Apr 302014
 

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Bernie Ecclestone launches defense

Formula One magnate Bernie Ecclestone admits finding the opening day of his German trial stressful as he faced bribery charges which threaten to land the British billionaire in jail.

“It was an exhausting first day. The judge, the prosecutors and my lawyers all speak German, I don’t,” Ecclestone told German daily Bild from his London office after his first court date in Munich on Thursday.

“Although I had an interpreter translating every word simultaneously, it was still stressful to follow everything as it was being said.” Ecclestone flew back to Britain after hearing

five hours of opening arguments with the prosecution’s indictment covering 24 pages, while the defence’s statement was 91 pages long.

But despite the marathon hearing, the octogenarian still managed to banter with judge Peter Noll. “Why not?”, Ecclestone told Bild.

“The court and the prosecutors are all nice people just trying to do their jobs.” The Briton’s next court date is scheduled for May 2.

The 83-year-old is accused of paying German banker Gerhard Gribkowsky $44 million (32 million euros) to ensure his continued grip on the motor sports empire he had built up over four decades.

The cash changed hands eight years ago when a German corporate bankruptcy had left several banks in charge of major stakes of the Formula One enterprise.

Gribkowsky was then risk manager of one of the banks, Germany’s BayernLB. Prosecutors charge that the money was a bribe meant to ensure that BayernLB sold its shares to Ecclestone’s preferred bidder,

CVC Capital Partners of Britain, now the sport’s majority shareholder. Ecclestone faces a maximum jail term of 10 years if he is found guilty. The case centres on whether Ecclestone bribed Gribkowsky,

who has since been jailed, or — as the defence claims — hush money after a blackmail attempt. Ecclestone’s lawyer has dismissed the allegations as “inaccurate, misleading and unsubstantiated

” and said “the alleged bribery did not take place”.  The F1 boss does not intend to speak for now in the trial, which is set to run until September, but has said he will reply when Gribkowsky

gives evidence against him, which is scheduled for May 9.

Now you decide is he a thief?  I think he became one at one point, but regardless of what we think, is time for him to go.

To many politics, to much money, to many bad decision in F1. 

This is a great sport that is becoming a farce.

Drivers open their mouth to say Stupid things, like Hamilton, Rosberg, Button and a few others. My advise to them is: Take care of your self and stop talking about others that are way better then you.

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Apr 232014
 

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The amazing Lamborghini Aventador

Who in their right mind, doe snot want one,  Move aside Ferrari, a better exotic as arrived to the market, Slick, Awesome, Aggressive,  Yes it is all that and more.

This exotic is probably one of the fattest if not the fastest in his kind, not only that is cost a portion of the Pagani.

Very responsive, quick,  nimble and  elegant, if we can call this automobile elegant, because is more then that, but one thing this automobile is: definitively  a real monster,  a beauty exclusive to only some of us.  A dream come thru

Chassis and body

Frame:Carbon fiber monocoque with Aluminium front and rear frames
Body:Carbon fiber engine bonnet, movable spoiler and side air inlets; Aluminium front bonnet, front fenders and doors; SMC rear fender and rocker cover
Mirrors:External mirrors heated, electrically adjustable and foldable
Rear spoiler:Movable – 3 positions depending on speed and drive select mode

Suspension

Suspension:Front and rear horizontal mono-tube damper with push-rod system

Tires and wheels

ESP:ESP/ ABS with different ESP charecteristics managed by drive select mode
Steering:Steering Gear with 3 different servortonic charcteristics managed by drive select mode
Front tires:Pirelli 255/35 ZR19
Rear tires:Pirelli 335/30 ZR20
Front wheels:19’’ x 9J
Rear wheels:20’’ x 12J
Curb-to-curb turning circle:12.5 m (41.0 ft)

Airbags

Airbags:Front dual stage driver airbag and front adaptive passenger airbag; seats with side “head-thorax” airbags; passenger and driver knee airbags

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Now let us go to the important areas of this beast, the heart, the spirit of it, this automobile is a GOD.  Yes you have heard well, 700 HP. Torque 507  LBFT. 0 to 60 in 2.9 Seconds, do you think you can drive one, do not hesitate, if you have the means, this is the best of the best.  and everybody will see you coming even if they cant see you, why, you ask,  if you do, you have never seen one or have seemn one driving next to you, the answer is the exhaust note if like  lessoning to Mozart symphonies.  AHH yes,  what s sound! And the bonus unbelievable gas mileage for this type of automobile.

Brakes

Brakes:Dual hydraulic circuit brake system with vacuum brake booster; front and rear CCB, 6-cylinder brake callipers, 4-cylinder brake callipers Ø 400x 38 mm – Ø 380 x 38 mm

Engine

Type:
V12, 60°, MPI
Displacement:
6,498 cm³ (396.5 cu.in.)
Bore and stroke:
Ø 95 mm x 76,4 mm
Valve gear:
Variable valve timing electronically controlled
Compression ratio:
11.8  (± 0.2) : 1
Maximum power:
700 HP (515 kW) @ 8,250 RPM
Maximum torque:
690 Nm (507 lbft) @ 5,500 RPM
Emission class:
EURO 5 – LEV 2
Emission control system:
Catalytic converters with lambda sensors
Cooling system:
Water and oil cooling system in the rear with variable air inlets
Engine management system:
Lamborghini Iniezione Elettronica (LIE) with Ion current analysis
Lubrification system:
Dry sump

Drivetrain

Type of transmission:4WD with Haldex generation IV
Gearbox:7 speed ISR, shifting characteristic depending on drive select mode
Clutch:Dry double plate clutch, Ø 235 mm
Standard:AMT

Performance

Top speed:350 km/h (217 mph)
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph):2.9 s
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Dimensions
Wheelbase:2,700 mm (106.30 in)
Overall length:4,780 mm (188.19 in)
Overall width (excluding mirrors):2,030 mm (79.92 in)
Overall width (including mirrors):2,265 mm (89.17 in)
Overall height:1,136 mm (44.72 in)
Front track:1,720 mm (67.72 in)
Rear track:1,700 mm (66.93 in)
Dry weight:1,575 kg (3,472 lb)
Weight/Power ratio:2.25 kg/HP (4.96 lb/HP)
Weight distribution (front – rear):43 % – 57 %

Fuel consumption *

Manual transmission

Urban cycle consumption:
24.7 l/100 km
Extra urban consumption:
10.7 l/100 km
Combined consumption:
16.0 l/100 km
CO2 emission:
370 g/km

Capacities

Fuel tank capacity:90 l (23.8 gal.)
Engine oil capacity:13 l (3.4 gal.)
Engine coolant capacity:25 l (6.6 gal.)
If you can own one, do not hesitate, if you cannot buy one, then dream about it  is worth it,  if you do not own one, then  I leave you with this.
Enjoy
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All information provided by:  Lamborghini
For more information go to:   http://www.lamborghini.com/en/models/aventador-lp-700-4/technical-specifications/
Apr 202014
 

Gene

 

Who the hell is this red neck? “Gene Haas”

If you think you can make idiotic statements on national TV, you have something else coming to you.

“We are the most advance country in the world?”   Don’t be ridiculous!

I can tell you this “Mr. Haas”

“Stupidity is no curable, but ignorance is, because for some of us , is still time to learn, but for others is already to late.” by PD

You are stupid not  ignorant, if you think you are the best of the best, then build your own car and your own engine, don’t go and make your statement and then use a Ferrari Engine. Which for what I know is from Europe!!!!     Unless you are not knowledgeable in geography, which seems to be the case.

1: Dallara has no experience in F1, so good luck with that. Because your cowboy racing as nothing to do with F1.

2:  We will be watching and laughing at every failure and excuse you have in F1. Better people then you have tried and failed.

3: If you want too “beat Europeans in their own game”, as you stated,  bring it on,  Bring your own engine and chassis, not one build by a  “European” that you want to beat at their own game.

A word of advice,  Stop making idiotic comments because that is the reason the world hate America.

Be a sport, bring your best game, but America is definitively not the best in the world, that is a fact!  So no need for your idiotic and bigget comments

If not stay in your cowboy racing where you belong and you will be the “best in America”, as nobody else is interested in this type of racing.

My last words to you are,  Kiss our ass, and kiss our rear ends, till then good luck with that!

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Apr 092014
 

 

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Well yes, Mercedes Benz again, always a reason why they can’t win, if somebody comes with something better, they take the easy way out, judge by your self’s.  Below  are the comments from Mercedes Benz, are they for real?

Mercedes have revealed that they could have pulled out of F1, had it not been for the new engine regulations.

Professor Dr Thomas Weber told BBC sport “The key challenge for the future is fuel economy and efficiency and with the change in regulations F1 is the spearhead for development.”

