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the new Heuer Monaco McQueen watches.

I love Tag Heuer/Heuer watches, however I do know that they now have a bazillion versions of the same watch in the Monaco. It’s a watch I love, and aspire to own a version of someday—-although I will admit that the watch has become a bit of a cliche within the watch world.  Do i really care? No, not really.  I still really want that black dialed Monaco McQueen edition they had made a few years ago with the Gulf colours—–however i am really digging the progressive look of these new versions.

 

source: http://www.calibre11.com/2011-tag-heuer-monaco-mcqueen/

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Porsche 911 (991) official pics.

I don’t like the rear end—-what is going on with the rear end? the rest looks very 997-ish, just a bit longer and taller in the rear.  Not sure what the source of these photos are, as I haven’t seen them anywhere else….but thanks to Jyoteen for sharing them!

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foto of the day. F800.

the beautiful Mercedes-Benz F800 Concept introduced in 2010, I have it on good accounts that this car will make it to production in late 2012 as a 2013.  It will slot in under the C-class Mercedes and be going up against the A3 Sedan and the next generation (painfully ugly) 1-Series.

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Porsche Design Bong…errr, i mean Shisha Pipe.

Smoking Shisha is a big part of middle eastern culture, and a very pleasurable manner in which to consume flavoured tobacco products.  Porsche Design has always sold very nice lighters and pipes to discerning customers, and now they’ve added to the stable with a newly designed bong water pipe!  Very nice for what it is.  Surely to be expensive i’m sure…

download the official Porsche Design Press PDF

 

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Audi S5 (and A5) gets cosmetic facelift…

and i think they just ruined the front end a little bit.  That being said, i’ll have to see one on the road to cast my final judgements—-because as i recall when the original A5 was introduced—pictures never really do the car justice.   For me, the front end looks less aggressive now, and a bit too busy…

The big news here though, is that the S5 will now get the 3.0 Supercharged V6 that is currently in the S4—-a lighter, more fuel economical engine with plenty of useability as compared to the old lump that was the 4.2L V8 previously.

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Hey BMW….What are you doing!?

what in the world have you done to the 1-series?  Those headlights look like the eyes of a strange animal.  RIP BMW design—–you need to be resurrected.  Badly. What is that shape?

source: Autoblog

 

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just imagine…

Surely it won’t happen….but quite a nice design daydream!

http://www.andrewmorandi.com/2010/02/quick-winter-break-project-auto-union.html

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Audi’s new bicycle; “Duo”

and it starts at only $7300! *rolls eyes*

more info here: Audi USA

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Audi R18. LED sinister.

Revealed today.   Absolutely gorgeous….probably the most stunning modern race car i’ve seen since the glory days of Le Mans in the 60s and 70s……right fookin on!  Peugeot RIP!

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resurrection of the Lancia Stratos?

that’s what Italiaspeed is reporting, after these weird spy pics of a Stratos testing at a FIAT test track in June.  I just hope it doesn’t come to america as the Chrysler Conquest or something…

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The best looking production BMW today is…

yeah it’s the 1-series.  I know plenty of people are going to disagree with me…..and i know that plenty of people hate the way the 1-series looks; however i have always loved the styling of it.  It’s the only modern BMW that has an interesting design, aside from the strange 6-series which started to grow on me towards the end of its current life cycle.

There’s plenty of retro going on in the 1-series styling, some cues of the E30, some cues of older BMWs from the 70s liked the fabled 2002, even some NSU TT in there.  One of my favourite Coupe designs since the MK1 TT, for sure.

I will have a 1-series one day!  The question is when?

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faster beast: Bugatti Veyron Super Sport!

CLICK ON ANY OF THE PICS TO GET HI-RES

No, 1001 HP simply wasn’t enough!  It is now 1200 HP, and the top speed is now officially 267 mph, which makes it THE fastest road car in the world…………..again!

It is quite simply the fastest, most outrageous, maddest, and amazing car in the world—-and it’s been reborn to be even better.


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oh hello Audi R8 GT.

Press release just issued by AUDI.

~200,000 euros.

Limited to 333 cars.

560hp, 5.2L V10.

Weight reduced by 220 lbs.

R-TRONIC transmission only ===== OOPS. that sucks.

0-60mph in 3.5s, 0-124mph in 10.4s, Top Speed = 198mph.


