It’s not always about fast cars and burning rubber at your weekly hit of the world’s coolest motoring news. In this edition you’ll find a dog who has a LaFerrari hypercar, a Porsche mechanic who’s about to lose their job and a cop car you won’t want to mess with.
#1 Lexus RC F Highway Patrol Police Car
With the demise of Holden and Ford manufacturing plants in the land down under, the NSW Police Force are looking to other alternatives to arm their ageing highway patrol fleet. Their latest addition to the force is the Lexus RC F modified for high speed pursuits in NSW. Besides receiving cool copper graphics, the RC F doesn’t reveal too much more in terms of fit out. If anything it should still retain the factory 5.0-litre V8 which churns out 467hp to the rear wheels. Be sure to keep a look out for this one in your rear-view mirror.
#2 Lucky The LaFerrari Dog
You know life is dealing you a crappy hand when a Golden Retriever gets a ride in a La Ferrari before you do. Well that’s exactly what happened recently in the states when Google’s Ben Treynor let his dog Bailey ride shotgun in the $1.5 million hypercar. The cool canine looks to be having the time of his life and even passes by a Dodge Viper before thumbing its nose at its meagre price tag. It seems Bailey has 99 problems but a Ferrari flagship car isn’t one.
#3 Unlucky Porsche 911 GT3 RS
In one of the most horrifying sights to ever be captured on camera, a pristine and rare Porsche 911 GT3 RS in Gulf livery has ended up in a water canal connected to a dealership. The idea of water cooling has been around for a while but this is just taking the cake too far. The dealership in question resides in Amsterdam whilst the centre’s owner is blaming a mechanic for the unfortunate mishap. Damages meanwhile are said to be recoverable since all Porsche engines sit behind the rear axles of the car. Besides some new front panels and front suspension work, the Porsche shall rise to parallel park another day.
#4 Petrolicious Presents 1980 Renault 5 Turbo 2
As far as ridiculous daily drivers go, no one does it crazier than the French. One of these guys is Christophe Guerin who hails from the familiar village of Le Mans. His ride, naturally, is a rally-specced car known as the Renault 5 Turbo – a wild hatchback from 1982 which almost reached Mini cult status. The 1.4-litre turbo engine on this particular car is relocated right behind the driver where little children used to play. It may look like a wild little beast to tame but that’s beside the point. Watch the Petrolicious video to find out what it’s really like to live with the mini Frankenstein on steroids.
#5 Trans Am SE Bandit Edition
Ever wanted a piece of Burt Reynolds? Well you can’t. You can however have a piece of his iconic Pontiac Trans Am SE Bandit Edition if you cough up the right dough. Trans Am Depot currently retain the license to use the name and logo and have built 77 samples of the Bandits, the iconic car used by Burt Reynolds to evade police in Smokey and The Bandit. The reissued car packs a V8 with a wild 840hp. They are also signed by Reynolds himself. You can order yours here.