They are mesmerizingly beautiful, ultimately purposeful and totally unique, designed and built by perfectionists for perfectionists. With 1000’s of horsepower between them, 0-60 sprints in under 3 seconds and top speeds well in excess of 200mph, they are exceptional in every sense.
Using the latest technology as well as the most expensive materials, they are crafted out of the pursuit of excellence and represent the jewel in the crown to the manufacturers proudly presenting them at the event.
With only 499 LaFerraris to be built, Jay Kay is among those fortunate enough to get hold of one of the 217mph machines in bright green worth a cool £1.2 million.
"I've been watching this car and going down to the factory and chatted with Flavio Manzoni , the designer of the car, and Luca [de Montezemolo, Ferrari's chairman] a few times. I remember about two years ago speaking to Luca about it and he said how it looked like a jet and they are still going through development. But the great thing about Ferrari is that every single thing on the car is doing something. It's not for show."
A shot I took on a gloriously tropical morning from the North Coast of Penang Island Malaysia.
This is one of those shots I had been testing for a few days to get right, to slow down the action just enough, to capture the waves crashing into the rocks, while holding onto the fishing boat on its way out to sea.
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Nikon D3 with a Nikkor 24-70mm lens using LEE ND and ND grad filters.
f13 using a 3 second exposure.
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I still remember the first time I went to Libertyville, Illinois to visit the Motorola Campus. There was this sense of awe at being in a company whose invention, the cell phone, would forever change the world.
For the next couple of years, we worked hard to marry the agility of a modern internet services company with the legacy of the greatest telecommunications company in the world. We crafted a new portfolio of products, we rebuilt our software stack, we launched the Moto X, then G and then E. Motorola is now firmly on the path of regaining its place as one of the most relevant companies of the mobile era.
Today I am announcing my departure from Motorola after a couple of amazing years in the best job I have ever had.
I have had the fortune of working with an amazing Product team under the leadership of , someone who taught me more about being a leader than anyone ever has. Also special gratitude to , , , , and for their support and for pointing me in the right direction. This gig was not possible without them. To my Software PM team who I love, stay true to the mission. And to Motorolans, you are truly the best mobile team in the world. It is reflected in the quality of your products.
And finally, thanks to you, the users who embraced our work and personally supported me. Most of our software was the result of the direct dialogue we had with each other. Thanks for your patience and support.
My favorite moment at Motorola was when I was up on stage at the Moto G launch in Brazil, looking into the eyes of the audience, proud to be talking about a product that we fervently believed in, that was built with true user value as its core tenet, that embodied the best of the new Motorola’s principles. I still remember the verve, the energy and the passion.
The rest of my career will be about recapturing that. Thank you Motorola.
From the outside, the FOURSIXTEEN is a harmonious blend of aerodynamic aggressiveness and subtle classiness. Applying the same championship Saleen DNA used over the last three decades, Saleen has created a car that can drive the streets of Monaco and set records at Laguna Seca. From the Saleen crafted front fascia to the carbon fiber rear diffuser, the FOURSIXTEEN aerodynamic design is as inspired as it is functional.
Front aero management vents helps ensure that the Saleen FOURSIXTEEN model maintains a low pressure field as air acceleration increases around the chassis. Assisting the lower aero management is the unique V-shaped hood architecture efficiently directing hot air away from the drivetrain cooling system all while generating valuable downforce across the front section.
The rear fascia design finalizes the aerodynamic system as air moves across the cabin and onto the Saleen designed high-downforce decklid mounted spoiler. Mid-chassis air is directed across the carbon fiber accents stretching between the taillights. Supplying rear wake diffusion is a Saleen diffuser design that boosts aerodynamic downforce capability.
Just like the rest of the Saleen lineup, this car is more than just an eye catching aerodynamic package. Propelling the new FOURSIXTEEN is the 3-phase, four pole AC induction motor and copper rotor with the upgraded Saleen drivetrain including an all-new 11.39:1 final gear ratio for quicker acceleration. Also new for the FOURSIXTEEN is a Saleen specific MAXGRIPTM locking differential that allows each wheel to efficiently apply rotational force and maximize traction and grip in performance environments. All of the Saleen engineered driveline components increase efficiencies in torque management, give a track capable throttle response, and provide faster acceleration. Overall the FOURSIXTEEN is a well-balanced vehicle and sounds great too!
Electric motor cooling has also been made more productive from the Saleen high-efficiency drivetrain cooling system. Comprising the system is a larger volume radiator, upsampled cooling fans, and a high-flow water pump to help maintain consistent temperatures in more stressful performance applications.
The interior refinements of the Saleen FOURSIXTEEN are abundant. From the handpicked leather palette to the carbon fiber dash accents, the cabin environment is as supercar stylish as it is functionally chic. Starting with the seating, black leather is contrasted by perforated leather accents and Alcantara suede inlays providing a true luxury atmosphere.
MSRP for the FOURSIXTEEN model is set to start at $152,000 for the complete vehicle, which includes the base P85Model S sedan. This is priced before existing state and federal EV incentives which can range from $7,500 to $15,000 depending on the buyers state (i.e. A California resident would pay $142,000.00).
I took this photo with my mobile phone while walking in Bologna. The city is known, among other things that includes Lasagna, for its arcades that provide shade from the heat in the hot summer and protection from the cold and rain in the freezing winter. The city is also nicknamed "La Dotta" (the learned one) for being home of a prestigious University, the first founded in the Western world. Bologna is also called "La Grassa" (the Fat one) for its well known cuisine and "La Rossa" (the Red one) for the predominant political orientation of the Bolognesi.
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