Rumors Video Roundup: Tesla Model S Tests, Wacky Peugeot Races, Audi S4 Gets Flogged
This week’s Rumors Video Roundup has a little something for everyone. If you’re a Francophile, we have a zany ad from Peugeot’s Brazilian agency pitting the 208 against some unusual rivals, the Tesla Model S’s performance gets measured both at the track and in kindergarten, and archrivals Ferrari and Porsche duke it out at, where else? The Nürburgring.
If you’re a fan of full-size German luxury, we have two S-Class themed videos, a Camaro makes big, smoky donuts, and the Lexus LFA supercar gets a fitting send-off. Watch them all and more below!
Features Flick: 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Shows Its Techno-Wizardry
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class may not be ultra-rare, having been in existence for more than four decades, and selling more than 10,000 of them in the U.S. a year, but for most of its existence, it’s been the standard by which all other full-size luxury sedans are judged. For 2014, the S-Class re-sets the bar once again, with more features and technology than ever. Mercedes made this approximately five minute video to showcase all the bells and whistles on its new flagship.
Feature Flick: Mercedes S350 Diesel Takes on Legendary 450 SEL 6.9
The Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL 6.9 is considered by some to be one of the greatest sedans of all time, along with its predecessor, the equally-epic 300 SEL 6.3. In the dark days of the late 1970s and early 1980s, “high-performance” was defined by anything that could do 0-60 in less than 10 seconds. Suffice to say, the 6.9 dispatched the deed in considerably less time.
Feature Flick: Chevrolet Celebrates National Donut Day with a ZL1
“Mmm, donuts,” is one of Homer Simpson’s most recognized lines. While many of us have celebrated National Donut Day, which falls on June 7, Chevrolet may have taken the, uh, not-donut pastry for the best way to enjoy donuts: with a Camaro ZL1.
Feature Flick: Porsche 911 GT3 RS vs Ferrari 458 Italia at the Green Hell
Professional racer “The Nürburgring Queen” Sabine Schmitz races a Porsche 911 GT3 RS against Nürburgring instructor “Rocket” Ron Simons of RSRNurburg in a Ferrari 458 Italia to see who is the fastest around the Green Hell in this video. Will the 458′s extra power help Simons win?
Video: BMW M Power App Records and Compares Lap Times
BMW owners wanting to compare lap times – with themselves or others – will want to get the M Power App available this summer. The M Power App records lap times and other vehicle data for playback and comparison, Bimmerpost reports. Check out features of the app in the video below.
Ram Builds Customized Truck For “Man Of Steel” Film
The Ram Truck brand has teamed up with DC Entertainment to build a one-off Ram 1500 inspired by the upcoming movie “Man of Steel,” which follows the story of a certain Clark Kent. The truck will appear at promotional events for the movie, before being auctioned for charity later this summer.
Feature Flick: Putting The 2014 Audi S4 Through Its Paces
In the latest episode of Ignition, Carlos Lago drives a car that tries to be both sporting and luxurious at the same time. He puts the 2014 Audi S4 to the test on the track and on winding public roads, to see whether it strikes the right balance between fun and luxury.
Feature Flick: Lexus Pays Homage to LFA
Lexus built the final LFA last December, but don’t think that the supercar will be quickly forgotten just because its 500-unit run is finished. The Japanese automaker recently released a 92-second tribute to the LFA.
Feature Flick: Peugeot 208 Makes a (Penelope) Pitstop
If you were a fan of the 1960′s cartoon “Wacky Races,” then you’re in for a treat. Peugeot’s Brazilian agency, Y&R Brasil, created this great ad for the new 2013 Peugeot 208 racing along with the kooky cars from the classic cartoon.
Tesla Model S Top Speed, Child Capacity Tested
We’ve tested our 2013 Automobile of the Year, the Tesla Model S, extensively. But some people are curious to see what else the electric sedan is capable of, as these two amateur test videos show. In one clip, a driver tries to find the Model S’ top speed, while the other seeks to find out if you can squeeze a kindergarten class into the EV.