Finally! A Lamboghini That Stands Out: The Aventador LP700!
Lamborghini recently unveiled the LP700-4 Aventador, which replaces the Murcielago as the Company’s flagship model. If I’m honest, I believe that it is the best and most extreme looking Lamborghini ever made. This super sports car has a greater presence than any other Lambo ever made and its performance figures are just breathtaking.Like prior Lamborghinis, the Aventador name was chosen for its symbolic connection to the world of fighting bulls, sharing a name with the legendary Aventador, who was a trophy-winning bull in the world of Spanish bullfighting. Bred by the sons of Don Celestino Cuadri Vides, the bull that bore the number 32 took part in a notably spirited, bloody and violent battle with a torero in the town of Zaragoza, Spain that earned him the “Trofeo de la Pe?a La Madro? era” in 1993. Gotta love the way these Italians choose the name.
Just when you thought horse power in a production car cannot get any higher, Lamborghini busts out with an engine that produces 690 hp and 509 lb-ft of torque. The power comes from a highly engineered 6.5 liter V12 and is transferred to the road via …
Young Drivers More Apt to Driving Drowsy
Recent survey results published by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety have shown that young drivers between the ages of 16 and 24 are at the greatest risk for drowsy driving. Of those questioned in the study, one in seven young drivers admitted to not only driving tired, but falling asleep behind the wheel at least once over the past year, a rate considerably hiring than the overall rate of 1 in 10.
Though often overlooked, the dangers of drowsy driving are significant and should not be ignored. “Research shows that fatigue impairs safe driving, with many symptoms causing drivers to behave in ways similar to those who are intoxicated,” says Robert Darbelnet, president and CEO of AAA. “[We] are drawing attention to this often overlooked crash risk that is a serious threat to everyone’s safety on the road.”
Tired driving significantly impairs your ability to make correct decisions behind the wheel, and also reduces reaction times. It can also harm vision, and influence drivers into taking major risks on the road with a high chance of causing an accident. Similar to survey results on distracted driving, the results of the AAA study …
Ferrari 458 Italia Challenge
The 458 Italia Challenge is a mid-rear V8 berlinetta derived from the 458 Italia and represents the fifth model used by Ferrari in its single-series racing program. The model will be the protagonist in the 2011 Ferrari Challenge, where the new 458 Challenge will share the track with its predecessor, the F430 Challenge. In 2011, each race will see two class winners, one 458 and one F430. Once engines start, Ferrari 458 Challenge drivers will test the very limits of their mettle thanks to advanced technologies Ferrari’s racing arm has refined at circuits throughout the world.
With the new 458 Challenge, Ferrari combines extreme performance, superb fun behind the wheel with unique driving emotions for its sporting, professional and gentleman-driver clients.
To reduce weight from the already light 458 Italia, engineers used thinner body panels and carbon fiber as well as Lexan wherever possible in this track-only model. Equipped with lightweight body panels and specially tuned suspension, the 458 Italia Challenge is the first Challenge racer to use the F1-Trac traction control system and it is Ferrari’s first racing application of the dual-clutch seven-speed transmission. The F1-Trac system allows to constantly monitoring levels of grip for …
What Has Car Owners Going Gung-ho Over 20 Inch Black Car Rims?
When it comes to purchasing rims, the main intention is to add class and style to your car. There are a few things that can add to the style of your rims including the size of the rims and the color you are rolling with.
Trucks and SUV’s anymore are going with 28 to 30 inch rims while cars today are going with 20 inch car rims. As for the color, it is all about the black car rims.
More and more cars are turning to the larger sized rims because of the power control it gives and the masculinity it puts into a car.
By placing 20 inch car rims on your car, your car will look much more powerful and will dominate the streets. If you can afford them for your car, 20 inch rims are in high demand for cars.
While the size is important, it is as if the color matters even more. More and more car owners are requesting to have black car rims on their car.
There are several variations of what you will find with black rims, but there is no …
What Sets the Exotic Car Owner Apart?
The first thought that pops into your head when you see someone driving a shiny new Lamborghini is usually something along the lines of “Now there’s a guy with some money to burn!” and it’s true that an exotic car makes a great status symbol, it works as a sort of “trophy” of wealth and style, but… is that really why you’re looking into exotic cars?
The truth is that anyone with a good job can probably afford an exotic car, and anybody with halfway decent credit can live beyond their means and take out a loan they can’t afford in order to impress everyone with a brand new Ferrari, but there’s a world of difference between an exotic car owner and an exotic car lover. Sure, you can drive an exotic car merely as a way to prove to everyone that you’re making a good living, but someone who truly appreciates their automobile of choice is comparable to a collector of fine art. Private art collectors don’t invest in a Picasso just to prove they can afford it, they invest in art because they have a love and appreciation for it.
