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AJ Batac
Horrific Ferrari F430 Wreck in Belgium - Supercar cut in HALF! - http://autoholics.com/2012...
Horrific Ferrari F430 Wreck in Belgium - Supercar cut in HALF!
"There's not much arguing you can do with a concrete guardrail, and as it turned out, this terrible wreck in Belgium over the weekend was not even remotely survivable. The sad part is that the passenger was the 15-year-old son of the driver's friend, who'd asked for a ride home in the F430 from the F1 Belgian Grand Prix they'd both attended. See the full story at GTSpirit." - AJ Batac from Bookmarklet
Damn. - rönin
AJ Batac
Watch this Subaru lug a Ram pickup and a trailer out of the mud [VIDEO] - http://www.autoblog.com/2012...
Watch this Subaru lug a Ram pickup and a trailer out of the mud [VIDEO]
"Well this should make a Ram fan or two blush. A Ram four-door pulling a trailer was saved from the clutches of a muddy rut by none other than a second-generation Subaru Impreza. That's the power of all-wheel drive for ya! It's unclear where the video was taken, but amidst many other trucks (all appear to be pulling camper trailers as well), it was the humble Subie that came to the rescue. Using your standard canvas tow strap, the Fuji Heavy hardware barely appears to struggle, though the Ram does its part, too." - AJ Batac from Bookmarklet
AJ Batac
New Aston Martin Project AM310 HUGE REVVING - WORLD DEBUT - YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
New Aston Martin Project AM310 HUGE REVVING - WORLD DEBUT - YouTube
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AJ Batac
Wacky Road Rage Incident - Autoholics - http://autoholics.com/2012...
Wacky Road Rage Incident - Autoholics
"Things go sideways after a lane-splitting motorcyclist decides to kick someone's car. Watch!" - AJ Batac from Bookmarklet
AJ Batac
"Impressive design for this Ferrari Xezri Concept, the project by Turin IED graduate Samir Sadikhov that won the 2nd prize at the Ferrari World Design Contest 2011. The Ferrari Xezri by Samir Sadikhov from Azerbaijan is a sportscar inspired by wind for both the aesthetics and the aerodynamics, taking into consideration the principles of “flexible aerodynamics”. “My Ferrari project was an idea of designing a model that a synthesis of its technological knowledge and its sporting experience. This project must be the source of the highest level of technology characterizing a unique car, which is absolutely innovative and represents the quintessence of Ferrari past and present and looks to the Ferrari of the future.”" - AJ Batac from Bookmarklet
AJ Batac
24 Year Old Man Launches Mustang GT Off of a Parking Garage! - http://www.bangshift.com/blog...
24 Year Old Man Launches Mustang GT Off of a Parking Garage!
24 Year Old Man Launches Mustang GT Off of a Parking Garage!
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"We've had a busy afternoon in the BangShift news room with tips literally pouring in from all over the world. This one is hot off the presses from Switzerland where a 24-year old man unintentionally launched a brand new 5.0L Mustang off the third story of a parking garage. We have no idea how it happened but we do know that the driver only suffered minor scrapes and bruises, which seems like kind of a miracle, but there were mopeds and a tree to break his fall, so that could explain it.  Authorities are still investigating the accident, but we bet it was a simple case of the dude thinking he was in reverse when in fact he was in a forward gear that caused this. One of the photos, the first we will show below, gives a great perspective on how far the car flew. You can see what looks to be a policeman standing by the open panel that the car smashed through. That falling concrete panel did wonders for the motorcycles parked below, as well. This is further proof for anyone looking to make an aeroplane out of a Mustang that your idea is a terrible one." - AJ Batac from Bookmarklet
AJ Batac
Top Car Debuts at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2011 » Design You Trust – Design and Beyond! - http://designyoutrust.com/2011...
Top Car Debuts at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2011 » Design You Trust – Design and Beyond!
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"The L.A. Convention Center saw the unveiling of more than 20 vehicles from across the world (and 30 from the U.S.) on Nov. 16 and 17, with a significant number of exhibitors displaying luxury and high-performance vehicles with enhanced features and electric and eco-friendly cars. The manufacturers in question were giants like Ford, Audi, BMW, Cadillac, Hyundai, Kia, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Porsche and Volkswagen." - AJ Batac from Bookmarklet
I don't like what VW did with the Beetle. - teleken from BuddyFeed
AJ Batac
$4M car crash in Japan takes out eight Ferraris, one Lamborghini | Driving | National Post - http://life.nationalpost.com/2011...
