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The feathers are flying between Mercedes-Benz and Jaguar .

Two days after the British brand mocked its German counterpart’s Magic Body Control commercial with one of its own, Mercedes shot back with its own tasty zing, pumping up its Pre-Safe brake system by saying that "cat-like reflexes aren’t fast enough" and accompanying that with an image of an S-Class about to hit a jaguar if not for the beauty of its Pre-Safe brake system.

Subtle and brilliant at the same time, Mercedes.

More importantly, this light ribbing between these two brands harkens us back to a time when things like this happened far more often than they do now. Audi and BMW used to famously do this back in the day, but that rivalry has been muted in the past few years for one reason or another.

There’s nothing wrong with healthy competition, least of all when two companies engage with the silliness of nine-year olds.

It’s all harmless ribbing at the end of the day.

Click past the jump to watch the Mercedes ad that got the jokes started and Jaguar’s funny reply to it

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If you happen to be browsing the Internet for the perfect holiday gift for your loved ones and would like to have good laugh doing so, why not read on to find out the most ludicrously expensive holiday gifts that you can buy these days. These are hand-picked, official merchandise put up for sale by world-famous car brands, like Ferrari , Lamborghini , Aston Martin , and others.

Very few among us could actually afford them, and if you are a sort of person who would not mind spending a thousand dollars on some carbon-fiber origami, we have provided direct links to the website to help you out with your shopping.

Before you click past the jump to read more about these uber-expensive items, we would like to wish all of you an early Merry Christmas and a very happy and prosperous New Year.

Click past the jump to see the five most overpriced automobile swag.

Posted on by Simona  
Nissan 370Z

We’re pretty sure that most of you have heard, or maybe even said, "man, I would give my left nut to get that car." We are also pretty sure that anyone who has uttered those words would likely back off of them when the opportunity presented itself. Well, we found one man that took someone up on the offer... sort of.

Enter in Mark Parisi, the man that essentially sold his testicle to buy his dream car, a Nissan 370Z . He announced on CBS’s show The Doctors that his testicle will go to medical science research and that his reward for the donation was a cool 35k. Just enough to buy the 370Z that he so dearly desired.

We don’t know about you, but selling off one-third of your manhood for a $35,000 Nissan seems a little crazy, but that’s just our opinion. Now, we may have a tougher debate if said manhood removal would net us a Ferrari LaFerrari or a Porsche 918 Spyder . We guess everyone has their price...

Click past the jump to read more about the Nissan 370Z.

Source: News

Happy Halloween, TopSpeed faithful, and as we do on most holidays, we have put together a special article to get you in the spirit of the season. This time around, we polled 30 key members of the automotive editorial industry, yours truly included, to find what car best symbolizes Halloween to them.

Now, the symbol of Halloween doesn’t necessarily mean it is a scary car. It could be a car that simply reminded the person of their childhood and trick-or-treating; maybe a car that looks like a pumpkin; maybe one that is set to tackle the zombie apocalypse ; maybe a car so ugly that it looks like it is wearing a scary costume; or maybe even the car that the bad guy in a horror flick drove.

So, kick back, relax, snag a few mini chocolate bars from you kid’s bag — claiming the wrapper looks "tampered with" — and check out what cars remind the brass of automotive journalism of Halloween.

Click past the jump to read all 30 journalists’ favorite Halloween cars.

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When someone comes to ask you if you want to spend an entire day with the Lamborghini Aventador coupe and roadster versions, the only correct answer will be:

"Yes, please!"

Or... “Si Si Prego,” in bad Italian if you want to have them for a few extra days.

This is exactly what the guys over the British magazine AutoCar did when they were invited to spend the day with the Aventador.

What can you do when you have both the Aventador Coupe and Roadster in your garage? Not much, right? While most of the people will try to put them next to their usual competitors, AutoCar decided to do something a little bit more interesting. They put the two supercars one next to the other and wanted to see which one is the best. In theory they should deliver the same driving experiences, but in real life is a little bit different.

AutoCar didn’t put the two models on a 0 to 60 mph test, not quarter mile or top speed. Instead they wanted to see if the two models can fly!

Check out the video after the jump to see which of the two Aventador models did the best on this test of jumping talent.

