Friday, November 23, 2012

Driving Music (What is the name of the song on car commercial?) Vol. 45

S**t! After moments of silence, here comes another nuisance...damaging my blog in an instant! I mean look at this, while I'm left, I noticed that there are some morons kept damaging my blog like vandalism! VANDALISM! Look at those vandalisms I've faced...


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Please? Don't just f**k my website, okay? The balance between the motoring industry and the music industry must not be broken because of scoundrels stealing music because of car commercials. Anyway, because of such damage, ANOTHER SET OF FIVE DRIVING MUSICS (CAR COMMERCIAL SONGS)!

- In The Air Tonight by Phil Collins - from the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Shooting Brake commercial

- Peter Pan RIP by Kula Shaker - from Kia Motors The New K7 "Looking for Mr. 7" commercial

- Tuned to Love by The Loose Salute - from US Subaru "Kid Wash" commercial

- 駆け抜けろ! by ARASHI (嵐) - from Nissan Serena S-HYBRID commercial

- Georges Bizet's Carmen - from Hyundai's 2010MY Avante HD Korean commercial back in 2009

...and that's it. If this happens again, this segment will keep coming back unless such rude habits must be stopped. Okay? For inquires, e-mail me at leopaul_delr@hotmail.com or post comments below!

Forza Horizon: MORON 5 AND THE CRYING LAMBO

The senior bully vs. the junior bully
Autumn Fallout

Troublemaking Italians by night

Think of The Reunion meets Moron 5 but believe me, a V12-powered Lamborghini is more enough to be a "moron" because when you take a spin in one of these; the Miura, Countach, Diablo, Murcielago, and the Aventador, you'll becoming more of a moron who want to spend the rest of his lifetime making so much trouble in Colorado. I mean look at these;



Five times the trouble, right?! I mean hey, we all love a good troublemaking Lambo because they're more fun to drive than Ferraris. The feeling of driving a Ferrari is a bit serious, a bit emotionless, and a bit...well you get the idea. As for Lamborghinis, the feeling of driving a V12-powered Lambo really plant a smile on my face, acting like an idiot, and I'm becoming a moron like anyone else.

The Aventador, Murcielago SV, Diablo SV, Countach QV, and the Miura, they are what I called the MORON 5 but there's a Lambo that I like to call it the CRYING LAMBO. Why? It's rare, it's expensive, and they only made 15 of them. That's the Reventon Roadster.

The very rare Reventon Roadster


Here's a good story about the Roadster version of the Reventon; it was launched at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show and it is limited to 15 units available, five less than its hardtop equivalent. Sadly, it's proven to be less quicker than its hardtop equivalent; its top speed is 205 mph and it takes just 3.3s to reach 62 mph. Still, it's more than enough to call this one THE CRYING LAMBO. It always out there to hunt those five V12 Lambos that we all love but hey! Moron 5 and the crying Lambo! Ha ha ha ha ha.....

V12 Lambos are more on fun, more on laughter, and more on ridiculous adventures in Colorado. I'm starting to get my nose bleeding...Sorry about that. As I said, those V12 morons like the Aventador, Murcielago, Diablo, Countach, and the Miura, they're like five friends who are morons back when they were kids and they when they grow up, they went to something that they thought it was some kind of audition of some reality show but turned up to be application to some nightclub...as macho dancers. (laughing)

Just as I thought, the dumb can't get even more dumber every time when you set foot in one of these V12 Lambos.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Forza Horizon: IT'S BACK! (sort of...)

Back from the parallel world...nearly...

Back in Forza Motorsport 3, the Mini Coupe (in concept form) was one of my favorite Mini of all time because it maybe another Mini but it's so agile, it's so mild, it's so delicate, and it's one of the cars I fell in love but sadly by the time FM4 came, the Mini Coupe dropped and efforts to bring the Mini Coupe back are failed miserably

For some unknown reasons, well Horizon offered us the modern 2011 Mini Cooper S and the classic Mini Cooper which we all love for its good handling, it seems that the producers placed the new Mini Coupe, in JCW form, in the list of unicorns to get through special event set up by the producers such as Photo Missions in forums, Game with Devs, and some of it that Producer-san would throw us at it. I was shocked upon this surprised and I played harder just to get my hands back to the Mini Coupe and guess what? When the producers set up the FYI About DLC thread and found out that they liked my impression about the Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Performante, they rewarded me the Mini Coupe, which can only be one thing...IT'S BACK! (sort of...)

