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Video: Car and Driver presents the Rental-Car Olympics

Posted Mar 7th 2011 12:32PM


Car and Driver Rental Car OlympicsClick above to watch the video after the jump

Anyone who's ever seen videos from Car and Driver's annual Lightning Lap spectacular knows that the legendary magazine can also do high-flying motion pictures. Shooting track-ready sports cars gliding around the track is one thing, but can CD keep our attention with a bit of humor?

Car and Driver technical writer and Autoblog Podcast veteran Mike Austin and his friends took the reigns of four rental cars to see which can win the Rental-Car Olympics. The four participating vehicles are the Mustang Convertible, an all-wheel-drive Cadillac CTS, a 1984 2010 Lincoln Town Car and the hapless Jeep Compass. And don't expect 0-60 (96 km/h) times or hot laps; Austin and company instead opted to judge the four vehicles on attributes like "Sumo Wrestling," and "Parking Brake Assisted Parallel Parking."

If that doesn't make you want to hit the jump, we're thinking you'll never guess which of these vehicles can go 101 km/h (63 mph) in reverse, easily besting the competition in a backwards lap. Hit the jump for some very funny stuff.

[Source: Car and Driver]


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