Photo Release -- Forget Sharknado 2... Autobytel Creates Carnado Too Instead

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IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 1, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- If the original Sharknado wasn't enough (and it obviously wasn't) Sharknado 2 returned to haunt our dreams Wednesday night – this time taking a bite out of the Big Apple. The sequel to last year's hugely popular cinematic thriller garnered 3.9 million viewers, making it the SyFy Channel's most watched original movie ever, according to Entertainment Weekly. Sharknado 2 is set to re-air tomorrow night, August 2, at 7:00 p.m. ET and again on Sunday, August 3, at 9:00 p.m. ET.

Carnado Too, by Autobytel, and the "sharkified" McLaren P1.

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Like Sharknado's creators, the editors at Autobytel (Nasdaq:ABTL) aren't ones to leave well enough alone, asking themselves "What if an ocean-going car carrier crossed paths with a shark-lined storm?" The answer? Four-wheeled creatures resembling their finned, torpedo-shaped counterparts prowling the ocean floor like a four lane highway.

Lock your doors and open your garages, folks. Here comes Carnado Too! (Access the complete article with full color Shark Car photos at

Cadillac ELR (Cadlacica Electricous)

Origin: Detroit River Delta

Description: The Cadlacica Electricous represents a new breed for the Cadillac family. While not so distant ancestors were better known for over the top accoutrement and a healthy metabolism, the Electricious is as sharp looking as it is efficient. While the Cadlacica is an evolutionary revolution in terms of fuel efficiency and the future of personal transportation, the ELR refuses to sacrifice on fit, finish and comfort.

Habitat: This luxury electric mutation has only recently made itself known to the public, but expect to find Electricous wherever incomes are unaffected by financial crisis and where its super predator, Tesla Model S, is having trouble navigating new waters.

Predator: Tesla Model S. Prey: BMW i3.

Ferrari FF (Exhortationem Feraculous)

Origin: Adriatic Sea

Description: The Exhortationem Feraculous is quite the specimen. Thanks to a screaming V12 that produces over 650 HP at 8,000 tail strokes per minute, the FF can leap off the line with what can only be described as four fin drive, and reach 60 MPH from a standstill in only 3.7 seconds before continuing on to a top speed of over 200 MPH. Unlike most other Exhortationem, this Feraculous can swallow up to four full size adults and their overnight bags with room to spare. Don't dare call it a hatchback, though. It might just eat you alive.

Habitat: Like the ELR you can expect to find the Feraculous in areas unaffected by fluctuations in the financial market. There have been reports of annual mass migrations, the Exhortationem have been spotted gathering in clusters in coastal regions like the Monterey Peninsula and Palm Beach. However, due to an insatiable appetite and known frequent outbursts of speed, sound, and acceleration, your best bet to see an FF sitting still might be at a gas station.

Predator: Mercedes Benz CLS63 AMG. Prey: Bentley Continental GT Speed.

Nissan Juke (Maximus Funkyjukeous)

Origin: Miura Bay

Description: Maximus Funkyjukeous is like hammerhead shark – it's a shark, but it looks like something else entirely. The funky body type of this unusual creature is what makes the Juke more appealing, along with its turbocharged 4-cylinder CVT and optional 8-speed manual transmission.

Habitat: Funkyjukeous are often shunned from mainstream society due to their radical outward appearance (expect to find examples trying to fit in with Jeep Cherokees and possibly Citroens). Sightings might be rare, however not as rare as its Crosscabrio cousin – popular among young drivers who might not know better, or single moms on a budget with something to prove.

Predator: Juke-R. Prey: Nissan Murano Crosscabrio.

McLaren P1 (McLaeocerdo Poneuvier)

Origin: River Wey

Description: McLaeocerdo Poneuvier is part of a new breed of roadgoing superpredator. The P1's split personality allows the 903 HP twin turbo electric hybrid hypercar to sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in only 2.8 seconds; run the quarter in 9.8 seconds at 152 MPH; and ride into London's city center tax free. That's because the McLaeocerdo can also run as a zero emission battery electric vehicle. The McLaren P1 is part of a new wave, next generation, responsible supercar that even Tara Reid's mechanical prosthetic buzzsaw can't stop.

Habitat: Due to the fact that only 350 examples are known to exist in the wild, Poneuviers will most likely be reserved for ultra high end track days and very rare jaunts down to the countryside. (Expect to see most P1s parked alongside equally important automotive animals safely inside a private owners' garage).

Predator: Ferrari LaFerrari. Prey: Porsche 918 Spyder.

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