The Mercedes Benz SLR 722S Roadster is the modified edition of the Roadster SLR 722. This open-top luxury supercar delivers 650hp and reaches an acceleration speed of 0-60mph in just 3.7seconds. It offers a top speed of 335mph. The Mercedes Benz SLR 722S offers dynamic suspension tuning and better aerodynamics.
The Mercedes Benz SLR 722S uses the same supercharged 5.5L V8 engine that is standard in SLR Roadster. The engine of the Mercedes Benz SLR 722S is tweaked to 650 hp which is 26 hp higher than the standard SLR Roadster. The SLR 722S started its production in 2009 and will only be limited to 150 units.
This two-seater super sports car features a fully retractable soft top made from carbon fiber to ensure it can withstand the car’s top speed. The Mercedes Benz SLR 722S offers optimum safety and superb torsional stiffness. The Mercedes Benz SLR 722S also boasts of its aero-acoustics which makes it possible to have a decent conversation even at a speed of more than 20kmh when the lid is closed.
To ensure that the driver and the passenger is kept comfortable during the ride, an airbrake is added into the boot lid as well as an enclosed body, rear bumper diffuser and front end air splitter for maximum downforce with small wheel spoilers to reduce disturbance at the rear axle. The body of the Mercedes Benz SLR 722S is lowered at the front and back by 10 millimeters, replaced with stiffer springs and shock absorber configurations are enhanced; all these improvement for enhanced handling.
For lower weight, the body of the Mercedes Benz SLR 722S is made of carbon fiber materials with A-pillars reinforced with steel and dual rollover bars except the two aluminum frames. This also results to higher level of energy absorption, torsional rigidity and enhanced handling. For added safety features, safety elements such as adaptive airbags, belt tensioners, knee and side bags and a tire pressure monitoring system are also included.
To provide the most comfortable ride, its sports bucket seats are upholstered with semi-aniline leather or Alcantara which are complemented with red seatbelts. Inside is also a two-zone automatic climate control, multifunction sports steering wheel with shift paddles, BOSE high-quality sound system and a navigation system with integrated CD player and radio. Add its specific 19-inch wheels and stiffer chassis, the Mercedes Benz SLR 722S is clearly a world apart from the other luxury cars of its caliber.
To add more harshness to the Mercedes Benz SLR 722S, all its force and power is channeled to the rear wheels via Mercedes Benz’s 5-speed automatic transmission which you can control with a switch for unexpected quick shifts. The Mercedes Benz SLR 722S is best driven in a highway on low-traffic days for you to experience its autobahn properties. With the Mercedes Benz SLR 722S, the faster it goes, the more comfortable it feels.
The Mercedes Benz SLR 722S is truly a rare luxury supercar that certainly attracts attention not only for its style but also for its performance.
The S Class has long been the flagship sedan of Mercedes Benz. Undergoing a full model makeover just recently, the entire line is still evolving up to the present minute. While the catalogue of engine options is impressive to say the least, a lot of enthusiasts are clamoring for the release of a V12 engine option. And while the S65 engine has a V12 that produces over 600 horsepower, there are those looking for something that’s not as crazy as the AMG. This is where the 2015 Mercedes Benz S600 comes into the picture. By the looks of it, this car is definitely worth the wait.
From the outside, there are some changes in the 2015 Mercedes Benz S600 that will help you identify it from the other variants of the S-Class. Up front, a modified lower fascia and horizontal grille slits are added for extra cooling. On the rear, quad exhausts reminiscent of AMG models are installed. Cosmetic updates are completed by the addition of V12 badges on the front quarter panels.
The interior of the 2015 Mercedes Benz S600 is still as stylish as ever before. High-quality materials are used for the seats, trim, and other interior parts. Space is still very sufficient in both front and rear seats, and features that provide both comfort and entertainment for all occupants are in place. Additional optional items that will make their debut in the S600 (but soon will be available to other S-Class variants) include a touchpad above the COMAND knob, a display that shows info such as speed and warnings at the windshield, and an updated collision prevention system.
Of course, the highlight in the introduction of the 2015 Mercedes Benz S600 is the introduction of a 6.0 liter V12 engine. For those keeping score, the previous S600 actually houses a 5.5 liter V12. Maximum output is measured at 523 horsepower and 612 lb-ft of torque. Impressively, most of this massive engine’s horsepower and torque can be tapped at the low-rpm, providing a super-smooth, hard-accelerating ride. A stop-start system is also installed, which improves fuel economy by at least 20 percent. This engine is mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission named as the 7G-Tronic Plus.
Performance figures are still not available as of presstime, but it’s expected that the 2015 Mercedes Benz S600 will perform better than the previous S600. A zero-to-100 km/h acceleration of time of around 4.5 seconds is to be expected. Top speed is expected to be at an electronically-limited 250 km/h, though it’s realistically expect that this car is capable of going higher than that. A Magic Body Control suspension is fitted into this car, which automatically adjusts its settings according to road surface conditions.
The 2015 Mercedes Benz S600 is scheduled to be released in the spring of 2014 as a 2015 model. It is only during this time where motorists like us can get a full idea of what this car is capable of. While it’s less extreme than the S65 AMG, never think for a second that this V12-powered sedan is not good enough.
Mercedes-Benz is hailed as one of the most reputable and respected luxury car manufacturers in the world, founded by German Karl Benz. Besides luxury cars, Mercedes-Benz also manufactures regular autos, buses, coaches, and trucks. Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Audi are “Germany’s Big 3” when it comes to luxury car manufacturing, and are among the best-selling luxury car manufacturers in the world.
‘Das Besteodernichts’; meaning ‘The Best or Nothing’, is Mercedes-Benz’s slogan for automobile manufacturing. The Mercedes-Benz is a symbol of royalty when it comes to luxury cars. And they do deliver the best, and these are the best of the best.
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT
At the top of the list nothing but perfection from the Mercedes-Benz brand. If you are looking for a Mercedes-Benz car to buy, then you want the 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GTCoupe and Roadster. It is a rare supercar that will surely turn heads and will make other drivers only wish they could own one. It is the kind of supercar that everyone should go after.
The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT is the beefed-up and redefined version of the regular Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG. It has more horsepower, more control, more costly, and has two more letters in its name.
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT looks exactly the same as the SLS AMG 2012 version on the outside; both are visual monsters. It looks absolutely stunning on the exterior and features proud gull-wing doors. The SLS AMG GT’s looks slightly cartoonish, in a good way, which all supercars should be. It is slightly longer in the front hood and shorter in the back, which works incredibly well for this finely-detailed supercar.
|Width||6 ft. 4.3 in. (76.3 in.)|
|Length||15 ft. 2.6 in. (182.6 in.)|
|Rear Track||5 ft. 5 in. (65 in.)|
|Height||4 ft. 1.7 in. (49.7 in.)|
|Front Track||5 ft. 6.2 in. (66.2 in.)|
|Wheel base||8 ft. 9.5 in. (105.5 in.)|
The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG features variable rain sensing wipers and rear defogger, for some added driver convenience.
The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT includes more horsepower and sharper handling as compared to the previous version. The SLS AMG GT can move from absolute 0 to 60 mph in just within 3.7 seconds, with a top speed of 197 mph. Absolutely fast, but still incredibly maneuverable in corners.
|Engine||6.2L DOHC 32-valve V8 Cylinder|
|Power||583 HP @ 6800 RPM|
|Transmission||7-speed automated manual|
|Drivetrain||Rear wheel drive|
|Curb Weight||3804 lb (46/54%)|
The SLS AMG GT has a double wishbone front and rear suspension system, a four-wheel independent suspension, and a stabilizer bar for both the front and rear.
Treat this supercar with respect. Though the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG has troubles with steering at high speed, the SLS AMG GT is still a little tricky as well, but it did improve in corners. Acceleration tests confirm that the extra added horsepower in the SLS AMG GT didn’t show significant improvements from the older SLS AMG. Driving the SLS AMG GT requires a lot of effort and concentration from the driver. Although the brakes work incredibly well, when the SLS AMG GT loses grip, it can be hard to handle for the average driver.
- Reliable every day car
- Gull-wing door looks awesome
- Gorgeous body
- The sound the engine makes is phenomenal
- A little edgy when handling at high throttle
- Some people find the gull-wing doors hard to close
The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT is everything a supercar wants to be. A little more expensive as compared to the 2012 SLS AMG, but the more dominant Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is worth the extra investment in all that it is.
The 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
The top 6 Mercedes-Benz cars list will not be complete without the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren. It is a tribute to the classic Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR sports race car in 1955; you will notice the slight resemblance to the classic race car at first glance. This sports supercar delivers the performance of a circuit race car into the road. It is very fast, very expensive, and very aggressive. This car is not messing around with; it will dominate the road both visually and performance-wise.The prestigious Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren is aggressive, yet still easy to handle.
The car’s appearance is outrageous. The Mercedes-Benz SLR supercars have that distinct, race-car like appearance. This luxury car is a stunning mix of modern passenger car design and the classic 300 SLR sports race car. One look and you’ll know that this car is made to be very fast. Its style may be aging as compared to newer competitors but none can question the authority of the SLR McLaren.
The car is designed by Germans Steffen Köhl and Gorden Wagener. The car body and chassis is completely carbon-fiber, with aluminum suspension, and has electrohydraulic ceramic disc brakes that ember and sometimes burn when used.
The car proudly features gull-wing doors, sidepipes, and air gills in the wings. Also, there are the distinctive and intimidating twin-headlamps. It is a work of legend.
|Width||6 ft. 3.1 in. (75.1 in.)|
|Length||15 ft. 3.3 in. (183.3 in.)|
|Rear Track||5 ft. 1.8 in. (61.8 in.)|
|Height||4 ft. 1.3 in. (49.3 in.)|
|Front Track||5 ft. 4.5 in.(64.5 in.)|
|Wheel base||8 ft. 10.3 in. (106.3 in.)|
The Mercedes-Benz SLR has variable intermittent rain sensing wipers, a rear defogger, and power convertible roof.
The SLR McLaren is regarded as the fastest automatic supercar in the entire world. The automatic transmission can be fully modified and reprogrammed to suit the driver’s style and preference. It also has three manual modes; Sport, Supersport, and Race.
To match the intense speeds of this supercar, the SLR McLaren utilizes high-performance carbon-ceramic brakes with 4-piston calipers in the rear and 8-piston calipers in the front and also including an air-brake system featuring the rear spoiler. When it comes to brakes, the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren is more adept than any other car, completely stopping from 62 mph in only around 114 feet. That is one serious stopping power that will push your insides right out of your seat.
|Engine||Supercharged 5.4L OHC V8 Cylinder|
|Power||617 HP @ 6,500 RPM|
|Transmission||5-speed shiftable automatic|
|Drivetrain||Rear wheel drive|
|Curb Weight||3850 lbs.|
When it comes to performance, the Mercedes-Benz SLR beats most cars in its class. Its speed is phenomenal and will leave the driver catching his breath. This is an excellent way to bring professional sports racing into the streets. It has a top speed of over 200 mph and can sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in just under 4 seconds.
- Visceral luxury supercar performance
- Beautiful race-car like appeal
- High braking power
- Sensitive breaks
- Incredibly expensive
If you prefer the professional race-car like finesse, then the high performance Mercedes-Benz SLR is the one for you.
The 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG
The 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG is a high-performance version of Mercedes-Benz’s “four-door coupes” CLS class, with redefined exterior and interior detail. It is a well-rounded in terms of performance while being very physically attractive at the same time. The CLS class is regarded as one of the most luxurious, midsized sedans in the market today. It is similar to the E-class, but focused more on style.
