorsport world.” The (updated) dates are:
- July 6
- July 7
- September 07
- September 08
- October 11
- October 12
Full details can be found here.
RM Sotheby’s Munich Auction On 25-26 November 2022
RM Sotheby’s will host an auction in Munich, Germany, on November 25-26. The sale will take place in the city’s Motorworld, where RM Sotheby’s expects to offer a “diverse mix” of 60 vehicles. The headliner is a low-mileage 2007 Lamborghini Reventon, one of just 20 such examples built. Find more details here.
Formula 1: 1976 March 761 at Laguna Seca
This was posted by Marshall Pruett and is awesome! Ride with Steve Romak from November 2021 where he earned pole position in the Historic Masters F1 series with his 1976 March 761-Coswroth DFV V8 and drove to victory.
Radical Rapture 2022 Review
Evo has tested the Radical Rapture and comes away impressed. “This isn’t Radical’s first road-legal car, of course, there having been both the SR3 SL and the brutally potent but rather divisively styled RXC in both coupe and Spyder forms. But it is a traditionally styled Radical that also happens to offer a heater, a padded seat, and is certified under the IVA scheme, intended for European markets and with other territories to follow.”
The Coppa delle Alpi: A Mini Mille Miglia in March
The Mille Miglia is an Italian icon, extending all the way back to 1927. The Coppa delle Alpi is a relative newcomer (this year was just the second edition), but in a sport hungry for wintertime action, this shorter, snowier version of the Mille Miglia is a perfect appetizer. Sports Car Digest has all the glorious details.
A Lamborghini Road Trip To Remember
“Now is the time to celebrate the internal combustion engine.” So proclaims Francesco Cresci, Lamborghini’s regional director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The clock is ticking until all of Sant’Agata Bolognese’s supercars go hybrid, led by the next Aventador in 2023, followed by the first Lamborghini EV, which, according to Cresci, will be “closer to 2030.” The Robb Report takes you on this glorious adventure through the Scottish Highlands.
Awesome Car Art
Here are two fantastic examples of Car Art.
In the first, Jeff Koons turned a BMW M850i xDrive into Pop Art you can drive.
In the second, this outrageous Porsche is the rolling canvas for famed counter-culture artist Robt. Williams.
Looking for a Scarab F1 Car?
In what they call the rarest, big money classified that’s ever been on their site, Racing Junk has on offer one of only three 1960 Scarab Formula 1 Race Cars for sale for a cool $5 Million. Check out the full story here.