Plus, gifts for the car-loving man in your life, and an all-electric Antarctic explorer.
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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 articles, videos and 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?


Driving One of Europe's Forbidden Economy Cars in the Alps Was Straight Up Miserable - David Tracy, Jalopnik

Last week, my brother and I were in a ski town in southern Germany looking for something to do. So we rented the cheapest car we could get our hands on, which ended up being a Volkswagen Polo with a tiny 64-horsepower engine. Here’s what it was like driving that thing through the Alps.

Is 64hp enough? Hmmmm


Ferrari 812 Superfast, Hot Lap – Sport Auto, YouTube

Sure, the Ferrari 812 Superfast is a brilliant grand tourer, but it hasn't been officially put through it paces on the fearsome 'Green Hell'. That's where Sport Auto comes in. Ride on board as the German magazine hustles the V12 GT to its limits.


The 11 Best Valentine's Day Gifts for the Car Lover - Bryan Campbell, Gear Patrol

Gift shopping for car lovers is a certified minefield. Get the wrong gift – something over-branded, overtly automotive and too on the nose, or tacky – and you’ll know. Because you’ll never see it again.

Which of these are on your wishlist?


Venturi Antarctica polar explorer nears completion - Sam Sheehan, Pistonheads

Long gone are the days when Venturi produced V6-powered performance cars like the pretty Atlantique coupe and Transcup roadster. Since the turn of the millennium, the focus for the Monegasque company has turned to electric power, as evidenced by its Formula E team and current line-up, which is comprised of EVs. They're not all boring ecoboxes, however, with three being compact sports cars and the next arrival taking the shape of an ultra-rugged vehicle called the Antartica.

Looks cool, huh!