Archive for October, 2007

[Video] Exotic Cars in Monaco (Enzo.. Aston Martin.. Yachts..)

Enjoy this recent video from Monaco.

name="wmode" value="transparent">

Monaco is nuts. Thats all I can really say.

[Source: YouTube – Thanks to Michael Wegner (via MadWhips.com)]

If you enjoyed this post, then subscribe to the CarZi RSS Feed.

Top 10 Least Fuel Efficient Cars for 2008

Lambo LP 640

If you drive any of the cars on the first list below, you probably care more about speed limits than the price of a gallon of gas.

Here are the top 10 least (and most) fuel efficient cars, according to the 2008 Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy’s fuel economy guidebook.

Lowest Overall Fuel Economy Models for 2008 Model Year

Rank Manufacturer/Model City/Highway MPG

1. Lamborghini Murcielago (E-Gear) 8/13
2. Bugatti Veyron 8/14
3. Lamborghini Murcielago (manual) 9/14
4. Bentley Azure/Arnage RL 9/15
5. Ferrari 612 Scaglietti (F1) 9/16
6. Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder (manual), 10/15, Ferrari 612 Scaglietti (manual), Bentley Arnage
7. Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder 10/16, Aston Martin DB9 Coupe, Aston Martin DB9 Volante, Mercedes-Benz Maybach (all models)
8. Lamborghini Gallardo Coupe (manual) 10/17, Bentley Continental GT, Bentley Continental GTC, Bentley Continental Flying Spur,
9. Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG 11/13
10. Jeep Grand Cherokee 4WD 11/14,
Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG

Highest Overall Fuel Economy Models for 2008 Model Year

Class Model City/Highway MPG

1. Toyota Prius (hybrid-electric) 48/45
2. Honda Civic Hybrid 40/45
3. Nissan Altima Hybrid 35/33
4. Ford Escape Hybrid FWD 34/30, Mazda Tribute Hybrid 2WD, Mercury Mariner Hybrid FWD
5. Toyota Camry Hybrid 33/34
6. Toyota Yaris (manual) 29/36
7. Toyota Yaris (automatic) 29/35
8. Ford Escape Hybrid 4WD 29/27, Mazda Tribute Hybrid 4WD, Mercury Mariner Hybrid 4WD
9. Toyota Corolla (manual) 28/37
10. Honda Fit (manual) 28/34

Lowest Fuel Economy by Vehicle Class for 2008 Model Year

Class Model City/Highway MPG

Two Seater Lamborghini Murcielago (manual) 8/13
Minicompact Car Aston Martin DB9 Coupe, Volante (manual) 10/16
Subcompact Car Bentley Continental GTC 10/17
Compact Car Bentley Azure 9/15
Midsize Car Ferrari 612 Scaglietti (auto) 9/16
Large Car Bentley Arnage RL 9/15
Small Station Wagon Audi S4 Avant (manual) 13/20
Midsize Station Wagon Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Wagon 12/18
Sport Utility Vehicle* Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG 11/13
Minivan* Toyota Sienna 4WD 16/21
Pickup Truck* Rousch Performance Stage3 F150 11/15
Van (Passenger and Cargo)*
Passenger
Chevrolet G1500/2500 EXPRESS 2WD 12/16,
Chevrolet H1500 EXPRESS AWD,
GMC G1500/2500 SAVANA 2WD,
GMC H1500 SAVANA VAN AWD

Cargo
Chevrolet G15/25 VAN CONV 2WD,
Chevrolet H1500 VAN CONV AWD,
GMC G15/25 SAVANA 2WD CONV,
GMC H1500 SAVANA AWD CONV

*Trucks over 8500 pounds gross vehicle weight rating are currently exempt from federal fuel economy requirements

Highest Fuel Economy Models by Vehicle Class for 2008 Model Year

Class Model City/Highway MPG

Two Seater Audi TT Roadster (2.0L engine,auto) 22/29
Minicompact Car Mini Cooper Convertible (manual) 23/32
Subcompact Car Toyota Yaris (manual) 29/36
Compact Car Honda Civic Hybrid 40/45
Midsize Car Toyota Prius (hybrid) 48/45
Large Car Honda Accord 4Dr Sedan (manual) 22/31
Small Station Wagon Honda Fit (manual) 28/34
Midsize Station Wagon Passat Wagon (manual) 21/29
Sport Utility Vehicle Ford Escape Hybrid FWD 34/30
Mazda Tribute Hybrid 2WD,
Mercury Mariner Hybrid FWD,
Minivan Dodge Caravan 2WD, 17/24
Chrysler Town & Country 2WD,
Pickup Truck Ford Ranger Pickup 2WD (manual), 21/26
Mazda B2300 2WD (manual)
Van (Cargo&Passenger)
Chevrolet G1500/2500 Van 2WD 15/20 (4.3L engine)
GMC G1500/2500 Savana 2WD Cargo (4.3L engine)




Source: [FuelEconomy.gov]

If you enjoyed this post, then subscribe to the CarZi RSS Feed.

