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The drive-by shooting that targeted rapper Rick Ross has been called into question as details continue to surface, leading many to believe the incident may have been a publicity stunt. At around 5 am Monday morning, an unidentified gunman opened fire on Ross and his companion, fashion entrepreneur Shateria L. Moragne-el, as they cruised on Las Olas Boulevard and Northeast 15th Avenue. “I just heard a bunch of gunshots go off,” said an unidentified woman during a 911 call. When the operator asked how many shots were fired, the caller replied, “I don’t know, they’re coming back, I’m hiding,” and hung up. The rap artist, who was out celebrating his 37th birthday, attempted to outrun his shooter, but the barrage of bullets caused him to lose control of his silver 2011 Rolls-Royce and crash into a nearby apartment building. None of the assailant’s bullets hit Ross’ car, which has some prominent figures casting doubt on the incident’s authenticity. “Some people are wondering how you shoot at a Rolls-Royce, and you miss it [even though] it’s so big,” said Shelby Rushin, a DJ at the hip hop and R&B radio station 99 Jamz. Rapper 50 Cent took to Twitter to express his skepticism about the incident. “Hahaha fat boy hit the building, lol it looks staged to me, no hole’s in da car,” read his tweet. Read more: www.wsvn.com
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Happy new year:A woman celebrates the new year as she watches fireworks exploding above Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro. More than two million people gathered along Rio’s most famous beach to witness the 20- minute display and celebrate the beginning of a new year Parents of the groom:Parents (right and second right) of a newly-married groom wear costumes and make-up, in accordance to a local custom, as they sit next to the parents of the bride in Liquan county of Xianyang city, Shaanxi province in China. The custom, called ‘Nao Gong Po’ in Chinese, teases the groom’s parents by having them wear ugly costumes and make-up in the belief it helps them improve their affinity with others. The Chinese characters on the placards read, ‘I want to have a grandson’ (left) and ‘I want to wash diapers’ (right). The bride is seen at the back. A deal is done:President Obama winks as he arrives with vice-president Joe Biden in the briefing room to make remarks after the House of Representatives acted on legislation intended to avoid the ‘fiscal cliff,’ at the White House in Washington. The Republican-controlled House backed a tax hike on the top US earners shortly before midnight on Tuesday, ending weeks of high-stakes budget brinkmanship that threatened to spook consumers and throw financial markets into turmoil. Fancy footwear:Shoes are seen hanging on a power line at Letna park overlooking Prague. Czech teenagers, who skateboard at the park, throw their damaged and unwanted shoes …
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Praised as a “shocking demonstration of just how much improvement can be brought to an already near-perfect sports car,” the Ferrari 458 Italia has been selected by the Robb Report editors and a panel of guest judges as the luxury lifestyle authority’s 2011 Car of the Year.
Revealed in Robb Report’s March issue, which has just hit newsstands, the award is presented to an automobile, formally introduced in the previous year, whose technical designs, styling, and performance position it as the world’s preeminent sports or luxury vehicle.
In earning Robb Report’s “2011 Car of the Year” honor, the Ferrari 458 Italia outdistanced 13 luxury and sports cars. The stunning Italian sports car topped (in order of finish) the Audi R8 V10 Spyder, Porsche 911 Turbo S, Aston Martin V12 Vantage, Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG, Bentley Mulsanne, Maserati GranTurismo Convertible, Audi A8L, Aston Martin Rapide, BMW Alpina B7, Rolls-Royce Ghost, Jaguar XJ Supersport, Cadillac CTS-V Coupe, and Lotus Evora.
The selections resulted from extensive test-driving in California’s Napa Valley by a panel of experts that included Robb Report editor in chief Brett Anderson, automotive consultant Robert Ross, and correspondents Paul Dean and Paul Meyers. These journalists were joined by more than 50 guest judges, including executives and Robb Report readers.
Outdistancing that highly competitive field of sports and luxury entrants, the Ferrari 458 Italia was lauded for its superb design, interior appointments, and, in keeping with Ferrari legend, exceptional performance.
“Faster, quicker- and smoother-shifting, and with lighter steering than its predecessor, the most powerful Ferrari V-8 ever does its magic without forced induction and while revving to a heady 9,000 rpm with a scorching musical note that makes paddle-shifting at redline an addiction,” explained Mr. Ross.
“For our judges, editors, writers, and anyone who just happened to be wandering by, the Fly Yellow 458 Italia was adoration at first glimpse,” echoed Mr. Dean. “This was before they heard the clattering bellow of 562 hp spitting from the triple-tip exhaust; before they touched, felt, and snuggled into the glovelike leather and drove this masterpiece; before they concluded that all things magnificent from Italian culture, from Michelangelo’s Piet
Report: Luxury automakers creating bigger cars for expanding waistlines
Even Porsche are fitting steering wheels that rise out of the way of larger thighs after the engine has been shut off for easier egress on cars such as the Panamera. “The study will mean we can look at things more scientifically and build a car that at …
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Ferrari FF Supercar to see an Indian launch on the October 31st!
In true Gran Turismo style, the Ferrari FF will seat four adults, just like the Porsche Panamera and the Aston Martin Rapide. But what separates the Ferrari FF from the Rapide or the Panamera is the brute power and torque that the Ferrari FF's V12 …
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Cayenne, China Boost Porsche Sales Again
With 2583 units delivered in September and an increase of 25.8 per cent, the Panamera also accounts for a significant share of Porsche's success. Strangely enough, Porsche also reported a 20 percent increase in 911 demand, despite the fact that a new …
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McLaren To Launch Four New Models, F1 Debut By 2013: Report
Unlike the old McLaren, which offered but a single road car, today's McLaren is looking to offer a range of cars in the vein of Ferrari or Lamborghini. It will start that off with a simple convertible version of the MP4-12C, but will follow shortly …
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DMC Released Their SV Bodykit For Lamborghini Murcielago LP670SV
By Sebastian Bivin on August 30, 2011 Most of Lamborgini LP670SV owners are happy with their car, considering that even in standard form it is an exceptional vehicle. However, for those who aren't very satisfied with their car, or believe that an …
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Asus Automobili Lamborghini VX7
There was a genuine air of excitement when the Asus Automobili Lamborghini VX7 rolled into the office. A Lamborghini Gallardo boasts a 552bhp V10 engine and its namesake is running the laptop equivalent – an Intel Core i7-2630QM CPU, Nvidia GeForce GTX …
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Brazilian GP: Sauber race report
Kamui Kobayashi scored one point in Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix in Interlagos. The Japanese driver was on a different tyre strategy to most of the field and came tenth after having started 12th.
Portimao: Series qualifying race report
The Sumo Power Nissan GT-R No.23 of Michael Krumm and Peter Dumbreck took the spoils in a spectacular Qualifying Race at Portimao. It was a maiden win for the German-British partnership in a race that showcased the very best of the close combat of GT1.
Silverstone: Sam Hancock race report
Aston Martin Racing factory driver Sam Hancock ended the 2010 Le Mans Series season with fourth place overall and best of the petrol-powered cars at the Silverstone 1000kms.
Hungaroring: Darren Turner race report
Darren Turner raced at the Hungaroring in Budapest for the first time in his career this weekend and bagged a sixth place finish in the JMW Motorsport Aston Martin, along with his Le Mans Series team-mate Rob Bell. Back on GT2 duty after his recent foray into GT3, Turner was ultimately disappointed with the result, which could have been a lot better if it hadn’t been for a problem in the early …