We can appreciate a well-orchestrated prank as much as the next guy. But being the car nuts we are, we'd implore any would-be prankster to leave cars out of it. TP the guy's house, Saran-wrap the toilet, make a crank call or two if you must. But for the love of all things holy, please leave the cars alone.

At least that's what we thought before we saw the kind of candid-camera prank the BMW Performance Parts team had in store for one driver in Singapore. The proud owner of a 1 Series Coupe returned to her car in the parking lot to find her car fitted with a Performance Power Kit and an upgraded exhaust system. It's a marketing schtick that reminds us of TV shows like Overhaulin', but at least it's sort of car prank we can get on board with. Check it out after the jump, and be mindful of a little bit of Not Safe For Work language.



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      Basil Exposition
      • 3 Years Ago
      Great concept, botched execution. Car should have been in the same place she left it. Would have made for better reaction when she got it out on the road and stepped on the gas.
        Tourian
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Basil Exposition
        Maybe the spot got taken? I got the impression that was a totally different car and not like they took her car and made the modifications and brought it back. If that's the case they should have had the "other" car right there ready to go so they could have put it in the same spot.
      Ducatione
      • 3 Years Ago
      Actually it is their first language and its real. Ok folk listen and learn. All singaporeans mostly 95 percent speaks English and their second language is their native language be it mandarin, malay or hindi etc depending on individual race. The exact term is ' Singlish' they speak english with their native accent. the 10 percent is old people who don't care if you understand them or not.
      mjtjapan
      • 3 Years Ago
      Eric - get a passport. She is a Singaporean - first Language is English. That is a standard Singaporean accent. Normal. She probably also speaks Chinese and perhaps Malay. Most non-Americans speak more than one language, with or without an accent.
      KAG
      • 3 Years Ago
      Love what she says right when she starts it.
      Ghetto Cat
      • 3 Years Ago
      Lol, it spontanously upgraded itself.
      calarican
      • 3 Years Ago
      HufffPOST/AOL SPAM.
      unsivilaudio
      • 3 Years Ago
      I gotta admit, this made me smile.
      Scott Singer
      • 3 Years Ago
      Pretty well done; a.) how her key started the car - BMW must have used her code to duplicate b.) her reaction to the exhaust note - very cool c.) she has a Lucy Liu look - pretty girl d.) they had to inform her it wasn't her car before she drove it - simply being safe
        Scott Singer
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Scott Singer
        actually is the1 series available with push button start - so they probably didn't need to duplicate her key code
        MONTEGOD7SS
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Scott Singer
        I thought that the friend brought the keys to them.
      dymentia629
      • 3 Years Ago
      LOL that was awesome, she was so cute!! I NEED one of those cars!!
      OhReallyDough
      • 3 Years Ago
      Dude, why doesnt BMW do something like this in America?? It'd be a great viral campaign and even though im in an Audi i've got like 3 or 4 buds i'd nominate for this. Would love see this here!
      third3ye82
      • 3 Years Ago
      Singaporean women - once again proving that no matter how good you may look, your accent ruins everything.
      Alex Santiago
      • 3 Years Ago
      I would flip out!
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