Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Ferrari La Ferrari Driven on the Track

Dickie Meaden is a lucky man!
He drove the Porsche 918, then then McLaren P1 and now the Ferrari La Ferrari at Fiorano..

This is like sleeping with Eva Mendes in her bed!

Watch First..




There's nothing as extreme or advanced..
There's nothing that can define the future of super cars like this..
There's no one who one as many GP races or victories as Ferrari..
And at last they use the technology and apply it in their modern street cars..

I would love to see the three cars together in a battle
I guess we will all be shocked.. but I don't think the companies will offer something like that..
But maybe one day a happy owner of the three cars will offer this.

Hopefully!   

Jet Fighters with GoPros & Hotshot pilots

When you see the best Pilots..
With Jet Fighters..
And GoPros mounted everywhere..
You know that the out come is awesome indeed and no much imagination is needed.

Here you go..
Enjoy!



Monday, April 28, 2014

2015 Audi S1

Evo test the all new all-wheel drive Audi S1 in Sweden..

The A1 was very Quattro.. very nice and quick..
The S1 now is the real deal and makes the brand looks more sportier, more modes to use..
I wanna drive one! in Sweden!






228 Bhp is more than enough to compete with the 2015 220 Bhp VW GTI I guess..
With the all-wheel drive system.







Thursday, April 24, 2014

2014 Nissan GTR Vs. Porsche Turbo Drag Race

Nissan used to "Claim" that they do 2.8 sec from a standing still to 100/km which only happening under certain conditions..

In some drag race challenges.. where the Porsche Turbo was not present.. the GTR ruled the world..

So what happens when you throw a Porsche Turbo "Not Turbo S" into the game and race them in a drag strip?

take a look



Long Live The Queen

2014 Jaguar XK-RS GT

I was invited by Al-Zayyani Motors for the launch of the new Maserati Ghibli and then Ahmed The Marketing Manager of Jaguar, Bentley and Bugatti told me that they have one of the Jaguars XK-RS GTs in Kuwait..

The ONLY ONE! 



Would like to take a look?
OF COURSE!


The car is very rare! Jaguar said they'll make 30 for the US Market.. then again 10 for the UK then maybe 10 more for the rest of the world.. depends on the demand of course..

But looking at the price tag.. Demand won't be as anticipated.. It costs around 50-55 KD which is expensive.. but looking at the prices of cars from the same category.. this is fair

Porsche GT3 RS 4.0 500Bhp and costs the same
Bentley GT SuperSport 620 Bhp 92,000 KD
Aston Martin Vantage V12 costs a lot more
Mercedes-Benz SL63 more Bhp and convertible

So that would justify the price of the Jag I guess..


This is a full stripped out semi-racing car that should be a track toy just like the GT3s and Black Series.. So I can't expect a smooth ride or quite exhaust!

This will defy the whole point of having a track toy!


Although Carbon Fiber is heavily applied in every part, aluminum in most of the body panels.. still weighs 1713.. thats only 40 KG less than the normal XK-RS

They removed the back seats, but kept heated steering wheel!!!
Leather and alcantara..
Fully electronic seats..
no lighter exhaust or engine parts!


Very obvious though is the aerodynamic kit..
Rear diffuser..
Huge rear wing..
front lip..
front air splitters mounted on the sides of the front bumper..



Its says loudly I AM THE GT
on the back,
The Hood
The seat head rest
Middle dash..
Engine cover..



The car is fitted with 398mm Carbon Ceramic Discs in the front and 380 in the back. Carbon Ceramic is a statement that we can go fast..

Lets be honest.. The Jaguar will lap the famous the Nürburgring in 7:40 mis..
The Porsche GT3 is over 10 seconds faster..
The GTR is half a minute faster..

But I always said speed is not always everything.. The sound of that car is 10 times better than the GTR.



Front air splitter for more front grip and downforce.



Interior is heavy though..
I guess this is not the main program for lightweight Jags.. They are working on a lighter more agile F-Type R, something to tailgate the GT3 everywhere.. Or maybe the other way around.


This is one of the cars that I think will never get a chance to drive..
Anyway.. I LOVE IT!

Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Art Of Vanquish

Aston Martin Vanquish is one of the greatest GT cars on the planet.
They market the cars not by price or category.. but by how sexy it can be when driven in Monaco wearing a pink shirt and white pants..

Since I saw it in 2013 and I wanted to drive one.. so bad..

Here's a poetic reason why..



Aston Martin, 'The Art of Vanquish' from True motion pictures on Vimeo.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Zaid Ashkanani - Porsche Cup Challenge Middle East Champion

While attending the Bahrain GP race, we were given access to get down to the Porsche Cup pits to take a look at the Kuwaiti Champion Zaid Ashkanani. The youngest most promising driver in his category.


Zaid for those who don't know.. started driving with his dad in Bahrain Circuit since he was 16 and was into it.. instead of turning him down, his father thought of taking his talent to the next level and support him in what he do best.


Got him a GT3 Cup car for one race, he scored 4th..
Completed a full season.. Got the 1st in the silver gategory.
Best rookie driver among other awards.


The season after, he entered the Golden category and raced the whole seaon.. ended up finishing first overall among some global driver from all over the globe. plus being the youngest and with less years of driving in this category.


Before the Bahrain GP, there's a support races they do along with the F1. Like GT3 Cup and GP2.

Zaid made it first through qualifying for both races (Race1 &2)








Started from pole position, He ruled the race from start to finish with a good gap between him and the 2nd car.

Next day, race 2, was the same scenario, he dominated the race. which puts him in a whole different level now.



More trophies for Zaid.
More National Anthem of Kuwait.
More races to go.
More success.











Let's hope we see more sponsors in the future and I wish people are more aware.