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  • This video ad of the Audi RS 3’s birth is super powerful [video]

    Audi's hot Sportback busted onto the scene in 2004, but this powerfully gritty video is breathing new life into the latest RS 3 model. The parent? Audi's R8 of course. The German manufacturer -- which revealed the new R8 earlier this year -- states that the sporty beast carries all the fitting characteristics of a parent. If we look at the DNA that is. The specs and pecs of the 2015 RS 3 were outed last year, and have recently started putting the UK's roads to the test. "The new Audi RS 3 Sportback features the latest generation of our 2.5...

  • This Nissan GT-R smash is testament to modern car safety [video]

    There are a few things a Nissan GT-R owner really shouldn't do and this is definitely one of them. Russian national football player Andrey Yeshchenko demonstrated to the world how not to drive one of Nissan's most advanced vehicles ever made. The footballer, who played in the recent Brazilian World Cup, obliterated his Nissan by smashing into a telephone pole at well over the speed of sound (we imagine), sending debris flying across the road. Luckily, he was the only one involved in the accident, and somehow managed to walk away from it all. The smash was caught by CCTV cameras, which...

  • Footage of the new Batmobile emerges, still no clues as to how it’ll sound

    Thirty-two seconds of B-roll footage showing off the new Batmobile has emerged online and, by the look of things, Zack Snyder has managed to out-grit Christopher Nolan in at least one respect. The latest incarnation of the iconic super hero vehicle will appear in the upcoming Batman vs Superman and, to our eyes at least, reflects an older more economical Batman. If the Tumbler driven throughout Nolan's iconic trilogy was designed to show off what a tech-savvy billionaire could do with a military grade vehicle, the new car suggests that "Master Wayne" is more concerned with lightness, heavy-duty suspension...

  • Jag XE ad ditches the bad guys, goes for wind tunnel and dirt action

    Jaguar appears to be in the midst of the grittiest gritty reboot in motoring history. After convincing the world that it was "good to be bad" in 2014, the British car maker has taken to using literal dirt in the new ad for its XE sports saloon. The 42 second spot features the car gradually unveiling itself in a wind tunnel, with the narrator suggesting that it's designed for people "who embrace change". And you know what? We can totally see it. BMW's been trying to position its cars as being in line with the sexy entrepreneurial spirit that's...

  • BMW Canada rolls out completely baffling M6 ad

    There are a couple of approaches you can take when it comes to making car ads. The first and most obvious is to extol the virtues of the actual car (although that's not always easy when a competitor's car manages to pack in the same features at a much a lower price). The second is to position the car as representing some kind of high-minded ideal, like freedom, discovery, or dependability. With the latest spot for the M6 Gran Coupe, it seems BMW Canada took a big ol' swing at the latter and ended confirming our worst fears about...

  • Watch Jaguar’s high wire XF stunt

    Last week we told you that Jaguar had something pretty special planned for the public debut of the new XF model. The luxury marque announced that it would be driving the car across two 34mm-diameter wires suspended high above the Thames River. And the car, piloted by British stunt driver Jim Dowdall managed it. According to Jaguar, the 240m that the car traveled is a world record for a car driving across suspended wires. Even with the specially grooved wheels and Jaguar-branded counterweight, we can't help but think that the ride must've had Dowdall's adrenalin spiking. Even for someone...

  • Watch the team from Bugatti put together the final Veyron

    Even a decade after it first went into production, the Bugatti Veyron remains an incredible piece of engineering. It's one of those rare cars whose mere existence makes you happy. Like most of the motoring world then, you're probably fairly sad that the badge has been consigned to the annals of history. There is however a minor consolation that comes with the death of this motoring icon. And that comes in the shape of a video showing off the making of the final Veyron. Dubbed the "La Finale", the car is pretty much a standard Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse....

  • Enjoy seeing race cars corner in slow motion? You’ll love Ford’s new video

    This is just ridiculously beautiful. Ford has released a video showing off its motorsports projects from around the world. Packed to the brim with slow motion shots of cars skidding around corners (the tagline for the video is: "Because everything looks better in slow motion), the clip includes shots from the upcoming documentary Easier Said Than Done. It's difficult to think of anything to say more than that, other than that it's well worth a watch and that you should look out for the shot of a Ford Rallycross Fiesta shooting flames out of its exhaust. Oh and the...

  • Watch the Focus RS tear up a mountain road in new Ford ad

    If you even have the vaguest whiff of petrol coursing through your blood, you're probably very excited for the new Ford Focus RS. And if you're not, you probably will be after watching a new video made by Ford to show off its capabilities on mountain roads. Filled with dramatic filters and pacy cuts, the video has a pretty epic soundtrack in the shape of the Focus RS' engine: a pumped-up version of the EcoBoost Mustang’s turbo 2.3-liter four. That engine, which should be capable of pushing out more than 350bhp, will likely place the Focus RS firmly at the...

  • Airbag deploying 1/100th of a second late is a thing of terrible beauty

    There are huge numbers of people all around the globe who owe the fact that they're still alive to airbags. In order for this vital piece of safety technology to be effective though, it has to be completely functional. It's also worth remembering that airbags inflate so rapidly that their doing so at the wrong time can cause serious damage. So how bad would it be if a dysfunctional airbag were to deploy 1/100th of a second early, for instance? Well if this video from Honda is to be believed, the results could be catastrophic. The video is part...

  • Watch what happens when BMW pits a self-drifting car against one with a champion driver

    There was a time, not all that long ago, when drifting was a risky back-street activity that took place outside the bounds of the law. But now it's become so mainstream that car manufacturers are using it to test out the limits of their self-driving cars. Having already proven that the M235i is a really good drifting machine, BMW decided to figure out who was better at drifting it: man or machine. This particular clip is just a trailer for the German marque's full drift challenge video, but it should be more than enough to get you really excited...

  • Is this what the instrument cluster of the future should look like?

    Unless you're getting into the kind of car that requires donning a boiler suit, chances are you'll find the instrument cluster behind the wheel pretty familiar. Just because something's been a certain way for a long time though, doesn't mean that's the way it should always be. That seems to be the thinking behind an experimental driver interface developed by Ustwo. The interface is a massive break from traditional instrument clusters, as well as the skeumorphic digital replicas which have replaced them in more contemporary vehicles. In an official blog post, the company (better known for making games than...

  • The DB10 prototypes from SPECTRE deserve to go into production [Video]

    A quartet of Aston Martin DB10s has been spotted during filming for the new 007 film SPECTRE in Rome, Italy and they absolutely look as if they should go into production tomorrow. The video, while not terribly thrilling (about the most exciting thing to happen in the first clip in one DB10 getting very close to another without actually touching, shows that Bond's car of choice for the new film at least looks good enough in the flesh to get enthusiasts a little weak at the knees. Of course, the DB10 won't be the only bit of car porn...

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