At first glance, the first things you will notice are the elegant curves along the length of the car. It usually comes in metallic colors with silvery and chrome accents. The Mercedes-Benz CLS class is one of the most splendid sedans you can find on the road today, while the CLS 63 AMG being the icing on the cake. The exterior is absolutely elegant and beautifully detailed and guarantees reliable performance as well.
|Width||6 ft. 2.1 in. (74.1 in.)|
|Length||16 ft. 2.5 in. (194.5 in.)|
|Rear Track||5 ft. 4.1 in. (64.1 in.)|
|Height||4 ft. 7.8 in. (55.8 in.)|
|Front Track||5 ft. 2.9 in. (62.9 in.)|
|Wheel base||9 ft. 5.2 in. (113.2 in.)|
Besides the usual intermittent rain sensing wipers and rear defogger, the Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG also has a fully remote operational power glass sunroof.
The CLS 63 AMG features a massively powerful V8 engine. It is the fastest CLS and is the most expensive.
|Power||518 HP @ 5,250|
|Drivetrain||Rear wheel drive|
|Curb Weight||4277 lbs|
|Engine Type||Gas V8|
The 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 is the most powerful CLS-class luxury sedan. It can reach 60 MPH from a complete stop in just a mere 3.8 seconds and can cover a quarter of a mile in 12 seconds flat. With a top speed of 186 MPH, no other sedan on the road can match the agility of the Mercedes-Benz CLS 63.
The Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 has four adjustable transmission modes; Computer mode, Sport mode, Sportplus mode, and full manual mode.
- Glorious V8 engine
- Beautiful, majestic, and distinct body
- A good amount of safety and convenience features
- A nice balance of power and handling
- Interior design is beautiful
- Limited headroom at the back seats
- Costs more than the Mercedes-Benz E550
The Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 luxury sedan is the top of its class.
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG
Here we have another AMG manufactured Mercedes-Benz luxury car; this time, a luxury SUV. This is a luxury car you can take anywhere; the new off-road option comes with a two-speed transfer case with an adjustable height suspension; everything a vehicle needs for the dirt.
The power of the Mercedes-Benz ML63 is overwhelming with its twin-turbo charged engine; the sound it makes is a beast. The road belongs to the ML63 AMG, asphalt or dirt.
The majestic Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG will take you anywhere in style. The five-passenger, midsize luxury SUV ML63 is the royalty when it comes to the urban road, and possibly off road, experience. AMG, as always, is the best with luxurious visuals and they did a good job with the Mercedes-Benz ML63.
The headlights were resized from the 2012 version, with the neat addition of fender skirts and lower body panels to widen the ML63’s stance.
|Width||6 ft. 3.8 in. (75.8 in.)|
|Length||15 ft. 9.1 in. (189.1 in.)|
|Height||5 ft. 10.7 in. (70.7 in.)|
|Wheel base||9 ft. 6.8 in. (114.8 in.)|
It has intermittent rear wiper and rear defogger. It also has variable intermittent rain sensing wipers, roof rack, privacy glass, and remote operational power sun roof. The only thing lacking with the ML63 AMG is it doesn’t have third-row seats, something that most people complain about the M-class.
The ML63 has premium leather, multi-level heating, 8-way power, and height adjustable passenger and driver seats, while the rear seats are split-folding with rear ventilation ducts.
The ML63 features a four-wheel independent suspension, double wishbone front suspension, multi-link rear suspension, and front and rear stabilizer bar.
|Power||518 HP @ 5,250|
|Transmission||7-speed shiftable automatic|
|Curb Weight||5170 lbs.|
|Engine Type||Gas / Diesel|
The luggage capacity of this luxury SUV ranges from 690 to 2,010 liters; depending on the current seating configuration.
The sound that the 5.5 liters of twin-turbo charged V8 from the Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG makes is astoundingly intimidating. Though the ML63 AMG is already powerful in itself, if you want more power, the AMG performance package upgrades your horsepower to 550 and the torque to 560 lb-ft. The ML63 can reach 60 mph within 4.7 seconds.
The ML63 AMG glides smoothly on roads and just as perfectly maneuverable off road. It is an excellent choice for a luxury crossover SUV.
- Awesome power and performance
- Superb interior, comfort at its finest
- All-wheel drive for very satisfactory driving
- Different driving modes: Eco, Sport, or Manual.
- Lacking third-row seats
- Bad fuel consumption
Overall, the ML63 is one powerful luxury SUV that will take you places in style. Though it may not be perfect, it is absolutely the best crossover SUV from Mercedes-Benz AMG.
The 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG
AMG has a reputation of buffing up a car with more power, sharper handling, and finer detail. The SLK55 is the SLK-class’ hallmark;with the build and material quality significantly improved, what AMG does best, it does a lot better with the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG.
The Mercedes-Benz SLK-class is renowned for its sleek retractable hard top that will strike everyone in the vicinity with a big load of awe. The SLK55 AMG’s shape and size is relatively the same with the rest of its class. This sports car has the style that everyone will surely love.
The Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG revamps the SLK350’s equipment to another level, with additional V8 engine and AMG-specific wheels. As with a lot of Mercedes-Benz supercars and sports cars, the SLK55 AMG retains the elegantly aggressive physique with a slight resemblance with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, only smaller. Although the SLK55 AMG and everything else in the SLK-class is much simpler, its exterior details still represent a kind of authority that is distinctive to the Mercedes-Benz AMG brand. The Mercedes-Benz SLK55 is indeed a magnificent luxury convertible.
|Width||5 ft. 11.5 in. (71.5 in.)|
|Length||13 ft. 7.2 in. (163.2 in.)|
|Rear Track||5 ft. 1.7 in. (61.7 in.)|
|Height||4 ft. 3.2 in. (51.2 in)|
|Front Track||5 ft. 1 in. (61 in.)|
|Wheel base||7 ft. 11.7 in. (95.7 in.)|
The Mercedes-Benz SLK55 features a power retractable hard top, rear defogger, and variable intermittent rain sensing wipers. Another feature of the SLK55’s body is its rear spoiler, which suits the car’s appearance very well.
The SLK55 AMG is boosted with a 5.5L V8 engine for outstanding road performance. From a full-stop, the SLK55 will reach 60 mph in less than 4.5 seconds and with a top speed of 155-174 mph, it is one of the fastest German luxury roadsters.
|Engine||DOHC 32-valve V8, direct-fuel injected|
|Power||415 HP @ 6,800 rpm|
|Transmission||7-speed automatic with manual shifting mode|
|Drivetrain||Rear wheel drive|
|Curb Weight||3549 lbs.|
|Engine Type||Gas V8|
The SLk55 AMG uses a MacPherson strut front suspension, multi-link rear suspension, Four-wheel independent suspension, and front and rear stabilizer bar.
Performance wise, the SLK55 AMG has surprisingly good fuel efficiency. This means that this beauty will be perfect as your everyday car and for cruising. The SLK55 AMG has sharper handling and better power than the rest of the SLK-class; it is a lot of fun from behind the wheel.
The competition that the Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG lives up to is indeed a threat to BMW and Porsche roadsters.
- Good amount of standard features
- Smooth performance
- Well-built and comfortable interior
- Very efficient fuel usage
- The beautiful power retractable hard top
- Relatively constricted cabin
- Sunshade in roof panel is non-existent
The SLK55 AMG is the one and only compact roadster in the industry with a massively powerful V8 engine. With each mile, the SLK55 AMG delivers the satisfactory, delightful driving experience.
The 2012 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG
Finally, making it to the top 6 Mercedes-Benz Cars is the 2012 CL65 AMG, a huge 2-door luxury coupe. Coming with a staggering 6.0L bi-turbo v12 engine, it moves with formidable power. Drivers will be surprised, in a good way, on how fast this big and heavy beast moves. It moves perfectly on the road, a performance that only few can match.
The luxurious Mercedes-Benz CL-class coupes are sure to impress with its excellent balance of performance and good looks, with the CL65 as its finest piece.
The Mercedes-Benz CL65 is the creation of passion and the refined craftsmanship of Mercedes-Benz AMG; it is no ordinary two-door coupe. Again, the distinct elegance and majesty in all Mercedes-Benz cars are both present in the CL65.
The CL65’s body is beautifully sculpted; it is aerodynamically designed to always deliver the great looks and performance that you can expect from Mercedes-Benz.
|Width||6 ft. 1.7 in. (73.7 in.)|
|Length||16 ft. 9 in. (201 in.)|
|Rear Track||5 ft. 3.3 in. (63.3 in.)|
|Height||4 ft. 7.8 in. (55.8 in.)|
|Front Track||5 ft. 3 in. (63 in.)|
|Wheel base||9 ft. 8.3 in. (116.3 in.)|
The CL65 features variable intermittent rain sensing wipers, a rear defogger, power rear sunshade, and remote operational power glass sunroof.
The Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG seems to accelerate effortlessly despite its weight and size. It is powered by a dominating 6.0 liter twin-turbo charged V12 engine that will leave you breathless.
|Engine||Handcrafted 6.0L bi-turbo V12|
|Power||621 HP @ 4,800 rpm|
|Transmission||5-speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT with shift paddles|
|Curb Weight||4940 lbs.|
|Engine Type||Gas V12|
The immense power of the CL65 AMG is matched with its multi-link front and rear suspension, four-wheel independent suspension, and a stabilizer bar.
The Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG performs incredibly well. It accelerates seamlessly with the perfect engineering AMG can deliver. It can go from absolute 0 to 60 mph within 4.6 seconds which is undeniably agile for the CL-class lineup and other comparable sizes.
AMG does it again with the Mercedes-Benz CL65, giving the driver an invigorating driving experience. The handling is significantly impeccable for a coupe the size of the CL65, the person behind the wheel will feel an unforgettable comfort and the command that only the Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG will ever give.
- Perfected power and handling
- Perfect acceleration
- Undeniably powerful engine
- Really expensive
The Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG is for drivers who want perfection. The CL65 AMG and its driver demand the respect they deserve.
Cars and summertime in London
During the months of summer, supercars and sports cars owned by Arabs can be seen all over London. These supercars are typically flown directly from the Middle East through the posh, private, luxurious and exclusive privately owned jets, which just shows how lavish some affluent Arabs could be.Strangely enough,you probably not see a lot of these supercars parked just about everywhere in the well-heeled streets of London the rest of the year.
Prime examples of supercars that you can see all over the city during summer include the Lamborghini Murci, Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, Gumball 3000 Lamborghini Aventador, and Ferrari F 40. These cars are not even merely displayed; they are driven around the city, with the drivers pausing once in a while and parking their supercars to visit shops offering designer clothing stores and other high-end stores. One of the luxury cars that were spotted in the roads of London is Lamborghini Murci.
Lamborghini Murcielago is a sports car that is produced by Automobili Lamborghini. Its actual production started from 2001. However, Automobili Lamborghini later decided to discontinue the production of theMurcielago from its line of sports cars for one reason or another. As such, Automobili Lamborghini formally ended the production of Lamborghini Murcielago at the year 2010.
Now, since this is a rare sports car, the number of units that was produced by the sports car manufacturer is somewhat limited from the year 2001 until 2010. All in all, the number of units that was produced by Automobili Lamborghini for the sports car Lamborghini Murcielago is 4099. It was assembled at Sant’ Agata Bolognese in Italy and the designer of this sports car model is actually Luc Donckerwolke.
