Not-So Fast & Furious: The Rejected Cars from the Fast & Furious
You can argue that the Toyota Supra Mk IV and the 1970 Dodge Charger became even more popular because of their appearance in the original movie. But while a lot of people associate these two cars and a slate of others with the franchise, there are just as many vehicles — if not more — that almost made it to the movie. Craig Lieberman was the technical director of the Fast & Furious, and according to him, a lot of cars were considered for the original movie but were ultimately rejected for one reason or another. It’s time to drag race down the Fast & Furious memory lane with Lieberman to learn which cars didn’t make it into the movie. There are a lot of them, including a few surprise omissions.
You Probably Won’t Understand This Ferrari 488 Pista Video, But You’ll Love It
The Ferrari 488 Pista was placed on this earth for one reason: to go fast. The scarlet demon is powered by a 3.9-liter biturbo V-8 engine that produces 711 horsepower and 567 pound-feet of torque. It’s capable of sprinting from 0 to 60 mph in only 2.85 seconds on its way to a top speed of 211 mph.
It’s going to take a special kind of supercar to match wits with the Pista, especially when it comes to setting lap times. German auto news outlet Auto Motor Und Sport wanted to find out just how fast the 488 Pista can go on a track, so they brought the Italian supercar to Mendig, a former military airbase in Germany that has been turned into a test track for automakers.
You’ve Never Seen The 2021 Toyota Supra Look This Good - Video
There are cars that are meant to be driven properly and there are cars that most often than not, act like very expensive enhancers for the driver’s ego. Just like its predecessor, the A90 Toyota Supra falls in the first category.
Nevermind BMW’s involvement in the project and those arguing the new Supra isn’t as charming as the model it replaces and not a Toyota anymore. Come sunset, the new Supra looks best with a thick layer of mud on its hips and a couple hundred more miles added to the odometer.
Vroom’s Super Bowl Ad Gives us a Cheeky Look at the Dark Side of Car Dealerships
Super Bowl LV is still three weeks away, but commercials for the big game are already coming out. We’ve always paid close attention to car commercials that’ll air during the game, but there are ads that have already come out, including this cheeky commercial from Vroom that highlights the dark side of the car-shopping process.
The 30-second spot aims to highlight Vroom’s business structure, which allows you to buy a car online and have it delivered to your door, or in this case, your street. From Vroom’s perspective, car buying should be this easy. Hard to argue that point.
Watch The Audi RS 6 Avant Take On The Lamborghini Urus In a Drag Race
The folks at Carwow are here again with yet another exciting drag race; this time between two cars from the same family. The Audi RS 6 and the Lamborghini Urus belong to two different categories altogether and aren’t in the same price bracket either. But, they feature the same engine, the same racing DNA, and almost identical specs on paper. How often do you see such close battles on a racing strip?
The Cool and Sad History Of The BMW 5 Series E60
Produced from 2003 to 2010, the fifth-generation BMW 5 Series is almost a classic now, mostly because it spawned the only M5 model with a V-10 engine, as well as one of only two station wagon M5 up until now. But upon its release in 2003, the E60 5 Series was actually hated by many BMW purists, who didn’t like the company’s new design direction.
Just like the E65-gen 7 Series launched in 2001, the fifth-gen 5 Series saw a big departure from traditional BMW styling, employing the then-new "flame surfacing" design. Chris Bangle is usually credited with the exterior styling of these cars (the rear end of the 7 Series was nicknamed "Bangle Butt"), but they were designed by someone else. And the story of the E60 5 Series is touching to say the least.
Have a Few Laughs At BMW’s Expense in "A Story of Generations"
It’s hard to believe that BMW’s iDrive infotainment system is 20 years old this year. But it is, and if you need a little reminder of that, this short film from Bimmer will give you all the reminding you need. The film stars a grumpy, foul-mouthed BMW E65 7 Series and a much younger BMW iX. The two talking Bimmers argue about which of them is the better car.
Curse words are uttered, feelings are hurt, and a resolution happens towards the end. It’s a weird short film that’ll make you wonder what Bimmer’s marketing folks are sipping these days, but there is a story that’s told perfectly here, too. This is a story of two generations of BMW that couldn’t be more different from each other, though the two do have ties that bind. Give it a watch and prepare to have feelings about it afterward.
Hyundai Sonata N Line Takes on Honda Accord and Acura TLX in a Drag Race
The new-generation Hyundai Sonata has, for the most part, received rave reviews from a lot of people. While it does lack the kind of power that you’d expect it to have, the sporty sedan is still an engaging drive. Fortunately, there is a version of the new Sonata that addresses output concerns regarding the standard model and its 2.5-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine.
Truth be told, the Sonata N-Line, with its 2..5-liter turbocharged four-banger unit, is more than just a step up from the standard Sonata. It plays in a different league where there’s enough power and performance to compete against the established models in its class, namely the Honda Accord and the Acura TLX. The folks from Throttle House took the track to find out, and the results, well, let’s just say that if you’re a betting man, you might be lighter in the pockets after watching this race.
Let Jay Jeno Tell You About This 1931 Bentley 8-Litre Mulliner Sedan
The Bentley 8 Liter came to life during uncertain times. One year before its debut, the Wall Street Crash of 1929 hit and come 1930, its effects were still rippling through the world economy. That’s why Bentley assembled just 100 units of the 8 Liter in a two-year span, between 1930 and 1932.
