Jeremy Clarkson’s pal is Malta supercar rally crash driver whose Porsche ploughed into crowd

eremy Clarkson's pal is Malta supercar rally crash driver whose Porsche ploughed into crowd

A millionaire pal of Jeremy Clarkson was driving the £780,000 supercar that careered into a motor show crowd, injuring 28 people.

Multi-millionaire car fan Paul Bailey, 55, lost control of his Porsche 918 Spyder during the motor show in Malta.

Four of the injured are fighting for their lives in hospital in a critical condition and 15 others, including Mr Bailey, had to be treated in hospital.

A six-year-old girl and her mother were among the spectators seriously injured in the accident .

Witnesses said his 211mph Porsche 918 Spyder slammed into barriers after a back wheel hit the grass.

MUSLIM NUMBER PLATE FOR SALE TA12 REK TAREK TARIQ FIRSTNAME

This number plate is for sale – click the image for details

One spectator who witnessed the carnage said: “The car was speeding down the taxiway when a back wheel went on the grass.

“The car spun out of control, went through the barriers where a large crowd was watching, and into the area of the static car exhibition.

“Many people were hit, there was chaos and screams.”

Mr Bailey, from Rutland, made his fortune in telephone conferencing and sold his company for £28million in 2012.

He became the first person to own the ‘Holy Trinity’ of supercars – an £866,000 McLaren P1, a £1.2million Ferrari LaFerrari and the 918 Spyder.

Mr Bailey loaned some of his 50 supercars to Top Gear when Clarkson hosted the programme.

Source: Mirror

Please use the following 10% discount voucher (10%-OFF-YOUR-LISTNG-2015) at the checkout when you list your plate with us – www.APNAPLATES.com
Advertisements

Women Like Supercars Too

Women Like Supercars Too

Supercar makers are like teenage boys at a high school dance, according to business consultant Belinda Parmar. They don’t have a clue how to speak to women. They may need to learn, and quickly.

With the number of financially independent women on the rise across much of the world, high-performance carmakers risk losing a potentially big market to more adaptable rivals.

“Any woman could drive those cars,” said Sonja Heiniger, the Swiss owner of an Internet services firm who has owned four Lamborghinis and hits the racetrack in a Porsche. “If you only address men, then that’s a pity,” the 76 year-old said as she touched the accelerator in her latest Lamborghini, a US$375,000 Gallardo Super Trofeo Stradale special edition car in “rosso mars” red.

SIKH NUMBER PLATE FOR SALE MR55UNY MRS SUNY FIRSTNAME

This number plate is for sale – click the image for details

In China, one of the world’s fastest-growing car markets, Porsche makes almost 40 percent of its sales to women, helping it to become a key profit engine for parent Volkswagen. Porsche has picked tennis star Maria Sharapova as a brand ambassador and expanded into sport-utility vehicles (SUVs), a category which has proved popular among women. But the high-performance car industry has a long way to go.

It remains dominated by gender stereotypes, with scantily-clad models decorating the stands at car shows. And most brands make little attempt to address women – just look at the number of car adverts in male-orientated magazines such as GQ compared with Marie-Claire and Elle that have a more female readership.

SIKH NUMBER PLATE FOR SALE MR 61NGH MR SINGH LASTNAME

This number plate is for sale – click the image for details

When luxury carmakers have tried to market to women, their attempts have sometimes backfired. An Aston Martin dealership in Britain organized a “Ladies Day,” offering an Estee Lauder make-up lesson after a test drive, a move which some women criticized as patronizing.

As a result, some carmakers appear wary of trying. “It’s like with an engineering degree which attracts more men than women, that’s just how it is,” said Lamborghini Chief Executive Stephan Winkelmann. “Males are more into the car business and the super sportscar is the pinnacle of that business.” He added he would like to see more women buyers, but would not push to attract them in order “to keep the Lamborghini DNA as pure as possible”.

Do you agree?

Women Like Supercars Too Women Like Supercars Too

Source: Channel NewsAsia

Please use the following 10% discount voucher (10%-OFF-YOUR-LISTNG-2015) at the checkout when you list your plate with us – www.APNAPLATES.com

Businessman buys £3m ‘Holy Trinity’ of supercars

Businessman buys £3m 'Holy Trinity' of supercars

A wealthy car enthusiast drove his £866,000 McLaren supercar to the garage to pick up his new £1.2m Ferrari – which he then drove to collect his new £780,000 Porsche.

Businessman Paul Bailey has beaten the world’s wealthiest car collectors to become the first person to own the £3million “Holy Trinity” of hypercars.

His Saturday started when he got behind the wheel of his McLaren P1and drove 35 miles from his home to a Ferrari dealership in Nottingham.

SIKH NUMBER PLATE FOR SALE MR 13AWA BAWA MR BAWA BAWA FAMILY LASTNAME

This number plate is for sale – click the image for details

He then handed the keys to his P1 to wife Selena and jumped inside his brand new £1.2 million Ferrari LaFerrari, which he ordered two years ago.

They then drove 100 miles in convoy to a Porsche dealership in Cambridge, where he collected his new 918 Spyder.

It is thought Mr Bailey, from Rutland, is the first person to get their hands on all three of the world’s most sought-after hypercars.

The three machines, which have only been seen together previously in car magazines, boast a combined 2,740bhp – the equivalent of 45 entry-level Ford Fiestas.

