Unless you live in Alaska, Northern Minnesota, Vermont or Maine, chances are you may not have heard of Nokian Tyres. It certainly doesn’t have the same name recognition of Michelin, Goodyear, BFGoodrich, Continental or even Hankook. But the boutique Finnish tire company has found its niche in winter tires, and perfected it to a science. To demonstrate the capability of its tires, it staged an ice speed record attempt in an Audi RS6 in Northern Finland.
The stylish Volvo C30 three-door hatch may be on its way out after a six-year model run, but the production manifestation of the 2001 Volvo SCC concept car won’t be soon forgotten. Volvo’s in-house tuning and motorsports division Polestar put together this short video compiling some of the highlights of the Volvo C30′s on-track milestones.
The Hyundai Equus is known as the Centennial in other markets, and in three official videos, the automaker previews the refreshed luxury sedan in detail. In advance of the 2014 Hyundai Equus’ debut at the New York auto show, these videos give us a much better idea of what to expect.
We have two feature flicks to show you today, but we’re going to warn you: one of them is suitable for viewing in just about any setting, but the second toes the line of “not suitable for work.” The former is a video of four generations of Audi RS4 Avant, while the latter is a video of the Audi R8 V10 Plus not wearing all of its sheet metal/composite garments.
Hot Rod‘s David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan are at it again on the latest episode of Roadkill: the two bring back the 1968 Ford Ranchero and attempt to get to Big Lake, Alaska. It’s been more than a year since they first attempted the trip, but the results on the latest Roadkill video are no less entertaining.
The Ford F-150 SVT Raptor is one of the most impressive trucks on the market, purpose-built for climbing rocks and attacking sand dunes. Race driver and Top Gear personality Tanner Foust, however, had another idea in mind: take the performance-tuned pickup for a lap around Germany’s famed Nürburgring race track.