Friday, November 30, 2012

Bloglight November 2012 : Opel

Hey Guys

The November Bloglight goes toooooo.... Opeeelllll!!


We, the german Autoblogger, have choosen the german brand for its "who's not venturing, wont gain"-philosphy with their new Star (even with starlights in the interior), the Opel Adam.

Besides that it's a GREAT CAR, the Opel and Vauxhall stand during the Paris Motor Show was an ADAM heaven.

What have the others written? Check it our here...

Thursday, November 29, 2012


Hey Guys

The McLaren 12C just won the Title middle east "car of the year", at the Middle East Auto Awards.

McLaren Automotive has received two awards, including overall ‘Car of the Year’, for its debut model, the 12C, at the 2012 Middle East Motor Awards. The 12C was rated ahead of almost 50 car models, including some of the world’s top supercar models, by a jury panel comprising of the region’s top automotive experts across 17 categories.

The Middle East Motor Awards are the region’s most prestigious automotive accolades, judged by a jury panel that includes 17 of the region’s most influential motoring journalists from nine countries. This is the first year a McLaren model has taken part in the awards, and the 12C was named ‘Best Supercar’, before being crowned with the overall title of ‘Car of the Year’. These honours cap a successful first year of sales across the world for the brand.

Speaking at the awards ceremony, organiser Saif Al Midfa, Director General of Expo Centre Sharjah: “The 12C is a clear winner for ‘Car of the Year’. McLaren’s debut model is a stunning car and worthy of making the ultimate wish list for any automotive fan.”

Mark Harrison, Regional Director for Middle East and Africa said: “To win ‘Best Supercar’ in the Middle East is an amazing achievement coming in our very first full year as a luxury sports car manufacturer. But to win the overall ‘Car of the Year’ title is unbelievable.”

“It is a great reward for all the skilled and passionate designers and engineers back at McLaren and our retail partners in the region who have worked incredibly hard to launch the brand. But the real winners, I believe, are our first customers. They are driving the Middle East’s ‘Car of the Year’.”

McLaren Automotive strives to be at the forefront of innovation; this is what has enabled McLaren to win one in every four of the Formula 1 races in which they have entered since first competing in the sport nearly 50 years ago. The 12C also benefits from this race-winning technology with features such as the pioneering Brake Steer and carbon fibre MonoCell which allow the 12C to offer dynamic driving capabilities unlike any other car in its segment.

The 12C was launched in the Middle East in November 2011, and has since achieved sales of over 1,000 cars worldwide, and more than 100 in the Middle East. McLaren Automotive’s Middle East retail network of specialist, luxury automotive retailers is located in prestigious venues across Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, and there is also a service centre in Lebanon.

Mark Harrison, Regional Director for McLaren Automotive receives the 2012 Middle East Motor Awards overall “Car of the Year” and “Best Supercar”

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Toyota RAV4 LA Auto Show Livestream

Toyota RAV4 Adventures are everywhere

Hey Guys

The Livestream of the unveiling of the fourth generation of the new Toyota RAV4, live from the LA Auto Show, starts in a few minutes ... enjoy it!

In case you missed the Livestream, here the Video of the world debut of the 2013 RAV4:

Driving Shoe - smart forjeremy by Jeremy Scott or "an electrifying lovestory"

smart forjeremy by Jeremy Scott and smart
Hey Guys
I couldn't belive my eyes when I woke up this morning and saw pictures of THIS on Facebook - "What the hell is that?" or better WHO did that?

To answer it shortly, it was the Fashion Designer Jeremy Scott who is also working for adidas and designed, among others, some Teddy Shoes. You can see them in the Picture above. You may have already know them, but I won't blame you if you don't ;)
I think he already did a pair with wings, too, just like he disfigured this poor smart eD, but I haven't found a Picture of them ...

But what is this whole thing about?
It's a collab between the designer and smart and, belive it or not, there will be even some models produced, in a small series!
The base will be the regular and ready-to-buy smart eD in it's 3rd generation with an 55kW electric engine. The maximum speed will be at 77 mph or 125 kmh.

If you're around Los Angeles until December 9th, go and check it out for yourself, at the this years LA Auto Show.

Design Sketch by Jeremy Scott for "smart forjeremy"

Wings at the smart eD by Jeremy Scott

edit: Just found a picture of the "Wings adidas", you can clearly see what drives him a lot - wings!

Jeremy Scott for adidas shoes
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Ford Fiesta 2013 Photo Gallery

2013 Ford Fiesta in front of the Colosseum

Hey Guys

This past Saturday I was able to already test and drive the new 2013 Ford Fiesta in all the glory of the traffic in the inner City of Rome and learned something about its Features and Highlights (and expanded my Kamikaze-Driving-skills). The driving report will follow the next Days (I still have to read a lot to tell you all the important and true things) ;) and until then here already my Picture Gallery.

As my DSLR-Camera somehow didn't want to take Pictures with the Quality I'm used to, my iPhone had it do it again this time (just like recently while driving the new ADAM).

Ford Fiesta Interior

Ford Fiesta My Key

Ford Fiesta Park Pilot

Ford Fiesta TDCI 1,6l 95 hp diesel engine

Ford Fiesta My Key - reached half of the volume

Ford Fiesta 2013 front grille

Ford Fiesta trunk

Ford Fiesta econetic technology

Ford Fiesta rear light

"Fiesta" badge

3 Fiesta generations at the Cinnecita Studios in Rome

first Ford Fiesta from 1976

space for the keyless My Key at the passengers door