The Internet is a vast horizon of automotive content and car videos. With over 500 hours worth of videos uploaded on YouTube every minute, there’s simply not enough time in a day, even if you’re now unemployed, to go through everything the world wide web has to offer.
Lucky for you, that’s what we do; trawl the Internet, filter out the crap, and share only the best, time-worthy content for your viewing pleasure. Here are some from January 2021 that you may have missed out on!
Toyota Yaris goes balls out on B-roads!
If you’ve been social distancing in a cave throughout the whole of last year due to Covid-19, 2020 saw the arrival of the GR Yaris in Malaysia, to the tune of RM299,000. Its price was later revised to RM286,896 due to the extension of the SST exemptions.
Its little 1.6-litre turbocharged 3-cylinder engine makes 261 hp and 360 Nm of torque. Row through it’s 6-speed manual transmission quick enough and 0 to 100 km/h will be done in just 5.5 seconds.
In Malaysia, the GR Yaris is equipped with the Performance Pack which includes lightweight 18-inch BBS forged rims, Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tyres, red calipers, limited-slip differential on both axles, and circuit-oriented suspension tuning. By the way, they’re nearly sold out!
Read about it here.
Kia unveils new logo in the sky through fireworks!
Aside from unveiling a new logo, which resembles a handwritten signature according to Kia, the company also unveiled a new slogan – Movement that Inspires – that replaces the previous “Power to Suprise” and they couldn’t have done it in a more elaborate way.
The new logo was unveiled in the skies of Incheon, in South Korea, using 303 pyrodrones that launched hundreds of synchronised fireworks. The display set a new Guinness World Record for ‘Most Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) launching fireworks simultaneously’.
Read about it here.
Nine Toyota GR Supras perform precision driving stunts simultaneously!
Having spent some time with the Toyota GR Supra during our review of the car, agile and maneuverable is probably how we can best describe the car and this video will demonstrate exactly that!
They called themselves the Road Arrows, in reference to the UK Royal Air Force’s Red Arrows, and only had a week to practise before filming. What’s more, the maneuvers were choreographed using only toy car models on a kitchen counter!
If those stunts don’t wow you, the shots from the FPV drone certainly will!
Porsche 911 driven hard off road!
Sightings of old, air-cooled Porsche 911 are rarer than full moons these days, so to see one being driven this hard (and well), in a tastefully produced video, is a rare find. Imagine our excitement when something of such high quality by Type 7 popped up on our feed!
Whether, it’s the music, the videography, or the driving, it’s all just spot on! The countless, non-stop sideways action and countersteer in this one will surely keep you at the edge of your seat!
Learn more about Type 7 here.