Saturday, June 16, 2012

"May namamagitan ba kay Manuel at Victoria? Wala."

On the June 15 episode of Bubble Gang;

- Bullying gags that bullying you outside the school premises

- Mr. Assimo at the airport

Mr. Assimo

- Bureche ruins birthday gifts

Happy birthday!

- Someone's out from the senate hearing and into the parlor...to teach the ladies some lesson! Cover your ears, ladies!

- May namamagitan ba kay Manuel at Victoria? Wala. Bubble Gang does Skyflakes Cracker Sandwich by spoofing this commercial as SPYFLAKES Cracker Sandwich! Ang sweet naman!

Bubble Gang does Skyflakes Cracker Sandwich

- Pickup Lines!!!

1) Paki-check mong relo ko. Kasi, oras na para maging tayo!

2) Gustong tanggaling ang W sa salitang UWI. Para matitira U & I.

3) Calculator ka ba? Kasi sa yo palang, solve na ako!

4) Bigas ka ba? Simple lang, kasi gusto kitang i-sako pauwi!

5) Diesel ka ba? Kasi pinapainit mo ang araw ko bago pa man mag-start.

6) Manika ka ba? Kasi masarap ang sinangag sa umaga.

7) Ikaw ba yung kumikislap sa welding? Kasi nakakasilaw ang ganda mo.

8) Tingin ko, Neneng, akin ka lang. Kasi walang tinik ang bonless bangus!!!

- Wonder what are they laughing at?

- IyoTube in Fireworks

- James Wang is on the case of someone who cheated him.

My favorite Bond cars during the Pierce Brosnan years

A battle between two Bond cars!


When Bond was in his Pierce Brosnan years (1995-2002), those Bond cars featured were mostly German while his last film is reverted back to British. Those were the BMW Z3 from GoldenEye, BMW 750Li from Tomorrow Never Dies, BMW Z8 from The World Is Not Enough, and the Aston Martin V12 Vanquish. Two of my favorite Bond cars during the Pierce Brosnan years were actually the BMW Z8 and the Aston Martin V12 Vanquish because they were very unique, very cool, and surprisingly, a part of my childhood memories.

Luckily, both the Z8 and the V12 Vanquish were in Forza Motorsport 4 I have the choice which of these Pierce Brosnan-era Bond cars is my pick. First was the Z8, as a Bond car featured in the 1999 Bond film, The World Is Not Enough, this car is all about being too classy and drop dead gorgeous. If that didn't put you off, two Bond games featured this car such as 007 Racing, where a selection of Bond cars are showcased in numerous missions, and 007 Agent Under Fire, a first-person shooter game. Sadly, however, this Z8 hasn't found a mass audience and according to Jeremy Clarkson, it feels like driving a Scania truck. (Honest!)

It may have a wonderful looking body, it may have an engine from a BMW M5, it may have a tricked rear axle, and they have James Bond to drive one, it should have been spectacularly good but the result was very awful and that's why production of this Z8 model ended in 2003. Even the last hurrah which is a tuned version of the Z8, the ALPINA Z8, wasn't good either because this is just a tuned car that feels downgraded.

If you don't like the BMW Z8 because it feels more like a Scania truck like Jeremy Clarkson did, how about a Bond car that served as a last hurrah for Pierce Brosnan before he was replaced by Dainel Craig in 2006? The Aston Martin V12 Vanquish. Yep, the V12 Vanquish, the one used by Pierce Brosnan on his last Bond film, DIE ANOTHER DAY, and what's surprising is when Q Branch fitted the car with body panels that render the Vanquish invisible. Sadly, we can't do that. In a Bond video game, 007 Nightfire, this car releases smoke, has Q wedge, EMP, and it can go underwater. Also, we can't do that. Even it doesn't have some of the cool Bond stuff, the Vanquish is much more good looking than the BMW Z8 and this Bond car comes serve with a 6.0L V12 that produces 460HP of power and 0-60mph in 5 seconds. The Aston Martin V12 Vanquish appeared in an episode of Top Gear where Jeremy Clarkson heads to the Isle of Wight to drive the Vanquish against the Ferrari 575 Maranello, driven by former F1 World Champion Damon Hill. The Vanquish set a lap time of 1.36.2. Later on, an improved version, the Vanquish S, set a lap time of 1.27.1 at the Top Gear Test Track.

Both of these Bond cars may seem to be different but if I compare both of these, it's hard to decide which of these Brosnan-era Bond cars is my pick but for me, I would probably go for the Vanquish because it's quintessentially good looking until it was taken over by a Bond car driven by Daniel Craig, which is the DBS, one of my favorites.

But, how's like to be in the Top Gear Test Track? Let's find out by pushing these two round the track by a tamed racing driver.



My BMW Z4 did it in 1:26.377 while the V12 Vanquish did it in 1:23.279, which means, I would prefer the Vanquish because it's faster than the BMW Z8 and more importantly, better looking, better to drive, and that's it

Friday, June 15, 2012

Let's Do The News - The Father's Day Gift special! (June 15, 2012)

Father's Day is on Sunday, June 17, 2012, right? My gosh, we got some present ideas in store in our studio, something cool, something sub-zero, something uncool, and something SERIOUSLY UNCOOL. Why don't we start with this? As we all know, one of the most popular Father's Day gifts were include going outside, clothing, gift cards, gadgets, books, CD's, home improvement items, sporting goods, and so on. If you live in France and if you have a dad who loves motorsports, why not bring him to La Sarthe to watch the 24 Hours of Le Mans?

(laughinig)

Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa! You want their daddies to take them out to Le Mans to see the 24 hour race?

Well, fathers like racing, right? You would expect seeing dads who love watching racing on TVs.

Oh.

But what about basketball? Game 3 of the Miami-Oklahoma battle is going to be in...

Shhh...shhh...shhhh....shhhh...

What?

Everybody would watch that on TV. So far, the series tied 1-1. Cannot believe those useless Miami Heat took out OKC.

(laughing)

Well, good for them. Good job, Miami Heat. Good jo...

