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The other day in Minsk there were spotted 4 cars with the same number plates on them. Presently, local KGB tries to tell the cause of such a strange incident. Maybe there is some man that masterminds of it. Moreover, all four cars are kind of premium ones and belong to one class and it seems like the KGB’s guesswork is quite right.
Tags: Belarus, incident, Minsk, Plates
A couple of days back, we had a look at the Lamborghini Madura concept, and now there’s a more aggressive concept from designer Slavche Tanevsky in the form of the Lamborghini Ankonian concept. According to the designer, the Ankonian takes the design of the Reventon to the next level, even though the concept itself manages a unique expression. The supercar concept has a more aggressive design, and is downsized to account for a more environment-friendly status, though it does not include any hybrid or similar technologies.
The mid-engined supercar has a narrow and rather complex-looking body, with a garnishing of GT proportions. Thin OLEDs embedded between the surfaces function as headlights, and while all those lines may look weird, the Ankonian supposedly makes the best use of it all. The concept was named after a bull type famous for black hair, and since the designer had some help from professional designers at Lamborghini and Audi, the finished model has impressive looks.
Tags: Audi, Concept, designers, Lamborghini Ankonian, Lamborghini Madura
A luxury Ferrari Scaglietti has burned in Moscow just minutes after being taken from a car dealership, the city police reported.
The incident took place Tuesday, on Rublevskoe highway, Moscow’s most prestigious district.
Eyewitnesses say the car was traveling on a road when black smoke began pouring out from under the motor hood. In just a few moments, the pride of the Italian carmakers was burned to ashes.
The Ferrari’s driver got off with nothing more than a fright. She explained later that she had bought the car half an hour before the accident and couldn’t even finish her first trip.
The reasons behind the fire are still being investigated. The police didn’t come up with any official version. However, according to some reports, wiring failure is blamed. The car was produced in 2006 and has already had three owners. The last owner acquired it in a trade-in.
”Anything could happen during these three years including rats gnawing the wires through,” the car dealership representative told the Russian Kommersant newspaper.
Tags: car accident, Ferrari Scaglietti, moscow, Rublevskoe highway
Two Russian bankers’ sons were involved in a major car accident in downtown Moscow on Saturday when their Ferrari sports car hit three parked cars. The driver of the car escaped uninjured however the passenger suffered major injuries.
The incident took place at 8pm Moscow time when the driver of the speeding Ferrari lost control of the vehicle and smashed into a parked Landrover, which then crashed into a BMW and a Honda parked nearby, Russian media reports.
The driver of the 2006 grey Ferrari and the passenger, both aged 20, were the sons of top managers of a Moscow bank, a Moscow law enforcement official said. The father of one of the boys quickly arrived at the scene of the accident in his Mazeratti.
While the Ferrari’s passenger was badly injured, the driver came out of the accident without a scratch. A rescue worker attributed this to the modern airbag of the vehicle:
”We realized we were dealing with a supercar when our hydraulic release mechanism failed to tear the door off – we had to cut the metal piece by piece to get to the injured man who was then taken to hospital,” the rescuer said.
He added that it was the first Ferrari accident in Moscow that had required rescue assistance. The Ferrari involved in the accident has a price tag of around $460,000 in Moscow car showrooms.
Tags: ferrari crash, moscow, russian banker son
Bugatti will launch a new $1.9 million version of its Veyron supercar in 2008, according to a published report. The so-called Veyron Targa will receive a glass roof engineered by Webasto — the same German firm responsible for the folding roof on the Volkswagen Eos, according to Edmunds. Unlike the Porsche 911 Targa — which has a glass roof that retracts and is stowed onboard — the Veyron’s roof panel will have to be removed by hand and kept in the garage.
The reason for this shortcoming is the Veyron’s tightly packed design, which leaves no room to store the panel. To compensate, the car will offer an expandable fabric cover that will slide in place of the glass and shield the interior from the elements.
The report seems to suggests that, unlike the Porsche 911 Targa, the Bugatti will have no structural member connecting the windscreen to the pseudo c-pillar/roll-bar. Consequently, reinforcements will be added to the windscreen to maintain rollover safety, and other changes will be made to the underbody to maintain torsional stiffness.
Bugatti will make up for the added weight by giving the car a carbon hood and doors — bringing the weight back to down to the coupe’s level. While acceleration figures should remain unchanged, top speed will be electronically limited to 217 mph for safety reasons. The aerodynamics of the Targa model will not be suitable for the car’s regular top speed of 250 mph, the report said.
Tags: aerodynamics, Bugatti, Cars, Porsche 911 Targa, targa Veyron, top speed, Veyron Targa