Saturday, November 12, 2011

Something that Houki Shinonono would like...

2011 Lexus IS F Red Edition


This special edition, exclusive in New Zealand, limited to 10 units, Lexus IS F Red Edition has an interior so RED, you might think that how it feels like to be in the Akatsubaki...

Is this something that Houki Shinonono would like because of its Akatsubaki interior that goes "Gee, this interior smells like Tsubaki shampoo!"

Daihatsu at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show

With Daihatsu is now reputable of being the carmaker that released the world's most fuel efficient, gasoline-powered car, the Mira e:S (ダイハツ・ミライース), which is capable of 30.0km/L based on Japan's JC08 Mode test cycle, they are participating on this year's Tokyo Motor Show this December and they will showcase three funny looking concept cars.

1) Daihatsu D-X Concept - Seems that this concept roadster is ready to go to the beach!

2011 Daihatsu D-X Concept

2) Daihatsu PICO Concept - This two-seater concept car is Daihatsu's way of seeing the future of mobility.

2011 Daihatsu PICO Concept

3) Daihatsu FC Sho Case - This is how the future of box cars will end up looking like this...

2011 Daihatsu FC Sho Case

If you want to see them in person, visit the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show at the TOKYO BIG SIGHT this December!

"Hindi lang straight, Lejoice straight!"

What just happened on the November 11, 2011 episode of Bubble Gang?

- Snooze with some "handusay" gags

Bawal matulog

- The worst things in date are NOT FREE!

- A typical rainy day with Cheche Bureche

Cheche Bureche

- A desperate divorce gets even more...desperate

- With coconut and hot oil essence, Bubble Gang does Rejoice Anti Frizz by spoofing this commercial as Lejoice Anti-Jizz! Hindi lang straight, Lejoice straight!

Bubble Gang does Rejoice Anti-Frizz

- Ayt! Ayt! Katahimikan! Katahimikan! Push Back (Boy2 Quizon), Bagoong (Roadfill), and Boy Pick Up (Ogie Alcasid) are there for some PICKUP LINES!

1) Crystal ball ka ba? Kasi, nakikita ko ang future ko sa iyo!

2) Okay lang, kahit taken ka na. Aalisin ko lang ang T, akin ka na!

3) Dugo ka ba? Kasi, laging ikaw ang tinitibok ang puso ko!

4) Pumikit ka, pumikit ka. Kasi ang mundo ko kung wala ka!

5) Ubo ka ba? Dahil hindi ka matanggal sa dibdib ko!

6) Chocolate ka ba? Eh kasi, bata!

7) May kulang sa pangalan mo. Dahil wala ang apelydo ko.

8) Gusto ko makilala ang mga magulang mo. Dahil ang capital ng Bangladesh, tsaa!

- IyoTube in Celine Dion's It's All Coming Back to Me Now

- It's good to have Misspelling Gee again! Let's check out the misspelling words!

1) Challenge - Kalinge

2) Mistletoe - Hmiezellehithoegh

3) Salvage - Salveh

4) Chicken - Khighchquenh

5) Boss - Bossasa

6) Tricycle - Threeqhuechleeigh

- Bridging the relationship between a girl and a Japanese guy is too tough.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Forza Motorsport 4 invites Genesis Coupe owners to decorate for a shot of winning the Veloster!

2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe


The world-class Forza Motorsport 4, together with Hyundai Motor America, invites Genesis Coupe owners on FM4 to use their decorating skills for a shot of taking home the all new 2012 Hyundai Veloster, while other four runner-ups would also get a 4GB XBOX 360 with Kinect.

This competition is called Hyundai THR Secret Car Design Contest. Only FM4 players in the USA are invited to decorate the 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe using the "Apply Decals". This is a true test for players who are willing to use the skills to decorate the 2010 Genesis Coupe the way they want in order to win the 2012 Veloster in real life. The Forza Motorsport staff will judge entries based on proficiency, aesthetics, originality, and brand promotion.


Good Luck and speaking of which, watch out for the Hyundai Veloster coming to Forza Motorsport 4 soon as a DLC.

Yellow Fury

2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee and
Challenger SRT8 392 Yellow Jacket


Talk about getting yellow in fury! Yellow Fury! Because the Dodge Challenger SRT gets a special edition Yellow Jacket and the 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 gets the Super Bee comeback. These two special editions are sure enough to explode with action!

PRESS RELEASE:
2012 Dodge Charger SRT8® Super Bee Designed for Core Performance Enthusiasts

Newest Charger SRT8® offers modern SRT performance in limited-edition, back-to-basics package

Available in Stinger Yellow or Pitch Black with exclusive interior and exterior appointments

Powered by proven 392-cubic inch HEMI® V-8 with 470 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque
Arrives in U.S. dealer showrooms in first quarter 2012

November 9, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Designed and built for the core performance enthusiast, the 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8® Super Bee makes its public debut at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show on Nov. 16.

There is no mistaking the unreserved performance attitude of the 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee. Available in either Stinger Yellow or Pitch Black exterior paint with special Super Bee graphics, the exclusive models reflect a specially designed modern and extroverted interpretation of the legendary Super Bee performance built for the enthusiast who enjoys a vehicle with one mission in mind – to go fast.

"The 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee is a salute to the fun-loving past of Dodge muscle cars powered by the legendary 392 HEMI® V-8 in a back-to-basics performance machine," Ralph Gilles, President and CEO - SRT and Motorsports said.

Exclusive Super Bee Content Inside and Out
The race-inspired interior of the 2012 Charger SRT8 Super Bee features the SRT exclusive three-spoke contoured performance steering wheel, exclusive Z-stripe cloth performance seats with amped yellow and silver striping in both the front and rear as well as silver accent stitching and embroidered Super Bee logos on each of the front seat headrests.

The instrument panel also features the Charger Super Bee logo on a unique dash plaque.

Newly modified software includes the appearance of the Super Bee logo in the center instrument panel's Electronic Vehicle Information Center at vehicle start up.

