Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Gibbs Quadski

It looks like Alan Gibbs has pulled another cool vehicle out of his hat. London based Gibbs Technologies is about to release the Quadski...It is a 4wd farm bike that also doubles as a jet ski. It will do 72kph on land and will take you across water for about 2 hours. No talk on price yet, but bring it on Alan.

NZ Herald story here

2006 Maserati MC12 Corsa

While only available to Maserati customers, they will only be able to use this car on open track days. This is a $1.7 million supercar that built as a track version of the MC12 road car and mixed with a little from the GT1 side of powerbuilt supercars.
This enables the owner to push their car to the extreame on the track without the obvious obstables found on the open road ie. other drivers, some traveling in the opposite direction. The engine is a 756bhp V12 will find its home in only one of twelve that will be built

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Schumacher pulls a swifty in Monaco?

It seems that 7 times F1 world champion Michael Schumacher has caused controversy upon messing up the qualifying, by having a bizarre virtually impossible crash, while in poll position for tomorrows race in Monaco. It seems that both Alonso and Webber were behind Schumacher on flying laps that were quicker than him when Schumacher made a sudden move and stalled on the track without damaging his car. This brought out the yellow flags and the flying laps by the others were not valid. Therefore Michael Schumacher held onto pole. Jacques Villeneuve has lashed out at Schumacher mentioning that anyone who would have such lack of control of his F1 car to get in such a position does not deserve a F1 superlicense. Jacques said that he wouldn't even expect that sort of driving from Ide who was recently dropped from Super Agri and had his super license taken away. Michael Schumacher has been known to pull dodgy tactics in the past......

DO you think Michael purposely caused the incident? I wouldn't be surprised.

UPDATE: Naughty Schumacher sent to back of the grid. News here

Friday, May 19, 2006

Pontiac Firebird Trans am 2008

This is a great looking car that could well me made alongside the 2008 Camaro. I would guess that if it is released, it may well have some movie companies thinking about writing another Smokey and the Bandit movie.

I expect at least 400 hp and 0-60 in 5.3 or less.

Photo from autospies.

Friday, May 05, 2006

2007 Aston Martin DBS

Martin, Aston Martin....

Aston Martin will again be the flag ship vehicle of England's top secret agent James Bond 007 in the november release "Casino Royale". As a quick summary, we first saw Mr. Bond drive the Aston Martin DB5 in the movie Goldfinger that was pretty much the original car that featured a few additional extra's. The last movie starring Pierce Brosnan, Die another day, showed the Vanquish which was built on the DB7 platform and was the bridging vehicle to the brillent DB9.
In the first few Pierce Brosnan movies he was driving BMW's but while I do have a serious passion for them the Aston Martin brand is a singular class on its own.

(less just forgive them for being owned by Ford though)