Friday, March 12, 2010

Video: Bentley Continental Supersports vs. Aston Martin DBS and Ferrari 599 HGTE

Video: Bentley Continental Supersports vs. Aston Martin DBS and Ferrari 599 HGTE: "


Look at what we found in our mailbox to make our cloudy Thursday morning a little brighter – our friend Chris Harris from EVO Magazine has just dropped us a two part video of his latest segment where he tests the new Bentley Continental Supersports against the Aston Martin DBS and the Ferrari 599 HGTE.


Click here to get pricing on the Bentley Continental Supersports Coupe.


Check out the two part video after the jump.


Refresher: Power for the Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible comes from a 6.0L W12 twin-turbocharged engine producing 621-hp with a maximum torque of 590 lb-ft. Mated to ZF 6-speed Quickshift automatic gearbox, the Continental Supersports Convertible goes from 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds with a top speed of 202 mph. The Continental Supersports Convertible is flex-fuel capable, meaning it can run on either gasoline or E85 ethanol.


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Onkyo Says Have Some THX with Your 3D [audiojunkies]

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Sunday, March 7, 2010

Jazz with a backbeat

Jazz with a backbeat: "

Noy, center, will get veteran support from James Genus, left, and Dave Weckl. Israel is producing a wave of new-generation jazz players, some currently based in New York City, including the bassist and composer Avishai Cohen and vocalist Anat Cohen , both of whom performed in Prague last year.

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Sade, Ke$ha Rule Euro Charts

Sade, Ke$ha Rule Euro Charts: "Billboard's new pan-European sales charts show Sade starting a third week atop European Albums with 'Soldier of Love' (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment), while Ke$ha's 'Tik Tok' (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment) moves into a fifth week at No. 1 on Hot 100 Singles."



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2011 BMW Z4 GT3 revealed, goes on sale 2nd quarter of 2010

2011 BMW Z4 GT3 revealed, goes on sale 2nd quarter of 2010: "


As a part of BMW Motorsports’ customer racing program, the company has released its new BMW Z4 GT3. The Z4 GT3 is the latest addition to BMW’s product range offering drivers and teams the opportunity to compete in international and national championships in accordance with GT3 regulations – such as the FIA GT3 European Championship, International GT Open and the ADAC GT Masters – as well as in 24-hour endurance races.


Power for the BMW Z4 GT3 comes from a 4.0L 8-cylinder engine making 480-hp. The engine is mated to sequential 6-speed transmission. The Z4 GT3 also includes rims with locking and safety clips, as well as racing ABS and optional air conditioning.


The BMW Z4 GT3 will be available from the 2nd quarter of 2010 at an estimated price of 298,000 euros ($404,616 USD).


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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Geneva 2010: Hamann Tycoon EVO M more powerful than mightiest Lamborghini

Geneva 2010: Hamann Tycoon EVO M more powerful than mightiest Lamborghini: "

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We'll come clean. Collectively, we spend an unexpected amount time repeating the following sentence, 'As much as I know I shouldn't, I love the BMW X6. I know it's wrong, I know. But it's just a great car.' But you know what makes less sense than the X6? The X6 M. That car's stone cold crazy. Therefore we like it even more than the regular flavor SAC (Sports Activity Coupe). Have you met our friend Hamann?



For the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, Hamann brought along its new Tycoon EVO M. And... it's quite bonkers.The 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 has been pumped up to the tune of 670 horsepower and 576 pound-feet of torque. For comparison's sake, the Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SuperVeloce's mighty 6.5-liter V12 produces 670 hp - exactly the same amount as the Hamann Tycoon EVO M. Crazy, no? Oh, also, the mightiest ever Lambo makes 89 lb-ft of torque less than this mental patient Hamann.



Then there's the little matter of the carbon fiber. Look, we're all for saving precious pounds but keep it real for a minute. Before Hamann got their filthy mitts all over it, the X6 M weighed in at 5,324 pounds. Lord (and Hamann) only knows what it weighs now. And since we're keeping it real, shaving a few pounds off the front end of an over-powered beast like the Tycoon is killing a mouse with the 101st Airborne. In other words, the carbon fiber hood and splitter is nothing but blingy, look-at-me bunting. And since we're ragging on conspicuous displays of too much wealth, Tycoon? Really? That said, we've never seen 23-inch wheels look so perfectly at home.





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Geneva 2010: Carlsson C25 is a 753-horsepower twin-turbo terror

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We have to admit that we were a little disappointed when we saw the Carlsson C25 in person. The finished product doesn't seem to quite have the ultra-aggressive look of the original concept sketches. It could also be that we're not huge fans of the silver, black and orange paint scheme, nor of the brown and orange interior. In Carlsson's defense, the color combination was chosen by their customer, and we'd like to see another version in a solid color and a better choice of interior hues before we declare a verdict.



Even so, the C25 is an impressive beast. Under the hood is a Carlsson-built 6.0-liter twin-turbo V12 putting out 753 horsepower and 974 lb-ft of torque, good for a conservatively listed 3.7 second sprint to 100 km/h and a top speed of just under 220 mph. To also appeal to potential clients, Carlsson has made exclusivity a top priority, limiting production to just 25 units and selling only one example in each country where they're available. As is proven by the car you see here, customers can choose from a near-limitless range of exterior and interior color combinations. Hit the jump for more details on the Carlsson C25 or browse through the gallery of live photos below.







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Report: Jaguar planning major overhaul?

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The current Jaguar lineup is as good as it has been in a long time, but a report from UK site Autocar claims that good isn't good enough for overlord Tata. Tata vice chairman Ravi Kant reportedly talked with Autocar about Jaguar and Land Rover, and it appears that the Indian automaker would like to see more progress in less time, adding 'our key advantages should be speed to market and agility, that should be the DNA of any small company.' One complaint Kant leveled against Jaguar was that the company was thinking too much like a British company even though only 25 percent of its business emanates from the island.

More exciting than that is reported talk about expanding the Jaguar lineup with more choices and even a smaller, baby Jag. Autocar quotes Kant as saying, 'It has to happen if you want to keep the brand alive. We need an entry-level car.' Tata and Jaguar could possibly work with another automaker on an entry-level rear-wheel-drive chassis so the storied British automaker could produce a competitor for the BMW 3 Series. After the new XJ is officially launched, the next step will reportedly be an XE sports car due at the end of 2012. A refresh of the XK is also reportedly scheduled for the same time frame.



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Google Gesture Search Is Great — If You Can Get It – GigaOM

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Google launched a new application last night that enables users to search content on their handsets by drawing letters on the screen of their phones. But the app is another sign that users of older Android platforms are being left behind.

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