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  • Lotus has been throwing the 3-Eleven around the Nürburgring Nordschleife [Video]

    After unveiling the Lotus 3-Eleven at the Goodwood Festival of Speed earlier this year, Lotus went straight back into testing, throwing the powerful two-seater around the legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit for two weeks. According to Lotus, individual areas of expertise and vehicle set-up were a specific focus -- aerodynamics, engine calibration, chassis tuning and suspension geometry -- as the model continues its development towards start of production in early 2016. The fastest Lotus ever, the 3-Eleven is capable of going from 0-60 mph in a claimed less than three seconds before reaching a maximum speed of 290 km/h. That speed is...

  • Lexus totally built a drivable cardboard sedan

    This is cool. Lexus has unveiled a drivable cardboard version of the IS sedan. It's not entirely clear why Lexus decided to build the cardboard replica, but there's no getting around the fact that it looks pretty damn awesome. According to Lexus, the cardboard IS pushes "the boundaries of design, technology, and craftsmanship". Comprised of some 1700 individually shaped pieces of cardboard, Lexus says that this origami-inspired car is a faithful replica of the Lexus IS saloon. As we've already hinted though, this isn't just a static model. A small electric motor means that you can drive it,...

  • Dashcam footage captures plane landing on California street

    Dashcams have captured some pretty crazy things over the years (especially in Russia), but a light aircraft executing a perfect landing on a busy road has to be right up there. After one of its engines failed, the Piper Cherokee was forced to land near an intersection in Irvine, California. And luckily, there happened to be car with a dash-cam fitted to capture it all. It's difficult to imagine that the pilot could've looked any cooler nailing the landing, but if he their buddies at the aviation bar don't believe them at least they have video evidence.

  • This South African Mustang ad doesn’t show the car, is brilliant

    How do you shoot an ad for a new car without showing the car? That was the challenge faced by Johannesburg digital communications and content marketing agency, Retroviral in the run up to the launch of the 2016 Ford Mustang in South Africa. It marks the first time the legendary muscle car will be available in the country. Trouble is, it's not here yet meaning that it wasn't possible to use it for the shoot. The ad features groups of people running through an abandoned, post-apocalyptic Johannesburg, chasing after what appears to be an unseen car. The aim of...

  • Here’s what 360-degree camera footage looks like from a dune buggy [video]

    Dune buggy racing is just a body-shell and a bigger motor short of full RallyCross, so it's pretty damn impressive. So when you strap a 360-degree camera on one and go for a spin, you know that you're going to be in for some amazing footage. That's what new Nissan NISMO GT Academy winner Matt Simmons did when he jumped into a raging buggy and ploughed it through a sand quarry. If you happen to be a part of the NISMO GT Academy, you're a pretty adept driver talent wise. Recently, Nissan announced that it's GT Academy winners will be included...

  • These guys used iPhones for brake pads…no really

    There are plenty of useful things you can do with an iPhone. Most of them involve using it as, well, an iPhone but could you actually one as an emergency brake caliper? While we're not familiar with it ourselves, this very literal meeting of motoring and technology has apparently been floating around the web for some time now. Apparently frustrated with the theory existing only in the virtual realm, a group of car and technology nuts decided to test it out. Now, we're guessing that most of the scenarios in which you'd even think of replacing an iPhone as...

  • Hackers who helped Tesla fix security vulnerability explain how they did it

    Contemporary cars are, when it comes down to it, pretty much computers on wheels. And as we've seen in the past, that means they can be hacked. Some companies take exception to that. Others, like Tesla, work with the hackers to develop a security patch. At least, that's what it did when Marc Rogers, Principle Security Researcher for CloudFlare, and Kevin Mahaffey, CTO of Lookout Inc hacked into the Model S after two years of attempts. Yup, that's right, it took master hackers two years to find a way in the Models S. Even then, they could only get...

  • The Lexus hoverboard is here, just don’t expect to ride it down the street

    It's 2015 and someone has finally given us a functional hoverboard. Sort of. Lexus has released the final video for the hoverboard it first teased back in June and while it's undoubtedly awesome, you shouldn't expect to get your Marty McFly on any time soon. The hoverboard is the culmination of hundreds of days of work between the luxury Japanese car maker, IFW Dresden and Evico GmbH (a subsidiary of the Leibniz-Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden). As we've previously reported, the board uses superconducter technology on its onboard magnets and cools them down with liquid...

  • Lexus shows off car with human heartbeat

    You'll often hear real car nuts talk about how their cars feel like an extension of who they are and that there are times when it feels as if they and the car operate with a single heart beat. Lexus has taken that to a new level with a concept car that actually mirrors your heartbeat on the outside of the body. The concept, which is being used to advertise the new Lexus RC F, comes out of Australia and is the result of a collaboration between M&C Saatchi Australia, Tricky Jigsaw, and Lexus Australia. "We're changing the conversation from...

  • This parking spot-sized garage looks like an awesome solution for city dwellers everywhere

    If you live in a big city where garage parking is scarce, you probably know all too well how much damage the elements can do to your car when you leave it out in the open. Birds, rain, sunshine and even some leaves can do serious damage over time. And that's to say nothing of what can happen if you live on a street with a large number of party spots. Fortunately, the Chinese appear to have come up with a pretty innovative solution. It comes in the shape of a folding garage which is no bigger than a...

  • Lambo Huracan takes on Ferrari 599 GTO in epic street race

    Before we dive into this article, we'd absolutely like to state the Motorburn supports racing only when it's done responsibly and within the confines of the law. That said, if you're going to break the law and race on the streets, you might as well do it the way these guys have done. In the video below, these slightly bonkers Russian drivers dice a Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 and Ferrari 599 GTO. Both are epic cars and it's worth watching the video just to see them operating at speed. Sure the sensible part of your brain will disapprove of such...

  • Merc teases something fast, very fast

    So it turns out that teaser trailers are no longer limited to games, movies, and series. Cars now get them too, with the latest example coming from Mercedes-Benz. The German-based auto giant has released video indicating that something is about to come out of AMG, its performance division. Beyond saying that it'll be fast, it hasn't supplied any real details around the car. That hasn't stopped the motoring press from speculating though. Carscoops for instance reckons that it could be the AMG GT, which is the next car scheduled to get the special "black" treatment. If that's the case,...

  • This is what Volvo Trucks’ music video looks like

    A little while back we told you about Volvo Trucks' plan to flight a reality TV series, culminating in a music video. The company today announced the release of that video. The series followed Swedish-American singer Mapei as she traveled across Europe with music video director Liza Minou Morberg, and driver Jens Karlsson -- who was one of the drivers in its landmark "Epic Splits" campaign. “My vision for the video was to emphasise the message of freedom that is embodied in Mapei’s song. It’s about packing your bag and setting out on an adventure. I hope the viewers...

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