The Weekly Five For June 29th, 2012 - SV revs, BMW art, F12 drift, UR Aventador, Z06 crash (again)

Some People Just Dont Like Italian V12s

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You'd think owning a Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 SV would be a fantastic experience that everyone would have mutual feelings about, but this video proves otherwise. A Lamborghini owner in the busy streets of London makes his Murcielago SV bounce off the rev limiter with some deafening shrieks from the V12's exhaust pipes, only to be confronted by an angry passerby and his mother, who proceed to tell the Lamborghini owner that, essentially, he is disturbing the peace and needs to stop. Its almost painful to watch, because who in their right mind would want to hush the sound of countless years of passionate Lamborghini-Audi engineering filling the city air? A man and his mother, apparently. Enjoy.
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"Bullet" - High Performance Art

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I wouldn't consider a BMW to be "art". Mechanically, without a doubt yes, but visually I would compare it to the likes of an aggressive-looking printer, or perhaps electric razor, with its less-than-flattering lines and even weaker sense of allure and glitz and glamour. Its true BMW makes incredible machine regardless of one's opinion on their appearance, but art isn't a word I'd thoughtlessly associate with them, this creative ad from BMW Canada, however, is starting to change my mind. Enjoy.

Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Drift Fiorano

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The front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 740hp, V12, Ferrari F12 Berlinetta is the Italian automaker's newest creation and is making its rounds in the hearts of many gearheads and carnecks the world over. That being said, well, there really isn't much more to say, just enjoy this track-side footage (by YouTuber Marchettino) of an F12 Berlinetta lapping Ferrari's Fiorano test track and listen to the ear-piercing shriek of that V12 as those Michelin Pilot Super Sports beg for mercy whilst being effortlessly dragged around each corner. There's even a bit of a drift moment around the one-minute mark. Enjoy.

Underground Racing - The Lamborghini Aventador TT

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In humble ol' Charlotte, North Carolina lies a world-renowned tuner capable of absolute asphalt annihilation, and they call themselves "UR". The Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 is already brute force mixed with Italian allure, but apparently for Underground Racing "brute force" just isn't enough. 1200 horsepower? Yeah, that sounds like enough now. Enjoy.

Z06 Crashes... Before The Start Line?

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On a normal day, drag racing and Z06s go together like bread and cheese, however, one man didn't think so, and this was no normal day. Today drag racing and Z06s went together like eggs and glass as a Chevrolet Corvette Z06 owner put his - presumably - beloved Z06 into a wall. That's all good and well, but what if I told you it happened before even passing the starting line? You'll see what I mean. Enjoy.