According to an Italian Speed Camera, The Ford Focus Is The Fastest Road Car On the Planet
Imagine cruising down the highway at 703 kmh (about 437 mph) in a Ford Focus. You and I both know that this is downright impossible, and even if it was, the Ford Focus is the last car on Earth that you’d want to do it in. Well, despite the logical conclusion that this didn’t happen, an Italian speed camera – in the most epic of epic glitches – flagged an Italian driver at exactly that 703 kmh in a 70 kmh zone. One would think that glitches happen on occasion and someone would have noticed, but that isn’t the case. A few days later, the driver was issued an €863.60 ($974) speeding fine and 10 points, the latter of which is halfway to suspension if your license is clean.
The Holy Grail Garage Is Literally Automotive Heaven on Earth In a Church
Owning a car, especially if it’s a sports car or something that you simply wouldn’t leave parked out on the curb, often involves finding the best storage space if you don’t have your very own garage.
There are many companies that are more than happy to take in your car during the cold months or simply when you’re away but only the Holy Grail Garage will park your car inside a former church.
I Bet You Can’t Score 100-Percent on This Car Emoji Quiz
The same outlet that tested your speed compared to Tesla’s emergency braking system now wants to see if you can identify some of the world’s biggest car manufacturers in a new emoji quiz. These aren’t new emojis, so you’ve seen them before and used them before. So, put your knowledge and logic to the test and see just how well you score in the new emoji quiz game below. I’m willing to bet that you can’t get 100-percent!
Fair warning: some are harder than others, so make sure you put on your thinking cap!
Dark Humor: Ford Mustang owner gets "COV1D19" license plate
The novel coronavirus known as COVID-19 has infected hundreds of thousands and killed more than 16,000 people as of March 23. It also created a global panic, causing businesses to either reduce their activity or shut down completely.
Needless to say, it’s not something you can joke about, but an Ohio man decided dark humor is the way to go and applied for a license plate that says "COV1D19." The plate is currently pending approval from the state’s Bureau of Motor Vehicles and if it’s approved, it will find its way on a customized 1986 Ford Mustang GT.
Someone Has Seriously Already Made a Tesla Cyberbike!
The Cyberbike is here! Well, it’s not built by Tesla, but anything that’s weird can now be prefixed with “Cyber”, right?
Famous YouTuber Casey Neistat converted an electric bike to a Tesla Cybertruck-inspired Cyberbike just by adding an aluminum frame to it. Putting the ridiculous idea on the side for a second, this is actually one of the neatest hacks we’ve seen in recent times. Do you want a bullet-proof body? Well, Tesla could do it. The rear-view mirrors could be shatter-proof too… or maybe not.
Subaru Doesn’t Give F.U.C.K.S About Naming Its Special Edition Car; Issues An Apology After Getting Mocked And Trolled
The Subaru Forester has been around for over two decades and has made a name for itself in the industry. Although it is on the verge of becoming an icon for the company since it’s the kind of compact SUV that sells itself, Subaru recently made a blunder.
At the Singapore Auto Show, Subaru brought a special edition of the SUV called ’Forester Ultimate Customized Kit Special.’ This created a huge uproar and people couldn’t stop mocking the FUCKS acronym. Subaru later apologized for it once it realized the unfortunate mistake. But, can you control the wildfire once it’s started?
A Look Back at Some of Santa’s Exotic and Most Luxurious Sleighs
Nobody really knows how often Santa upgrades his sleigh, but what if he wanted to shop for a new model altogether? Well, over the past five or six years, publications like Car Magazine have challenged automakers to design a new sleigh for Santa. Automakers like Bentley, Land Rover, and even Vauxhall have designed new sleighs for Santa in the past, so needless to say, Santa has had a lot to choose from.
I don’t recall seeing any designs last year, and have only seen one this year. But, when you consider the long list of available sleighs at his disposal, there are still at least a few on standby, just waiting to be plucked from some secret, magical garage that is undoubtedly located somewhere at the North Pole.
Since we haven’t seen too many fresh designs for the 2015, I decided to revisit a few of the sleighs created in the years past. Most of the sleighs are exotic, or out of this world – and one even looks like a fighter jet – but why wouldn’t Santa take advantage of all the latest technology? You may have seen one or two of the designs in the past, but it’s always fun to revisit things like this during the holidays. Which of the following sleighs do you think Santa is going to use this year?
2016 Ferrari GTC4Lusso Sleigh 2.0
Here at TopSpeed, we’ve got a closely guarded secret, but we’ve finally decided to spill the beans. See, for the last 10 years, we’ve been on Santa’s advisory board and are tasked with helping him plan his annual trip around the world. Usually, we advise him of what new vehicles are best for transporting presents and help him plan out his trip. However, this year, he asked us to kick it up a notch and help him design an all-new sleigh that will not only give Rudolph and the rest of the gang a much-needed rest but will also get him around the world in style and luxury. It took us four months just to decided which model to start out with, but in the end, we developed the GTC4Lusso Sleigh 2.0.
