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Jaguar’s latest TV ad gets banned

Published by on Jul 17th, 2014, No Comments

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If you’ve tuned into any television channel in the past month, then its very likely that you have seen Jaguar’s British villains ‘Rendezvous’ ad.

The ad, which features prominent British actors Tom Hiddleston, Ben Kingsley and Mark Strong, showcases the actors as typical, British villains. They ask the camera whether you have ever notched that in Hollywood movies all the super evil villains are always played by Brits.

The ad forms part of Jaguar’s latest ad campaign, ‘It’s good to be bad’. Naturally, with Britain being the home of Jaguar, they play on typical British things, and of course, show us how badass the Jaguar (F-Type in particular) is.

Now while the company has already released a string of ads that for part of its ‘It’s good to be bad’ campaign, the latest one seemed to get more negative attention than positive. (more…)

Goodwood Parade showcases an array of super cars for charity

Published by on Apr 7th, 2014, No Comments

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The Goodwood Saywell International Charity Track day is an annual event that brings together some of the world’s met famous and celebrated super cars, puts them all on a track, and make some money for charity. So you can imagine that it is, without a doubt, any petrol head’s dream event.

This year, the parade took place on March 22nd. And, just as it has done in previous years, the parade definitely did not disappoint!

The event is almost like a fun run or marathon for charity  – except, instead of superstar athletes taking part, its superstar super cars that take to the track. (more…)

V8 Supercar vs Acrobatic Plane: Video

Published by on Oct 22nd, 2013, No Comments

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Ah, Red Bull; always ready to satisfy the need for more exciting and thrilling videos.

Red Bull Racing Australia has done something pretty amazing – and very entertaining, might we add. Just simply because of the fact that they can, the Red Bull team down under decided to pit one of its acrobatic planes against a V8 supercar. (more…)

Chris Harris at the Geneva Motor Show

Published by on Aug 14th, 2013, No Comments

Chris Harris, aka the Car-Man, attended the Geneva Motor Show this year, and was quite impressed with what he saw.

McLaren and Ferrari Hypercars, a new GT3 and an Alfa Sports Car were some of his highlights – will they be yours too?

Check the video below to find out – enjoy another episode of fabulous car and witty remarks!

The Lamborghini Gallardo Replacement Concept to Premier in Frankfurt

Published by on Jun 18th, 2013, No Comments

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Lamborghini  is planning to give the world a taste of what’s to come of the impending replacement for their Gallardo model at this year’s Frankfurt Auto Show. (more…)

DBS, Aston Martin DBS – Bond's Next Car

Published by on Dec 12th, 2007, No Comments

If you were wondering what would be the next Bond car, the answer is simple, Aston Martin DBS. Aston Martin just signed the contract that would continue their deal with MGM Columbia Pictures to provide James Bond with luxury cars to crash.

So far, Bond’s most famous cars include Aston Martin DB5, DB7, V8 Vintage, V12 Vanquish, Lotus Esprit, BMW Z3, BMW 750iL and BMW Z8.

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Dr Ulrich Bez, CEO for the British manufacturer said that:

“Aston Martin is proud of our long association with James Bond. The DBS has its own unique character which equals that of James Bond. It is explosive power in a black tie. It is the perfect car for James Bond as it delivers the complete driving experience and bridges the gap between our road and track cars – the DB9 and DBR9. It is equally at home on a twisting mountain circuit as on the open road and we are all very excited at the prospect of seeing it on the big screen again.”

Aston Martin DBS will be the next star in Bond 22 which is scheduled to be released in November 2008.

via MotorAuthority

Who is the King of the Ring?

Published by on Dec 7th, 2007, 4 Comments

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The Pagani Zonda F has held the top spot for a power lap on the track of the internationally famous BBC motoring show, Top Gear. Unfortunately it was toppled by the Koenigsegg CCX (with Top Gear spoiler) and the Zonda F had made its home at the number 2 spot for awhile. Many supercars have tried to beat these two but failed, with only the T1 Caparo succeeding and then only to be thrown off the record by Jeremy Clarkson as they have not provided a car with a road going adjustable suspension. So the Pagani continued to live in its number 2 spot.

Although very impressive, this has not stopped Pagani from improving. They have released a Zonda F Clubsport edition. Power is up from from the 443kW Zonda F to 502 kW for the F Clubsport. The company promises a 3.5 second sprint to 100 km/h, a top speed of over 345 km/h depending on the set up and it will be the queen in braking from 300 km/h to 0.

Strangely though when the word Nurburgring comes to mind, the natural tendacy is to think that the Bugatti Veyron as the production car king. Despite all the myths about lap times at the Norschleife it’s the Zonda F Clubsport that now holds the record for the fastest lap by any production super car, lapping the 21km ring in 7 minutes 27.82 seconds, beating the previous record holder, the Porsche Carrera GT. It seems raw top speed is no substitute for superior handling.

So if Top Gear gets hold of this model before the new Koensigsegg CCXR or the revised street legal T1 Caparo, there might be strong possibility that the Zonda F CS could regain the top spot even if its for a short while. After all it is “king of the ring”.

Hennessey Venom GT – Still a Concept

Published by on Dec 6th, 2007, 1 Comment

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Now I’m having a dilemma. I don’t know if I should choose a Bugatti Veyron or this beautiful Hennessey Venom GT which still a project to be released in 2009. Not that I would have the money to pay for it but it’s just that I can’t decide which is better. The Venom GT is powered by a Dodge Viper V10 8.4-liter engine that can sport 1,000 hp, allows you to choose from a manual six-speed gearbox or a sequential transmission and only weighs 1,225kg. Math is really easy this time, with a 1.225kg/hp ratio and that’s great.

If you need to see how fast this baby is going to be how does 2.5 seconds for to reach 100km/h? How about 14seconds for 300km/h? Would that impress your “co-pilot”? You’ll have to agree with me, if this is how it’s going to look Bugatti Veyron has a very good competitor.

Hennessey Venom GT

via LuxuryLaunches

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