In this week’s Carhoots top ‘viral’ car videos; a Lamborghini Aventador gets split in two, Equus put a Corvette engine in a Mustang body (*gasps*), Chris Harris drifts the Alfa Romeo 4C, DTM race drivers test the new BMW M3 Saloon and M4 Coupe at the Nurburgring, and some chickens move around a bit.
Lamborghini Aventador Splits In Two During Brooklyn Crash
Imagine this for a moment; you’re driving your sexy Lamborghini Aventador down a Brooklyn street. Life is good with that 700hp 6.5liter V12 humming away behind your head, its acoustics enough to get you giggling. Bliss… When suddenly a total idiot in a crappy car drives into you, and your Aventador breaks into two pieces.
Ouch. The Aventador’s rear sub frame is of course designed to break away in a crash to prevent any engine fires from harming the car’s occupants. Clever, that.
Equus Bass 770
Old-school style, new-school technology – always a great combination. The Equus Bass’ body is designed to mimic the gorgeous lines of the ’68 fastback Mustang, its chassis is new, its interior bespoke (though reminiscent of the current ‘Stang), and its 631hp engine is from a, um, Corvette. “AW HELL NO!” shout the Ford fan boys…. Maybe this intense video will reassure them that it’s all OK. Then again, maybe not.
Mercedes-Benz TV: MAGIC BODY CONTROL TV commercial “Chicken”
Now, THIS, is how you create a car commercial without cars! It’s complete genius, no?
BMW M3 Saloon and M4 Coupe Race Driver Test At The Nurburgring
We know the BMW M3 and M4 specification details now, what we don’t know is how well the pair can carve up a racetrack. In this video BMW DTM racers, Bruno Spengler and Timo Glock, test M3 and M4 prototypes around the Nurburgring, and they seem quite pleased with the cars. But they would be, wouldn’t they…?
Alfa Romeo 4C First Drive, Road and Track. — /CHRIS HARRIS ON CARS
It’s the car we’ve wanted Alfa Romeo to build for years. It’s not a stupid rebadged Fiat hatchback, it’s not front wheel drive either. It’s a proper rear wheel drive, mid engine sports car. And it is stunning. The spec sheet reads well, too. Carbon tub, 895kg dry weight, 237hp, 0-62mph in 4.5 seconds. But what’s it like to drive? Finally, we have the answer.