Friday, May 05, 2006

James Bond' Aston Martin DBS Unveiled

James Bond Aston Martin DBS

Aston Martin has unveiled the new DBS which will be driven by James Bond in the next 007 film, “Casino Royale” which is due to be release in November, 2006. According to Aston Martin Design Director, Marek Reichman, the car, which has a future design, is between the elegant DB9 road car and the powerful DBR9 race car and is instantly recognisable as an Aston Martin. With no details about the new DBS, the car in the movie will obviously be equipped with secret weapons and the usual Bond gadgets. According to some news, beside “the old” Aston Martin - James Bond ( Daniel Craig ) will also drive a £22,000 Mondeo.

The DBS continues our proud and lengthy association with James Bond. The DBS is not of the understated elegance of a DB9, nor the youthful agility of the V8 Vantage. It is explosive power in a black tie and has its own unique character which will equal that of James Bond.
- Aston Martin Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Dr Ulrich Bez added -

Thursday, April 27, 2006

New Audi TT Coupe Unveiled in Berlin

AudiTTCoupe2

The new TT Coupe was unveiled during a Audi AG ceremony in Berlin. The CEO of Audi AG, together with German football stars, unveiled a supersized TT sculpture, 10 meters long and weighing 10 tonnes being in an outdoor sculpture display called "The Walk of Ideas." Of course there were also two real-life TT Coupes which were drove into the display area through the Brandenburg Gate. Audi TT Coupe was chosen to celebrate Germany as the birthplace of the automobile.

New Audi TT Coupe - Technical Info Highlights
  • over 5 inches longer and 3 inches wider than the last TT
  • powered spoiler deploys at about 75 mph
  • 2 2 coupe is the only model for now, a roadster will follow later
  • choice of two drivetrains: FWD with a 2-liter, 200 hp, direct-injection turbo four-cylinder or Quattro AWD with a 3.2-liter naturally-aspirated V6 making 250 hp
  • standard 6-speed manual, optional S-tronic dual-clutch 6-speed
  • best performance configuration: 3.2-liter Quattro with S-tronic transmission - 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 5.7 seconds (0.2 sec. quicker than the standard transmission V6)

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Maserati Opens a North American Driving School

Maserati GranSport

Like Ferrari and Land Rover, Maserati is opening a driving school. For those who wants to drive a Maserati around a world-class racetrack has the chance through The Master Maserati North America Driving School which will be open to Maserati owners or anyone.

The Maserati driving school will begin next month and will offer one-and two-day programs and will offer the GranSport, Quattroporte and Coupe. Of course each course is limited to 18 participants per session. One-day courses will cost $1,800 and two-day courses at $3,400. For those who prefer two-day courses will also include a dinner and stay at the Chateau Elan Inn and Resort.

David Beckham receives free Audi Q7

Audi Q7

According to the news, David Beckham was offered a free Audi Q7 by Audi - worth around £70,000 - after his armored BMW X5 was stolen in Spanish capital, Madrid. The condition is that Beckham has to drive the Audi Q7, which is the official sponsor of Beckham’s football team, Real Madrid, to training every day.

David Beckham new car is a 4.2FSI in phantom black with pearl-effect paintwork and matching black leather interior. The Audi Q7 is equipped with a car phone, flat screen television, Bose stereo, satellite navigation and a keyless entry and starting system.

Friday, April 21, 2006

Daniel Sadek' Porsche Carrera GT to be crashed in his movie

Porsche Carrera GT

This is a first, a producer will offer his own cars - among them Porsche Carrera GT - for the action movie scenes. The movie named "Redline", starring Eddie Griffin, will be an auto thriller that will include the personal car collection of the producer, real estate investor Daniel Sadek, who is financing the movie with $26 million.

Daniel Sadek not only that he is using his own cars including a Phantom, Lamborghini Murcielago, Enzo Ferrari, Ferrari F430, Ferrari Scaglietti and two Mercedes McLarens for the movie but what is more shocking is that Sadek's $200,000 Porsche Carrera GT will be crashed during one sequence.