Raves, rants and reviews
Raves, Rants, Reviews

Ferrari F12belinetta and LaFerrari

15/04/2013. Category: Wheels. Topic: , .

Quicker than the Ferrari Enzo around Fiorano, Ferrari’s test track, the 730-bhp F12berlinetta is furiously fast, capable of 340km/h (211mph). It accelerates from 0–100km/h (62 mph) in 3.1 seconds.

But faster still is the LaFerrari, the 963bhp petrol-electric supercar that reaches the 100km/h mark in less than 3 seconds and runs past the F12berlinetta’s top speed, reaching 349km/h (217mph).  Read more…

California revisited

25/08/2010. Category: Wheels. Topic: , .

Took the Greyhound all the way from my hideout in Florida east-west across the United States and then north-south back some time ago. It was a trip to discover small town America. The real United States. It left me with a lifetime of great memories.

Skipped most of the cities, giving the noise and smog of places like Huston and Los Angeles a wide berth. San Francisco is different, though. It is unlike any other big city in the world. Big mentality, big attitude, but with friendly folksie people.  Read more…

The new Ferraris

26/01/2010. Category: Wheels. Topic: , .

Simply awesome. The two new Ferrari models look like a million bucks just standing still.

The Ferrari 458 Italia, which replaces the equally awesome F430, has already received rave reviews. It’s mid-mounted 4.5 litre V8 pumps out 562bhp and 398lb ft of torque, hurling this beauty from 0-60mph in 3.4 seconds on it’s way through a seven-speed dual-transmission gearbox up to its 202mph top speed. And it is absolutely beautiful, perhaps the most beautiful Ferrari yet.  Read more…

How to lose your heart to a beauty in 3 seconds

26/01/2010. Category: Wheels. Topic: , .

Ferrari 458 Italia

Half the world’s population now live in cities – in the United States it is 80%. You don’t need to be a scientist to work out the transport problems. Road vehicles often travel at slower than walking pace, less than 5mph, in city centers. Development in public transport will obviously help to address the problem. But don’t expect it to happen soon because the government gave the money to the banks (probably the reason why Switzerland has the world’s best public transport system).  Read more…