Archive for July, 2007

Ben Affleck rolls James Bond style

July 28, 2007

Ben AffleckJames Bond is an icon in the movie industry, all actors can agree to that. Ben Affleck did not only agree but may have had a special interest in the character as he was seen driving in an Aston Martin DB7. The Golden Globe Award-nominated actor is one of the famous leading men in Hollywood films today.

The Aston Martin DB7 was a grand tourer made from September 1994 to December 2003. The grand tourer was available either as a coupé or a convertible, and debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in March, 1993. The DB7 was the most successful Aston Martin model ever, with more than 7,000 built before it was replaced by the DB9. The DB7 was styled by Ian Callum, and it is widely considered one of the most beautiful and timeless of automotive designs.

Who wouldn’t want to be James Bond who is famous for having “sex for dinner and death for breakfast”.

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Anna Kournikova drives around Miami in style

July 27, 2007

Anna KournikovaFormer tennis player, Anna Kournikova enjoys her retirement from the court by driving around Miami with her Cadillac Escalade EXT. Also a model, Kournikova became one of the best known tennis players worldwide even if she never won a major singles tournament.

Kournikova’s major-league tennis career has been curtailed for the past several years, and possibly ended, by serious back and spinal problems. She has had some success at the singles game, but her specialty has been doubles, where she has at times been the world’s No.1 doubles player. Alongside with Martina Hingis as her partner, she won Grand Slam titles in Australia in 1999 and 2002.

Critics say that Kournikova’s playing style fits the profile for a doubles player, and is complemented by her height. She has been compared to such players as Pam Shriver and Peter Fleming.

Maybe it was because of her height why she chose a vehicle such as the Cadillac version of a pickup truck. The Cadillac Escalade EXT features a “Convert-a-Cab” composite pickup bed that can be expanded into the truck’s cab through a bottom-hinged door. It also has four full-size doors and seating for five. The base price for the said vehicle is $54,185.

Cadillac Escalade EXT

Tyra rides her Lexus

July 26, 2007

Tyra BanksTyra Banks, the supermodel and television show host, ride off with her Lexus SC in search for America’s Next Top Model. She obviously flaunts he beauty in style while riding the said vehicle.

The Lexus SC series is a personal luxury coupé that features a front engine, rear-wheel drive design and seating for up to four passengers. The first generation SC debuted as the V8-powered SC 400 in 1991, and the I6-powered SC 300 was added in 1992. According to reports, the base price for this vehicle is $65,355

Tyra’s Lexus SC convertible underwent customization on the show of FunkMaster Flex called, Ride with FunkMaster Flex.

Lexus SC

Nicholas Cage no longer has his Ford

July 20, 2007

Nicholas Cage

Oscar-winning actor Nicholas Cage won’t be seen driving his 2005 Ford GT 40 anymore, for he donated the said vehicle to Universal Technical Institute Inc. or UTI students to use for training. Valued at more than $140,000, the white, blue-streaked 2005 Ford GT is a limited-edition vehicle. In fact only 4,500 units exist. It commemorates the look and feel of the original GT 40. The vehicle, which is autographed by the actor, will be used by UTI students as part of their educational program, from adding performance parts to breaking down system components. Cage, an avid car enthusiast, toured UTI’s Avondale campus and was impressed with the school’s programs and wished he had such an opportunity when he was young.

Posh drives the streets of Beverly Hills in style

July 20, 2007

Victoria Beckham's new Bentley

The Beckhams invade America in style as recent reports show that Victoria Beckham gets a new 2007 Bentley Continental GTC DUB. The car has monogrammed rims and headrests and it is believed to be a gift from the Beckhams’ personal best-pal Tom Cruise. ‘VB’ is actually etched into the alloy wheels and stitched into the headrests. The base price of the Bentley Continental GTC is around $190,000 but when you include the custom rims and interior, the price can easily shoot up to $250,000.

