Plus, a Hot Wheels car completes 10 loops in a row and Gaddafi's former car goes up for sale.
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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. Justin Bieber's custom Rolls-Royce Wraith spotted on the street

When you're an insanely rich pop star, you get to do things like pay West Coast Customs to transform your Rolls-Royce Wraith into a futuristic floating cyborg.

At least, that's how Justin Bieber spends his hard-earned millions.

And while the car might look at home in the fantasy land that is Instagram, it's decidedly out of place in the real world – as YouTube star Effspot recently discovered.

The car vlogger was stunned to stumble upon Bieber's unique ride while out filming another car entirely.

"That was definitely Justin Bieber, I didn't recognise him... but this is super dope dude. This thing is absolutely nuts," Effsport says in the clip.

"[It's a] futuristic Cruella De Vil mobile."

You can see the car in all of its glory from the 5:38 mark in the video below:


2. This very confusing ad for BMW's M5 CS

BMW fans are likely keenly anticipating the arrival of the new BMW M5 CS – billed as the quickest M5 ever built – in mid-2021.

As they wait for the M5 CS to touch down (us Aussies will only get 20 vehicles), they can alleviate their nervous energy by watching this truly strange ad for the incoming German super sedan.

The ad – which is, naturally, set to very epic music – depicts a bespectacled middle-aged man sitting at home and listening to music.

All of a sudden, he appears to start hallucinating that he's driving the M5 CS along a winding mountain road – only to discover he never left his own garage.

It's like one big-budget fever dream. And the tagline? "It's all in your head." Which, we guess is good if you can't afford the M5 CS – you can just imagine you own one instead?

Car ads are weird.


3. This very satisfying video of a Hot Wheels car completing 10 loops in a row

This video, titled 'Hot Wheels DecaLooper' – is exactly what it sounds like.

Trust us: it's the video equivalent of a stress ball. Enjoy:


4. This Mercedes-Maybach 57S previously owned by Colonel Gaddafi

We sometimes like to feature celebrity cars on CarAdvice, but it's not often we feature 'dictator cars' – it doesn't quite have the same ring to it.

Still, we couldn't help but share the fact a coach-built 2012 Mercedes-Maybach 57S Coupe previously owned by Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi is now up for sale.

One of only eight ever produced by coach builder Xenatec, the car's listing says it was "ordered by Moammar Gaddafi in 2010 but was never delivered due to the fall of his regime, and his subsequent death, in 2011.

The original purchase price was €765,000, or just over AU$1 million, and the auction listing says the car has only driven 2300km with its 6.0-litre, twin-turbocharged V12 engine.

Now, the asking price is a cool €961,950, or AU$1.5 million. Feels like a steep sum to pay for the privilege of telling your friends your car was once owned by a murderous megalomaniac...


5. This nostalgic photo of Italians admiring the Lancia Stratos Zero

The Lancia Stratos Zero is the kind of car that still looks futuristic even in 2021, so you can only imagine the effect it had on the people of the '70s.

The concept car made its debut at the Turin Motor Show in 1970, with its wedge-shaped design certainly making an impact.

In this brilliant photo that recently surfaced on Instagram, the citizens of Milan can be seen admiring the Stratos Zero in all its low-slung, cutting-edge glory.