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One Lap of the Web: a drifting luxobarge and an 80s hot hatch

Wed, 11 Dec 2013

-- If you've been wondering for the past few months since the release of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-class what it would look like if it was forced to drift around a racetrack (and who hasn't?) along with a Nissan 200SX drift machine, this video should answer that question.

-- Remember the Shelby GLHS of the late 1980s? Those things were powered almost entirely by turbos, it seemed, and the whoosh they made is epic even by today's standards. Carroll Shelby kept one or two for himself, and these can still surprise -- don't be fooled by the humble wrapper. There's one for sale on Hemmings.

-- The BMW M235i is coming relatively soon to a BMW dealership near you (middle of next year or thereabouts, though the 2-series itself is scheduled to launch in the spring), though here's a video of the M235i Racing version, which is built for the track.

-- Here's something we thought we'd (probably) never see in the U.S. for a variety of valid reasons; a Chinese BJ2020 ex-military truck. Resembling the old Toyota Land Cruiser from the front and the Russian UAZ 469 from the sides, the BJ2020 has been in production in China for decades, but it's not clear how this one ended up in Georgia with a claimed Georgia title. The seller states that it's a barn find that he's had for a couple years (we'd love to hear that story). Project condition, and likely one of one in the country.

By Autoweek editors