Guess that the Presidential Car isn’t so invincible after all. Barack Obama’s Cadillac limo got stuck yesterday at the US Embassy exit in Ireland because of its length.
This eight tons bullet/missile-proof rolling tank had difficulties crossing over a kerb outside the US Embassy in Dublin. The crowd who witnessed the moment didn’t miss the chance to record the fail-worthy event.
At least we know why the russians were laughing about so hard these past days.
The BMW X5 is definitely a pretty capable SUV, as highlighted when it mounted several cars while being driven by a woman from Canada.
Now, the X5 is put through its paces as a make-shift stunt car, with an owner trying to jump and/or flip it in mid-air. For our amusement, he decided to film the whole attempt, which, as you can imagine, didn’t exactly go so well.
Check out the failed stunt attempt in a video after the jump. (more…)
As we said time and time again, Audi is pulling out all the stops in order to ensure its newest model, the tiny A1 gets remembered by its target audience.
From the constant teasers before its official release to the ‘Next Big Thing’ short film series, we were treated to quite a few marketing stunts. Sadly, at least for Audi PR people, a stunt that took place in Brussels, Belgium, went awfully wrong.
The German company set up a big skateboard-like half pipe ramp and showcased the maneuverability of the compact city car. Sadly, during one of those tests, the stunt driver approached the half pipe head on, resulting in the A1 flipping on its side.
The incident was immediately covered up by Audi, but a few photos (seen above) were taken during the incident.
The dreaded unintended acceleration problem has been plaguing the media in the last few months, largely because of Toyota’s major recalls due to various parts failing and resulting in out of control vehicles.
But this new video shows Japanese models aren’t the only ones suffering from such problems. In it, a last generation Renault Laguna is going through a series of “unintended acceleration” incidents.
From the erratic behavior though, we can clearly figure out that no floor mat or sticky pedal is to blame. Also, we have to feel bad for the guy on that mobile stair, he totally didn’t deserve it. Don’t forget to watch it until the end, as the wiper is the real cherry on top.
Hit the jump to see this new episode of unintended acceleration (or as we say, driver fail) in a Renault Laguna. (more…)
Give anyone a rear-wheel drive car, and sooner or later you will see them attempt a burnout, a donut or anything in between. Depending on their skills, some might achieve, while others will fail.
Guess in which category this BMW 3 Series owner goes into? A reminder for anyone attempting such things: keep the doors locked, keep your extremities inside the car at all times, and if you really, really want to get out and show off during a donut/burnout, make sure the car is remotely stationary.
You can find this guy’s near-death experience while doing a burnout after the jump. (more…)