MUSLIM NUMBER PLATE FOR SALE MR II ZEB MR ZEB FIRSTNAME

This number plate is for sale – click the image for details

All three are capable of 0-62mph in less than three seconds and a top speed of more than 200mph.

They they are part of a new breed of ultra-performance motors which use hybrid technology to achieve fuel economy of up to 94mpg.

Multi-millionaire Mr Bailey, who sold his telephone conferencing business for £28million in 2012, described his fleet of performance motors as “totally amazing”.

Source: The Telegraph

The Sights and Sounds of an Epic LA Supercar Meet

The Sights and Sounds of an Epic LA Supercar Meet

Every month, there’s an event held in Los Angeles called “Morning Octane”. But what makes this event different from most — other than the huge amount of supercars and exotics — is the venue in which it is held.

After getting off of the United States’ oldest freeway, the 110, one finds themselves in the parking lot of the famed Rose Bowl.

UK\BRITISH NUMBER PLATE FOR SALE Y3 FAT FAT YEH FAT

This number plate is for sale – click the image for details

I’ve been to plenty a football game at the Rose Bowl, but on a warm July morning, I ventured out to these hallowed grounds to enjoy a morning of cars and friends. And the turnout did NOT disappoint.

It was a showcase of some of the latest and greatest modern supercars, from the Enzo to the Aventador and much more. This video captures some of the highlights of the show, but keys mainly on the accelerations–and one more thing, that Honda Odyssey actually has 1,000 horsepower and was tuned by legendary Porsche tuner Bisimoto. Watch it all below:

Source: Bold Ride

Liam Neeson Takes Out A Plane With A Porsche In Taken 3

Liam Neeson Takes Out A Plane With A Porsche In Taken 3

Have you seen the new Taken 3 trailer? Well, here it is. We can’t wait for the film just so that we can see more of Liam Neeson using a 911 to take out a plane’s landing gear.

And not just any Porsche either; he uses a Porsche 996. If there’s ever a Porsche to match Liam Neeson’s attitude, it’s the 996.

The plot is that Liam Neeson returns as ex-covert operative Bryan Mills, whose reconciliation with his ex-wife is tragically cut short when she is brutally murdered.

SIKH NUMBER PLATE FOR SALE PA12MA S PARMA S PARMA SINGH/SANDHU/SIDHU/ETC ETC FIRSTNAME

This number plate is for sale – click the image for details

 

Consumed with rage, and framed for the crime, he goes on the run to evade the relentless pursuit of the CIA, FBI and the police.

For one last time, Mills must use his “particular set of skills,” to track down the real killers, exact his unique brand of justice, and protect the only thing that matters to him now – his daughter.

Watch as Neeson uses a Porsche 911 to single handedly take out a plane.

Taken 3 opens in theatres on 9th January 2015.

Video: Dragon’s Den Porsche 918 Spyder Goes Up In Flames

Video: Dragon's Den Porsche 918 Spyder Goes Up In FlamesImagine your dream car going up in flames. Imagine if that dream car was a $845,000 Porsche 918 Spyder. Heartbroken wouldn’t even describe your feelings.

Well, sadly, that is what happened to Dragon’s Den star David Perry as he watched his dreams burn in front of his eyes. There was nothing he could do but watch.

MUSLIM NUMBER PLATE FOR SALE YU55AAF YUSSAF FIRSTNAME

This number plate is for sale – click the image for details

How did it happen? Too much petrol over spilled from the 918 hybrid, the heat from the exhaust ignited the fuel causing an Porsche inferno. Unfortunately the damage is beyond repair.

Watch the video below to see the Porsche 918 inferno. Heart wrenching stuff for any car lover and especially David Perry…

Source: Carhoots

Concept To Reality: The 918 Spyder

Porsche 918 Spyder Concept

The official announcement has finally arrived: Porsche will produce the 918 Spyder in “limited series production.”

When the Porsche 918 Spyder concept was revealed just before the 2010 Geneva auto show in March, it was assumed that the car was bound for production.

At that point Porsche had never shown a concept car without putting it on the road, and Porsche suggested that this rule wouldn’t change under new VW ownership.

OTHER NUMBER PLATE FOR SALE MOH 961 MOHAMMED MOHAN ETC NICKNAME

This number plate is for sale – please click the image for more details

Details of the car’s volume and positioning are still unknown, but we would expect the former to be very low and the latter to be very high. The 918 Spyder will be Porsche’s flagship, the brand’s attempt to set the high-water mark for dual-source power.

The 918 Spyder is a performance hybrid with four distinct driving modes and an extra, KERS-type overboost feature like that found on some F1 cars in 2009.

It is motivated by various combinations of its 500-plus-hp, 3.4-liter V-8 (derived from the RS Spyder LMP2 car) and three lithium-ion-powered electric motors—two on the front axle and one integrated into the transmission—that make a total of 218 hp.

UK\BRITISH NUMBER PLATE FOR SALE T14WUK TIA T14 WUK KUWAIT

This number plate is for sale – please click the image for more details

Interestingly, the 918 Spyder can function as both a parallel or a series hybrid, as the electric front axle can propel the car on its own, or in conjunction with the engine.

In its thriftiest mode, Porsche states a European-cycle figure of 78 mpg. In race mode, expect a top speed in the neighborhood of 200 mph and a Carrera GT–beating Nürburgring lap time of 7:30.

Porsche 918 Spyder Concept Porsche 918 Spyder Concept Porsche 918 Spyder Concept Porsche 918 Spyder Concept

Source: Car and Driver