$4M car crash in Japan takes out eight Ferraris, one Lamborghini | Driving | National Post
$4M car crash in Japan takes out eight Ferraris, one Lamborghini | Driving | National Post
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"TOKYO —Speeding was fingered as a possible cause Monday of what is believed to be Japan’s most expensive ever road accident when up to $4-million-worth of supercars ended up in a crumpled heap on a highway." - AJ Batac from Bookmarklet
"The Prius and a second Toyota also caught up in the 14-car smash were not thought to be part of the supercar pack. " - Steve C
AJ Batac
МаRussia: About "Marussia Motors" Russian Supercars - http://www.marussiamotors.ru/en...
МаRussia: About "Marussia Motors" Russian Supercars
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"The pioneering spirit of our founders is reflected in everything we do at Marussia Motors. For us creating an all-new sportscar brand means following convention when it’s known to produce the best results, but where innovation can steal the advantage we unflinchingly embrace new ideas and technologies.   The synergy between our road car and Formula One racing operations is the perfect illustration of this forward-thinking creativity. The transfer of ideas, knowledge and technologies from Marussia Virgin F1 to Marussia Motors is the key to pushing the boundaries of performance. Talented, passionate people are at the heart of any successful organisation. That’s why we have worked hard to build an enviable team of experienced hands and fresh young minds. When you combine such people with the ambition, resources and determination that exists at Marussia Motors great things are possible." - AJ Batac from Bookmarklet
AJ Batac
"If you’re one of those skeptics that doesn’t believe in extraterrestrial life, you’re just flat wrong. Take one look at the new Mercedes-Benz Concept SF1 and try to prove it didn’t originate on another planet inhabited by a race of ultra design savvy humanoid robots. OK, you would be correct if you said that the car was designed by Kyrgyzstan native Steel Drake and that the SF1 seems to boast the sharp angles usually reserved for a Lambourghini, but even the classic Mercedes logo has undergone a design change, dropping the customary circle for a more pointed look. All antics aside, this car looks undeniably incredible, bridging the gap between super-car and spaceship that seems to be the way of the future." - AJ Batac from Bookmarklet
Works for me. - Todd Hoff
AJ Batac
Awesome hybrid concept car by Audi, unveiled at the Paris Motor Show. - http://theinspirationgrid.com/#audi-e...
Awesome hybrid concept car by Audi, unveiled at the Paris Motor Show.
Awesome hybrid concept car by Audi, unveiled at the Paris Motor Show.
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"The Audi e-tron Spyder features what is without a doubt the most advanced and simultaneously the most consistent evolution of the current Audi design language, while also providing initial hints at the design language of future Audi sports cars. It reinterprets the most important design elements that already characterized the previous e-tron concept vehicles. This open-top, plug-in-hybrid two-seater combines a 221-kW (300-hp) twin-turbo V6 TDI at the rear axle and two electric motors at the front to deliver a limited top speed of 250 km/h (155.34 mph), reaching 100 km/h (62.14 mph) from a standing start in just 4.4 seconds." - AJ Batac from Bookmarklet
Audi design language for the win. They simply make the best looking cars these days, as so many former greats have just cheesed out with vainglorious details. - Adrian
AJ Batac
Great Scot! DMC announces all-electric DeLorean for 2013 - http://www.autoblog.com/2011...
Great Scot! DMC announces all-electric DeLorean for 2013
"Announced Friday night at the DMC Texas Open House, DMC said it plans to work with electric car startup Epic EV to get an all-electric DMC-12 into production by 2013. Epic is the company started by Aptera co-founder Chris Anthony that is working on the Torq and Amp vehicles (and some rather clever videos). Early reports say the Electric DeLorean will have a maximum speed of 125 miles per hour and offer 260 horsepower for something like $90,000-100,000. The gullwing doors should remain, but we're not sure where the motor will go (the original DeLorean used a rear-mounted engine), let alone the battery pack. This isn't the first time a DeLorean with an alternative powertrain has been talked about. Before his death in 2005, John DeLorean hinted that a hydraulic hybrid drivetrain might find a home in a relaunched DMC-12. That never happened, of course." - AJ Batac from Bookmarklet
AJ Batac
Cadillac Ciel Concept Debuts in Monterey, Is Wonderful - Car and Driver Blog - http://blog.caranddriver.com/cadilla...
