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2015 Cadillac Escalade

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  • 'Blood Muscle' auction to sell impressive collection of ill-begotten classic cars
  • 2015 Porsche Macan S
  • Rob Ford and Deadmau5 go on memorable coffee run

Mark Pereira

2015 Cadillac Escalade

Posted Aug 1st 2014 12:00PM



The fourth-generation 2015 Cadillac Escalade is among the most important new Cadillacs since the division's renaissance kicked into high gear. It's clearly the brand's de facto flagship vehicle, and the first thing many people think of when hearing the name "Cadillac."

Leading up to the debut of the 2015 Cadillac Escalade, we were told that the new luxo-SUV would be "much less ostentatious" and that we could expect greater differentiation from its Chevy Tahoe/Suburban and GMC Yukon siblings. And while those things may be true to some extent, after digesting the full raft of Escalade information and getting a full day of driving it in and around Toronto, we can say that this new 2015 model is exactly what we were expecting all along and dare we say it maybe more... READ FULL REVIEW

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Image Credit: Copyright 2014 Mark Pereira / Autoblog Quebec

World's greatest Corvette rally car goes like stink, looks like fun

Posted Jul 31st 2014 7:00PM



In general, most Corvette owners aren't exactly known for getting their cars down and dirty outside of commonly being spotted at track days and drag strips all over North America. But the hard-driving owner featured in the video below clearly prefers to trash and bash their Chevy over polishing and pampering it.

Contrary to the habits we've come to expect from most Corvette enthusiasts, it's awesome to see this driver pushing an American-bred sportscar to the limit in a whole new way, by tearing through rough roads rally car style and kicking up plenty of dirt along the way.

Sporting a mismatched driver's door and a hood of a different colour, you can tell this baby has seen some rough use and we love that it's both different and bad ass at the same time. Subaru drivers, eat your heart out as this Chevy proves you can have just as much fun without AWD.


Click here to watch this improvised rally car in action.

News Source: Autoblog Quebec via YouTube

Image Credit: YouTube

World's first driveable deckchair hits the beach

Posted Jul 29th 2014 3:00PM

World's First Driveable Deckchair Hits Brighton Beach
That's right folks, it's time to meet the world's first fully driveable deckchair. This ultimate beach bomber designed exclusively for truly the most lazy sunseeker was unveiled at Brighton beach in front of a stunned crowd. The open-air party machine also comes complete with a beach-ready boom box, ice drink machine, assortment of umbrellas and a sandpit at the front in case you feel the need to make an emergency sand castle en route to your next destination.

Watch as the video above shows this crazy idea come to life, as it's seen driving about the boardwalk and right onto the sand (of course!) Click here to play the clip above and let us know if this custom creation is something you'd actually drive or if we should add it to our list of the top 10 strangest cars ever made.

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News Source: ITN via AOL On

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The making of Deadmau5 Nyan Cat Purrari in under two minutes

Posted Jul 29th 2014 9:01AM

The Making of the Deadmau5 Nyan Cat Purrari 458 at Sekanskin
Love it or hate it, the bright blue Nyan Cat wrapped Ferrari belonging to none other than Deadmau5 underwent quite a transformation in order to become the highly recognizable Purrari we know today.

While wrapping a car in a different colour, texture, graphic or design may sound as simple as applying a giant sticker, the complex car wrap experts at Sekanskin in Mississauga, Ontario can be seen hard at work in the video above. The detailed clip actually captures the making of the Deadmau5 Nyan cat Ferrari in under two-minutes, thanks to a terrific time lapse video shot by Rick Skyler while the Purrari was coming to life at the shop.

Click here to play the video and then read our 15 things you didn't know about car wraps. If you still want to know more or really like what you see, the Deadmau5 Purrari is actually up for sale too and the team at Sekanskin is always busy working on something new.

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Funny dogs caught enjoying car rides

Posted Jul 24th 2014 11:00AM

Dogs On Summer Joyrides
"Life is a journey, not a destination." No one understands that famous Ralph Waldo Emerson quote better than the car ride-loving dogs in the video compilation above, as they enjoy Summer on the open road. While the relationship between dogs and cars often ends with them instinctively sticking their heads out the window, this hypnotizing video is sure to cheer you up and make you smile.


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Best stick shift cars under $30,000 in Canada

Posted Jul 22nd 2014 7:35PM



As auto enthusiasts, we have to accept that the general public is never going to embrace the manual transmission in a big way ever again. Automatics, CVTs and dual clutches are winning the war, in part because many people think of their car as an appliance. It transports them to and from work, and any way to make the drudgery involve less conscious thought is a welcome relief.

The fact that modern automatics are often more fuel efficient than three-pedal setups isn't helping either. However, the stick shift isn't dead yet. Manual-transmission cars are hanging on to their fan base like the vinyl LP's of the road and the video below lists the top 5 cheapest cars with a clutch
that we really like to drive.


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Gran Turismo 6 video game car comes to life with Nissan's 2020 GT-R Concept

Posted Jul 22nd 2014 4:00PM



When it comes to the world of car racing video games, the Gran Turismo franchise is at the top of every enthusiast's list. Nissan's 2020 GT-R (pictured above) started life as a digital race car featured in Gran Turismo 6, but thanks to the decision to build an actual physical concept car version of it. This begs the real question, could we actually end up seeing this Nissan 2020 GT-R enter production after it was recently revealed in real life?!

Click here to watch the full video on every gamer's dream come true, as we find out more during its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

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Infiniti Q50 thrill ride with F1 Champion Sebastian Vettel

Posted Jul 22nd 2014 2:00PM

Red Bull Racing Thrill Ride With F1 Champion Sebastian Vettel
Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel is renown for his multiple F1 World Championships, but holds a lesser-known title besides being behind the wheel for Infiniti Red Bull Racing team. As 'director of performance' for Infiniti, Vettel is transferring his knowledge from the track to the road in an effort to improve Infiniti vehicles and inject more performance into the Japanese luxury brand.

Click on the video above to watch us take a pretty quick hot lap with Vettel around Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (MOSPORT) near Toronto and have an equally quick conversation with him while whipping the new Infiniti Q50 around the track!


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2015 BMW i3 test drive reveals all you need to know

Posted Jul 22nd 2014 12:00PM

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It's been a few months since our first quick spin behind the wheel of the BMW i3. We can only imagine the challenges BMW is going to have explaining the i3 electric vehicle to the world (which starts at $44,950 here in Canada). It's got a new powertain (all-electric, with optional range extender), a new production method (carbon fibre reinforced plastic), a new brand (the 'i' line) and a new vehicle type (it's a city car). Despite everything that's different, BMW is still trying to talk about the i3 as if it fits in with the rest of the company's vehicles. But it doesn't. Not really. And that's going to make the marketing and salespeoples' jobs quite difficult.

Which is a shame, really, since the i3 is amazing. If it didn't carry the BMW 'heritage' baggage, people would be falling over each other to sing its praises. This is one of the smoothest, roomiest and slickest electric vehicles we've ever driven, with a lot of hidden surprises. It is a wonderful city car, and well designed for the car-sharing, emissions-aware drivers of the near future. But since the i3 carries the BMW name, everyone we ran into during our time with the car wanted to know one thing: is it "a BMW" as well as being an electric car?

During one point in our test drive, a police car pulled up next to us, totally stopping traffic. While my co-driver and I instantly thought we were going to be asked to move, the officer simply wanted to know what the hype was about with all the new BMW i3s he had seen from our group that day. Oh, and does it drive like a BMW? Click here to watch the video posted above as we'll explore and answer that question (and more) in full detail.


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