tech e blog

Unlike its predecessors, the 2012 Lotus Exige S "now has to cope with the 3.5-litre supercharged V6 from the Evora S; this means the Exige is no longer such a small car - the new one is wider, longer, and, yes, heavier too -- by about 170kg, which in Lotus-land is a lot." Click here for more pictures. Continue reading for a video.

So it looks like the Exige is changing. It used to be a track car that worked on the road, currently it feels like a road car that's devastating on track - bigger, smoother, marginally less precise and noticeably heavier than before.
[via TopGear]

Continue Reading

Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo


Sleek and stylish, the Avenger Vertical watch is not only Lamborghini Aventador inspired, but it uses a faux "engine roll bar (same as in aventador) that is located at the central loop glass to display the hours." Click here to see more pictures. Continue reading for Top Gear's Lamborghini Aventador review.

At the same time the case of this watch has been designed to represent something that is obviously Lamborghini, with strong edges and combination of black and orange (aranchia) colors.
[via Dvice]

Continue Reading

Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo


At $379700USD, the Lamborghini Aventador is powered by a naturally-aspirated 6.5-liter V12 engine that generates 700hp @ 8250rpm and 509 lb-ft of torque @ 5500rpm, rocketing it from 0-60mph in just 2.9-seconds. Continue reading for the Top Gear segment and more pictures.

Richard Hammond is up first, and his date with the Aventador goes rather swimmingly. After he gets a shot in the control seat, the Stig has the chance to run the Lamborghini around the track.
[via Autoblog - SeriousWheels]

Continue Reading


In this episode, "Jeremy, James and Richard attempt to make train travel better, by replacing the locomotive and carriages with cars; on the track, Jeremy compares the Jaguar XKR-S and an updated version of the Nissan GT-R. Continue reading to watch the three available (out of five) parts."

Continue Reading


In the latest episode of Top Gear, Jeremy Clarkson reviews "the McLaren MP4-12C under the hammering beats of Daft Punk's Tron: Legacy soundtrack". Continue reading to see how it fares against the Ferrari 458 Italia.

[via Jalopnik]

Continue Reading


Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson is not stranger to fast exotics, and the Pagani Zonda R just might be one of his favorites. Featuring a "Mercedes AMG 6.0 liter race derived V12 engine, with 750 hp and 524 lb-ft of torque." Limited to just 15-units worldwide, it retails for a hefty $1.9-million. Click here for more pictures. Continue reading for the segment.

A direct throttle actuation via mechanical cable ensures immediate throttle response. The Xtrac Magnesium cased dog ring gearbox combined with tha Automac Engineering AMT system performs gearshifts in 20ms, triggered by the drivers input on the paddles behind the steering wheel.
[via Cardotcom]

Continue Reading

Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo


Finally, Top Gear has returned, and season 17 is definitely no slouch. Jeremy Clarkson drives a modern day interpretation of the E-type Jaguar as it celebrates it's 50th birthday; Richard travels to South Africa where he test drives a larger rugged alternative to the Hummer; James, with the help of Olympic athlete Amy Williams, takes a look at the latest Mini rally car." Continue reading to watch. For those who'd like to skip around the episode, be sure to look for a "Video Segments" box on the far right side of the video.

[via Jalopnik]

Continue Reading


Top Gear personality Jeremy Clarkson takes the blistering Caparo T1 out for a spin in this latest segment. At $480,000USD and weighing just 1,000-pounds, this mid-engine, rear-wheel drive beast is powered by a 3.5L V8 engine that puts out 575hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. Click here for more pictures. Continue reading to watch -- plus two bonus videos.

But watching the T1 make minced meat out of the 911 GT3s and Jaguar XFRs as if they're standing still is promise enough. And watch for the Jag pendulum powerslide mid-way through.
[via Autoblog]

Continue Reading

Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo


In a recent Top Gear episode, "James May takes a rare trip out onto the Top Gear track to review a pair of Porsches - the 911 Sport Classic and Boxster Spyder." Continue reading to see how the cars fared. Click here for more pictures of the Porsche Boxster Spyder.

Now we're walking away from this car nearly convinced that the Boxster Spyder is the most approachable and rewarding car available from Porsche today, the purest Porsche you can buy.
[via InsideLine]

Continue Reading

Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo


Finally, the first episode of Top Gear USA premiered tonight on The History Channel. According to viewers, "there's a bit of a touring-company feel to the whole thing, a vague sense of wedding-band cover-version, especially at first." Click here for the first picture in the gallery. Continue reading for a 60 Minutes segment showcasing the UK verson. Here's the verdict:

So yes, watch this show. At least record the first episode, just so History Channel folks know you're paying attention. But by all means, by the third episode you should have the snack tray full and an hour free, because this show has a damn good chance of being, if not lightning in a bottle, then white lightning in a jar.
[via Jalopnik]

Continue Reading

Photo Photo Photo Photo