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One Lap of the Web: A Tumbler for Gumball, smashing supercars in China and a pedigreed race car for sale

Fri, 17 May 2013

We spend a lot of time on the Internet -- pretty much whenever we're not driving, writing about or working on cars. Since there's more out there than we'd ever be able to cover, here's our daily digest of car stuff on the Web you may not otherwise have heard about.

The Gumball 3000 starts May 18 in Copenhagen, Denmark, heading northeast toward Stockholm, Sweden. Team Galag thought it would be great idea to build a replica of the Dark Knight's Tumbler vehicle for the race, complete with a 400-hp, 6.2-liter V8 and Cherry Bomb exhaust. Good luck fellas, you will be the most conspicuous ride in a parade of conspicuous vehicles -- I hope it has a motorcycle that breaks out.

If you ever wanted to see a Maserati Quattroporte get smashed to smithereens, it happened over in China in a protest at the Qingdao Auto Show . Unfortunately, there's video.

A 1965 Koch-Chevy Special is for sale in Georgia through our friends at The car reportedly brought a class win to Wayne Koch at the 1967 American Road Race Championships in Daytona. It's going for 60K.

The Dubai police are adding yet another high-performance sports car to its jaw-dropping fleet of cruisers, this time a Bugatti Veyron. The force already has a Bentley Continental, Ferrari FF, Lamborghini Aventador and an Aston Martin One-77. Unless you have an Apache helicopter, there's no point in running.

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