VIDEO: 100 seconds of Techart Porsche GT Street RS @ Frankfurt IAA 2011

30 september 2011, 16:50

Back on the horse with our ”100 SECONDS OF…” VIDEOCLIPS from the FRANKFURT IAA 2011 EXPO which we are aaalmost done with- but a great mix of videos and a handfull of photogalleries still to go.

 

This one is for a real beast of a car, the Techart Porsche GT Street RS! You cant dismiss that its got a unique colour, and like I say in the video everything is done with perfection.

 

It sures takes a tuner like Techart to make a noticable difference of the high quality the 911 already has from factory. But this one does it, and then some. Hope you like it!

 

VIMEO:

 

Frankfurt IAA Auto Expo 2011 – 100 seconds of Techart from Superior Media on Vimeo.

 

YOUTUBE:

 

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95K2FhZAbVc

 

You know the drill, if you want to zap around all the other ”100 seconds of…” clips we did at the expo, all you need to do is CLICK THIS LINK! 🙂


SELECTED: Europe mix (Bugatti, Volvo, Porsche & Bentley) Frankfurt IAA 2011

29 september 2011, 20:58

Time to finish it with that little expo called FRANKFURT IAA 2011, just a few galleries left and a handfull or two of VIDEOCLIPS from me- and then a lot of what I would like to call ”bonus material” from Team B = Pierre and Rani.

 

After that, top priority will be on the SUPERIOR MEDIA movies we have stocked up material for during the summer, but instead of diverting from the subject; lets enjoy another gallery from Martin ”BILBILDER.SE” Persson which is a healthy mix of brands like Bugatti, Volvo, Porsche & Bentley:

 

(If you have followed all the blogging from FRANKFURT IAA, you’ve noticed that we more then once stated that racecars are definately not a priority here. But the rare one still made an impression, this GT3 RSR was probably the dirtiest and in by far worst condition- but that did not harm its natural rough aura at all.)

 

(The leader of Team B, SIR_PIERRE noticed the same car and how easy it was to turn one of the most premium of all supercars like the Bugatti Veyron into such a… dull thing? Normally classical red is racy and extravagant, but here it looked sort of cheap and tacky- especially the wheels!)

 

 

(The mega in size and classiness Bentley Mulsanne was proudly representing the UK in this classic wine red colour. You can almost smell the noble scent of really fine London Earl grey tea and newly baked cookies from Harrods. And yes, I do have a friend in the english capitol that promised to bring me home both of those things…)

 

 

(Yeah, one more Bugatti and even more negativity. I usually dont comment on things I dont find interesting but… This is from a sad way my chance to ask anyone. What the hell were they thinking with this complex pinstripe design?? Reminds of some interior furniture in a hipster gym or something…)

 

 

(Volvo certainly brought their A-game to the expo, and this luxury-concept actually did a little bit of sense speaking to one of the developers behind it. Their thought was ”Scandinavian minimalistic and pure design”, and while the exterior is certainly fitting the bill handsomly- it was the interior which was *bang* spot on in our opinion. Worth the extra googling!)

 

 

(VolksWagen were furiously promoting their VW UP model that they want to take over the world with by fitting into a unique (?) class just below the Golf but a small step up from the old Lupo. Apart from plenty of staff members dressed as scientists there was a bunch of hip patterns breaking out in the stale white majority of their stall. Creepy in a hip way!)

 

 

Of the remaining goodness we have Aston Martin with their stacked presence and a few minor ones like Bentley GTC vs The new Porsche 911 and also some Italian flavours to round things of. Martin was a really busy son of a #¤%#… at FRANKFURT! 😀

 

Now that we are getting closer to the end of the expo round-up, have you like what you’ve seen? Its just an awful lot to cover, but we really digged the mix of stuff there… Comment below!


SIR_PIERRE: Megamix från Frankfurt IAA med Ranisfoto.se läckra bilder!

28 september 2011, 19:03

Time to go Swedish style in the blog when ”Team B” at FRANKFURT IAA 2011 EXPO show us a huge chunk of what they got down in Germany!

The text (Swedish) is by SIR_PIERRE who also runs his personal ”boys will be boys will be gents sometimes” kind of blog as well HERE– be sure to check it out if you like women, watches, cool shoes and much much more.

Pics are by Rani ”RANISFOTO.SE” Giliana who is one of our SELECTED PHOTOGRAPHERS and always competes hard to bring quality pictures. Be sure to drop a line or two in the comments below so you can give them their appreciation. Here we go!

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Yeah jag har varit jävligt seg på att skriva om våra dagar i Frankfurt.
Men Micke har hållt er flitigt uppdaterade, Mina videos dröjer lite till, Sen får vi se om det blir några vettiga inlägg runt dom som planerat.

Här är iallafall 2/3 av Ranis bilder.

Techarts version utav Porsche GT2 RS.. Tänk att en så rå bil kan se så prålig (och lyxig) ut.
Men låt inte er bli lurade av denna påfågel..
* 720hk
* 900nm
* 0-100 = 3.3 sek
* 0-200 = 9.5 sek

Ferrarimontern.. Den enda montern som det var kö för att komma in till… Och.. Det var inget speciellt alls..

AC Schnitzer ACS1 Sport Coupé.. Med biltema liknande gälar.

