Zonda Tricolore Honours Flyboys

Source From: Star Motoring

MODENA (Italy): Sports cars and jet planes are a winsome double. They go together like burgers and fries.
Pagani Automobili has recently created the Zonda Tricolore to pay homage to the Italian Air Force aerobatics team.
The Frecce Tricolori (Italian, literally Tricolour Arrows), officially known as
the 313th Aerobatics Training Squadron, is a demonstration team based at Rivolto Air Force Base in Udine province.

They were formed in 1961 as an Air Force team, replacing previous teams that had been sponsored by various commands towards the end of the 1920s.

The team pilots the Aermacchi MB-339-A/PAN, a two-seat aircraft capable
of flying 898kph at sea level. It operates nine aircraft and a solo, the highest number of any aerobatics team in the world.
Apart from the details about the Zonda Tricolore that were mentioned in the lead picture, the 1,210kg supercar has a weight distribution of 47% front and 53% rear. The engine is mated to a six-speed Cima sequential gearbox and suspensions are cast in magnesium and titanium.
Carbo-ceramic Brembo brakes are capable of bringing the car's mixed Pirelli PZero tyres (front 19" and rear 20") to a quick stop from 200kph in a breathtaking 4.3s

Arthur's Day 2010

Arthur's Day is happening really soon which is on 24th of September 2010 so guys and girls, mark down your calender as there are not much day left till the celebration. Have you guys purchase or win yourself the tix yet. No worries because you can go straight to their website which is Arthur's Day Website and get the details from there.

Arthur's Day 2010
Date: 24th September 2010 ( Friday )
Time: 8.00pm
Venue: Sunway Lagoon Surf Beach
Dresscode: Black Party Chic

That's not all guys, you guys can catch the Arthur's Bus which will be going to selected area and you guys can stand a chance to win Exclusive Arthur's Day VIP Experience for you and your 5 friends. It includes dinner and drinks, chauffeur service, Seats at VIP Lounge, Access to mosh party and your own party host. So what are you waiting for, go catch the Arthur's Bus yeah.

Schedule and Location for the Arthur's Bus

18th Sept - Jarrod & Rawlins, Damansara Heights
19th Sept - Giant, Kota Damansara (10am - 12 pm) , TMC, Bangsar (3pm-6pm)
20th Sept - SOULed OUT, Hartamas
21st Sept - Royal Oak, Solaris
22nd Sept - Sid's Pub, Taman Tun Dr Ismail

Seoul to begin use of electric cars in 2011

Source From: Star Motoring

SEOUL: South Korea will begin mass production of electric vehicles next year, ahead of its earlier schedule, and provide financial support for government use to promote sales of emission-less vehicles, Yonhap news agency said Thursday.
The move comes as the country's top automaker, Hyundai Motor Co., together with its 43 suppliers and partner companies, completed the development of a compact electric vehicle, the BlueOn, two years ahead of their schedule.
The BlueOn is the world's second electric vehicle designed for mass production, following the i-MiEV of Japanese automaker Mitsubishi Motors Corp., according to the Ministry of Knowledge Economy.

President Lee Myung-bak test drives the BlueOn in the compound of the presidential house in Seoul today. - AP

The BlueOn, however, outperforms its Japanese rival in nearly all aspects as it can travel up to 140km after each recharge that takes six hours, compared to 130km for the i-MiEV, which takes seven hours to recharge.
Along with the development of the compact vehicle, the government believes the country will also be able to complete the development of a midsize electric vehicle for the start of mass production in 2014, three years ahead of an earlier schedule, the ministry said in a press release.
To promote the sales and use of electric vehicles, the government will shoulder up to 50% of additional costs for government offices to purchase electric vehicles instead of conventional vehicles that use fuels.
It will also work to increase the proportion of electric vehicles to 10% of annual sales of compact sedans in 2015 and 20 percent of all passenger car sales in 2020, by when it will also install 2.2 million battery rechargers throughout the nation, the ministry said.
"Given that electric vehicles are not a choice but a must for the automobile industry and that the governments of key industrialised nations, such as Japan, Germany and China, are taking aggressive steps to develop and promote electric vehicles, we need much more aggressive government measures" to promote the use and development of electric vehicles, the ministry said.
- Bernama