Tuesday, July 31, 2007

M3 Twenty Successful Years in Service :)

Last year BMW celebrated 20th birthday of their most successful car ever The BMW M3. This is just a compilation of the pictures of the beauty ..

Thursday, July 26, 2007

2008 Ferrari 430 Scuderia

Yet another piece of awesome engineering from Ferrari, based on the Ferrari F430, this car incorporated every piece of luxury and extreme sportiness you can think of, it is the Ferrari 430 Scuderia. This car is aimed at Ferrari's most passionate and sports-driving oriented clients. Development focused on light weight, minimum trimmings and innovative technology. All this to exalt the car's extremely high-performance and ability to thrill the driver.


As this is a performance based model of the original F430, it has major weight cuts. The new car can count on an extremely low weight-to-power ratio of just 2.45 kg per hp thanks to a low dry weight of just 1250 kg - 100 kg less than the F430 - and to the naturally-aspirated 4308cc V8's 510 hp at 8500 rpm. As always inspiration is taken from the Ferrari F1 car, this time it is the F1 Superfast, which is a software designed to reduce gear change, a gear change on this vehicle takes as low as 60 miliseconds.

Also featured in the car is F1 based new traction control which, for the first time, combines the E-Diff electronic differential and the F1-Trac traction and stability control in a single integrated system.

This is a piece of engineering marvel, which is tuned and designed to suit our flavour and likeness. This car takes you the closest to an F1 circuit as possible with the inspired engineering. A lot of hype has been created by this car and its production is much awaited.

The 430 Scuderia will be officially unveiled by Michael Schumacher at the IAA motor show in Frankfurt in September 2007.

2008 Honda Civic Mugen SI Sedan

Featuring the new Honda Civic Sedan, as sporty and classy as ever, this model is set to be released in mid October. Honda have always been redefining the family sedan formula, improving in much more to give you better performance and driving experience in a factory sedan car. The idea is simple yet elegant, combining the power and fun you get from a sports car and the luxury you get from a saloon.

This one features extended body panels, a racing spoiler, lowered bumpers and side skirts. Plus A sport exhaust system to give you the pleasurable sporty sound and aluminium forged alloy wheels. This extraordinary venture will cost some less than $30,000.

Engine and Performance:

This car features the i-VTEC DOHC 2 litre 4-cylinder engine, more or less the same engine you get in a Honda S2000, which is good because S2000's engine has been given the award for having the best engine 2 years in a row. A 6 speed manual gear box supports the amazing engine capabilities. The suspension of the car has been race track tuned, the car is 0.6 inches lower than the Si, stiffer dumpers and shock absorbers give a firmer drive and better grip. The engine boosts out 197 hp at 7,800 rpm and a maximum torque of 139 Nm at 6,100 rpm.

The full-vehicle aero-package adds a front spoiler with a sports grille, side spoilers, a rear bumper diffuser and a rear wing. The car's sport exhaust system reduces back pressure from the catalytic converter back. Lightweight 16.98-pound 18x7.5-inch forged aluminum wheels (27 percent lighter than the stock 17x7 alloy wheel) and high-grip BFGoodrich® g-Force KDW 215/40ZR18 summer tires help to create MUGEN's unique, rewarding and well-balanced handling performance character.

This car has factory fitted Mugen performance products for the American customers, after great appreciation in Japan.John Mendel, executive vice president of American Honda said, "We're enthusiasts, too, and the ultra-premium Civic MUGEN Si Sedan offers exclusive style and elevated handling performance with legendary Honda refinement."

This car would be exclusively available in Fiji Blue Pearl color. The car will feature a full factory warranty. Only a handful of these cars will be built per annum, a 1000 a year, so this car will remain fairly exclusive.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTX

This new card from Nvidia outruns all its competitors in performance, with 768 MB of memory and 575 Mhz core clock speed this is as good as it gets. This card dominates all other rivals as ATI, it matches the image quality of the ATI. This is also the first car that comes with DirectX 10 support. This card also gets a 9 out of 10 rating from CNET.

