The stunning Citroen GT concept car, designed by Polyphony Digital, stops traffic as it cruises the streets of London.
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At the push of a button, this pop-up elevator garage rises from the garden. Unfortunately, there is “already a four month waiting list to get the sci-fi style parking space installed and bosses of Cardok.” The $59,000 parking spots can be hidden beneath a flowerbed, lawn, or even another parking space. Owners simply press a button on a keyring to raise they car out of the ground much like the rocket launching apparatus in Thunderbirds.
The mid-engine Zenvo ST1 is powered by a twin-charged, 7.0L V8 engine that generates an impressive 1104hp, mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. It will be limited to just 15-units worldwide. The first performance tests were completed in October and the rear-wheel-drive ST1 is claimed to have reached 62 mph in what we imagine was a traction-limited 3.2 seconds. Click here for first picture in gallery.
Edmunds’ Inside Line reports that “the 2009 Nissan 370Z now raises the standard for the sport coupe segment to a new level of affordable excellence.” The 2009 Nissan 370Z has the whole benchmark package wrapped up with a bow: price, exterior design, interior packaging, performance, features and that X-factor that makes you just want to go out and drive one, and drive it hard. Click here for first picture in gallery.
Upgrades to the 2009 BMW Z4 include: a retractable hardtop and an exterior that “seems to pick up cues from the GINA Light Visionary concept in the front on a body which has gone from flame surfaced to flame broiled.” The other little detail hidden within is the bottom scan which says “The new BMW Z4, arrives 9 May 2009.” Click here for first picture in gallery.
Available in S and Turbo models, the Porsche Panemera comes equipped “with a 4.8-liter V8 putting out 400 Hp sauce and 500 HP, respectively — both will also get Porsche’s PDK 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox.” These sedans are going to be quite large if, as the leaked information states, the vehicle is actually 16.3 feet long and 6.3 feet wide. By comparison, a new 5-series BMW is only 15.9 feet long. Click here for first picture in gallery.
A lot of beginner riders want to get an advanced bike right away, but what they don’t understand is that a beginner bike is actually more fun to ride when you’re starting out. If you’ve never been on a motorcycle before, and you hop on a racing-tuned Honda Fireblade, you’re going to 1) be turned off from riding because of uncomfortable position, 2) be too concerned with trying to handle this powerhouse machine to really appreciate the act of riding, and 3) probably die. The longer you live, the more riding you can do, so dying isn’t in your best interest as a fan of motorcycles.
There is a huge selection of bikes out there that are nicely suited for beginners, with engines around 250cc, a nice comfortable seating position, and a low price; but there are only two that I ever recommend for younger riders: the Honda Nighthawk 250 and the Kawasaki Ninja 250. Full story here!