On the exterior, the Charger Super Bee features a unique SRT badge with a 3-D helmeted bee mascot on the new split crosshair grille finished in Gloss Black.

Satin black hood graphics mirror the black decklid stripes with a solid wide center line flanked by solid dual tracer lines on the Stinger Yellow model, while charcoal gray graphics are used on the hood and decklid of the Pitch Black model. Standard rear decklid spoilers are matte black on the Stinger Yellow model or matching body color on the Pitch Black model.

Both front fenders tout the historically significant V-8 engine with "392 HEMI" badges first seen on the 2010 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392. Flanking both rear fenders are the legendary round Super Bee graphics, which now include the wording "Powered by SRT" to commemorate the modern incarnation of this celebrated performance icon.

New 20 x 9-inch, five-spoke cast-aluminum wheels with black painted pockets developed specifically for the Super Bee models provide a unique performance look.

Available Goodyear F1 Supercar three-season, ultra high performance tires give the Super Bee tenacious grip on the road or track. Also available are Goodyear Eagle RS-A 2 all-season tires that make the 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee an all-season performance machine.

Braking power for the Super Bee comes courtesy of SRT engineered Brembo brakes with vented and slotted rotors with four-piston Brembo calipers painted anodized black.

A limited number of 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee units will be built for the U.S. market. All Dodge Charger models are built at the Brampton Assembly plant in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.

Both Stinger Yellow and Pitch Black Super Bee models will be available for ordering in December at Dodge dealerships nationwide and will be arriving in U.S. dealer showrooms in the first quarter of 2012.

SRT's legendary performance
The 2012 Dodge Charger Super Bee is powered by the new 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 that delivers 45 more horsepower and 50 more lb.-ft. of torque than the 6.1-liter HEMI V-8 it replaces – up 11 percent to 470 horsepower (351 kW) and up 12 percent to 470 (637 N•m) lb.-ft. of torque.

The new for 2012, exclusive SRT heated steering wheel features available mounted paddle shifters for hands on the wheel shifting both on road and at the race track

World-class stopping power from 60-0 mph in 120 feet comes through 14.2 inch (front) and 13.8 inch (rear) vented/slotted rotors with four-piston Brembo calipers. Improved brake cooling and fade performance at all four corners comes courtesy of a new underbody belly pan with integrated brake ducting.

Performance numbers include 0-60 mph acceleration in the high 4-second range; quarter mile in the high 12-second range; 0-100-0 mph in less than 16 seconds; top speed of 175 mph and stopping power from 60-0 mph in 120 feet.

Super Bee history
The Dodge Super Bee, first introduced in 1968 as a member of Dodge's Scat Pack performance group, brought a high-performance vehicle to the low price class.

Based on the mid-sized Coronet model, the standard engine for 1968 was the 335 horsepower version of the 383 cubic-inch V-8 while the legendary 426 HEMI V-8 also was available.

The standard transmission was a heavy-duty four-speed manual with a Hurst Competition-Plus floor shifter. The power bulge hood let everyone know this was no ordinary car. The Super Bee could accelerate to 60 mph in 6.8 seconds and cover the quarter mile in 15 seconds. Not bad for a car that you could buy for a little more than $3,000.

In 1969, the radical 440 Six-Pack was added to the Super Bee's list of engine options. By placing three Holly two-barrel carburetors on top of the 440 Magnum V-8, the Super Bee generated 390 horsepower and 490 lb.-ft.of torque.

The Super Bee was switched to the Charger model for 1971 but continued to offer its impressive engine line-up, as well as its heavy duty suspension. The Hemi-power '71 Super Bee could reach 60 mph in 5.7 seconds and ran the quarter mile in only 13.7 seconds.

In its brief original four year run, the name Super Bee reached legendary status by giving the customer an ultra-high performance vehicle that they could drive to work during the week, yet take to the track on the weekend and outperform the competition.

For the 2007 model year, Dodge and SRT revived the Super Bee nameplate with the limited-edition Dodge Charger SRT8. It featured "Detonator Yellow" exterior color with black hood and deck-lid face, unique "hockey stick" stripes on the rear fenders, Super Bee logos on front and rear fenders, and contrasting yellow stitching on the seats, steering wheel and shift knob. The wheels were fully polished versus the stock SRT8 Charger which featured wheels with silver painted areas.

Powered by the 6.1-liter HEMI® V-8 producing 425 hp and 420 lb.-ft. of torque, the 2007 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee was the first special edition Charger from SRT. Only 1,000 units were built for the 2007 model year.

The 2008 Charger SRT8 Super Bee package featured a B5 Blue Pearl Coat exterior reminiscent of the blue used by Chrysler vehicles in the 1960s and 1970s. Instead of fully polished SRT8 Charger wheels, the "pockets" were painted black. Blue accent stitching inside replaced the yellow found on the seats and steering wheel from the previous model year. Only 1,000 units of the Charger SRT8 Super Bee were built in 2008.

In 2009, the Super Bee package featured Hemi Orange Pearl Coat paint with decals on the hood and rear quarter fenders; new Super Bee wheels with black anodized pockets with silver Brembo brake calipers. On the inside were orange accented seats and a serialized dash plaque. Only 425 units of the Super Bee were built in 2009.

SRT Track Experience
Owners of any Chrysler Group SRT vehicle receive one day of professional driving instruction from the SRT Track Experience, designed to maximize their driving knowledge and skills on the street or track. Sessions are held throughout the year at selected tracks.

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2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8® 392 Yellow Jacket Creates Buzz at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show

Special limited-edition Dodge Challenger SRT8® model features exclusive Stinger Yellow exterior and interior appointments

Proven 392 cubic-inch (6.4-liter) HEMI® V-8 engine provides pulsating 470 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque across a wide rpm range while also delivering 23 miles per gallon on the highway

Two-mode adaptive damping suspension system offers selectable suspension tuning and automatically adapts to road and driver inputs for optimal vehicle control

Exclusive SRT® heated steering wheel features mounted paddle shifters for hands on the wheel shifting both on road and at the race track

Available 18-speaker Harman Kardon® audio system, with innovative GreenEdge® technology, offers 900 watts of power

Arrives in U.S. dealer showrooms in first quarter 2012

November 9, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - The Chrysler Group's Street and Racing Technology (SRT) team today announced an exclusive production run of special-edition 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8® 392 Yellow Jacket models featuring Stinger Yellow exterior paint and interior appointments.

