In this week’s Carhoots top ‘viral’ car videos; a man talks about his love for fog and trees, oh and his new 911 GT3, XCAR drive a matte blue monster (the R8 V10 Plus), a Jaguar supercar does grassy drifts, a lady walks into a van, and the Nissan Juke gets even weirder.
1. The Porsche 911 GT3 – Feast for the Senses
The new 911 GT3 has been copping a bit of flack lately, mainly from Porsche purists who despise technologies like dual clutch transmissions, electric power steering and er, Google… In this video Andreas Preuninger – the man who headed development for the new GT3 – explains his decision to ditch the manual gearbox in favor of paddles and talks about his new baby with such passion and enthusiasm that you begin to wonder if the Germans are actually living human beings after all, rather than um, robots…
2. Audi R8 V10 Plus: Can The Best Get Better? – XCAR
The Audi R8 is one of those cars that is something to everyone. It’s an Audi icon, a stunning piece of design, and a sublime sports car in all of its guises, there’s only ever been one thing wrong with it – that clunky ‘R-Tronic’ single clutch automated manual gearbox. This new version solves that problem with an extra clutch and adds funky indicator lights as well as a knee-wobbling launch control soundtrack. There’s also a new model which has a ‘Plus’ tacked onto the end of its name, and that’s pretty significant, as Alex from XCAR shall now explain…
3. Jaguar XJ220 Joyride
You might’ve seen this video already, but would you really not watch a man drive a Jaguar supercar like a complete nutter more than once? Really?
4. A Lady Gets Run Over, Almost
Crossing the road is a dangerous task, y’know… Well, maybe if you’re five years old or an idiot, or blind. As a general rule of thumb, though, the whole ordeal can be made safer by using something called a ‘pedestrian crossing’, or at least not walking directly through the middle of a busy intersection while talking on the phone and being a bit oblivious… This girl gets lucky and technically isn’t run over, because she walks into the side of a moving van instead.
5. Nissan Juke Gets Weirder
The Nissan Juke is just a strange looking vehicle, its overall design appears to be totally random, and actually, its face was modeled on a Stormtrooper’s head, helmet, thing. In this weird video the baby Nissan SUV walks among its kind for promotional purposes teasing a new Star Wars themed Juke. How odd.
By Aiden Taylor (@AidenT_RD)