Saturday, July 23, 2011

Ford Taurus SHO - Forza 3 Owner's View

The Ford Police Interceptor Concept
patrols the Forza Motorsport franchise


Have fun mastering its EcoBoost V6 engine here!


FINAL IMPRESSIONS: Having the sixth-generation Ford Taurus (in a high-performance SHO variant) appeared on Forza Motorsport 3 via the Road & Track Car Pack since April 2010 is just one of the many reason why Ford fans should love the new Ford Taurus because of its premium quality. In the hands of the owner, he or she can trick out as much as they can. For being a 4WD car, the Ford Taurus SHO is ready to take on the corners of the earth, from Laguna Seca, Sarthe, Fujimi, Suzuka, Tsukuba, Amalfi, Catalunya, or even the Nurburgring.
One good catch that they can turn it into the Ford Police Interceptor Concept and when set to the performance index of A-600, watch out because in a game of tag, the tricked out Taurus SHO can be a suitable rival. From its 4WD layout, 6-speed transmission, 3.5L EcoBoost V6, and endless possibilities, the raw power of the sixth-generation Ford Taurus is just one of the many cars Forza fans would love.
Oh, and it can be good enough for some Arab Drift!

Top Gear goes K-POP

Koreans are a myriads of cars. Every cars built in Korea (either outgoing, current, or upcoming) have their own fan clubs. To put the answer, A Korean lifestyle cable TV channel known as XTM (Extra Ordinary Men), subsidiary of CJ E&M, got their own version of the hugely popular British motoring TV magazine show, Top Gear.

Check out the site:

XTM will air Top Gear Korea this August 2011 and every countries that has their own version of the Top Gear TV show have their own versions of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May. Here in South Korea: they got Kim Gam Soo, Yeon Jang Hoon, and Kim Jin Pyo. They will also have Top Gear's mascot, The Stig, as well because every countries that has Top Gear TV show on it has their own Stig.

What to expect in the Korean Top Gear? The same Top Gear fun only this time its all K-POP.

Minor adjustments to the world best

2012 Kia K5


For the 2012 Model Year, Kia updated the K5 (Optima) mid-size sedan with the following:

- Replacing the Theta 2.0L LPI engine is the Nu 2.0L LPI (Liquefied Petroleum Injection) engine and the 5-speed auto upgraded into 6-speed auto. Power output is 157PS, torque output is 20.0kg-m, and fuel economy of 10.5km/L.

- Idling Stop feature now available

- Active Eco System

- Vehicle Dynamics Control

Scoop:

Aside from the new Nu 2.0L LPi engine, available engines include the Theta II 2.0L MPi engine, and new Theta II 2.0L Turbo GDi engine. Kia K5 Hybrid packed with the Nu 2.0L MPi engine with Li-ion battery also available as well.

Hyundai's Grand Avega is Indonesian for Accent Wit

2012 Hyundai Grand Avega (Hyundai Accent Wit)


The fourth-generation Hyundai Accent RB (known in some countries as the Verna, Solaris, Dodge Attitude or the i25) was became the world's most trending topic in the automotive industry because of its style, performance, and quality that surpasses its rivals. It was launched since November 2010 followed with the hatchback version called the Hyundai Accent Wit since March 2011.

In the 2011 Indonesian International Motor Show, Hyundai unveiled the Indonesian version of the Hyundai Accent Wit hatchback known as Grand Avega.

Scoop:

Verdict: We're still waiting when will HARI bring the hatchback version of the Hyundai Accent soon!

Photo: Paultan.org

LIE TO LIE AGAIN

What just happened on the July 22 episode of Lokomoko?

- Mechanic gags got troubles fixing the Honda City!

Honda City in a Lokomoko episode

- Inday Garutay is back for another LIE TO LIE!

- Another round of Lokomoko Balagtasan with Makata Tawanan and the rest!

- Another round of Whose Line Is It Anyhow?!