“We had at different times the challenge to discuss F1 with the (Daimler) supervisory board. We had hard discussions. And it was always – and even more so when it came to the later years – harder to explain why we were using naturally aspirated engines.”

“Now with these new regulations I can clearly convince the supervisory board that the (F1 team) are doing exactly what we need – downsizing, direct injection, lightweight construction, fuel efficiency on the highest possible level, new technologies and combining a combustion engine with an e-motor hybrid.”

News by http://www.f1.co.uk/read-news/2014/10000/f1-2014-%e2%80%93-mercedes-could-of-left-f1

And what about BMW, they claim they are the driver’s car, but could never make anything work in an F1, so how can they claim they are the driver’s car, please do not make me laugh.  If you, yes you “BMW” make that statement, then show us in the top racing sport which is F1, but you failed and left with your tail between your legs. “Shame on you”

McLaren’s turn, need more excuses?  You lost for 4 years in a row, they have a chance to do something, but they worry about making statements, and yes trying to make things difficult for others, I taught this is the way out for the weak ones.

McLaren, Red Bull in legal dispute over aero expert

LONDON – McLaren consulted their lawyers on Wednesday after Formula One champions Red Bull announced the appointment of an aerodynamics expert their rivals said was contracted to them.

Red Bull said Dan Fallows has been appointed head of aerodynamics, replacing McLaren-bound Peter Prodromou who is now on ‘gardening leave’.

The statement drew a swift response from McLaren, who announced at their car launch in January that Fallows had joined along with Prodromou. “Dan Fallows has a legally binding contract with McLaren, and the matter is now in the hands of our lawyers,” said a spokesman for the Working team.

Red Bull said Fallows had left them last year after working as aerodynamics team leader but had returned and was starting his new job with immediate effect.

McLaren announced last October that Prodromou would be joining them but Red Bull, constructors’ champions for the past four years, were determined to hold the much sought-after Briton to his contract.

They did not say when his leave would formally end.

Prodromou was McLaren’s head of aerodynamics until 2006, having joined that team in 1991, when he followed Adrian Newey to Red Bull.

McLaren have changed their leadership since Fallows agreed to join, with Ron Dennis retaking overall control and Eric Boullier appointed racing director in place of departed Principal Martin Whitmarsh.

The team started the season with a second and third place in Australia for Danish rookie Kevin Magnussen and Jenson Button, pending an appeal by Red Bull who had Australian Daniel Ricciardo disqualified.

Red Bull have won the last four constructors’ and drivers’ championships, with Sebastian Vettel triumphant in the last nine races of 2013, but have started the season chasing dominant Mercedes.

McLaren failed to finish on the podium last year.

News provided by http://news.asiaone.com/news/sports/f1-mclaren-red-bull-legal-dispute-over-aero-expert

I been following F1 for longer then the majority of the F1 paddock today, not only that I have been to many tracks worldwide since I was 8, I saw the great drivers drive all over the world.

Jean-Pierre Beltoise, Johnny servoz-Gavin,  Jack Brahbam, Pedro Rodriguez,  James Hunt, Jackie Ickx, Jochen Rindt, Francois Cevert, Henry Pescarolo, Chris Amon, Peter Revson, Piers courage,  and many others, does where F1 Drivers,  they knew the risk, they raced for the passion of it.  In my opinion, the greatest driver of this generation are Ayton Senna, Michael schumacher and Sebastian Vettel, all others come after.

This is my humble opinion.

Almost all Drivers today, if they do not win they always have a reason, but it’s never them.  Particularly,  Nico Rosberg, Luis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso. Why don’t you stop talking about Vettel, and worry about you and your machinery, would it be that you are not good enough?  Could it be that they cannot set up the car properly? It makes you look ignorant.

Right now Mercedes Benz has the most powerful engine on F1, take advantage and see if you can win the championship.  Renault is not born yesterday, they know how to build engines and they have a huge record doing so.

I love F1, Let the war begin.

I leave  you with this.  

Photos courtesy of Renault F1

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Apr 022014
 

AMG is the high performance department of Mercedes Benz, they create awesome automobiles.

HOW THE RACE IS WON     

In 1967, two automotive engineers with a passion for motorsports began fine-tuning engines for Mercedes-Benz racecars in an old mill. Today, as the performance division of Mercedes-Benz, AMG creates some of the most sought-after vehicles in the world. They’re the product of skilled craftsmen, designers and engineers who live to test the limits, and one shared conviction: on the road to driving performance, short cuts never win the race.

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SOME THINGS CAN’T BE MASS-PRODUCED.

From the beginning, the “One Man, One Engine” philosophy has guided AMG’s approach to manufacturing. Even now, every AMG engine is hand built from start to finish by one of about 50 AMG Master Engine Builders in a special facility.

As the final step in the assembly process, the engine-maker affixes a plaque engraved with his signature to the engine cover. It’s an enduring reminder that even the heart of a Mercedes-AMG has a soul.

The renowned AMG 6.3-liter naturally aspirated V-8 engine employs race-proven technology, including self-adjusting bucket tappets and plasma-sprayed cylinder bores.

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This is art in motion

Equipped with high-speed engine management and liquid-to-air intercooling technology, the mighty AMG 6.0-liter biturbo V-12 engine responds instantly in all RPM ranges.

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I love this cars, but I do have an issue with them,  for a real drivers they are no fun to drive at all at speed, they have to many electronics that stop any good driver to enjoy the car, you cannot put this beautiful machines side ways or mistreat it somewhat a little, the electronics come in and stop you from having all the fun.

 I love to have one with out any of the electronics that limits us to really drive this cars, I do understand that they make their car safe for 90% of the drivers with are average drivers, but for somebody like me that is a race car driver when young and now vintage car racers its limiting the fun.

Also some of this spectacular automobiles are not very well balanced if you have the traction control off and really drive the car, the SLR is nose heavy and the rear gets loose very quickly, but at the end is more fun to drive this monster without it,  if you own one and you are not a good driver, and I mean a good driver, do not drive this beast crazy fast without the traction control, because it does become a hands full to drive if you are not an excellent driver and even if you are one.  Man, it was awesome to drive, Next?  I wan to drive the Mercs CLA 4.5,  what a pretty car and probably a great toy to own, 355HP, 2.0 turbo engine, Yes I want one. It is the perfect size car for today driving and what a performance, so why do I want one, because it is simple awesome.

The 355 HP CLA45 AMG 4MATIC

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The most powerful engine of its kind on earth, the AMG 2.0-liter turbo inline 4 employs twin-scroll turbocharging to deliver higher performance with lower consumption

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And I leave you with this

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For more information about this wonderful machines, go to:   http://www.mbusa.com

All information provided by Mercedes Benz of America.

Mar 242014
 

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The 2014 Australian grand Prix is done and past.

Surprises, not many, but to all that discarded Red bull, I guess you did not count on them to bounce back, big mistake from all of you that did.

Ricciardo Rocked By Decision – But Ricciardo Rocks!

For two years Daniel Ricciardo took the feel-good factor at Albert Park to new levels as a Toro Rosso driver. In 2014 the 24-year-old cool dude from Western Australia lifted the roof right off the place when he finished second in his first appearance for Toro Rosso’s grown-up sister team, Red Bull Racing.   Fans at the 2014 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix and the huge global audience following events on television enjoyed the happiest F1 podium they had seen in years as Ricciardo joined…
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Rosberg Wins, Ricciardo Robbed By Technicality
Australian’s first podium finish taken away after car declared illegal Nico Rosberg won, two world champions retired early and Melbourne celebrated the arrival of a home-grown hero on Sunday when Daniel Ricciardo finished second in a memorable 2014 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park. And then it all went wrong…Hours after the finish race stewards determined that the Australian’s Red Bull Renault had contravened the stringent new fuel regulations that apply to Formula 1’s brave new world in 2014.Technical experts concluded that Ricciardo’s car had exceeded the fuel flow limits and that he should be excluded from the final results.“Whatever the outcome I’m pleased with what I did today,” said Ricciardo as he left the circuit before the final result was declared. “It’s out of my control: I did the race and did my best.”Danish rookie Kevin Magnussen was promoted to second on his F1 debut for McLaren Mercedes while teammate Jenson Button joined him in the top three.If it takes something special to steal the headlines from the opening weekend of the AFL season, this was it: a race of drama, suspense and thrills with an uplifting conclusion for both the 100,500 spectators and a worldwide television audience measured in hundreds of millions. Despite the disappointing outcome, this was a resounding confirmation of Perth racer Ricciardo at the forefront of Australian sport.Rosberg, the son of a flying Finn who races with a German license, may have been triumphant, romping clear to claim his fourth career victory for pre-race favourites Mercedes, but both Ricciardo, in his first outing with champions Red Bull, and Magnussen of McLaren were also winners until the stewards decided otherwise.Their performances loudly signaled the arrival of a new generation of drivers along with a new ‘high tech’ formula for the sport.Behind the fresh-faced trio of wide-smiling speedsters seasoned champions Button and Fernando Alonso moved up to finish third and fourth for McLaren and Ferrari respectively ahead of another relative newcomer Valtteri Bottas, finishing a remarkable sixth (corrected to fifth) for Williams having lost a rear wheel from his car earlier in the race.Williams therefore have already scored more points in 2014 than they did throughout 2013 while rookie Magnussen’s magnificent performance made him the first Dane on a Formula One podium.

