Alright, I know you’re used to coming here to see videos of Porsches or Lamborghinis or Ferraris tearing up the streets or a racetrack, but this video is far more useful to the average person. It explains how you can use basic game theory and some easy psychological techniques to get the best deal on your next car.
Car salesmen are experts at selling cars at the highest price, and chances are you are not an expert at buying a car at the lowest price. You might think you are, but really, what kind of experience do you have? A few car purchases in your lifetime? A dealer might do that in one morning. You need to know some of these tools to counter the dealer’s offer and to play one dealership off another. When they compete for your money, you win.
This video is the ultimate in Italian streetracing. The Twin-Turbocharged Ferrari 458 Italia going up against a Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4.
There is a combined 1400 horsepower in these two machines. The Lamboghini comes with 700 off the factory floor, while this particular Ferrari has a stage 1 bolt-on turbo kit from Underground Racing to give it that extra edge. Underground Racing will soon be making a twin-turbo kit for the Aventador, so watch out for the rematch.
Everyone has been talking about the all-new electric DeLorean, made by the company that bought all the parts and the official name DeLorean from the original manufacturer (or the creditors who ended up with all the leftovers).
As you can see, the interior has been updated to make it look less like a car that was designed in the late-1970′s, but from the outside this looks like a typical DeLorean DMC-12. DeLorean sells new gasoline-powered DeLoreans (made with original unused parts) for around $60,000, so don’t expect these electric versions to be cheap. They’ll probably sell out quickly, either to rich folks who were teenagers in the early 1980′s or to teenagers with rich parents and an unfounded nostalgia fetish for a time they never lived in (see driver in video).
I found this insanely detailed video that runs down all the features of a 2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4. Everything about this cars makes it look and feel like it was developed by Wayne Enterprises, except of course for the white paint. The dash is just amazing, with crisp LED screens showing everything from the tachometer to traffic reports. Also note that this car has explosive bolts on board in case it ever ends up upside-down and the doors need to be blown off — a hypothetical accident that would end up costing more money than a decent house in most parts of the U.S.
I know, it’s very easy to hate on Katy Perry. She’s pretty much nailing in the final tacks in the pop culture coffin. I happen to be among the half of people who actually consider her to be attractive, but that’s neither here nor there. What I think all car lovers can agree on is that her Teenage Dream music video is amazing because it features a very cool and rare car: the BMW 1600 convertible.
In case you were wondering what people with ungodly amounts of wealth do with their time, here is one of the answers. They take their half million dollar cars to China and then slowly drive the around a track alongside other half million dollar cars. It’s a sight to behold, although I’d prefer to see some actual racing. Someone nudge the Bugatti Veyron and see if you can goad him into actually putting the pedal down on that bad boy. By the way, I’m told this is the 2011 SIC Club Challenge, although I don’t see anything challenging about it.
Want to see some old Porsche 911′s, Mini Coopers, and Escort Mk1′s battle it out at a rally in Finland? Check out these vintage videos from 1968 showing what a classic Scandinavian rally race is all about. The powerslides on dirt roads are pretty awesome, and they came decades before anyone would start calling it drifting and starting using it in a non-racing context.
I’ll be the first to admit that this video of the new Lamborghini Aventador stomping through Rome is nowhere near as exciting as that old video of the Ferrari tearing up the Paris streets at dawn, but it’s still a cool video of a very cool car.
Here’s a video of everyone’s least favorite Ferrari flagship supercar, the F50, shooting flames out of its Tubi exhaust as it races down the highway. That rear spoiler may have looked ridiculous and the car lacked the racing pedigree of the F40, but this video is still worth watching.
Today’s car video is a little unusual. It’s not technically a car, it’s a model of a car made out of paper. This model used over 280 sheets of cardstock paper and took over 240 hours to complete. What’s really fascinating is that the guy who made this actually took the time to do the interior.