Shhh...shhhh.shhhh

(laughing)

Nobody's going to hear you saying that Miami won. Still, useless... Anyway, there are so many stuff themed after Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder. Jerseys are the most popular choice for those and those fans who are wearing Heat jerseys (popularly the ones worn by LeBron James or Dwayne Wade) would be supporting the most useless while those who are wearing Thunder jerseys (popularly the one from Kevin Durant) would be supporting the one that suppose to win.

(laughing)

Anyway, enough basketball for now and move on to gifts. Hey, what's this?!

Ham, that's Moekana.

Moekana?


Moekana, an anime kind of way to learn Hiragana courtesy of Culture Japan mascot, Mirai Suenaga, and friends.

Gosh, I wanna learn Hiragana with that.

But, those who love this whole Moekana cards would love to do a game. Wanna know? Here: http://www.dannychoo.com/post/en/26495/About+Moekana.html

Uh.....uh.....uh.....uh.....

Oh look! Hammo's confused!

(laughing)

MOEKANA'S HARD! I DON'T WANT ONE! I THINK A DADDY WHO WANTS TO LEARN JAPANESE LANGUAGE SHOULDN'T WANT ONE!

(laughing)

Look at this!

What?

Some 1:24 scale model kits based on the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ sports coupes, courtesy of Tamiya! A daddy who loves JDM cars would love that...


Uh, some assembly required, pal. Some assembly required. A dad would take some super glue to piece them all. That's all.

Yeah, I know. Some assembly required but hey, if a daddy put them all the pieces, it seems that he's going to obsessed of comparing both the 86 and the BRZ. Do you like 86 or BRZ?

(laughing)

Okay, dads who've obsessed with peeking over 1:24 scale 86 or BRZ is too far enough. I found something even better for a Father's Day Present Ideas. Some 1:43 scale French cars ranging from Peugeot, Citroen, and Renault!

(laughing)

But, for a dad, let's prefer the latest models such as the new 208, 4008, and C4 Aircross! How's that for a gift?

(laughing)

Excuse me, a dad might end up being 9 years old. Kids who often play with toy cars will end up being the same for grown men.

(laughing)

How about this? a 1:43 scale of the Porsche 911 (991) Carrera S (in coupe or Cabriolet) a a present?

A diecast new SL-Class?

Shhh...shhh....shhhh....enough for this toy cars. How about this? Dads tend to be couch potatoes so, how about those new kind of Panasonic Viera TV sets but for 2012, those Viera TV sets are now slimmer and adapting a concept of "Glass & Metal". Welcome everyone to the WT5 Series Viera TVs.

Ooh. They're now slimmer than an average HD TV and this time...

...This time they're smarter. Smarter than ever. What's cool that your smartphone will be serving as a remote for this smarter Vieras via an app. That is wow indeed.

Wow!

Wow!


Anyway, TVs...TVs....nope. Not quite a good idea....How about this?

What do you mean this "I AM THE STIG" T-Shirt?

It's perfect. Wear it and have your presence be known. Get it?

Look, this whole "I AM THE STIG" T-Shirt is not worth noticing that you're Stig. Being a Stig takes a bit of Simpson Diamondbacks and Alpinestars. Get it?

Oh yes! Maybe dads want to be Stigs. Sounds great but no. You can't tell a dad to be Stig for a day. That's rubbish.

(laughing)

If you don't want dads to do Stigs for a day. How about The Doctor for the day? Being Doctor Who?

(laughing)

No. Only nerds would do that.

Yeah, nerds would do that. Not dads unless he was born from the 60's and known Doctor Who while they were kids.

(laughing)

Speaking of which...Is that the TARDIS?

(laughing)

TARDIS

YES.

Then, what do you do with that?

Time travelling back to the hour that we didn't talk about rubbish present ideas for dads.

(laughing)

So you're saying most of our present ideas seem to be rubbish? Are they rubbish?

No. It's just a toy TARDIS. It would only fit to give it to a dad who remembered Doctor Who while he was a kid.

(awwww)

Nah, just kidding. Just a real TARDIS....

(laughing)

...but actually my port-a-potty.

(laughing)

Nope. Not port-a-potty. It's a genuine time machine.

(laughing)

Just joking. I wouldn't do...

What are you talking about? Are you trying to get away from our Father's Day Gifting ideas?

...they're rubbish. We'll conclude this as a fail. We never think of any particular present idea for a dad.

Yeah right. We're rubbish. We've wasted a lot of time thinking of what daddy dearest will be for Father's Day.

Right, but before we leave with disappointment, here's something you might be considered with...


Hope you'll like it and on that bombshell, let's end this. Good bye!

Top Gear Stunt School REVOLUTION!

Almost two and a half million players downloaded the Top Gear Stunt School app from their iPod Touch or iPhones and with such success comes with a much awaited sequel to Stunt School. It's called Top Gear Stunt School REVOLUTION!

Available now as a free download, Top Gear Stunt School is jam packed with new cars, wilder stunts, and new locations such as Sydney, Grand Canyon, Alcatraz, and New York.

Trailer: 

Forza at 2012 Le Mans

Audi R18 TDi at La Sarthe


Forza Motorsport is now the proud sponsor of the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans. What's expected is the "Forza Motorsport" logo on display at the entrance to the Hunaudières (Mulsanne) Straight, along the Straight itself, and at the first chicane, which has been officially renamed as the “Forza Motorsport Chicane”.  Wow, looks like the hit XBOX 360 is taken over the Circuit De La Sarthe!

Aside from having the corner officially named after the game, well, during the Le Mans 24 hour race, there's a special tent where you can demo out a new Forza spin-off game, titled Forza Horizon, sample the 2013 SRT Viper, games, and prizes.

For something special, during the Le Mans 24 Hour weekend, there will be a Game With Dev on Le Mans weekend and Turn 10 Track Days at the same day. Two events in one Le Mans weekend! Wow! In addition, there will be a Le Mans-dedicated online hopper and, for the hairy chested, a Le Mans Prototype challenge that will take 360 laps in La Sarthe! Get it? 360 Laps in La Sarthe!

