Lady Gaga drives a McLaren MP4-12C Spider is the answer for the question, what car Lady Gaga drives? Actually she is not driving, she is sitting at passenger seat. Anyway, we consider Lady Gaga owns a McLaren MP4-12C Spider!
And this indicates that Lady Gaga has knowledge on cars. Because, McLaren MP4-12C Spider is a Formula 1 car packed in an everyday drivable design. The technologies involved with the MP4-12C Spider is not quite common to spot at any other cars, therefore people who prefer MP4-12C means they know about cars!
Two weeks ago, I spotted the design director of Frank Stephenson driving a McLaren MP4-12C Spider and this week Lady Gaga. Which is cooler? Spotting a designer driving his own design. Sorry Lady Gaga!
What is that red knob on Ferrari’s steering wheel? I heard this question many times for quite some time. People don’t know what is the red knob or switch place on each Ferrari’s steering wheel. It is called Manettino.
Manettino switch enables Ferrari drivers to change the characteristics of their Ferrari between different settings. Except Ferrari California, Manettino switch settings are; WET, SPORT, CT OFF and ESC OFF. Driver can choose between these settings by moving the Manettino switch on desired position, however you cannot move the Manettino into ESC OFF settings. To choose ESC OFF settings, you need to hold the switch at ESC OFF position for couple seconds and the Ferrari selects that settings. ESC OFF means, everything is off except airbags and ABS!
Who designed the Manettino? Manettino is designed by Frank Stephenson and he was inspired by the knobs on the Ferrari’s F1 car’s steer wheel. Literally, Manettino switch is directly transferred from the Formula 1 technology.
Maserati Quattroportre, I never get bored of writing about this car. And I don’t like to repeat the same topics in my blog but I cannot stop writing about Quattroporte.
This morning we all woke up with fire alarm in my apartment, and everyone evacuated the building. This is not something really interesting or unusual but at 7 AM, and I saw a parked Maserati Quattroporte in front of the apartment. This is not something very interesting to blog about either, this Quattroporte is on production since 2004.
However, it still does look magnificent. I really don’t know how the Quattroporte still looks new and charming. I think I need to ask this question to Frank Stephenson, who designed the Quattroporte. Why I am saying charming, on 7 AM with partially sleepy like many of the people who are coming up from the apartment, I looked at the Quattroporte again. I know this car for eight years and there is nothing different, it is the same car.
But the details of the design makes us to look again and again, I think Maserati Quattroporte ignites our basic instincts. And we look again and again to Quattroporte every time we see one.
Maserati Quattroporte (Normal / S / Sport GT S) engine options are 4.2-lt V8 400 PS, 4.7-lt V8 430 PS, 4.7-lt V8 440 PS. The acceleration times (0-100 kph) are 5.6 seconds, 5.4 seconds, 5.1 seconds. With the top speed of 270 KPH, 285 KPH, 287 KPH.
And here some photos of Maserati Quattroporte from Instagram.
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