With respect to the sports car body and chassis of Lamborghini Murcielago, it has an actual body style of a 2 door coupe. In addition, a 2 door roadster is also available as a sports car body and chassis. Meanwhile, the layout of this sports car model is mid-engine paired with an all-wheel drive, making it a perfect drive in the streets of London.
The engines available with the Lamborghini Murcielago sports car include the following:
- For the 1st edition Lamborghini Murcielago that was produced from 2011 until 2006.
- It comes with a 6.2 L V 12 engine
- It has a power of 580 PS (427 kW; 572 hp).
- It has a torque (measured in terms of rates per minute or rpm) of 649 N-m (479 lbft)
- It has 3.3 seconds acceleration from 0 to 60 miles per hour (0 to 97 kilometers per hour)
- It has 8.3 seconds acceleration from 0 to 100 miles per hour
- It has 21.4 seconds acceleration from 0 to 150 miles per hour
- It has 11.7 seconds acceleration at 122 miles per hour
- Its official top speed is rated at 206 miles per hour (332 kilometers per hour)
- For the Lamborghini Murcielago LP 640-4
- It comes with a 6496 cc (396.4 cu in) V 12 engine
- It has a power of 640 PS (471 kW; 631 hp).
- It has a torque (measured in terms of rates per minute or rpm) of 660 N-m (479 lbft) at 8000 rpm
- It has 3seconds acceleration from 0 to 60 miles per hour (0 to 97 kilometers per hour)
- It has 7.5 seconds acceleration from 0 to 100 miles per hour
- It has 19.7 seconds acceleration from 0 to 150 miles per hour
- It has 11.2 seconds acceleration at 127 miles per hour
- Its official top speed is rated at 211 miles per hour (340 kilometers per hour)
- For the Lamborghini Murcielago LP 640-4 Roadster
- It comes with a 6496 cc (396.4 cu in) V 12 engine
- It has a power of 640 PS (471 kW; 631 hp).
- It has a torque (measured in terms of rates per minute or rpm) of 660 N-m (479 lbft) at 8000 rpm
- It has 3.1 seconds acceleration from 0 to 60 miles per hour (0 to 97 kilometers per hour)
- It has 8.1 seconds acceleration from 0 to 100 miles per hour
- It has 19.9 seconds acceleration from 0 to 150 miles per hour
- It has 11.8 seconds acceleration at 126 miles per hour (203 kilometers per hour
- Its official top speed is rated at 209.1 miles per hour ( 336 kilometers per hour)
- For the Lamborghini LP 650-4 Roadster
- It comes with a 6496 cc (396.4 cu in) V 12 engine
- It has a power of 650 PS (478 kW; 641 hp).
- It has a torque (measured in terms of rates per minute or rpm) of 660 N-m (490 lbft) at 8000 rpm
- It has 3seconds acceleration from 0 to 60 miles per hour (0 to 97 kilometers per hour)
- It has 7.1 seconds acceleration from 0 to 100 miles per hour
- It has 19 seconds acceleration from 0 to 150 miles per hour
- It has 10.9 seconds acceleration at 127 miles per hour
- Its official top speed is rated at 210 miles per hour (338 kilometers per hour)
- For the Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4 Super Veloce
- It comes with a 6496 cc (396.4 cu in) V 12 engine
- It has a power of 670 PS (493 kW; 661 hp).
- It has a torque (measured in terms of rates per minute or rpm) of 661 N-m (490 lbft) at 8000 rpm
- It has 2.8 seconds acceleration from 0 to 60 miles per hour (0 to 97 kilometers per hour)
- It has 7 seconds acceleration from 0 to 100 miles per hour
- It has 18.9 seconds acceleration from 0 to 150 miles per hour
- It has 10.9 seconds acceleration at 130 miles per hour
- Its official top speed is rated at 214 miles per hour (345 kilometers per hour)
- If the Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4 Super Veloce is built with Aeropack Wing, the official top speed is rated at 211 miles per hour (340 kilometers per hour)
The transmissions of the sports car Lamborghini Murcielago include a 6 speed manual and a 6 speed e Gear semi automaticvariant.With respect to the dimensions of the Lamborghini Murcielago sports car, it has a wheel base of 2665 mm (104.9 in)
The sports car has a length of 4580 mm (180.3 in) with respect to the 2002 to 2006 units while 2057 mm (181.5 in) is the length of the 2007 until 2010 unitsof Lamborghini Murcielago. Moreover, the sports car has a width of 2045 mm (80.5 in) with respect to the 2002 to 2006 units while 2057 mm (81 in) is the width of the 2007 until 2010 units of Lamborghini Murcielago. The sports car has a height of 1135 mm (44.7 in).
With respect to the curb weight, the sports car weighs 1650 kg (3638 lb). However, the weight of the LP 640 model is different as it weighs 1665 kg (3671 lb). The LP 670 to 40 Super Veloce is the most lightweight of all the editions of Lamborghini Murcielago as it weighs only 1565 kg (3450 lb). This makes it a unique ride in the streets of London.
The predecessor of this sports car model was actually Lamborghini Diablo and its successor in its line of sports car as manufactured by Automobili Lamborghini is Lamborghini Aventador.
What summer means for the Arabs in London and the London citizens
These people are from the Gulf States and the Middle East – Dubai, Qatar, Kuwait, Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia. By bringing their supercars (and enormous wealth and consumption) in the streets of London, the Knightsbridge can now be called as Little Kuwait.
For the people of London, summer means enjoying places other than their hometown. The summer time for London residents means that they will travel to other parts of the world (or Europe) such as Paris in France, Rome in Italy, Barcelona in Spain, California in the United States of America, South Korea, or the Caribbean. As such, summer means that they deem it would be more enjoyable by leaving the filthy city of London for a moment to relax in places that are ‘less rowdy.’ For them, they would do everything and pay every pound of their money to go to other places with sand, heat, beach and sangria.
Reason why the Arabs from the Gulf States in the Middle East love to spend their summer time in London as opposed to other traditional tourist destinations
The major reason that these mega wealthy billionaires from the Middle East come over to London during the summer is that they feel that the people are more welcoming and hospitable in England, unlike in the United States of America where they feel that they would not be as warmly welcomed. Moreover, the Arabs who went to London, England through their private posh and exclusive jets believe that London is a safer and friendlier place than the other so called ‘traditional tourist destinations.’
In addition to the aforementioned benefits, London also provides them with the privilege to bring their luxurious, fast and very expensive supercars together with them in order to make their stay more enjoyable and convenient. In fact, a picture from the Harrods just outside the Berkley Hotel in Central London, you will see a Veyron chromed all over to perfection with every side of its body work.
The increase in the number of Arab visitors in London and the Reason why the Arabs avoid New York
According to official figures of Britain, more than five million visitors flock the city of London every year. According to expert opinion of well-respected and trusted international studies commentators, this number significantly increased since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the World Trade Center in the United States of America. According to them, Arabs have become weary in New York for possibility of being branded as a terrorist or be associated with one. That is why most of them instead flock to London who they believe are more tolerant to Arabs and Islam in general. Also, London is a place where they can enjoy themselves in the cool breeze of the city without worrying much about possible reprisals from natives and citizens or being associated with terrorists.
The license plate that the Arabs use in their supercars and the problem of enforcers of traffic rules and regulations
The plates that citizens from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia use when they go to London through their posh private and exclusive jet planes typically use with their luxurious, fast and very expensive supercars is the license plate ‘999.’ Most of the Arabs that come from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are in their 20’sh; their clothingis Westernized and most of them have a lot of cash stored in their cars, ready to be spent any time at anything that is enjoyable, convenient and cool.
The other Arabs from the Gulf States however, use license plate with Arabic characters in it. This makes the ticketing for violations very difficult. According to an enforcer of traffic rules and regulations that is commissioned to ticket traffic violators in the city of London, it is almost impossible to ticket the Arabs when they violate traffic rules and regulations because the computerized ticketing machine that he uses in his daily workonly has the letters from the English alphabet and basic numbers in it. As such, there is no tab or option on his computerized ticketing machine for Arabic numerals and other foreign characters.
The supercars, when the Arabs go around the city, are parked in ‘pay and display’ bay in order to take advantage of the easy, mobile and convenient. In addition, the ‘pay and display’ parking bays also provides the additional benefit of being seen by other people when they leave their supercars and go to expensive restaurants or signature shops.
Another famous license plate that the Arabs from the Gulf States use when they come to London is the license plate number 1. According to the license registration authority in England, a person who will use this license plate will pay a total of 9 million pounds, for the registration of the license plate number 1 alone. No wonder the citizens of Britain would not dare use that license plate since the price of the same is technically more expensive compared to the price of hundreds of ‘normal’ cars. Truly, the privilege of using the license plate number 1 is astounding. One of the cars that were spotted to use these expensive special plates is the Ferrari F 40.
Ferrari F 40
Ferrari F 40 is a sports car that is produced by Ferrari Automobile. Its actual production started from year 1987. However, Ferrari Automobile later decided to discontinue the production of Ferrari F 40 from its line of sports cars for one reason or another. As such, Ferrari Automobile formally ended the production of Ferrari F 40 at the year 1992. Since this is a rare sports car, the number of units that was produced by the sports car manufacturer is somewhat limited from the year 1987 until year 1992. All in all, the number of units that was produced by Ferrari Automobile for the sports car Ferrari F 40 is 1315 units. It was produced and assembled at Maranello in Italy and the designer of this sports car model is actually Pinin Farina (Leonardo Fiovaranti).
With respect to the sports car body and chassis of Ferrari F 40, it has an actual body style of Berlinetta or a 2 door coupe. Meanwhile, the layout of this sports car model is a mid-engine rear wheel drive system, making it a perfect drive in the streets of London.
The engine of the sports car is a rear longitudinal, 90 degrees V 8 engine that has a bore stroke of 82 x 69.5 mm. With respect to displacements, the unitary displacement is 367.03 cc while the total displacement is 2936.25 cc. Meanwhile, the compression rate of this sports car is pegged at 7.7 is to 1. The maximum power that the engine can generate is leveled at 351.5 kW (478 hp) at 7000 rates per minute. Moreover, it produces 163 horsepower per liter. The maximum torque that the Ferrari F 40 can provide is 577 N m (58.8 kgm) (425 lbft) at 4000 rates per minute.
It has a twin overhead camshaft per bank, four valves per cylinder in terms of valve activation. The fuel feed is a Weber Marelli electronic injection twin turbos while the ignition is Weber Marelli electronic single spark plug per cylinder. The lubrication system of the Ferrari F 40 takes advantage of a dry sump while its clutch is twin plate.
With respect to the bodywork of the Ferrari F 40:
- It has a two seaterberlinetta
- The length of the sports car is 4358 mm (171.55 in)
- The width of the sports car is 1970 mm (77.6 in)
- The height of the sports car is 1123 mm (44.2 in)
- The wheelbase of the sports car is 2450 mm (96.5 in)
- The front track of the sports car is 1606 mm (63 in)
- The rear track of the sports car is 1594 mm (62.8 in)
- The weight of the sports car is 1100 kilo grams (2425.1 lb)
With respect to the chassis of the Ferrari F 40, it has a frame of a tubular steel and composites. With respect to the front suspension, the sports car has an unequal length wishbones, coil springs over telescopic shock absorber, anti-roll bar. Meanwhile, the rear suspension of the Ferrari F 40 has the same characteristics of shock absorber and anti-roll bar that is found in the front suspensions. The brakes are powered by discs.
