Monday, June 30, 2014

Ferrari F40 Promo Video

I came across this video about the F40. where Enzo Ferrari talks about the secrets of Ferrari and they used to think back then..

Very touching.. especially that I drove one.. at least for few minutes..




Listen carefully to downshifts..


Sunday, June 29, 2014

BMW i8 Launched in Kuwait

I was invited by Ali Al-Ghanim And Sons automotive group (Dealers of BMW, Rolls-Royce, Landrover, Mini, McLaren in Kuwait) to attend the launch and unveiling of the new gate to the future.. The mighty BMW i8. 


Unfortunately, It was during working hours so one of the blog members attended instead of me to cover the event.

 

The first car to feature a laser and LED lights.
heavy use of carbonfiber,
Twinpower turbi 3 cylinder engine


As for now.. enjoy the pictures..







Thanks Nour for the pictures..
We will try to test the car and bring all the information to you in a video soon 

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Stig breaks into Lotus F1 HQ

A Very funny/nice video of what seems to be a new ad between The Stig and Lotus Racing.. This is after all the first part..




We will wait for part two!!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Nissan GTR vs. Jaguar F-Type R Coupe

This is the endless debate.. or lets say the new player in the market..
I can't see these two cars to compete head to head at all..
Ok, Both have the same power. but the GTR meant to be the fastest practical (Claimed) sportscar and people buy it to tune it.. and it sounds even worse then the new Porsche Turbo!!

The Jag is meant to be a cruising rocket!! sounds awesome but rear wheel drive means sideways.. Always.

SO.. Same power does not mean same category always..
Vanquish and Turbo S should not be together..

Anyway.. why not after all see which one is faster!


Adriana Lima Takes Kia to World Cup

Super Model Adriana Lima convert baseball and American football players to soccer and watch the world cup in Brazil..









I Still hate that game anyway.. just thought you should know..

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

RoadRush 4 Video

Finally, The Road Rush 4 video is out.
After few months of the event, Faisal managed to collect all the material and videos pick the music and finalise the project all together. and today RoadRush posted it on their Youtube Channel Click here to see all videos



Well Done!

Can't wait till RR5 when they celebrate the first anniversary.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Vorsteiner Lamborghini Aventador LP700

Vorseiner introduced a carbon body for the LP700, not a full carbon body as in replacing all body panels with carbon parts.. but a cool Carbon Kit to show the curves and cuts in the body of the already cool Aventador.




















Friday, June 6, 2014

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

General Motors announced the full specs of the new Corvette Z06 after the unveiling earlier this year with some aero kits and hotter rims..



Numbers you need to know..
650 Bhp
881 Nm
90 Bhp more than a Porsche Turbo S
40 Bhp more than the Huracan
45 More than a 458 Speciale
10 more than the McLaren


The Car can produce 90% of the torque off idle and 100% at low revs at 3,600 RPM
How?

They used a new Supercharger that uses smaller diameters rotors to ensure higher revs up to 20,000 RPM for the 1.7L Supercharger
 

Aerodynamics improved to ensure high downforce on high speeds and better rear grip on trackdays with lower front lip to minimise the air that goes underneath the car.

Front air splitters to help better air flow around the front tires all the way to the rear small air scoops.

Wide front grille and opened grille on the hood, letting the hot air out after passing the front radiators.

Larger rear wing adding more wight to the rear on high speed turns.



I wonder how the price will be since Chevrolet known to be very reasonable and cheaper than the competitors I mentioned above.



Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Very Weird Corvette Ad

This is a funny yet weird ad for the new Chevrolet C7 Stingray shot in the white house probably and with very powerful people!

Take a look!


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Jazeera Airways Trip to Airbus

I was invited by Jazeera Airways to go to Hamburg, Germany and be a part of the group who will receive the 15th airplane Airbus A320 straight from the factory and fly it back to Kuwait.

So we gathered in Kuwait Airport and flew Lufthansa to Frankfurt and then Hamburg..
Hamburg seems to be a beautiful city and with the highest volume of millionaires in Germany!
8000 millionaire !!  



Lots of Porsches in Hamburg! 






This one is for Apple Lovers! A beautiful App Store!


Hamburg as a city is a very nice place, quit even as a city.. not something like New York or London and other busy cities. You can read about it if you're interested..





After two flights, we rested for few hours and off we go to the Lufthansa Tecknik facilities to see how they service airplanes from all makes.
  

It is a 100% Subsidiary from Lufthansa and Hamburg is the main HQ but they serve everywhere in the globe with 26000 employees worldwide.

they check and service around 1700  aircraft daily.
they provide around 2000 aircrafts with spare parts.
they do customisation for VIP air crafts from a stripped out body to a full furnished stage.

I can go on and on, but if you're into aviation and these stuff.. click Here


So into the Engine services we go..
They had at that time around 12 full engines under inspections and maintenance, some for regular overhauling and some for maintenance.

This is the most complicated job I've ever seen and I can't trust anyone but Germans to do it.
This engine should be able to fly from 50 mis to 14 hours without a single failure.
  

Engines of air crafts are measured by Thrust not horsepower, so all the data I was getting was a bit confusing at first, but such a cool new experience.

The place is very huge, everything is clean and tidy, all parts have labels and numbers which can never mix with another aircraft parts.

Dancing is not permitted in the premisses as you can see below!




Next day, we woke up early and went to the Airbus HQ in Hamburg. They have our name tags ready and all correct.

Germans are very organised and task oriented!
After we got the tags, we saw a big sign at the entrance welcoming us!


Then we went into a meeting room to see a small presentation about Airbus.
Very informative and cool for gear heads!
History of airbus, current production lines and locations they operate, clients and futuristic look into aviation and the possibilities.

I was firing questions a lot, then seems that others are a bit bored and want to carry on.. so I decided to keep them for later since we have a full day with the PR & Communication team.



We went next to the assembly line for the A320 and A321 where they get the two pieces of Fuselage together making it one long tube.

Fuselage is a french word means spindle-shape
Which is the main body where the passengers and crew or cargo are held.

Wings and other parts are imported from around 90 different countries.
By the time we were there, they had 12 fuselage lined up and ready for assembly.


They park outside and come using a bike!


Next we went for the final assembly line for the A320. where they fit the tail fin, wings, landing gear and other parts before the painting stage.


Below is the Carbon Ceramic Composite brakes for the aircraft.
For your information, the air craft uses reverse thrust to stop and uses the brakes in a later stage to make the complete stop.

But just as a safety feature and to meet the regulation, and in case of emergencies, they have to simulate an emergency landing with a fully loaded aircraft using only the brakes and it will stop for sure.


Then we went to the A380 delivery hanger, but photography was not allowed.. sorry!
After that, we went to see the A320 of Al-Jazeera Airways ready for delivery.
Few paperwork, money transfer and next morning we will take it for a ride!








I am literally under the airplane..

Next day, we went to Airbus again, to receive the airplane,
A brief word from Airbus management And a Speech from Marwan Boodai Chairman of Jazeera Airways thanking Airbus for the 15 aircrafts they received.

We went onboard, checked in, and off we go..
The Aircraft was new.. smells new..
You can set where ever you want..
And it was the first flight ever for the 9K-CAO

Thanks Al-Jazeera
Thanks Airbus
Thanks BinSirri