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Lamborghini Miura re-imagined….again.

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.

more pics: http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2010/03/lamborghini-miura-nuovo-design-study.html

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future Saab ideas.

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:


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McLaren MP4-12C: how to build an unimaginative, ugly, and boring supercar.

The McLaren MP4 can do blahblahblahblahblah in blah.blah seconds.  It can reach a top speed of blahblahblahblahblah.  It has technology everywhere, including a blahblahblahblahblahblah….it is the successor to the legendary blahblahblahblahblah.

Don’t even care.  It’s so bland and painfully boring from every angle.  It looks like a rejected 90s build-your-own-supercar-kit-car.  Yeah you copied a Ferrari from the front, you copied the outline of an R8, and you tried add some Lamborghini-ness……BLAH BLAH BLAH.  blech.

Hey McLaren! YOU SUKZ AT DESIGN!  try again sometime…..

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hello: Audi RS5.

Looks fantastic, as expected.  Engine specs haven’t been released yet, although i’m hoping forced induction.  450hp at least,  could it be a 3.0 Twin Turbo or 4.2L V8?  Possible.   Either way….it looks epic.

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Audi A4 DTM (B8).

from Quattroworld, via Top Gear

sinister, with the wings…..sinister.


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lost concept: 2003 Lancia Fulvia

The Foto of The Day Lancia Fulvia reminded me of this lost 2003 Lancia Fulvia concept car…..it was a stunning concept, heavily derived from the original design, but modern in its interpretation.  I never understood why FIAT destroyed the Lancia name, instead of bringing cars like this Fulvia to production.  My friend Jim Hall has tried to explain this numerous times, but I will never understand…..

COME TO YOUR SENSES FIAT & Lancia!! MAKE IT!

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Heuer Silverstone, resurrected!

(original Heuer ad above, for the original vesrions in the 70s)

One of THE coolest chronograph Heuer watches known as the Silverstone has been launched as a limited edition reissue!  So exciting! What’s not so exciting is the price tag.  $6500.  Time to sell a kidney?

http://www.luxist.com/tag/tag+heuer+silverstone+chronograph/

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2012 Porsche 911. it looks different!?

Well it doesn’t look that different, but there are some significant styling differences noticeable from these spy pics posted on Motor Authority.


The front nose is definitely higher, and the headlights are more upright, reminiscent of older 911s (ding ding….points for Porsche already!).  Supposedly this is due to stricter EU pedestrian safety laws, but I like to think it’s due to taking the 911 back to its stylish roots!

I’m not sure what they are trying to do with the rear, and I get the feeling that the spoiler on this mule has been heavily camouflaged and subsequently distorted from the look it will have in production.  I think that ‘whale tale’ is to throw off the pundits, or is it? Time will tell.

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Audi introduces the D4 A8.

Audi has just introduced the new A8 in Miami at some art festival (can’t be arsed to look up which one!). On first impressions, the car looks GREAT.   MORE INFO AFTER THE PICTURES.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD FULL PDF PRESS RELEASE —–>>> PDF

Drivetrain Highlights:
• Optimized 4.2 FSI V8 specifications:
o FSI direct injection
o Audi Valvelift System (AVS) variable intake valve lift
o 8-speed transmission for improved fuel economy, responsiveness and driving comfort
o 372 hp (D3 A8 had 350 hp)
o 328 lb-ft (D3 A8 had 325 lb-ft torque)
o 0-100km/h (62 mph) in 5.7 seconds
o 15% improvement in fuel consumption estimated vs. current A8 (EPA figures TBD)
o quattro ® AWD – latest generation with asymmetric rear-biased torque split (40/60)

(inches) LENGTH WIDTH HEIGHT WHEELBASE
2011 all-new Audi A8 (NWB) 202.0 76.7 57.5 117.8
2004-2010 Audi A8/S8 (NWB) 199.3 74.6 56.9 115.9
2004-2010 Audi A8 (LWB) 204.4 74.6 57.3 121.0
BMW 7 Series (NWB) 199.7 74.9 58.2 120.9
BMW 7 Series (LWB) 205.2 74.9 58.3 126.4
Lexus LS (NWB) 199.2 73.8 58.1 116.9
Lexus LS (LWB) 203.9 73.8 58.1 121.7
Mercedes-Benz S Class (LWB only in USA) 205.1 73.7 58.0 124.6


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