Driving Music (What is the name of the song on car commercial?) Vol. 37

Earlier, Davao and GenSan got rattled by an earthquake. No wait, gets worse. I picked up something that Miami won Game 2 against Oklahoma. No no! Wait a minute. This is way worse than those, MY BLOG'S BEEN UNDER ATTACKED, AGAIN!!!

Earlier, those assailants stealthily attacked my website. Those cyber-assassins quietly attacked my blog with words like "bmw 6er gran coupé f06 werbesong" and "skoda advertisement 2012 song with a girl in a drivers seat". Recently, my blog's been attacked by some cyber-assassin and it left a word saying "song from scion fr-s commercial"

If you were looking for something like "skoda advertisement 2012 song with a girl in a drivers seat" or "song from scion fr-s commercial", I'm afraid we don't have those. We tried looking but nothing worked.

As for the "bmw 6er gran coupé f06 werbesong", I have an answer to that. Anyway, because my blog's been attacked, time to fix it with another set of five Driving Musics (Car Commercial Songs).

5. Base Camp by Somment - from the Renault Laguna "Imported from France" TV Commercial

4. The Clapping Song by Shirley Ellis - from the Volkswagen 21st Century Beetle TV commercial

3. I Wanna Be Loved by You by Marilyn Monroe - from an Autorama Ford Festiva Japanese commercial

2. True Love by Elton John and Kiki Dee - from the Honda S-MX Japanese Commercial

1. New Dawn Fades by Moby - from the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe commercial

..and there you have it. Another set of five driving musics. I can see why, for a new model launch comes with a commercial and with a commercial of a new model comes, petrolheads want to know what's the song from a new car commercial. I always said that but when will they stop! Instead of doing that, why don't you keep in touch with me? Like me on Facebook, tweet me on Twitter, or email me. That's it. Nice and easy.

Nissan NV350 Caravan E26

For almost four decades, the Nissan Caravan (known to most Filipinos as the Urvan) has been highly rated as a full-fledged, versatile commercial vehicle that can be used not only for business but also for hobbies or leisure, with its basic performance as a commercial vehicle continuously improved throughout four previous model generations. Meet the new 2013 NV350 Caravan, the latest installment of the legendary Caravan that promises best-in-class fuel efficiency for both gasoline and diesel engine models.

2013 Nissan NV350 Caravan

2013 Nissan NV350 Caravan

If you seen this one at last year's Tokyo Motor Show, then you're good but for some, let's talk about the design. At first glance, this new NV350 has a very robust design despite its boxy proportions. The front end and corners are rounded, with larger surfaces used for the body sides. This is going to be the best looking of the Japanese commercial vans that were made not just for business use but for private use as well.
2013 Nissan NV350 Caravan

2013 Nissan NV350 Caravan interior

2013 Nissan NV350 Caravan




If you think that the new NV350 Caravan is going to be "bigger on the inside", well you'd be right because the all new NV350 offers ample load capacity with cargo space length of 3,050 mm, the longest in the four-series grade for light commercial vehicles. The interior of the new NV350 takes advantage of the larger cargo space for both occupants and cargo. One example is the 50/50-split folding seat is adopted so that one person can be seated even if a long item is loaded. On the side panel of the cargo space, Luggage Utility Nuts are placed for customers to personalize cargo space for their convenience. To make it unique, the NV350 comes with Advanced technologies not available on current commercial vehicles such as Intelligent Key (standard on Premium GX/GX), Push Engine Start (standard on Premium GX/GX), Premium Fine Vision Meter and a vehicle information display showing average fuel economy and cruising range to support eco-driving, and foot-operated parking brake that significantly improves usefulness (equipped in 5-speed AT models).

Depending on the variant you'll choose, you could expect to go for the Van that carries up to 6 people or for the wagon that carries up to 10 people. There are various NV350 models that suits various needs. For instance, a 2-seater variant is made for small business use because the back will be strongly needed for cargo space. Imagine if the folks from FedEx, UPS, DHL, and others would use that. This is "Ur Van, Ur Business" redefined for the new generation of Japanese entrepreneurs.

The new NV350 Caravan comes with the all new YD25DDTi engine with clean diesel technology that achieves the class-leading fuel economy of 12.2 km per liter based on Japan's JC08 mode test cycle. Most petrol engines take advantage of its fuel saving technology for class leading fuel economy - QR20DE engine with 9.9 km per liter and QR25DE with 9.1 km - calculated based on JC08 mode. Those engines achieved either a 10% or 5% improvement in fuel economy over Japan's 2015 fuel economy standard. Most NV350 van models are qualify from Japan's ECO CAR GENZEI system for eco cars. Most models will come with a 5-speed automatic transmission.

For safety, the NV350 comes with the Xenon headlights, Electric retractable remote control body-colored door mirrors, Rear View Monitor, Auto light system, LED High-Mount Stop Lamp, anti-lock brakes, Front ventilated disc brakes, High-strength body construction, SRS air bags, Load limiter equipped pretensioner seatbelts on the front seats, and Three-point seatbelts with Emergency Locking Retractors on the rear seats.

Autech NV350 Caravan Rider

2013 Nissan NV350 Caravan Autech Rider

If you want an NV350 Caravan a bit more stylish to wow the Daikoku parking area crowds, consider the Autech Rider version of the all new NV350 Caravan. Same specs as the standard model but the Autech-modified version stands out with its front grille, front protector, front bumper, LED Daytime running lamps, and RIDER AUTECH emblem.

Prices start at around 1,894,200 yen to 3,511,200 yen, including consumption tax. The one with a diesel engine nd super long body will be on sale beginning July 13, 2012, and the wide version model is planned for launch in winter 2012. Available colors are Tiger Eye Brown (PM), White, Brilliant Silver (M), Super Black, Brilliant White Pearl (3P), and Aurora Mauve (RP).

