Thursday, April 28, 2011

Porsche Limited edition racing car: 911 GT3 RS 4.0

GT3 RS edition with four-litre displacement
Limited edition racing car: 911 GT3 RS 4.0

Stuttgart. With the 911 GT3 RS 4.0, one of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart's most popular, coveted and successful racing pedigree production cars is entering the home straight. Limited to 600 vehicles, the 911 GT3 RS 4.0 brings together in a road car all the attributes that have made the Porsche 911 GT3 a serial winner on the race track. The new model purveys thoroughbred motorsport technology to its innermost core. The flat engine's crankshaft has been lifted unchanged from the 911 GT3 RSR racing car's six cylinder engine and the forged pistons' connecting rods are fashioned from titanium. The four-litre displacement sports engine, the biggest 911 model line engine ever, is also the most powerful naturally aspirated engine with 125 hp/litre (92 kW). It achieves its maximum power of 368 kW (500 hp) at 8,250 revs per minute. The engine delivers its maximum torque of 460 Newton metres at 5,750 rpm.

The 911 GT3 RS 4.0 offers truly impressive performance. The most eloquent figure: It makes it round the Nürburgring-Nordschleife in 7:27 minutes. The 911 GT3 4.0, available exclusively with a six-speed sports transmission, sprints to 100 km/h (62 mph) from a standing start in 3.9 seconds, its gearing designed for the racing circuit taking it to the 200 km/h (124 mph) mark in under 12 seconds.

The 911 GT3 RS 4.0's outstanding driving dynamics are the fruit of meticulously coordinated details. In addition to using the suspension components typically encountered in motor racing, weight reduction is also of supreme importance. Equipped as standard with light weight components such as bucket seats, bonnet and front wings made of carbon fibre, plastic rear windows and weight-optimised carpets, the two-seater's ready-for-road weight is a mere 1,360 kilograms with a full tank of fuel. At 2.72 kg/hp, the 911 GT3 RS 4.0's power-to-weight ratio thereby dips below the magical threshold of 3 kilograms per hp.

The limited edition 911 is painted white as standard and emphasises its proximity to motor racing by its dynamic appearance. Trademark characteristics are the wide track, the low vehicle position, the large rear wing with adapted side plates, the typical central twin tailpipe and the aerodynamically optimised body. The lateral front air deflection vanes, so-called flics, making their first appearance on a production Porsche, testify to the aerodynamic precision engineering. They create increased downforce on the front axle and together with the steeply inclined rear wing bring the vehicle into aerodynamic equilibrium. As a result, at top speed, aerodynamic forces exert an additional 190 kg pushing the 911 GT3 RS 4.0 onto the road.

The market launch of the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 begins in Germany in July 2011. The basic list price is 178,596 euro including 19 per cent value added tax and country-specific equipment.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011



Australia's Sophie Serafino and her custom made  Golden Violin will perform an exclusive gold themed show at the  Sydney Opera House on Wednesday 25 May and also release her new single PRISENCOLINENSINANCIUSOL this week.

In the same nonsensical world of Mary Poppins' SUPERCALAFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS Sophie's re-release of Italian superstar Adriano Celentano's  70's hit PRISENCOLINENSINANCIUSOL is quite meaningless !


Listen at:

A massive hit across Europe when released in 1972 ,Sophie Serafino's version strongly features her golden violin as well as Celentano's original catchy and infectious dance beat with gibberish lyrics to show how Italians hear the English language!

Violinist , singer and composer , Sophie Serafino's high energy concerts have been seen throughout the world with over 400 international shows including performances for heads of state and royalty such as the Crown Prince of Dubai and Sheik Mohammed at the Emirates Palace in Sao Paolo , Brazil.  

Her next Royal performance in Denmark is her second for  Crown Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederick to coincide with the country's second Sculptures By The Sea exhibition.

Coming up for Sophie ....


Free download on i-tunes of Sophie Serafino's VOCALISE

SATURDAY 30 APRIL Relay for Life Sylvania, charity event for Cancer Council

WED 25 MAY Opera House to launch new EP

THURSDAY 2 JUNE Denmark Royal performance.

Be inspired and listen to:

Monday, April 25, 2011

Royal Wedding Themed Cocktails

In order to celebrate the upcoming nuptials of William and Kate, is conveniently providing a number of cocktail recipes in the royal wedding theme.

In fact has over 20 great recipes from Absolut Royalty to Wedding Belle.