As the Mini Coupe returns, the producers gave us the lowdown on the unicorns of Horizon. It's just like the cover of the June 21-27 2008 issue of RadioTimes but that's a lotsa nonsense. The producers told us the list of unicorns we're hunting on Horizon...there are seven unicorns.

1969 Ferrari Dino 246 GT
1971 Lotus Elan Sprint
1991 Honda CR-X SiR
2009 Ford Fiesta Zetec S
2010 Mazda MX-5 Superlight
2010 Saleen S5S Raptor
2012 Mini John Cooper Works Coupe

As of now I got two out of the seven unicorns. I got a MINI JCW Coupe (seen above) and the Saleen S5S Raptor. For a quick recap, everybody got the Saleen Raptor concept car as a reward for playing Forza Horizon from the day this game was released. As of now, I'm targeting the CR-X SiR which is a reward for beating the lap time set by ApexHunterT10 at the Parks and Recreation event.

In the meantime, time to enjoy the return of the Mini Coupe in the world of Forza! Woo-hoo!!!

Forza Horizon: Miura Concept reward

For 4,000MSP, the Season Pass on Forza Horizon covers only DLC Packs launched from November 2012 to April 2013. Aside from that, you'll also get a bonus DLC car for Season Pass owners and the first of the five Season Pass bonus DLC cars is this...the 2006 Lamborghini Miura Concept.

Miura Concept

That's right, if you have a Season Pass active, this is what you get; the Miura Concept, the first of the six bonus DLC cars for those who have Forza Horizon Season Pass. If you haven't got the Season Pass, don't fret, if you have 4000MSP remaining on your XBOX Live account, this is the best time to get one so you'll have six DLC packs for free as well as bonus DLC cars for Season Pass owners. They're available on the third Tuesday of the month so the next month's Season Pass bonus car...well let's wait until further notice, will be on the day the Rally Expansion is out. Until then, time to savor this bonus DLC car...


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

What's in our Car Town garage today? (November 21, 2012)

What's in our Car Town garage today?

1984 Chevrolet Suburban

Over the years, the Suburban from Chevrolet was been a favorite for American families probably thanks to its off-road capability, versatility, and practicality. Looking back at the eighth-generation model, the Suburban is a full-fledged sports utility vehicle that remains faithful to the Suburban bloodline of today.

1984 Chevrolet Suburban

1974 Ford Falcon XB

Whether you're struggling to survive on a post-nuclear outback wasteland, this is one car for you to see. The XB Falcon has some strong popularity when it was featured on the Mad Max film, the film where actor Mel Gibson started his career back then. He calls this one as "Last of the V8's" and this Australia-exclusive muscle car fits that description.

1974 Ford XB Falcon

1965 Opel Kadett A

If you're a big fan of the hit motoring TV show Top Gear, then to you, this car is Oliver the Opel Kadett, the car Richard Hammond fell in love during the Botswana special. Called the Kadett A, this car made the Kadett name returned in October 1962, 22 years after the original model was discontinued. Offered in saloon, coupe, and estate, it was powered by an OHV 1.0L engine that generates 40HP of power (48HP in S variants).

1965 Opel Kadett A

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Third-generation Mazda Atenza/6 (GJ)

It's 2012, ten years since the first Mazda Atenza (Mazda6) went on sale in 2002. Hard to believe it's ten years when the Atenza broke cover for the world ahead and serving this as the birth of Mazda's Zoom-Zoom slogan. For the Hiroshima-based carmaker to celebrate the car's 10th year, they have a little present for the Atenza...its regeneration.

2013 Mazda Atenza

Yes, welcome everybody to the all new, third-generation Mazda Atenza, the fourth chapter of Mazda's SKYACTIV Technology. That's right. This is the fourth Mazda to be fitted with SKYACTIV Technology, a new measure where performance and fuel efficiency together at long last. The first SKYACTIV model was the Demio back in Summer 2011 that introduced the world with its SKYACTIV engine. The second one was the Axela, which revolutionized the world not just the SKYACTIV engine but also the SKYACTIV-DRIVE dual clutch transmission. The third SKYACTIV was the CX-5, which I've tackled earlier this year, which the SKYACTIV-D clean diesel engine sets a good example. For this new model though...let's find out...