Ruf stod lite bortglömda utomhus..  Jag ville ta mej en nämre titt på targan.. Men det fanns inte riktigt tid.

Aston Martin Cygnet.. Denna fick inte stå bland dom stora grabbarna utan den fick stå lite gömd på taket av deras montern.

Den var faktiskt riktigt lyxig.. Men för nästan 350.000kr…. Ne tack.

En Maybach.. Den lilla varianten.. Knappt värd att kolla närmre på tyckte jag.. Utan jag och rani gick mest dit för att se vad för freebies dom hade.. Inga visade det sej.. Så istället roade vi oss med att hitta fel på bilen (Video kommer)..

Och i efterhand fick jag reda på att detta var en specialbyggd One Off för just Frankfurt.
Den heter Edition 125 och byggdes för att fira automobilens 125 år.
Så den hade en massa extra lull-lull, Annat läder, Tyg, Swarovskistenar osv osv osv.. Men vi var inte alls imponerade.. La inte ens märke till det..

Phaeton vs A8.. jag väljer Phaeton, varför? Video kommer.

Artega GT.. En snygg och underskattad bil tycker jag..

Hur får man en Veyron att se tråkig ut?  Jo man gör den helröd..
Birdmans kärra??

Riktigt maffig den!

En gammal 300SLR gjord av gamla bildelar.

Hur gör Mansory om dom ska göra en golfbil?  Dom gör den i kolfiber såklart.
Kanske något för Mr Pagani?

Bland en samling fina gamla Mercedes vagnar (Som vi inte har bilder på?) så stod detta bygge.

2 gamla tyska sportbilar… Utan dessa legender så hade inte världen sett likadan ut idag.. Det kan jag lova er.  Och då menar jag inte bara sportbilsvärlden.

Varje gång jag stöter på en 300SL så blir jag förtrollad… Stod en sån på flygplatsen med (Bild?)

Ett rätt så coolt koncept ifrån Land Rover som vi aldrig kommer få se i produktion.
Men motorn kanske det kan bli något utav.  En 2 liters hybrid som fanns både som bensinare och diesel, Och med 8 växlad låda.

Snyggare än förra.. Och snyggare än coupen?

”Är detta verkligen den nya 911?”  Jepp det var det.. En bra bil.. På alla sätt och vis.. En hel del nyheter som gör världens bästa sportbil ännu bättre,, Mer vardagsvänlig.. Lyxigare.. Snabbare (Lika snabb runt ringen som 997 GT3) osv osv osv… MEN… Jag saknade ”Nån gång ska jag äga en sån” känslan/behovet..

Bentley hade bokstavligen en hel affär med prylar som dom satt sitt namn på.

Absolut snygg… Men.. Ja ni vet.. Det där ”WOW!” saknades

Världens bästa bil… På ALLA sätt och vis..

Well.. Lat som jag är så kan jag lika gärna klippa in hela mitt ”Tunder inlägg” här.

Det vanligaste missförstånden hos folk när jag berättar om Frankfurt IAA är ”jaså där var trimmade bilar också?”
Men ne.. Så är det inte.. För då hade dom inte varit där.
Dessa ”Tuners” som var där.. Har inte trimmade bilen i den bemärkelsen vi känner till
Detta är alltså bilar som har så många egna delar ifrån sin tuner, Att dom räknas som ett helt annat bilmärke..

Se det som såhär.. Det är tuningfirmor som lånar kaross och bottenplatta ifrån ett känt företag, T.e.x Mercedes, Porsche, BMW osv.
Och sen så bygger dom upp sin egna bil helt och hållet, Men inom dessa ramar då att använda bottenplatta och många gånger en kraftigt modifierad kaross.

Lite så som jag ser min egna bil..

Detta just för att det är onödigt slöseri med tid och pengar att ta fram egen kaross och bottenplatta.

Sen visst.. Du kan åka dit med din redan köpta något begagnade eller allra helst fabriksnya Mercedes, Och få antingen ALLT bytt.. Eller stegvist.. Just det du tycker är viktigast.. Motorn.. Chassi.. Inredning.. Upp till dej.
Men dessa Tuners köper alltså oftast in nakna karosser osv och sen gör allt från scratch.. Nu ska jag inte dra alla över en kam och säga att alla dessa tuners gör så.. Men många.. För det spar tid och pengar.

Så.. Dessa tuners som var på Frankfurt IAA är alltså egna fristående biltillverkare.
Inte AMG.. Inte M osv..
Något vi kräsna människor många gånger säger är ”Gör om, gör rätt”.. Och det är just dessa tuners gör..

Det är folk som mej (fast med pengar) som dessa tuners lever på.. Och för..
Ferrari-folk kanske kallar det idioti.. Vi kallar det sleepers 😉

Egentligen.. Som jag alltid sagt.. För att ni ska förstå skillanden mellan t.e.x Brabus och Mercedes.. Eller t.o.m AMG.. Så MÅSTE det upplevas… Finns ingen annan chans att få folk att förstå att en Mercedes S klass kan kosta 5.5 miljoner.. Och ändå vara prisvärd.. På ett ställe där du bokstavligen har Maybach, Rolls Royce, Bentley, Porsche, Lambo.. Ja you name it.. Vägg i vägg..

5.5 miljoner kronor… Det är mycket.. Väldigt mycket pengar..

