Video: Subaru 2.5-liter coffee table makes excellent Christmas gift, turbo sold separately

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Subaru EJ25 Coffee Table

Subaru flat-four coffee table has better ‘Ring time than IKEA version – Click above to watch video after the jump

Using an engine as the base for a table isn’t new. Gearheads have been turning four, six, eight and even 12 cylinder mills into furniture for a long time. However, someone has taken the engine-table idea a step further though by affixing a glass top onto the flywheel and allowing the table to rotate. The fact that you can watch the pistons turn as it rotates only serves to up the cool factor.

The power source of choice for this application? An EJ25 workhorse from a Subaru. Hopefully its not an early EJ25D though – the head gaskets could leak and ruin the carpet. Check it out in action after the jump.

[Source: Youtube]

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Donkervoort teases new D8 GTO in Christmas card

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Donkervort D8 GTO Teaser

Donkervoort showed off a bit of a holiday surprise in the form of a company Christmas card that gave the world a hint as to what the automaker has planned for the new year. Behold: the first look at the D8 GTO. Using a carbon fiber and steel composite chassis, the company’s next take on open-wheeled goodness is expected to be a good bit larger than the current iteration. While Donkervort hasn’t made any clear distinctions as to what exactly will show up under the hood, early reports suggest the beast could possibly rock the same 2.5-liter turbo five-cylinder mill from the mighty Audi TT-RS. If true, that means that the G8 GTO could pack upwards of 340 horsepower.

According to AutoWeek.nl and our Google translator, Donkervoort plans to show off a prototype early in 2011. If we were the betting type, we’d lay a fiver on the car showing up at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

[Source: Auto Week]

Donkervoort teases new D8 GTO in Christmas card originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 28 Dec 2010 14:32:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Video: Top Gear Three Wise Men Christmas Special in its entirety

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Click above to view the video after the jump

The Top Gear “Three Wise Men Christmas Special” has found its way onto The Tubes – all one hour, 16 minutes and 13 seconds of it. If you haven’t done it already, hop the jump for the embedded vid. The resolutions sucks and it probably won’t stay up for long, but you can beat the rest of us schmucks waiting to download the HD version.

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Ken Block’s official RC Gymkhana car arrives just in time for Christmas [w/video]

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Traxxas Ken Block RC Car

Traxxas channels its inner 1/16-scale Ken Block – Click above to watch the video after the break

Master of the Gymkhanna (with a minor in marketing) Ken Block has teamed up with Traxxas to create a radio-controlled version of Block’s #43 Ford Fiesta. The 1/16-scale Fiesta is fitted with a brushless motor that turns all four wheels and sends the mini-Block car down your driveway at up to 30 miles per hour. If that’s not enough juice to play out your dreams of winning a Gymkhana event, you can opt for another setup that features a new pinion gear, second NiMH battery and series connector. The additional hardware raises the top speed to over 50 mph.

The car is currently selling for around $300. No word on whether that price includes replaceable fenders and other body panels… a necessity after the Ken Block RC car inevitably hits a tree. Check out a mini Gymkhanna-style video of the micro car in action after the break… and, answering the last possible remaining question, proof that it will indeed blend.

[Source: Traxxas via Jalopnik]

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Car Gifts for Christmas: Ultimate Edition

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Autoblog Car Gifts For Christmas Guide
Our third and final list of car gifts for Christmas is made up of things we sadly can’t afford ourselves. These are top-notch gift ideas for those who happen to fall into the very highest tax brackets, and we are officially envious of anyone who receives anything on this list. Too rich for your blood? No problem, check out some less expensive gift ideas here and here.

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Car Gifts for Christmas: The Big Gifts

Autoblog Car Gifts For Christmas Guide
Our second list of car gifts for Christmas focuses on those big gifts you get from Santa, or the one present that breaks the bank of the gift giver. Too rich for your blood? No problem, check out some less expensive gift ideas here.

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Car Gifts for Christmas: Stuff For Under the Tree

Autoblog Car Gifts For Christmas Guide
‘Tis the season once again. We were scratching our heads wondering what to get the car-obsessed men and women in our lives, so we made some lists. This first list contains ideas for stuff that goes under the tree, the kind of car gifts that don’t cost an arm and a leg but go over well with the auto lovers in your family.

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Car Gifts for Christmas: Stuff For Under the Tree originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 13 Dec 2010 14:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Video: Top Gear teases Iraq Christmas special

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Top Gear Christmas Special

Top Gear Christmas Special – Click above for high-res image gallery

We know the Top Gear crew made a stop off in Israel while filming their Christmas Special, but we had a sneaking suspicion that Clarkson, Hammond and May wouldn’t be sticking to just one part of the Middle East during their journey. That suspicion was confirmed with the release of a brief teaser showing the motoring trio in the back of a cargo plane. Where did they land? Somewhere in Iraq. The Challenge: Get from there to Bethlehem and “don’t forget there are a few wars” along the way. Oh, and pick up some gold, frankincense and myrrh in your claptrap drop-tops. Hit the jump for trailer.

Gallery: Top Gear in Israel

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Top Gear‘s Middle East tour reportedly shot for Christmas Special

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Top Gear in Israel – Click above for high-res image gallery

Were you wondering what the Top Gear crew were doing in Israel when they were spotted there last month? Well wonder no more.

Reports from the British Isles are now stating that the tour across the Middle East was actually shot for a Christmas Special in which Clarkson, Hammond and May retrace the steps of the Three Wise Men who, according to Christian lore, visited the Virgin Mary and the Baby Jesus in the manger in Bethlehem. Only while the trio of yore did it on camel-back, two millennia later, the team of British auto journos – who may have picked up as many followers today as the Nazarene messiah did in his – rode in across Turkey and Syria in three old roadsters.

Looks like it’s going to be a Merry Christmas after all, Charlie Brown.

Gallery: Top Gear in Israel

[Source: Telegraph]

Top Gear‘s Middle East tour reportedly shot for Christmas Special originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 24 Nov 2010 18:28:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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