Supercar Weekend from Palm Beach, Part 1
Matt Farah goes to Palm Beach for Supercar Weekend where he explores the good and bad examples of supercars the world has the offer. At the end of the episode, Matt also gets to meet the Ford GT owner who is hoping to crack 300mph at this year's Texas Mile. Part 1 of 2 - Garage419
Matt Farah: What's up everybody, welcome to sunny Palm Beach, Florida and we are down here for part one of our two part Palm Beach super car weekend special. Today, in this episode we are going to be talking about everything from mild-mannered vintage exotics to the wildest, most modded, craziest horsepower stuff we can find from all over the globe. We got Italians, we got the British, we got the Americans, we got everything. And we are here to show it all to you. I'm Matt Farah and you are watching Garage 419.
Now we got the new Dodge Viper ACR, in fact we got another one right there. We got red and dull gray. What I didn't realize or you don't realize when you see this car in pictures when you actually see in person. This wing on the back is gigantic. This thing is huge and we all know the facts about this car, 7 minutes 22 second on the Nurburgring, well that's because of down force horsepower tires we don't know, what we do know is that even though Dodge claims this car made 600 horsepower it actually has been dyno tested at around 640 horsepower. No officer, I promise I was not drinking and driving. Can you explain the ice bucket and chalices in the trunk?
This year I'm 27-years-old. When I was little kid in the 80s, I had posters on my wall of all kinds of cars and by all kinds of cars I mean all different colored Lamborghini Countach. Driven a 88 Countach, the best colored combination ever for the Countach is the black, black with a gold wheel for sure. This is the super car of super cars in the 1980. This is a 15-inch wheel. This wheel is smaller than wheels that come on Honda Civics today. And of course, we got also the US spec bumpers, which I think when this car turns 20 years old this year, we can actually take those off now and drive it as a classic, which I would recommend for any Countach owner. But if we stick our heads in the car, we have the real gems of the collection. We've got the period correct 1988 car phone and the alpine tape deck. That is what I'm talking about right there. That's your Countach, period correct.
Some people like to mod their vehicles, but right at the top of the list in things you should not do to CLS Mercedes is that. Why? Really, really. Let's say you got a friend and you think that his shorts are just a little too clean and you want to soil them up a bit. Well, you show him the passenger seat of the Radical SR8, 1300 pounds, 383 horsepower V8 and just the fastest, scariest thing that you would ever imagine on a race track. 6-speed sequential, I mean these things - you are talking on Nurburgring like six minute lap time for these days. I rode short on one of these ones, I got to tell, I have never in my entire life been more scared in the car except in my ex-girl friend's Kia with a bent frame that was really scary, but this was a very close second to that.
This Rolls Royce Corniche 3 belongs to Rich Kev. How do I know Rich Kev, is rich? Well, it's because he saved a lot of money because this Rolls Royce is only worth about $8500. I love the Jaguar XJ220, it's got some interesting story behind it. Originally, it was conceded with a 12-cylindar 220 mile an hour car right, in prototype form they got a whole bunch of deposits, it's going to be very expensive upwards of $40000 and then when it made it as a production version, actually what you've got is a twin turbo 6-cylindar engine. Even though that still made over 500 horsepower, okay we are just very impressive from the 6-cylindar, especially in 1991. The car only went 217, so because it didn't hit that 220 mark, all of a sudden it was some kind of huge disappointment.
There are art cars, and then there are ridiculously crazy art cars. Most people would not bother turning a Lamborghini into an art car, but Brett David from Lamborghini Miami did do that with a Mr. Cartoon, famous tattoo artist. And we've got this, it's all done in sharpy and its clear board over so it stays. I will cop to being a loser and on my super sweet 16, celebrity stun edition, Timberland theoretically gave this car to his kid, not true. How do you say borrow a car for a day for MTv shoot, Brett still owns it. And here it is, it's really cool. People can hate. I don't care, I happen to like it, I would love it. Now, we can tag this video news on GTR. Done, 1000 views.
Matt Farah: How many miles you got this Jaguar.
Male Speaker: 5000,like 35.
Matt Farah: Of course, it does get driven.
Male Speaker: Yeah, we like to drive.
Matt Farah: That's key. Garage419.com be there. Edition of the standard exotics, you find the supercar weekend, you find some small custom jobs here and there. And this Ford GT with no clamp shell on the back. This is Johnny. Johnny build this car. Tell me about the madness that this massive chrome and turbo?
Johnny: Well, we started off with we decided to built the fastest street car in the world, that was my goal. We should set several world records with it; cars going to be lying down, have two different engines, this engine right here is laying down around 1800 horsepower at the rear wheel.
Matt Farah: How fast will it go?
Johnny: Well, right now the car were going of course for - we are going break 250 in the standard mile, we are on 233 at under a 1000 horsepower. I will have no problem in breaking in 250. I've got to get some wind tunnel testing due because I set the car to run 300 miles an hour. I want 303 with this car.
