May 2008 Archives

“Difficult is worth doing” is the name of Honda’s upcoming TV ad, one of the most expensive ever created. The TV spot will feature a team of 45 world class free fall skydivers which will perform some of the most complicated skydive formations ever attempted for the camera. The stunt coordinator for this commercial is BJ Worth and… …read the full post

Launched in 1991, the Opel Astra replaced the legendary Kadett (the first one was made in 1936) and is one of Opel’s most sucessful model which is currently being built in ten locations worldwide, in countries like Germany, Belgium, UK, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Brazil and Serbia. 17 years later, the 10 millionth Opel Astra was built yesterday… …read the full post

Last week, I got the chance to drive the new Fiat 500. I was really excited, because, ever since the car was announced, I’ve been a big fan, especially after I got the chance to see it live at the Geneva Motor Show. So, I got in the car and went driving around to find a nice spot for some cool photos, in the same time checking out how it handles… …read the full post

The Chevrolet Camaro is closer and closer to finally making its debut. Though everyone was expecting the car’s official launch to take place next year, in January, at the Detroit Auto Show, it seems that GM is not willing to wait until then and will present the Camaro much earlier. Here’s what we have so far. First, we thought that the… …read the full post

Like we promised last week, today we’ll start a new section over here on Auto Unleashed, called Rpmgo Readers’ Cars, where we’ll present cars that our readers drive. We thought of creating this section after several of our readers sent us photos of their cars to ask us what do we think about them. And it would also be cool to see… …read the full post

As we’ve told you yesterday, the Cadillac CTS-V did an amazing performance on the Nurburgring race track, by finishing a lap in less than 8 minutes (7:59:32 more exactly), the fastest lap time registered by a sedan. And, as promised, today we have the video of this performance. Enjoy!…read the full post  Read More →

Though it’s not really our favourite car over here at Auto Unleashed, the Mini Clubman is selling pretty good, especially the Cooper S Clubman. And the German tuner AC Schnitzer came up with a very interesting tuning program for the British car. The 170 hp engine has been modified and it now develops 226 hp / 166 kW and 285 Nm of torque, which… …read the full post

Honestly, I don’t really know what to think about this car, the Spada Codatronca. First of all, the name, which is Italian for “short tail” or something like that, and then there’s its looks. Italians got us used to beautiful sports cars, but this one is, let’s say…less beautiful. However, though the name and the… …read the full post

This Ferrari F430 Concept was created by Luca Serafini who is one skilled designer and there’s no doubt about that. We were very impressed with the Lamborghini Embolado, presented by us here, last year. He designed the F430 concept starting from the current model, but also tried to look close at classic Ferrari models. The result is a very impressive… …read the full post

Though everyone was impressed with the new Jaguar XF, everyone also agreed that the market it targets is highly competitive, with strong German rivals, such as the Audi A6, the BMW 5 Series and the Mercedes Benz E Class. InsideLine put up the XF against these cars and you’d be amazed by the results. I mean, I like the XF, but didn’t imagine… …read the full post

With the Alfa Romeo Mi.To getting closer and closer to launch, we got a few pics of the car, the first interior photo a few days ago and now we have the first photos of the car in the wild. Taken by Biagio, one of Progetto955 readers, these photo show two versions of the Mi.To roaming around Turin. If the red one doesn’t surprise us, the white… …read the full post

Last year, while serving in Iraq, Scottish soldier Ben Shaw was the victim of an explosion caused by a roadside bomb. He instantly lost one of his eyes and doctors couldn’t do anything to save his other eye, so he went completely blind. After that, he got involved in a lot of charity events and his latest accomplishment is driving a Ferrari 360… …read the full post

Autocar reports that the Skoda Yeti SUV will enter production, most likely in 2009, as a part of Skoda’s plan to release six new models by the end of 2010. These cars will be both new generations of current models and new models through which Skoda will enter new markets. Some of these models, besides the Yeti, will be the new Fabia estate, the… …read the full post

Commenting one of our posts on the Aston Martin Rapide, one of our readers said that these British cars have “elegance without compromising the performance and the capability of the car to compete with those other sports cars”. Beautiful! As we said many times, Aston Martin is one of our favourite car makers and here’s a video of their… …read the full post

Have you ever felt like going to work in your giant, metallic watermelon? Yeah, neither did we. We don’t know zip about the car pictured here, except that, considered the license plate, it looks like it’s from Ukraine. One thing’s for sure: that’s one weird car. Check out more photos after the jump. …read the full post  Read More →