My comment:
So, the new NV350 Caravan, it was now made to be the most fuel efficient Japanese commercial ever made and also it's stylish. For a commercial van, a Japanese entrepreneur would be pleased to have one of these for business purposes but as a recreational vehicle, the NV350 Caravan is a fitting choice for an average Japanese family. As told, this is "Ur Van, Ur Business" redefined for the next generation of Japanese entrepreneurs but sadly, Universal Motors has no plans of bringing the new one as the new Urvan to the Philippines for now. Also, Edaran Tan Chong from Malaysia also has no plans to sell one, meaning that will fuel smugglers to smuggle one, that's a shame.

Photo: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Audi S7 Sportback

2013 Audi S7 Sportback


Back in 2010, Audi revealed what it could be a direct competitor to the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, the Audi A7 Sportback, but sadly, I really don't like the back because, it's far too eccentric. If a kid sees one during the nighttime, he might say "DADDY! DADDY! THERE'S A MONSTER IN THE BACKYARD!" Get it?

Now, it gets even more scarier than ever with this S7 Sportback. Of course, it looks the same as the eccentric looking A7 even the weirdest rear view known to man, but because it has the S, some body kits were equipped to make the scary even more scarier. What's even scarier is the S7 Sportback's new 4.0 TFSI engine.

This new 4.0 TFSI engine produces 420PS of power, 550 Nm of torque, 9.6L/100km of fuel economy, 225 g/km of CO2 emissions, 0-60mph in 4.7 seconds and top speed limited to 155mph. It was all down to this quick-shifting 7-speed S tronic transmission but wait. When you talk about 9.6L/100km, one such reason is the 4.0 TFSi engine's variable cylinder management that deactivates four of the eight cylinders when it senses full power isn't needed. Right?

Standard equipment includes xenon plus headlights with daytime running lamps that kill vampires (so long vampires!), driver information system with color display, and the MMI radio plus audio and operating system. If you want to blow all your pockets, you have a choice to go with options such as driver assistance and infotainment systems, Bluetooh online car phone, and much much more.

Available colors are Eissilber Metallic, Brillantschwarz, Ibisweiß, Gletscherweiß Metallic, Mondscheinblau Metallic, Havannaschwarz Metallic, Oolonggrau Metallic, Quarzgrau Metallic, Estorillblau Kristalleffekt, and Phantomschwarz Perleffekt.

My comment;

The scary-looking Audi A7 Sportback gets even more scarier with the new sportier S7 Sportback that addresses the likes of the Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG but I think its cool if you're a mad doctor because it has the meanest power you want to abuse with. Sadly, I am not impressed to have the Audi S7 because this is just another way to scare your kids even in the back.

Photo: AUDI A.G.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Let's Do The News! (June 13, 2012)

Now we will do the news and we begin with this...

ULTIMATE MADOKA

This is the ULTIMATE MADOKA 1/8 scale figure. It was remodeled from Madoka Kaname's final, ultimate form as seen from the final episode of the hit 2011 anime, Puella Magi Madoka Magica. From every angle, this figure can be the last figure you'll ever have before you die. The price for this outrageous curtain call is 14,800 Japanese Yen (Tax Included) so that is somewhat costly to put this ultimate figure on your bucket list. This figure will arrive on late 2012 but you can preorder one now and for a bonus, you will receive a B3 Size Ultimate Madoka Original Poster.



This figure is the ultimate swan song...literally. A swan song for the diehard Madoka fans.

(laughing)

Now, have you guys watched Game 1 of the NBA Finals? Miami vs. Oklahoma?

Yes.

Me too.

YAY!!!!

What?

Oklahoma wins game 1 against Miami! 105-94! Thunder defeats Heat!

WOO-HOO! GO OKC! GO OKC!

Aw no....I kinda feel pity to Miami Heat. I thought they're leading but the Oklahoma City Thunder's catching up and OKC win the game!

Take it easy Captain Conscious. Besides, Miami Heat's too useless. They're useless. Anyway, Oklahoma has won that battle but will they keep up on Game Two this Thursday (Friday if you live in Asia) or will Miami Heat has a new tactic? Find out soon!

Gosh, I really want to see (mmpphh mphhphph mmmmmhphpphph)

OKLAHOMA! OKLAHOMA! OKC! OKC! THUNDER THUNDER THUNDER!!!!

(applause)

Now anyway, enough about the euphora about OKC won Game 1 against MIA. I got some bad news. I got reports that there's a new typhoon coming in the Philippines under the name Butchoy. Funny name but poses a serious threat. So better buy something before the storm comes and when the storm comes, stay indoors okay?

Oh, and if you're an idiot student who really wish to have classes suspended because of Butchoy...fingers crossed.

(laughing)

NOBODY'S GOING TO BELIEVE IN THAT HAM!

So...um...move on to the next?

Yes! Moving on!

Right um...So, METAL GEAR ONLINE is gone, right? It's gone last night. June 12, 23:54 JST.

(awwww)

Yeah, Slow, sad to see METAL GEAR ONLINE come to an ending. It's sad to see loyalists shedding tears of MGO's demise. But guess what? They're now busy playing online multiplayers on CALL OF DUTY or BATTLEFIELD 3.

(laughing)

Now anyway, I picked up some info about the upcoming Rinne No Lagrange Kamogawa Days OVA/PS3 game hybrid disc. Here's the clip of what you can expect...



So...um...what you can expect here that it comes with the Kamogawa Days OVA and the Kamogawa Dream Match PS3 game all bundled into one blu-ray hybrid disc. It will come this August 23 only on Playstation3.

(oohhh)

Uh...you know what I like about those hybrid discs is because you can do two things; you can watching something and play a video game, all in one disc. That experience was occurred since the TEKKEN HYBRID. You know what? HYBRID DISCS ARE COOL

(laughing)

Yeah, hybrid discs are cool. I just think that most video game makers will do the same thing but in the meantime, only NAMCO BANDAI will do that.

(laughing)

Now, um...HEICO SPORTIV, famous Volvo tuner, they've tuned the new Volvo V40. Check it out...

Volvo V40 by Heico Sportiv
HEICO Sportiv V40

So, what they done from here that HEICO beefed up the ECU for the turbo five that boosts output from the car's standard 237 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque up to 266 hp and 269 lb-ft. For the looks, some quad exhausts, seven-spoke rims, and a body kit were included to complete the tuning process.