Based on the 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392, the Challenger SRT8 Yellow Jacket features a Stinger Yellow body color and black grille surround to match the standard black body-side stripes that highlight the newly developed Yellow Jacket logo on the rear fender. New 20 x 9-inch, five-spoke cast-aluminum wheels with black painted pockets provide a unique performance look.

Inside, the standard leather seats feature an exclusive Stinger Yellow accent band with embroidered Yellow Jacket logo and silver accent stitching. The driver's seat also features a full adjustable lumbar position with seatback tilt, memory and an easy-to-reach release handle, while the front-passenger seat adds tilt and slide with memory, which makes it even easier for passengers to get in and out of the back seat.

"The Challenger SRT8 392 Yellow Jacket adds another piece of performance car nostalgia to our rear-drive muscle coupe lineup in 2012," said Ralph Gilles, President and CEO – SRT Brand and Motorsports. "The Stinger Yellow paint and interior accents speak directly to the performance enthusiast who appreciates a memorable and collectible color that helps deliver even more excitement and exclusivity."

The original Dodge "Yellow Jacket" show car, which evolved from the 1970 Challenger, was shown at various auto show exhibits beginning in late 1969. Painted pearlescent Honey Gold, the roadster was powered by the 426-cubic inch HEMI V-8 and carried a number of the famous Dodge "Scat Pack" performance features, such as a unique front spoiler, wider tires, heavy-duty suspension and brakes, and manual transmission, along with the Rallye instrument cluster and shaker hood.

A limited number of 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 Yellow Jacket models will be built for the U.S. market. All Dodge Challenger models are built at the Brampton Assembly Plant in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.

The Challenger SRT8 392 Yellow Jacket will be available for ordering in December at Dodge dealerships nationwide and will be arriving in U.S. dealer showrooms in the first quarter of 2012.

About the 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8® 392
For 2012, the Dodge Challenger SRT8® 392 adds even more high-tech performance features to solidify its place as the brand's ultimate modern American rear-wheel-drive muscle coupe. With 470 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque from the proven 392 cubic-inch HEMI® V-8, the balanced performance approach of the Challenger SRT8 392 provides outstanding straight-line acceleration, world-class ride and handling, high-performance braking and the most up-to-date technologies that deliver more driver excitement and control.

The standard Tremec TR-6060 six-speed manual transmission and a dual-disc high-performance clutch are proven performers that were first offered on the 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10®. Both automatic and manual models feature a standard limited-slip differential to maximize performance.

The optional five-speed automatic transmission features new, standard steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters that join the center console mounted Auto Stick, allowing for a choice of spirited shifting on both the road and the race track. Both methods give the driver the ability to manually select specific gears on the transmission.

Standard Fuel Saver Technology (four-cylinder mode) in automatic transmission equipped models allows the engine to operate economically on four cylinders or use the power of all eight cylinders when needed. The EPA fuel economy miles per gallon (mpg) (City/Hwy) ratings for the 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 are 14/23 for both manual and automatic transmission models.

The adaptive damping suspension (ADS) system is new for 2012 and tuned specifically for the Dodge Challenger SRT8 392. The ADS system on the Challenger SRT8 392 features the fastest turn-in and most nimble handling characteristics of any SRT product.

In the "Sport" setting, the system provides the highest damping rates allowing the driver to push the handling envelope like never before. In "Auto" mode, a wide range of on-road and driver inputs – such as vehicle speed, steering angle, steering speed, brake torque, throttle position and lateral/vertical accelerations – automatically tune the suspension for specific conditions.

Drivers can easily choose between settings to quickly change the shock damping and harshness characteristics from "Auto" for everyday commuting to "Sport" for more spirited driving situations.

The handling result is .90g capability on the skid pad – the most of any production Challenger and on par with some of the world's best-handling performance coupes.

The standard SRT performance brake package produces world-class stopping power of 60 to 0 mph in just 117 feet from 14.2 inch (front) and 13.8 inch (rear) vented/slotted rotors with four-piston Brembo fixed calipers painted red. The three-mode electronic stability control system with knockback mitigation also includes four-wheel ABS, all-speed traction control, electronic brake-force distribution, Brake Assist and Hill-start Assist (HSA).

The 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 accelerates from 0-60 mph in the high 4-second range; runs the quarter mile in mid-12-second range with the automatic transmission (high 12-second range with the manual); goes from 0-100-0 mph in the low 15s, reaches a top speed of 182 mph with the manual transmission (175 mph with the automatic).

The large front splitter and integrated front fender spats and body-color rear decklid spoiler provide stable high-speed aerodynamic balance while the front fascia chin spoiler also improves aerodynamic drag and is accented in black for a more aggressive look.

Unique "392 HEMI" badges flank both fenders touting the historically significant V-8 engine that remains true to its high-performance roots and powers the highest rated Challenger in terms of horsepower and torque ratings. From the rear, the 4-inch rectangular exhaust tips deliver the 392's performance exhaust note while adding the styling cue of a serious muscle car.

The race inspired and high-performance interior begins with the new, exclusive SRT® heated steering wheel that features mounted paddle shifters for hands on the wheel shifting both on road and at the race track. All audio and Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) controls are accessible from the horizontal spokes on the steering wheel.

The trapezoidal instrument panel features a four-bomb gauge cluster with chromed accent rings and unique SRT graphics. Inside the cluster, the SRT-exclusive Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) with performance pages gives the driver trip information, multimedia information from the Media Center radio, along with instant feedback on 0-60 mph acceleration, 60-0 mph braking, G-forces, one-eighth mile and quarter-mile times.

