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Despite releasing many of the details about the car, Porsche plans to officially unveil their 2019 911 GT3 RS at the Geneva Auto Show next month. The famous 911 model has been one of the most popular Porsches in the history of the automobile company; however, it has never had the kind of enhancements that it has received in this 2019 edition. The car is lighter, faster, and more powerful than ever before but still possesses the same beauty that made it an iconic vehicle.

Big Things In Small Packages

To sum it up in one short statement, this car is a beast. For starters, it has a 4.0-liter flat-six that pushes an astounding 520 horsepower with the need of any turbos. The engine produces 346 pound-feet of torque. All that power allows the 911 GT3 RS to go from 0 to 60 mph in 3.0 seconds, and with a long enough straight-away, it can reach 193 mph. The chassis includes rear-axle steering with some slight tweaks for better performance. The car will become available in the fall of 2018 and will start at $187,500 plus an addition $1,050 for delivery.

The Weissach Package

If you want to make your new Porsche 911 GT3 RS even lighter and faster, you can opt for the Weissach Package. This package includes changes regarding the front and rear sway bars, roof, steering wheel trim and shift paddles with carbon fiber copies. All-in-all, the changes shave an additional 13 pounds off the car; however, it will cost you another $18,000. In addition, you can opt to replace the stock wheels for magnesium wheels to shave even more weight for another $13,000. Keep in mind, the Weissach Package and magnesium wheels will not be available upon release.

Everyone knows that the Super Bowl is about more than just a game. It’s an event all its own. Between the halftime show and the commercials, the NFL’s biggest game attracts more unique viewers than any other major sporting event. In the automotive industry, the Super Bowl means shelling out a boatload of cash to promote the newest, hottest vehicle on the market. Some brands find tremendous success, while others fall flat. Here are the Super Bowl car ad winner and losers in 2018.



Jeep was undoubtedly the Super Bowl winner among automobile brands. Unlike most car ads now-a-days, Jeep primarily focused on the product and let its performance speak for itself. Focusing on the fact that its vehicles have no bounds, Jeep does a wonderful job promoting the new Cherokee and Wrangler. In fact, the one ad that they decided to add flare to did a terrific job piggybacking off the newfound success of Jurassic Park. Plus, who doesn’t love them a little Jeff Goldblum?


The early reviews for Marvel’s Black Panther have been otherworldly, so it makes sense that Lexus wanted to cash in on the film’s popularity. By portraying its new 2018 LS Sedan as King T’Challa’s car, Lexus shows that its vehicles are fit for a king. And of course, the awesome action scenes that were incorporated into the ad make for a fun experience for all viewers.


To be clear, Hyundai ran two separate Super Bowl ads, but only one of them qualified for the winners list. Highlighting the Kona subcompact SUV, Hyundai’s ad featured a youth soccer referee doing his best to get all the coaches and parents out of there as quick as possible. With the “Big Game” about to start, he proceeds to give every player a red card until there are no players left on either team. At the end of the contest, every parent snags their child and runs to their car as fast as they can.



Kia tried to do some weird stuff with Steven Tyler’s face, in an attempt to transport him back to his younger self. Let’s just say it was not a success. It’s sad, because the car they were promoting is supposed to be one of the best of the year.


This rugged truck company used a group of Vikings to show off their Ram 1500, but it is a minute-long commercial poking fun at the Minnesota Vikings. The tough men sail across the ocean and drive across the countryside to get to Minneapolis for the Super Bowl, only to realize that their beloved Vikings did not make it. It was a bit of a stretch.

Ralph Lauren is a boutique designer that started his career by sewing neckties in his small rental located in the Empire State Building. Shortly after, his fashion lines were being sold in stores like Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdale’s. Now, the 78-year-old has a net worth of around $6.2 billion. One of his first and strongest passions in life, aside from designing clothing, is collecting cars. He began collecting shortly after his fashion line took off. He currently owns around 70 vehicles, valued at about $300 million, according to Forbes. It is believed that his car collection is among his most valuable assets, aside from his shares in the company he founded.

Old School Rides

Lauren has a great mixture of older, vintage automobiles and new-age vehicles. Here are some of his best old school rides:

1929 Birkin Blower Bentley

This 4.5-liter classic racecar was driven at the world’s oldest car race in 1930, 1932, and 1933. That car race was The 24 Hours of Le Mans.

1955 Jaguar XKD Long-Nose

One of only ten ever built, this luxury Jaguar is said to be the fastest racecar of the 1950’s. It could reach more than 190 miles per hour.

Bugatti 57SC Atlantic of 1938

This gem is rumored to be Lauren’s most prized possession. It has an aerolithe body and runs on a 3.3-liter, supercharged engine. Remarkably, it is one of only two in existence. Rumor has it, if Lauren were to ever sell this ride, it would be valued at more than $50 million. It won Best in Show at the 1990 Pebble Beach Concours d-Elegance and the 2012 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este.