Previous generations of the Mazda Atenza has three body styles; the sedan, the Sport Wagon, and the Sport liftback but for this new model, it's now a much sensible two. Yep, two body styles; Sedan and Wagon. The liftback version, the only one with the manual transmission, was axed although no such reasons told about the discontinuation of the liftback model. Despite mourning about the liftback model's death, the design of the all new Atenza looks very fascinating. It's as fascinating as a swimming instructor in her racing swimwear. Ooops, sorry about that. What I'm saying is that it looks just like the Takeri Concept as seen on last year's Tokyo Motor Show, I mean the new design language, Kodo - Soul In Motion -, really made the Atenza very sexy. Look at the rear view of this new model, it does look like a good looking version of the new Lexus GS. There's no style for style's sake here but for me, I think this is much more sexier than the Hyundai i40.

2013 Mazda Atenza interior

What makes the all-new 2013MY (US2014) Atenza/6 so unique is the features never before applied on other Mazda models. First up, we're expecting an all new 2.5L SKYACTIV-G engine (PY-VPR) engine that produces about 188PS of power and 250Nm of torque. A 2.0L SKYACTIV-G engine (PE-VPR) is also offered in both sedan and wagon models as well as the SKYACTIV-DRIVE dual clutch gearbox but we're not talking about that. What I'm talking about are some new stuff on the third-generation Atenza such as this so listen up, these are new;


2.2L SKYACTIV-D (SH-VPTR) clean diesel engine

Another part of the SKYACTIV-D clean diesel lineup is the SH-VPTR engine. Hmmm...wait a minute, it's about the same 2.2L clean diesel engine from the CX-5 but what differs is that while the SH-VPTS diesel engine we saw on the CX-5 has some blue paneling on it, the new Atenza's SH-VPTR engine doesn't have the blue cover on it. While the CX-5's SH-VPTS engine generates about 175PS of power, the new Atenza's SH-VPTR engine generates about the same power! Whoa there...

Anyway, while the CX-5 trumped the fuel economy ratings with the class-leading 18.6km/L, the new Atenza's SH-VPTR engine trumped a fuel economy of about 20km/L (22.4km/L with the all new SKYACTIV-MT transmission), making it a class-leading midsize sedan of this magnitude. If I said SKYACTIV-MT, let's move on to the next topic...


SKYACTIV-MT

The all new Mazda Atenza is the first-ever Mazda to be fitted with this new type of manual transmission. Not all manual transmissions are made to be the same and with this new generation of manual transmission, this is a bit more than that. What to expect on the SKYACTIV-MT are simple, it provides you a light and crisp shift feel like a sportscar thanks to its compact size and reduced weight. This gearbox feels very light and it's much more enjoyable to shift gears freely. It feels like I'm driving a Mazda Roadster of some sorts and this new SKYACTIV-MT will change the way manual transmissions behave forever and the only Mazda you can enjoy the first-ever SKYACTIV-MT is the all new Atenza. With the Atenza fitted with the first ever SKYACTIV-MT, the SKYACTIV Technology portfolio is now complete. We now have the complete lineup of SKYACTIV models but the journey doesn't stop there because pretty soon, Mazda will expand the SKYACTIV Technology story even further

i-ACTIVSENSE

The new Atenza sees the introduction of the first ever i-ACTIVSENSE system. How does it work? Let's see...i-ACTIVSENSE is a series of Mazda's advanced safety technologies designed to aid the driver in recognizing hazards, avoiding collisions and reducing the severity of accidents when they cannot be avoided. From Radar Cruise Control, Forward Obstruction Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Rear Vehicle Monitoring, High-Beam Control, Adaptive Front-lighting, Smart Brake Support, Smart City BRake Support, and Acceleration Control for AT models, this new i-ACTIVSENSE is safety to a different level. The More You Know...

i-ELOOP

Heads up, there's a new technology applied on the new Atenza and this here's a new kind of Regenerative Braking System called i-ELOOP. It's a capacitor-based regenerative braking system. Wanna know how it works? Here's an excerpt from one of their press releases;

Mazda's regenerative braking system is unique because it uses a capacitor, which is an electrical component that temporarily stores large volumes of electricity. Compared to batteries, capacitors can be charged and discharged rapidly and are resistant to deterioration through prolonged use. 'i-ELOOP' efficiently converts the vehicle's kinetic energy into electricity as it decelerates, and uses the electricity to power the climate control, audio system and numerous other electrical components.