Matt Farah: Really? Is that in a mile or that's a Bonneville?
Johnny: No that's going to be in a mile and a half. Yeah, mile and a half.
Matt Farah: 303.
Johnny: We are going to have the first street car that's a daily driver that breaks 300 miles an hour, that's our goal. The only hope I have is, will the car fly away?
Matt Farah: This view right here is like frightening. If you pull up behind here and you see the hot side of the turbo right there.
Johnny: Yeah, I purposely did that, it was very difficult because there is a lot of stuff in the way. And the right turbo is off just to here because I had to work around the transmission link and all that, but it's a tremendous amount of time and effort willing to design in this system.
Matt Farah: Yeah. And also, one thing to note. If you are Ford GT fan, the bumper delete, see the stock versus here. That is a key mod the bumper delete.
Johnny: It is, it's a very nice mod.
Matt Farah: Yeah. I recommend that to anybody with the GT. And also, let's not forget. This car is running on sprays. Isn't it?
Johnny: The car setup with spray. I've only got a 125 shot on it. But once I'm rolling around 190, I can then hit the spray and let her reach. So, we are going to try that, you know especially if we go for the world record at Bonneville, we are going to, you know for the 300 mile an hour. And then, if you can lay it down, I'm hitting the spray. I'm on that power.
Matt Farah: I would love to see that. I love it. It's perfect. It is exactly as a car should be.
Johnny: Well, keep an eye on it son, I left the deck lid off so people can see the handy work.
Matt Farah: Yeah, good call.
Johnny: When I drive around town that and people freak out. Yeah, it's fun.
Matt Farah: 300 miles an hour. God bless you.
Johnny: Yeah. The car will do it, the transmission that I have in it now is ratio out at 265. I build straight-cut, crash box like I told you, and then I just pull the nose cone off the back and I have another fifth and sixth gear that runs me out about 309 miles an hour 303 or something like that. Now, I got to find some dude that's got some money to pay for wind tunnel test to make sure it's not an airplane sized car.
Matt Farah: Oh! My god. I wish I had some money.
Johnny: Because all my buddies say, if it catches on fire, don't put it out. Its fun driving it.
Matt Farah: Yeah, seriously. No, this is one is go-for-it bro kind of car.
Johnny: It is.
Matt Farah: God bless you man. You keep it going. Keep building this kind of stuff.
Johnny: Thanks a lot man, I will man.
Matt Farah: Rob said if I come to Palm Beach super car we're going to help him sell rentals in this Lamborghini here. He would give me a Lamborghini for the evening.
Female Speaker: Hi! Good evening. How are you?
Matt Farah: Hello. How are you? Someone is supposed to drop off a rental car for me. Is he here?
Female Speaker: Sure. What's your last name?
Matt Farah: Farah. Matt Farah.
Female Speaker: Yes sir, right here are you keys.
Matt Farah: Oh! My god. What I'm a car driver? Jesus. So, I'm going try and sell a rental for somebody. The only problem in this is that you can only fit one girl at a time in the passenger seat. So, it's like 2300 a day for the LP640 Roaster. Well, let you drive it, I don't tell anybody. You can go 200 miles an hour in that car. I promise you, I've done it myself. I'm slinging cars.
Male Speaker: This is how we pay off his rental.
Matt Farah: I'm slinging cars left and right. Sir, like to throw money away in the most stylish and fashions. This one 200 miles an hour all day long and you can't roll up to a club in the yard, but you can't in this. Am I right?
Male Speaker: My wife is going to divorce if I give you that kind of one.
Matt Farah: But if you have a Lamborghini, you don't need a wife that's the point.
Male Speaker: You are right.
Matt Farah: You go to south beach, you can find 10 wives like that.
Male Speaker: Jeez, you re are good man.
Matt Farah: See, that's what I'm talking about. I think it's time for us to get a better rental car, I think. Freddy? Rob, where are you at?
Freddy: Hey, hi.
Matt Farah: I need a car. My car sucks. Look at my car, it's a Grand Marquis.
Freddy: That does suck.
Matt Farah: I know. I need a car. What you got?
Matt Farah: Lambo? What you got? What are you driving?
Matt Farah: We're going out, Acura? No, get something good.
Freddy: I think, I will pick up something then.
Matt Farah: Find something. Where is Lambo?
Freddy: That's black Roadster.
Matt Farah: Sweet, alright cool, Thanks. Yeah. Alright. Now, we have got a proper rental car, it is time to make moves. See you guys in the Cassino. I love this car. I never want to get back in that crappy Grand Marquis ever again. Lambos only from now on.
Next time on Garage 419, we are going to talk about this car right here. The Dino 206 Competizione, one of one prototype for the Ferrari Dino. Owned by the one and only Jim Glickenhaus who is going to tell us all about it as well as why he updated it and converted, so we can drive it on the street.
Supercar Weekend from Palm Beach, Part 1
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