Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Power to weight ratio

Power to weight ratio is equal to the engine's power output divided by the weight of the vehicle. Its as simple as that.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Audi's auto parking.

It is absolutely brilliant to be able to park a car using a mobile app. At the same time, just for parking? Can't you simple do it? Anyways, its awesome, especially when you see it from the rear sitting inside the car. Check out this video from YouCar.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Extra Premium petrol - Is it worth it?

Normal petrol price in Bangalore is 78 rupees and premium is 88. I had to fill premium today as I was in a little hurry and it came to about 800 ml short of the normal petrol. The premium petrol was the XtraPremium petrol from IndianOil which has an octane rating of about 89 - 93. It usually means that the petrol has been mixed with other additives that makes it suitable for high performance. 

These additives help in keeping the engine clean by preventing carbon deposits and also increase performance of the engine by ensuring complete combustion of fuel enabling you to use higher gears comfortably and thereby increasing the mileage. However, there is a catch. These additives are suitable only for high performance cars and add no benefit to normal ones. Therefore, you are simply burning your pocket filling XtraPremium petrol. Most manufacturers recommend normal unleaded petrol. I think its best to stick to that. Also, how would you really know its XtraPremium once its inside the tank??? 

It's simply not worth paying the money.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Genius builds a car working on air using more than 500,000 LEGO pieces!

This is mission impossible. He must have been one crazy kid with a lot of perseverance. However, I could not find any information about how it works. Any idea? Anyone?

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Ford EcoSport is now a Woman's delight

In Bangalore I have seen a lot of women driving the Ford EcoSport. I must say it looks good to see a woman drive a SUV. Sometime last month I noticed my wife admit that too. However, I am not sure if she was giving me a clue to gift one for her. Anyways, a white Ford EcoSport, a beautiful lady inside, Ray-Ban glasses, chewing gum.... imagine that and you will know what I mean.Women definitely want it big nowadays.

I meant the car.                                                

What were you thinking???

Monday, January 6, 2014

Akon's car collection

What can I say? I don't have words... Money can make you go crazy.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

John Abraham and his Lambhorgini gallardo

I generally avoid watching videos like this but today I wanted to give it a try. A video from Autocar India. Its about John Abraham and his Gallardo.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Pain in the a***

I am back from a peaceful vacation and completely horrified now. The thought of driving on Bangalore streets makes me feel lethargic to go to work. Nowadays I try to make it to work early in the morning and get back home early. Few issues I see that is making a commuters life hell in Bangalore is

1) Poor roads. The road is quiet smooth for while and then it becomes rough, bumpy and wavy.
2) Narrow roads. I experience this in Hebbal where vehicles at high speed converge to this narrow little fly-over. There is chaos, especially with the bus drivers. I have a tough time understanding their driving capabilities. All the drivers enter the fly-over from left and jam the traffic. Wouldn't it be easy on the right side? Common sense isn't?
3) Speed-breakers. This is something that even my car is suffering from badly. The pot-holes add to the misery. There are rules but who cares. I am pretty sure more than half of the speed breakers in this city is not legitimate.
4) Why don't people use the side view mirrors? They are either missing or folded. I can't even magine entering my car without these.

Amidst all this I can only thank God that I have lived to see 2014 and hope for the same and I sincerely hope for a miracle like AAP in Bangalore too. What we need is a solution to what a common man thinks makes perfect common sense.