Like most worker bees, we don’t spend all of our time in the office hive busting our tailbones. Some goofing-off time is mandatory to stay sane and quiet those voices in your head that keep trying to convince you to just drop a deuce coupe in the boss’s desk drawer and move to Costa Rica.
But, you can’t be blatant about your time-theft at work. Kicking off your shoes, pointing your browser to Hulu.com and watching The Daily Show with a bowl of popcorn just won’t fly. You’ve got to have a little more tact than that. Continue reading
Could it be? Would Ford actually bring they’re road-going rally car to the states? I sure hope so, because that means we’d be seeing these little beasts all over the place. The 2.5-liter 5 cylinder engine puts out to 305 horsepower and nearly 300 ft-lbs of torque… that’s STi and Evo territory! Ford says they’re considering bringing the RS stateside, but we wouldn’t see it in the showrooms for at least 2-3 years. What do you think they should do? Would you want to own one?
Posted in Photos, Racing, Rally, Sports Cars, Wallpapers
Tagged Car Wallpaper, Focus, Ford, Ford Focus, Ford Focus RS, Hot Hatch, Wallpaper
Tesla Model S - Front View in White
Tesla’s Roadster had a lot of hype in 2008. It was the hot, eco-friendly roadster that could do 0-60 in four seconds while reportedly getting 120 MPG. While the car is still hot-off-the-presses, Tesla’s been burning the midnight oil, working on the Model S. It’s a five seven seater sports-saloon that can do 0-60 in five seconds while still having a 300 mile range before needing a recharge. It looks like their work has paid off; I think it’s got the edge on the Porsche Panamera’s styling, while keeping up with it in all it’s performance specs.
So here’s some new wallpapers for your work week, enjoy!
Posted in Cool Vehicles, Economy Cars, New Cars, Photos, Wallpapers
Tagged Cars, Desktop, Desktop Wallpaper, Desktop Wallpapers, Economy Cars, Sports Cars, Tesla, Tesla Model S, Tesla Sedan, Wallpaper
Aston Martin has vowed to make a super car that makes all others tremble. For months they’ve been providing teasers of how the car will look, showing little pieces of it to the press. Well this week was the Geneva Motor show and the One-77 is now known to the world. It is, in the tradition of all Aston Martin’s, beautiful, elegant and powerful. AutoBlog has done a great write up on the beast and they took lots of pictures. To quickly sum up the One-77, it’s got:
- A 7.3-liter V8 producing around 750 Horsepower
- Aluminum and Carbon Fiber Chassis
- Carbon fiber body panels and ducts
- Expected curb weight of 3,300 pounds
- Low 3.0 second 0-60, 200+ MPH
Posted in Auto Manufacturers, New Cars, News Worthy, Photos, Sports Cars, Supercars, Wallpapers
Tagged Aston Martin, Geneva, Geneva Auto Show, One-77, Super Car, Super Cars
I know, I know… last weeks WOTW didn’t make it up on Friday, but that’s because we we wanted to bring you something really special on Monday to brighten up your day… consider this mission accomplished.
It’s hard to find a better example of a Lamborghini than their brand-spanking new Murcielago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce. When compared to the already lightweight LP-640, a 220 lb. weight loss and 487 ft-lbs. of torque helps the SuperVeloce run 0-62MPH in just 3.2 seconds, but it’s the 670 bulls under the hood that make it scream all the way up to 212 MPH (if you have the small spoiler on the trunk, that is). ‘
The refined, poly-angle design makes it more subtle than the Reventon, but still much more aggressive than the standard Murcielago. The engine cover alone helps transform this beast into an icon as three hexagonal-shaped polymer plates serve as a window into the engine bay, supported by a series of carbon fiber shelves formed specifically to maximize air flow onto the rear spoiler.
I doubt this Murc will be featured at the Lamborghini Academy, so these press photos will have to satisfy your appetite. Enjoy the pics, they should look great on your desktop for the next week or so. :)
Posted in Auto Manufacturers, Lamborghini, New Cars, Photos, Supercars, Wallpapers
Tagged Lambo, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Murcielago, Murcielago, Sports Car, Super Car
This weeks WOTW is dedicated to Sebastien Loeb, the winner of Rally Norway 2009 (and most World Rallies over the last 5 years). He is undoubtedly one of the worlds greatest drivers, even Formula One is interested in picking him up. He did pretty darn good too; 82 laps in Red Bulls F1 car is no easy feat. The G-Force’s alone would snap an average persons neck after 15-20 laps. Too bad it is so late in his career, otherwise he could have a real shot at taking on the worlds premier form of racing.
Either way, there is no denying his dominance in the world of Rally. He has won the Drivers Championship for the last 5 years, pitting Citroen at the top of the Manufacturers Challenge as well. So take this info into consideration when voting in our latest poll. Enjoy the pix after the jump, happy Friday!
Posted in Auto Manufacturers, Photos, Racing, Rally, Wallpapers
Tagged Auto, Autos, Car, Cars, Rally, Sebastien Loeb, World Rally, WRC
This is the latest from Pagani. It’s been in development for two years. It is both longer and wider than its predecessor, yet thanks to its carbon-monocoque body, it weighs almost 300 pounds less. It’s also more powerful than the F; using a Mercedes-Benz sourced 6-liter V12 engine, Pagani says the R has 750 horses at its disposal, which is more that 150 more horsepower than the F.