Men från vilken stor tillverkare kan du få det mest extrema lyx i form av bästa möjliga skinn.. Allt handgjort.. ALL tekniskt hittepo som du kan tänka dej utav Apple.. 4 sittplatser… Och… göra 0-300 på 23sek med hjälp av 800HK och 1420NM!
Och du kan cruisa upp till 370km/h innan fartspärren slår i.

Folk… Detta kan inte jag beskriva för er vettigt nog per text.. Eller visa per bild.. Enda jag kan göra är att hoppas att ni nån gång får uppleva en Brabus, Techart, 9ff osv osv live..

Risken är dock att ni aldrig kommer få se en fullblodig sådan i Sverige…

På Frankfurt IAA så hade vi ett 100 tal 😉

Brabus i mitt hjärta sen ca 17 år tillbaka.

Försöker Ford kanske visa att dom har Aston Martin i familjen?

Cadillac CTS-V Black Diamond Edition.. Jag hade faktiskt kunnat välja en sån istället för en Corvette.. Vissa dagar iallafall.

Cadillac Ciel.… Vilken hit detta hade kunnat bli!

Jag hoppas verkligen dom kommer göra verklighet utav detta.. Och sätta ett vettigt pris.. Då är jag sugen på en..  Detta kommer/kan bli en lika stor hit som Chrystler 300C var.

Årets nyhet ifrån Subaru.. Ännu ett steg mot framtidens Toybaru.. Ny färg på plasten..

Första gången en GS lockar mer än en LS…?

Stela och tråkiga dom med..

Hela hall 3 var faktiskt så.. Tyst.. Stelt,, Tråkigt.. Förutom Suzuki då som desperat försökte vara livliga.

Dacia Duster har jag skrivit om tidigare-

Infiniti hade högtalare i nackstöden.. Har jag nog inte sett så tydligt tidigare.

BTW.. Infiniti montern var så jävla stel och tråkig! Dom hade svartklädda vakterna som sa till dej så fort du ens gick nära bilarna!  Och Nissan var inte på plats alls.

Det kommer lite mer ifrån mej så fort jag pallar.
Missa inte alla inläggen i Superiorbloggen om årets Frankfurt IAA

Om ni orkat er hela vägen hit… Vad tycker ni? Är det större och längre inlägg som dessa som gäller, och är engelskan något problem?

 

Kommentera nedan så blir vi mycket glada då kritik betyder allt för oss!


SELECTED: The women of Frankfurt IAA 2011 – ”Best of mixed”

27 september 2011, 21:03

This isnt really our thing, but walking around the expo and seeing all these beautiful women with the equally gorgeous cars paired up made it tough not to take that ”extra pic”. We know that FRANKFURT IAA 2011 is not only the home of the best cars, but the best women to showcase them as well. And we intend to prove it now!

 

No need for any blogging here, you’ll be the judge on what suited your taste and was worth spending a few extra seconds to look at. If you have to force an opinion out of me, I’ll say there was an Italian domination on what was… prettiest. Not saying more then that, Martin ”BILBILDER.SE” Perssons pictures will do the rest:

 

Alfa Romeo:

 

 

Maserati:

 

 

Lamborghini:

 

 

(I think in the end this is a pretty rare pic, as they were never dressed this casually during the expos more busier hours…?)

 

Abarth:

 

 

Alfa Romeo (again, for a damn good reason!):

 

 

Skoda:

 

 

Jeep:

 

 

 

We are a bit slowed down here by a change from PC to Mac, and that must sound incredibly silly but… No excuses, takes time to change platforms if you dont want to spend weeks of frustration instead. But this gallery is a little compensation for the lack of acticity recently. 😉

 

We know by now you cant possible have missed all the ”100 SECONDS OF…” VIDEOCLIPS we did from the expo, but we would love your feedback on them- even if you have to try very hard to give us pointers to work at = give a better product next time.

 

Dont be shy, fire away below!


Stor förändring på kontoret och viss downtime framöver…

26 september 2011, 18:21

Då min kära dator som varit med sen Superior blev ett aktiebolag i 2007 börjat spöka mer och mer, så fick det bli lite halvt akut man fullföljde de långt gångna planerna på att gå med i ”Apple-sekten” på allvar…

 

 

Just nu är det bara en stor jävla pain in the ass, allt från hur trackpad funkar till de mest basic grejer. Men inte konstigt när man varit i ett stort mörker i hela sitt liv kallat windows…

 

Kommer ta mig tiden att komma in ordentligen i detta istället för att fuska, så kommer bli kortfattat bloggande närmsta dagarna. Men sen ska det bli mer fart på allt än någonsin minsann! 😉


SELECTED:Trackday action @ Gatebil Rudskogen by JAMedia.nu!

26 september 2011, 13:05

After taking a day off to heal the wounds after a night out, we bring you Ronnys  (http://www.facebook.com/JAMedia.nu) pictures from Gatebil Rudskogen. This is the final part although the sneaky guy did deliver one more which we will publish in the future as a ”bonus”. 😉

This part is all about action from the track and we really think there is no point to explain what we already know about what type of driving is done at the Gatebil events = reckless and with no mercy to the cars at all!

(The Alm brothers are well known ”Gatebil heroes” and bring something quite unique to the world of powerdrifting since they do it with permanent 4WD instead of the usual. And yes, like you can figure it out it means twice as much smoke as well- and at the same time twice as entertaining to watch!)