Nvidia's GeForce 8800 GTX not only beats ATI to market with its next-gen 3D graphics hardware, it also eliminates ATI's image-quality advantage in current-generation titles. Throw in its sheer horsepower, and Nvidia gives the high-end enthusiast every reason to make this purchase. This card costs around $600

Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850 Quad-Core

The quad-core Core 2 Extreme QX6850 keeps the desktop CPU performance belt tied firmly around Intel's waist at a price that helps offset the lack of sizable performance gains. New products at the end of the year may outclass this new chip when they arrive, but for now, the QX6850 reigns supreme.

This new chip offers slightly faster performance for significantly less money than Intel's previous quad-core CPU. Forth coming chips from AMD and intel itself might render this chip less lime light and this might give an expensive effect. These new chips will come in 6 months period or so but untill then this is the best it gets :)

New Porsche 911 GT2

This new Porsche 911 GT2 improved version was presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show this year. This is the most powerful Porsche produced till date for road use by Porsche AG. The striking new design with larger intakes give a new definition to the car. Although Porsche has been known for never changing its designs a little has been done to improve the car's look. The Porsche is based on a unique driving experience, the styling has stayed more or less unchanged for quite a while now.

This model comes with improved turbo performance, enabling the car to produce 50 more horsepower. The model comes exclusively with a 6 speed manual gear shift mechanism and rear wheel drive.

Engine And Performance:

The power unit is a 3.6 litre 6 cylinder, which comes from the 911 turbo. The air supply comes from two turbo chargers which features Variable Turbine Geometry (VTG) for improved performance. The engine manages its maximum power output of 530 horsepower at 6,500 rpm with a maximum torque of 680 Nm which is maintained between 2,200 and 4,500 rpm.

This amazing power helps catapult the car from 0~100 km/h is 3.7 seconds and onto a topspeed of 329 km/h (204 mph). This extraordinary power comes from the improved turbo chargers and the amazing power to weight ratio of the car.

New Features:

This car comes with a unique system for the turbo chargers, the increased intake way keeps the fuel air mixture cooler as compared to a 911 turbo. This in turn means a significant increase takes place in the efficiency of the car, managing exceptionally good fuel consumption upto 22.6 mpg, even with the increase in the power of the engine.

Yet another feature fitted as standard is the electronically controlled PASM Porsche Active Suspension Management. The GT2 comes on 19-inch light-alloy wheels running at the front on 235/35 ZR 19, at the rear on 325/30 ZR 19 sports tyres.

The 911 GT2 offers new achievements also in terms of emission management and control. This is the first Porsche to feature a rear silencer and tailpipes made of titanium as standard equipment. This expensive material reduces weight by approximately 50 per cent versus a comparable component made of stainless steel to just 9 kg.

The car costs around 160,000 euros.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Honda S2000

The Honda S2000 is a two door convertible hot roadster manufactured by the Japanese automaker Honda Motor Company. Launched in April 1999, the car was created to celebrate the company's 50th anniversary. Prices in the United States start at $34,250.

Continuing in the tradition of its predecessors, the S2000 features a front-mid-engine, rear wheel drive layout with power being delivered via a limited slip differential mated to a six-speed manual transmission. The S2000 comes with an electrically powered cloth top.

Engine And Performance:

The car comes with a 2 litre DOHC-VTEC engine capable of extreme rpm, while other cars in its class are limited at 6,000 rpm this car has 3,000 more to go, that means the rpm limiter for this car is 9,000 rpm which gives you extra kick and thrill. The engine produces 243 horse power which enables the car go from 0 to 60 mph in 6.2 secs. Also accompanying the great engine is great weight distribution, and ultra low ratio 6 speed manual transmission which lets you enjoy the car to your limit.

The car is great even when driving inter city giving you a mileage of around 22 mpg. Which is also better than any other car in its class.

This car ranked number 1 in top gear's survey of 2004, 2005 and 2006. Host Jeremy Clarkson even put the car above Porsche Boxter and BMW Z4. And elaborated and praised this car's amazing engine performance and that this had a 9,000 rpm red line.

