Maserati Ghibli Gets Spot at Superbowl XLVIII #Video

February 4, 2014 | Author: Francis Gabay

Filed Under: Italian Cars, MotorNews, VIDEO

Maserati Ghibli Gets Spot at Superbowl XLVIII #Video

For the first time ever, a car designed and built in Italy got a chance to be showcased to more than 110 million audiences – the new Maserati Ghibli enjoyed its TV debut at the 48th edition of the Super Bowl today. Watch the video after the break and see the cinematic spot (which could have costed the Italian carmaker a fortune) Maserati showcased at the game Seattle’s Seahawks won. Read more

Naked models pose for Fiat 500 Abarth

Fiat is making extra efforts to be more popular. It has recently sold out Fiat 500E EV cars tin California. And now this: a human Fiat. Instead of getting and paying a popular celebrity or athlete, Fiat used real athletes and models to form a Fiat. Fiat hired body artist Craig Tracy plus dozens of felxible and muscular male and female models. Read more

Ferrari Stirs High Expectations for F150 Replacement

February 12, 2013 | Author: MotorBlog.com | cb

Filed Under: Geneva, Italian Cars, MOTOR SHOWS, MotorNews

Ferrari very recently announced that the F150 replacement for the Enzo will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show. But this they did, in a very un-ferrari-like manner. Instead of releasing a official notice or something else along the regular business like methods; Ferrari released it on their Instagram page. That is, their official Instagram page. We give them an a for doing things way outside the box. Read more

FIAT decides that JLO is still its hot favorite

November 23, 2011 | Author: nisha

Filed Under: Italian Cars

Looks like FIAT didn’t really like the upswing it enjoyed by sporting the hot Italian  model for the FIAT Abarth. Despite the sheer positive response that it had brought, FIAT has now gone back to its original diva, Jennifer Lopez to rewrite the history of the FIAT 500. Sure, when you have a splendid budget, then maybe you can afford to spend on someone more expensive, but given the campaign and the appeal that it is trying to draw, do you think the FIAT 500 will do any better than it has? I highly doubt so, but that is just my opinion.

Symbolism at its best at the Occupy Wall Street protest

October 10, 2011 | Author: nisha

Filed Under: Italian Cars, MotorNews

So in a world where your cries are not openly heard, no matter how hard you shout sometimes, it makes sense to use symbolism of the first degree to draw attention. Which is exactly what protestors at the Occupy Wall Street protest are bringing in. And what are they using for symbolism? A Fake Lamborghini! Read more

Those of you who have been awaiting the pumped up, all polished 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo have been eagerly awaiting the pricing details. So here we go. The best performing version f the Beetle is expected to retail at $23,395, followed by $24,495 if ou would like to receive six-speed DSG transmission. Base models are expected to sell at $18,995 with the old five-speed manual gearbox. Step it up a bit to the Tiptronic six-speed auto for $20,895.

The gorgeous bug is expected to be available in three versions: Base, Sunroof and Sunroof, Sound and Navi. Pay $27,995 and you can get a top-shelf 2.0T with the panoramic sunroof, Fender hi-fi sound system and navigation. For another 2k extra, you can get DSG for $29,095.

Click here for a full run-down on prices.

I’ve heard of creative charitable efforts yes, but this one totally rocks it. The banana-shaped car that you see in the picture above is not just a funny pseudo-car sitting at the entrance of some circus, but a real one, built from scratch out of a 1991 Ford F-150. Developed by Steve Braithwaite who moved to the US from England two decades ago, the ‘Big Banana’ car is going to be used by him and his brother Spade to tour the world and spread awareness about deep venin thrombosis, a medical condition that led to their mother’s death.

Going by the looks of that car, it isn’t surprising that the brothers have already managed to raise $1200 for the cause and hope to be able to raise a lot more. Come Spring, and don’t be surprised if you see this eye-catching Banana-shaped car zifting past you and leaves you wondering if you just saw what you saw.

 

Clean Energy Innovations (CEI) was recently awarded the Great Lakes Entrepreneur’s Quest Emerging Business Grand Prize for its software innovation that supposedly enhances the power performance of mobile phone batteries. Hearing this of course, the automobiles industry is not one to be left far behind, and CEI is hopeful that this software system could also be used in plug-in vehicles and could help enhance the battery life by 25 per cent. A rather ambitious goal I’d say. The company explains that the software controls the battery’s internal resistance and limits heat buildup, which allows for more efficient use of the charge.  The company infact is so confident on this, that it has announced plans of opening up a facility in southeast Michigan by the end of this year, have it operational by 2012 and start production and testing of these batteries for the automobiles industry.

If you are looking for a video that is nothing but a treat to your eyes and a tease to your cravings, click here to see what has been called a tour of the Koenigsegg factory. Not necessarily a tour, but more of a glimpse into the fabulous world of technology meeting aesthetic intelligence, the video does give you a sneak peak at the Agera and CCXR, teamed with special appearance of Christian Koenigsegg.

In an age when wakeboarding and several other watersports are coming on the forefront again, what you are about to witness is high energy coupled with nature-driven power. Yes, the performer still needs more practice before he gets to the full functioning of that water-powered jet-pack called the Jetlev R200. That’s Bradley Hasemeyer from Translogic using the craft to ripple the waves. He is now in Miami, Florida enjoying the jet pack.  After strapping himself onto that dynamic watersport-machine that costs nearly $100,000, the man takes off on a bumpy, clumsy, but radically exciting sway through the water.