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

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.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Audi R8 Selection 24H

A 5.2-liter V10 mid-engine develops 449 kW (610 hp) and accelerates the top model of the Audi R8 car line from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 3.2 seconds to a top speed of 330 km/h (205.1 mph).

That makes the Audi R8 Coupé V10 plus the fastest and most powerful production Audi of all time. A newly developed quattro drive distributes its power fully variably between both sets of wheels.
The suspension, the aerodynamics configured to handle high downforces and the operating concept featuring the Audi virtual cockpit are all motorsport-inspired. That is because Audi developed the second generation of the R8 in parallel with the GT3 racing model R8 LMS.
The technical package in the “selection 24h” special edition comprises dynamic steering, the adaptive damper control system Audi magnetic ride and Audi laser lighting.

The tricolor paint finish consisting of Suzuka gray as the basic color, with mythos black and Misano red highlights.
Orders for the special model can be placed from May 10, 2016. It costs EUR 229,000 in Germany.

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