From 14 MPH To 270 MPH: The History of Fastest

From 14 MPH To 270 MPH: The History of Fastest

Since the invention of the first horseless carriage, mankind has spent untold fortunes in the pursuit of going just a little bit faster. Why? Because there's nothing quite like a good old-fashioned bar fight over whether Car A counts as a production car, or if Car B is really faster using a special setting. The way it works around here is simple: if in the car's day, you could pick up the phone (or send a telegraph), promise a small-to-mid-sized fortune, and take delivery of your very own crazy-fast car, it counts as a production car. Ridiculously fast one-offs never meant for public consumption? Not so much. Here are the fastest production cars the world has ever seen. Some of them won't surprise you in the slightest, and others might be conspicuous by their absence.

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Lexus LC 500h: The Hybrid We All Want To Drive

Lexus LC 500h: The Hybrid We All Want To Drive

Lexus has announced the full details on its 354-hp LC 500h coupe. When we heard that Lexus would build a hybrid variant of its LC coupe, we hoped it would feature the 5.0-liter V8. But while those two extra cylinders didn't make the final cut, the hybrid drivetrain has some unconventional features that make it unique.

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The Toyota "Stackable Wing" Flying Car

The Toyota "Stackable Wing" Flying Car

The idea of flying cars was introduced by sci-fi author Jules Verne and has adorned numerous covers of Popular Mechanics magazine ever since.

There has been recent development in cars that fly, including a company that Google co-founder Larry Page invested in, but Toyota’s apparent toe-in-the-water raises some questioning eyebrows. The Japanese automaker has recently been awarded a patent it filed back in March 2014 that covers a “stackable wing for an aerocar.”

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The Ten Most Successful Race Cars Of All Time

The Ten Most Successful Race Cars Of All Time

At Fast Lane, we have had our share of races. Be it spec, time attack, formula, or chump car, we like to win. Today's blog post has a few others that love to win. In fact, they pretty much destroyed their competition and redefined their sport. Below are the 10 most successful race cars of all time!

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Heartbreak at Le Mans

Heartbreak at Le Mans

The 24 Hours of Le Mans holds a special place in our hearts. More than any other race, it's a crucible in which new technology is forged, technology that's directly relevant to the cars you or I drive on the road. And for 23 hours and 57 minutes, this year's race belonged to Toyota Gazoo Racing, which put on a fine show with its pair of TS050 hybrid race cars. But racing can be a cruel, cruel sport—and this year was crueler than most.

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Get Out And Drive: 2016 Lexus RC-F

Get Out And Drive: 2016 Lexus RC-F



Whether it’s a hotrod, stock classic or a modern machine, the community of car enthusiasts around the world knows how to make a statement with a set of wheels. As temperatures warm they appear from winter-long hibernations. Engines spark to life, exhaust bellows and gears engage. With a touch of the accelerator, they emerge from the garage ready to hit the street. Unless you’re down under, then you will be getting your ride ready for hibernation, longing for next summer. For us car enthusiasts, the automobile is more than just a form of transportation to get from point A to point B - it's a way of life. It’s exhilaration of the vehicle’s torque pushing you deep into the seat as you dart from one apex to the other, and the roar of the throttle as you open it up on that long straight, there is nothing like it. It’s just you and the open road, who wouldn’t love it?

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How To Prepare Your Car For The Track

How To Prepare Your Car For The Track

Now that you've signed up for a track day with Fast Lane Racing School, you need to prepare your car. The first course of action is to review the "Tech Inspection" form to gain a clear understanding of what it will take to make sure your car is fit for the track. The technical inspection for a track day are common sense reviews to assure us, the other drivers and yourself your car is in proper working condition.  In the event you are unsure of your vehicle’s condition, any good repair facility can help you determine if any work is necessary before a track event.

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Getting To Know Fast Lane

Getting To Know Fast Lane

From start to finish, the front office to the instructors and track crew, we are here to make sure your dreams become a reality. Not only do we want to make sure you're at your best on the track, we want to make sure you have the time of your life as well! One of the ways we do this is to have a top notch staff. We would like for you to get to know us a little better, so we’ve decided to introduce something new. Interviews with our instructors! First up is one of our Lead Instructors, Steve Staveley!

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Official Rules for Calling Shotgun

Official Rules for Calling Shotgun
Memorial Day is upon us and we Americans do what we do best. Throw epic Bar-B-Ques and hit the open road! We at Fast Lane Racing School are a bit partial to the later(although, we cant say no to a juicy steak either) and have many road trips lined up for the summer. That being said, we often have similar issues as you when going on an epic voyage, especially when traveling together. One of the biggest issues we seem to come across is who gets to ride shotgun. Its a common problem. And while calling Shotgun may seem like fun and games, but just like in the days of covered wagons, there are serious responsibilities that come with the sacred privilege of occupying this seat. So we decided to give you the Official Rules of Riding Shotgun. May the best passenger win!
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No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to drive.

No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to drive.
Perfectly tailored suits. The Walther PPK pistol. Martinis, shaken, not stirred. James Bond has left us with countless examples of iconic imagery, scattered throughout his illustrious and adventurous career at MI-6. However, none is more memorable than the choice of ride for the world's most famous secret agent. Since Sean Connery first uttered those famous words, "Bond. James Bond." we have been treated to everything you can imagine. From American muscle to British classics, and everything in between, there are few types of cars, or vehicles in general for that matter, that James Bond hasn’t piloted. Here is a selection of some of Bond's best cars, with no decade left untouched.
 
“Do you expect me to walk?”
 
“No Mr. Bond, I expect you to drive.”
 
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