That is very simple and very clever...I like that...

With everything loaded on it and with tons of firsts for Mazda, the all new Mazda Atenza is now ready to show who's the boss. Such new technology is what made Mazda Zoom-Zoom to greater heights. It's now on sale in Japan now and coming soon in the rest of the world...Oh, and I almost forgot, the new SKYACTIV-MT is available only on variants carrying the 2.2L SKYACTIV-D clean diesel engine.

Welcome to the new age of Zoom-Zoom. Are you ready?

Available Colors: Soul Red Premium Metallic, Blue Reflex Mica, Jet Black Mica, Meteor Grey Mica, Snow Flake White Pearl Mica, Stormy Blue Mica, and Aluminum Metallic.

PRICE LIST:

Sedan
20S - 2,500,000 Yen
25S L Package - 3,000,000 Yen
XD 6-speed Manual - 2,900,000 Yen
XD 6-speed Auto - 3,026,000 Yen
XD L Package - 3,400,000 Yen

Wagon

20S - 2,500,000 Yen
25S L Package - 3,000,000 Yen
XD 6-speed Manual - 2,900,000 Yen
XD 6-speed Auto - 3,026,000 Yen
XD L Package - 3,400,000 Yen

Photo: Mazda Motor Corporation

Let's Do The News! (November 20, 2012)

River's Diary




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

NASCAR-Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway

The Ford EcoBoost 400 held at Homestead-Miami Speedway, just a few blocks away from places karate-chopped by Sandy last month, served as the finale of this year's NASCAR Sprint Cup season. Even though Jeff Gordon won the race, the overall champion of this year's season goes to Brad Keselowski in his #2 Dodge Charger, which this car will be retired after this season. Seems that Keselowski did made a proper send-off to the Dodge Charger because this car's going to exit this race after the overall win. Beside's it's his first championship win though...

Photo: The Chase for the Sprint Cup has ended! Congratulations to Brad Keselowski on his first championship win.

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Brad Keselowski #2 Blue Deuce Dodge Charger


Macau Grand Prix

I've heard something that two racers lost their lives during the Macau Grand Prix. There was the Hong Kong racer named Phillip Yau who was killed in the race when his Chevrolet Cruze crashing at high speed and catching fire before rolling to a halt. Some say the tragedy comes after Portuguese motorbike racer Luis Carreira was killed in one of two serious accidents at the Chinese territory's street circuit on Thursday. Shocking! Two deaths in two days in Macau in the world of motorsport! Whether four-wheeled or two-wheeled, I sincerely considered their loss.

Scoop: http://motoring.iafrica.com/motorsport/828039.html

Powerful Jaguar XFR-S teased


Jaguar XFR-S teaser

Jaguar teased the upcoming Jaguar XFR-S super saloon which will be unveiled at this year's Los Angeles Auto Show and go on sale next year. Not sure what powers it but I think it might have the same engine used on the Jaguar XKR-S...Stay tuned, sweetie.


2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class range facelift teased

Another teaser! This time, Mercedes-Benz teased the minor change of the W212 E-Class family, showcasing the minor change model's revamped headlights.



Scoop: http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2012/11/mercedes-benz-video-teases-2014-e-class.html

The Good Whovian

If you were a Whovian found something that turns out to be a classified document containing stuff for future Doctor Who episodes, what would you do? For a loyal Whovian I've heard, what she did is returned the classified documents, which turned out to be scripts for some Doctor Who episode, to the Doctor Who staff. Well, she isn't a Whovian I'm afraid but she's a student from Cardiff, Wales, who returned the top secret DW script to the staff. A good samaritan indeed.

Source: http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/need-to-read/2012/11/16/top-secret-doctor-who-script-found-by-student-in-taxi-on-night-out-91466-32246578/

In case you missed BBC Children in Need 2012

BBC's yearly Children In Need occurred last week. In cased you missed this, here's a quick sum-up;

- Famed boyband One Direction began their opening salvo

- Chris Moyles reunites Morecambe and Wise

- Team Great Britain from the Olympics dances to the groove of Basement Jaxx's Do Your Thing. For a treat; the equestrians of Team GB did Gangnam Style

- Sir Terry Wogan attempts Gangnam Style

- The Great Detective, the prologue to Doctor Who's 2012 Christmas Special.