I was very impressed to see the guys from HEICO tuned up the all new V40 and for the better, they even made a V40 Touring Car of some sort...

Volvo V40 by Heico Sportiv
HEICO SPORTIV V40 Touring Car

Some say, this one's a bio-diesel racer. You wouldn't guess that this V40 Touring car's gone eco.


Amazing! But is it worth a wait?

I don't know. Still a bit of concept but this looks like the perfect alternative to the whole Top Gear BMW diesel touring car as seen from the 24 Hour race in Silverstone a few years ago.

(laughing)

Now anyway, bad news. I found reports that a Lamborghini Aventador smacked down a bike while they were at Imola

(awwww)


Well, luckily, no one was hurt except for the Aventador's front. What a shame for this....Lambo.

(laughing)

Yeah...What a shame for the Aventador's pretty face. It got some dents on it!

(laughing)

Quite unlucky. You have to be careful driving the Lamborghini Aventador because this car's worth more than what you expect to be. I only liked the Aventador because...this is brilliant for track day purposes. I saw that on Top Gear when Jeremy Clarkson drives one while James May drives an MP4-12C and Richard Hammond's in the Noble M600. On a result; the M600 is good at top speed, the MP4-12C works on city streets, and the Aventador works on racetracks (even though it didn't beat the lap time set by The Stig's Italian Cousin).

Uh, really? Remember the part that the M600's transmission broken?

(laughing)

Yeah. Maybe this M600 wasn't a bit reliable. Perhaps it can be difficult for a car raised by a small Leicester-based carmaker. He he he....

(laughing)

Speaking of Top Gear, there was a special Top Gear Festival coming to Durban, South Africa this Father's Day Weekend and I heard that they will be doing the most insane stunt of all time, involving some loop de loop on a buggy. 


(whoa)

Yeah, you have to be careful with this stunt. As it implies, a driver has to be about 24-26mph on the first loop. Slower and you're dropped but faster and you're gone, kind of....This whole 720 attempt needs only concentration to master this. A slight mistake can be deadly. Don't forget that and please, don't try this at home.

(laughing)

Now anyway, Karen Gillan, Amy Pond from Doctor Who, she was named Scottish Fashion Awards in Glasgow. Hooray for Amy Pond <3

(applause)


Yeah, hooray for the Scottish-born actress who played one of my favorite Doctor Who partners. Kinda cool for someone who was hailed from Scotland, right?

Yeah...but it kinda made me sad...

Why?

Well, Karen Gillan's Scottish. Any other famous personalities who were hailed from Scotland?

Let's see um...there was former Bond actor Sean Connery, former Doctor Who actor David Tennant, Ewan McGregor, Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid from Harry Potter movies), 300's Gerald Butler, folk singer Julia Fowlis, musician John McCusker, Kaye Adams...

..okay I have to stop here but it kinda reminds me of something...You know Scotland has two languages; English and Gaelic. How come they don't speak Gaelic? Do those Scottish personality speak Gaelic?

(laughing)

Is there a Scottish movie with Gaelic language? I wanna see one...

I'm afraid there were only few. There were only just a few Scottish Gaelic movies using Gaelic language. An encyclopedia told me that Scottish Gaelic make up about 1.3% of the Scottish population so it's rare to see some Scottish people speaking Gaelic, but if you live in Scotland, there is a channel that is too Gaelic to watch and it's the BBC Alba.

(laughing)

I give a challenge. Find me a Scottish celebrity, male or female, who can speak Gaelic.

(laughing)

I can't because it's hard to find one.

(laughing)

See? Remember, 1.3% of the Scottish population speak Gaelic! He he he....

AND THAT'S THE NEWS!!!

I'm talking about the Chevy Volt....

Chevrolet Volt runs deep...


I'm talking about the Chevrolet Volt. Unlike the Toyota Prius, this is more than just a hybrid because a Chevrolet Volt can be plugged in and offers an EPA-estimated 35 miles of zero emissions driving per full charge with the option and flexibility of a gas engine when you need it. Unlike the Nissan Leaf, the Volt offers 35 miles of gas and zero emissions driving and up to 375 total miles on a full charge with a full tank of gas. It's about more than the Nissan Leaf which offers a range of 73 miles on a full charge without the flexibility of a gas engine. Really?

Recharge side goes here

Refuel side goes here

Sure the Chevrolet Volt can't compete against the likes of the Nissan Leaf because both of them are in a very different league. While the Nissan Leaf is a full-fledged zero emissions electric vehicle, the Chevrolet Volt is a PLUG IN HYBRID vehicle. PHV, right? PHV! A PHV is a different kind of eco car that you can refuel it with petrol or recharge the batteries. This is somewhat more of a multi-tasker. This is designed for long trips and mostly, most eco-conscious drivers want to have one even though this is much more expensive than the Toyota Prius and the Nissan Leaf.

As told, the Chevrolet Volt has an electric drive unit and a 1.4L Internal Combustion engine combined for various purposes. The electric drive unit has a power output of 150HP and the torque output of 273 lb-ft. The Internal Combustion engine has a weaker power output of 80HP and if the electric drive unit's battery is out of charge, this engine will serve as a backup. While an electric charge was its first priority, the gasoline engine equipped on the Volt will serve for emergency purposes only.

When it was launched, the  initial availability starts at California (Los Angeles, San Francisco), Washington D.C., Michigan, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Texas. Later on, the Chevrolet Volt is now sold nationwide but sadly, where I came from, I can rarely see a Chevy Volt cruising around the streets of Seattle. In my point of view, it seems that there are most Leaf vehicles roaming around than the Volts.

Here in Forza Motorsport 4, this Chevrolet Volt is...um...let's be honest, it's hopeless. This was made for cruising, not for racing, and that's it.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Welcome Back: 2010 Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SV

WHOOOOAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!


The Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SV, this supercar, no wait, hypercar, is as wonderful as the president of the country where its made.