The transmission of the Ferrari F 40 is 5 speed combined with a reverse gear. The steering of the wheel is the rack and pinion kind. With respect to the tires, the front tires is 235/45 ZR 17 or 245/40 ZR 17 while the rear tires are 335/35 ZR 17. The fuel capacity of the sports car is about 120 liters (31.7 US gallons). It utilizes a EPA premium gasoline, 2.9 liter and eight cylinder 5 manual speed transmission.
With respect to the fuel consumption of the Ferrari F 40:
- In the city, the sports car consumes one US gallon per 11 miles (18 liters per 100 kilo meters or 16 miles per gallon)
- In the highway, however, the sports car consumes about one US gallon per 16 miles (15 liters per 100 kilo meter or 19 miles per gallon)
The predecessor of this sports car model was actually the Ferrar 288 GTO and its successor in its line of sports car as manufactured by Ferrari Automobile (after stopping the production of the Ferrari F 40 in year 1992) is Ferrari F 50.
Crown Prince Sheik Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi: a regular in the city of London during the summers
One of the famous people who regularly go to London during the summer is Crown Prince Sheik Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, the son of billionaire HRH Sheickh Rashid Bin Humid AL Nuaimi of Ajman.
Ajman is the tiniest emirate in the United Arab Emirates. However, it is often said that Ajman will become a mini Dubai several years from now because of the success of the wide array of industries that operate there – from the five star hotels, to the casinos, to the posh restaurants and of course, the oil refinery operations which is considered as the major source of the wealth of the Middle East.
The crown prince during the years that had passed used a long Maybach limousine that is painted in distinct matt black and orange color. According to accounts, Crown Prince Sheik Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi dresses like an R&B pop stars especially when going out at night. Moreover, it is said that he always uses only the most expensive, luxurious and exclusive signature brands like those Ralph Lauren polo shirts that is with an large and very conspicuous horse logo, a belt from exclusive and posh brand Hermes, a faded jeans from American signature jeans brand Guess, a Hermes driving shoes pastel suede and a pair of bronze tint sunglasses. His car is always said to contain the letters RRR which stands for Real Estate Resources, signifying the success of their operations in the real estate industry in Ajman, United Arab Emirates.
The economic situation in London and the conflicted reception of Arabs from the Gulf States
As everyone knows, Great Britain has struggled in the past years to climb out of the economic recession that befall their state. As the new governing coalition in the Great Britain used a budget austerity program that was heretofore unknown by Britons, billionaires from the Gulf States, according to accounts have encountered a reception from the Britons that is conflicted when they leave the Middle East for the summer together with the conservative social traditions and practices as a result of its predominantly Muslim nations, and of course the 130 degree heat in the Middle East. In the billionaire districts of London – Belgravia, Mayfair and Knightsbridge – these young billionaires will be able to enjoy the summer and enjoy the cool breeze in the city and display their enormous wealth.
On one hand, the wealthy Arabs from the Gulf States get an eager and happy welcome from the businesses in the city of London. In fact, they are eagerly awaited and served by posh and exclusive fashion boutiques, exotic restaurants, five star hotels, jewelry stores and signature stores of local brands of clothes. This is because these businesses heavily depend on the wealth of these Arabs in these times where Britain is only a step ahead of economic recovery from the recession several years back. Also, many residents and citizens of Belgravia, Mayfair and Knightsbridge actually enjoy and cannot contain their excitement that comes when the wealthy Arabs from the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia flash and drive their luxurious, rare and very expensive sports cars or supercars that have explosive speeds.
On the other hand, some of the residents have already complained to London authorities that some of the Arabs have exploited in a bad way the free flowing lifestyle of London. According to them, several Arabs have constantly and regularly violated traffic rules and regulations.For some traffic wardens, clamping is the only recourse that they can have for Arabs who violate traffic rules and violations and assure to enforce justice since their computerized ticked machine cannot handle Arabic characters or script. One example of the cars that violated traffic rules and regulations is Gumball 3000 Lamborghini Aventador.
Gumball 3000 Lamborghini Aventador
Gumball 3000 Lamborghini Aventador is a sports car that is produced by Automobili Lamborghini. Its actual production started from 2011. Up to date, the said car manufacturer continues the production, assembly and retail of the sports car Gumball 3000 Lamborghini Aventador. It is assembled at Sant’Agata Bolognese in Italy and the designer of this sports car model is Filippo Perini.
With respect to the sports car body and chassis of Gumball 3000 Lamborghini Aventador, it has an actual body style of 2 door coupe with a 2 door roadster variant. Meanwhile, the layout of this sports car model is mid-engine and all-wheel drive, making it a perfect drive in the streets of London City. The special limited editions of this sports car model include the following:
- Aventador J
- Dreamliner Edition produced and assembled in 2012
- All new Aventador LP 720 4 50 Anniversario produced and assembled in 2013
The engine of the Gumball 3000 Lamborghini Aventador sports car, known in the global automotive industry as L539, include an all new (this is actually the first all new V 12 engine since the 3.5 liter power engine that is assembled in the 350 GT) 700 PS (510 kW; 690 bhp) 6.5 liter 60 V 12 engine. The Gumball 3000 Lamborghini Aventador engine L539 is actually the 4th in house engine produced by Automobili Lamborghini and the second edition of V 12 engine. All in all, the powerful engine of this sports car weighs around 235 kilo grams.
The displacement of the engine is around 6499 cc (396.5 cu in). With respect to the maximum power that Gumball 3000 Lamborghini Aventador provides for the city driver, it generates about 700 PS (510 kW; 690 bhp) at 8250 rates per minute.
The power to weight of Gumball 3000 Lamborghini Aventador is 432 PS (318 kW; 426 bhp) per ton and the max torque of this sports car is 690 N.m (510 lbft) at 5500 rates per minute. With respect to the carbon dioxide emissions, this sports car actually produces less emission as compared to its other sports car counterparts, emitting at the level of 398 grams of Carbon dioxide per kilometer.
Meanwhile, the fuel consumption of this sports car is leveled at 17.2 liters per 100 kilometer (13.7 to 16.4 miles per gallon).
The performance of this sports car is outstanding, making its explosive speed a power to reckon in city driving. It has the following characteristics:
- It has 2.9 seconds acceleration from 0 to 60 miles per hour (0 to 97 kilometers per hour)
- It has 10.6 seconds acceleration from 0 to 100 miles per hour
- It has 19.9 seconds acceleration from 0 to 150 miles per hour
- It has 11.9 seconds acceleration at 130 miles per hour
- Its official top speed is rated at 217 miles per hour (350 kilometers per hour). However, a well-known and respected Automobile publication measures its top speed at 370 kilometers per hour (230 miles per hour).
- If the Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4 Super Veloce is built with Aeropack Wing, the official top speed is rated at 211 miles per hour (340 kilometers per hour).
The transmission of the sports car Gumball 3000 Lamborghini Aventador is 7 speeds SR Semi-Automatic transmission.
With respect to the dimensions of the Gumball 3000 Lamborghini Aventador sports car, it has a wheel base of 2700 mm (106.3 in), a length of 4780 mm (188.19 in), a width of 2030 mm (79.92 in) if combined with mirrors or 2265 mm (89.17 in) displacing the side mirrors of the sports car. It also has a height of 1136 mm (44.72 in)and a curb weight of 1575 kilo grams (3472 lb).
The predecessor of this sports car modelin its line of sports car as manufactured by Automobili Lamborghini was actually Lamborghini Murcielago (stated above).
How the Young Arabs spend their time during summers in London
For the young Arab men and women, the city of London is a vacation that will free them from the restrictive and predictable drudgery of daily life back in the Middle East.
According to owners of London hotels, suites and inns, the Arabs usually look for places where there are several bedrooms and a porter service that can be availed 24 hours a day. Usually, they want the bedrooms to have a view of the Kensington Gardens or the Hyde Park. Of course, these places are not common and are generally only offered to business executives and children of oligarchs who can pay handsomely. As such, only the Arabs who come during the summer can generally afford these said hotels, suites or inns.
During the daytime, the young Arab men usually sleep while the Arab girls call their drivers to go shop around in the city. It is during the afternoon until the wee hours of the morning where the young Arab men are active in parties and flashing their supercars around the city.
Using the roads of London as racetracks
When the flashy supercars are used around, residents complain that some of the wealth Arabs uses the roads in the City of London to use as race tracks of their supercars during the midnight. In fact, one of the tabloids in Great Britain has called this practice as Knightsbridge Grand Prix – (referring to the race that is going on during the midnight between the supercars of wealthy Arab people in the London district of Knightsbridge). One of the supercars that was said to have raced in the Knightsbridge Grand Prix is Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
Mercedes-Benz McLaren is a sports car that is produced by McLaren Automotive and Mercedes-Benz. Its actual production started from 2003. However, McLaren Automotive and Mercedes-Benz later decided to discontinue the production of Mercedes-Benz McLaren from its line of sports cars for one reason or another. As such, McLaren Automotive and Mercedes-Benz formally ended the production of Mercedes-Benz McLaren at the year 2010. Since this is a rare sports car, the number of units that was produced by the sports car manufacturer is somewhat limited from the year (start 2003 until 2010. It was assembled at Woking, Surrey in England and the sports car was a joint project between automotive giants Mercedes-Benz and McLaren Automotive.
With respect to the sports car body and chassis of Mercedes-Benz McLaren, it has an actual body style of a 2 door coupe and a 2 door roadster. Meanwhile, the layout of this sports car model is styled FML, making it a perfect drive in the streets of London.
The engine available with the Mercedes-Benz McLaren sports car is a 232 kg (511 pounds) specifically built to perfection 5439 cc (5.439 L; 331.9 cu in) all aluminum, supercharged, SOHC, V 8 Engine. The cylinders of the engine are strategically angled. In this sports car moreover, there are 3 valves for every cylinder that is assembled. The technology of lubrication through a sump mechanism that is dry.
Another distinguishing characteristic of this sports car that sets it apart from the others is the compression ratio of 8.8:1. 97 mm (equivalent to 3.8 in) x 92 mm (equivalent to 3.6 in) is the bore and the stroke sizes. The sports car engine’s compressed air is then cooled through the use of the two inter coolers of the automotive. The performance of the car is enhanced by the supercharger (that contains a twin screw) that rotates at 23000 rates per minute and in turn produces 0.9 bar of boosted power.
With respect to the maximum power, the front mid mounted engine of the sports car generates 626 PS (460 kW; 617 hp) at 6500 rates per minute. Meanwhile the maximum torque that the sports car generates is at 780 N.m (580 lbft) at 3250 to 5000 rates per minute.
The transmission of the sports car Mercedes-Benz McLaren is the AMG speed-shift R 5 speed automatic transmission that is paired with three manual modes. As such, this sports car has a simpler and easy to use parts compared to a sports car with the usual 7 speed gearbox. This feature of Mercedes-Benz McLaren improves the durability of the sports car in the different for an excellent driving experience in the roads of London City.
With respect to the dimensions of the Mercedes-Benz McLaren sports car, it has a wheel base of 2700 mm (100 in), a length of 4656 mm (183.3 in), a width of 1908.4 mm (75.11 in), a height of 1261 mm (49.6 in). It is important to take into consideration however, that with respect to the 2006 to 2008 models, the height is actually 1252 mm (49.3 in), and a curb weight of 1768 kg (3898 lb).
Its successor in its line of sports car as manufactured by McLaren Automotive and Mercedes-Benz is Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG.