1) Pagod na akong humawak sa balls mo! Pagod na rin ako sa pagbihis-hubad mo sa akin. Malapit na naman ulit! Ayoko na!!! - Christmas Tree

2) Halika, bigyan mo pa ako ng init. Kailangan kong pumutok para ako'y iyong matikman at ika'y masarapan. Ayan na! Puputok na! Humanda ka! - Popcorn

3) Hey! Andito ako sa ospital ngayon! - Nurse

4) Bitin na bitin ako! - Pabitin

5) Lagi na lang akong pinagpapalo... - Drums

6) Hindi tayo magkalaban - Kakampi

7) Tuwing dinadalaw kita, tinutulugan mo lang ako! - Antok

8) Oops! Nadulas na naman ako, hindi kasi ako nag-iingat eh. - Dila

9) Kami ang biggest loser! - Miami Heat

"World's No. 1"

What just happened at the July 22, 2011 episode of Bubble Gang?

- Bubble Gags at the Emergency Room!

- This guy believes that these antiques were possessed by spirits in the "Takot sa Multo" sketch

- Yes sir ma'am, the search is over because another Balitang News goes online! Drink moderately!

Balitang News
- The Bubble Gang version of "Talking Twin Babies" playing Pinoy Henyo!

Tata

- What is the world's number 2 anti-dandruff shampoo? I really don't know but what is the world's number one anti-dandruff shampoo? Head & Shonggals! Bubble Gang does Head & Shoulders by gagging this commercial as Head & Shonggals! Para sa akin, nothing's more effective against dandruff! World's Number One! (Damn, I can't find that ad on Youtube!)

Bubble Gang does Head & Shoulders

- Round Two of the Bubble Gang Pickup Lines! Dahon (Antonio Aquitania) and Sukli (Moymoy Palaboy) compete and whoever wins gets a chance to compete against defending champion Boy Pick Up (Ogie Alcasid)!

Dahon from Alabang Berde Beasts

Sukli from T. Morato Barya Boys

Boy Pick Up

- Bureche's in charge during recess!

Bureche's in charge

- WARNING! Sumbong Sumbong kay Bonggang Bonggang Bongbong is at it again against the most annoying cases such as unedited forwarded text messages, Facebook user who "Like" his/her own comment, and people shut their eyes during pictorials.

- What are they trying to say in the "Ibig Kong Sabihin" sketch?

- IyoTube in Maroon 5's This Love

- This woman loves her hugging pillow on the "UNANg Relasyon" sketch!

Jackie Rice loves her new hugging pillow!

Friday, July 22, 2011

PALAKA? PLAKA!

Chevrolet Venture in a Banana Split episode


When some guy (Badji Mortiz) parked his Chevrolet Venture somewhere else, some guy (Rasheed) stole the Chevrolet Venture's license plate. The plate is gone and the owner panicked. Who should he turned to? The best men for this job of course! Alpha Bert (Jobert) and Letterman (Jason Francisco) are here for the owner's PLAKA but first, both of them need a PALAKA because the word PALAKA can turn it into PLAKA!

Alpha Bert and Letterman turns PALAKA into PLAKA!

See what I mean?

ANG TV PATROL TEXT JOKE OF THE DAY:
Sabi ng anak: Inay, totoo ba ang kasabihan na "First Love Never Dies"?
Sagot si nanay: Aba, oo naman. Tingnan mo'ng hinayupak mong ama, buhay pa hanggang ngayon!

HORO-SCOOP WITH ZENAIDA SEBO (JOBERT):
Cancer - Isang tao ang darating sa buhay mo para maningil. Hindi utang kundi ng buhay mo. Kaya mamamatay ka na. Kundi ka mamamatay ngayon, eh di mali ako!

Tip sa pananamit: Siguraduhin na sarado ang zipper ng pantalon lalo na kung sasabit ka sa jeep.

Hyundai Sonata YF's "UNEXPECTED" updates

2012 Hyundai Sonata


In case you didn't know, Hyundai Motor Company performed some "UNEXPECTED" upgrades to the Hyundai YF Sonata (known in some countries as the i45) for the 2012 Model Year. Small upgrades include a new radiator grille, improved LED taillights, new side mirrors, new rims, and something UNEXPECTED.

Engine choices include a Theta-II 2.0L MPI engine and the high-performance Theta II 2.0L Turbo GDi engine. 

Available colors include Noble White, White Crystal, Sleek Silver, Hyper Metallic, Dark Gray, Remington Red, Blue Black, and Black Diamond.

