What better way to demonstrate Lotus’ superior ride and handling than by re-entering the adrenaline filled Rally Championships? Showcasing the new Exige S’ phenomenal performance, the Exige R-GT will participate in the newly formed FIA GT category of the FIA Rally Championship on asphalt in Monte Carlo, Tour de Corse and San Remo.
Let's think back - summer, blue sky, open roads. The perfect car for this scenario? Right, a convertible with that certain something. Uuuh, let's see what we have here: a Car that's pronounced like the french word for "sky" - Ciel - remember the blue sky, open roads and wind blowing through your hair ...
Sometimes the "Tuning parts" of a car/vehicle worh more than the car itself. Okay, we know this scenario already. But what if the addings cost about 2,130 times more than the car?
This happend last Monday at the unveiling of a new Tata Nano (Yep, the worlds cheapest car) in Mumbai. This model is made out of 80 kg 22 carat solid gold , 15kg silver and 10,000 precious stones, like diamonds and rubies, and other expensive gemstones - it worths unbelivable Rs 22 crore. ($4.68 million) !!
This Goldplus Tata Nano celebrates the 5,000 year anniversary of the jewellery making industry in India. And, of course it is not the world's first ever gold jewellery car, and propably the only with this worth.
"As many as 14 techniques of jewellery making have gone behind the effort -- from the intricate filigree work to the delicate and colourful meenakari work, the stunning kundan to the traditional naqashi...marking the convergence of diverse and culturally distinct jewell…
At the 64th International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt (September 15 to 25), Volkswagen is presenting – alongside the new up! that is the show highlight – a tremendous assortment of new car concepts and models. Making world debuts are the Beetle R Concept, Beetle Fender, Polo R-Line, Tiguan R-Line, Golf Cabriolet Exclusive and the Phaeton Exclusive Concept. And that is just the beginning: another car making its world debut on the Frankfurt stage is the single-seat electric vehicle concept car NILS – a car for the world of tomorrow. Meanwhile, the Polo R WRC illustrates how motorsport cars are progressing at Volkswagen.
Today I finally arrived in Frankfurt, Germany, for the Frankfurt Motor Show Press Day tomorrow, on Tuesday the 13th. I've already did a walk around the Fair (the half...) and here are some of my spot's around there so far ...
I hope I'll be able to post tomorrow oftern and I also hope the Internet there is fast enough for uploading some Videos of the presentations. So, if you want so see as one of the firsts one of the first Videos of the, for example, the new Lamborghini, make sure to either check out my Facebook or bookmark my Frankfurt Motor Show Page, where I'll also post all my Post about the FMS.
Stay tuned, hopefully you're also as excited as I am :-)
Today we are accustomed to in Formula 1 tracks anonymous and so similar to each other, that once the Circus circuit returns to the old emotions resurface and soak in a flash of Sundays races.
It 'happened two weeks ago at Spa Francorshamps, it happened again today in Monza.
In Belgium and spoke Brianza tracks: the pilots asked, they answered, in a harmonious dialogue and intense, never dull, always at the edge.
Spectacular tracks where the legend lives on in every corner, where even the youngest riders draw out the grit and the talent that almost anywhere else atrophies.
The thrill and adrenaline of the Eau Rouge Parabolic Formula 1 have shown how this tank needs to go backwards in many respects, and the pilots have largely confirmed this view.
Once, while a press conference held by General Motors, on June 28, 1966, the name of the project XP-836 was unveiled - Camaro. The Press wanted to know what the name means, the Chevrolet product managers answered "it's a small, vicious animal that eats Mustangs."
The first of now 5 generations of the pony car debuted in Detroit in 1966 and went officially on sale in September 1966 also. It was available as a 2-door, 2+2 seating and as a coupe or convertible version. The Camaro also shared its platform and the major components with the Pontiac Firebird.
About a month ago I've visited the Autosalon in Singen, south of Germany. I've already shown you modern cars, like at the Gohm dealership, but now some of the vintage Cars there, a Video will follow soon. (YouTube won't cooperate with me today ...) So stay tuned ;-)
Last Sunday I've went to Switzerland and visited a very, very cool auto museum - the "autobau" in Romanshorn, at the Lake of Constance. The autobau opened in April 2009 and every first months Sunday there is the "Open Day" where everyone can come and visit it - on the other days it's only open for announced groups.
The Rico Rally 2012 - 60 Days, 50 Cars, 2000 Miles Driving
Rico Rally Europe 2012 is a 2,000 mile driving event where like minded petrolheads can drive their cars through some beautiful scenery on empty roads and enjoy great company. You can catch up with each other every evening in quality hotels to dine, drink and tell each other tall stories about your cars, your adventures that day and driving encounters in the past.
RICO RALLY IS NOT A RACE OR TIME TRIAL; it’s a car tour that visits amazing destinations via some equally amazing roads and scenery… if you fancy seeing some great parts of Europe, visiting the very best locations and driving some of the world’s best roads, all in the company of like-minded petrolheads, then Rico Rally is the annual event for you.
Since about 3 years I'm now a so called "Carspotter" and its really fun. But sometimes the fun ends when you see things like this: someone has stolen your pictures, putted an another Copyright above yours and he gets all the good comments for the well picture and the cool Car.
At the Fake-Carspotting site autopixx.de you find thousands of these STOLEN PICTURES and it's like no one does anything against it, cause no one yet said anything or neither did anything ... so, let's change that!
Wuuuhuuu, I've just started a new series ... every first months weekend there will be a new automotive based "HOW TO" Video where I show you some "everyone can do" things. Let's start today with something easy but also important: CHECK YOUR CARS OIL!
Above I've also already created a new Button which is called "How to | Advice | What is" - yes, you're right! In the future there will be a lot of advisory and helping Things comming up here.
This should be not only for Girls, as you may thought cause of the pink color I'm using, but maybe also some Boys can learn something new!?
So, I hope you like the first Video and please tell me your wishes for the next How To's either below as a Comment or as an E-Mail. Thanks!! :)