Archive for June, 2007

BradGelina drives in Hydrogen car

June 29, 2007

The famous couple, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, are supporting the Green campaign as they ride in their BMW Hydrogen 7.

BMW Hydrogen 7

The car is said to be the first hydrogen-drive luxury performance automobile for everyday use. Its engine is a derivative of the 7 series 12 cylinder engine. It is capable of running on gasoline or hydrogen and can produce 260 hp. The car will accelerate from 0 to 62.1 mpg in 9.5 seconds. The ability to run on both gasoline and hydrogen gives the Hydrogen 7 a range of more than 400 miles. The high tech hydrogen storage tank has a capacity of approximately 17.6 lb of liquid hydrogen. The driver is the one who decides which fuel to use, with a smooth transition between both operating modes, since the engine power and torque remain identical regardless of the fuel used.

The car’s dual-mode drive provides an overall cruising range of more than 400 miles and enables the driver to enjoy virtually unlimited mobility, even when far away from the nearest hydrogen filling station.

We appreciate the support of Brad and Angelina towards Green cars.

Missy like elegance

June 28, 2007

Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliot is most commonly seen in jerseys and a cap with her famous blings, but the successful rapper, songwriter and producer got some class in choosing her rides.

Below is a photo from DUB magazine showing some of her cars, a 2004 Aston Martin V12 Vanquish, 2004 Rolls Royce Phantom and a 2004 Lamborghini Gallardo.

Missy Elliot’s cars

The evident feature of her vehicles is the elegant design and look they possess. Missy Elliot prefes class in her possessions. Elegant features of the Phantom seems to have attracted Missy for her to acquire this $320,000 vehicle. Some of its features include,suicide doors or coach doors as Rolls-Royce put it. The rear doors also feature pop-out umbrellas that have fans installed in the holding compartment to remove moisture when the umbrellas are stored. The traditional Spirit of Ecstasy ornament has an electronic retraction mechanism to prevent theft and protect pedestrians in the event of an accident. Missy can also retract it with just a touch of a button. Another elegant feature is the ‘RR’ logos on each of the wheel hubs which are independent bezels in order to always remain upright while the wheel is rotating.

The Phantom is all about the look and the arrive. It is no question that Missy’s presence will be known as she gets out of this vehicle.

Rocky in a Phantom

June 22, 2007

Sylvester Stallone, famous for his tough characters like Rambo and Rocky, shows us some of his class when caught stepping inside his gold Rolls Royce Phantom.

Stallone and the Phantom

The elegant vehicle is not just for show, it a powerful 6.75 L, 48-valve, V12 engine that produces 453 hp and 531 ft lb of torque. The Phantom’s engine is derived from BMW’s existing V12 powerplant.

 

Stallone’s nicely sculpted physique fit comfortably inside his Phantom. The body of the car is built on an aluminum space frame and the it can accelerate to 100 km/h or 60 mph in 5.7 seconds. It has a six-speed automatic transmission and double wishbone suspension.

 

This photo was taken from TMZ.com

 

 

Christina rides a phantom

June 21, 2007

Rolls Royce Phantom excel as luxury car, their elegance make them so appealing especially to celebrities. One famous celebrity of the music industry, Christina Aguilera, had an affect on her and made her get one for herself.

 

The now pregnant American singer really liked her Rolls Royce Phantom, as seen in this photo taken from TMZ.com.

 

Chistina inside her Rolls Royce Phantom

 

Rolls Royce Motor Cars is a subsidiary of BMW. The Phantom was first launched in 2003 and was the first Rolls Royce branded car made under the ownership of BMW.

 

Did you know that BMW have set a lifetime limit that only 10,000 units of the Phantom will be built. Get more interesting facts about this one of a kind vehicle tomorrow.

 

Celebrities riding in style

June 16, 2007

Once a celebrity gets the fancy clothes and the bling they either opt for a large house or a luxurious ride. Most of the time they are seen driving or riding their elegant cars from one place to another. While some parties, others go to the party in style. One popular choice for some celebrities is the Rolls Royce Phantom.

 

In the next posts I will be taking a look at some celebrities who are proud owners of this amazing vehicle.

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One sports celebrity who enjoys driving a Rolls Royce Phantom is Shaquille O’Neil. The NBA star likes to roll with this vehicle because it can accommodate his built. Shaq has a 2004 model that features a exclusive set of Superman wheels.

 

But he is not the only famous personality who fancied the Phantom so just watch out for the next posts to know who else likes this ride.

Some Magical touch

June 15, 2007

Ervin “Magic” Johnson, the legendary NBA player gives a bit of his magic touch in the “Magic” DUB edition 2006 Lincoln Mark LT.

Magic Lincoln Mark LT

 

The Magic DUB edition Lincoln Mark LT was designed by urban auto industry experts, DUB together with Magic Johnson. The Magic DUB Mark LT includes special custom features such as performance exhaust, 24-inch rims, suede and leather interiors, lower grille insert, 7-inch TV monitors for seats, DVD/LCD in-dash head unit, 15-inch flip-down LCD center, window and taillight tints, and sound system with two amplifiers and 1×10-inch woofers. Suggested retail for this vehicle including its DUB Edition upgrades is $64,035.

