Saturday, November 17, 2012

"May dala akong pang-meryenda!"

On the November 16, 2012 episode of Bubble Gang...

- Sampal gags

- Whose employee does he trust?

- Hey Security Guard! What time will you go home?

- Sketch courtesy of Mister Donut's Chunky Bavarian Donuts.

- Meet an expert albularyo who can heal you in an instant!

- Hospital arrest? Banned from entering a different country? Sorry sir but that's your problem right now...

- May dala akong pang-meryenda! Bubble Gang does Jollibee Crispy Wings by spoofing this ad as JONIBEE CRISPY WINGS!

- Trust me, you wouldn't enjoy having a conversation with a MAMA BELLAS...

- You may now divorce the bride...

- A sales agent promoting beauty products for those men who think they're women...

Let's Do The News! (November 17, 2012)

Pudsey takes over Peugeot logo

And now, on that bombshell, it's the news and in case you're wondering what's going on with the Peugeot logo being replaced by Pudsey the bear, it's because it's to commemorate BBC Children in Need 2012. I know, here in Great Britain, Children in Need is the best day ever because this is a festival for a cause.

What cause?

As I see, here in Britain, there are so many establishments and even schools which were selected as Children In Need's contributors. Their proceeds will go to help underprivileged children worldwide, those who are sick, mentally-challenged, cancer, disability, poverty, you get the idea. I mean come on, this is the best day ever.

Why?

I've seen some high-school teens having fun cosplaying themselves for a cause. Then, I've seen ladies having their nails painted to look like Pudsey's for Show Your Spots,  one-off special episodes from one of BBC's best shows, newscasters taking on Top Gear's Star in a Reasonably Priced Car, the best concerts from some of the biggest stars, especially the famed One Direction, and...

Wait, hold it! The biggest thing to happen on BBC Children In Need 2012 is the prologue and trailer to this year's Doctor Who Christmas Special. Right?

Oh yes. On that event, the prologue to this year's Christmas Special, titled The Great Detective, sees The Doctor meets up with some old allies, as seen on A Good Man Goes To War.

Old allies? Who are they?

Let's see, there was this Silurian named Madame Vastra, her sidekick Jenny, and a Sontaran named Strax. These guys who helped The Doctor rescue Amy at Demon's Run and now they're back. Roll the clip!



My...word...

Great, isn't it? And now, in BBC Children in Need 2012, they've featured the first trailer for this year's Christmas Special. Officially, the name of the Doctor Who 2012 Christmas Special is titled The Snowmen, and this is the first time we see Jenna Louise-Coleman in action.

Ahem, this is her second time.

Oh yeah, her second time because she was the souffle girl from the Series 7 opener, who turned into a Dalek. Who was she again?

Oswin Oswald.

Right. So here in The Snowmen, this is a different Jenna Louise Coleman we're expected.

And...the name which Jenna Louise Coleman served as The Doctor's latest companion is Clara.

Clara?

Yeah. It's confirmed by the BBC. Jenna Louise Coleman is Clara, the latest companion to The Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith). Roll the clip...



(cheers and applause)

That is simply great. The Doctor and the gang as well as his newest companion, who is Clara, are facing the biggest threat occurred in Victorian London. Question is, is The Doctor responsible for bringing bad dreams to the children of Victorian London? Or was it someone else? Find out this Christmas 2012!

Yeah! Absolutely brilliant! Makes me wanna say GERONIMO!

Indeed. (laughing) Now let's move on while waiting for Christmas to experience the fun with The Doctor and his newest partner. Ahem. A couple of weeks ago, Nissan launched the updated version of the GT-R supercar with sharper engine response, improved driving stability, improved chassis, and something something something

2013 Nissan GT-R



(audience laughing)

Anyway, Nissan said that they want to put the GT-R to the Nurburgring again to see if any improvements worked and guess what? 7 minutes and 19.1 seconds!

What?

7 minutes and 19.1 seconds! That makes it the ninth-quickest street-legal vehicle in history around the famous Nordschleife circuit!

So that's...

Faster than the 2012 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 or even the 2009 Dodge Viper ACR but a few seconds slower than the Donkervoort D8 RS.

Scoop: http://www.caradvice.com.au/199112/2013-nissan-gt-r-sets-ninth-quickest-nurburgring-lap-time-in-history/

Unbelievable, it seems that every year, the GT-R keeps on improving and improving and improving until they had enough and let it either die or regenerate to a different one, but I think this is a wonderful achievement that Nissan made to their supercar.

Yeah, seems that Godzilla's getting stronger and stronger until he's aged and retired or regenerate like Doctor Who...