Scoop:

The "UNEXPECTED" update for the 2012 Hyundai Sonata sounds unexpected but focusing on style is what it deserved against its rivals!


It's pity that Daihatsu Mira Custom and Subaru Pleo Custom dropped their turbo variants!

2012 Daihatsu Mira Custom


2012 Subaru Pleo Custom

When Daihatsu reveals the next generation of fuel saving technology called "e:S Technology" that will soon be applied to a production version of the Daihatsu e:S concept car this Autumn 2011, there is bad news that the Daihatsu Mira Custom (and its Subaru version, the Pleo Custom) dropped their turbocharged RS variants in favor for all NA (Natural Aspiration) lineup for the 2012 Model Year.

Look closely at the specs;

If you can see it clearly, there is no "Custom RS" on their lineup. What a shame. Wonder what if we react when both the Daihatsu Mira and the Subaru Pleo will reach its full model change soon...

Waratteitanda / New World Music

Waratteitanda NEW WORLD MUSIC

Ikimonogakari is back on their latest and 20th maxi single album titled Waratteitanda / New World Music!

On their latest single, the songs Waratteitanda and NEW WORLD MUSIC are offered and all sung by Ikimonogakari. There are also karaoke versions of those two. Needless to say that the song Waratteitanda is used on the latest Nissan Serena C26 commercial and the song NEW WORLD MUSIC is the theme song on Fuji Television's MEZAMASHI TV (めざましテレビ). Those car addicts who love the Nissan Serena should go for the new song titled Waratteitanda but for those who loved Fuji TV's MEZAMASHI TV should go for the song titled NEW WORLD MUSIC.

Either way, they're enjoyable!

TRACK LISTINGS:
01. 笑ってたいんだ
02. NEW WORLD MUSIC
03. 笑ってたいんだ -instrumental-
04. NEW WORLD MUSIC -instrumental-

For international customers:
http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=ESCL-3720

Thursday, July 21, 2011

HOLY CRAP! Justin Bieber joins the campaign in the fight against "Texting While Driving!"

I'm sure most of you know (and love) Justin Bieber. If a few of you don't know who is Justin Bieber, well get lost.

Anyway, the world famous young superstar hailed from Canada is joining the campaign against the fight against "Texting While Driving" and teaming up with PhoneGuard, a new app that minimizes chances of "texting while driving" by any means of motion detection, blocks texting while driving, and auto reply while driving.

You should appreciate the Bieber for his latest assignment!


KANIN? ASIN!

Alpha Bert turns KANIN into ASIN!


A wife cooks something when suddenly, there is no ASIN! Alpha Bert to the rescue and he managed to bring her ASIN supply by turning KANIN into ASIN!

Then, there are two "What If" scenarios in another ANO NGA KAYA such as

1) What if a drama actress became a news reporter?

Drama actress turned news reporter

and

2) What if everyone walked backwards?

People walking backwards

ANG TV PATROL TEXT JOKE OF THE DAY:

Sabi ni titser: Okay class, pa-picture tayo, para paglaki niyo, sasabihin niyo "Wow! Si Dodong, engineer na. Wow! Si Juan, doktor na. Wow si Pedro, abogado na!"
Sagot si Totoy: Wow si Ma'am, patay na!

HORO-SCOOP WITH ZENAIDA SEBO (JOBERT):
Leo - Makakakita ka ng magandang babae, pinapanood mo siya ngayon. Yes, ako nga ang tinutukoy ko. Kung kokontra ka, mamalasin ka sana.

Mananalo ka sa lotto. 4,11,13, 25, 36, 41. Di ko rin alam kung ano araw ito ilalabas sa jackpot.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2



"IT ALL ENDS HERE"

The Harry Potter series became the most trending among young people and it revolves on the life of a young boy named Harry Potter, The Boy Who Lived, who attends to Hogwarts, venture through the secrets behind Hogwarts with the little help of his best buddies Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, and defeat You-Know-How (Lord Voldemort) who was responsible for his parents' murder. Back in Deathly Hallows Part One; Harry, Ron, and Hermione ventured across the magic world in search and destroy the Horcruxes that became the keys to the Dark Lord's longevity. Most memorable in Part One is the death of Dobby.

