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Best Automotive April Fools Pranks 2017

Best Automotive April Fools Pranks 2017
Every April 1st, carmakers and car fanatics do their best to stir up the internet with their April Fools pranks. This year featured some doozies, with everyone from Lexus to Honda to McLaren getting in on the action.
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Lexus V-LCRO Tech Ensures Drivers Stick to Their Seats

Lexus V-LCRO Tech Ensures Drivers Stick to Their Seats
When you’re driving a high performance sports car, you want a seat that can hold you in place so you don’t slide around in the corners. While most car companies have stuck with big bolsters and body-hugging seats, Lexus is now showing off something that’s sure to keep you in place even better – a hook and loop based system that firmly connects the driver to the car seat.
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The Definitive Uber Tackles the Streets of Stockholm

The Definitive Uber Tackles the Streets of Stockholm
This is not exactly the Uber driver you would expect to show up on your doorstep. Instead of a nice Honda Accord or a minivan with a crisp bottle of water at the ready, Sweden app users got a surprise when they ordered up the alternative taxi service over the weekend: freeskiing star Jon Olsson in his 900-plus horsepower Audi RS6 DTM.
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Toyota Aygo Gets Revenge on Bad Weather Forecasters

Toyota Aygo Gets Revenge on Bad Weather Forecasters
Weather forecasters are some of the most hated people on TV. I can’t recall being angrier at anyone else on television when something they tell me is wrong. Like when you pack up the family for a camping trip when the weatherman says clear and sunny only to be greeted with torrential downpours.
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Prankster “Damages” Cars at Detroit Auto Show

Prankster “Damages” Cars at Detroit Auto Show
If you’re working for an automaker at an auto show, the most important thing for you is certainly to prevent the very expensive vehicles (and vehicle-shaped sculptures known as “concept cars”) from sustaining any damage. Knowing this, prankster Dennis Roady used this app that quickly edits images of cars to embellish them with major damage, and then showed the various workers at the show the shots in hushed and concerned tones.
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Toyota’s RND Concept Just a Joke for Charity

Toyota’s RND Concept Just a Joke for Charity
It turns out the Toyota RND Concept teaser image – purportedly showing a car that would break with industry convention – isn’t real. Apparently, some comedian at Toyota decided the mysterious image and rumors of a new concept car would be perfect to attract attention to the UK charity Comic Relief and the charity’s Red Nose Day 2015.
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Ford Scares the Bejesus out of Car Wash Customers

Ford Scares the Bejesus out of Car Wash Customers
Ford pulled off an awesome prank on about 30 Ford drivers and their unsuspecting friends. Asking the drivers to bring their cars to an innocent-looking car wash before a photoshoot, Ford loaded up the car wash with a spooky atmosphere and a bunch of scary characters.
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SMART Designs the Big, Impractical City Car

SMART Designs the Big, Impractical City Car
SMART is known for building tiny city cars that are supposed to be practical around town, with great economy, high maneuverability, and ease of parking in small spaces. But now SMART is going in another direction, building the world’s largest city car – and practicality be damned.
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SEAT Cupra: Extreme Simulator

SEAT Cupra: Extreme Simulator
Guests were recently invited to test out the powerful new SEAT Cupra for inside of a sophisticated automotive simulator. During the ride, they were taken on a thrilling car chase. What they didn’t know was that the whole thing was a prank, carried out with actual SEAT Cupra cars with blacked out windows and video cameras and video monitors inside the cars.
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