- A trailer of Doctor Who 2012 Christmas Special, titled The Snowmen. The Doctor, along with his old allies Madame Vastra, Jenny, and Strax, as well as his newest companion, Clara, are on a journey to Victorian London to stop a threat on this Christmas Special, airing Christmas Day 2012.

- Pudsey, the mascot of Children in Need, meets Pudsey the dog

- Strictly Come Dancing Children In Need 2012 special

- Lord Alan Sugar meets EastEnders

- Geri Halliwell & Misery Bear in How Pudsey Got His Bandana

- Girls Aloud perform Something New

- Call the Midwife Christmas Special

- BBC Newsreaders take on Top Gear's Star in a Reasonably Priced Car challenge

- Tim Minchin performs...

Mercedes-Benz GL 63 AMG (X166)

2013 Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG

Hello, what's this? A high-performance SUV? This is not just a high-performance utility vehicle, it can be somewhat be, and excuse me for the RR analogies we're using, a Bass Cruiser. I'm using that term to describe a sports utility vehicle that was once used for offroad practicality turned into a very dynamic performance utility vehicle. I don't mean that Cayenne because it's not suitable to be a Bass Cruiser because it's a bit slop-sided for me to classify it, what I'm checking here is the first ever GL63 AMG, the high performance version of the latest version of the GL-Class X166.

Seems that the producers got a bit of a rush about my word regarding the Bass Cruiser stuff because to me, I think of a SUV spiced and beefed up for racing performance in mind but forget about that because the GL63 AMG feels more of a Bass Cruiser rather than being a heavy rhinoceros in business attire with running shoes and ahem, no time for Judoon stuff. Don't know? It's from DW, Judoon are a bunch of aliens who look like rhinos but they're like law enforcers. Anyway, no time for some wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey stuff, because what I'm speaking is that this new GL63 AMG may look like well you get the idea but when you listen to the noise of the M157 5.5L V8 twin-turbo engine, the kind of engine you may expect on most AMG models, especially the SLS AMG GT, that changes everything. From its revs to acceleration, the M157 engine planted on the GL63 AMG really sounds nasty, VERY VERY nasty. That sound fits perfect for a high-performance SUV that was been made to crush down everyone who stands in its way.

0-100kph is under five seconds and top speed normally limited to 250kph while mated with the AMG Speedshift Plus 7G-Tronic. It maybe heavier than any other serious performance utility vehicles, it maybe thirstier, it maybe trickier to drive, but it's still a massive wonder that you can be indulged for minutes, not days.

Price? That's pricey-wicey if I'm asking. It costs 130,305 Euros and that's about less expensive than the upcoming Porsche Cayenne Turbo S but because it's heavier, I would go for that turbocharged Porsche Cayenne which is, I'm afraid, a bit as ugly as the fly's metamorphosis. For a heavy but shouty beast like this, I think the GL63 is definitely a bass cruiser set to be almost a dynamic monster. If you were driving one of these in the richest cities in the world, people think that you're...um...well I was gonna say something something but I think I'll end this case here.

Photo: Mercedes-Benz

Forza Motorsport 4: 2008 Lamborghini Reventon

So exclusive, you're gonna need an entourage for that!

Unveiled at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show and limited to 20 units, costing about two million dollars each, the Reventon is one of the rarest and most unique Lamborghini models ever made, using some of the components from the Murcielago LP640. It was named after a fighting bull famed for the death of Mexican bullfighter Felix Guzman in 1943 and heavily inspired the design from the fighter jet.

The 6.5L V12 derived from the LP640 Murcielago gave a 10HP boost, therefore it has 650HP of power and 660Nm of torque. When it was driven somewhere in Dubai, it achieved 356 kilometres per hour (221.2 mph) of top speed.

Of 20 of these ever made, 10 were delivered to the United States, 7 to Europe, 1 to Canada, and 2 to Asia. Notable owners include Khalid Abdul Rahim of Bahrain, Chechen president Ramzan Kadyrov, and Ken Lingenfelter who is a car collector in Michigan.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Goin Bulilit goes to Malaysia Part 2

On the part 2 of Goin Bulilit Malaysia special (November 18, 2012) episode, our Bulilit kids still making trouble over the most beautiful tourist spots of Malaysia, such as...

- gags in Legoland Malaysia

- Miss Philippines and Miss Malaysia are arguing which of these countries is the best

- More gags at Legoland Malaysia

- Adventures of Chacha and her maid Mutya in Berjaya Times Square

- Identity crisis!

