Lap Around the Web – Feb 11th, 2019

Obviously, snow tires are really important things to have in Minnesota during the winter but your drivetrain can make a huge difference in how your car handles snow and ice too. The guys at Team O’Neil tethered various cars to an old Jeep in an icy parking area and goosed the throttle to show how different differential and traction control setups work when things get really slick. As you’ll see in the video, 4WD doesn’t always mean that all four wheels are getting power and sometimes, a 2WD with a limited slip differential can put the power down even better than a Jeep when conditions get tough.

This doesn’t look like any VW Bus I’ve seen before. Instead, it’s an old VW Bus transplanted on top of a mix of old GMC motorhome and a vintage Devco milk truck to make a double-decker hot rod limo. Automotive artist Randy Grubb went from designing to driving this creation in about a year and a half. It now features limousine-style seating on the lower deck with an elevator to take passengers, one-by-one, up to the former 21-window VW Bus lounge area up top. Check out RandyGrubb.com to see more of his wild automotive creations!

Lamborghini has a rich history of building lust-worthy V12 engines for their Italian sportscars. The company’s first V12, a 3.5-liter unit that nestled in front of the driver in the 350GT looks and sounds absolutely wonderful on an engine stand. Most people don’t realize that Lamborghini also built some pretty epic marine engines for speedboats! Jay Leno brings both examples of Lamborghini’s engines onto his show so we can see and hear the differences between these two engines built by the same manufacturer. Meanwhile, we all just wish Lamborghini would’ve dropped the big 8-liter marine engine into the Countach or LM002.

Not that I’d ever endorse following someone in your car for surveillance purposes but say you wanted to chase the ice cream truck to a few stops without being judged for buying all that ice cream… Now you can do it more covertly after watching this video that was used for training various government organizations on how to track and follow someone on four wheels. There’s not a lot of precision driving involved but I found plenty of little tips and details that I’d never considered before while watching this.

There’s a saying out there that you should never meet your heroes. But what if you do meet your hero and you then get to drive your hero around a race track?

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