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Welcome to "About exotic cars". A news- and photoblog about exotic cars, common cars and car experiences.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Photos: Bugatti Veyron 16.4

Ran into this amazing machine last saturday in Amsterdam. The color is brilliant, not many people who purchase one of these cars choose this color! The car is owned by one of Hollands biggest Ferrari collectors. His garage exceeds about 26 Ferraris, a Mercedes McLaren SLR 722 and this Bugatti Veyron 16.4. Rumours are that the owner will buy one or two more. Pricetag in Holland: 1.8 million euros including VAT and luxury tax.

The Bugatti Veyron is one of the most extravagant and advanced cars ever built. The massive 8.0 liter W16 engine has four turbochargers and creates a stunning amount of 1001 bhp. 0 - 100 kilometers an hour takes only 2.5 seconds and to reach its topspeed of 407 kilometers an hour, you need a special key. The Veyron carries a total of ten radiators, three of them are for the engine cooling system and two for the airconditioning.

Our minister of Finance must love such people who 'donate' 451.000 euros of luxury tax to the State Treasury!

This car has already been sighted on Autogespot.

Video: Top Gear does the Reventon!

Not many words needed! Top Gear is the only car programme in the world who managed to test the Lamborghini Reventon, the ultra new supercar from Italy. Only twenty of them are going to be build, costing one million euros each. The Reventon is based on the LP640. Unfortunately none of them will come to the Netherlands.

Check the teaser! (it's loads automatically)

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Photos: Porsche 997 GT3 RS

Monday, October 29, 2007

Your car broke down? Call the emergency services!

In the USA it's called the AA, the people who help you out when your car broke down along the highway. In the Netherlands we have two companies who are allowed to help you out, the "ANWB" and a company called "Route Mobiel". Well, at least you're going to get help in style with the Lamborghini Diablo.

This Lamborghini Diablo is used as a promotional vehicle for the company, it's definately a good way impress people. We saw the car in our capital Amsterdam in the most expensive street. Quite a lot of people started to take out their camera phones and photocameras to take some pictures of this Italian beast!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Video: Lamborghini Reventon

This is the promotional video for Lamborghinis new hypercar, the Reventon. The one-million-dollar car has been sold out from the moment it was shown to people who might be interested. Only 20 of these amazing looking cars will be built! The Reventon is based on the Murcielago LP640 and has 650 bhp. 0-100kph takes 3.4 seconds and its topspeed is 340 kph.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Lotus Exige Police Car!

Weighing a modest 935 kg (2057 lbs), the Exige S is powered by a supercharged engine producing 218bhp. The Exige S can accelerate to 60mph in just 4.1 seconds and power on to 148mph. Very little would outrun this vehicle if it were a fully operational patrol car. Makes a powerful message though! This extraordinary vehicle will be on display both days of the show alongside its stable mate the marked Honda Fireblade police motorcycle.
Oh yeah, how awesome is this?! The Dutch police already showed off with their Spyker C8 Spyder and new M3 E92 but this is cool as well!


Thanks to Eastbourne ESD.

Video: Porsche Motion 2007


Porsche Motion 2007

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Report: Porsche Motion 2007

The TT track of Assen was the venue for a two-day festival called "Porsche Motion". Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 October 2007 , two days of Porsche fun. This is the first time this event was organised so we were both ver curious how many people would come all the way up north to Assen. When we arrived at the track on Sunday, we decided to wait in the tunnel to listen to some awesome Porsche sounds. We were very surprised when we saw a Carrera GT who was waiting for the tunnel to be clear when it all of a sudden took off with some fantastic wheelspin and amazing sound from the engine.



After a while we kept on walking towards the paddocks and pit lane. We 'counted' like 150 Porsches lined up. Old, new, basically there was a Porsche for anyone. Some companies hired a place to show their cars and merchandise. By the way, I got a ride in a Porsche 993 Carrera Cup! This was one sensational ride, you can't get any closer to racing like this! Many thanks to Do for making this possible! By the end of the day I also got a ride in a Porsche Carrera GT. This car was so 'high' on my wishlist so it was a dream of mine to just sit in it sometime. Coming soon on this blog: the video!

Well, images say more than words so enjoy them!

 
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