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Are Russians Really That Bad at Driving?

CarEnvy’s resident Russian explains why Russia generates so many car crash videos.

Typical dashcam. Image credit: www.av-tribune.ru

Typical dashcam. Image credit: www.av-tribune.ru

By Artem Barsukov

Russia has always been famous around the world for three of its exports: vodka, caviar, and suicidal novelists.

And guns. Lots and lots of guns.

Make that four exports, then. Yet, in the past couple of years, the country has firmly established itself as the world’s number one producer of the web’s latest craze: dashcam videos!

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Fifth Gear’s Jason Plato Manhandles Porsche 911 GT2 RS

Contemporary versions of the Porsche 911 have been tuned to be infinitely more docile, complacent, and manageable; essentially abolishing the legends of lift-off oversteer. Dentists and movie stars need no longer fear decreasing-radius corners. While the entry-level 911s have necessarily softened in efforts appeal to a broader clientele, the high-end versions of the enormous 911 range have set new benchmarks for power-to-weights ratios, straight-line speed, and blunt absurdity. No version of the 911 has ever been more alluringly absurd than the new GT2 RS, of which only 500 were produced and 500 now spoken for. Fifth Gear, the British car show with hosts who can actually drive, has taken a GT2 RS for a spin. They’ve put the 620 hp, twin-turbo Porker in the capable hands of Jason Plato, who is a pretty decent driver. Without further ado.

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Video: Onboard Marcus Gronholm’s ProDrive Impreza at Rallye Portugal 2009

Ever fancy taking a drive with a World Rally Champion? Or any other rally driver, for that matter? One of the many cool ways in which the WRC interacts with fans is its Onboard Request Line.

How does it work? Follow the jump to find out.

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VW Bluesport Roadster In Motion

We showed you the nearly faultless VW Bluesport Roadster concept before but the pictures we showed you were so…still. Now CarEnvy has dug up thousands of pictures that someone took in rapid succession. Succession so rapid that the Roadster actually looks like it is moving. Fantastic bit of technology. Enjoy it. Just don’t ask how it works.

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