- Abner Mechado investigates about TNT's in Malaysia hiding from the government in Kursunada.

- The corniest jokes in I'M CORNY!

- Sketch courtesy of Moose Gear

- Chacha as Nora the Explorer explores more about Malaysia

- Ready Get Set Goin in Fan Fan Fan Under The Sun!

...and that concludes Goin Bulilit Malaysia special! Hope they had fun in this wonderful country and its culture!

Forza Motorsport 4: 1988 Lamborghini Countach LP5000 QV

The White Bull

Launched in 1985, the 5000QV (QV stands for quattrovalvole, four valves in Italian) is the improved version of the Lamborghini Countach, the supercar that was launched in 1974 as the successor to the legendary Miura. For this model, it carries a 5.2L V12 engine and given four valves per cylinder. For better breathing of the car, the carburetors were moved to the top of the engine but the once poor rear visibility made it worse to nothing, therefore, the LP5000 QV has no rear visibility.

A US-Spec model was produced by the factory with styling differences made to meet US federal standards. Not only that, the 5.2L V12 was changed due to standards, providing 420 PS (309 kW; 414 hp), rather than the six Weber carburettors providing 455 bhp (339 kW; 461 PS) used in the Euro-spec model.

Forza 4 Head to Head: Which Miura is the Miura?

There are two Miuras!

Let's face it, I loved playing Forza Horizon all day long but despite that, I'm still breaking out my copy of Forza Motorsport 4 because if I want to get to know the car, always turn left. Turn Left? Sorry, it's too wibbly wobbly timey wimey about this but anyway, about the Miura.

It has been the basis of modern supercars of today and the Miura that was from the 60's, served as the good example of what supercars are made of. With the 4-litre V12 engine mounted sideways at the middle and the doors shaped like the bulls of the horn, it has been the most outrageous classic car I have ever seen.

What we're looking now are two kinds. There was the 1967 Lamborghini Miura P400 and the 2006 Lamborghini Miura Concept. Question is, which Miura is the Miura? Let's start with the one from the decade Lamborghini was born.



1967 Lamborghini Miura P400
Like I said, this is the genesis of what supercars evolved through the years. We always dream about it, some kids have these as a bedroom wall pinup, die-cast, auctions, whatever, this is still Lamborghini's own Mona Lisa painting. When Richard Hammond reviewed this on Top Gear back in 2003, the year when Lamborghini celebrated its 40th year, he said that because of such old-schoolness, it's not practically an easy car and it's HARD TO DRIVE! But frankly, as a car enthusiast, I couldn't care how challenging the Miura's handling is because driving the Miura as well as hearing the sound of the 4-litre V12 engine always tell you how Lambos are made. They really are the maddest car company of them all. Lamborghini loves to throw everything they've got to create such amazing masterpieces. No wonder Jamiroquai front runner Jay Kay, the dude who's gone crazy as Tom Cruise in Oprah when he beat Simon Cowell's lap time in Top Gear Season 11 finale, has one but in SV trim. Anyway, enough analogy for now, START THE CLOCK!!!



The Miura did it in 1:30.891.

2006 Lamborghini Miura Concept
Walter de Silva, who is responsible for Volkswagen's design DNA of today, was the man responsible of conceptualizing the Miura with this 2006 concept car as seen in the 2006 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. Although it is strictly a concept and no plans for production because Lamborghini doesn't have time to "turn left" to the past and "turn right" to the future, the Miura Concept really is a modern take to the iconic Lambo we've adorned through the years. No one really knows what powered the Miura Concept but in the game, it was powered by a 6.5L V12 engine from the Murcielago LP640. 0-60? Nobody knows! Top Speed? Nobody knows! Lap time on the Top Gear Track? Let's find out!



The Miura Concept did it in 1:20.132, over ten seconds quicker than the classic Miura.

The Miura Concept maybe fast but you can't have one because it's a concept car. However, despite the classic Miura is slower than the modern 2006 concept car, it's still a wonderful Lamborghini. This car passed the baton to the Countach, then Diablo, then Murcielago, and then the current leader of Lamborghini, the Aventador LP700-4. Without the Miura, there is no Lamborghini and we wouldn't have the world's most insane carmaker based in Italy. We could have sucked with Ferraris and Paganis.

