Monday, March 19, 2007

F1 Grand Prix 2007 highlights

Great racing show was yesterday in Australia. We are glad to propose you F1 Grand Prix 2007 highlights video from FormulaOneFan. Kimi Raikkonen won his first GP for Ferrari in a domanating way, but the McLarens were also strong. Alonso and Hamilton both got a podium result, especially Hamilton had a good pace - he was faster than Alonso. Heidfeld finished 4th, then Fisichella and Massa from the back of the field finished 6th.

1-Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari)
2-Fernando Alonso (Mclaren)
3-Lewis Hamilton (Mclaren)
4-Nick Heidfield (BMV)
5-Giancarlo Fisichella (Renault)
6-Felipe Massa (Ferrari)

via YouTube

Street Rally about Porsche Cayman, BMW Z4 Coupe, Audi TT

Another good video from This is racing of Porsche Cayman vs. BMW Z4 Coupe vs. Audi TT.

via YouTube

Porsche Cayenne Turbo S review

The Street Rally make nice review of powerful Porsche Cayenne. Good car, good report. Enjoy!

via YouTube

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

First four-cylinder Mercedes Benz BLUETEC

Mercedes-Benz is unveiling its highly environmentally-compatible BLUETEC technology in combination with a consumption-optimised four-cylinder engine for the first time at the 2007 Geneva Motor Show. In terms of ensuring compliance with the even stricter EURO 6 emission standard, applicable to all new vehicles Europe-wide from 2015, the Vision C 220 BLUETEC shows the way ahead. Boasting an output of 125 kW (170 hp) and a peak torque of 400 Nm, the Vision C 220 BLUETEC consumes 5.5 litres of diesel per hundred kilometres.

For the US market, Mercedes-Benz will be offering three further V6 BLUETEC models – R Class, M-Class and GL-Class – with BIN-5 certification for all 50 states from as early as 2008. At the Detroit Auto Show in early January, the Stuttgart-based manufacturer demonstrated just how suitable the clean, economical, high-torque engines are for large cars and SUVs: the V8 diesel engine in the Vision GL 420 BLUETEC that was on display at the show has an output of 216 kW/290 hp, a peak torque of 700 Nm and an expected fuel consumption of just 9.8 litres per hundred kilometres.

With the first four-cylinder BLUETEC model, Mercedes-Benz illustrates just how versatile this innovative technology can be. Following the US launch, Mercedes Benz will also introduce BLUETEC in other markets. The technology is currently being adapted to European market requirements and further Mercedes Benz models, the aim being to also offer BLUETEC for European customers, starting in 2008.

via AutoBlog

Monday, March 12, 2007

Ferrari goes to fireball

Here are cool cars and cool crashes in one pack. Ferrari beats the Porsche and turns into a fireball. Then some other cars goes to crash...

Gladly, nobody was killed or seriously injured.

from SniperSight

Friday, March 09, 2007

Honda F1 Earth-liveried RA107

The Honda Racing F1 Team presented the "green" RA107 F1. Exclusive car will simply feature a huge image of earth, in place of the advertising and sponsor logos. This Formula car helps raise awareness of the environmental issues facing the planet.

Nick Fry, Chief Executive Officer, Honda Racing F1 Team, says:
"Climate change is probably the single biggest issue facing our planet and F1 is not immune from it. On the contrary we believe that F1 with its huge global profile and cutting edge technology can play an important role in not only highlighting the issues but also playing our part in developing solutions. In addition, the FIA recognises the opportunity for F1 to play an important role in developing technologies for the benefit of society long term. For example, by 2009, devices for energy recovery will be in place on the cars. "So we at Honda F1 are proud to dedicate our car to the environmental challenge. We believe that solutions can stem directly from engineers working on our F1 program and are working harder than ever to achieve our dreams and win the World Championship while embracing and underscoring Honda's environmental ethos." "First and foremost, we are a race team and F1 is very much a team sport. We achieve our racing objectives only by working together and parallels can be drawn with the way that we must all join together to address the environmental challenge. We hope that in raising awareness and highlighting the issues we will encourage members of the public to come together and help take on the challenge of climate change".

Yasuhiro Wada, Chairman, Honda Racing F1 Team and General Manager, Honda Motor Company:

"Honda has a huge desire to challenge for this year's 2007 F1 World Championship. We hope this year will be a successful and exciting season. Equally we intend to give something back in the form of our new environmental F1 concept, which we believe will bring something fresh and new to motor sport." "Honda constantly strives to be innovative in both its technology and its thinking and to sincerely respond to the demands of customers and society. Honda has always made great efforts to contribute to the preservation of the environment in its corporate activity. We hope this new initiative for Honda in F1 will help to further stimulate awareness and interest across the world for these important environmental issues."

via AutoBlog

Top Ten Expensive Cars in the World

This is fresh videoshow about the top 10 of most expensive cars in the world. Some prices may be "floating", but top is real.

Short list:
1. Bugatti Veyron - $1 700 000
2. Ferrari Enzo (aka F60) - $1 000 000 (or $1 300 000, as say some sources)
3. Pagani Zonda C12 - $741 000
4. Koenigsegg CCX (Competition Coupe X) - $600 910
5. Porshe Carrera GT - $484 000 (or $300-$400 000, as say some sources)
6. Mercedes SLR McLaren - $455 500
7. Maybach 62 - $385 250
8. Rolls Royce Phantom - $320 000
9. Lamborghini Murcielago - $279 000
10. Aston Martin V12 Vanquish - $255 000

Totoro Cat Bus modding

There are some original buses. Cat-Bus or Nekobus (in Japanese) is the fantastic beast in the anime movie "My neighbor Totoro". As you can see, he looks like a bus but can run anywhere. This is movie shot:

And this is real bus (presented in Burning Man show):

Very, very big photo:

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Strange Triple Crash

Very strange accident happened in Japan. Two cars crashed and third is caught up between them. It looks impossible, but last car is standing vertically.

Video from YouTube

Exotic cars in traffic

Nice video about cruising on freeways through traffic. There are Ferrari, Lamb and other exotic cars on the Pauper's Run, Part 1:

Exotic cars on the Pauper's Run, Part 2:

Amazing sport car in Melbourne Motorshow 2007

Cameron Bath reports about greatest motorshow in Melbourne. He took impressing shots of some new cars. There was new Ferrari model:

And this very interesting car:

Amazing, isn`t it?

More photos from Melbourne Motorshow 2007 can be found in Cameron Bath report

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Lamborgini vs Jet Fighter

A Lamborghini vs a Thunderbird Fighter Jet - incredible bullrun.

Via YouTube

Puerto Exotic Cars

Ferrari, Koenigsegg, Bentley, Lamborghini and other exotic cars at Puerto banus (video from YouTube).

Some special from KTM

The KTM company announced two-seater sport model X-Bow. It may be look too glamour, but it is first motosport car after 50-year ban in France, Germany and Switzerland.

Photos from Autoblog

Concept of Toyota Hybrid-X - Geneva 2007

New Toyota car concept has presented on Geneva Motor Show 2007. Hyprids are popular in this spring. It looks so futuristic and beautiful!

More photos of Toyota Hybrid-X concept can be found here.

Futuristic Mazda Concept

Mazda AZ-1 concept from 1992. I think it could be better than some modern cars. Illustrations are from Japan Product Design Database.

via Neatorama

Exotic Japan Cars

Exotic furgons from Japan. There seems like special jakuza cars.