This week, we bring you two Subarus, the McLaren P1 shaped by the wind, and the new Jaguar F-Type. Also, Nobuhiro “Monster” Tajima gives us a sneak preview of the car he’s bringing to this year’s Pikes Peak hillclimb, and an in-depth look at the new Mercedes-Benz CLA.
Without further ado, peruse this week’s video selection, as we start looking for next week’s hits.
Feature Flick: Monster Sport Super Toyota 86 Heading to Pikes Peak
In case you weren’t already excited for this year’s Pikes Peak rally, we now have a really good reason you should be: Nobuhiro “Monster” Tajima will be fielding this radical Super 86 racer, based on the Toyota 86 sports car.
Feature Flick: “Desire” the 2014 Jaguar F-Type
Jaguar has now released a new short film developed with Ridley Scott Associates. Titled “Desire,” the flick is headlined by Damian Lewis, but the real star of the flick is a 2014 Jaguar F-Type V8 S.
Feature Flick: McLaren P1 Shaped by Air
To illustrate the McLaren P1’s advanced aerodynamics, the automaker shows raw materials being designed by air. Metal and carbon fiber take shape before the excess material falls away to reveal the supercar.
Video: Learning Track Moves in a Subaru BRZ
Learning how to handle traffic as well as proper passing techniques on the race track is important. In this video, Scott Mortara and pro racer Randy Pobst teach Jessi Lang important track techniques at Buttonwillow Raceway Park as she prepares for the upcoming Chump Race in Daytona.
Feature Flick: Behind The Scenes of Subaru’s Rallycross Team
Subaru will give fans a behind-the-scenes look at its rallying and rallycross efforts with a new web video series called “Launch Control.” The first video, released this week, shows one of Subaru’s rally drivers training and its technical partner preparing race cars.
Feature Flick: 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 on Ignition
Globally, Mercedes-Benz is known as the maker of everything from Unimog trucks to luxury executive sedans and everything in between. In the U.S., however, Mercedes is known for nothing but big, luxury rear-drive cars and crossovers. That’s why the front-drive 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class represents a major step in a new direction for the brand. On this week’s episode of Ignition, Motor Trend’s Frank Markus heads to France to see if the new CLA250 can live up to the Mercedes name.