(And here is a typical view on how it can look at a busy moment in a turn at Rudskogen track. The anarchy that happens when you put so many extreme cars out at the same time is a sight to behold, but somehow there is a sense of awereness from everyone which makes it less chaotic then it should.)

(Kai Roger Bakken is also a big name with his Audi S1 replica that totally mad races in the ”Extreme series” and rarely finishes outside the Top 3. His healthy rivalery with TS-Racing and their Audi A3 is something to always look closer at, these guys never dissapoint when it comes to giving 100% to even but a 0,001 of a second = fearless and sickly entertaining!)

(Its quite possible the biggest draw to these events is that you get a enormously twised variety of cars being ran. Here we got a newrer generation BMW M3 which is treated just like any ”hacky” JDM-driftcar. Respect!)

(…and did we need to remind you about that twisted variety of cars running at Gatebil again?)

 

(This is how we started this gallery, and a suitable ending would be Kenneth Alm showing what I meant with that they truly make powerdrifing twice as entertaining with their 4WD madness. Hearing rumors about the S2 from them being for sale, so if you want to be a Gatebil Hero without spending endless amounts of time building the right car… ask at their FACEBOOK about it?)

And there we go? We are always greatfull for the awesome work all our SUPERIOR SELECTED photographers do for us and hope you enjoy it just as much. Show your appreciation by liking Ronnys FACEBOOK as well, everyone likes a ”like”. 😉

Still plenty of material from FRANKFURT IAA 2011 to be released as soon as we can.

We are embracing autumn and going to work more with the video we got saved up after a long season; superlong checklist of what we have will be released in early October- going to be a busy winter! 😀


VIDEO: 100 seconds of Mercedes C63 AMG Black Series @ Frankfurt 2011!

One more ”100 seconds of…” video (SEE THEM ALL HERE) for you to enjoy from FRANKFURT IAA 2011 with the Mercedes C63 AMG ”Black Series”. This concludes our saturday which had a bit of a ”tuning special” to it, but we have a lot more from this segment of the expo as well…

 

Seeing this video, I think its one of the best ones and was done early in day one with plenty of focus and on a car we both (me and photographer Martin) liked a lot.

 

Wish all the clips could have been like this, giving you plenty of details and a fun fact or two- but generally I stand by that all we are doing is to ”scratch the surface” for all of you and the clips do that well!

 

VIMEO:

 

Frankfurt IAA Auto Expo 2011 – 100 seconds of Mercedes C63 AMG Black Series from Superior Media on Vimeo.

 

YOUTUBE:

 

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cn6_4f9y0uI

 

You could use both hands and your feet to try and account for how many ”must have” cars we found at the expo, but being a bit balanced I feel this is one bad motherf*cker that would not only own a lot of cars in appearace- but most certainly in performance firsthand as well…

 

That concludes todays efforts to get all the material from FRANKFURT IAA of our hands and into yours. I think we’re about 75% on the road here until its all out, so keep enjoying the ride! 🙂

VIDEO: 100 seconds of Subaru WRX STi ”NRG edition” (Nürburgring special)

24 september 2011, 16:19

Subaru didnt do much noise at FRANKFURT IAA 2011 EXPO, but we still jumped with high enthusiasm when we saw they did bring the Subaru WRX STi ”NRG edition”; which driven by Tommi Mäkinen did sub 8-minute laps of the Nürburgring with just basic tuning done to the car!

 

This video explain a bit of the ”extra bits” added to make it so quick, and you will be suprised on how few they really are- this should motivate you all for this coming winter in doing your own modifications to improve laptimes in 2012…

 

VIMEO:

 

Frankfurt IAA Auto Expo 2011 – 100 seconds of Subaru WRX STI from Superior Media on Vimeo.

 

YOUTUBE:

 

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8il6kIpe1oI

 

Even if Tommi Mäkinen is an incredible driver, I think we all need to learn that it doesnt take a supercar to run around the classic ’Ring if your car is balanced and setup well for it. Dont think we will see this ”edition” being available from factory, but its more or less a statement of what potential the new WRX STi has. Message delivered Subaru!

 

I wish there was more of this and especially Japanese brands overall, but we hope all the news from FRANKFURT are still intriguing you.

 

Guess for a blog mostly dedicated to the Swedish JDM-scene we can only feel good about mixing it up a bit here in the beggining of fall… 😉


SELECTED: Tuning-special (Mansory, Hamann, Techart Carlsson & more) @ Frankfurt 2011

24 september 2011, 13:33

Sinking our teeth into Hall 5 at the FRANKFURT IAA 2011 EXPO we got all the über-premium tuners under one roof with brands like Mansory, Brabus, Carlsson, Weissman, Techart, Hamann and more & more…!

We were not as enchanted as our GUEST BLOGGER SIR PIERRE, but did return more then once to get a closer look on some cars. Its with some regret I did not give even more time to these astounding supercars who have gotten and even sharper edge to them with labour of the absolutely highest degree.

There will be another write-up by Pierre who is much more familiar with these big dogs of the aftermarket $$$-sccene; but right now Martin BILBILDER.SE Perssons pictures will give you more SELECTED GALLERY wisdom to entertain your eyes with…

(English exterior tuner MANSORY brought their A-game to the expo and had probably the second largest presence in Hall 5 after Brabus. They had a themed matte white/carbon thing going and you had supercars from around the world to look at. What you see here is not just an Audi R8 but a custom Golf cart (!) as well, moral of this story is that a certain Horacio Pagani was eyeing it live in front of me while I was there. Hmm?)

