One of the benefits that Aston Martin enjoyed while he was under the ownership of Ford was the use of the Blue Oval’s parts bin to cut costs. Save for some switchgear and nav systems, only a few items were visible to the customer. At least that’s the idea. Edward Legge, general manager of Rio Prestige hire, received a damaged key fob from a rented V8 Vantage that gave him and his team quite a surprise.
The person borrowing the luxury GT somehow damaged the rich leather covering the fob, revealing a Volvo logo underneath. It wasn’t a Volvo stamp in the plastic or a small, blocked out Volvo logo. No, this was a fully decorated Volvo key that nobody bothered to disguise. That’s not something the owner of a $120,000 V8 Vantage wants to see.
The winner of the title last year and one of the three championship leaders, Kimi Raikkonen, pushed last sunday, before the race, a well respected photographer, that has been taking pictures on the Formula 1 for the last decades.
Here is what he posted on his webpage:
Following the incident involving Kimi Raikkonen and Paul-Henri Cahier on the starting grid of the British Grand Prix in Silverstone, that saw the finnish driver assault the photographer, we decided that it was necessary to clarify a few points.
There never was any contact between the two men, nor did Paul-Henri ever touch Kimi’s equipment. Furthermore, the distance at which Paul-Henri Cahier was taking a picture, although close, was completely standard. The photographers who take pictures at Grand Prix races are all professionnals who have been accredited by the FIA, and as the dozen other photographers who were standing next to Paul-Henri Cahier prove, there was nothing unusual or unethical about this situation.
Finally, Paul-Henri Cahier has been an F1 photographer for almost fourty years and has been close to the greatest champions, but none of them has ever behaved in such a rude manner. It is understandable that drivers might get irritable because of the pressure they undergo, but Kimi Raikkonen never even attempted to express his discontent in a non violent way. Paul-Henri Cahier luckily did not suffer any injury, and so does not intend to take any action, but he regrets the arrogance with which Kimi Raikkonen treated someone who was merely doing his job.
If you want to see the video of the incident, click here.
If your want to see some preview screenshots from the movie "Wanted", here is your chance, not only you get to see the beautifull Angelina Jolie, but u also are able to watch some screens from the Dodge Viper scene, really crazy!
If u want to see the full gallery, click here
There were lots of rumors lately about BMW creating a new model or a new badge that can be placed under the Mini. We can’t give you a positive answer to that question yet, but what I can do, is show you a rendering of how it may look the BMW Isetta, the iconic model from the 50’s.
There is something I have to say abut it, the model looks much better than the Smart Fortwo.
I think everyone knows the name Pagani; his cars are between the most exclusive vehicles in the world, that’s for sure. The Argentinean designer wasn’t able to present the new Zonda R in Geneva, but instead, they presented us a very special Sound System for your home.
It’s built in polished aluminum and carbon fiber, like all the things that Pagani do. It has two vinyl players, for 33 and 45 rpm, a CD player, a stereo amplifier, a power amplifier and two incredible and beautiful tower speakers with 350 watts.
The main control it’s designed to emulate the sound system that it’s available on the Pagani Zonda. The other similarity between the car and the sound system are the bass speakers that are similar to the famous Pagani 4 tube exhaust.
“Music makes you live very deep emotions and sensations, and there is nothing better than listen your favorite music the right way". Pagani said on a press release.
Even do the price tag haven’t been released, i’m sure will be more that any normal car you own.
Some guys from Audiworld publish some pictures taken in Germany of what it looks is the Avant version of the Audi S4. The exterior is not the S4, but the brakes and the back kind of say it is.
According to some inside information from someone on Audi, the new S4 model will be powered by a 3.0 liter TSFI engine twin turbo, generation 330 hp. The time needed to make from 0-60 mph will be better that the 5.4 seconds from the actual model, dropping to a clean 5 seconds.
I just had the pleasure to meet Gabriel Storchi, a Soft developer that is making an incredible journey, from Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Alaska on a Chevy Opus coupe 78.
The name of the expedition is "Alaska a Caballo" (Alaska to Horse), because the final destination is "Dead Horse". "The name comes from there, is going to Horse, no in horse", Gabriel says.
The idea of making this trip is a dream that Gabriel had for years, "When i was a kid, y always planed to go to Alaska. I’m making this as a tribute for my father, who passed away this year, and another series of complications i had on my life this year. There is only one life, and you have to live it at full". Said Gabriel.
