This week has been an eventful one in the ramp-up to the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, with the unveiling of several new high-performance and fun-to-drive cars. Among them are the Porsche Cayman GT4, Ford Focus RS, and McLaren 675LT. A new trailer for the seventh installment of the Fast & Furious series was also released, and an intrepid netizen showed us how to drift Hot Wheels cars.
The Porsche Cayman GT4 takes some of the best lessons learned with the new 991 Porsche 911 GT3 and applies them to Porsche’s mid-engined platform. The result is a car that can lap the Green Hell in just 7 minutes, 40 seconds, and wears a mean, track-focused look. Best of all, it’s available only with a manual transmission—no flappy paddle madness here.
If you’re a car geek, you’ve probably owned a nice little collection of Hot Wheels cars at some point in your life. But have you ever been able to get them to drift? Now you can, thanks to the ingenuity of one YouTube channel. All it takes is some thought, some time, and some special materials to have your very own micro drift show. Good clean fun doesn’t get any better.
Furious 7 will be hitting theaters on April 3, so it’s time for the extended trailer—one that features Jason Statham as well as the late Paul Walker. Hypercars like the Lykan Hypersport also get a starring role, alongside more ordinary go-fast metal like the Subaru WRX and Nissan GT-R. And of course, there’s plenty of action, including explosions, fights, cars driving out of an airplane, and more.
Not to be left out of the Geneva fun, McLaren announced the 675LT, a new model in the Super Series of cars. Packing a malevolent 666 horsepower and a new Long Tail body design, the 675LT promises to be a low-weight, high-downforce, more track-focused vehicle to take on the likes of the new Ferrari 488 GTB and other hard-hitting race-inspired supercars.
On the more attainable end of the spectrum, Ford took the wraps off the Ford Focus RS, with Ken Block doing the honors of the first hoon at the brand’s Cologne, Germany plant. The Gymkhana-style workout shows the Focus RS’s mettle and whets our appetite to try the car out for ourselves.