It meant also that a revitalized McLaren, back under the pit-wall watch of company chairman Ron Dennis, could put behind them a 2013 season in which they had failed to finish in the top three for the first time since 1980.

“We’re pleased,” said Dennis who was watching from the McLaren garage, “but we’re not ecstatic. “We save ecstatic for wins.”

Rosberg, who had started third behind his pole-sitting team-mate Briton Lewis Hamilton, the 2008 world champion, and Ricciardo, was delighted with his team and his victory. He snatched the lead from the start and produced a flawless exhibition of controlled driving at the front in a largely processional race.

“It has been an amazing time (for me) in Melbourne,” he said. “The support has been fantastic, Daniel got more support than me, but that’s normal!

“It has been an amazing day. Everyone has worked so hard over the winter and to have such an amazing Silver Arrow is unbelievable. It is so fast, it is a real pleasure to drive. The reliability was good and it’s the perfect start to the season for me.”

In the outpourings of delight, it was easy to forget that Hamilton had been forced to retire, due to engine failure, after labouring through only two laps and was followed into the unclassified list just one lap later by defending four-time champion German Sebastian Vettel, his Red Bull suffering a similar power failure.

None of that worried the new boys who took over at the top.

“Just two or three weeks ago, I would not have bet we would be standing up here,” said Ricciardo. “But full credit to the team for an unbelievable turnaround and thanks to the Aussie fans. The support has been completely overwhelming.”

Magnussen, mature beyond his 21 years, said: “it’s hard to believe and it seems so surreal. The car was so much better than it has been and I had just exactly what we needed for the whole race. The preparation we have done has been fantastic. I have never had a Formula One race and you only get limited time testing so congratulations to the team for doing such a good job…. I only wish my father was here today.”

Magnussen’s father Jan drove one Grand Prix for McLaren in 1995 and in a career of 25 races twice competed at Albert Park – but on his son’s great day he was racing in his own right in the United States.

The celebrations did not end with Bottas’ battling drive into the top six (he lost his right rear wheel when he brushed a wall after only 10 laps and returned to the pits on three wheels).

German Nico Hulkenberg finished a fine sixth for Force India ahead of Kimi Raikkonen, the Finn failing to impress on his return with Ferrari, while Frenchman Jean-Eric Verge drove his Toro Rosso to an impressive eighth.

Just behind him was his team-mate Russian Daniil Kvyat who produced another rousing result by a rookie to finish ninth on debut. At just 19 years, 10 months and 18 days, this native of Ufa in Bashkortostan became the youngest points-scorer in Formula One history, taking the record from Vettel.

With the final point going to Force India’s Sergio Perez, only 14 of the 22 starters finished. Both Lotus cars retired, as expected, and Kamui Kobayashi wrecked not only his own return race with Caterham, but the prospects of a fine drive from Felipe Massa, when his Caterham suffered suspected brake failure.

Massa was set to enjoy his first outing with Williams when the Japanese driver crashed into him on the very first corner.

In a race that included only one Safety Car intervention, Jules Bianchi, after 49 of the 57 laps, and Marcus Ericsson, after 27, also dropped out of the running for Marussia and Caterham respectively.

Five of the top seven finishers were powered by Mercedes, yet it was a Mercedes engine that let Hamilton down. His team’s technical director Paddy Lowe said they were aware of a problem even before the race began. “The engine wasn’t running on all cylinders,” he said. “We knew that on the formation lap. Lewis didn’t know, but we thought we’d see how the pace was.”

A show that left Australian fans relishing an outburst of national pride best summed up by Ricciardo’s reaction on the podium.

“G’day,” he beamed. “Thanks,” he told his team. “It’s a blur, but it’s really cool,” he told the fans. Around six hours later his day took a completely different turn.

OH yes, and latest news about Bernie, He may retire? that is good news I believe, what do you think out there?
News provided by:  http://www.grandprix.com.au/
I leave you with this enjoy.
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See you all in Kuala Lumpur | Malaysia on March 28 – 30, 2014
Michael, we all hoping and praying for you, get better, we miss you.
Mar 112014
 

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What is happening with F1 in 2014?  The cars I cannot say they are Ugly, but they are definitively not elegant and attractive. I am somewhat disturbed by all the changes that Eclestone is forcing the teams to make,  I think is time he retires.  He wants the teams to save money, but what does he do? How can a F1 Team saves money when the changes for 2014 are the most expensive

  • in history of F1. redesign the full  car from scratch
  • New 6Cyl Turbo charge engine
  • New  system
  • New Radiators
  • New electrical
  • New aerodynamics
  • New tires

Would be easier to get rid of Eclestone all together, is time, I think. Lets enjoy the Australian GP if we can see a car finish it would be good, don’t you all think?

Take a look at what I believes as the nicest front End, the Lotus Renault.

 

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Do not forget:

  •  Thursday March 13th Practice1 and 2
  • Saturday March 15th, Practice 3 and qualifying
  • Sunday March 16th the rate.

Make your bets, Favorite as of right now, Mercedes F1, but I am and still a Vettel fan my self, regardless of  everything else. I believe is the best driver period,

Alonso and others many times have stated that he wins because he ahs the best cars, but that makes no sense as Webber should then have ben second in all races, and that was not the case.

Jealous some?? Alonso Nico and Hamilton??

 

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Lets enjoy the first GP of the year, good luck to all and good luck to Michael in is time of need.

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Feb 252014
 

What can we say of one of the most exotic brands of automobiles in the world.
They new lineup is aggressive, sexy looking and the exhaust note, yes, the exhaust note is unbelievable.

 

Maserati (Italian pronunciation: [mazeˈraːti]  is an Italian luxury car manufacturer established on December 1, 1914, in Bologna. The company’s headquarters are now in Modena, and its emblem is a trident. It has been owned by the Italian car giant Fiat S.p.A. since 1993. Inside the Fiat Group, Maserati was initially associated with Ferrari S.p.A., but more recently it has become part of the sports car group including Alfa Romeo.
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Maserati has a long history, that is manufacturing high end automobiles or racing. Actually they have just reach their 100 year anniversary, congratulations.

My self I owned  a beautiful Merak SS, Silver / Black, 6 Cal 4 cam.  and 2 Quatroportes 1987 and 1988, And Also I owned a Biturbo Sand convertible, they where the ugly ducklings, but when they worked they where very fast. The turbos failed often, till I decided to replace all of them, then a miracle occurred, they run and run with no problems.

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Maserati  started A year-long celebration beginning today will mark Maserati’s Centennial, a century of success lived to the full in the spirit of “The Absolute Opposite of Ordinary

A FAMILY PASSION

The Maserati story is first of all the story of a family: Rodolfo Maserati, a railroad worker during Italy’s period as a monarchy, Carolina Losi and their 7 children. In those days, working near the “iron steam horse” wasn’t for everyone. Rodolfo is, in a certain sense, a man of the future: the Maserati brothers inherited their passion for speed from him. By the turn of the new century the family is complete: the youngest son Ettore is born in 1894, whilst the eldest son Carlo, born in 1881, has already begun his career.

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If you are a Maserati Lovers, go here and enjoy their history:  http://corporate.maserati.com/history/

The Maserati brothers, Alfieri, Bindo, Carlo, Ettore, and Ernesto were all involved with automobiles from the beginning of the 20th century. Alfieri, Bindo and Ernesto built 2-litre Grand Prix cars for Diatto. In 1926, Diatto suspended the production of race cars, leading to the creation of the first Maserati and the founding of the Maserati marque. One of the first Maseratis, driven by Alfieri, won the 1926 Targa Florio. Maserati began making race cars with 4, 6, 8 and 16 cylinders (two straight-eights mounted parallel to one another). Another Maserati brother, Mario, an artist, is believed to have devised the company’s trident emblem, based on the Fontana del Nettuno, Bologna.

Alfieri Maserati died in 1932, but three other brothers, Bindo, Ernesto and Ettore, kept the firm going, building cars that won races.

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Orsi ownership

In 1937, the remaining Maserati brothers sold their shares in the company to the Adolfo Orsi family, who in 1940 relocated the company headquarters to their hometown of Modena where it remains to this day. The brothers continued in engineering roles with the company. Racing successes continued, even against the giants of German racing, Auto Union and Mercedes. In back-to-back wins in 1939 and 1940, a Maserati 8CTF won the Indianapolis 500, the only Italian manufacturer ever to do so.

