Archive for April, 2007

Ride it like Beckham

April 28, 2007

david-beckham-picture-1.jpg Known as the best soccer player in England, David Beckham has an obsession with cars, and apparently has too many of them. One of his latest acquisition is the Italian supercar, Lamborghini Gallardo. With a paycheck of $250 million for joining Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles Galaxy. This football star really knows how to ride.

The Gallardo was designed as a competitor to Ferrari‘s 360 Modena, and now competes with its replacement, the F430. Although performance is lower than that of the Murcielago, it is still very high, and the Gallardo has much better rearward visibility (than the Murcielago) and, according to reviewers, is more maneuverable and tractable in low-speed traffic, making the Gallardo a more practical car to drive. It is also much more practical to use in bad weather than many other supercars, thanks to rear-biased all-wheel drive

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At current U.S. prices, a base Gallardo costs about US$175,000 to $300,000.

The Gallardo offers two choices of transmissions, a conventional six-speed manual transmission, and an advanced six-speed electro-hydraulically controlled auto-clutch manual, or, as Lamborghini abbreviates it to, “E-gear”. The latter allows the driver to make shifts much faster than an automatic transmission would, with the control that a manual offers. The driver shifts up and down via paddles behind the steering wheel, and does not need to manually actuate the clutch.

Surely with this ride, he can go wherever he wants to.

 

Electrifying on stage and on the road

April 27, 2007

bep-w.jpg Will.i.am, the founding member of the Black Eyed Peas sure knows how to make a great performance. With his humble beginnings, he has clearly triumphed and proved to the world he is a great performer. Not only does he electrifies the stage with his head bopping hits, he also electrifying the road, literally. Yup! you read it right. B.E.P.’s founder just purchased the Tesla Roadster, a fully electric sports car. Tesla claims prototypes have been able to accelerate from 0-60 mph (100 km/h) in about 4 seconds, and reach a top speed of over 130 mph (210 km/h). The car will be able to travel more than 200 miles (322 km) on a single charge of its lithium ion batteries. The car was unveiled last July 2006 in Santa Monica, California.

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With numerous car manufacturers coming up with environment-friendly cars, they are now showing the world how they want to take into part on taking care of the environment. Same goes with actors and music celebrities, like Will.i.am. I think that they are setting a good example in purchasing and using these environment-friendly vehicles. They actually encourages people to look after the environment. When they buy these kinds of cars, they are perceived as a concerned beings of this earth. Perhaps this is their way of showing that they do care and that they do want to do something about it.

Worth more than 50 cents

April 25, 2007

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50 cent is just his name but that doesn’t mean that’s the way he rolls. A 2007 Lamborghini Murcielago certainly don’t cost 50 cents. With a price tag of US$350,000, Fifty sure knows how to spend his well-earned money. This new sports car is just one of the many fruits of his labor.

Buying this brand new Italian sports car is not enough for our hip hop superstar. He even had it customized with a custom DuPont chrome paint and a complete JBL sound system. You can’t blame him for upgrading his sound system. So you would know when Fifty is coming. You’ll probably be bopping your head through his music and at the same be at awe with the spectacular view of his ride.

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The engine of the new Murcielago LP640 has undergone outstanding and radical modification. The increased bore and longer stroke have boosted the displacement of the classic 60° V-engine from 6.2 liters to 6.5 liters. Thus the already extraordinary 580 bhp engine power has now been elevated to an impressive peak of 640 bhp at 8,000 rpm. It will be very difficult to catch 50 cent with this much power and speed.

The King and his Eldorado

April 21, 2007

The KingElvis Presley is not only known as the King of Rock, he is also known as one of the proud owners of the Cadillac Eldorado. This luxury car has really proven itself worthy of the King’s material possession. It really suits the King. From its luxurious exterior to its powerful engine. It has surpassed the King’s requirements. Just imagine the King of Rock driving and waving to his fans in his spectacular Eldorado. Now that is some sight!

The Eldorado had numerous versions in a span of 5 decades, each with different and improving features.

This first Eldorado had a wraparound windshield and a cut-down beltline, the latter signifying a dip in the sheetmetal at the bottom of the side windows.

The Cadillac Eldorado

The name Eldorado was actually derived from the Spanish words “el dorado”, meaning the “gilded one” or the “golden one”. The name originally refered to the legendary chief of a South American Indian tribe. Legend has it that his followers would sprinkle his body with gold dust on ceremonial occasions and he would wash it off again by diving into a lake. The name more frequently refers to a legendary city of fabulous riches, somewhere in South America, that inspired many European expeditions

In 2002 Cadillac released its last Eldorado. The Eldorado did not leave the automotive scene silently as it became one of the most powerful front wheel drive production cars ever built with 300 hp (224 kW).

Britney Rides Off

April 20, 2007

070216_spears_scoop_vmed_1pwidec.jpgPartying hard, going to rehab, and choosing the right wig, Britney Spears is certainly a news attraction. With the paparazzi always on her tail, she needs a car to outrun them. Her ride of choice? The Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren. It is the fastest automatic transmission car in the world with a top speed of 334 km/h (207 mph). It is very pricey $450,000, but apparently not pricey enough for the American popstar.


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One of the goals of the SLR was to combine both supercar and GT characteristics. That is why it is sometimes classified as a Supercar, and compared to cars like the Porsche Carrera GT, Lamborghini Murcielago and Ferrari Enzo Ferrari. The presence of the automatic and its driving characteristics even lead critics to classify the SLR McLaren as a Super GT whose closer rivals are the Aston Martin Vanquish and Ferrari 599 GTB.

The SLR has a five speed automatic transmission with three separate modes: Sport, Comfort and Manual. Sport used for everyday use, Comfort starts in second gear for bumpy or slippery roads. Manual allows the driver to shift gears with the touchpad or the simple levers on the steering wheel.

Britney will truly outrun all paparazzi with this sweet ride.

Cameron Diaz Going Green

April 19, 2007

83_cameron_diaz.jpgCameron Diaz is not only a good actress, she is now taking a part in saving our environment by driving a Toyota Prius. This “angel” is often using her Prius than her Porsche 911 Carrera and Mercedes SL to get around Los Angeles. The Toyota Prius is a hybrid car which can be switched between a conventional petrol engine and an electrical engine. It can either run on just the engine, just the batteries, or a combination of both. This Green Car has very good performance because the battery/electric motor booster automatically provides more than enough extra power for acceleration and hill climbing.

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The Prius initially attracted buyers interested in the vehicle’s low particulate emissions, advanced technology, and high fuel economy. In 2006, the demand for the Prius broadened for several reasons: the rising price of gasoline made the vehicle’s fuel economy more attractive. It also has a more efficient use of the internal combustion engine (ICE), reducing gasoline/petrol consumption.

The Prius is said to be set for a redesign for the 2009 model with a number of upgrades. The upcoming Prius will have an upgrade of the petrol (gasoline) engine from 1.5 litres to 1.8 litres. It will have an improved mileage and acceleration.

Hello world!

April 19, 2007

This blog tackles the spectacular and luxurious cars of famous t.v.,movie, sports, and rock stars. Be in the know on what your favorite star is driving. And get some info of the pro’s and con’s of their rides.