 

(Carlsson has been tuning Mercedes forever it seems, and they put a lot of focus on their own wheel collection which I found very appealing. If its one thing the Germans be it ultra-premium tuners like these guys know; its how to keep it simple and classy when it comes to wheels.)

(The exception (!?) to the above statement is another tuner who has been around for a long time; Hamann. They do something some of us more fans of subtleness would call ”boy racer” things to car costing well more then what we are used to. I found the toned rear lights quite out of place on this Bentley Continental GT and the wheels are borderline tacky as well. Still giving credit to that they have not cheated in quality anywhere and Iam sure its a matter of taste as well…)

(More from Hamann and interesting to see this type of carbon with larger ”squares” in the weave. In Sweden we call it Textreme and we have actually in MajoR Aero done some work with it. Quite expensive and hard to work with, but more unique then regular carbon- and thats what people want to pay for when it comes to spending money on their supercar?)

(Front ”canards” have suddenly become all the rage here; wheter its from factory supercars or what these premium tuners are offering their customers. I thought this design for the Porsche Cayenne by Mansory was pretty unique, although I have to figure out the aero functions behind it fully…)

(Techart is a highly respected tuner who does more then just ”style” their cars, its even more about the performance then perhaps some of the other brands in this gallry. This is a sick close-up of their ”smurfy” Porsche GT2 RS that we liked so much we did a 100 SECONDS OF..” videoclip of. So enjoy these close-ups and expect that the feature will give you a more fuller experience of this awesome car!)

(Got stance? Already did mention that the Germans leave nothing to chance when it comes to taking this seriously. I would be tempted to lower it even more,but I doubt its cool to scrape the streets in your city cruiseing while driving your Carlsson CK63 RS…)

(One more shot of the highly favoured brand in this gallery (Mansory) and their insane Ferrari 458 Italia which was stuffed with more carbon then a epic mealtime turkey is with meat!)

Most of these cars are perfectly fine from factory, and we feel its 50/50 when it comes to taking advantage of that and just refining those lines- while the other half just goes nuts in trying to add any single detail which will give the car even more attention. Which route is the best to go in your opinion?

Todays ”tuning-special” is all about spoiling you guys. Drop off a comment below if you like what you see, and be sure to check out MARTINS FACEBOOK as he has a habit of shooting supercars for a living as well. 😉


VIDEO: 100 seconds of Brabus CLS Rocket 800 @ Frankfurt IAA 2011

24 september 2011, 11:01

When I mentioned that the DACIA DUSTER had 850HP it was probably among the most powerful cars of the expo. Well, here is another one with German tuner Brabus showing their CLS Rocket 800 which has… yes indeed, 800 ponies and torque well enough for a proper truck under the hood!

The entire Halle 5 was dedicated to the different tuners of the world (mostly German = The elite) and we will share a SELECTED GALLERY (teaser below) with you from that as well as some expertise blogging from SIR_PIERRE. Its just tuning at another planet then we are used to, although there was a lot of common ground to find with a technical manager of Brabus who said it was the same trial and error as with building any other tuned car.

Gotto add that they were utter class at Brabus, and the best honest complement I could give them is still valid: In a hall which has a dozen tuners with plenty of $$$ client cars in their disposal they were the biggest and best with ease. Their closest competitor Carlsson had nothing on them- and thats a fact and not an opinion.

Keep up the good work Brabus, and make sure to watch this video showing the classiest snob with a total meanstreak around. Some quite interesting facts like its 0 – 300km/h time is brought up. Can you guess it before watching the video? 🙂

VIMEO:

Frankfurt IAA Auto Expo 2011 – 100 seconds of Brabus from Superior Media on Vimeo.

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YOUTUBE:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIk9jHYzTn4

Cant imagine riding in more class then that, but still feeling confident in what I got as soon as I give it a little push on th gas-pedal anytime a factory supercar rolls up next to me in the autobahn… 😉

See ALL THE CLIPS from the FRANKFURT EXPO 2011 and drop a comment or two, we really appreciate it!


Idag har vi lite av ”tuning special” från Frankfurt och ”100 seconds of…”!

24 september 2011, 06:55

Jodå, det är fortfarande roligt att skriva på svenska med här i bloggen. Vi inser att det varit en ganska kvick övergång till engelska i samband med att allt material från FRANKFURT BILMÄSSAN 2011 kommit ut, men jag hoppas ni är OK med det och gillat det ni sett (kom gärna med fler kommentarer i klippen/gallerierna).

 

Idag kommer vi bjuda på något som borde falla oss ”tuning-nördar” i smaken mycket mer. Det blir tre bilar av olika mått som genomgått mer eller mindre uppgraderingar från dess ursprungliga form, först ut tar vi en riktig bjässe i premiumklassen när Brabus tungviktare CLS rocket 800 för sig en snabb översyn.

 

 

Vidare tar vi något helt annat när Subaru WRX STi ”NRG edition” visar hur en simpelt fabrikstunad bil kan gå under 8min på Nürburgring och hur uppspelt jag kan bli över det (it aint pretty..). 😉

 

Som avslutning ikväll tar vi en av våra absolta favoritbilar från mässan som även den är en Merca; C63 AMG Black Series.

