Rumors Video Roundup: Viper Auctioned for Charity, Foust Drifts a Mustang, Leaf-blown Chevy Monza

In this week's roundup, Chrysler builds a one-off special edition of the 2013 SRT Viper to help benefit a charity auction, Motor Trend‘s Michael Shaffer as he drives a Gallardo with other new and classic Lamborghinis from around the world, Tanner Foust slides a Mustang GT for the camera before touring Recaro’s performance seat factory, and Russian athletes Alexei Nemov and Evgeni Plushenko drive a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG in a new TV spot.

Finally, David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan buy a Chevrolet Monza to test the theory of if it was possible to make more power by adding leafblowers to the intake stream. Watch all these online video quick hits and more below.

Feature Flick: Chevy Monza Gets Supercharged With 5 Leafblowers On their Roadkill video trips, David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan are used to buying vehicles of questionable repute, and putting them to the test. By Roadkill standards, the Chevrolet Monza they bought in Ohio was a relative gem. But the true reason for buying the Monza was to test the theory of if it was possible to make more power by adding leafblowers to the intake stream.

Mercedes SLS AMG Driven by Russian Athletes Russian athletes Alexei Nemov and Evgeni Plushenko drive a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG in a new TV spot. While the two gold medal Olympians may not play the same sport, they show their competitive nature in the commercial.

Feature Flick: Justin Bell Tests The 2013 Fiat 500C Abarth http://rumors.automobilemag.com/feature-flick-justin-bell-tests-the-2013-fiat-500c-abarth-227575.html Where better than the winding, hilly roads of southern California to test a feisty droptop? Justin Bell used those sinewy roads to wring out the 2013 Fiat 500C Abarth, the convertible version of the Italian-bred hot hatch, and recorded his experience for our enjoyment.

Feature Flick: Tanner Foust Drifts a Ford Mustang We never tire of watching a Ford Mustang burn off its rear tires, and this new video featuring Tanner Foust indulges that insatiable craving. In the video, Foust slides a Mustang GT for the camera before touring Recaro’s performance seat factory.

One-Off 2013 SRT Viper Created For Charity Auction Chrysler’s SRT brand built a one-off special edition of the 2013 SRT Viper to help benefit a charity auction. The Viper GTS was built for Sons of Italy Foundation, a charity supporting Americans of Italian heritage. The car will be auctioned off later this year to benefit the charity.

Video: Rallying Through Italy in a Lamborghini Gallardo Lamborghini marked its 50th anniversary with a rally across Italy, and in this week’s episode of The Downshift, we tag along with Motor Trend‘s Michael Shaffer as he drives a Gallardo with other new and classic Lamborghinis from around the world.

Video: Tour the Garage of Mr. Hot Wheels Plenty of car enthusiasts want nothing more than to grow up to be car designers. On the latest episode of Hot Rod Unlimited we meet designer Larry Wood, a retired Hot Wheels designer, who tells us about his career at Mattel as well as what real cars he’s got in his garage.

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