The war then intervened, Maserati abandoning cars to produce components for the Italian war effort. During this time, Maserati worked in fierce competition to construct a V16 town car for Benito Mussolini before Ferry Porsche of Volkswagen built one for Adolf Hitler. This failed, and the plans were scrapped. Once peace was restored, Maserati returned to making cars; the Maserati A6 series did well in the post-war racing scene.

Key people joined the Maserati team. Alberto Massimino, an old Fiat engineer, with both Alfa Romeo and Ferrari experiences oversaw the design of all racing models for the next ten years. With him joined engineers Giulio Alfieri, Vittorio Bellentani  and Gioacchino Colombo. The focus was on the best engines and chassis to succeed in car racing. These new projects saw the last contributions of the Maserati brothers, who after their 10-year contract with Orsi expired went on to form O.S.C.A. This new team at Maserati worked on several projects: the 4CLT, the A6 series, the 8CLT, and, pivotally for the future success of the company, the A6GCS.

The famous Argentinian driver Juan-Manuel Fangio raced for Maserati for a number of years in the 1950s, producing a number of stunning victories including winning the world championship in 1957 in the Maserati 250F alongside Toulo de Graffenried, Louis Chiron, Prince Bira, Enrico Platé, and a few others. Other racing projects in the 1950s were the 200S, 300S (with several famous pilots, among them Benoit Musy), 350S, and 450S, followed in 1961 by the famous Tipo 61.

Maserati had retired from factory racing participation because of the Guidizzolo tragedy during the 1957 Mille Miglia, though they continued to build cars for privateers. After 1957, Maserati became more and more focused on road cars, and chief engineer Giulio Alfieri built the 6-cylinder 3500 2+2 coupé, which featured an aluminum body over Carrozzeria Touring’s superleggera structure, a design also used for the small-volume V8-powered 5000. Next came the Vignale-bodied Sebring, launched in 1962, the Mistral Coupé in 1963 and Spider in 1964, both designed by Pietro Frua, and also in 1963, the company’s first four-door, the Quattroporte, designed by Frua as well. The two-seat Ghibli coupé was launched in 1967, followed by a convertible in 1969.

Also for many of you that did not know, at one point or another Maserati was also own by Citroen, De Tomaso, Fiat, then in July 1997, Fiart sold 50% of ownership to Ferrari. Which was Maserati archenemy for years. In 1999 Ferrari took 100% control of Maserati. IN 2002 Maserati came back to the US,   but In 2005 Maserati was split off from Ferrari and merged with Alfa Romeo under Fiat Auto

Congratulation Maserati, from a great fan and I leave you with this.  Forza Italia….

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For more information about Maserati USA follow this link:  http://www.maserati.us/maserati/us/en/index.html

Feb 102014
 

Been a exotic car lover, I could not pass to share this monster of an automobile.

Saw “it” and I taught it was a Lotus, but of course it was not, it was a Hennessy Venom,  After analyzing this machine and getting some information, I realize that only 10% remained of the original Lotus Design and 90% of this monster machine was actually a “real monster.”

Why a monster, well just read the stats, then you can tell me.  Basically this is the fastest automobile in the world in any class,  and yes  a beautiful one.

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Not only that, look at it, it is Beautiful, aggressive and look so fast even standing.

I want one, that is for sure. Let me win the lottery first, Well dreaming is free isn’t it?

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By: Patrick C. Paternie
Copyright 2010, duPont Publishing, Inc.

The Venom GT may bear some outward resemblance to the Lotus Elise, albeit on steroids, but don’t let that fool you.  It may not look like the hulking mega horsepower muscle cars that one expects to see rumbling out the doors of Hennessey Performance’s Texas garage, but this Brit-built car still identifies with heavyweight boxing gloves rather than string-back driving gloves.

It’s more than the outward appearance that differs from past Hennessey vehicles.  John Hennessey proudly explains a new weight shaving philosophy guided the three years of engineering development that admittedly uses some Lotus sourced bits but features a vastly different chassis and suspension.

Hennessey’s opening shot with production Venom GT serial #01 recently rolled out of the Silverstone, England production facilities headed for its excited new owner in the Middle East with a twin turbo LS-series Chevrolet V8 sitting amidships that pumps out 1200 horsepower and 1135 lb-ft of torque.  A Ricardo 6-speed manual transaxle (as used in the Ford GT) puts the power to the rear wheels. Weighing in at 2685 pounds gassed up and ready to go, the Venom GT can propel itself from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in under 2.7 seconds.  In 14.9 seconds it will streak past 187 mph (300km/h) on its way to hit 267 mph in sixth gear at 6600 rpm.  That, by the way, is well shy of the engines 7200 rpm redline.

Very impressive stats, but do a little math and you will get an even more astonishing number – a power to weight ratio of 2.4 pounds per horsepower.  Remember this is a street legal vehicle not a stripped down racer.  By comparison Porsche’s latest Weight Watchers track day special, the lightweight 2011 911 GT2 RS justifiably boasts of 620 horsepower and a power to weight ratio of 4.9 lbs/hp.

‘Less’ is certainly not a word you would normally expect to come up in a conversation with a man who specializes four figure horsepower denominations.  Hennessey Performance catalogs an 1,100-horsepower twin-turbo Viper that was top dog in a highly publicized super car shootout by launching from 0 to 200 mph in 20.3 seconds leaving Bugatti Veyron 16.4 gasping in its wake almost four seconds behind.

It was during that record breaking assault on the 200 mph mark that Hennessey experienced the epiphany that led him to shift his angle at the top speed barrier for a street driven performance car from horsepower to weight.

“Less is more,” exclaims Hennessey. “I was thinking a few weeks after that event that we can always add more power, but what is holding us back is the weight of the car.  The Viper weighs about 3600 pounds.”

Hennessey has built race cars with engines producing 1200-1500 horsepower, but to make that kind of power requires 100 and higher octane racing gasoline.  He wants to build something that would run on what he calls ‘pump gas’ – the 93 octane premium available at most service stations.

Using turbochargers to boost power allows Hennessey to lower the compression ratio for the compatibility with pump gas.  Horsepower wasn’t the issue as much as how much weight these horses had to shove around.

One more and if you decide to buy one, pricing starts at $ 725,000.00++ and is a close distance to travel, as they are located in Texas.

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For more information go to:  http://www.hennesseyperformance.com/venomdupont.html

I leave you with tis in mind.

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Feb 072014
 

Well F1 season is now once more upon us, and rules are still changing the rules everyday, Why, not sure, comments made to save some money, but is it the case, I don’t think so.

Making all teams change Engines, Cars, set ups, Technology, cost more money, then why do this >

I have been  following F1 since I was 6 years old, my father use to take me worldwide to see the races, I saw, Servos Gavin, JP Beltoise, Pedro Rodriguez, and many others race all Over the world.

But the 2014 cars are the ugliest ducklings I have ever seen. Not only they are ugly they are slow, yes slow….

How Ugly you ask,  Look below!

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Now, what is happening to F1> I know that they are loosing viewers worldwide,  this sport as become a money driven capital venture by Eclestone.

F1 Purist like me, will like to say to him and the federation what we think,    Et oui Jean Todd, je suis Français, et je te dit arrête tes bêtises.

Hybrid  his OK< but restricting the fuel is ridiculous, this is racing, not well lets see who wins tweaking the rules? a race car drive is there to drive and win, if you car does not work is not the fault of the team that can make it work. Maybe they should work harder. The you have Drivers that make idiotic comments that Vettel wins because is car, well I can say you all worn, because if that was the case then Webber should have finish second every race as well, so maybe you should think you are not as good as you are and take responsibility and you know who you are.

 

Ohh Yes and Ugly below

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In any case, this is what I believe,  so lets see who is the brave one for 2014, because you will need to wake up early to beat Vettel, why, because he knows how to set up is car, he does not waste time taking trash about others, in one word is a real driver, don’t be jealous, learn and beat him fairly. And stop this nonsense of triple points and Limiting the gas, don’t be losers!  Let them race, that is the reason they are F1 Drivers.

And I leave you with this,  GO VETTEL.

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F1 2014 calendar courtesy of F1.com

http://www.formula1.com/races/calendar.html

New rules and regulations for 2014

http://www.formula1.com/inside_f1/rules_and_regulations/

 

Feb 072014
 

We want to keep you updated on Michael Schumacher’s health.

We are aware that his family wants all of us to give them space and I think they do deserve that right, even if Michael is the biggest driver that ever existed to date.