Car Transmission Repair And Maintenance In Tampa
If you have a car, it?s paramount to find a reputable auto service with a highly skilled mechanic that does excellent car repair and maintenance, especially on car transmission, in Tampa. Of course, all other car parts, such as the engine and brakes, are very important, too. Even the auto AC will need an AC repair specialist in the heat of Tampa. Automotive experts will tell you, though, that even as overall maintenance is essential, particular care needs to be given to the car?s transmission. A good motivation for proper maintenance would be the knowledge that transmission repair can be very expensive in Tampa and anywhere else. Prevention is always wiser and cheaper.
You can do some simple diagnostic checks on your own car transmission right at home in Tampa even before taking it to an auto service shop. Always look at the surface of the parking slot beneath your car. Any sign of a leak is a warning. It could be your transmission fluid that?s leaking all over Tampa.
You should also check the condition of your transmission fluid with its dipstick. Wipe the dipstick first with a clean piece of cloth. …
The Vath Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Sports Forged Wheels and a Supercharger
The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is arguably one of the most iconic German super cars currently on the market and even rivals the Porsche 911 Turbo. With the unveiling of the updated SLS AMG “GT” models, the first SLS AMG Roadster models have become less powerful than their new counterparts. The team at Vath Automobiltechnik decided that the currently outdated non-GT models should be available with a vast amount of horsepower, so they developed a new tuning program with a supercharger engine modification, new forged wheels, a tighter chassis, and upgraded aerodynamics.
First, the entire SLS AMG Roadster was given a makeover by Vath because of the higher speeds it would be achieving with the engine upgrades. The team developed new carbon fiber bodywork that generated downforce for better handling and high-speed stability without adding more weight to the super car. The front bumper was given a new spoiler lip to reduce lift at the front axle while a pair of side skirts calms the airflow around the upgraded forged wheels. New brake duct intakes send cool, fresh air into the braking system to remove excess heat buildup and prevent …
NDSS California Approved Traffic School Course
It’s easier online This California traffic school course is the easiest and quickest way to dismiss traffic tickets and keep points off your driving record because it’s all online. You can access the course from any computer with a basic internet connection, so you can work at your own convenience and never have to change your plans. Plus, you can work from home or wherever else you’re comfortable.
Court Approval Courts throughout the state of California have approved this online course to meet all the requirements needed to dismiss a traffic ticket from your record and to qualify you for a 3-year discount on your car insurance.
Traffic School Online California Course Sign-up You can sign up for this California traffic school course in minutes, so you can start working on getting rid of your ticket right away. All you have to do is pick a unique user ID and password for your account, so you can access and work on the course anytime and from anywhere you like.
Affordability You Deserve
The price is kept so low for this traffic school online California course because traffic tickets happen to everyone and you deserve …
Winter Driving Tips
So the winter season is right around the corner. It is one of the most challenging times of year to drive in. No one enjoys scraping ice and cleaning snow off their car but what’s even worse is driving in it. With a few precautions and techniques many car accidents can be reduced and avoided. There are many winter driving tips that you can follow to be safe this season.
With a forecast of bad weather all drivers need to have the vehicle prepared properly. Your vehicle preparation is very important. All drivers should check all of their vehicle fluid levels before departure. Tires need to be properly inflated. Some good things to have with you are an ice scraper, snow brush or shovel, jumper cables, flares, flashlight etc. It is a must to clear as much snow and ice off the car before departing. Clearing ice and snow off all windows and lights and chunks of ice on the car will allow you to see as much as possible and keep your car visible to other motorists.
Now that the car is optimally prepared it is important to be very aware while driving. Pay more attention …
Ferrari 458 Italia: Combining Heritage With Innovations
The 458 Italia represents a farewell to the past, a leap forward into the future: the new Ferrari is so innovative that can be considered a milestone in the Maranello’s design, construction and innovation standards. As far as the name nomenclature, “458” refers to the number of cylinders and displacement, whether “Italia” pays homage to the car extraordinary Country of origin and its ability to create innovations.
Ferrari 458 Italia evokes the tradition of the historical 8-cylinders cars in the company’s history, such as the 158 F1 in 1964, the Ferrari 308 GTB in 1975 and the F40 in 1987 but, at the same time, the Ferrari 458 Italia personifies unique innovations and a leap into the future. Ferrari 458 Italia is in fact a completely new car from every point of view: engine, gearbox, chassis, suspensions, electronic controls, aerodynamics, design, instrumentation and ergonomics. All delivered with exceptional fuel consumption and emissions levels, considering its 570 hp.
Like every Ferrari, the 458 Italia guarantees unique driving pleasure and derives most of its technology from the Formula One experience. The benefits from such races heritage are immediately seen and felt when driving the new …