Also the S2000 was on Car and Driver's Ten Best list for 2000 through 2002 and 2004. This car's engine won the International Engine of the Year award in the "1.8 to 2 litre" size category for five years from 2000 through 2004. And was also featured on Ward's 10 Best Engines list for 2000 and 2001.

The S2000 was the highest-ranked model in the J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study "Premium Sports Car" class for 2004 and 2006, and has consistently held one of the top three positions.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Nokia E90 Communicator

Featuring the new communicator from Nokia, This particular mobile was specially made on the 10 year anniversary of the communicator series. This particular one is named E90 and derives its powers from all the funtionality of a pc and full mobility of a mobile. This class of mobiles is specially for people who do business on the go. Plus a unique feature is associated with this one, it has an integrated 3.2-megapixel camera to give you full digital experience on the move.

Key features include, HSDPA a new technology to let you surf the internet much faster than a 3G mobile phone in this mobile transfer speeds upto 3.6 Mbit/s are supported, plus the usual 3G broadband internet is also supported. For viewing and editing documents special softwares have been included. You can talk all over the world with Quad-band GSM with automatic switching between networks enabled. Convenient shortcut keys enable much efficient accessibility to work. And the device also has integrated GPS to help you when you are on the move :)

Connectivity and Browsing:

The mobile features standard WLan and its security features also included. It also has mini usb port for easy transfer of data between computer and mobile with USB 2.0 full speed supported. Bluetooth 2.0 wireless technology also is incorporated in the mobile and infrared with trasfer rate upto 115kbps is supported. The phone also has EDGE and GPRS enabled.

With the high speed HSDPA you can surf the internet faster on your mobile than some broadband networks. Web browser (x)HTML is supported, Javascript 1.3 and 1.5 are also supported.


The mobile has an integrated FM radio and music player. The music player supports mp3 and AAC formats. Also included is the real player for direct streaming of audio and playing video and MP4 files.

The phone has a built-in memory of 128 MB which may vary. Also supported is a micro SD memory card which lets you expand your memory upto 2GB.

Display And Imaging:

The mobile comes with an integrated 3.2 megapixel camera with flash and auto focus to help you take pictures like a professional on the move wherever you go. Plus a VGA camera on the inside of the lid is included to enable video calling while doing business.

Inner display is an active matrix color display with 800 x 352 pixels and display capability of 16 million colors. The outer display also gives you true color with 16 million colors and has dimensions of 240 x 320 pixels.

You can click here to view animated video of the mobile or here to take a 3D demo. And in case you are wondering .. this device costs around 800 euros.

Monday, July 9, 2007

Nokia N76

Introducing another constituent of the N series, a trendy in fashion line of mobiles by Nokia catering the youth. This one however is different, every time Nokia decides to make a flip mobile it has always created ripples because its something Nokia doesn't do very often. This one comes packed with ultra mobility, high speed capable instant internet access , a 2-megapixel camera with upto 20x digital zoom and flash, and a 2gb micro SD card lets you store upto 2gb of data may it be your music collection or favourite set of videos.

Web Access:

Internet connectivity has been taken to the new level on this mobile, you can send and receive emails and instant messages and that is facilitated by the 2.4" large display screen which you can view in the landscape mode. The screen also has the capability of viewing 16million colors which enables the true life like appearance of everything. The 2gb expandable memory option is quite an ordinary feature with new mobiles these days, enabling quite a lot of music or data storage.

Music Player:

The mobiles comes with an integrated music player which supports mp3/wma/wav/midi/eAAC/eAAC+/m4a formats. The music player also has an equilizer incorporated and playlist feature. Also to make the accessibility of the music player more one touch buttons have been placed on the lid to instantly play your tunes.

The mobile also has an operational and facilitating 1.36" TFT screen on the lid with upto 262,144 colors. The screens come with an ambient light detector which alters the brightness of the screen considering the intensity of light so as to save battery power. The phone gives you a stand by time of 8.5 hours and a talk time of 2.75 hours.

The mobile weighs 115g which is quite respectable considering the fact that it is 13.7 mm thick, 106.5 mm in length and 52 mm in width.