The display of enormous wealth
It has been observed by commentators and citizens that the display of enormous wealth in the city of London has become more conspicuous and more flamboyant than ever through the years. The major display, of course, refers to driving their supercars in the roads of Belgravia, Mayfair and Knightsbridge, especially during the wee hours of the morning.
A Ferrari F50 Crashes Along Manhattan Traffic
The black Ferrari F50 that is being driven by a shirtless guy in a YouTube video has now ended up in a salvage yard in Connecticut. The car’s front is totally wrecked and looks impossible to be repaired. There is not much information as to how the supercar got totaled but one thing is for sure, the supercar hit something really hard for it to be totally wrecked that way.
The driver of the Ferrari F50 during the crash is safe and uninjured. Although it is not clear who was driving the car at that time. According to reports, this particular Ferrari F50 is the last to be sold in the US which amounts to $528,000 in 2002. When you have the video of this guy and see how he drives his Ferrari, it is not unusual that it will end up this way. It only proves that money can’t buy everything and rich people don’t have it all.
A brand new Ferrari F50 is sold for $1.7 million and it is hard to believe that the wrecked black Ferrari F50 can no longer be repaired or at least resold and making a profit around that price tag. The repairs are not cheap, obviously. A new engine alone already costs a few thousand dollars. You do the math.
Reports say the said F50 just got a new 4.7L V12 after the owner blew the original. The car bid started at $103, 000. Reports also say the supercar was totaled by its insurance company. There were rumors going around the web about the real cause of the accident. Some says the driver of the car passed out and smashed the F50 into a tree after a carbon monoxide leak on the car’s cabin. Others say this is unlikely because the top of the car is open.
Rumors also say that the speed of impact is around 50mph. Others believe that a carbon monoxide leak is an unlikely cause. For some, the crash could be a result of reckless driving. Young people nowadays love to showoff and many believe that this is just one of those showoff times gone badly. Well, if the owner was able to afford such a luxury car, he can surely afford another one, can he? Albeit the fact that rich people can afford to buy a new luxury if ever they wreck what they currently have, that is not a good enough reason to be a bad driver.
Remember, although you are financially blessed compared to the majority of people, you do not privately own the road. This means there are unsuspecting people on the road that will be affected when you mess up with your driving. In case, you got into an accident and no one got hurt, you still damaged somebody else’s property when you crashed your car. If you smash your car on a road railing, it is taxpayers’ money used for building and maintaining those. Hence, you ought to show some respect and decency by trying not to crash just because you’re a show off.
Pagani Zonda F – The Million Dollar Car Crash
On January 2012, one of the 25 Pagani Zonda F units that were ever manufactured was wrecked in a gruesome car accident in Hong Kong. Reports say that the driver is driving at full speed and lost control causing the car to hit a tree before it hit a column. The car received extensive damage on its front and rear end. Albeit the extensive damage that the supercar went through, the driver of the car was left unharmed. Thanks to the highly commendable technology of Pagani Zonda F.
The carbon fiber tub of the said supercar received a lot of damage which will obviously make it an expensive repair job. The carbon-fiber body of the said supercar is seen shattered all over the street, making it a gruesome scene. That would not be a write off though. Pagani is well known for repairing cars that went through great damage. But of course, that comes with a hefty price tag.
In 2008, another Pagani Zonda F faced a terrible fate in an accident that happened in Poland. As usual, the driver was on full speed and lost control, causing the car to crash into a tree in reverse. What makes this accident really terrible is that the car’s engine was caught on fire after the car slammed on the tree. Since the engine and the outer shell of this supercar are lost in the crash, there is no assurance that it can still be repaired.
Another similar event happened in Hong Kong in December 2011 wherein a Pagani Zonda crashed on a row of parked cars because the driver tried not to crash on an out of control truck. The owner of the luxury car just came from a racing track event when the unfortunate accident happened. The repairs would be costly, of course. But as expected, the driver came out of the car with no major injuries. That’s the beauty of these luxury cars. They can be greatly damaged, but the driver has a higher percentage of surviving with minimal injuries.
Problem is, due to the outstanding build and excellent safety features of these luxury cars, the owners forget that even supercars can be damaged on a major car accident. The owners of these cars may be so overwhelmed with all the world-class features of these supercars that they feel immortal when they are driving one.
Supercar owners should always remember that smart driving is a prerequisite for every driver. Most road accidents happen because the driver is drunk or too sleepy to drive. These accidents can be prevented if only drivers are responsible enough. Luxury cars are not only a feast for the eyes but they are also terribly expensive. If you own one, it is common knowledge that you are rich enough to afford luxurious things. But that does not mean you can drive as recklessly as you want when you are on the road. You should also think of the safety of others. Besides, not all people are as rich as you are.
Rare Aston Martin One-77 Crashed In Hong Kong
The Aston Martin One-77 is among the rarest luxury cars ever built. There were only 77 of these cars to be produced, hence it name, making it very rare. Aston Martin One 77 is sold out, making it the most sought-after rare luxury car in the world. Not only is this car very luxurious, it is also one of the most expensive supercars ever invented in this word as of date.
To see a car this great, wrecked and damaged is truly heartbreaking. Not to mention the amount of money you have to send to get it fixed, if it is still repairable. A limited edition Aston Martin One-77 costs around £1.4 million but this still depends on where the buyer is located and the level of personalization that you want.
In China, they are willing to spend $7 million (47 million Yuan) just to have one of these luxury cars. That is why it is truly sad to know that an Aston Martin One-77 is wrecked because the driver hit a curb while driving at full speed. To make it even worse, the rare luxury car is believed to be brand-new. According to reports, the car was just delivered to the owner a few weeks ago before the accident transpired. It is also believed that the wrecked Aston Martin One-77 is among the lasts to be produced.
What is really great about these luxury cars is the safety of its passengers. Despite the heavy damage that the car went through on the front and on the side, the main passenger cell of the car remains intact and unharmed. This is because of the super strong carbon fiber monocoque that Aston uses in its luxury cars. This feature is unique to Aston Martin One-77, making it a real eye-candy to luxury car enthusiasts.
This supercar also boasts of its 7.0 liters V12 engine which is capable of producing 522kW/750Nm. It is really unfortunate that a supercar such as an Aston Martin One-77 ends up like this. The car accident happened in Hong Kong but the owner is said to be from Shenzhen, China.
Driving a rare supercar such as the Aston martin One-77 definitely makes you feel powerful and extremely wealthy. But that does not mean you can forget about your driving skills. Just think about the millions of dollars that you spent just to have this supercar. That is enough reason for you to drive safe and smart especially on a busy road.
The owner of the wrecked One-77 must be sobbing really hard not because of the injuries that he incurred but because his One-77 is greatly damaged. The once beautiful, elegant and luxurious supercar is now a mess. The damaged supercar will be transported back to the UK for further assessment of the damages and to see if the car is still repairable. The repair cost is expected to be near $1 million. That’s a lot of money wasted and a great car messed up due to one’s recklessness.
Ferrari F430 Crashed in One of Nicolas Cage’s Movies
A stunt driver for the movie The Sorcerer’s Apprentice starring Nicolas Cage wrecked an expensive Ferrari F430 while on shoot in October 2009. The crew was filming the said movie wherein two cars are seen moving along through the NYC traffic when the driver of the Ferrari suddenly lost control due to the wet on the streets, jumped the curb and finally crashed into a Sbarro’s pizza outlet.
According to reports, the Ferrari also bumped into an electrical post which later fell into the supercar. Worst part is, the supercar also struck an unknowing pedestrian who is not part of the crew or not related to the movie being filmed. It is not clear why there is a pedestrian in the area where the film is being shot. High budgeted movies usually close the streets whenever they do a chase scene such as this. It is not known if the passenger filed a lawsuit gaits the movie production.
The victims of the unfortunate car accident (the driver and the pedestrian), were brought to the nearest Bellevue Hospital and none of them were seriously hurt. The movie production must not be happy with this accident because they have to shelve a big amount for the repair of the Sbarro’s outlet where the supercar crashed. A lot of netizens commented on this accident. Most of them are car enthusiasts.
One commenter pointed out that the stunt driver should have switched into reverse when the car slid on the wet and floored it. This kind of stunt is usually done in Tokyo drift which means it can be done, considering that the one driving the car is a stun driver. Others commented that the driver hit the gas while the supercar was swerving around the cars wherein he also lost traction. Some people say the driver did nothing wrong it’s just that he did not leave any room for error for himself. It is also dumb to let locals pass by the sidewalk while filming a chase scene.
There is a reason they close down the streets when filming scenes such as these because they want to avoid accidents like this one. People are still wondering how a local pedestrian made its way to the film site. There should have been clear signage telling pedestrian not to cross or walk because a movie is being filmed. It is also not clear to car enthusiasts how the stunt driver lost control of the supercar. Stunt drivers are trained for car stunts like this. It seems like the driving skills of the stunt driver needs some prepping up.
To be able to drive a Ferrari F430 is a dream come true to car enthusiasts. So if you are not that rich and you are given a chance to drive such a luxury car, you will make it a point to enjoy the car as much as you can without wrecking it. Well, it’s a relief to know that the Ferrari F430 is up for repairs.
McLaren F1 Most Famous Car Crash
Everybody knows Rowan Atkinson, the funny British actor who starred in Blackadder and Mr. Bean. He’s such an effective comedian, he is known worldwide.
In October 1999, Rowan Atkinson was involved in a tragic road accident. The British comedian’s McLaren smashed on the rear of a Rover Metro which was reportedly driven by a 62 year old Margaret Greenhalgh. The driver of the Rover Metro was sent to the hospital and was treated for minor whiplash injuries while the Mr. Bean actor went out of his car unhurt.
The front wing and the bonnet of the McLaren F1 owned by Atkinson were damaged due to the impact of the collision. On the other hand, the Metro’s rear sill received a dent from the accident. Mr. Atkinson is said to be driving north that day on the A6 at Forton near Lancaster, Lancanshire.
But this incident is not the last of Mr. Bean. In August 2011, Atkinson was again involved in a car accident while driving his McLaren F1. He lost control of his 240mph supercar while he was driving on a slippery section of the A605 near Peterborough. Atkinson’s supercar reportedly hit a tree and burst into flames. The McLaren F1 is one of the most expensive and rarest supercars in the world. Only 64 of these supercars were ever made. It is believed that a McLaren can cost up to £3 million.
The popular comedian escaped from the accident although he suffered from a broken shoulder. The Mclaren F1, on the other hand, suffered a different fate. It was extremely wrecked from the crash. The rear of the supercar is greatly damaged while its 6.1 liter engine was found 20 yards away from the body of the car.
This luxury car crash was most controversial due to the record-high insurance claim that Atkinson got from its insurers. His insurers shelled out a hefty £910,000 for repairs. Although Atkinson recovered quickly from the accident, his supercar has to spend more than one year in the McLaren’s Woking base while it is under repair. The damage on the said luxury car is so extensive; the cost of the repairs is extensively high. The total bill of the repair is three times higher compared to the past record holding highest insurance payout in 2010 by Aviva.
Rowan Atkinson is known as a car enthusiast aside from being an actor and comedian. The McLaren F1 is not the only luxury car that Atkinson has driven. Among his list are the Rolls Royce, Mercedes, Aston Martins and Lancias. This only proves that Mr. Atkinson has a great eye for expensive and fast supercars.
