Plus, suspended supercars, a car chase retrospective and a Ferrari that’s worth its weight in gold.
When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world.
Here’s a handful of the photos, articles, videos or social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand new, others have been online for a while.
Enjoy them – just not too much, okay?
1. This video showing how much movie car chases have changed over time
We’re all very accustomed to the all-out action of the elaborate car chases in the Fast and Furious films, but turns out it took a lot of work – and ingenuity – to get to this point.
This YouTube video from Insider looks at how filmmakers came up with creative ways to capture behind-the-wheel action long before we had access to special effects and elaborate equipment.
From the enduring brilliance of Bullitt to the insanity of Mad Max: Fury Road, enjoy this car chase retrospective:
2. This mum uncovering a simple but useful child-seat hack
When you’re juggling errands, kids and a career – it really is the little things that make all the difference.
Facebook user Miss Kyree Loves shared her surprise with her 25,000 followers when she discovered that the holes on the side of child car seats weren’t pointless decorations, but actually designed to hold the seat belt buckles so parents didn’t have to scramble to buckle in.
Her post, which received almost 1000 comments, featured photos of the seat belt holders with the caption: “I was today years old when I found out what these holes in the car seat were for. Any other adults learn this today too? feeling like a complete moron, only taken me 4.5 years of wrestling the bloody straps out from under bums.”
Other parents weighed in, pointing out that the holes also helped to stop hot metal buckles from burning little kids during the height of summer.
3. This 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO that’s literally “worth its weight in gold”
Some people play golf or go to the cinemas on the weekends – other people do maths for fun.
Take, for example, this group of Reddit users who decided to set themselves the fun project of finding a car that was, quite literally, “worth its weight in gold”.
The only vehicle that fits the brief? A 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO that last sold in 2018 for US$70 million.
At 950kg, and with the gold price sitting at US$1795.40 per ounce, the Redditors figured out that the GTO is worth US$60,164,392.62, or worth more than its weight in gold.
If all this maths is proving too much for you, in summary: it’s really bloody expensive.
4. This digital artist who creates renderings of suspended supercars
Khyzyl Saleem, a self-described “self-taught concept artist” from the United Kingdom, has a unique way of producing renderings of cars that involves suspending them in mid-air.
The resulting creations are both visually striking and technically flawless in their composition.
Plus, they’re a nice change from the regular rendering formats of ‘glossy car on mirrored floor’ or ‘jacked-up off-road vehicle on dusty Dakar-style trail’.
You can check out Saleem’s work below…
5. Kim Kardashian’s modified Cadillac Escalade
If you’ve been wondering what one of the highest-paid, most-watched women in the world drives – wonder no more.
Platinum Motorsport, an auto shop in Los Angeles, has shared a glimpse into Kim Kardashian’s garage by revealing her latest car purchase on Instagram.
The reality star will be getting around in a customised, extended-wheelbase Cadillac Escalade that’s bound to turn heads thanks to its size and plethora of aesthetic amendments.
This includes a new paint shade of ‘KK silver’, huge 26-inch wheels, and the entire car has been lowered.
Just in case Kardashian didn’t already command enough attention as is.
Around the tracks: How movie car chases have changed throughout time