The 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 features more than 35 advanced safety and security features, including standard Keyless Enter-N-Go and three-mode electronic stability control (ESC) with segment-exclusive Ready Alert Braking and Rain Brake Support safety features to improve overall vehicle handling and performance.

For maximum convenience and to keep passengers connected, a wide array of connectivity, infotainment and mobile multimedia options are available on the 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8.

New for 2012, the Dodge Challenger SRT8 features an available 900-watt, 18-speaker premium SRT performance audio surround-sound system from Harman Kardon. The system offers world premier innovation, featuring a 32-volt TPS (Tracking Power Supply) 12-channel Class D amplifier that delivers outstanding acoustics and brings multi-dimensional, quality sound for all interior occupants.

The new system uses GreenEdge® speaker and amplifier technology to offer superior sound quality and high Sound Pressure Level outputs with minimum energy consumption. GreenEdge amplifiers alone outperform traditional amplifier efficiency by up to 55 percent, representing a net efficiency of more than 90 percent in some cases. The speakers are tuned for maximum efficiency and perfectly matched to the amplifier output.

The innovative Uconnect® Media Center 430, 430N and 730N radios integrate a 6.5-inch touchscreen display with a hard drive where more than 150 hours of music and photos can be stored. Uconnect Media Center radios also offer two navigation options, including segment-leading Garmin® Navigation guidance and mapping (Uconnect Media Center 430N), or premium GPS Navigation with SIRIUS Traffic (Uconnect Media Center 730N). Both navigation solutions feature SIRIUS Travel Link, providing real-time weather, fuel prices and more while on the go.

SRT Track Experience
Owners of any Chrysler Group SRT vehicle receive one day of professional driving instruction as part of the SRT Track Experience, designed to maximize their driving knowledge and skills on the street or track. Sessions are held throughout the year at selected tracks.


Verdict: We think these two special editions were hot in yellow.

THE IDOLM@STER ANIM@TION MASTER 02

THE IDOLM@STER ANIM@TION MASTER 02

THE IDOLM@STER ANIM@TION MASTER 02 is their first wave of appreciation for fans who have enjoyed the songs from THE IDOLM@STER animation TV series. Loaded with 23 tracks, THE IDOLM@STER ANIM@TION MASTER 02 is packed with anime BGMs, TV-sized version of the opening theme READY!!, insert songs, and specific closing themes from episodes 1 - 5.

This album serves as a first initiation for fandom over the anime adaptation of the hit 2007 video game that became number one in Japan when it comes to their satisfaction by the otakus community.

TRACK LISTING:

01 レッスン
02 READY!! (TV Size)
03 少女たち
04 The world is all one !! (M@STER VERSION)
05 友情
06 私はアイドル♡ (M@STER VERSION)
07 うれしい気持ち
08 ポジティブ! (M@STER VERSION)
09 なかよし
10 ALRIGHT*
11 夢見るアイドル
12 First Stage (M@STER VERSION)
13 気乗りしない…
14 乙女よ大志を抱け!!
15 明るく楽しく
16 蒼い鳥 (M@STER VERSION) 〜TV ARRANGE〜
17 多忙な日々
18 ゲンキです
19 神SUMMER!!
20 いつもの空
21 i (Piano Instumental Version)
22 MOONY
23 音無小鳥の765プロ秘密レポート 〜激動編〜

THAT WAS RUBBISH! Limited Edition McRib uses the same formula from a yoga mat!?

McRib


My big sister, Elise, asked me about a weird stuff coming inside the McRib, which is a limited-edition McDonald's item that often comes in seasonal basis, just like the "only-in-the-Philippines" Twister Fries. She told me that McRib uses an ingredient that was found in the yoga mat and I said that this was disgusting.

Really? Does the limited edition McRib uses a formula that is commonly used to create Yoga Mats? Oh no, that's horrible! Why would I believe to someone who is highly addicted to zombies? Gosh, do I really believe that? Is that McRib really using the formula used from yoga mats? Could that be a fact or just an urban legend?

Chevrolet previews Colorado-based TrailBlazer in Dubai

2013 Chevrolet TrailBlazer


The Chevrolet TrailBlazer is axed since 2008 because the Traverse replaced it. However, Chevrolet plans to revive the TrailBlazer name using the platform used in the 2012/2013 Chevrolet Colorado pickup. The pre-production version of the next TrailBlazer is set for its world premiere at the 2011 Dubai International Motor Show. This new model will be produced in Thailand and it will go on sale next year in emerging markets. Sadly, North America will never get this "new" TrailBlazer. There is a possibility that we could see this Colorado-based SUV to hit our shores soon and if happened, it will pose a huge threat to the Toyota Fortuner and the Mitsubishi Montero Sport!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD EDITION

Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker HD Edition
(PS3 Version)


Experience Peace Walker like you've never seen before!

Bang on time, the HD Edition of the hit 2010 PSP game, Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker has arrived for the first time on Playstation3 and XBOX 360! Witness the same Peace Walker gameplay, now with the redefined 1080p resolution and HD for perfect picture, perfect sound, and perfect quality. What's more, that you can CO-OP with players from around the world if you need help capturing vehicles, take down massive AI weapons, or go for some Monster Hunter missions!

Exclusively on the Playstation3 version is the world's first TRANSFARRING!

What is TRANSFARRING?


TRANSFARRING is a new way to play Peace Walker. Play it on the PS3 and continue playing on the PSP while going out! If you want your PW PS3 save file to be on the PSP, select TRANSFARRING OUT but if you want your PW PSP be played on PS3, select TRANSFARRING IN. This is the world's first from Kojima Productions.

LIMITED EDITION:
The Premium Package includes not just the game itself but also the Play Arts Kai Snake Battle Dress figure, and a special CD called "Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker Vocal Tracks + Unreleased Instrumentals" The Konamistyle Premium Package, available exclusively on Konamistyle, includes the ones mentioned here but also the Play Arts Kai Kaz Miller figure and a special mug!

CHANGE!!!!

CHANGE!!!!


