Plus, ex-military vehicles you can buy and a phantom car crash.
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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 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?


1. This sand-dune-jumping Jeep Gladiator ute

One of the more recent projects to come out of Texan tuning house Hennessey Performance is the MAXIMUS 1000 – a Jeep Gladiator ute customised with a 6.2-litre supercharged Hellcat V8 Engine producing an output of 745kW/1264Nm.

Only 24 examples are available – each of them priced at US$225,000 (AU$360,753) – and four have apparently already been snapped up.

For that price, Hennessey has jacked the Gladiator up with an upgraded suspension system with 6-inch lift, BFG 20-inch KD off-road tyres, new MAXIMUS front and rear bumpers and a stainless steel exhaust system, among other things.

The best way to show what the MAXIMUS 1000 is capable of? To take it for some "desert training" of course. And watching this thing vault itself over sand dunes is a special kind of visual therapy.


2. This Lamborghini-branded streetwear

New York-based streetwear brand Supreme remains one of the most in-demand labels in the world, with its limited-edition collaborations with designers like Lacoste and Louis Vuitton selling out in seconds.

Now, Lamborghini has become the latest brand to link up with the label (which started its life as a skateboard shop), releasing a seven-piece spring/summer 2020 capsule collection of Lamborghini-branded streetwear.

The range includes a hooded work jacket, a shirt, a hockey jersey, a coverall, a t-shirt, a skateboard and a beanie – all covered in the Lamborghini logo.

“Lamborghini recognises a spirit and dynamism in Supreme that resonates with its own brand,” said Katia Bassi, Chief Marketing and Communication Officer for Automobili Lamborghini.

“This collection combines the essence of Lamborghini super sports design and performance with iconic streetwear.”

The range went on sale online on April 2, with prices starting from US$150, and all items promptly sold out. Of course.


3. This car crash without the car

Car crashes are typically a terrifying spectacle, but digital designer Donato Sansone has further highlighted their confronting nature by tweaking footage of real crashes to remove one of the cars.

The resulting footage shows vehicles seemingly being hit by an invisible force, which is equal parts troubling and fascinating – plus a timely reminder to wear your seatbelt and keep your eyes on the road.

Warning: Some readers may find this footage disturbing.


4. These ex-military vehicles for sale

If staying home and skipping social events has resulted in an unexpected pool of savings, allow us to humbly suggest you spend it all on an apocalypse-friendly ex-military vehicle.

Sites all over the world offer decommissioned military trucks that would look mighty fine sitting in your driveway, if we do say so ourselves.

Take, for example, this Land Rover Safari from the aptly-named UK site www.tanks-alot.co.uk – which could be yours for £8000 or roughly AU$15,900.

Or this 2001 soft-top Humvee located in California, which is up for auction at a starting price of only US$5500 on www.govplanet.com.

Finally, in Australia, local auction site Australian Frontline Machine is offering a Mercedes-Benz Unimog Cargo for auction, boasting a maximum load of 12,000kg. So you can fit your entire extended family plus some extra toilet paper in there.


5. This dramatic rescue of a Mustang Boss 302

The good folks at California's Pepe's Towing Service make their living getting cars and trucks out of tough spots and, in a new video on their YouTube channel, they shared one particularly harrowing rescue.

The job in question involved pulling a Ford Mustang Boss 302 out of a canyon, where it had plunged roughly more than 100m. Pepe's was called in after another company struggled to retrieve the car using a medium duty wrecker.

So, Pepe's brought in Hulk, a 50-tonne rotator truck, to do the job and captured the entire process on camera.

Oh, and in case you were worried, the driver thankfully escaped the wreck with only minor injuries, according to Auto Blog.