LP670-4 SV served as the "last special edition" of the Murcielago before production of the Murcielago, as well as its legendary V12 engine traced back to the Miura, ended in 2010, ending its decade-run tenure and the introduction of its replacement, the Aventador, in 2011. The 6.5L V12 engine was improved to produce 670PS of power. It is limited to 350 cars worldwide and costs 450,000 US Dollars. However, only 186 models were built before the factory has to be reserved for Aventador production. In 2010, there was a China Limited Edition launched exclusively in China that comes with the same specs but with a middle stripe on it.

In Top Gear, Richard Hammond flies to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to drive the Murcielago SV but it lost to a drag race against the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 at the streets of Abu Dhabi. With The Stig, the SV lapped the Top Gear Test Track in 1:19, as fast as the Ferrari Enzo.



This car was featured on Jeremy Clarkson's DVD, Duel, for the WHAT IS THE BEST CAR FOR DRIFTING segment. In the APPLE ON THE APEX APPLE ON THE EXIT test, the Murcielago SV failed.

Anyway, even its death in 2010, the Murcielago remains one of the all-time supercar or hypercar greats.

SCION FR-S

2013 Scion FR-S


*The TOYOTA 86 is sold as the SCION FR-S in North America

Inspired from the 2009 FT-86 Concept at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show and this is Toyota's first sports coupe in collaboration with Subaru, welcome to the dawn of the new Toyota as we know it today. That's right, ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the new SCION FR-S. A sportscar unlike any other.

The FR-S name is somewhat more like the deceased Toyota MR-S but the M letter has been replaced by the letter F. True to its name, this is an FR sports coupe. The exterior design of the FR-S is heavily inspired from the two FT-86 Concept cars, one by Tokyo and one from last year's Geneva. This provides a menacing appearance up close and personal and a prolific rear view, making this a very unique sportscar that was started as a concept and turned into a reality. On the side view, you can expect seeing the "86" logo with some pistons on it, which makes it also unique to the eyes of car enthusiasts.

Inside the FR-S, it's all business for the driver. The interior is just focused solely to be more race-inspired rather than being too comfy. If you look closely at the instrumental panel, you should notice that the tachometer looks somewhat similar to the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG but who cares? That instrument panel is a genuine "FR-S" trademark on it. Because this car's interior is not focused on being luxurious, the driver doesn't bother at all because he was surely focused for some thriller at Laguna Seca, Indianapolis, Road America, Road Atlanta, or Infineon Raceway.

Now, we're into the performance zone. Under the hood, the FR-S is equipped with a new 2.0L D-4S BOXER engine, which is a joint venture between Toyota and Subaru, and they called it FA20. The new FA20 engine develops 200PS of power and 205Nm of torque. It promises about combined MPG from 25 to 28. There are two transmission types available such as a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed Paddle Shit transmission. Those who are looking for some hardcore fun should prefer the 6-speed manual transmission because it completes the 86's characteristics. While the FR-S may not be the fastest, it excels in handling because of the sport-tuned suspension system. If the driver switches to Sport Mode, that sharpens the throttle response and handling, making this 86 a hoodlum you won't escape.

Is the FR-S safe? Well, yes because Toyota added some safety features to the 86, which makes it hard to explain what are those, such as the Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Limited Slip Differential, and six airbags. Uh, why I am explaining about the 86's safety? I don't need it because I always want to turn the traction control off and get this car to drive more dangerously if you're on Mt. Haruna.

Colors available on the FR-S are Raven, Asphalt, Ultramarine, Firestorm, Hot Lava, Argento, and Whiteout.

My comment:
Even with the Stateside name, the Scion FR-S brings the sport back to the car. This car was priced competitively to its rival, the 2012 Hyundai Genesis Coupe. This would be the most interesting must-have for a Scion fan.

Photo: Toyota Motor Sales USA

Monday, June 11, 2012

Why don't we have Twin Ring Motegi on Gran Turiismo 5?

TWIN RING MOTEGI?!!!


The Twin Ring Motegi (in East Section version) showed up in the final round of the Nissan GT Academy 2012. That served as the benchmark of who will make it to the Top 32. It kinda reminds me of something, WHY DON'T WE HAVE TWIN RING MOTEGI ON GRAN TURISMO 5?! That would be proper comedy. Ah yes, Twin Ring Motegi on GT5, I hope.

If that Nissan GT Academy 2012 is over, I sure hope that Gran Turismo 5 will bring back the Twin Ring Motegi as a DLC and I hope for them to bring new cars soon!

Let's Do The News! (June 11, 2012)

And now, the news! So, have you guys watched the Canadian GP race? Guess what? Lewis Hamilton won the race!


(audience applause)

Wow! Amazing!

Splendid work, Mr. Hamilton! Which means...

Which means what?

WELCOME TO THE SOCIETY OF SEVEN! HA HA HA!

(applause and laughter)

What Society of Seven?

Society of Seven. Earlier, we have Jenson Button, Alonso, Rosberg, S Vettel, Maldonado, and Webber taking turns of who's the victor and now we have Lewis Hamilton from McLaren-Mercedes who won the Canadian GP. That makes it Society of Seven!

(audience laughing)

Oh really?

Yes, and if a different F1 driver comes victorious in June 24's Europe GP race, we shall call it the SOCIETY OF EIGHT!

(audience laughing)

I never realized that this F1 2012 season is come bashing with alternate F1 drivers. I wonder who's next?

I don't know...

(audience laughing)

Well, see you on June 24 and we'll see who's next or which of these seven will be at it again...

Right. So moving on...Have you seen the Super GT race in Sepang, Malaysia?

No I'm not.

I'm not. I was in Anime Festival Asia Malaysia.

(laughing)

But don't worry because the folks at the Good Smile Company booth did featured a live streaming of the Sepang Super GT race, that's all. They've all been rooting for that Hatsune Miku Z4 GT3.

And how was it?

Not good...

(awwww)

The winner on the Sepang Super GT race, in the GT500 category was the wider HSV-010 driven by Takashi Kogure and Carlo Van Dam. In the GT300 race, the Hankook Porsche 911 GT3 R, driven by Masami Kageyama and Tomonobu Fujii, won that.

