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We all remember the Pepsi Max prank where Jeff Gordon took a "car salesperson" on the ride of his lifetime. Well, it turned out that this video was a complete fake, and the folks at Jalopnik were one of the first to catch the issues eventually led to us all figuring out it was a fake.

Jalopnik didn’t stop at just mentioning it, they went above and beyond by digging deep into the video and picking out every little detail that made it fake. Well, apparently, Jeff Gordon and the Folks at Pepsi didn’t take too kindly to this, and they decided to take the author of these pieces, Travis Okulski, on his own little surprise joyride.

The video is downright hilarious, and Travis makes it rather clear that the clip is 100-percent real. Have a look at the video (above) and let us know how you would react in the same situation.

You can also check out Travis’s recollection of the whole event here.

Click past the jump to see the original (fake) Test Drive video.

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What does Christmas mean to you?

We’re pretty sure everyone out there has a different response to this question. But what if we ask what song do you associate with Christmas? The answer to this question is most likely "Jingle Bells," right?

You heard this song many times and sung in many different ways, by grownups or kids, live or on TV, but how many of you heard the song sang by a bunch of supercars ? Yes, you read it right: supercars!

Youtube user jorrie2 wanted to see how this song will sound like while played by the strongest engines in the world, so he gathered all of the exhaust notes he could find and put them together in this cool compilation. We’re sure there were numerous hours put into this exhaust-umental piece, so our hats go off to him.

From the folks here at TopSpeed, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and enjoy this video to kick off your gift opening!

When trolling the interwebz, there is no telling what sort of shenanigans one can find, and in honor of Christmas, we’ve dug up this amazing example of time-well-spent: a Mitsubishi Lancer covered in over 3,000 LED lights.

This video, which was recorded last year, shows the 2004 Lancer ’s illuminated transformation, as it’s consumed by Christmas lights in an eerie horror film-like garden of possessed strands of wires. The Lancer, now wearing a coat of many colors, rolls down the streets bringing Christmas cheer to homes along the road and bystanders observing a parade.

According to the YouTube page, a simple power inverter was needed to light the 3,000 bulbs without needing to upgrade the car’s alternator, thanks to the low power needs of LEDs. We’re not sure how the lights were actually attached to the car, besides perhaps an excessive number of Scotch tape rolls.

The videography is half the fun in this three-minute production. Camera shakes, blurred lights, and out-of-focus shots make images of a car covered in lights somehow more interesting. Not to mention the creative plot line of parasite Christmas lights attacking a moving vehicle. Our hats are off to these guys and their ludicrous Lancer, but we’re hoping they shoot some slow-motion sideways drift action for their next iteration of the series.

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People around the world cook different animals and birds around the holidays, but no mater the meat you need to prepare, cooking can sometimes be very difficult. However, Youtube user Shmee150 found a very special way of cooking the Christmas turkey that is right up our alley.

He makes use of a car, of course, but not an ordinary car. He uses a Lamborghini Aventador with some cool updates from Oakley Design. Oakley’s updates include a full titanium exhaust system that adds another 60 horsepower to the car’s final output and a new rear spoiler that improves the car’s aerodynamic features.

Okay, so how do these updates help cook a turkey? Well, thanks the new exhaust system, the Aventador literally spits fire, so Shmee150 held the turkey to the flames as they shot from the tailpipe.

Of course, we are pretty sure that the turkey he ate in the end of the video is not the one cooked with the Aventador’s exhaust, especially considering the Aventaor isn’t the cleanest-running car on the planet at 370 g/km of CO2 emissions, but the idea behind this video is pretty cool.

Looks like Gymkhana isn’t the only viral phenomena we can expect from Ford these days.

This time a year ago, Ford of Europe released its own version of Ken Block’s now famous Gymkhana race-stunt series. Only that time, the role of Block was played by his inanimate cousin, Mental Block, and the Ford Fiesta rally car used in the stunts measured about four inches long.

So with Christmas once again upon us, the Blue Oval is back at it again with the second installment of Snowkhana, appropriately titled "Snowkhana Two." This time around, the Mental Block and his trusty steed find themselves in the always treacherous jungle called "under and around the Christmas tree."

Like a true savant drifter, Block and the Fiesta navigate around a pile of presents, other toy cars, a dinosaur, and even an excavator truck. And he did it all that while trying not to get too distracted by the cameo appearances of a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, Darth Vader, and Miley Cyrus riding on a wrecking ball...err...a Christmas ornament.

It’s all in good fun and a reminder to all of us that the holiday season still has the power to bring out the kids in all of us.

Click past the jump to watch Snowkhana One

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.

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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.

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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.


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