The goal is to get to a town called Dead Horse, on Alaska, United States. If the first stage goes ok, the plan is to send the car to Sweden, and make a trip from there t India.
The car was conditioned specially for this trip, reinforced floor, frontal protector, a roof carrier to take the extra wheels, a bed inside, and a solar panel on the back to charge the batteries for the notebook, an IP phone and the wireless connection.
If u want to see more images of the car, go to the original article in the Spanish site of TopSpeed in here
Dakar Rally organisers have said the future of the event is not in danger following the official cancellation of this year’s edition. The organisers were forced to call the event off this year amid safety fears in Mauritania, where the rally would have spent eight days.
Surfing the net, i got to this page, that to be honest, i found it very funny, so i decided to share it with you.
In it, you have 3 beautifull girls, and u have to tell them what to do for you, you can tell them to "whash" if u want to se them on bikinis and wash the car in the back, or tell them to do more interesting stuff, like "kiss", or "Suck", or even "strip", or another ones, more fun and innocent, like "Crash".
I know 5 or 6 more, (...)
Ferrari started the trainings for next season of Formula 1 on Barcelona, and as you probably know, Michael Schumacher is helping the team with the development of the car.
This is an exclusive image of the conversation post- training, we can see Michael talking to the mechanics, and also we can see Felipe Massa listenign carefully to evrything he has to say, looks like he wont let this year’s championship go (...)
Anyone strolling across the outside area at this year’s IAA did not believe his eyes: at the slot-car circuit of the traditional Carrera racing course manufacturer,which is frequently visited, there was a genuine Opel Manta A.
The red ray from Rüsselsheim presented itself fresh from its baptism. Timelessly beautiful in its shape, it was self-confident that it could also survive alongside the automobile trend-setters of the year of 2007. The Manta A is a designer’s masterpiece, which has been (...)
In an outright advertisement for the safety standards of Australian drag racing, a Top Fuel driver contesting tonight’s 42nd Australian Nationals at Queensland’s Willowbank Raceway, has walked away unscathed after his dragster snapped in half and burst into flames travelling at close to 500 kilometres per hour.
Mildura’s Phil Lamattina had already covered the quarter mile competition distance in an incredible 4.68 seconds before he became airborne when his dragster frame appeared to crumble. (...)
How is that Fangio needs your help? Well, let me explain you...
There is an argentinian TV show, called "El Gen Argentino - En busca del argentino mas grande", that could be translated to "The argentinian DNA - Searching for the greatest argentine Icon", and this week, its the sport icon.
Wich is the other contester?, well, who else than Diego Armando Maradona.
I think that all motorsport fans should give our suport to Juan Manuel Fangio, at least to make the gap (...)
I know, we have just show you a Ferrari on fire, and now this pictures show you a Audi R8 on fire...
According to some witness, the fire was caused becouse a failure on the hidraulic Gear Box system.
Its a real shame how sport cars are burning lately, hope this dosn’t became a tradition...
Look at the images:
Ford Verve Concept – a bold and colourful concept car to be revealed at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show – gives the first hints of Ford’s future small-car design vision.
The significance of the Ford Verve Concept is that it’s the first physical evidence of the design direction for an all-new small Ford since it was announced earlier this year that the European arm of the company’s global Product Development group is taking the design and engineering lead in creating a new small-car portfolio for (...)
The Honda Accord was first Japanese-nameplate car assembled in the United States and calendar year 2007 represents the 25th anniversary of its manufacture here.
The all-new 2008 Honda Accord moves the world of mainstream transportation in a refined, dynamic and sophisticated direction with an expanded range of innovative technologies designed for more power, greater efficiency and enhanced safety across the entire lineup of sedans and coupes.
Completely redesigned for 2008 with increased (...)
Jimmy Justice is a guy that walks on the streets of NYC with a camera, filming the infractions made by the traffic police.
In the first part of the video, you can see a traffic police car, blocking a Fire Hydrant, when she stopped to buy something to eat.
Well, in that, its not such a big deal, but if u consider that in front of there is a building that is on fire, and that fireman cant get to the hydrant, i think i would get as pissed as he was. (...)
I don’t think you know, but I’m a big fan of Top Gear, and I mean I REALLY love the show.
This morning, I was watching the challenge that Jeremy Clarkson and James May, together with Richard Hammond are doing, racing 400 miles to the North Pole, the first two on a Toyota pick up, and Richard on a sledge pulled by dogs.
