Wednesday, 5 August 2009

OT: drop dead gorgeous... u sexy thing u ;)

the last episode of top gear season 13 rolled up... one car that was mentioned in the last episode was the replacement for the ferrari f430...the f458 italia... 4.5-litre direct injection V8. 325kmh top speed. 0-100 in less than 3.4 seconds...

just look at it... it is a thing of beauty... fine italian art :)

but as Season 13 comes to an end, we will once again be relegated to going through our top gear archives for great episodes in past seasons... some of my fave eps of the last 4 seasons are as follows:

- S10 Ep1: Porsche 911 GT3 RS vs. Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera vs. Aston Martin V8 Vantage N24 as they go to find the greatest driving road in the World.
- S10 Ep 10: BMW M3 vs. Mercedes C63 AMG vs. Audi RS4 shootout... with a fantastic ending...
- S11 Ep 4&5: Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione looked amazing in Ep4 & Nissan GT-R was fantastic and was in both episodes
- S11 Ep6: the British (Top Gear) vs. The Germans (D Motor) showdown was just great. Richard's bad winner act and stig-james trouncing them in the aston martin jus great. Jay Kay's drive in a reasonably priced car was cool and his interview interesting... slightly weird but interesting ;) gumpert being fastest until season 13 was cool too...
- S12Ep2: the boyz go to the USA and drive some muscle cars... James in a Cadillac CTSV, Jeremy drives the Corvette ZR1 and Richard drives a Dodge Challenger... Jeremy also drives the Abarth-tuned Fiat 500 (which Schumi drives in real life yuh)... a fun episode ;)
- S12Ep5: Lexus IS F vs the BMW M3 Saloon... & the Ferrari Daytona in Saint-Tropez... a slice of heaven no? :)
- S13Ep1: that whole show about michael being the stig... priceless :) and of course the outrageous ferrari fxx
- S13Ep2: Richard Hammond goes up against the Merc SL Black in a Lamborghini Murcielago SV and theres a race between a Bugatti Veyron and a McLaren F1. How cool is that? :)

stiggie... the best driver ever? on the top gear track, most definitely :)

i love ferraris, which boy doesn't? but they i.e. all supercars and hypercars cost the earth in singapore... well ok a house(the type of house varies of course... some much nicer and in better districts than others) and if u read clarkson's great article entitled 'supercars' he says that it more or less says to women that the man driving it is either "(a) married (b) having a mid-life crises (c) has a penis measurable only with the assistance of a microscope" to quote mr. clarkson or it could be all 3 no? :) oh and by the way, jeremy has had a ferrari 355 and lamborghini gallardo before... hmm... [as a watch enthusiast, i think i know what kinda watches the folks that fall in (c) wear too :) they would have to be HUGE no? :)]

james may's article on owning a fezza, eg the f430, just once in your life though has also got me thinking... maybe i can get an old beat up scud one day... in a nearby country where they cost much less :) or something louder like a gallardo or smoother like the r8... or perhaps getting something more practical in a nearer country where car prices don't involve the sale of vital body parts? i could consider an r8, a dbs, a m3 or a gtr possibly?... hmm i tink i actually may be closer to a fiat 500 quite honestly, not even the abarth version :)

one other thing to note about most supercars though... i am not a slim athletic built type chap and getting in and out of the low slung supercars can be challenging and in worst cases undignified... hmm should I adopt the lotus position or the kneeled praying position ;) ok signing up for yoga lessons and weight loss may help to this end...

another thing mentioned in this season 13's last episode was felipe massa... sad to see him involved in such a crazy accident and i too would like to wish him a speedy recovery... on the other hand, i am also happy that schumi has decided to fill his seat for possibly the rest of the season... as someone who used to enjoy watching f1 and a tifosi, michael was just amazing to watch... some of the drives he did put him in a different class to the rest of the field and this is supposed to be the highest field there is... i hope to catch either him or both of them when the singapore f1 swings around...

here's wishing him all the best in his recovery... pic of us taken about a year back...

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