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First of all, new cars galore – Ferrari, McLaren, BMW, Honda, Toyota have come out with their new ’07 racers with updated liveries and sponsorships. Second of all, Kimi in a Ferrari, Alonso in a McLaren. Personally, I’m rooting for the flying Finn – he’s been robbed of too many races due to faulty mechanics. New rules for ’07, in particular the one-tire supplier mandate and the retirement of Schumacher represents a major shakeup in things to come this year. Looking forward to the opening race in Australia, March 18th.



If the word had to be described with a picture, here’s a good one.

Touareg tows a 747

Faithful readers of my site will know that I’m vehemently opposed to SUVs in general. The VW Touareg is no exception – except for the fact that it can tow a Boeing 747. For a PR stunt, VW hitched a V10 TDI Touareg to the Boeing jumbo jet and hit the gas. Well, they didn’t really “hit” the gas – the Touareg was moving at merely 5 mph during the tow, but still. Under the Touareg’s hood lies a 4.9-liter V10 diesel powerplant that makes 310 hp and a massive 553 lb-ft of torque. Serious muscle for serious towing duties. This PR event comes as no surprise after TDI-powered Audi R10’s won both the 24 Hours of Le Mans and 12 Hours of Sebring. Look for another application of TDI technology in Audi’s upcoming Q7 luxo-SUV. It packs a 6.0-liter, V12 TDI with twin-turbos that cranks 500 hp and 738(!) lb-ft of torque.

For the first time ever, my car got towed. I felt raped. Violated. But I guess it didn’t come as too much of a surprise because my bumper was over a guy’s driveway, even if it was just by a bit. Later at the tow yard, I learned that you have to leave 1.5M from the edge of the driveway. A lesson that cost me $50. At least they didn’t screw up my door locks windows when they got in to release the parking brake.



I commend those who go to the Bonneville Salt Flats to try to set new land speed records. I mean, if rocketing 1,200+ km/h on land and trying to keep the vehicle stuck to the ground doesn’t do it for you, I guess nothing will. All that is great but what if you could drive around in a couch that hits 140 km/h and lets you watch TV and read a book at the same time? Imagine the time savings on the commute home. You can be on the road while catching up on the evening news. Leather seats (or faux cheetah skin) never felt so good.


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