(audience laughing)

Hush now buddy don't be so timey-wimey about it. Anyway, Mercedes-Benz is going to exhibit a different kind of vehicle, I mean, what I'm saying is that there was a design contest in Los Angeles, challenging other carmakers to design a car set in the near future and for Mercedes-Benz, this is their entry to this year's Los Angeles Design Challenge. Take a look...

Mercedes-Benz Ener-G-Force concept

What's this?

This is what they called it the Ener-G-Force concept but what I think that this is somewhat a future G-Class set in the year 2025, which is the main basis for the LA Design Challenge.

Scoop: http://www.autoblog.com/2012/11/16/mercedes-benz-ener-g-force-concept-is-a-g-class-for-the-future/

Yeah, this is what a future-set Mercedes offroader feels like. I thought it would be something a bit futuristic, something like...well you get the idea. I wonder if this look perfect if this was in a dystopia...

(audience laughing)

Hey buddy, enough of the jerky stuff right now because here in the 2012 LA Auto Show, Fiat will exhibit an electric version of the 500 supermini. Here it is...

2014 Fiat 500e
It's called the 500e and it's an electric 500 which will arrive next year. Some people say that this is somewhat a competitor to the Mitsubishi i-MiEV, which is also an electric car for the masses. Sadly not much info yet right about now.

Hey, one thing that bothers me that this electric 500 has some different bumper which is white. What's this? Some car with a shaving cream on its face?

(audience laughing)

This is a bawdy looking car! Looks like this car needs some shaving on it!!! Maybe this car had a beard on its bumper!!!

(audience laughing)

Shhh...Shut up fat bloke. Listen. While we're on the subject on the #amalyaer lady who yelled at the lady guard a few days ago, do we think that we have learned something during the #amalayer fiasco?

#amalayer?

The rude passenger who yelled at the lady guard caught on video and then became viral and then now recognized on TV sets. Paula Jaime Salvosa, that's the name of the Amalayer lady, which is a word for "I'm A Liar?", who became an overnight sensation through a one-minute footage. I wonder what's going on?

Seems that this reputation made her shut off her social media accounts and now facing herself as the laughing stock of the crowd.

Oh...

Wonder if this could happened again? At least this whole #Amalayer story is now becoming popular. Even Vice Ganda does that on Showtime. Amalayer? Amalayer!!! May pinagaralan ako! I'm just returning the favor!

(audience laughing)

Guess this is even more better than AM I BOVVERED... (laughing) And oh, if you're in the US, then Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part 2 is now showing and this is the last ever Twilight movie we'll ever see. The final moment for Bella and Edward Cullen, who is a vampire, facing their final fate. Seems that the war between Vampires and werewolves have now reached to its climax.

Awww...Seems that with Twilight series gone for good, guess vampires and werewolves are now seriously uncool by many. Like when wizards are now seriously uncool when the Harry Potter series ended with The Deathly Hallows Part 2 last year.

That seems sad but hey, there's The Vampire Diaries and Teen Wolf. These TV shows will keep vampires and werewolves cool, which is now zombies are sub-zero thanks to The Walking Dead.

Sub-zero? You mean that zombies are the coolest? Sigh...Thanks to The Walking Dead, zombies are becoming much of a trending topic. I heard that there's going to be a summer film next year called World War Z about a scientist trying to stop the zombie pandemic.

Another thing which is sub-zero is the upcoming Hobbit, which stars Martin Freeman from Sherlock, then The Hunger Games, which the second chapter, titled Catching Fire, is due next year or so. There's also time travel coolness, which make it sub-zero courtesy of Doctor Who.

Is the Sherlock Holmes coolness being part of it?

Well, that works. Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock, Elementary, well that's S.H. coolness. That's what we think. And on that bombshell, that's the news! Wanna eat at Speedy's?

Would I? Sure, I'll come.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Forza Horizon: Are Camaros are better than Mustangs?

Road trip with the new ZL1

Although, it is difficult to say why would some muscle car enthusiasts agree that Camaros are better than Mustangs but to me, how come there are a handful of people thinking that the Chevy Camaro, the unsuccessful one in the muscle car era, is much better than the Ford Mustang, the successful one in the muscle car era.

Take this for example, the Chevrolet ZL1 Camaro which I am driving on Forza Horizon. This car maybe over a hundred horsepower less than the 2013 Shelby GT500, which is America's most powerful car ever made, but how come there are so many loyalists to this car rather than this? Wait a minute...

I once read an article from the ZL1's chief engineer about the advent of the 662HP 2013 GT500 and he said that even with a hundred horsepower increase for the Blue Ovals, the 2013 GT500 will still not match the technology and sophistication of the 2012 Camaro ZL1. Really? I don't think so because...horsepower is king in the world where "no replacement for displacement," are gone. 2013MY GT500 is king, Ford Motor Company is king. The end...

