Saturday, May 26, 2012

Gumball 3000

The Gumball 3000 is a 3000 mile road rally that takes place every year. Since 1999 up to 120 exotic (and some more unusual) cars have lined the streets. Basically a bunch of rich people take all of their really expensive cars, including Bugatti Veyrons, Rolls Royce Phantoms and any other really expensive car you can think of, and then drive across the country together and just have a good time. This years Gumball left NYC the other day and is now in full swing.  I do not want to talk about it too much and instead I will let the pictures speak for themselves (there are a bunch).

P.S. - If you guys want me to upload daily pictures from the gumball I can do that plus the regular posts, but I am not going to do it unless I get a few comments asking me to.
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Photo Credits: (Black and Orange Aventador) (Mercedes SLR Mclaren wheel/side) (Green GTR reflection) (SUV in city) (Mercedes SLS lights paint) (Laborghini Aventador purple bull) (Bugatti Veyron dots) (Aston Martin One-77 orange) (Mercedes SLR Mclaren rainbow) (Mercedes SLR Mclaren black) (Nissan GTR red) (Ferrari 458 black/white) (Ferrari 599 and Cadillac Escalade covered in snapshots) (Rolls Royce blue)

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Ariel Atom

The Ariel Atom is a car designed by an American company know as a Ariel. They are currently on their 4th version of the Atom, the Atom 3. Previous to this there was the Ariel Atom, Ariel Atom 2, and the Ariel Atom 500 V8. The current model can go 0-60 in 2.9 seconds and is powered by a 2.4L engine made my Honda. While this is not that big on an engine the entire car only weighs 1350 pounds. This means that it accelerates, brakes, and corners very quickly. It's 6 speed transmission will push this car up to its top speed of 155 mph. This car has been seen beating Ferraris on road coursed and it costs about half as much. The base price for a new Ariel Atom is $52,480.
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Monday, May 21, 2012

Nobel M600

The M600 is a car with 650 bhp in "race mode" and is made by a little company in England called Nobel. It is a RWD (rear wheel drive) car with a manual transmission and very little computer aid. There is no ABS at all and the traction control is minimal. It is built for someone who truly wants to "drive" there car without computers doing it for them. There are about 50 M600s produced each year selling for $330,00 each, but for that price you can go 0-60 in 3 seconds flat. Just looking at this car will give you an idea of how much work went into each one.
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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Pagani Zonda Cinque

The Pagani Zonda Cinque is Zonda's street legal version of the Zonda R (the bottom picture of the black car). It costs about $1.8 million for the Cinque, but that guarantees you 1 of the 5 cars that they made (they also made 5 more convertible versions). This car is so advanced it doesn't even use carbon fiber. Instead it is made out of carbon-titanium. This car was built for the track though with 750 kg of down force when the car is launched at over 300 km/h. It is powered by an AMG engine that makes 678 horsepower and the intake looks awesome sitting above the roof.
(Zonda R)
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Tuesday, May 15, 2012


The burnout originated in drag racing. In drag racing spinning the tires servers the purpose of heating up the tires to their optimal temperature, laying rubber down on the track for better grip, and cleaning of the surface of the tires that might have debris on them. Since then burnouts and donuts have also been used to show off and there are even burnout contest to see who has the best burnout. Some people even put bleach on their tires to get more of that famous white smoke or use special tires that can cause the smoke to change colors.
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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Were now on twitter

PictCars in now on twitter and can be found at!/PictCars

Lamborghini Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce

The Lamborghini Lamborghini Murciélago SV was made at the end of the Murciélago's production run. It as given the number LP 670-4 SV, just like each newer Lamborghini has a number that matches it's model. Each part of this number has some sort of significance. At the beginning of the number "LP" stands for longitudinale posteriore. This is just a fancy way of saying that it is a mid engine car (the engine is behind the driver). The next part, "670," is the amount of horsepower that the car has. The Murciélago SV has 670 horsepower, which is a ridicules amount for a street car the could easily be driven every day. The last part of this is the "4" which simple means that the car is all wheel drive. The all wheel drive system on this car is very high tech and gives it much more traction allowing for much better takeoffs and acceleration.
If you just look at this car you can how much work has gone into it and
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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Ford Mustang

The Ford Mustang was and is one of America's favorite Muscle cars. The first model was produced is 1964 1/2 and they are still being produced today. The body style has changed a lot over the years and after what many people thing is the uglier years (1979-1993) Ford is now on the fifth generation of the mustang and the newer body style is looking more and more like the original mustang. The newer Mustang is sometimes referred to as one of the "modern muscle cars" and they have plenty of horsepower to live up to this. The Shelby GT500 has 662 hp and is claimed to be the most powerful production V8 in the world. Overall this is one of the greatest American made cars today and they are everywhere, but as you can see with the pictures each one is unique.
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Wednesday, May 9, 2012


This post is not for one specific car model, but Lotus as an overall car brand. Lotus' gets laughed at a lot, being called "the poor mans Ferrari," and things like that but in reality they are not a bad car at all. Many car companies are judged by their performance on the track and currently (May 9th, 2012) the Lotus-Renault team is in third place for the Formula 1 season. This means that they are ahead of the main Ferrari team as well as two other teams powered by Ferrari. They are also ahead of Mercedes and the Mercedes development team. So if this is any predictor of their performance then "the poor man" will smoke a Ferrari any day.
While that would be really good for Lotus this is not the case with their road cars. One of Lotus' most popular cars is the Lotus Exige only does 0-60mph in 3.88 seconds, and that is the fastest version of the Elise. The Ferrari 458 Italia goes 0-60 in 3.0 seconds. Once you think about it through the Ferrari cost 5 times as much. It takes $240,000 for a Ferrari 458 Italia, but the Lotus Exige only costs about $50,000. So while Lotus is not the fastest car on the road it is not slow either and you get the most speed for your money.

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