Category Archives: cars

The New Ferrari Roma is One Hell of A Nice Lookin’ Car!

Here it is!

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From the rear

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So what is this all about? Robb, your thoughts please!

Meant to evoke “La Nuova Dolce Vita,” the car is an ode to life in the Eternal City of the 1950s and 1960s. Like the Ferrari Portofino, Maranello, and Modena, Roma takes its name from a specific place in Italy, this time its most famous city and capital. And while that carefree vibe and lifestyle were an inspiration, so too were a few of the Ferrari GTs of the period. Design director Flavio Manzoni says the 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso, and 250 GT 2+2 embodied this the most. We can sense those cars in the sculpted hood, the new perforated grille, and the overall profile silhouette.

Pretty nice! But I still have a yen for the car that Gianni Agnelli loved . the 375 America Coupe

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BTW, when he was younger, Gianni secretly drove around in a Ferrari Barchetta (as the scion of the family that ran Fiat, he was supposed to only drive Fiats).

Are Teslas the Best Cars in the World?

Before addressing that question, I would make a plug that Matt BeBord may be the world’s greatest car tester! I love his reviews!

Here is Matt as he appears in his posts, aside a Mustang

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Back to the question. It is beyond per adventure that Tesla has done some incredible things for a 5 year old company. No one thought that it could build the succession of fantastic cars that it has produced.

But are they each the greatest in their class? Hmmm … the first part of this challenge is to determine what is their class? Then pick the best competitor from that class and compare.

Matt does that in this fun article. Bottom line — Teslas are great and some of them are the best. But, there are some other amazing cars out there as well!

BTW, can you believe that the Model X gets 325 miles per charge! That is amazing. I want one!

Yes, Bond’s Next Film will Get 4 Aston Martins

It has been a long romance. James Bond on the one side, the swashbuckling, gentleman spy with a license to kills, and Aston Martin on the other, maker of very exotic super cars.

It started with this model

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That would be the DB5. that appeared in the great classic Goldfinger. Did the fat guy really get sucked out of a jet at the end? EWWWWW! The DB5 then appeared in 9 Bond films.

And there is a new one on the way. What will be new? In the new film, Aston will show of 4 different models, including these beauties

… its new mid-engine supercar, the Valhalla,

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and the DBS Superleggera.

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Car lovers rejoice! Bond is not just about pretty ladies and snide evil dudes who want to take over the world.

 

Aston Martin: Why Buy One Car, When You Can Buy Two?

In fact, in this case you have to buy one to get the chance to buy the other! Here are the two

The Aston Martin DB4 Zagato Continuation and DBZ GT Zagato

The one on the left is called the “DB4 Zagato Continuation”.

An almost perfect replica of the original DB4, each example of the 400 hp coupe takes 4,500 hours to build.

Buying that, you get the second car, the “DBS GT Zagato” ( the one of the right). I will not mention the price. You really don’t want to know. I will just say in stead that fantasizing about these cars is free.

So what’s the big deal? the Centenary anniversary of the collaboration between British design and Italian flair, of course!