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The Hardest Balling Car

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The text in the caption speaks for itself. God. Damn. If an ordinary Veyron wasn’t enough…

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Top Gear: Meet the Supercars of London

The lads over at Top Gear, the greatest TV show on the planet, have rather coincidentally provided a photo gallery of just the sort of cars you can see on a typical afternoon in West-Central London. You’ll remember I said something about this yesterday, and here’s visual proof of what I was talking about. Click here to see the full gallery, but here are a few of my favorites:

Spyker C8 Aileron

Aston Martin DB4 Zagato

FAB Design SLS times two

Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster

 

Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SV

Ferrari 458, twice

Oddly omitted: the sublime Maserati Granturismo, fairly common in SW3, SW1, SW7, W8, and W1

As spotted on St Luke’s Street, Chelsea

Gotta catch em all!


BMW Steps up to the 4 Door Coupé, and God Damn.

Mmmmmm

Quick, can you name the current crop of luxury/performance sleek, swept-back, “4 door coupés,” as the industry likes to call them?  They’ve been on the market for several years now:

  • Mercedes CLS (the first, debuting around 2004)
  • Aston Martin Rapide (the one to get on a truly unlimited budget)
  • Porsche Panamera (ugly and atrocious, and blasphemy to the Porsche name, but then they have the Cayenne and Cayman to deal with so Porsche really is in over its head…)
  • Audi Q7 (lovely and recently winning all sorts of accolades)
  • VW Passat CC (Yes, even Volkswagen has got in on it, even if they don’t really run with the players mentioned above)

What’s conspicuously missing? The Bavarians!  It’s been along time in the making, but it’s finally here, the 2013 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe, and boy do they have a knockout.

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Parking Hell in Beirut in One Picture

And you thought I was joking when I said everything about cars here is awful

from “WTF Only in Lebanon” https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2389568345404&set=oa.10150291212630857&type=1


We Fail Harder: How NOT to Sell a Car

NOT what I’m in the market for.

Some of you that know me personally may know that I’ve been car shopping.  I’ve been seeking used (no, I will not use this idiotic “pre-owned” term), simply because let’s face it, I’m about maximizing value, and finding a well-taken care of car that’s a bit older but otherwise immaculate is a VASTLY better value than a new car.  I’ve been at it for several weeks, and 90% of the sellers out there FAIL HARD.  Here’s what not to do:

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Friends don’t let friends drive automatic – Stick it to ’em!

Photo from caranddriver.com/var/ezflow_site/storage/images/reviews/car/09q3/2010_spyker_c8_aileron-first_drive_review/gallery/2010_spyker_c8_aileron_shift_lever_photo_22/2896742-1-eng-US/image_cd_gallery.jpg
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Enjoy that simply staggering picture of the gear shifter from a Spyker C8, a Dutch (really) supercar with the most over-the-top styling in the history of motoring, as I’m about to become more opinionated than usual.  Those easily offended may want to stop reading. For the brave, read on.

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