Introducing the second opening theme song from THE IDOLM@STER animation TV series titled CHANGE!!!! This second opening theme song from the anime adaptation of the hit 2007 video game in Japan would definitely be the next big thing since the first opening theme titled READY!!

This maxi single CD features 4 tracks such as CHANGE!!!! by the girls of 765 Productions, two original songs called We Just Started and Ima Start, and karaoke version of the opening theme. Limited Edition packaging includes not just the CD but also a special DVD that features the textless version of the new opening theme as seen on TV, promo video of THE IDOLM@STER 2 Playstation3 version, and a special talk part.

01 CHANGE!!!! (M@STER VERSION) 4:57
02 We just started 4:17
03 Ima Start! 4:18
04 CHANGE!!!!(M@STER VERSION) Instrumental 4:57

Nissan tries out New Generation Around View Monitor in 2012 Elgrand

2012 Nissan Elgrand Highway Star Urban Chrome


The 2012 Nissan Elgrand Highway Star Urban Chrome is the latest Nissan to be equipped with the New Generation Around View Monitor. The new generation Around View Monitor works as a blind-spot warning by alerting the driver, lane-departure warning, and a moving-object-detection system.

This new generation around view monitor is applied on the KING OF MINIVAN, which is the Nissan Elgrand E52 and this elite flagship minivan is now made to be the safest.

2012 Nissan Elgrand Rider Black Line

2012 Nissan Elgrand Rider High Performance Spec

You should never forget that the Nissan Elgrand Rider Black Line and the Nissan Elgrand Rider High Performance Spec by Autech have arrived. The Rider Black Line really is the darker side of the Elgrand because of its black cues, while the Rider High Performance Spec uses a tuned 3.5 V6 engine that churns out 300PS of power and 361Nm of torque. Other goodies on the High Performance Spec include 19-inch rims, MICHELIN PRIMACY LC tire, tuned lowdown suspension, and Vehicle Dynamics Control.

The Mitsubishi Mirage is back!

2013 Mitsubishi Mirage


2013 Mitsubishi Mirage interior

So, the production version of Mitsubishi's newest compact hatchback is none other than the Mitsubishi Mirage... It seems that this Japanese auto brand's returning a familiar name and a country like Thailand will get it first before the rest of the world.

The new Avanza...

2012 Toyota Avanza


Recently, Toyota launched the all new 2012 Avanza in Indonesia, the first country to get the all new model.

2012 Toyota Avanza Veloz

Now, there are two kinds of Avanza available in Indonesia such as the regular Avanza and the sporty Avanza Veloz. Now, this new Avanza is not a facelift. It is a full model change, an all new model which is definitely the second-generation Avanza (or its Daihatsu equivalent, the Xenia).

The new Avanza offers two engine types such as the K3-VE and the 3SZ-VE engine. The K3-VE is  a 1.3L engine that produces 92PS of power and 11.9kgm of torque. The 3SZ-VE is a 1.5L engine that produces 104PS of power and 13.9kgm of torque. Depending on the variant, they can be fitted with either a 4-speed Auto and a 5-speed Manual.


Verdict: Don't think of the 2012 Avanza is a facelift. Think of it as a FULL MODEL CHANGE...

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

This all new Dodge Charger SRT8 is all about being itself

The Stig tries out the new Charger SRT8


Impressed that this car was part of Forza Motorsport 4's November Speed Pack DLC, the all new 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 is one angry monster that you don't want to see this landing on the Playground modes, especially the Tag Infection, Keep The It, or Cat & Mouse. When I get inside the all new Charger SRT8, this car is freaking mental in the corners and it turns out that this car is too difficult to handle, even with the Traction Control off. It's hard to master the new Charger SRT8 but with practice, I'm sure that this is a brute force to be reckoned with.

A pure embodiment of evil

I like the sound of the new 6.4L HEMI V8. It kinda like...the stuff of nightmare. A very embodiment of evil... Despite looking like a muscle car, this car loves corners but it gets a bit carried away. In partial terms of tuning, there are some surprises awaiting at the Aero & Appearance section...

Disguised as a regular Charger

For example, you can disguise this as a regular Dodge Charger by putting up some Dodge Street Front Bumper ,Dodge Street Rear Bumper, Dodge Street Side Skirts, and a Dodge Street Hood. This disguise turns the Charger SRT8 into a regular Charger but still hides the HEMI V8 engine. For me, I want my Charger SRT8 looking like the Charger Rallye Plus just by placing some of the aero parts I have mention and slam it with some MOMO GTR rims.

The Dodge Charger Cop Car from Fast Five!

Surprisingly, you can attach it with a front bullbar and if you select the right combination on the 2012 Charger SRT8 (and if you have sharp painting/designing skills), you can recreate the Dodge Charger Pursuit vehicle and for the fun of it, you could recreate the cop car you seen on Fast Five. How about a quarter mile drag race at The Top Gear Test Track? Oh well. This 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 is all about surprises in every corner.

Things I like; the aggressive design, it has the combinations to replicate the original Charger and the Charger Pursuit, and the sound of the new 6.4L HEMI V8 engine is very crispy and its the embodiment of evil. Things I don't like; the handling is too vulgar, and the 5-speed paddle shit transmission is too unresponsive.


8-speed 845RE automatic

2011 Chrysler 300


2011 Dodge Charger

The 2012MY Chrysler 300 Limited and the 2012MY Dodge Charger SXT comes with the class first 8-speed 845RE automatic. This new 8-speed automatic transmission provide lower emissions and better class leading fuel efficiency of 31MPG highway. A combination between the 3.6L V6 Pentastar engine and the new 8-speed 845RE automatic would be a good combination but for me, eight gears would be somewhat too excessive and it kills the fear factor because of the added weight.

The 8-speed 845RE automatic was developed jointly with German supplier ZF.

Suzuki at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show

Here are the Suzuki premieres you would want to see at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show, coming at the TOKYO BIG SIGHT this December 3, 2011:

1) 2012 Suzuki Swift Sport - It made a premiere at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show but that's just the three-door version. The five-door version will be making a premiere at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show and it will be on sale in Japan later this year...

