Author Archives: Oversteer

Comedy crash of the week

Comedy crash of the week
While every crash in a race is potentially dangerous, few are as comically funny as this one from the final race of the Australian Formula Ford championship in Sydney. Surprising air and wildly flailing suspension are always amusing. Of course, the driver – Simon Hodge – was unhurt. Otherwise it wouldn’t be funny now, would it?

Giving it the RS

RS6, that is. As in Audi RS6; 412kW of power, 700Nm of torque, all-wheel drive, 0 to 100km/h in a claimed 3.9 seconds (but it is actually faster than that…). That is what we had to play with today. Here is a quick teaser of some of the AWESOME footage we got. A full video is coming soon…

Bye bye Commodore…

Bye bye Commodore…
In an announcement that held no great surprises to anyone paying attention, General Motors today announced that Holden would “transition to a national sales company in Australia and New Zealand”. Which means goodbye to the venerable Commodore. Holden will discontinue vehicle and engine manufacturing and “significantly reduce” its engineering operations by the end of 2017, at which time it will become a national sales company, a national parts distribution operation ...

Steeri

Voice control. It’s just great. Of course, by “great” we actually mean “frustrating, annoying ...

“Where we’re going, we don’t need roads…”

“Where we’re going, we don’t need roads…”
No bridge? No problem. Getting across that pesky raging torrent without the aid of a handy bridge would be a bit of a problem in any other country. But not Russia. Just attach the car to a Flying Fox and fire it across that way. Problem solved. Although, you would think the sort of people ingenious enough to come up with this sort of solution would be able to wipe that bloody drop of water off the camera lens…

The Racers

This is brilliant. The wonderfully talented and passionate Antti Kalhola has just done another video that perfectly explains WHY F1 drivers race using just archival footage and perfectly judged quotes. It is compulsory viewing if you have forgotten why you love Formula One. Six minutes of pure awesome.