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CEO of Tesla buys James Bond’s Lotus Esprit

Published by on Oct 21st, 2013, No Comments

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A couple of months ago we reported on a story that was quite astonishing actually.

A man from Long Island had bought a storage unite for $100 – and in it was the biggest surprise of his life: James Bonds’ famous Lotus Espirit from the film, ‘The Spy who Loved me’.

Since it’s find, the classic 1977 Lotus travelled to London to rest in the capable hand of RM Auctioners. That as until a fe days ago, when the famous car was finally bought by none other than the CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk. (more…)

Rapper Flo Rida sports pink Veyron in support of Breast Cancer

Published by on Oct 17th, 2013, No Comments

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It seems that Hollywood rappers really have a thing for supercars and bright colours. And then proceeding to mix their love of fast cars with their love of colour.

A few weeks ago, we reported on Nicki Minaj’s custom, Barbie pink Lamborghini Aventador and now another rapper has joined the bright super car brigade.  (more…)

Top 5 Most Anticipated Car Releases of 2014

Published by on Oct 16th, 2013, No Comments

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2014 looks to be a great year in the automotive industry. Some really fancy and powerful cars are gearing up to make their official debut to the world.

With so many to choose from, it might be impossible to say which one’s are mostly anticipated by car fans across the globe.

Luckily for us, the clever people at CarBuzz has compiled a list of the top 5 most anticipated new car releases of 2014. Sure, it’s their opinion, but we couldn’t agree more. (more…)

‘Tuned’ Season Premier

Published by on Oct 15th, 2013, No Comments

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The Drive channel on YouTube, the one that brings you the crazy and super entertaining series like Chris Harris on Cars, has launched a new series called ‘Tuned’.

Tuned, as you can expect from the name, will feature tuned cars in various shapes and sizes.

The first episode, which made it’s debut yesterday, features a Subaru WRX Coupe. One of the more popular upgrades for this car is a R-STi drivetrain swap. In this episode of Tuned, the guys pit a R-STi drivetrain swap (JDM) against a USDM drivetrain swap.

The point of the matter? To figure out which method works better!

Check out the video below and make your decision:

Source: YouTube

Ford Torino turned into art piece by liquid metal

Published by on Oct 14th, 2013, No Comments

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Art is subjective. Art is also weird sometimes. But as they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Now, some ‘beholders’ will find this sculpture of a 1971 Ford Torino beautiful, and others, well, might just find a little bit strange. This sculpture of the legendary 1971 Ford Torino, was made by Romanian artist, Ioan Florea.

Florea used liquid metal to mould his sculpture into the shape of a Torino with some impressive detail on it, too. asked why he chose the Torino, Florea said that the big American cars used to make a strong impression on him as a child.  (more…)

Spy Shots: 2014 Mini Cooper

Published by on Oct 11th, 2013, No Comments

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The beloved Mini is back and almost ready to unveil it’s all new, 2014 Mini Cooper.

Almost that is. The official unveiling of the much anticipated 2014 Mini Cooper has been scheduled for November 18 – but thanks to the people at Motor Authority, we can bring you some spy shots of the marvelous Mini.  (more…)

Rush: Official Trailer

Published by on Oct 9th, 2013, No Comments

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If you are a car lover, especially a Formula One lover, you have to go and see this film.

Rush is a film about the infamous 1976 Formula One season. It chronicles the rivalry between legendary Formula One drivers, James Hunt and Niki Lauda.

This biographical film is different than most in it’s genre. It’s deep and beautifully written while still being action packed (obviously, a it’s a racing film). It has been praised by critics and is already receiving some heavy Oscar buzz.

Rush stars Chris Hemsworth (Thor) as James Hunt and Daniel Bruhl as Niki Lauda.

Written by Peter Morgan and directed by Ron Howard – Rush is a definite must for everyone, even the ladies!

It was released in September, so check your local cinema for listings. Believe me, you don’t want to miss this one!

Check out the trailer below:

Mammoth CT scanner to analyze Car Wrecks

Published by on Oct 8th, 2013, No Comments

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We know that if you have an internal problem with your body your doctor would recommend either an X-Ray or a CT scan. And now it seems the same technology will be used on crashed cars to help analyze and determine what caused them to crash.

Computed Tomography (CT scan to you and me) has long since helped many a human, and now the Fraunhofer Development Center would like to do the same for crashed cars.

The center is using the biggest CT scanner they can get their hands on to analyze the wrecks. Naturally, a standard, hospital-sized one will not cover an SUV…

Fraunhofer has said that the CT scan will provide analysts with an in-depth, 3D view of the wreckage without hamoering or disrupting anything. Thus leaving the wreckage in it’s ‘original’ state.  (more…)

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