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 Ford spokesperson delivering a Ram diss on Twitter
It all started when Ford teased its upcoming 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor, prompting Ram to challenge Ford to "pop the hood" on its new pick-up and compare it to Ram's TRX performance pick-up – which is powered by a V8.
Now, Ford has returned serve by way of Ford North America Product Communications manager Mike Levine's Twitter page.
Ram tweeted a video of its TRX with the caption: "Some are content with just going to the edge. We'll keep pushing past it."
Levine shot back this tongue-in-cheek response: "Love that the new Pathfinder was revealed in the same location. Keeping pushing past that edge."
He added a laughing emoji and a snap of the near-identical Pathfinder promo shots.
Stay tuned for Ram's response.
2. This influencer scandal surrounding a Toyota GR Yaris
Automotive Twitter was abuzz this week when Top Gear host Chris Harris made a juicy claim about the automotive influencer world.
Harris claimed one of his contacts at UK tuning house Litchfield had allegedly been approached by an influencer who asked him to tune the suspension of his Toyota GR Yaris for free – even demanding Litchfield pay him for the honour.
"An influencer just offered my pal @Litchfield_UK the chance for him to put suspension on his Yaris GR for free and pay him £25k for the privilege, plus a percentage of future sales. He knows who he is. Might tell you his name one day. Shameful," Harris wrote.
An influencer just offered my pal @Litchfield_UK the chance for him to put suspension on his Yaris GR for free and pay him £25k for the privilege, plus a percentage of future sales. He knows who he is. Might tell you his name one day. Shameful.— chris harris (@harrismonkey) February 8, 2021
The original tweet received hundreds of responses from people trying to guess the identity of the influencer, with internet sleuths accusing British YouTuber Mr JWW.
In response, Mr JWW – who is the proud owner of a new GR Yaris – was forced to issue a statement denying he ever contacted Litchfield.
"I have never spoken to the tuning company in question, neither have I indulged in, and nor would I ever endorse, the practices highlighted in these claims," he said in an Instagram post.
"The facts are simple: an agency employed by me had various exploratory conversations with the company dating back to last year. There was no cold call from anyone working for me.
"Sadly the way this was initially framed to you by a 3rd party paints an inaccurate picture. I am told and I believe the contents of these conversations were very different from the way they have been portrayed."
He added: "I have invited the 3rd party involved to join me on a podcast; I’d like to address this situation in person. In the interests of total transparency on my part, I believe this is what the audience deserves!"
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3. Myron Vernis showing off a super rare convertible Toyota 2000GT
Ohio-based Jalopnik regular and car collector Myrnon Vernis has quite the personal automotive collection – with a particular penchant for weird or rare cars.
His latest discovery appears to fall into the latter category: an ultra-rare convertible version of the Toyota 2000GT coupe, believed to be only one of two in existence.
Vernis shared a snap of the car – with a dog inside – to his Twitter account, accompanied by the caption: "No need to take the key out of the ignition."
Unfortunately, he soon revealed the car wasn't his own, but was otherwise rather scant on the details.
According to Vernis' tweets, it's a custom-built, left-hand drive car, but he did not go so far as to identify the owner (or the adorable dog in the photo).
No need to take the key out of the ignition. pic.twitter.com/tawp8ptBZG— Myron Vernis (@MyronVernis) February 9, 2021
4. This Lamborghini Aventador on ice
Fancy a trip to the ski fields? Yeah? What about in a Lamborghini Aventador? Hmmm, maybe not.
YouTuber TheStradman decided to get a little creative in his latest video and strap some snow tracks to the supercar because, well, YouTube?
In news that will shock very few – it didn't go so well. You can watch the whole operation below.
5. Lewis Hamilton spotted in his Porsche Taycan
He might be a Mercedes man on the track, but it seems Formula One champ Lewis Hamilton's loyalties don't necessarily extend to his own garage.
After vowing to never drive any of his exotics collection again for environmental reasons, Hamilton was photographed out and about in Beverly Hills in a new Porsche Taycan Turbo S.
He took the all-electric sports car for a spin and some shopping, clearly reiterating his commitment to zero-emissions cars, while simultaneously setting social media tongues wagging.
You can see all the photos here.