Here is a sample of some recipes to try:


Wedding Cake Martini

2 oz            Cranberry juice
1 tsp           Sugar
0.5 tsp         Vanilla Extract
1 oz            Vodka

Place all ingredients in shaker with ice. Shake. Strain well.

Kir Royale

7 parts         Champagne
1 part          Creme de Cassis

Fill a glass 3/4 full with champagne. Add a few drops of Framboise or creme de cassis.


Royal Romance

1.5 oz          Gin
0.5 oz          Grand Marnier
2 dashes        Grenadine
1 oz            Passion Fruit Syrup

Mix together with crushed ice in a glass and garnish with mint leaves

While you may not be on the guest list for the wedding, you can certainly be our guest and enjoy the above recipes.

iDRINK has over 32000 cocktail recipes to experiment with.

Please drink responsibly.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


PC-7 MkII turboprop trainer in Swiss Air Force colours (Pilatus)

Pilatus Aircraft Ltd is proud to announce that the Botswana Defence Force (BDF) selected the PC-7 MkII turboprop trainer aircraft to replace their Pilatus PC-7 fleet which has been in service since 1990.

PC-7 in service since 1990
to be replaced
The decision confirms the continued trust that the Botswana Defence Force places in Pilatus and the Pilatus aircraft as a training system. Once Pilatus always Pilatus.

The contract value is approximately 40 million Swiss Francs to procure a fleet of 5 PC-7 MkII turboprop trainer aircraft, with ground based training system including computer based training, spares, support equipment, as well as pilot and technician conversion training elements. The contract was signed in Gaborone on 13 April 2011.

Delivery of the aircraft, ground based training system and logistic support package is scheduled to be completed in early 2013, enabling the BDF pilot training to transition to the new PC-7 MkII platform during 2013.

Pilatus Aircraft Ltd is committed to continue serving the BDF, a long standing partner of Pilatus, with its world renowned dedication to Swiss precision and quality.

Fast and Furious 5 - Worldwide Premiere

Dwayne Johnson, Paul Walker, Vin Diesel and Tyrese Gibson pose together as Universal Studios joins Now Live in presenting the World Premiere of "Fast & Furious 5" at the Cinepolis Lagoon Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Friday, April 15, 2011. (Alex J. Berliner/abimages)

Monday, April 18, 2011

TV personality loses son to rare disorder

Lyndey Milan and her son, Blair.

The 29-year-old son of a well known food and wine expert has died from a rare blood disorder just days after complaining of feeling tired.

Blair Milan, son of Lyndey Milan, collapsed at his home in Erskineville, in Sydney's inner west, on Thursday after returning home from an overseas trip where he was promoting a new cooking series he completed with his mother.

Blair was recovering from wisdom tooth surgery and thought his fatigue was due to the trip and a slow recovery from surgery.

But he was admitted to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital on Thursday after a blood test showed he had Acute Myeloid Leukemia.

Ms Milan, one of Australia's most recognisable food and wine personalities, was in Sicily when she learned from her ex-husband that their son had been diagnosed with the aggressive form of leukemia.

Ms Milan decided to fly home immediately after doctors said chemotherapy was the only way to save Blair.

"I said if you do it, will he still be there when I get home and they said, 'I cant tell you that'," she told Nine News.

She arrived home at 7am on Saturday morning and went straight to the hospital, where Blair was medically sedated and breathing through a ventilator.

He died on Sunday.

Blair began his TV career at the age of 14 as a presenter for Nickelodeon's Coast to Coast and also launched GO! Channel for the Nine Network in 2009.

A funeral is expected to be held this Thursday.

Friday, April 1, 2011


Sydney's best day of racing – and Australia's richest – is ready to unfold at Rosehill Gardens for AAMI Golden Slipper Day tomorrow.

The Australian Turf Club will award more than $7m in prize money across nine races, the first time a Rosehill Gardens meeting has offered an all group-race program.

The 55th running of the AAMI Golden Slipper is the climax of three consecutive Saturday's of racing which form the opening half of the Sydney Carnival and it's expected to draw over 30,000 spectators.

Supporting the AAMI Golden Slipper is the $2.25 million The BMW, the country's sole Group 1 weight-for-age race over 2400m as well as the much anticipated Group 1 Inglis Queen of the Turf Stakes over 1500m for fillies and mares and the Group 1 Daily Telegraph George Ryder Stakes.

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