Aston Martin DB9 Virage promo
Under the brights lights in Geneva, Aston Martin revealed the Virage - a "new" 2+2 model which sits between the DB9 and DBS models in the Aston Martin lineup. With the mildly facelifted DB9 launched last summer, the Virage has us scratching our heads as we contemplate why Aston is passing the Virage off as a new model. Same kind of confusion also ensued when spy photographers previously caught it doing rounds at the Nürburgring Nordschleife. We didn't know know to make of it. Regardless of how you slice and dice it, the vehicle is a DB9 with a new more assertive look. On the outside of the Virage, which if you're into anagrams also spells Viagre, you'll notice a One-77 inspired aluminum front grille, new front bumper fascia, new fender side strakes with built-in LED repeater lamps, side skirts and rear diffuser. The Virage uses the same front mid-mounted 6.0 liter V12 producing 490 bhp (365 kW/497 PS) and 570 Nm (420 lb-ft) of torque. The power plant is mated to a six-speed Touchtronic II automatic transmission through a carbon fiber prop shaft and the gearbox is mounted transversely on the axle for 50:50 total weight distribution. 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) clocks in at 4.6 seconds and top speed is 299 km/h (186 mph). High-res photos: http://www.worldcarfans.com/111022430837/aston-martin-virage-live-in-geneva
Mercedes-Benz 'Sunday Driver' commercial with Michael Schumacher and Mika Häkkinen
Seven time Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher and two time champ Mika Häkkinen take a funny stab at their relationship as bitter rivals in the 1990s. However, today we find them both linked to Mercedes-Benz to help promote the 4MATIC all wheel drive system in this tv commercial.
Mercedes SLS AMG - "Tunnel"
Record title winner Michael Schumacher test drives the SLS AMG before his comeback to Formula One - in his own unique way.
Ferrari brings back to life fire-damaged 225E
After almost two years of work, restoration of the 225E chassis no. 0178 is finally complete and the car is back in its owner’s hands. The project was a huge challenge for the Ferrari Classiche department as the car, which belongs to an Argentinean collector, arrived in Maranello in a terrible state of repair, having been partly-destroyed in a fire.