Formula One 2012 US GP Update

F1: 2012
F1 2012


Despite McLaren's Lewis Hamilton dominated the US GP in Austin, Texas, word from Red Bull Racing is that they've won the 2012 Constructors' Championship. Red Bull Racing is the fourth team in history to score three successive Constructors' titles. Sure, RBR won the Constructor's Championship but the title of being the best F1 racer of 2012 is on its climax. With Sebastian Vettel in 273 points, Ferrari's Fernando Alonso in 260pts, and Lotus' Kimi Räikkönen in 206 points, the F1 2012 finale held in Brazil this November 25, 2012 will decide who will be crowned as the victor...See you soon...

PRESS RELEASE:


Race - Hamilton king of America as title fight rages on 18 Nov 2012
       
The last time Formula One cars raced in the US McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton scored a brilliant victory, and he repeated that on the series’ return in a spectacular shootout with Sebastian Vettel in the first United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas on Sunday.

Hamilton lost out, as expected, by starting on the dirty side of the grid and exited the first corner third behind the Red Bulls of Vettel and Mark Webber. But after disposing of Webber on the fourth lap after a previous try hadn’t quite worked out, he then got the hammer down and reined in the other Red Bull.

Vettel proved a tougher nut to crack, and after getting the gap down to less than a second Hamilton began to lose ground just prior to his pit stop on the 20th lap. After the switch to Pirelli’s harder tyre, however, he began closing in again, and finally made a move stick as he used DRS to pass Vettel down the back straight on the 42nd lap, the Red Bull having been delayed slightly by traffic in the esses earlier in the lap. The German tried all he could to stick with him, but just didn’t quite have the McLaren’s pace, and as Hamilton had discovered, following was a whole lot harder than leading.

Behind them, and after a bit of tactical trickery by Ferrari, another superb drive from Alonso kept the Spaniard in play for the world championship.

Before the start much was made about the state of the track on the left-hand side of the grid, particularly by Hamilton who qualified second. Ferrari were so concerned, with Alonso due to start eighth, that they deliberately broke a seal on Felipe Massa’s gearbox so that he would get a five-place grid penalty that would move Alonso to seventh, on the clean side.

The ploy worked to perfection. Alonso jumped up to fourth behind the Red Bulls and Hamilton, closing out Michael Schumacher in Turn One, and thus immediately put himself in the lowest position he needed, assuming that Vettel won, to keep the title battle open. He rose to third when Webber’s car stopped after 16 laps with alternator failure, and stayed there to the flag, secure in the knowledge that Massa had climbed back up to fourth after his enforced grid penalty and thus had his back. It was a noteworthy run by the Brazilian.

Behind them, Jenson Button hauled his McLaren to fifth after starting on the harder tyre and running until the 32nd lap before changing to the mediums. He conquered the Lotuses of Kimi Raikkkonen and Romain Grosjean, both of whom looked strong at one time. The Finn seemed a possible podium contender for a while, while the Frenchman recovered from an early spin and pit stop.

Force India's Nico Hulkenberg ran fifth for some time before the Lotuses hit their stride, and stayed in the points to take eighth despite attack from both Williams. Pastor Maldonado rubbed wheels in the first corner with team mate Bruno Senna on the 52nd lap as he squeezed through on the inside for ninth, and they were the final points’ scorers.

It was a poor day for Sauber, as a disappointed Sergio Perez didn’t have the car beneath him to deliver better than 11th place to the thousands of Mexicans who made the trek to Texas, while Toro Rosso’s Daniel Ricciardo, who ran strongly in fifth place at one stage while running out of sequence in the pit stops, was 12th. Nico Rosberg brought his Mercedes home an uncompetitive 13th ahead of Kamui Kobayashi’s Sauber, while Force India’s Paul di Resta clung on after an unhappy race to beat Schumacher home.

Vitaly Petrov led the newbies home in his Caterham, as Heikki Kovalainen very narrowly fended off Timo Glock’s Marussia for 18th and Charles Pic brought his MR01 home next. Both HRTs finished, with Pedro de la Rosa leading Narain Karthikeyan throughout.

Besides Webber, the only non-finisher was Vergne after damaging his Toro Rosso’s front suspension again during a fight with the Mercedes.

Vettel now leads Alonso with 273 to 260 points, and 25 is up for grabs in Brazil. And though Red Bull lost the race, Vettel’s second place was sufficient to clinch them the constructors’ championship for a third successive year.

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