This is a recipe for pure insanity! The Zonda F can run the ‘Ring in 7:27, one of the fastest times ever recorded by a road car. Although that may be the catch; in the Zonda F, you could take it out on the street and pick up some groceries if you had to. The R, on the other hand, is anything but street legal. It is a race-bred machine. So if you ever see 1 of the 10 that Pagani is making, it’s likely to be in a garage, museum, on the track, or according to the press release, in someone’s living room.
Enjoy the pics, the press release is after the jump.
Edit: Updated with bigger, better pics!
Posted in Auto Manufacturers, New Cars, News Worthy, Nurburgring, Photos, Wallpapers
Tagged Auto, Auto News, Autos, Hyper Car, Pagani, Pagani Zonda, Super Car, Super Cars, Wallpaper
Lightning GT - Passenger Side
This weeks WOTW features a hot Electric Vehicle from the UK. It’s got 700 horsepower, making 0-60 achievable in four seconds flat. And it’s not just fast; it can go 200 miles on a 10 minute charge… not too bad, eh? Since it’s a all electric, it costs about 12 times less to power than gasoline, not to mention the tax incentives. The Lightning GT will be available for purchase in the UK sometime in 2009 for a price tag of £120,000, which is about $171,000 USD. The Lightning GT will be available to the rest of Europe and the US at a later date, but as of right now, there is no time frame for making a left-hand drive version.
Posted in Economy Cars, Photos, Sports Cars, Supercars, Wallpapers
Tagged Autos, Car, Cars, Electric Vehicles, EV, Green Cars, Green Technology, Phtotography, Sport Car, Super Cars, Wallpaper
This weeks WOTW is spicy hot and ready to rock. Available in both 1280 x 1024 and 1600×1200, enjoy!
Edit: Source – Supercar WallPapers
Posted in Photos, Wallpapers
Tagged Art, Desktop, Desktop Wallpaper, Desktop Wallpapers, GT3, Photo, Photography, Porsche, Porsche 997, Porsche GT3, Wallpaper
Last week I wrote up a post outlining some speculation about Obama’s new whip. This week the details of Cadillac One are official and I’ve got some killer wallpapers for you to have. Here’s the quick specs on the prez’s new limo:
- 18 feet long and 5’10” high
- 6.5-liter diesel engine
- Max Speed: 60MPH, 0-60 in 15 seconds
- Fuel Consumption: 8 miles per gallon
- 8″ thick armor plated doors
- Reinforced 5″ thick steel plate lines the underside
- The tires are Kevlar-reinforced, which makes them shread- and puncture-resistent. If the tires do come off, the specially made steel rims can still enable the limo to escape
- All windows are tough enough to stop armor piercing bullets
- All windows are fixed except the drivers, which can roll down 3″. This allows him to pay tolls and talk with Secret Service agents
- Armory includes: Night vision cameras, shotguns and tear gas
- Medical kit includes: oxygen tanks and bottles of the presidents blood type for emergency transfusions
- Technology includes: A State-of-the-Art laptop, satellite phone, on-board Wi-Fi and a direct line to his Vice President.
Pretty fancy stuff, now check out the goods.
Posted in Auto Manufacturers, Cool Vehicles, News Worthy, Photos, Wallpapers
Tagged Barrack Obama, Cadillac, Cadillac One, Gun, Guns, Limo, Limousine, Obama, Politics, Presidential Limo, Wallpaper
This week it’s more than just one wallpaper, it’s a whole gallery! Last week I posted up the classic photo of the Bugatti Veyron running down the Salt Flats, but this week I bring you something fresh. For the time being, it’s a car that only Japan is privy to enjoy. It’s the latest GT-R Spec V. Nissan just released the details, which I’ll post up soon, but they also sent out a huge collection of photos. If you follow this blog at all, you’ll know I’m a big fan of the GT-R, so I wanted to get them posted up here ASAP so you could enjoy them. What better post than the second WOTW? :)
Posted in Photos, Wallpapers
Tagged Cars, Desktop Wallpaper, Desktop Wallpapers, GT-R, GTR, Nissan, Nissan GT-R, Nissan GTR, Photography, Sports Cars, Super Cars, Wallpaper, Wallpaper of the Week, WOTW
I thought it would be fun to start offering up a new desktop wallpaper every week, so starting today until I run out of motivation images, you can find a fancy new wallpaper for your desktop every Friday.
If you have a cool image you want to submit to WOTW, feel free to send it in to AutoAnythingBlog -at- gmail -dot- com.
This weeks wallpaper: the Bugatti Veyron at the Salt Flats. Resolution is 1280x1024px. On a Window’s based PC or laptop, open the image, right click and select “Set as Desktop Background”.
Posted in Photos, Wallpapers
Tagged Auto, Autos, Bugatti, Bugatti Veyron, Car, Cars, Desktop Wallpaper, Photo, Photography, Sports Cars, Super Cars, Wallpaper, Wallpaper of the Week, WOTW