Archive for the ‘Oh the humanity’ Category

Porsche 918 Spyder lights my fire

After the flaming GT3 fiasco the last Porsche needs is the sight of a 918 hyper-hybrid going up in smoke. Alas, that’s exactly what happened to this 918 Spyder in Toronto. The incident took place at a petrol station and the cause of the inferno is unknown. Let’s hope it remains an isolated incident and […]

Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG lights my fire

This flaming Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG has put the hot into hot hatch. The smoking Benz erupted into flames shortly after another motorist noticed smoke coming from the bonnet area and suggested the driver pull over. Details are thin on the ground at this stage but thankfully the driver was able to escape without injury. Fire […]

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 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, […]