WARNING: For anyone who is not a total gear-head like me, this post may be of little or no interest to you. That being said, you have to admit…half-million AND MILLION dollar cars are pretty cool no matter what you think about cars, right? Yep, that’s what I thought. 😉
This was my second time going to the annual Barrett Jackson Auto Auction and Car Show, which plays host to 250,000 people every year. It is a week long event that features some of the most amazing classic cars, modern day super cars, and even vintage and new race cars. Truly an epic event for anyone who is a car nut like me.
There is a new class of super-ultra-cars that are incredibly light weight, high in horsepower, and well, insanely fast. Those are usually my favorite cars to hang around, so I took most of my pics/video of these rare, exotic monsters.
I took my Flip Mino HD and digital camera to the event grab some footage/pics. Some of the most epic vehicles:
4.7 L twin-supercharged V8
806 hp and 782 ft-lb of torque
Price: $1.2 million
640hp Audi V8 Engine.
0-60 in 3.0 seconds.
600 hp Twin Turbocharged V8
1984lbs (it’s a damn racecar)
Price: Auctioned off for only $145,000. This is the deal of a century. Some day this car may be worth MILLLLLLLLIONS of dollars!
Better start saving up!
My friend, Kieron of Here.org.uk and WhiteCarWorld.com, recently interviewed some of the top business bloggers (including Shoemoney, John Chow Neil Patel and many others – even me) about their daily drivers and ultimate-if-money-was-no-object fantasy cars. It is a great read if you are a car-nut like me! Kieron is the proud owner of a white (of course!) Range Rover SE Supercharged. Sweet car, Kieron!
You can read the full article here:
Internet stars and their cars!
I uploaded this video clip to YouTube earlier today. This is a short video of 5th Gear visiting “America’s most exclusive car club,” the Van Horssen Group, which is located literally 5 minutes across the freeway from me here in Scottsdale, Arizona.
According to the owner, Ron Van Horssen:
Owners of super premium automobiles often drive them less than 1,000 miles each year, making it hardly worth the time and trouble to maintain them full-time. Van Horssen Group solves this problem – and goes far beyond the limits of traditional ownership – by offering national access to magnificent vehicles, which are impeccably maintained and delivered to your locations whenever you want to drive them.
What do you guys think? Is this a practical way to drive these supercars, or would you prefer to own them individually?
For more info: Van Horssen Group
Koenigsegg is a relatively new supercar producer, releasing a several primetime cars in the past few years, including the 655 HP CC8S, folowed by the 806 HP CCR and finally the American-ized version, the CCX which complies with US impact regulations, as well as lower octane fuel. Still, even being tuned for the U.S., Koenigsegg was still able to push out over 800 HP from the CCX, quite impressive, by any supercar standard, especially that the car weighs 2600 lbs, much less than the Enzoâ€™s 3000 lb curb weight.
What’s most amazing is the new CCXR, which runs on Biofuel and produces over 1000 HP. Read more at CarZi…
BTW, CarZi is getting off to a great start! On our second day, we received over 100 unique visitors. Today it looks like we will get even more than that! Thanks everyone for visiting the site and if you haven’t already, check it out, especially if you love cars!
After over a month in planning, I am proud to finally announce the launch of CarZi!
CarZi is the second blog from the Zi Media Network – owned and operated by 13-year old problogger David Wilkinson. I have been working with David on upgrading TechZi over the past few months and CarZi is the first blog we are co-authoring, along with two mad fellas from Canada – Vinay and Anthony from Madwhips.com.
CarZi’s focus will be all things car-related including – aftermarket, American cars, auctions, car buying, concept cars, driving, European cars, gadgets, garage, energy-friendly, hi-res photos, Japanese cars, maintenance, advertising, spy photos, tech, videos and my favorite – Formula 1.
If you love cars, like I do, you will go CRAZY for CarZi. We plan out pumping out more than 50 articles over the next month from our four writers, among myself.
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