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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 Supra sound showdown

What's the difference between a four- and six-cylinder Supra's exhaust note?

A fair bit, it would seem, according to a new video from an under-the-radar YouTube channel showcasing an 'exhaust battle' between Toyota's 2021 2.0-litre four-cylinder A90 Supra and 2020 3.0-litre six-cylinder Supra.

When it was announced in 2020 that Toyota would be offering a four-pot version of its beloved sports car for the first time, many shouted 'sacrilege!'.

So, YouTuber Albon decided to conduct a simple yet clever analysis that perfectly showcases the sound differences between the pair. Snap, crackle, pop and then some.


2. This deep-dive into the whereabouts of Saddam Hussein's son's Ferrari F40

Uday Hussein, the eldest son of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, had a reputation for cruel and criminal behaviour throughout his father's reign.

Before his death at the age of 39 in 2003, Uday was alleged to have tortured Iraqi athletes when they didn't perform to his liking, raped and abused women including his two wives and even beat his father's bodyguard to death in front of horrified partygoers in 1988.

Of course, due to his wealth and power during the Hussein regime, Uday also amassed a collection of expensive and rare sports cars, a Ferrari F40 among them.

While Uday reportedly burned most of his car collection in an inferno when US forces took control of Baghdad, the F40 is believed to have survived – although the most recent photos of it suggest it's sitting somewhere in the Iraqi desert in a state of severe disrepair.

Scott Chivers of YouTube channel Ratarossa is known for restoring classic cars and he posed his viewers a challenge: locate Uday's F40 so Chivers can rescue it and repair it to its original condition.

The video has been flooded with comments sharing information on the F40's location – some of them fantastical musings, while others appear to be grounded in fact.

The summary starts at around the 8:30 mark in the video below – check it out and then embark on a deep dive in the comments section to enjoy all the theories – conspiracy or otherwise.


3. These houses located on an actual race track

Love the sound of V8 engines so much you wish it could lull you to sleep at night? Well do we have the property for you!

Posted to the Facebook account 'Ridiculous Real Estate', these unique 'luxury condos' are located in the US state of Minnesota and offer a unique proposition you're unlikely to find elsewhere.

Situated right on the Brainerd International Raceway, the houses boast multi-car garages and views of the track, so you can enjoy your breakfast while watching a drag race. Interested buyers can find out more here.


4. This clever Lamborghini Huracan optical illusion

Take a look at this Instagram snap of a Lamborghini Huracan, captured by auto photographer Kunal Kelkar.

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Night Circuit “The Art of Racing in the Rain” Image 3 of 3 Series Fin. —— Wasn’t really sure of which rear angle I wanted to post so just decided to post both. You guys can comment on which one you like better. —— All elements are captured in camera. A spray bottle was used for rain. Two @lumecube lights along with two @profotoglobal B10s and a Yongnuo YN360 were used to light the scene. The car was held in place on the treadmill with the use of a shoelace. The boundary fence was a ping pong table net. I had only 1 so copied it on to the other side in post. Check stories for BTS —— The story of a model @lamborghini Huracan shot on a treadmill during the COVID-19 Lockdown in India. —— @womanbehindthewheel and I were supposed to be in Europe for a few projects and we were looking forward to getting a Lamborghini in front our lens, but due to the running pandemic we have had to figure new ways to do what we love! Here’s to photographing cars for life! —— . . . #Lamborghini #lamborghinihuracan #huracan610 #racingintherain #scalemodelphotography #apaphoto #lambolife #carphotography #automotivephotography #shotonfujifilmxt3 #fujifilmXT3 #creativequarantine #covidlockdown #covid19 #lockdown2020 #lambo #huracan #bburago #toyphoto #toysrus #modelcars #shootathome #lumecube #pixelstick #topgearchallengetwo #lamborghini_daily #lambocarphoto #lambocar #yellowlambo #yellowlamborghini @bburago_collezione

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Cool, right? But while the photo looks to be a full-sized Huracan on a race track in the rain, it's actually anything but.

Rather, Kelkar was forced to get inventive amid COVID-19 lockdowns in his home country of India. To create the above shot, he used a model Huracan, placed it on a treadmill and created "rain" by spraying it with water from a water bottle.

You can watch a behind-the-scenes video of Kelkar getting the shot below. Ten points for ingenuity!


5. These 'dream garage' backgrounds for your next Zoom meeting

As plenty of us work from home during COVID-19 lockdowns, the number of video conference meetings being held has hit an all time high.

But rather than having your home office, messy kitchen or – worse – unmade bed as your background, why not fool your colleagues into thinking you're the proud owner of a luxury sports car?

Prestige car sales site Summon.com.au is offering a number of 'dream garage' backdrops you can download and use in your next Zoom, Skype or FaceTime meeting.

Head here to pick your favourite and just remember to tell your co-workers when they ask: "That's not even my favourite Ferrari. My others are way better."