Toyota GR Yaris Meets Its Match in the Mini John Cooper Works GP
The world of hot hatches offers a what’s what of some of the finest pieces of automotive engineering in the world. For cars so small to offer so much performance potential, hot hatches are the Lord’s gift to those who want to satisfy their need for speed without bleeding their pockets dry. These days, the hottest among the hot hatches is the Toyota GR Yaris. This 257-horsepower juiced up critter is arguably one of the best cars Toyota has ever produced. It is, in many ways, a car that was developed to be more than just a hot hatch, but a testament to the performance capabilities of these pocket rockets that compels people to pay premium prices for the best ones.
The Toyota GR Yaris is on its way to becoming one of the best hot hatches in the world — if it isn’t there already — but before we can officially crown it as the best of the lot, it’s going to have to go through said lot, beginning with another hot hatch that punches way above its weight class: the Mini John Cooper Works GP. What better way to size up these two than in a good old-fashioned drag race, presented to all of us by YouTube channel Carwow.
The First In-Depth Look At The McLaren Sabre Will Rub You In All The Right Ways
The Sabre is McLaren’s most powerful non-hybrid supercar, only 15 units are slated for production, and it was built by MSO. Can it get more special than that? Well, yes. The answer is yes.
Rumor has it that the McLaren Sabre can hit 218 mph. We’re not surprised, given that it looks like the Senna and the Speedtail had a child. However, there’s more than meets the eye.
The Renault R5 - A Legendary Hatchback You Probably Forgot All About
There are moments when a carmaker’s ambitions go way beyond its financial or technological powers. But in pursuing said ambitions, only a select few companies managed to overcome any difficulties and deliver amazing car.
Take Renault, for example. Back in the late 70s and early 80s, the French firm simply couldn’t afford to fully develop a rally race car from the ground up. So it had to work with what it had, in this case the humble Renault 5, which through massive modding gave the raucous Renault R5 Turbo.
Chris Forsberg’s 370Z Rally Car Tribute: Sideways Gravel Shreds!
Believe it or not, Nissan is no stranger to rally racing. Back in 1996, the Japanese company raced at the Paris-Dakar Rally with a modded Terrano, albeit with zero success.
However, back in 1970, Nissan took a Datsun Bluebird 510 and made it into a rally car - dubbed the 1600SS - that won the East-African Safari Rally. One year after, in 1971, Nissan came back with a safari-style version of the 240Z. It, too, won the rally. That particular car is celebrated today with a one-off build based on the 370Z.
Check Out How The 2021 Audi RS6 Avant Compares to the 1994 Audi RS2
Don’t know who Doug DeMuro is by now? Well, Google is your friend. Those who are indeed familiar with DeMuro’s style of reviewing a car know that the man is absolutely unbeatable when it comes to unearthing quirks or hidden features. For you, this video should be like a fat slice of cake with a double topping of Audi RS goodness.
You Have To Hear The Pagani Huayra R’s Naturally Aspirated V-12!
The Pagani Huayra may be nine years old as of 2021, but it’s not going away anytime soon. The Italian company is preparing a new version of the V-12 supercar and it’s going to be the most extreme iteration yet. It’s called the Huayra R and it’s still somewhat of a mystery. Pagani just released a sound sample of its V-12 engine and it’s one of the best sounding supercars out there!
You Can Now Gain 200 Horsepower In Your Chevy C8 Corvette With a Bolt-On Supercharger
If there’s one thing we know about Chevrolet Corvette enthusiasts, it’s that this crowd isn’t a patient lot. That’s important to know because the more powerful Corvette C8 Z06 hasn’t been revealed yet, and instead of patiently waiting for the model to drop, owners have turned to the aftermarket world to get their fix of extra power.
A sea of turbocharged setups has already hit the market, but supercharged options have been dry, at least until now. Kansas-based supercharger company ProCharger has just revealed the first supercharger option for the new Corvette C8, and it is a doozy. The full specs are yet to be announced, but the tuner has provided Corvette C8 owners something to look forward to: an extra 200 horsepower. That’s a promising start, at the very least.
This Beat-Up Lada Has Rear Legs, ’Walks’ Around Like It’s Nothing
Car tuners in America are often geared towards power, power, and more power. Car tuners in Europe, on the other hand, are more sophisticated in their approach, preferring to cover all the bases required of a proper tuning setup.
Then there are car tuners in Russia, a lot of whom aren’t bashful about veering into the crazy side of car tuning. Russian tuner Garage 54 is probably best known for this approach, and when it collaborates with car-crazy Russian YouTube channel Workroom Siberia, you get projects like the Lada Walker, a beat-up Lada that’s been custom-tuned to walk. Yes, walk. Welcome to Mother Russia, folks.
Does Ceramic Coating Your Car Really Work?
A lot of information can be culled from the Internet regarding ceramic coating, but we’ll point you in the direction of YouTube channel Warped Perception where host Matt Mikka provides an interesting experiment on the effects of ceramic coating. It’s a fascinating watch, especially if you’re actually considering putting ceramic coating on your car. There’s a lot of information about it, sure, but you can’t have too many before you make an informed decision. So, does ceramic coating really work? Let’s find out.