Santa is more than happy with the sleigh we’ve come up with, and it’s already been through extensive testing in preparation for the big day. Based on the 2016 Ferrari GTC4Lusso, you know the big man is traveling in luxuriousness, and he can obviously get there quickly too. But, there’s a lot more than what meets the eye. See; this isn’t your everyday GTC4Lusso – this baby is loaded to the gills with the type of magic that only Santa can make possible. So, this thing carries a considerable amount of power over the standard 6.3-liter V-12 and, despite appearing small, has enough cargo room to haul enough presents to hit half of the world in one trip.
But, before I get too far ahead of myself, Santa’s already hard at work navigating his way to the homes of kids all over the world. So, let’s dive on in a take a look at the GTC4Lusso Sleigh 2.0.
The Nurburgring Returns To Monopoly For A Second Go-Round
Not everyone gets the chance to go to the Nurburgring and drive around it, but just because that’s the case, it doesn’t mean you can’t bring the Nurburgring to your living room.
You’ll get that chance now with the release of Nurburgring Monopoly. It’s the second Nurburgring-themed version of Monopoly — the first edition Nurburgring Monopoly was released in December 2018 — but instead of featuring vintage race cars, the second-edition Nurburgring Monopoly comes with a more varied mix of figurines, including — not surprisingly — a Formula One race car.
Audi Got Horny for Halloween and Gave the Q3 an Epic Mythical Erection
Audi posted some fun renderings of an Audi Q3 with a unicorn horn on social media, and it got so much attention that the German company decided to bring the “Qnicorn” to life and cruise around the streets of Washington DC. It’s certainly an interesting take on Halloween costumes, and at least the company didn’t get burned like BMW did when it tried to troll Mercedes.
BMW’s Halloween Trolling Taught Us That Even Mercedes Pities BMW’s New Massive Grilles
BMW thought it had the ultimate burn against its biggest rival, Mercedes, by releasing an image on social media that showed a Mercedes wearing a BMW costume. Things didn’t work out as planned, and now @BMAUSA’s social media team is feeling the burn as Daimler AG points out that even it doesn’t like BMW’s new massive grille designs.
The Best Used Dodge Caravan Ad You Will Ever See
Soccer mom or not, you must appreciate the Dodge Grand Caravan’s extremely versatile interior. The people hauler is more often than not praised for its great gas mileage, comfortable seats, and huge cargo room. Sure, it’s not your Lamborghini Huracan, and reliability could have been better (that also depends on who you ask, to some extent), but all in all, it did the job.
BMW Wants You To Use Your Autonomous Car For Hanky-Panky
Let’s be honest here for a minute. When you first heard about autonomous technology and realized that a car can drive itself, the thought of having car sex would have crossed your mind. I’m not judging you for it; movies have shown us that amorous activities in the car are viable and feasible. The Wolf of Wall Street’s opening scene, anyone?
Anyway, before you get distracted and drift away from this page, let’s talk about what BMW did. It released a short commercial for the iNEXT that promotes in-car sex. Well, now we know what the ‘Vision’ stands for in ‘BMW Vision iNEXT’! *wink wink*
Lego’s “Rebuild the World” Commercial Hits Us Right in the Feels
There’s just something about Legos and cars that go together, isn’t there? I know when I was younger, my favorite toys were Hot Wheels and Legos. I can’t count the number of times I built garages for my Hot Wheels cars out of Legos or cars out of my Legos just for fun. This new commercial from Lego, title “Rebuild the World” doesn’t exactly feature any Hot Wheels cars, but the point behind it is the same.
There are so many classic cars involved that it’s hard to count them all on the first go. At one point, there’s a Harley chasing down a Bunny that is, oddly enough, cruising in a Caterham Seven. There’s a Land Rover Series II, and there’s even an old-school Chevy Bel Air Convertible and a bunch of BMW Isettas too. At one point, there’s even a Peugeot 404 Sedan and a Lambretta scooter of all things. Hell, Lego went all out and even included a Bullitt chase scene. Can you believe that?
The point is that some of the cars in this short commercial are even offered as real Lego sets. The Mini Cooper, VW Bus, and VW Beetle are all part of the Lego Creator Series. Remember the classic firetruck Lego set? Well, the firetruck in this commercial has a striking resemblance, to say the least.
For what it’s worth, the commercial is worth spending the 1:44 out of your life to watch it. I even watched it twice as something about it just made me think about my childhood. Maybe it will do the same for you. You can check out the video just a little further down the page. Enjoy!