New School Flavor

Don’t worry millennials, Ralph has plenty of new school flavor to keep you intrigued. Here are a couple of his best new-age vehicles:

2006 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

Lauren’s Bugatti Veyron is one of 30 world record holding super sport vehicles in the world. Rumor has it that Lauren owns one of the five specially-produced world record editions, which would mean that he owns one of only two known to exist in the United States.

2010 Lamborghini Murcielago Super Veloce

Although there were supposed to be 350 of these luxury sports cars produced, only 186 were actually built. Lauren’s version is a black-on-black model that resembles something straight out of Batman.

BMW vehicles have a reputation for efficiency. In fact, people rave all the time about German efficiency, so BMW wanted to prove everyone right by breaking a couple records. The BMW M5 is known for its drifting ability, so the German car manufacturer set out to break its own Guinness World Record for Greatest Distance Vehicle Drift in 8 Hours, and just to rub it in, they tacked on another world record in the process.  

Previous World Record

The previous world record for greatest sustained vehicle drift was set by BMW performance driving instructor Johan Schwartz in 2013, when he slid around the company’s Spartanburg, South Carolina facility for an astounding 51.278 miles. Many experts believed that the record would never be broken. Little did they know, BMW has its sights set on something much bigger.

Greatest Distance Vehicle Drift In 8 Hours

On December 11, 2017, Schwartz took to the Spartanburg track yet again, trying to break his previous record. Well, he didn’t just break the record… he shattered it by more than four times the amount he traveled the first time around. The new official Guinness World Record for Greatest Distance Vehicle Drift in 8 Hours is a whopping 232.5 miles.

Refueling Process

Of course, to accomplish something like this, there are a lot of factors to consider. Will the tires last long enough? Can the vehicle maintain the necessary speed throughout? Most importantly, how will they keep the car properly fueled for the duration of the performance? To answer that question, BMW partnered with Detroit Speed, a North Carolina-based automotive performance engineering company. Remarkably, in order to keep the M5 properly fueled, a second M5 was needed to drift parallel to Schwartz, so that Matt Butts of Detroit Speed could straddle in between both cars and refuel the record-breaking vehicle.

Longest Water-Assisted Tandem Drift

Once the hard part was done, Schwartz and company decided to try and break another drift record. Since two M5’s needed to drift simultaneously in order to refuel the car, it only made sense to attempt to break the longest tandem drift in history. Schwartz was joined by a second BMW M5, driven by fellow BMW Performance Driving Instructor Matt Mullins, to complete a one-hour, water-assisted tandem drift to the tune of 49.25 miles. Yes, that was good enough for another Guinness World Record.

Jerry Seinfeld is one of the world’s most famous comedians and television actors. He began his career as a stand-up comedian in New York, but his claim to fame is the hit TV series, “Seinfeld.” The show ran from 1989-1998 and is widely considered the greatest sitcom of all-time. Needless to say, Seinfeld has accumulated plenty of wealth throughout his career. With a net worth of around $900 million and an obsession with automobiles, Seinfeld began collecting vintage vehicles. Now, he has one of the most famous celebrity car collections. In fact, he may be the gold standard of car collectors.

Porsche Collection

Seinfeld’s car collection features a series of world-famous luxury brands, but his go-to manufacturer is Porsche. At one point, he owned a record 46 Porsche models; however, he sold 17 of them in 2016 at an auction in Amelia Island. The auctioned vehicles totaled an impressive $23 million. Nevertheless, here are some of his coolest Porsche models.

1955 Porsche 550 RS

Yes, Jerry owns one of the fabled Porsche models that James Dean was driving during his fatal car accident in the 1950’s. There were only 70 manufactured that year, and one was actually raced in the 1954 Mille Miglia race from Brescia to Rome.

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS

Considered one of the most legendary Porsche models ever, only 49 of these bad boys were produced. Often referred to as “a race car for the street,” this 911 Carrera was used in Seinfeld’s show, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.”

1986 Porsche 959

The 959 is considered to be the first super car ever produced. A total of 337 were built, but only 200 were actually street legal. In fact, at the time, the 959 was the world’s fastest street-legal production car ever made.

1966 Porsche 356 SC Cabriolet

This was the first Porsche production car, and it went through a series of revisions throughout its history. In March 1966, the final 10 that were manufactured were re-designed for the German police force. It just so happens that Seinfeld owns one of those 10 rare models that still displays the “Polizei” logo on the grill.

Other Gems

Of course, Seinfeld didn’t exclusively purchase Porsche vehicles. He has plenty of other gems in his $1.4 million garage. Below are some of my non-Porsche favorites.

1957 Fiat 500

Another early production vehicle to be consider one of the first city cars ever built, the Fiat 500 features blank doors, meaning that the doors are non-existent. Seinfeld has maintained the car’s original design details that were introduced in 1957.

1964 Volkswagen Type 2 Camper

This camper is certainly one of the most unique yet practical automobiles in Jerry’s collection. He purchased the old school van in 2010 and recalled some of his favorite moments with the vintage vehicle in the Gooding & Co catalogue, “When my kids were little we would drive around in this bus every Sunday to get bagels and lox. The little kitchen drives them wild. We got busted by the cops with it for putting up an illegal lemonade stand this past summer in the Hamptons.”