• Koenigsegg One:1 – The Mistimed Prestige

    Every magic trick consists of three parts or acts. The first part is called "The Pledge". The magician Christian Von Koenigsegg shows you something … Read More…

    Koenigsegg One:1 – The Mistimed Prestige
  • The Huracan: Lamborghini’s Michael Corleone

    It’s that time of the year again when fanciful dreams and reality re-unite. Yes, it’s Christmas time and in all fairness, Piston Claus has yet again … Read More…

    The Huracan: Lamborghini’s Michael Corleone
  • Epiphanic Echoes #4: Car Philosophies From An Alfista

    Today's Topic: Google haven't done their homework.  A small company from Cheshire, UK that was started by the Briggs bros. believes in a small and … Read More…

    Epiphanic Echoes #4: Car Philosophies From An Alfista
  • Lamborghini Egoista: History Repeats Itself!

    Attention readers! If you haven't come across this monstrosity in the "world wild web", don't be alarmed. It's not a car that you'd be racing from … Read More…

    Lamborghini Egoista: History Repeats Itself!
  • The Horse, The Bull and The Machine – There Is A New King On The Throne

    The forests of the world are in danger, more danger than ever before. Trees are going to be cut, pulped and made into shiny glossy posters of these … Read More…

    The Horse, The Bull and The Machine – There Is A New King On The Throne

F1 Successor (P1). Is it?

McLaren P1

McLaren P1

Unveiled just 9 days ahead of the Paris motor show to be held on 27th September, 2012, McLaren P1 is here for you. Dripping with McLaren’s eye popping orange, the P1’s official pictures just spread like wildfire all over the internet. The images clearly showcased the car after its teaser videos so far. Looks? My God that car is a beauty. With just a look of it, one can say the aesthetics of a mp4-12c purely studded in it, just an evolved MP4-12C to brief it up.

The powertrain has yet not been confirmed but the current speculations infer the same 3.8 litre twin turbo V8 engine as in the mp4-12c, but a little tweaked one producing an enormous 803 bhp. Adding to it is a fully functional KERS unit producing 160 bhp to a total 963 bhp. This is utterly hyper-car territory.  The unique claim by McLaren in this one was “the best aerodynamics”. … Read More…

Team Hot Wheels – Your Childhood Just Got Real

I confess, I was a die hard fan. Who am I kidding? Give me a kit now and I’ll end up spending hours making my own permutations to the already uber-cool tracks and crashing the gorgeous cars all over. Hot Wheels is the match that ignited the passion in most gearheads when they were young. The thing about such childhood passions is that inevitable and unshakable belief that these toys could be actually made. Yeah, it fades away in most of us but some never get weaned off it. Here I was, bored, skimming the www and then… Oh the delight! It was almost as if I’d met Superman, a group of “engineers” were actually crazy enough to go ahead and replicate all my childhood dreams. Real life Hot Wheels stunts. Need I say more? Corkscrews, Wall Runs, Double Loops and Jumps, all in a real self powered car with a real driver in it.… Read More…

An Ode To Maybach

There are times when a single word like brilliance or perfection is the only thing that comes to your mind, and it is enough to describe the entirety of your thoughts. But there are also times when you’re just dumbfounded, speechless because the marvel before you is too amazing to fathom. And then there are those “Maybach” times when all you do is smile and shake your head in disbelief. Its not speechlessness, because given the opportunity, you know you’d not stop speaking about it, its just that kind of a situation where nothing needs to be said. The car does the talking.… Read More…

Mercedes V12 To Go Silent, AMG To Take Over

Autoweek quotes that Mercedes Benz has decided to handover its prestigious art of making V12 engine to its in- house tuner AMG. Due to environmental concerns and rising fuel prices, automobile firms are downsizing their massive engine to get better efficiency. As for the new BMW M5, they have reduced the engine from beautiful V10 to turbocharged V8.  Likewise Mercedes has decided to stop the production of its own V12 engine.

However in contrast the brand which is synonymous with performance ,the AMG is well suited to build  its biggest and smoothest powerplants. AMG has a charismatic history of  delivering high performance engine since the very beginning. Even Pagani couldn’t escape the gravity of  it’s spectacular engineering, which is why they preferred to use V12 crafted by AMG for Huayra instead of making their own.… Read More…

A Brief History Of Four-Wheel Drive

First Mechanical FWD Car- Spyker

Envisioned first in the last century and work started by a Wisconsin based blacksmith, a four-wheel drive car has become a necessity for many vehicles we see today. Harry Armenius Miller and Harry Ferguson both believed that their development would be popular in the future.
The first 4WD car was built in 1903, but it wasn’t until the early 1980’s that this unique concept came into series production. Many road cars such as the Jensen FF, Cisitalia 47 and the early 70’s prototypes of Formula one cars used this concept. But the manufacturer which had immense faith in the concept and wanted to make it an integral part of it production range was Audi with its Quattro model. The Quattro received proper attention to details and investment in research and development and marketing back up too, which boosted its early career as an unique vehicle package.… Read More…

Epiphanic Echoes #2 : Car Philosophies From An Alfista

Today’s topic: Sheer driving pleasure?

The tiring and endless saga to bridge the gap between what is real and what isn’t in the technology world finally seems to be getting somewhere. Software developers predict that soon you will be able to smell the aroma of a hot Mexican pasta while reading its recipe online. The gaming industry is making the experience so realistic for its gamers that it wouldn’t be surprising if one decides to randomly spray bullets in public imagining himself to be Captain Price of the Call of Duty franchise. Even the latest virtual personal assistant like Apple’s “Siri” seems to serve more than just its purpose for a few apple devotees, if you know what I mean.… Read More…

Jag’s F-Type To Be debut In Paris

Jaguar has finally decided to unveil it’s long awaiting F-type in the Paris motor show that is going to be held next month. Jaguar admits that revealing the F-Type convertible at the Paris Motor show next month will be a “significant day” in the brand’s history. The 2013 F-Type sportscar is based on the C-X16 concept that Jaguar showcased a while ago.… Read More…