I wanted to see what I could get out of Element3D plugin for After Effects, so I used a model I made, created some fancy camera movements and this is the result. Only took 10 hours of rendering in After Effects on an i5-2500k, which isn't much considering the lengt of the animation. The model itself is based on the Baja 5B from HPI-Racing and created from scratch.
Software used: 3D Studio Max 2010 for the model. Photoshop CS6 for the textures. After Effects CS6 with Element 3D for the render and Premiere Pro CS6 for the final edit.