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Tired of only getting 16MPG in your Hummer 2 well check out this alternative ~> Kia Pop recharges in 6 hours with 87mph top speed and 100-mile range

Posted by yoMcLovin on September 30, 2010

After an August tease the all-electric Kia Pop concept car is now getting a proper reveal at the Paris Motor Show. Pop is a three-meter long three seater featuring a number of futuristic touches like rear-view cameras in each door, a full length glass roof, and an otherwise transparent OLED panel that displays all your instrument readouts only when the car is running. A second touch panel to the right of the steering wheel controls the vehicle’s other functions including audio, sat-nav, and climate. Under the hood you’ll find a 60-ps, 190-Nm motor powered by lithium polymer gel batteries capable of charging in just six hours. Combined we’re looking at an 87mph (140kph) top speed and 100-mile (160-km) max range. Of course, knowing the auto industry, by the time it hits the assembly lines it’ll likely resemble an unimaginative shoebox using whatever off-the-shelf parts Kia can find. But a boy can dream can’t he?

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Jigga wat, Jigga who? A Look Inside Jay&Bey’s $370K a week 180ft Yacht vacation

Posted by yoMcLovin on August 24, 2010

ICEDOTCOM – You’ve probably seen pics of Jay & Bey aboard their 180 ft $370k yacht ALTITUDE they’ve charted for $370k a week as part of their South of France vacation. Well here’s an inside look at what European paps won’t catch. The “superyacht” accommodates up to 12 guests and 14 crew members is luxuriously equipped with a gym, jacuzzi, several sundecks, kayak, jet ski & more. – ICE

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Whip Game Proper (in my T.I voice)

Posted by yoMcLovin on August 24, 2010

T.I. tore up the Las Vegas strip this past weekend at the annual Magic convention, held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. The 29-year-old was on hand to unveil a one-of-a-kind R 1 motorcycle, a collaboration between the Yamaha & Voodoo Custom Sport Bikes and the rapper’s AKOO clothing brand.

The bike, customized by Voodoo Industries’ Rob Uecker, retails for a healthy $80,000, featuring wood paneling, air ride rear suspension, full custom paint inspired by AKOO’s style and integrated turn signals. Sporting selections from his clothing brand, T.I. mounted the bike as convention-goers snapped pictures from the sidelines, getting a first glimpse of the vehicle. We wouldn’t mind riding that mean-looking whip, either.

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The 2010 Jaguar XJ75 Platinum Concept *HOT*

Posted by yoMcLovin on August 20, 2010

As part of the year long celebration of Jaguar’s 75th anniversary the Jaguar design team has created the XJ75 Platinum Concept, a one-of-a-kind design project on display at the Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance Concept Car Lawn this weekend .

The XJ75 Platinum Concept is the company’s first demonstration of the design customisation potential of the striking new XJ luxury salon, emphasising the Jaguar’s dramatic interior and exterior styling themes.

“The new Jaguar XJ Platinum Concept celebrates Jaguar’s 75th Anniversary, and highlights the uniqueness of the XJ, and more broadly, the increasingly personal nature of luxury cars in today’s market,” said Mike O’Driscoll, Managing Director of Jaguar Cars. “The XJ is thoroughly modern, and captures the innovative and daring character that our founder Sir William Lyons built into every Jaguar. And the design team clearly had some fun making their first one-of-a-kind XJ design concept in that spirit.”

Dominated by a striking white and black contrast theme that suggests precious platinum metal, the XJ75 Platinum Concept is a high-performance 470-hp 2011 Jaguar XJL Supercharged equipped with new ground-hugging front, rear and side sills. Painted a lustrous Satin Matte Pearlescent White, exterior chrome elements have been revised to either a dark chrome or gloss black. Bespoke 22-inch wheels are black and use a brushed contrast finish.

The contrast theme continues with gloss pearlescent white air vents, veneers and diamond stitch suede inserts to the seats and headliner, all set against the backdrop of a full Jet Softgrain leather interior. Suede and leather accents are seen throughout the interior to further material enhancements.

The XJ75 Platinum Concept centre console houses a bespoke clock developed and designed in partnership with the Bremont Watch Company. An independent British company, Bremont creates beautifully engineered and designed mechanical watches hand assembled in Switzerland.

“From a pure design perspective, the XJ75 Platinum Concept is foremost about emphasising the striking proportion and presence of the new XJ, with a distilled black and white theme, which conjures up the sense of precious platinum,” said Jaguar XJ Chief Designer Giles Taylor. “At the same time, the pure sporting character of XJ is brought to the fore by keeping the car’s clean graphic approach and further lowering its stance.

“On the inside, we played up the XJ’s combination of high-end materials and British flair to really have some fun. The XJ75 Platinum Concept is a design exercise that shows our vision of customization as an inspiration for those enthusiasts who have a taste for strong individuality and visual confidence in their luxury automobiles.”

Performance on the XJ75 Platinum Concept is derived from its 5.0-litre Supercharged direct-injection V8 with 470 horsepower and 424 lb.-ft of torque. Entertainment is provided by a 1,200-watt Bowers & Wilkins surround sound system with 20 speakers powered through 15 channels and state-of-the-art sound processing technology.

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