Watch The Volkswagen Amarok, Ford Ranger, and Toyota Hilux Fight It Out In A Series Of Off-Road Challenges
The folks at Carwow decided to bring three pickup trucks of German, American, and Japanese descents together and put them in a series of off-road challenges. Automakers these days have realized that there is a big market for this niche and are offering special packages and trims that make these day-to-day work haulers into weekend fun trucks.
The trucks in question are the Volkswagen Amarok, the Ford Ranger, and the Toyota Hilux. All these trucks come with their own strengths and weaknesses, but which pickup do you think will emerge as the winner at the end?
This 1958 VW Bus Took a Huge Dose of Top Gun Steroids
The Top Gun: Maverick premiere might have been pushed back all the way to December due to COVID-19 but thanks to this video, you can still get a taste of that jet fighter engine flavour.
Sure, Tom Cruise has nothing to do with what you’re about to watch as the main character here is a Volkswagen Bus that now uses a jet engine to destroy every moving vehicle on the drag strip.
Living the Dream? Shmee Has a Model Car That’s Identical to His McLaren Senna
Supercar connoisseur and YouTube vlogger Shmee150 recently took delivery of his second McLaren Senna. But this time around it’s a scale model that’s eight times smaller than the real deal. But it’s identical to the actual car in terms of colors and even materials. What’s more, it costs in excess of $9,000.
Drag Race: Old BMW M3 and Mercedes C63 AMG Meet New M4 and AMG C63
Carwow’s back at drag racing cars with another special episode. This time, Mat Watson takes the current BMW M4 and Mercedes-AMG C63 and pits them against the BMW E90 M3 and Mercedes-Benz W204 C63 AMG. As a bonus, the Lexus RC F Track Edition joins this German-only affair. Here’s how it all went down.
How Fast Is a Land-Speed Record Car Compared to Other Fast Cars?
Mankind’s obsession with speed and going faster is deeply imprinted in its DNA. People have raced anything from horses, bicycles, motorcycles, cars, and drones over the course of history, but few endeavours are more impressive than gunning for the world land speed record.
You might have heard about successful attempts from Gary Gabelich and his Blue Flame, or Richard Noble in the Thrust II, a well as the current Outright World Land Speed Record holder, the twin-turbofan jet-powered monster of a car going by the name of Thrust SSC.
Is It Justified To Beat People To Keep Them In Their Houses During the COVID-19 Lockdown?
A lot of countries have locked down and governments around the world are doing their best to contain the coronavirus pandemic. There is a lot of fake news circulating too, like the false rumors that Russia has let out 500 lions on the streets to make sure people don’t step out of their houses. Just like many other nations, India, too, is in the midst of a lockdown, but what we’re about to tell you isn’t fake news.
As is with any country, there are some rebellious folks who think it is okay to go against the tide. To teach them a lesson, the Indian Law Enforcers have resorted to violence. The cops are ruthlessly hitting people with sticks and canes. Do you think this is acceptable?
The Best Video You’ll See All Week: Need for Speed in Real Life
There’s a small, Russian, Youtube channel known only as Владислав Чекунов that has managed to amass more than 8 million views from a trio of videos, now effectively known as the Need for Speed in Real Life series. That first two videos in that series were pretty good, but the newest video – which was posted just 15 hours ago – is downright awesome. It has everything from the initial menu, to the career mode selection, to the race selection. Our car of choice in this video is the BMW M3 in classic NFS styling, and for the first race, it goes up against a Toyota Supra and Porsche Cayman in the typical sprint drag race in Saint Petersburg Russia.
Once that short, 1.7-km (1.05 mile) race was complete; we continue on in a drive around the city, eventually being forced to outrun the police. Later on, we join another race, this time on Krestovsky Island. Here, we’ll meet a Volkswagen Golf GTi, a Ford Mustang GT, and a Lancer Evolution VIII. The people responsible for the videos say that no laws were broken, and the speeds do appear to be legal. With that in mind, we really need to give credit to the producers – the effects, in general, are pretty amazing.
We’ve posted the newest episode of Need for Speed in Real Life, but we’ve also added the first to episodes below that for your viewing pleasure. We promise it’s not a bad way to spend about 15 minutes!
Watch Four Vans Go Up Against Each Other On A Drag Strip!
We’ve seen a lot of hatches, sedans, supercars, SUVs, and even trucks go up against each other in drag races. But, ever wondered what it would be like to pit vans against each other? Well, Carwow decided to do it.
The folks brought a Volkswagen Transporter, Toyota Proace, Mercedes Vito, and Ford Transit together to see how they fare in straight-line runs. Although this isn’t something one asked for, it sure is interesting to see these luggage haulers try to do something they aren’t meant for.
This Anniversary Video for Three Iconic Porsche Models Will Hit You Right in the Feels
Porsche’s lineup over the years has seen more than a fair share of iconic road cars and race cars. The German carmaker has enjoyed such a great deal of success in motorsport that its road-going models couldn’t have been anything else other than brilliant.
This statement is true today as well. Ignore the 911 and the 718 range, Porsche’s SUVs, despite frowned upon by some, are top-of-class in their segments when it comes to driving dynamics and road zest. But the cars you’re about to see are absolute automotive Gods.
Can the 495-Horsepower Chevy C8 Corvette Beat a 640-Horsepower Cadillac CTS-V?
