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Friday, October 7, 2011

Advice: How to choose a good used car

    Before you buy a used car, you should look out for many things. The most important thing is that the vehicle is legally in order to avoid serious problems later.In addition, it's important to look out for it's condition to prevent any serious "hidden" investments after you buy the car.
    Here is some useful advice:

Highlight: 2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4

    Lamborghini's new creation is redefining the world of supercars as we know it. The new Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 with it's brutal power, outstanding lightweight engineering and phenomenal handling precision are combined with peerless design and the very finest equipment to deliver an unparalleled driving experience. With this car Automobili Lamborghini are taking a new step to the future. President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini says: "The Aventador is a jump of two generations in terms of design and technology, it's the result of an entirely new project, but at the same time it's a direct and consistent continuation of Lamborghini's brand values. It is extreme in its design and its performance, uncompromising in its standards and technology, and unmistakably Italian in its style and perfection. Overall, the dynamics and technical excellence of the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 makes it unrivalled in the worldwide super sports car arena."In the traditional Lamborghini spirit, the Aventador was named after a Spanish fighting bull from the breeding stables of the sons of Don Celestino Cuadri Vides.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Highlight: 2012 Ferrari FF

Highlight: 2012 Ferrari FF

    If the new Ferrari FF needs to be described in two lines these would be:
        Four seats,
        Four wheel drive...
    Yes,that's right! First four wheel drive prancing horse that came out from the factory in Maranello. It's first debut was at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show on March 21st. The FF is meant to be the replacement for Ferrari's 612 Scaglietti grand tourer which went out of production earlier this year.
    The new luxury four seater is powered by a 6.3 liter V12 witch puts out 651hp at a screaming 8,000rpm with a maximum torque of 504lb-ft at 6,000rpm of which 368lb-ft are available as low as 1,000rpm. All that impressive power is allowing the FF to accelerate from 0-100km/h in 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 335km/h. The FF's engine is paired with a 7-speed double-clutch semi-automatic paddle shift gearbox, similar to the one found on 458 Italia and California.
    What makes this car so special is it's four wheel drive system. It's called 4RM and it's engineered and patented by Ferrari.The whole system is 50% lighter than a conventional system and provides power intelligently to each wheel when needed. This system is based around a second, simple, gearbox taking power from the front of the engine. This gearbox (designated "power take off unit", or PTU) has only 2 forward gears (2nd and 4th) plus reverse (with gear ratios 6% taller than the corresponding ratios in the main gearbox), so the system is only active in 1st to 4th gears. The connection between this gearbox and each front wheel is via independent haldex-type clutches, without a differential. Due to the difference in ratios "the clutches continually slip" and only transmit, at most, 20% of the engine's torque. Despite the four-wheel drive system the FF maintains a rear-based weight distribution: 53% over the rear axle. The four-wheel drive technology delivers performance on all terrains and in all conditions via continuous predictive torque distribution to all four wheels.
    The FF is also equipped with the latest magnetorheological damping system (SCM3), as well as the most recent development in carbon-ceramic brakes from Brembo. It has generous space for four passengers and even 450 litres of luggage. With the rear seats down, luggage space increases to 800 litres.
    And now the price... 260,000 euros for all this modern,technology packed supercar. We think it's worth every penny!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Highlight: 2012 Pagani Huayra

     When the Pagani Zonda's production run came to an end later last year, there's been a fuss about it's successor. Now the replacement for the Zonda is officially revealed and it's called the Huayra. The latest Pagani creation is named after Aymara god, Huayra Tata, the god of wind and it's first public debut is meant to be at 2011 Geneva Motor Show.
     The all new monocoque on the Huayra is entirely made from carbon-titanium and with a new set of gull wing doors that cut deep into the roof provide the Huayra high level of structural rigidity.The weight of the car has been kept to minimum so the whole car weighs just 1,350kg making it the lightest car in it's class.