The Autoblog Weekender – Click above to find out what you missed
It's a feast of moving pictures this week, an ensemble cast telling 18 tragi-comi-dramatic stories such as:
Volvo doing some naughty things forward and backward in its new
S60, capitalist Communists in love with the
Porsche Cayenne, Optimus Prime getting a Michael Bay makeover otherwise knowns as a Bay-kover, the
Audi RS5 grumbling about everything, the
918 getting groped in two parts, don't ever, ever rent a car in Miami without a Haz-Mat suit, and what kind of awesome can you hear when you mix Bruce Willis and The Gorillaz?
Follow the jump to find out...
1. When's the Last Time You Got it Naughty?
Remember that whole "Naughty
Volvo" that was all the rage a whole seven days ago? Well, the videos are tumbling out of the Swedish carmaker's post-production house, and they're pretty f-ing cool. They put the
S60 in a range of different dynamic challenges, and did a three-way with each of them - that is, ahem, they took it to Level 3. Even better: you get to choose Level 4: Volvo's got a
Facebook competition going to let fans decide how to make it naughtier. Because they know you always want more – and they're right, aren't they?
Hat tip to James
3. Transformers 3 Hasn't Been Made Yet and Already Makes No Sense
Transformers 3 is in pre-production, and the crews that are really responsible for making the things we like about the film – the friggin robots – are making the next installments. Worryingly, though, they say they are charged, under Bay's instructions, with making Bumblebee more "mature" and Optimus Prime more "heroic." How do you make a giant robot with glowing blue eyes, a massive, superheated sword and an operatic baritone that transforms into a truck and has already saved the Earth
twice more heroic? Only Michael Bay knows. And for that reason, we fear.
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