I'd say some Chechen or Dagi dzhigit is driving it by now, with PKM in the trunk (might've even joined Kadyrov's infamous cortage ). GTS is no joke to boost, and even harder not to get caught with after boosting it, so most likely it went straight into the shipping container headed either to Saudi Arabia, Albania or Southern Russia.
Argh, my right indicator isnt working (i think they're called 'blinkers or flashers' in the US?). Taken it all apart, bulbs are fine. Some days it works some days it doesnt, going to take it in to a mechanic to have a look, I suspect its the Relay or bad connection somewhere. Only bought the car a few weeks ago.
730 hp BMW M5 E60
I actually like the rear of this car.
http://www.autocar.co.uk/News/NewsAr...Esprit/244775/Lotus has finally given the green light to a replacement for the Esprit, a model that will have an essential role in boosting the Hethel firm’s brand image.
Key elements to the Lotus strategy have emerged weeks before new CEO Danny Bahr is due to reveal his seven-year plan for the company.
A Lotus source said the new supercar (known as Esprit internally, but it could get a different name) would be an “essential brand image builder” and a “high-status purchase”.
Lotus is targeting a power-to-weight ratio of 275-325bhp per tonne for its new flagship; an Audi R8 V10 has 319bhp per tonne.
Our source said the company is planning a three-tier line-up, with the four-cylinder Exige, Elise and Europa all falling into one group and the bigger V6 Evora in the other. He said there would always be room for an Esprit-like car. “It will be the ultimate expression of the brand,” he added.
As part of its business plan, Lotus has also been pitching the Evora platform technology to other companies. The Versatile Vehicle Architecture (VVA) can be adapted to create almost any type of vehicle, from a sports car to an SUV.
As an example of VVA’s flexibility, Lotus has provided an illustration showing the Evora platform with an electric powertrain, although a source said the firm would not be building an electric car.
However, Autocar has learned that the company is working on eight hybrid and electric projects for other firms.
VVA is being offered predominantly to small companies for niche products, and Lotus can supply either an Evora chassis or a bespoke platform.
“If manufacturers want to do niche vehicles easily and effectively, this is the way to do it,” said our source.
Texan drives $1 million car into marshes
Driver blames bird, dropped cellphone; Bugatti Veyron is world's priciest car
msnbc.com staff and news service reports
updated 5:09 a.m. PT, Fri., Nov . 13, 2009
LA MARQUE, Texas - A man blamed a low-flying pelican and a dropped cell phone for his veering his million-dollar sports car off a road and into a salt marsh near Galveston.
The accident happened about 3 p.m. Wednesday on the frontage road of Interstate 45 northbound in La Marque, about 35 miles southeast of Houston.
The Lufkin, Texas, man told of driving his luxury, French-built Bugatti Veyron when the bird distracted him, said La Marque police Lt. Greg Gilchrist.
The motorist dropped his cell phone, reached to pick it up and veered off the road and into the salt marsh. The car was half-submerged in the brine about 20 feet from the road when police arrived.
Gilchrist said he doesn't know if the car was salvageable, but in his words, "Salt water isn't good for anything." He says the man, whose identity hasn't been released, was not injured.
The police declined to release the driver's name, although the incident has drawn a great deal of attention on his vehicle.
The Houston Chronicle reported the Texan has become something of a celebrity. He reportedly told the Texas City wrecker driver who towed his car that California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger called him Wednesday, along with several other celebrities.
“He said he was getting so many calls that he finally stopped answering his phone,” said wrecker driver Gilbert Harrison of MCH Truck and Auto, which is storing the car.
But Harrison said the driver seemed to take his very expensive mistake in stride.
“He was calm,” Harrison told the Chronicle. “If it had been me, I'd have been cussing, but he was calm. I imagine inside he was probably pretty upset.”
The Bugatti Veyron is the fastest and most expensive production car in the world.
A 2006 Bugatti Veyron was recently offered for sale in Jonesboro, Ark., for $1.25 million.
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Oh man, the footage is even funnier
"Oh shit oh shit"
Bloody hell. Some people just need to be banned from driving anything other than a Smart car.
Crashed on a straight road.
Tut tut nub.
People who usually drive pickup trucks and have more money than brains or any driving abilities for that matter, shouldn't be anywhere near a car like that, that includes people who call it a "Lambo".