Monday, March 19, 2007
1-Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari)
2-Fernando Alonso (Mclaren)
3-Lewis Hamilton (Mclaren)
4-Nick Heidfield (BMV)
5-Giancarlo Fisichella (Renault)
6-Felipe Massa (Ferrari)
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
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
Gladly, nobody was killed or seriously injured.
Friday, March 09, 2007
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."
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
And this is real bus (presented in Burning Man show):
Very, very big photo:
Thursday, March 08, 2007
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
More photos of Toyota Hybrid-X concept can be found here.