Jenson Button and Tony Stewart rarely bump heads. In fact, they are on completely different levels, as Benson competes in F1 and is a triathlete, while Smoke races primarily in NASCAR and the last triathlon that he competed in likely included Hooters chicken wings and Miller Lite. Not that we’re saying Smoke is out of shape; he’s just not on Button’s level.

Well, the two have finally come head to head in a competition, but they aren’t doing some crazy F1 vs. NASCAR gimmick; rather, they are trying to one-up each other in an attempt to sell you on just how good Mobil 1 oil is. And let us tell you, Smoke definitely gives it his best performance and may have even gotten the better of Button.

You may be wondering what pushed Stewart over the top? Well, we’ll sum up his ticket to victory in one word "sodacookies." Now that is something we can all get down with.

Check out the videos to see exactly what these two are up to.

One more video after the jump

If there’s one thing we know about the Stig, it’s that he never gets awestruck no matter how big the celebrity he meets. It didn’t happen with Tom Cruise or Cameron Diaz.

And apparently, it didn’t happen with Honda’s very own ASIMO .

Top Gear’s tame racing driver was recently featured in a hilarious new ad promoting the new look Top Gear Magazine. In the video, ASIMO tries to engage The Stig in a good ol’ fashioned dance-off, only to be met with the kind of stony indifference that has made the latter the enigmatic character that he is.

Numerous attempts prove futile until The Stig, still with his arms crossed, decides to just leave ASIMO in grooving to God-knows-what.

If for nothing else, its a pretty hilarious video that should provide quite the chuckle for anybody who wants to watch it. Anytime you can get the The Stig and ASIMO in one room on a proverbial dance-off, it makes for a must-watch video.

Even if one of them wants no part of it.

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From the series: "Which was first: the chicken or the egg?" we present you the latest series of Sealed Air’s Professor Packaging called "Will it Break?" It is pretty clear that the new series if a spoof of Top Gear’s "Will it Drift" question, except that it is more fun to watch!

Professor Packaging took an egg to a famous racetrack where he tied it to a the back of a Caterham 7 racecar in an attempt to see if the egg would break or not while the car is driving at high speeds. Behind the wheel was young driver Daniel Lloyd – AKA “Stag” – who did quite an amazing job behind the wheel.

So, what do you think; did the egg brake or not? Check the video to learn the answer to this question and also let us know what show do you prefer: "Will it break?" or "Will it drift?"

The Fast and Furious franchise is preparing to release the sixth installment in a month’s time and as you can expect, the hype and buzz surrounding the movie is deafening.

Recently, NitroRCX produced a short parody video of the Fast and Furious 6 Super Bowl commercial we saw last February. Although not entirely a parody in every sense of the word, the re-edited trailer does have one huge difference from the real version: it makes use of R/C cars in place of the real, live models used in the movie.

Despite the small flaws in the “remake,” this version of the trailer definitely hypes us up for the new movie.

A case can definitely made that this version made by NitroRCX has served as a better trailer for the upcoming blockbusters than any of what we’ve seen in the past months.

Click past the jump to check out the actual trailer from which this parody version was based on

Source: NitroRCX

Ah, April Fool’s Day has finally arrived and the news wire was chock-full with fake stories and all sorts of Tom Foolery. We ran into our fair share while combing the wire for good stories and thus far, have run into a few goodies. So, we’ll outline a few of our favorites.

First up is the “Driver Mod” courtesy of Stage 3 Motorsports. For “only” $300,000, you can buy this easy-to-install modification that replaces, well, YOU with an autonomous driver that will make your car smoke the competition. The only flaw is that it is not compatible with pine-scented air fresheners… Then again, who really is?

Another one we found rather hilarious is the report from Left Lane News of an AWD M5 diesel wagon with a manual transmission. Granted, this one was a tad over the top and the commenters didn’t take to well to it, but we still found the smorgasbord of Bimmer models rolled into one gut wrenching.

The BRZ Hybrid Diesel Convertible press release would have made it into this list had it been executed a little better. But, we’ll give Suby credit for at least trying.

Click past the jump to read more of our favorites and the TopSpeed April Fool’s article


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