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  • Watch the Ford Mustang give speed dating a whole new meaning

    In the spirit of love, Ford has released a video of its Mustang that takes Speed Dating to a new level. Ford set up unsuspecting bachelors on a date with an attractive woman, who is also a professional stunt driver. The video intercuts between the dates, the men going on and on about themselves. The woman then offers asks her suitors if they want to get out of the cafe and they oblige. The woman takes them on a ride in her Mustang. Once in the car, the woman lets the men know that she's not very experienced at driving...

  • Watch the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat break the 320km/h barrier for fun [Video]

    With a name like "Hellcat" one would expect to have a lot of fun when parading around in one of Dodge's most powerful cars ever, and that's exactly true. In fact, in a straight line, the Challenger SRT Hellcat can keep up with most super cars. Don't believe me? Before releasing this monster to the world, Dodge had to ensure that the car was aggressive enough, so it took to an oval track for a top speed testing session, showcasing just how quick this family sedan really is. It broke the 320km/h barrier and kept on going, drinking up gallons...

  • Watch what happens when this guy engages Insane mode on a Tesla P85D

    The Tesla Model S P85D is a technological marvel, but did you know that it can also scare the living pants off anyone who happens to be in the passenger seat when the driver engages the car's "Insane" mode? If you happen to be friends with Brooks Weisblat, previously best known for using his new electric car to demolish Dodge Challenger Hellcats on the drag strip, then that's something you now know all too well. Using an inward-mounted dash-cam, Weisblat took a select group of people out in the electric car before bringing it to a stop, engaging Insane...

  • Russia gets creepy with ATV-driving robot

    If you're the kind of person who fears humanity's inevitable demise at the hands of our robot overlords, look away now. Russia has a brand new ATV-driving cyborg and it looks incredibly scary. The bot, which was recently presented to Russian leader Vladimir Putin, is apparently meant to function as some kind of avatar for soldiers. According to the state-owned news agency Sputnik News, the futuristic-looking droid will go into combat situations too dangerous for soldiers. Once in the fray it will reportedly be able to both fire weapons and render aid. If the first of those doesn't completely...

  • Building a legend: watch how Land Rover assembles the Defender by hand

    If you've never driven an old Land Rover, do yourself a favour make that one of your priorities for 2015. Once you've done it, you'll gain a much greater understanding as to why people come over all misty-eyed whenever they see a slightly battered Defender. Once you learn how these legendary vehciles -- soon to be consigned to the annals of history -- are assembled, that appreciation will only reach new heights. The factory that makes it isn't filled with state of the art robots. None of the components are assembled in a vacuum and the only reason you'd...

  • Snowkhana? Watch Ken Block rip it up in his Ford F-150 Raptortrax

    If you call yourself a motoring enthusiast and have an internet connection but claim never to have reveled in a Ken Block Gymkhana video, then you're probably a liar. They're the stuff of legend and have turned Block from a hooligan honing his rally skills in obstacle-filled environments to an internet legend. And while we've seen Block tackle plenty of strange obstacles, one environment we haven't seen him conquer is snow. Then again, taking a heavily modded Ford Focus or Mustang down a freshly powdered slope wouldn't be the easiest task in the world. Enter the F-150 Raptortrax. The...

  • Lamborghini Huracan destroyed in horror 320km/h smash [Video]

    If you're the owner of a shiny supercar, you probably enjoy stretching its legs on the open road once in a while, but there is a definite limit one should always stay well clear of. One pilot of a green Lamborghini Huracan didn't quite take this mantra to heart. One of the worst crash videos we've ever seen has just been made public by Hungarian police recorded from the passenger's smartphone camera. The the incident took place back in September 2014. Blasting down a road at 320km/h while shifting with your pinkie finger is not only a bad idea, it's a...

  • Merc makes surreal, hilarious short film ahead of Berlin Fashion Week

    If you were a luxury German car brand looking to advertise your involvement in the Fall/Winter 2015 edition of Berlin Fashion Week, how would you go about it? Well if you're Mercedes-Benz, then apparently the answer to that question involves making a short-film sending up the entire fashion ad genre and interspersing it with gratuitous shots of your gullwinged C111 prototype. The film features the C111 and Justin O’Shea, buying director at online fashion store mytheresa.com, as well as the Chipperfield brothers and fashion editors Veronika Heilbrunner and Julia Knolle. In the piece, O'Shea finds himself trapped in...

  • Land Rover bids farewell to the Defender with an epic piece of sand art

    When the production on the Land Rover Defender ends later this year, there will be more than a few tears shed. It has, after all, been in continuous production for some 67 years and when you ask someone to draw a Land Rover, chances are they'll sketch out the Defender's outline. Interestingly, that iconic shape may have something to do with the fact that it was first sketched in sand, at Red Wharf Bay in Anglesey. In 1947, Maurice Wilks, first sketched the shape for the original Land Rover in the sand of Red Wharf Bay and proposed the...

  • Watch the Porsche 918 Spyder make its way across the assembly line

    There are some cars so beautiful and special that it can be easy to forget that they were built in a factory rather than willed wholly formed onto the Earth by some speed-crazed deity. It is however important to be reminded that they are actually built by a skilled group of engineers and craftsmen. And that's just one reason why this video of the Porsche 918 Spyder making its way across the assembly line is well worth a watch. It's also intriguing to see the obsessive attention to detail required by the assembly line workers in the creation of...

  • Audi shows off Q7 rear passenger tablets

    Right now there are a couple of options if you want the rear passengers in your car to have tablets. The first, cheaper, option involves sticking the devices in plastic filing sleeves and threading the headrests through the holes. The second involves buying the kind of car usually driven by someone employed to do so. The launch of the new Audi Q7 could however see that change forever. The 2016 version of Audi's large and in charge SUV will come with the option of mounting a tablet or two on the rear seats. According to Audi, its tablet "can...

  • Red Bull gets a bit cowboyish as it shows off its Dakar chops

    Red Bull doesn't do anything at walking pace. Case in point: the latest video for its Dakar Rally racing operations. With the world's most famous desert rally now under a month away, the Austrian company has released a video comparing its motorbike, car and truck off-road operations with the Gardians -- a group of cattle herders in the South of France who look like they belong in the Wild West. In the video, motorcyclists Marc Coma, Helder Rodrigues, Sam Sunderland and Matthias Walkner take on the role of the Gardians as they try to chase down Stéphane Peterhansel, Carlos...

  • Crowdsourced video of 70 Land Rover travels across the globe is heart-warming [video]

    In celebration of its birthday bash, the Discovery Land Rover has released a rather heart-warming, adventure-filled video compilation, that features video clips sourced from 70 different owners across 24 countries. The family SUV for adventurers was first introduced in 1989 of which over 1-million have been produced to this date. And if the video is anything to go by, doesn't hold back. From giving tribes a lift in the warm deserts to trekking through snowy peaks and dense jungles, Land Rover received over 1 000 clips, amounting to over 100 hours of amateur footage. Dominic Chambers, Land Rover Marketing Communications Director...

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