Oh, anyway, while the arguments will remain in every car enthusiasts' brains, the ZL1 tries to shake off its image thanks to its standard Magnetic Ride Control, standard Performance Traction Management, and standard track-capable equipment such as a rear-differential cooler, brake cooling ducts, and an engine and transmission cooler.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Kia The New K7

GENTLEMAN CLASS

2013 Kia K7


Having been around for about three years, the Kia K7, the first of the Kia K-series of sedans, gets some minor refreshments on the outside and hey, would you look at that, The New K7 kinda looks like its bigger brother, the flagship K9 premium sedan.  Look at the front face, it seems that the trademark Tiger Nose has been retouched and refreshed to give this signature Kia look a fresh leaf to move around in the streets of Gangnam. What surprises me is the interior...

2013 Kia K7 interior
The interior too would be familiar by many because the refreshed interior kinda looks like it was borrowed from the K9 so you maybe expecting some of its luxury amenities that the K9 had as well as this lovely analog clock for some added luxuriousness. Not only the new interior made it even more luxurious, it even comes with the uvo telematics system. Don't know? Here's a good recap:

This telematics sytems allows the driver to start the car remotely using a smartphone. Also, you can have uvo immobilize the new K7 just if someone unexpectedly stole your car. That's questions get information.

Understood? Good. Now, back to the subject to the K7 because for this model, we are expecting four engine types available such as the 3.3 GDi, 3.0 GDi, 2.4 GDi, and 3.0 LPi. Three GDi's and one LPi engine, good luck smuggling these models. Anyway, the one with the 3.3 GDi engine is the most powerful K7 ever with a power output of 294PS while the most fuel efficient K7 was the one with the 2.4 GDi engine that promises a combined fuel economy of 11.3km/L. Most of these are mated with a 6-speed automatic transmission in case you're wondering.

So, how can I sum this car up? Well, this is the best looking K7 ever since its 3-year tenure when it was launched in November 2009. Those who are trying to be a big-shot would be somewhat want to drive one of these because it's fully loaded with some of the most luxury components that European luxury saloons have. However, don't be so excited yet because pretty soon, with the K7 minor change out now in South Korea, other countries may follow shortly soon such as the Middle East, Peru, Brazil, China, and a few countries were K7's are sold as Cadenza. Yes, they're very few countries and they are made only in left-hand drive. Uh-huh, left-hand drive markets exclusively. Period.

Available colors: Snow White Pearl, Bright Silver, Satin Metal, Platinum Graphite, and Aurora Black Pearl.

PRICE LIST:


2.4 GDI 프레스티지 - 30,400,000 Won
2.4 GDI 프레스티지 스페셜 - 31,600,000  Won
2.4 GDI 기본형 - 29,350,000  Won
3.0 GDI 프레스티지 - 34,500,000  Won
3.0 GDI 프레스티지 스페셜 - 37,100,000  Won
3.3 GDI 노블레스 - 42,200,000 Won




Photo: Kia Motors

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

THE RUDE PASSENGER

The Rude Passenger


Breaking news, folks! Breaking news! I watched some video from a Facebook page that belongs to someone named Gregory Paulo Llamoso. It goes like this...

"I was about to leave Santolan LRT 2 Station sa may Marcos Highway kanina, but a loud voice caught my attention and all the people present there, ang lakas ng boses niya even she was small..Buti nalang the Lady Guard exhibited the right behavior. She did not fight back and she just kept cool and said her sorry. She didn’t even utter foul words against the bully passenger. I dont know the side of the story but some Bystander told me na sinita siya ng Lady Guard kasi mali ang pinasukan niyang way but the passengers behavior surprised me, sobrang degrading naman yung ginawa niya sa Lady Guard her arrogance and misplaced sense is aliving proof that being a true woman requires more than just privileged education and breeding parang siya ang walang pinag-aralan in that case sayang hindi ko alam school niya., pinuntahan ko nalang yung Head ng security and suggested na dalhin sa office yung babaeng nagwawala hindi in public, nagkaroon tuloy ng Scandal dun na really an unacceptable behavior...I don't care how this incident started, nobody has the right to treat another person--especially one who's merely performing a low-paying job just to put food on the table--this way.


GUSTO KO SANA IPADALA SA TV PATROL/24 ORAS hehe"

Video:



Source: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=4750558884448

How rude for someone who yells at a female security guard...

Let's Do The News! (November 14, 2012)

So, you had to admit that neither of these crossovers are good, right?

Kind of. The new Mitsubishi Outlander's a bit suitable for an average salaryman while the new Forester is kinda made for the outdoorsman. However, choosing which of these two crossovers is my pick is not easy. I mean look at it...

