Ferrari 458 Italia Challenge

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?

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 …

How Important is to Choose Right Driving School?

How Important is to Choose Right Driving School?

Driving lessons have become the backbone of life as laws regarding driving become increasingly stringent. Designed to help drivers avoid accidents and common driving mistakes, these laws have prompted motorists to consider expert schools in Calgary when looking for their best shot at meeting state requirements, passing tests and staying safe while on the road. There are certain things that you need to keep in mind when looking for professional schools in Calgary. Here are some of them.

Ensure that the school has the right combination of theory and practical lessons

Before applying for a road test in order to receive your driver’s license, you will be required to go through with your country specific driving requirements and with a good experience. At the same time, you will be required to gather in depth knowledge about driving, which ranges from handling inclement weather to remaining safe in aggressive situations. For this reason, you need to find an expert school that clearly indicates their school packages. In addition, you need to know how much time you will spend in the classroom as well as on the road.

It is also important that you …

Mercy Retro

Mercy Retro

The history of Mercedes Benz started from a man, named Emil Jellinek. He was a businessman that was born in Leipzig (Germany). Then, he settled in Nice (France) and became a car distributor of DMG products. DMG was an abbreviation of the Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft, an automotive company that was founded by Gottlieb Daimler.
At one time, Emil Jellinek begged to Wilhelm Maybach begged, the chief of Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft (DMG) designer, in order to make the car that was faster, lighter, and safer. Wilhelm Maybach was the person who designed the first truck in the world, and it was directly produced in early 1896.

On October 1, 1896, his car was exported for the first time into London. His name then was immortalized in the form of a sophisticated car “Luxury Mercedes Benz”.On April 2, 1900, 26 days after the death of Gottlieb Daimler, Wilhelm Maybach kept his promise and began making cars based on the request of Emil Jellinek. This time could be said the milestone of “Mercedes Benz”. The name of “Mercedes” itself was taken from the name of Emil Jellinek’s daughter, who was 10 years old. The use of the name “Mercedes” by Emil …

Volvo XC90 Is A Popular Choice For Family-Oriented Buyers

Volvo XC90 Is A Popular Choice For Family-Oriented Buyers

There is plenty to like with a used Volvo XC90, such as a first-rate interior, good driving dynamics and of course Volvo’s excellent safety features. Back when Volvo first introduced the XC90, its combination of car-like qualities and SUV-like size made it a popular choice for family-oriented buyers. A third-row seat also gave XC90 owners seating capacity of up to 7. And with a choice of engines, buyers can select between a frugal 2.5 liter engine or a powerful V8. Depending on the model year and trim, the range of options vary, such as the availability of a premium sound system, DVD navigation and seat adjustment options. Safety features have seen a continuous improvement, but the least you can expect are front and side airbags and an anti-lock braking system. The latest models feature traction control, anti-whiplash headrests and blind-spot warning systems.

Coupled with an all-wheel drive system and excellent visibility, the XC90 can be used in virtually any weather, even for mild offroad excursions. Its climate control system assured however, that occupants of the XC90 would always

travel in comfort, whether in baking environments or wintry weather.But not all is/was …

What Sets the Exotic Car Owner Apart?

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.

However, …

Self Taught Vs Formally Trained – What Does it Take to Be a Designer?

Self Taught Vs Formally Trained – What Does it Take to Be a Designer?

What does it take to be considered a fashion designer? This is a question I ask myself as I sit back and take in all the beauty that the fashion world has to offer. I myself have a desire to design, and wonder which route to take. Must you attend a formal institution dedicated to a structured curriculum of teachings and techniques, like American Jewish designers Calvin Klein or Marc Jacobs?

Must you graduate at the top of your class with honours and be one of the few to have your collection featured at fashion shows like Mercedes Benz Fashion Week within months of your graduation? Or Can you be successful in the fashion world with the teachings of your parents or mentors and nothing more aside from your own creative juices, like the revolutionary Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel or the edgy Spanish Cristobal Balenciaga? Can hours upon hours of practise be enough to groom ones technical skills?

There is so much diversity in style available in the fashion world based on a multitude of different influences. Self taught and formally educated designers alike stand together at …

2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer Review

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. …

Silicone Grease – Meeting your Greasing Needs

Silicone Grease  Meeting your Greasing Needs

To prevent your machineries from rust, water and dust we always look for protectors, we use various different materials but we end up making decision that grease is the best among the rest materials. Grease has the viscosity in it which makes it a semi-liquid lubricant having the tendency to stop flowing water, dust and rust.

Silicon one of the most commonly used lubricants, this lubricant is being used for many purposes. It doesn’t get wet as it is insoluble in water unlike other lubricating agents which are usually semi soluble. Therefore Silicon grease is commonly used in various machines. There are also other types of thermal greases also available but they are hardly more effective than this. There are several different forms of Lubricating methods commonly used for installing purpose or for sealing purpose by plumbers. Sometimes it is also used in electrical appliances to prevent any leakage or shortfall as it has the tendency to undergo high temperature. Silicon Grease can easily bare extreme temperatures from -40 C to 200 C.

Silicon Grease is very much composed of oil and numerous other agents and because of that it has the tendency of …

The Paris Motor Show Did the Electrical Car Take the Cake?

The Paris Motor Show  Did the Electrical Car Take the Cake?

This year’s edition of the Paris Motor Show is probably the “greenest” yet. But since we’re talking about a full fledged car show, the gas guzzling supercars are still the main attractions. Dozens of press conferences, unveilings of both concepts and new models that are already being manufactured, triumphant speeches and talks on the crises in the industry – all these mix under the roof of the Paris Expo.

And, if eco friendly is what you’re looking for, then walk no further then Renault’s exhibit. The French manufacturer seems to take the cake when it comes to green cars that actually work in the real world: the ZOE, Kangoo ZE and Fluence ZE are all full electric cars with zero emissions. And if were talking about electric cars we can’t move further without mentioning Peugeot’s tiny ION and Mitsubishi’s MIEV.

But not all manufacturers went for full electric zero emission cars. BMW, Mercedes, Citroen and Volkswagen are fighting a battle against pollution by trying to make their current engines cleaner and more fuel efficient.
But let’s admit it: the supercars with hundreds of horse power under the bonnet are …