Cadillac Ciel Concept Debuts in Monterey, Is Wonderful - Car and Driver Blog
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"There’s a lot of gorgeous vintage sheetmetal cruising around the Monterey Peninsula this weekend, but the Cadillac Ciel—say “CL,” like that fancy coupe from some German luxury brand—is a prime example of modern-day gorgeous. We’ll have a full story on the Ciel tomorrow morning, but in the meantime, check out a few of pictures of the wonderful thing." - AJ Batac from Bookmarklet
AJ Batac
"BMW has officially revealed their debut entrants into the electric car market, the BMW i3 and i8 Electric Vehicles.  What has been a long-time in the making has finally arrived, making those early renders of the BMW Vision Efficient Dynamics Concept a real, living vehicle.  The BMW i-series will come in two flavors, a 4-seater crossover utility vehicle, the BMW i3, and a sportier coupe, the BMW i8." - AJ Batac from Bookmarklet
AJ Batac
Citroen Egoiste Concept Car by Ian Kettle - http://www.yankodesign.com/2011...
Citroen Egoiste Concept Car by Ian Kettle
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"The Citroen Egoiste is an unashamedly indulgent vehicle. A product that aims to celebrate the potential of the electric car and propose a glamorous and exciting future for Citroen EVs. Designed to be an uncompromising statement of confidence and seduction for equally confident and alluring professionals in their early 30s, the Egoiste is the antithesis of the apologetic and humble image traditionally associated with electric cars. Intrigued? Hit the jump." - AJ Batac from Bookmarklet
AJ Batac
AJ Batac
"2012 Mini Cooper Coupe, which is the automaker's first production two-passenger automobile and also the fastest box-stock Mini ever. Available in three models, base Cooper Coupe, Cooper S Coupe and the John Cooper Works Coupe. Powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, and a six-speed manual transmission, a six-speed automatic is also available for the Cooper S Coupe and Cooper Coupe. The top of the line John Cooper Works gets an engine with motorsports-inspired tuning and a total of 208 horsepower that helps it from 0 -60 miles in 6.1 seconds, and a top speed of 149mph." - AJ Batac from Bookmarklet
Styling isn't working for me. Maybe it's these colors, but why are they trying to turn a Mini into a sportscar? Something doesn't fit. - Mary B: #TeamMonique
AJ Batac
The most dangerous car in America is... - http://blog.leaky.com/the-mos...
The most dangerous car in America is...
The most dangerous car in America is...
"When I was in my early twenties, I _really_ wanted a Nissan 350z. I thought it was the sexiest car in the world (that I could afford). It even had a little feature where the windows would roll up an extra quarter inch when you shut the door to create a better seal in the cabin and lower wind noise. This was particularly important for all of the high-speed racing I had envisioned for myself. It's probably for the best that I didn't buy a 350z because in a report that was just released by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the Nissan 350z was just named the deadliest car in America. The study looked at vehicle models from 2005 to 2008 that had more than 100,000 registered vehicles and examined the driver death rate between 2006 and 2009. The Institute computes driver-only death rates because the presence of passengers varies." - AJ Batac from Bookmarklet
AJ Batac
"At the Wortherseetour 2011, Audi will present their one-off A1 Clubsport Quattro, a special version of their new small city car, built to the limits of technology for dynamics. An impressive 2.5 liter, 503 horsepower, turbo engine sits inside the A1. Added width, air intakes and other design and performance details, make a racing machine out of the otherwise subtle city car. You can see it live in Austria from June 1st to June 4th." - AJ Batac from Bookmarklet
AJ Batac
In Canada, Honda Civics Come in Giant Boxes of Fake Cereal - http://www.adweek.com/adfreak...
In Canada, Honda Civics Come in Giant Boxes of Fake Cereal
"In a salute to the flimsy plastic cars that come shrink-wrapped in breakfast cereal, the Vancouver arm of digital agency Dare assembled this gigantic box of knockoff Cheerios, then put a real Honda Civic in front of it. The conceit is a bit fantastical. It's supposed to make driving seem more fun—ostensibly like playing with a toy car—and thus help British Columbia Honda peddle the Civic model. But it's mostly a clever spectacle for rubberneckers, joining a growing genre of over-the-top auto-related ad constructions." - AJ Batac from Bookmarklet
AJ Batac
Fantastic car concepts that come real soon - http://inspimo.com/2011...