2013 Subaru Forester

2013 Mitsubishi Outlander

It's Free Willy vs. the ninja turtle...

(audience laughing)

Get it?

Yeah, I do get it now. I said that a few weeks ago...

Right, the news and with the announcement of the all new Forester, Subaru announced a new special edition model for the 2013MY Legacy range, which were tuned by STi.

2013 Subaru Legacy Touring Wagon tS

So, the tS special model is back for a limited time only, eh?

Exactly, all of the STi peripherals, the suspension, the steering, as well as the speedo that converts from the JDM norm 180kmh to 260kmh, they're all equipped on this STi-tuned variants of the Touring Wagon and the B4.


Ahem, tell you what, I've been annoyed by some particular moron asking what is a top speed of some Japanese minivan and tell you what? YOU CAN'T MEASURE A JAPANESE CAR'S TOP SPEED YOU...SPEEDO BOY!

(audience laughing)

What are you talking about?

You see, in Japan, all Japanese-made cars have speedos that read up to 180kph. I'm not sure why but it's the Japanese government's policy. This also applies on some JDM sportscars in the 90's like for instance the Silvia, the Skyline, the Supra, the GTO (Mitsubishi), any 90's JDM cars you know. They do have the same problem. It's the 180kph speedo that sends JDM enthusiasts to an outrage.

You know that there are some Japanese cars that had an exception to the 180kph policy, like the Lexus, which is the luxury brand of Toyota Motor Corporation. Their cars used to have speedos that read up to 180kph but with some dramatic policy changes, the cars from Lexus had their speedos updated to either from either 220, 240, up to 260kph. The CT has a speedo that reads up to 220kph, the new GS we looked that up since January reads up to 260kph, the RX has a speedo reads up to 240kph.

Oh....

You know what other Japanese cars that were exempted to the 180kph regulation?

What is it Slow?

Lancer Evo. X - speedo reads up to 300kph. Mirage - made in Thailand, speedo reads up to 200kph. Nissan GT-R - speedo reads up to 340kph. There's more...or rather less...

Anything else?

I'll look that up...

(audience laughing)

Better move on to the next one because Captain Slow's slow at researching stuff. Anyway, for the first time ever, the Motor Trend 2013 Car of the Year is the Tesla Model S.

2012 Tesla Model S
Tesla Model S

No kidding! This electric sports sedan silently won the 2013 Car of the Year according to Motor Trend! So, any takers?

(audience murmuring)

Guess they're not talking...


Uh....I do...

(audience laughing)

Not now James! No time for you to blabber yourself because you're a waste of time!

(audience laughing)

Uh, hey now, did you watched the Top Gear 50 Years of Bond Cars special on BBC America?

Yes, indeed! But most memorable moment on the episode was this!



Most memorable moment ever, and hey, it's even better than making an invisible van using nothing but TV sets and some stuff...

Yeah, I know. But still, a James Bond-style submarine Lotus is more than enough to celebrate James Bond's 50th anniversary!

Yeah....Oh! Hey now, you know the upcoming BBC Children in Need 2012? Guess what? In this event, they're going to air the prologue to the upcoming Doctor Who 2012 Christmas Special, which will be airing this Christmas Day.

A prologue? Prequel?

Yeah, it's a one-off scene made for this year's Children in Need event and they're going to air the teaser trailer after this. Who's excited?

(audience murmuring)

They're all excited and oh, got some memo for the big moment...says here that in the Christmas special, The Doctor (Matt Smith) will meet up with an old ally.

Huh?

I read that on the official Doctor Who tumblr page...says here...

"Welcome The Doctor (Matt Smith) and his newest companion (played by Jenna Louise-Coleman) as the two cross paths with the homoreptilian Silurian Madame Vastra (Neve McIntosh) and her cohort Jenny (Catrin Stewart)."

Wait a minute...Madame Vastra? And her cohort Jenny? Wasn't that from the episode called A Good Man Goes To War, the one when The Doctor assembles his own team of some sorts to rescue Amy Pond?

Yes. Seems that they're back on that Christmas episode. Speaking of which, Jenna Louise Coleman, the actress you've been longing for because of souffle girl...

(audience laughing)

...is there. Hopefully, better start finding the best souffle recipes, James...Start looking for some delicious souffle recipes and then EGGS-STIR-MIN-ATE...

(audience laughing)

Hey now. There's going to be a sequel from the 2009 movie, Nativity and as I heard, David Tennant, who was the 10th Doctor from Christmas Day 2005 to New Year's Day 2010, was going to replace Martin Freeman, who was Dr. John Watson in BBC's Sherlock for the sequel. However, as I read through the BBC Anglophenia page, I find something really juicy, you know what I mean?

What juicy, Jezza?

