Archive | September, 2012

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Porsche 918 Spyder sets 7min 14sec lap at Nürburgring Nordschleife

Posted on 26 September 2012 by Tony Santos

Porsche 918 Spyder sets 7min 14sec lap at Nürburgring Nordschleife

The latest Porsche 918 Spyder have just officially took a lap at Germany’s famous Nürburgring Nordschleife for just 7min 14sec making the new hybrid supercar one of the fastest petrol-electric on the track. Continue reading “Porsche 918 Spyder sets 7min 14sec lap at Nürburgring Nordschleife” »

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Sponsored Video: Hamilton, Button and the Singapore Night Race

Posted on 26 September 2012 by Tony Santos

Singapore Grand Prix: Jenson Button

Have you heard about Singapore as the Monaco of the East –well, it’s official. And as we speak the grandest Singapore Night Race event have just concluded on a dramatic 23rd lap which throws McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton out of the track with a gearbox problems allowing defending F1 champion Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull to take the lead and take home Singapore Grand Prix while regaining his second rank in the drivers’ standing. McLaren’s Jenson Button finished in second with Fernando Alonso on third. Continue reading “Sponsored Video: Hamilton, Button and the Singapore Night Race” »

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Auto TV Commercials: Brad Meets Britain

Posted on 20 September 2012 by Tony Santos

It’s no coincidence that some of the best-loved and longest running adverts on TV have put relationships at their core.  Our fascination with finding out what happens next to the characters we see for 30 seconds at the intervals has kept us glued to our screens over the years, and has made these ads more like  mini soap operas.  Here is a recap of some of the most memorable relationships from TV ads.

Nicole & Papa

From 1991 to 1998, Nicole and Papa were two of the most famous faces on TV in Britain.  Conceived to promote the Renault Clio, the saga of this father-daughter relationship captured the imagination of viewers across Britain and was one of the most talked about ads of the decade.

In the run up to the finale – which was centred around Nicole’s wedding day and watched by more than 23 million viewers – the press was rife with speculation about the fate of Nicole.  If you haven’t already seen it, you can find out what happens here.

The BT Family

BT tapped into the zeitgeist with its take on the modern family, which first hit our screens back in 2005.   Centred around a couple – Jane, an older woman with teenage children and Adam, a younger man – the narrative followed the family through important moments in their lives.

The campaign ended in 2011 after BT conducted a Facebook poll to allow viewers to decide the outcome of Jane’s pregnancy test.  1.6m votes were cast and couple’s fate was sealed.  All is revealed in the wedding finale.

The Oxo Family

One of the longest-running series of advertisements on TV was the OXO commercials.  The ads – which centred around a typical middle class British family –ran for a whopping 16 years from 1983 to 1999.

The story followed the family through a range of different mealtime scenarios – from mum trying out something new to Dad having a bash at preparing the dinner – and resonated with the British public because they seemed to capture the nuances of everyday life in middle class Britain.

Colleagues in ads

More recently, ad-makers have turned their attention to relationships between colleagues.  The Orange Mobile phone idents used in cinemas, follow a group of producers as they are pitched to by a range of celebrities; each time they ruin the pitch with a ludicrous mobile phone-related idea.

Also, a new ad from Enterprise the UK based car hire company follows the relationship between a reserved Englishman, Dave and his bold all-American colleague Brad, as Brad gets to grip with English culture.  The ads are still in their infancy, but the dynamic between Brad and Dave could make for a long-running storyline. Watch this space.

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Most expensive cars in the world

Posted on 19 September 2012 by Tony Santos

If you look at the list of world’s most expensive cars, then Bugatti Royale Kellner Coupe which was produced in the year 1931 was seen selling off at a cost of 8,700,000 dollars two decades before. This may not be considered in today’s list of expensive cars as it is no more available in the market. You may be surprised to see cars of such exorbitant amounts, but the fact is there are people who are simply crazy about such expensive vehicles. The below is the list of some of the most expensive cars.

 1.) Bugatti Veyron Super Sports

This is among the top expensive cars in the world which cost around 2,400,000 dollars available in today’s market. Also, it is among the fastest cars in terms of acceleration which is seen moving at a top speed of 400 km per hour. So, if you are competing with this car, make yourself prepared for it.

2.) Aston Martin One-77 & Pagani Zonda Clinque Roadster

For second most expensive cars in the world, it’s a tie between Aston Martin One-77 and the Pagani Zonda Clinque Roadster. Both of these cars cost the same – 1,850,000 dollars armed with all power and beauty in this car. Having 750 HP, it has the capacity to travel at the speed of 220 miles per hour, whereas Pagani Zonda Clinque Roadster moves at the top speed of 217 miles per hour.

3.) Lamborghini Reventon & Koenigsegg Agera

You have another tie for this position. Both, Lamborghini Reventon and Koenigsegg Agera cost 1, 600, 00 dollars. The former moves at a top speed of 211 miles per hour, whereas the latter has the maximum speed of 260 MPH. Lamborghini Reventon is seen with a rare slick design.

4.) Maybach Landaulet

This car comes at a cost of 1,380,000 dollars and is among the costly sedan seen in the market which has the top speed of 155 miles per hour. It is considered as top most luxurious cars in the world carrying a convertible roof inside which can open up fully at the rear side. These are meant for CEO’s and top company executive who hire personal driver.

