I found this really bizarre Mitsubishi Pajero Pinin in my hometown and you really can’t come up with this if you wanted to! But more on that later! I’ll first dive into the Pajero history and, if you haven’t figured it out already, explain why this is so funny to begin with!
I was totally unfamiliar with Evenflow‘s Carina GT-R until I stumbled upon a video called Me myself and the Carina. It’s a ff-ing hilarious video that tells you all about what makes the Toyota Carina GT-R stand out from the rest. I did remember seeing those two chaps in one of their earlier videos but I never actually subscribed to their channel. I’ll explain later why I never bothered to subscribe to their videos. But I regret it now as I clearly missed this one by a long shot! They posted this video well over a year ago and I would have loved to see it right there and then!Continue reading
I have no idea how realistic this new Nissan Leaf commercial is, but I suspect in real life the Leaf would never beat a highly tuned Nissan 180SX RPS13 with a UR-Style body kit on the drag strip:
Acceleration of the earlier Leafs is rated on 0-100km/h (0-60mph) at 9.9 seconds and the 180SX officially did 7.5 seconds with the CA18DET. The SR20DET probably did better than that and various sources mention around 6.8 seconds. Since Nissan does not mention licensing the insane mode from Tesla I suspect this commercial is highly exaggerated.
See the results yourselves:
So what could have made the Leaf win here then? Well there are a couple of viable options:
- The 2016 Nissan Leaf will get Ludicrous mode
- The driver of the Nissan 180SX flunked his run
- The 180SX is a 20 year old car now and never had its turbo serviced
- The surface of the drag strip was wet and the 180SX features no traction control
- Nissan fakes the Leaf winning
Now you decide which one it is. 😉
Direct link to video: 2015 ニッサン新型リーフ予告CM（AZE0）NISSAN LEAF
As a child I loved the Birdman and the Galaxy Trio cartoons by Hanna Barbara. Birdman is capable of flying and shooting solar beams out of his fists. So when I spotted this cover of a 1971 Suzuki Fronte SSS brochure I really wondered why Birdman needed a car anyway?
Or could it be that the Suzuki Fronte SSS is actually faster than Birdman?
Found at: Minkara
While browsing the interwebs I do encounter a lot of different websites and some of them are more interesting than others. Some others are less interesting but do feature hidden gems in not that interesting things. Take for instance this Toyota Crown S120 brochure which features this model/type overview in one of the last pages:
What strikes me is that about every model of the Toyota Crown is super: Sedan Super Deluxe, Sedan Super Saloon, Sedan Super Saloon Extra, Station Wagon Super Saloon, Hardtop Super Edition, Hardtop Super Saloon and the cherry on top is the Hardtop Super Saloon Extra! How much more super can it get? 😉
Some time ago Daniel O’Grady from Wasabi Cars posted a video about a neglected private car-collection where he mentioned that every car in Japan features a super deluxe somewhere: Continue reading