Dark Knight Cruise: Ferrari 430 Scuderia, Nissan GT-R, Lamborghini Gallardo

Here’s a triple treat for you. What do you do when you get 3 black cars together? You go for a cruise! In the daytime, of course. 😉

The Dark Knight would be proud! Let’s follow along as a black Ferrari 430 Scuderia, black Nissan GT-R, and black Lamborghini Gallardo roam the countryside!

See more pics here: Dark Knight Cruise

2013 Nissan GT-R: Fastest Reptile on the Planet

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Ok, running late for work and need to get to the office/hospital quickly? Well, we might have the transportation solution for you… 😉

Straight from Japan, here is a scary-fast reptile – a 2013 Nissan GT-R. Dressed up in a metallic black exterior, black interior, gunmetal wheels with gold brake calipers – and about 545 fire-breathing Godzillas under the hood (they were horses, but they got eaten up by the fiery dragons!) and 463 lb-feet of torque. Using an amazingly efficient 3.8 Liter twin-turbo V6 engine fitted with a 6-speed dual-clutch paddle-shifting transmission, this speed machine rockets from 0-60 mph in a blur…2.7 seconds (yes, we did say 2.7 seconds!). Top speed is 196 mph. This is one of the fastest machines out there!

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So let’s check it out and try to keep up with this fire-breathing dragon!

See more pics of this GT-R here: 2013 Nissan GT-R: Scary-Fast Reptile!

1987 DeTomaso Pantera GT5-S: A Rare Treat!

Here’s a rare treat for you. Imagine seeing this car in 1987…hell, imagine seeing this car today! This is a rare gem – a black 1987 DeTomaso Pantera GT5-S! From 1971-1991, only about 7200 Panteras were ever made. And of those 7200 cars, only about 187 were the special, wide-body GT5-S editions. You may notice a resemblance to the legendary Lamborghini Countach – and in fact, the Pantera can be considered somewhat of an Italian cousin of the Countach.

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So let’s check out this black Pantera GT5-S and follow along!

So, what do you think of this car?…

See more pics here: 1987 DeTomaso Pantera GT5-S

How to Unwind: Exotic Cars, BBQ, and Fun!

Being a physician is hard work. All work and no play is not healthy for anybody, including physicians! Just remember that and don’t lose sight of this simple fact.

So what do you do to unwind?

How about this: Is there anything better than great food, great weather, and great times? Well, if you throw some exotics into the mix, it makes it even better! What’s better than hanging out with good people, chomping on awesome food, and talking cars!

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See more pics here: Great food, Great Cars, Great Fun

So let’s join the party and check out some sweet cars, including a rare Grigio Telesto (“battleship gray”) Lamborghini Super Trofeo Stradale, Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, Ferrari F430s, Lamborghini Gallardo, Corvette Z06, Acura NSX, Lotus Elise, C5 Vette, and more!

Included is bonus footage of the red F430’s sweet exhaust sound and the Super Trofeo Stradale’s V10 roar!

So, which car’s sound did you like?…

Running with the Snakes: 13+ Vipers and 1 Lamborghini

So you’ve heard of the famous “Running of the Bulls” event in Spain, right? You know, where lots of bulls are running wild all over the place in Pamplona, Spain?…

Well, this ain’t Pamplona, Spain today! This is America! The good ‘ole U.S. of A., baby! And the king of the road in America is the Dodge Viper (now known as the SRT Viper) – the V10 snake that bites!

So what happens when you get a bunch of Vipers together and one lonely Gallardo (poor bull…lol). Well, if you can’t beat them, you join them for a run! So let’s go “Running with the Snakes”! 😉

Here’s a whole snake-pit full of Vipers hitting the open road for a drive…along with one (yes, only one) Lamborghini Gallardo following these venomous reptiles. Oh, and a Z06 joins the fun, too.

So, which Viper would you drive?…

Tuxedo Cruise: White Lamborghini Gallardo, Black Lamborghini Gallardo

When it comes to pure driving fun, is there anything better than a Lamborghini with a manual transmission? We think not. 😉

For example, just ask Valentino Balboni (legendary Lamborghini test driver extra-ordinaire) what transmission HE prefers for his exotic sportscar driving and you will get only ONE answer: shifting a gated manual transmission through the gears…especially if it’s an Italian V10 or V12 he’s piloting. 😉

Here’s a rare white Lamborghini Gallardo with a gated 6-speed manual transmission. Joining the white Gallardo is a black Lamborghini Gallardo – also with a 6-speed manual transmission. Twice the fun!

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See more pics here: Tuxedo Cruise

Oh, and the video includes a special appearance by a Fiat 500 Abarth – see the little Italian Stallion run with the Bulls!