It's this...

"As we know, Freeman is tied up with Shelock and The Hobbit. While he will be missed, we welcome Tennant to take on the dual-role as the unsuspecting teacher Mr. Peterson who, with his class, goes up against his golden boy twin brother (also played by Tennant) in the primary school ‘Song for Christmas’ competition. Mr. Peterson isn’t alone in his quest with his lovely wife, played by Gavin and Stacey’s Joanna Page, in his corner. As well, the delightful and hilarious Marc Wooton (Nativity) makes his return as the good hearted but sometimes menacing teaching assistant Mr. Poppy."

Source: http://www.bbcamerica.com/anglophenia/2012/11/watch-nativity-2-trailer-starring-david-tennant/

See anything wrong?

Uh...Is it because Dr. John Watson being replaced by the 10th Doctor for Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger?

No. Look closely, Hammo...

Uh....

Look closely and look...

Uh...What is it?

Read: "As we know, Freeman is tied up with Shelock and The Hobbit."

Oh....

See? Typo errors! Someone forgot the letter R in the name! Who's that? Shelock? Shelock Holmes?

(audience laughing)

This is what I found on tumblr about that typo in the Nativity II post:

"You don’t know Shelock? Shelock Holmes and Docto John Watson? The fist two seies ae about his epic battle against Moiaty. It’s a geat show. Wee huge fans of Shelock."

image
Thanks for the heads up

(audience laughing)

Seems that BBC America's Anglophenia page got some misspelling fail. Ha ha ha...

Yeah, who knows they wee wong...(laughing)

(audience laughing)

Ahem...enough of the laughter regarding Anglophenia spelling problems. Time to get serious...

What?

Tomorrow, I'm going to the 2012-2013 Seattle Auto Show at CenturyLink Field, which will run tomorrow up until Sunday.

Why?

The latest and hottest cars are featured. I go there every year...

Oh...okay...

Wanna go?

Oh, sorry fat guy. My hands are full...

Me too...

(audience laughing)

Fine! In fact, on that bombshell, that's the news! Be sure to pick up the copy of the newest Call of Duty game called Black Ops 2. Future-set warfare and it's best. Sure is enough to surprise attack your pals...

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Subaru Forester Fourth Generation (SJ)

2013 Subaru Forester

Hard to admit it that the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander we looked that last month really do like Free Willy in a big way but now Subaru pulled out their trump card by regenerating their crossover, the Forester, to a whole new level. Nice new look, looks better than the new Outlander in every tangible way. Also, the new, fourth generation Forester, has something that the new Outlander had; the added grunt.

The new Mitsubishi Outlander has a choice of a 2.0L engine and a 2.4L engine. This new Subaru Forester has two engine types; a 2.0L naturally aspirated engine called the FB20 and the brand new FA20 DIT engine first seen on the facelifted 2013 Legacy...

It's Subaru's first SUV to have EyeSight version 2 safety system that has a feature that automatically brakes in a near-collision situation...

FB20 models come with either a 6-speed MT or improved Lineartronic CVT while FA20 DIT variants known as the 2.0XT come exclusively with a CVT nonsense, just like the Legacy...

And it's served with Symmetrical AWD...

2013 Subaru Forester interior

So, how did Subaru invested just to regenerate the Forester to a totally different crossover that feels a bit civilized? Well, when you think about it, this new Forester doesn't seem to be so half-bad but sadly there's no soul, there's no heart, and it's not that all desperately impractical. Look at the interior for instance, it seems that it's straight from the Impreza, just like the previous model which has the familiar interior. Although I may think that this is is the bulkier brother of the Impreza, the Forester seems to work if you're a soccer mom taking her kids to school, then went out for grocery shopping, and for work, and lots of stuff. However, because this is the new model, I think that Subaru tries to shrug off the soccer mom image but no. It's still a soccer mom car pumped up.

A new Forester with the FB20 engine mated to a 6-speed MT would be fine but it isn't a serious car, it doesn't have much sense to use it on an everyday but for the one with the FB20 mated to a Lineartronic CVT, that's made for everyday use. CVT's are made for better fuel economy and smooth riding but it has the canal boat-like feeling every time when you floor it. If you have the same thought on the 2.0XT model, which the exterior can be differentiated by a shouty front face, I'd guess I'd basically plug my ears with headphones rather than hearing the canal boat sounds of the CVT mode or if I switch the Lineartronic CVT in 6-speed manual mode, it wasn't so bad. It doesn't feel like a Justy of yesteryears and it doesn't always hum to the sound of Chicago's Saturday in the Park.

