By now all of the kiddos have ripped through all of the Christmas wrapping to unveil the toys that Saint Nick was kind enough to swing by in the middle of the night to all of the good boys and girls. And now we can see what may have been the vehicle used to lug around all of those presents in a speedy fashions.
This Ferrari 360 Modena limousine is just about the craziest and best limo we’ve ever seen. It was spotted a few days before Christmas by shoppers in upmarket Knightsbridge, London where it took up two parking spaces. It was created by cutting a regular 360 Modena in half and adding seats in the middle to provide interior room for eight people, or a bunch of presents.
Estimated at £250,000 ($390,000 at the current exchange rates), this is the fastest limousine in the world - it can hit a top speed of 166 mph. Of course, there’s only one in existence and we’re guessing the big jolly guy has dibs.
"’Every boy wants to get into a Ferrari, this was a way for people to be able to do that with seven mates. It’s the biggest and craziest vehicle you can get. We made it because we wanted to create the ultimate Ferrari experience," said Dan Cawley - the designer of the limo.
Hit the jump for a short video of the limousine. Full story
In the Christmas night the busiest man on Earth is Santa - that’s no doubt. And during the years Rudolph has been a real help, but maybe is time for it to take a little brake, especially now that Ford has designed this special Evos Sleigh Concept.
The concept is powered by a 1.0-litre EcoBoost cylinder engine that delivers a total of 125 HP and 125 lbs-ft of torque. Of course this is much more power than the one delivered by Santa’s nine reindeer. But, Ford did some math and apparently this Evos Sleigh Concept is cheaper to maintain than the reindeer: currently Santa currently spends in excess of £122 million (about $191 million) on carrots to fuel his reindeer each year, but with the new Evos sleigh he will reduce cost to just £12 million ($18 million).
"They may look cute, but Santa’s team of nine reindeer create a staggering 214,670 tons of CO2 equivalent emissions each year, so something had to be done to help him re-discover his greener roots," said Ford car designer Paul Wraith.
Its not that we do not like Ford’s idea, but we like the reindeer better. And we really like to hear every year: "Go Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen and Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen!"
The man may have been dead for 60-something years, but Adolf Hitler is still wreaking havoc these days, albeit in a different manner that what he used to do.
These days, Hitler has been reduced to a funny skit that involves him complaining about anything that wrinkles his mustache. The latest video involves his frustration regarding the better numbers the Ford Shelby GT500 has over the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.
It’s not enough to incite another World War, but you could see the German dictator isn’t all too happy that Ford has one-upped Chevrolet in the race for muscle car supremacy.
The video is based on the 2004 film Downfall and it’s been on You Tube for a couple of years now, having been treated to accommodate a variety of hilarious scenarios where Hitler loses his lid over anything that irks him.
It’s a hilarious watch, especially when you see Hitler getting all too excited about the Camaro ZL1’s debut at the LA Auto Show only to see the GT500 do it one better. Seriously, the guys over at GM pretty much dragged the Camaro ZL1 through the dirt, picked it back up, stepped on it, and then dragged it again.
There’s some vulgarity in the subtitles so you best watch out for those. Otherwise, sit back and enjoy the show.
At this time of the year, Santa Claus is probably getting his reindeer ready for what is always a busy next few weeks. It’s hard enough to drop down chimneys and bring presents to every house with a young child, but it’s equally as tough to be doing it with out-of-shape reindeer.
But thanks to Bullett Motorsports, Rudolph and the gang could take a few days off this year, thanks to a brand new ride that was delivered exclusively for Saint Nick himself: a Cadillac CTS-V.
In this video, we see Santa Claus getting his hands on his "new sled," which appropriately enough was given a red nose, some matching antlers, and a nameplate that says "reindeer."
To our surprise, Santa seems to be at-home with the CTS-V, even finding the right mix of acceleration and hand brake-handling to serve up a couple of burnouts with his new "Rudo-llac."
We didn’t know Santa was so efficient in the art of donuts because history has shown the only donuts he knows about are the kind with sugar glaze on it. Seeing the man perform the "other kind" of donut with relative ease makes us love the man even more.
Raise your hand if you ever thought you’d see a Bugatti Veyron in a supermarket. Of all the places you can find one of the fastest cars on the planet, it sitting idly between the dairy and the fruits and vegetable sections of a French supermarket isn’t really one of them.
But there it was, glistening ever so brightly for all the supermarket goers to drool over. The photos come courtesy of Bugatticars.Over-Blog.com, who somehow found themselves at the CORA mall in Mundolsheim, France in the presence of a Bugatti Veyron in attendance as part of a marketing stunt to allow everyday folks to get up close and personal with the supercar.