During the training, the instructor told them that bears usually attack when expeditioners are making "number 2", so, Clarkson, came out with a genius plan to solve (...)
Have you ever asked yourself were does all the concept and test models from Ferrari go when they are not needed anymore?.
Well, if you are like me, that want to know all those things, just see the image and cry, because seeing all those beautiful cars, one on top of the other... it’ s so painful!
A car was blocking the traffic on a highway in Israel. A cop was sent to the scene and when he approaches the vehicle, he saw a very unique scene.
The cop, who wanted to know the reasons of why the car was stopping all the traffic on the fast lane of a very popular highway, discovered that the reason for this was a couple having sex on the vehicle.
Police spokesmen said that the driver and his partner “got lost on the emotion and the excitement of the moment” without parking on the side of (...)
Greek scientists and others have built the first solar hydrogen reactor.
The Greek researchers with their international partners are producing hydrogen with the help of solar energy. The project is called Hydrosol, and operates through tubes coated with a layer of oxide-reducing nano-particles which retains oxygen and pure hydrogen is produced without any exhaust emissions. Heat is needed for the reaction and is collected from the sun by an array of reflectors.
The researchers from the (...)
General Motors Corp. offered DaimlerChrysler AG a stake of less than 10 percent of its own stock in an early, "longshot" bid to acquire Chrysler Group, the Detroit News reported on Monday.
GM’s bid for Chrysler, which was made in January before Daimler opened discussions with a range of bidders, did not include a cash transfer to Daimler, the newspaper reported.
GM’s offer remains active as other bidders prepare to tender their own offers for Chrysler this week, but unnamed (...)
Ford Motor Company announced today that it is using one of the most advanced laboratory devices in North America to accelerate its nanotechnology research into lighter weight metals and plastics with greater strength, ultimately helping improve the safety and fuel economy of Ford cars and trucks.
The device, called the Local Electrode Atom Probe (LEAP), is housed at Northwestern University and is now one of only four such tools in North America. This new laboratory tool enables Ford to cut (...)
Jeremy Clarkson has confirmed he will be returning to front a new series of Top Gear.
The TV presenter, 46, left the future of the BBC2 show in doubt last week after telling viewers there would "not be a new series".
But last night he said: "Everyone seems to think the programme is finished or that I’ve left.
"Well, sorry to disappoint you all but it isn’t and I haven’t. Top Gear... will be back in the autumn."
I hope for that moment to come, to see all the crew of (...)
A few weeks ago, I show you some images of an Audi Crash.
Well, you saw it, it was an incredible crash, but now i discover that the owner of the car is selling it in eBay.
He is asking 6.716 Euro for ir... Now, i wonder, who could want to buy this????
Well, if u want to buy it, go to this page and make an offer
New Yorkers may have to find another means of transportation around the city if cab drivers decide to strike. According to Metro NY, the Bloomberg administration wants to install a high-tech video monitor in the back of every cab by the end of this year. The monitors would offer entertainment with commercials as well as credit card transactions.
These monitors would also contain a GPS-tracking technology, "activated by the taxi’s meter, and only the trip’s beginning and destination will (...)
A woman was put in jail for trying to sell his son to afford the expenses of her new car, a Dodge Intrepid, that she has buy used.
The police of the state of Colorado, United States, detain the woman, original form Mexico, named Nicole Uribe López, 23 years old, for trying to sell her baby of 5 months to a couple, José Juan Lerma, 47 years old and his wife Irene Lerma, of 27, also Mexicans, that they suppose that they were going to buy the kid.
Everything points to believe that the deal was (...)
A couple of weeks ago, Christies withdrew their much-hyped 1939 Auto Union from their showcase Retromobile auction at the last minute. Since then, any number of theories about the car’s provenance have been floated, mostly concerning the veracity of the chassis number, and the car’s racing history.
Now, i think that for that time, this was probably the coolest gadget for a car:
Using the exhaust gas of the automobile to clean the upholstery is the accomplishment of a recently invented device. An aluminum attachment is fastened to the exhaust pipe and the engine is allowed to idle.
As the exhaust gas passes through this device suction is created at the inlet hole. Collected by a nozzle, the dust and dirt are drawn through the hose and expelled into the air at the rear of the car. It (...)
If your girl wakes up very early the morning after she got out with some friends, and tells you she wants to clean the car, u can say "well, she is perfect, its all a guy can want from a girl" i think u should see first the car and ask yourself why she wants to clean the car before u get to see it, maybe you find something like this:
If you think your car is filthy, you’ve got nothing on this:
According to police, there was so much trash inside 53-year-old Ann Biglan’s Ford Focus, it completely filled the inside from the floor to the ceiling front and back.
