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  • Just how real can the cars in a game look? Very, if ‘Project CARS’ is anything to go by

    If you're anything like us, you spent vast swathes of the time before you got your driving license playing racing games. Truth be told, a good portion of you probably still do. The thing is, no matter how good the graphics got over the years, the cars never looked quite right during gameplay. Given the constraints on the machine most of these games are run on, it's understandable that the developers would leave the really fancy graphics for the cutscenes. If the makers of a game called Project CARS are to be believed though, we can finally throw that...

  • This mad Hyundai promo makes no sense, is awesome

    If you can watch this and understand it, please let us know because we're completely and utterly baffled. The completely bonkers 10 minute video, which is sponsored by Hyundai and (loosely) features its i10 compact hatchback, has parodies from around 70 films including 300, Black Swan, The Matrix and Pulp Fiction. Here's the thing, we're not 100% sure what Hyundai gets out of this. Is it supposed to convey the idea that you'll have zany, cinema-style adventures in the i10? Or is it meant to show that Hyudai is successful enough that it can sponsor insane German performance artists?...

  • Watch Neymar take on Ken Block in this epic game of ‘Footkhana’

    Anyone with even the slightest interest in motoring will probably have seen one of Ken Block's Gymkhana videos at some point in the past couple of years. Those videos have seen the rally driver do some pretty insane things, but not many of them will have been as detailed as this challenge, which sees him take on Brazilian football star Neymar Jr in a cross between Gymkhana and Football: Footkhana. Awkward names aside, the video is pretty damn kick-ass and features tons and tons of burning rubber. It's also a pretty nifty way for Castrol (as well as all the...

  • 5 CAT excavators play world’s greatest ever game of Jenga

    This just the coolest thing we've seen all month. It's a giant game of Jenga featuring five heavy CAT machines, including a Excavators and Telehandlers. Yup, that's right, a bunch of guys managed to play a massive version of that game you start struggling with after a couple of glasses of wine. The other difference of course is that when you play Jenga, you tend not to have giant pieces of earth-moving equipment shaking the ground around you. The video, which is obviously a promo for CAT, shows just how much technical mastery the people who operate these machines...

  • Stirring VW Kombi tribute will give you a strong case of ‘the feels’

    If you can watch this without shedding a tear or two, or at least feeling a strong sense of sentimentality, then we're sorry but you're not human. The film is a tribute to the Volkswagen Mark 2 Kombi, which has reached the end of its lifecycle after 63 years, as well as the people who helped transform it into an icon. Narrated by the Kombi itself, it involves fulfilling the vehicle's last wishes as it travels around the world on its last journey. Six months in the making, the film travels with it from Owings Mills, in the suburbs...

  • Ford shows youngsters just how dangerous drinking and driving is with its drunk suit

    Campaign after campaign has tried to make people aware of the dangers of drunk driving, but it's still a massive problem around the globe. A 2010 study by the World Health Organisation found that 30 to 40 percent of road deaths around the world are caused by alcohol. The thing is, an ad can have an impact and it can make people feel shocked about their past decisions, but it's also pretty easy to forget about once you've knocked back a few drinks at your local. That's what makes Ford's latest European safety campaign so interesting. The company has...

  • This video will make you feel serious empathy for crash test dummies

    Chances are you don't spend all that much time thinking about crash test dummies. You might occasionally take the time to appreciate what they've done for car safety over the years but, in all likelihood, you don't think of them in the same way as you would an actual person. That could change though, especially once you've watched this video from Malek Rizkallah which imagines what would happen if crash test dummies came to life just prior to impact. Made for Rizkalleh's final project of the 3D Animation and Visual Effects program in Vancouver Film School, the video...

  • Red Bull’s drivers take you inside their cars to explain the new F1 rules

    If you've been watching Formula 1 for more than five minutes, you know one thing for certain: nothing stays the same. Well, for long anyway. Yep, the FIA has altered the rules governing the sport yet again, this time making a controversial set of changes to everything from how much fuel the cars can carry to the shape of the nose cone. While you could watch the official boring enlightening video, it's much more fun to watch with serious computer graphics thanks to the team over at Red Bull Racing. They've put together a super slick video to demonstrate...

  • This bonkers hovercraft can also become a boat when it needs to

    Watch the video below and tell us you don't want to have a go in the bonkers Canadian hovercraft that stars in it. Go on, we dare you. Despite being hamstrung with a completely and utterly dire name, the ATASD (Amphibious Trimaran with Aerostatic Discharge) looks like just about the most fun you can have on no wheels. That's not just down to us imagining all the childishly wild turns we could pull om the ATASD either. This thing is genuinely fast: it can do 90km/h over water or 120km/h over snow and ice. According to its makers, the ATASD...

  • Watch a LaFerrari and Ferrari Enzo duke it out [video]

    Ferrari fans, prepare to be delighted because we've found a couple of videos that should set a grin firmly on your face. The first video shows the LaFerrari, which was undoubtedly the star of the 2013 Geneva Motor Show racing through some hills, followed closely by the Ferrari Enzo. If you're stuck in an office today, it'll come as incredibly welcome escape, although there's also the possibility that it'll push your levels of jealousy to insane new highs. The second video meanwhile shows the two hypercars revving off in a tunnel. Let's be honest for a moment, that last...

  • British Villains, Morpheus and mutant dogs: Super Bowl 2014’s best car commercials

    Whether you are interested in American Football and the Super Bowl or not, you cannot deny that it does produce one good thing: high-quality adverts. Now that's not to say that the adverts are good, just that there is a lot of money backing these minute-long delights. But who wants to watch bad adverts really? So in the spirit of all things Super, we've compiled a list of the best car-related adverts from this year's Super Bowl (XLVIII). Warning: prepare for laughs, goosebumps and action. Let's begin. Maserati Ghibli -- "Strike" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmpiwU50f5w This striking (pun intended) voice-over from young actress Quvenzhané Wallis...

  • Watch the tail happy self-driving BMW M235i in action

    If you think self-driving car technology is all doom and gloom, fear not, because BMW has unveiled a self-driving version of the M235i which has a wild propensity for oversteer! “Oversteer – noun 1. The handling of an automobile that causes turns that are sharper than the driver intends because the rear wheels slide to the outside of the corner before the front wheels lose traction.” “The BMW Group has created a new kind of research prototype for highly automated driving which uses advanced control technology to demonstrate maximum safety up to the car’s dynamic limit,” reads the press release. It sounds...

  • The Alfa 4C sounds absolutely magical

    Ever since it first came to light as a concept car, Alfa Romeo's 4C has been high up on pretty much every petrol head's "can't wait to drive" list. And why not? It's an absolute stunner, condensing a number of elements from the now defunct 8C into a smaller, tighter-looking package. Unfortunately, we still have no idea when the 4C will go on sale but thanks an Italian track day we know what noise its 1.75-liter, four-cylinder engine emits through the exhaust. If that doesn't send chills down your spine then I'm sorry and I hope you manage to...

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