Archive for November, 2007

Porsche Hybrid at LA Auto Show

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

At the LA Auto Show, Porsche announced an all-new version of the Cayenne SUV. What’s so different about this model? It is battery-powered. But this Cayenne is no Toyota Prius. Instead, this model is more practical, traveling at in excess of 75 KM/hour just on battery power! Revolutionary? Perhaps. Lighter on the the wallet? DEFINITELY!

Enjoy this brief introduction.

The British Nanny State and the Government’s Confusion About the Speed Freak

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

Speeding is now the most common offence on the UK’s roads, according to government figures. In recent years it has made up more than one third of all driving offences dealt with by police in England and Wales.
Part of the reason for this could be that the UK is the speed-camera capital of Europe, according to recent figures given to MPs. Numbers have risen from 1,935 in 2000 to just over 5,500 this year (DfT (UK)).

In last week’s edition of BeyondtheKM.com, we covered the sordid story of a Mini/BMW executive who was recently given a stiff sentence by the British courts for driving 100+MPH (162.5 KM/hour) in a 50 zone. We cover the topic of speeding in Britain a little more in depth here at BTKM!
30 MPH Speed Limit Sign
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Schumi’s Return to Motorsports?

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

Well, Michael Schumacher has only been “retired” for one season from the Ferrari F1 progam, but with his participation in an upcoming motorsports event in Barcelona, and Ferrari’s Jean Todt stating that Schumi is more than welcome to return whenever, one can only speculate.

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Nanny State Alert: BMW Official Speeds, Lies, Taxpayers Pay

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

British Justice? BMW Official Speeds, Lies, Taxpayers Pay.

BMW boss jailed over speeding charge lie

Thomas Moser, the finance director of the BMW-owned Mini factory in Oxford, has been jailed for six weeks for lying to police after being clocked speeding at 101 mph.
BMW/MINI Logos - Speed Blurred
Moser (48) was given three opportunities to change his story, but declined. He was consequently jailed for perjury after claiming falsely that his 19-year-old son had been driving the Mini at twice the 50 mph speed limit.
He is the latest in a growing number of motorists who try to illegally ‘swap points’ to keep their licences clean or escape a ban.
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Weekend Entertainment: Audi’s Answer to the BMW “Driver” Series

Saturday, November 3rd, 2007

Enjoy!