The Weekly Five For April 6th, 2012 - 233 Mph Drift, Wall Of Death, Female Driver, PAL-V, Tow Fail

AMS Alpha Omega Nissan GTR 233 MPH Drift

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The new AMS Alpha Omega Nissan GT-R is out. Able to run a quarter mile in 8.62 seconds, and capable of 233 miles per hour, the new AMS Alpha Omega GT-R is an incredible machine, but did I mention that it can go sideways at 233 mph? That's right. In an attempt to beat its own speed of 218 mph, the Alpha Omega shattered the record at 233, and as the parachute was deployed, the car hit a slight dip in the road, and coupled with the pulling effect of the parachute, the rear wheels of the GT-R were literally lifted from the ground, causing the 1250 whp monster to lose control. However, with the skills of Ivan Phipps behind the wheel, and maybe something else, the GT-R was countersteered and braked to safety, all before initiating a wee little 230 mile per hour drift that would make a D1GP driver blush. Enjoy.

A Mazda2 And The Wall Of Death

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In the world we live in today, cars are known to be driven right-side-up. It just seems like the best way to go about driving them! Going to the supermarket - right side up, driving on the track - right side up, sitting at a traffic light - right side up. However, there are people in the world who yawn at the fact that a car is best driven right-side-up, and that is why this Mazda2 is driving on a wall. Enjoy.

Double Female Fail

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There are two kinds of people in this world that can make us laugh. The first being comedians, the second being - Well, you can find out for yourself after you watch this. Assuming its not some kind of insurance stunt or marketing ploy, the occurrences in this video are amusing to say the least, so Enjoy.

PAL-V The Answer To A Flying Car?

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While we're on the subject of how to drive a car, why not fly it? Sure, sounds like a great idea! How are we going to do that? Well, the "PAL-V" seems to have the answer. Released, ironically, on April Fool's day, the PAL-V seems like a cool idea, but not an extremely realistic one. If anything, its about as useful as a custom go kart or boat - great fun every now and then, but not really applicable to every day life - unless you're crazy, but then again, maybe you are crazy? Enjoy.

Tow Truck Fail? More Like Fall, and Win

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We all have about two possible experiences with tow trucks. The first being the moment when you know you shouldn't have parked in that certain space without paying, and the second being when you get into an accident and in its immobile state, your car is carefully towed away. However, what about that moment when you're trying to tow an 18-wheeler away from a seemingly bottomless ledge, and before you know it, the 18-wheeler slides off the ledge, taking you and your tow truck with it, but at the last moment you take initiative in the heat of the moment and hop out the door to safety? What? You've never experienced that one? Well, this guy has, and with some quick thinking he's able to yank himself out of harm's way. On the other hand, the guy in the 18-wheeler comes out with only a broken arm, so no one was severely hurt here, but quick thinking in all situations is a must. Enjoy.
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