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 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO on the streets of London
The Ferrari 250 GTO is a rare breed in more ways than one. For starters, only 36 were ever built, but more to the point, their epic V12 engine is in scarce supply in today's emission-conscious times.
Seeing one out in the wild, then, is akin to spotting Barack Obama walking down the street in a tracksuit with no security – not impossible, but highly unlikely and extremely surprising.
That's why this video of a 250 GTO – the second one ever to be built, for that matter – cruising the streets of London is such a delight.
Fully restored, the 250 GTO (chassis number 3387GT) has a storied history. According to the original post, "At Sebring, it was piloted by Phil Hill and Olivier Gendebien to a second overall and first in class. The car was returned to the factory and overhauled in preparation for Le Mans, where it finished sixth overall and third in class".
And it sounds, and looks, phenomenal...
2. These custom licence plate keyring
Do you have the first world problem of owning multiple cars? Do your keys often get mixed up with your spouse's and/or lost? Or are you simply someone who's still stuck with that boring palm tree keyring you bought as a souvenir on that trip you took to Fiji over a decade ago?
We have a solution to all of the above: a custom keyring that's an exact copy of your car's licence plate.
Plategame allows you to replicate your licence plate, down to its specific state format, in keyring form. That way, you can have one for each of your cars, or you can at the very least upgrade from the mid-2000s palm tree.
We particularly like the Victorian club plate versions...
3. This list of new cars with the most comfortable interiors
While interior comfort isn't the be-all and end-all of purchasing a new car, it's certainly a welcome bonus. Plus seats, plenty of room and lots of creature comforts certainly contribute to your overall sense of satisfaction behind the wheel.
As a result, US automotive intelligence agency Wards Auto decided to recognise the impact of a damn good interior by compiling its annual list of the new cars with the coziest, comfiest insides.
From a field of 32 new-car nominees with all-new or redesigned interiors, 10 winners were crowned based on ergonomics, fit and finish, quality of materials, user friendliness and aesthetics.
Unsurprisingly, the list was also dominated by SUVs, with two sedans and one coupe thrown in for good measure. You can read the full list here.
4. Burger King wholeheartedly embracing a Tesla mix-up
Recently, another very specific and somewhat hilarious glitch in the system was uncovered when Model 3 owners noticed their car would automatically slow or stop when it registered a sign for fast food outlet Burger King.
Why? Because the circular Burger King somewhat resembles a stop sign, or a traffic control sign, causing the Teslas to incorrectly identify it as such.
Clearly not one to pass up on a marketing opportunity, Burger King issued a brand new ad advising people to "brake for a Whopper". Seize the day, hey?
5. This surprising study on the safety credentials of convertibles
Call it misconception, urban myth or unfair judgement, but it's widely believed convertible cars are less safe than their hard-top counterparts.
Here to disprove that common opinion is a new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in the United States which found "both crash rates and driver death rates were lower for convertibles than for non-convertible versions of the same cars".
“These findings don’t suggest that convertibles offer better protection for their occupants than other cars, but they do indicate there’s no statistical basis for concerns that the lack of a permanent roof makes them more dangerous,” said Eric Teoh, IIHS director of statistical services, who wrote the paper.
No word, however, on whether driving a convertible makes you look cooler than driving a car with a roof. We'll look into that for you.