Category Archives: Random Stuff!

Transformula One: more than meets the wallet

Transformula One: more than meets the wallet
Okay, so we’ve all seen those “Evolution of Formula 1” videos before, where the cars cycle through the years in an impressive show of CGI skill. This one from Shell is particularly impressive, as is this delightfully elegant one. But this new one is particularly special. It aired before the Brazilian GP and the level of detail squeezed into it is utterly remarkable, as are the “Transformers” style animations. Maybe this could be an idea for F1? Cars that ...

Print a Porsche!

Print a Porsche!
Got a 3D printer? Want a Porsche Cayman? Well, thanks to Porsche, if you have the former you can now also have the latter. Well… kind of. You see Porsche has just released 3D printing data for the Cayman S so you can now literally print your own at home. Don’t get all overcome with visions of super-cheap summer motoring though, as the data is simply for a small model. Still, it is pretty cool, and it is a small step closer to the day when we can simply print out a new body for ...

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…

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…

“When this baby hits 88 mile per hour, you’re gonna see some serious shit…”

If you love movies and cars, then you have to check out the AFICIONAUTO YouTube channel. In each episode photographer and filmmaker Chris Rutkowski looks at a different iconic movie car and the people that own them. The videos are fascinating, fun and beautifully filmed and well worth a look. Check out the first episode above, all about a certain DeLorean, then head over to the YouTube channel by clicking here to check out the episodes on the 1969 TV Batmobile, Magnum P.I’s Ferrari ...

Serious muscle

Check out this video of an utterly incredible Hot Rod called Double Trouble. It is a 1927 Ford Model T sitting on a custom-built 1.5-inch tube chassis. It is powered by TWO 4.6-litre Ford modular V8s with FOUR, yep that’s right, FOUR superchargers that produce an approximate power output of around 900kW!! And it is built by a kiwi! The first thing that Gordon Tronson, the creator of this magnificent beast, says in the video is that he grew up in New Zealand. As if this explains it. ...

“It’s a terrible car!”

Fictional news legend Ron Burgundy has been pushing the Dodge Durango lately. We LOVE the videos (They are here, here and here). Dodge Durango sales are up 59 percent. Ron gives his REAL opinion on the car on Conan O’Brien. Suckers…

Elephant partakes in shameless product promotion…

It may be shameless, but it is pretty cool. We are currently in Thailand on the launch of the latest Ford Fiesta. During a break in the drive programme we stopped at the brilliant Thai Elephant Conservation Centre, where we witnessed this shameless, but thoroughly brilliant piece of promotion – an elephant writing the word “FORD” with a paint brush and , appropriately, blue paint. Perhaps the worst part of all of it was how unsettlingly the elephants penmanship was better ...