Incide the Lincoln

 

The standard Mark LT is powered by a base 5.4-liter, three-valve Triton V-8 engine that produces 300 horsepower at 5000 rpm and 365 foot-pounds of torque at 3750 rpm. It offers four full doors, front captain’s chairs and a full rear seat, making it very comfortable for 5 adult passengers. Its exterior features a theme of chrome accents, with a dominant signature waterfall grille, wide tail lamps and thick-spoked wheels.

Radcliffe’s birthday car

June 14, 2007

Daniel RadcliffeDaniel Radcliffe, famous for his role as Harry Potter is set to acquire an Italian car, but he won’t be buying the usual Ferrari or Lamborghini. Instead he will be getting a Fiat Grande Punto for his 18th birthday next month.

 

As one of the richest kid in Britain, with a fortune estimated at 23 million pounds, Radcliffe says he prefers a Grande Punto, because it is one of the five most environmentally-friendly cars in the UK.

 

The engines of the Grande Punto are the 1.2 Fire 8v (65 hp), a new 1.4 Fire 8v (77 hp) and the 1.4 16v (95 hp). Four MultiJet diesel engines are also available: two 1.3 16v units (75 hp and 90 hp) and two 1.9 with 120 and 130 hp, all of them with diesel particulate filter. All the engines are Euro IV compliant. In 2007 came new 1.4 T-Jet turbocharged petrol engine (120 hp) available. The cars nose, headlights and front grill look reminiscent of the Maserati Coupe, both were designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro of ItalDesign.

 

Fiat Grande Punto

The Grande Punto was awarded with 5 stars in the EuroNCAP crash test for passenger protection and Euro NCAP 3 star certification for pedestrian safety.

 

Hopefully, Radcliffe will enjoy this car.

Luxurious Madonna

June 8, 2007

Maybach 62Madonna

 

The luxurious Maybach 62 is the choice for music icon Madonna. Her musical influence has led to her success as an artist. The success is also synonymous to a glamorous life, especially if you are as famous as Madonna. It is to be expected that she goes to her appointments in style.

 

inside the MaybachSome of the luxurious features of Maybach 62 includes fully-reclining rear seats, Maybach 4 zone climate control, tinted, infrared-reflecting laminated glass all round, AirMATIC Dual control air suspension, display instruments in rear roof liner that shows speed, time and outside temperature. There are also folding rear tables, BOSE Surround Everywhere Sound System and a refrigerator compartment.

 

The Maybach 62 also have some additional features such as Cockpit Management and Navigation System (COMAND)-includes DVD navigation, CD changer in rear seats, DVD players and TV tuners front and rear, automatic closing doors, 2 rear LCD TV screens including remote control and two sets of headphones.

 

The possibilities are endless with this vehicle, there are still other additional options to make passengers more comfortable.

 

Maybach 62 costs at least $386,500. If you want every option you can have prepare an amount of $516,500.

 

Quite the number on that car,but if your Madonna, you can surely have it all.

Be the judge for Simon Cowell

June 7, 2007

Simon and his Ferrari

This American Idol judge, famous for his criticism on the show was seen leaving with a Ferrari F430. He is one of the people responsible for choosing the American Idol. This hard to please judge critic have found a ride that tickles his fancy.

The Ferrari F430 has a body that has been redesigned to be more curvaceous and aerodynamic. It also took some external features from other Ferrari models before it. Like the Enzo tail lights and the large oval openings in the front bumper taken from the 1960’s Ferrari racing models. Just like any Ferrari, it has the right power and speed, thanks to a 4.3 L V8 petrol engine that bursts a 360.4 kW (483 hp) at 8500 rpm and 465 N·m (343 ft·lbf) of torque at 5250 rpm.

Be the judge for Simon Cowell’s chosen ride. Let me just say he chose the right car.

Frankie Muniz in his ride

June 6, 2007

Frankie MUniz in his Maserati

Frankie Muniz, famous from the television comedy Malcolm in the Middle, drives a Maserati coupe. This young actor was seen in the driver seat of this Italian grand tourer. The car has some race car qualities that Muniz liked, considering his racing career which began in 2005 when he won the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race. The Maserati coupe has a price tag of $80,000 – $88,000.

The Maserati coupe has a 4.2 Liter engine that produces 390bhp and has a top speed at 177mph. It also includes an optional computer-controlled automatic damping system called Skyhook, high-performance Brembo brakes and an information center that combines audio and climate controls. A global-positioning navigation system and hands-free phone are available as options. It also came standard with 15-spoke, 18-inch alloy wheels in 2002, but after 2003 most had the optional five-spoke sport wheels.

 

This young actor really knows how to spend his hard earned cash.