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Watch as Jay Leno’s McLaren P1 gets wrapped

Published by on Sep 30th, 2014, No Comments

Jay Leno McLaren P1

So, what would you do if you are the happy, proud and no doubt protective owner of an all new McLaren P1? You would want to protect it so it stays in its prestine condition for the rest of eternity, am I right?

Of course.

Well, that is what Jay Leno – former talk show host and swoon worthy car collector – did immediately when he got his McLaren P1 (because obviously Jay Leno owns a brand new McLaren P1…)

Jealousy aside, Jay invite chis viewers of his popular YouTube channel, Jay Leno’s Garage, to come with and witness as his latest addition to his ever growing car collection gets wrapped in a protective coating that will keep it looking spiff and spam for years to come – perhaps not for the rest of eternity, but, close enough. (more…)

Corvette Stingray vs BMW i8 – Drag Race

Published by on Sep 29th, 2014, No Comments

BMW i8 vs Corvette Stingray

Ah, a classic drag race – there really is few things in life that give us the thrill of watching two, powerful sports cars go head to head in a bid to see who is the most powerful and of course, fastest. However, what happens if you pit a more traditional sports car against it’s modern counterpart?

Well this is what we’re super excited to find out.

YouTube channel, The Fast Lane Car, recently pitted a classic, 2015 Chevy Corvette Stingray against the all new, futuristic BMW i8 – and of course, as we all know, the BMW i8 is a hybrid electric car. So will it have the potential to destroy a full on, classic sports car such as the Stingray? (more…)

Here is Lexus’ NX custom designed by Will.i.Am

Published by on Sep 25th, 2014, No Comments

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The other day we reported on Lexus’ latest collaboration with music producer/singer/automotive designer Will.I.Am in ann effort to promote their new NX crossover.

As you may know, Will.I.Am has tried his hand at designing custom cars in the past – some of which resulted in extremely strange and rather weird hybrid versions of well know cars.

However, as Lexus promoted their new NX, so did Will.i.Am and, amidst wild speculation as to what the end result would look like, we are surprised to say that the “extremely stylised version’ of the NX crossover is actually not bad at all. In fact, we’ll go as far as to say that this car has that ‘boom-boom pow’.

Revealed last night at Paris Fashion Week, Will.i.Am looked rather satisfied with his creation as he revealed it to  handful of cheering fans.  (more…)

3D printed car printed in less than 48 hours

Published by on Sep 23rd, 2014, No Comments

Local Motors 3D printed car

There is absolutely no doubt about the fact that 3D printing is taking over the world. It is one of the most revolutionary inventions of our time and has captured the attention and imagination of many across the globe.

Just the thought of physically and quickly being able to print a three dimensional object in the comfort of your home (if you so wish) is rather intriguing.

That’s why so many people have started experimenting with 3D printing and seeing how far they can push the boundaries with this new technology. One such company that wasn’t afraid of taking things to the next level, is a company called Local Motors. In fact, they dreamt so big, that actually 3D printed a car. For reals.

I mean, we have seen some pretty out there thing seeing printed in 3D – from prosthetic limbs to weapons and guns (that actually work) – there seems to be no end to the imagination of those capable of 3D printing.

Local Motors, however, is the first company we’ve heard of that actually decided to print a full size, drivable car. (more…)

This is how you do proper stunt driving

Published by on Sep 22nd, 2014, No Comments

stunt driver McComas

Whether its in an action film, super hero movie or suspenseful thriller, the chances are when you watch a bog budget Hollywood movie, you’ll see some kind of stunts being performed. And when these stunts involve cars, we get really excited.

Stuntmen and more specifically stunt drivers have the scariest, most dangerous and no doubt most exhilarating fun jobs in Hollywood – or at least we think so.

They get to drive around (usually very fast) in super cool cars and then crash the, flip them or spin them in manoeuvres we can only dream of. (more…)

This is the biggest car wash in the world

Published by on Sep 12th, 2014, No Comments

Mr. Wash

Do you know what is as important as having a good looking car? Having a clean, good looking car.

This is why we thought we’d introduce you to the world’s biggest car wash. At this car wash, you don’t just simply go for a wash ‘n go, you treat your petrol-run, metal friend (this is your car). Think of it as a parlour/spa for your car.

Mr. Wash, in Stuttgart, Germany, is way more than a car wash. You won’t find Frikkie and his hosepipe and Sunlight liquid at this establishment. Oh no.

The entire building is 2-stories high and cost a whopping $40 million to build! It can clean up to 400 cars per hour – yes, per HOUR. Which, if you calculate, amours to roughly 500 000 cars a year! (more…)

Mazda debuts the new 2016 MX-5

Published by on Sep 5th, 2014, No Comments

Mazda 2016 MX-5

The day has finally arrived that we get to see the all new, beautiful 2016 Mazda MX-5.

A few weeks ago, we reported on the first teaser image that the Japanese automaker showed us, but, today, we can finally see the new car in all its glory, The 2016 MX-5 was officially unveiled on Wednesday.

Mazda has said that the idea with the 2016 model, was to bring it back to it’s roots. And by roots we mean size and weight. The company said that they wanted to make their latest model similar to the very first one, which made its debut 24 years ago on 1989. So taking a cue from that year, the new MX-5 is set to be lighter, but still very fast.

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Chris Harris builds an E30 M3 rally car

Published by on Aug 29th, 2014, No Comments

Chris Harris

Chris Harris is a very lucky man, this we know. He gets to test drive all the latest and greatest the automobile industry has to offer and then tell us viewers whether it’s good or not.

This time around, however, the self-confessed car junkie took a bit of a different route.

This video features Chris Harris building his very own rally car. Or rather, taking an old E30 M3 rally car and turning it into a better one. It’s really very interesting and for anyone who ever wanted to build their very own rally car, it is a must see.

Check out the video below. Enjoy!

Source: YouTube

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