I SAY KICK HIS TAIL OUT OF AMERICA: LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT!!!
Rapper Lil Wayne stomps on the American flag during the shooting of his music video, ‘God Bless America’.
Later, Lil Wayne attempted to explain his terrible action via social media:
It was never my intention to desecrate the flag of the United States of America. I was shooting a video for a song off my album entitled ‘God Bless Amerika’. The clip that surfaced on the Internet was a camera trick clip that revealed that behind the American Flag was the Hoods of America. In the final edit of the video you will see the flag fall to reveal what is behind it but will never see it on the ground.
Several people believe this act was disrespectful and unpatriotic; some event said it was treasonous. What do you think?
WATCH THIS VIDEO & SEE AN ELECTRIC-POWERED AUTO DEMOLISH A GAS-POWERED AUTO!!
The Dodge Challenger Hellcat is a no-holds-barred quarter-mile machine that represents the 707 horsepower zenith of the American muscle ca. The Tesla Model S P85D is the 691 horsepower poster child of the plug-in car movement. It’s only natural that the two would find themselves lining up in a drag race in a battle of old school vs. new, and Mopar fan boys aren’t going to be happy with the results for a multitude of reasons.
First, let’s focus on the fact that the all-wheel drive Model S launches with precision and little fanfare, knocking down a record-setting 11.68 at 114 MPH, making it both the quickest and fastest production electric car out there. It’s also a nearly 5,000 pound family sedan with room for up to seven human beings (if you include the two rear jump seats), so that should give you some idea of just how potent the Dual Motor Drive really is.
But I’d be remiss if I didn’t note that the Challenger Hellcat driver just absolutely sucked, red-lighting, roasting his tires, proving that money can’t buy driving skills. It also demonstrates how, despite similar outputs, how much easier it is to drive and launch an electric car compared to managing a combustion engine. The Tesla can monitor and manage torque on the fly to provide perfect grip, while the Hellcat driver clearly opted to turn the Launch Control option off. In the P85D, all you have to do is select the “Insane” setting, and all that glorious instant torque is at your fingertips.
That said, with a better driver the Challenger Hellcat is supposed to be faster to the tune of an 11.3 second quarter-mile. That 0.3 second difference isn’t much, and it also isn’t easy to attain as this video shows. But just about anyone can get behind the wheel of a P85D and click off 11-second runs all day.
So I ask you which is the better car; the one that takes tremendous skill to drive fast, or the one that takes almost no skill at all?
On February 14, 2014, the Hennessey Venom GT set a new world speed record for 2-seat sports cars by reaching a top speed of 270.49 mph (435.31 km/h). The test was performed at the John F. Kennedy Space Center on the 3.2-mile Space Shuttle landing runway. Brian Smith, Director of Miller Motorsports Park, drove the Venom GT to its record speed. A representative from Racelogic, world-renowned maker of VBox GPS data-acquisition systems, was on hand to independently verify and document the Venom GT’s highest recorded speed. The Venom GT was powered with Pennzoil Platinum® with PurePlus™ Technology, a first of its kind synthetic motor oil made from natural gas.
It isn’t very often – if ever – you get the privilege of shutting down an entire section of highway for your own, completely legal top speed run. That is, of course, if you live in Texas where they do everything big and you’re planted in a modified 2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 huffing a 100-shot of nitrous.
On December 11, 2013, a 700 HP Hennessey C7 became the first 2014 Corvette Stingray to break the 200 mph barrier by reaching a maximum speed of 200.6 mph. This was achieved on a closed section of the Grand Parkway which connects I-10 to Hwy. 290 on the west side of Houston, Texas. Officials from TxDOT, Texas DPS and TransCore were on hand to witness the testing of the EZ tag toll system. Special thanks to TxDOT Chairman, Ted Houghton.
The Hennessey C7 Corvette was equipped with the company’s HPE600 upgrade with the addition of a 100 HP Nitrous Express kit.