The title has warned you so don’t complain when the heart skips a beat while watching this clip. The incident occurred yesterday (15 May 2018) in Wentworthville, New South Wales, Australia. Related Posts Bloodhound SSC Will Have A First Record Attempt In 2019 May 16, 2018 Audi RS6 vs. Ariel Atom Is a Strange But Enjoyable Drag Race May 16, 2018 “Driving east on the M4 at Wentworthville at 6.11am when a beer keg came out of no where. Don’t know where it came from, police are currently investigating. The car is smashed up pretty badly.” I assume the dashcam footage came from the owner/driver of the car and they got out unscathed but the speed at which this happens is massively eye-opening. This is something which simply cannot be avoided no matter how much skill/talent/experience you have. … [Read more...] about You WILL Get A Fright Watching This Beer Keg Smash Into A Car In Australia
Although this is not the first time this has happened you can probably bet that the driver, Matevos Isaakyan, needed a new set of jocks after the ordeal. Amazingly the driver walked away from this immense double backflip which happened heading up the hill on the famous Eau Rouge corner during the Six Hours of Spa last weekend. Related Posts This New BMW M5 Has Already Been Tuned To 720 HP (537 kW) May 10, 2018 Wheelsandmore Bentley Continental 24 Packs 754 HP May 10, 2018 As the car takes flight, you can hear the race car smashing the rev-limiter after which it smashed into the tyre wall. An investigation is still underway as to what caused it but it may have something to do with the line he was on and a safety system that was designed to actually slow cars down. … [Read more...] about Watch This LMP1 Race Car Execute A Double Back Flip
Volkswagen today is celebrating the production of its 700,000th Passat at its plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. And that’s a milestone worth celebrating. But there’s a bigger story behind it. The German automaker started producing the Passat in Chattanooga just over eight years ago, in April 2011. It’s a completely different model than the one produced under the same name overseas. Last year, it sold just over 60,000 of those “new midsize sedans” in America. But on average, it’s sold nearly 80,000 of them in the US each year since local production began. Compare that to 40,000 or so it sold on average each year when it was still importing them from Europe. In other words, the decision to make a specialized Passat for the US in the US has paid off roughly two-fold. Not too shabby for a vehicle competing in a shrinking segment. Domestic automakers are quickly abandoning sedans, with Ford giving up on the Fusion altogether, and FCA discontinuing the … [Read more...] about VW’s Decision To Make Passats In The US, For The US Has Been A Huge Success
Edd China left Wheeler Dealers last year but he’s finally returning to the world of entertainment with a new YouTube show called Edd China’s Garage Revival. In the pilot episode, China explains the premise of the show is “We’re going to be visiting people who’ve got stuck on a project, for whatever reason, and the plan is to try and revitalize, reinvigorate them to get that car” back on the road. The inaugural clip sees China travel to Norway to help a 23-year old finish his 1983 Volkswagen Golf GTI MK1. He’s been working on the project for two years but he’s having problems with his plan to install a new engine in the car. A promising idea that gets off to a slow start After an odd sidestep into travel show territory, Edd meets up with a local Golf expect to learn more about Norway’s laws regarding customization. This is about as exciting as you’d expect and it’s doesn’t get any more interesting when it’s … [Read more...] about Edd China’s Garage Revival Combines The Excitement Of Norwegian Law With Watching Some Else Do Work
No, there’s no Denali Light model in the works, but there will be a new choice for buyers seeking a low-end GMC Yukon or Yukon XL. General Motors’ truck-only division apparently has a mid-year addition planned for the body-on-frame SUV that effectively creates a one-up-from-base trim. To bastardize an old Dodge slogan — if you can handle less content at a lower MSRP, you could be Yukon material. The new trim level sits solidly in the middle of the $8,100 gap between the entry level SLE and mid-level SLT. According to CarsDirect, order guides show the SLT Standard Edition carries an after-delivery price of $55,695 — a healthy move up from the SLE’s $50,395 MSRP, but a marked decrease from the SLT’s $58,495 sticker. Interestingly, a long-wheelbase Yukon XL in this new trim rings in at $100 less than a regular-length Yukon SLT. If you’re a buyer who ranks seating and size over standard content, this model could be your new daydream material. … [Read more...] about GMC Yukon Adding An Extra Rung to the Trim Ladder
