The 2012 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport is clearly looking to replace Bumblebee in the Transformers movie series. What a poseur. Even InsideLine has dubbed the Grand Sport’s yellow coat of paint and black accents the “Bumblebee Livery.” Since only 150 are slated for production and 45 have been sold, inventory is quickly becoming polar bear-rare and it’s not everyday you come across yellow leather seats either. If you happen to be hanging out in the UAE, check out the $2.05 million dollar vehicle in person. It is premiering at the 2012 Qatar Auto Show from January 25-28.
The movie Drive, now playing in a theater near you is a mysterious and obscure action thriller starring protagonist Ryan Gosling as a mechanic and driver of the stunt, heist and motor racing variety. If you’re thinking along the lines of Fast and Furious or Gone in Sixty Seconds, think again. If the pink cursive font from the movie poster makes you think of Miami Vice, think again…again. While the film takes cues from Miami Vice with a soundtrack inspired by 80’s new wave and gratuitous scenes of violence, Drive truly stands alone in a hybrid of genres.
You’ve read the reviews here and here already so this post will take a different approach when breaking down the film. Cars take little precedence in Drive, but each vehicle serves as a reflection of the people who drive them. There’s a 1973 Chevrolet Malibu, an early 90’s Toyota Camry, a muscle car era Pontiac GTO, a 2011 Mustang GT 5.0 and a Lincoln Town Car. Let’s start with the white 1973 Chevrolet Malibu.
Too busy watching football and managing your fantasy roster over the weekend? Then here’s what you missed.
-Pictured above is the Heide Performance Products Richard Petty Superbird based on the 1970 Plymouth Superbird [link]
-The most powerful Chevy Camaro ever, the ZL1, has 580 horses. [link]
-“You really couldn’t get them to do anything,” the stunt coordinator said of the Ford Mustangs used in the film Drive. [link]
-England is home to fish, chips and this creepy bus graveyard. [link]
-The Car Show feels a lot like Top Gear as they as they race two sets of unlikely cars. [link]