En sak vi kan gå ut med som inte kommer som någon överraskning, är att SIR PIERRE och Micke_J återvänder som värdar för ”Superior-TV” som vi körde förra årets mässa. Vi tänkte släppa ett litet klipp från förra året på Patrik Ljungs Volvo V70 ”Volvette”: Detta visar vilken torr och segdragen humor ni har att se fram emot. Men vi lovar att även använda våra mer pålästa sidor när vi redovisar vissa byggen. 😉 Allt faller inte alla i smaken, men vi hoppas Superior-TV ändå bidrar med en liten inblick i det breda utbud som finns på BILSPORT PERFORMANCE AND CUSTOM SHOW 2012!Beskrivning: På alla möjliga bilevent vi bilentusiaster är på så lurar polisen runt hörnet. Under Elmia förra året så nöjde dom inte sej med det, utan befann sig även mitt i smeten inne på mässan?! Försöker dom ”smälta in” med oss? Var det ett sätt att visa att dom (tror) de är en del av oss? Eller att markera att vi inte blir av med dom oavsett vart vi vänder oss? Att Polisen finns överallt? Micke och Pierre på Superior-TV tittade närmare på Polisens egna bidrag i ett *oklippt* Superior-TV klipp med glimten i ögat. Superior-TV: Patric Ljungs ”volvette” @ Elmia 2011 from Superior Media on Vimeo. PS. Skämt åsido tillhör bilen som
Carrying away from the more insightful 100 SECONDS OF… CLIPS we have two which are done more ”tongue in cheek” for you.
We are nearly completely done with our coverage of the FRANKFURT IAA 2011 EXPO, so time to bring out clips that takes themselves less seriously (if we ever did, let me know because I doubt it).
To be honest the one about VW new model ”Up” is actually one we are quite pleased with, but you can take the one about the Smart with a grain of salt. I believe it was shot in the latter part of the day = tiredness came and seriousness went away… 😉
Its hard to keep yourself sane when you walk through Italian exotics, enchanting concepts and anything else you can think of except for some small cars that you would hardly give a second look in normal trafic. But we decided to do it anyway since they (well, the Up anyway) were big news. 🙂
…and you know what? Check out THIS LINK to once again go through all the glory that Frankurt IAA 2011 was. Lots of effort put into it by the whole team so worth a second look!
Two more smaller cars that from the one we talked about previously today, are for a more ”hipper” crowd perhaps: Mini Cooper ”Coupé” and the almighty world premiered VW Beetle.
We had to make sure to talk a bit about ”normal” cars as well since they make up a huge part of the FRANKFURT IAA 2011 EXPO. I think these two videos turned out better then i remembered them, actually the Mini Cooper one doesnt make much sense- but is still good for seeing more about this new model.
Funny though. With the VW Beetle I seem a bit… rejuvinated or something? Maybe afterall Iam a closet huge Beetle-freak? See the videos and judge by yourself! 😉
So if you were being forced by your girlfriend (?!) to buy another small car for the house, would any of these two do- or would the Suzuki Swift Sport or Hyundai i30 (new one) be your choice?
Only a handful of clips remaining and we will make a big deal out of it when we are finished, be sure to check them ALL OUT HERE to either make fun of me or just enjoy all the cars from Frankfurt IAA! 🙂
the first time I can consider testdriving one; thats coming a long way for them… 😉 See all the CLIPS HERE and we are putting an end to this series early this week. Then we’ll do some fun stuff to encourage feedback from ya’ll. Hope you like some of the CLIPS you’ve seen!
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…
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… 😉
When I mentioned that the DACIA DUSTERhad 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? 🙂
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… 😉
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!
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 IAAis 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… 🙂
Still keeping the tempo up on all the ”100 seconds of…” clips we did at FRANKFURT IAA 2011expo, 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!
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…!
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?
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! 😉
Going the shameless route of promoting that there is a very hot lady in this video featuring Alfa Romeo 4C concept at FRANKFURT IAA 2011 MOTOR SHOW. Actually, its needless to plug it this way because this car was in its natural beautiful self worth taking a long look at!
Not sure where to put Alfa Romeo as a brand right now, they seem to struggle losing that permanent label of being a ”designer brand” with ”fance engine sound” before something you would actually buy judgeing by simple common sense. If they can keep the pricetag down on this one though, I would really like to see many of the on the streets…
I have looked on this clip several times, and I think there is a clear connection to my slightly (even more then usual) confusion and the things that the camera catches. So go have a look yourselves, and see if you can forgive me. 😉
Going to try and push the pace even more so we can have ALL CLIPS (CLICK!) gathered from the expo very soon. I hope the around 100 seconds each one is in lenght keeps you all to keep watching them, not much time to ask for! 🙂
Here is a bit of a surprise, when we saw that Dacia were on location we… didn’t care at all! But looking closer, we saw a car which made us change our opinion- Dacia Duster! Funny that the least sporty brand on FRANKFURT MOTORSHOW 2011still brought one of the meanest racecars?