Some of you may not like him, but that does not take is record away for any means.  Below  are the latest known news available to us:  Sky Sports Online

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F1 legend Michael Schumacher remains in a stable condition at Grenoble Hospital, his spokesperson has confirmed in the first update on the seven-times World Champion’s condition in over a week.

Breaking the silence which has surrounded Schumacher’s treatment since January 7 when doctors tending to the German reported that he was considered “stable” but again stressed that he remained “critical”, his long-time manager Sabine Kehm has clarified that Schumacher’s condition remains stable in a medically-induced coma.

In response to yet more newspaper speculation about Schumacher’s health and the severity of the injuries he suffered during his skiing accident at the end of December, Kehm has also once again urged supporters not to heed any unofficial updates.

However, in a possible ray of comfort to Schumacher’s fans, his condition has not been listed as ‘critical’ in the latest update.

‘Unfortunately I have to repeat that any information regarding Michael’s health not coming from the doctors treating him or from his management must be treated as pure speculation,’ said Kehm.

‘I also repeat that Michael’s family is very happy and confident with the work of the team of doctors treating Michael, and they trust them completely. Michael’s condition is still considered as stable.’

Schumacher has been in a coma since being admitted to Grenoble Hospital on December 29.

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Michael get well soon,  we are thinking about you

And we leave you with this.

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For more information go to: http://www1.skysports.com

Feb 072014
 

What can we say about Lamborghini, originally the Ferrari purist did not like this car, they taught it was a want a be, WRONG

this is a real drivers machine, a hot chili pepper, do not believe for one second that this car is not a monster because it is, Ferrari Beware.

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The history of ‘Lamborghini Automobili’ officially starts in 1963. Nevertheless, we must consider the far-off roots of this event, and they are the roots of Ferruccio Lamborghini. Born in 1916, this capable, impetuous, strong-willed Taurus was the leading character in the foundation of the company and the early phases of its extraordinary history.
By the time he decided to build a factory of luxury sports cars, Ferruccio was already a very wealthy man. In the period following World War II, he founded his tractor factory, which he launched with energy and determination, creating a major point of reference in this industry. Other businesses followed, and he amassed his fortune at the perfect time, before his fiftieth birthday. By the early Sixties, Lamborghini was a powerful and successful man who knew exactly what he wanted, but when he said he would build a super sports car to compete with Ferrari, many people thought he was mad. Constructing that kind of car was viewed as an unexplainable extravagance, a hazardous leap in the dark, and something that would squander his fortune without ever turning a profit.
He started working on this project in late 1962, and by May 1963 he had already founded ‘ Automobili Ferruccio Lamborghini’, buying a large plot of land in Sant’Agata Bolognese, about 25 kilometres from Bologna, to build a new large and ultramodern factory. Because of the experience he had gained with his other companies, he was in a position to set up the best facilities for his purpose: a very functional structure that, at the time, was unrivalled in its field. The enormous and well-let central building was adjacent to the office building, so that the management could constantly monitor the production situation. This was ideal for Lamborghini, who would often roll up his shirtsleeves and go to work on the cars personally when he saw something that wasn’t done just the way he wanted.
The first model was naturally put out quickly, given that Lamborghini had only a few months between the time he decided to build the factory and the date set for its official presentation. The event that was chosen for this was the era’s traditional rendezvous, the Turin Auto Show scheduled for the beginning of November 1963. Since Lamborghini had a very clear idea of what he wanted, he didn’t waste any time looking for the right people. For the engine, which had to be the best V12 made in the area – and thus in the world – he immediately turned to Giotto Bizzarrini, who had designed some of Ferrari’s most recent engines. For the rest of the car and to start up production, he hired two promising young engineers, Giampaolo Dallara and Giampaolo Stanzani. This was a considerable endeavour and time was short. Nevertheless, when the 350 GTV, was presented it was already a masterpiece.
In retrospect, 1964 was an extraordinary year. The 350 GT was born. The immediate and almost inevitable offshoot of the 350 GT, of which 120 were built, was the 400 GT. Its engine was increased to a four-litre model and it featured the first gearbox designed in-house by Lamborghini. Based initially on the two-seater body, which was later developed into the 400 GT 2+2 with two occasional seats behind the two regular ones, the 400 GT reached the respectable overall production figure of 273 units.

In 1963, Lamborghini started with an automobile that did resemble somewhat a Ferrari, bit with time, they made their own, as a Countach 5000 Quattro valvole owner, I can say that the new lambo is a much better automobile, the 5000 was very difficult to drive in the city, forget about going in reverse, what a nightmare, but now, they have become an enjoyable, fast, real exotic.

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But today with a line is out of this world awesome exotics Lamborghini is here to stay, if you have the money, buy one, enjoy it.

This Automobile, is really an exotic machine, and worth the time to dream off.

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The first major innovation came in 2001 with the successor to the Diablo: the Murciélago. It is almost superfluous to point out that this new model was also named after a famous, fierce fighting bull. The fact that this Spanish word actually means ‘bat’ only serves to augment the dark, almost nocturnal magnetism of this magnificent new car. Its power has also been boosted to 580 hp, and this obviously increases its speed, muscle and acceleration. What has been augmented above all is the sensation of the overall quality of the car, with a level of finishing touches that is even better than the already excellent results of the last Diablos. Sales have immediately gone well, and Lamborghini can count on selling each one it makes, as these cars are reserved by customers well in advance.
The Murciélago is not destined to be alone, but during the wait for its companion in the Sant’Agata model range, several variants have been studied. The first one – and indubitably the most spectacular – is a concept car, a ‘Barchetta’ version presented at the 2003 Detroit Auto Show. It is not simply a Murciélago without the roof, but is essentially a new car, with its beguiling treatment of the rear bonnet and lateral posts. For the time being, it is a concept model, but a modified version will go into production.
The other brand-new item is also being unveiled in 2003, but in this case at the Geneva Motor Show: the Gallardo. It is equipped with a 500-hp 50-valves V10 engine, permanent four-wheel drive and a top speed of well over 300 km/h. Automobili Lamborghini have decided to baptize their latest model with the name of a fighting bull’s breed: the Gallardo (pron.: ga:yàrdo). Designed to redefine its segment as the best high performance sports car and driving behaviour that fits its driver in every situation. The Gallardo is the synthesis of a true sports car that can be used on an every day basis. While matching these two apparently conflicting objectives, the guideline for Lamborghini engineers has been to fulfil the necessary comfort requirements without any compromise in the performances expected of a true Lamborghini car. The choices for engine, transmission, space frame and body, suspensions, brakes and electronics are then all in line with such an objective. The result is a compact (length 4.3 m) 2-seater high performance car (maximum speed well over 300 km/h), that can be driven with pleasure both on race tracks and on long distance journeys on country and city roads.
On the occasion of the celebrations for its 40th anniversary, the House of the Raging Bull offers a special, limited edition series of its supercar Murciélago: the Murciélago 40th Anniversary Edition. A limited amount of 50 numbered cars in the exclusive Verde Artemis (jade green) colour is produced in 2003 and sold predominantly in Europe, the United States and Japan.
Presented as a concept car in 2003 in Detroit – where it generated significant interest among Italian supercar enthusiasts – the production version of the Murciélago Roadster makes its official debut at the Geneva Show 2004. The Murciélago Roadster version builds on the extreme and exclusive features of the Coupé thus confirming it as a real “icon” of the Lamborghini brand. In creating the Roadster, the designer Luc Donckerwolke did not restrict himself to “cutting off” the roof of the Coupé. He bestowed it with its own sensational appearance, making the Murciélago Roadster a truly unique model. A model which in series production has retained all the emotional impact of the initial concept itself.
The engine is obviously the Lamborghini 12 cylinder 60° V, with a displacement of 6192 cc, producing 580 hp (426 kW) at 7500 rpm and a maximum torque of 650 Nm at 5400 rpm. The engine features the Lamborghini L.I.E. electronic engine management system. The standard gearbox is a 6-speed manual, like the Coupé. As an optional feature, a 6-speed “e-Gear” automatic version is available. There is also Lamborghini permanent four-wheel drive on the Roadster, with a central viscous coupling and limited slip rear and front differentials (45% rear, 25% front).
On the occasion of the 2003 Motor Show in Frankfurt Lamborghini shows for the first time a race version of its highly acclaimed super sports car, the Lamborghini Murciélago. Named Murciélago R-GT, Lamborghini is developing the competition car jointly with race experts Reiter Engineering and mother company Audi’s sports division, Audi Sport. The new Murciélago R-GT will offer Lamborghini clients a highly competitive car to participate in professional motorsport events on an international level. With the Lamborghini Murciélago R-GT clients can compete in national and international race events such as the European FIA GT Championship or the American LeMans Series in the United States.
In July 2005 it is presented the Special Edition of the Gallardo, the Gallardo SE which is limited to 250 units and is characterized by a two-tone body paint, an even more sporty interior and technical improvement.
The House of the Raging Bull showed the first driveable prototype of the Lamborghini “Concept S” at the Monterey Concorso Italiano and at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in the USA in August 2005. The Lamborghini “Concept S” design study premiered at the previous’ Geneva Motorshow as an extreme and spectacular expression of the Lamborghini brand. It was created at the Centro Stile Lamborghini in Sant’Agata Bolognese by Luc Donckerwolke, who drew inspiration from the classic single-seater racing cars of the past. The astonishing amount of public interest at the Geneva Motor Show prompted the decision to build a driveable prototype in order to further gauge potential customer demand.
Two years after the launch of the Coupé version of the Gallardo, Automobili Lamborghini presents the new Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2005. This latest addition brings the marque’s range of supercars to four models. The Gallardo Spyder is not just an open-top version of the Coupé, but is a completely new model. It has an attractive new design and a unique system for opening and closing the fabric roof that utilises the engine compartment to store the folded roof. The Lamborghini Centro Stile and engineers from the Research and Development team have worked in close partnership to develop this new design and to bring these clean and sharp lines on the road. The new Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder is powered by the 90° V-engine familiar from the 2006model- year Lamborghini Gallardo and the Lamborghini Gallardo SE. It is a ten-cylinder unit with a displacement of 4,961 cc and a maximum output of 520 bhp (382 kW) at 8000 rpm. At more than 100 bhp per litre, its specific output is on a par with that of racing cars. The new six-speed gearbox has shorter ratios. More specifically, compared to the original version, first gear is 27% lower, second gear is 13%. Third, fourth and fifth gears are all 6% lower, while sixth gear is 3.5% lower. The six-speed gearbox operates with the latest double- and triple-cone synchromesh. The optimized gearshift linkage is user-friendly and permits precise, rapid gear shifts. The Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder can also be specified with ‘e.gear’, an electronically controlled, sequential gear shift.
As with every Lamborghini, the Gallardo Spyder adopts the stylistic principles of purity, athleticism and sharpness. The Spyder is not just an open-top version of the Coupé, it sets forth the tradition as seen with Murcielago Coupé and Roadster creating a self standing model.
January 2006: the House of the Raging Bull brings back a legendary name from the company’s past with the breathtaking “Lamborghini Miura Concept”.
The “Lamborghini Miura Concept” will be the first Lamborghini vehicle to be conjured from the talented pen of Walter de’ Silva, Head of Lamborghini Design. de’ Silva’s other design responsibilities include serving as Head of Design of Audi Group. Automobili Lamborghini anxiously begins the New Year with the highly anticipated unveiling of the “Lamborghini Miura Concept,” a modern interpretation of the Lamborghini Miura, currently celebrating its 40th Anniversary.
The new concept model, which as of now, is strictly a concept with no firm date set for its production launch, is the inspired creation of de’ Silva, the world-famous Italian designer. He has redesigned every aspect of the car while remaining absolutely faithful to the original form. The new car retains the extraordinary purity of line characteristic of the original Miura: the designer’s intervention has been defined by refining the contours and eliminating any superfluous detail in order to enhance the clean, simple lines and perfectly-balanced proportions of the original that so impassioned enthusiasts. The restyling of the lower part of the body takes the car’s structural strength and aerodynamic performance to new heights, without disturbing the delicate aesthetic equilibrium.