We are getting closer and closer to the debut of the Rolls-Royce Cullinan but before that happens the manufacturer will be putting out a lot of teasers to keep us going until then. These teasers show parts of the road trip the SUV took across multiple countries and the entire experience is being covered by National Geographic and photographer Cory Richards. Rolls-Royce has been and will be uploading videos of the journey to their YouTube channel. The videos show the Cullinan pull off some off-road maneuvers (which is it’s purpose after all). Below are the videos uploaded by Rolls-Royce in ascending order. Check them out and get ready for the Cullinan’s full reveal in the coming months. Related Posts Porsche 911 GT2 RS Breaks Lap Record At Sachsenring Apr 16, 2018 Ferrari Sergio Heading To Auction With Estimated Price Tag… Apr 16, 2018 … [Read more...] about Check Out The Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV In Action
Hypercars like the Ferrari LaFerrari are perfect for doing donuts. They’ve got loads of power, send their grunt to the rear wheels, and don’t have a lot of weight to push around. So while seeing a high-performance machine like the LaFerrari make circles in asphalt is enjoyable it’s not really surprising. What is surprising is seeing a V70 that’s been sawed in half pull off some epic donuts. If you haven’t been following TheHoonigans’ recent antics, the YouTube account purchased an old Volvo V70 last month with the intention of finding a way to put it on caster wheels. Obviously, that sounds like a massive undertaking and it was – it took the outlet four videos to work out. In the first video, they strip the car down and get it prepped to be cut in half. The second actually sees the crew cut the poor wagon in half, hamburger style. Anxiously, the outlet takes the mangled wagon out for some miniature wheelies. In the third installment of the … [Read more...] about Sawed In Half Volvo V70 Is The Ultimate Donut Machine
Dig the new Volvo XC40, but wish it looked just a little bit sportier? Well apparently you’re not alone. So as attractive as we may find it already, Volvo has come out with a new Exterior Styling Kit for its entry-level crossover to give it a bit more flair. The “rugged yet sporty exterior styling kit” includes a stainless steel lower body trim that looks more aesthetic than the functional underbody protection often offered on off-roaders. It also includes a rear spoiler extending the roofline a bit over the rear window, and a set of 21-inch diamond-cut wheels. Nothing too outlandish or over-the-top, just a little dose of added attitude. As Motor1 points out, US pricing and availability have yet to be released. But those same triple-five-spoke wheels are already available as a $2,680 option, including performance tires. Recently named European Car of the Year, the XC40 represents Volvo’s first foray into the increasingly competitive compact luxury crossover … [Read more...] about Volvo XC40 Gets Sportier With New Exterior Styling Kit
Jay writes: Sajeev, I’ve been enjoying your work on TTAC for several years and (unfortunately) have run into a situation where I think I need your help. After reading Mark’s review of the Ford Flex several years ago, I test drove and fell in love with one — a 2012 Titanium Ecoboost model, to be precise. Fast forward to last month, and I am driving down I-395 when the car starts to lurch; $1,900 later, I have a new fuel injector and a picture of a leaky turbo (rrg). In hopes that Ford would have some type of pity on a 5.5-year-old car with only 53K miles on it, I took it to the dealership. $167 later, we’ve added a transmission seal issue to the running list and they’re asking more than $5,000 to square everything away. I’m hoping you have a magic bullet for this one or, barring that, something snappy to say that will make me laugh. Sajeev answers: Magic bullet? Make you laugh? I’ve made enough Panther Love jokes alongside my cheap shots at … [Read more...] about Piston Slap: Goodwill Repairs to Hit ’em With That Flex?
Civic Type R compared to its digital representation in Forza Motorsport 7? How closely does a virtual Road Atlanta match the actual racetrack? Can a skilled driver beat another, while one of them drives a real car and the other plays a videogame?In R vs R, Honda has pitched IndyCar driver Graham Rahal against pro gamer Peter "the SLAPtrain" Jeakins. In this very entertaining short video, both drive the Civic Type R that's closest to their profession, and the lap times come close. Very close. But you'll have to watch the above clip to see just how well the drivers are matched.One of the most interesting things about the clip is that Rahal isn't just driving against a pre-set time — his Civic is fitted with a "mixed-reality" windshield, giving him the ability to see a "ghost" version of Jeakins' virtual Civic on the track — just like you would see one in a video game, in real time. But like Rahal says, "In simulation, you don't have fear. In real life you do." Wise … [Read more...] about Honda Civic Type R vs. Type R: When real races virtual, who wins?