Archive for June, 2007

Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 by Edo Competition

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The Edo Engineers have managed to squeeze another 23hp out of an already tweaked 6.5 liter V12 engine. In addition, torque is increased from 660Nm to 675 Nm at 5600 rpm.

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Google.org: The RechargeIT Initiative

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RechargeIT is a Google.org initiative that aims to reduce CO2 emissions, cut oil use and stabilize the electrical grid by accelerating the adoption of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and vehicle-to-grid technology (V2G). As a “hybrid” philanthropic venture itself, Google.org can apply a broad mix of resources – investments, grants, policy, public engagement – to addressing the climate crisis.

Google.org is working with A123 Systems and Hymotion to convert it’s growing fleet of hybrid cars into plug-in hybrids and to collect performance data to demonstrate their efficiency.


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Learn how these numbers were calculated >>

By demonstrating the technology using Google.org own fleet and supporting others through grants and investments, together we will drive toward a plug-in revolution.


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Click Here >> to see how their regular Toyota Prius (Garamba & Kilimanjaro) VS their Toyota Prius Plug-in hybrids (Galapagos & Great Barrier Reef) are performing.

Watch the video featuring Jim Woolsey, Chelsea Sexton, Larry Brilliant and others. This video describes plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and the vehicle to grid (V2G) system as part of the Google.org RechargeIT project.


Plug-In Hybrid Locator:If you have a plug-in car, email them and they will add it to their map of plug-ins across the nation.


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This is a super cool initiative. What else would you expect from the “do no evil” company of the millennium? If you have never driven a Toyota Prius, you should go and rent one. They are super fun, not just because of the cool display that shows you (well mostly) the flow of energy, engine usage and recharge state, but the car itself is just freaking cool to drive. Get in one and try it out for a day, you’ll understand what I’m saying within the first 5 minutes.

11:40am – Update
This story – Google pushes 100-mpg car from CNNMoney.com was just freshly delivered and was published at 11:20am today. Many thanks to Vinay’s ever watchful eye.

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The Caparo T1: An Engineer’s Dream Come True

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The Caparo T1 was launched on June 8th 2007, and it’s creators claim that its the most extreme supercar ever built. Le Mans racer or superbike? – the British designed T1 is more hardcore than both.

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Spy Shots: 2008 Ferrari F430

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Ferrari has started the development of mid-engined F430 successor.

First test mules are based on the, yet to be released, Ferrari F430 Challenge Stradale and have now started to rack up test kilometers on the Fiorano test track as well as the winding mountain roads around the Maranello headquarters.

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Guinness World Record for Largest Parade of Ferraris

Here’s another video of an exotic gathering as a follow-up to Anthony’s post – This one strictly of Ferraris.
The largest organized parade of F-cars recorded to date – 385 of them – were filmed at Silverstone (the British Formula 1 circuit) last Sunday. How many models can you identify? How many red ones can you count?

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Spy Shots: Lexus LF-A

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Ace spy photographer Hans Lehmann has captured an undisguised Lexus LF-A prototype lapping the Nurburgring. Lehmann speculates that published images of the upcoming NSX replacement mule have prompted Lexus to let its star be seen too, so as not to fade from enthusiasts’ memories.

For the first time without disguise, the V10 powered Lexus LF-A prototype driving is its rounds at the Nurburgring.

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Cars & Coffee Lamborghini Day June 9, 2007

70+ Lamborghinis– Cars & Coffee, Irvine, California

Listen and watch Murcielago after Murcielago, Gallardo after Gallardo, Diablos, 2 Ariel Atoms, Ferrari F40, Acura NSXs, Dodge Vipers, Porsche 911 Turbos, plus MUCH more awesomeness pull out of the event parking lot and completely destroy the asphalt!! I would have loved to be there to feel the power of these sweet Italian machines.

Of the first 152 current views of this video on YouTube, I account for the last 50 of them 😉

Watch the exotics leave and perform 0-100+ mph tear aways!!

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Awesome: Porsche Design P9521 Cellphone

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Porsche Design is known for some of the slickest, most elegant designs when it comes to engineering pens, shoes (golf, tennis, driving, running), watches, luggage, sunglasses, coffee makers, cuff links, power drills (surprised?), pocket knives and even smoking pipes for whatever you’d like to smoke. Would you expect anything less from the majority-owned subsidiary of Porsche AG?

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Hummer attempts to make a Smartphone & Fails


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When the topic of American over-consumption comes up, the discussion inevitably turns to the gas guzzling ways of the Hummer. What do you do when you want a whole lot of extra grunt in your smartphone? Their trucks have a lot of torque, so you’d imagine that their smartphones would be pretty darn powerful, right?

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