Archive for the ‘Cars’ Category

Kristin Cavallari Shows Off Her BMW 3 Series Coupe

March 29, 2008

The former “Laguna Beach” star may have been good at keeping herself under the radar of the media. But this one? This one news they won’t let it slide. Seen riding a BMW 3 Series Coupe, Ms. Kristin Elizabeth Cavallari was reported to have driven it during her shopping trip to Los Angeles. The photo below shows her recent shopping escapade.

This BMW 3 Series coupe has an exterior that’s all about class and making all the right impression. The interior is just as promising: a combination of colors and materials oozing with elegance and sportiness rolled into one neat package. Performance, comfort and safety issues? Not with this one. As usual, it seems as if BMW has taken care of what a girl wants – from the option of tricking out the wheels to enhanced lighting for a more comfortable ride.

The news of a rich little girl owning a BMW 3 Series Coupe doesn’t really seem much. Then again, there’s nothing too little or too much about whatever news that’ll be rolling off the headlines when you’re a celebrity. Especially when it’s one filled with teen-age drama. This time around, the media chose to spot Kristin Cavallari’s pretty low-profiled but nonetheless sleek ride.

Quick facts: Kristin Cavallari got featured in “Laguna Beach” and became one of the hottest breakout stars. She’s made even more famous because of the love triangle that ensued between her, Stephen Colletti and Lauren Conrad. To this date, LC and Kristin are said to have called truce.

source: Celebrity Cars Blog

David Beckham’s Car Collection

February 12, 2008

With $1 million earned per week, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that David Beckham, the world-renowned soccer player married to none other than Spice Girls’ “Posh Spice” Victoria, has a fleet of cars which would make anyone’s eyes pop. One of the cars he owns is the Aston Martin DB7 is a sleek sports car powered by a V6 engine. It gives off a top speed of 171 mpg, providing stunning acceleration and power, able to go from 0 mph to 60 mph in just a matter of 5.4 seconds. Its interior leather and heated seats finishes off its truly one-of-a-kind experience when driving or riding it. The new model, the DB7 Coupe, is offered in the market at £96,250. It is made even better because they allow you to personalize it. Selections of adding personal touches include overmats and wire mesh grilles. Handling and power enhancements are also offered from the Driving Dynamics range.

Yet another remarkable car of Beckham is the Bentley Continental GT. This model is “inspired by the grace and power of Bentley’s thoroughbred bloodline.” The Continental GT combines power and world-class performance. It comes in three different colors: Beluga, Diamond Black and Midnight Emerald. It has either 19-inches or 20-inches chrome wheels. Other options are available, such as the painted finish. The interior is not ignored. It has engine start/stop button, gear lever and infotainment system, and 4-spoke steering wheel with gear shift paddles. These are just to name a few. The Continental GT has a 6-liter engine with twin turbochargers. These turbochargers make it possible to speed up the power output to 552bhp. Not only that but its internal efficiency results to the decrease in the emissions of CO2 as well as fuel consumption. The Bentley Continental GT offers 479 lb-ft torque. All of this makes for a thrilling drive.

Other noteworthy car David Beckham owns are BMW X5, Chrysler grand Voyager, Ferrari 550 Maranello, Ford F-Series pickup, Hummer H2, Lincoln Navigator, Prosche 911 (993) Turbo, and TVR Cerbera.

source: MSN Cars UK

Roy Orpheus and His Fleet of Seven Vehicles

January 30, 2008

Owning the latest or one of the luxury cars is one of the ways professional football players manifest their celebration of success. Orpheus Roye, the defensive tackle belonging to the National Football League’s Cleveland Browns, is one of them. Not having a lot when he was growing up, he sees his collection of vehicles as an indication that he’s made it and he’s still making it. Roy thinks of them as a reward to the hard work he’s been doing. Some of the vehicles he has are 2004 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class coupe, 2005 Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged, 2006 Bentley Flying Spur, 2007 Mercedes S550 sedan, and finally, a white 2007 Maybach 57S.

Other NFL stars seen sporting fancy vehicles around town are the following:

Ronnie brown with his 2007 Mercedes-Benz S550
Rod Coleman with his BMW 645i
Jamar Fletcher with his 2005 Bentley GT Continental
Dion Grant with his 2008 Mercedes CL63
Carlos Rogers with his 2007 Mercedes S550
Emmitt Smith with his 2008 Cadillac Escalade ESV

It is worth it to know that Emmett Smith is a retired National Football League player, best known for his thirteen years of playing for the Dallas Cowboys team. Emmitt Smith has won three Super Bowl rings with previously mentioned team. Not only that but he was also named eight times in the Pro Bowl. He is currently an ESPN analyst.

source: The Kansas CW

50 Cent Ranked Number Two

January 22, 2008

 

50 Cent is more than a hip-hop artist. He is also one of the celebrities who earned millions and millions of dollars within a day, ranking him number two among the celebrities who had the biggest paydays of 2007. He had received the net of a whopping $100 million one month before he turned thirty-one, when Coca-Cola purchased Glaceau. Glaceau is the company who sold health drinks and named a flavor after 50 Cent (Formula 50) in return that the hip-hop star will receive a small share of the company.

The stars are never without flashy automobiles and this one is no exception. 50 Cent owns cars that are bomb-proof. It’s his take on precaution, having been shot inside a car years ago. There had been a time when he raised some eyebrows when he told the public that he would like to turn his Rolls-Royce Phantom into a drop-top, saying he just wants what everybody doesn’t have. The Rolls Royce Phantom has 453 hp at 5350 rpm with a V12 engine. BMW had set the lifetime limit of this model to ten thousand. This means that only ten thousand units of the Rolls Royce Phantom will be available.

News from Channel 4

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/

BMW Hydrogen 7 visited Fiesta Internazionale di Roma

October 30, 2007

In some previous posts, I featured Jay Leno and Will Ferrell being some of the lucky few to get a Hydrogen-powered BMW. Just recently, Cate Blanchett was seen arrived in the Film Festival in Rome with the BMW Hydrogen 7. Other stars that used the environment-friendly car to the international Film Festival in the Italian city were Monica Bellucci and Jane Fonda.

Cate Blanchett leaving Hydrogen 7

BMW graced the Festival along with 6 of its world’s first production car with bivalentem hydrogen propulsion. Notable personalities in the movie industry did not missed the event, like the French actor Gerard Depardieu, director Francis Ford Coppola, the Australian actor Geoffrey Rush, the Italian actresses Asia Argento and Greta Scacchi, the Indian actor and director Shekhar Kapur and Gilles Jacob, President the Cannes Film Festival, from mobility to convince future.

Photo and some details were taken from affluentluxury.com

Timeless vehicle of Ralph Lauren

October 26, 2007

Another great vehicle of Ralph Lauren is the 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 Mille Miglia. With an engine of dry sump twin Scintilla magneto supercharged inline 8 cylinder 2.9 liters, this car was made to perform. Its other features include hydraulic 17 inch brakes, fully independent suspension and a four speed rear transaxle.

1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 Mille Miglia

Back in 138, this Alfa Romeo was the world’s fastest production road car. A limited number of this vehicle was produced and until now, it remains to be sought after. It was in August 1999, that the roadster was last auctioned by Christies at Pebble Beach. It was bought at a price of four million and seventy two thousand US dollars.