Monday, December 29, 2008

Over 70,000 Visits To My Blogs!

Another day, another milestone.  Over 70,000 visits to my blogs so far - quite a nice number to have at the end of the year.

Here's me looking serious, to celebrate :)

vikram singh

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Friday, December 19, 2008

"Ridiculous" Is Spelt "Maybach Landaulet"

The Mayback Landaulet, or 57S, is a study in over-the-top luxury.  What qualifies it as over-the-top?

  • Is it a 612 hp, 738 lb-ft of face melting torque?
  • Champagne cooler and 2 silver flutes, held by an automatic clip? (what?)
  • Reclining rear seats?  Leg rests?
  • 40 inches of rear legroom?  (where's my business class seat?)
  • Retractable hard top.... only for the passenger?  (what? why can't the chauffeur have an open roof as well?)
  • Illuminated vanity mirrors (ooh, how pretty we are)

No.  Those are run of the mill (cough).  What is over the top is the black star granite, sourced from India, that is in the passenger section.  Granite.  Stone trim.  Shaped to fit the car's interior. 

This is ridiculous.  I love it.

maybach top

maybach open top

Maybach 62 Landaulet interior

maybach interior

maybach champagne



maybach seats

Friday, December 12, 2008

Top Gear VoTW - BMW M3 CSL

Jeremy Clarkson took the BMW M3 CSL to the Isle of Mann to test it out. 

The Isle of Mann is a driver's dream - no speed limits outside the towns!  Do whatever you feel like doing.... just remember there will be other idiots doing the same.

The BMW M3 CSL is an amazing machine.  It makes a regular M3 look like a Honda Civic. 

  • Nothing that adds extra weight-
    • no air conditioning
    • no radio
    • manual windows
    • carbon fibre roof (don't roll over!)
    • cardboard.... yes, cardboard!..... trunk floor.  in other words, groceries shouldn't weigh more than a few pounds
  • An engine that squeezes out more horses from the same volume
  • Slick summer tires; before you buy the car, you have to sign a waiver saying you understand BMW is not responsible if you drive in rain or snow.  Now that's a race car!

Check out the video

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Top Gear VoTW - Porsche Carrera GT

(VoTW, of course, means Video Of The Week)

Jeremy Clarkson drove and reviewed the Porsche Carrera GT.  He was completely floored by it. 

The Stig must have loved it too - at that point, the Porsche GT was the fastest car around the Top Gear track.

I wish I had Jeremy's job.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Foiled! The San Francisco Auto Show

Yoshi and I decided to go this Sunday, Nov 30, to the San Francisco Auto Show.  Turns out we were a little off the mark - the show ended on Saturday.