Let’s just hope nobody spilled a carton of milk on the car after walking past it.
Check out more photos of the Bugatti Veyron posing ever so proudly in the supermarket bu clicking on the link provided.
In the Philippines, "Bahala na si Batman" - translated, it means: "Leave it to Batman" - is a popular phrase people say when they’re in a conundrum. The whole premise of that quote is that whatever pickle we find ourselves in, Batman always has a solution.
What we found out earlier today unfortunately shattered that myth because even the Caped Crusader has no answer when it comes to changing a flat tire on his Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder.
The whole escapade happened in Maryland earlier this week when the Howard county Police department responded to a 911 call emanating from Route 29, north of Washington, D.C. The call, which came from a passing motorist, said: "There is a disabled motorist southbound on 29. He’s in the left lane, he’s in like a Lamborghini. He is dressed in a Batman costume and he is hanging out halfway in the roadway."
Knowing that people could still be on their Halloween hangover, the responding officers thought the call was nothing more than a prank. Then they got to the scene and saw the Lamborghini. And then they saw Batman.
As it turned out, the Dark Knight was on his way to a Washington hospital for an appearance when he blew out one of the tires in his Gallardo Spyder. After a short while, the Gallardo was eventually towed away and Batman was picked up by one of his buddies - we suspect it was Alfred - to drop him off at his appearance.
But that wasn’t before a Howard County officer took a posterity photo with Batman, probably to show his kids that at one point in his life, he was the one that came to the Caped Crusader’s aid.
For as much as we love a little daring-do here and there, some things are just way to dangerous for nonathletic blokes like us to pull off. Make no mistake, we enjoy occasional thrill-seeking exploits, but for the most part, the things that are too dangerous to do are probably best left to the talented or the mentally unstable.
Take this particular dude, for example. We don’t know if he’s the former or the latter, but we do know that he can jump really high and he’s got great timing.
It’s one thing to fake jumping over a car - hello there, Kobe Bryant! - but to actually do a legitimate jump on an actual Lamborghini Gallardo is all sorts of impressive.
Sure, the Gallardo was reportedly going only 50 mph, but its still a car and its still moving, making it a lot more dangerous than just jumping over a pile of boxes.
We applaud the gentleman for his successful jump, but under no circumstances will we come to trying that jump for ourselves. And even if we did, there’s a good chance that we probably won’t make it past the hood.
Couch potatoes everywhere need to hold onto their remotes. A supercharged couch has just threatened the endless TV watching lives of people everywhere. On September 26, 2011, a couch was hooked up with a 1400cc motor and headed to Camden Airport in Sydney to meet up with a traffic-free runway. During its high speed shot down the runway, the powered-up couch reached an incredible top speed of 101 mph, achieving a world record.
So you see, you don’t need a Bugatti Veyron to kick ass and take names. All you need is a stationary object, a killer engine, and a little creativity to achieve an impressive record. Of course, we’d be more impressed if the speedy couch came with a television set. Hey, there’s a couch potato in all of us.
Hit the jump to see how they attached the motor to the couch to begin with. Full story
Has Top Gear gone soft? Or is this just a cute and funny way to poke some fun at the popular TV show? For fans of the candid and quick-witted show, you’ll be happy to know that it’s the latter.
Somebody who apparently had far too much free time on his hands decided to create his own version of Top Gear, starring the characters of ’My Little Pony’.
Yep. My Little Pony.
Using clever editing and split-second audio syncing, the guy who created this video was able to build a three-minute episode of the show, complete with the opening credits, a Stig lap time, and a Star In A Reasonably Priced Car. Heck, he even managed to come up with cutesy names for the four protagonists of the show: Rarity Clarkson, Fluttershy Hammond, Pinkie Pie May, and Stiglight Sparkle.
We’ll admit, it’s an entertaining, albeit mildly confusing take on Top Gear. But for sheer ’awwwwsss’ and laughs alone, it’s well worth watching, especially if you can picture Clarkson as a unicorn.
Stunt men and stunt women, or as they’d like to refer to themselves, stunt actors, play unforgiving roles in movies. While the lead actors get all the smiles, headlines, and photo ops, these stunt actors are the ones that are subject to danger. Lance Krall and Tony Hawk are about to change that with a new show called Crash & Burn. With the concept centered on the lives of these stunt actors, we finally get to see what its like to be one of these people.
The dangers involved are all real, but we now get to understand exactly why these people are all so interesting. The teaser video of the show will illustrate just how interesting - and crazy - these folks are.
It’s a little under two minutes long and there’s some NSFW language here and there, but with all the punishments these stunt actors take, you can’t blame them if they let out the occasional curse or two. Chances are, you’ll be doing the same when you start watching the show.