Archive for October, 2009

David Coulthard Gets a Speeding Ticket In an F1 Car

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If you stick David Coulthard, winner of thirteen F1 grands prix in to an F1 car it’s a pretty safe bet that he’s going to go fast. That’s exactly what he did at a recent demonstration run that the Red Bull Racing team put on in Mumbai, India. Red Bull put down a hefty deposit for their event which closed off a section of roadway so Coulthard could really open things up and give the crowd a show.

Showing off for the 50,000 fans that showed up for the event Coulthard took part of the closed off route that went across the Rajiv Ghandi Sea Link. Normally the bridge carries a maximum speed limit of 62 miles per hour, and drops down to 31 miles per hour in a few parts. Closed off or not the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation felt the speed limit must be obeyed and warned Red Bull not to exceed the speed limit. DC was clocked David at 162 MPH going across the bridge. In response to such blatant disregard for their speed limits:

“We respect David for helping put the Link on the global map. But he crossed the speed limit and we will have to recover the penalty. We will not return the organisers’ deposit,” said a senior MSRDC official.

The Red Bull organizers paid  Rs 35 lakh ($78,750) to the MSRDC, of which 14 lakh ($31,500) were held as a deposit. That makes for one jaw dropping speeding ticket!

I wonder what if they’ll take a plea in abeyance?

Enjoy some high res pictures of the event:

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Lexus LFA Video from the Tokyo Motor Show

A bit more on the LFA, dear baby Jesus!

996 Turbo Looses it at 224 MPH [Vid]

The Joetwint Porsche 996 is just straight asinine fast. In the Texas Mile it’s done 231.4 mph. At a recent event while blistering at well passed the double century mark there was a bit of a mishap. The sheer speed popped the sunroof straight off. This of course is a problem and puts the 996 sideways and off the track.  Hit the jump to check the vid. READ MORE

Lexus LFA, Finally They Show Us Their $375k Supercar


The Lexus LFA at the Tokyo Motor Show

Believe it or not the Lexus LFA had it’s first concept version unveiled in 2005 at the Detroit Auto Show. The masses got additional concepts of the car in 2007, and again in 2008.  The LFA was also accompanied with ‘go’ and ‘no-go’ rumors of a production version over the years. But finally, after all the years, and wait the Lexus LFA production version has finally made it to the Tokyo Motor Show, and if we may say so… WHOA!

If you want one you’ll have time to start saving your pennies for it’s hefty price tag, as Lexus is having us READ MORE