Here's the thing, if you're careful, the new Forester with the FB20 engine and idling stop combined will get you up to 15.2kmpl of fuel consumption. The fuel consumption of the Forester 2.0XT (the one with the FA20 DIT engine on it) though, will be approximately 13.2kmpl. Hang on a minute, a 15.2kmpl on the new Forester with the FB20 engine and idling stop is about the same as the fuel economy of the new Mitsubishi Outlander's 2.0L engine with AS&G feature.

2013 Subaru Forester

It's still a crossover made for the outdoorsmen. You can drive it offroad and you can make it dirty thanks to its SYMMETRICAL AWD that adorned most Subarus for years but now, there's a new feature which is a first for this new model. It's the X-MODE system and this new feature enhances the stability of the new Forester in tough terrain. Whether if you're on gravel, sand, or snow, the X-MODE lets the engine, transmission, and VDC controlled cooperatively and with the X-MODE's hill descent control, it can maintain the same speed while driving down a steep hill.

Pricing? The new Forester will cost you about 2,089,500 Yen, that's cheaper than the new Outlander and that makes it a great value. Wait, hang on a minute....did I say...that's 337,500 Yen less than the new Outlander? Spoilers! But still, it's not the River Song type of spoilers, this is the bargain of the holiday season. With that affordability, I think this is the best choice for those who can't afford the new Outlander.

Better still, this crossover is all about being a somebody rather than a nobody...

AVAILABLE COLORS: Satin White Pearl, Ice Silver Metallic, Dark Grey Metallic, Crystal Black Silica, Venetian Red Pearl, Deep Cherry Pearl, Burnish Bronze Metallic, and Deep Sea Blue Pearl

PRICE LIST:

2.0 i 4WD 6-speed MT - 2,089,500 Yen
2.0 i 4WD CVT - 2,089,500 Yen
2.0 i-L 4WD 6-speed MT - 2,404,500 Yen
2.0 i-L 4WD CVT - 2,404,500 Yen
2.0 i-L アイサイト 4WD - 2,509,500 Yen
2.0 i-S アイサイト 4WD - 2,772,000 Yen
2.0 XT 4WD - 2,831,850 Yen
2.0 XT アイサイト 4WD - 2,936,850 Yen

Photo: Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Forza Horizon: Honoring America's Heroes

Let Battle Commence...

Now I had to admit it that I am very lucky to drive America's most powerful car and oh, sorry, that position used to belong to the Corvette C6 ZR1 because now, the title holder of being America's most powerful car or the most powerful V8 car in the world is now the 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500.

Question, why the 2013 Shelby GT500 is now America's most powerful car rather than the ZR1 and the SRT Viper combined. The secret of this sheer success is Ford's brand new 5.8L Trinity V8 engine with added supercharger. This resulted the power output of 662HP and 631 lb.-ft. of torque. These numbers don't lie you know. This is real. It's SAE-certified and it's powerful not just it's rival, the Chevy Camaro ZL1, but also the Corvette ZR1 and the SRT Viper GTS. It's really America's most powerful and you will all bow down to the Blue Oval. Yeah, bow down to the might of the Blue Oval because....well, you get the idea.

Tell you what though, thanks to this 662HP power output to the GT500's 5.8L supercharged V8 engine, this will sure enough to convert Camaro fans to Mustang fans...because thanks to the 2013 Mustang GT500, the theory of "Mustangs are better than Camaros" became fruition...well, almost. Ugh...I know that the 2013 GT500 proves that Mustangs are better than Camaros but why does most Camaros are popular than this? Never mind, but still, I'm more than happy to meet up with America's most powerful car.

To conclude, I have to clips of Horizon-ness starring the 2013 GT500 and the Corvette C6 ZR1. Get ready with your spanners...

Monday, November 12, 2012

Let's Do The News! (November 12, 2012)

River's Diary



Right, what's the news today you spoiler-laden TARDIS journal?

ランボルギーニアヴェンタドールに、ロードスター誕生。

2014 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster

Lamborghini finally unveiled the roadster version of the flagship V12 hypercar, the Aventador LP700-4, and I'm delighted to say, the lunacy's back. You know that this roadster version is a hundred kilograms heavier than the coupe but it doesn't matter. With the roof open, I got a million miles of headroom, 700PS of power and the sound that makes Ami and Mami Futami very angry....Oops...

Info: http://www.lamborghini.com/en/models/aventador/lp-700-4-roadster/overview/

メルセデス·ベンツ SLS AMGに、ブラックシリーズ登場。

2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series

Just as I thought, it couldn't get even stupider. I think that this is somewhat a softened road-going version of the SLS AMG GT3 racer but with the added power on the old 6.2L V8 engine, the new SLS AMG Black Series is all about yelling in front of other people. This is what happens when a Gullwinged moron took so much performance enhancements or steroids to look like a freak in a freak show...Pity...

