Definitely one of my favourite ‘modern’ italian sports cars…..the classic Maserati Coupe GT in Trofeo Cup form.
Dutch designer Marco van Overbeeke has created another ‘new’ conceptual (and unofficial) design for the Lamborghini Miura. This one is less devotedto the original 1960s Miura and adapted to the modern world.
I kinda like it…pretty aggressive. Too band Lamborghini will NEVER be producing it.
420hp V8 + less than 2000 pounds curb weight + those looks = WOW.
SOUTH GRADE ROAD.
this photo is taken from the 1920s…..very cool. Located in the Palomar Mountain area of California.
i dig these….designed after the paintings by artist Nicolas Hunziger. $25 a shirt.
Finally, a review of the Audi TT-RS on a track, against some stiff and likely competition!! Can’t understand a damn word these guys are saying, but even without understanding japanese; i’m pretty sure I understand the result!
Yet another glorious video of a Lancia Fulvia 1.6 HF. There’s nothing like the rumble of that fantastic V4. Nice bit of driving on a pretty funky road, as well. The IEDEI obsession with this car continues….
I gotta say, i’m excited to see what SAAB comes up with in the next few years. I always loved SAAB as a company, but found GM to be a corrupting party in their uniqueness and product line. Here’s to hoping SPYKER brings some fun back to the brand.
The rumour is that the original SAAB 99 is the inspiration behind a new working concept under the working name “92″ or”9-2″
About a year ago, IEDEI had ranted about SAAB and it’s lack of current identity.
It is starting to look more and more that SAAB may find it again!
some renderings/possibilities that have been circulating:
Ron Dennis has always been a whining dork, from the days of the McLaren F1 team and his constant denial and complaining about rules, races, and results. Alright, so i don’t care if Ron Dennis doesn’t like the Bugatti Veyron, knowing he has such close ties to McLaren and the McLaren F1, however to call one of the greatest pieces of automotive engineering a “piece of junk” is a bit of a jealous rant, innit? I don’t think anyone can deny the abillity of the Veyron, no matter how much one doesn’t like it or doesn’t think it’s all it’s cracked up to be. However, the sort of comment Dennis gave is one that shows me he is simply frustrated and isn’t really thinking clearly when it comes to making a comment about the Bugatti. Nice one Ron, you sound like a 15 year-old kid at the parking lot with a rusty civic, who calls an M3 or an S4 “junk” because it’s not theirs….
IEDEI VERDICT? I think the Veyron would handily out-accelerate the McLaren F1 after speeds of 120 MPH…..whether the Top Gear test was ‘staged’ or not doesn’t affect my opinion….but the Veyron clearly has MUCH more power, great aerodynamics, and a proven top speed greater than the F1. NOBODY is going to deny that the Macca F1 was a great car, but it is not invincible. He also mentions the Veyron would get ‘bogged’ for launch after the clutch was dropped—-BUT THE VEYRON HAS NO CLUTCH! Fail. End of story.
got this Ford GT photo from http://parkedcars.tumblr.com/post/476321915/ford-gt-via-coolisacolor
I’ll be out of town to Chicago for a conference, AND I had some choices when it came down to what my rental car would be. I usually pick the smallest cars, as they are the most fun to throw around recklessly most economical, but this time I changed my initial selection. WHY? Because i’ve decided for the next 7 or 8 days, i am going to LIVE with a Ford Fusion Hybrid rental car…just to find out what it feels like to live with a hybrid car. This should be fascinating…i’m not sure what to expect.
I didn’t expect Hybrid rentals to be so cheap, however the Fusion Hybrid was less than the equivelant gas model….$180 for 7 days? pretty good deal, i reckon!
So even though IEDEI is away formally this week, i’m going to try to pop in and leave some short observations about the rental car at some point!