October 27th, 2008
Lamborghini, for some unknown reason, gave the Italian State Police a ridiculously policed-out 560hp 5.2-liter V10 Gallardo. I suspect it has something to do with not uncovering their illegal business practices, but that’s purely my own speculation (and 100% fact). I’m not sure which officer gets to drive the car, but if I had to guess, I’d say they all fight over it. Like little girls. Little Italian girls with accents and mustachios.
Hit the jump for a bunch more pictures, a video, and a link to an even massive-r gallery.
October 27th, 2008
Last night at dinner, Joey was talking about the Top Gear episode in which the trio visits Japan and holds a race from one side to the other using different means of transport. Jeremy in the R35 runs the Japanese speed cameras while putting a cardboard cutout of the British prime minister’s face over his own. Looks like this guy has the same idea. Here’s what Giz said:
“Yes, the photo above is real: It is Animal—from The Muppets—driving a British Audi while speeding through a German road. The famous pink drummer is driving the police there absolutely crazy, because he keeps doing it again and again. Or better said, the real driver is, using a low-tech approach to take advantage of a weak point of the radar cameras. I don’t know about you, but this image makes me laugh out loud. The German police, however, wasn’t amused when they explained to the press how the whole joke worked and how they couldn’t fine the driver because of it:
The number plate is not enough [to catch and fine the driver]. We need clear evidence of who is driving the vehicle too. But because this is a British vehicle we can never get a decent picture [because he radar cameras are designed to take photos of the passengers in the left seat, not the right]. The driver has obviously worked this out because he has placed a large puppet in the passenger seat.
This may be an example of the famous British sense of humour but it is still dangerous driving. The driver has been caught on camera on several occasions and the puppet is on the passenger seat every time. We suspect he positions the toy deliberately before accelerating past the camera.
I don’t know why are they making a big deal of this, quite honestly. At least Animal is not actually driving. [Nothing do to with Arbroath via Boing Boing]“
October 21st, 2008
In case you haven’t heard, topgear.com is live. Just watching the usual monday night lineup on BBC. Check it out, there’s some great content including a free itunes downloadable episode of the show.