This week’s Rumors video roundup brings everything from the pristine and posh to the low-buck down and dirty. We start off with a first drive of Jaguar’s new F-Type roadster, Leonard Nimoy and Zachary Quinto have a battle of Vulcan wits courtesy of Audi, and Jonny Lieberman pits two icons of upscale SUVs, the Range Rover and Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen against each other off-road and on-pavement.
Finally, we get a detailed explanation of what makes Subarus Subarus, a talk with Ford’s Doug Scott on the future of pickups, and how an Audi R8 is carefully built. Watch them all below.
Feature Flick: How To Build An Audi R8
What does it take to build an Audi R8? Thanks to this new promotional video, called “Handcrafted,” we now have a better idea. The clip follows an Audi R8 as it is built from the ground up, with all 5196 components coming together to create the finished car.
Land Cruiser, Cherokee, F-150 Face Off in Cheap Truck Challenge
The Cheap Truck Challenge is exactly what it sounds like. On this episode of Dirt Every Day, the guys from Petersen’s 4-Wheel & Off-Road take their beaters — including a 1993 Toyota Land Cruiser, 1989 Jeep Cherokee, and 1979 Ford F-150 — to Arizona to compete in a series of challenges.
Video: Talking Ford Trucks With Ford’s Truck Boss
Doug Scott, Ford Truck’s marketing chief, is the special guest on the latest episode of WOT, which also features Motor Trend hosts Ed Loh, Allyson Harwood, Jonny Lieberman, and Four Wheeler editor-in-chief John Cappa. Topic of discussion? The Ford Atlas concept truck and the current state of the F-Series pickup truck.
Feature Flick: Range Rover, Mercedes G63 Go Off-Road
On this week’s episode of Head 2 Head, the 2013 Range Rover and 2013 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG dirty their fancy suits when Jonny Lieberman takes them off-roading before determining which super expensive SUV is better.
Video: Taking A Subaru WRX STI to Rally School
This episode of The J-Turn explores the dirtier side of the Subaru Impreza WRX STI as host Jessi Lang heads to the Dirt-Fish Rally School in Washington for lessons on racing through gravel and mud.
Audi S7 Ad Features Zachary Quinto, Leonard Nimoy
Audi and Star Trek fans will appreciate the following video clip, which features the S7 and the character Spock. The ad stars Leonard Nimoy from the original television series, and Zachary Quinto, who plays Spock in the movie remake.
Feature Flick: Subaru Talks Tech in Videos
Listen up, nerds: if you’ve been wondering what makes Subarus so safe, how a horizontally opposed engine is made, or what the heck “X-Mode” is, we have some answers right here, courtesy of Subaru.
Video: Driving the 2014 Jaguar F-Type in Spain
The 2014 Jaguar F-Type is the British automaker’s first sports car since the famous E-Type about 40 years ago. In this Feature Flick, Motor Trend’s Kim Reynolds drives the F-Type through the mountains in Spain to see if how it compares to the E-Type.