“911 how may I help you?” This sentence is perhaps the most popular reference to the American government’s one-stop emergency number for all kinds of public discomfort. By dialling this one number, the citizens can get access to emergency services like police, fire department ambulance and disaster management organizations. Now TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) has recommended that Indians should get a similar service and for this purpose they want to assign the telephone number, “112.”
Currently, the various emergency services have different contacts; citizens have to dial 100 for police, 101 for [...]
For the uninitiated among you, The Goodwood Festival of Speed (FoS) is an annual hill climb featuring historic motor racing vehicles, held in the grounds of Goodwood House, West Sussex, England, every June/July. Visitors can expect to see lots of cars and motorbikes from over 100 years of worldwide motor racing history as well as newer models take a shot at the hill run. An immensely popular event, 1,50,000 people regularly attend the FoS. Here are some of the newer cars which were seen at the 2013 FoS, which was held over the last weekend.
Peugeot RCZ R
Porsche is celebrating 50 years of the iconic 911 with a special edition version called the 911 50 Years Edition. The 911 50 Years Edition is based on the 911 Carrera S and like the original 911, it is a coupe with a flat-six rear engine and rear wheel drive. However it makes use of the wider body reserved for the 911 Carrera 4 models. It is powered by a 395bhp 3.8-litre engine and comes with either seven-speed manual or PDK. In homage to the year of birth of the 911, only 1963 units will be produced.
Features exclusive to the 911 50 Years Edition include ‘Fuchs’ inspired [...]
If its tough to shave off those last few seconds per lap in your Jaguar XKR-S, the Tata owned British manufacturer has unveiled the XKR-S GT at the New York Auto Show just for you. Specifically tuned for the racing circuit, the GT managed a time of 7:40 at the hallowed Nurburgring race track, which is faster than the Murcielago SV, the SLS AMG as well as the Zonda S. It goes from 0 to 100 kmph in less time than you can say Jaaaaaaaaaag; well in 3.9 seconds actually. Safe to say, the XKR-S GT is blisteringly fast. It’s also very rare. Only 30 will be made and sold purely in North America with the US getting 25 of these beasts. Oh, and it costs a [...]