Uh, yeah. Most of us talked about that.

Right.

So um...How was the AFA MY experience?

Smooth and silk....It was fine. Those Malaysian otakus, it seems that their enthusiasm were fueled on that kind of event. It was incredible.

Can't believe he got a chance to visit Malaysia for some anime otaku convention.

You couldn't go. You have a choice. Go to Malaysia for some anime otaku or go to Canada for some F1 and you chose the F1 race.

Uh, what's that I'm not hearing?

Do you know what I'm hearing?

Oh yes! The NBA!

What?

Those hopeless Miami Heat, even when coached by a Filipino named Erik Spolstera, they kicked Boston Celtics' butt and advanced to the final to take down the Oklahoma City Thunder this week. 

Yeah, this week. If you live in Asia, that's June 13 but if you're Stateside, June 12 (6:00PM PT 9:00PM ET)

Anyone favor for Miami Heat to win? Anybody?

(audience raising hands)

Just a few! Few!

Few people favored of Heat kicking Thunder's butt.

And anyone favored that Oklahoma City will shove down Miami's throat at the finals?

(audience raising hands)

Yay! Most of the people favored to have Oklahoma City shove down Miami's throat!

(applause and laughter)

(Whisper)Lebron James is useless...Dwayne Wade's rubbish...everyone at Miami Heat's rubbish...

Uh, I think I'm still in favor of Miami Heat to win. I had high hopes because of that Filipino coach, Spolstera, to manage the team.

Uh, pal, anyone who supports Heat is a bit too rubbish. This isn't democracy, it's a dictatorship and I'm dictating that Thunder will prevail over Heat this Wednesday/Tuesday!

(laughing)

Now yesterday that Manny Pacquiao, our favorite boxer of all time, was unexpectedly EXTERMINATED by Timothy "Desert Storm" Bradley while we watched the fight.

Yeah, absolutely that most of the Manny Pacquiao fans club, which is a provision of Manny Pacquiao fans worldwide, have gone enraged.

Even some of the people say "I'M GOING TO SEND TOP RANK AND E-MAIL AND I DON'T CARE IF THEY DON'T READ IT!!!"

(audience laughing)

Uh, guys. Still could be worse. Gets physical. Here's someone say "IF I SEE TIMOTHY BRADLEY IN THE STREETS, I WILL POO MY HAND AND THROW IT AT IT!!!"

(audience laughing)

Well poo it to someone else's house! It's not that hard! It's like an assassination plot, when you encounter a red laser beam and a few seconds later, BANG!

(audience laughing)

Well, guess what? Someone at the birthday party singing something that clears everything up...

My heart is sore
My Manny Pacquiao is no more
It was a fight against Bradley
in Las Vegas
And now those Top Rank wazzocks 
favored that Tim Bradley won the fight
I hate Timothy Bradley
And everyone from Top Rank Promotions
But mainly Timothy Bradley
I want my Manny Pacquiao back

(audience laughing)

Well, how was it? Terrible remarks?

Yeah, terrible. That girl really hate Tim Bradley and everyone from Top Rank Promotions but mainly Bradley. He he he

(audience laughing)

Uh, enough with that whole story um...past is past. So, I just picked up a message saying that after the success of the Anime Festival Asia Malaysia that they said they will be going to Indonesia this September 1 to 2. This is not a joke, this is the REAL DEAL. More updates coming at the official AFA Facebook page. Fingers crossed you otakus in Indonesia because you might be hoping that this day will come.

(wow)

Anyway, can I just say that I saw something internet that there was a 2nd Lexus LFA arrived in the Philippines  courtesy of some SMUGGLER in Quezon City! You wouldn't guess what? There was a smuggled red LFA roaming around the Metro!

(audience laughing)

Wait, smuggled? What?

You know, Lexus Manila obtained a white Lexus LFA and it was not for sale and for display purposes only but how come someone SMUGGLED a red Lexus LFA? Wouldn't you believe that?! SOMEONE...SMUGGLED THE LEXUS LFA!!! COLORED RED!!!!

(laughing)

To all of you in the Philippines, if you spotted a red Lexus LFA showboating around the streets of Metro Manila, better call the Bureau of Customs to report it and find someone responsible of smuggling a Lexus LFA.

Yeah, good luck finding that! Ha ha ha!

(laughing)

Idiot smugglers. I can see why SMUGGLING IS MORE FUN IN THE PHILIPPINES...

Um...May I interrupt, it appears someone smuggled a 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe...

A 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe was smuggled by
someone in the Philippines

Wha....DAMN! DAMN THOSE SMUGGLERS!!!

(laughing)

It seems that Philippines can't stop smuggling almost everything! The Bureau of Customs are now weak at stopping them. Can't believe that those smugglers have gone even more mental than ever. Remember the news when former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo crushed several smuggled cars? Yep, you heard that right. The government crushed the smuggled cars.

Can't believe it! Hyundai Asia Resources, act quickly. Please bring the 2013 Santa Fe to the Philippines before those idiotic smugglers rushed to get one!

(laughing)

This is just unbelievable...I can see now the reason about HARI not bringing the Veloster to the Philippines fueled several smugglers to smuggle the Veloster. It's like what some smugglers from Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia want to smuggle a Toyota Vellfire because they want to. I want to be a Customs chief to stop this smuggling trend.

(laughing)

..And that's the news. Thank You and if you see a red Lexus LFA in Manila, call the Bureau of Customs to report it.

Welcome Back: 2011 BMW Z4 sDrive35is

This game, Forza Motorsport 4, is the natural home of the quad-cam 84-litre carnivores. From the Murcielago to the Raptor, they have them all. They even have keepers to tame them, Forza Motorsport 4 is JURASSIC PARK but no dinosaurs involved and I'm in a middle of a spring watch...

Z34 and E89 doing jurassic practices

The BMW Z4 E89 is the latest incarnation of the Z4. The first generation BMW Z4 was in a form of a soft-top roadster but this second-generation Z4, launched at the 2009 NAIAS in Detroit, is now a hard-top roadster. It was built in Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany.