The McLaren F1 is one of the fastest cars ever made. It can travel 0-60mph in just 3.2 seconds. With this kind of speed, who would want to slow down? But of course, Atkinson would need to consider his driving skills as well. But, considering the highly commended safety features of these expensive supercars, the driver would likely enjoy its super speed before he thinks of its consequences.
More Ferrari Enzo’s Are Biting the Dust
There has been a rise in luxury car crashes these past years and among those crashes, the Ferrari Enzo seems to top the list. The Enzo Ferrari is obviously one of the most expensive and fastest supercars in the world with its selling value of $1.3million. Given its high price tag and rareness, one must think that the owners of these cars would take extra care whenever they drive. But it seems these multimillionaires do not really care if they end the life of their Enzo.
Just take for example the accident that happened in Malibu on February 2006. The Enzo was wrecked into half as a result of the car crash. According to reports, the car was running at a top speed of 199mph before the driver lost control and the car malfunctioned due to the accident. Stefan Erikssen, a former Gizmondo executive who was driving the car, suffered a bloody lip as a result of the whiplash. Upon investigation, police reported that Mr. Erikssen is intoxicated at the time of the accident.
Ferrari technicians estimated that the repairs for the Enzo would be in between $250,000 to $300,000. This accident was closely followed by the police and media due to the controversies surrounding the owner of the supercar and how the said supercar made its way to the United States.
In 2009, another beautifully crafted Enzo bid its goodbye. The driver of a 2003 yellow Ferrari Enzo lost control and crashed on one of Japan’s expressway guardrail. The front of the car is heavily damaged due to the crash which is said to be due to light Japanese rain. Rumormongers say the yellow Enzo was running at a top speed and lost control until it smashed into the guardrail. Perhaps the driver needs to understand that some skills are needed when you are driving. It is understandable to run at a high speed, considering you have an Enzo, but that also means you are smart enough to know when to slow down when you need to.
And of course, another Ferrari Enzo burst into flames in 2006 when it crashed into a tree in the resort city in Nice, France. The owner is a Russian billionaire in the name of Suleiman Kerimov. Kerimov is said to be driving his Ferrari with a woman who has been identified as Tina Kandelaki, a Russian TV host, lingerie expert and a model for a Russian equivalent of FHM. Eyewitnesses claim that the driver of the said Enzo was driving on a really high speed, which explains the damage caused to the car. Kerimov was reportedly injured and the woman beside him on the passenger seat suffered burns on her hands and thighs. In this case, it seems like a supercar and a hot woman is not a good combination after all. First off, you need to be focused when you are driving. A hot woman inside your luxury car can be a big distraction. Just imagine all the possibilities (wink, wink).
Crashed Luxury Cars – Ferrari Edition
Ferrari is a world-renowned sports car manufacturer based in Italy. Ferrari is known for its continued participation in racing, specifically Formula One. Ferrari is seen as a symbol of luxury, wealth and great speed. To own a Ferrari car is a status symbol not only of great wealth but of power as well.
It is unfortunate that some people who own a Ferrari end up wrecking their multi-million dollar car due to their own carelessness. In an unfortunate event in 2011, 14 luxury cars piled-up in Japan. This could be the most expensive car crash in history. The pile-up includes eight Ferraris, two Mercedes and a Lamborghini. The damage is estimated at £2.6 million. According to reports, one of the Ferrari drivers lost control due to the wet road.
Police investigators believe that the drivers of the luxury cars are over speeding causing one of the Ferrari drivers to lose control while it’s trying to change lanes on a wet surface. The Ferrari hit a barrier and went back sinning on the road. The other luxury cars behind tried to slam on their brakes but still collided as they tried not to smash on the first car. At least ten people were taken to the hospital but none of them were seriously hurt.
Eyewitnesses saw the luxury cars racing past each other along the Chugoku Expressway in Southern Honshu. Reports suggest that the luxury cars are running at 90mph which is way beyond the speed limit of 50mph. The Ferraris are said to have been damaged severely that they need to be scrapped.
Such accident is a pitiful way to lose a luxury car such as a Ferrari. Most owners of these sports cars forget that even though these cars are made from high quality materials which are strong and durable, they do still crash and gets damaged. This mass car wreck should serve as a lesson to luxury car owners. Even though their cars are the best among the best, it can still be damaged if you do not drive smart.
It is true that driving a high-powered car can be overwhelming, to the point that you lose control and forget about reality. That’s okay if you are not in a highway. Remember, you are not the only driver when you are on the road, so you have to consider the other cars as well.
Although, these cars are known to withstand a lot of pressure and they go through rigorous crash tests before they are brought out in the market. The series of tests that these luxury cars go through ensures that the passengers will not incur serious harm in case they go through an accident. That fact has just been proven by this accident. Even if the luxury cars were a total wreck, the drivers were not seriously injured.
In case the manufacturers of these luxury cars are able to rebuild these wrecked beauties into their former glory, the owners will surely see to it that they drive smart especially when on the highway.
Crashed Supercars – Getting Even Worse
There have been a number of supercar crashes lately and it seems to be becoming a trend. These luxury cars are built to be durable and safe alright but they can still be damaged if you crash it or slam it into a tree or something hard such as a fence or a railing.
It seems like these multimillionaires are too much into fun that they forget they also need to take some care even when they are riding an expensive and luxurious supercar. One good example is the crashed Lamborghini Gallardo in Cape Town, South Africa in August 2009. During those times, the weather in not that friendly to motorist due to storms causing wet on the roads. But, during the time the Gallardo hit an electricity box, the roads were obviously dry.
Most often than not, the driver wasn’t paying attention on the road which caused him to veer off a pavement and hit the other side of the supercar into the electric box. The smash caused a significant damage on the rear end and the back wheel. Of course, the poor Lamborghini Gallardo ended up in the workshop which means the owner will have to shelve a few thousand dollars for the repairs. This is exactly why you need to go through a series of driving tests to ensure that you are road-worthy driver.
Another case of bad driving and bad decision-making is the accident that happened in Oklahoma City involving four junior baseball players. Their coach apparently loaned them his 1995 Ferrari 348 and 1991 Ferrari Testarossa for some reason. End result – the Ferraris were wrecked by the junior high baseball players in a parking lot inside a mall.
The Ferrari 348 suffered significant damage on the front while the Testarossa’s front wheel and side door was smashed due to the Ferrari 348 crashing into it. What an unfortunate turn of events. Lesson learned; do not loan your Ferraris to high school baseball players.
In another expensive supercar crash, an athlete is involved. The striker for North London Arsenal fro Premier League, Nicklas Bendtner, smashed his $270,000 Aston Martin DBS. The luxury car came crashing through a fence before it smashed into the trees. The 21-year old footballer came out of the uninjured but the supercar suffered extensive damage. This is a clear reminder that driving is a skill that needs to be learned.
A Lamborghini Diablo faced an unfortunate fate when the driver/owner of the said supercar tried to wow the crowd with his “super stunts” but ended up losing control of the car. This unfortunate event happened during a racing event in Europe. The over confident Lamborghini driver planned to amuse the crowd by making a flamboyant exit from the starting point. The raging supercar turns into a side road and smashed into the parked truck. The accident sure put a lot of damage on the Lamborghini. The owner must have learnt his lesson. Make sure you know your driving skills and capabilities first before you try to show off.
Expensive Luxury Car Crash
It is such an awesome sight when you see a luxury car on the road with lightning speed that makes it a more breathtaking sight. But it is really a devastating scene when you see these supercars wrecked beyond recognition due to an accident that is clearly due to the driver’s stupidity.
Just take for example the accident that happened in February 2010. A Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 collided with a brand new Ferrari F430. The drivers of the said luxury cars just came from a VIP wedding reception in South Africa. It appears that the Lamborghini received great damage on its front rear on the left and on its lower body on the right. Assessing from the way the cars were damaged, it appears like they were having a race and the driver of the Lamborghini might have lost control. This caused the Lamborghini LP640 to smash on the Ferrari.
The Ferrari F430 seems to have received lesser damage compared to the Lamborghini but the damage is also extensive. Talk about a few hundred thousand dollars for repair, if ever possible. The driver of the Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 is said to be a former hitman who was convicted and jailed but was given political amnesty, so he is released from prison and is free to drive supercars.
These luxury cars are not extremely expensive for nothing. Although the supercars are greatly damaged, as expected the drivers are out and about without a scratch. When people around the area of accident tried to get photos of the wrecked supercars, the owners reportedly beat them up. When the police arrived, the drivers refused to provide any statement or accident report. According to reports, the drivers also ignored the beatings and took no responsibility for it.
Perhaps, the drivers of these supercars do not want anyone to take a picture of their wrecked cars because people will know how stupid and expensive their mistake was. The problem with driving a supercar is that you get too engrossed with all its latest technology and mouth-watering features that you forget it is still a car and yes, it can be damaged. Of course when you own a supercar, it is obvious that you have more than enough money to pay for your car’s damage. Moreover, you must have a really comprehensive car insurance.
This is why rich people don’t really mind if their ultra expensive luxury cars get wrecked. But that doesn’t mean you can drive recklessly. It is always nice to remember that there are also average people who own humble cars that passes on the same road that you do. They don’t have the same safety features and outstanding technology that your supercar does.
Being able to drive at a supercar at a great speed is really something special. But you might consider going to a race track for this. Remember, your supercar is built with love and extra care. It’s a shame to just get it wrecked and bite the dust due to a stupid accident.
How Billionaire Teenagers Drive Their Luxury Supercars
Supercars are not given such a name for nothing. Aside from they are super expensive and luxurious; they are also incredibly fast, highly secured and super-packed with features that are not common to ordinary cars.
Since these luxury supercars are expensive, only the rich multimillionaires are able to afford such type of cars. Only a few privileged teenagers are able to drive these supercars in such a young age. But it seems like these teenagers know this early that they have so much money, they don’t really care about their driving skills. They can pay for the wreckage anyway or buy a new supercar, whichever they desire.
Take the case of the smashed Ferrari F430 in Moscow. The supercar is said to be driven by the 19 year old sons of a top bank manager in Russia. According to reports, the two teenager millionaire heirs seem to be having some fun with their Ferrari F430 with a speed of 125mph. The boys lost control of the supercar and ended up smashing at the back of a Range Rover. The Ferrari is totally wrecked and the two teenagers needed to be cut from the car. They were sent to the hospital for full recovery.
The passengers of the Range Rover were unhurt and fortunately, no bystanders or pedestrians were hurt. It is unfortunate for the father to learn about the fate of the Ferrari but he must be happy his boys were safe. This time, the father might think of sending his teenage boys to a driving school, in case they still intend to drive yet another supercar in the future.
In a separate incident in March 2012, the son of the richest man in Brazil, Thor Batista, smashed his Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren when he accidentally ran over a cyclist over Washington Luiz Highway which is just outside Rio de Janeiro. The 20-year old billionaire, the heir of the business tycoon Eike Batista, accidentally hit Wanderson Pereira, 30 years old, who happens to be riding on his bike on the day of the tragedy. The cyclist died immediately after the accident. Thor Batista on the other hand, survived the accident with just minor cuts in the chest and arm.
The Batista family reportedly paid for the funeral of the victim. It is unfortunate for these tragic accidents to happen. It is very important to stay focused when you are driving. It also does not hurt to show some courtesy and a little sensitivity on the road. Remember, you are riding a supercar and the majority of the people on the road are riding in their ordinary, humble vehicles. People understand that you feel empowered because you are riding on a rare, luxury car but that does not mean you can drive recklessly whenever you want. Sure, you may survive the accident, considering the high-end safety features of supercars. But how about the others on the road who are not as rich as you and can only afford humble cars with lesser safety features compared to yours?