5.) Zenvo ST1

It comes at a cost of 1,225,000 dollars which could run a top speed of around 233 miles per hour. A new Danish supercar company is behind making Zenvo ST1, which is good in terms of style and speed. It’s available up to 15 units and the Danish company has promised to render flying doctors to make the car keep running.

6.) Hennessey Venom GT

This car is available at a cost of around 1,100,000 dollars. The speed of Hennessey Venom GT is reported to be 272 miles per hour. When you talk about the convertible feature in this car, it can be termed as matchless. No other car in this world can compete with the convertible seen at Hennessey Venom GT. Its top speed is 272 miles per hour.

7.) McLaren F1

It comes at a cost of around 970,000 dollars, while in 1994 this car was among the most expensive and fastest car in the world. Even though it was manufactured long before, it moves at a top speed of around 240 miles per hour.

8.) Ferrari Enzo

This supercar comes at a cost of around 670,000 dollars. The Ferrari Enzo is recorded with a top speed of 217 miles per hour. The company only manufactured 400 units, while today you can find this car at a cost of around 1,000,000 dollars at auctions.

9.) Pagani Zonda C12 F

This car cost you around 667,321 dollars which was manufactured by a small size independent company based in Italy. The top recorded speed of Pagani Zonda C12 F is reported to be 215 miles per hour.

10.) SSC Ultimate Aero

This car could be found at a cost of around 654,400 dollars. The SSC Ultimate Aero is among the third fasted street legal vehicle in the world giving a speed of around 257 miles per hour. It is armed with good power which can compete with other expensive cars in the world.

Wrapping up

Now, with the list of world most expensive cars, you can imagine that even cars could be found at some of the most thundering amounts tolling to millions of dollars. Though these may not be afforded by common citizens, yet, there are people who are seen crazy for these.

About The Author: Kelly is a writer. She loves writing, travelling and playing. These days she is busy to write an article on cars.

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2013 GMC Acadia SUV price starts at $34,875

Posted on 17 September 2012 by Tony Santos

2013 GMC Acadia

The three row crossover SUV —-2013 GMC Acadia will be hit the road with price starting at $34,875, including a destination charge of $825. The upscale Denali trim, which has been on the early 2011 model of Acadia will be brought back with along with plenty of equipments for $46,770 inclusive of the destination charge. Continue reading “2013 GMC Acadia SUV price starts at $34,875” »

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Battle of In Car Multimedia: Ford Sync vs Honda i-Mid

Posted on 17 September 2012 by Tony Santos

Honda i-mid vs Ford Sync

Having a car with high tech multimedia system will really help in style and functionality. Two of the top car manufacturers Ford and Honda have just released car models that are installed with in car multimedia technology, and it is through it that smart phones and other devices can be connected and controlled wirelessly plus many other features that makes driving much more easy, safe, and fun. In this article, we will discuss Ford Sync and the Honda i-Mid. Continue reading “Battle of In Car Multimedia: Ford Sync vs Honda i-Mid” »

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2013 Hyundai Genesis Sedan price starts at $35,075

Posted on 16 September 2012 by Tony Santos

The new model year of Hyundai Genesis Sedan has a very minimal revisions which highlights the discontinuation of its 4.6-liter V8 engine. The 2013 version will now run a 3.8-liter V6 engine for the base model that will cost you around $35,075 or a 5.0-liter V8 R-Spec version which is considerably pricy at $47,675 which includes destination charges. Another major modifications for the the latest model of Genesis was the upgraded navigation system equipped with multimedia controller and driver information system. Continue reading “2013 Hyundai Genesis Sedan price starts at $35,075” »

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Defies the point? Audi survey finds 64% of convertibles in UK keep their roofs up

Posted on 13 September 2012 by Tony Santos

Audi Cabriolet convertibles in UK keep their roofs up

If you’ve always aspired to owning a convertible, it may baffle you to find out that sixty four percent of the UK convertible owners surveyed by Audi admitted to never having lowered the roofs on their cars, or only doing so very rarely. Continue reading “Defies the point? Audi survey finds 64% of convertibles in UK keep their roofs up” »

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Australia’s New Sweetheart

Posted on 12 September 2012 by Tony Santos

Mazda 3 Chevrolet Cruze

Something curious is taking place Down Under- for the first time in fifteen years the King of the Australian road, the muscular Holden Commodore, is being usurped by a new breed of small, city-friendly, economical hatchbacks. Nothing could be further from the sweat and dust of the outback, from the masculinity that for many defines the Australian psyche – and has for years shaped their automotive predilections. Continue reading “Australia’s New Sweetheart” »

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2014 Mazda6

Posted on 04 September 2012 by Tony Santos

2014 Mazda6

The 2012 Moscow Motor Show has presented the all-new 2014 Mazda6 sedan dubbed Atenza in the rest of the world recently. The Mazda6 live up as another flagship vehicle to follow the Mazda CX-5, one of the most successful new generation of Mazda that is known for its dynamic design and advance technology such the SkyActiv. You can read the full details and learn more after the break, hit the read more link. Continue reading “2014 Mazda6” »

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