Turbo Hamsters

Watch these hamsters overboost their wheel to the soundtrack of a turbo Toyota 2JZ. Maybe someone fed them too much NOS Energy Drink. http://youtu.be/DhIVtGS3-dk [P.S. You should join us today on OctaneNation.] … [Read more...]

Video of top gear helicopter crash passes 14M views

Top Gear Korea was filming their own car (Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1) vs helicopter (Cobra AH-1) race and things went terrible wrong for one of the machines. The helicopter was making a maneuver at the end of the race and came down hard on the ground next to the runway. Thankfully neither pilot nor anyone else was seriously injured. As … [Read more...]

Strippers Cars for Cash: Subaru Impreza v Mitsubishi Evo

Did the title grab your attention? The Brits again showoff their ability to create quality 'reality' shows. Don't believe me? Watch an episode of The Apprentice UK and then the pitiful US counterpart. We won't even mention Top Gear UK vs Top Gear US. In any case, if you have a spare 45 minutes check out this competition of 'professional' car … [Read more...]

Watch video of one-of-a-kind Bondurant drift tray being produced: 1 hour left to bid!

Bob Bondurant Drifting a FWD car: lunch tray

Are you looking for a one-of-a-kind (technically one of two 'produced') piece of automotive memorabilia? The crew behind The Smoking Tire arranged for automotive legend Bob Bondurant to drift a front wheel drive Chevrolet Sonic. How does one go about drifting a front wheel drive car? Take two lunch trays, place under rear wheels, engage … [Read more...]

First Top Gear Episode of Season 19: Pagani Huayra, Bentley Continental GT Speed, Clarkson P45 [SPOILER ALERT]

Top Gear S19E01 Bentley Continental Speed GT jumping in WRC Rally

The very popular, estimated to have 350 million views per week, new Top Gear episode aired tonight. It was a good one. The featured cars included a Pagani Huayra and Bentley Continental GT Speed, and Homeland star Damian Lewis. The 230 MPH Pagani Huayra sports a twin-turbo and intercooled 6.0L V12 (producing 720 BHP) and connected to a 7 speed … [Read more...]

Chevy ‘vette Ice Racing Video: slow, cold, fun

The Northern Alberta Sports Car Club kicks off its (approximately) 50th annual ice racing season this weekend, and we'd like to share a great little video of Chevrolet Chevette's dancing around the ice. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SHIrD3AhMc [P.S. You should join us today on OctaneNation.] … [Read more...]

Mazda employs funny German stereotype

Why are German stereotypes in car commercials so funny? "Just buckle up buttercup" http://youtu.be/48h5OeLjGcQ Volkswagen used a similar tactic to great success with their "Unpimp your ride" series. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cv157ZIInUk [P.S. You should create a custom car profile on OctaneNation.] … [Read more...]

The world’s first continuously decreasing radius drift? Rhys Millen is the drift king in Red Bull Kluge video

Driving his Hyundai Genesis, watch Rhys Millen drift a perfect spiral in Red Bull's Kluge (née super-life-sized Rube Goldberg machine): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_u76kWWo6GM   The full Red Bull Kluge video can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=M0jmSsQ5ptw   Red Bull is doing … [Read more...]

Hyundai Netherlands Using Nipples and Buttocks to Promote 2013 Santa Fe

Upskirt shot used in Hyundai 2013 Santa Fe ad

Jalopnik brought to light that Hyundai Netherlands is using a racy video by Fitzoy Amsterdam to promote the 2013 Santa Fe. The clip includes scenes of women gazing lustfully at the car, erect nipples poking through semi-transparent blouses and skirts being blown high in the air. Jason Torchinsky describes it as Seeing their latest ad, classily … [Read more...]

The McLaren MP4-12C sounds simply delectable

Henry Catchpole, from the UK's best automotive magazine EVO , shares his epic 3-day road trip in a McLaren MP4-12C. Some stunning photography and great video can see seen in the EVO article and Henry's blog post. The most impressive aspect of the video is the great soundtrack from the Ricardo-built M838T 3.8 litre twin-turbo V8 engine. It's … [Read more...]