You can get this amazing phone for just under $500.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Kenwood K-501USB-B Compact Speaker System

A new home entertainment system by kenwood, this player has been made keeping in mind all the new technology requirements. The unique feature associated with this deck system is that it has USB2 connectivity and SD car support. It might be a little confusing at first what these technology features are for, but quite simply you get hold of it when you think over it.

The USB2 connectivity is for easy connection with a digital audio player may it be your mp3 player or your computer. The idea is pretty simple yet very innovate, all the hassle of the axillary cable which can get damaged easily has been removed and the connectivity has been given a safer path. The SD card slot has a similar function, it enables you to play your tunes stored in your SD card directly in your entertainment system.

Also the system has a preset 7 band parametric equalizer, D-bass and acoustic sound control system. Two way speakers, with 10 cm woofers and 2.5 cm balanced tone tweeters ensure superior sound quality. The player plays mp3 and wma sound formats and also has support for CD-R and CD-RW.

Also included in the package is a 53 key standard remote, which ensures full functionality from anywhere within a room.

The price for this music system is around 250 euros approximately.

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Mercedes Benz CLK DTM

This car has been around for quite a while in different shapes, its a very fine blend of all the luxury and racing features of mercedes benz. This car is vaguely based on the CLK 55 Amg, the aim was to make an all-arounder that evokes the spirit of the racing CLK that won the 2003 DTM (German Touring Car Masters) racing series. On the other hand, the sad part is that only 100 of these imaculate cars will be made which have been already sold out.

Looks and Interior:

The car certainly looks apart with its deep front spoiler and 19" front and 20" back tyres, which have low profile dunlop tyres on them. The idea of bigger real wheels is quite a tradition with rear wheel drive car sports cars. The side scoops really give the car a sleeky devilish look. It's the kind of body kit that only someone like AMG gets right: meaning that better than stock cars but still its close eoungh to one that that it doesn't act as a cop magnet.

The interior is carbon fibre based, although the stock CLK features remain. The carbon fibre sport bucket seats with leather trim really give the car an edge. Plus carbon fibre on the door panles also gives the car a built for sports look!

Engine and Performance:

The Engine is taken from a SL 55 AMG and has been given a trim to pull out extra horses, in comparison with a SL 55 AMG the engine puts out 81 more horses, putting the total on 574 horses. The car pulls out 590 lb-ft of torque giving the car an extra punch. The result of these changes is amazing, the car does 0-62 mph in 3.9 seconds and goes onto a top speed of 199 mph. Not only that but the car sounds really amazing too.

Mercedes are normally let down by their handling but this one handles near perfection, all thanks to the awesomely balances chasis. The newly reprogrammed stability system allows for plenty of fun but saves you from expensive encounters with trees or guardrails. The brakes, too, are magnificent, and reviews say that DTM is as involving on the road as it is on the track.

This car costs around $300,000.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Creative Inspire P7800 7.1 Surround Sound System

This amazing surround sound system has been designed by creative for new generation games so that you get the most unique and lifelike experience at gaming. This not only makes gaming fun but adds to your level of incorporation in the game!

The Creative Inspire® P7800 has a staggering 90 Watts of power, which ensures unsurpassed gaming in 7.1 surround, and has been designed with a more powerful center satellite to match the cinematic audio requirements of the latest games and movies.

The creative p7800 puts all the pressure on a unique gaming experience, the 2.75" full range driver gives you unmatched pleasure in a 3D gaming environment. Plus the 6.5"woofer ensures a deeper and louder bass to get you into the gaming mood.

The powerful 18W center channel speaker is designed to match the "cinematic" audio demands in the latest games and movies. Auxiliary input is also given for easy connection to MP3 players and other popular devices. With CMSS upmix, get 7.1 surround sound from 5.1 and 6.1 sound cards.

Flared port delivers lower and cleaner bass response, perfect for many music genres. Wired remote control can be conveniently placed anywhere on your desktop. The remote lets you adjust the bass level to your liking, or even plug in your headphones for private listening, so that you get the clear amplified sound in your headphones.

You can get one of these for around a $100.