Circle Drifing in a Mercedes Benz G55 AMG

If this video doesn’t put even the slightest grin on your face, then you don’t belong on this site.



If you enjoyed this post, then subscribe to the CarZi RSS Feed.

Lamborghini Gallardo, A Real Piece of Art?

By the looks of the blurred out license plate, it appears to have Florida Plates, can’t seem to find much more information about this car other than these photos and that it was apparently done free form, by hand (no vinyl or computer image aids) by Jona Cerwinske.

Update: This car is owned by Brett David of Lamborghini Palm Beach.

lamborhini1.jpg
lamborhini2.jpg
lamborhini3.jpg
lamborhini4.jpg
lamborhini5.jpg
lamborhini6.jpg
lamborhini7.jpg

It’s a major pain in the ass when these half ass’d looser sites (who also get dugg to hell) post cool shit like this without an ounce of investigating the who, what and where regarding the subject of their post.

Updated – January 22, 2008

21 More PhotosLamborghini Gallardo Sharpie Art – Taken by Jason Thorgalsen

“Every time someone sees a picture of this car they don’t know what to say and end up asking to see more pictures. So here they are for everyone to enjoy! The car was actually done in sharpie markers on the paint and then finished with a clear coat for protection. It took about 2 weeks total. Prestige (Lamborghini Miami) definitely shocked a lot of people when this car was first seen in California during the Concorso Italiano/Pebble Beach week. It attracted attention good and unfortunately bad everywhere it went. ”

[Source: necromanc.blogspot.com]

If you enjoyed this post, then subscribe to the CarZi RSS Feed.

Spyker branded mobile phones – Laviolette, Spyder, Laturbie

Spyker Cars launches branded mobile phones – C8 Laviolette, C8 Spyder, C8 Laturbie.

Spyker Cars, as you may already know, is a Dutch automobile manufacturer who build cars by hand.

These three Spyker-branded handsets are all candyass phones will try to mimic the Vertu race series of phones.

Vertu – Ferrari Limited Edition Phone
Vertu Ascent Ferrari 1947
Vertu Ascent Ferrari 60 Limited Editionon

They all carry a basic 1.3 megapixel camera, MP3 ringtones, and microSD expansion.


C8 Laviolette – €399 – dual-band (900/1800Mhz) GSM radio
top.jpg


C8 Spyder – €299 – dual-band (900/1800Mhz) GSM radio
middle.jpg


C8 Laturbie – €199 – tri-band (900/1800/1900Mhz) GSM radio
bottom.jpg

[Source: Intomobile.com, Autoblog.com, Wikipedia.com]

If you enjoyed this post, then subscribe to the CarZi RSS Feed.

[Video] Top Gear Test Drives the VW Golf GTI W12 650


13530_large.jpg

Jeremy Clarkson of Top Gear test drives a Volkswagen Golf GTI W12 650

This Golf GTI W12 does 0-62 mph in 3.5 seconds with a top speed 202mph.

The Volkswagen Golf GTI W12 gets its 6.0 liter W12 engine from a Bentley giving it the ability to produce 650 some horsepower and performance that is up to par with the Porsche 911 Turbo.

This car doesn’t even sound like it is physically possible. The crazies over at Volkswagen decided to replace the rear seat and trunk in a VW Golf GTI with an unbelievable 6.0L W12 engine, developing 650 raging stallions of power.

The huge air intakes on the side are needed to cool the beast of an engine, bloating out the lower half of the car. It’s six inches wider and three inches lower than a normal Golf.

Jeremy Clarkson took this mild looking monster out for a track run and concluded that while it might look like a regular Golf from the inside, it feels like a totally different animal when you give it a little gas.

[Source: MobileMag.com,

If you enjoyed this post, then subscribe to the CarZi RSS Feed.