Remember when we told you that these days, drag races can be a battleground where budget wagons battle luxo-barges, or fully-blown sports cars are challenged by super-sedans? Well, it happened again, since someone thought that pitting the 2020 Chevy Corvette C8 against a 2019 Cadillac CTS-V is a good idea. Let’s not get silly. It’s a brilliant idea.
Racechip Can Tune the Mercedes-AMG A45 to Near-500 Horsepower On the Cheap
The world of hot hatches is brimming with sharp-looking, go-fast pocket rockets but as of 2019, there’s one that rules them all. Enter the Mercedes-AMG A45.
Unveiled in the summer of 2019, the Mercedes-AMG A45 introduced the world’s most powerful 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. Under the hood of the top-spec S model, the M139 mill cranks out 310 kW (415 horsepower, 412 PS) and 500 Newton-meters of twist or around 369 pound-feet of torque. These guys, though, can consideraby improve on those numbers by just tweaking the car’s software.
COVID-19 Relief: Check out the awesome BMW i4 with Supercar Blondie
The coronavirus pandemic is keeping most of us locked inside our houses, so it’s crucial to find ways to stay away from the depression and anxiety that usually come with isolation. Sure, there’s always Netflix and hobbies, but if you love cars, Supercar Blondie is a cool YouTube channel to follow. In her latest episode, Supercar Blondie is taking a look at the BMW Concept i4, the all-electric sedan that will go into production in 2021. And you can also learn a few cool details about it.
BMW M2 Drag Races BMW M8, The Only Winner Is Bavaria
These days, it looks like in war, love, and drag racing, everything is allowed. You can pit a luxo-barge like the BMW 7 Series against the humble Dacia Logan MCV and you can orchestrate straight-line duels between an out-and-out muscle car and a supercar.
What’s more, it’s quite common these days to see such drag races between cars that are related to each other under the umbrella of the same carmaker. Take the BMW M2 and the M8, for example. Sure, they’re both M cars but serve different purposes and are built on different foundations. More significantly, they’re aimed at different customers, too.
A NOS’d Chevrolet Corvette C8 Can Run 10-Second Quarter Miles
We can safely assume that we’ve got past the moment where the mid-engined Corvette C8 is an absolute novelty. Articles have been written, videos have been posted on YouTube, so we already know pretty much everything there is to know about Chevy’s first-ever Corvette to have its engine mounted between the cabin and the rear axle.
As the new C8 starts to populate dealerships and owner driveways, a different kind of online content is bound to pop up, including dyno runs and drag racing. Speaking of the latter, here’s a video of a Chevy Corvette C8 running on a shot of nitrous oxide and absolutely owning the drag strip.
The McLaren 570S Needs 2.3 Miles to Surpass Its Top Speed
We can’t help but get excited whenever a new supercar comes to the market and its makers are quick to post an estimated top speed. Then reality hits: you need a lot of space to take a supercar/sports car to its Vmax, and even more importantly, you must make sure some safety rules are in effect.
With that in mind, the Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds is one of those places that offer enough runway length and width so that in case things do go wrong, the one behind the wheel has a chance (i.e. enough time) to save the situation or at least know he won’t have to worry about hitting a wall at 150 mph.
What Do People Have To Say About The Model Y?
It looks like the Coronavirus ‘catastrophe’ has not affected Tesla one bit. The automaker finally commenced deliveries of the Model Y in the U.S. and it has been the talk of the town ever since.
The Model Y is the fifth production model from Tesla and is going to be the most important product in the lineup. In fact, even Elon Musk believes that Model Y will eventually be the highest-selling product for the company. Now that the crossover is out, does it live up to its hype? A few popular YouTubers managed to get their hands on it and here is a recap of their initial impression about the Tesla Model Y.
The Only Two Surviving Fiat 600 Multipla Mirafioris Drop By Jay Leno’s Garage
Jay Leno’s classic car collection is one of the biggest and most impressive out there. And it includes an amazing amount of rare vehicles. However, Leno is missing the weird and somewhat anonymous Fiat 600 Multipla Mirafiori, an MPV-style hauler built in just five units in 1958. Only two survived and they’re owned by the same enthusiast and he paid Leno a visit to showcase them.
Is a Hennessey Venom 775 Faster Than a Ford Mustang Shelby GT500?
Hennessey recently launched its latest recreation of the Ford F-150 called the Hennessey Venom 775. The truck has received a massive makeover, especially under the hood, and looks like Bruce Banner being exposed to Gamma rays. The truck is mighty quick and looks like a monster with the lift job and massive tires. To prove that the truck has more to it than its looks, the folks at Hennessey decided to pit it against a stock Mustang GT350. The GT350 is not an ordinary car, but can the Venom 775 beat it in a drag race?
The Briggs and Stratton Hybrid: How a Washing-Machine Maker Built a Car
The trend that had non-car manufacturers taking a stab at building a car is not a modern affair. Way before Apple was reportedly working on Project Titan or vacuum maker Dyson laid out plans to build an all-electric hypercar or Sony unveiled the Vision-S concept, Briggs and Stratton, a company known for its lawnmower engines and washing machines had a stab at building a car that used both electricity and internal combustion power to get around.
It was called the Hybrid prototype and came as an answer to the 1970s gas crisis as well as an attempt to move away from fossil fuels – at least partially. Oh, and it also sat on six wheels and had a full-fiberglass body.