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Sep 11

Why are these kids going nuts destroying this VW GTI?

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Kids destroy VW GTI in a junkyard - video screencap

Fans of classic Volkswagen iron may want to look away. This video is not for the faint of heart if you are an 80s car fan, either. It contains graphic documentation of vehicular abuse on an unprecedented level. A group of ruthless youngsters absolutely destroy every bit of glass in this Mark II GTI. It's appalling.

Actually the video below is just a promotional effort for ClearPlex, a company that makes clear protective coating for windshields - a coating it is presumably showing off here (note that the apparent miscreants have no eye protection). The kids are not hoodlums, however, but rather actors (though we don't know if they were paid or simply did it for the enjoyment of breaking glass with baseball bats and tire irons), and judging by its setting, this GTI was likely headed for the crusher anyhow, though it looks to have lots of usable spares on it.

At the end of the video, the kids descend upon a brand-new Ford Mustang convertible. Do they go crazy on that car as well? You'll just have to click below to find out.

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Why are these kids going nuts destroying this VW GTI? originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 11 Sep 2012 12:32:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Aug 03

Indian tuner turns Chevy Optra into Mustang ‘Eleanor’ replica

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If you are a big fan of automotive oddities, this may come as a little treat. If you are a Shelby or Mustang diehard, prepare to have your sensibilities violated.

The master fabricators at BigDaddyCustoms are the minds behind what you see above. At first, it appears to be a slightly misshapen custom Mustang, modeled after "Eleanor" from Gone In 60 Seconds, but upon further examination, something appears to be amiss. In fact, the custom shop, based in India, has created an Eleanor replica grafted upon a lowly Chevrolet Optra. While it may take a second for the Optra to ring a bell, you should recognize its badge-engineered sibling, the Daewoo Lacetti, used on Top Gear.

We don't know what star would opt for the Reasonably Priced Car in Shelby's clothing, but it's clearly someone more concerned with the aesthetic than the performance credentials of this automotive mash-up.

This is not BigDaddyCustoms' first foray into aping a well-known automobile. The shop recently gained notoriety for constructing a Range Rover Evoque based on a Tata Safari. It's called the Moon Rover, and we're sure has the same all-looks/no-go formula as the "Eleanor" project.

Indian tuner turns Chevy Optra into Mustang 'Eleanor' replica originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 03 Aug 2012 08:28:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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