2012 Suzuki Swift Sport

2) Suzuki Swift EV Hybrid - Suzuki previews the plug-in hybrid version of the new Swift.

2011 Suzuki Swift EV Hybrid Concept

3) Suzuki Regina Concept - This concept car mashes up the MR Wagon's front and the Lancia Ypsilon's side!

2011 Suzuki Regina Concept

4) Suzuki Q-Concept - Suzuki shows the future of mobility with this cute concept car...

2011 Suzuki Q-Concept

The next Nissan Caravan?

2013 Nissan NV350 Caravan


Could this be the next Nissan Caravan? At the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show, coming this December, Nissan will showcase the all new 2013 Nissan NV350 Caravan (日産NV350キャラバン) on that venue. Of course, this next generation Nissan passenger van hints us the next generation Nissan Caravan.

Coming also at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show is a concept car called PIVO3, an electric car with three seats!

2011 Nissan PIVO3 Concept

To learn more about these, feel free to visit the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show at the TOKYO BIG SIGHT this December 3 to December 11, 2011!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Driving Music (What is the name of the song on car commercial?) Volume 15

Wow. It's a little bit quiet since no one's attacking me by any means of asking what was the song on a certain car commercial. Anyway, here are another five driving musics (car commercial songs) you would like to hear on your car audio...

5) & FOREVER by KAT-TUN - as heard on the latest Suzuki Solio Japanese commercial.

4) Golden Age by Def Tech - as heard on the latest Toyota Estima Japanese commercial.

3) Sunday Morning by MAROON 5 - as heard in the 2005 Toyota Vitz Japanese commercial starring Rie Miyazawa and also heard on the latest Chevrolet Malibu Korean commercial.

2) Time To Say Goodbye by Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bocelli - as heard in the 1998 Subaru Legacy Lancaster Japanese commercial.

1) Time To Say Goodbye by IL DIVO - as heard in the latest Toyota Alphard Hybrid Japanese commercial.

That is all. If you're looking to attack me, I mean, ask me for another driving music or asking what was the song on a certain car commercial, email me!

All about the Virage

Is that a DB9 or a DBS? Talk about Star Confusion!


Top Gear's James May claims that the all new Aston Martin Virage has the comfort of the DB9 infused with the raw power of the DBS. We understand why and the new Virage is sort of a middle-class Aston Martin. Why did he called this a middle-class Aston Martin? Simple. Even when these three have the same 5.9L V12 engine and 420lb-ft of torque, they have different attributes. The DB9 produces 450HP of power while the DBS produces 510HP of power and the Virage produces 490HP, which makes the Virage in the middle. Eh? Remembering what James May said?

We think that's the Virage!

There is just one thing that James May never told and its the weight, which makes the new Virage on the bottom. The DB9 weighs 3,880lbs while the the DBS weighs 3,737lbs and the new Virage weighs 3,935lbs, which makes the new Virage the heaviest of the three. This is just one thing why James May never mention this and he got so upset about the new Virage. Forget about what Top Gear said about it but for a quick summary, the Virage is better than the DB9 but not as good as the DBS, which makes the Virage a middle-class Aston.

Have James May try it on the track...

With the November Speed Pack launched, Forza Motorsport 4 players can now prove James May's sayings wrong with the new Aston Virage but still James is right and we were wrong because the Virage is definitely an "in-the-middle" class Aston but to counter it, tuning is the best ordeal for the Virage owners on FM4. Since it was an A600 class car, you can feel free to use the Virage in playground online games such as Tag Virus Infection, Keep the It, or a little game of Cat & Mouse where you can block off your rival Mouse while keeping your ally Mouse 1st place, well almost.

Which Aston Martin is the Virage?

The Aston Virage is better than the DB9 but not as quick as the DBS. There are other Virage owners in FM4 trying to prove James May wrong by tuning the Virage to be as the quickest of the three but whatever. It takes guts to master the art of the Aston Virage. Oh, and because it made a Top Gear Power Lap Time, feel free to recreate the Aston Martin Virage Top Gear Power Lap Time on Forza Motorsport 4. This will show James May who's the boss, and also Jeremy and Richard.


New Dodge Charger SRT8

2012 Dodge Charger SRT8



2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 interior


The all new Dodge Charger SRT8 really transform the regular Charger from a battering ram into a much powerful battering ram that can penetrate even the toughest walls in one hit. Once you meet face to face with the beast, you are guaranteed that you'll be dead because of its looks more meaner than the original Charger.

In the hands of the owner, the Charger SRT8's new interior makes them in control of the untamed V8 monster. It makes owners saying "You can run but you can't hide" or "you will respect my authoritah", depending on your road rage level is. Like most of its SRT brothers such as the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 and the Chrysler 300 SRT8, the new Dodge Charger SRT8 comes with the Electronic Vehicle Information Center that allows owners to check real time information such as telemetry, lap times, and others. It comes with a 8.4-inch touchscreen display with Uconnect Touch that provides the best information and entertainment inside the new Charger SRT8 and the Harman Kardon 7.3 Surround Sound System with 19 High-Performance, High-Efficienct GreenEdge Loudspeakers provides the best sound experience, which makes it more perfect enough to listen to some heavy metal music while driving the new Charger SRT8 on the road.

Now, under the hood, it comes with the all new 6.4L HEMI V8 engine which produces 465bhp of power and 465lb-ft of torque. It is mated with a W5A580 five-speed paddle shift transmission that makes it more ambitious but more rubbish. Like most HEMI vehicles, the Charger SRT8 comes with the Fuel Saver Technology for variable cylinder management that promises fuel economy of 23MPG Highway. It comes with the new Adaptive Damping Suspension that allows owners to switch between Auto mode and Sport mode.

Available in five colors; Bright Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Bright White Clear Coat, Pitch Black, Redline 3-Coat Pearl, and Tungsten Metallic Clear Coat.

