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 |  Apr 20 2012, 12:01 PM

If you’ve ever watched America’s Got Talent sometimes you can’t help but roll your eyes and be skeptical when someone gets on stage. Something tells us the judges over at Australia’s Got Talent thought the same thing when Daniel took the stage and said he’s “going to do car sounds.”

And that’s when the judges, and us for that matter, were overwhelmed. The accuracy of Daniel’s car sounds are amazingly realistic – just close your eyes when you watch the video and you’d agree. Daniel mimics the sounds of a Formula One race car, a rotary drag car, and a good ‘ol V8 powered muscle car.

What we absolutely get a kick out off is just how accurate Daniel nailed the rotary drag car, blow-off valve noises and all. Drag racing is huge out in Australia, and clearly the crowd got a kick out of the rotary impersonation. As icing on the cake, Daniel impresses the female judge with a supercharged Shelby impersonation right on the spot.

Check out the must watch video below.

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 |  Jan 30 2012, 7:00 PM

Try this little experiment: put a pair of headphones on if you can, or just turn the volume up. Skip to the bottom of the page and watch the video, but do it with your eyes closed. Come back and read the article after that.

It’s the kind of outside-the-box thinking one might hope for with a brand launching into Formula One racing for the first time. Although the Lotus name has been around in F1 since 1958, there’s an important distinction: Team Lotus and Lotus weren’t exactly the same group.

The name disappeared from the sport between 1994 and 2010 when it came back under license to Tony Fernandes, an entrepreneur best known for turning once-failing Air Asia into a successful publicly listed company. For the upcoming year, Lotus will run under their own name, while Fernandes’ team will re-emerge as the Caterham F1 Team.

The Caterham CT01 car made the news last week after its photos leaked a day early onto the internet. We don’t have much information on the Lotus car yet, but we do know that 2007 Formula 1 world champion Kimi Raikkonen will be at the wheel.

Watch the teaser below.

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