Category Archives: Random Cool Stuff

This stuff isn’t our own work, but we found it cool so we wanted to share it with you

Autocar’s test of the Fisker Karma

The Fisker Karma is for people who would buy a Chevy Volt…. if they were poor. It offers the same sort of hybrid setup as the Volt just with alot more power (around 400hp and 960tq, look at that torque figure again), alot more luxury, and looks that are breathtakingly beautiful. The Karma is well explained here except for when he tries the launch from a stand still. The Fisker’s traction system will not allow all 960ft/lbs to reach the road from a dead stop for safety reasons. If you want to experience that savagery, then you need to punch the throttle from probably 50 or 60mph. It is quite a cool car though, and hopefully it will open up a new luxury market segment.

-Nick

Ken Block’s Gymkhana 4, the first 3, and a good spoof

Since it’s mandatory for a car site to feature Ken Block’s videos, here you go. Its a good one, by far the most theatrical yet. We have also decided to feature the other 3 Gymkhanas, and one good spoof, below so you can see where all of this has come from. In my opinion these videos were much better when he was driving a Subaru, but I’m biased as hell. Enjoy watching.

-Nick

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EVO: Roadsters in the Italian alps

Video from EVO Magazine from their test in the Italian alps. The contenders are the drop-top versions of the Audi R8 4.2, Aston Martin V8 Vantage, Alfa Romeo 8C, and the Porsche 997 GTS. They ask which car sounds the best, and which one you’d have if you were to pick. While the Audi or Porsche are almost certainly the fastest, I would pick the Alfa Romeo hands down because it speaks to my soul. What would you pick for a blast through the Alps? Tell us in the comments.

-Nick

Delage D8-120S at the Greenwich Concours

Delage D8-120S. So beautiful.

This gorgeous French sports car of the prewar era, a black 1938 Delage D8-120S Aerosport Coupe took home the top International honors of Best in Show and People’s Choice at the 2011 Greenwich Concours d’Elegance, held last month.  During the Depression, Delage was bought by Delahaye, and by 1953, it had ceased to be after a tumultuous time in the early Fifties, when less than 100 were made during three years.  More pictures after the jump.

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Ferrari Fantasy

An Impressive Lineup To Say The Least!

Ok, so the last article was all about the Lamborghinis at Le Belle Macchine d’Italia, well I am back, and with Ferraris this time!  There are a couple more photos than last time, and the only real organization this time is that I will be separating them from the ones that were taken at the track, and ones that were taken at the Concorso   Continue reading Ferrari Fantasy

For The Love of Lamborghinis!

LP640-4

Given the title of this post, I hope you guys are expecting to see some shots of beautiful specimens of the Raging Bulls.  All these pictures that you are about to see were taken by me at Le Belle Macchine d’Italia.  Le Belle Macchine took place in the Pocono Mountains from the 24th of June to the 27th.  It is considered to be the largest Italian car show in the US and this year got a bump from 3 days to 4 days.  Friday and Saturday was the Concorso d’Eleganza held at Mt. Airy Resort and Casino, and Sunday and Monday were the 2 days that cars were able to show off their power at Pocono International Raceway, where they were kinda enough to open up the road circuit part in the infield.  For more information, here is their website.  If you are interested in attending one, they have 2012’s scheduled for the Poconos, and they also have one in the fall in Daytona! http://www.italiancarevents.com/

First up, we have a beautiful, black Murcielago LP640-4.  The first shot is of it at the Concorso and the second is of it pulling out of the parking lot at the Concorso.     Continue reading For The Love of Lamborghinis!

Evo rides along with Horacio Pagani in the Huayra

Evo Magazine’s Harry Metcalfe rides along in the Pagani Huayra with Horacio Pagani himself. Notice how Mr. Pagani happens to be an absolute savage behind the wheel of his creation, doing unimaginable speeds down little single lane italian back roads. Also check out how the Huayra’s key is actually a small sculpture of the car itself. This is just incredible, everything about the Huayra is just awesome, and listen to that twin turbo V12!!! This shows exactly what I was talking about in my recent article on Pagani, everything is a masterpiece.

Check out Evo’s website for more like this.

-Nick