What makes a car video great?
In my humble opinion, the greatest car vids feature either insane speed, spectacular crashes, sexy exotics, skillful drifting, or anything else not easily created at home. Cars playing a drum solo are cool, too.
Over the course of the past week I have seen vids featuring all of those, but sadly, not all at once. Continue past the jump to see a racing-spec BMW Z4 built from the ground up in just 3.5 minutes, a Lexus playing a killer drum solo (hey, what do you know!), a drifting lesson from a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG and a bonus vid featuring Top Gear crashing a…well, you’ll just have to watch.
You can buy a BMW Z4 GT3 directly from BMW for about $400,000. You’ll receive a race-ready hardtop Z4 with a 480-horsepower 4.0-liter V8 coupled to a six-speed sequential gearbox. The car will be shipped directly to you – in a whole lot of boxes. Here’s how to put it together, and how it should look when it’s finished:
An ad for the new Lexus IS features the car providing its own soundtrack, speeding through a warehouse and tapping foot pedals for various drum kits with its tires:
Here’s a must-see video in which Mercedes-Benz senior stunt driver Ed Redfern drifts some laps on a wet track in a SLS AMG, while describing that the steering wheel should be managed very gently and that the automobile is being controlled mostly with his feet. Looks easy, doesn’t it?
Finally, here’s the promised video of a Top Gear driver getting a touch too aggressive in a Nissan 370Z… (Jump ahead to about 3 minutes if you’re in a hurry.)
Have you seen any other good car videos lately?