VB etched in wheelsThis Bentley along with a custom Cadillac Escalade and Lincoln Navigator are all a part of a welcoming gift from Mission Impossible star Tom Cruise who lives not too far off from Beckhingham West (Beckham’s new Beverly Hills mansion).

*Photos were taken from Splash News

Britney picks a classic

July 19, 2007

Britney driving vintage Porsche

New models and fast cars are what most celebrities are after. So it was surprising to know that Britney Spears picked a vintage car, though let’s give her some credit for she picked an excellent vintage car. Seen driving a silver 1956 Porsche 356A Speedster, the Pop sensation seem to be enjoying her ride. The classic car is the design that catapulted the Porsche into popularity in the US. The car looks like it’s in prime condition and is probably worth in the neighborhood of $70,000.

Albert Gore III driving the Prius at 100mph

July 14, 2007

Albert Gore III, the son of former Vice President and Presidential candidate Al Gore, was arrested as he was driving a Toyota Prius at 100 mph on the San Diego Freeway at approximately 2:15 a.m. Gore III, who has a previous conviction for drunk driving and for marijuana possession, was stopped by officers of the Sheriff’s Department.

The arresting officers smelled marijuana and searched Gore’s car. In the car, the police found marijuana, Xanax, Valium, Vicodin, all of which are controlled substances. Though the last three are prescription drugs, Gore did not have a prescription for any of them.

Gore was held on $20,000 cash bail. Gore’s parents did not return the phone call of the Associated Press to them. A spokesman for Gore later told Reuters that the former Democratic Presidential candidate was traveling and unavailable for comment.

This just proves how fast a Prius can go, but this is also not a good way to show its speed.

P. Diddy to buy Formula 1 team

July 12, 2007

Music and clothes are not enough for rapper Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, he now plans on buying a Formula One team. He can afford it and all but isn’t running his music label and clothing line a handful enough?

The rapper made the announcement to guests at a dinner to launch his new perfume, Unforgiven. Reports say that Diddy spent much of the evening huddled in a corner with Lewis Hamilton, the youthful British racing star. Could they be talking about Diddy’s plans on the racing track? We can never know for sure. All we can do is wait for further details.

Charlize conquers South Africa with the Land Rover

July 10, 2007

Charlize TheronCharlize Theron, one of the exceptional actress in Hollywood today, reportedly drives a Land Rover Range Rover. The base price for the said SUV is $74,950.

The Land Rover Range Rover is a four-wheel drive luxury SUV produced by Land Rover in the United Kingdom. It was first introduced in 1970. The Range Rover was built on a box section ladder type chassis. It was originally powered by the lightweight Rover V8 engine. Current models are now powered by a Jaguar V8 of 4.4 litres. The vehicle is currently one of the most expensive vehicles of its type on the market.

Land Rover

The Land Rover is appropriate for Charlize Theron, to conquer the terrain of South Africa. It has proven it can combat the wide variety of off-road terrain of the continent, from deserts to tricky mountain passes, as it dominated several African rallies. Although it has always been built for off-road capability, the Range Rover has been one of the most luxurious sport utility vehicles.

An SUV type of gal

July 5, 2007

Following up on Serena Williams’ other vehicles, her garage also house a Range Rover Sport.

The Range Rover Sport is a mid-size luxury SUV. It shares its platform with the Land Rover Discovery rather than the larger Range Rover. Land Rover calls the vehicle a sports tourer. It slots below the Discovery/LR3 in size and has only seating for five.

Range Rover Sport

The top-level Sport is powered by a supercharged 390 PS (287 kW/410 hp) 4.2 L AJ-V8, making it the second most powerful vehicle in the company’s history except for the larger Range Rover Vogue SE supercharged (450BHP, 420lb/ft). A normally-aspirated 4.4 L version is available with 300 PS (220 kW/295 hp). The TDV6 turbodiesel engine of 190 hp is available outside the North American market. All models have six-speed automatic transmissions and fuel capacities of about 88 liters.

Aside from the speed that Williams get from the BMW Z3 she would also need the power she can get from the Range Rover Sport.