In his final battle, a hero must stand alone. Harry Potter and the gang are now here on the final part of the final chapter of the Harry Potter saga that has the most cinematic storyline that keep Harry Potter fans hooked until the very end. What made it interesting is the stunning computer graphics, Neville's sense of humor, devastating truth behind Severus Snape, and the final battle between Harry Potter and Lord Voldemort as Hogwarts did everything they can to take down Lord Voldemort's army. We almost got hooked all the way to the epilogue (19 years later) of the movie.

Now that everyone watched Part Two of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the fans bid farewell to the heroes of the Harry Potter saga. We can't help it but we will miss the whole saga that sparked a sensation among fans from across the world.

To all of them who watched it, we say thank you for supporting the Harry Potter saga 'till the very end.

KORE-PINO!

Of course, Ryan Bang, a former Pinoy Big Brother housemate who is essentially a Korean who loves everything Philippines and he lives in the Philippines for about five years. Did you know that there are Korean words that sound like Tagalog words? Ryan Bang shows "Kore-pino" to hear about Korean words sound like Pilipino!

The word "Uhm-ma" is the Korean word for "mother" but did you know that "Uhm-ma" sounds like "Ama" which is Tagalog for father? Wow...

Also, the word "Jo-wa" is the Korean word for "happy" but it also sounds like the Tagalog word "Jowa", like "boyfriend/girlfriend". Oh, I get it now!

Also, Pooh came here again to imagine what if people are always smiling all day on another "ANO NGA KAYA?" like for example

1) Smiling sadness

What happened to my dad?

2) Smiling anger

Who's that girl?!

3) Smiling panic

This is a hold-up, don't move!

In life, smiling isn't all about smiling. ANO NGA KAYA?

ANG TV PATROL TEXT JOKE:
May manliligaw si Mommy Dionesia
Sabi ng binata: Mommy D, halaman ka ba?
Sabi ni Mommy D: Bakit mo naman nasabi yan?
Sabi ng binata: Paa mo kasi, may ugat!

HORO-SCOOP WITH ZENAIDA SEBO (KUYA JOBERT):
Aquarius - Makakapulot ka ng wallet pero hindi ito maituturing swerte dahil ang napulot mo ay ang wallet mo mismo! Lucky number mo ay 6. Kung mali ako, baka nabaligtad ko lang. 9 pala.

Mananalo ka sa karera sa Linggo si Smoke Machine pero wag tayaan, bad ang sugal!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Yellow CR-Z, black interior!

2012 Honda CR-Z α Black Label


Today, Honda Motor Co., Ltd. added a new grade for the award-winning hybrid sports car, the CR-Z. Dubbed as "CR-Z α Black Label", this grade features a Black Leather, 16-inch aluminum wheels, and a premium pedal!

2012 Honda CR-Z α Black Label interior

For a limited time, a special exterior color is added to the CR-Z under the color name PREMIUM YELLOW PEARL II.

Scoop:

Price for the CR-Z α Black Label start at 2,390,477 Japanese Yen. Looks like I'm back at the drawing board.

SUPER DOOPER-TE!

Pooh as Super Dooper-Te!


There's another Banana Split hero in town! Pooh is Super Dooper-Te! The fist that solves your problems! When some guy (Jobert) can't open the car's door, Super Dooper-Te (along with his bodyguard) approaches and punched through the car's window, unlocking the door. Turns out the locked car wasn't the guy's car because his real car was left at home due to coding! Super Dooper-Te punched that guy!

ANG TV PATROL TEXT JOKE:
Sabi ng anak: Tay, nag-exam kami tungkol sa manok!
Tanong si Tatay: Kamusta? Nasagutan mo ba lahat?
Sagot si anak: Chicken na chicken po!
Tanong si Tatay: E ano grade mo?
Sagot si anak: Itlog po!

HORO-SCOOP WITH ZENAIDA SEBO (JOBERT):
Pisces - Makakapaglibot ka sa iba't ibang bansa, kapag libre na ang pamasahe sa mga eroplano, in short...NEVER! Lucky number mo ay mas mababa ng 1 kesa sa lucky number ng Libra.

Bukas, mas mananalo ang OO kaysa sa HINDI sa TV PATROL TEXT POLL (shhh...)


INTEREST: Mr. Bean storms through the Top Gear Test Track!

