TRAVIS PASTRANA WRX STI: GYMKHANA SCOOB IS READY FOR FULL-SEND

Travis Pastrana is one of those people who’s annoyingly good at everything they do – motocross, stunt driving, monster trucks, NASCAR… and what’s even more irritating is that he’s a really nice guy, so it’s hard to loathe him for it.

TRAVIS PASTRANA WRX STI

We can get jealous though, particularly when we gaze in wonder at his new Gymkhana build. C’mon just look at it!

You may or may not have heard that our ol’ buddy Kenny from the Block won’t be driving in the next Gymkhana video, but will be handing the reins to Pastrana.

TRAVIS PASTRANA WRX STI

And this badass Subaru is what he’ll be using: a fully bespoke WRX STI fusing elements of WRC and DTM, its unique bodywork finished in bare carbon with an eye-searing graphics package.

The fancy-shmancy 2.3-litre boxer motor boasts a billet block, and the aerodynamics can be altered with steering wheel buttons.

TRAVIS PASTRANA WRX STI

Brilliantly, other steering wheel buttons are labelled ‘Send It’, ‘Donuts’, ‘Shake’ and ‘Bake’. Naturally you can be damn sure this thing dances like a ballerina. And there’s an annoyingly nice man behind the wheel.

Words Dan Bevis

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Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport, Lego McLaren, Gordon Murray T.50s: Today’s Car News

Money can buy horsepower and speed. Thankfully, it can also buy plenty of gas. The 1,480-hp, track-focused Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport has received EPA fuel-economy ratings, and it’s no surprise they’re atrocious. At 8 mpg city, 13 highway, and 10 combined, the Chiron Pur Sport will drink fuel as fast as it blasts down the pavement.

The McLaren Senna GTR has been immortalized in Lego form. The British automaker gave its blessing for the latest Lego Technic kit, which will go on sale in January 2021 for $49.99. That’s a relative bargain considering the Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 kit costs $379.99.

Gordon Murray Design Technical Director Frank Coppuck has confirmed that two T.50 supercars will be crashed in the name of safety. Only 11 prototypes are slated while the production run calls for just 100 cars. Crash testing is one of the necessary steps every road-legal car needs to undergo to be certified.

You’ll find these stories and more in today’s car news, right here at Motor Authority.

Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport chugs gas with an 8 mpg city fuel economy rating

Lego Technic McLaren Senna GTR has 830 pieces, working dihedral doors

Two Gordon Murray T.50s will be crashed in the name of safety

2021 Ford F-150: 5 options worth the charge

Porsche Taycan sets Guinness World Record for longest drive with an electric vehicle

Preview drive: 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge electric SUV doesn’t complicate the future

Documentary tells the story of the first Duesenberg automobile ever sold

2021 Ford Bronco Sport gets up to 26 mpg combined

Ford designer’s 2017 Ford GT up for sale

Musk: 435-mile range coming soon, compact Tesla hatchback considered for Europe

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LEXUS LC500 POLICE CAR: PANDA-MONIUM ON THE STREETS OF TOKYO

If you were planning a bank heist in Tokyo, you might want to have a rethink. Because the police in the Tochigi Prefecture are laser-focused on chasing down crims with uncompromising force.

And, get this, they’ve just taken delivery of a fresh new Lexus LC500 as a pursuit vehicle. Yes really!

Lexus LC500

If you’re unfamiliar with the model, it’s packing a whopping 2UR-GSE 5.0-litre V8 under the bonnet, all 471bhp of it, and it’s just about the scariest thing imaginable to see in your rear-view mirror with red lights ablaze.

So if you’ve really got to act all Ronnie Biggs, prepare an escape route and don’t expect an easy time of it.

Lexus LC500 police car

Words Dan Bevis

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