 

Denna bil har jag sagt mer än en gång om att den känns som något en Japansk tuning-studio hade kunnat gjort, och videon kommer bekräfta den lilla paralellen mycket bra. En klar favorit bland alla ”100 SECONDS OF…” filmer vi spelade in dessa två dagar!

 

Hoppas verkligen ni diggat vad vi fått ut här i Superior-bloggen senaste tiden, det är OK att negga mot engelskan och om ni tycker det varit ”för mycket/lite” av något.

 

Vi suger åt oss av kritiken som en ödmjuk svamp- bara kommentera nedan så blir vi kanonglada! 🙂


SELECTED: Gatebil lifestyle and the outsides of the Rudskogen track!

24 september 2011, 06:38

Its always a pleasure to bring different parts of our passion, and added to that formula the different styles all our SUPERIOR SELECTED photographers have from eachother.

This time Ronny @ JAMedia (Like!) has got the decadent left-overs from the recent Gatebil Rudskogen event which was a few weeks back. We all know its a bit crazy both on and off the track of these events, and added the companionship and positive atmosphere between the racing- you get pictures like these quite easily…

(You almost get a ”Mad Max” feeling with these simple camps setup and everyone having their own unique and ”less is more” kind of solutions for the obligatory barbecue done after the trackdays are done.)

(No time for some fancy stuff here as you ”take what you got” to get mechanical work done. The big piles of rubble here and there is proof of that eventhough the track is a beast already, more work is added all the time. I dare to say this has the potential of being the best in all of Scandinavia when its done…)

(Among the most common things to see are endless amounts of worn out tires. There is only one mode to go on Gatebil, and that is flat out and with a lot of smoke; if you dont your just lost in the mix and nobody.)

(Norwegians are as fond of old school Euro performance cars as the rest of us are of similar JDM. The old Sierre Cosworth which was quite a monster back in the day with its large turbo from factory; is still going strong today.)

(Walking around the pit area you can bump into a ”monster on four wheels” all the time. This is TS-Racings Audi A3 which is among the fastest Gatebil Extreme cars event after event.)

(The guy in the middle is one of the most talented and brutal powerdrifters out there, you can get a clue that he drives a Supra and that there is another guy in this pic wearing his teams T-shirt. Name this sucka!)

(No, we are not ”selling out” and going to publish any more naughty pics then these, but you gotto be fair and hand it to the norwegians being totally free of shame to put on a show for all of us. Not that I really agree with it, but to each their own- and its been a tradition at Gatebil events for a long time so… enjoy all you boys full of hormones!)

(You need to click this one to really enjoy it, a beautiful panorama of a corner where a lot goes down all the time. Dont want to put you off by saluting Rudskogen track too much, but they have really done well in the rebuild of it…)

Keep those comments coming, we hope you like what you see here in the Superior-blog and we can thank talented photographers like Ronny to keep us happy and prosperous with galleries like this one…

One to go which is a 100% action filled track kind of one. Just how you like it I guess!

Today there is plenty more coming from FRANKFURT IAA 2011 as well, and no- I think there will never be an end of all the good stuff coming from that f’in huge expo… 😉


SELECTED: Toyota FT-86 Concept gallery @ Frankfurt IAA 2011

23 september 2011, 19:33

Browsing around the FRANKFURT IAA 2011 EXPO the hardest part was restraining the urge of staying around one car for too long. Kind of sad, but priority was to experience as much as possible.

 

One car that did get some extra love from Martin BILBILDER.SE Persson was the Toyota FT-86 concept that all us ”JDM-fans” are so curious about.

 

We got you a small gallery to in combination with out VIDEOCLIP of it give it a decent summary, now lets just hope it will be out as promised somewhere after new years; and that Subaru who will also do something similar- will rejuvinate the ”price competetive segment” among sportscars…

 

 

(I think what Martin is trying to show you here is that the ”chamber” they had put the FT-86 in had the entrance of an eye. Or are we all trying too hard to see this?)

 

 

(Been seeing some hate on this 6th edition of this concept, some think they really went too far in some parts of the design. Like the rear diffuser for example. I agree on the wing being quite… strange. And also the wheels feel quite tacky too. Other then that its gorgeous and reminds us a lot of the Lexus LF-A.)

 

 

(One of the most succesful things on this car are the front and rear lights, which feel ultra-modern and of really high quality. Usually cheaper sportscars get that ”plastic” feel when trying something bolder in design, but yet again we feel its got the Lexus LF-A feeling in premium design as well…)

 

 

Really have to hand it to Martin Persson to really beat any previous effort in capturing quality galleries in SUPERIOR SELECTED in just two mere days. We have around a handfull more to show you, and after that its Rani ”RANISFOTO.SE” Giliana who will show what he captured at the expo…

 

Take a look at our FACEBOOK PAGE and soon after MARTINS AS WELL. We all get a kick of your likes and appreciate your support!

 

Have an awesome weekend now, no chance of us slowing down and we’ll continue to spoil the hell out of you all here in the Superior-blog… 😎


VIDEO: 100 seconds of Jaguar CX16 concept @ Frankfurt IAA 2011

23 september 2011, 18:47

For being one of the most liked concepts of them all by Team A (Martin & Me) we are dissapointed that we couldnt give a better angle of the Jaguar CX16 concept that was at FRANKFURT IAA 2011 EXPO.

