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?
Drive at the speed of flowing ketchup, get free ketchup – sounds like a decent deal, right?
We're not so sure that the task matches the prize, but here goes. Heinz Canada has partnered with the Waze app and Burger King to offer slow-commuting drivers a chance to get free ketchup on a meat-free Impossible Whopper to promote its celebrated slow-moving sauce.
Sounds rather dangerous though, right? Well its belief is that due to the pandemic, no-one will be leaving for road trips during the summer, and therefore a driver could easily slow others down to a crawl.
The way it works: when the Waze app sees that a driver is going the speed of ketchup (0.045 km/h) it will serve them an ad for Heinz. So what will they think of next?
This watch is the price of a house! And it appeals to a niche fan base
Love Fast & Furious? I mean, really love it? Why not buy yourself a luxury watch to remind you of the movie series daily?
Luxury watchmaker Jacob & Co has released a special-edition timepiece called 'Fast & Furious Twin Turbo' designed to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Fast & Furious franchise. To pay tribute to the franchise's latest installment, Fast & Furious 9, only nine will be made.
A Dodge Challenger and Toyota Supra are displayed on the face, while the watch itself is based on the company’s 'regular' Twin Turbo watch, which features twin triple-axis tourbillon mechanisms, a decimal minute repeater, and a pit board time calculator. These are all powered by an 832-component JCFM05 manual wound movement that is exclusive to Jacob & Co.
The watch will set you back a cool US$580,000 – or AU$770,000.
Want to pimp your grille? Hyundai has you sorted!
If you want to funk up your grille, Hyundai has the answer. Hyundai Mobis has announced the development of the ‘Lighting Grille’, which features LED lighting units integrated into the pattern of the grille. The ‘Grille-integrated Active Air Flap’ technology included in the grille has the ability to open and close itself depending on the conditions.
These technologies are brand new that have not yet been mass-produced worldwide, but from next year, the company plans to promote mass production through customer promotions.
The Hoff is back – reunited with his talking car and leather jacket
It's happening! The Hoff is making his return, along with his talking car and leather jacket. Knight Rider actor David Hasselhoff has confirmed another remake of the 80s TV show is in the pipeline. It has been confirmed that the reboot will take the form of a movie, and it's likely to be directed by Australian director, James Wan.
One of the heroes of the show was Michael Knight's talking 1982 Pontiac Trans Am, named K.I.T.T. If you grew up in the early 1980s or 1990s, you would likely appreciate this beast (and the show).
No further details have been released as of publishing.
Hospital Rolls-Royce for kids gets its 100,000-metre service
This mini Rolls-Royce is an electric car that was built in 2017 for the kids of St Richard's Hospital in Chinchester, England. It goes without saying that it means a lot to all staff purely due to the daily purpose it serves – enabling kids to drive themselves to the operating theatre for surgery, rather than walking there, or being wheeled on a chair.
Transporting more than 2000 children so far during its hospital tenure, the car feature a body made of fibreglass and carbon-fibre, a 'pantheon' grille, a wood and medical-grade vinyl seat, and a bespoke 3D-printed dashboard. The mini Rolls has a top speed of around 6km/h.