Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Lucky 777

So I just hit 777 page views and would like to thank everyone who checks out my blog.  If anyone has any questions, comments, or anything they'd like to see or read about shoot me an email at crimsinmarine@hotmail.com

Monday, December 5, 2011

Lotus Exige GT3 Threading A Needle At 152 MPH

I tell you what, the Australians are pretty crazy.  A Lotus Exige GT3 passed between a Mazda Miata and Porsche Boxster with hardly any room to spare.  All of this took place at Australia's Island Magic Enduro 2011 race, so thankfully this crazy stunt was pulled on a race track and not on a public road.  In any case, there was no crash, no injuries and good video footage.  The video below is taken from the Miata.

If you would like to watch the video taken in the Lotus it can be found here : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqyFbUj3cYM&feature=channel_video_title

Japan Exotic Car Crash

Over the weekend there was a car crash in Japan that included eight Ferraris, a Lamborghini and a Toyota Prius.  Yes, that's right a Toyota Prius.  Apparently these exotic cars, minus the Prius (shocking, I know) were driving somewhere in the neighborhood of 80-110 mph when they crashed.  All of the owners were car enthusiasts travailing to car show in Hiroshima.  Amazingly no one was killed in the accident, except for  $3.85 million in exotic cars.

Picture from Jalopnik.com

Chevrolet Volt Catch On Fire, Still Top Rated From Consumer Reports

This is a very interesting world that we live in right now, on one end you have people complaining that the Chevy Volt catches on fire and on the other you have Consumer Report's newest issue with the Chevrolet Volt having the highest in customer satisfaction.  Seems like the two would contradict them self doesn't it?  Well here's the break down, back in May during a side impact test performed by the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) the battery on the Volt was damaged, however it wasn't until several months later that it caught fire in their testing facility.  The news has hyped this up much more than what it really is and Chevrolet is offering a loner vehicle to any Volt owners that are concerned about the situation.  So far only 33 people have taken Chevrolet on that offer.

2012 Chevy Camaro, First With 5 Star Crash Rating

The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro is the first car to pass ALL of the NHTSA crash tests with five starts.  Normally when you think of a Camaro you think horse power, torque, quarter mile times and its Mustang rivalry.  However this may give consumers something else to think about.

Picture from autoblog