Fantastic car concepts that come real soon
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"This amazing set of concepts are from almost popular brand such as BMW, Maserati, Ferrari, Audi, Mercedes … and the chance, that we can see them in upcoming years are is big even some of them looks like from a sci-fi movie." - AJ Batac from Bookmarklet
AJ Batac
Peeved Lamborghini owner destroys car with sledgehammer, others help - http://www.autoblog.com/2011...
Peeved Lamborghini owner destroys car with sledgehammer, others help
"Stop! Hammertime? Well, if you're the owner of this particular Lamborghini Gallardo, you're not saying stop, but "go, go, go!" According to reports, the happless Gallardo was purchased about six months ago by a resident of Qingdao, China. In his short period of ownership, the man has apparently had a few issues with the car. In one instance, the Lamborghini wouldn't start, so the owner had it towed to the local dealer. Upon arrival at the service bay, the owner found that the car had been damaged in transit. No one would claim responsibility and the original non-starting issue still wasn't fixed." - AJ Batac from Bookmarklet
The Gallardo owner attempted to escalate the issue within the Lamborghini family, ultimately trying to reach out to Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann. No response or solution has been offered so the owner has become decidedly frustrated. So frustrated, in fact, that he decided destroying his Lamborghini in public would be the best way to garner attention. According to the report, the... more... - AJ Batac
By the way, a new Lamborghini Gallardo, which typically sells for $230,000 on up, retails for between $529,000 and $757,000 USD in China. Ouch. - AJ Batac
nope, sorry, the tears aren't coming. this represents a level of discretionary income i just can't relate to. - Big Joe Silence
I know, right? $700k!? - AJ Batac
Now that's FU money! - Todd Hoff
AJ Batac
"This 1986 Ford RS200 is an unlikely sight in the USA in any form given that only 200 were produced, but add to that this this is one of the factory up-rated Evolution models and it is actually only one of 24 produced. This car is chassis number SFACXXBJ2CGL00087 and the quoted 3-second 0-60 times are no joke. This car is faster than the 959 and F40 produced in the same era and the price estimate is a fraction of either of those. This one will be auctioned by RM on March 12th at Amelia Island with no reserve. We want it." - AJ Batac from Bookmarklet
AJ Batac
AJ Batac
"The 2011 North American International Auto Show in Detroit will feature these potential game-changers." - AJ Batac from Bookmarklet
AJ Batac
This is the stuff lottery ticket dreams are made of. :) - Derrick
AJ Batac
2011 Vauxhall VXR8 is all we really want for the holidays — Autoblog - http://www.autoblog.com/2010...
2011 Vauxhall VXR8 is all we really want for the holidays — Autoblog
2011 Vauxhall VXR8 is all we really want for the holidays — Autoblog
2011 Vauxhall VXR8 is all we really want for the holidays — Autoblog
"Listen, General Motors. We know you're kinda busy getting back on track, jump-starting your IPO, and generally getting your house in order. We appreciate it and everything. But could we ask just one favor? You see this Vauxhall? Could you bring it over to this side of the Atlantic, please? You don't have to bring Pontiac back to do it, no matter how many people are still looking it up on Google. You can slap a Bowtie badge on the nose – heck you can make it a Buick if you want. Call it a Daewoo for all we care. Just bring it here." - AJ Batac from Bookmarklet
AJ Batac
"Land Rover has officially revealed the Range Rover Evoque 5-Door ahead of the LA Auto Show starting next week. The 5-door Range Rover Evoque crosses over from the 3-door model to bring Evoque-level luxury to family-minded drivers. Evoque is no gas guzzler, this sleek city stunner is powered by a 2.0-liter turbo four cylinder engine that pumps 240 horses of get-up-and-go, albeit efficiently for the stop-and-go travel in your neighborhood. Where the Land Rover brand forged its name in the field, the Evoque brings the same kind of utility to the city. It’s not so much a CUV as it is an “urban utility vehicle”, one that is kind to your wallet and the environment while maintaining the luxury and performance that makes Range Rover vehicles so lustworthy." - AJ Batac from Bookmarklet
AJ Batac
Subaru FLIP-BOOK Commercial - Pure Performance 2011 - http://www.ypsilon2.com/blog...
Subaru FLIP-BOOK Commercial - Pure Performance 2011
Subaru FLIP-BOOK Commercial - Pure Performance 2011
AJ Batac
Photos: 50+ years of Japanese concept cars - http://pinktentacle.com/2010...
Photos: 50+ years of Japanese concept cars
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"Here is a selection of concept cars designed by Japanese automakers from 1957-2009." - AJ Batac from Bookmarklet
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