This thing is as you can guess a Pikes Peak racecar, and with its 850HP coming from the Nissan GT-R engine it gives me the same feeling as that Suzuki Swift did in some random videogame a few years or so back?!
Bit of a sleeper for the ”car I would like to drive” award at Frankfurt, but if the occasion would come I would probably be far too scared getting into this small monster. We all know the old Gruppe B drivers had to take a lot of pills sometimes to manage their fears and block adrenaline racing their beast so… maybe not a wise move for an amature driver like me!
The Frankfurt-frenzy continues today with more ”100 seconds of…” clips and plenty of SUPERIOR SELECTED top quality galleries. Hope your enjoying the show so far…
Lets get this one over with, Ferrari was as always a major attraction at the FRANKFURT IAA 2011and their stall was always too full for our patience to cope with it- and that even if the only major news was the 458 Spyder (Hardtop actually).
We were in quite a rush here, and did not felt like waiting in line to get a clearer shot- then suddenly the hardtop came off and we wanted to shoot that right away so… meh, not one of our best clips. Maybe just out of entertainment value of my obvious hesitation all the time. 😉
Doing a re-shoot is for wimps, and the good news is that thanks to AUTOROPA which is Swedens Ferrari dealer #1 we will get a closer look of it anyway. So don’t want to be unecessarily hard on myself but, forget about this clip and check ALL THE OTHER ”100 seconds of…” we did at Frankfurt instead. 😉
Looking at the list of features like this one still waiting we got some really impressive ones that remain and we are more happy with.
Hope they are scratching the surface on how big and awesome this expo was…
Bentley seems to have found a secret forumula were these behemoths in size still look sleek, sporty and inviting for anyone to drive. Lots of love from us to the Crewe based automakers which I think have finally distinguished them totally from ”big brother” Rolls-Royce!
I liked the result of this clip as it showed most the car in a good way, some of our clips leave some of that to wish for- but I guess shooting over 30 cars in less then two days makes it excuseable. Got another hot convertible that world premiered thats coming up shortly too in the Ferrari 458 Spyder!
Do you agree with that this GTC is certainly something you wouldn’t mind ”coming to a party in”?
I know there was a bunch of such dream cars, but this one get a high place on my personal wishlist for such occasion… 😉
Time to get busy again with our ”100 seconds of…” clips (Find them all HERE) from the FRANKFURT IAA 2011 EXPO, this time with the most noble of all british brands- Aston Martin! We got most of the Zagato concept, some V12 Vantage and also a tiny bit of One-77 in a special colour!
Oddly enough, I feel quite dissapointed at myself for not spending more time in this part of the expo. Never made a secret of that Aston Martin is a brand I did pull a lot of inspiration from on my current 700+HP Toyota Soarer project. But, forget about that and enjoy among my usual confusing english some damn good automaking… 😉
Say what? Did you mean the same automaker that is currently put out of business and ready to be shopped on a huge discount by some random group of Chinese people? I guess so, please dont take this clip too serious- as we surely didn’t… 😉
The state of the whole ordeal with Saab is quite sad indeed, but we hope they will bounce back as a small ”nische” kind of brand somewhere. But if you can’t play with the big dogs of the upper middle class of the auto industry you can’t expect to be bailed out by the government. What do you guys think?
Far more (serious) ”100 seconds of…” clips can be found in a neat and tidy thread HERE. Enjoy! 🙂
Coming of the CADILLAC CONCEPTwe did a video of, we got another impressive one from Mercedes that has ”luxury in the future” written all over it- so coming from one of the German giants it was a blockbuster indeed in FRANKFURT IAA 2011 EXPO!
I think the best line about this concept was used in the video, that even Lady Gaga would blend in and not look her usual crazy self if she sat in this car. Fun to see a brand very aiming towards more strict and ”business” sort of appeal make both this luxury concept and the A-klasse they also did so wild!
I was lucky enough to catch this beast in motion for a few seconds before I was drowned in the crowd that was present during Mercedes mega-pressrelease show, and if this is a hint of how the future might look Iam all for it– sign me up today!
This is the last video feature of the day, in total there is around 30 of them and we gather them all IN THIS POST so you can easily keep track of the action.
Hope you’ve all had a pleasant sunday, and before you go to bed- Lamborghini will give you something to dream about as Martin Persson has a gallery coming… 🙂
Toyota Aristo -02 (Toppex. med låga mil, BBS 19″, Supra Big Brake mm.
Åk med bland det bästa som byggts i Japan med denna lågmilade Toyota Aristo av sista tillverkade årsmodell (sällsynt) med Supra 2JZ-GTE Twin-Turbomotor (VVTi) på 280+HK.
Ingen reparationshistorik. Ingen rost.