Link Love From The Car Connection: Hyundai Pays Your Bills, Danica Loves Angelina, And Abbey Road Drivers Are Bloody Patient

February 20, 2009
Barnard supercar

Barnard supercar

On the upside, it's Friday. On the downside, we have to finish all that stuff we've been putting off since Monday. Here's some stuff to keep you occupied while we stop looking busy and actually get busy. (Which is different from getting busy, as the kids say these days.)

  • Hyundai has your back -- Hyundai's Assurance Program has been a big hit with consumers and is partially to credit for the automaker's double-digit sales growth. (Yes: growth.) Now the company is launching "Assurance Plus", which lets laid-off car buyers coast on three months of payments instead of returning their vehicles to the dealership. It's a brave new world, indeed. [CNN]
  • Supercar pr0n -- Chris Barnard is putting another supercar on the road in South Africa. Called, not surprisingly, the Barnard, it boasts a chassis based on the Porsche 962, a twin-turbocharged V8 engine, and around 617 ponies. It's certainly not the most powerful or innovative supercar we've seen, but it's a looker, that's for sure. [MotorAutority]
  • What, Jessica Alba's not good enough? -- We love Danica Patrick--obviously--but this short clip of the Indycar star makes us wonder what's she's like in real life. Is it presumptuous and maybe a little self-aggrandizing to want Angelina Jolie to depict you in a biopic? Not that we think Bea Arthur would do a better job, but still. [Jalopnik]

  • Today's your lucky day -- Got $3000 burning a hole in your pocket? Need a weekend project to fulfill your OCD tendencies? Weigh less than 200 pounds? Well, friend, the BugEV was made for you--or it will be, as soon as you make it. [AutoMotto]
  • Friday music lagniappe --Australia's Blame Ringo haven't gotten much play in the states, but the video for "Garble Arch"--the first single off the band's new album, "Lucky Number 9"--is absolutely worth a look. It's a day in the life of a certain famous crosswalk at Abbey Road, featuring all the touristy shenanigans you might expect, plus some very tolerant drivers. [via DRB]

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