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Feeling the rush: Gran Turismo 5

One of the best games I played back then was Gran Turismo. A friend of mine, Rae introduced me to gaming and I fell in love with Gran Turismo. Now, another Gran Turismo was unveiled and I’m feeling like a kid once again with this game. So what can we expect from the new Gran Turismo 5?

This game is developed by Polyphony Digital and published by Sony Computer Entertainment and was officially released this November 24, 2010. For the first time, this gaming series introduces games for 16 players. And another noteworthy addition to the series is the damage model where the player can experience different kinds of damages and this will depend if the vehicle belongs to the standard or the premium category. And since this is a racing game, the thing that I actually anticipate is the range of vehicles included in the game. Here’s one important thing that you should know: this game offers you a collection of 1, 031 cars. And for the first time in the series, gamers can now experience driving and handling the Lamborghini and the Bugatti. You can also check out the Ferrari’s 458 Italia and the Lexus LFA Supercar. Again, hybrids make an appearance in this game. And this gets me thinking, how would the Lexus car fare? For other information and the trailer, click here.


Super convertible from Bugatti

This is one super car that is sure to make second, third or even fourth glances. This is one of those new super cars that caught my attention while checking some auto sites. Perhaps this is one activity that I cannot shake off, and that is to constantly check on the new updates on cars and just what I usually did way back then. But I digress. Back to this super convertible from Bugatti. This one was unveiled last quarter of 2008 and this Veyron Super car is known as the Veyron Grand Sport. This is an open top version that can push you to 250 miles per hour on the road. The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport first made its appearance at the Pebble Beach Concourse d’Elegance and based on one content that I checked, this one retained the coupe version’s 16 cylinder engine and the 1001 horsepower. Check all other information here.

Exclusive’s Exclusive: Meet the Pur Sang

If you think Bugatti’s Veyron is highly exclusive, then what do you call the Bugatti Veyron Pur Sang? Hmm. Just as I thought. So what makes the Pur Sang another step up the regular Veyron? Let’s take for granted all the standard features on the ‘regular’ Veyron as this will come as well on the Pur Sang. What is added is what they call extreme make-over. The difference lies on the exterior, specifically on the body of the vehicle. This super car has no colour coating! The Pur Sang reveals a body shell that is crafted from pure aluminum alloy and carbon fiber. The two-tone drama of the Pur Sang is evident on the vehicle. With this newest design, every enthusiast and Veyron lover will surely bask in the limelight.

Bugatti EB 16-4 Veyron Pursang Interior

*Interior of the Pur Sang

This highly exclusive car contains all the core structural components of the Veyron that includes the W16 engine, the passenger cell, crash box and linkages to the wheel.

Runway Meets Freeway: Hermes Meets Bugatti


*Pictured above is a Bugatti Veyron

The Bugatti Veyron almost has it all. It comes with great speed- the fastest legal production car in the world (until this car was edged out by the SSC Ultimate Aero TT in 2007) and with stunning good looks both outside and out. For that matter, its sticker price is shocking as well. Each is priced at about $1.25 million. If that sticker price may jolt you, then better brace yourself for the newest Bugatti Veyron that is in the market. It is still the same Veyron with the same performance; but right now this car features the design work of Hermes. That’s right, the same Hermes that is known as one of the more prestigious fashion houses in the world. The newest Veyron is of course the Hermes-designed Bugatti Veyron Fbg par Hermes. This limited edition car sells for around $2.3 million.

This vehicle still features the renowned power that is known to a Bugatti Veyron. This is a 16-cylinder engine vehicle with 1001 horsepower. It can run from zero to 62 miles per hour in 2.5 seconds. But for the Hermes-designed Veyron, this vehicle is set to feature a Hermes-designed interior plus the best in automotive technology. The Fbg name actually stands for Rue de Faubourg Saint-Honore- the street where the headquarters of the Hermes Paris is situated. The car is designed by Gabriele Pezzini and the car’s interior will feature no visible stitches. This will be done by utilizing the same technique as done on Hermes famous saddles. A Hermes wallet is designed to fit into the console, and the car’s trunk will come complete with a Hermes suitcase. It is expected that 10-15 of these cars will be built and 5 cars are already sold.

Additional Information on the Bugatti Veyron

The Bugatti Veyron was first showcased at the Tokyo Motor Show on October 19, 2005 while the official US production release on the other hand happened at the 2006 Los Angeles International Auto Show. Aside from the Hermes special edition, the company also unveiled the Pur Sang special edition. This Veyron that was labeled as the Bugatti EB Veyron ‘Pursang’ was presented to the public at the Frankfurt Motor Show. What makes the Pur Sang edition unique is the fact that the Pur Sang has no body finishing. In place of the body finishing, the car reveals the pure aluminum-carbon fibre body. The Veyron isn’t fuel friendly. It is noted that the car consumes more fuel than any other production car. It uses 40.4L per 100 kilometer that translates to 6.99 mpg imp/5.82 mpg US in city driving. Another interesting fact; the car features ten radiators. Three radiators are positioned for the car’s engine cooling system; a heat exchanger for the air-to-liquid intercoolers, 2 for the air conditioning system, one each for the transmission oil radiator, the differential oil radiator, the engine oil radiator and the hydraulic oil radiator for the car’s spoiler.