Archive for November, 2007

Lindsay Lohan’s car is for sale

November 16, 2007

Reports have come out that Lindsay Lohan’s infamous Mercedes-Benz SL-Class is up for grabs on eBay. This was the vehicle that Lohan was driving during her July drug-induced crash.

The starting bid for this car is $110,000.00.

Taking a closer look on the vehicle, it is equipped with a powerful 6.0-liter V-12 engine. It also has 604 Horsepower and 738 lb-ft of Torque.

According to eBay, all of the original manuals and booklets as well as the window stickers are still intact and will be included once the vehicle is purchased. The vehicle also had some replacements including, the hood, left fender, front bumper, front grill, left headlight, and both front wheels and tires.

Jay Leno supports green technology

November 15, 2007

It is no secret that Jay Leno is a car enthusiasts his car collection has never seized to amaze the public and other car enthusiasts. The Tonight Show host is also fond of clean technology and Ford, knowing this fact and decided to offer Leno a special test drive of the Ford Escape Hybrid Plug-In.

“Jay seemed pumped up about the electric technology and how durable and reliable it is,” says Executive Technical Leader Mike Tamor, who was one of the four engineers to meet with Leno. “He said that the big challenge 100 years ago with the Baker Electric is the same challenge carmakers face today — getting enough energy into the batteries to make the cars practical.”

Ford Escape HybridThe Escape Hybrid Plug-In is a product of the joint efforts of Ford and Southern California Edison. The two companies are set not only to develop the green technology but as well as “new business models that view the electrification of vehicles as a part of a larger energy vision connecting transportation and the grid.”

News from:
http://www.autobloggreen.com/2007/11/07/jay-leno-samples-the-plug-in-ford-escape-hybrid/

Bono auction off his Ducati 916

November 8, 2007

It is always nice to see how celebrities take some time off and contribute something worth-while like participating in certain charities and reaching out to others. It’s one thing if a celebrity opts for environment friendly car, but another to give up some of their goods to raise funds for charity is another. It comes no surprise that U2’s Bono plays an active role in numerous charity institutions, now his putting his Ducati 916 to raise funds for Riders for Health.

Whoever gets this Ducati 916 also gets a desmodromic valvetrain and a host of racing features like a single-sided swingarm and underseat exhaust. Along with these features, this particular Ducati 916 was previously owned by the late Michael Hutchence of INXS, and then by U2’s Adam Clayton, before ending up in Bono’s hands.

According to the reports of autoblog.com, Riders for Health is an “organization that provides healthcare to remote locations in Africa and uses motorcycles to reach those in need.” Reports also said that the auction will be held at the International Motorcycle and Scooter show on the 2nd of December in Birmingham, UK.

It is quite appropriate that Bono chose a motorcycle to help Riders for Health, considering that the organization is based on using motorcycles.

American Idol judge has one of the fastest rides

November 5, 2007

Simon Cowell may not be everybody’s favorite American Idol judge but you’ll envy him once you find out that he owns the world’s most expensive and fastest street-legal car, the Bugatti Veyron. This amazing vehicle cost about £750,000, and can surely deliver, with a top speed of top speed of 253.81 mph. It is also capable of producing 1001 horsepower. This fast car is manufactured by Volkswagen AG subsidiary Bugatti Automobiles SAS.

Bugatti Veyron
Named after French racing driver Pierre Veyron, who won the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1939 while racing for the original Bugatti firm, first sighting of this vehicle was in the Tokyo Motor Show. Back then it was the 1999 EB 18.4 “Veyron” concept car. It wasn’t until in 2005 that the production car was showcased at that year’s Tokyo Motor Show.
The Veyron is equipped with a W16 engine—16 cylinders in 4 banks of 4 cylinders. Its massive engine sums up to two narrow-angle V8 engines mated in a “W” configuration. For an intense feel of its speed and power, it features a dual-clutch DSG computer-controlled manual transmission with 7 gear ratios via shifter paddles behind the steering wheel and can also be driven by full automatic transmission.
One would be surprised that along its powerful engine the Veyron also has a total of 10 radiators: Three for the engine cooling system, one heat exchanger for the air to liquid intercoolers, two for the air conditioning system, one transmission oil radiator, one differential oil radiator, one engine oil radiator and one hydraulic oil radiator for the spoiler.

If any of you ever think about chasing Simon Cowell, you better think twice because when he’s in his Veyron, I doubt it if anyone can catch up to him.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bugatti_Veyron, http://www.idolstalker.com/simon-cowell-spends-1-million-on-cars/