We’ve got some great American muscle on this week’s roundup, including two video’s featuring the Bowtie boys’ latest beast, the 2014 Camaro Z/28, and one of them where its laps are overlaid with that of the Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca.
Then, Chrysler SRT brand CEO Ralph Gilles takes his 2013 Viper to the track, and Aston Martin struts its stuff with the 2015 Vantage V12 S at Silverstone. Finally, we have a drive of the 2014 BMW M5 with the competition package. Watch all these and more in this week’s video roundup!
Feature Flick: 2015 Aston Martin Vantage V12 S Driven Around Silverstone
The Grand Old Empire may not be the global force it once was, but it still builds some impressive machinery, and among its noteworthy accomplishments is the 2015 Aston Martin Vantage V12 S. Its 6.0-liter V-12 cranks out a formidable 565 hp and 457 lb-ft of torque routed through Aston’s Sportshift III automated-manual single-clutch transmission built by racing transmission manufacturer Graziano. It may look right at home parked in front of the Grosvenor, but it’s built to be driven.
Feature Flick: 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 vs Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca
There was no question it would be “game on” between the Camaro and Mustang when the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 was unveiled. Unlike some of its recent forebears which brought to mind mullets, tank tops and hard rock, the latest iteration of the legendary nameplate is purpose-built to be a ferocious track car. The Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca was hailed for its capabilities when it was introduced, but Chevy is looking to take down Ford’s track-bred pony, and according to the Camaro’s chief engineer, the Z/28 does, by a substantial margin.
Feature Flick: Ralph Gilles Laps His 2013 SRT Viper
Whereas some company executives play golf on the weekends, SRT CEO Ralph Gilles uses his free time to hit the track in a 2013 SRT Viper. Gilles uploaded a video of him putting his personal 2013 SRT Viper through its paces around Michigan’s 2.0-mile Grattan Raceway.
Video: 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Debuts New TV Ads
To accompany the arrival of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class in dealerships nationwide today, Mercedes is releasing a new ad campaign for the redesigned flagship sedan. The two TV spots, called “Four Words” and “Control” also debut today on-screen.
2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Laps Nürburgring in 7:37
The 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 is intended to be a hardcore, track-ready version of Chevrolet’s muscle car, and if its latest Nürburgring lap time is any indication, it has delivered on this promise. Chevrolet published a video late yesterday of the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 putting down a lap time of 7 minutes and 37 seconds, putting it ahead of supercars like the Porsche 911 Carrera S, the Lexus LFA, and the Lamborghini Murcielago LP640.
Feature Flick: 2014 BMW M5 Competition Package
The 2014 BMW M5 is already a ferocious sport sedan, and the Competition Package that’s new for this year is aimed at bringing the M5 to an even higher level of performance. This week on Ignition, host Carlos Lago tests this uprated 2014 BMW M5 to see if the Competition Package is worth the $7300 cost.