If you’re a fan of fine German machinery, you’ll love this week’s Rumors Video Roundup, with a look at all four generations of BMW’s legendary M3, the F10 M5 setting a new drift record, and a flyover view of Volkswagen’s epic Wörthersee Festival in Austria.
But fret not, fans of Detroit and Japan, we’ve got Justin Bell flogging the 2013 SRT Viper, Dodge telling us how to make the Dart Fast & Furious, and Rod Millen hugging a tree…with a Subaru WRX. Enjoy all the videos below in our roundup this week.
Feature Flick: Unlikely Matchup – Caterham Seven Super Sport vs. Land Rover Bowler EXR S
The number of times rivals such as the Porsche 911 and Chevrolet Corvette, the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro have been compared can probably be counted in the hundreds of times. For the cars’ respective fans, the matchups never get old. But every now and then, it’s fun to take two vehicles that are seemingly polar opposites, and pit them against each other. That’s exactly what the team at British auto magazine Autocar did in this matchup between a Caterham Seven Super Sport, and a Land Rover Bowler EXR S.
Feature Flick: See The Big VW Show In Worthersee
Videos don’t quite do the annual Worthersee festival in Austria justice, but in case you weren’t able to jet out to the hot hatch party, the three videos below will allow you to experience it second-hand.
Feature Flick: 2013 SRT Viper Tested By Justin Bell
With racer Justin Bell behind the wheel of a Viper, it’s like a flashback to the 1998 Le Mans race where Bell swept the GT2 class. However, it’s not 1998 anymore and this is the 2013 SRT Viper.
Gran Turismo 6 Details Revealed, Demo Coming This Summer
Gran Turismo 6 is coming. In celebration of the franchise’s 15th anniversary, Sony today announced its signature racing game Gran Turismo 6 is in development, and will arrive on shelves this holiday season. A playable demo is scheduled to arrive in July.
Rod Millen Slides Subaru WRX Around Tree in New Valvoline Video
Doubt that engine oil and recycling can be sexy? Valvoline begs to differ. A pair of new commercials for the company’s Nextgen 50-percent recycled engine oil attempts to appeal to car enthusiasts by showing something guaranteed to catch attention: a powerful tuner car drifting.
Video: 2013 BMW M5 Sets Guinness World Record for Longest Drift
In case you weren’t sure, the BMW M5 is a drift machine. Now, we have record-setting proof: the BMW Performance Driving School team has broken the Guinness World Record for the longest-ever drift.
First 2014 Infiniti Q50 Built In Japan
The first 2014 Infiniti Q50 rolled off the assembly line today in Tochigi, Japan. The new sports sedan goes on sale in the U.S. later this summer. Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn drove one of the first Q50s off the line around the Tochigi test track adjacent to the factory.
Video: Every BMW M3 Generation Hits One Track
An automotive enthusiasts dream: Motor Trend‘s Carlos Lago takes all four generations of BMW M3 out on the automaker’s Spartanburg, South Carolina test track and compares the E30-, E36-, E46-, and E92-generations side-by-side.
2013 Dodge Dart Ad Uses “Fast & Furious 6” Clips
Dodge has been involved with the Fast and Furious franchise since the beginning, and it’s no different for the upcoming “Fast & Furious 6″ movie. To promote the film along with the Dart, the automaker has released a new ad showing how to put some fast and furious into the 2013 Dart.