Friday, March 23, 2012

Ferrari SP12 EPC: A very Special 458 Italia for a Very Special Customer


..with a very special price. This Ferrari SP12 EPC based on the F458 Italia has been made especially by Ferrari for the legendary blues guitarist and singer Eric Clapton. Of course, this isn't the first time Ferrari makes a one-off model for one of its very wealthy customers, but these models are costly to produce. That's why Ferrari asked Clapton for a healthy 3 million pounds to build this 512BB tribute. Some rumors suggest that the supercar is powered by a V12 engine instead of the Italia's original V8 but I personally think that the V8 is still there since the exhausts layout looks identical to that of the standard 458 Italia. Stay tuned as clearer shots of this very special one-off may surface.
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Thursday, March 22, 2012

VIDEO: 2012 IndyCar Season Preview



I know that all eyes are focused on F1 right now, especially after an exciting season opener in Melbourne last week! But things are getting interesting in Indy Racing as well and they might be worth your attntion. This season, turbocharged engines will be back and the cars are totally different from last year's both technically and aesthetically. Rubens Barichello will be joining the paddock as well, so let's see if his long F1 career will help him get used to the new cars faster than the other drivers. The 2012 season opener will take place at Saint Petersbourg next April. SO stay tuned!

R.I.P. Dan Wheldon.
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

LEGO Technic 917K By Ming Thein

Photo credits: Ming Thein


If you grew up with LEGO Technic like me, you're probably stunned by the awesomeness of this Porsche 917K made out of LEGO Technic bricks. Technically, it's not as advanced as the famous LEGO supercar no. 8880 set but it does have a functional flat twelve engine, just like the real deal and it does have a 3 speed geabox, functional steering as well as independent suspension! Of course this is Ming Thein's individual work so it's not available as an official LEGO Technic set. Check out Ming Thein's Flickr photostream for more astonishing LEGO made supercars including a 250 GTO and a Bugatti Veyron.



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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Giugiaro Brivido Concept



The Giugiaro Brivido concept is one of the most beautiful and most interesting concepts presented at this year's Geneva autoshow. It's a fully functional prototype powered by a 3.0-Liter supercharged V6 producing 360 Hp and an electrical motor. That makes the hybrid machine capable of reaching 100 km/h in 5.8 seconds and have a top speed of 275 Km/h (171 mph). The Italian beauty also has gullwing doors and its racing version looks absolutely gorgeous in the Martini racing livery.


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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Just watch... you'll be amazed



The new F12 Berlinetta is a beast, a ferocious beast and i'm scared.
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Lamborghini Strikes Back with the Aventador J Roadster Dream Machine


Last week, Ferrari stole the lights from all other dream car makers by unveiling its 599 GTB successor, the F12 Berlinetta. But now Lamborghini strikes back to remind us that they are still there and that they are unbelievably good at making supercars. So they came up with something really special: a roofless Aventador, SLR Stirling Moss-style. And we have to admit that the result is just astonishing! The car keeps its 700 Hp 6.5-Liter V12 and is expected to be lighter due to the absence of the roof, the windshield, the air conditioning system and of the navigation system. Lamborghini has insisted that this is not a showcar and that it's truly for sale, in a very limited number i guess...

Well thanks Lambo for giving us something to dream about! Now we have to see this beast on a race track someday! More high res pictures in the gallery below. And there's more to come from the Geneva Motor Show today, so stay tuned.


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Friday, March 2, 2012

This is what 730 Naturally Aspirated Hp look Like



After revealing its new fastest road going machine two days ago, Ferrari released a picture of its 65 degree V12 engine. And as always, the engine its self is a wonderful piece of art.
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