Saturday, June 20, 2009

too upsetting to watch  

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take a look at whats left of this Ferrari Enzo burning to the ground and pouring out smoke.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

World's Fastest  

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Fastest Car: SSC Ultimate Aero


Unlike most of the things on this list, the fastest car in the world can not only be driven, it can also be owned (provided, of course, that you have $600,000). Although the Bugatti Veyron is often cited as the fastest thing on four wheels, only the SSC Ultimate Aero actually holds the official title of world's fastest production car. Built by Shelby SuperCars (which is not affiliated with famed car designer Carroll Shelby), this 1,183-horsepower, American-made monster is capable of 256 mph. But, this thing doesn't just rule on straightaways -- the Ultimate Aero also holds the world slalom record (averaging 73.1 mph), which it snatched away from the Italy's greatest supercar, the Ferrari Enzo

Fastest Plane: X-15



The title of fastest piloted plane belongs to the incredible X-15. This rocket-powered test plane was designed and built in the early 1960s to see how human pilots could handle flying themselves into space. Carried by a modified B-52, the X-15 would detach at 45,000 feet and immediately ignite its Reaction Motors XLR-99 rocket engine, blasting up to the edge of the stratosphere thanks to 57,000 pounds of thrust. Incidentally, several test pilots received astronaut wings from NASA for their X-15 flights into what's technically outer space.. On October 3, 1967, test pilot Pete Knight took the craft to a mind-bending 4,519 mph, which still stands as the absolute speed record for an airplane. At that speed, you could fly from New York to Los Angeles in approximately 25 minutes.

Fastest Train: JR Maglev




The distinction of being the fastest train in the world belongs to Japan's JR-Maglev. It set a world speed record for a manned, railed vehicle when it hit 361 mph on December 2nd, 2003. The train uses magnetic levitation to float above its track, which eliminates rail friction and allows it to achieve such swift speeds. Altogether more amazing is the French TGV -- this conventional train rode its metal wheels and track to a baguette-crisping 357 mph. That's only four miles per hour slower (357 mph) than the fancy-pants Maglev tr

Fastest Sailboat: l'Hydroptère




Sure, sailing seems placid, but if you've ever ripped it downwind amidst six-foot ocean swells, you know that 15 mph under sail can feel like 50. That's why the l'Hydroptère's speed of 69 mph is so completely insane. This hydrofoil-equipped trimaran holds the unofficial world record for a sailboat, and apparently is capable of going even faster -- in December of 2008, it topped 70 mph before capsizing in an epic crash that sent its cheering crew sprawling into the Mediterranean. Who ever said sailing wasn't exciting?


Fastest Elevator: Taipei 101 Tower


Pack your bags and hit Asia if you want fast elevators -- six of the ten fastest in the world are located there. To ride the fastest of them all, get yourself to Taiwan and the Taipei 101 Tower. Two of the tower's elevators, built by Toshiba and GFC Elevator, will rocket you to the 89th floor observation deck at a gut-wrenching 37 mph. For comparison, the Empire State Building's elevator (the 9th fastest in the world) clocks in at a plodding 16 mph.

Fastest Boat: "Spirit of Australia"



Proving, like the X-15, that old-fashioned knowhow is often better than new technology, the fastest boat in history was built in the 1970s by a man named Ken Warby in his shed. "The Spirit of Australia" set the world water speed record of 317.6 mph all the way back in 1978, and the record still stands today. Apparently, chasing this record is one of the most dangerous endeavors in the world, since around 85-percent of those who give it a go die in their attempts

Thursday, May 7, 2009

World's most expensive home in Surrey, England  

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$148 million with annual costs above $2 million a year, 24 bedrooms, 4 garages, 2 indoor pools, 2 outdoor pools, 60 plus acres of land and a whole lot more..

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

2009 Brabus Mercedes-Benz G V12 S Biturbo  

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Monday, February 23, 2009

Yves Saint Laurent Massive Art Auction today in Paris!  

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If you just happen to be in Paris anytime ovr the next three days and have a fairely disposible income, you might consider stopping by Pierre Berge's auction of nearly a lifetime's worth of art collected over the years he spent with his partner Yves Saint Laurent.






There is currently somewhere around $380 million worth of art up for auction with works coming from artists as famous and exclusive as Gaugin, Picasso, Klimt, Degas and Cezanne, with a grand total of 733 items for sale! Aparently most of the money raised from this auction will go to HIV and Aids research.