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Building the Porsche 911 Carrera

Building the Porsche 911 Carrera
Another fine, unembellished video from the folks at YouCar takes us inside the assembly line for Porsche’s popular sports coupe, the 911 Carrera (Type 991). We’re duly impressed by the amount of manual labor that still goes into the production of these cars.
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Winter Driving Experience with Bentley Motors

Winter Driving Experience with Bentley Motors
When the roads are covered with snow and ice, do your thoughts turn to “time to get my $200,000 Bentley out of the garage and go for a spin?” If so, then the Bentley “Power on Ice” winter driving experience is for you.
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Dodge Details Charger & Challenger 100th Anniv. Ed.

Dodge Details Charger & Challenger 100th Anniv. Ed.
The 100th Anniversary Editions of the Dodge Charger and Challenger were announced just a few weeks ago. In this video, Jenna Kirkpatrick, the Dodge Brand Manager, reviews some of the unique details in these two cars which commemorate Dodge’s first production vehicles made in 1914.
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The Ice Truck

The Ice Truck
While we’ve seen a model of a Porsche sculpted from ice, the guys at Canadian Tire have done them about 1,000 times better by building an actual truck out of ice. Yes, what you’re looking at here is a fully-functional pickup truck created from blocks of ice.
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50 Years of Mustang

50 Years of Mustang
Jay Leno gets together with Lee Iacocca to show off the very first Mustang to roll off the assembly line, and take us back to the earliest days of America’s seminal pony car. We’re also enamored of the unrelated, but equally enthralling Mustang Mach 1 prototype, which we’ve seen in person at the Henry Ford Museum.
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iQ Font: A Typeface Created by Driving a Car

iQ Font: A Typeface Created by Driving a Car
Toyota asked two typographers to design a font using a Toyota car. The idea was to track the motions of the vehicle using overhead cameras and custom software to create the font. The typographers, Pierre and Damien, chose to work with driver Stef van Campenhoudt and interactive artist Zachary Lieberman, who created the custom tracking software.
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Renault Demonstrates Self-Driving Vehicles

Renault Demonstrates Self-Driving Vehicles
Renault is showing off what it has achieved with its autonomous vehicle technology, knows as “PAMU” (Advanced Urban Mobility Platform). In this video, we see the PAMU test vehicle, a Renault Fluence Z.E. all-electric car, summoned by a driver as it leaves its designated parking space and picks her up on the roadside.
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Litvina 6WD Truck Goes from Land to Water

Litvina 6WD Truck Goes from Land to Water
This incredible all-terrain vehicle from Belarus outfit Litvina is capable of taking on just about any terrain you can throw at it. In the videos here, you can see it conquer deep snow, muddy off-road environments, and even propel itself like a boat through the water – though only at speeds of about 2mph.
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Porsche: Fire and Ice

Porsche: Fire and Ice
For a recent competition, Porsche asked artists to create short films celebrating the “Thrilling Contradictions” of its sporty, yet still practical Panamera. The winner of the contest was Ross Cohen, who created Fire and Ice, in which a Panamera emerges from the ice, but only as a torch heats it.
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Alfa Romeo 4C Struts Its Stuff

Alfa Romeo 4C Struts Its Stuff
While it’s doubtful we’ll be seeing a single Alfa 4C here in the States until mid 2014, we can certainly admire the car from afar. In this video clip, Marchettino captured the 4C revving its small, but mighty 1.75-liter, 240hp engine and booking around the track.
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The History and Heritage of the Toyota Land Cruiser

The History and Heritage of the Toyota Land Cruiser
The Toyota Land Cruiser has a long history as a very capable off-road vehicle, and the classic FJ40s and BJ40s of the 1960s and 1970s are still driven all around the world on dirt roads, through rivers and streams, and up logging roads.
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BMW i8: Design

BMW i8: Design
In this short video, BMW explains the design intentions behind its stunning i8 plug-in hybrid 2+2. From its high-tech front end, to its layered geometric body lines, to its amazingly designed scissor doors which take up no more space than a regular car door, the BMW i8 will definitely draw attention as it rolls swiftly and quietly down the road.
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Car Maniacs: Life with Le Mans

Car Maniacs: Life with Le Mans
A fascinating and beautifully shot short film by Maiham-Media and Motorhead.jp about three automotive enthusiasts who drive cars previously used in Le Mans racing. More specifically, a track-ready Mazda 767B, a Jaguar XJ220LM and a Porsche 962C.
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VW Fixes Silent EVs (with a Beatboxer)

VW Fixes Silent EVs (with a Beatboxer)
As much as we love the idea of cars that don’t use any gasoline, one of our biggest gripes with pure electrics is their lack of the wondrous sounds you can get from a fossil fuel drivetrain.
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Range Rover Sport Races Speedway World Champion

Range Rover Sport Races Speedway World Champion
The folks at Autocar had the somewhat silly idea of putting a production Range Rover Sport up against current Speedway World Champion, Tai Woffinden on his motorbike. While the Range Rover Sport has all-wheel drive and an impressive 500+ horsepower under the hood, Woffinden’s superbike is specifically built for going around the dirt oval.
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