Friday, January 29, 2016

My Cars in Gran Turismo: GT6 2011 Jaguar XKR-S

From my Gran Turismo game blog where I discuss cars in a couple of words each and about 20-30 pictures made in said game.

My Cars in Gran Turismo: GT6 2011 Jaguar XKR-S

In French Racing Blue, here is a Jaguar XKR-S from my GT6 garage.

I didn't buy it... the game gave it to me for half the stars in International B (I am now at about 50% completion).

And I haven't driven it -- neither in real life (naturally) nor in the game -- so can't say much.

 Apparently the XKR is a high performance version of the Jaguar.

GT6 claims the XKR-S attained a super-car level of performance and became the first Jaguar road car to achieve a top speed of 300 km/h.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

My Cars in Gran Turismo: GT6 Isuzu PIAZZA XE 1981

From my other blog where I discuss cars a little and illustrate them with pictures from the Gran Turismo series. 

My Cars in Gran Turismo: GT6 Isuzu PIAZZA XE 1981:

A GT6 1981 Isuzu PIAZZA XE.

Exported to the US and known there as the Isuzu  Impulse.

Presented here in Cafe Au Lait... aka "coffee with milk". Why not call it "Latte" and be done with it?

The car is also the creation of the famed Giorgetto Giugiaro's Italdesgn Studio.

The elimination of external drips, substituted by an output channel in the door pillar and rear window, integral doors and rear doors only seen before in some dream cars, now they suddenly become, with the Isuzu Piazza, mass-production elements, evolutionary, copied by hundreds of the following models.

Great news even inside of the car. Near the instruments panel there are two adjustable satellites that contain the controls and they can be operated with the hands without removing the thumb from the steering.

Produced in 1981, Piazza (a.k.a. Impulse) well sold, during the first six years, more than 100.000 cars.

Unfortunately, the GT6 Isuzu Piazza is not a Premium car, so there is no peeking at the famed instrument cluster, grouped around the steering wheel column and movable with it.

So I pull one from the Internet, okay? It's from a US-version Isuzu Impulse.

At Nuerburgring, during a free run.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Driving an Aston Martin in the Snow

DougDeMuro tryin hard.
Doug writes funnier than he looks... or acts in those videos of his.

Man rides scooter with Dog holding his umbrella

Autoblog - Check out: Ten movies to keep car enthusiasts entertained this winter


Check out: Ten movies to keep car enthusiasts entertained this winter

Spoiler. The ten car movies according to the above Autoblog post are:

10. Ronin
9. Repo Man
8. 1974 Gone in 60 Sec (you can see it free on youtube)
7. Two-Lane Blacktop
6. Cannonball Run
5. American Graffiti
4. Smokey and the Bandit
3. The Road Warrior
2. Vanishing Point
1. Bullitt (Bullitt is a rubbish movie apart from that chase).

Also check out my Car Movie category on this blog.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

1:8 ZiS-110 Limousine

Deagostini apparently launches a new series here in Russia.

On January 5, 2016 the first installment hits the press kiosks --a 1:8 ZiS-110 assembly kit, with working parts and headlights.