Supercar Misfortunes Under the Hands of Their Unfortunate Drivers
It is always sad to see a supercar die a gruesome death. In the recent years, supercars seem to be crashed more often, if not by foolish teenagers, count on drivers who does not have the proper driving skills but totally denies it and blames it on the car.
In Spain, a Porsche Carrera GT hit the curb and got launched on the side of the road on a very peculiar manner. One side hits the ground while the other side is on top, on a sideways manner. It is not sure how the Carrera got into this position but one thing is for sure, the car must be running really fast because it is not possible to park like this in a low speed. There are only a few Carrera GTs that were built and it’s a shame to lose such a beauty this way.
Your wedding day should be one of the happiest and most memorable days in your life. But not to this British groom who crashed his rented Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 – memorable, yes but happy, not at all. David Gallucci is driving the Lamborghini that was rented for him by his fiancée on the way to the church when he suddenly lost control of the car causing it to be totaled. The damage to the car reportedly reached $260, 240. That is such a pain in the head and the wallet. Well, this groom should have learned his lesson by now. He must not drive a supercar unless he is confident that he’s driving skills are good enough to handle such. Furthermore, he should be more cautious when driving, especially when the car is just rented.
How about a Bugatti EB110 crashing in a closed road in Moscow? It appears that the driver of the Bugatti EB110 wrecked the supercar’s rear in an unfortunate accident. It is not clear how the accident happened but judging on the damage the supercar received, there is no doubt it is running at top speed. The driver must have lost control and the supercar spiraled on the street until it smashed its rear on the concrete barriers. It’s a good thing the road is closed for their event, no locals were harmed.
In New York, a dealer just made the worst decision in his life. He decided to take his customer’s Koenigsegg CCX out for a spin but for some sheer unfortunate luck, he managed to smash the borrowed car into a wall and into a parked Porsche 911. The cost of the damage is sure hefty. It seems like the dealer here is having a case of a really bad day.
This New York dealer must have learned his lesson. Do not take a friend’s supercar out for a spin if you do not have enough cash for possible damages. Also, choose a different place where you can test drive your customer’s supercar other than the New York streets. You should know better next time. Do not break what you do not own.
Supercars Burning In Flames
In the recent years, there has been an increase in flaming supercars which ignited the Supercar Flame War. In 2009, a Ferrari Enzo was burnt to crisps in Canada. The supercar appeared to be an Italian barbecue on the roadside. It’s really painful to see a Ferrari Enzo end up this way.
In another heart-breaking incident, a Romanian owner of a newly-bought Ferrari F430 learnt the lesson of crash and burn the hard way. The driver reportedly crashed his newly owned F430 which set the supercar on fire. This is definitely not a good start but on a positive note, now the driver knows that he still needs to improve his driving skills and realize that smart driving is a must especially when you are driving an expensive supercar.
And still in 2009, a $2million worth McLaren F1 burst into flames in Santa Rosa, California. The owner reportedly had it in storage for 6 months and decided to drive it out for a spin. The fire quickly consumed the carbon fiber body of the supercar and its 6.0L BMW V12; the fire actually burnt it perfectly. This rare gem is said to be valued at $2million and is insured for $3million. It’s really sad to see such a magnificent luxury car end this way.
And yet another Ferrari was burned to death. In 2009 still, A Russian owner just got his Ferrari 612 Scaglietti for 30 minutes when it suddenly burnt to flames. The owner, who was not named, claims that he was driving the said supercar for 30 minutes when he noticed that the collar of the luxury is starting to get hot which caused the brand new Italian supercar to burn completely. The said supercar was sold by the Russian owner for $850,000. Seeing a brand new Ferrari Scaglietti on this state is not only sad but more of gut wrenching.
But of course, it’s not all Ferrari. In the same year, a Lamborghini Gallardo was burnt to the ground in Sant’Agata, Athens, Greece. The yellow Gallardo is seen burning into flames on the sidewalk albeit the cause of the blaze is unknown. This is really a sad event but at least the owner knows someone out there is crying harder than he does – the owner of the burnt Ferrari Enzo, of course.
And this is not the end of it. Still on the same year, another Lamborghini Gallardo burnt to crisp, leaving only a tiny orange globule not burnt. According to reports, two men were test-driving the luxury car when they noticed a smoke coming from the engine bay which prompted them to bail. They did try to put out the fire using a hand-held extinguisher but it seems not enough so they had to call the fire fighters. Some says it’s due to insurance claims, others due to stupidity. Whatever the reasons are, one important lesson is learned here – always bring your fire extinguisher in case your supercar catches fire and think fast. It takes some brains to think clearly in these cases, of course.
World’s Fastest Car on a Fender Bender with a Delivery Truck
On a Saturday afternoon of August 2013, a fruit and vegetable delivery truck was caught on a fender bender with a white Bugatti Veyron at the Madison Avenue in New York City. It must be a very traumatic experience for the truck driver. And why is a Bugatti Veyron in the streets of Manhattan anyway?
It is not clear how these two cars got into the fender bender but what’s sure is that the repairs for the damaged Bugatti Veyron fender will cost a fortune. It is of great interest how a regular truck driver can afford to pay for a Bugatti Veyron repair. It is unfortunate that the closest encounter of the truck driver to a Bugatti Veyron is not a good experience.
The Bugatti Veyron is a French hand-made car that you don’t always see on the regular streets. There are only 500 of these supercars all over the world, which makes it rare and one of the most expensive luxury cars. The Bugatti Veyron is said to be the fastest street-legal car in the world which even makes it more special.
When you own such a wonderful and rare car, you should think a hundred times before you parade it on the streets of Manhattan. It appears that the owner/driver of the car is a big shot prince from Saudi Arabia, hence, its license plate with the “KSA” which stands for Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It may be that the driver/owner of the car is not aware of the street conditions in Manhattan so he courageously took his Veyron out for a spin in New York.
You can obviously say from afar that a million dollar car is caught in an accident because the authorities are in the scene of the accident right away and a flatbed tow truck is already in place ready to load up the damaged Veyron. Not to mention the number of people who are very eager to take to take a sight of the rare luxury car. It’s not every day that you see a Veyron on the streets of New York, although this time, it’s caught in an accident, albeit minor.
One could imagine the horror that the truck driver went through during the accident. Suppose the one at fault is the owner of the Veyron, the truck driver would still be feeling anything but happy. Just the thought of wrecking a million dollar supercar is already nerve-wracking. The truck driver must also be very surprised as to what a rare luxury car such as a Veyron is doing in the busy streets of Manhattan. Now, reality sinks in and the truck driver finally realizes that he may need to pay for the damage in the Veyron which may cause around $24,000 at least. It is not a surprise if the truck driver passes out in his truck, or worse, has a heart attack.
Lesson learned: do not drive your Veyron or any other luxury car in the streets of New York if you are not ready for the consequences.
Authorities Crashing Luxury Supercars
Even authorities crash supercars. In 2009, FBI agents seized a Ferrari F50 from a drug dealer during a raid that they performed in the drug dealer’s storage warehouse. The FBI agent who drove the Ferrari lost control over the supercar, causing it to slid on the curb and smashed on a tree. As a result, the carbon-fiber body of the supercar was wrecked, totaling the rare vehicle.
The FBI agents blame the worn out tires on the F50, although there is a very big possibility that the smash is due to driver error. Of course, the FBI agents who drove the car will not admit to that and will stick to the bald tire story. Given the fact that the tires of the F50 were really bald, by the time the accident happened, the weather was fine and there were no wet on the streets. If the FBI agents have known better, they would know that little to no tread makes a tire stick more on a dry pavement.
The F50 has a sleek carbon fiber body and its production is limited. By the looks of it, the FBI agent who drove the car did around 5 to 6 figures of damage on the Ferrari F50. Question is, will the FBI be responsible for the damage?
The answer to that question seems very obvious. No. In March of 2010, the US Department of Justice denied the $750,000 request of the insurer using the argument that the wreckage took place while the Ferrari F50 was under detention by the FBI. It turns out that under Federal Law, the government is given immunity for damages to property in law enforcement custody. So this means law enforcement authorities such as the FBI can wreck your luxury supercar as long as they are on the job.
The insurer claimed the wreck Ferrari F50 and put it on auction in 2012. The bid started at $65,000. What a way to lose a great car such as a Ferrari F50.
In Italy, police officials also crashed their Lamborghini Gallardo police car. According to reports, the Lamborghini police car is on its way back to the precinct after it attended an exhibition in Cremona. The Lamborghini police car belongs to the Bologna police in Italy. Reports say a motorist cutoff the police car which caused it to plow a row of parked cars. A very unusual reason for a supercar to smash on parked cars. But just as expected, the law enforcers will not agree that it is their driving skills that are at fault. They will stick to their story until the end even if they knew they sound stupid and embarrassingly untrue.
It’s funny how authorities can get away with their violations just because they are the law enforcers. These law enforcers who were involved in supercar crashes should be give a retraining in driving lessons. They should also be instructed to focus whenever they are driving, especially when it is a rare luxury supercar. These cars are rare and not everyone is given a chance to ride one.
Classic Supercars Crashed
Classic luxury cars are very rare and utterly expensive for obvious reasons. It is very heart-wrenching to see such rare classics crashed and smashed due to one’s stupidity and lack of skill.
On February 2013, a rare and classic, original Mercedes Benz 300SL was wrecked during a test drive done by a 26 year old auto mechanic and his 19 year old apprentice. These two auto mechanics were running the classic car in Pleidelsheim, north of Stuttgart when the driver lost control and veered off the road, rolled over and damaged the classic car heavily on the front.
The owner of the said classic car remained calm when he heard the news, especially when he found out that it can be restored to its former glory. The car and the workshop are both insured and the damages that reached an estimated $830,000 were covered by the workshop’s insurance. The cause of the accident is not clear but police says the two ran the Mercedes Benz 300SL in a high speed, higher than the allowed maximum speed of 80mph.
Way back in 2003, a 1959 Ferrari 250GT was wrecked when it crashed on a wall during the Shell-Maserati Historic Challenge. It is hard to believe that owners of such beautiful classics are brave enough to gamble them on race tracks.
Among the most expensive classic luxury car damages is the 1961 Ferrari 250GT California Spyder. In May 2008, a black California Spyder was sold at an auction for more than $10,000,000. The unlucky owner of this red classic California Spyder stored his classic supercar near the beach when a hurricane hit. There was a significant damage on the car, which means a hefty price tag on the repairs.
Just when you thought a classic car crash can no longer get more expensive, think again. The 1962-64 Ferrari 250GTO is the world’s most valuable supercar when it was sold at an auction for $28.5 million to an unnamed English buyer. What’s unfortunate is that, this classic car got smashed on its front when the owner rammed the most expensive classic car in the world into the rear of another vehicle when the traffic slowed down. The worth of this classic beauty is much more even when you combine 14 Ferrari Enzos that were involved in some sort of accidents. It is really hard to see such a grand luxury car wrecked and damaged this way.
The Englishmen seems to enjoy wrecking their classic cars. In UK, Edmund Burgess, a Bugatti enthusiast, is competing in the Prescott Speed Hill Climb when he crashed his classic 1924 Bugatti T13 as he is trying to round a corner. This classic car is valued at £250,000 and the damage to this rare beauty will be restored in about eight weeks. Burgess went out of the car unscathed. Instead of lamenting over his wrecked classic Bugatti, Burges decided to take some time to cool off in the nearest pub and took a pit or two of beer; seems to be a good way of getting your mind off of trouble for a while.