My comment:
The new Dodge Charger SRT8 really is a battering ram in steroids that is waiting to kill its prey in its top speed. I might think that the Charger SRT8 may end up being a Lotus Carlton but I am wrong because of the rubbish 5-speed paddle shift transmission that I might find it hard to catch up against high-speed rivals and the handling's a bit too rubbish even if you've turned off the Traction Control. I thought that this new Charger SRT8 is promised to be an instrument of terror but not as terrorizing as a vintage car called Brutus.

Photo: Chrysler Group, LLC.

Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4

2012 Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4



2012 Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 interior


Over the years, most hybrids run on gasoline and electric. Some cars like the Hyundai Avante LPI Hybrid and the Kia Forte Hybrid LPI run on both LPG and electric. There was no such thing as a hybrid car that runs on both diesel and electric because diesels proven to be rivals to hybrid cars. Yes, some say that hybrids and diesels are fierce rivals but for a company like PSA Peugeot Citroen, they decided to combine the best of both worlds, diesel and electric collide in a unique master piece. Welcome the new Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4, the first hybrid car that runs on diesel and electric with a four-wheel drive layout!

This first diesel-hybrid crossover provides the Combined Drive Cycle fuel economy of 26.3km/L (3.8 L/100 km) and CO2 emissions of 99g/km. The 2.0 litre HDi FAP diesel engine provides 200PS of power and 300Nm of torque. This helps the 3008 HYbrid4 accumulate 0-100kph in 8.5 seconds and top speed of 191kph. Unlike most hybrids that are mated with a CVT, which makes them redundant, the 3008 HYbrid4 comes with a 6-speed paddle shift transmission with the freedom to shift gears just the way you want it. On the 3008 HYbrid4, there are four modes to choose from at the twist of the knob. First is the Auto mode that makes the whole system automatically controlled for balance. Second is the ZEV (Zero Emission Vehicle) mode that allows the 3008 HYbrid4 to run only in Ni-MH battery, providing a cleaner driving on the road. Third is the 4WD mode that makes the 3008 HYbrid4 go anywhere from tarmac, gravel, and snow. Lastly is the Sport Mode that provides maximum engine response, making it more fun to drive than conventional hybrids. These four modes would be somewhat beneficial to the 3008 HYbrid4 and how you use it depends on your driving experience. This crossover is not complete without the latest-generation idling stop system.

Colors available on the 3008 HYbrid4 are Blanc Banquise, Noir Perla Nera, Brun Hickory, Vapor Grey, Bleu Philae, and Blanc Nacre.

My Comment:
Well, I got to say that PSA Peugeot Citroen made a milestone for creating the world's first diesel hybrid car that changes the hybrid revolution forever with the Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4. We are sure that the new HYbrid4 technology will scatter through future models such as the Citroen DS5 and the Peugeot 508 RXH.

Photo: PSA Peugeot Citroen

Buick Verano

With the LaCrosse positioned as the Buick flagship model and the Regal positioned as the middle-class Buick, it seems that Buick meets its new addition to the family of GM's luxury marque and this one's a bit small and it has European engineering. In China, this was called the Buick Excelle GT (别克英朗GT), but here in the North American market, this is known as the Verano.


2012 Buick Verano



2012 Buick Verano interior


Yes, the Buick Verano is the newest compact sedan that provides premium luxury in a compact sizing. It uses the platform that was lifted from the latest-generation Opel Astra (Vauxhall Astra) and the Chevrolet Cruze.

On the exterior design, the Verano is a well sculpted baby brother of the Buick LaCrosse courtesy of its trademark styling cues designed by David Lyon. The front view looks very impressive but what makes it redundant is its side and rear view because it looks to be more Chinese rather than being American but whatever. It's far too radical to explain.

The Verano's interior was lifted from the latest generation Opel Astra because this was way too similar for a compact sedan like the Verano. Despite that, it still offers premium luxury and comfort for five adults. It features some of the premium amenities offered on the Verano such as the Dual-zone climate control, Heated steering wheel, Heated leather-appointed seating, Console armrest, Power windows, and front and rear reading lamps. This baby Buick really has a touch of class and what's surprisingly that it has a BOSE Premium Audio Speaker System with 9 speakers, which provides the best sound experience unlike any other compact sedans in the market.

The Verano is powered by a 2.4L Ecotec direct-injection DOHC engine with Variable Valve Timing that produces 180HP of power and 171lb-ft of torque. It is mated with a 6-speed automatic transmission, electronic controlled with overdrive. It provides "Quiet Tuning" lifted from the LaCrosse, which is impressive to block sound and vibration for the best silence needed. The Verano comes with the StabiliTrak with Traction Control to bring the best handling in corners.

The Buick Verano has six exterior colors such as Quicksilver Metallic, Summit White, Black Onyx, Crystal Red Tintcoat, White Diamond Tricoat, and Mocha Bronze Metallic.

My Comment:
This baby Buick could be a decent compact sedan that has a league of its own. Things that I like about the Verano are the impressive front view, Astra-inspired interior, BOSE Audio System, and its Quiet Tuning. This car nicknames it the baby LaCrosse. Things that I don't like about the Verano are that the side view is a bit more like the Volkswagen Jetta and the rear view is a bit more Chinese. Not only that, this car doesn't have a Sport Mode like the Opel Astra have. Maybe they should have think twice before coming up with the Verano sedan. However, this car is friendly for the beginners because of its starter price of 22,585 US Dollars, the cheapest Buick offered on its lineup.

Photo: General Motors

TNP30

2012 Subaru Stella Custom


2012 Daihatsu Move Custom
Concerned after being overtaken by the 2012 Mazda Demio 13-SKYACTIV because of its 30.0km/L fuel economy based on Japan's 10-15 Mode Test Cycle, all Daihatsu Move and Subaru Stella models will get an improved improved idling stop system that provides 27.0km/L based on Japan's JC08 Mode Test Cycle, which is 30.0km/L in 10-15 Mode test cycle! In JC08 terms, this is fuel efficient than the Mazda Demio SKYACTIV's! Could we call both of them, TNP30?

