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
 

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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 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.