for more information go to: http://www.lamborghini.com

 

And now I live you with this;

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Jan 302014
 

Porsche Carrera GT 918

If you are a Porsche lover, this is the ultimate one to own.   This unbelievable machine will only be owned by a very few and very rich people, with an average base price tag of $ 929,000.00 and a very limited production.

This machine is a dream,  fun, reliable, Unique and yes,  FAST.  Even standing still it looks like going at 150 MPH.

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Pure. Energy.

Some stories are told in just 6 minutes and 57 seconds. For this story, that is only the beginning. It starts with a hybrid – but one that had to be distinctively Porsche. And with intelligent technology. Our challenge is to move forward with confidence and take a new direction.
What do we need to achieve this? 918 drivers. 918 pioneers. To provide the initial spark and to reignite the old sports car dream. The 918 Spyder represents an entirely new look at the supercar. It heralds the future of the sports car and you can be there at the start.

If you want to know more watch this link:  http://956.porsche.com/microsite/918/usa.aspx?ws=1

In one word, not much we can say then “Amazing”

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Horsepower 887 hp at 8,500 rpm
0 – 60 mph 2.5 sec
Top Track Speed 214 mph
Fuel Consumption City (estimate) TBD mpg
Highway (estimate) TBD mpg
Price MSRP $ 845,000.00

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For more information go to: http://www.porsche.com/usa/models/

and I leave you now with this.

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Jan 272014
 

Spyker

this is an automobile that I was not sure what to think the first time I saw it.

Look like a Jaguar or an Aston martin from the front.

The I saw “it” next to me, this is some  elegant automobile. For you that have not a lot of knowledge about this brand, the company was actually created in 1880 in the Netherlands by 2 brothers Hendrik Jan and Jacobus Spijker.

In 1898 They build their first automobile.

1901

GOLDEN STATE COACH

Spyker experiences its first major highlight when the opulent “Golden State Coach” is delivered to Queen Wilhelmina of The Netherlands.  It is still used for ceremonial Dutch events in the 21st century.

1903

SPYKER 60 HP GRAND PRIX RACER

The company introduces the Spyker 60HP Grand Prix racer, the world’s first six cylinder four-wheel drive car.

1907

PEKING TO PARIS

Frenchman M. Goddard enters a Spyker 14/18 PK into the most gruelling race of all time: the Peking to Paris Raid.  Six months later, in August, the Spyker finishes second in the 15,000 km monster race

Vive la France.

The result of all this years of dedication, development and work,  is a fantastic craftsmanship, awesome finish and quality, superb performance and elegance.

this is the result of all that work. The Spiker B6 Venator Cabriolet

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PURE BOLD & ENGAGING

The Spyker B6 Venator Spyder Concept is an exotic two-door mid-engine convertible sports car that will deliver the design, performance and exclusivity suited to the most discerning drivers.

The Spyker B6 Venator Spyder Concept exemplifies the qualities Spyker stands for: Pure/Bold/Engaging. It is everything a connoisseur would expect from a high luxury sports car and more, thanks to the design language and details that could only come from Spyker. A bold beauty is what you will find in the Spyker B6 Venator Spyder Concept

The C8 Aileron

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SLEEK, LUXURIOUS & SPACIOUS

The all-new, long wheelbase Spyker C8 Aileron continues heritage of performance, craftsmanship and exclusivity. The Spyker C8 Aileron marks the next step in Spyker Cars’ evolution. Inspired by the company’s aviation heritage, Spyker’s second-generation sports car features cues from second-generation aircraft propulsion, highlighting the turbine blade, rather than the propeller which

adorned many elements of Spyker’s first generation cars. With sleek aerodynamics, a long GT-wheelbase, luxurious and spacious cabin and world-class six-speed automatic transmission, the new C8 Aileron has broadened the appeal of the Spyker brand while maintaining the marque’s exclusivity.

And finally the  B6 Venator Coupe

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And I leave you with this. Simply amazing.

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For more information go to:  http://goo.gl/0dY5gk

Enjoy

Jan 272014
 

Mazzanti Evantra

Automobiles, what can we say, it is an addiction for people like us.   Now is not stop to the amazing automobiles been build.

Look at this superb beautiful Mazzanti Evantra,  this is an astonishing machine. hand made, fast, elegant and aggressive.

this is the philosophy of  the owner.

Evantra philosophy

” The creation of each Evantra is a unique and emotional experience for those who partecipate in the project such as for the client who follows the birth of the car in each phase. Evantra V8 was not born to please everyone, instead to be herself and to generate emotions with her character and exclusivity”.

Luca Mazzanti

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Engine:

The Evantra’s “mechanical heart” is an aluminium V8, naturally aspirated 7.0 L. which is capable of developing  701 Hp @ 6600 rpm and 848 Nm @ 4500 rpm. The engine has a compression ratio of 11:1, a dry sump lubrification system, and valves, connecting rods in titanium.

Style:

The design of the Evantra was created side-by-side by Luca Mazzanti and Zsolt Tarnok (Mazzanti automobili chief designer), with the concept of perfect equilibrium of classical and modern. The object was to conciliate elements difficult to harmonize to each other: a personal concept that is absolutely out of todays market trends, a really precise and tipically italian stylistical identity and a powertrain with ” absolute” performance are perfectly united in forms and function. The smooth surfaces, the classicaly shaped fenderlines come from the traditional classic cars which influenced most the past creations. For the styling of the Evantra a modern and a bit more aggressive appearance was desired, so in the details more modern solutions were used. Such parts are the shape of the lights with the modern LED lights, and the precise and neat outlines and connections of the air inlets and outlets around the car. These virtually different concepts have been merged together in harmony to create this unique supercar, Evantra.