Scoop:

NISSAN GT-R 2012

2012 Nissan GT-R


It's been around for about four years and it crushed the competition with its supercar technology and the pride of Japan. For the 2012 Model Year, the Nissan GT-R R35 gets an upgraded VR38DETT engine which produces 550PS of power and 632Nm of torque, thanks to its improved intake efficiency, better air flow resistance, improved exhaust emissions efficiency, reduced air flow resistance, and improved exhaust valve cooling performance.

The fuel efficiency is now 8.7 km/L based in Japan's JC08 Mode test cycle and the 6-speed paddle shift transmission is improved thanks to its strengthened design of the shift fork arm and firmer fixing for the flywheel housing.

Exclusive in Japan is the "For TRACK PACK", which enhances the driving feel for the Nissan GT-R. In collaboration with NordRing Company, it features suspension settings, extra brake cooling, aluminum-alloy wheels from the Spec V variant created by RAYS. The "For TRACK PACK" converts the interior into a two-seater to reduce weight.

Clarkson "Powered Up"

Clarkson POWERED UP


Through the years, we've seen Jeremy Clarkson done the most insane tricks to his sleeves in Top Gear such as performing an odd test drive with the Renault Twingo RS, ruining his face while driving the Ariel Atom, driving the world's smallest car inside the BBC Television Centre, rolling a Reliant Robin, and more. This veteran motoring journalist really has his own "I know what I'm going to do today" list.

But now, things has changed...

This crazed Top Gear veteran stars in his very own original video titled "Powered Up" where he will test out some of the hottest sportscars in the twists and turns of Paul Ricard High Tech Test Track in the south of France. Joining alongside is Top Gear's tamed racing driver that all we know is he's called The Stig and the Formula One racer who represents Lotus-Renault F1 Team (and he's Indian) named Karun Chandhok.

In fact, the real stars in Clarkson's Powered Up are the cars themselves such as the Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder Performante, McLaren MP4-12C, Nissan GT-R R35, Ferrari 458 Italia, Eagle Speedster, Ferrari FF, and more, especially the ominous Brutus. These cars featured in Clarkson's Powered Up really puts the adrenaline-pumping action viewers love to see and this original video seems to be highly ambitious in the eyes of Jeremy Clarkson...but rubbish.

Ambitious but rubbish...

Monday, November 7, 2011

Lokomoko Kitchen Nightmares...

What just happened on the November 6, 2011 episode of Lokomoko?

- Kitchen gags

- Joke time with the babies on another Baby Talk. They're joking with the CRIBS!

- A different kind of foundation that some say that they are finding compatible names for babies. All we know is that its called the Sa Ngalan Ng Anak Foundation.

Sa Ngalan ng Anak Foundation

- In Lokomoko's new drama, Babuyan, Suspense flows as Donya Martha argues to Don Lucio, knowing that Angela could be the real child. With such happenings, Margaret drank what it believed to be poison but turned out to be Donya Martha's urine sample (?). Is Angela the real child of Don Lucio? What does Donya Martha's urine sample taste like? Is it sweeter since Donya Martha's diabetic? Find out soon on Babuyan!

- Whose Line Is It Anyhow?!

1) Bakit ba ako ang lagi niyong ginagamit para ayusin ang pagkakamili niyo? - Eraser

2) Bakit ba lagi nyo akong pinapalakpakan? - Lamok

3) Lagi na lang akong inaahas - Gubat

4) Bakit ba turo kayo ng turo sa akin? - Turo-Turo

5) Para ako ng para, hindi nama ako sumasakay - MMDA

6) Kayang-kaya basta't sama sama! - Tingting ng walis

7) Kayo ang boss ko - Emplyeyado

Top Gear postage stamps!

Top Gear Challenges stamps!


Some say that these are a great new world exclusive from the Isle of Man stamps & Coins. Some say these postage stamps could be every car enthusiasts' favorite. All we know is, they call it the TOP GEAR CHALLENGES postage stamps!

There are six stamps to collect, including the Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust made by the Top Gear boys, Reliant Robin Space Shuttle (as seen on Season 9 Episode 4 since February 18, 2007), James May's Triumph Herald (as seen on Season 8 Episode 3), and a modified Toyota Hilux in Iceland, moments before the great Eyjafjallajokull Volcano Eruption happened.

Ambitious but rubbish...(knock, knock) that's rubbish...(scratch, scratch)...

Wow Mali presents BAHAY NI ATE!

Bahay Ni Ate

Because of the popularity of Pinoy Big Brother, now on its 4th season, it seems that Joey de Leon and Doray Alaskadora of WOW MALI set up their own version of the hit reality TV show. In the November 6, 2011 episode, the BAHAY NI ATE is now open for jerking off five potential kasambahays in less than two days...

These five potential kasambahays; Daisy Manikurista, KC Stylist, Luis Barbero, Sandra Masahista, and Melda Labandera (WOW MALI KASABWAT) faced their first challenge and this would be difficult...

While the potential kasambahays are still on the challenge, let's visit some neighborhood but be careful, there's a falling snake in a gag they called it "LAGLAG AHAS". After getting scared by the falling snake, Daisy Manikurista is evicted from the BAHAY NI ATE. Oh well...

In the "AKIN KA" gag, there's an ape on the loose and this ape keeps on saying "Pag lumingon ka, akin ka!"

Okay, back on the BAHAY NI ATE part, the remaining four are doing some sort of hostage drama and only ATE would say bang to test their "ma-arte" skills. Suddenly, KC Stylist and Melda Labandera got evicted on the BAHAY NI ATE. Now, there are two remaining; Luis vs. Sandra!

After watching both Manny Paksiw and Tita Chris got splashed by sodas in "Ang Slow Mo Naman", back at the BAHAY NI ATE, a wild twist was happened. The three ex-housemates; KC, Melda, and Daisy, are here to find out which of these two will win, whether if its Luis or Sandra. However, there was another twist! Melda Labandera was not a kasambahay but a kasabwat ni Ate! Now, for the finale; Luis Barbero is the ultimate winner in the BAHAY NI ATE! Congratulations, you just got WOW MALI! HA! HA! HA! 
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