Another Top Gear's "Star In A Reasonably Priced Car" segment and this time, it's different. You know, like celebrities race against the clock on The Top Gear Test Track.

In Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4, on a "Star In A Reasonably Priced Car" segment, Rowan Atkinson (you all remember him as Mr. Bean or Johnny English) guests and during the interview, the sequel of the Johnny English movie, titled Johnny English Reborn, was been teased. Later on, Rowan Atkinson shows off his new movie car, replacing the Aston Martin from the first one, is the Rolls Royce Phantom packed with a V16 engine. After the interview, looks like Mr. Bean is storming through the Top Gear Test Track via the Kia C'eed. After that, Mr. Bean hailed as the fastest in the Top Gear Test Track with the time of 1:42.2! Of all the Celeb Lap Times in the Kia C'eed, Rowan Atkinson's the fastest!




Active Life Vehicle Chevrolet Orlando, now with LPGi!

2012 GM Korea Chevrolet Orlando


GM Korea's Chevrolet Orlando was the Active Life Vehicle designed and engineered in South Korea and it was the first out of the eight new Chevrolet models to hit South Korea as part of renaming GM Daewoo Auto and Technology into GM Korea Company. Since it made a preview at the 2011 Manila International Auto Show last April, along with the Traverse, we're still waiting when will TCCCI bring the Chevrolet Orlando to the Philippines soon (before the end of 2011 perhaps?) and if it does, it will pose a huge threat to the Toyota Avanza, Mitsubishi Fuzion (known in Taiwan as the Zinger), and the Nissan Grand Livina.

Now, the Chevrolet Orlando is added with the new variant called Orlando LPGi. The Chevrolet Orlando LPGi is powered with the ECOTEC 2.0 LPGi (Liquefied Petroleum Gasoline injection) engine. This is the world's first from General Motors because the ECOTEC LPGi engine is the first from the company and the Chevrolet Orlando was the first to have one. It packs with features like FICM (Fuel Injection Control Module), DIS (Direct Ignition System), and D-CVCP (Dual-Continuous Variable Cam Phaser).

The ECOTEC 2.0 LPGi engine has a power output of 140PS/6000rpm, torque output of 18.8kg-m/4600rpm, and the fuel economy of 8.7km/L. It is mated with a six-speed automatic transmission.

Not quite fuel efficient than the diesel-fed Chevrolet Orlando but whatever.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Corvette Parenthood


The Chevrolet Corvette is always the "King of American sports cars" since it was adorned by most car enthusiasts worldwide. Germans hail the Porsche 911 as the king of German sports cars, the Nissan GT-R hailed as the king of Japanese sports cars, and the Chevrolet Corvette is the king of American sports cars.

The middleman of the Corvette range, the Corvette Z06, might be as good as the base model but not as good as the Grand Sport and the flagship ZR1. However, there is some potential hiding on the Corvette Z06, that is when parenthood came to the Z06 and spill the fun. 

Like for instance, a young adult had his mom on the passenger seat and had his mother watch him driving the Z06 at the Laguna Seca


Or even a cool Dad had his kid on the passenger seat, making the son watch his Dad driving the Corvette Z06


Guess this is how we call it "Corvette Parenthood" and boy, this doesn't get even better than this. The Corvette is a fun car and it has a distinctive heritage. It's easy to pass it on to your family, sharing about what's what with the Corvette. I mean come on, we all like the Corvette right?

HALAMAN? GULAMAN!

HALAMAN to GULAMAN


A woman sells ice cold GULAMAN when suddenly, scared people ran away and bumped all the GULAMAN! Alpha Bert (Jobert) and Letterman (Jason Francisco) are on the way. When Letterman chases down the scared people, Alpha Bert helps the woman by turning HALAMAN into GULAMAN. All the Tupperwares with Gulaman on it? What about the jar full of GULAMAN? Oh well. After Letterman grabbed all the scared people, one reason: a siga is on the loose! That siga is too tough for Alpha Bert to face!

ANG TV PATROL TEXT JOKE:
Mag-aanounce ang teacher ng grades sa klase...
Sabi ng teacher: OK class, only Juan got 99 out of 100...
Sabi ni Juan: Oh anu kayo ngayon! Panis kayong lahat! Mas magaling ako sa inyo!
Sabi ni teacher: The rest got 100!