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X

The development concept for the all-new Lancer Evolution X specifies a “new-generation high-performance 4WD global sedan that allows all levels of driver to enjoy the car’s speed and handling with ease and in safety”.

"X" (Ten) stands for the tenth iteration of the Lancer Evolution released on the Japan domestic market. (In other markets the car will be called "Lancer Evolution").

No performance figures for this car have been released other than that it features an all new 2.0 litre turbo charged MIVEC3 engine with aluminium cylinder block, which will develop around 300hp. Not only will this engine be new but it'll also be light weighed and high performing.

A 6-speed automated manual transmission will be featured in the car that contributes to exceptional performance with improved fuel economy. The car’s performance-driven design makes the car’s extreme potential clear, while cockpit design focuses the driver’s attention on operating his machine.

The car has been designed pretty boldly incorporating lancer's previous trademark styles with new innovations in the body design. The scoop on the hood has been reduced but does the function of giving the car a sleek look.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Creative X-Fi Sound System for ipod

Plug it in and expand your iPod into a mini hi-fi system for your home, PC or notebook. The Creative X-Fi Sound System i600 gives your tunes a rich and lively sound. You'll feel like you're right in the center of a live performance.

With X-Fi Technology, the Creative X-Fi Sound System i600 restores the details of your music, lost through MP3 conversion. Bring your music back to life!

Designed to take your iPod to the next level of audio experience, the gloss black X-Fi Sound System i600 is an easy one-stop solution for even better audio. This is one speakers system which will work with almost all ipod models. And it gets even better, not only does it convert your ipod into a home entertainment system it also charges it while its at it! That means your battery wont be used up while you dock it with the speakers system, you can always pop it out and take it along wherever you want!

You get high performance 2-way satellite speakers, each with a large 3.5" driver and soft dome tweeter. Seamless mid-range and smooth high frequencies bring you the ultimate audio performance. Not only that you even get a remote controller with it so you can take control of your music from anywhere within the room. Use the wireless IR remote to adjust both speaker and player functions, like X-Fi effects and many of your player's common features.

You experience the full power of X-Fi's audio technology with built-in X-Fi audio processing. Your mp3 music's playback quality is beyond CD quality and experience stereo in virtual surround.

This speaker system is designed for ipod nano 2nd generation, ipod nano 5th generation (video), ipod nano 1st generation, ipod nano 4th generation (for both colour and non colour) and ipod mini 1st generation. The speaker system is available in the markets for around $400.

Subaru Impreza WRX STI

The Subaru Impreza WRX STI is the highest ranking standard-edition trim in the Subaru Impreza compact car line, produced by Japanese automaker Subaru. This one particularly comes with better security and better performace features. The car is available for around $33,500.

Engine and Performance

The engine is a 2.5 litre Turbocharged flat-4 horizontally mounted 4 cylinder engine, which produces 293 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 290 Nm of torque at 4,400 rpm. The car is an all wheel drive sedan so power is delivered very efficiently to the wheels. The engine can drive this car from 0~100km/h in less than 5 seconds onto a top speed of 250km/h or 155mph. The car gives you very good mileage as well in the city it'll do 19 mpg and on the highway it'll do 25 mpg.


The Subaru Active Valve Control System (AVCS) variable valve timing technology helps provide strong torque characteristics throughout the engine’s operating range. The turbocharger produces 14.5 psi of maximum boost compared to 13.5 in the standard WRX. The large capacity intercooler uses a manually operated water spray feature to enhance intercooler efficiency during high-performance driving.

Power is transferred to all four wheels by a sophisticated Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system with Driver Controlled Center Differential (DCCD) to optimize performance in all conditions.


This Subaru Impreza draws technology directly from its World Rally Championship subsidiary which are capable of extreme performance in extreme conditions. In its exterior design, Impreza WRX STI leaves no doubts about its performance potential. The scoop in the aluminum hood feeds outside air to an intercooler that is significantly larger than the intercooler used on WRX models. The dual-plane rear spoiler – which appears to be borrowed directly from the Impreza World Rally Car – helps reduce lift and improve stability at track speeds.