Thursday, February 24, 2011

Video: Toyota Camry vs Toyota Yaris - Crash Test

Front crash test video between Toyota Camry (red) and Toyota Yaris (blue) at 64 km/h.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Famous Celebrity and their Cars

Here's some popular celebrities with their owned cars. The actual stars, with the actual cars.:

Keanu Reeves

Keanu Reeves with his Porsche 911 driving in Beverly Hills. This is the 993 model - the last air-cooled model, and the most popular and stylish.

Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone is impress of his own Ford Mustang as he shows off the tuned-up engine to his friends in Los Angeles.

Robert Downey Jr

Robert Downey Jr and his wife Susan at the Iron Man 2 opening in LA in the Audi R8 Spyder that stars in the motion picture.

Pierce Brosnan

It is perhaps oddly suitable for Pierce Brosnan to pick up his son Dylan from his Malibu school in an Aston Martin Vanquish, much more like the one he drove in his last James Bond movie Die Another Day.

More famous stories at Hollywood stars & their cars - updated

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Average lifetime car insurance costs estimated at $84,000

by Jeff Glucker

Unless you live in New Hampshire, here in the States, you're required to have some form of car insurance covering your vehicle. The annual cost to insure a car depends on an array of factors ranging from the type of vehicle to where you live to your driving record. You undoubtedly know what you pay for insurance on an annual or monthly basis, but do you know how much you will end up paying over the course of your driving life? According to, the average person will spend $84,388.

What does 'average' mean in the context of this study? In this case, researchers assume that you first insure your own vehicle at 21 years old, get married at 27, insure two teenagers for a few years and then stop driving when you turn 75. That passage of time is filled with a variety of claims, including accidents and other incidents that get sent across your insurance agent's desk.

Predictably, offers up a few suggestions for cutting your overall coverage expenses. Some are easier said than done (avoid traffic tickets) while others might actually be fun (defensive driving course). Check out the company's press release for the full details after the jump.

Monday, February 7, 2011

The SSC ULTIMATE AERO II to beat Veyron Super Sport Top Speed Record

The new SSC Ultimate Aero II has been expected with a well-defined function: to beat Super Sport Bugatti Veyron top speed record. The new American supercar SSC Ultimate Aero II, announced a few months as a result of the innovative character of Jason Castriota, is shown in all its excitement, thanks to an exclusive photo shoot created by Top Gear, the automotive set-up of British BBC network best known among car’s fanatic. The record for fastest manufactured car in the world (not prototype), belonged to the previous SSC Ultimate Aero I, just won by Bugatti Veyron Super Sport.

New Ultimate Aero II Shelby Super Cars, to bring back the record at home, relies on a 6.8-liter V8 twin turbo 1369 hp and lightweight carbon fiber shell that keep the total weight of the car within 1179 kg. Designed by Jason Castriota, who now works for Saab, the SSC Ultimate Aero II seems to have assimilated shapes of Maserati Birdcase 75th, Ferrari 458 Italia and P4/5. The engine of SSC Ultimate Aero II is able to push the car to a top speed of 443 km/h (12 km/h more than the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport) and reaches 96 km/h (60 mph) in 2 , 8 seconds. To support this extreme performance, the SSC Ultimate Aero II is equipped with carbon-ceramic Brembo brake system, active flaps that help in braking, traction control, ABS and power steering....

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

2011 Porsche Boxster S Black Edition

Back View of the Car

Porsche started to buildup the 911 Black Edition, but is already rolling out that car’s greatest competitor: the Boxster S Black Edition. Like the 911, this one leaves a dark idea, with black finishes for not only the body, cloth top, and 19-inch wheels, but the air intakes, roll bars, and dual tailpipes, as well. The top is embossed with "Black Edition" lettering.

The same monochrome look from its 911 sibling dominates the interior. The seats—available either as cloth with leather accents or fully wrapped in cowhide—are all black, as are the instruments and the trim on the dashboard and center console. A badge on the glove box tells you the car’s place in the limited production run, which will number 987 units—that number being the internal model designation for the current- (second-) generation Boxster. The 911 Black Editions, for comparison, will be produced in a run of 1911.

This limited-edition Boxster equip with a lot of extra equipment at a reasonable first-class price. In its German home market, the Black Edition is a few thousand Euros more expensive than the Boxster S, but it is equipped with the navigation system, a sound package, and xenon HID headlights, which would cost significantly more if spec’d individually.

While the Porsche 911 Black Edition is powered by an unchanged version of the least-powerful engine in the 911 lineup, a 345-hp 3.6-liter flat-six, the Black Boxster is fitted with the strongest six in the Boxster armory. The 3.4-liter from the Boxster Spyder and Cayman S produces 320 hp at 7200 rpm, narrowing the gap between this car and its 911 counterpart to just 25 horses. The excellent six-speed manual is standard, while the PDK seven-speed dual-clutch transmission is optional. Like any Boxster, the Black Edition can be optioned up with an adaptive suspension and Porsche's carbon-ceramic brakes.