HORO-SCOOP WITH ZENAIDA SEBO:
Libra - Huwag kang basta-basta magtitiwala sa ibang tao. Kaya huwag mo akong paniwalaan dahil hindi naman tayo close. Lucky number mo ay mas mataas ng 1 kesa lucky number ng Pisces.

Bukas sa Pera O Bayong, Yippee Red (SHHHH....)

Lee Min Ho in a Hyundai Veloster commercial!

I'm sure you'll like this, Lee Min Ho fans. This is the commercial for the Hyundai Veloster DCT (Double Clutch Transmission) starring City Hunter star, Lee Min Ho!



Do you wish that Hyundai Asia Resources will bring the Hyundai Veloster soon because of Lee Min Ho?

MELANISM on a Gandang Gabi Vice episode

Ms. Melanie Marquez on a Gandang Gabi Vice episode!


Jayson Gainza and Pooh on a Gandang Gabi Vice episode!

Ryan Bang and Jon Avila on a Gandang Gabi Vice episode!

When Ms. Melanie Marquez guested on a Gandang Gabi Vice episode last July 17, 2011, we just learned different MELANISM such as "Why should I have a calling card? I'm not a call girl!", "Don't judge my brother; he's not a book.", and our favorite MELANISM of all; "I don't eat meat. I'm not a carnival." I DON'T EAT MEAT I'M NOT A CARNIVAL? Wow, never heard that thing coming. ^^

Also guested are Jayson Gainza, Pooh, Ryan Bang, and Jon Avila as well!

Nadeshiko Japan - VICTORIOUS!



The 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup Finals was a suspense. The rivalry between U.S.A. and Japan became high with suspense for the viewers. In the first half, nobody scored, but in the second half, that's where the real suspense begins. Even in EXTRA TIME, it was still a tie and resulted in PENALTY KICKS. In the end, Japan became victorious against the United States!

Scoop:

MY VERDICT: With Japan became victorious at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, they finally had something to rebuild its reputation after a massive hit (the March 11 earthquake, tsunami, and the Fukushima crisis). On the road ahead, it was disappointed to see the U.S.A. lost and their reputations blew off. 2011 was the first year Japan won the Women's World Cup and with that, the accomplishment will bring cheer to their homeland. I knew I had it with them.

Next generation Toyota Camry will be Hybrid-only?

2012 Toyota Camry teaser


Earlier, information about the next generation 2012 Toyota Camry leaked.


Leaked information shows that the next generation Toyota Camry will be available only in hybrid in Japan while other countries provide gasoline and hybrid versions.

The next generation Toyota Camry will be equipped with the newly developed 2AR-FXE (2.5-liter 4-cylinder DOHC Dual VVT-i) engine which produces a standard power output of 160PS/6000rpm, torque output of 21.7kg-m/4000rpm, and fuel economy of 26.5km/L in Japan's 10-15 test cycle. However, the power output of the rumored 2AR-FXE engine can be increased to about 206PS if the 2JM electric motor is active. It will be mated with a CVT transmission.

Check back for more!

Lumikas kayo mga Bulilits!

What just happened on the July 17, 2011 episode of Goin Bulilit?

- Demolition jokes

- Payabangan ng mga reporter

- Goin Bulilit music video of The Story Of Us by Taylor Swift

- What do want to buy? Condominium or Sampaguita?

- Likas jokes

- Ready Get Set Goin (Palarong Pambata) in Bomba Ka Day! 

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Facebook fan page open for business!

Lexus IS F


In order to serve you better, I have opened myself a Facebook fan page! On my "fan page", you can check the latest updates from what's what around the globe, even me!

Check out my fan page:

From this fan page, this is where you supposed to ask questions and give comments! This is a great way to explore more rather than using questions as "search keywords" such as "when will it come out?", "who is _____?" "what's the title of the song?" or any questions I commonly saw it as a "search keywords".

Now that I made a fan page, this is where your questions go!

Thank you and Like this on Facebook!

