Posts filed under “Weekend”

New Bentley Continental GT

Classic Driver:

“Due to appear at the Paris Motor Show on 2-17 October, the wraps have come off Bentley’s new Continental GT four-seater coupé – a car which aims to build on the success of its 2003 predecessor.

The current 6-litre, twin-turbocharged W12 engine now has a raised power output of 567bhp, plus 700Nm (516lb ft) of torque, mated to a new Quickshift transmission allowing double downshifts. Thanks to advanced FlexFuel technology, the engine can run on either standard unleaded petrol or sustainable bioethanol (up to E85), or any mix of the two.

The big news, however, is that late 2011 will see the introduction of an all-new, high-output V8 engine, promising a 40 per cent reduction in emissions compared with the W12, along with a class-leading CO2 emissions-to-power ratio.”

Lovely, although I find the original headlight and grill configuration more compelling.



New Bentley Continental GT – the Wraps Come Off
Classic Driver

Category: Weekend

Italian Landslide Captured on Video

Visually astonishing This February 2010 landslide is an example of liquefaction — the earth, rock and soil flow like a river. If you have never witnessed this, it is quite amazing to see . . . Italy Calabria About 200 residents have been evacuated from their homes after a landslide split a hillside apart in…Read More

Category: Science, Weekend

Weekend at Burnies

A Florida pastor plans to burn Korans on the anniversary of 9/11, and John Oliver reads from the Jewish manual. (07:11) The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c

Category: Weekend

1930 Art Deco Henderson

Fantastic bike: > from Rhinebeck Grand National Meet: Newly restored bike owned by Frank Westfall of Syracuse, NY. Originally built by O. Ray Courtney in 1936 and is based on a 1930 K.J Henderson. The bike is powered by inline four cylinder. The bike is a fantastic piece of history, the craftsmanship is absolutely stunning…Read More

Category: Weekend

Ferrari 458 Italia Brings Sexy Back to High Speed Road Cars

> More photos at automobile mag > Source: Ferrari 458 Italia Has Enough Superlatives to Match the Sticker LAWRENCE ULRICH NYT August 19, 2010

Category: Weekend

Bankers’ Song – We Didn’t See It Comin

How Wall Street Made The Crisis Worse” by NPR’s Planet Money in collaboration with ProPublica

This song, fondly entitled “We Didn’t See It Comin”, by The Gregory Brothers with some help from various titans of finance, not to mention the FCIC, scrutinizing in the key of B minor.

Planet Money:

Lyrics after the jump . .  .


Hat tip Financial Philosopher

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Category: Humor, Weekend

Freakonomics the Movie (Trailer)

FREAKONOMICS is the highly anticipated film version of the phenomenally bestselling book about incentives-based thinking by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner. Like the book, the film examines human behavior with provocative and sometimes hilarious case studies, bringing together a dream team of filmmakers responsible for some of the most acclaimed and entertaining documentaries in recent…Read More

Category: Weekend

The Joy of a Salesman

NSFW Being a salesman is the ultimate career. Especially when you get to deal with bosses like this one. (If you are in sales, or have ever been in sales, you will get this. If you’ve never been in sales, probably won’t get it…and consider yourself very lucky.)

Category: Humor, Weekend

Coming Soon: Fiat 500

The Fiat 500 appears to be heading to American shores as early as January 2011, a product of the Fiat takeover of Chrysler.  2011 will possibly see a convertible version of the Fiat 500, followed by an electric version in 2012. Consumer Guide describes it as “Retro-cute, fun-to-drive small, and super-stingy with gas.” Expected US…Read More

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21st Century Enlightenment

Matthew Taylor explores the meaning of 21st century enlightenment, how the idea might help us meet the challenges we face today, and the role that can be played by organisations such as the RSA.

Category: Weekend