Scoop: http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2012/11/its-new-black-low-down-on-mercs.html

DODGE TWITTER FAIL

Dodge Twitter FAIL


This is hilarious to see. You think it's a Challenger but oh no, it's a BMW. Sorry. Fail for the official Dodge twitter. LOLZ...

Scoop: http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2012/11/twitter-fail-dodge-thinks-this-bmw-3.html

TG's Jeremy Clarkson lashes out against the official TG twitter during a two-minute silence

"Astonishingly stupid" Jezza said...

The entire Great Britain had a two-minute silence to honor those who died at the war until the official BBC Top Gear twitter unexpectedly twitted the most watched vid on Top Gear last week, regarding the magazine's Pan-American race between the Bentley and a train. Others called it "insensitive" while TG host and my residential moron Jeremy Clarkson called it "absolutely stupid".


Furthermore, BBC issued an apology:

BBC Worldwide profusely apologises for the automated tweet that coincided with this morning’s two minute silence to honour our Armed Forces. Our social media team will put measures in place to ensure something like this is never repeated.


50 Years of Bond Cars airs on BBC America...later

How's the latest Bond film, Skyfall? You know that this is the best Bond film ever and Daniel Craig's getting more serious and darker than ever. Anyway, if it's Monday in the USA, get ready because it will be the North American premiere of a new Top Gear special hosted by Richard Hammond. It's called 50 Years of Bond Cars and he pays tribute to the Bond cars and he even made a James Bond-style submarine Lotus.

Watch It: Monday, November 12 at 8:30/7:30c (just before a new episode of Richard Hammond's Crash Course) on BBC America.

That sign...

Hello Sweetie

(Source: http://kaosnadi.tumblr.com/post/34176696864/river)

Uh, I just noticed something...Is that my word, used on something that featured some of the desserts of McDonald's such as sundae, cookies, McFlurry, apple pie, and shakes? Did I said that? "Hello Sweetie"? Oh dear...No wonder my words slip out of my tongue....(laughing) Hope you'll find it, Doctor....

Volkswagen Golf VII

Nur wer die Menschen kennt, kann das Auto bauen.

2013 Volkswagen Golf
2013 Volkswagen Golf


For almost four decades and for six generations, the Volkswagen Golf is one of the key vehicles of the Volkswagen lineup and as of 31st July 2012 - exactly 29.13 million units sold since 1974, the Volkswagen Golf, is one of the most successful motorcars in the world. Now though, with its seventh incarnation, a new chapter of the Golf storyline is about to begin, like a new chapter for a big movie.

As I speak, this is the first new model to incorporate Volkswagen Group's new MQB platform, a new generation platform that allows access to new powertrains and technologies, including innovations in the areas of safety and infotainment, which until now were reserved for vehicles in higher segments. This new platform was currently on the latest version of the Audi A3, and the upcoming Seat Leon and hopefully, this new platform will be applied in future models the Volkswagen Group's been diddling about.

As a car made for people by people, the Golf is a well-civilized vehicle that targets any age demographic. It doesn't matter if you're 20's, 30's, middle-aged, senior, or whatever. This is the other people's car since The Beetle and this is not just a car, it's a religion of some sorts and this new model is on the whole new testimony for the next generation of Golf owners.

For this new model, it's now 56mm longer than the previous incarnation. Even the wheelbase is longer, making it possible to accommodate more interior space. The enhanced dimensions of the new Golf courtesy of the MQB platform generates 0.27cD of drag coefficient. About as similar as using a hair blower on your face.

Even though the new chassis is proven a worthy contender, there's one thing I'm not particularly fond of and it was the new Golf's look. Even though this was the improvement of Walter de Silva's VW design DNA, this new look kinda looks like some pensioner who lives in a retirement home in Yorkshire. Yes, it looks like a senior aged retiree who is wearing bicycling outfits and that looks a bit...well, corny. However, when you get inside the interior, this is far more different from conventional VW interiors of other models.

2013 Volkswagen Golf interior

I wouldn't say much about the interior but it seems that not only the new chassis made it lighter, the inside did take some SENSA and a bit of Zumba, therefore most of its components like the dashboard, module, air conditioning, seats, and others also contributed to the almost 40kg of weight loss to the superstructure. That's an amazing achievement here but what about the engine types offered on the new Golf that had been taken too much SENSA and Zumba?

We're expecting a 1.2L TSI, 1.4TSI, 1.6 TDI, and 2.0 TDi engines, each with different characteristics and specs that affects the Golf's behavior. Either way, they can be fitted with either a 5-speed manual, a 6-speed manual, or the DSG Doppelkupplungsgetriebe for quicker shifting than manuals, well this is just only a hunch. Most of the engines come with BlueMotion Technology that promises to be economical and yes, it do come with the feature that shuts the engine off when you stopped at the red light and then start again when you set off. Idling stop for short. That's what I'm saying.

