Monday, May 30, 2016

More Lambos Barbequed

A few weeks ago a Lamborghini Aventador went up in flames in Dubai. It probably had something to do with the V12 overheating. The guy filming was directly behind the Aventador in traffic, whose owner/driver/dickhead was too busy being the spoiled too rich dolt he is to even notice he was burning up ... others had to alert him.
Today we have a horror flick from Japan that also features an Aventador, although it’s shorter and the owner is nowhere in sight. It’s also sadder as the doomed supercar seems to be screaming for help via its illuminated headlights.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Lambo bites dust in British Columbia

A burning orange Lamborghini stopped traffic on the Sea-to-Sky Highway, just north of Squamish, B.C. on Saturday night. An Instagram user took photos and video of the car burning next to the “Big Orange Bridge” on Highway 99. In a video, the sports car is seen engulfed in flames and thick black smoke.

Multiple Instagram posts are attributing the car to Scenic Rush, a company that lets (dumb) customers pay to drive an exotic car along the Sea-to-Sky Highway.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Bonhams Aston Martin Works Sale

Bonhams Aston Martin Works Sale was May 21, 2016 and featured more than 50 collectors’ motor cars along with an array of related automobilia.

Among the sale was a plethora of magnificent models of the 1960s, including the 1963 Aston Martin DB4 'Series 5' Vantage Convertible. It made £1,009,500.

1968 Aston Martin DB6 Volante Sold for £617,500

1993 Aston Martin Virage Volante 6.3-Litre 'Works Special' £141,500

1972 Aston Martin DBS V8 Sports Saloon £113,500

1979 Aston Martin V8 Vantage 'Oscar India' Sports Saloon £197,500

1953 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mark I Drophead Coupé £326,300

2000 Aston Martin Vantage V600 Le Mans Coupé £449,500

1970 Aston Martin DB6 Mark 2 Sports Saloon £203,100

1959 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon £191,900

1965 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage Sports Saloon £807,900

1964 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible £807,900

1971 Aston Martin DBS Vantage 4.2-Litre Sports Saloon £96,700

1997 Aston Martin V8 Coupé £70,940

1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 'Mark I' Sports Saloon £158,300

Monday, May 23, 2016

Mecum Auto Auction - Indianapolis

1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda $425,000
Mecum Auctions is the world leader of collector car, vintage and antique motorcycle sales throughout the US. With a national audience and live auction action broadcast on NBC Sports Network, Mecum's auctions are well recognized.

One of the company's most well-established auctions is held annually in Indianapolis, May 17th through 21st.

1967 Shelby 427 Cobra Roadster. $1,100,000

1969 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro. $260,000

1964 Shelby 289 Cobra Roadster. $1,000,000

1970 Buick GS Stage 1 Convertible. EST $185,000 - $225,000

1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback. $500,000

1972 Ferrari Dino GT $310,000

1967 Shelby GT350 Fastback $285,000

1940 Ford Deluxe Street Rod

1962 Chevrolet Corvette Styling Car. EST $150,000 - $200,000

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Ford has over 6,500 Bookings for the New GT

Ford will be launching the GT towards the end of this year or definitely by next year. The American manufacturer had opened a month long window wherein 10,800 people confirmed an interest in purchasing the new GT. Out of these, 6,506 people submitted a completed application form in order to purchase the latest rendition of the Ford Supercar.
Ford is now in the process of reviewing the applications that they have received and will be notifying the potential owners in the next three months or so. The number of applications went up significantly in the last six days of the one-month window where 32 per cent of the total applications were received.

The Ford GT will be available in 8 colours for the exterior and 4 interior themes. The all-new production supercar is expected to start arriving in customers' garages by the end of 2016.
At the 2015 North American Auto Show Ford pulled the curtain off of the all-new 2017 Ford GT. Ford announced that it has begun selling its Ford GT supercar for $400,000. Unfortunately the brand new vehicle has a limited number of examples and not just any peon will be allowed to have one. Interested buyers need to log on to to apply.

There are reportedly several criteria in order to become chosen (besides actually having $ 400k) and get the awesome privilege to buy the supercar.
Ford also revealed just how limited production of its supercar will be: Only 250 will be available this year and 250 next year. With a super-light carbon fiber and aluminum construction, a 600-plus horsepower, EcoBoost V-6 and a race-ready cockpit, the latest Ford GT is hands down the best supercar in the history of the Blue Oval brand.

The company is saying this “initial ordering period,” goes from April 13 to May 12.

The 2017 Ford GT was conceived to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the company’s legendary victory at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans race, in which three Ford GT40 race cars swept first, second and third place.

Power will be sent to the rear wheels courtesy of a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. Said force is transmitted to the rear wheels with 20-inch alloy wheels wearing specially designed Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires.
The all-new GT starts production in 2016.

Ford has taken a page out of Ferrari’s book, and given the GT an F1-inspired steering wheel with all the needed controls for car function mounted to it. This opens up the steering column and gives uncluttered access to the shift paddles used to control the ’GTs transmission.
The GT should easily break the four-second barrier in the 60-mph sprint, and top speed should be in the 200-mph range.

Ford indicated it would be priced competitively with the Lamborghini Aventador – which carries a base sticker price approaching $400,000

Saturday, May 14, 2016

2017 Ferrari 488 Spider

The 2017 Ferrari 488 Spider carries over much of its styling from the GTB. At the back of the 2017 Ferrari 488 Spider is a 3.9-liter, turbocharged V-8 engine of 660 horsepower and 560 pound-feet of torque.

The 488 Spider makes 0-60 mph in 3 seconds, or 0-124 mph in 8.3 seconds on to a top speed of 203 mph.
The 2017 Ferrari 488 Spider should hit the pavement by late 2016.

Base price is expected to be something north of $265,000.