The copious amounts of trash apparently caused the crash. Biglan told police several old coffee cups and pieces of trash fell onto the gas and brake pedal, which caused her to lose control while backing out of a parking space near the West Yarmouth Post (...)
The European Commission will unveil a compromise proposal on limiting emissions from new passenger cars, in a battle that has pitted Europe’s ambitious environmental goals against some of the world’s biggest carmakers.
After fierce lobbying by European automakers, the 27-member commission, the executive body of the European Union, is expected to endorse a watered-down blueprint that would impose a limit on carbon dioxide emissions from new cars averaging 130 grams a kilometer by 2012. The (...)
A few days ago I was having some work done at the local Ford Dealership. A blonde came in and asked for a seven-hundred-ten.
We all looked at each other and another customer asked, "What is a seven-hundred-ten?"
She replied, "You know, the little piece in the middle of the engine, I have lost it and need a new one." She said that she did not know what it was but this piece had always been there.
He gave her a piece of paper and a pen and asked her to draw what the (...)
It’s not usually news when a police officer writes a ticket — unless it’s the chief and he gives the ticket to himself.
Village of Kewaskum Police Chief Richard Knoebel said he was driving to work when he became distracted by a truck stopping on one side of the street.
He said he didn’t see a school bus with its lights flashing and a stop sign out on the other side of the four-lane road.
The chief said he didn’t know he had passed the stopped bus until it was too late.
When he realized what (...)
Scientists and economists have been offered $10,000 each by a lobby group funded by one of the world’s largest oil companies to undermine a major climate change report due to be published today.
Letters sent by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), an ExxonMobil-funded thinktank with close links to the Bush administration, offered the payments for articles that emphasise the shortcomings of a report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Travel expenses and (...)
The Traffic Agency of Spain is analyzing the possibility of ban the use of GPS systems, because of the risk that lead the handling of them while driving.
At the moment, the DGT made a warning and they will let the own drivers be the ones that use they common sense into the use of this gadgets, planning stop spots and not using them while driving. If this doesn’t work, and if they believe that GPS systems put in danger the safety of the drivers and people on the streets, they will forbid the (...)
A couple of days ago, i got my hands on a DVD, it looked pretty interesting, so i give it a chance, and i wasnt disapointed, the video its Getaway in Stockholm 7.
The getaway parts, well, they were a bit boring, for moments it gets interesting (not much of them), but not as THAT much.
The one thing i found interesting, was the videos of three car reviews, they were quity imprevise. The reviews were of: Porche 911 Its Fun
Mitsubishi EVO 9
It also had impresive parts (...)
Ferrari closed an agreement with Mubadala Development Company, an investment company, to be the sponsor of the F1 Team for the next three years; the company will place the logo on the helmets and on the cars.
The Mubadala Development Company already bought 5% of the shares of Ferrari on July of 2005, and now the agreement has became official for this 3 year contract, that started the past 1st January.
Ferrari is pleased with this agreement, Jean Todt, said: "we are very pleased of (...)
Different stages every day, a fast-changing pace, high-speed stretches alternating with technical legs, intense navigation… Racers have to be skilled, on the lookout for the slightest traps, and shrewd navigators, or else they will loose a great deal of time and energy. Because the Dakar will be an extreme challenge again this year, for both professionals and amateurs alike. 1º Stage Portugal: (Saturday 6) Lisboa-Portimao Connection: 115 km | Special: 117 km | Connection: 232 km Total: (...)
One person was injured yesterday morning when a Hummer crashed into a school bus.
No children were on the Indianapolis Public Schools bus when it collided with the Hummer at Terrace Avenue and Madison Avenue, according to Marion County police.
Police closed Madison Avenue near Pleasant Run Parkway North Drive while firefighters worked to extricate the driver of the SUV out of the vehicle.
The victim was awake and transported to an area hospital.
I was thinking, acording to the image, or (...)
According to a group of psychologists, the amounts of traffic signs that are on the streets are the responsible for the large quantity of traffic accidents. The over exposure to the signs makes the inverse reaction, people just ignore them.
With the motto "Unsafe is Safe", some European cities took the traffic signs away, to see which reaction has on the drivers, because according to the psychologists, when people is forced to be in a more dangerous driving situation, they start (...)