Looks can indeed be deceiving and if you watch this new Nissan Canada commercial for the Sentra SE-R, you would think that the cars that were used during filming were actual Nissan vehicles.
Ok, that last statement isn’t entirely true and only somebody with a warped sense of dimensions would think that the car used in the ad is a real Sentra SE-R. Memo to you buddy: those are 1/10th scale RC models of the Sentra SE-R.
The more you watch the ad though, the more those cars begin to look like the real thing. Then again, Nissan isn’t exactly a neophyte when it comes to making commercials using RC vehicles so we shouldn’t at all be surprised that they dusted off an old marketing trick to promote their new Sentra SE-R.
If it works, it works. We shouldn’t be blaming Nissan for not coming out with something new to attract our attention. Rather, we should be blaming ourselves for continuing to enjoy something these guys have already done before. And to be honest, we can’t get enough of the commercial.
The Kia Forte Koup is, top to bottom, one of the best models in Kia’s line-up - and that’s saying a lot. Fortunately for our neighbors in the Great White North, Kia will be releasing an upgraded package of the Forte Koup exclusively for them - a new R package that will be available for either the SX or EX model.
Among the new features included in the R package includes a performance exhaust, AIM drop-in performance air filter, stiffer springs, a strut tower brace, front skirts, side sills and a rear spoiler. The package is finished by 18-inch Europa wheels that are wrapped in Yokohama S-Drive rubber.
Sadly, the package comes with no performance upgrades, although we’re sure that those lucky Canadians wouldn’t mind it one bit because the car looks extremely awesome.
Driving a car may be second nature to a lot of us, but even the most experienced of drivers would have second thoughts about driving a car on tack in icy conditions. Obvious danger notwithstanding, nobody in their right mind would even attempt to do such a thing, unless of course, they were a Formula One driver.
To promote the return of Formula One to the Giles Villenueve circuit in Montreal, Sebastian Buemi, a driver for the Toro Rosso Formula One team, took a stab at driving his Toro Rosso Red Bull F1 car on the icy track of the Villenueve circuit. Armed with a special set of tungsten-studded Bridgestone tyres, Buemi blasted through the circuit as if it was just another day of practice.
Just goes to show that when it comes to driving skills, there are those that are good at it, and there are those that are born with it.
When things are going bad, it couldn’t possibly get any worse, right?
Try telling it to this guy.
After having his BMW 3-Series E90 become the victim of an attempted burglary where the driver side window was smashed, the owner was on his way to have it fixed when a blizzard suddenly struck, leaving him stuck at home. So he called a tow truck to help him but due to the terrible conditions of the winter storm, the tow truck never came and his E90 was left outside to endure the wrath of Mother Nature.
Needless to say, the car ended up getting buried under a massive pile of snow and because his window was broken, the snow ended up inside his car, freezing the interior in the process.
It took eight of his friends to dig out the buried E90 but not before the damage had been done. Snow may be fun for a lot of people, but when it’s of this quantity, it becomes a headache for a lot of people and this poor guy from Canada – and his BMW 3-Series E90 - had to bear witness to all of it.
Lexus will only make 500 units of the LF-A, making it a rat race for anybody who’s interested in the highly-anticipated supercar’s release on January 11, 2010.
And if you’re living in North America, you’re going to have to act faster because only 150 units will come your way. Even worse for the Canadians is the fact that only 10 will be offered to the Great White North.
The number was confirmed by Lexus shortly after the company announced that the cars can be had through a lease program. Not that we’d think you’d have enough money to buy the LF-A straight up, but let’s be real; you won’t find that many people with around $400,000 – the cars expected price tag - lying around in your room.
What makes the LF-A so special – apart from the obvious top-notch performance package – is that each of the 500 cars will be customized uniquely depending on the tastes of the customer, including the type of interior stitching they’d want for their LF-As. Consequently, each of the 500 LFAs that are going to be made won’t be completed until a customer’s order has been completed.
Remember that outrageous parking mishap that occurred a week ago in Ontario, Canada involving a BMW X5 driving on top of two cars?