 

Not only that the angle was poor, seems quite obvious that sometimes we were a little bit rushed to make the features (see them ALL HERE) and I couldnt even get the names right at occasions. Ugh… But still worth less then 100 seconds of your time- so check it out!

 

VIMEO:

 

Frankfurt IAA Auto Expo 2011 – 100 seconds of Jaguar CX16 Concept from Superior Media on Vimeo.

 

YOUTUBE:

 

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3I5q1y-YVUk

 

Cant believe we got 17 more of these to show you, this expo was everything we expected in size and things to offer for the eyes…


VIDEO: ”100 seconds of 100 seconds” – We explain the concept!

23 september 2011, 13:16

Time to explain our mindsetting behind these small features (SEE THEM ALL HERE). We know some of you are finding them boring as hell compared to our regular videos, but the idea was to for the first time go volume and offer plenty of everything instead of doing just a few in depth looks.

 

FRANKFURT IAA is such a gigantic expo, that its impossible in two days (make that one, since it takes a full day just to ”get the hang of it” and finding your way) get a quality look of everything. So we hope this compromise and at some occasions quite predictable type of reporting is still good enough for around one minute of your time… 🙂

 

VIMEO:

 

Frankfurt IAA Auto Expo 2011 – 100 seconds of 100 Seconds from Superior Media on Vimeo.

 

YOUTUBE:

 

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNkBu9_S3_o

 

We will ask for your feedback and have a bit of an incentive to rank all the clips, so we can see which one was the most popular.

 

Its important we know what we did right and wrong so the next time we do something like this will be even better! 🙂


SELECTED: Always ambitious Audi @ Frankfurt IAA 2011 Expo!

23 september 2011, 12:23

In the shadow of the two giants BMW and Mercedes we have the always ambitious VW brand Audi doing their best to keep up. They had setup their own built from scratch call in the middle of the whole expo landscape, and offered a cool design with car being testrun ”around us inside” (hard to explain).

Among the news this year were a bunch of new S-models and facelifts of their normal car, also the top of the line Audi R8 GT Spyder. We liked their thinking and probably got their deserved attention for their efforts, this gallery represents a bit of the flair…

(With a bit of a compromise, at least Audi did bring some of their racing livery to the expo. But they did not get a seat inside the fancy built from scratch building, instead they stood in their loneliness outside a bit scuffed away. Still giving them props for showing them, the Audi A5 DTM is new for this upcoming season…)

(Here is a great shot of how it looked inside, as always with this borderline pretentious brand- we got a lot of ”piano white/black” surfaces and nice tinted glasses. From this angle you dont see that there was a very small track built ”around” the structure where cars passed by from time to time. The TT-RS and GT Spyder made some nice noise sometimes…)

(A concept I myself was looking forward to seeing was this new Quattro which is a revival of the 80’s where Audi as we all know ran Group B and such. Sadly it seems this wont get much further then being pushed out in the open next to the ”priority B” racecars. Good or bad idea by Audi to scrap it from production?)

(Another concept that is aimed towards really compact cars with attitude to roam the city with. Martin got quite attached to it on location, I just get colds shivers down my spine thinking about fitting in such a car- the future seems like a rough place for guys like me who are aroun 2m tall…)

(The oh so popular Audi A5 got its facelift and even sharper lines seems to be the melody of current trends at the moment. I have a soft spot for the A5, but being totally honest here; its because its like a ”poor mans Aston Martin” or something like that.)

(In the ”100 SECONDS OF AUDI R8 GT SPYDER” VIDEO we did point out that the class of carbonfibre was among the highest of the entire expo on Audis cars. Just an amazing mix of perfect weave with the right balance of clear coat to set it off totally. Surely it was among the cars that gave the most ”want one” cravings looking back…)

And thats Audi for ya, I think there is a pic somewhere on how the structure looked from the outside. Martin said in some naughty fashion it looked like a giant pile of whale-crap  dressed up in fance white or something like that??

This gigantic expo is killing me, never realised that two days could give so much to write about. And we still skipped over around half of what was shown there since it only gave a mild rise of the pulse passing it by… 


VIDEO: 100 seconds of Rolls Royce Phantom Coupé @ Frankfurt IAA 2011!

22 september 2011, 22:18

Still keeping the tempo up on all the ”100 seconds of…” clips we did at FRANKFURT IAA 2011 expo, and next in line is the magnificent Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupé– possibly the biggest in sheer size world premiere shown at the expo!

Would have been fun to get a glimpse of Rowan Atkinson aka ”Mr. Bean” aka ”Johnny English” who was present during the pressrelease of the car (its featured in the new JE movie) but aparently it was quite stale.

Not sure what I would call my own performance being a prick about Rowan, but as always its more about giving a quick glimpse of the many spectacular cars we ran through down there (and he is a multi-million $ per movie actor, while Iam…)… Lets not finish that!

VIMEO:

Frankfurt IAA Auto Expo 2011 – 100 seconds of Rolls Royce Phantom Coupé from Superior Media on Vimeo.

