Plus, one component from James Dean’s Porsche sells for a staggering amount at auction.
When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world.
Here’s a handful of the photos, articles, videos or social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand new, others have been online for a while.
Enjoy them – just not too much, okay?
Want to cook your sausage? Use a barbeque… not your Lambo!
What exactly was this man trying to prove? We know your car is tough, but maybe keep the tough-boy antics to the backyard… with a barbeque. We feel sorry for the car in this situation when this man tries to show off in front of his friends by using the exhaust of his Lamborghini Aventador to cook a sausage.
When the inevitable happens, everyone witnesses the beautiful machine overheat, and spill coolant onto the ground. Don’t try this at home.
The transaxle from James Dean’s Porsche 550 Spyder sells for $382,000
The transaxle from his James Dean’s 550 Spyder sold for a whopping $382,000. The auction went through Bring a Trailer a couple of weeks ago, and saw a steel display stand with axles, axle tubes, drum brake assemblies, and a starter all find new homes.
Dean was driving the famed Porsche – dubbed the ‘Little Bastard’ – in the hills above Los Angeles on 30 September 1955, when he was killed after being T-boned by a Ford Tudor while heading to a race meeting. The Porsche was sold a while back, however, the transaxle was somehow separated from the vehicle before the sale.
A fidget spinner for desk bound racers – surely it comes at a cost!
Ever wondered what to get your petrolhead friends? This could be the greatest gift idea yet. It may also be one of the best ways to procrastinate at your desk. W&M Levsha Design imagined and fabricated this metal pen that deploys using a six-speed gear shifter.
It works largely in the same way as a standard pen, however the amount that it will retract is dependent on what gear it’s in. Sign us up.
Renault and Ikea team up to make a flat-pack car you build at home
Instead of building your own shelf and desk, you could soon be assembling your own car! French car maker Renault announced this week that it’s working on a project with Swedish flat-pack furniture giant, Ikea.
Codenamed Höga, meaning ‘high’ in Swedish, the vehicle would be intended for city use, and measure 2.3 metres long and 1.8 metres high. It’ll come at a cost though, as Ikea and Renault aim to market it for approximately AU$8300.
Like all other items at Ikea, it would arrive as in flat-pack form, then when fully assembled the model would encompass large windows, four-wheel steering, and a ‘skateboard’-style base, plus enough space to fit a wheelchair, pram, or bicycle next to the driver. Nifty.
David Beckham invests in UK electric vehicle company
When you can, why not? David Beckham joined the Barclay, Reuben and Dellal families in investing in the growing vehicle electrification company, Lunaz.
The company specialises in converting some of the most iconic classic cars in history to electric power, bringing to market some of the world’s first fully-electric Range Rover, Bentley, Rolls-Royce and Jaguar sports cars through its Lunaz Design brand.
Around the Tracks: A man destroys his Lamborghini demonstrating his cooking skills