Vauxhall VXR8 GTS

2011 Vauxhall VXR8 GTS

After its hiatus a few years ago, the super saloon that was designed and engineered in Australia, the Vauxhall VXR8, is back and the latest VXR8 minor change came with a new name called VXR8 GTS. The Vauxhall VXR8 is the Great Britain version of Holden's HSV E-Series based on the Commodore sports sedan. Australia's HSV E-Series 3 Clubsport is sold as Great Britain's Vauxhall VXR8 GTS. The main disappointment is the pricing because of the currency rates. The pre-facelifted VXR8 used to be priced by about 35,105 British Pounds Sterling but because of the British Pound Sterling's weak currency rates against the Australian dollar, the new Vauxhall VXR8 GTS priced to an expensive 49,550 British Pounds Sterling but the optional automatic transmission adds 1,700 Pounds to the pricing. Despite the ultra expensive pricing, it's still much more affordable than the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG, BMW M5, Cadillac CTS-V sedan, or even the Jaguar XFR.

In terms of design, the new Vauxhall VXR8 GTS looks abruptly impressive because of its new face that scares the competition away. This minor change sounds convincing and the interior is considered to be "premium amenity" in the eyes of a London getaway driver. The VXR8 GTS features Enhanced Driver Interface that allows the driver to check the VXR8 GTS's status such as lap times, performance stats, friction check, suspension check, body acceleration, tires, and so on. The EDI can also be added with the optional Side Blind Zone Alert for added safety on unexpected blind spots.


2011 Vauxhall VXR8 GTS interior


The VXR8 GTS is powered with the 6.2 LS3 V8 engine sourced from the Chevrolet Corvette C6 that releases a power output of 431PS/6000rpm, torque output of 550Nm/4600rpm and it comes with either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed automatic transmission. The Vauxhall VXR8 GTS 6MT grade can accumulate 0-100kph in 4.9 seconds and fuel economy of 7.4km/L in a combined figure while the VXR8 GTS 6AT grade can achieve 0-100kph in 5 seconds and fuel economy of 7.3km/L in combined figure. The new VXR8 GTS comes with the all new Magnetic Ride Control suspension system that digitally controls the suspension system within various situations like for instance; the mountain passes or circuit corners. With various settings the VXR8 GTS is born to slice through different corners like you have never seen in a sports sedan. The fun feature on the VXR8 GTS 6MT grade is the launch control feature. If turned on, the VXR8 GTS starts from standstill to its full potential. This is great when you want to take the lead at the first lap.

The new Vauxhall VXR8 GTS is available in ten exterior colors ranging from Heron White, Sting Red, Hazard Yellow, Nitrate Silver, Phantom Black, Alto Grey, Voodoo, Karma, Sizzle, and Poison Ivy.

My comment:
Despite its heavy pricing because of the weak Pound Sterling against the OZ dollar, the minor change VXR8 seems to be getting a full respect to the VXR fans across the Great Britain. With the new name, VXR8 GTS, this high-performance super saloon picks it up where its pre-MC model left off after its two year hiatus to the Vauxhall lineup. Seems like the new Vauxhall VXR8 GTS wants to relieve the glory of being Britain's V8 super sedan which has the striking familiarity of the Lotus Carlton, a Vauxhall Carlton modified by Lotus. Come to think of it, this minor change is one heck of a masterpiece only a true Brit can ever salivated for it.

Photo: General Motors UK Limited

BANANA SPLIT CLOWN IN A MILLION UPDATE 7/16/11

Okay, forget about Banana Split versions of Michael Jackson, Madonna, Backstreet Boys, Spice Girls, Justin Bieber, and Lady Gaga pulled some moves in front of the audiences at Club Mwah, which is of course the perfect venue every Saturday on Banana Split Extra Scoop, what matter is, let's tackle the CLOWN IN A MILLION UPDATE this July 16, 2011!

First off, Chad Dela Cruz of Sampaloc pulls off his blend of stand-up comedy act, which is not bad in front of the audience. Then, Boombastic Bamba of Antipolo City gets even more bombastic with that style of lip-synch and shaking while reaching the tempo. Does Boombastic rattle the audience with that style of humor? OK, but how about Jandyl Aurea of Quezon City? Too much about bananas. Singing and approaching to the audience is what he's good at.

Result: Chad Dela Cruz of Sampaloc and Jandyl Aurea of Quezon City wins!

Keep watching BS EXTRA SCOOP for more Clown In A Million!

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