Unlike the old Z4, it is 148mm longer, 9mm wider, 2.5mm in wheelbase and it's 150 to 235kg heavier. The retractable hardtop can be folded up or down in 20 seconds.

The Z4 sDrive 35i has a new 7-speed double-clutch transmission. Models like the 23i and the 30i comes with a six-speed AT with Steptronic. Most models have 6MT standard.

Seen here is the sDrive35is model of the Z4 E89, it has a twin-turbocharged N54B30 engine that produces 340PS of power and 450Nm of torque. It comes with an M Sports Package including M Aerodynamics Package and adaptive M Suspension featuring electronically controlled dampers.

Jeremy Clarkson reviewed the BMW Z4 E89 on Top Gear alongside the Nissan 370Z (Fairlady Z Z34). With The Stig, it set a lap time of 1.28.2, slower than the Nissan Z34.

It was featured on Richard Hammond's Top Gear Uncovered DVD as part of a lesson on how to make a Top Gear Road Test. It even have a drag race against a jet-powered RC toy car and the Z4 won against the RC toy car, which ended up exploded the Vauxhall Omega, the Top Gear training car.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Welcome Back: 2008 Ferrari 430 Scuderia

Scud Rocking good times...


This is Ferrari's answer to the Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera. It's called the Ferrari 430 Scuderia.

Ferrari's 430 Scuderia is a hardcore lightweight version of the Ferrari F430. It was revealed by Michael Schumacher at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show and it was made to compete against lightweight versions such, even the Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera. It lost 100kg of weight and the V8 engine now produces 515PS of power. The Scuderia comes with a semi-automatic transmission called Superfast2 that has faster shift time of 60 milliseconds. 0-60mph in 3.6 seconds and it has a top speed of 198mph.

Jeremy Clarkson reviewed this in one episode of Top Gear and thanks to The Stig, the Scuderia set a lap time of 1:19.7, faster than the SLR McLaren.

In Clarkson's DVD, Thriller, the Scuderia is faster than the Gallardo Superleggera round the Snetterton Track courtesy of The Stig, who was very angry when Jeremy Clarkson blew him up in a dynamite powered Mercedes.

This car is listed as a unicorn car. How do you get it? I'm afraid you have to find out to yourself....

Welcome Back: 2009 Ford Focus RS

Sadly, we don't have to hear any more of that because we have to head back playing Forza Motorsport 4. And this...

Sure, the McLaren can kick the Focus RS's but on the track
but what about on a public road?!

It's a 2009 Ford Focus RS. It has a 2.5L turbocharged 5-cylinder engine that produces three times more than what you got from the old VW Rabbit GTi. You can't just send 300HP to the front because it might come off but Focus RS has a special suspension feature called "Revo-Knuckles". How does Revo-Knuckles work? Set aside, call James May and serve some tea because...just like Jeremy Clarkson, I don't know how does Revo-Knuckles feel like on the 2009 Ford Focus RS.

Whatever. The Revo-Knuckles allows the 2009 Ford Focus RS to handle the bends and sling shot its way down the next straight although it's been powered by ammo-nitrate. There are some people say that there are so many opponents that can match the RS’s competence on track or its fun-to-drive factor. I may have said that once but is it true?

Contrary, that car appeared in one episode of Top Gear against the Renault Megane R26.R, a stripped-up version of the Renault Megane which Forza 4 doesn't have one. The Focus RS lapped the Top Gear test track in 1.29.3 but it was beaten by the Renault Megane R26.R's 1.28.1 lap time.

Then, this car was featured on Jeremy Clarkson's DVD, Duel. He had a race against The Stig and the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder round the Ascari Race Resort and then the Focus RS lost by a mega huge margin. Not only that, gets worse. The Focus RS lost the race from Ascari Race Resort to a bar in Puerto Banus.

Despite that, the 2009 Ford Focus RS is a brilliant hot hatch but that's all it is...

We gonna be killed and eaten by Bradley fans!

What are we gonna do? What are we gonna do? We gonna be killed and eaten by Timothy Bradley fans!

(audience laughing)

I should explain that those scores proven that Manny Pacquiao did better than Timothy Bradley but...

...but those split decisions and judging are something a bit controversial. It was proven that Timothy Bradley exterminated Manny Pacquiao like the Daleks!

Absolutely. It's like VICTORY OF THE DALEKS!

(audience laughing)

Yes. It's kinda more of a metaphor but sure. It's like Pacman got exterminated by the Daleks!

(audience laughing)

Exactly. So if you're reading this, Jinkee Pacquiao, okay, wife of Manny Pacman Pacquiao, and kids. It wasn't our fault why Pacman got exterminated by Bradley. And now gentlemen, if I might make a suggestion...RUN!

RUN!

Let's go! See yah! Good bye everyone!

Banana Split HOT ISSUE June 9, 2012

Even with Kim Chiu guested on the June 9, 2012 episode of ABS-CBN's Banana Split, there's no stopping the madness occurred each in every corner, even their take on the CJ Corona impeachment. So anyway, what's what for this HOT ISSUE?

1) Hiwalayan ng mga showbiz couples, pinag-uusapan ng madlang pipols!

Uso ang hiwalayan...split!
Sa showbiz lamang yan...split
Una si Grace Lee't P-Noy...split!
Ating pag-usapan...split!
Sinundan ng Melason...split!
Marami ang nashock...split!
At ang twin sis ni Melai...split!
Siya rin ay hiwalay...split!
Angel at Derek, break na...split!
Lahat ay nabigla...split!
Pati John Lloyd-Shaina...split!
Daming intriga...split!
Heto ang latest Mare...split!
Si John at si Bianca...split!
Meron daw na 3rd party...split!
Lahat naloloka...split!

Break-up...
Is More fun...
But not so fun...
Not so fun in the Philippines! (Kaya nga!)

Kaya wish namin sana...split!
Mafix ang broken heart...pls!
Parang itong si Melai...what?
Meron nang Melayan...sweet!
Napaka-sweet!

2) Puspusang training ng pambansang kamao na si Manny Poohkyaw, todo-higpit sa mga press!
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