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Last week at the Carlisle Chrysler Nationals, Chrysler Motorsports CEO Ralph Gilles let his childish side show in front of a big crowd.
When the first customers take delivery of the new 2015 Mustang, they will have access to a feature meant specifically for the race track.
Burnouts are an awesome, and expensive way to waste tires. Of course, the competitors in burnout contests know this, but none would expect what happens in this video.
What better way to sell your car than an outrageous YouTube video?
Lettrage Perfect Design, a company in Lavaltrie, Quebec that sponsors modified cars is seen here with a C6 Corvette, and way too much spare rubber.
Watch as this driver creates a smoke show in front of a small crowd. The driver then does a few donuts and calls it a day, but not after showing us a fresh pair of (probably) rear tires that are ready for “the next show.”
We have to hand it to Chevrolet; rather than an overblown blockbuster ad proclaiming their supremacy, they’ve opted for a somewhat ironic, tongue-in-cheek spot lampooning small-market car dealers.
Of course, Chevrolet had to milk their association with Transformers, and the real Amurrican sport of doing burnouts in crowded areas just to make things complete. But that’s not to say we’re not amused.
Hit the jump to see the teaser for Chevrolet’s Super Bowl ad
For those unfamiliar with the “Donk, Box, and Bubble” trend, here’s a quick tutorial. Donk: A late 1970′s coupe or convertible, generally a GM product, such as a Monte Carlo or Cutlass Coupe, lifted, on hilariously oversized wheels. Box: A mid-1980′s Chevrolet Caprice, lifted, on hilariously oversized wheels. Bubble: A 1990′s Chevrolet Caprice, lifted, on hilariously oversized wheels.
The first time we saw one of these rolling down the street (in South Beach, of course), we thought it must have been someone’s idea of a joke. Car guys can have a sense of humor, right? Wrong. These guys are serious, and although their cars look like roller skates, they clearly have money to throw into their rides. Case and point: the following video, where in a matter of 30 seconds a Box owner completely destroys a set of rear tires. A quick check on Tire Rack reveals that these tires cost nearly $1,200 each. Is YouTube immortality worth $2,400? Hit the jump to find out.
Prepare to be amazed
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If you haven’t seen this amazing bit of video yet then you lead an unfulfilled life. Filmed by Will of Advantech Studios, it is truly an incredible work of cinematography, in a Jerry Bruckheimer meets Top Gear sort of way.
And speaking of Top Gear, this clip was noticed by those British blokes a the BBC who then headhunted Will to work for the perpetually-in-limbo Top Gear “Made in America” show.
As for the film, it was made with a camera that shoots 300 frames per second and features a supercharged Mustang GT from Ottawa, Canada…. Eh!
If you’ve got the time (and we know you do), search “Advantech Studios” on youtube and enjoy some of their other creative offerings.