It turns out that the surveillance video capturing the whole incident has been a popular video over the Internet with over 1.5 million people having watched the incident. One of the unfortunate victims of the accident was one Todd Jamison, who, if you watch the video again, owns the white Hyundai Elantra that the X5 unceremoniously flattened.
The sad part is, Jamison just finished off paying for the car a month ago so you could imagine his dismay seeing his freshly paid-for Elantra get flattened beyond repair. Fortunately, the folks from Hyundai motors Canada got hold of the video and decided to lift up Mr. Jamison’s spirits by
giving him a brand-new Hyundai Elantra Touring. It’s a pretty nice gesture from Hyundai and – as you can see in the video – something that Todd Jamison didn’t see coming.
As far as the woman responsible for the mishap, we don’t know if she felt guilty and wanted to turn herself in or she was just plain stupid returning to the scene of her crime because the day after the accident, she came back to Extreme Fitness and was identified by one of its employees. From what we’ve gathered, Little Miss Destruction Derby has been charged with failing to remain at the scene of an accident.
This is a video is a reminder that despite your cars being parked in an orderly manner at a parking lot, it’s still not safe from reckless drivers who have momentary lapses in judgment.
The incident happened in a parking lot outside an Extreme Fitness gym on Thornhill, Ontario. The surveillance video begins without incident – a group of cars parked quietly in the lot. Then, a BMW X5 shows up and is about to quietly park in one of the empty slots when the driver somehow accelerates the X5, going over the hoods of two hapless vehicles in the process.
With nobody in sight to see his boo-boo – or so he thought – the driver of the X5 quickly reverses his SUV out of the parking lot and goes about his merry way as if nothing happened. Unfortunately, the surveillance team captured every second of his buccaneering ways and once he’s identified, he’s going to have to pay a steep price for his over-eagerness to park.
Vancover was the scene of yet another Nissan GT-R crash after the owner of the sports car slammed into a VanCity Credit Union Bank. Fortunately, except for the driver who had a few gashes here and there, nobody was hurt or seriously injured from the accident.
According to News 1130, the GT-R barely hit a few civilians, including one who was just in front of the car after it crashed into a row of ATM machines. Another woman was inches away from being run over before jumping out of the way seconds before it would’ve hit her.
The police are currently investigating the situation and are not ruling out the idea that the GT-R may have been going faster than it should have, which probably led to the driver losing control of the car.
The driver was fortunate that nobody was seriously hurt because he would’ve had to face a much stiffer penalty than just paying for the damages. Then again, crashing a GT-R onto a bank is going to be pretty damaging to his bank account anyway.
To commemorate its 20th anniversary, Infiniti of Canada used the 14th annual Canadian Art Gallery Hop Gala to formally unveil a completely tattooed G37. The car, which the company is proudly naming the G37 Anniversary Art Project Vehicle, was painted by renowned Montreal Artist Heidi Taillefer.
Infiniti also partnered with the world-famous circus touring group, Cirque du Soleil, on the project, and if you look closely at Taillefer’s artwork on the G37, you’ll notice that the design was inspired by no less than the highly innovative circus itself.
The partnership between Infiniti and Cirque du Soleil was formed as a result of the two company’s simultaneous anniversary celebrations. In addition to Inifiniti celebrating their 20th year in existence, Cirque du Soleil is celebrating an important milestone anniversary of its own, 25 years of entertaining and delighting crowds from all over the world.
Nobody said that you can’t own your own Audi R8, even if it’s the two-dimensional, garden variety type.
That’s exactly what Audi Canada is promoting. In a unique ploy to get you to make your neighbors believe you have the Audi supercar in your garage, Audi Canada is selling a garage door wrap that is designed with an R8 parked inside.
Now, don’t get too excited. The R8 is nothing more than an enhanced photo and dreams of having the real one will cost you millions more. But if you’re the type who has status-seeking neighbors, then this should make them green with envy – at least until they find out that its nothing more than a wrap.
At first we thought that this was created by a novelty store that decided to use the R8 as some sort of prank. But after finding out that Audi Canada was behind this, we had to give them props for a really swell marketing ploy.
In the event that you fancy yourself decorating your garage with an R8, you can get this wrap for $469 Canadian.