Russia’s first high-performance car company ‒ and currently owner of a Formula 1 team ‒ Marussia had announced a few months back the birth of the Marussia B2, a Russian designed sportscar that would be manufactured by Finnish car builder Valmet Automotive. And even before the sportscar hit the streets, the limited, 500 car run has already been sold out. Read more →
The blokes over at Top Gear always plan big and out of the box to mark special events. Controversies and blame games apart, this time they have decided to bring out a very special ‘BOOM’ button to thank their Facebook fans which is due to cross the eight figure mark sometime very soon.
Top Gear have been asking their fans this past week what they’d like them to do to Read more →
Earlier this month the Red Bull Racing team wowed spectators at a free event in Milton Keynes. The winning Formula One team careered down the streets near their factory in the town. The event attracted approximately 60,000 people on the day, as the council closed off the main roads on one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Infiniti, who sponsor the cars, were also at the event. The luxury car manufacturer brought with them the new Infinity FX Sebastian Vettel Version, which was unveiled earlier this year at the Read more →
Google has successfully patented a “landing strip” technology for its self-driving cars, providing a method for the cars to automatically slip into autonomous mode and find parking spots. Officially called Transitioning a Mixed-mode Vehicle to Autonomous Mode this mouthful of words means that Google now owns the intellectual property for how a vehicle switches between being driven by a human being and a computer.
A car could, for example, drive to Read more →
Finally some positive news for petrol vehicle owners as the Government of India and the state-run oil companies could cut petrol prices by as much as Rs. 2 per litre from Wednesday, November 16th, 2011. The news comes after state-run retailers announced on 12 November that they may cut petrol prices from 16 November, the first cut in nearly three years.
State-owned oil firms had on November 3 Read more →
Ever since the de-regulation of petrol prices last year, oil companies have been hiking prices every time the global crude oil prices have risen. This time around, when global crude oil prices have come down, the state run fuel retailers like Hindustan Petroleum, Indian Oil Corporation and Bharat Petroleum have hiked petrol prices once again by as much as Rs. 1.82 per litre effective from today.
The main reason behind the hike can be traced to the fact that the US dollar Read more →
For all you James Hetfield fans out there here is a bit of disappointing news for you : The first Indian concert of the gods of rock, Metallica, which was earlier postponed to Saturday due to a technical fault, has been cancelled following the organisers’ inability to secure a permit.
“Metallica arrived in Delhi on Friday very excited and ready to play their first show ever in India at the F1 Rocks concert,” Lars Ulrich, Read more →
Need for Speed video-game series maker Electronic Arts is offering a little incentive to signing up at their site.
The website for the upcoming game Need for Speed: The Run is holding a sweepstakes to win a brand-new 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S.
Participants don’t even have to buy or pre-order the new game. Read more →
The French 1884 De Dion et Trepardoux Dos-a-Dos runabout is the world’s oldest-known working automobile and is going up for auction on October 7th in Hershey, Pennsylvania. According to the auction house, the car was part of the first automobile race in 1887, clocking a top speed of 37 mph.
Commissioned by French entrepreneur Count de Dion, the bespoke vehicle and later nicknamed Read more →
For those of you who have been following the Top Gear series regularly over the years, you must be aware of the Top Gear Christmas Special which is typically a whole episode devoted to some type of epic road trip in a totally new country. And this year Top Gear all set to set foot in India in the first week of October to film their Christmas special. Read more →