Mercedes-Benz is a German vehicle manufacturer that is notable for producing several high-end luxury cars and sports cars. The company has had an illustrious career in manufacturing vehicles and is very successful in marketing all of their models. Currently, the eyes of the people are set on the Mercedes-Benz A-Class vehicles. The A-Class is the hatchback category of Mercedes-Benz that features compact vehicles with specifications that are designed for racing. The best car to represent the A-Class is the Mercedes Benz A 45 AMG.
As a compact sports car that is built for speed, the A 45 AMG features a 2.0 litre four cylinder turbocharged engine. The engine has a capacity of 360 horsepower and can exert up to 450 newton meters of torque. This engine is considered as the most powerful four cylinder engine available giving this vehicle a significant advantage over other vehicles in the same category. The top speed of this vehicle is tested to be 250 kilometres per hour while its acceleration from 0 to 100 kilometres per hour is timed to be around 4.6 seconds. The sports car uses a permanent 4 wheel drive drivetrain as well as an automatic clutch. It also uses a 7 speed sports transmission plus the reverse gear.
Like other sports cars, the A 45 is filled with features that were designed to improve the overall performance of the vehicle. One of these features is the inclusion of paddle shifters that are conveniently located behind the steering wheel. There are also three driving modes to choose from as well as well as a racing mode for optimum acceleration and revving. Another feature of the A 45 is the sophisticated axle technology used for its suspension. This technology makes use of stiffer steering knuckles and rigid bearings to enable the car to clear corners more quickly and efficiently. They do this by increasing the direct feedback of the vehicle from the road surface thereby increasing grip and stability while cornering. The suspension of this vehicle also makes use tuned damper units and large stabilizers. This combination is extremely useful since it allows the vehicle to perform high lateral accelerations. This combination is also used to stabilize the vehicle when it is running at high speeds.
The reception of the A 45 AMG was an overwhelming positive. Many enthusiasts are simply amazed at the technology that is present in this vehicle. Many have dubbed the A 45 AMG as a book because its exterior shows a simple compact vehicle while its interior houses one of the most powerful engines in the history of the automotive industry. Car enthusiasts mention that this vehicle is a testament of the passion of Mercedes-Benz to bring the sports car’s performance to a compact vehicle. In this way, the company has created a bridge that would essentially allow people to own a sports car for a more affordable price. In short, the A 45 AMG is dubbed as a giant of a sports car that is packaged in the small body of a hatchback vehicle.
Mercedes Benz has always been one of the best car manufacturers in the world. A lot of their cars have a strong following, owing to their perfect combination of style, performance, comfort, drivability, toughness, and charisma. However, for most enthusiasts, the 300SL is the greatest Mercedes Benz car ever created. In production from 1954 to 1963, it held the title of being the world’s fastest production car during its time. This article will specifically profile the 1959 Mercedes Benz 300SL Roadster.
The 300SL possesses one of the most distinctive car designs ever seen. The lines are very simple yet the car evokes a unique presence whether it’s stationary or in motion. It must be noted however, that its design, as elegant as it may be, is designed with performance in mind. Its different design cues are created to keep drag at a minimum. Such ahead-of-its time approach in aerodynamics is one of the keys to the 300SL’s overall success on the race track. While the 300SL is best remembered as a coupe with “gull-wing” doors, the 1959 Mercedes Benz 300SL Roadster is a convertible with conventional doors, a body configuration that’s used for the car from 1957 onwards.
To create the roadster, modifications to the 300SL’s profile are made. Of course, the main highlights are the removal of the fixed roof and the switch to conventional front-hinged doors. Other physical differences between the 1959 Mercedes Benz 300SL Roadster and the “gullwing coupe” variants in production from 1954 to 1957 include larger front fender cutouts and updated headlights with integral fog lights. Other critical changes include the downsizing of the fuel tank to 31.7 gallons, reinforced bumpers, and increased rigidity in the body and chassis.
You can also distinguish a 1959 Mercedes Benz 300SL Roadster from the coupes by the interior features. Standard equipment only found in roadsters include a Talbot racing mirror, padded binnacle and top dash panel, and improved heater controls. Also, the roadster features fluted leather upholstery (the “gullwing” comes standard with cloth upholstery, with leather optional), a combination gauge located between the tachometer and speedometer, and a handbrake lever located to the driver’s right side. A softtop comes as standard, though a hardtop can be availed as optional equipment.
Most of the fundamental mechanical parts from the Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe are retained by the roadster. It has the same world-beating 3.0 liter straight-6 engine that creates around 220 horsepower. It is still mounted at a 45-degree angle to allow for a lower hoodline. This engine is historic as it’s the first-ever car engine to use a direct injection system. It can go at a top speed of over 160 miles per hour, easily making it the fastest production car of its time. A 4-wheel independent suspension system, rarely seen during the time, was installed, helping the car become both comfortable and nimble.
Just like any year model of the 300SL, the 1959 Mercedes Benz 300SL Roadster is incredibly scarce. Only 211 roadsters were produced worldwide in 1959. An example of this rare car in perfect condition, with all-original parts and complete details can cost anywhere between $750,000-1,000,000.
The three-pronged star is one of the most iconic car emblems in the history of automobiles. This emblem represents the world-renowned luxury car manufacturer, Mercedes-Benz. Mercedes-Benz is a company that has long withheld its tradition of manufacturing luxurious and premium cars. The company also has a line of vehicles for different uses such as trucks for construction, buses for public transportation, and vans for private transportation. However, the company stands out best with its line of luxury vehicles. One vehicle in this line is the New Mercedes Benz CLA 250 of the CLA class.
Overview of the Vehicle
The Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 is a four door luxury sedan that is classified as an entry-level luxury vehicle. It is classified as such because it is priced considerably lower than other luxury vehicles. This, however, does not mean that the CLA 250 performs sub-par compared with other luxury cars. As a matter of fact, the CLA 250 performs better than more expensive luxury cars of other brands. This just goes to show that the CLA 250 is a powerhouse of a car even though it is an entry-level luxury car.
The first feature of the New Mercedes Benz CLA 250 is its iconic body style. Many onlookers of the CLA 250 have noted that one of the best marketing points of this vehicle is its distinct exterior design. The front grill fitted with the three pronged star makes for a gorgeous combination while the overall body shape of the car provides a compact yet spacious view of the vehicle. Another feature of the 2014 CLA 250 is its premium interior. Mercedes-Benz has done a great job with the CLA 250’s interior resulting to a premium feel when inside the vehicle. The impressive interior design comes from the combination of a premium dashboard, unique air condition covers, a navigation system complete with Bluetooth, and gauges that are uniquely Mercedes-Benz.
Originally, the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 has a 208 horsepower 2.0 litre turbo engine with 4 cylinders. This engine is capable of reaching 60 miles per hour in just 6.9 seconds. In CES 2014, a new CLA 250 was introduced. The new CLA 250 has the Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC system as well as an all-wheel drive. The overall specifications of the CLA 250 is engineered to provide a smooth and comfortable experience rather than raw power. This means that while the CLA 250 does not have the power of sports cars, it makes up for it by making the riding experience as comfortable as possible.
The reception for the 2014 CLA 250 has been generally positive. Many people have cited that both the interior and exterior of the car are very pleasant to behold. Others mention that they cannot wait to test drive the 2014 CLA 250 and see if there are improvements to its throttle response. Whatever the case may be, the 2014 CLA 250 is still a great car both on paper and on the road. Those who wish to have a luxury car will find no better deal than this car.
SUVs have been extremely popular as of late. This is especially so with the sporty ones, or at least those with the aspirations to look or feel sporty. Because of the popularity of these sporty SUVs, everyone is asking themselves the question which car company will create the most extreme one. Stepping up to the plate is Mercedes Benz. Together with their in-house tuning arm AMG, they created perhaps the most extreme SUV you’ll see in a while. This is none other than the Mercedes Benz G65 AMG. This review will take an in-depth look at this extreme automotive creation.
The G Class is considered to be Mercedes Benz’s entry to the full-size SUV market. Recently updated for 2013, it features mild exterior and interior updates. In spite of all that, it still has that brutish, Land Rover-esque look. While it’s one of the more unique offerings in the luxury SUV market (and is still a proper Mercedes, which actually counts for something), some people are looking for something extreme, especially in the speed department. And while the G63, with its 5.5 liter twin-turbo V8, is extreme in itself, nothing can possibly be more extreme than the Mercedes Benz G65 AMG, which is possibly the most extreme SUV in production today.
While all kinds of unique stuff have been pumped into the G65 AMG, the primary attraction for this ride is none other than the 6-liter twin-turbo V-12 engine. This engine, also seen in models such as the S65, the CL65, and the SL65, is the most powerful production motor in the Mercedes Benz stable. With a maximum output of 612 HP and 738 lb-ft of torque, the Mercedes Benz G65 AMG is claimed by Mercedes Benz as the most powerful cross-country vehicle in the world. Based on its earth-shattering output potential, there is no reason why anyone shouldn’t believe those claims.
You can easily spot the Mercedes Benz G65 AMG from its siblings. Unique exterior bits that will help you distinguish the G65 from other cars that belong in the G Class include a high-gloss chrome grill, 20-inch titanium gray alloy wheels, and V12 Biturbo badges. On the interior, unique leather seats, piano black trim, and exclusive floor mats are some of the G65-exclusive touches. As for its performance, this is where things can get really interesting. The 0-to-100 acceleration time for this vehicle is measured at 5.3 seconds, and the top speed is recorded at an electronically limited 240 kilometers per hour. Both figures are simply unheard-of for a car its size.
Due to regulations issues in other countries, the Mercedes Benz G65 AMG is not scheduled to be sold in countries such as the US and the UK. Americans and Brits might be bummed out by this development, but it’s not like this super-exclusive SUV is that easy to acquire to begin with. Only hundreds of these cars are scheduled to be built worldwide, and each car costs over 300,000 dollars each. For those looking for the world’s most extreme SUV, the G65 AMG just might be it.
Apparently the shortlist with the cars that can win this title has been revealed and finally we were able to know which are the best cars that can be seen in this competition.
When it comes to front runners we must mention Tesla Model S and Mercedes S-Class.
At the beginning the list contained 32 nominees and now it has been shortened up to only 7 cars. The cars that can win the competition, in alphabetical order, are:
1. BMW i3
2. Citroen C4 Picasso
3. Mazda 3
4. Mercedes Benz S Class
5. Peugeot 308
6. Skoda Octavia
7. Tesla Model S.
This list has been analysed by 58 judges from 22 different European countries and they are going to choose the winner as well, after testing the cars. The European Car of the Year is going to be announced at the Geneva Motor Show, on March 3.
The cars were analysed according to several criteria such as their aspect, performances, power and even fuel economy. Each of them had pros and cons, but all in all these are the best cars that were produced in Europe this year.
If you are curious to know more about each car then you can visit the official websites of the companies and you can even choose your favourite vehicle on forums. Unfortunately the only opinion that matters is the judges’ one and they are going to be extremely attentive in order to ensure that they have made the right choice.
If you own one of these cars then I am sure that you can’t wait to find out the results because not only that you are going to know for sure that you have made the right choice, but you will also feel a lot of pride while driving the vehicle of the year.
When the winner is going to be revealed we are going to offer you its name and even more details about its specification and special features. Until then all you have to do is wait and keep reading about this topic.