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…)
Calling all Anchorman fans! This is one for you – and we can almost guarantee that it will have you up in stitches!
In a (very) clever advertising campaign, Dodge has enlisted the services of world famous, San Diego anchorman, Ron Burgundy to help promote their new, 2014 Dodge Durango.
Of course, Ron Burgundy is not a real person (although we wish he was) and rather a character made famous by one of comedy’s leading funny-men, Will Ferrel. (more…)
If you don’t know who Nicki Minaj is, then you might be living under a rock. But nevertheless, here is some background information on the bootylicious rapper.
Nicki Minaj is a female rapper that loves tight clothes, bright colours, hair extensions and, above all else, pink. Her debut album was even entitled ‘Pink Friday’.
So, also taking into consideration that Nicki loves fast cars, it should come as no surprise that the rapper recently bought a Lamborghini Aventador Cambrio – and decided to spray paint it Barbie Pink.
The original colour of her Aventador Roadster was a understated, ‘Blue Hera’ colour. But, just as Miss Minaj’s personality and sense of style, the Blue Hera was soon swopped for a loud and proud Barbie Pink. And by Barbie Pink we mean REALLY pink.
We’re not too sure about the colour, but we are sure thats she will definitely get noticed cruising down Hollywood Boulevard.
Check out the pics below:
Would you drive a Barbie pink Lambo?
Vredestein is a smaller dutch tyre company who recently launched their range of high performance tyres in South Africa. The company has no partnerships with other major tyre companies, and has thus focused their full attention on creating tyres primarily for the high performance market. This means that you will not find Vredestein tyres for your average A to B car. I got offered the chance to try out the new Vredestein Ultrac Vorti – a new ultra high performance tyre which tops the current lineup.
This means that I had to get hold of a car to fully try out this new brand of tyres (none of my cars have 18 inch wheels) – not only in terms of wheel size, but also in terms of performance. (more…)
This is the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento. And it is absolutely gorgeous.
Not only does this supercar delight your eyes, it is so powerful that it will send shockwaves through your whole body. The Sesto Elemento is called that because, translated, Sesto Elemento literally means ‘Sixth Element’.
And, of course, if you take a look at the periodic table of elements, the sixth element on the table is carbon. NOw, it should all come together; the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento is made of carbon fibre. Clever thinking, Lamborghini! (more…)
Remember that skateboarder who set off the speed cameras down Kloofneck? Bring Back Choirboy (yeah weird name), went and got hold of Decio Lourenco, and tasked him to skate down a Cape Town pass with a brand new Mercedes A45 AMG.
Here is the description:
“Inspired by seeing local skaterboarder Decio Lourenco blasting down the steep and gnarly Kloofneck road in Cape Town South Africa, I thought to myself… Let’s see this guy race a car, but not just any car, a car that sends shivers down your spine as the rev needle hits its peak.
So with some hunting and a bit of begging, we were lucky to get our hands on the Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG edition one.
So off to the Franschoek hills we went, shooting wild, fighting weather systems, bombing hills, young film makers dreams and nightmares happening simultaneously.
And here we have it, a film i’m proud to say that was pulled off with all the odds against us, who needs big budgets, who needs gravity, the clouds broke and gave us the perfect storm of man vs machine.
Speed, Control and Elegance
Big Ups to all that made this film happen:
Bring Back Choirboy, Priest, Mercedes-Benz, Darkwing Aerials, Media Film Services, Helloiamrory, Zootee, Ensemble Post, Moby for the track and the whole crew that we couldn’t of done this shoot without.
Hope you enjoyed watching this as much as we did making it…
There will be more!
The Bring Back Choirboy Team”
See below the full video: (more…)
If you are a Ferrari fan, you might just start drooling while watching this video.
Here we have the beautiful LaFerrari testing at the Nurburgring Nordschleife. Keep in mind that this stunning piece of Italian supercar manufacturing has an astonishing 950 horsepower. So, this car is FAST and POWERFUL.
Check out the video below and start dreaming about owning one one day:
As we have reported before, Vredestein has an exceptional line of tires that are now (finally) available in South Africa. Not only are they beautifully designed, but, as their slogan reads, they are also ‘designed to protect you’.
This is why they have developed tyres for any weather condition. Whether it’s summer or winter – they have a set perfect for you and the conditions you will have to face seasonally.
Temperature, rain, wind and speed are all factors that come into play when driving. Thus, it should be obvious that one would need different tyres for the different seasons, because the conditions are sometimes almost extremes.
Check ou this video below to see exactly how Vredestein’s winter tires compare to their summer one’s – and then you can go and get yourself a summer set, while we are still in spring!