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Spanish graphic designer and illustrator Jesús Prudencio created a series of beautiful posters that feature iconic cars from popular movies.

DeLorean from Back to the Future, VW van from Little Miss Sunshine,MINI Cooper from The Italian Job, and other memorable cars were first sketched on paper and then colored using a Wacom tablet.

These vehicles proudly represent classic movies and they deserve to be remembered, celebrated, and featured on movie posters.

(source: Toxel)

Year: 2012
Director: Tamir Moscovici
What it teaches you: Do what you love, not what others want you to love.
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It seems like every car guy dreams of building their own car-restoration business. For Magnus Walker, the dream is a reality. Urban Outlawdocuments Walker’s Porsche restoration business, but it isn’t an establishment that purebred enthusiasts would flock to. Walker collects donor parts from deteriorated 911s and marries them to create custom Porsche vehicles with a distinct flair to them. The quality and cinematography of this doc is simply pristine. Even if you don’t have 30 minutes to spare, this is worth the time.

(source: Complex Magazine)

Think twice next time you tailgate that new Audi in front of you; there might not be a human driving it.

Audi announced Tuesday that it is the first automaker to get a permit from the state of California to test self-driving cars on public roads. New state regulations took effect the same day specifically allowing such testing for the first time in California, per a law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in 2012.

“Audi is a driving force behind the research taking automated driving from science fiction to pre-production readiness,” Scott Keogh, president of Audi of America, said in a statement. “Obtaining the first permit issued by the state of California shows that we intend to remain the leader in this vital technology frontier.”

The German automaker is one of many that have already started testing self-driving technology elsewhere. Others include Nissan, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Ford, GM; many expect to have such vehicles on the road by 2020.

By 2025, as many as 230,000 new autonomous vehicles a year could hit the roads around the world. That number could swell to 11.8 million a decade later, according to a study released by IHS Automotive.

California is one of four states in the U.S. that now allow automakers to test self-driving cars on public roads. Michigan, Florida and Nevada also allow it. Gov. Brown was keen to put California at the forefront of such testing when he signed the law in September 2012. 

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“Autonomous vehicles are another example of how California’s technological leadership is turning today’s science fiction into tomorrow’s reality,” Brown said at the time. “This law will allow California’s pioneering engineers to safely test and implement this amazing new technology.”

The regulations going into effect today place strict guidelines on the car, its manufacturer and the human pilot testing it.

The automaker must put up a $5 million bond against a failure to pay any claims resulting in an accident, have a net worth of at least $5 million, train anyone who will be in the car’s driver seat and have tested the self-driving car in a simulated environment before putting it on public roads.

The car itself needs to be registered as a self-driving car with the DMV, and be capable of driving like a normal car when the self-driving system is turned off.

The driver must be an employee of the automaker, be a licensed driver for a minimum of three years, have a clean driving record and be sober and seated in the driver’s seat at all times.

Like an eager 16-year-old with a new license, Audi isn’t wasting any time putting its new permit to use. The automaker already has a specially-equipped A7 autonomous car in the San Francisco area that it plans to begin testing immediately.

(source: Los Angeles Times)

Undoubtedly the most adventurous and sexist Porsche print ad ever, the flippant message featured shouldn’t be taken literally.

The devil is in the details. Specifically, the ‘4’ in the 1989 model year 911 Carrera 4 advertised. Porsches of yesteryear are known for their tail happy behavior round corners.

Most petrolheads certainly heard the “Slow in, fast out” mantra, which defines the mid-corner dynamics of old school two-wheel drive 911s. However, the 964 Carrera 4 was the first ever production 911 equipped with four-wheel drive.

With double the amount of traction, the 964 Carrera 4 was the way to go if you wanted to impress the ladies with heroic driving round corners, even if your fingers were actually made out of butter.

Conceived as a dealer poster and magazine ad for the North American market, this unbearably smug yet cool print is one of the greatest automotive ads ever commissioned.

Out of the top 10 finalists of the 1983 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race, only Sauber/BMW managed to break Porsche’s winning streak with a respectable 9th place.

The power of this ad comes from its ruthless simplicity and carefully dosed sarcasm in the fine print at the bottom.

Actually, yes. There’s nothing wrong with taking a Nissan GT-R or a Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X over a bona fide sports car made in Europe.

However, when the 964 arrived at the end of the ’80s, the EVO didn’t exist, while the R32 Skyline GT-R churned out 276 horsepower and 368 Nm of torque in top-of-the-range V-Spec II guise.

Compare those figures with the 964 Turbo 3.6-liter’s 360 horsepower and 520 Nm of tire shredding torque and you get the picture.

For those more into advertising than the car itself, this ad was made by Fallon McElligott advertising agency for Porsche Cars North America.

(source: AutoEvolution)