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Body:

The body is a 2 seat coupe. The bodywork is produced in two different options, the first called PRO-BODY: made of carbon fiber composite materials; or the second, called ONE-BODY: entirely hand crafted, all aluminum body, personalized by the client. With this option the client can have a project dedicated exclusively to the single vehicle, virtually building a One-off.

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Characteristics & performance :

The performance of the Evantra V8 equipped with a 6-speed sequential gearbox arrives up to the maximum velocity of over 350 Km/h with an acceleration of 0-100 in 3.2 seconds. The aerodynamic development process was realized in partnership with Ysim, a company with notable experience in F1 and Le mans. Sila holding industrial, leader company of gearshift systems has developed a special version of its robotized gearshift system “silatronic” for Mazzanti. The power of the Evantra V8 is transferred onto the tarmac thanks to special high performance tyres from Continental 255/30 R20 front and 305/25 R20 rear, mounted on special 20″ OZ alloy wheels.  The braking system comes from Brembo, formed by 380mm discs with 6 piston calipers in the front and 360mm discs with 4 piston caliper is the back (carbon-ceramic system is optional).

Well what can I say, I want one, yes I do.

congratulation on this new superb machine,  and for more information please go to:  http://goo.gl/jQoFBZ

I leave you with this.

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Jan 232014
 

Alfa Romeo 4C

The Alfa Romeo 4C is a small, lightweight, rear wheel drive sports car, similar in size to the Alfa Romeo MiTo. It uses a carbon fiber tub, front and rear crash box, and hybrid rear frame mainly out of aluminum to keep its weight at 895 kilograms (1,973 lb); 995 kilograms (2,194 lb) in the United States.[6] The 4C will be the first mass-produced Alfa Romeo car for re-entry into the US market by 2014.

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The 4C uses a new all-aluminium 1.75 L (1,742 cc) 240 horsepower (180 kW) at 6000 rpm inline 4 cylinder turbocharged engine. The engine has been designed for minimum weight, and will probably also appear in the 159 replacement, the Giulia. The engine CO2 emissions are 157 g/km and combined fuel consumption 6.8 L/100 km (42 mpg-imp; 35 mpg-US).[2] 0–62 miles per hour (0–100 km/h) acceleration is achieved in 4.5 seconds and the top speed is 258 km/h (160 mph), the power-to-weight-ratio being just 0.33 hp/kg (8.22 lb/hp). Journalist of the Quattroruote car magazine demonstrated how the 4C accelerates from 0–100 kilometres per hour (0–62 mph) faster than 4.5 seconds. In race mode, with left foot on the brake pedal, if you pull the right shift paddle engine will rev at 3500 rpm, but if you pull also the left paddle engine will rev as 6000 rpm and 0–100 kilometres per hour (0–62 mph) time will go down to 4.2 seconds.

Alfa Romeo has also confirmed a new 1.8 litre, 300 PS (221 kW) engine, which may appear in the 4C.

The objective is to give enthusiasts the supercar of their dreams, a car with unique styling and design choices, to be driven on both road and track. Once, this was a dream. Now it is the Alfa Romeo 4C. Is this new alfa hitting the US shores soon? We where told it was!

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No concessions to style for its own sake, to convenience or to any desire to surprise. The essence of the Alfa Romeo 4C is simple: pure performance.
Every single design decision was taken with this in mind.

The heart of the beast, a centrally mounted engine, is clearly visible through the rear window. Every other element in the car starts from here. The round rear light clusters blend into muscular rear wings that house the air intakes for the intercooler. The energy-packed and dynamic sides taper into a perfect front profile for the headlights, inside which two V-shaped lines dive down to the shield-shaped grille and Alfa Romeo symbol.

The result is a car that conveys the pure spirit of motorsport. Every structural element has been conceived to fulfil a specific aerodynamic function, and to help create the downforce needed to ensure maximum grip during lateral acceleration.

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Entering an Alfa Romeo 4C means entering the world of motorsport. As with the exterior, everything on the inside has a precise function too. The 4C dispenses with the superfluous and provides only the essentials for superior driving performance.

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Alfa Romeo decided to produce the 4C in Modena, and set up a dedicated unit inside the Maserati plant. Here, the focus is always on evolved technology and top quality craftsmanship, a combination that leads to the production of cars that are truly unique in technical solutions and attention to detail.

You will want one, estimated price $ 55,000.00, but are we sure, of course not.

What about the convertible version? yes, I said it convertible, Sexy, fast, awesome.

This Alfa Romeo car is amazing.

For more information you can visit the alfa Romeo website at: http://4c.alfaromeo.com/en  or: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfa_Romeo_4C

Forza Italia

Jan 232014
 

Is the Aston Martin Vanquish The Best Aston Martin… ever

100 years of Aston Martin. 100 years of producing one of the most beautiful and desirable cars in the world. After 100 years they new this car demanded something special. So their mission was to produce the greatest Aston Martin in history, the car to lead them into there second 100 years – a new flagship. And yes, they did it. With the most advanced engineering, the most beautiful design and the finest materials, they have created the best Aston Martin ever.

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The all-new AM11 engine is the most powerful Aston Martin production  engine ever created. Performance benefits compared to our previous flagship are clear; 63 more PS, a further 50Nm of torque, an acceleration time of just 4.1 secs.

Vanquish sees AM11 tuned to its most potent specification, it’s the ultimate heart for our ultimate GT.

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Impressive figures are backed by an advanced development story. Produced at our bespoke engine facility in Cologne, our engineers worked tirelessly to create an engine which mated seamlessly to the character and performance our development team requested. The process delivered clear technical advances. The debut of dual variable valve timing. Enlarged throttle bodies. Fully machined combustion chambers. A ‘big wing’ intake manifold.

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A Revolutionary Core…

Our world-renowned VH architecture was specifically evolved for Vanquish – with three-quarters of all components new to Aston Martin. This Gen4 technology delivers outstanding strength and a 25% increase in stiffness over DBS. But that’s not all, we increased strength and rigidity but reduced weight. Scarcely believable, but Vanquish is lighter than DBS.

Technologically Advanced

Technologically advanced on the outside, Vanquish is as advanced on the inside. An all-new interior includes a state-of-the-art infotainment system enabling efficient and easy control of the cabin environment. Hand-crafted capacitive glass buttons now include illumination and revolutionary ‘haptic feedback’.  Vanquish takes driver and passenger usability to new heights.

This is a fantastic card to drive, confortable, elegant and yes Unique in his class.

for more information go to:  http://www.astonmartin.com/en/cars/the-new-vanquish

Jan 172014
 

La Ferrari

Ferrari has done it again, A hybrid? yes , they did it. 960 HP, Yes.  And the worse of all, only 499 will be built and only 499 lucky owners will have one, Price: Priceless.

But if you need to ask, Price Tag $ 2 million dollars if you can get your hands on one. But for the money should I consider a Lamborghini  Aventador? Of course very few will own one of this beautiful machines and that as a price on his own.  And yes is the magic of the name.  What else can we say!

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This is an amazing automobile, who does not want one, maintenance, who cares is a LA Ferrari, own it and drive it, that is what is been made for.

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Enjoy this formidable machine and if you want more information, go to:  http://www.laferrari.com/en/

And I leave you with this, what else can be said, Forsa LaFerrari, mio amore.

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Jan 172014
 

Pagani

Is nothing more amazing that a beautiful automobile,  yes, they are other brands then Ferrari that create real pieces of art. You can dream, but if you want one of this beauties,   then be ready to open your wallet at the tune of $ 1 million dollars minimum and be ready to wait 3 years to get it. Expensive, rare, exotic. Now the question is, how difficult is the maintain this beauty?

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Of course, you can pick the materials that you want, interior color, and so on, this will really be you, this would be and is one of a kind, if you own one, enjoy it, it is an amazing machine.

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if you want more information, visit Pagani Automobili  web site: http://www.pagani.com/

If you do not own one, then be ready to only see what’s below and enjoy it.

 

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Jan 092014
 

Ferrari 433 Spider

My new F433 Spyder

The Ferrari 433 Spider is fun, fast and reliable,  fun and well priced, MMMMM

This is a affordable Ferrari, if you can call it that, but it is fast, nimble, fun and beautiful.

If you can get your hands on one you will not regret it.

Enjoy

Jan 092014
 

The 75 (Milano) is a rare find in the US, and maybe worldwide. Very few are still available and less in the condition of this 75, it is actually the last real Alfa Romeo build, before Fiat took over.

