The Jaguar F-Type: What Do We Know So Far?
Sep24

The Jaguar F-Type: What Do We Know So Far?

In a few days, Jaguar will officially unveil the F-Type.  This car has been the most hotly anticipated new model out of Jaguar’s Coventry headquarters in a long time.  With phrases like “worthy successor to the E-Type” and “Porsche 911 level performance” being bandied about, the Jaguar F-Type has a lot to live up to.  So, since speculation and rumor are half the fun of new car models, I thought I’d...

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Richard Mille RM 053 Pablo MacDonough: A Tourbillon for the Polo Grounds
Aug31

Richard Mille RM 053 Pablo MacDonough: A Tourbillon for the Polo Grounds

Richard Mille RM 053 Pablo McDonough Every once and a while, a watch comes along whose design has been dictated, not by the whims of fashion and fads, but by the necessities dictated by function.  The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso is one such watch.  The JLC Reverso, first released in 1931, was designed to be wearable by polo players during a match, hence the protected reverse side.  Now, Richard Mille has joined the match (pun intended)...

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1968 Ford GT40 in Gulf Racing Livery Sells for Record $11 Million
Aug18

1968 Ford GT40 in Gulf Racing Livery Sells for Record $11 Million

The week around the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is a busy time in the car world.  Collectors and restorers show off amazing vintage and antique cars, brands hawk their latest models and designers show the direction of cars to come with the newest concepts. Being that inundated in automotive culture, one can’t help by get bitten by the car collecting bug.  Thankfully, Pebble Beach also is the time where some of the...

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Audi R8 E-Tron Hums It’s Way Around the Nürburgring in Record Time
Jun29

Audi R8 E-Tron Hums It’s Way Around the Nürburgring in Record Time

Audi R8 e-tron Nürburgring World Record Lap at 8:09.099 Audi and the Nürburgring go together like apple strudel and vanilla custard.  That the electric wündercar, the R8 e-tron, is Audi’s most recent offering to lap the ‘Ring is no surprise.  However, this latest iteration of the Bavarian buddy story is one for the record books.   Earlier today, the R8 e-tron, Audi’s all electric version of the phenomenal R8, set the...

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Aston Martin Vanquish Version 2.0
Jun28

Aston Martin Vanquish Version 2.0

2013 Aston Martin Vanquish A long time ago (2001 to be precise) in a land far, far away (Gaydon, England, specifically), a man (by the name of Ian Callum) designed a car (the Vanquish) that changed the fate of a storied auto manufacturer (Aston Martin, to be exact) and forever influenced the direction of automotive design.  In 2007, the Vanquish made way for its replacement, the DBS V12.  But, now it’s back. Yep.  For 2013,...

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Nitroglycerine Watch Experiment: What Happens When MB&F and URWERK Join Forces?
Jun20

Nitroglycerine Watch Experiment: What Happens When MB&F and URWERK Join Forces?

C3H5N3O9 Nitroglycerine Watch is the chemical formula for nitroglycerine, by the way.  And, it’s also a watch company, sort of.  An “horological experiment” according the the madmen behind the C3H5N3O9 Experiment ZR012 watch.  I know.  That’s not the most inviting of names.  Almost as bad as McLaren’s MP4-12C GT3. Every chemistry student understands that when certain exotic components are mixed, a...

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High Horsepower. High Torque. High Speed. Hybrid.
Jun01

High Horsepower. High Torque. High Speed. Hybrid.

Evolution, like death and taxes, cannot be avoided.  Everything continues to progress and change, most of the time for the better.  Cars are no exception.  Safety, design, performance and efficiency continually improve.  Now, it seems that the next evolution in high power, high performance cars is upon us.   Apart from a few exceptions (Franz Kravogl, Gustave Trouvé and Thomas Davenport developed viable electric cars in the late...

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The McLaren F1 Turns Twenty
May31

The McLaren F1 Turns Twenty

Every day, it seems, newer and faster cars are appearing on the automotive scene.  Ferrari is in the middle of creating a V-12 hybrid F70.  Porsche is soon to roll-out its 918 Spyder hybrid.  Pagani has the new Huayra, Koenigsegg the Agera and Ascari the KZ1R.  Bugatti is up to something like 12 variations on the Veyron, each more intense than the last.  Now, it looks like the Hennessey Venom GT will steal the fastest car crown. ...

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The Original E-Type Jaguar: Still the Best
May29

The Original E-Type Jaguar: Still the Best

Every once and a while, a model comes along that changes everything we know about cars.  The Ford Model T made the car available to the general public.  The Cadillac Type 53 was the first car to use the modern control layout.  The Chrysler Airflow brought about the use of wind tunnels during design to improve aerodynamics and performance.  The Lamborghini Miura ushered in the age of the supercar.  The McLaren F1 taught us what true...

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2012 New York Auto Show
Apr13

2012 New York Auto Show

This week is the 2012 New York Auto Show.  Not normally a car town, the NY Auto Show generally leaves a lot to be desired, especially in the drooling gotta have it super car category.  This year, they seemed to have upped their game.  In addition to the launch of the 2013 Viper there were some definite kick-ass cars this years.  Here are some photos from the show.  Pay special attention to my babies, the 2013 60th Anniversary Corvette...

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