YOUTUBE:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToLZpNlO_qg

We’ve seen everything from exotic concepts, to standard cars getting their world premieres to some true supercars. I hope you like the mix so far, find ALL THE CLIPS HERE and browse around to find your favourite, and if you must- give me a good healthy dose of heckling as well since at times Iam… terrible. 😉

Friday coming up here and have some catching up to do on the office, but more SELECTED galleries from both Gatebil Rudskogen and FRANKFURT IAA will come your way…!


VIDEO: 100 seconds of the new Porsche 911 (991) @ Frankfurt IAA 2011!

22 september 2011, 09:33

We all know we are getting older each time Porsche release a new generation of their 48 year old long standing classic 911. At FRANKFURT IAA EXPO we got to see the newest one dubbed 991. They are taking a step away (?) here from sportiness and have done it a bit longer and sleeker in look, do we like it…?

 

I would say yes, but perhaps its a little questionmark wheter the car is loosing more of its youthfullness and being even more geared towards a mature audience? Not sure, check out the video and give us your own opinion?

 

VIMEO:

 

Frankfurt IAA Auto Expo 2011 – 100 seconds of Porsche 911 from Superior Media on Vimeo.

 

YOUTUBE:

 

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7J4IILOIl9s

 

Looking at it again it really does look modernized and more of a gentlemans car rather then a sportscar but… Iam sure the more performance oriented RS-models will cure that quite easily once its their time to hit the market…

 

Always have to mention we got all the ”100 seconds of…” clips stashed nicely HERE if you got a few minutes to kill listening to my hesitant english; but looking at all the fantastic cars most importantly.

 

Dont forget all the awesome SELECTED GALLERIES with plenty of blog texts to enjoy! Do it! 😉


SELECTED: Ford Evos & Cadillac Ciel concepts @ Frankfurt IAA 2011!

22 september 2011, 05:31

Two quick mentions of cars that made some impact at FRANKFURT IAA EXPO 2011, the Cadillac Ciel and Ford Evos concept- showing that there is an even playingfield and the americans are far from behind when it comes to the thinking for the future.

 

We already did the ”100 SECONDS OF…” VIDEO of the Ciel and we also got the Ford Evos coming, both do sooo well in live media then i pictures; but this mini-gallery by Martin BILBILDER.SE Persson is still good enough for a minute of your time. 🙂

 

 

(Ford has been doing well in recent years, but never achieved anything thats considered ”spicy” enough for more hardcore enthusiasts as ourselves to sink our teeth in. I still consider this concept a very clean rather then wild one at first glance, but looking closer you got a lot of things to enjoy in every aspect of it. Can we say it could be one of the most balanced and in a whole most ”well made” concepts of the expo?)

 

 

(Call me a nerd here, but I think even more could have been achieved here with an even more agressive sort of stance of the wheels. Iam not talking about doing a proper ”Hellaflush” look, but the Ciel has every single bit of potential needed to be the absolute overlord of all VIP-cars if it really wanted. How are you guys feeling the colour BTW?)

 

 

(I cant confirm this, but could it be the worlds first ”dual gull-wing” doors ever…? And the fact that such a ridiculous and unnecessary idea is pulled of in 100% fashion is… ace work by the design team! Gotto love those wheels which could also compete for the ”best of” in that category at the expo, and lets also mention the colour which was one of the more vibrant candy/pearl paintjobs I have ever seen in my life!)

 

 

(And the highlight of the car with a former dreamcar of mine *in MUCH younger days* giving inspiration to the rear of the Ciel —> Cadillac Eldorado. It never crossed my mind that this colossus was actually a true convertible, which is quite exclusive for any concept. So much retro going on though, everything from the brown/reddish interior to the ”controlled vulgarity” of this car takes back fond memories of the 50-60’s…)

 

 

This was just a quicke,  but we did say that no corner of the FRANKFURT MOTOR SHOW would be left unturned by us. Right…?

 

…no, we actually didnt say that but still hope you like the variation of cars we’ve offered you so far. Think we are two thirds down the road in released material = much more to come! 😎


TRAILER: ”The Gatebil experience” by Neffi Photography of Denmark!

22 september 2011, 03:45

Since we are right in the middle of posting SELECTED GALLERIES from Gatebil Rudskogen, the timing for a new movie made by our friend NEFFI PHOTOGRAPHY called ”The Gatebil experience” just couldn’t be better.

 

This Danish dude was actually doing the first Gatebil Rudskogen event this season on our account as a spontaneous thing, and with his just recent trip there added- he is now all set to give it his first go making a production out of it.

 

 

He just released this smooth trailer of his coming video, and it has some really good footage (among my favourites, when Fredric Aasbo blows his tire, above):

 

The Gatebil Experience | Teaser | Neffi Photography from Neffi Photography on Vimeo.

 

Looking at his previous work, which has a lot of Scandinavian Drift Series in his portfolio, I think we can expect a really solid movie- and we are loving how more and more really talented photographers and filmmakers are putting the spotlight on the scene we got here in Scandinavia:

 

Scandinavian Drift round 2 from Neffi Photography on Vimeo.

 

Since he has already achieved his goal of ”1000 likes” on HIS FACEBOOK PAGE I think we can do our best to reach 2000  of them in a hurry, dont you think? 😉

 

We’ll be sure to post his finished movie as soon as its completed as well, but hope you will just like us make him feel welcome to the online Superior-family of partners as our #1 guy in Denmark.

 

Thanks to Ronny @ JAMedia.nu who was the person who formally introduced us to him, some sick combo and talent we got going here…!


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