The 75 (Milano) was introduced in May 1985[5] to replace the Giulietta (with which it shared many components), and was named to celebrate Alfa’s 75th year of production. The body, designed by head of Alfa Romeo Centro Stile Ermanno Cressoni, was styled in a striking wedge shape, tapering at the front with square headlights and a matching grille (similar features were applied to the Cressoni-designed 33).

At the 1986 Turin Auto Salon, a prototype 75 estate was to be seen, an attractive forerunner of the later 156 Sport wagon. This version was, however, never listed for sale, being cancelled after Fiat took control of Alfa Romeo. The car, dubbed the 75 Turbo Wagon, was made by Italian coachbuilder Rayton Fissore using a 75 Turbo as the basis. Two estate versions were to be found at the later 1987 Geneva Motor Show; one was this Turbo Wagon and the other was a 2.0 litre version named the Sport wagon.

The 75 featured some unusual technical features, most notably the fact that it was almost perfectly balanced from front to rear.[8] This was achieved by using transaxle schema — mounting the standard five-speed gearbox in the rear connected to the rear differential (rear-wheel drive). The front suspension was a torsion bar and shock absorber combination and the rear an expensive de Dion tube assembled with shock absorbers; these designs were intended to optimize the car’s handling; moreover the rear brake discs were fitted at the centre of the rear axle, near the gearbox-differential group. The engine crankshaft was bolted directly to the two-segment driveshaft which ran the length of the underside from the engine block to the gearbox, and rotated at the speed of the engine. The shaft segments were joined with elastomeric ‘doughnuts’ to prevent vibration and engine/gearbox damage. The 2.0 L Twin Spark and the 3.0 Litre V6 was equipped with limited slip differential.  (In the USA only a 2.5 and 3.0 Litre engines where available)

More Information at:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfa_Romeo_75

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Jan 092014
 

DSC00908DSC00899This is a beautiful 1983 Alfa Spider Veloce, this cars is in perfect condition, many updates, fun and fast.

This is about the original Alfa Romeo Spider, launched in 1966.The Alfa Romeo Spider (105/115 series) is a roadster produced by the Italian manufacturer Alfa Romeo from 1966 to 1993 (190 Spiders were badged as 1994 Commemorative Editions for the North American market).[3] Widely regarded as a design classic, it remained in production for almost three decades with only minor aesthetic and mechanical changes, with series I-III originally fitting Pirelli Cinturato 165HR14 tyres (CA67) across its lifetime. The three first series were assembled by Pininfarina in Grugliasco and the fourth series in San Giorgio Canavese. The last Spider was produced in April 1993; it was also the last rear wheel drive Alfa Romeo produced before Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione was introduced. On May 23, 2012, Fiat announced it was forging an agreement to develop a new Spider for 2015 with Mazda based on the Mazda MX-5 platform.[4] The agreement was finalized on 18 January 2013.

More information at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfa_Romeo_Spider

The Alfa Romeo spider Veloce shown here was updated in many areas.  16inch dynamic wheels, cross drill / slash rotors, Quadrifloglio body kit, Euro head lights, 10.1 pistons, advance timing, K&N air filter, Recaro seats, New windshield, new top, OMP steering wheel and shifter, 1984 rear spoiler to replace the soft rubber one, Adjustable shocks, Super sports springs, Headers, free flow cat, magnaflow exhaust, Power antenna, power door locks, Alarm, and much more. All work and maintenance of the Alfa 75 and Spider Veloce shown in this site, where and are done in Los Angeles, CA, By Uwe backer.

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Jan 052014
 
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The Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale is a mid-engined sports car built by Alfa Romeo of Italy. “Stradale” (Italian for “road-going”) is a term often used by Italian car manufacturer to indicate a street-legal (usually heavily modified and/or underpowered) version of a sports car. The car was introduced at the Sport Car Show at Monza, Italy in September 1967.[1] Only 18 have been made. The prototype (chassis No. 750.33.01) was sold to private Gallery Abarth, Japan,[2] a magnesium bodied Stradale replica (chassis No. 105.33.12) built in late 1970s and the five concept cars are now part of the Alfa Romeo Museum. In Top Gear’s 100 Sexiest Cars list, the Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale was featured as number 15.

Derivation

The 33 Stradale, first built in 1967, was based on the Autodelta Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 racing car. The car, designed by Franco Scaglione,[5] and built by Carrozzeria Marazzi, made its debut at the 1967 Turin Motorshow.

Price

Built in an attempt by Alfa to make some of its racing technology available to the public, it was the most expensive automobile for sale to the public in 1968 at US$17,000[6] (when the average cost of a new car in 1968 was $2,822).[7] In the same year, in Italy, the retail price for a 33 Stradale was 9.750.000 lire.[8] Just to make a comparison, the Lamborghini Miura was sold for 7.700.000 lire,[9] while the average worker’s wage was about 150.000 lire.[10]

Features

The 33 Stradale is the first production vehicle to feature dihedral doors, also known as butterfly doors.[11] The 33 Stradale also features windows which seamlessly curve upward into the ‘roof’ of the vehicle. The car has aluminium body on aluminium tubular chassis. As a result of being built by hand, each model differs from the others for some details. For example, early models had twin headlights, replaced in the last ones by single lights. The position of the windscreen wiper, and even the number of them, is another thing that differentiates each example from the others. Also the late models have vents added behind both the front and rear wheels to allow hot air from the brakes to escape.[12]

The race-bred engine bore no relation to the mass-produced units in Alfa’s more mainstream vehicles. Race engineer Carlo Chiti designed an oversquare (78 mm (3.1 in) bore x 52.2 mm (2.1 in) stroke) dry-sump lubricated all aluminum 1,995 cc (121.7 cu in) V8 that featured SPICA fuel injection,[13] four ignition coils and 16 spark plugs. The engine used four chain-driven camshafts to operate the valve train and had a rev-limit of 10,000 rpm.[14] The engine produced 230 hp (172 kW) at 8,800 rpm in road trim and 270 bhp (201 kW) in race trim.[15] The engine valves are operated via chain-driven double-overhead cams and has a 10.5:1 compression ratio. Because every Stradale is hand built and unique the power levels can vary by car, used rpms etc., for example the first production Stradale (No. 750.33.101) has factory datasheet that claims 243 hp (181 kW) at 9,400 rpm with a “street” exhaust and 254 hp (189 kW) with open exhaust.[16]

In another break from convention Alfa used, for the first time on a production car, a six-speed transaxle gearbox by Valerio Colotti. The car has 13-inch Campagnolo-made magnesium wheels and Girling disc brakes on all four corners,[1] the rear ones are inboard type. Despite wheel diameter is just 13 inches the wheels are eight and nine inches wide, front and rear. Suspension is like in mid-1960s race car with upper and lower control arms in front and double trailing arms in the rear, along with substantial antiroll bars.[17]

Although the Stradale is a road car, it has some limitations which may make the everyday use slightly hard, for example missing locks and the lack of ground clearance.[1]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfa_Romeo_33_Stradale

Aug 202015
 

Alfa 4C

Hello gang and automobiles lovers. It has been a long time, since I ahve bene here and talking about our passion. I have been away for a while but I am back.

As you may know this site is dedictaed to sopecial and rare automobiles in general, but feel free to make any commentes and or send us any request that you want.

Also remember that we are going to open a new section where you can advertise your own automobile and you can offer it as well for sale, this section will be open shortly. Feel free to send all your questions and requests, we will try to acomodate you as much as possible.

We are looking forward to add new automobiles and information as well as add new subjets.

regards,

Patrick Doualle

#Ferrari, #Maserati, #Pagani, #Porsche, #Formula1, #AlfaRomeo, #MercedesBenz, #Bucati, #Lamborghini,

Dec 302014
 

hrt f1 2015

2015 is almost here, so what would this year bring to us?

Would it be better? faster, more equal?

I m looking forward to see what Ferrari will do, is 2 options, make me laugh again or Vettel will be a hero!

Fernando Alonso, I think will do much better then at Ferrari!

The Engine freeze should be remove, all manufacturers should be free to develop their engines and cars.

Budget?  what budget, if you can afford F1 move on, that is my opinion, do not come to F1 trying to play big shot when you are aware

that you cannot afford this sport. Eclestone, stop your fantasies and let the sport grow, without your craziness.

Thatt is my opinion, and I leave you with this.

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Sep 092014
 

Gene

Well this guy does not get it!

The world of F1, is dining this red neck, because it will help grown F1 in America.

That is not the problem, the problem is the idiotic statement this person makes.

SO, he stated he was going to beat all European F1 teams, with a USA car! Ummm

Using a Ferrari Engine!  What a joke.

I have been following F1 for about 40 years now, and is many other American like Michal Andretti, that should get into owning an F1 Team.

BMW tried and failed,  is this guy for real!    does he really believe that he has more money and technology then BMW?

that I call crazy or a full time dreamer.

I guess time will tell if he is for real or simply nuts.

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