Perfect 10? Audi now offer its R8 with a 518bhp 5.2-litre V10 engine, but does it turn this desirable coupe into a true supercar?

Both cars have plenty in common but to drive they are worlds apart. Lambo gets my vote if you want a supercar in the traditional sense, but the R8 is more useable and still undeniably impressive.


Engine:  v10

Max power:  518bhp @ 8000rpm

Max torque: 391 Ib ft @ 6500rpm

Front suspension: Double wishbones, coil springs, gas dampers, anti-roll bar

0-62 mph: 3.9 sec

Max speed: 196mph







Engine:  v10

Max power:  552bhp @ 8000rpm

Max torque: 398 Ib ft @ 6500rpm

Front suspension: Double wishbones, coil springs, gas dampers, anti-roll bar

0-62 mph: 3.7 sec

Max speed: 202mph




A Different Photostream

April 29, 2009

If you are interested in photography, please check out Norby’s photostream on Flickr! I haven’t seen someone organize their pictures the way he did! He takes 9 different shots, and places them next to each other to create one big picture. It’s really cool!

Check out Norby’s Photostream here!

Surf’s Up, Dude!

April 29, 2009

All of you who have read my posts know that I am infatuated, hooked, truly madly deeply passionate about cars, politics, motorcycles, art, drifting, photography and scuba diving…… here’s my latest adrenaline provider: Surfing.

Whoever has a chance, go for it.

I wanted to share with you this picture I took when out surfing with and another friend in Miami.


Calming, Serene, theraputic.

Here’s a parrallel of the what it feels like:

Imagine: 6 am.. sunrise… fairouz… highway… empty…you.. your car.. 260km.. what happens then?

The feeling is unebelievable..



Bottom line: get a surfboard ..



………….. and paddle out

I Want..

April 29, 2009





* ride the new Ducati Streetfighter!!! The Streetfighter is Ducati’s latest naked bike, replacing the discontinued Monster S4RS. Weighing in at 368 pounds with 155 hp of Ducati’s L-Twin muscle, this bike doesn’t just look mean, it is a powerhouse!





The standard Streetfighter has a fully adjustable Showa suspension. The headlight bracket, clutch, and cylinder-head covers are all made from lightweight magnesium which is 20% lighter than aluminum. The S version of the Streetfighter includes top-shelf Ohlins suspension, lighter forged-aluminum Marchesini wheels and tasty carbon fiber for the front fender and cam-belt covers.




Aside from the tech specs of this bike, no one can deny just how good it looks! I love the design. You can truly tell just how powerful it is by looking at it.

It is definitely a bike that I would want to ride!



I’m pretty sure you’ve all seen jaws and let’s just say I wouldn’t want to be in the water right after seeing it either. What a lot of us don’t know is that sharks are not what they appear to be at all. They are not man eating machines but rather pillars in the evolution of the sea.

  • Sharks kill fewer than 4 humans on average each year, while humans kill an estimated 100 million sharks annually. You’re more likely to be killed by a lightning strike, bee sting, falling coconut or falling vending machine than a shark bite.
  • Media hype feeds our irrational fear of sharks. In 2007, one person died from a shark bite, worldwide. Three people died from falling in sand pits, 20 from dog bites, 49 from lightening strikes and 79 from hunting accidents. 747 people died from bicycle accidents.
  • Sharks are perceived to be vicious killers, but humans are not on the sharks’ menu.
  • Of the more than 500 species of sharks in the world, only 10 species have been reported to have attacked a human being.
  • There are 6.65 billion people in the world and in the past two years, sharks only killed a handful of those people.


The trailer you’re about to see is by marine biologist and filmmaker Rob Stewart. His passion and drive has led  him to embark on a journey across the waters of the world and expose the exploitation and corruption of sharks.

A visually stunning piece


The Ripple Effect

April 28, 2009


This is truly extraordinary. A simple act that should inspire all of us to change what we believe is wrong.

Rekha Kalinda is an 11 year old girl from Bararola, India that stood up against her families wish when they tried to marry her off to an older man. When her parents did not take her seriously, she took her case to her teachers and government officials. That is when her parents and everyone else finally decided to listen.

Arranged marriages in India are not uncommon, yet no one has stood up against it for fear of bring shame to the family. Yet, Rekha’s simple “no” has encouraged several girls in the region to do the same. Even, the Indian President has requested to meet the young girl. “It’s terrific how you get that ripple effect of one being brave, sticking her neck out … and then others following,” said Sarah Crowe, a UNICEF spokesperson.

This should be an example for all of us: All it takes is one voice and a step to start a movement.

Read the full article here.

Have A Cigarette

April 28, 2009





The Ducati of motorcycles.. the Bugatti of cars.. the Van Gough of art.. the John Lenon of music.. the Shakespeare of literature..  The Zeus of  all speedboats …“Cigarette”

I was thinking of buying a cigarette speedboat but i’m blaming it on the economy (since that’s everyone’s excuse)

2009 lineup:

42′ X

39′ Top Gun unlimeted

38′ Top Gun GT

38′ Top Gun



50′ Maurauder

46′ Rider XP







April 28, 2009

What’s in the dark?

I don’t know, I can’t see.

It is said that we fear what is unknown,

What we can’t control,

What we don’t expect.

I closed my eyes.

And felt the darkness,

The uncontrolled,

And the unexpected.

I opened my eyes and cried,

I cried because I wasn’t afraid anymore.

Underwater Utopia

April 28, 2009

Other than my obsession with cars, my passion for politics, and my admiration for art, sports (preferablly adrenaline quenchers, and in this case scuba diving) has left me infatuated.


I’ve been scuba diving for four years now and personally…best thing about weekends in Kuwait.. (Shalai  included).

I think you’d agree with me when I say that diving in Kuwait.. well.. isn’t really the Maldives ..  but let’s not complain.. we can’t really do anything about it….

Instead i’ve decided to embrace it… My top 3 dive spots in Kuwait :

1) Qarouh

2) Arifjan (wreck diving)

3) Kubbar (weekdays.. weekends are too crowded.. )

Divers and “sea users”: Preserve Kuwait’s marine life and reef!

Defense is key..

April 28, 2009

United vs. Arsenal

Here we go again:

The first leg of the Champion League semi-final: Manchester United vs Arsenal at Old Trafford. Just thinking of the game is making me excited and nervous! (Yes, I do get too into the game! But then again, that’s the best way to watch football!)

Here is my humble opinion on the key points that I believe will get Man United through to the final. I am basing this on how Arsenal played against Liverpool, and their ability to score four goals by taking advantage of defensive mistakes. In order for United to be able to survive this round, defense is key! Scoring goals is always great, but we have to end the game with a clean sheet!

The last few weeks  our defensive trio of Vidic, Rio Ferdinand and Edwin van der Sar have gone from being the solid backbone of our team to an area that has been criticized for unnecessary mistakes. Manchester United can not afford any slip ups. Arsenal will do their best to take advantage of any mistakes made in the back, especially that this is their last chance at a trophy this season!

Arsenal know that Manchester United thrive when they control the game, and can get frustrated very quickly when they are not in possession. Their aim will be to maintain control and keep the ball away from Ronaldo, Rooney, and Giggs as much as possible, while at the same time looking for open gaps in United’s defense.

Keeping this in mind, I believe in order to win the game, we need defense to be tight and keep the ball moving forward by clean cut passing.

Good luck to Manchester United!

UPDATE: Manchester United 1 - 0 Arsenal!!! Glory Glory Man United!