Thursday, April 29, 2010

Green With Envy

2010 Ferrari California

2001 Lamborghini Murcielago

In a remote outpost in south-central Afghanistan-
American Green Berets. God bless them.

The Green Machine-you know you wanted one!

Vespa. You wanted one of those too.
Admit it, you still do .

Porsche Carrera GT
Oscar The Grouch. You know you love him.

Coming Soon: Orange

China and the Luxury Auto Market

Eurocar definitely has a global market. I sell and ship cars to Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Angola, Japan, and everywhere in between. Recently we have seen an increase in exports to China, and let me tell you, it's not cheap to ship a car there. This week we are flying (yes, in an airplane) an Aston Martin DB9 to China. At a mere $15,000, it actually is a bargain. The same car is $100K more in China and is virtually impossible to get. So what is fueling this High-Line frenzy?

According to MSNBC, China is "increasingly becoming the engine of our industry," said Dieter Zetsche, CEO of Daimler AG. Sales of its Mercedes-Benz cars in China soared 112 percent in the first quarter of this year to 23,600 vehicles.

Volkswagen AG's Audi unit, BMW AG's Rolls Royce, Fiat SpA's Ferrari and other makers of high-priced wheels are seeing similar gains.

The surge has been propelled by an economic boom that created a new crop of Chinese millionaires and several dozen billionaires in a country that had almost no private cars 15 years ago. China's mainland now has 825,000 people worth at least 10 million yuan (US$1.3 million), according to Rupert Hoogewerf, a researcher of wealthy Chinese.

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Friday, April 9, 2010

Everything Looks Better in Black and White

Aston Martin Vanquish

Porsche 356

Coming Soon-Green-The Color of Envy...

Brand New Ferrari 599GTO Videos!

This is for all of you Ferrariphiles. These videos were released yesterday on Autoblog Italia.
They are official Ferrari videos showing the new 661-hp, 208- mph 599GTO. This is Ferrari's fastest road car ever built. The video pics are incredible, however, it is in Italian without subtitles. The first video talks about the car’s handling, aerodynamics, and in-car instrumentation. The second clip discusses weight reduction and the car’s 6.0-liter V-12 engine. Divertiti (enjoy)!!!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Not so Mellow Yellow

Porsche 911 Turbo

Ferrari Enzo

Ferrari Concept Motorcycle

Lance Armstrong 2009 TDF

Lamborghini Murcielago

What can I say? It is yellow.

Coming soon....Black and White

Heatin' Up-Getting Your Car Ready For Summer

As the weather changes so do your car's needs. Here a few tips to get your car ready for the summer and to keep it running at peak performance.

1.Check your tire pressure. Tire pressure is important at all times. It's critical to have properly inflated tires, as this assures the best possible contact between the tire and the road. Read your owner's manual to find the correct tire pressures, and, if necessary, adjust pressures to compensate for the hotter operating conditions -- especially if you're doing lots of high-speed driving . Properly inflated tires will also last longer and improve gas mileage.

2. Inspect the belts and hoses. The belts and hoses in modern cars last a long time. But that doesn't mean they don't have the potential to fail. Before summer begins, have the belts and hoses inspected on your vehicle. And if you're not sure when they were last replaced, consider having them changed, especially before commencing a long road trip.

3. Check coolant/antifreeze mixture/and other fluids. The ideal mixture of coolant and water inside your vehicle's radiator is 50:50. If the mixture deviates from this norm, then hot-weather performance (and cold) can be compromised.
If you were to put pure water in your vehicle's radiator, it would boil at 212 degrees Fahrenheit. But if you combine the water with an equal amount of antifreeze, the new mixture boils at a much higher temperature.
You can check the composition of a radiator's mixture by using an antifreeze tester. You can find these at all auto parts stores, and they are inexpensive and easy to use. If the mixture's balance is off, adjust it by adding either coolant or water. You may also need to check the other vital fluids in your car if your vehicle has been stored all winter. In addition to engine oil, you need to check the brake system's master cylinder, the coolant level, the power-steering fluid and the transmission fluid if the vehicle has an automatic transmission.

4. Check the battery. A battery gives little warning before it goes dead. And it'll likely do so when you least expect it. Hot weather can put additional strain on a battery similar to what is experienced in cold weather. If your vehicle battery is more than three years old, have it tested at a certified automotive repair facility. Also, make sure the posts and connections are free of corrosion. If you're embarking on a long trip, consider replacing the battery if you don't know how old it is. These days, batteries are not very expensive, and it's cheap insurance when you're out on the open road. We also recommend that you always carry jumper cables, as mentioned below in the emergency kit section.