Ferrari 430 Scuderia: The Italian Stallion

The word “Scuderia” means “stable of horses” – well, Ferrari certainly has a fleet of race horses being bred in their Maranello stables, don’t they? 😉

Enter the Ferrari 430 Scuderia, the lightweight/track-oriented version of the regular F430.

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Decked out in a menacing black exterior with gold racing stripes and gold wheels, the Scuderia is about 220 lbs lighter than a standard F430. With its 4.3 Liter V8 engine, it puts out 510 hp and 347 lb-feet of torque. 0-60 mph arrives in 3.6 seconds and top speed is 198 mph. This is a track weapon for the streets, reminiscent of the legendary 360 Challenge Stradale. The 430 Scuderia also sports one of the best-sounding stock exhausts in the Ferrari lineup!

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See more pictures of this black Scuderia here: Ferrari 430 Scuderia

So come along and hop on-board a Lamborghini Gallardo and let’s follow this Italian thoroughbred – a Ferrari 430 Scuderia!

What do you think of the 430 Scuderia vs. a 360 Challenge Stradale? Which would you prefer?…

Fiat 500 Abarth: A small car with BIG Italian flair!

Ok, how can you NOT like the new Fiat 500 Abarth, the “souped-up” version of the regular Fiat 500?

Let’s check out this little Italian beast…the Fiat 500 Abarth. This might be the perfect daily driver, with its 1.4 Liter (inline 4 cylinder) turbocharged MultiAir engine pumping out 160 hp and 170 lb-feet of torque. This car scoots along windy, twisty country roads with ease!

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See more pictures here: Fiat 500 Abarth

Video includes a walk-around of the car and notice how sporty it looks, with its metallic black exterior highlighted with stylish red Abarth stripes; gunmetal multi-spoke wheels; and sporty red brake calipers. And the interior is even better, with its red stitching/striping on the comfy leather seats; beautiful leather-wrapped steering wheel with red stitching; 5-speed manual transmission; and get this…it even has a retractable sunroof!

After the walk-around, let’s see this car in action out in the wild, as a Lamborghini Gallardo chases the little Italian critter along some country roads! 😛

Can the Gallardo possibly catch the Abarth?…let’s find out! 😉

An American, German, and Italian Musical Collaboration: V10 and V12 Heaven!

Here’s a musical collaboration for you: A mixture of pure American muscle, straightforward German performance, and some stylish Italian flair! Look, listen, and feel as this team of V10 and V12 engines sing in harmony!

After all, the U.S.A. is the world’s melting pot, and this includes cars, too!

Here’s the lineup: Ferrari 599 with Capristo exhaust, a handful of Dodge Vipers with aftermarket exhausts, a Lamborghini Gallardo with Fabspeed exhaust, and a BMW M6 with Dinan exhaust.

Enjoy! 🙂

So, which car would you prefer and why?…

Valentino Balboni: The Man, The Myth, The Legend

In the world of test drivers, there is one superhero who stands above all the rest. And no, it ain’t The Stig.

You see, this man is a legend – one with no equal. A driving genius who happens to have driven about 80% of all Lamborghinis ever made. He is Italian. He is a driving rockstar. And he is a true icon in the automotive world.

His name is Valentino Balboni. And make no mistake – if you ever have the fortune to meet Mr. Balboni and spend time chatting with him, you will be truly impressed at the quality of human being he is, regardless of his status as the best automotive test driver of all time.

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A true gentleman in every sense of the word, Valentino Balboni is as humble as one can be. But don’t be fooled by his quiet reserve, as he is also extremely entertaining to hang out with and is a bonafide people person. His stories are engaging, his charisma is unmistakeable, and his memory/recall is really quite astounding. This guy is just flat-out cool!

Aside from being the coolest dude on the planet, one thing is for sure: This man can DRIVE! Make no mistake about THAT!

As the former chief test driver for Automobili Lamborghini, Balboni knows more about Lamborghinis than any person alive. After all, he was Lamborghini’s chief driver for 40 years!

Now serving as the ambassador of all things Lamborghini (he retired as chief test driver in 2008), Mr. Balboni travels the world participating in car events, speaking, signing autographs, and yes, even driving with other car fanatics!

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See more pictures here: Valentino Balboni: Lamborghini’s Chief Test Driver Emeritus!

So let’s spend a few minutes hanging out with The Man, The Myth, The Legend…Valentino Balboni himself. 🙂

Here’s a question and answer session with the test-driving superhero. Listen as Valentino Balboni reveals his favorite Lamborghini (and why Lamborghinis are special to him); talks about his first car; and find out what he drives as his daily driver! Enjoy!…