Miss Doody, Arrested For DUI With Three Kids In the Car, Attempts to Bribe Officers With Sexual Favors
Every now and then you hear about a ridiculous story that has all the right elements to make it sound like something out of a poorly scripted TV show. Such is the case with Miss Doody. Miss Doody – full name: Rebecca Sue Doody – was arrested under suspicion of driving under the influence after her boyfriend called the police on her when she arrived home, with her three kids in tow, drunk as a skunk. This would just be a story about bad – I mean horrible since kids were involved – judgment, but things went from horrible to ridiculous real fast once Miss Doody found herself in the back seat of a police car.
Hyperdrive on Netflix Should Be Your Next Binge Watch
There’s a new show on Netflix called Hyperdrive, and if you haven’t been paying attention, it’s something that you need to binge-watch as soon as possible. Hyperdrive isn’t your typical car show. It’s not even a car show in the traditional sense. It’s a car competition with an outrageous obstacle course element. It is, according to one of its producers, a highly addictive mix between Fast and Furious and American Ninja Warriors. It has smoky burnouts, daredevil stunts, and real-life stories among a group of real-world contestants, each looking to become the first-ever Hyperdrive champion. Oh, and Fast and Furious star Charlize Theron is the executive producer of the show. That should be enough reason to watch this show, really.
Someone Has an Audi RS4-Powered Shed and It’s Faster Than Anyone Expected
The auto world is full of novelty vehicles and quirky creations, and as far as recent showings go, it doesn’t get as bizarre as this motor shed that’s sitting on top of a 1999 Volkswagen Passat and is powered by a 4.2-liter V-8 engine that was sourced from an Audi RS4.The absurdity of its appearance — it really looks like a shed — shouldn’t take away from what it’s capable of, though, and as we will bear witness in the following video, this shed can lay down the law in a drag strip. Just ask the third-generation Opel Astra that competed against the motor shed in a good ol’ fashion drag race. Without shooting the headline, you won’t be surprised by the results of that race.
Doing a Lawn Job in a Lexus LFA? Sure; Why Not?
There’s nothing better than waking up to the sound of a glorious high-revving V-10 engine jolting your senses in the morning. Beats coffee any day of the week. Well, if you’re still trying to organize your senses in this beautiful morning, might I suggest watching this short video of a Lexus LFA playing around in a field of grass, acting like a $375,000 lawnmower. It’s a short video so it won’t waste a lot of your morning time, but if you do end up watching it, dial up the volume to “max” if you can. You can’t ask for a better sound than that in the morning, can you?
Sexy Video of Couple Banging in a Tesla Model X on Autopilot Mode Goes Viral on Pornhub
Known as Taylor Jackson, the independent porn star is the author of the first XXX-rated flick filmed inside Tesla Model X in Autopilot mode. Despite Tesla’s warnings about the Autopilot technology not being fully hands-free yet, the video shows a lot of hand actions in the car, but hands are not always on the steering. Taylor Jackson stated: "I wouldn’t recommend it since it is dangerous.”
The Automotive Industry’s Best April Fools Jokes of 2019
Each year automakers (and automotive outlets alike) try to outdo one another with funny stories that are also borderline believable, as is the April Fools tradition. It’s the one day of the year where companies that are known for their serious image allow their PR departments to let their hair down and announce crazy versions of cars they already make, crazy new cars, or some sort of barely believable industry news about mergers you’d never expect.
Well, 2019 was no exception, and this year we got our fair share of amusing barely believable automotive tales. Here’s our selection of the funniest April Fools specials we found this year.
Not Sure How to Proceed in Today’s Market, GM Announces Merger With Ford
As long as we can remember, GM and Ford have been hardcore rivals. But, since Mary Barra took over GM, the company has been struggling. Just last January, Mary Barra was caught off guard when asked about GM’s future, and her comments regarding where the brand is heading instilled everyone with fear: “Well, what I would say is we’ve been very clear. We believe in an all EV future. We have invested heavily in fuel cells as well, but beyond that, I don’t have anything specific to say. But I think if you look at where… our very strong statements are believing in all EV future… stay tuned.” This was barely even a coherent sentence, and it triggered some to believe that Barra is completely out of touch with the brand and what the next steps should be. Obviously, the answer is to build electric vehicles – one’s that don’t rely on fuel cells and those that are probably of the truck variety. Right around the same time Barra was fumbling for answers regarding GM’s electric future, Ford made the announcement that it was planning to electrify the F-Series, and that’s what leads us to our latest news: An insider from GM has told us that GM and Ford have been in secret talks discussing a merger of the two companies, and the first step in that is Ford building an all-electric Check Silverado atop the same chassis that will underpin the electric F-150. We never thought we’d see the day and Henry Ford is undoubtedly doing backflips in his grave, but GM is in serious trouble, and this is the brand’s only way out, it seems.