Archive for the ‘Oh the humanity’ Category

New Honda NSX needs improved cooling

The motoring world fell in love with the Honda NSX concept when it first debuted in early 2012. Mostly because it looks so damn good, but also because we know how much respect Honda has for the NSX badge. They won’t cock this up. We also knew there would be a long development process, which […]

Lifting a racecar: How hard can it be?

Okay, is the crane on a secure footing ready to lift? Yes boss. Are the cables tied securely to the platform, ready to lift the car? Yes boss. And, finally, is the car secured to the platform so it can’t fall off? Yes boss. Wait, what?! This incident was filmed during the set up of […]

This is just nasty

That there is, or perhaps, was a McLaren F1. You can see video of the aftermath below, which comes to us from Marchettino. His description of the crash scene reads: This is possibly the most shocking accident I have ever witnessed. While following a McLaren F1, a driver stopped to tell me that just 1km […]

The hide and seek we play with facts

It’s no use pretending, that I undertsand why Lamborghini Australia asked journos not to report on a flaming Aventador at a recent event held at Phillip Island. According to Drive.com.au the LP700-4 had completed many laps of the picturesque circuit as part of a media demonstration, which was not attended by Drive. Late in the […]

Porsche brings halt to 911 GT3 fire sales

Porsche has reacted quickly to reports of its current 911 GT3 model catching on fire. As the screen grab above shows Porsche is officially owning up to two incidents of fire with the GT3, although unconfirmed reports on the interwebz claim as many as five GT3s have become carbecues. After reporting on the Swiss GT3 […]

VIDEO: Chevrolet SS Pace Car lights my fire

The 2014 NASCAR season has begun with the bizarre sight of the Chevrolet SS (née Commodore SS) Pace Car catching fire while it was leading the field around Daytona International Raceway. “Tower, we’re on fire,” came the confirmation from Brett Bodine behind the wheel of the flaming Pace Car. Feeling a bit sorry for the […]

2014 Porsche 911 GT3 lights my fire

We don’t like bringing you this story. Not one little bit. You see, to us, the Porsche 911 GT3 is one of our most yearned for cars. To see one go up in flames like this makes us rather sad. The loss happened near St Gallen in Switzerland and the key paragraph of the official […]

Ferrari F430 lights my fire

Can you believe it’s almost been a year since we featured a flaming Ferrari. This F430, which caught ablaze in Boca Raton in Florida, has certainly been worth the wait. This one went really tits up! Adding to the humour, if there is any, is the fact this throbbing red thoroughbred was parked outside a […]

Maserati car-bang all the rage in China

Spare a thought for, or perhaps have a chuckle at, this Maserati Quattroporte owner in China who was so frustrated by the service from his Maserati dealership that he felt compelled to hire four feeble henchmen to smash his Italian thoroughbread to pieces with sledgehammers in protest. The owner, identified only by his surname, Wang, […]

Lamborghini Miura SV lights my fire

This is just so sad. We’ve previously called the Lamborghini Miura SV beautiful, and they are. But, sadly, this one no longer is. And if you’re game enough to watch the video after the break you’ll see it gets much worse than the image above. The fire happened in central London and was filmed and […]

Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series lights my fire

Hmm, that’s not gone well. Remember that Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series test mule we showed you the other day, well it’s just lost a sibling thanks to a nasty fire while testing at the Nürburgring. At first it was thought the fire started due in the engine bay, but a later theory suggests it […]

Rest in pieces

This morning we bring you the sad news of the passing of one of the automotive world’s most cherished supercars, the Ferrari F40. The accident happened in Vancouver, Canada, and we understand the driver was returning home from a car show. While the car is in a serious state it’s been reported that nobody was […]

Ferrari 458 Italia lights my fire, yet again!

It’s been a while since we last featured a flaming Ferrari 458 Italia on AUSmotive and this one is a right sizzler. So bad was the 458 BBQ phenomenon back in 2010 that Ferrari issued an official recall to supposedly prevent the problem. Thankfully, this poor chap, who was traveling on the A5 motorway in […]

Lamborghini Aventador lights my fire

We update you with the rather upsetting news that a menacing Lamborghini Aventador has apparently self-immolated on a Southern Californian highway. Supposedly this somewhat unperturbed chap is the owner of the sorry looking Aventador behind him. At this stage it’s not totally clear what happened or what set the fire off, other than an official […]