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Saturday, December 16, 2006

Random nonsense

This has nothing to do with behavior, good or bad. I was Web surfing a few minutes ago, looking for a distraction that would get my creative juices flowing so I could make some headway on a book project I'm working on, and I stumbled across this beauty in the video for rapper Jay-Z's new single Lost One.

Typically I'm not a fan of the excesses in music videos, because most of the artists don't actually own what they're bragging about. But I am a guy. And I have a weakness for hot cars.

And this one, the new Maybach Excelero, is as hot as it gets - a real life Batmobile (minus the weapons and armor) if there ever was one. I know it sounds like the Canyonero, the fictional SUV featured on an old Simpson's episode. But this car is real. Just one was made apparently, as a concept car, and Maybach/Benz has no intention of making 'em for mass consumption.

Anyway, if you're at all curious about what the Excelero looks like in motion, here's a link to a production/engineering video.


  • I have NO idea how to spell it but all I can say is "uh uhhnhhh unnhh uhhhhhhh urrrrrrr"(Tim the too man taylor grunt.

    By Blogger briliantdonkey, at 4:54 AM  

  • or "tool man" even.

    By Blogger briliantdonkey, at 4:55 AM  

  • yeah, i feel ya briliant. my brain stopped working for a few minutes as i studied the pictures and watched the video.

    By Blogger James Burnett, at 10:29 AM  

  • is the batmobile! 350km/hr!! Shheeeee!!!700hp! whoa!! What an amazing car.

    By Blogger Claudia, at 11:20 AM  

  • Did anyone else get hypnotized during the wind tunnel demonstration?

    (My dreams can no longer be carbon neutral.. ha ha ha ha)

    By Blogger Pamela, at 12:09 PM  

  • Yeah, The Sarcasticynic used to be into cars. Then he grew up and now drives a Camry. But he IS into expensive watches such as the Tag Heuer.

    By Anonymous The Sarcasticynic, at 12:25 PM  

  • Thanks for posting that. I look on in admiration at yet another vehicle I will never own.

    Here's a question though, do you think that a person can own that machine and feel comfortable (unless they are a billionaire). I mean, if you or I owned that and tried driving through downtown traffic, wouldn't we be a little nervous, crying nervous?

    And then, wouldn't we be checking the paint job each time we came out of somewhere...

    No, it's better to own a Honda Element and have been snicker.

    By Blogger Stewart Sternberg, at 12:36 PM  

  • Really, Mike Jones doesn't own a space shuttle?!!

    By Blogger Matt, at 1:00 PM  

  • I cannot click the link as that would constitute cheating on my Nissan boyfriend. He's very, very good to me.

    By Blogger mist1, at 12:00 AM  

  • You know Mist, my Jeep was never that nice to me. And my Subaru just makes me look like a punk. So I say to hell with 'em both. I'm on the Excelero bandwagon.

    By Blogger James Burnett, at 12:24 AM  

  • Matt, WHO? Kidding, Mike Jones, of course. Don't think he has a space shuttle. A shuttle bus, maybe.

    Claudia, I'm saving the pictures so build my own, once I finish constructing the Bat Cave.

    Pamela, that wind tunnel demonstration was mesmerizing.

    Sarc, I admire your taste in watches. I love a good one, but I don't have many. My favorite is Angular Momentum. I'm rockin' the Illum/I. Love that watch.

    Ha! Stewart that's a great point. I'm already half paranoid. With that car? I'd turn into a complete nutcase. I'd be the guy at the mall who parked 3/4 of a mile away to ensure there were no other cars within 50 yards of me.

    By Blogger James Burnett, at 1:18 AM  

  • A lot of punks think Mike, Mike, Mike Jones just be a "weed carrier" for better rappers but those punks be drivin' Suburus.

    By Blogger Matt, at 3:39 PM  

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