Sunday, October 21, 2007

Kimi Raikkonen is 2007 F1 World Champion

Congratulations to Kimi Raikkonen from Ferrari who had luck on his side today when he came from behind to clinch the 2007 F1 World Drivers Championship. Well deserved, and it confirms it to me that Kimi is the best F1 driver out there. Lewis Hamilton let it slip by making a few silly mistakes, and Ferrari simply out preformed McLaren today. Alonso came in 3rd behind Massa.

Kimi is Champ with 110 points followed by
Lewis Hamilton with 109 point, then
Fernando Alonso with 109 points.What a great year in F1. Now we have to wait to March next year for the beginning of the 2008 Championship.

Monday, October 01, 2007


SCC (Shelby Super Cars) have manufactured a vehicle that Guiness themselves are yet to officialise as the worlds fastest production car. At first glimpse of the photo I thought I was looking at a Pagani or Koenigsegg however reading further I was pleasantly surprised to find the Shelby Corp were behind this remarkable acheivement.

The site chosen to test the speed was a stretch of road temporarily closed in Washington State where it posted a top speed of 413.83km/hr (257.31mph) on its first run and 409.71km/hr (254.55.83mph) on its return run giving it an average of 411.76km/hr (255.83mph) which makes it faster that the official record held by the Koenigsegg CCR and faster than the Bugatti Beyron's unofficial speed by 3.11mph.

Due the a specific S bend in the road, Shelby believe the car could have reached higher speeds

The engine is a twin turbo V8 with 1183bhp posting 0-60mph in 2.78 seconds
Price estimated at $654,500

Not surprising now that I think back to a previous post in regards to the Dodge Viper Hennessey which was 1/4 the price of a Bugatti Veyron and moderately faster as well, yet the luxury that comes with Bugatti is hard to beat.