The one with the 1.6 TDi engine is the efficient of the range with 3.8L/100km of fuel economy while the one with the 2.0 TDi engine is the most powerful Golf in the range with top speed of 216kph. It all seems fine but next year, the seventh Golf will be having high performance versions, especially the one that we're not going to mention it because of search engine issues. You get me?

Besides, with Ayala Corporation is now the OFFICIAL distributor of Volkswagen in the Philippines, I really had my fingers crossed that this new seventh-generation Golf will be on their portfolio. This car is on sale in Germany for 16,975 Euros for the entry-level version while next year, it will arrive in other parts of the world such as North America, Middle East, and Asia. Because the fact that China is one of VW's biggest customers, I think that the new Golf VII would get some high stakes here.

Oh and one more thing...they're available in 3-door and 5-door. Thanks...

Photo: Volkswagen AG

Goin Bulilit goes to Malaysia

On the November 11, 2012 episode of Goin Bulilit, the kids are goin' Malaysia. Of course, they're not here for some sightseeing at Petronas Towers, Kidzania, Legoland, or any other famous Malaysian landmarks. They're here to mess it up, Bulilit style! What they did there is simple;

- USE IN THE SENTENCE jokes with everything Malaysian!

- Theme park gags in Berjaya Times Square

- In "That's A Lasa Nonsense", Mutya Orquia tastes the street foods of Jalan Alor.

- Gags in Kidzania

-A visit at Malaysia's Papa John's Pizza...

- The corniest jokes in I'M CORNY!

- The ASK Girls tells us on how to TRAVEL IN FASHION

- Sketch courtesy of Moose Gear

...don't worry. There's still more Malaysia fun with the Goin Bulilit kids next week for Part Two. See you soon!

Forza Horizon: This is the all new BMW M6. Period.

A grand tourer made for the well-sophisticated bachelor

So, here I am, playing a game of Forza Horizon, talking about the all new BMW M6 (F13) that was featured on this game. Yep, this is the first time they've featured this latest M6! No one bravely does. This is the only video game in the world for you to taste the all new BMW M6 F13 Coupe.

Anyway, about the all new BMW M6, this new model is getting a bit more tamed than wild because for starters, the glorious V10 engine was been thrown away and replaced by a 4.4L twin-turbo V8 engine from the BMW M5 F10. It seems that downsizing is now a trend of today because of strict emission regulations but despite that, all that downsizing leads to bigger power. The old V10 of the M6 E63 has almost 500HP of power, this 4.4L V8 engine with turbos on the new M6 F13 though, has 552HP of power. That's a lot of power and more torques. A lot more torques. And it's quick!

With all that new features, especially the carbon-fiber roof, is the all new BMW M6 compromised some of its thrills in favor of being a well-mannered grand tourer in running shoes? I think it's a big no because even though it's a grand tourer, the new BMW M6 sure knows how to dance. It maybe challenging at first but when you get the hang of it, my oh my, it's a deserving one.

Nice job on that treasure hunt!

I like this one better than the new Bentley Continental GT or the Jaguar XKR-S but I think it's better than almost anyone. It's a soon-to-be-a-classic BMW in the making, turning the heads of almost any driver who sets foot on this one and it's impossible to think what's next to this new model. I've been waited for this moment to come.


Sunday, November 11, 2012

Forza Horizon: The New Bentley Continental GT

A spectacular combo between a geyser and a Bentley

This is another one of the cars that are new in the world of Forza and this is rather different than what you've expect to be. What this is is the new Bentley Continental GT, a grand tourer from Crewe, redefined for the next generation.

A grand touring epic masterpiece

Being one of the most advanced grand tourers in the world, the Bentley Continental GT is a bit half-cocked and pretty dry when you take it for a spin. It maybe bulky than other grand tourers in Horizon and maybe a bit overpowered by its 6.0L W12 engine but when you get it right, the new Continental GT sure knows how to make better obligations against your rivals. Also, thanks to its advanced all-wheel-drive systems, ensuring that all the power the 12-cylinder engine generates is utilized, that makes it perfect when you play a game of king or infected. I once tried one and I gotta say that its 4WD layout really knows how to outturn and outrun any kind of A-class car in a playground game of their choosing.

I really like this, even though it looks the same as the old Continental GT from my other game. An epic grand touring masterpiece like this is truly one of the reasons why the new Continental GT loves to do a little soul searching in Colorado but on the downside, it's somewhat not quite as good as the all new BMW M6 F13 that I'm tackling soon. It may have more power but it's heavier. Period.

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